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This session is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous components. Please read the confirmation email carefully for assignment instructions and synchronous meeting dates and times.


This four session course will introduce you to the "why" of a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) as well as how to complete. Participants will engage in "pre" learning in Session One and then conduct interviews with staff, families, and students prior to our live Session Two. Session Three will see participants actually completing the FBA based on Session Two learning. The final live session will bring it all together in completing the hypothesis to the problem behavior.



Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Coaches



Participants from Montgomery County nonpublic schools may be able to participate with funding. Please contact Lisa Moore at lmoore@mciu.org to verify eligibility.
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Starts Starts: 7/1/2021 6:00 AM
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Kiker Learning eSchool Subscription
Kiker Learning eSchool for Professional Development Subscription:
Designed by the Kiker Learning team of professional development experts and Google Certified Trainers for outstanding asynchronous learning.

This bundle of courses is a guide for all of your Google for Education needs. The full catalog within this collection of courses will provide you with a number of micro-courses where you can achieve certificates of completion for each course, learn about an array of topics at Google for Education, and expand your toolkit with models of excellence in technology integration. To see the full listing of courses available through the subscription, visit https://kiker-learning.teachable.com/


Act 48 credit is available to participants who provide completion certificates for eSchool courses prior the end of the subscription period. Subscription period runs from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. With a subscription, you may access and complete courses at any time. Certificates of completion should be emailed to courses@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 7/1/2021 8:00 AM
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Status Status: 99 open seats left
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MCIU is proud to partner with The Professional Development Institute (PDI) to bring intensive study in a variety of courses. Taking PDI courses through MCIU will allow you to deepen your learning as well as earn Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.

Do you wish you had an appropriate and engaging way to address social and emotional issues? Do you like to use authentic literature in your classroom teaching? SEL is a process for learning essential life skills such as decision making, problem solving, effective communication, empathy, perseverance, and coping, just to name a few. Teachers are searching for the most effective ways to introduce and teach appropriate social and emotional skills in the classroom as they relate to sensitive issues, many of which are beyond their control. This course provides the perfect approach by using high-quality literature to deal with sensitive issues from tattling and appropriately developing friendships, to depression, stress and anxiety, bullying, substance abuse, and others. Teachers will be provided with thorough background information on each topic, as well as the implications for the classroom environment and teaching. Then, a minimum of two books are shared for each topic along with three to five lesson plans for each title. The course introduces lesson plans for over twenty chapter books and thirteen picture books. An additional list of picture books and novels are shared for every single social and emotional topic presented in the course.

Intended Audience: Grades 3-12 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators

Graduate Credits are available. The Professional Development Institute, in association with the prestigious University of California San Diego Extension, offers graduate level credit for all PDI online courses. Each PDI course is worth 3 and 1/3 semester units of credit which is equivalent to 5 quarter units of credit (50 hours of training). After registration into the PDI course, participants will receive an email with a link to register for credit at a special negotiated rate of $184 (per course) for teachers served by the MCIU. Registering for university credit is OPTIONAL. Credit from UCSD Extension is typically used for credential renewal and/or salary advancement.

-Course drops or changes made within 48 hours of being given course access by PDI will be processed at no charge. No PDI refunds or course changes will be allowed after 48 hours. All coursework must be completed by June 30th. Extensions to complete courses beyond June 30th will not be granted.
-Following your enrollment in this Professional Development Institute course through the MCIU, you will receive a detailed email from PDI including your course access within two weeks of this registration. This message will come from PDI Program Specialist Samantha Moore at samantha@webteaching.com. If you have additional questions, please contact our registrar, Lisa Cullen, at lcullen@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
MCIU is proud to partner with The Professional Development Institute (PDI) to bring intensive study in a variety of courses. Taking PDI courses through MCIU will allow you to deepen your learning, as well as earn Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.



As the student population becomes increasingly diverse, do you find yourself wondering how to best help the influx of English learners in your own classroom? This online course is designed for teachers of grades 6-12 who wish to explore how to better help their EL students succeed academically, while simultaneously supporting their cultural heritage as well as their social-emotional well-being. Teachers will learn specific strategies to best support ELs on their path to acquisition of a new language while also learning content material. Teachers will take a deep dive into how culture affects the acquisition of a new language, and they will learn a variety of culturally responsive teaching strategies to support their English learners. This course examines best practices for supporting and scaffolding ELs in the areas of vocabulary development, English language arts content, mathematics content, science content, and social studies content. Teachers will also learn how having a growth mindset favorably affects ELs' forward progress with language acquisition and content mastery.



