Events and Training

PCPCS is thrilled to be able to continue to offer our community of supporters a comprehensive slate of programming offering opportunities to connect, learn, and celebrate!  Our educational and networking offerings convene leaders from business, academia, and government to consider trends and topics reflective of the challenges, opportunities, and solutions in today’s educational landscape. Mark your calendar to join us at these events!

Click here to view all of our pre-recorded events.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 1:00 PM-2:00PM
Creating A Trauma Informed School: How trauma informed educators elevate all learners.

Presented by: Mike Scheirer, Jen Barrios and Gina Sczepkowski; Agora Cyber Charter School

Agora Cyber Charter School is currently the only trauma informed cyber school in the nation.

Key components of a trauma informed school will be presented; showcasing research- based practices that empower charter schools to close the trauma gap for students. The presentation will focus on five key characteristics of being a trauma informed school AND offer instructional best practices for replication. The session will highlight how trauma informed charter schools can ensure all school stakeholders will collaborate to establish a safe, authentic, resilient, restorative, and healthy learning environment where all learners can thrive and reach their fullest potential.

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT! Zoom details will be provided in the registration confirmation.

Click here to register for Creating A Trauma Informed School: How trauma informed educators elevate all learners

Thursday, March 18th, 2021 11:00 AM-12:00PM
Federal Programs Updates for 2020-21

Presented by: Abby Dubinchik; Charter Choices

Join Charter Choices and PCPCS to discuss upcoming Federal Programs grant requirements, spring Consolidated Monitoring, and ESSER I and II funds. Please bring your questions!

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT! Zoom details will be provided in the registration confirmation.

Click here to register for Federal Programs Updates for 2020-21

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, school board directors and charter school trustees are required to complete training programs pursuant to Act 55 of 2017. School board directors or charter school trustees appointed as of July 1, 2018 will be required to complete the initial four-hour training program required under Act 55 during their first year in office. The training programs are intended to enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for individuals to serve successfully on the governing bodies of public schools across the Commonwealth.

In partnership with Charter Choices and the attorneys that are members of our Legal Advisory Council, the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) is hosting this training in various locations throughout the state so that we may be directly involved in the accountability and success of all Pennsylvania charter schools.

The trainings are free of cost for PCPCS members. There will be a $80 per person cost for non-PCPCS members to attend. If a school would like to have an on-site training, the cost is $500 for 2 hours or $1,000 for 4 hours.

Click here to register for the March 23, 2021 6:00PM-10:00PM training

Click here to register for the May 7, 2021 9:00AM-1:00PM training

This is an online event! Login instructions will be sent with your registration confirmation.

For more info contact Brandie Karpew at b.karpew@pacharter.org

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:00AM-12:00PM
2021-22: Budgeting During Uncertain Times

Presented by: Kevin Corcoran and Joe Martin; Charter Choices

Federal funds are up, District funding will likely decrease. Meanwhile the Governor proposes to dramatically cut charter school funding……..all in the midst of a pandemic! How to make sense of it all as your charter school plans for the coming year and beyond? PCPCS and Charter Choices will lead a discussion on relevant factors to help school leaders and boards navigate during these uncertain times.

THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT! Zoom details will be provided in the registration confirmation.

Click here to register for 2021-22: Budgeting in Uncertain Times.