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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
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
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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
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 83 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 100 seats
Federal Programs Council - 2021-22
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: 9/29/2021 9:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 4
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Status Status: 27 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 60 seats
This is a self-paced course with rolling open enrollment open until June 30th.


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: 1/18/2022 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 23 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
This is a self-paced course that provides facilitator feedback and has rolling open enrollment until June 30, 2022. Participants will complete the course using the online platform Thinkific.

The Introduction to Universal Design for learning course was designed to engage participants in an exploration of the foundations of Universal Design for Learning. Focusing on the three principles and core concepts of UDL, participants will engage in discussions, reflections, and activities that allow them to explore the UDL framework to design equitable and accessible learning experiences for all learners.

Course Learning Goals:

-Understand the three principles of Universal Design for Learning and the role of the framework in intentional design to provide equitable and meaningful learning for all students
-Identify the four core concepts of UDL
-Understand the purpose and organization of the UDL guidelines and their role in the design process
-Author an original, grade-appropriate lesson, applying the UDL principles to address anticipated barriers and proactively design equitable learning pathways for all students

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: 3/1/2022 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 17 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
IEP Writing Series: Student Demographics and IEP Meetings
This IEP Writing Series demonstrates important components of an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Throughout these interactive courses, you will learn how to write a sound IEP. All courses are asynchronous and self paced with rolling enrollment open until 6/30/22. You can take one course or take all! Choose what you need.


Courses in this series:

-Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance

-Measurable Annual Goals

-Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

-Related Services and Extended School Year

-Supplemental Aids and Services

-Gifted Services

-Student Demographics and IEP Meetings

-Special Considerations


In this course, we will discuss some of the steps to take before, during, and after the IEP meeting. This course reviews the first three pages of the IEP including the roles of each participant in the IEP Meeting. Additionally, we will review the IEP invitation, Procedural Safeguards, Medical Assistance Program Billing, Notice of Education Placement Notice, and IEP Revisions.


Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, and Related Service Providers


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: 4/11/2022 6:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 20 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
IEP Writing Series: Special Considerations
This IEP writing series demonstrates important components of an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Throughout these interactive courses, you will learn how to write a sound IEP. All courses are asynchronous and self-paced with rolling enrollment open until June 30th. You can take one course or take all! Choose what you need.

Courses in this series:
-Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance
-Measurable Annual Goals
-Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
-Related Services and Extended School Year
-Supplemental Aids and Services
-Gifted Services
-Student Demographics and IEP Meetings
-Special Considerations

In this course, you will learn the requirements related to the special considerations section of the IEP. It will provide a general overview of each special consideration. Questions to consider as a part of the special considerations are provided. Additionally, it addresses the additional requirements of certain special considerations.

Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, and Related Service Providers

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: 4/14/2022 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 21 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until June 18th.

In this primer, we will cover the knowledge that all teachers of reading should know in the areas of background knowledge, vocabulary, language structures, verbal reasoning, and literacy knowledge. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of the "what" and the "why" of these five components that, when combined, support students in the acquisition of language comprehension.

Intended Audience: Grades 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: 4/20/2022 8:00 AM
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Status Status: 22 open seats left
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A Primer: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until June 30th.

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: 4/20/2022 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 23 open seats left
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ADHD and the Brain
This is a self-paced module with rolling enrollment open until June 30th.

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. In this course, you will examine the structure of an ADHD brain to better understand the behaviors and learning styles of students with ADHD. This course will discuss the symptom overlap between Sensory Processing Disorder and ADHD and why students with ADHD may exhibit sensory processing difficulties. You will have the opportunity to explore activities to improve self-regulation, focus, and executive skills. Learn new strategies so your students with ADHD can thrive.

Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, Coaches, and Related Service Providers

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: 4/20/2022 8:00 AM
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Status Status: 9 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Analysis: A Guide to Close Reading
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until June 30th.

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: 4/20/2022 8:00 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 June 30th.

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: 4/20/2022 8:00 AM
Sessions Session: Online
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Status Status: 24 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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