Past Webinars

These are webinars that have occurred in the past.

Service Delivery Plan for Service ProvidersAct 48 credit is available for this session

Pamela Wrigley - ESCORT

Description: Overview of the PA-MEP Comprehensive Needs Assessment and Service Delivery Plan ***Migrant Education staff only***

Target Audience: All Migrant Education Staff

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 18, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am

PIMS Child Accounting - 2013-14 Student Calendar Fact upfront edits (for SD)

Madeline Rogers - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar for school district personnel will focus on (1) changes to the Residence Status Codes found in Appendix N of PIMS User Manual, volume two and (2) up-front edits checking the relationship between key fields in the Student Calendar Fact file (Residence Status Code, District Code of Residence,...

Target Audience: School Districts

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 15, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting - 2013-14 Act 80 and School Calendar Changes (for SD, IU, CTC)

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar for school district, intermediate unit, and CTC/AVTS personnel will focus on (1) the new "Act 80 Group" field to link the PIMS School Calendar to the Act 80 request and (2) how to include lost instructional time for days waived by PDE for emergency school closings in the School Calendar...

Target Audience: SD, IU, and CTC personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 8, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am

TIMS Certifying Officer and Chief School Administrator Question & Answer Session

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This question and answer session is for those who have questions about using the online Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). No presentation is planned. The session is not recorded. This session is offered once a month.

Target Audience: TIMS Public PreK -12 Certifying Officers, Approved Education Provider Certifying Officers

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
February 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
March 13, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
April 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm

PIMS Question and Answer Webinars

PIMS Team - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: No formal presentation is planned for this session. Representatives from PDE, PIMS Application Support and the PIMS Team will be available to answer your questions regarding the PIMS Collection Submission. Preference will be granted to questions that apply to multiple LEAs. Have your PIMS Manual handy....

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators or any LEA staff who may have a question pertaining to PIMS data submission.

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 16, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
January 30, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
February 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
February 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
March 13, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
March 27, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
April 10, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm

2013-14 Course/HQT Collection Webinar

Jamal Wakeem - Bureau of School Leadership & Teacher Quality

Description: One hour presentation designed to cover the basics of data submission during the 2013-14 PIMS Course/HQT Collection followed by a one hour question and answer session

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 20, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
December 11, 2013 9:30am - 11:30am

2013-14 Course/HQT Collection Q and A Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This is a question and answer webinar devoted to the 2013-14 Course/HQT Data Collection. No formal presentation is planned for this session.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
February 10, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Diploma Project Webinar for Service ProvidersAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This will be a webinar on using the Diploma Project Toolkit with parents and students.

Target Audience: Migrant Project Managers, Secondary SSS, Parent Coordinators and other service providers in pilot sites.

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 21, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

Application of The Danielson Framework for Teaching to Pre-kindergarten Classrooms

Jolie Phillips - PDE

Description: Participants will gain an understanding and be able to use the Early Childhood supplement to Charlotte Danielson's framework for teaching rubric.

Please review Charlotte Danielson's framework for teaching informational series found on the Standards Aligned System portal www.pdesas.org. This informational...

Target Audience: Pre-K Counts teachers, administrators and evaluators

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 20, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

PAsecureID Corrections

Ellen Gemmill - PAsecureID Team

Description: Participants will receive guidance for determining if/when PAsecureIDs information needs to be updated and in which system(s). Instructions for updating PAsecureID will be provided.

Target Audience: PIMS and PAsecureID Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am

Q & A - IHE/LEA Certification Officers & Chief School Admin

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training session is designed for provisioned PreK-12 Certifying Officers and Superintendent/CSAs (Chief School Administrator). We shall provide certification guidelines, announcements, TIMS update information, planning strategies and best practices.

Target Audience: PreK-12 Certifying Officers and Superintendents/Chief School Administrators who are provisioned in TIMS.

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 16, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
November 19, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am

TIMS How to Apply for a Level 1 Teaching Certificate for non-PA Graduates

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training session is designed for those who will complete a teacher, supervisory or administrator preparation program at a non-Pennsylvania college or university next month. The training session provides information about applying for your level I certificate using the online Teacher Information...

Target Audience: Students completing a teacher, supervisor or administrator preparation program within the next 60 days at a non-Pennsylvania institution who wish to apply for Pennsylvania certification.

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

TIMS How to Apply for a Level 1 Teaching Certificate for PA Graduates

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training session is designed for those who will complete a teacher, supervisory or administrator preparation program at a Pennsylvania college or university next month. The training session provides information about applying for your level I certificate using the online Teacher Information Management...

Target Audience: Students completing a teacher, supervisor or administrator preparation program within the next 60 days at a Pennsylvania institution who wish to apply for Pennsylvania certification.

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 12, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
November 13, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
November 14, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am

TIMS - Q & A Applicant

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This question and answer session is for those who have questions about using the online Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). No presentation is planned. The session is not recorded. This session is offered at least once a month.

Target Audience: TIMS Applicants

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
October 29, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
November 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
December 9, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
December 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

From Textbooks to Technology; Moving everyday classroom instruction into the digital world with Britannica

Sara Torpey - Britannica Digital Learning

Description: Please join us to meet the NEW Britannica School and Image Quest!

With three levels of high-quality content to support the needs and learning styles of all students, Britannica School can help improve student performance, strengthen teacher effectiveness, and maximize the use of your technology...

Target Audience: All K-12 educators interested in learning about the new Britannica School and Image Quest.

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm

TransACT Basic User Training

Monica Munar - TransACT

Description: These basic user training sessions for TransACT were designed for all TransACT Parent Notices customers. Your district has partnered with TransACT to provide this powerful parent outreach resource for you to use as much as you like at no cost to you!

Target Audience: Federal Programs Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Campus Secretaries, Registrars, Attendance Staff, ELL/ESL/Bilingual Teachers, Coordinators and Instructional Aides, Nurses, Health Clerks, Counselors, Child Nutrition Staff and any other district job role that may involve providing translated...

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
January 21, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

TransACT Training for Advanced Users

Monica Munar - TransACT

Description: These advanced user training sessions for TransACT were designed for the experienced user. The Pennsylvania Department of Education, in collaboration with Chester County Intermediate Unite 24, has partnered with TransACT to provide this powerful parent outreach resource for you at no cost to you! Learn...

Target Audience: Federal Programs Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Campus Secretaries, Registrars, Attendance Staff, ELL/ESL/Bilingual Teachers, Coordinators and Instructional Aides, Nurses, Health Clerks, Counselors, Child Nutrition Staff and any other district job role that may involve providing translated...

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
March 25, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Challenge Your Students to be Creative and Innovative Using 21st Century Skills

Jenna Leventhal, MA - USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education

Description: Participants will learn step-by-step how to integrate the IWitness Video Challenge, a nation-wide contest that asks students to develop a video essay linking their voices to those in IWitness, into their curriculum while promoting critical thinking, self-reflection, and digital literacy skills. More...

Target Audience: Gr. 7 – 12 teachers across subject areas such as History, English/Literature, Sociology, Psychology, Holocaust/Genocide Studies, Media Studies.

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 25, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

PIMS Question and Answer Webinars

PIMS Team - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: No formal presentation is planned for this session. Representatives from PDE, PIMS Application Support and the PIMS Team will be available to answer your questions regarding the PIMS Collection Submissions. Preference will be granted to questions that apply to multiple LEAs. Have your PIMS Manual handy....

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators or any LEA staff who has a question pertaining to PIMS data submission.

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
October 24, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
November 21, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm

PIMS Requirements for Keystone Exams and Classroom Diagnostic Trainings

John Nau - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This training will provide an overview of the Keystone Exams and the Classroom Diagnostic Testing tool along with the PIMS requirements for upcoming PIMS data collection windows.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and teachers/administrators implementing the Classroom Diagnostic Testing tool.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 27, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
August 27, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
August 28, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
August 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm

E-rate 2.0 NPRM: What You Need To Know

Julie Tritt-Schell - PA State eRate Coordinator

Description: The FCC has released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to modernize the federal E-rate program. The changes are just proposed at this time, but the FCC is seeking comment from schools and libraries on their proposals. This presentation will provide an overview of all of the major changes being...

Target Audience: Technology directors, business managers, librarians, and any other school or library personnel who handle E-rate for their institutions.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 15, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm

2013-14 PIMS Staff Collection

Tim Wentz - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the 2013-14 PIMS Staff Data Collection. The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS via three critical templates. Changes for the 2013-14 school year will be covered as well.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and Data Submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 9, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
October 15, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
October 17, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
October 23, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

PIMS 2012-13 Postsecondary CTE Data Collection - Pre-Recorded

Tom Ford - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will focus on answering questions of the LEAs with CTE programs regarding the requirements for reporting school year 2012-2013 CTE Postsecondary Program Enrollments in PIMS. All LEAs that have PDE approved Postsecondary CTE programs should listen to this session. Participants for this session...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, LEA Postsecondary CTE Data Coordinators, LEA Student Information System (SIS) vendor representatives and LEA Perkins CTE Coordinators.

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 25, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
July 26, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm

2013-14 PIMS October Student Data

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the Elementary/Secondary October Enrollment Data Collection, which is also the official collection of Low Income and Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and Data Submitters.

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
September 17, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
September 18, 2013 1:30am - 3:30pm
September 24, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
October 3, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

InNet Binational WebinarAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will go over the products developed thru the InNet Consortium Grant and a pilot of those products. ***Migrant Staff Only***

Target Audience: Migrant Education SSS staff and Team Leaders/Project Managers.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 7, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

How to Prepare your Student Information System for 2013-14 Annual PIMS Updates (Highly Qualified Teachers and Course Data Collection Revisions)

Brian Truesdale - PA Department of Education

Description: A description of PIMS Course/HQT changes for the 2013-14 school year.

Target Audience: SIS Vendors, PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 6, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
August 7, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm

PIMS Question & Answer

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: No formal presentation is planned for this session. Representatives from PDE, PIMS Application Support and the PIMS Team will be available to answer your questions regarding the PIMS Collection Submissions. Preference will be granted to questions that apply to multiple LEAs. Have your PIMS Manual handy....

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators or any LEA staff who has a question pertaining to PIMS data submission.

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 11, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
August 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
September 12, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
October 10, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
November 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
December 12, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm

PATI Data Collection 2013-14, Question and Answer Session

Leonard Sweeney - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is intended to provide an opportunity for LEAs to participate in a question and answer session regarding the 2013-14 PATI data collection within the PIMS system. Both PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors are encouraged to participate.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 9, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am

PATI Data Collection 2013-14

Leonard Sweeney - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar will provide LEAs with an overview of the PIMS template that will be used to collect PATI survey response data, including the data entry tools that will be available. Also it will provide details on the types of questions that will be included in this year’s PATI survey. Opportunities...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 22, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
October 23, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
November 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:30pm

Project Based Assessment School Administrator Overview

Kevin Mauro - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will give an overview of the Project Based Assessments. Students who are unable to meet Chapter 4 requirements relating to high school graduation requirements through the Keystone Exam may qualify to complete a project based assessment. This session will set the stage for the implementation...

Target Audience: School Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 1, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 6, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 9, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

2012-2013 PIMS Secondary and Adult CTE Student Data Collection-PRE-RECORDED WEBINAR Act 48 credit is available for this session

Tom Ford - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This is a pre-recorded session for participants to be able to listen at their convenience. This session will focus on the requirements for reporting school year 2012-13 CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments in PreK-12 PIMS. All LEAs that have PDE approved secondary or will have registered adult...

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Available Sessions
Date Time
June 14, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Interscholastic Athletic Opportunities Discloser Form--How to Submit Data

Thresa Stafford - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will explain the data collection process, use of the form and submission into PIMS.

Target Audience: All LEA PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
June 13, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am

Service Delivery Plan WebinarAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This is a statewide webinar to discuss the updated PA Migrant Service Delivery Plan (SDP) ***Migrant Staff Only***\r\n\r\n

Target Audience: All MEP Field Staff

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am

PA ECE Healthy & Green Mini-Grants, Technical Assistance Webinar

Maryanne Olley - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being held to provide technical assistance to eligible Keystone STARS participants who are interested in applying for the PA ECE Healthy & Green Mini-Grants Program. \r\nThe mini-grants program is a competitive process. Early learning programs have a chance to be awarded up to $5,000...