Graduate Credits are available. The Professional Development Institute, in association with the prestigious University of California San Diego Extension, offers graduate level credit for all PDI online courses. Each PDI course is worth 3 and 1/3 semester units of credit, which is equivalent to 5 quarter units of credit (50 hours of training). After registration into the PDI course, participants will receive an e-mail message with a link to register for credit at a special negotiated rate of $184 per course to teachers served by the MCIU. Registering for university credit is OPTIONAL. Credit from UCSD Extension is typically used for credential renewal and/or salary advancement.



-Course drops or changes made within the first 48 hours of being given course access by PDI will be processed at no charge. No PDI refunds or course changes will be allowed after 48 hours. All coursework must be completed by June 30th. Extensions to complete courses beyond June 30th will not be granted.


-Following your enrollment in this Professional Development Institute course through the MCIU, you will receive a detailed email from PDI including your course access within two weeks of this registration. This message will come from PDI Program Specialist Samantha Moore at samantha@webteaching.com. If you have additional questions, please contact our registrar Lisa Cullen at lcullen@mciu.org.



Audience: Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators


MCIU Title III Consortium Member districts can participate in this session for no cost. Please select VOUCHER for your payment option.
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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 6:00 AM
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Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
MCIU is proud to partner with The Professional Development Institute (PDI) to bring intensive study in a variety of courses. Taking PDI courses through MCIU will allow you to deepen your learning as well as earn Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.

Are you wondering what the word workshop has to do with reading, writing, mathematics, and science? After all, a workshop is typically a messy place where people come to imagine, apply, and create. The fact of the matter is that the whole process of teaching and learning can and should become "messy" as students grapple with rigorous concepts and ideas within the confines of a predictable, motivating, and engaging routine. This online course is designed for teachers in grades 4-8 who want to learn how to better engage their students as they examine and investigate a variety of interesting and engaging concepts and activities on a daily basis using the workshop model. The focus of the course is on helping teachers implement a workshop model for reading, writing, math, and science that includes a mini-lesson, student-directed independent work (while the teacher meets with small groups or conferences), and sharing. Some of the additional highlighted topics include backwards planning and organization, goal setting, project-based learning through the use of STEM activities, and tapping into students' natural curiosity using makerspaces, all under the auspices of a rigorous, supportive, and engaging classroom.

Intended Audience: Grades 4-8 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators

Graduate Credits are available. The Professional Development Institute, in association with the prestigious University of California San Diego Extension, offers graduate level credit for all PDI online courses. Each PDI course is worth 3 and 1/3 semester units of credit which is equivalent to 5 quarter units of credit (50 hours of training). After registration into the PDI course, participants will receive an email message with a link to register for credit at a special negotiated rate of $184 (per course) for teachers served by the MCIU. Registering for university credit is OPTIONAL. Credit from UCSD Extension is typically used for credential renewal and/or salary advancement.

-Course drops or changes made within 48 hours of being given course access by PDI will be processed at no charge. No PDI refunds or course changes will be allowed after 48 hours. All coursework must be completed by June 30th. Extensions to complete courses beyond June 30th will not be granted.
-Following your enrollment in this Professional Development Institute course through the MCIU, you will receive a detailed email from PDI including your course access within two weeks of this registration. This message will come from PDI Program Specialist Samantha Moore at samantha@webteaching.com. If you have additional questions, please contact our registrar, Lisa Cullen, at lcullen@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
MCIU is proud to partner with The Professional Development Institute (PDI) to bring intensive study in a variety of courses. Taking PDI courses through MCIU will allow you to deepen your learning as well as earn Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.

Is your school a Google-centric environment? Do you use many of the apps in G Suite for Education? Do you wish you knew how to use Google Apps to improve teaching and learning? This online course is designed to help teachers master the Googles apps that are part of G Suite for Education, as well as some others. You will learn the basics of the apps as well as how to integrate them into your classroom and curriculum. The course begins with an overview of the most popular Google apps as well as an introduction to technology configurations and integration. Then, we jump into an in-depth look at how to use the following apps within the context of the curriculum: Drive, Docs, Calendar, Search, Translate, Forms, Slides, Sheets, Earth, Maps, Classroom, Photos, Sites, and Keep. The final step in putting it all together by reviewing and creating lessons that integrate several Google apps into a single lesson.

Intended Audience: Grades K-12 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators

Graduate Credits are available. The Professional Development Institute, in association with the prestigious University of California San Diego Extension, offers graduate level credit for all PDI online courses. Each PDI course is worth 3 and 1/3 semester units of credit which is equivalent to 5 quarter units of credit (50 hours of training). After registration into the PDI course, participants will receive an email message with a link to register for credit at a special negotiated rate of $184 (per course) for teachers served by the MCIU. Registering for university credit is OPTIONAL. Credit from UCSD Extension is typically used for credential renewal and/or salary advancement.

