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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
 
COURSES CURRENTLY OFFERED:
 
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."
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.
 

2021-22 REGISTRATION INCENTIVE

ATTEND 3 CPE COURSES FROM SUMMER 2021 - SPRING 2022

AND THE 3RD COURSE IS 1⁄2 PRICE

NEW COURSES AVAILABLE!
Title Banner for Multiple Intelligences CPE Course
 
This 3 credit course provides Pre-K thru 12 participants with a thorough understanding of Howard Gardners' concept of multiple intelligences. The book, Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong will be studied, connections made to chapters, responses made to participants' posts, and a study guide completed for each chapter. Participants will view multiple intelligence activities implemented in schools that have achieved well with dealing with how students process information. The class will emphasize what each student is attracted to, becomes comfortable with, and skilled in different ways of processing information. Three lessons and hands-on or computer-generated projects will be developed to apply the theory of multiple intelligences. Participants will develop one artifact for each intelligence and create 3 lessons to share with the group

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

SESSION DATE: 1/14/22-2/21/22 or 4/8/22-5/16/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $335.00

INSTRUCTOR: William Yerger

*Required Text: Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2018) by Dr. Thomas Armstrong
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.

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A new course from CPE Instructor Jill Brooks!
 
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: 1/31/22-2/26/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

 
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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: 1/14/22-2/22/22 or 4/8/22-5/16/22

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.

 
 
 
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: 1/18/22-2/22/22 or 3/10/22-4/12/22

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

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: 1/20/22-2/23/22 or 3/10/22-4/12/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Colleen Anzio

Required Text: Positive Personality Profiles by Robert Rohm

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: 1/31/22-3/13/22

LOCATION: Online Course

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Danielle Nuhfer

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

AUDIENCE:  K-12 Educators

DATES: First course begins 2/1/22-3/1/22

LOCATION: Online Course

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: CPE Associates

How to Moodle: Take Your K-12 Classroom Online 

2/1/22-3/1/22 Course Details

 

How to Identify and Combat Bullying in Our Schools 

2/22/22-3/22/22 Course Details

 

Teaching What Really Happened - The Holocaust  

3/22/22-5/22/22 Course Details

 

21st Century Educator

3/29/22-4/29/22 Course Details

 

Building Self-Esteem in the Classroom  

4/12/22-5/12/22 Course Details

 

 
 
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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 2/7/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Jill Brooks

How to Design a Digital Classroom

2/7/22-3/5/22 Course Details

 

21st Century Skills  

2/14/22-3/12/22 Course Details

 

Digital Citizenship  

2/21/22-3/19/22 Course Details

 

Media Literacy

2/28/22-3/26/22  Course Details  

 

Technology Tools for the 21st Century Classroom

3/7/22-4/2/22  Course Details

 

Project-Based Learning and Challenge-Based Learning  

3/14/22-4/9/22 Course Details

 

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

3/21/22-4/16/22   Course Details

 

Digital Literacy  

3/28/22-4/23/22   Course Details

 

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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

TWO SESSION DATES: 2/7/22-2/28/22 or 4/4/22-4/25/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda and Michael Bielawski

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: 3/7/22-3/28/22 or 5/2/22-5/23/22

LOCATION: Online Course 

COST: $300.00 

INSTRUCTOR: Rhonda and Michael Bielawski