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2021-22 Region Continuing Professional Education

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Take advantage of free opportunities to earn Act 48/Chapter 14 credit. Browse our upcoming events below!

* Workshops are open to Northwestern Region PSEA members only.

* Online registration is required for each session - see sessions below.

Upcoming Events

January 26, 2022

Multi-Cultural Curricula - Part 1

Multi-Cultural Curricula, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Social Justice for Equity in Today’s Educator in the Modern Classroom

This session delves into how educators can begin to implement and actualize a platform of Multi-Cultural Curricula, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Social Justice practices within the classroom to work towards equity for all students. Based on the work of experts such as Dr. James Banks, Zaretta Hammond and her book “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain”, and many others, participants will emerge from the session with an enhanced understanding and a myriad of strategies and resources for actualizing a culturally responsive and more social justice and equity focused classroom.

  • Wednesday, January 26 — via Zoom
    • Dr. Chris Clayton, Assistant Director for Education Services, PSEA
    • Part I
  • Eligible for 1.5 Act 48 hours

February 02, 2022

Multi-Cultural Curricula - Part 2

Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility Collaborative - Diversity &  Inclusion | Stockton University

Multi-Cultural Curricula, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Social Justice for Equity in Today’s Educator in the Modern Classroom

This session delves into how educators can begin to implement and actualize a platform of Multi-Cultural Curricula, Culturally Responsive Teaching, and Social Justice practices within the classroom to work towards equity for all students. Based on the work of experts such as Dr. James Banks, Zaretta Hammond and her book “Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain”, and many others, participants will emerge from the session with an enhanced understanding and a myriad of strategies and resources for actualizing a culturally responsive and more social justice and equity focused classroom.

  • Wednesday, February 2 — via Zoom
    • Dr. Chris Clayton, Assistant Director for Education Services, PSEA
    • Part II
  • Eligible for 1.5 Act 48 hours

March 09, 2022

Educating the Whole Student

Educating the whole student is an approach to promote the long-term success and development of all students both in and outside of school. By educating the whole student, educators look to improve the health of students while preparing them to be lifelong learners and productive citizens of society. This session will explore what is meant by “Educating the Whole Student”, the essential components of this model, and how the entire school community plays a vital role in the success of all students. The whole student model is based on five tenets: Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged. We will discuss how you can use these tenets to educate parents and gain their support as partners in education. It takes a whole school and a whole community to educate a whole child.

  • Wednesday, March 9 — via Zoom
    • Nate Greenawalt, Director of Special Field Programs, PSEA
  • Eligible for 1.5 Act 48 or Chapter 14 hours (with district pre-approval)

February 23, 2022

Current Trends in Special Education

Special Programs / Welcome

This course will review current legal trends and issues involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as Pennsylvania Chapter 14 and 15 state regulations implementing the IDEA and the ADA. This workshop will also discuss the impacts of COVID 19 and practices/initiatives in Pennsylvania to provide educational services to students with disabilities. 

  • Wednesday, February 23 — via Zoom
    • Judith Petruzzi, Director of Education Services, PSEA
  • Eligible for 1.5 Act 48 or Chapter 14 hours (with district pre-approval)

 

March 30, 2022

Book Discussion: How To Be An Antiracist

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In this two-part book study, participants will prepare for, read, and discuss Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be An Antiracist for a total of 15 Act 48 hours or a certificate to submit for 15 Chapter 14 hours (per district approval). The New York Times called this book “a groundbreaking approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.” During the Prereading Session on March 30th, participants will discuss the book and strategies for critical reading from their lens as an educator. Then they will engage in two activities in small groups: one focused on identifying reader perspectives and another on applying the reading experience to students. Between the two sessions, participants should read the book and complete the reflection guide throughout their reading journey (not just at the end) to help them remember key points in the text. During the Discussion Session on May 4th, participants will engage in dialogues about their reactions, learning, and applications for the material in the school setting. Participants will leave this session with knowledge and resources to apply what they read with students at any level.

 
Please note: Must attend both sessions AND read the book to earn credit.

  • Wednesday, March 30 — via Zoom

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  • Wednesday, May 4 — via Zoom
    • Gina Gullo, Assistant Director for Education Services, PSEA
  • Eligible for 15 Act 48 or Chapter 14 hours (with district pre-approval)

March 16, 2022

Danielson Revised: Exploring the 2021 Classroom Teacher Framework Revisions

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In summer 2021, PDE released an updated version of the Danielson Framework for administrators to use when conducting Educator Evaluations beginning in SY 2021-22. While many major elements of this framework remain the same, several areas include changes of which classroom teachers need to be aware. Updates to the framework for evaluation of classroom teachers will be discussed as they relate to educator evaluation, PA educational priorities, and teaching practice.

  • Wednesday, March 16 — via Zoom
    • Gina Gullo, Assistant Director for Education Services, PSEA
  • Eligible for 1.5 Act 48 hours

May 18, 2022

Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy

Pennsylvania is beginning to embrace a focus on using culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogy (CRSP) to support students, enhance instruction and service delivery, and create positive and inclusive environments. CRSP, however, remains a catch phrase with minimal practical meaning for some. This workshop takes a deep dive into what CRSP means, strategies to embed CRSP in your practice, ways to self-assess your use of CRSP, and why CRSP is an important and evidence-based strategy for school professionals to implement.

  • Wednesday, May 18 — via Zoom
    • Gina Gullo, Assistant Director for Education Services, PSEA
  • Eligible for 1.5 Act 48 hours

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