BCPDI Webinars Spring 2020

Burlington County Professional Development Institute

Your Resource for Professional Development in Burlington County

Workshop Contacts:

Bobbie Downs, Administrator BCPDI - bdowns@burlcoschools.org

Carrie Long, Administrative Assistant BCPDI - clong@burlcoschools.org

609-702-0500 ext. 7419


Workshop Information:

Location: All workshops will be held ONLINE VIA ZOOM. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration and the Zoom Login information will be sent to that same email address as the date of the webinar approaches.

WEBINAR: What's Free? The Cost of Creating an Equitable and JUST classroom- TO BE RESCHEDULED

June 11, 2020 8:30-10:30am


Presenter: Dr. Richard Warren, Professor of Education, 2019 Maryland State Teacher of the Year

Target Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Mentors, Administration


Workshop Description:

It is no secret that the world we live in is becoming more and more diverse. We see this especially with children in schools. Therefore, it is important that every child has access to an equitable and just education. An education that meets the individual needs of each and every student. Creating this type of classroom environment comes with a cost that expands well beyond money. As educators, we are called upon to think about ourselves and our experiences. How do our experiences define who we are, how we see the world, and how we teach our students? In this session, Dr. Richard Warren will guide participants to dive into a deep understanding of equity, privilege, bias, and its impact on learning environments. Participants will reflect and receive researched based tips that they can take to build an equitable and just classroom that keeps students, our key stakeholders at the forefront of our work.


About the Presenter:

Dr. Richard Warren Jr, is the 2019 Maryland State Teacher of the Year and a nationally awarded S.T.E.M innovator. In fact, Samsung named him “one of the leading solve for tomorrow teachers in the United States.”He has nearly a decade of teaching experience and holds a Bachelors in Science, Masters in Teaching, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In February 2019, Richard was inducted into the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Hall of Excellence, the highest honor of achievement offered by his University.


As the former eighth grade science teacher at Crisfield High School and Academy, Dr. Warren led the school’s first-ever S.T.E.M program. An award-winning program he designed to meet the challenges of the global society through innovation, collaboration, and creative problem solving. His students were selected as state finalists out of 3,000 applicants in the national Samsung S.T.E.M competition.Richard has been recognized nationwide as a top educator by the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland General Assembly with honors in both the House of Delegates and State Senate.


He is an expert in teacher retention where he has compiled, written, and published over 150 pages of literature and recommendations to school districts that are implementing mentoring programs for beginning teachers. Since 2015, he has worked closely with his district teacher mentoring programs, helping beginning teachers find success and gratification in the classroom. Richard frequently travels around the world as a featured and keynote speaker. He has delivered multiple keynotes, one of note being at the 2018 Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) Convention reaching over 15,000 video views. On April 6th, 2019 he delivered his first TEDx Talk, Breakthrough Teaching: Reimaging Teachable Moments.


He now serves as newly appointed Professor of Education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore preparing future teachers to take on the next generation of students. His work with students, teachers, and state departments has become well known. Dr. Warren is currently writing a book about teacher mentoring, induction, and retention, titled Mythbusting Mentoring: Exposing what really works for beginning teachers, set to release Fall 2020.


Please click here to register.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Burlington County Professional Development Institute (BCPDI) is comprised of districts in Burlington County who pay an annual membership fee. All employees of participating districts are permitted to attend any and all workshops free of charge for the school year in which a membership fee has been paid.
  2. Employees of non-membership districts are able to register for any and all BCPDI webinar for $25 per webinar. The district will automatically be invoiced.
  3. Registrants are required to secure permission to attend a BCPDI workshop according to the “Request for Professional Development Leave” policies established in their districts. The BCPDI is not responsible for securing professional leave for any workshop participant.
  4. A Professional Development Certificate indicating the date and title of the workshop, the name of the presenter, and the number of professional development hours awarded will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop. No PD certificates will be issued prior to the conclusion of the webinar.
  5. In the event of inclement weather or other conditions that result in the cancellation of a scheduled workshop, information will be posted on the Burlington County Special Services School District website. (www.bcsssd.k12.nj.us) An email will also be sent to all registrants. Every effort will be made to reschedule any cancelled workshop.

About Us

As a service provider, the Educational Services Unit seeks to support educational excellence by providing high-quality services to school communities by utilizing best practices delivered by professional staff.