Target Audience: Keystone STARS programs, Regional Key staff, OCDEL staff, Keystone STARS Technical Assistance staff, DPW certification representatives

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 12, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting - Running Reports Efficiently

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the Child Accounting validation reports that are available in PIMS Reports.

Target Audience: Child Accounting personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 8, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting Question and Answer Webinar (CS only)

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will not have a formal presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to Child Accounting - particularly regarding the PIMS School Calendar and Student Calendar Fact templates.

Target Audience: Child Accounting personnel from charter schools

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 11, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting Question and Answer Webinar for Veterans (SD only)

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will not have a formal presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to Child Accounting - particularly regarding the PIMS School Calendar and Student Calendar Fact templates.

Target Audience: Child Accounting personnel from school districts (veterans)

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 24, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting Question and Answer Webinar for Beginners (CTC and IU only)

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will not have a formal presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to Child Accounting - particularly regarding the PIMS School Calendar and Student Calendar Fact templates.

Target Audience: Child Accounting personnel from CTCs and IUs (beginners)

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 10, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting Question and Answer Webinar for Beginners (SD only)

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will not have a formal presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to Child Accounting - particularly regarding the PIMS School Calendar and Student Calendar Fact templates.

Target Audience: Child Accounting personnel from school districts (beginners)

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 9, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting Question and Answer Webinar (PRRI and APS only)

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will not have a formal presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to Child Accounting - particularly regarding the PIMS School Calendar and Student Calendar Fact templates.

Target Audience: Child Accounting personnel from PRRIs and APSs

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 23, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting Question and Answer Webinar for Veterans (CTC and IU only)

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will not have a formal presentaton. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to Child Accounting - particularly regarding the PIMS School Calendar and Student Calendar Fact templates.

Target Audience: Child Accounting personnel from CTCs and IUs (veterans)

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 6, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

2012-2013 PIMS CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments PRE-RECORDED

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This pre-recorded session wil focus on the requirements for reporting school year 2012-2013 CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments in PreK-12 PIMS. All LEAs that have PDE approved secondary or will have registered adult affidavit CTE programs in the Career and Technical Education System (CATS) for...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA CTE Data Coordinators

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 14, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
May 15, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm

2012-2013 PIMS CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments PRE-RECORDED

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This pre-recorded session wil focus on the requirements for reporting school year 2012-2013 CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments in PreK-12 PIMS. All LEAs that have PDE approved secondary or will have registered adult affidavit CTE programs in the Career and Technical Education System (CATS) for...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA CTE Data Coordinators

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 9, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm

2013 Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory Pilot

Maryanne Olley - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar will review the Kindergarten Entry Inventory reliability assignment given after module 2.

Target Audience: 2013 Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory pilot participants not meeting 75% reliability

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 19, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
August 19, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Introduction to the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory

Maryanne Olley - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar will provide a deeper review of the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory. Participants will practice with sample scenarios and scoring. A reliability assignment will be given as homework at the end of the webinar.

Target Audience: 2013 Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory pilot participants

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 15, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
July 15, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
July 16, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
July 17, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
July 18, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
July 18, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
July 19, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
July 19, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Introduction to the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory

Maryanne Olley - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar will provide an introduction to the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory. The Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory is in its third pilot year. This webinar will provide the history, purpose and overview of the Kindergarten Entry Inventory.

Target Audience: 2013 Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory pilot participants

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 3, 2013 9:30am - 11:30am

School Performance Profile Update Training

Michelle Sellitto - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile (SPP) for school districts, charter schools, cyber charter schools, and Career and Technology Centers is scheduled for public release in the fall of 2013.  Although many have participated in focus groups, webinars, and other informational sessions, this update...

Target Audience: LEA

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 15, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 3, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm

2012-2013 PIMS CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments PRE-RECORDED

Tom Ford - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This pre-recorded session will focus on the requirements for reporting school year 2012-2013 CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments in PreK-12 PIMS. All LEAs that have PDE approved secondary or will have registered adult affidavit CTE programs in the Career and Technical Education System (CATS)for...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA CTE Data Coordinators

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 16, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm

TIMS Certifying Officer Question and Answer Session

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This question and answer session is for those who have questions about using the online Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). No presentation is planned. The session is not recorded. This session is offered once a month. Pre-registration is required to reserve a seat. If you are unable to...

Target Audience: PreK-12 Certifying Officers, Superintendents/Chief School Administrators and IHE Certifying Officers using TIMS.

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 3, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
April 24, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
May 15, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
July 31, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am

TIMS Applicant Question and Answer Session

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This question and answer session is for those who have questions about using the online Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). No presentation is planned. The session is not recorded. This session is offered at least once a month.

Target Audience: Applicants applying for Pennsylvania certification using TIMS.

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
May 8, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
May 22, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
June 12, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
June 25, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
July 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
August 15, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

TIMS How to Apply for a Level 1 Teaching Certificate for PA Graduates

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training session is designed for those who will complete a teacher, supervisory or administrator preparation program at a Pennsylvania college or university next month. The training session provides information about applying for your level I certificate using the online Teacher Information Management...

Target Audience: Students completing a teacher, supervisor or administrator preparation program within the next 60 days at a Pennsylvania institution who wish to apply for Pennsylvania certification.

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 11, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
April 11, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
May 1, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
May 1, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
May 16, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
May 16, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm

TIMS Emergency Permit Training for PK-12 Certifying Officers

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: All TIMS PK-12 Certifying Officers and Chief School Administrators are encouraged to attend this one hour training session covering the tips and techniques required to request emergency permits. Day-to-Day Substitute and Long-term Substitute approval demonstrations are planned. Time is allocated for...

Target Audience: TIMS PK-12 Certifying Officers and Chief School Administrators who are involved with emergency permits.

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 18, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
July 10, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am
July 18, 2013 9:30am - 11:00am

TIMS Training for PA Educator Prep Programs (IHE) Certifying Officers

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training session is designed for provisioned Approved Educator Prep Program Certifying Officers. We shall provide certification guidelines, announcements, TIMS update information, planning strategies and best practices. The session will be recorded for those unable to attend the live presentation. Pre-registration...

Target Audience: Approved preparation program Certifying Officers using TIMS.

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 28, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm

2013 Follow-Up Survey for PIMS CTE Students in PreK 12--PRERECORDED WEBINAR

Tom Ford - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This is a prerecorded webinar for participants to listen to prior to Q & A webinars which will be posted at a later date. This session will focus on capturing placement data via a follow-up survey, focusing on which students to survey and your involvement in this survey process. All LEAs that reported...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, LEA secondary and adult affidavit CTE data coordinators, and LEA Perkins CTE coordinators

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 11, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

2013 Follow-Up Survey for PIMS PS Perkins CTE Students--PRERECORDED WEBINAR

Tom Ford - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This is a prerecorded webinar for participants to listen to prior to Q & A webinars which will be posted at a later date. This session will focus on capturing placement data via a follow-up survey, focusing on which students to survey and your involvement in this survey process. All institutions that...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and Perkins Data Coordinators

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 12, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm

2012-13 PIMS Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Collection for NonGraduating LEAs

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This Webinar is being provided for LEAs that do not graduate students but submit data that may impact other LEAs cohort Graduation Rates. The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS via the 2012-13 Student template to ensure the Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Graduation Rate...

Target Audience: PIMS Data Submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 7, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
May 9, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
June 20, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
July 17, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm

2012-13 PIMS Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Collection

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This Webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Collection. The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS via the 2012-13 Student template to ensure your Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Graduation Rate data is...

Target Audience: PIMS Data Submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 6, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
May 7, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 19, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
July 16, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Turn Your School into a Community Theater

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Your school auditorium has more potential than you realize to raise funds, support the arts, and bring cultural events to your community. Join us to explore this potential with SpectiCast, Pennsylvania's partner for high-quality, dazzling cultural and educational media. In the spring of 2013, you can...

Target Audience: Teachers, administrators, librarians, music and arts program directors, superintendents, school board members.

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 7, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
March 8, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm

TIMS LEA Training for PK-12 Certifying Officers and Superintendent/CSAs

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training session is designed for provisioned PreK-12 Certifying Officers and Superintendent/CSAs (Chief School Administrator). We shall provide certification guidelines, announcements, TIMS update information, planning strategies and best practices. The session will be recorded for those unable...

Target Audience: PreK-12 Certifying Officers and Superintendents/Chief School Administrators who are provisioned in TIMS.

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 21, 2013 9:30am - 11:30am

Course/Highly Qualified Data Collection - PA Information Management System (PIMS) 2012-13

Claudia Merwin - PDE

Description: This is the 2012-12 Course/HQT data collection webinar to help PIMS administrators and HR personnel map the local courses to the correct state course Id for Highly qualified calculations.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and HR Personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 15, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
January 17, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
January 22, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
January 31, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm

SOSOSY Webinar on Educational Outcomes TableAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This workshop for Migrant Out-of-School Youth (OSY) providers will go over the OSY Profile changes, the Educational Outcomes Table and would have several case studies. ***For PA-MEP staff only***

Target Audience: Migrant OSY Service Providers

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am

Service Delivery Plan WebinarAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This is a statewide webinar to discuss the updated PA Migrant Service Delivery Plan (SDP) ***Migrant Staff Only***

Target Audience: All PA-MEP Staff

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am

Diploma Project Webinar

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Meeting to discuss updates on developing a Toolkit for the Migrant Diploma Project, as part of our Service Delivery Plan (SDP).

Target Audience: Members of the Diploma Project Only

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 29, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
April 25, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm

PIMS Question and Answer Webinar Sessions for ALL Collections

PIMS Team - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: No formal presentation is planned for this session. Representatives from PDE, the Help Desk and the PIMS team will be available to answer your questions regarding the 2011-12 PIMS Collection submissions. Preference will be granted to questions that apply to multiple LEAs. Have your PIMS Manuals handy....

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators or any LEA staff who has a question pertaining to PIMS data submission.

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
March 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
April 4, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
May 2, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
June 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Pre-K Counts Competitive Grant Applicant Information Session

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This sessions will provide application guidance for eligible providers applying for 2013-2014 Pre-K Counts Competitive Grants.

Target Audience: School districts, Head Start programs, Licensed nursery schools, child care or group homes

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 22, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
February 22, 2013 1:00pm - 3:30pm

TIMS Certifying Officer Question & Answer Session

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This question and answer session is for those who have questions about using the online Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). No presentation is planned. The session is not recorded. This session is offered once a month.

Target Audience: PreK-12 Certifying Officers, Superintendents/Chief School Administrators and IHE Certifying Officers using TIMS.

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 27, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
December 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
January 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am

TIMS Applicant Question & Answer Session

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This question and answer session is for those who have questions about using the online Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). No presentation is planned. The session is not recorded. This session is offered at least once a month.

Target Audience: Applicants applying for Pennsylvania certification using TIMS.

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
December 12, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
January 2, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
January 14, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
January 30, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
February 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm

TIMS - How to Apply for a Level I Teaching Certificate for PA Graduates

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training session is designed for those who will complete a teacher, supervisory or administrator preparation program at a Pennsylvania college or university next month. The training session provides information about applying for your level I certificate using the online Teacher Information Management...

Target Audience: Students completing a teacher, supervisor or administrator preparation program within the next 60 days at a Pennsylvania institution who wish to apply for Pennsylvania certification.

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 15, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm

TIMS LEA Training for PK-12 Certifying Officers and Superintendent/CSAs

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training session is designed for provisioned PreK-12 Certifying Officers and Superintendent/CSAs (Chief School Administrator). We will provide an overview of the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) features and operational processes for new users. We shall also provide TIMS update information...

Target Audience: PreK-12 Certifying Officers and Superintendents/Chief School Administrators who are provisioned in TIMS.

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 9, 2013 9:30am - 1:45pm

TIMS - How to Apply for your Level II Certificate

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This session is designed to help Pennsylvania Level I instructional certificate holders prepare and apply for the level II certification. Please attend a session if you are in your third, fourth or fifth year of teaching. We recommend that you apply as soon as you have completed the requirements but...

Target Audience: Pennsylvania teachers in their third, fourth or fifth year of service on their Instructional I certificate.

