Past Webinars

These are webinars that have occurred in the past.

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 - 7:00pm
January 6, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
December 6, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 17, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm
April 13, 2011 9:00am - 7:00pm
April 20, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
January 27, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm
March 9, 2011 9:00am - 7:00pm
March 16, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
December 7, 2010 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
January 4, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
January 12, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm
January 20, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 28, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
March 1, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
November 4, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
October 13, 2010 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
December 17, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
November 17, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
September 30, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
October 5, 2010 1:30pm - 7:00pm
October 7, 2010 9:30am - 7:00pm
October 14, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
October 20, 2010 10:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 1, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

For more information, contact: PDE Webinars Support Team : pdewebinars@cciu.org : 484.237.5141