-Course drops or changes made within 48 hours of being given course access by PDI will be processed at no charge. No PDI refunds or changes will be allowed after 48 hours. All coursework must be completed by June 30th. Extensions to complete courses beyond June 30th will not be granted.
-Following your enrollment in this Professional Development Institute course through the MCIU, you will receive a detailed email from PDI including your course access within two weeks of this registration. This message will come from PDI Program Specialist Samantha Moore at samantha@webteaching.com. If you have additional questions, please contact our registrar, Lisa Cullen, at lcullen@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
MCIU is proud to partner with The Professional Development Institute (PDI) to bring intensive study in a variety of courses. Taking PDI courses through MCIU will allow you to deepen your learning as well as earn Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.


Do you find yourself struggling for ways to better assist your English learners? This online course is designed for teachers who want to dig deep into their own teaching practices and explore strategies and initiatives for incorporating students' cultural backgrounds and experiences so that the focus is on the whole child/student, including his/her cultural and linguistic identity. Information on ELD practices is shared as well as specific strategies for incorporating them into the teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening, mathematics, science, and social studies. Teachers will gain a solid understanding of the various ELD models and how to grow their EL students' vocabularies and comprehension by setting goals, using their home language and culture, and communicating with caregivers.


Graduate Credits are available. The Professional Development Institute, in association with the prestigious University of California San Diego Extension, offers graduate level credit for all PDI online courses. Each PDI course is worth 3 and 1/3 semester units of credit which is equivalent to 5 quarter units of credit (50 hours of training). After registration into the PDI course, participants will receive an email message with a link to register for credit at a special negotiated rate of $184 (per course) for teachers served by the MCIU. Registering for university credit is OPTIONAL. Credit from UCSD Extension is typically used for credential renewal and/or salary advancement.


-Course drops or changes made within 48 hours of being given course access by PDI will be processed at no charge. No PDI refunds or course changes will be allowed after 48 hours. All coursework must be completed by June 30th. Extensions to complete courses beyond June 30th will not be granted.

-Following your enrollment in this Professional Development Institute course through the MCIU, you will receive a detailed email from PDI including your course access within two weeks of this registration. This message will come from PDI Program Specialist Samantha Moore at samantha@webteaching.com. If you have additional questions, please contact our registrar, Lisa Cullen, as lcullen@mciu.org.


Intended Audience: Grades K-6 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators

MCIU Title III Consortium Member districts can participate in this session for no cost. Please select VOUCHER for your payment option.
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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Location Location:
Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
MCIU is proud to partner with The Professional Development Institute (PDI) to bring intensive study in a variety of courses. Taking PDI courses through MCIU will allow you to deepen your learning as well as earn Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.

Does the prospect of finding a way to incorporate the teaching of critical social-emotional issues send you into a quandary? Do you have a deep love for using authentic children's literature in your current teaching practices? If so, look no further! Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a process for learning essential life skills such as decision making, problem solving, effective communication, empathy, perseverance, and coping, just to name a few. Teachers are searching for the most effective ways to introduce and teach appropriate social-emotional skills in the classroom as they relate to common classroom issues, some of which can be quite sensitive, and which almost always are beyond their control. This online course provides the perfect approach by using high-quality picture books to deal with a variety of SEL issues from separation anxiety, kindness, and tattling to poverty and homelessness, divorce, anger management, childhood health and obesity, teasing and bullying, and others. Teachers will be provided with thorough background information on each topic, as well as the implications for the classroom environment and teaching. Then, each topic shares three authentic children's books, together with lessons for each title. The course introduces lesson plans for forty-seven picture books. An additional list of picture books is shared for every single social-emotional topic presented in the course, as well as links to additional resources, as applicable. By the end of this course, teachers will feel more confident and successful in their quest to embed the teaching of social-emotional skills into their own teaching practices.

Intended Audience: Grades PreK-3 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators

Graduate Credits are available. The Professional Development Institute, in association with the prestigious University of California San Diego Extension, offers graduate level credit for all PDI online courses. Each PDI course is worth 3 and 1/3 semester units of credit which is equivalent to 5 quarter units of credit (50 hours of training). After registration into the PDI course, participants will receive an email message with a link to register for credit at a special negotiated rate of $184 (per course) for teachers served by the MCIU. Registering for university credit is OPTIONAL. Credit from UCSD Extension is typically used for credential renewal and/or salary advancement.