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 13, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm

PIMS PASecureID Instructional Webinar

Ellen Gemmill - PAsecureID Team

Description: This webinar is offered as both an introductory and refresher course to PASecureID Administrators. Administrators will learn how to create IDs, recognize and resolve near matches, edit existing records, and upload files and batches. All administrators are encouraged to attend one of the sessions pertinent...

Target Audience: PASecureID Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 31, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm

PASecureID Instrctional Webinar

Ellen Gemmill - PAsecureID Team

Description: This webinar is offered as both an introductory and refresher course to PASecureID Administrators. Administrators will learn how to create IDs, recognize and resolve near matches, edit existing records, and upload files and batches. All administrators are encouraged to attend one of the sessions pertinent...

Target Audience: PASecureID Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 1, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am

2012-13 Staff Data Webinar

Andrea Hoch - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the 2012-13 PIMS Staff Data Collection. The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS via three critical templates. Changes for the 2012-13 school year will be covered as well.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and Data Submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 10, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
October 16, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
October 18, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
October 24, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm

2012-13 October Student Data Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the Elementary/Secondary October Enrollment Data Collection, which is also the official collection of Low Income and Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and Data Submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 18, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
September 20, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
September 26, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
October 2, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Movement from Instructional I to Instructional II for Community Based PreK CountsAct 48 credit is available for this session

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session is designed for certified teachers in community-based Pre K Counts programs and will focus on the application process in the TIMS system for moving from an Instructional level I certification to Instructional II. The session will review the necessary components for moving from Instructional...

Target Audience: preK Specialists, Instructional I certified teachers who are nearing deadline for conversion to Instructional II

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 10, 2012 3:30pm - 5:30pm

LSTA Grant Applications for 2013 Projects

Constance Cardillo - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Eligible Pennsylvania libraries have the opportunity to apply for a LSTA grant for a 2013 project. The grants will aid academic, public and special collections libraries in implementing projects that are new to them (Try It), and in digitizing special collections. Public libraries can apply for technology...

Target Audience: Pennsylvania Librarians

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 29, 2012 9:30am - 11:30am

PATI Data Collection 2012-13

Leonard Sweeney - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar will provide LEAs with an overview of the PIMS template that will be used to collect PATI survey response data, including the data entry tools that will be available. Also it will provide details on the types of questions that will be included in this year’s PATI survey. Opportunities...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 23, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
October 24, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
November 5, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am

PATI Data Collection 2012-13, Question and Answer Session

Leonard Sweeney - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is intended to provide an opportunity for LEAs to participate in a question and answer session regarding the 2012-13 PATI data collection within the PIMS system. Both PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors are encouraged to participate.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 8, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am

The Pennsylvania Kindergarten Inventory 2012 PilotAct 48 credit is available for this session

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This introductory session looks at the history, purpose, components and usage of the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Inventory Tool. This session is required of all Kindergarten teachers partcipating in the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Inventory 2012 Pilot.

Target Audience: All Kindergarten teachers, administrators and support staff involved in the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Entry Inventory 2012 Pilot

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 2, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
August 3, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
August 7, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
August 7, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
August 8, 2012 9:30am - 11:30am
August 9, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
August 13, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 15, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
August 16, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
August 17, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Defined STEM: A Look at New Features

Brannan Kenny - Defined Learning

Description: Defined STEM is intended specifically to address:   

Common Core integration:

Common Core Standards are supported throughout the Defined STEM program with a focus on college and career readiness, placing students in a position to apply their knowledge to solve real world problems and...

Target Audience: IU Personnel, school district administrators, teachers using the program or anyone that wants to learn more about Defined STEM

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 29, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Comprehensive Planning Web Application Technical Overview

Dr. Jason Conway - Capital Area Intermediate Unit

Description: This session will provide an overview of the Comprehensive Planning web application to district and school level planning teams. Attendees will be given an overview of the navigation of the the web application, as well as instructions on entering planning information and creating action plans. Finally,...

Target Audience: Phase 1 districts completing district level plans and schools completing school level plans (all phases are welcome)

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 3, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
July 5, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
August 1, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
August 3, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm

Postsecondary Perkins PIMS Data Submission Review

Cheryl Wenger - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is in preparation for school year 2011-12 End of Year Postsecondary Perkins data submission through PIMS. During this webinar we will review the user manuals and the PIMS data submission process.

Target Audience: PIMS Data Submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 11, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
July 12, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am

TIMS Question and Answer Session for Applicants

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This question and answer session is geared towards TIMS applicants and established credential holders. We will try to answer as many questions as possible related to TIMS applications for credentials and permits, name or social security number changes, and updates such as voluntary deletion or removal...

Target Audience: TIMS Applicants and Credential Holders

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 19, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
August 8, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
August 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
August 30, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am

TIMS Emergency Permit Training for PK-12 Certifying Officers

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: All TIMS PK-12 Certifying Officers and Chief School Administrators are encouraged to attend this one hour training session covering the tips and techniques required to request emergency permits for the 2012-13 school year. Day-to-Day Substitute and Long-term Substitute approval demonstrations are planned....

Target Audience: TIMS PK-12 Certifying Officers and Chief School Administrators who are involved with emergency permits.

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 16, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am

PIMS Child Accounting Part 2, Student Calendar Fact for AVTS/CTC only

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: -- This webinar for Career and Technology Center personnel will focus on the uploading of accurate Child Accounting data for school year 2011-12. The presentation will focus on the data elements in the PIMS Student Calendar Fact template. The presentation will also focus on the various PIMS validation...

Target Audience: AVTS/CTC PIMS Administrators, AVTS/CTC Child Accounting personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 17, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm

TIMS Question and Answer Session for Applicants

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This question and answer session is geared towards TIMS applicants and established credential holders. We will try to answer as many questions as possible related to TIMS applications for credentials and permits, name or social security number changes, and updates such as voluntary deletion or removal...

Target Audience: TIMS Applicants and Credential Holders

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 14, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
June 20, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
June 26, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am

TIMS Question & Answer Session for K-12 Public entities (LEA) and PA Educator Prep Programs (IHE)

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Question and answer session for TIMS certifying officers and superintendents.

Target Audience: Certifying Officers of PreK-12 public entities and Certifying Officers of institutions with PA Approved Educator Preparation Programs

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 8, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
June 13, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
June 28, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
July 25, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am

PIMS Child Accounting Part 2, Student Calendar Fact for APS and PRRI only

Madeline Rogers - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: --This webinar for Approved Private School and Private Residential Rehabilitative Institution personnel will focus on the uploading of accurate Child Accounting data for school year 2011-12. The presentation will focus on the data elements in the PIMS Student Calendar Fact template. The presentation...

Target Audience: APS and PRRI PIMS Administrators, APS and PRRI Child Accounting personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 3, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm

PIMS Child Accounting Part 2, Student Calendar Fact for Intermediate Units only

Madeline Rogers - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: -- This webinar for Intermediate Unit personnel will focus on the uploading of accurate Child Accounting data for school year 2011-12. The presentation will focus on the data elements in the PIMS Student Calendar Fact template. The presentation will also focus on the various PIMS validation reports that...

Target Audience: Intermediate Unit PIMS Administrators, Intermediate Unit Child Accounting personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 12, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am

PIMS Child Accounting Part 2, Student Calendar Fact for Charter Schools

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: -- This webinar will focus on the uploading of accurate Child Accounting data for school year 2011-12. The presentation will focus on the data elements in the PIMS templates specific to Child Accounting Student Calendar Fact. The presentation will also focus on the various PIMS validation reports that...

Target Audience: Charter School PIMS Administrators, Charter School Child Accounting Personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 27, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am

PIMS Child Accounting Part 2, Student Calendar Fact for School Districts only

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: --This webinar for School District personnel will focus on the uploading of accurate Child Accounting data for school year 2011-12. The presentation will focus on the data elements in the PIMS Student Calendar Fact template. The presentation will also focus on the various PIMS validation reports that...

Target Audience: School District PIMS Administrators, School District Child Accounting Personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 20, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
July 18, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am

PIMS Child Accounting Part 1, School Calendar for all LEAs

Madeline Rogers - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will focus on the uploading of accurate Child Accounting data for school year 2010-2011. The presentation will focus on the data elements in the PIMS School Calendar template. The presentation will also focus on the various PIMS validation reports that should be reviewed to ensure accurate...

Target Audience: K-12 PIMS Administrators, Child Accounting Personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 19, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
June 26, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm

2011-12 Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: 2011-12 Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Webinar

Target Audience: LEA PIMS data submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 7, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
May 9, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
July 10, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 14, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm

Collection of School Year 2011-2012 CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments in PreK-12 PIMS

Steve Simchock - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will focus on the requirements for reporting school year 2011-2012 CTE Secondary and Adult Program Enrollments in PreK-12 PIMS. All LEAs that have PDE approved secondary or will have registered adult affidavit CTE programs in the Career and Technical Education System (CATS) for the 2011-2012...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, LEA secondary and / or adult CTE data coordinators, appropriate LEA student information system vendor representatives and LEA Perkins CTE coordinators (as appropriate).

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 15, 2012 9:00am - 11:30am
May 16, 2012 1:15pm - 3:45pm
May 17, 2012 9:00am - 11:30am

2011-12 Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort for NonGraduating LEAs Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This Webinar is being provided for LEAs that do not graduate students but submit data that may impact other LEAs cohort Graduation Rates. The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS via the 2011-12 Student template to ensure the Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Graduation Rate...

Target Audience: LEA Data Collection

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 8, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
May 9, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
July 11, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
August 15, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm

DIBELS Progress Monitoring for Migrant Summer Campus ProgramsAct 48 credit is available for this session

Tina Wetzel - Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12

Description: Overview of DIBELS Progress Monitoring for PA-MEP Summer Campus Programs. Part 1 (AM): Flow and sequence of pre and post testing. Part 2 (PM): How to Administer. ***This session is intended only for Migrant Summer Program Staff Administering DIBELS***

Target Audience: All Migrant Summer staff who administer the DIBELS Progress Monitoring Assessment

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 15, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 15, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Race to the Top LEA Grant

Brian Laforme - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Approximately 50% of Pennsylvania’s $41,326,299 Race to the Top federal grant will be awarded to eligible Local Education Agencies to support the adoption and implementation of Pennsylvania’s Educator Effectiveness models and instruments, which are designed to improve the way teachers, specialists,...

Target Audience: Primarily Grant Coordinators & Administrators at eligible SD & Charters

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am

Question and answer session for TIMS Applicants.

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Question and answer session for TIMS users. We will try to answer as many questions as possible regarding the use of TIMS geared toward applicants and established credential holders. This opportunity will be offered monthly.

Target Audience: TIMS Applicants and Credential Holders

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 20, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
May 16, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am

TIMS Question & Answer Session for K-12 Public entities (LEA) and PA Educator Prep Programs (IHE)

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Question and answer session for TIMS users; PK-12 entities in first half hour and Approved Preparation Programs in second half hour.

Target Audience: Certifying Officers of PreK-12 public entities and Certifying Officers of institutions with PA Approved Educator Preparation Programs

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 27, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
April 10, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
April 24, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am

Keystone Catalog-IU Manager Update Training

Kim Breuninger - Chester Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: This training will update Keystone Catalog IU Managers on changes to the Catalog as well as new features and reports.

Target Audience: By Invitation Only: For Keystone Catalog IU Mangers

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 16, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
March 19, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am

Britannica Online: Join us to hear all about the PAIUnet statewide consortium.

Kim Breuninger - Chester Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Britannica Online School Edition K-12 gives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique database also offers high-quality online learning materials that are developed by teachers and curriculum...

Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about the resource.

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 12, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm

2012 Follow-Up Survey for PIMS Postsecondary Perkins CTE Students

Kevin Springman - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will focus on capturing placement data via a follow-up survey, focusing on which students to survey and your involvement in this survey process. All Institutions that reported PIMS Postsecondary Perkins CTE students that exited during the 2010-2011 school year should participate in this...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and Perkins data coordinators (as appropriate).

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 27, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am

2012 Follow-Up Survey for CTE Students in PreK12 PIMS

Kevin Springman - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will focus on capturing placement data via a follow-up survey, focusing on which students to survey and your involvement in this survey process. All LEAs that reported secondary and adult affidavit CTE students that exited during the 2010-2011 school year should participate in one of these...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, LEA secondary and adult affidavit CTE data coordinators, and LEA Perkins CTE coordinators (as appropriate).

