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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (CPE) COURSES
CIU 20 currently offers high quality, cost-effective continuing education courses to educators in IU 20 public, non-public and vocational-technical schools. Educators have the ability to attend PDE approved three-credit courses for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits during the spring, summer and fall semesters. The courses, taught online throughout the CIU 20 region and beyond are offered in a variety of topical educational needs. These courses provide educators with an alternative to more costly graduate credit and offer the registrant a convenient schedule to work at your own pace.  

CPE COURSE ADVANTAGES:
Courses that are offered by Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and are recognized by PDE for:
  • Level II Instructional or Educational Specialist Certificates
  • Master's Equivalency Certificate (a maximum of 18 continuing Professional Education Credits may be used)
  • Self Improvement or Professional Development
  • Act 48 Hours
 
COURSE REGISTRATION:
 
COURSE PAYMENTS:
REGISTRATION INCENTIVE
ATTEND 3 CPE COURSES FROM SUMMER 2021 - SPRING 2022 AND THE 3RD COURSE IS 1/2 PRICE
  • Payments by check / money order:
Make payable to CIU 20, and send to CIU 20, Attn: Ashley Magliane 6 Danforth Drive, Easton, PA 18045.
  • Credit Card payments (4% + $0.35 fee):
https://osp.osmsinc.com/CIU20 - choose "Continuing Professional Education" then "Colonial Intermediate Unit 20."
 
COURSES CURRENTLY OFFERED:
 
CANCELLATION POLICY:
Please review our cancellation policy here: CIU 20 Registration and Cancellation Policy
 
Need a copy of your Letter of Completion?
We will send your letter shortly after receiving your completed form and payment in the mail.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES
CIU 20 CPE courses are offered each spring, summer and fall semester. For more information on upcoming CPE courses that award PDE Endorsements and other Certifications, please visit our page: Endorsements, Certifications and Specialization Programs.
 

2022-23 REGISTRATION INCENTIVE

ATTEND 3 CPE COURSES FROM SUMMER 2022 - SPRING 2023

AND THE 3RD COURSE IS 1⁄2 PRICE

 
NEW COURSES AVAILABLE!
Writing Alive Course Banner
 
This course designed for teachers K- 12 in any subject area. Teachers will learn and utilize writing craft techniques that will be taught to students.  This is what's included in the class: A packet of writing ideas, opportunities to enrich your own writing, videos from the experts in writing including Lucy Calkins, the reading and critiquing articles on writing, the gaining of new thinking about teaching elements of writing craft, opportunities to learn new strategies that simplify writing for students along with creating and sharing lessons based on the text: Craft Lessons, by Ralph Fletcher and Joanne Portalupi (Second Edition) which presents 95 lessons and a wealth of information for teaching leads, character, endings, stronger verbs, and much more. Three proven techniques to enhance writing ability will also be addressed: the AREA Approach, Readers' Theatre, and RAFT. The cost of the book is included and will be sent a few days before class begins.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

SESSION DATE: 11/10/22-12/19/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $330.00

INSTRUCTOR: William Yerger

Required Text: Craft Lessons, by Ralph Fletcher and Joanne Portalupi (Second Edition)

*The text for this class will be provided prior to the start date of the course; price is included in the registration fee. Please make sure your contact information is updated in your account if you register using CPETracker.
Cultivating a Growth Mindset
 

A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed with effort. Students with a growth mindset understand they can get "smarter" through hard work, the use of effective strategies, and getting help from others when needed. A fixed mindset is the belief that intelligence is a fixed trait handed out at birth. Course participants will review the research about the brain and how the brain, like a muscle, changes and grows in response to challenge. Throughout the course we will explore how we, as educators, can praise students for effort and process rather than praising them for being "smart." Participants will take with them practical strategies to implement whether they are teachers, counselors, speech therapists, nurses, parents, or simply anyone who wants to learn more about fostering a growth mindset in themselves or others.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

TWO SESSION DATES: 9/20/22-10/11/22 or 11/29/22-12/20/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda and Michael Bielawski

 
 
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This online course is designed to examine the concept of resilience and how building teacher resilience can lead to more compassionate classrooms for both teachers and students. Specifically, the focus areas of developing mindful awareness, communicating effectively, building community, discovering personal strengths, and cultivating compassion will be explored through the course. The content of this course is relevant to most standards relating to adult professional learning, health and wellbeing, classroom management, social and emotional learning including developing student interpersonal skills.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

SESSION DATE: 11/1/22-12/12/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00

INSTRUCTOR: Danielle Nuhfer

*Required Text: Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar ISBN:1119364892 
AND 
Onward Workbook: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators by Elena Aguilar ISBN:1119367387

 
NEW SERIES!
Fostering a Safe and Inclusive Classroom
by Jill Brooks
Culturally Responsive Teaching
 
Diversity in the classroom is increasing. For the first time in history, the majority of students are racial and ethnic minorities. Unfortunately, the teaching styles, materials, and classrooms do not reflect these diverse cultures and backgrounds, thus leaving the majority of students disconnected from the learning process. Students need to be exposed to authors and characters that look, sound, and act like them. Classrooms need to reflect diversity, not only on holidays but all the time. Spanish culture, achievements of minorities, and black history need to be embedded daily not taught only during a designated month or on a holiday. When students’ backgrounds are not considered, problems such as language barriers, systemic discrimination, and lack of representation occur. In this three-credit online course, participants will explore the principles of culturally responsive teaching and examine teaching strategies that promote a culturally responsive classroom.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

