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The WRS Level I Certification program is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement Steps 1-6 of the Wilson Reading System with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with language based learning disabilities. Participants will demonstrate mastery of the Wilson Reading System or WRS lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. Certification provides extensive professional learning and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with fidelity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 65-lesson practicum including demonstrations,  five observations, and feedback from a Wilson credentialed trainer. 

This path to Wilson Reading System (WRS) Level I Certification involves online coursework and live, web-based practicum observations with a Wilson Credentialed Trainer. Participants should be comfortable with the use of computers.

Registration:
Please carefully review the WRS Level I Certification informationWeb-Based Practicum requirements, and Technical Requirements prior to registration, as the commitment is considerable. It is highly recommended that you have a practicum student in mind who appears to fit the selection criteria.


PREREQUISITE:
Along with a Bachelor's degree in Education or related field, participants must have completed the WRS Introductory Course within the last 5 years. Participants will need to administer the WIST test kit for pre/post-testing practicum student requirements and an additional standardized normed reading test with subtest that compare word attack to comprehension skills. All WRS Level I participants need to have WRS 4th Ed. materials to use during this course available at WilsonLanguage.com. 

NOTE:
A WRS Level I Certification and web-based practicum cohort  kicked off September 15th.  Individuals are welcome to enroll at any time. Web-based start dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis and communicated at the beginning of each month. Once enrolled, you will be on our mailing list to receive updates and information.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
*Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the course start up date: $250 drop fee to be paid by the participant
*Cancellation after 30 days (after the course start-up): full course cost will be due, paid by the participant ($2,100 for members/$2,300 for non-members)


Eligible participants from nonpublic schools in Montgomery County may be eligible to attend through federal funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 9/15/2020 8:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Status Status: 7 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.


Early experiences with counting form the foundation for a lifetime of number sense. Let's learn how to teach children to count with deep understanding. The Counting on Number Sense workshop begins by exploring how you can teach children to count while building number sense. We then consider some of the early pitfalls in learning to count and what you can do about them. Next, we learn how children can know how many without counting. From there, we look at how to know if your students really understand how many there are. We then discuss how you can help children learn larger numbers. Finally, we unpack how you can apply everything learned in the workshop to your classroom and beyond. When we have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in counting, we learn how to teach our students with understanding. We can count on developing number sense for our students.

Instructor: Sue Looney

Act 48 Hours: 18 Hours
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.



If you've wanted your math students to be stronger problem solvers who love learning math but would like tips and examples to help you get started whether you're teaching remotely or in person, then this is the workshop for you. We'll begin by exploring why problem solving is so important. Then we'll discuss how it would work with your students. I'll share video from actual students' lessons done remotely with middle school students as well as in person with kindergarten, eighth grade, and pre-calculus students. From there we'll focus more on implementation including how to prepare to teach a lesson and what to do if it doesn't go as planned. We'll then address how to use problem solving to build students procedural skills and conceptual understanding. Finally, we'll wrap up the workshop by talking about how to merge these ideas with what you're already doing.
Instructor: Robert Kaplinsky
Act 48 Hours: 16 Hours
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.

In this 6-week workshop, you'll conceptually explore fractions from 1st grade through 6th grade as you build an understanding around the major concepts we tackle with our students including:
-Meaning of a Fraction
-Equivalence and Comparison of Fractions
-Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
-Multiplication of Fractions
-Division of Fractions
-Ration and Proportions
Each week we will launch the concept through a 3-act task, examine some student work, and then identify our next steps to move thinking forward. We'll extend your thinking of fractions by exploring tasks and activities that will build on the fraction understanding you have already developed. Then we'll engage in some games that will help build fluency for the understanding we've built.
Instructor: Graham Fletcher
Act 48 Hours: 12 Hours
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.

Coding literacy is a key component of being college and career ready, yet incorporating it can feel overwhelming. As classroom math teachers ourselves, we also deal with these struggles and want to show you the strategies we use. The mini workshop will show you how to use the coding language Scratch to teach specific math standards. You'll begin by exploring how coding can help your students better understand the math you teach them. Next, you'll learn how to introduce your students to Scratch and integrate it into your math lessons. Then, we'll discuss how to facilitate a coding lesson including strategies and lesson starters that emphasize sense making and critical thinking. Finally, we'll examine how to check for understanding and provide student feedback. No prior experience with Scratch Coding is needed to take this workshop.
Instructor: Ashley Goetz and Mike Larson
Act 48 Hours: 2 Hours
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.

