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177 Mental Toughness Secrets Workshops Cancelled

Cancelled
July 1, 2019 - April 1, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Benefits of Mental Toughness Training:

  • Improve Change Management Skills
  • Greater Engagement/Job satisfaction
  • Higher Retention Rates
  • Better Customer Service
  • World-Class Performance Under Pressure

Course Designer: Steve Siebold

 

Course Details: 

  • Completely online
  • Weekly video training
  • Monthly calls with trainer
  • Weekly Quizzes
  • Weekly Journaling

Registrants will be required to participate in all class activities to win full  credit.  Each week the student will be asked to view  the video training on line and take the corresponding quiz.  In addition, students will be asked to journal how they would use these skills in their current position.  Training coaches will also call each participant once a month to check i with the student.

4 Course Available - Completion of each course is worth 35 Act 48 Hours.

Course I:  July-September     Deadline to Register    June 15 
Course II:  October-December    Deadline to Register    September 15 
Course III:  January-March      Deadline to Register December 15 
Course IV:  April-June   Deadline to Register March 15 

Cost:  $350.00 per person/course   (Must have 10 people to run the course) 
 

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Sessions

Monday, July 1
1:07pm
Course I - July-September 2019
Tuesday, October 1
1:07pm
Course II - October-December 2019
Thursday, January 2
1:23pm
Course III - January-March 2020
Wednesday, April 1
1:26pm
Course IV: April-June 2020

Data Quality Network (DQN) Meeting

September 18, 2019 - May 20, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
DQN

We are education professionals working and learning together to optimize the governance, quality, and application of data in order to improve the delivery of educational opportunities to students across the Commonwealth.

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Sessions

Wednesday, September 18
9am - 12pm
September 18, 2019
Wednesday, October 16
9am - 12pm
October 16, 2019
Wednesday, November 20
9am - 12pm
November 20, 2019
Wednesday, December 18
9am - 12pm
December 18, 2019
Wednesday, January 15
9am - 12pm
January 15, 2020
Wednesday, February 19
9am - 12pm
February 19, 2020
Wednesday, April 15
9am - 12pm
April 15, 2020
Wednesday, May 20
9am - 12pm
May 20, 2020

Empower your Classroom with Power: AAC Series

September 19, 2019 - May 5, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education

Power AAC focuses on five key areas to increase the skills of educators as they learn about communication to support their students. It focuses on Powerful skills in: 
1. Partner Skills 
2. Opportunities 
3. Words in social and instructional environments 
4. Evidence for decision-making 
5. Resources for creating, sharing, and implementing for guiding your students 
Series Guidelines & Requirements: 
1. Teams will utilize the POWER:AAC Modules to support students with whom they work in their classrooms or caseloads with complex communication needs. 
2. Teams will include: Special Education Classroom Teacher AND Speech-Language Pathologist 
The following are also recommended, but not required, to participate as team members: Para Educator, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Regular Education Teacher 
3. Teams will attend four (4) in person sessions and view six (6) modules between in-person sessions. 
4. Practitioners on participating teams will video record minimally one lesson per in-person training. Video recordings will be shared with team members and IU educational consultants to help provide feedback on videos submitted by their team. 
5. Teams will commit to periodic problem-solving meetings (by Zoom meeting or onsite at the school), whereby the IU technical assistance consultant(s) will provide guidance and problem solving support for implementation 
6. Monthly activities will be assigned based on each module. 
7. Teams will commit to minimally one onsite visit at the school

Participants will learn to support students with whom they work in their classrooms or caseloads with complex support needs and who would benefit from augmentative alternative communication (AAC) through the use of core vocabulary. Participants will use a blended learning model, videos and online teaching, to explore and expand their understanding of the Power ACC modules and support their students. 
 

October 23, 2019 with guest speaker Lindsay Cargill can be taken alone or as part of the series.

 

 

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Sessions

Thursday, September 19
9am - 3pm
September 19, 2019
Wednesday, October 23
9am - 3pm
October 23, 2019 - Take alone or as part of the series - AAC for Beginning Communicators: Intervention Strategies and Team Buy-in

Join us as we explore AAC intervention strategies for beginning communicators and how to establish and maintain buy-in from parents and other professionals. As an increasing number of young children are prescribed high-tech speech generating devices, teachers, parents and 
clinicians are left to determine best programming practices, vocabulary selection, teaching strategies and how to gain buy-in from other team members. Many of these answers can be found in the processes of natural language development and the principles of the Language 
Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program. Current clinical practice shows that natural language development processes can be mirrored in AAC language development from the earliest cause and effect stages through the development of grammatical structures, even 
for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. In the earliest stages of language  development (in natural speech or using AAC), beginning communicators learn new words by connecting motor movements to their resulting auditory signal to the natural reaction they 
receive.Join us as we explore AAC intervention strategies for beginning communicators and how to establish and maintain buy-in from parents and other professionals. As an increasing number 
of young children are prescribed high-tech speech generating devices, teachers, parents and clinicians are left to determine best programming practices, vocabulary selection, teaching strategies and how to gain buy-in from other team members. Many of these answers can be found in the processes of natural language development and the principles of the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) program. Current clinical practice shows that  natural language development processes can be mirrored in AAC language development from the earliest cause and effect stages through the development of grammatical structures, even 
for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. In the earliest stages of language development (in natural speech or using AAC), beginning communicators learn new words by connecting motor movements to their resulting auditory signal to the natural reaction they 
receive.

