A bookshelf shaped like a human head sits in front of a brick wall. There are stacks of books piled on the shelves.

“All time spent reading is time well-spent.”
― W H Auden

Join us for Fall 2021 Book Studies...

Graphic of text reading MCIU Educator's Book Club
The MCIU Educator's Book Club the group will read and discuss diverse and inclusive texts at the upper elementary, middle, and high school levels. The group will utilize the core principles of #Disrupttexts to guide the work of building diverse and inclusive teaching and learning practices and pedagogies. Starts October 12.

Missed Trevor Muir's sessions with us this summer?

Want more Trevor?

We have two opportunities beginning this fall for EPIC exploration into project based learning.

Book cover for Trevor Muir's The Epic Classroom: How to Boost Engagement, Make Learning Memorable and Transform Lives.
Using The Epic Classroom by Trevor Muir as a guide, join other educators in an asynchronous virtual book study to learn about a project based learning method that uses the power of storytelling and brain science to give educators practical and proven practices to achieve real student engagement. All participants will receive a copy of The Epic Classroom!
Book cover for Trevor Muir's The Collaborative Classroom: Teaching Students how to work together now and for the rest of their lives.
Diving Deeper into PBL
Want to take a deeper dive into how Project Based Learning can be used in your classroom? During this school year virtual community, we will use The Collaborative Classroom by Trevor
Muir as a guide for this community. The community will meet virtually throughout the school year, and Trevor will also join for a few sessions to help guide the group through integrating PBL into classrooms! All participants will receive a copy of The Collaborative Classroom!

Starts October 25.

Fall Professional Learning Opportunities

Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is a Wilson® Accredited Partner

Supporting English Learners

Banner image reading ESL Program Specialist certification. Four people are talking around a table.
Our ESL Program Specialist Certification provides training and professional development for educators to be fully prepared to meet the needs of English Learners (ELs) in their schools. The 6-course sequence focuses on :
  • Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
  • Language Acquisition
  • Literacy Acquisition
  • Observing and Planning Instruction
  • Implementing and Managing Instruction
  • Assessment
Applications are currently being accepted for entry into our Winter 2022 cohort.  For application information and program details, visit our ESL Program Certificate page. 

Online Courses and Workshops

Our online learning opportunities are always expanding! Fall courses are starting now in self-paced or blended formats. Check out some of the highlights below, or visit our full catalog here.

The Mindful Classroom

Mindfulness is a practice that asks us to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, surroundings, and bodily sensations in a non-judgemental way. Learn fundamental skills and resources to embark on your own mindfulness practice and strategies that are perfect for the classroom.
Essential for Living (EFL)

Essential for Living (EFL) is a tool used to support students with complex learning needs  Learn how to assess and implement EFL with your students including how to use the EFL assessment, determining a response form, and implementation of lessons.
I Just Got a Multilingual Learner - Now What?

An introduction to terminology in the field of English Language Development (ELD), information about regulations, how to learn more about your multilingual learners, and the basics of language acquisition.
Foundations of Assessment

Explore the three main assessment categories: assessment for learning, assessment of learning, and assessment as learning. 
 Learning Focused Collaborative Conversations

Act 45 credit available! Imagine a safe space for engaging in the continual process of personal reflection with like minded administrators. Join Ray Jorgensen in using reflective leadership to enhance instructional practice and student achievement.

Gifted Boot Camp

Conducted by Western and Eastern PA Gifted Liaisons working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this course will include an overview of PA's definition of gifted education, Chapter 16 and a review of the forms that support gifted education. Attendees will be asked to complete small assignments.

Explore all of our current offerings in our Professional Learning Catalog

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