Upcoming Events

Thursday June 17
2021

Applying a Trauma-Informed Equity Lens to Youth Mental Health and Bullying Prevention in Schools

WEBINAR | 3–4:30 PM EDT | CENTER FOR SAFE SCHOOLS

Third Thursday Webinar
This session will highlight contemporary considerations concerning youth mental health as well as trauma-informed strategies that help to prevent or mitigate risk factors associated with mental health challenges including bullying behavior for school-based application. Emphasis will be on risk and protective factors associated with social, emotional and behavioral wellness in alignment with preventive approaches in schools.

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Tuesday June 29
2021

ELD Curriculum Development

VIRTUAL 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-part Series | June 29, 30 and July 1

An essential component of an effective educational program for English learners is an ELD curriculum that aligns language development progressions with academic content standards. This workshop is designed to provide guidance that can assist in the development process. Participants will consider the critical components of an ELD curriculum as well as explore methods for engaging in the collaborative development process. This series will take up an approach to curriculum development that utilizes the Understanding by Design framework (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005) and the elements of Universal Design for Learning (CAST, 2018) to integrate academic content standards and the 2020 updated WIDA ELD Standards. Nine Act 48 credit hours are available for educators who complete the series.

This series requires a minimum of 10 registrants. Low enrollment may result in cancellation.

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Wednesday July 7
2021

Differentiated Instruction for ELs in the Content Classrooms

VIRTUAL 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (INCLUDING LUNCH BREAK) | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

This workshop is designed for K-12 content teachers who are responsible for educating English learners in their content classrooms. Federal and state policies make clear that ELs must have equitable access to the same standards-based rigorous content instruction as all students, and that content teachers maintain responsibility for ensuring their content instruction is accessible to ELs. Participants will review the state and federal requirements that outline content teacher's responsibilities for differentiating instruction and assessment before exploring instruction and assessment design processes for differentiation for ELs. Practices, strategies and design considerations will be analyzed and discussed. Finally, participants will analyze assessment tools and EL classroom assessment data to determine appropriate supports and scaffolds. Four Act 48 credit hours are available for educators who complete the workshop.

This series requires a minimum of 10 registrants. Low enrollment may result in cancellation.

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Tuesday July 20
2021

Educational Linguistics Mini Course

VIRTUAL 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-Part Course | July 20-22

This mini-course addresses the various components of the grammar system of English through in-depth analysis and application while also analyzing similarities and differences between the English linguistic system and the linguistic systems of other languages commonly spoken by Pennsylvania English learners. Nine Act 48 credit hours are available for those who complete the course.

  • Session 1: Phonemics, Phonetics, and Phonology with a Surface-Level Exploration of Graphemes and Graphophonics
  • Session 2: Morphemics, Morphology and Morphophonology
  • Session 3: Syntax, Discourse and SLA+ Theories and Pedagogies

This series requires a minimum of 10 registrants. Low enrollment may result in cancellation.

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Wednesday August 11
2021

Teacher Preparation: Pennsylvania Policies and Procedures for Educating English Learners

VIRTUAL 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

This seminar is designed to bring together college and university faculty with ELD advisors from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The purpose of this seminar is for PDE staff to share information on current Pennsylvania policies and procedures related to the education of English learners with ideas, resources and suggestions for faculty to integrate this information into teacher preparation coursework for teacher candidates seeking Instructional I certification in Pennsylvania. Four Act 48 credit hours are available for those who complete the seminar.

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Tuesday August 24
2021

ELD Curriculum Development

VIRTUAL 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-part Series | Aug. 24-26

An essential component of an effective educational program for English learners is an ELD curriculum that aligns language development progressions with academic content standards. This workshop is designed to provide guidance that can assist in the development process. Participants will consider the critical components of an ELD curriculum as well as explore methods for engaging in the collaborative development process. This series will take up an approach to curriculum development that utilizes the Understanding by Design framework (Wiggins & McTighe, 2005) and the elements of Universal Design for Learning (CAST, 2018) to integrate academic content standards and the 2020 updated WIDA ELD Standards. Nine Act 48 credit hours are available for educators who complete the series.

This series requires a minimum of 10 registrants. Low enrollment may result in cancellation.

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Tuesday — Thursday October 5 - 7
2021

2021 Paving the Way to Educational Success Conference

VIRTUAL | ECYEH | Foster Care

A unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge and practice for working with students experiencing homelessness and students in foster care.

School district foster care points of contact, homeless liaisons, child welfare agency points of contact, child welfare private providers, shelter staff, educators, school social workers, pupil services personnel, school counselors, and any other professionals working with children and youth experiencing homelessness and children and youth in foster care are encouraged to attend.

Saturday — Wednesday November 13 - 17
2021

SAVE the DATE — 2021 Pennsylvania EMPOWER Afterschool Conference

LANCASTER MARRIOTT AT PENN SQUARE HOTEL | LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA | PSAYDN

EMPOWER 2021 is Pennsylvania’s only out-of-school time conference for both licensed and non-licensed providers, youth development and summer learning staff, community partners, schools, business/industry and advocates.

This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for afterschool professionals at all levels, school administrators, teachers, school counselors, social workers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, higher education staff, business/industry partners and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.

More details will be available soon.

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