SESSION DATE: 10/3/22-10/29/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

 
 
Social Emotional Learning Banner
 
Schools primarily focus on teaching academics.  However, with the rate of suicide, cyberbullying and school violence on the rise, it is time that changes.  Schools need to start educating the whole student.  In addition to academics, schools and teachers need to begin developing social emotional learning skills.  Some of the benefits of teaching social emotional learning include improved attitudes, relationships, student social and emotional skills, academic performance, and better attendance.  In this three-credit online course, participants will learn how to create a positive classroom climate where students feel safe. Students who feel safe in their classrooms are more likely to solidify and retain concepts long-term, which in turn will impact student achievement.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

SESSION DATE: 10/10/22-11/5/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

 

 
Check out our other CPE Courses below!
 
 
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The goal of the Technology Tool series is to provide educators with the knowledge, resources and strategies to become a 21st teacher that can create a 21st century classroom for 21st century learners.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

DATES: First course begins 10/17/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

 

Media Literacy

10/17/22-11/12/22 Course Details  

 

Digital Literacy  

10/24/22-11/19/22   Course Details

 

Digital Citizenship  

10/26/22-11/22/22 Course Details

 

Technology Tools for the 21st Century Classroom

10/31/22-11/26/22  Course Details

 

21st Century Skills  

11/2/22-11/29/22 Course Details

 

There’s an App for That: Integrating iPads into the Classroom  

11/7/22-12/3/22   Course Details

 

How to Design a Digital Classroom

11/9/22-12/6/22 Course Details

 

Project-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning  

11/14/22-12/10/22 Course Details

 
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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

DATES: First course begins 6/29/22

LOCATION: Online Course

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: CPE Associates

How to Moodle: Take Your K-12 Classroom Online 

11/9/22- 12/9/22 Course Details

 

Teaching What Really Happened - The Holocaust  

10/12/22- 12/12/22 Course Details

 

Building Self-Esteem in the Classroom  

9/28/22- 10/28/22 Course Details

 

How to Identify and Combat Bullying in Our Schools 

10/12/22-11/12/22 Course Details

 

21st Century Educator

10/26/22- 11/26/22 Course Details

 

 

 

A New Look Art

Educators will explore perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students' needs. The course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with autism. Furnished with research based best practices to use in the classroom, the participant will create an optimal learning environment by utilizing, evaluating, modifying and adapting the classroom setting, curricula, teaching strategies, materials and equipment.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

SESSION DATES: 10/12/22-11/2/22 DATE ADDED: 11/16/22-12/7/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda and Michael Bielawski

 
 
Positive Personality Profiles: 4 Modules of Human Behavior
 

During this course, educators will assess and formulate activities based on the DISC profile by Dr. Rohm and will become acquainted with the various personality profiles, including their own. Motivation techniques and translating and interpreting a child’s unique profile will be clearly defined through personal scenarios and illustrations. Educators will also develop an awareness of how their personality profile interacts with those of their students and, with this knowledge, adapt lessons accordingly.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

TWO SESSION DATES: 9/6/22-10/7/22 or 10/20/22-11/23/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Colleen Anzio

Required Text: Positive Personality Profiles by Robert Rohm

 
 
Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education to Meet Student Needs
 
Educators will have the opportunity to further understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. This class includes Pennsylvania's Resiliency/Wellness Framework elements of high expectations for students with learning disabilities, meaningful student engagement among students, connectivity and bonding with students, skills for life for our students, clear and consistent boundaries for our students as well as unconditional support - all focused towards our students with learning disabilities.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

TWO SESSION DATES: 11/2/22-11/23/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda and Michael Bielawski

 

 
 
 
Achieving Excellence
 
This course will impact student learning through informing educators what most effective teachers do on a daily basis in the classroom. This collaboration of beliefs and research-based ideas will lead to increased motivation and engagement in the learning process.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

TWO SESSION DATES: 9/1/22-10/3/22 or 10/19/22-11/21/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Colleen Anzio

Required Text: Achieving Excellence: What Great Teachers Do Differently- 14 Things That Matter Most by Todd Whitaker

 
 
Mindfulness
This course is designed to better understand the concept of mindfulness and how it benefits emotional well-being of both teachers and students The content of this course is relevant to most standards relating to adult professional learning, health and well-being, classroom management, social and emotional learning including developing student interpersonal skills.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

DATE: 11/1/22-12/12/22

LOCATION: Online Course

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Danielle Nuhfer

 

 
 
The First Days of School Course Banner
 
This 3 credit online class will be extremely helpful for the first-time teacher just as much as for the seasoned professional! This course will provide an educator's goldmine of techniques and strategies to make not only the first day of school but every day run smoothly. The book utilized, The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (2018) by Harry Wong, is the updated edition of a proven resource on successful teaching practices for both classroom management and student success. Many great, practical ideas to implement resulting in positive outcomes will be featured. Students' educational experiences will be strengthened through completing high-powered activities in the class.
 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

SESSION DATE: 11/18/22-12/23/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $330.00

INSTRUCTOR: William Yerger

Required Text: The First Days of School: How To Be An Effective Teacher (2018) by Harry Wong.
*The text for this class will be provided prior to the start date of the course; price is included in the registration fee. Please make sure your contact information to ship the book is updated in your account if you register using CPETracker.