Conferences & Symposiums
Annual and biannual events
For administrators and educators
Act 48 and CEUs at various events
For customized requests contact Mary Driscoll
Countywide Professional Learning Day
The countywide in-service program is held each November on Election Day. Workshops are designed to meet the unique staff development needs of special area educators including: special education teachers, paraprofessionals, family consumer science teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, speech and language specialists, education technology teachers, gifted education teachers, librarians, school psychologists, school nurses, world language teachers, ESL and health and physical education teachers. Hours attended at these workshops may be applied toward Act 48 requirements. Some activities will include CEUs for licensed professionals.
At Risk Conference
Everyday adolescents face challenges and barriers that influence their ability to succeed socially, emotionally and academically. This conference offers sessions that help practitioners support students as they face those challenges. This year we offer two separate full-day workshops for your consideration:Executive Functions Strategies for Teachers to Build Student Independence
with Sarah Ward M.S., CCC/SLP at the Penn State Great Valley Conference CenterClinical Strategies for Treating Anxiety in Youth
with Dr. Philip Kendall, Temple University at the CCIU Educational Service Center
English Language Learner's Symposium
The English Language Learner's Symposium is an annual event held each year in August. The event is for K-12 ESL teachers, general education teachers and administrators. The ELL Symposium features keynote speakers, panel discussion, breakout sessions and unique and informal gatherings to discuss relevant topics and ask questions with members of the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Save the date for next year's event: August 9 & 10, 2017. Visit our 2016 event site to access materials from last year's event.
In collaboration with Immaculata University, this annual conference focuses on literacy and is offered during the week following the last teacher day in Chester County schools. A theme will be chosen each year which centers on either writing or reading. National and local experts in literacy will present. Reading Matters, LLC will be on site with books related to the topic for educators to purchase. This year's event Reading: A Rainbow of Strategies was held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
PETE&C Educational Technology Conference
The Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo and Conference (PETE&C) is a statewide event that provides quality programs focused on technology in the educational field. Each year, hundreds of exhibitors showcase their latest technology products and services to the vast audience of teachers, administrators, technology directors, school board members and more. Monday and Tuesday mornings kick off with keynote speakers that will both educate and inspire you. Throughout the three days, you can attend concurrent sessions and student showcases. There is something for everyone at PETE&C!
Safe Schools Summit
This county-wide event is a cross divisional initiative with Innovative Educational Services, External Relations, and Administrative Services. We collaborate with our county District Attorney's office in planning and implementing the programming for this important event. The event is held annually and focuses on the most relevant topics impacting our youth and their safety.
Save the Date for the first event Regional Safe School Summit: March 29, 2017. Download save the date notice.
The 2016 Safe School Summit was as follows:
Coordinated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, the Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the New Garden Township Police Department.
Topic: Active Threat and Reunification
Date: April 7, 2016
Place: Phoenixville High School
Dinner: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Presentation: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University
with the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) are pleased to host the:
Sixth TESOL/Applied Linguistics/Foreign Languages (TALFL) Conference
Aim High, Reach High
April 16, 2016
Graduate Business Center
West Chester University
West Chester, PA, USA
Teachers generally recognize that it is necessary to aim high to attain the desired outcome, but many face the challenge of how to do so effectively in language learning tasks. This year’s TALFL Conference is designed to provide a platform for an exchange of views and sharing experiences on the teaching practices that promote language learners’ development in the classroom. The conference welcomes presentations that address students’ needs and teachers’ actions that enhance students’ language development. The topic of goal setting and attainment can be examined in a wide range of areas of language learning, including (though not limited to) teaching methodology, materials development, assessment and learning, and technology.
For all the details please visit the TALFL Conference website