Upcoming Events

Thursday October 29
2020

Engaging ELs in Distance Learning: Navigating the Barriers to Equitable Access

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 2–3:30 PM EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Educators will analyze barriers facing students and schools and discuss innovative and strategic actions to provide ELs with equitable access to learning. Explore communicating with students and families, navigating new technologies and department collaboration within school districts.

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Thursday October 29
2020

Virtual Engineering Design Challenges

VIRTUAL | 3–4 PM EDT | PSAYDN

Three-part webinar series by Technovation (Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10)

Are looking for a way to step up your STEAM game in a fun and active way with your kids? Join Technovation for their three-part webinar series and become an expert in leading virtual engineering design challenges. Get ready for hands-on building and help your students think like engineers to build solutions to any sort of problem.

Register for Virtual Engineering Design Challenges Part 1 >
Tuesday November 3
2020

Challenges To Implementing Financial Literacy Programs

WEBINAR | 10 AM EST | PSAYDN

This educator webinar will cover the challenges to implementing financial literacy programs, the National Standards in K-12, personal finance education, financial literacy curriculum resources, and establishing partnerships with businesses, K12 and afterschool and other community groups.

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Wednesday November 4
2020

Zoom Fatigue: What It Is and What We Can Do About It

WEBINAR | 10 AM EST | FAMILY SUPPORT

Feeling exhausted by all the online meetings? This month’s Family Support webinar will explore the characteristics of Zoom fatigue, why it happens and how we can minimize its effects. We will discuss both physical and psychological aspects of Zoom fatigue. We will share strategies for both presenters and participants, adults and children to prevent/ combat this fatigue.

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Wednesday November 4
2020

ELD Curriculum Guidance

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 9 AM–NOON EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-Part Workshop Series (Nov. 4, 5 and 12)
Participants will consider the critical components of ELD curriculum and explore methods for engaging in the collaborative development process by approaching development that utilizes the Understanding by Design framework and the elements of Universal Design for Learning to integrate academic content standards and 2020 updated WIDA ELD Standards.

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Tuesday November 10
2020

Million Girls Moonshot Engineering Practice Support Equity (3)

WEBINAR | 3 PM EDT | PSAYDN

Three-Part Webinar Series (Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 10)
Develop activities and projects focused on fostering an engineering mindset in youth in equitable ways that encourage engagement and participation of girls and other underrepresented youth. Help youth envision their potential as engineers and problem-solvers, and spark interest, affiliation and identities.

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Monday November 16
2020

ELD Curriculum Guidance

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 9 AM–NOON EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-Part Workshop Series (Nov. 16, 17 and 24)
Participants will consider the critical components of ELD curriculum and explore methods for engaging in the collaborative development process by approaching development that utilizes the Understanding by Design framework and the elements of Universal Design for Learning to integrate academic content standards and 2020 updated WIDA ELD Standards.

Register for ELD Curriculum Guidance — Nov. 16, 17 and 24 >
Thursday November 19
2020

Connecting With Students in a Virtual World

WEBINAR | 1:30–2:30 PM EST | PSAYDN

Learn more about Tallo’s free app for students ages 13 and up. The app allows students to create a free profile to match with opportunities for scholarships, college admissions, internships, apprenticeships, jobs and more. Give your students a head start by introducing them to Tallo, to showcase their talents and make connections for their future sooner. Tallo’s user base represents more than 27,000 high schools nationwide.

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Thursday November 19
2020

WIDA: Engaging Multilingual Newcomers

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 2–3:30 PM EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-Part Workshop Series (Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and 17)
Focusing on the latest research regarding newcomer multilingual learners’ success in schools, this WIDA webinar series eWorkshop will focus on how language specialists can build a network of educators in their buildings to support newcomer students in their schools. This eWorkshop will be comprised of a series of three live webinars and tasks to be completed between webinars. Completing the entire webinar series and tasks will take approximately six hours. **FULL**

Thursday November 19
2020

Virtual Engineering Design Challenges

VIRTUAL | 3–4 PM EST | PSAYDN

Three-part webinar series by Technovation (Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10)

Are looking for a way to step up your STEAM game in a fun and active way with your kids? Join Technovation for their three-part webinar series and become an expert in leading virtual engineering design challenges. Get ready for hands-on building and help your students think like engineers to build solutions to any sort of problem.

