Overview

  • The MIU IV Continuing Education Department provides a comprehensive program of PA-approved credit courses on a variety of topics. Courses are offered in Fall, Winter/Spring and Summer sessions. Courses are also designed to meet the needs of individual school districts.

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  • Fall 2019 Continuing Education On-Line Courses

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    2019 Fall Course Offerings

    Autism in Education: Inclusive Practices
    This course will provide participants descriptions of disorders that fall under the autism spectrum. Participants will review the latest research in the autism field and legal aspects of having students with autism in the classroom. We will explore fostering social competence in students with autism, developing and implementing IEPs for students with autism, and how to best meet these students’ needs while promoting acceptance from the other classmates. Participants will assess the success of instruction with learners with Autism and improvement of outcomes for all students. Participants will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with Autism. Participants will take with them practical educational and instructional strategies to implement within their classroom along with research-proven strategies and methods to help learners with Autism gain meaningful access to elementary and secondary curriculum content. Limit 12
    Dates: October 1-29 SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    Instructors: Rhonda and Michael Bielawski Course Number: PDSP598A
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400

    ADHD in Education
    With more and more students being diagnosed with ADHD, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students’ needs. Throughout the course, participants will explore the debate surrounding medication and the myths associated with ADHD. Furthermore, they will complete activities providing them with first-hand experience about what it is like to live with ADHD. We will examine research-proven strategies and methods to help learners with ADHD gain meaningful access to elementary through secondary curriculum content. With the information covered in the course, participants will take away practical strategies to implement across all school environments and ways to provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe ADHD. Limit 12
    Dates: October 15-November 6 SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    Instructors: Rhonda Bielawski and Michael Bielawski Course Number: PDSP598A
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400

    Addressing Learning Disabilities in Education
    With approximately 7 to 8% of students being diagnosed with learning disabilities, it is important for educators to examine their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of learning disabilities in order to meet these students’ needs. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will have the opportunity to more completely understand what learning disabilities are, how they are identified and how they are managed in the educational setting. It is with this knowledge through viewing videos, examination of research, discussions amongst colleagues, review of legal cases, assessment of student case studies and development of sample lesson plans, IEP goals, accommodations and modifications, that participants will have tools to implement strategies within their classroom to promote student achievement for all students with learning disabilities. Limit 12
    Dates: November 22-December 20 SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    Instructor: Rhonda and Michael Bielawski Course Number: PDSP598A
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400

    A New Look at Working with Students with Autism
    With more and more students being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, it is important for educators to explore their perceptions and expand their knowledge base of this disability category in order to meet these students’ needs. This course takes an inside look into what it is like to live with Autism. We will see and hear firsthand accounts from people living with the disorder. Their inspirational and informative stories have motivated participants in the past to examine and reexamine how they work with students on the spectrum of autism. We will explore methods of motivation and classroom management in settings with learners with Autism. Given the information provided throughout the course, participants will also have the opportunity to more completely understand the many services that students with autism can benefit from and how educators can apply this learned information in their area of focus and provide effective instruction to students with mild to severe Autism. Limit 12
    Dates/Times: November 15-December 13 SNHUCredit/Cost:3/$890
    Instructors: Rhonda Bielawski and Michael Bielawsk Course Number: PDSP598A
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400

    Live, Laugh and Learn through Educational Games
    This two-credit online course is designed to provide educators with an overview of benefits in using games as a source of reinforcement in the classroom. The participant will explore successful strategies and instruction used in the daily classroom to accommodate each student. Participants will be acquainted with the purpose of games, developing, adapting and implementing the appropriate game to fit their curriculum. They will become acquainted with the different types of games including, memory, physical and board games. Throughout the course participants will analyze, adapt, create and demonstrate the use of appropriate and effective learning tools based on readings, activities and group discussions. They will learn techniques used to improve motivation and learning through classroom experiments and games.
    Dates: September 26– October 25
    Instructor: Colleen Anzio SNHU Credit/Cost: 2/$610
    CPE Credit/Cost: 2/$280 Course Number: PDED585

    A+ Ideas For Every Student’s Success
    This 3 credit online course is designed to improve academic performance, increase productivity, and encourage self-esteem in students through the appropriate use of classroom management techniques and motivational strategies in the class. The participant will become familiar with the various personality profiles, including their own, and strategies to encourage an atmosphere conducive to the student’s ultimate learning ability. Participants will develop an awareness of how their profile interacts with student profiles and with this knowledge adapt lessons accordingly. The strategies will be presented to promote positive teacher/student interaction, gain insight on predicting a students’ behavior, and knowing how to uniquely respond to the students' differentiated styles. Participants will be responsible for purchasing the book for this course. The information to purchase the book is: A+ Ideas for Every Students Success by Robert Rohm - $14.95 - You can receive a 10% discount off this price if you call 770-509-7113 and ask for Megan, tell them you are taking Colleen Anzio’s course. You can also order this book online at www.personalityinsights.com Use the coupon: Atlanta 10, this will give you a 10% discount. All participants will work online for this course. The instructor will send you a written email with the directions for enrolling and participating in this course a few days prior to the start of the course. If you are a first-time online participant the instructor will be able to assist you with any questions or concerns. This course will require participants to post discussion entries for each topic and reply to at least two other participants for each panel. This course is designed for all K-12 teachers in all subject areas.
    Dates: October 10– November 11
    Instructor: Colleen Anzio SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400 Course Number: PDED545