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 4, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
April 5, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am

Webinar for Migrant Staff on Homelessness DesignationAct 48 credit is available for this session

Vaughn Murray, , CSIU - Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

Description: This webinar will explain a memo that will go out about how to capture data about migrant students who are also homeless. ***This training is intended for Migrant Staff only***

Target Audience: Migrant Education Student Support Specialists and others who enter homelessness information into MIS2000

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 28, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm

TIMS-Access & Use Training for PK-12 Educational Entities

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for Pennsylvania PK-12 Educational Entities to use...

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well.

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 16, 2012 8:30am - 10:30am

TIMS-Q&A for PK-12 Educational Entities (SD, IUs, CTCs, Charters,etc.) first half hour; Approved Educator Preparation Programs (IHEs, IUs) second half hour.

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Question and Answer (Q&Q) regarding the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification.

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well. All Approved Educator...

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 27, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm

TIMS-Access & Use Training for Approved Educator Prep Programs (IHEs, IUs)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for Pennsylvania Approved Educator Preparation Programs...

Target Audience: All Approved Educator Preparation Programs in Pennsylvania. Colleges, Universities, and Intermediate Units offering English as Second Language (ESL)

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 22, 2012 8:30am - 10:30am

PIMS 2010-11 Cohort Graduation Rate Question and Answer Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This one hour webinar is being provided to assist the LEA PIMS Data submitters with the 2010-11 Cohort Graduation Rate data. A brief summary of the most Frequently Asked Questions will be provided followed by a Question and Answer period.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 7, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
February 8, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
February 9, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am

TIMS-Q&A for PK-12 Educational Entities (SD, IUs, CTCs, Charters,etc.) from 10-10:30; Approved Educator Preparation Programs (IHEs, IUs)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Question and Answer (Q&Q) regarding the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification.

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well. All Approved Educator...

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
February 8, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
February 15, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm

TTIMS-Access & Use Training for PK-12 Educational Entities (SD, IUs, CTCs, Charters,etc.)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for Pennsylvania PK-12 Educational Entities to use...

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 3, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm

TIMS-Access & Use Training for Approved Educator Prep Programs (IHEs, IUs)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for Pennsylvania Approved Educator Preparation Programs...

Target Audience: All Approved Educator Preparation Programs in Pennsylvania. Colleges, Universities, and Intermediate Units offering English as Second Language (ESL)

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 1, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Keystones to Opportunity: Pre-Application reader training

Jo Beth McKee - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is to be attended by invitation only.  It is strictly for the training of those invited to participate in the KtO grant reading process.   \r\n

Target Audience: by invitation only

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 19, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Early Learning Outcomes Reporting Strategy: Informational Webinar

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will cover questions related to the implementation of the Keystone Child Outcomes Framework and is essential for administrators and practioners in Stars 3 and 4 child care centers, state-funded Head Start, and Pre K Counts programs. The session will explore questions such as What is the...

Target Audience: Administrators and lead teachers in Stars 3 and 4 child care centers, state-funded Head Start and PreK Counts programs.

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 19, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
March 19, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm
March 23, 2012 7:30am - 9:30am
April 2, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
April 4, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
April 6, 2012 8:00am - 10:00am
April 19, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
May 3, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm
May 4, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30pm
May 11, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am

PIMS Question and Answer Webinar Sessions for ALL Collections

PIMS Team - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: No formal presentation is planned for this session. Representatives from PDE, the Help Desk and the PIMS team will be available to answer your questions regarding the 2011-12 PIMS Collection submissions. Preference will be granted to questions that apply to multiple LEAs. Have your PIMS Manuals handy....

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators or any LEA staff who has a question pertaining to PIMS data submission.

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 17, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
February 2, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
February 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
March 1, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
March 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
March 29, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
April 12, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
April 26, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
May 10, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
May 24, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
June 7, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
June 21, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
July 5, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
July 19, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
August 2, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
August 16, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
August 30, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
September 13, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
September 27, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
October 25, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
November 8, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
November 29, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
December 6, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
December 20, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm

TIMS-Access & Use Training for Approved Educator Prep Programs (IHEs, IUs)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for Pennsylvania Approved Educator Preparation Programs...

Target Audience: All Approved Educator Preparation Programs in Pennsylvania. Colleges, Universities, and Intermediate Units offering English as Second Language (ESL)

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 18, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm

TIMS-Access & Use Training for PK-12 Educational Entities (SD, IUs, CTCs, Charters,etc.)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for Pennsylvania PK-12 Educational Entities to use...

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 17, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am

TIMS-Q&A for PK-12 Educational Entities (SD, IUs, CTCs, Charters, etc. (first half); Approved Educator Preparation Programs (IHEs, IUs) (second half)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Question and Answer (Q&Q) regarding the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification.

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well. All Approved Educator...

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 10, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
January 12, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
January 24, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am

TIMS-Access & Use Training for Applicants (Educators & Educator Candidates)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for educators and educator candidates seeking Pennsylvania...

Target Audience: Individuals seeking Pennsylvania educator certification.

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 19, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm

OSY Webinar Featuring SOSYAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will explore materials available from the SOSY Website.

Target Audience: Migrant OSY Service Providers This session is only intended for PA Migrant Education Staff

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 19, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Defined S.T.E.M. Quick Training

Debbie Lugar - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: This 1/2 hour webinar shows participants how to navigate the Defined S.T.E.M. website, and highlights some of the types of content contained within. Don't miss the opportunity to use this valuable resource for free for the remainder of the school year. PAIUnet-connected school districts only.

Target Audience: Defined STEM

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 19, 2011 3:00pm - 3:45pm

Problem-Based Learning and the Real World Navy Challenge (Part 2 of 3)Act 48 credit is available for this session

Debbie Lugar - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: In this highly-interactive session, teachers interested in incorporating the Scarboro South virtual nuclear power plant into their classrooms have the opportunity to take a guided (virtual) tour, as avatars, through the power plant experiencing and interacting with all of the student activities available...

Target Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math teachers in Grades 6 -12

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 23, 2012 2:45pm - 3:45pm
February 9, 2012 2:45pm - 3:45pm
March 28, 2012 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Problem-Based Learning and the Real World Navy Challenge (Part 1 of 3)Act 48 credit is available for this session

Debbie Lugar - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: S.T.E.M. education and problem-based teaching and learning are currently at the forefront of today's discussions relating to increasing the quality and rigor of education in our classrooms. A series of 3 webinars has been developed to equip science, math, and technology teachers to integrate PBL in their...

Target Audience: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math teachers in Grades 6 - 12

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 12, 2012 2:45pm - 3:45pm

Office of Child Development and Early Learning Resources for CACFP Sponsors

Maryanne Olley - PA Department of Education

Description: This session will review the numerous OCDEL resources that can be shared with Family Child Care Home providers. Please be sure to have a copy of the resources with you during the webinar. Resources will be mailed to CACFP sponsors prior to webinar.

Target Audience: Target Audience: Child Care and Adult Food Program Sponsors

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 18, 2012 9:00am - 11:30am
January 24, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am

TIMS-Access & Use Training for PK-12 Educational Entities (SD, IUs, CTCs, Charters,etc.)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for Pennsylvania PK-12 Educational Entities to use...

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 19, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
December 21, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
January 3, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
January 5, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm

TIMS-Access & Use Training for Approved Educator Prep Programs (IHEs, IUs)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for Pennsylvania Approved Educator Preparation Programs...

Target Audience: All Approved Educator Preparation Programs in Pennsylvania. Colleges, Universities, and Intermediate Units offering English as Second Language (ESL)

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 19, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
December 21, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
January 3, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
January 5, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am

TIMS-Access & Use Training for Applicants (Educators & Educator Candidates)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Introduction to the new Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). TIMS is an online system for the submission of applications for Pennsylvania educator certification. Included in the presentation: Access, use, helpful tools and support information for educators and educator candidates seeking Pennsylvania...

Target Audience: TIMS

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 15, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
December 15, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
December 20, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
December 20, 2011 5:00pm - 7:00pm
December 22, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
January 4, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm

TIMS Implementation Update for PK-12 Educational Entities (LEAs, IUs, CTCs, Charter Schools)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide an update regarding the implementation of the new online educator certification application system, the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). This webinar will be geared specifically toward the PK-12 Educational Entities (referred to in TIMS as LEA). An update on the...

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 8, 2011 8:30am - 9:30am

TIMS Implementation Update for Approved Educator Preparation Programs (IHEs, IUs)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide an update regarding the implementation of the new online educator certification application system, the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). This webinar will be geared specifically toward the Approved Educator Preparation Program (referred to in TIMS as IHE). An update...

Target Audience: All Approved Educator Preparation Programs in Pennsylvania. Colleges, Universities, and Intermediate Units offering English as Second Language (ESL)

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 7, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm

Keystones to Opportunity Grant (Striving Readers) Pre-Application Overview

Cindy Anderson - Intermediate Unit #13

Description: The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has been awarded $38 million through the United States Department of Education’s Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program. The Keystones to Opportunity (Striving Readers) Grant was awarded to support Pennsylvania’s comprehensive approach to improving...

Target Audience: LEAs

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 6, 2011 5:30pm - 7:00pm
December 7, 2011 2:00pm - 3:30pm
December 9, 2011 9:00am - 10:30am

TIMS Implementation Update for Approved Educator Preparation Programs (IHEs, IUs)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide an update regarding the implemtation of the new online educator certification application system, the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). This webinar will be geared specifically toward the Approved Educator Preparation Program (referred to in TIMS as IHE). An update...

Target Audience: All Approved Educator Preparation Programs in Pennsylvania. Colleges, Universities, and Intermediate Units offering English as Second Language (ESL)

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 16, 2011 11:30am - 12:45pm
November 21, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
November 30, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am

TIMS Implementation Update for PK-12 Educational Entities (LEAs, IUs, CTCs, Charter Schools)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide an update regarding the implemtation of the new online educator certification application system, the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). This webinar will be geared specifically toward the PK-12 Educational Entities (referred to in TIMS as LEA). An update on the implementation...

Target Audience: All Certifying officers or Chief School Administrators at all PK-12 educational entities as identified in Pennsylvania. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits and validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well.

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 16, 2011 8:30am - 9:30am
November 21, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
November 30, 2011 8:30am - 9:30am

TIMS-Update-Implementation Plan & Schedule-Q&A

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Several Intermediate Units have offered to host this webinar. If your local Intermediate Unit plans to host the event, they will contact you with their plans. If your local IU is not planning to host, please feel free to join the webinar from your location. To ensure that all questions and concerns can...

Target Audience: Certifying officers at all PK-12 educational entities and approved educator preparation programs, who will be submitting applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the purpose of attaining an educator credentials (Instructional, Educational Specialist, Emergency Permits, etc).

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 9, 2011 8:30am - 9:30am

MACC Improving Reading Achievement WebinarAct 48 credit is available for this session

Elizabeth Powers - MACC

Description: Training for Migrant Student Support Specialists on reading techniques for students in middle school and high school, which includes an emphasis on Science, Technolgy, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The purpose of MIRA is to work with the PA MEP Team made up of state MEP staff, Student Support Specialists,...

Target Audience: Migrant Student Support Specialists

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 27, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
May 17, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Keystone Catalog- IU Train-the-Trainer

Kim Breuninger - Chester Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: This training will provide materials and information that trainers will need in order to train district managers. Each IU is responsible for training district personnel responsible for purchasing student courses, professional development, and other programs.

Target Audience: Intermediate Unit trainers

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 3, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am

Keystone Catalog-IU Manager Trainer

Kim Breuninger - Chester Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: This training will provide important information on the functioning of the PAIUnet Keystone Catalog Portal. An overview of the portal followed by directions on how to add, edit and manage content will be provided.

Target Audience: Intermediate Unit personnel to serve as a Keystone Catalog Manger

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 3, 2011 9:00am - 10:30am

Welcome to Moodle 2.0, Part Two: Resource Changes Act 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Let's dig in to the newest version of Moodle! For many of you, 2012 will bring this new version steamrolling into your school district, ready or not. Join Laura for a tour of the resource menu in the latest version of 2.0, with its new features, growing pains, and great potential. Change is tricky, but...

Target Audience: Moodle 2.X users

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Veterans National Education ProgramAct 48 credit is available for this session

Capt Andrea Hooper, USAFR - Veterans National Education Program

Description: Learn more about a free, U.S. Modern History Curriculum, complete with films, lesson plans, activities and quizzes!  

