Past Webinars

These are webinars that have occurred in the past.

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 - 7:00pm
June 13, 2011 3:00pm - 7:00pm
November 9, 2011 2:45pm - 7:00pm
December 1, 2011 2:45pm - 7:00pm
December 12, 2011 2:45pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
May 17, 2011 9:00am - 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: LEA PIMS data submitters

Available Sessions
Date Time
September 20, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
September 21, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm
October 4, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm
October 5, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
May 26, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm
June 15, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm
August 17, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
May 4, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm
May 5, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
June 8, 2011 9:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
March 16, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm
March 17, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
March 31, 2011 10:00am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 9, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
February 23, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm
February 23, 2011 10:30am - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 - 7:00pm

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 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 - 7:00pm
January 27, 2011 9:30am - 7:00pm
February 10, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
February 24, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
March 10, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
March 24, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
April 7, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
April 21, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
May 5, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
May 19, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
June 2, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
June 16, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
June 30, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
July 14, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
July 28, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
August 11, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
August 25, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
September 8, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
September 22, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
October 6, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
October 20, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
November 3, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
November 17, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
December 1, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm
December 15, 2011 1:30pm - 7:00pm

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