BCPDI 2021-2022

Webinar/Workshop Lineup, Winter 2022

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


Important Information:

Most of this year's presentations are webinars but please note that there are 3 in-person workshops as well.


All online webinars 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.


All in-person workshops will be held in the media center at the Burlington County Special Services School, 20 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration and a reminder as the date of the workshop approaches.

Occupational & Physical Therapist Roundtable

**NEW DATE COMING SOON** 3:00-4:00pm


Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists


Webinar Description: During this time, OT's and PT's from around the county will be able to connect with each other to share resources, ask questions, and seek out advice. Come prepared to collaborate as the group will set the agenda for the session.


Please click here to register.

Book Study II: "Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (and, While You're At It, All the Others)" - 3 sessions

February 15, March 1 - 3:30-4:30pm *3rd date TBD

Must register before January 15th - space is limited.

This is a 3 session book study- participants will receive 5 PD hours.

Participants will receive a copy of the book via mail before the session


About the Sessions: This book study will engage the readers in an interactive conversation about the book, "Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (and, While You're At It, All the Others) by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.. Participants will be given a reading guide and expected to participate in the discussion on the live meeting dates.


About the Book: Lost and Found is a follow-up to Dr. Ross Greene's landmark works, The Explosive Child and Lost at School, providing educators with highly practical, explicit guidance on implementing his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Problem Solving model with behaviorally-challenging students. While the first two books described Dr. Greene's positive, constructive approach and described implementation on a macro level, this useful guide provides the details of hands-on CPS implementation by those who interact with these children every day. Readers will learn how to incorporate students' input in understanding the factors making it difficult for them to meet expectations and in generating mutually satisfactory solutions. Specific strategies, sample dialogues, and time-tested advice help educators implement these techniques immediately.


Please click here to register.

Book Study IV: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

March 15, March 29, April 5 - 3:30-4:30pm

Must register before February 1st - space is limited.

This is a 3 session book study- participants will receive 5 PD hours.

Participants will receive a copy of the book via mail before the session


Target Audience: Grade 6-12 Educators


About the Sessions: This book study will engage the readers in an interactive conversation about the book, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel. Participants will be given a reading guide and expected to participate in the discussion on the live meeting dates.


About the Book: In this New York Times bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding.


Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm, Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence - for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks.


Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.


Please click here to register.

Book Study III: The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind - 3 Sessions

**LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP**


March 17, March 31, April 7 - 3:30-4:30pm

Must register BY MARCH 7 - space is limited.

This is a 3 session book study- participants will receive 5 PD hours.

Participants will receive a copy of the book via mail before the session


Target Audience: Pre-K to Grade 6 Educators


About the Sessions: This book study will engage the readers in an interactive conversation about the book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Dr. Daniel J. Siegel. Participants will be given a reading guide and expected to participate in the discussion on the live meeting dates.


About the Book: In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Dr. Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain - and make accessible - the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.


Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.


Please click here to register.

Science of Learning: Key Ideas from Brain Science that Every Educator Needs to Know

March 22, 2022 3:00-4:00pm


Presenter: Julia Skolnik


Target Audience: All Educators K-12


Webinar Description: What does current brain science say about learning, and how can you use this to design more engaging learning experiences for students? For example, can students multitask? Do they have learning styles? Can students be right-brained or left-brained? Learn key ideas that every educator should know about how cognitive and social-emotional learning works in the brain, as well as strategies you can use right away to create more memorable and meaningful learning for your students.


About the Presenter: Julia Skolnik, MSEd is the Chief Learning Officer & Founder of Professional Learning Partnerships (PLP), an organization committed to creating long-term partnerships with schools and districts to transform learning and leadership through understanding and applying brain science in daily practice. Her passion for connecting the science of learning with the practice of education started when she first began studying elementary education and cognitive sciences at Brandeis University. She believes that in order to be a truly skilled educator and leader, people need to understand how learning, memory, and motivation works in the brain. Her desire to directly link brain science and education has grown over the last 20 years through teaching in the classroom, developing learning sciences programs and research at Northwestern University, conducting cognitive neuroscience research at the University of Pennsylvania, and leading national professional development programs at The Franklin Institute Science Museum.


Please click here to register.

Behavioral Strategies for K-2 Students

March 23, 2022 3:00-5:00pm


Presenter: Dr. LaShauna Dean


Target Audience: Administrators, Educators Grades K-2


Webinar Description: Teaching and learning in a chaotic environment has proven to be detrimental to student outcomes. However few teachers are provided with a course on Behavior management strategies, especially when dealing with students who have ADHD or other emotional/behavioral disorders. According to Doyle (1986), effective classroom management skills involve utilizing actions and strategies that create order in the classroom. This presentation will address common barriers to effective classroom management as well as principles of identifying target behaviors and practical behavior management strategies for K-2 teachers.

Goals:


  1. Participants will explore why behavioral management is needed.
  2. Participants will identify the components of behavior.
  3. Participants will review specific behavior management strategies.



About the Presenter: Dr. LaShauna M. Dean holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, M.A. in Counseling, and B.A. in Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Dean is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey, Nationally Certified Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor, and Master Addiction Counselor.


Dr. Dean currently serves as an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Professional Counseling program at William Paterson University, over the Clinical Mental Health graduate track. Dr. Dean has worked in the field of mental health counseling for over eight years in a variety of roles including specializing in substance abuse and trauma. She has worked with clients diagnosed with various disorders as a counselor, substance abuse clinician, crisis intervention counselor, and intake/assessment clinician.


Please click here to register.

Mathematical Discourse in Classrooms (Teacher Questioning and Student Talk), Grades 6-12

*NEW DATE* March 24, 2022 2:00-4:00pm


Presenter: Dr. Ceire Monahan


Target Audience: Mathematics Instructors, Grades 6-12


Webinar Description: Increasing student talk in the mathematics classroom is essential for engagement and encourages students to write about math by defending their thinking and explaining their problem-solving process. In this strategy packed workshop, participants will learn how to facilitate rich mathematical conversations and help students recognize and discuss the importance of mathematics outside of the classroom. Participants will engage with practical strategies for students to implement when speaking and writing about mathematics.


About the Presenter: Dr. Ceire Monahan is a former mathematics teacher interested in understanding best practices in preparing and supporting pre- and in-service teachers to teach mathematics. Her research interests are improving the quality of mathematics teaching and learning through innovative professional development and exploring the emergence of creativity among mathematics teachers and students.


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/webinars 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 presentations at a cost of $25 per webinar, $50 per book study and $149 per in person workshop. At least one week prior to the presentation, you will receive an email from clong@burlcoschools.org asking if you would like your district invoiced or you will be paying personally.
  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 presentation. No PD certificates will be issued prior to the conclusion.
  5. In the event of inclement weather or other conditions that result in the cancellation of a scheduled presentation, information will be posted on the Burlington County Special Services School District website. (www.burcoschools.org) An email will also be sent to all registrants. Every effort will be made to reschedule any cancelled webinar or workshop.

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