The Veterans' National Education Program (V-NEP), producers of Women in the Military, is now in your classroom via PAIUnet's Keystone on Demand.  Join Dr. Maria Sanelli, Steering...

Target Audience: Social Studies teachers, Librarians, Principals and anyone interested in learning more about this resource.

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:15pm

Welcome to Moodle 2.0, Part Three: Activity Changes Act 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Let's dig in to the newest version of Moodle! For many of you, 2012 will bring this new version steamrolling into your school district, ready or not. Join Laura for a tour of the activities menu in the latest version of 2.0, with its new features, growing pains, and great potential. Change is tricky,...

Target Audience: Moodle 2.X users

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 6, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Moodle Database, Explained Act 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: The Moodle Database has a multi-step setup, sure - but it is also a multi-benefit tool! Let us help you un-complicate this activity module, and reveal how a Database can revitalize your next Moodle unit. We'll demonstrate how to make a Database in version 2.1, and show creative examples of the Database...

Target Audience: Moodle 2.X users

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 18, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Moodle Design Disasters, Repaired (back for a second run, by popular demand!)Act 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Have you tried to make your Moodle course a "pretty" place to be, but are feeling messy, gaudy, or just ho-hum? Are your users lost or confused on your page? Are you struggling to mix function and form? Join Moodle Administrator Laura (also a graphic designer) for tricks, resources, organization strategies,...

Target Audience: Moodle 1.9 users and up,

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 14, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Moodle Modules and Plugins Act 48 credit is available for this session

Andy Petroski - Harrisburg University

Description: There are hundreds of Moodle modules and plugins available at Moodle.org, which can turn your standard Moodle install into a truly one-of-a-kind tool! Andy Petroski of Harrisburg U will provide a tour of his favorite non-standard Moodle modules, including unique question types, mathematic formula creators,...

Target Audience: Moodle 1.9 users and up

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 22, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Welcome to Moodle 2.0, Part One: Navigating and Editing Act 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Let's dig in to the newest version of Moodle! For many of you, 2012 will bring this new version steamrolling into your school district, ready or not. Join Laura for a tour of navigation and editing in the latest version of 2.0, with its new features, growing pains, and great potential. Change is tricky,...

Target Audience: Moodle 2.X users

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 25, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Inside a Moodle Mind: James Gates Act 48 credit is available for this session

James Gates - Gates Ideas

Description: If James Lipton can take us "Inside the Actor's Studio" to learn about acting from the greats, then why not go Inside the Moodle Mind to learn from the most experienced Moodlers in the world?

Jim Gates (www.gatesideas.com) is a well-known educator who has presented across the state of Pennsylvania...

Target Audience: Moodle 1.9 users and up,

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 7, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Inside a Moodle Mind: Laurie Korte Act 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: If James Lipton can take us "Inside the Actor's Studio" to learn about acting from the greats, then why not go Inside a Moodle Mind to learn from the most experienced Moodlers in the world?

Laurie Korte is the author of Moodle Magic: Make it Happen, and the founder of the popular online network...

Target Audience: Moodle 1.9 users and up,

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 14, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Moodle Lesson, Explained Act 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: For many, the Moodle Lesson has always been a daunting, complicated activity, what with that record-length settings page, and all of those "jumps" to configure! Let us un-complicate this thing, and reveal a very powerful module for your next Moodle topic. Andy Petroski of Harrisburg U will explain the...

Target Audience: Moodle 1.9 users, with a short preview of 2.0

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 26, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm

PIMS PAsecureID Postsecondary Instructional Webinar

Ellen Gemmill - PAsecureID Team

Description: This webinar is offered as both an introductory and refresher course to PASecureID Administrators. Separate sessions are scheduled for Pre-K – 12 and postsecondary LEAs. Administrators will learn how to create IDs, recognize and resolve near matches, edit existing records, and upload files and batches....

Target Audience: PIMS PAsecure ID

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 13, 2011 10:00am - 11:30am
October 13, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm

PIMS PAsecureID PreK - 12 Instructional Webinar

Ellen Gemmill - PAsecureID Team

Description: This webinar is offered as both an introductory and refresher course to PASecureID Administrators. Separate sessions are scheduled for Pre-K – 12 and postsecondary LEAs. Administrators will learn how to create IDs, recognize and resolve near matches, edit existing records, and upload files and batches....

Target Audience: PIMS PAsecure ID

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 11, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
October 12, 2011 10:00am - 11:30am

Defined STEM: An Overview

Brannan Kenny - Defined Learning

Description: Please join us for an overview of Defined STEM exploring the performance and literacy tasks, videos and simulations as well as the general application of this resource in the classroom.

Defined STEM address the instructional approach of Project Based Learning through:   

·        ...

Target Audience: 6 - 12 grade teachers or anyone interested in learning more about this resource.

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 12, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
October 26, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
November 2, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm

PATI Data Collection 2011-12, Question and Answer Session

Dave Gross - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is intended to provide an opportunity for LEAs to participate in a question and answer session regarding the 2011-12 PATI data collection within the PIMS system. Both PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors are encouraged to participate.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 4, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm

PATI Data Collection 2011-12

Dave Gross - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will provide LEAs with an overview of the PIMS template that will be used to collect PATI survey response data, including the data entry tools that will be available. Also it will provide details on the types of questions that will be included in this year’s PATI survey. Opportunities...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators and LEA Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 19, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm
October 25, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
November 10, 2011 10:00am - 12:00pm

One Book/One Community Discussion "The Help"

Kathy Hale - Bureau of State Library of PA

Description: The State Library is working with representatives from libraries in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, Perry and York Counties to promote reading for adults in the community. The Help by Kathryn Stockett has been announced as this year’s selection. Reading campaign organizers encourage residents...

Target Audience: adults

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 26, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm

2011-12 Staff Data Webinar

Andrea Hoch - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the 2011-12 PIMS Staff Data Collection. The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS via three critical templates. Changes for the 2011-12 school year will be covered as well.

Target Audience: PIMS data submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 11, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
October 26, 2011 1:30pm - 3:30pm
October 31, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am

PBL and The Real World Navy Challenge:  Enriching Student Learning in the Science, Technology, and Math Classrooms (Part 2) Act 48 credit is available for this session

Debbie Lugar - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: This is the second webinar in a 3-part series. Having learned about the beneficial role Problem-based Learning can have on student learning, participants will have the opportunity to enter the virtual world as avatars and become familiar with the Scarboro South nuclear power plant. They will also experience...

Target Audience: Educators participating in the Real World Navy Challenge PBL activity.

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 29, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm

TIMS-Q&A - Login on Real Site Plan

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide a an opportunitty for Q&A regarding TIMS and provide the plan for Login permissions and role assignments to the real TIMS program during September.

Target Audience: User testing group for TIMS UAT and other interested LEAs or IHEs.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 30, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
September 1, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
September 1, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm

TIMS User Acceptance Testing (UAT) - Q&A

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide a an opportunitty for Q&A regarding UAT issues.

Target Audience: User testing group for TIMS UAT.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 22, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
August 23, 2011 12:00am - 1:00pm

Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln - Author Presentation

Jen Bryant - Author

Description: In this webinar, Chester County author Jen Bryant will share the research and writing behind her biographical picture book Abe’s Fish: A Boyhood Tale of Abraham Lincoln, which focuses on a true historical incident. Exploring a day in the life of America’s future president, six-year-old Abe wishes...

Target Audience: Elementary classrooms, Librarians, Reading Specialists

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 16, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am

How to Participate in an Elluminate WebinarAct 48 credit is available for this session

Debbie Lugar - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: This interactive on-line workshop will introduce participants to the Elluminate web-conferencing platform, which is being used increasingly for remote professional development and meetings.  We will practice all of the tools available when engaging in an Elluminate webinar, allowing participants to...

Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about web-conferencing.

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 6, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
September 12, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
September 29, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
October 24, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
January 30, 2012 2:45pm - 3:45pm

2009-10 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Attribution WindowAct 48 credit is available for this session

Jennifer Clarke Waltz - PA Department of Education

Description: This training will provide instruction on the use of The Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) Cohort Graduation Rate Attribution System as well as information on appropriately attributing 2009-10 cohort students.

Target Audience: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) Cohort Graduation Rate Attribution System users

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 7, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am

TIMS User Acceptance Testing (UAT) - Q&A

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide a an opportunitty for Q&A regarding UAT issues.

Target Audience: User testing group for TIMS UAT.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
August 18, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
August 18, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm

PBL and The Real World Navy Challenge:  Enriching Student Learning in the Science, Technology, and Math Classrooms

Debbie Lugar - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: S.T.E.M. education and problem-based teaching and learning are currently at the forefront of current discussions relating to increasing the quality of education in our classrooms.  This webinar introduces participants to the Real World Navy Challenge project developed by Chester County Intermediate...

Target Audience: Anyone interested in STEM education and problem based learning activities for the classroom.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 22, 2011 9:00am - 10:00pm
September 19, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
November 2, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm

TIMS User Acceptance Testing (UAT) - Progress Check, Next Steps-Communication Plan

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide a progress check and communication plan for the roll-out. Also, NEXT STEP will be provided on the User Testing of the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). It will be a follow-up for those that have begun the UAT. The session will run 1.0 hour.

Target Audience: All LEAs and IHEs as identified in EdNA. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits or validation of in-state teaching experience. Charter schools as well.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 8, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
August 8, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
August 10, 2011 8:00am - 9:00am
August 10, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm

TIMS User Acceptance Testing (UAT) - LEAs (SD, IUs, Charter, CTE, etc.)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide instructions on the User Testing of the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). It will be directed to the users who have signed up to be part of the testing, specifically in the role as an LEA. Participants will be shown the process for LOGIN to TIMS. Once LOGGED IN,...

Target Audience: All LEAs as identified in EdNA. Public schools, IUs, CTE, Approved Private Schools or entities eligible for emergency permits or validation of in-state teaching experience.

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 22, 2011 1:00pm - 3:30pm
July 27, 2011 9:00am - 11:30am
July 29, 2011 9:00am - 11:30am

TIMS User Acceptance Testing (UAT) - IHEs (Colleges/Univ)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide instructions on the User Testing of the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS). It will be directed to the users who have signed up to be part of the testing, specifically in the role as an IHE. Participants will be shown the process for LOGIN to TIMS. Once LOGGED IN,...

Target Audience: College and University Dean/Chair/Certifying Officer

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 22, 2011 9:00am - 11:30am
July 25, 2011 1:00pm - 3:30pm
July 27, 2011 1:00pm - 3:30pm
July 29, 2011 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Postsecondary Perkins PIMS Data Submission Review

Dan Welsh - Deloitte

Description: This webinar is in preparation for the 2010-11 End of Year Postsecondary Perkins data submission through PIMS. During this webinar we would like to review changes to the user manual and the PIMS data submission process.

Target Audience: Postsecondary Perkins data submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 11, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm
July 14, 2011 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Private and Non-Public Schools Enrollment (PNPE)

Andrea Hoch - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being presented to provide Private and Non-Public schools with a learning tool to assist with the submission of the Enrollment data. The webinar will also provide an overview of the data enrollment requirements for licensed and registered schools; and it will provide a summary of the...

Target Audience: Private and nonpublic school administrators.

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 10, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
September 7, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
September 21, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Introduction to SELMA - The Pennsylvania Kindergarten InventoryAct 48 credit is available for this session

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This introductory session looks at the history, purpose and components of SELMA - The Pennsylvania Kindergarten Inventory Tool. This session is required of all Kindergarten teachers partcipating in the SELMA fall pilot.

Target Audience: All Kindergarten teachers, administrators and support staff involved in the SELMA fall pilot.

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 26, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
July 28, 2011 8:00am - 10:00am
August 1, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
August 3, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm

How to Participate in an Elluminate WebinarAct 48 credit is available for this session

Debbie Lugar - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: For educators who foresee becoming involved with professional development and/or meetings delivered via webinars, this how-to session will provide an opportunity to practice, along with fellow "newbies," using the tools contained within Elluminate. This fun and informative workshop will take the mystery...

Target Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about the Elluminate web-conferencing tool.