    A-Z Guide on Positive Discipline - Solutions for Classroom Behavior Problems
    This 3 credit online course is designed to address modern-day problems and provide practical solutions for establishing an effective learning environment. The participant will develop an awareness of suggestions for establishing and maintaining respectful, nurturing relationships with students. The participant will be acquainted with creating a classroom climate that enhances academic learning, uses encouragement rather than rewards and instills valuable social skills and positive behavior. The participant will understand the motivation behind students’ behavior instead of looking for causes.
    Dates/Times: October 11-December 12
    Instructor: Colleen Anzio SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400 Course Number: PDED598E

    An Incredible Toolbox to Enhance Your Dynamic Teaching
    This 3 credit online course is a teacher’s toolkit of strategies that are effective with all types of students. Teaching outside the box offers practical suggestions for both new and seasoned veterans to create a dynamic classroom environment. It focuses primarily on; proactive strategies for preventing misbehavior, activities that foster positive teacher-student connections, ideas for addressing student learning preferences, and tips for developing higher-order thinking skills into lessons. There are many meaningful websites and simple suggestions to integrate into your current routine.
    Dates/Times: November 18-December 19
    Instructor: Colleen Anzio SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    Credit/Cost: 3/$400 Course Number: PDED599

    Digital Literacy
    The current system of education has shifted. Students and perhaps our own children, communicate in ways that are completely different than ours, i.e. Facebook, texting, Instagram and Twitter thus, create a communication gap. The gap can be closed by bringing technology into the classroom. Students need to know how to communicate appropriately with the tools of their generation. Wikis, podcasts, blogs and Web 2.0 are examples of these forms of communication. With the use of technology, the role of the teacher changes from one of the “sage on the stage” to “the guide on the side.” In this three-credit online course, participants will learn what digital literacy is and how to incorporate wikis, podcasts, blogs and Web 2.0 into their classroom.
    Dates: October 14 – November 9 SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    Instructor: Jill Brooks Course Number: PDCO598A
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400

    There’s an APP for That… Integrating iPads into the Classroom
    2012 marked the start of the iPad invasion into the classroom. The use of this device has the power to revolutionize the way students learn. These 21st Century learners need to be creative, think critically, collaborate and communicate in order to be successful. Using the iPad as part of instruction can help to achieve this goal. In this three-credit online course. Participants will identify the unique needs that the 21st Century student brings to the classroom, explore apps that align with Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, Learn how to effectively integrate the use of iPads into the classroom according to best practices and discover a plethora of apps that are available. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of apps and lessons that they created for their classroom but also the confidence to use the iPad effectively. Please Note: All work for this course can be completed on a computer. It is not necessary to have an iPad.
    Dates: October 7 – November 2 SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    Instructor: Jill Brooks Course Number: PDCO598B
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400

    The Wonderful World of Web 2.0
    No two students learn the same way. In this three-credit online course learn how to use technology to create a learning environment in which all students can achieve their very best. Explore the latest tech tools that are available for the K-12 classroom and how to use these trending tools to differentiate any lesson or activity. The course content will provide participants with ideas and activities on how to use social media, podcasts, gamification tools, websites, and much, much more. By the conclusion of the course, participants will not only have a collection of activities and lessons that they created for their classroom, but also the confidence to use the tech tools successfully. When using technology, students are more engaged. A more engaged student learns. More learning leads to higher student achievement.
    Dates: September 30 – October 26 SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    Instructor: Jill Brooks Course Number: PDCO598A
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400

    How to Develop Good Digital Citizens
    Students today are digital natives. They have grown-up immersed in technology and therefore, are not afraid to use it. Texting, emails, on-line classes and Web 2.0 are part of their everyday world. The problem is, do students know how to be good digital citizens? Are they using technology correctly? This 3 credit online class sets out to define digital citizenship, the role the teacher plays in developing digital citizens and the proper digital etiquette required for various Web 2.0 applications. Participants will learn how to integrate digital citizenship into the curriculum, identify the characteristics and needs of the 21st Century student and evaluate curricular and building documents to determine what is needed to make them conducive for digital citizenship to occur after having read professional journal articles and viewing videos of 21st Century classrooms
    Dates: October 28 – November 23 SNHU Credit/Cost: 3/$890
    Instructor: Jill Brooks Course Number: PDCO598E
    CPE Credit/Cost: 3/$400

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Online Registration

  • Registration for all Inservice Credit Courses is through MIU IV's Online Registration site.  Click the link below to MIU IV's online registration site.


    About MIU IV's Online Registration Site 
    Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV and EduLink, Inc. have worked together to develop a customized online registration system for tracking and managing all of the IU’s professional development and continuing education hours and credits.  The system allows teachers within the school districts of the MIU IV to search for and register for classes. 

    Payment
    Payment will be accepted in the form of check, money order, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) and purchase order. 

    Act 48
    The system is connected to the Act 48 Credit Keeper System that seamlessly submits all of the Act 48 continuing education hours and credits directly to the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s PERMS system. There is no fee for submitting Act 48 hours when registering for credit courses online.

    Creating a User Account
    First Time Users must create a USER ACCOUNT before registering for a course. To create an account:

    Press the New User? Click Here button located at the upper right corner.
     *All fields with an asterisk must be completed.
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     *After completing all fields, press the Register button.

    Note: When you have successfully created an account, you will receive a confirmation e-mail message stating the following: Portal Website Address; Username: This will be your email address; Password: You will create your own password. You now have an account and may go to the Login button when returning to the site.

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