If you've heard of Open Middle Problems and maybe used a few of them, but you're not satisfied with how things have gone and want consistently good results, then this mini workshop is for you. I want your students to love using Open Middle problems and have them be your favorite problems to use when getting observed. We'll begin by discussing how Open Middle problems can help you and your students. Then we'll work through specific examples for grades K-1, 2-5, and 6-12. We'll use them to talk about how to prepare to use a problem as well as how to use them with students. We'll also address how you can use Open Middle problems when teaching students remotely, and there's even video of me teaching a digital lesson. Then we'll talk about where you can find more Open Middle problems to use and when and where you want to use them in your units. Finally, there's a bonus lesson on how you can use Open Middle problems at home with your own children.
Instructor: Robert Kaplinsky
Act 48 Hours: 3 Hours
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.

Have you been curious about Clothesline Math, but not sure how to implement it in your classroom? If your answer is yes, then this mini-workshop will answer all your questions. Your students will love to explore how numbers work and relate to one another while using this interactive, kinesthetic routine. In this mini workshop, we will start by investigating what Clothesline Math is and how it can help your students. We will review how to plan for a Clothesline Math lesson as well as the preparations needed for the lesson. We will explore all the mathematical content that Clothesline Math can assist with including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. And finally, we will end out workshop with plenty of resources.
Instructor: Kristen Acosta
Act 48 Hours: 2 Hours
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.

If you love Desmos and have wanted to get started with Activity Builder but have felt intimidated and not sure how to get started, you're in the right place. In this mini workshop, you will learn how to use Activity Builder to create lessons that will help you see students' work, give them feedback, and help you facilitate conversations both in person and virtually. We'll begin by discussing why we should use Activity Builder. From there, we'll get you comfortable by exploring how to use an already created Activity Builder. Then you'll learn how to create and edit your own Desmos Activity with a focus on best practices. Finally we'll talk about how to facilitate a lesson using Activity Builder and how do I merge this with what you're already doing.
Instructor: Christelle Rocha
Act 48 Hours: 3 Hours
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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MCIU has partnered with Grassroots Workshops to report Act 48 hours for Pennsylvania educators who participate in and complete their workshops. This registration and payment is to have Act 48 hours reported ONLY. Actual workshop registration and payment must be completed through Grassroots Workshops. A link to their registration page will be included in your confirmation email. Grassroots Workshops will provide a Certificate of Completion directly to participants upon course completion. All participants are responsible for forwarding their Certificate of Completion to courses@mciu.org within 30 days of workshop completion to have their Act 48 reported to the state.


If you've heard of Would You Rather Math or maybe even used it with your students, but you haven't seen the engagement and discourse you were hoping for, then this mini workshop is for you. You'll learn what you can do to consistently have students excited to argue, disagree, and defend their mathematical reasoning. We'll begin by breaking down what Would You Rather Math looks like both in person and remotely. Then we'll explore how to effectively use the tasks with students including what happens when things don't go as planned. Then we'll talk about how to get students thinking and reasoning critically and then explaining that thinking to others. Finally, we'll talk about how to create your own powerful Would You Rather Math prompts.
Instructor: Josh Stevens
Act 48 Hours: 2 Hours
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Starts Starts: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
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As we know, teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling. LETRS® is a professional development course that supports teachers as they bridge research into practice and is applicable to any classroom regardless of the literacy program in use. This professional development opportunity provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student that enters their classroom.


This year, we will be offering Volume 1: Units 1-4 which provides participants with theoretical models from reading science, phonology, basic and advanced phonics, screening and educational diagnostic assessment. We understand the need for flexibility in this current environment and will combine online learning, classroom application, and 8 synchronous half-day professional development offering regardless of what next year might look like. The dates for the synchronous sessions will be released by mid-summer once more is known regarding school schedules. Materials will be shipped to each participant's address of choice prior to the start of the course.


For more information regarding LETRS® CLICK HERE. Registration for this course closes September 21, 2020.

Cost includes materials and professional development. One staff member per district is eligible to participate under IDEA funding at no cost to the district during the first year of online implementation.


Eligible participants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be eligible to attend with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 10/12/2020 4:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 8 seats
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Federal Programs Council - Fall 2020
This council is for school district Federal Programs Coordinators and district level leadership staff members with similar roles. Meetings include an opportunity to discuss programmatic and managerial topics surrounding federally funded programs (Title funds) with PDE regional representatives. More
Starts Starts: 10/27/2020 9:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 2
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 60 seats
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This is a self paced session with rolling open enrollment.

Are you eager to integrate STEM into your curriculum? This workshop is ideal for K-5 elementary and special education teachers who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM, literacy integration, and 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. By the end of this workshop you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to successfully begin implementing Picture Perfect STEM lessons in your classroom.


Intended Audience: Grade 3-5 Elementary Teachers, Coaches, and Administrators


The cost of the session includes the Picture Perfect STEM manual. If you wish to purchase the additional picture book bundle, there is an additional cost of $500.


Participants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be able to attend with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 11/2/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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