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 8, 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm
June 13, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
November 9, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
December 1, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
December 12, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm

PIMS Child Accounting Part 1, School Calendar for all LEAs

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: ---This webinar will focus on the uploading of accurate Child Accounting data for school year 2010-2011. The presentation will focus on the data elements in the PIMS School Calendar template. The presentation will also focus on the various PIMS School Calendar validation reports that should be reviewed...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, Child Accounting personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 14, 2011 10:00am - 11:30am
June 16, 2011 10:00am - 11:30am

LEARN-2-Succeed Summer PilotAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Webinar to explain the LEARN-2-Succeed Consortium Grant pilot testing of online tutorial lessons. ***This session is intended only for Migrant Education staff who will be piloting the LEARN-2-Succeed Lessons***

Target Audience: Migrant Education Teachers who will be conducting the Pilot Study

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 8, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm

College Access Challenge Grant Bidders Webinar

Wil Del Pilar - PA Department of Education

Description: Information session on the Request for Proposal process for the College Access Challenge Grant.

Target Audience: Perspective applicants

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 27, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am

EETT Progress Report Overview

Leonard Sweeney - PA Department of Education

Description: This webinar is for LEAs receiving EETT funding.  We will be covering data requirements that will be incorporated as part of eGrants, including 8th grade technology literacy and personnel skilled in technology.  

Target Audience: LEAs receiving EETT funding

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 16, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
May 17, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am

October 1 Student Data Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the Elementary/Secondary October 1 Enrollment Data Collection, which is also the official collection of Low Income and Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to...

Target Audience: LEA PIMS data submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 20, 2011 1:30pm - 3:30pm
September 21, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
October 4, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
October 5, 2011 1:30pm - 3:30pm

2010-11 Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This Webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Collection. The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS via the 2010-11 Student template to ensure your Graduate, Dropout, and Cohort Graduation Rate data is...

Target Audience: LEA PIMS data submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 24, 2011 1:30pm - 3:30pm
May 26, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
June 15, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
August 17, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am

Design Thinking for EducatorsAct 48 credit is available for this session

Annette Diefenthaler - IDEO

Description: This webinar will give an introduction to the design process and to IDEO’s Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators designthinkingforeducators.com

Design Thinking is a mindset.

Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to...

Target Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Technology Directors, Librarians, Instructional Designers, or anyone interested in Design Thinking for Education.

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 10, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Student Support Specialist (SSS) Pre-Summer Data and Content WebinarAct 48 credit is available for this session

Vaughn Murray, , CSIU - Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

Description: Data and content overview. Topics include: LEARN-2-Succeed, SAS, Needs Assessment, Testing Data and Service Delivery. ***This training is intended only for Migrant Education Staff***

Target Audience: Migrant Student Support Specialists, including pre-school, K-12 and OSY providers

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 20, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am

Migrant Student Information Exchange (MSIX) Overview for School Districts and other LEAsAct 48 credit is available for this session

Vaughn Murray, , CSIU - Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

Description: Overview of what MSIX is and how LEAs can use it to locate and share information of migrant students. The webinar will explain how to sign-up as an user and will provide follow-up information on how to obtain support once you are a registered user.

Target Audience: School District, Charter School and CTC personnel that have migrant students in their schools.

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 18, 2011 9:00am - 10:30am

Collection of School Year 2010-2011 CTE Secondary Program Enrollments in 2010-2011 K-12 PIMS

Steve Simchock - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will focus on the requirements for reporting school year 2010-2011 CTE Secondary Program Enrollments in 2010-2011 K-12 PIMS. All LEAs that have PDE approved secondary CTE programs in the Web-based Career and Technical Education System (CATS) for the 2010-2011 school year should participate...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, LEA secondary CTE data coordinators, appropriate LEA student information system vendor representatives and LEA Perkins CTE coordinators (as appropriate).

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 3, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
May 4, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
May 5, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am

LSTA Grant Writing for 2012 ProjectsAct 48 credit is available for this session

Constance Cardillo - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will provide all the information needed for libraries to apply for an LSTA grant. The grants will aid academic, public and special collections libraries in implementing innovative projects that support LSTA priorities and digitizing special collections, public libraries in purchasing technology...

Target Audience: Librarians

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 18, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
June 8, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am

Getting Ready for a New YearAct 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Backups, archives, resets, unenrollments - what can you do to wrap up a Moodle year? Join Laura to review annual maintenance that gets your Moodle course ready for the summer and a whole new class of students. The presentation will be followed, as always, by an open Q&A time for all of your Moodle questions...

Target Audience: Moodle users

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 25, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Moodle Design Disasters, Repaired Act 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Have you tried to make your Moodle course a "pretty" place to be, but are feeling messy, gaudy, or just ho-hum? Are your users lost or confused on your page? Are you struggling to mix function and form? Join Moodle Administrator Laura (also a graphic designer) for tricks, resources, organization strategies,...

Target Audience: Moodle users

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 27, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Transition to Collecting School Year 2010-2011 CTE Adult Affidavit Program Enrollments in 2010-2011 K-12 PIMS

Steve Simchock - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session will focus on the new requirements for reporting school year 2010-2011 CTE Adult Affidavit Program (AAP) Enrollments in 2010-2011 K-12 PIMS. In prior years this collection was accomplished within the Web-based Pennsylvania Adult and Postsecondary Application (PAAPSA). All LEAs that will...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, prior year PAAPSA data coordinators, appropriate Perkins Adult CTE coordinators, (non-Perkins) Adult CTE coorrdinators and, as appropriate, LEA student information system vendors serving LEAs with school year 2010-2011 registered Adult Affidavit Programs.

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 15, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
March 16, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
March 17, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am

Migrant Education Project Manager's Meeting

Carmen M. Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Meeting with Project Managers for the Migrant Education Program to discuss updates in each program area. **Please note that this meeting is intended only for Migrant Education staff**

Target Audience: Migrant Education staff

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 15, 2011 8:30am - 4:00pm

MACC Improving Reading Achievement WebinarAct 48 credit is available for this session

Elizabeth Powers - MACC

Description: Training for Migrant Student Support Specialist on reading techniques for students grades 3 and above, which includes an emphasis on Science, Technolgy, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). **Please note that this training is intended only for Migrant Education staff**

Target Audience: Migrant Student Support Specialists

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 3, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
March 31, 2011 10:00am - 11:30am

Beyond Textbooks: The Open Content RevolutionAct 48 credit is available for this session

Matt Federoff - Vail School District

Description: After two decades, the World-Wide-Web is really starting to deliver on the promise of readily available, high-quality content for nearly every subject imaginable. Nearly all of this content is free, and is therefore "open content"...ready to be used, modified, and shared again. With such a vast repository...

Target Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Curriculum coordinators, Principals, Technology Directors, Librarians

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 8, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm

2010-2011 PIMS Course and HQT Preparation Training

Jamal Wakeem - Bureau of School Leadership & Teacher Quality

Description: The presentation provides information pertaining to the PIMS Course templates which are used in the Highly Qualified Teacher [HQT] and other related reports. The session will help you understand how the Course, Course Instructor, and Student Course Enrollment data interface with the Teacher Certification...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, Curriculum Specialists, Human Resources/Staff Certification Experts, Administators and all staff involved in the Course/HQT Data Submission

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 3, 2011 9:30am - 12:00pm
February 9, 2011 1:30pm - 4:00pm
February 17, 2011 9:30am - 12:00pm

2010-11 PATI Instructional Phase - Data Collection for Teachers and School Administrators

Ed Coughlin - The Metiri Group

Description: Every year the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) gathers technology-related data through a variety of surveys that comprise the Pennsylvania Technology Inventory (PATI). The Webinars being offered are intended to provide instructions that will aid in the completion of PATI, as well as provide...

Target Audience: PATI Data Collection

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 22, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
February 23, 2011 10:30am - 12:30pm

Moodle Forum: The Landscape of K-12 Online LearningAct 48 credit is available for this session

Allison Powell - iNACOL

Description: What does the future of learning look like? How do we define a world-class education for today’s students? A national and global perspective on the future trends in education, expectations for students, and what strategies schools need to have in place will be shared. Globalization requires students...

Target Audience: Moodle Users or anyone interested in online learning.

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 26, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Moodle Forum: Utilizing Primary Sources in the Online ClasssroomAct 48 credit is available for this session

Elizabeth Shotwell - SusQ-Cyber Charter School

Description: With a focus on the FREE resources provided by the Library of Congress websites, we will explore the how and the what of using primary sources in the online classroom. This is NOT limited to the social studies! After having the opportunity to attend the intensive Summer Teacher Institute at the Library...

Target Audience: Moodle Users

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 23, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Moodle Forum: Supporting students and parents in the online high schoolAct 48 credit is available for this session

Aaron Schnittman - 21st Century Cyber Charter School

Description: Best practices and emerging ideas in filling the gap that exists between teachers, students and parents in an online school. Using Moodle, whole-child support systems, goal setting, scheduling, Elluminate and one-on-one conferencing to support student success and compensate for the gap online learning...

Target Audience: Moodle users

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 23, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm

PIMS Question and Answer Webinar Sessions for ALL Collections

PIMS Team - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: No formal presentation is planned for this session. Representatives from PDE, the Help Desk and the PIMS team will be available to answer your questions regarding the 2010-11 PIMS Collection submissions. Preference will be granted to questions that apply to multiple LEAs. Have your PIMS Manuals handy....

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators or any LEA staff who has a question pertaining to PIMS data submission.

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 13, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
January 27, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am
February 10, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
February 24, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
March 10, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
March 24, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
April 7, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
April 21, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
May 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
May 19, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
June 2, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
June 16, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
June 30, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
July 14, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
July 28, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
August 11, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
August 25, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
September 8, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
September 22, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
October 6, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
October 20, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
November 3, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
November 17, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
December 1, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
December 15, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm

TIMS Review - Emergency Permits for LEAs

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide an update to the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) to discuss the application for Emergency Permit process. Participants will be shown current plans for Emergency Permit submission in TIMS and asked for input that may be considered during development. It is important...

Target Audience: Local Educational Entities

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 6, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
January 6, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm

TIMS Review - Reports for Institution for Higher Education (IHE)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide an update to the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) to discuss information access and reports. Participants will be shown current plans for TIMS and asked for input that may be considered during development. It is important that the participants be the individuals...

Target Audience: Institution for Higher Education

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 6, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm

TIMS Review - Reports for Local Educational Agency (LEA)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This webinar will provide an update to the Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) to discuss information access and reports. Participants will be shown current plans for TIMS and asked for input that may be considered during development. It is important that the participants be the individuals...

Target Audience: Local Educational Entities

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 3, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
December 6, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm

NATCEP Teaching the Educator PlusAct 48 credit is available for this session

Cindy Keith - RN, Certified Dementia Practitioner Mind in Memory Care

Description: NATCEP Teaching the Educator Plus

Target Audience: Nurse Aide Instructors

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 20, 2011 8:00am - 3:00pm

Standards Aligned System (SAS) through the Early Childhood Educators Lens (Part 2) Act 48 credit is available for this session

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This advanced course will offer an in-depth look at the key components of the Standards Aligned System (SAS) with emphasis on intentional teaching practices. This session will also discuss how participants can become actively involved in SAS through resource submission.

Target Audience: Higher Education and any PA Early Childhood Educator or Administrator who attended Part 1

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 15, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
February 17, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
April 13, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
April 20, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Standards Aligned System (SAS) through the Early Childhood Educators Lens (Part 1) Act 48 credit is available for this session

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This introductory course will explain the history and basic components of the Standards Aligned System, as well as discuss how the Standard Aligned System (SAS) can be used by early childhood educators to promote effective, developmentally appropriate teaching practices.

Target Audience: Higher Education and any PA Early Childhood Educator or Administrator

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 25, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
January 27, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm
March 9, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
March 16, 2011 1:00pm - 3:00pm

PIMS 2011 Professional Staff Training 101 - Data Preparation and Submission for NEW Participants

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This training is designed for new PIMS Administrators, Human Resources specialists, and those preparing or submitting professional staff data via PIMS for the first time. We will cover the templates used, best preparation practices and introduction to the professional staff reports. After completing...

Target Audience: New PIMS Administrators, Human Resources specialists, and those preparing or submitting professional staff data via PIMS for the first time

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 1, 2010 9:30am - 12:00pm
December 7, 2010 1:30pm - 4:00pm

PIMS 2011 Professional Staff Training Part I - Changes, Preparation and Submission Review

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: The Professional Staff Collection is open January 3-28, 2011 for submission.  The Staff, Staff Snapshot (2011-01-03 snapshot date) and Staff Assignment templates are used in this collection.

