Past Webinars

These are webinars that have occurred in the past.

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 13, 2014 11:00am - 7:00pm
March 13, 2014 11:00am - 7:00pm
April 10, 2014 11:00am - 7:00pm
May 8, 2014 11:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
January 30, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
February 13, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
February 27, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
March 13, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
March 27, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
April 10, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
May 8, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
May 22, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
June 5, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm
June 19, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
December 11, 2013 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 10, 2014 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
November 19, 2013 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
November 13, 2013 9:30am - 7:00pm
November 14, 2013 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
October 29, 2013 3:00pm - 7:00pm
November 20, 2013 3:00pm - 7:00pm
December 9, 2013 12:00pm - 7:00pm
December 18, 2013 3:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
January 21, 2014 3:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
March 25, 2014 3:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
October 24, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm
November 21, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
August 27, 2013 2:00pm - 7:00pm
August 28, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm
August 28, 2013 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 20, 2013 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
October 15, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm
October 17, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm
October 23, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
July 26, 2013 2:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
September 17, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm
September 18, 2013 1:30am - 7:00pm
September 24, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm
October 3, 2013 10:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
August 7, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
August 8, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm
September 12, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm
October 10, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm
November 14, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm
December 12, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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
July 23, 2013 1:30pm - 7:00pm
October 23, 2013 9:00am - 7:00pm
November 12, 2013 9:00am - 7:00pm

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 9:00am - 7:00pm
August 6, 2013 9:00am - 7:00pm
August 9, 2013 9:00am - 7:00pm

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