Register for Virtual Engineering Design Challenges Part 2 >
Tuesday December 1
2020

Educational Linguistics

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 2–3:30 PM EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Four-Part Workshop Series (Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22)
Focus on developing an understanding of the structure and sound systems of English in relation to other languages and in relation to a variety of teaching strategies, and pedagogical language knowledge with regards to the ways in which students’ rich linguistic repertoires are leveraged in learning a new language. Develop greater awareness about the difference between systematic errors that may require explicit instruction and natural errors that will correct themselves with appropriately modeled language input. **FULL**

Tuesday — Thursday December 8 - 10
2020

2020 Safe Schools Conference – Keeping Our Children Safe: Strategies for Schools and Communities

December 8-10 | VIRTUAL EVENT | CENTER FOR SAFE SCHOOLS

This virtual, high quality event will offer professional development focused on school safety, bullying prevention, emergency and crisis response, and other relevant topics. Hear state and national experts present the latest research and trends in school safety, youth violence prevention, evidence-based program models, promising practices, and more.

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Thursday December 10
2020

Virtual Engineering Design Challenges

VIRTUAL | 3–4 PM EST | PSAYDN

Three-part webinar series by Technovation (Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10)

Are looking for a way to step up your STEAM game in a fun and active way with your kids? Join Technovation for their three-part webinar series and become an expert in leading virtual engineering design challenges. Get ready for hands-on building and help your students think like engineers to build solutions to any sort of problem.

Register for Virtual Engineering Design Challenges Part 3 >
Monday February 8
2021

WIDA: Considerations When Educating ELs with Identified Learning Disabilities

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Essential Question: What do educators need to consider in order to effectively plan for the education of bilingual learners identified with learning disabilities?

The purpose of this WIDA eWorkshop is to create an online professional learning community that supports participants’ collaboration and fosters ownership of their learning. Over the course of 15 weeks, participants engage in six modules that each consist of three sections: Explore, Make It Work and Share. They select ideas to try out in their classrooms and share their experiences with colleagues in online discussion boards and one online meeting. The estimated time needed to complete the eWorkshop is 20 hours. **FULL**

Monday March 1
2021

Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Paulo Freire, 1970)

VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY | 2–3:30 PM EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-Part Book Study (March 1, April 12 and May 24)
In a community of practice, participants will read, discuss and interrogate Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” and relate it to historical, current and future educational practice. Particularly attend to critical thinking about the ways in which Freire’s thinking can inform equitable education for English learners. The group will meet three times to discuss the text up to that point — March 1, Preface, Introduction and Chapter 1, April 12, Chapters 2 and 3, May 24, Chapter 4.

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Monday March 1
2021

WIDA: Uncovering and Leveraging Students’ Home Literacies in the Classroom

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Essential Question: How do I reposition multilingual/multicultural students’ strengths in the classroom as assets? How can I build on the strengths and assets that multilingual/multicultural students bring to my classroom?

The purpose of this WIDA eWorkshop is to create an online professional learning community that supports participants’ collaboration and fosters ownership of their learning. Over the course of 15 weeks, participants engage in six modules that each consist of three sections: Explore, Make It Work and Share. They select ideas to try out in their classrooms and share their experiences with colleagues in online discussion boards and one online meeting. The estimated time needed to complete the eWorkshop is 20 hours.

Asynchronous online modules: March 1 to June 14, 2021
Synchronous live online workshop: May 25, 2021 | 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Wednesday March 3
2021

ELD Curriculum Guidance

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 9 AM–NOON EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-Part Workshop Series (March 3, 4 and 11)
Participants will consider the critical components of ELD curriculum and explore methods for engaging in the collaborative development process by approaching development that utilizes the Understanding by Design framework and the elements of Universal Design for Learning to integrate academic content standards and 2020 updated WIDA ELD Standards.

Register for ELD Curriculum Guidance — March 3, 4 and 11 >
Monday March 22
2021

ELD Data Analysis

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 9 AM–NOON EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Two-Part Workshop (March 22 and 29)
An intensive and guided approach to making the best and appropriate use of ACCESS data and other related outcomes data. Review best practices in improvement planning and the evaluation of improvement plans. Participants will be able to understand the design and intended uses of ACCESS; use best practices in educational improvement planning; and describe and utilize common evaluation methods, (e.g. logic models) and how they relate to a given improvement plan.

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Wednesday May 5
2021

ELD Curriculum Guidance

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | 9 AM–NOON EDT | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Three-Part Workshop Series (May 5, 6 and 13)
Participants will consider the critical components of ELD curriculum and explore methods for engaging in the collaborative development process by approaching development that utilizes the Understanding by Design framework and the elements of Universal Design for Learning to integrate academic content standards and 2020 updated WIDA ELD Standards.

Register for ELD Curriculum Guidance — May 5, 6 and 13 >
Saturday — Wednesday November 13 - 17
2021

EMPOWER 2021: Pennsylvania’s Out-of-School Time Conference

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