The Human Resources specialist (or staff member responsible for hiring and tracking teacher certifications)...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, Human Resources specialists, and those preparing or submitting professional staff data via PIMS

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 15, 2010 1:30pm - 5:00pm
January 4, 2011 1:30pm - 5:00pm
January 12, 2011 9:30am - 1:00pm
January 20, 2011 1:30pm - 5:00pm

PIMS 2011 Professional Staff Training Part II - Changes, Preparation and Submission Review

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: The Human Resources specialist (or staff member responsible for hiring and tracking teacher certifications) and the PIMS staff data submitters/administrators are encouraged to sit together while attending a session.  This Webinar focuses on post-submission staff data validation and correction.  Learn...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, Human Resources specialists, and those preparing or submitting professional staff data via PIMS

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 24, 2011 9:00am - 12:30pm
February 28, 2011 1:30pm - 4:30pm
March 1, 2011 1:30pm - 3:30pm

PIMS eScholar Data Manager (eDM), Cognos and how to create User ID in Education Portal

Sharon Reed - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help LEA PIMS data submitters and reviewers better understand eScholar Data Manager, Cognos reports and how to create a new User ID in the Education Portal. Tips on efficient, effective usage of all will be provided. For eScholar Data Manager, there will be a brief video...

Target Audience: All Local Educational Agencies PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 3, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm
November 4, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am

Keystone Commons Administrator Training Act 48 credit is available for this session

Kim Breuninger - Chester Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: This session will focus on the administrator tools and functions found in Keystone Commons.  All participants in this session must be designated as an administrator by their IU or district.

Target Audience: IU and district administrators responsible for supporting Keystone Commons

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 28, 2010 3:00pm - 4:30pm

PIMS PAsecureID Refresher Webinar or Instruction for New Users

Ellen Gemmill - PAsecureID Team

Description: This webinar is offered as a refresher course to PASecureID Administrators and also to New Users. Administrators will learn how to create IDs, recognize and resolve near matches, edit existing records, and upload files and batches. All new PAsecureID Administrators or those Administrators wanting a refresher...

Target Audience: PIMS

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 12, 2010 10:00am - 11:30am
October 13, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Standards Aligned System (SAS) through the Early Childhood Educators Lens (Part 2) Act 48 credit is available for this session

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This advanced course will offer an in-depth look at the key components of the Standards Aligned System (SAS) with emphasis on intentional teaching practices. This session will also discuss how participants can become actively involved in SAS through resource submission.

Target Audience: Any PA Early Childhood Educator or Administrator who attended Part 1

Available Sessions
Date Time
December 14, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
December 17, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Standards Aligned System (SAS) through the Early Childhood Educators Lens (Part 1) Act 48 credit is available for this session

Deborah Wise - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This introductory course will explain the history and basic components of the Standards Aligned System, as well as discuss how the Standard Aligned System (SAS) can be used by early childhood educators to promote effective, developmentally appropriate teaching practices.

Target Audience: Any PA Early Childhood Educator or Administrator

Available Sessions
Date Time
November 12, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
November 17, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm

PAsecureID Overview for IHEs with Teacher Preparation Programs

Dave Gross - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: The webinar will be an overview of the PAsecureID assignment process for postsecondary institutions that have teacher preparation programs. These institutions are required to begin submitting program and student-level data to PIMS in February 2011. Attendees are expected to include technical and program-related...

Target Audience: Postsecondary technical and program related staff

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 28, 2010 2:00pm - 3:00pm
September 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am

OME-Binational Conference / Forum: What to Expect? Act 48 credit is available for this session

Carmen M. Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will go over expectations of PA Migrant Education staff, as representatives of the State, during the OME Conference and Binational Forum to be held at the Philadelphia Sheraton Center City the week of November 14

Target Audience: All Migrant Education Staff participating in the conference/forum

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 26, 2010 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Student Support Specialist Webinar on Needs Assessments and Priority for ServiceAct 48 credit is available for this session

Vaughn Murray, , CSIU - Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

Description: This webinar will go over 2010-11 changes to the Needs Assessment and review Needs Assessment and Priority for Service determinations.

Target Audience: Migrant Education Student Support Specialist and those who fill out Needs Assessments

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 13, 2010 10:30am - 12:00pm

October 1 Student Data Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS data submitters for the Elementary/Secondary October 1 Enrollment Data Collection, which is also the official collection of Low Income and Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to...

Target Audience: PIMS data submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 22, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am
October 5, 2010 1:30pm - 3:30pm
October 7, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am
October 14, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am

Language and Literacy • Birth-Age 8Act 48 credit is available for this session

Lyneice Parker-Hunter - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: To share with the migrant staff that works directly with migrant students the latest research in literacy development. Research has indicated that the road to college and career readiness begins at birth. Research also demonstrates that learning begins at birth and that high-quality early learning...

Target Audience: Migrant Student Support Specialists

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 4, 2010 10:00am - 11:00am

2010-11 PATI Technology Phase

Ed Coughlin - The Metiri Group

Description: Every year the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) gathers technology-related data through a variety of surveys that comprise the Pennsylvania Technology Inventory (PATI). The Webinars being offered are intended to provide instructions that will aid in the completion of PATI, as well as provide...

Target Audience: IU, LEA (District) and School Technology Directors / Coordinators

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 19, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
October 20, 2010 10:30am - 12:30pm

SAS content area workgroups introduction webinar

Division of Standards and Curriculum - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will serve as the introduction for workgroup members assigned to vet lesson plans for the Standards-Aligned System. Participation is by invitation only.

Target Audience: SAS

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 13, 2010 3:00pm - 4:00pm

PDE Fulll Review Process Feedback Session

Christina Baumer - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Workgroup members will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the Full Review Process.

Target Audience: Full Review Workgroup Members

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 19, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm

2010 Act183 E-Fund Guidelines and Application for Continuation Applicants

Suzanne Tallman - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Webinar for previously funded applicants to review the 2010 Act183 E-Fund Guidelines and Application.

Target Audience: Technology Coordinators, IU Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 14, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm

2010 Act183 E-Fund Guidelines and Application for New Applicants

James R. Beeghley, Ed.D. - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Webinar for new applicants to review the 2010 Act183 E-Fund Guidelines and Application.

Target Audience: Technology Coordinators, IU Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 18, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm

eRate & E-Fund

James R. Beeghley, Ed.D. - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will present specifics on how the eRate program and the Act183 E-Fund program work together to maximize discounts to schools.

Target Audience: Technology Coordinators, IU Technology Directors

Available Sessions
Date Time
August 25, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Postsecondary Statewide Data Council Meeting

David Tandberg - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: During this webinar we would like to review everyone’s experience with submitting data into PIMS, discuss possible improvements, discuss possible new data elements and a collection schedule for those elements, and other items relevant to postsecondary PIMS.

Target Audience: PIMS

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 14, 2010 10:30am - 11:30am

New Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) - IHE & LEA Input to Prototype

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Overview of TIMS Prototype - .5 hour

Discussion with some specific areas of information needed by Mindteck - 1.5 hours

* Affirmations (IHE & LEA)

* Verifications (IHE & LEA)

* Submitting help requests (IHE & LEA)

* Managing or entering Emergency Permit applications on-line...

Target Audience: Primarily, IHE certifying officers and education department staff; LEA certifying officers and Human Resources staff. Also interested educators/prospective educators, spefically anyone who has or will have contact with the Pennsylvania teacher certification system.

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 21, 2010 9:00am - 12:00pm

New Teacher Information Management System (TIMS) - Educators, IHE & LEA Input to Prototype

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: Overview of TIMS Prototype .5 hour

Discussion with some specific areas of information needed by Mindteck 1.5 hours

* Application steps

* Communications

* Managing or entering Emergency Permit applications on-line

* Other needs (IHE & LEA)

Continued discussion if needed...

Target Audience: Primarily, educators/prospective educators, spefically anyone who has or will have contact with the Pennsylvania teacher certification system. IHE certifying officers and education department staff; LEA certifying officers and Human Resources staff would also be interested in this portion.

Available Sessions
Date Time
July 21, 2010 1:00pm - 4:00pm

PIMS Child Accounting Data Collection Webinar

Kathy Tendler - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will focus on the uploading of accurate Child Accounting data for school year 2009-2010. The presentation will focus on the data elements in the PIMS templates specific to Child Accounting -- School Calendar, Student Calendar Fact, and District Snapshot. The presentation will also...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, Child Accounting personnel

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 30, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am
July 6, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am
July 15, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am
August 5, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am

PIMS PAsecureID Pre-K Instructional Webinar

Ellen Gemmill - PAsecureID Team

Description: This webinar is offered as both an introductory and refresher course to PASecureID Administrators. Separate sessions are scheduled for Pre-K – 12 and postsecondary LEAs. Administrators will learn how to create IDs, recognize and resolve near matches, edit existing records, and upload files and batches....

Target Audience: Administrator

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 9, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm
June 10, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am
June 10, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm

PIMS PAsecureID Postsecondary Instructional Webinar

Ellen Gemmill - PAsecureID Team

Description: This webinar is offered as both an introductory and refresher course to PASecureID Administrators. Separate sessions are scheduled for Pre-K – 12 and postsecondary LEAs. Administrators will learn how to create IDs, recognize and resolve near matches, edit existing records, and upload files and batches....

Target Audience: Administrator,

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 8, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm
June 9, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am

Summer Moodling - A Checklist for the Off-SeasonAct 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: How can you sustain a Moodle learning space over the summer? What annual maintenance will your course need before opening the gates again in September? Let us share our to-do list with you, so that this year you can spend less time Turning On Editing, and more time Putting On Sunblock!

Prerequisites:...

Target Audience: Moodle Users

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 26, 2010 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Race to the Top webinar - Districts and charter schools who joined the Phase I application

Thomas E. Gluck - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Discussion with districts and charters that were part of Pennsylvania's phase 1 application including an assessment of the Phase 1 application and PDE's next steps for Phase 2.

Target Audience: Districts and charter schools who joined the Phase I application

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 11, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
May 13, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Race to the Top - Charter Schools

Beth Olanoff - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Race to the Top webinar for charter schools that did not participate in Phase 1 but are considering joining Race to the Top in Phase 2.

Target Audience: Charter Schools

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 5, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm
May 10, 2010 11:00am - 12:00pm
May 13, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Race to the Top - Districts

Beth Olanoff - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Race to the Top webinar for districts that did not participate in Phase 1 but are considering joining Race to the Top in Phase 2.

Target Audience: Districts

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 5, 2010 12:00pm - 1:00pm
May 6, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm

PIMS Perkins Data Submission Introduction Webinar

Dave Gross - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will introduce the PIMS data submission process to institutions participating in Perkins during the 2009-10 academic year and prepare them for the year-end data submission in August 2010.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 20, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
May 27, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am

PIMS Act101 Data Submission Introduction Webinar

Dave Gross - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar will introduce the PIMS data submission process to institutions providing Act101 services during the 2009-10 academic year and prepare them for the year-end data submission in August 2010.

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 12, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
May 18, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am

Author Visit with Dan Gutman

Dan Gutman - Author

Description: Join us for a live stream with author Dan Gutman as he visits General Wayne Elementary School. Dan will begin with a short presentation followed by a discussion about his newest book, The Talent Show, (on sale May 18th) his experience as a writer and the many other books he has written. Dan will answer...

Target Audience: Grades 2 through 7.

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 4, 2010 10:15am - 11:15am

LSTA Grant Writing for 2011 ProjectsAct 48 credit is available for this session

Constance Cardillo - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: . The grants will aid libraries in implementing innovative projects that support LSTA priorities, digitizing special collections, purchasing technology components, consumer health collection development for public libraries and a collection development grant for K-12 schools.

