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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.


While this session is designed to progress at your own pace, there will be opportunities to network with other ELD Coordinators, collaborate over concepts presented, and ask questions to each other and the facilitators regarding the content. Optional Zoom check-ins will provide a chance for synchronous conversations and will include time for Q&A. These sessions will ocur on September 21 from 9:00AM-11:00AM and October 15 from 1:00PM-3:00PM.


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: 8/14/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 50 seats
Closed Enrollment
This learning module provides an introduction to the Collins Writing framework, an integrated instructional approach that utilizes writing strategically for learning and assessment. The Collins Writing tools provide teachers, schools, and districts with a unified, research-based approach to integrate writing into both the face-to-face and remote learning environments. Participants will explore the Collins Five Types of Writing that develop students' essential writing and thinking skills as well as integrate and apply the Collins framework to meet the demands of their current curriculum, instruction, and assessments needs in grades 3-12 in all content areas.


This module is a hybrid of asynchronous and synchronous learning with John Collins and our IU project consultants. A copy of John Collins's book Improving Student Performance Through Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum is included. There will be a required 1- hour Zoom session for this course on a date to be determined.


This introduction to the Collins framework and Types of Writing is a prerequisite for all other Writing Pathway modules.

Intended Audience: Grade 3-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators


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: 8/14/2020 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 23 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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:
This WRS Level I Certification and web-based practicum cohort will kick off September 15th. Once we know more about our opening in the fall, we will be able to make adjustments to accommodate local participants with face-to-face observations and face-to-face meetings to support learning and implementation if possible. Individual web-based start dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 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: 3 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 24 seats
ONLY APPROVED COHORT 5 MEMBERS MAY ENROLL

Course Number: EDL 509 Observing and Planning Instruction to ELL Students

Because ELL students come to us with a variety of backgrounds and at diverse levels of language acquisition, it is important for ESL teachers to have the knowledge and skills necessary to create a developmentally appropriate curricular program for all students. Upon completion of this course, teachers will be expected to design an ESL program tailored to meet the needs of each student. Participants will be able to identify appropriate materials and resources to be used with children at each level of English Proficiency.

Synchronous Zoom meetings will be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm on 9/23/2020, 10/21/2020, and 11/11/2020.
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Starts Starts: 9/23/2020 5:00 PM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 10 seats
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A Primer: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until December 15th.

In this primer, we will cover the foundational knowledge that all teachers of reading should know in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of the "what" and the "why" of these three components that, when combined, support students in the acquisition of word recognition skills.



Intended Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators



Teachers 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: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 25 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
ABA Bundle: Essentials for Living, Discrete Trial Teaching, and Competent Learner Model
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until December 15th.

This bundle consists of 3 sessions that will be awarded 6 hours for Act 48 credit.


Essentials for Living

Essentials for Living (EFL) is a curriculum based on functional skills. EFL utilizes the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis as well as Skinner's verbal operants. EFL is meant to support the most complex learners in your program as well as learners who no longer make progress in other ABA-based programs.


What is Discrete Trial Teaching

Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) is a research based practice paired with Applied Behavioral Analysis strategies. DTT employs errorless teaching with error correction. Programs implementing DTT often use the VB-MAPP to assess and teach students specific skills. This course will review DTT, errorless teaching, as well as the VB-MAPP. Furthermore, level of professional development and coaching support will be discussed as well.


Competent Learner Model (CLM)
The Competent Learner Model is supplemental curriculum based in research practices such as direct instruction, verbal behavior, and applied behavioral analysis. Through CLM, learners engage in 7 dynamic repertoires that are tied to Skinner's verbal operants. Assessment, curriculum, and professional development are discussed in this overview of CLM.


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


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: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 25 open seats left
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Analysis: A Guide to Close Reading
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until December 15th.

In this asynchronous course, participants will learn the fundamentals of close reading instruction. We will examine reading strategies to help students analyze complex texts such as repeated readings, annotations, text-dependent questions, and collaborative conversations. Participants will engage with video content, embedded activities, and discussion posts.



Intended Audience: Grade 4-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators



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: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 25 open seats left
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Analysis: Introduction to Text Dependent Questions
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until December 15th.

In this asynchronous course, participants will understand the role text dependent question sets play in supporting the analysis of complex texts. We will examine the importance of deepening students' understanding of what the text says, how the text works, what the text means. Participants will engage with video content, embedded activities, and discussion posts.



Intended Audience: Grade 4-12 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators



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: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 25 open seats left
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Analysis: TDA Basics
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until December 15th. 

This module is for teachers in tested grades to develop or firm up their foundational understanding of the skills that are taught in the area of analysis and how these skills are assessed on the PSSA with a TDA command. At the end of this module, participants will be able to define text-dependent analysis, understand why analysis matters, identify the components of a TDA command in the PSSA, and identify the skills needed for analysis.



Intended Audience: Grade 4-8 Teachers, Coaches, Administrators



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: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
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Assessment in the Online Environment
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until December 15th.

Assessment is challenging in any type of environment. However, the virtual environment provides some unique challenges that have to be addressed a bit differently than the traditional face-to-face environment. We will take a deep dive into the true purpose of assessment and how you can design authentic assessments in an online environment that go beyond the "classic" multiple choice test on Google Forms. This offering is divided into 3 modules, with each taking about one hour to complete.


Intended Autdience: Grade K-12 Teachers


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: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 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: 25 open seats left
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Cultivating a STEM Mindset
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until December 15th.

STEM is more than just the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, it's a mindset. When teachers systematically implement STEM lessons into their curriculum, they are preparing students for a global economy. This course is designed to provide you with a snapshot of what a STEM mindset is, how to begin to shift students' mindsets to a more integrated approach, and how to begin to integrate lessons across content.


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

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: 10/1/2020 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 23 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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