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Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses are offered by BCIU. These graduate level courses offer credit toward a Level II Instructional or Educational Specialist Certificate, a Master’s Equivalency Certificate, Act 48, self-improvement, or professional development. All participants are strongly urged to comply with PDE’s policy of 100% attendance for full credit.
Courses are considered graduate-level study and are designed to meet the same level of rigor as those offered at universities. Courses are offered during the fall, winter, spring, and summer.
We are always looking for instructors to author and facilitate CPE courses. Interested? review the requirements below, along with incentives that BCIU offers.
• Must have a masters degree or higher
• Subject/content expertise
• Prior professional development experience
BENEFITS FOR YOU:
• Earn $750 per credit taught
• Personal professional development
• Leadership opportunity
• Ability to share your area of interest
• Support for face-to-face and online course development
• Earn a $300 bonus if you propose and are approved for a new three-credit course.
• Earn an additional $300 bonus after you teach your first course with a minimum of 8 participants.
For additional information, contact Dr. Kevin Andreyo, 610-987-8468 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Berks County Intermediate Unit uses the Frontline Education (formerly My Learning Plan) registration system for enrollment of courses. You will need to register using the step-by-step instructions that will display on the screen when you have accessed the online registration page. (Please contact the BCIU if you have any problems or questions.)
Google Tools for Educators – 01/01/18 – 01/31/18 – This online course focuses on the integration of Google tools for variety of educational contexts. Emphasis is placed on how these tools can impact classroom practice. This course is designed for teachers who want to utilize free, powerful, and collaborative tools for instructional purposes.
Using Web 2.0 Tools to Teach 21st Century Skills – 02/01/18 – 02/28/18 – This online course is designed to help educators apply the current trends, research, and best practices for supporting instruction with appropriate application of recent and innovative education technologies – specifically Web 2.0 tools. For both experienced professionals and newcomers interested in incorporating the latest Internet technology into existing curricular units to help students achieve their educational standards and objectives. This course is organized around fifteen content modules. In the content modules, there are educational objectives, course content, required readings, learning activities, class discussions, sharing and reflections, technology projects, assessments, and the integration of Web 2.0 activities into the classroom to specifically address 21st Century skills.
Flipped, Blended and Beyond! – 02/04/18 – 04/08/18 – This online course focuses not only on flipped instruction but also on technology integration and differentiated instruction which is inherently associated with flipping the classroom. Through an examination of ways to move lower depth of knowledge content and activities out of the “spotlight” in the classroom, teachers can greatly impact student achievement by increasing the amount of class time used for higher level activities such as discussions, projects, labs, and group activities.
Teaching in Mixed Ability Classrooms – 02/04/18 – 04/08/18 – This online course is for educators working in inclusive classes with students possessing varied levels of academic ability including learning disabilities, but also physical, and emotional and gifted requirements as well. Educators will be provided with a perspective on the rational of inclusionary settings, as well as preparation to implement best practices for maximizing student achievement tools.
Classroom Leadership & Community Development – 02/12/18 – 03/30/18 – This blended course (online and in-class) provides classroom management skills to streamline instruction and eliminate negative behaviors. Drawing upon the latest research and professional practices in both the education and corporate worlds, the course invites participants to deeply analyze their own instructional practices and create a practical action plan for future development as a classroom leader. Building Classroom Communities: Strategies for Developing a Culture of Caring by David Levine is a required text for this course (ISBN-10: 1935249916; ISBN-13: 978-1935249917). Please secure a copy prior to the start of the first session.
Discovering & Dealing with Root Cause of Classroom Behavior – 04/18/18 – 04/28/18 – This in-class course is designed for educators K-12 who are interested in learning more about the root causes of classroom behavior, and how to address issues that may arise. Participants will receive an overview of various mental health disorders that may manifest in the classroom, along with effective strategies for how to respond to problem behavior, as well as factors that contribute to social skills development.