Educator Development, Growth & Enrichment (October 2015)

Welcome to the EDGE!

This newsletter was created by the CBEA Instruction and Professional Development Committee, a committee dedicated to promoting the educational objectives of the association. These objectives include fostering the continuous improvement of instruction and curriculum order to assist each student in realizing his or her maximum potential. CBEA encourages you to share the great things you do in the classroom. If you have a teaching strategy, classroom highlight, or time saving tip to share with the CBEA EDGE newsletter, please send it our way!

Become a Common Sense/Graphite Certified Educator!

Common Sense Education is now accepting applications from educators interested in contributing high-quality lessons and technology reviews in 2015 as members of an exceptional group called Common Sense Graphite: Certified Educators. This group is composed of educators who are deeply knowledgeable about and actively using a range of technologies with students. Ready to share valuable insights with a global audience? Apply today to be a part of this exciting program. Find out more about Graphite and Common Sense Education here.

Professional Development through Bucks IU

Whether you are looking for Act 48 hours or technology courses, the Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit # 22 offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers in Bucks County. Bucks IU is highly committed to ensuring the growth of all learners by providing opportunities for professional educators to engage in ongoing conversations about teaching and learning. The Bucks County Intermediate Unit incorporates the National Staff Development Council's Standards for Professional Development in all its endeavors.Use this link to view the professional learning opportunities offered through the Bucks County Schools Intermediate Unit. These opportunities include workshops, conferences, videoconferences, webinars, and graduate and continuing professional education courses

Partners for Public Education

Encourage your friends and family to become a Partner for Public Education! This organization, run through PSEA, helps to get the word out about the importance of public schools in the Commonwealth. Signing up for Partners is FREE. Once an individual is signed up, he or she will receive a monthly newsletter covering topics such as National Literacy Month, PSSA testing updates, and issues of nutrition and hunger in our communities. Sign up here.

The Imagination Foundation: Finding, Fostering and Funding Creativity and Entrepreneurship

On October 10, 2015, the Imagination Foundation sponsored its 4th annual Global Cardboard Challenge. The idea is to bring communities together to build, play and celebrate the creativity of kids in communities everywhere. Watch the inspiring story behind the Imagination Foundation in this short film about Caine's Arcade. Don't forget to watch Caine's Arcade 2: From a Movie to a Movement to see the power of believing in a child. “. . . And to think that there are so many other kids out there who just need someone to come in and buy a Fun Pass.”

Featured PSEA Member Discount: Verizon Wireless

Special savings opportunity for PSEA members with Verizon Wireless:
  • 20% monthly discount on eligible plans.
  • 35% discount on eligible accessories purchased online.

You can register for the 20% PSEA Verizon Wireless discount by using one of two methods;

  • Go to a corporate owned Verizon Wireless store and show your PSEA Membership card. Note: Make sure you sign up for the 20% PSEA discount.


*Rates, terms and conditions, are subject to change. All Verizon Wireless group discounts are applied to only a portion of your bill and generally apply to either the primary line or the data portion of your bill.

Family Enrichment: Halloween Storytime With Lee Harper

Saturday, Oct. 31st, 10am

16 South Main Street

Doylestown, PA

Join the Doylestown Bookshop for a special Halloween storytime event with local and acclaimed children's author Lee Harper! Harper is an award winning author/illustrator of many well-known picture books. Lee's most recent creation is Turkey Trick or Treat, his third collaboration with author Wendi Silvano.
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About the CBEA Instruction and Professional Development Committee

Please email Lisa Mancini, IPD Chairperson, with questions, comments and suggestions. Contact information listed below.
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