Target Audience: Librarians from state aided public libraries, Certified school librarians, Academic librarians from accredited institutions, Library consortium directors, Librarians from special collections libraries

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 15, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am

PIMS Cohort Clean-Up Webinar - Phase 2

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS Data submitters for the implementation of the new Cohort Graduation Rate Methodology. The Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate is currently in the development stage. The focus will be on the data elements that need corrected in the PIMS Student...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 17, 2010 1:30pm - 2:30pm
May 19, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
May 21, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am

PIMS Cohort Clean-Up Webinar - Phase 1

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS Data submitters for the implementation of the new Cohort Graduation Rate Methodology. The Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate is currently in the development stage. The focus will be on the data elements that need corrected in the PIMS Student...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 3, 2010 1:30pm - 2:30pm
May 4, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am
May 5, 2010 9:00am - 10:00am

IHE Interface with New Teacher Information System (TIMS)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This meeting is to provide a brief explanation of TIMS, the new Teacher Information System, that will replace the current Teacher Certification System (TCS), share the Use Case for the IHE interface with TIMS and discuss IHE requirements that would fall within the scope of the Use Case.

Target Audience: IHE Educaiton Dept staff or certifying officers

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 27, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm

LEA Interface with New Teacher Information System (TIMS)

Barb Seifert - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This meeting is to provide a brief explanation of TIMS, the new Teacher Information System, that will replace the current Teacher Certification System (TCS), share the Use Case for the LEA interface with TIMS and discuss LEA requirements that would fall within the scope of the Use Case.

Target Audience: LEA HR staff or certifying officers, superintendents, principals

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 26, 2010 1:00pm - 2:00pm

PIMS Graduates, Dropouts and 4-Year Cohort Webinar

Michele Hiester - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: 2009-10 Graduates, Dropouts, and 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate. This webinar is being provided to help prepare the LEA PIMS Data submitters for the Graduate, Dropout, and 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate data. The focus will be on the data elements that need to be submitted to PIMS via the 2009-10 Student...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators

Available Sessions
Date Time
June 16, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am
July 20, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am
August 4, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am
August 18, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am

PIMS CTE Secondary Student Data Submission Webinar

Steve Simchock - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Webinar will focus on the reporting of school year 2009-2010 secondary career and technical education (CTE) student data within the PIMS summer 2010 reporting period. Webinar will provide information to assist LEAs with approved reimbursable 2009-2010 CTE programs with reporting required CTE secondary...

Target Audience: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Perkins Data Contacts from LEAs with 2009-2010 PDE Approved CTE Programs

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 4, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm
May 5, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm
May 11, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm

NCEE Pilot

Marc Tucker - NCEE

Description: Webinar will provide an introduction to the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE) Board Examination pilot program in which 10 to 20 schools in Pennsylvania can participate.

Target Audience: School district superintendents and staff

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 12, 2010 11:30am - 12:30pm

PIMS School Safety Webinar

Michael Kozup - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: The session will cover the Policy and Programs requirements (purpose of the data collection) and provide an overview on submitting the school violence data via the Discipline Domain templates. During the presentation there will be a crosswalk of the various PIMS templates to the previous safe school...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrator

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 18, 2010 1:30pm - 3:30pm
May 27, 2010 1:30pm - 3:00pm
June 3, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am
June 23, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am

Keystone Commons: The Power of File SharingAct 48 credit is available for this session

Vernice Mulcahy - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Educators and students from around the state have submitted "best practices" videos to Keystone Commons as part of the Flip Flicks program. Join other educators as we discuss the power of file sharing (video, audio, print, images, etc.) and viewing and discussing some of these videos.

The file...

Target Audience: Administrator,Curriculum coordinators,Principal,Teachers,Keystone Commons users.

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 14, 2010 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Moodle for Middle SchoolAct 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Join CCIU Moodle Administrator Laura Mikowychok and guest speakers Charlie Reisinger and Kevin Bower for a free Moodle Users' Forum, live on the web!

Ask questions, share ideas with fellow teachers, and focus on this month's discussion topic.

Middle schools are unique places filled with...

Target Audience: Moodle users.

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 20, 2010 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Moodle for Efficiency's SakeAct 48 credit is available for this session

Laura Mikowychok - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: How can your LMS save you time? Is the investment up-front worth it for the long-term? Join us as an administrator, a course creator, and a teacher share their time-saving solutions, and show you how Moodle got them out of their inbox, and back to doing what they love: teaching! Special guest speakers...

Target Audience: Current Moodle Users

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 2, 2010 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Classroom Applications of Keystone Commons for Middle and High school classrooms

Vernice Mulcahy - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: How are you using Keystone Commons?  Share your experiences with integrating the use of Keystone Commons into your middle school or high school classroom with other educators.

Target Audience: Administrator, Teachers,

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 3, 2010 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Keystone Commons Tips and Tricks  Act 48 credit is available for this session

Vernice Mulcahy - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Description: Join other Keystone Commons users in sharing their tips and tricks for using the many tools available through Keystone Commons.

Target Audience: Teachers, Administrator, anyone interested in learning more about Keystone Commons

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 10, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm
May 6, 2010 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Accommodation and Adaptation Prof. Dev. for Higher Ed: Part IAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lana Santoro - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This session is the required follow-up session for only those participants that attended the live training December 14, 15, or 16, 2009.

Target Audience: Higher Education Faculty that attended the December 14, 15, or 16, 2009 PaTTAN training.

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 25, 2010 10:00am - 12:30pm
February 26, 2010 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Migrant Student Support Specialist Manual and Data Collection TrainingAct 48 credit is available for this session

Lysandra M. Lopez-Medina - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: This training will provide highlights of the Draft Student Support Specialist (SSS) Manual with special emphasis on the data collection requirements.

Target Audience: Migrant Education Student Support Specialist, Project Managers, Data Specialists, Out-of-School Youth Specialist and other Migrant Eduaction staff

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 8, 2010 9:00am - 11:00pm

NATCEP Teaching the Educator PlusAct 48 credit is available for this session

Karen Lawson PhD, CSP Lawson Consulting Group, Inc. - Lawson Consulting Group, Inc.

Description: NATCEP Teaching the Educator Plus

Target Audience: Nurse Aide Instructors

Available Sessions
Date Time
April 14, 2010 8:00am - 3:00pm

Special Dietary Needs Training for School Nurses and School Food Service ProfessionalsAct 48 credit is available for this session

Beth Anne Bahn, CSN, CRNP - PA Department of Health Bureau of Community Health Systems, Division of School Health

Description: The number of students being diagnosed with special dietary needs and food allergies is increasing dramatically. It is important that school nurses and food service directors understand the laws, regulations, and their responsibilities regarding serving students with special dietary needs. During this...

Target Audience: School Nurses and School Food Service Professionals

Available Sessions
Date Time
May 12, 2010 9:00am - 10:30am

Explore the History of Groundhog Day, Early PA settlers and Discover the Natural Born Writer Within

Robin Moore - Author and Storyteller

Description: Robin tells traditional and original stories from his roots in the Pennsylvania mountains as a way of stimulating listeners to go back to their own roots and create their own tales. Join Robin as he ties the history of “Groundhog Day” into this special presentation.

Robin will offer two 45-minute...

Target Audience: Students, Teachers, Librarians, K-3 students then 4-6 grade students.

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 2, 2010 9:30am - 11:30am
February 11, 2011 9:30am - 11:15am

2009-2010 PIMS Course and HQT Collection

Jamal Wakeem - Bureau of School Leadership & Teacher Quality

Description: The presentation will provide an understanding of the PIMS Course templates which are used in the Highly Qualified Teacher [HQT] and other related reports. The session will help you understand how the Course, Course Instructor, Course Enrollment data interface with the Teacher Certification System to...

Target Audience: PIMS Administrators, Human Resources/Staff Certification Experts, Administators and all staff involved in the Course/HQT Data Submission

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 29, 2010 10:00am - 12:30pm
February 2, 2010 2:00pm - 4:30pm
February 4, 2010 10:00am - 12:30pm
February 16, 2010 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Arts Chat

Jamie Kasper - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Arts Chat is held on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM. Hosted by the Department's Division of Standards and Curriculum, each session features updates on arts education and information about classroom practice from teachers in the field. Three Act 48 hours will be awarded for each set of...

Target Audience: Administrator,Curriculum coordinators,Arts educators,Teaching artists,Arts partners,

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 20, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
February 17, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
March 17, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
April 21, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
May 19, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
June 16, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
July 21, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
August 18, 2010 5:30pm - 7:00pm
September 15, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
October 20, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
November 17, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm
December 15, 2010 4:00pm - 5:30pm

What’s New with the Early Childhood Standards?Act 48 credit is available for this session

Carolyn Gallo - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Learn what’s new about the Early Childhood Standards for Infant/Toddler, Pre-kindergarten, and Kindergarten. This training is appropriate for practitioners who work with infants, toddlers, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten children in any capacity. This session will highlight why the revisions were...

Target Audience: Early childhood practitioners who work with infants, toddlers, pre-K and kindergarten children in any capacity

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 21, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
January 21, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
January 26, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
February 1, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
May 25, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
June 15, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
June 23, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Early Childhood/Kindergarten - Focus on Transition (Part 3) - Engaging Families and CommunitiesAct 48 credit is available for this session

Rebecca Blahus - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Studies show that successful programs actively involve families in their programs. The family’s influence is fundamental in the early years and successful schools welcome family members in ways that go beyond the traditional parent activities such as fundraising, parent-teacher conferences, May Day,...

Target Audience: Early Learning programs and Kindergarten teachers and administrators.

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 3, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
March 3, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
March 18, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
March 18, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Early Childhood/Kindergarten - Focus on Transition (Part 2) - Connecting Children and ProgramsAct 48 credit is available for this session

Rebecca Blahus - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: Research shows that stakeholders in the transition process must intentionally plan for transition into and out of Kindergarten. This session will provide early learning programs and Kindergarten programs with ideas about how to make connections with children and between the sending and receiving programs...

Target Audience: Early Learning programs and Kindergarten teachers and administrators.

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 16, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
February 16, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
February 26, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
February 26, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Early Childhood/Kindergarten - Focus on Transition (Part 1) - Overview and ResearchAct 48 credit is available for this session

Rebecca Blahus - Pennsylvania Department of Education

Description: What does the research tell us about the need and benefits of effective transition programs? How is Pennsylvania suggesting that early learning programs and districts frame their work? This session will provide the background information for the newly developed transition tool kit. The landmark Kindergarten...

Target Audience: Early Learning programs and Kindergarten teachers and administrators.

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 13, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
January 13, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
January 28, 2010 9:00am - 11:00am
January 28, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm

2009-10 PATI Instructional Phase - Data Collection for Teachers and School Administrators

Ed Coughlin - The Metiri Group

Description: Every year the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) gathers technology-related data through a variety of surveys that comprise the Pennsylvania Technology Inventory (PATI). The Webinars being offered are intended to provide instructions that will aid in the completion of PATI, as well as provide...

Target Audience: n/a

Available Sessions
Date Time
February 17, 2010 1:00pm - 3:00pm
February 18, 2010 10:30am - 12:30pm

PIMS 2010 Professional Staff Training - Part I: Changes, Preparation and Submission

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: The Professional Staff Collection is open January 4 to February 10, 2010 for submission. The Staff, Staff Snapshot (2010-01-04 snapshot date) and Staff Assignment templates are used in this collection.

The Human Resources specialist (or staff member responsible for hiring and tracking teacher...

Target Audience: Human Resources specialist (or staff member responsible for hiring and tracking teacher certifications) and the PIMS staff data submitters/administrators at school districts, Intermediate Units, CTC, charter schools, special program jointures and state juvenile correctional institutions.

Available Sessions
Date Time
January 7, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm
January 12, 2010 1:30pm - 3:30pm
January 19, 2010 1:30pm - 3:30pm
January 27, 2010 10:00am - 12:00pm

PIMS 2010 Professional Staff Training - Part II: Post-submission Data Validation and Correction

Nancy Cheris - Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality

Description: This is the second of a two-part training series. Please attend a Part I session or listen to the Part I recording before joining one of these Webinars.

The Human Resources specialist (or staff member responsible for hiring and tracking teacher certifications) and the PIMS staff data submitters/administrators...

Target Audience: Human Resources specialist (or staff member responsible for hiring and tracking teacher certifications) and the PIMS staff data submitters/administrators at school districts, Intermediate Units, CTC, charter schools, special program jointures and state juvenile correctional institutions.

Available Sessions
Date Time
March 2, 2010 9:30am - 12:00pm
March 4, 2010 9:30am - 12:00pm
March 16, 2010 2:00pm - 4:30pm
June 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm

For more information, contact: PDE Webinars Support Team : pdewebinars@cciu.org : 484.237.5168