CIU20 Leadership News

December 2015

Leadership News Gets a Facelift!

We hope you enjoy our debut copy of our updated newsletter format. If you wish to highlight your school district, please email us with your news items. We would love to share the great things that are happening within our region! On behalf of CIU20 and our Professional Learning Department, we wish you a safe, happy and relaxing holiday season!
Big image

Online Learning Path for Act 71

As part of Act 71 of 2014, districts are required to provide 4 hours of professional development every 5 years on youth suicide and awareness to educators and staff in grade 6-12. To support districts in providing this professional development, an online Eduplanet course is available.


In the learning path, participants will review the prevalence of suicide, risk factors, warning signs, school-related epidemiology, protective factors and prevention.


This course is designed for K-12 educators, non-teaching staff, administrators, and paraprofessionals.


The cost of the course is $10.00/participant.


For more information, please visit http://www.ciu20.org/act71.

Google Apps for Education

Friday, Feb. 19th, 8:30am

CIU 20

Learn How To Integrate Google Apps into your Classroom to Increase Efficiency, Student Engagement and Collaboration!

Two sessions offered on February 19, 2016 at CIU 20 Central Office.


Google Apps in Education: Beginner

8:30 - 11:30 am

This session will provide some inspiring classroom integration ideas, and provide a closer look at how Google Docs, Forms and Slides apps can be integrated into a student-centered classroom.


Google Apps in Education: Intermediate

12:30 - 3:30 pm

Come learn about advanced features in Gmail, how to create forms, and how to distribute forms to gather valuable information! Participants will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with Google Apps and create a Google Site to support classroom instruction.


College Board presents at CIU20 on The Redesigned SAT® Suite of Assessments

The topics included: Overview of the SAT Suite of Assessments, Eight Key Changes, Scores, Three Test Specifications and Score Reporting.

The College Board revamp the SAT by returning to the 1600-point scale, dropping the timed essay requirement and focused more on relevant vocabulary and math topics, among other changes.

"The College Board redesigned the SAT to better deliver to students the opportunities they have earned through hard work in their classes," David Coleman, College Board president and CEO, said in a statement. "We are equally committed to enhancing instruction and providing resources for students who are behind."

As a result, the College Board and Khan Academy have partnered to offer a set of free, online practice materials for students preparing to take the redesigned SAT college admissions exam this spring.

The Daily Practice for the New SAT® app can be downloaded to Android and iPhones.

Big image

Colonial Virtual Program

CIU 20 is working with schools and districts through the Colonial Virtual Program to provide regionalized online learning solutions. CVP’s comprehensive online learning program provides effective, flexible solutions ranging from single courses to part and full-time cyber options that support school and district needs during the academic year and summer.


CVP Online Solutions that Support Options for Students, Schools and Districts:

Keystone Remediation ** Elective Courses ** AP Courses ** Half Credit Courses ** Full Credit Courses ** Alternative Programs ** Homebound Options ** Hybrid/Blended Learning ** Prep Courses ** Curriculum Supplements ** Site Licenses ** Summer School ** Accelerated Learning ** Summer Bridges Program ** Enrichment


Colonial Virtual Program, in partnership with our schools and districts, provides ongoing support in the development, implementation and management of cyber programs for students. If you would like more information contact Renee Harris, Online Teaching and Learning Consultant at 610-515-6566 or rharris@ciu20.org

Colonial Virtual Program

CIU 20 Winter / Spring Professional Development Offerings



This winter / spring, we are offering:

  • CPE Courses (eight new courses!)
  • Face-to-Face Workshops (nine new workshops!)
  • PDE Online Instruction Endorsement Program (partnership with ESU)
  • Suicide Prevention Training - Act 71 Requirement
  • National Board Certification
  • 24/7 Social Learning Opportunities: Mini-Moocs, Online Learning Paths, Podcasts, and more…


Our full list of offerings can be found in our Course and Workshop Booklet: www.ciu20.org/pdbooklet


Registration

Registration is available online at www.cpetracker.org.

If you do not have CPETracker account, please fill out our new online registration form: www.ciu20.org/noncpetracker

Cancellation Policy

To view our cancellation policy, please visit: www.ciu20.org/cancellation

Beginning January 2016, a $25 fee will be assessed for registrants who do not attend a no-cost event.


Other Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

CIU 20 is always adding new events, to keep up to date with upcoming opportunities, please check out the professional development section of our website.


Please share with staff as appropriate.

Dedicated to your children and the people who serve them.

Michelle Bozzini

Director of Professional Learning and Curriculum

Division Of Administrative and Professional Services

twitter @michellebozzini


Contributors:


Denise Kaminski

Asst Director of Professional Learning and Curriculum

dkaminski@ciu20.org


Heather Brown

Asst Director of Professional Learning and Educational Technology

hbrown@ciu20.org


Renee Harris

Online Teaching and Learning Consultant

rharris@ciu20.org


Susan Kandianis, Ed.D.

Educational Technology Coordinator

skandianis@ciu20.org


Julie Eates

Coordinator of Professional Development

jeates@ciu20.org