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Social-Emotional Equitable Learning
Educational Equity
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Social-Emotional Equitable Learning

Course Description: This presentation, taken from a live PSEA Center for Professional Learning Webinar broadcast session on September, 21, 2021 is rooted in relational equity and culturally responsive social emotional learning. Participants will learn about the importance of building authentic relationships with students, families, and staff members and how these essential relationships impact student success, resiliency, and hope. They will learn how relationships are the core to beginning the work of SEL, and once secure relationships are established, SEL tools can be incorporated.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

NEA's Supporting All Students in an Asynchronous Environment
Educational Equity
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NEA's Supporting All Students in an Asynchronous Environment

Course Description: Learn how to meet the needs of English language learners, special needs students, and students who are above or below grade level in reading and writing.  In the course participants will learn how to Identify common accommodations, learning scaffolds and Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) features, understand elements of explicit instruction that support all learners in an asynchronous distance learning environment, and learn how to write learning objectives for asynchronous learning and choose accommodations that are aligned with your objectives.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 3 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 3 Hours

NEA's Equity and Challenges for Remote Learning
Educational Equity
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NEA's Equity and Challenges for Remote Learning

Course Description: This is a NEA developed course that focuses on how to keep equity at the forefront during COVID-19 school closures. Participants learn about the digital divide and how it impacts students. The course helps educators understand the components of the digital divide, along with the supports and strategies necessary to assist students who experience it, implement a variety of teaching and learning digital resources with students, and consider other issues students may be facing outside of academics, and their impact on students.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 3 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 3 Hours

Building and Maintaining a Humanized Classroom
Pedagogy
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Building and Maintaining a Humanized Classroom

Course Description: This session, captured from a live PSEA CPL webinar broadcast by NEA members and current educators Kristal Jaaskelainen & Jeffrey Austin, helps educators think about the importance and process of building and maintaining a "humanized" classroom. While educators know the enduring value of trusting relationships with students, building and maintaining a humanized classroom requires us to rethink our purposes, practices, and pedagogies to ensure our classrooms exist at the intersection of equity and care. This webinar helps educators foster imagination and purposeful action around community, hospitality, and justice.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Supporting All Students Returning to In-Person Instruction
Pedagogy
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Supporting All Students Returning to In-Person Instruction

Fall 2021 Professional Issues Session

Course Description: Educators throughout the Commonwealth are challenged to serve students returning to in-person instruction following various levels of remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators are encouraged to accelerate learning to help combat learning loss; however, issues such as social and emotional needs and staffing shortages create barriers to success. Several programs and funding initiatives are available to assist schools and educators as they support students; however, educators face time and resource limitations when working with students. This session seeks to empower educators to better determine which supports are likely to yield the most benefits to students. PaTTAN’s Gina Spicknall-Cook and Donna Halpin guide educators in this session to fully capitalize on the multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) available in most PA schools so that they can provide efficient and effective supports that meet the unique needs of their student populations.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 1.5 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.


  • 1.5 Hours

Differentiating and Team Teaching: Distance Learning Edition
Pedagogy
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Differentiating and Team Teaching: Distance Learning Edition

Course Description: Tools like Seesaw, Flipgrid and Google Classroom can be used to serve our students with direct, targeted assignments via enrollment in multiple classes or with the use of Co-Teachers. Entire grade levels may benefit from a shared space, and special area teachers and support staff can be linked to their students more easily. Get some strategies to maintain multiple groups of students in classes or getting yourself included in pre-existing ones!

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.


  • 2 Hours

Building Background Knowledge
Pedagogy
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Building Background Knowledge

Course Description: For many students, a lack of experiential learning has an impact that negatively impacts learning.  This course explores strategies to build background knowledge so that new learning can be accelerated.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.


  • 2 Hours

Facilitating Quality Practice for Remote Learning
Pedagogy
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Facilitating Quality Practice for Remote Learning

Course Description: This session, captured from a live PSEA CPL Webinar Broadcast by NEA's Sarah Van Loo and Kelly Newton focuses on how quality practice looks, sounds and feels different virtually and focuses on tools that teachers and para-educators can use with students for quality practice in remote learning. Participants learn about best practices for online learning, including instructor presence, learning objectives, real world applications, clear expectations, engaging students, prompt feedback, and netiquette, and it incorporates elements from two primary LMS's, Seesaw and Google Classroom, specifically.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 1.5 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.


  • 1.5 Hours

Supporting Students' Anxiety During COVID-19: Strategies for Educators
Pupil Services
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Supporting Students' Anxiety During COVID-19: Strategies for Educators

Course Description: This session was recorded during the 2020 DPS Conference. Mike Fiore, School Social Worker and Steph Warshaw, Licensed Social Worker and Home and School Visitor, of the Council Rock School District join School Nurse, Charlene Koretz, of the Colonial School District to present on this timely and important content. The session prepares DPS and other educators to identify and differentiate common symptoms of anxiety during COVID-19 versus those indicative of Anxiety Disorders while additionally presenting strategies and resources to support children with anxiety in schools--especially during COVID-19.

