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Week of May 29, 2011

Composite calendars for CCIU schools and programs for the 2011-12 school year are now available online.

Click here or on the image below to view all available composite calendars!

Composite Calendar




Week of May 22, 2011


The Chester County Middle College High School is one of roughly 30 middle colleges nationwide. CCMCHS

It is designed for students who are academically able; yet whose needs are not being met in a traditional high school or who are considering withdrawing from high school. It creates a small school setting in an adult environment and provides students the opportunity to take college courses and high school classes at the same time
.

To find out more about the Chester County Middle College High School, please click here.




Week of May 15, 2011

There are nine Head Start Centers throughout Chester County.

The Head Startprogram provides economically disadvantaged children the opportunity tobegin school with the same experiences and learned skills as otherchildren by providing comprehensive services to children aged three- tofive-years old and their families.

Services include: preschool, specialeducation, mental health services, medical treatment, nutritionalservices, parenting education, and more.

Click here to learn more about the Head Start program.





Week of May 8, 2011

Educational Research Development & Technology Services offers various opportunities to learn methods and uses of distance learning including:
  • Videoconferencing
  • Internet2 Programming
  • Online Learning
Click here to learn more about each opportunity!




Week of May 1, 2011

The Chester County Intermediate Unit provides courier services todeliver mail and other items between the IU's buildings, to and fromChester County district offices and schools, and to and from other memberorganizations.

Click here to find out more about courier services including delivery locations and schedules!






Week of April 24, 2011
2010-11 Guide to Services
You can find an alphabetical listing of the programs and services available from the Chester County Intermediate Unit by clicking here, or by downloading an electronic version of the Guide to Services by clicking on the image to the right.








Week of April 17, 2011

The Conference Center at the Chester County Intermediate Unit is a full-service, state-of-the art training and ESC Boot Road
meeting facility that is the perfect site to host your seminars, workshops, meetings and training sessions.

The conference center is located
at 455 Boot Road in Downingtown.

Every room offers:
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • LCD Projectors and Screens
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Presenter Aids
  • Conferencing Capabilities

For more information on the conference center, please click here.




Week of April 10, 2011


CCIU assistive technology consultants
train and support district teamsin the selection, acquisition, and use of assistive technology devices.

Assistive technology provides students with disabilities the means tosuccessfully access the general education curriculum and to meet theireducational goals.
Assistive technology services may beconsidered for any student who has an Individualized EducationalProgram or has a Section 504 service agreement.

For more information on assistive technology, please click here.





Week of April 3, 2011


The Children's Fund of Chester County was established in 1995 to provide scholarships to deserving students in CCIU programs. Since then, the Children's Fund has given $157,500 in scholarships to almost 100 deserving Children's Fund of Chester County
students!

You can help CCIU students reach their full potential and fulfill their dreams of continuing their education after high school by donating to the Children's Fund of Chester County. The Children's Fund is 501(c)(3) charity and therefore all donations are tax deductible
.

To see how you can help, please click here.





Week of March 27, 2011


Nearly 14,000 students in non-public schools benefit from CCIU Non-Public School Services (NPSS).

Eligible non-public schools in Chester County receive services fortheir students in remedial mathematics and reading; guidance; and,speech and language. Non-public schools receive federal funds forinnovative programs; staff development; technology equipment; and tostrengthen mathematics and science programs.

For more information on Non-Public School Services, please click here.





Week of March 20, 2011
Click on the imaga to view the flyer for the 2011 Spring Graduate Interview Day
The School Districts of Chester County, PA are hosting a Spring Graduate Interview Day for Teachers on
Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Chester CountyIntermediate Unit Educational Service Center, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown,PA.


Please click the appropriate link below to schedule aninterview:

Screening interviewsare held every 15 minutes from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm by appointment only.  After applying, additional informationwill be sent to you.

Click on the image to view the    
flyer for the interview day!      




Week of March 13, 2011


The Chester County Intermediate Unit offers Summer Career Academies in June, July, and August for students entering grades five through nine.

Summer Career Academies provide a wide range of enrichment andcareer exploration opportunities to students during the summer months. The one-week academies, offered at school-based and offsite locations, address specific interests and skills, including:science, fishing, writing, culinary arts, cosmetology, automotive repair and maintenance,computer technology, and much more.

For more information on the Summer Career Academies including specific topics, dates, times, and locations, please click here!





Week of March 6, 2011


The Chester County Intermediate Unit coordinates the efforts of the Chester County School Districts' Joint Purchasing Board.

