Higher temps? 

How about some higher learning?

We've added new sessions to complete your summer learning!


New offerings in social emotional learning, culturally responsive practices, Responsive Classroom, MTSS, tech integration, universal design for learning, and much more. Scroll through our highlights below or check out our full professional learning catalog here.

Summer Sessions with ASCD...

MCIU has partnered with ASCD to offer in-person sessions focused on social emotional learning and culturally responsive pedagogy. Join ASCD Consultant and Author Opal Dawson for 2 days of deep, meaningful learning on August 11 and August 18

Equity and Culturally Responsive Practices

John Spencer 

Student choice is about more than just a menu option. It's about student ownership. This includes ownership of the processes, the assessment, the strategies, and the metacognition. But how do we make this happen?

Join us on August 24 to find out!

PBL can seem daunting when you have time constraints, standards, and a curriculum map. What does it look like? How do you even get started? In this workshop, we begin with the "why" and move into the "how." As a group, we will do a mini-project and plan out an initial PBL unit. Learn with John on August 25!

Responsive Classroom

All Responsive Classroom sessions will be in person this summer. Limited space available - register now!

Four-day courses:
One-day workshops: Two more 1-day sessions with RC are coming in August!  Official registration opening soon - pre-register here to be notified first when these sessions become available. 
  • Responding to Misbehavior
  • Special Areas Teachers

Student Assistance Program (SAP) K-12 Training

What is SAP? The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student's success. SAP helps students overcome these barriers in order that they may achieve, remain in school, and advance. Sessions are available in person or online - follow the links below for details and registration.
Register here for SAP Training IN PERSON
Register here for SAP Training ONLINE


As part our offerings for Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), we will host specific workshops for integrating student level supports through SAP and MTSS. Recommendations from a multi-disciplinary state workgroup will be shared.  Opportunities for further networking throughout this year will be shared at both sessions. 
August 15

Weaving Systems Together: Creating Stronger Systems (MTSS - PBIS - CST- SAP Integration)

Advanced Topics: Accessing and Using Information from MTSS-PBIS-SAP-CST Process


Tech Integration

August 11 - Google Educator Level 1 Certification Training   This in-person session is designed to help establish a foundational understanding for educators to prepare for earning Google Educator Level 1 Certification. We will explore the topics covered on the exam, identify potential areas where learning is needed to pass the exam, and explore major topics as a group
Power Hours!

Engaging, 1-hour virtual synchronous sessions devoted to our most request topics:

Picture Perfect STEM

Picture Perfect STEM workshops are ideal for elementary teachers, special educators, and librarians who want to integrate STEM and literacy in their classroom or STEM lab. You will build a solid understanding of STEM and literacy integration and the 5E model through participation in model lessons and engaging, hands-on learning tasks. 

Blended Sessions -
Learn Online and In-Person!

Foundations of 3-Dimensional Teaching and Learning

Build a common language and understanding around the phenomena and the three dimensions of science teaching and learning; science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas. 

Using Math Tasks to Increase Student Discussion:

Focus on Tasks

  Effective teaching of mathematics engages students in solving and discussing tasks that promote mathematical reasoning and problem solving and allow multiple entry points and varied solutions. Participants will explore the characteristics and cognitive demand of various mathematical tasks and the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of high level mathematics tasks.

Using Math Tasks to Increase Student Discussion:

Focus on Discourse

  Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among students to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing student approaches and arguments, and by posing purposeful questions to assess and advance students' reasoning and sense making about important mathematical ideas and relationships. Participants will explore the necessary components for a culture of discourse in a mathematics classroom as well as the teacher and student behaviors necessary for successful implementation of classroom discourse.
MCIU is an accredited Wilson® partner. Offerings are available in June and August.  For a full list of sessions, visit our PD catalog.

Universal Design for Learning


UDL Ambassadors: Join us in a collaborative virtual space to learn with like-minded influencers of professional development across the state and beyond. UDLPartners will provide learning around crafting professional development opportunities utilizing a UDL mindset.

Engage in an exploration of the foundations of Universal Design for Learning. Focusing on the core concepts of UDL, participants will engage in both asynchronous, self-paced learning and synchronous learning sessions to explore how the UDL framework supports educators to design equitable and accessible learning experiences for all learners.

An Introduction to UDL from @UDLPartners !

Learn the three principles of Universal Design for Learning and the role of the framework in intentional design to provide equitable and meaningful learning for all students.

Find out more about all of our upcoming UDL offerings here...
The MCIU Advanced Placement® Summer Institute is designed to engage both novice and experienced AP® teachers. Through the APSI, participants will work with veteran, College Board certified instructors to:
  • Review recent updates in AP® programs and exams
  • Reflect on instructional delivery practices that impact student learning in an AP® environment
  • Examine course design options that best fit their settings

August 1 – 4, 2022

Online Courses


We have a library of self-paced online courses on a wide variety of topics like...


Close Reading
Text Analysis
Supporting Multilingual Learners
Phonological Awareness
Effective Math Instruction
Productive Struggle in Math


Making Math Accessible for ALL
Responding to Classroom Behavior
Foundations of Assessment
IEP Writing
Learning and the Brain
ADHD and the Brain
You can join our as an independent learner or request a custom section just for your school!  For custom sections, contact

Check out all of our current online courses here.

Looking ahead...

Fall 2022: Kaplinsky is coming! Join us for...

The Four Steps to Create a Classroom Where Students are Excited to Learn Mathematics

Explore all of our current offerings in our Professional Learning Catalog

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