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This practicum has an open rolling enrollment. Any qualified participants who wish to register may do so at any point in the year. 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.  

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. 


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
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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
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Status Status: Closed
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Professional Development related to Dream It, Design It student event.


There is a required synchronous meeting on 1/12/2021 and a 3 hour asynchronous portion to be completed on your own time that will be conducted through Schoology. The asynchronous portion will be available from 1/12/2021-1/22/2021.
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Starts Starts: 1/12/2021 9:00 AM
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This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until April 30th.

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: 1/15/2021 8:00 AM
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A Primer: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Fluency
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until April 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: 1/15/2021 8:00 AM
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ABA Bundle: Essentials for Living, Discrete Trial Teaching, and Competent Learner Model
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until April 30th.

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: 1/15/2021 8:00 AM
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Analysis: A Guide to Close Reading
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until April 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: 1/15/2021 8:00 AM
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Analysis: Introduction to Text Dependent Questions
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until April 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: 1/15/2021 8:00 AM
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Analysis: TDA Basics
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until April 30th. 

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: 1/15/2021 8:00 AM
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Assessment in the Online Environment
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until April 30th.

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: 1/15/2021 8:00 AM
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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: 1/15/2021 6:00 AM
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Cultivating a STEM Mindset
This is a self paced course with rolling open enrollment available until April 30th.

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: 1/15/2021 8:00 AM
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