Past Webinars

These are webinars that have occurred in the past.

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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: PIMS PAsecure ID

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 13, 2011 10:00am - 7:00pm
October 13, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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:   

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

Available Sessions
Date Time
October 12, 2011 3:30pm - 7:00pm
October 26, 2011 3:30pm - 7:00pm
November 2, 2011 3:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 25, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm
November 10, 2011 10:00am - 7:00pm
November 10, 2011 10:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
October 26, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
October 31, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
September 1, 2011 10:00am - 7:00pm
September 1, 2011 2:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
August 23, 2011 12:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
September 12, 2011 7:00pm - 7:00pm
September 29, 2011 3:00pm - 7:00pm
October 24, 2011 7:00pm - 7:00pm
January 30, 2012 2:45pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 15, 2011 11:00am - 7:00pm
August 18, 2011 9:00am - 7:00pm
August 18, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
September 19, 2011 7:00pm - 7:00pm
November 2, 2011 3:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
August 8, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm
August 10, 2011 8:00am - 7:00pm
August 10, 2011 12:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
July 27, 2011 9:00am - 7:00pm
July 29, 2011 9:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
July 25, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm
July 27, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm
July 29, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
July 14, 2011 2:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
September 7, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm
September 21, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
July 28, 2011 8:00am - 7:00pm
August 1, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm
August 3, 2011 1:00pm - 7:00pm

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