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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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September 2014 Update

*Regional Meetings on GE-October 8 and 9
*Barletta, Kelly, Toomey Events
*Anthem Closure
*Professional Development
*New PLS Proposed Policy Memo: Comment

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Bridging the Skills Gap

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PAPSA Workshop

"21st Century Edutainment: Using Technology in the Classroom for Engagement"
October 17, 2014 - Rosedale Technical College, Pittsburgh
October 31, 2014 - ITT Technical Institute, Plymouth Meeting
Presenter: Dr. Daniel Young
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PAPSA Regional Meetings

October 8 - Rosedale Technical College, Pittsburgh
October 9 - Lincoln Technical Institute, Hornig Road, Philadelphia
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PAPSA Conference

PAPSA 2015 Conference
July 22-23, 2015
Sheraton Four Points, Cranberry, PA

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2014 PAPSA Awards

Awards Criteria Nomination Form Distinguished School Grad Award Form

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Workshops and Seminars Presented by PAPSA

PAPSA and our affiliates provide lectures and seminars to help inform on a variety of topics ranging from the latest teaching techniques to management skills in a teaching environment and beyond. Below is summary of upcoming events, and associated registration documents for those events.

Upcoming Events:


“Bridges Out of Poverty:
Understanding and Teaching Under-Resourced Students”

For Owners, Directors, Faculty and Education Directors

Friday, October 25, 2013 Friday, March 21, 2014
Pittsburgh Technical Institute All-State Career School
1111 McKee Road 50 W. Powhattan Avenue
Oakdale, PA 15071 Essington, PA 19029

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
(Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Presenter: Kirstie DeBiase is the California Regional Dean of Education for Charter College. In her roles as a Campus Dean and now as a Regional Dean she has presented to teachers on regional as well as national levels and is recognized for her expertise on the topics of classroom management, teaching modalities, differentiation of instruction and Bridges out of Poverty. Her professional focus is working with teachers and administrators to improve student achievement and retention. Kirstie conducts highly motivational and interactive workshops that give instructors hands-on opportunities to improve their instruction and results through effective teaching strategies.

Presentation: There are three key things that help one move out of poverty: education, relationships, and employment. Money helps you get past survival mode and allows you time to devote to learning. Students who are under-resourced, though, face tremendous obstacles as they begin their postsecondary education work. Based on the book, “Bridges Out of Poverty” by Ruby Payne, Ph.D., this workshop provides an understanding of under-resourced students, as well as effective student engagement and teaching strategies to improve instruction for adult learners from all economic classes.

Download and submit the "Bridges Out of Poverty" attendance form here.

PAPSA Presents:

"They Can’t Press My Buttons:
Dealing with Difficult and Hard-to-Teach Students"

For Owners, Directors, Faculty and Education Directors

Friday, November 22, 2013
Wyndham Garden Exton Valley Forge
815 North Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
(Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Presenter: Shaunna Crossen, Ph.d, is an educational consultant with expertise in the areas of psychology, motivation and assessment. For over 18 years, Dr. Crossen has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in education and psychology at the Pennsylvania State University, Schuylkill, Berks and Allentown campuses, Wilkes University Graduate Education Program as well as the University of Delaware and Alvernia University. For the past 10 years, Dr. Crossen has consulted with career colleges and schools to design and deliver professional development programs. She’s also presented at state and national conferences. Besides teaching and presenting, she has consulted with the US Department of Education. She recently co-authored Success Dynamics, a textbook for cosmetology students that incorporates communication techniques, people skills and marketing strategies.

Presentation: Do your students sometimes take the joy out of teaching? This hands-on workshop demonstrates proven techniques for preventing behavior problems and teaching difficult students. The program has been developed to give teachers the opportunity to: *Learn the keys to effective classroom management; *Identify the goals of misbehavior and respond appropriately;* Practice communication strategies for responding to “button pushers”; and *Implement encouragement strategies to help all students achieve success.

Download and submit the "They Can’t Press My Buttons" attendance form here.


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