-Course drops or changes made within 48 hours of being given course access by PDI will be processed at no charge. No PDI refunds or course changes will be allowed after 48 hours. All coursework must be completed by June 30th. Extensions to complete course beyond June 30th will not be granted.
-Following your enrollment in this Professional Development Institute course through the MCIU, you will receive a detailed email from PDI including your course access within two weeks of this registration. This message will come from PDI Program Specialist Samantha Moore at samantha@webteaching.com. If you have additional questions, please contact our registrar, Lisa Cullen, at lcullen@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
MCIU is proud to partner with The Professional Development Institute (PDI) to bring intensive study in a variety of courses. Taking PDI courses through MCIU will allow you to deepen your learning as well as earn Pennsylvania Act 48 hours.

Have you tried to make sense of the Next Generation Science Standards without feeling successful? Are you overwhelmed because your district has recently adopted these new standards and you are not sure where to begin? This online course is designed for teachers in grades K-12 who want to begin to unpack the complexity of the Next Generation Science Standards. This course takes teachers through a step-by-step explanation of the standards, including how to interpret the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas at each respective grade band. The role of curricula is discussed, as well as how Universal Design for Learning plays an important role in the assessment of the standards. Teachers will be introduced to an overview of assessment and how it applies to the Next Generation Science standards, as well as a brief overview of how to bundle some of the core ideas contained within the standards.

Intended Audience: Grades K-12 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators

Graduate Credits are available. The Professional Development Institute, in association with the prestigious University of California San Diego Extension, offers graduate credit for all PDI online courses. Each PDI course is worth 3 and 1/3 semester units of credit which is equivalent to 5 quarter units of credit (50 hours of training). After registration into the PDI course, participants will receive an email message with a link to register for credit at a special negotiated rate of $184 (per course) for teachers served by the MCIU. Registering for university credit is OPTIONAL. Credit from UCSD Extension is typically used for credential renewal and/or salary advancement.

-Course drops or changes made within 48 hours of being given course access by PDI will be processed at no charge. No PDI refunds or changes will be allowed after 48 hours. All coursework must be completed by June 30th. Extensions to complete coursework beyond June 30th will not be granted.
-Following your enrollment in this Professional Development Institute course through the MCIU, you will receive a detailed email from PDI including your course access within two weeks of this registration. This message will come from PDI Program Specialist Samantha Moore at samantha@webteaching.com. If you have additional questions, please contact our registrar, Lisa Cullen, as lcullen@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 7/26/2021 6:00 AM
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empowerED Course Subscription
Asynchronous Courses with empowerED - Subscription

Three courses are included with this empowerED subscription:



1) Introduction to Inclusive Education, Differentiation and Universal Design (2.5 hour on- demand session)

This session will be tailor-made for the non-public schools, providing an introduction to inclusive education. The rationale will be discussed as well as effective strategies for implementation such as differentiated instruction and universal design for learning. Strategies for implementation and best practices will be reviewed.

2) Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors (2.5 hour on-demand session)

This mini-course offers an introduction to foundational concepts of behavior, including function. Operating under the belief that all behavior is communication, participants learn to understand WHY a student may be exhibiting challenging behavior and how to address it effectively. Tier one classroom management strategies will also be emphasized.

3) Meaningful Accommodations and Modifications (2.5 hour on-demand session)

The differences between accommodations and modifications are discussed in this 2.5 hour mini-course. Examples of effective adaptations are provided and practical strategies for implementation are offered.




Act 48 credit is available to participants who provide completion certificates for empowerED courses prior to the end of the subscription period. Subscription period runs from August 16, 2021 through June 30, 2022. With a subscription, you may access and complete courses at any time. Completion certificates should be sent to courses@mciu.org.
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Starts Starts: 8/16/2021 8:00 AM
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This is a self-paced course with rolling open enrollment that is available until January 10th.
This is a self-paced version of our Gifted Boot Camp. Topics will include an overview of PA's definition of gifted education, Chapter 16 and a review of the forms that support gifted education. Attendees will be asked to complete small assignments.

This webinar will be conducted by Amy Davis and Patrice Semicek, Western and Eastern PA Gifted Liaisons working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education. There is no fee to participate and the link to the session will be sent to registered participants in their confirmation email.

Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators

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Starts Starts: 9/10/2021 6:00 AM
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Status Status: 53 open seats left
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This is a self-paced course with rolling open enrollment open until January 10th.

This training is an asynchronous course designed to prepare ELD coordinators to manage the various components of ELD program implementation and administration During this course, participants will take an in-depth look at procedures related to EL identification, placement, assessment, reclassification, monitoring and reporting. Additional topics covered will include LIEP design and evaluation, ELD instructional designs, EL student growth, and communicating with parents and families. Time for district-specific application will be provided. We have also included a section to review current guidance given times of school closure and remote learning. This offering was built on and expands upon the PDE ELD Coordinator training.


Intended Audience: Administrators and ELD Coordinators


This session is free to our Title III Consortium Members. Please select Voucher for your payment option.
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Starts Starts: 9/10/2021 6:00 AM
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