Course Hours:
 Members who complete this course receive 1.5 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 1.5 Hours

Tobacco, Nicotine, and Vaping: Prevention and Treatment
Pupil Services
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Tobacco, Nicotine, and Vaping: Prevention and Treatment

Course Description: Nicotine products have changed, but many of the industry tactics to encourage new tobacco users to start have not. Participants learn about the different tobacco and nicotine products, health impacts, and how the vaping epidemic transpired. Participants also learn about programs, resources, and strategies to prevent vaping and help young people and adults to quit. Presented by Sean McCormick, PhD, MS, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist-Master. Sean McCormick is a public health practitioner and researcher with expertise in tobacco dependence treatment, behavioral sciences, and chronic disease management. Dr. McCormick has designed, implemented, and evaluated public health programs in government, hospitals, research clinics, community sites, and advocacy settings. Dr. McCormick held positions at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Temple University, Drexel University, East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania’s Clean Air Council, and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is currently the Assistant Director for Health Promotion Council’s Tobacco Control and Prevention Services where he oversees the Southeastern Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Project and statewide improvements in tobacco control.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 hours of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Special Populations
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"Crip Camp": A Netflix Documentary by High Ground Productions

Course Description: Crip Camp  is a documentary film that depicts the disability revolution of the 1970's.  This film won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival upon its release in January of 2020. Crip Camp shares the journey of teenagers that attended Camp Jened and shares their story, both as teenagers with diabilities as well as their unending work toward disability right's advocacy.  The goal of the film's directors is to make the audience a camp participant and share the "experience and joy" that changed their lives.

Course Hours:
 Members who complete this course receive 2.5 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2.5 Hours

Connect, Collaborate, Create with School-based Occupational Therapy
Special Populations
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Connect, Collaborate, Create with School-based Occupational Therapy

Course Description: In this course, Dr. Jennifer Washko, OTD-OTR/L, and Dr. Katie Landsiedel, OTD-OTR/L, share information on the role of Occupational Therapy in a school-based setting.  Learn strategies for your students and tips on communication and collaboration to enhance student learning and achievement.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Managing Behaviors in Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities
Special Populations
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Managing Behaviors in Children with Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Course Description: This course is designed for special education paraprofessionals. It introduces concepts of applied behavior analysis and describes key strategies for implementation. Common behaviors associated with Autism and developmental disabilities include tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, and self-injury. These behaviors can interfere with everyday activities and learning. This course introduces several strategies to help students alter behaviors that are based on concepts related to Applied Behavior Analysis. 

Course Hours: Participants who complete this course will receive a certificate that can be submitted to their employer for 1 hour of Chapter 14 learning. Please note that employers have sole authority to determine what qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 1 Hour

Providing Accommodations with Scaffolds in Google Classroom
Special Populations
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Providing Accommodations with Scaffolds in Google Classroom

Course Description: How do you support students with IEPs, language learners, and older students with developing literacy skills in an asynchronous distance learning environment? Learn strategies for providing accommodations, scaffolds, SIOP features, and elements of explicit instruction in an asynchronous setting that support all students using Google Classroom.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Facilitating Student Collaboration & Connection in Virtual Spaces
Technology in Education
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Facilitating Student Collaboration & Connection in Virtual Spaces

Course Description: Facilitating interactive collaboration and active student engagement while teaching virtually is a large yet essential task. Teachers need to assess formatively, and students need to have autonomy and ownership in their learning. Using tools such as Pear Deck, Jamboard, Padlet, and MURAL allows students to interact with you and the class like they would have with your white board in your physical classroom. There are so many options...but which platform(s) should we use and why?! In this recorded webinar session, participants compare and contrast various interactive tools and consider how and why these can support developmentally appropriate practices, formative assessment, community building, and engagement.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Maximizing Google Classroom
Technology in Education
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Maximizing Google Classroom

Course Description: This professional learning session, presented by NEA members and Michigan teachers Bill and Sarah Van Loo, was captured from a live PSEA CPL webinar broadcast June 2, 2020 and helps participants learn about how to maximize Google Classroom for teaching & learning. Participants reflect about transition and current use of Google Classroom and think about assorted aspects, strategies, and techniques for utilizing and maximizing Google Classroom as a teaching and learning tool.

Course Hours:
Members who complete this course receive 1.5 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 1.5 Hours

NEA's Remote Learning 101
Technology in Education
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NEA's Remote Learning 101

Course Description: In this NEA course, you learn about best practices for remote learning, as well as how to implement a successful remote learning program by utilizing strategies that encourage community building, effective communication, and peer-to-peer collaboration. 

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 3 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 3 Hours

Screencasting: Loom, Screencastify, and Google Meet
Technology in Education
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Screencasting: Loom, Screencastify, and Google Meet

Course Description: Many options to screen-record are wonderful. The benefits of Loom? No downloading, no waiting, no fuss. Make a video with your webcam image or without, manage what content is shared and how, create a video and get a link to share lickety-split. Learn how to add to Chrome, use, and share. Then give it a go! A library of examples are shared with members. 

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2 Hours

Using Google Meet in Remote Instruction
Technology in Education
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Using Google Meet in Remote Instruction

Course Description: This professional learning session was captured from a live PSEA CPL webinar broadcast June 16, 2020 and focuses on Google Meet and its many applications in remote instruction and distance learning for teachers and students. Are you missing that face-to-face connection with your students? Google Meet is an excellent resource that provides students and teachers a safe and effective way to communicate and see each other "face to face" virtually. Learn how to set up Google Meets, Chrome Extensions, record yourself, share out recordings, post meetings to Google Classroom and more!

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 2.5 HOURS of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 2.5 Hours

Breathing Outside the Box
SEL & Wellness
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Breathing Outside the Box

Course Description: Every day, educators put their students’ physical, emotional, and mental well-being first. We also consistently encourage our students to think “outside the box” and adapt new perspectives focused on growth and resilience. Educators, too, can benefit from stepping "outside the box" when it comes to our own well-being, and we can build new ways to help our students understand the relationship between wellness and learning. This session introduces PSEA members to simple mindful practices. Participants will gain knowledge, tools, and techniques for creating an at-home mindfulness practice and also be provided resources to share with students of all ages.

Course Hours: Members who complete this course receive 1 HOUR of Act 48 and/or a certificate that may apply for Chapter 14 hours. Your employer has sole discretion to determine if this course qualifies for Chapter 14 hours.

  • 1 Hour