Past Webinars

These are webinars that have occurred in the past.

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 - 7:00pm
February 2, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 2, 2010 2:00pm - 7:00pm
February 4, 2010 10:00am - 7:00pm
February 16, 2010 2:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 17, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
March 17, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
April 21, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
May 19, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
June 16, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
July 21, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
August 18, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
September 15, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
October 20, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
November 17, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm
December 15, 2010 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
January 21, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm
January 26, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm
February 1, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm
May 25, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm
June 15, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm
June 23, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
March 3, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm
March 18, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm
March 18, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 16, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm
February 26, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm
February 26, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
January 13, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm
January 28, 2010 9:00am - 7:00pm
January 28, 2010 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 18, 2010 10:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
January 12, 2010 1:30pm - 7:00pm
January 19, 2010 1:30pm - 7:00pm
January 27, 2010 10:00am - 7:00pm

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
February 1, 2010 1:30pm - 7:00pm
February 9, 2010 10:00am - 7:00pm
February 19, 2010 10:00am - 7:00pm
June 7, 2012 3:30pm - 7:00pm

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