Upcoming Events

Thursday January 21
2021

Best Practices in Bullying Prevention: Examining a Three-Tiered Approach

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

This webinar is part of the Third Thursday Series.

Bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our youth, affecting individuals across ethnicity, gender, grade, and socioeconomic status. Bullying can have serious health consequences. Current research findings continue to support a comprehensive, three-tiered approach to bullying prevention. A research review will be provided highlighting key findings and supportive resources will be shared.

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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**

Thursday February 18
2021

Finding Meaning and Balance Between Home and Hybrid Working

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

This webinar is part of the Third Thursday Series.

COVID-19 has changed our world. The current situation may be temporary, but things will never go back to what they once were. Characteristics of crisis-related stress will be explored along with protective factors and activities to manage stress and promote resilience and guide us down the path of hopefulness. Strategies to build self-efficacy toward emotional, physical, and psychological wellbeing will be shared along with effective ways to communicate and support others who need the same level of support.

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Tuesday — Thursday February 23 - 25
2021

2021 Extra Learning Opportunities Conference: Promising Practices, Proven Strategies

VIRTUAL EVENT | 21ST CCLC

The 2021 ELO Conference will focus on advancing the systems that support and promote collaboration, youth success and key elements of high-quality extra learning opportunities — effective strategies around equity in education, summer learning, STEM, professional development needs of staff, online education, building relationships virtually, character education, and needs of youth and their families in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference is only open to current 21st Century Community Learning Centers grantees (cohorts 8-10).

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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.

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Tuesday — Thursday March 16 - 18
2021

2021 Migrant Education Program Conference: Education Without Borders – Rising Above

VIRTUAL | MIGRANT EDUCATION PROGRAM

Attend the virtual 2021 MEP Conference and discover promising practices to support the educational success of migrant education students. The conference is designed to provide a space for parents, teachers, administrators, scholars and Pennsylvania Department of Education staff to engage in professional practices of knowledge sharing, discussion, critical analysis, and re-visioning of educational policies and practices for the purpose of advancing the quality of educational experiences for migrant education and English learner students and families.

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Thursday March 18
2021

Bullying Prevention and Social-Emotional Learning: What is One Without the Other?

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

This webinar is part of the Third Thursday Series.

Both bullying prevention and social emotional learning programs can result in positive outcomes for students. However, research suggests that SEL programming alone is not a best practice for bullying prevention but can help when both are integrated into a schoolwide prevention approach. Bullying prevention and SEL are essential for building a positive climate whether in traditional or virtual schools.

The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is proven to reduce bullying in schools and it also provides a framework for an effective, comprehensive approach to SEL. Learn more about OBPP in this Third Thursday Series webinar.

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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 — Friday April 7 - 9
2021

2021 ELECT Conference: Education Leading to Employment and Career Training

VIRTUAL | ELECT

Gain program-specific professional development, share best practices, and learn skills to better serve the expectant and parenting teens of Pennsylvania. Please note that attendance is solely for Pennsylvania residents that are affiliated with an ELECT program.

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Tuesday — Thursday April 13 - 15
2021

2021 English Language Development Virtual Professional Learning Summit

VIRTUAL | ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

The 2021 ELD Summit is a unique opportunity for educators to engage in knowledge sharing, critical analysis, and re-visioning of educational policies and practices for the purpose of ensuring equity for English learners in a multilingual world. To be eligible to register for the 2021 ELD Virtual Summit, you must be a current employee of a Pennsylvania LEA or higher education institution and register with an organization-affiliated email address.

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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.

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Monday — Wednesday May 17 - 19
2021

2021 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

VIRTUAL | CPSEL

Three days of high-quality sessions presented by some of the top SEL thought-leaders in the nation, a keynote presentation with Dena Simmons, Ed.D., from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, immersive skill-building sessions, workshops, special offerings from our sponsors and of course networking with colleagues.

All education professionals welcome. Perfect for district and school thought-leaders preparing to implement new SEL approaches and programs in the upcoming school year. Leave inspired and equipped to take social and emotional learning to the next level in your school or organization!

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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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