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  • DCIU's department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation is proud to provide courses designed to assist schools or classrooms embrace the latest research, practices, and technology to help students perform and meet the needs of a 21st century world.

    For questions about any of the trainings offered, please email tli@dciu.org. 

     

    How to Sign Up

    Educators can browse and sign up for any professional development opportunity offered by the Delaware County Intermediate Unit using our registration site.

    Complete the TLI Professional Development Request form to request a school-wide or district-wide training.

Spring 2019 Course Catalog

  • An Innovative - Life Saver Way to Run & Score Competitions

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 4/1/2019 5:00:00 AM

    April 23, 2019

     

    Have you ever wondered if there is an easier way to run a competition and finalize winners in less than an hour? If you are one of those explorers, now you have found what you are looking for! In this session, you will learn and practice how to score competitions digitally and finalize results in a way shorter time compared to paper scoring! Plus learning how to use QR codes will be a bonus of this session. You will be a master of using Google Forms for assessments and surveys, plus advanced tips for spreadsheet formulas will be shared.

     

    Audience: teachers, admins, counselors, higher ed

    Credit: 3 hours Act 48

    Registration Fee: $30

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  • Building Invention Literacy with Makey Makey

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 4/1/2019 4:00:00 AM

    May 7, 2019

    June 4, 2019

     

    Get ready for a fun, hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit used by educators in all 50 states and around the world. In this session, we will explore how to teach circuits and conductivity, and put those skills to design inventions and solve design challenges. Participants will use the Makey Makey to engage in creating and building circuits to animate and solve a variety of problems. You'll learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that you can use later when you train others or teach the students you serve. Participants will receive a device to use in their classrooms ($49.95 value).

     

    Audience: K-12 classroom teachers, after-school professionals, administrators, coaches

    Credit: 5 hours Act 48

    Registration Fee: $150.00

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  • Electronics 101: Soldering & Circuitry

    Posted by Rebecca Smith on 4/1/2019 3:00:00 AM

    May  9, 2019

     

    Engineering without soldering is like computer science without programming. This session is what you have been looking for! Come learn how to solder, practice hands-on experience, build your own circuit boards, and take home your product plus a soldering kit! Take the knowledge and experience to your students.

     

    Audience: Students, teachers, mentors, admins, counselors, higher ed.

    Credit: 3 hours Act 48

    Registration Fee: $50.00

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  • Teach Wonder: Introduction to Coding & Robotics with Dash

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 4/1/2019 2:00:00 AM

    May 10, 2019

     

    Gain a broader understanding of how coding and robotics fit into your everyday teaching with a day of interactive, collaborative activities. Explore how computer science introduces new tech tools, addresses best practices of learning theory, complements thoughtful instructional design, and impacts classroom environments.

     

    All participants will also receive access to the Teach Wonder online learning program (12 hours; reg. $200) and their own Dash robot (reg. $149.99). Participants completing the Teach Wonder online course will receive 12 additional hours of Act 48 credit.

     

    Audience: K-8 teachers

    Credit: 6 hours Act 48

    Registration Fee: $250

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  • Teach Wonder: Introduction to Coding & Robotics with Cue

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 4/1/2019 1:00:00 AM

    June 7, 2019

     

    Gain a broader understanding of how coding and robotics fit into your everyday teaching with a day of interactive, collaborative activities. Explore how computer science introduces new tech tools, addresses best practices of learning theory, complements thoughtful instructional design, and impacts classroom environments.

     

    All participants will receive access to the Teach Wonder online learning program (12 hours; reg. $200) and their own Cue robot (reg. $199.99). Participants completing the Teach Wonder online course will receive an additional 12 hours of Act 48 credit.

     

    Audience: 6-8 teachers

    Credit: 6 hours Act 48

    Registration Fee: $275.00

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  • Engineering Effective STEAM Leadership - PIL/Act 45 Credit

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 4/1/2019

    June 11, 2019 - June 20, 2019

     

    School leaders face a unique challenge in their schools as they strive to build a culture for STEAM education and create equitable access to STEM opportunities for their students, and connect connect STEM stakeholders in their communities. This course is designed to help school leaders meet these challenges. Key topics addressed:

    • STEAM as an essential literacy for all students
    • Best practices in STEM education
    • The Engineering Design Process
    • The Design Thinking Process

     

    Participants will attend two full days (12 hours) of professional learning. They will also be expected to complete two (2) hours of online learning and sixteen (16) hours of job-embedded assignments. All assignments, including the culminating project, must be submitted in order to receive course credit.

     

    Audience: school leaders

    Credit: 30 hours PIL/Act 45

    Registration Fee: $340 for Delaware County district staff; $440 all others

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Summer 2019 Course Catalog

  • Google Applied Digital Skills

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 3/18/2019

    Target Audience: 4-12 Teachers, Librarians, Media Specialists

     

    Description

    Google Applied Digital Skills is a new, *free* curriculum by Google that teaches of the digital skills students need to succeed in the classroom and on the job, from researching to analyzing data. This video-based curriculum makes it easy for teachers in any subject area to teach applied digital skills and the four C's in a student-centric classroom environment. In our half-day session, we will take a deep dive into this curriculum and its implementation strategies. 

    Credit: 3 hours Act 48

    Registration Fee:
    $30.00 

     

    Dates and Registration Links

    August 1, 2019 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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  • Google CS First

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 3/18/2019

    Target Audience: Grade 4-8 Teachers

     

    Description

    In this hands-on professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Googles's free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (SC) curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Students follow step-by-step instructional videos that introduce fundamental computer science concepts and build computer programs using Scratch, a block-based programming language.

    During the full day workshop, teachers will learn about the importance of CS for all student and their role in creating a learning environment that offers creative problem solving through peer-to-peer learning. Teachers will get a chance to learn about he free lesson plans, solution sheets, and other educator enrichment resources included in the curriculum. At the end of the workshop, teachers will walk away with a plan of action and strategies for starting to teach CS First and a connection to the growing community of CS First teachers.

    If there is time, we will also take a quick look at Google's Applied Digital Skills curriculum.

    Participants should bring a laptop, headphones, and a growth mindset!


    Credit:
    5 hours Act 48.

     

    Dates and Registration

    July 21, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    August 27, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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  • Google Educator Bootcamp

    Posted by Teaching, Learning, and Innovation on 3/18/2019

    Target Audience: K-12 Teachers, Pre-service Teachers, Aides, Guidance Counselors, Administrators 

     

    Description

    Go from Google beginner to Certified Educators in 3 days! This boot camp will prepare you to take the Google Educators Certification Level 1 Exam through in-depth Google tools training including Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Classroom, Gmail, Sites, and more!

    The cost of this boot camp includes the fee for the Google Certification Exam. Time to take this exam is built into day 3.

    Want to take it further? Wednesday and Thursday will include optional hour-long sessions from 3-4pm to help you integrate Google tools into your classroom. Wednesday's session is a supported work session designed to help you set up your Classroom, including uploading, converting, and creating new files and activities. Thursdays session will focus on Flipping your classroom using Google tools. 

    Please bring a laptop with charging cable and a growth mindset!

    Credit: 18 hours Act 48 (up to 20 if staying for optional sessions)

    Registration Fee: $125.00 payable by Credit Card (Visa/Mastercard) or School Purchase Order. 

    * Please note that participants are responsible for passing Google exam. DCIU cannot guarantee a passing score. The facilitators will walk you through the application process.

     

    Dates and Registration Links

    July Boot camp: July 10 - 12, 2019  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day

    August Boot camp: August 20 - 22, 2019  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day 

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