The Chester County School Districts' Joint Purchasing Board combines the buying power of the 12 school districts and the intermediate unit to annually save taxpayers money. For the past four years, savings have averaged over half a million dollars, or about 10% savings over what school districts would have paid if bidding was done on an individual basis.

For information on the
Chester County School Districts' Joint Purchasing Board, please click here.




Week of February 27, 2011


The Chester County Intermediate Unit provides a wide variety of Act 48 and Act 45 workshops to educators throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

Click here to view or register for all acti
vity offerings, or
click on the following links to view a specific category:



Week of February 20, 2011


You can stay up-to-date with what's going on at the Chester County Intermediate Unit and the three career and technical schools by "liking" them on Facebook?





Week of February 13, 2011


The Chester County Intermediate Unit offers transition service programs to help prepare students between 16 and 21 years old with IEPs to become successful adults.CHAAMP

These programs strive to help students achieve success in four areas of post-secondary training, including:
employment, community living, recreation and leisure.

For more information on transition service programs and a description for each program, please click here.





Week of February 6, 2011


The Chester County Intermediate Unit Division of Teaching & Learning provides networking services for stakeholders in education from all districts, including: curriculum supervisors, departmentchairs, coaches and specialists,coordinators/supervisors, regular and special education teachers.

These content specific networks are forums for discussion of issuesrelated to instruction and assessment in various areas.

To view the networks and respective points of contact, please click here.





Week of January 30, 2011


The Chester County Intermediate Unit administers approximately 25% of the special education services offered in Chester County and serves nearly 3500 students from 3 through 21 years of age.

Click here to
view CCIU education programs and services for children with disabilities.




Week of January 23, 2011

You can sign up to receive job alerts and apply online on the Chester County Intermediate Unit's job database.

Click here to view current openings, create an account, or receive alerts about new job postings.

CCIU Job Database




Week of January 16, 20112011 Directory Table of Contents

The 
2011 Chester County Schools Directory is now available for download in PDF format.

The Chester County Schools Directory is prepared and published each year by the Publications Department of the Chester County Intermediate Unit. The directory includes information on Chester County public schools; the intermediate unit; non-public schools; charter schools; colleges and universities; committees and councils; county, state and federal contacts; and much more.

To view the 2011 directory, please click here
. To view other publications, click here.




W
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k of January 9, 2011


The Chester County Intermediate Unit conducts customized staff development programs for public, non-public, and private schools and educational agencies. These customized programs are based on the identified needs of your school's staff and the latest educational research.

Programs are available for professional, support and administrative staff. Specialized training is available for building and grounds personnel, secretarial and clerical staff, and other educational support groups. Follow-up consultation to training is also available.

All CCIU staff development programs and workshop
s meet the requirements of continuing professional education as defined by Act 48.

For more information on CCIU staff development programs, including a sample of workshop topics and contact information, please click here.





Week of January 2, 2011


CCiTV provides non-stop video delivery over the Internet.

CCiTV Logo

CCiTV's Video-on-Demand services broadcast school district video content. CCiTV also provides live-stream services to broadcast school events live over the Internet.


To see what's streaming on CCiTV now, please click here!





Week of December 19, 2010

CCIUconducts a variety of student events to enhance teaching and learningin the schools, promote theChester County College Fair academic achievement of students, encourage academic pursuits outside of the classroom, and engagechildren and their parents in meaningful learning activities.

A few events include: Chester County Science Research Competition,
Pennsylvania Computer Fair, Reading Olympics, Chester County College Fair, Chester County High School Art Festival, Middle School Forensics Tournament, and more.

For a complete listing of student events and a description of each, please click here!




Week of December 12, 2010

There is no charge to full-time Chester County public school teachers who wish to use the Teacher Resource & Teacher's Center
Innovation Center (daily limits apply for certain materials).

TheTeacher Center is a self-serviceresource facility that allows teachers the opportunity to enhance theireducational toolbox. By utilizing various zones and attendingworkshops within the center, teachers can: Create instructionalmaterials for their classrooms; Learn andexperiment with new technologies;Borrow books and technological resources and Collaborate with the staff and other teachers to create innovativeprojects.

The Teacher Center is located at the CCIU Educational Service Center, 455 Boot Road, Downingtown.

For more information, please click here!





Week of December 5, 2010

Interested high school students can now apply on-line to the career and technical school serving their school district.

To apply on-line or view admissions requirements, please click on the appropriate link below:




CCIU PNPWeek of November 28, 2010

The Chester County Intermediate Unit Practical Nursing Program (PNP) is an adult e
ducation program.

For more information on the program including contacts, locations and enrollment dates, please click here!