Presenter: Lindsey Paden Cargill

Bio:  Lindsey Paden Cargill is a speech-language pathologist and the Director of Therapy Services at Bridgeway Academy, an education and therapy center for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Columbus, Ohio. Lindsey received her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Florida, and has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, cleft palate/craniofacial anomalies, hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, TBI and global delays in out-patient clinics, school-based settings and in the home. She is enthusiastic about applying research and best practices to the facilitation of language development through Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Lindsey has extensive presenting experience at many national and international conferences in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Lindsey partners with the Ohio State University’s Language Assistive Technology and Autism lab to conduct research in the area of AAC and autism; her research team has papers accepted by AJSLP and have presented at ASHA, ATIA and ISAAC.

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Friday, January 17
8:30am - 3:30pm
January 17, 2020
Tuesday, May 5
8:30am - 3:30pm
May 5, 2020

Curriculum Advisory Council Meetings

September 23, 2019 - April 21, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum

The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU) meets eight times a year with each district/charter school representative at the Curriculum Advisory Council to provide PDE updates, networking opportunities, and to share ideas regarding curriculum issues. Many of the monthly topics include: School Climate, PVAAS, CDTs, PIIC, Future Ready PA Index, Comprehensive Planning to name a few.

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Sessions

Monday, September 23
9am - 12pm
Monday, September 23, 2019
Tuesday, October 22
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Thursday, November 21
9am - 3pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019

In combination with the Special Education Advisory Council

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Tuesday, December 17
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Thursday, January 23
9am - 12pm
Thursday, January 23, 2020

In combination with the Special Education Advisory Council

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Tuesday, February 11
9am - 3pm
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Thursday, March 26
9am - 12pm
Thursday March 26, 2020

In combination with the Special Education Advisory Council

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Tuesday, April 21
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Special Education Advisory Council Meetings

October 2, 2019 - April 29, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education

The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU) meets six times a year with each district/charter school representative at the Special Education Advisory Council to provide state and federal legal updates, networking opportunities, and to clarify issues regarding the effect of state and federal special education laws on the provision of services to students.  The TIU also provides support and technical assistance to special education administrators and school personnel within our school districts and charter schools. 

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Sessions

Wednesday, October 2
9am - 12pm
Session
Thursday, November 21
9am - 3pm
Session
Thursday, January 23
9am - 3pm
Session
Wednesday, February 26
9am - 12pm
Session
Thursday, March 26
9am - 3pm
Session
Wednesday, April 29
9am - 12pm
Session

Emotional Support Teacher Network Meetings 2019-2020

November 1, 2019 - May 1, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The continued focus of each networking meeting is to increase the opportunity to 
collaborate with colleagues who provide emotional support and related services to 
students in the K-12 setting. We recognize that this high incidence population of 
students can require some unique strategies as well as a variety of support systems, 
planning and programs.   Topics of these meetings will include but are not limited 
to: social skills instruction/coping skills, functional behavioral assessments, 
inclusive practices for ES students, collaboration and consultative skill building, 

book studies, and an exploration of products and resources. 
Please register for each network meeting on the IU website. 
Special presentations will be announced prior to each meeting if applicable.

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Sessions

Friday, November 1
9am - 3pm
November Session
Friday, February 21
9am - 3pm
February Session
Friday, May 1
9am - 3pm
May Session

PIIC Network Meetings

November 25, 2019 - May 22, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum

PIIC Network Meetings

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Sessions

Monday, November 25
9am - 4pm
November 25, 2019
Friday, December 13
9am - 4pm
December 13, 2019
Friday, January 24
9am - 4pm
January 24, 2020
Friday, February 28
9am - 4pm
February 28, 2020
Friday, March 27
9am - 4pm
March 27, 2020
Friday, April 24
9am - 4pm
April 24, 2020
Friday, May 22
8am - 4pm
May 22, 2020

Non-Pub Meetings

November 25, 2019 - April 24, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Non-Pub

Meetings will focus on various topics, and lunch is provided. 

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Sessions

Monday, November 25
10am - 3:30pm
Staff and Principals

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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Friday, January 10
10am - 3:30pm
Staff and Principals

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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Friday, February 28
10am - 3:30pm
Staff Only

Staff 10 AM

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Friday, March 13
10am - 3:30pm
Staff and Principals

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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Friday, April 24
10am - 3:30pm
Staff and Principals

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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NISL EDP/PA Version C-2 Sustaining Transformation through Capacity and Commitment Tentative

March 5, 2020 - June 12, 2020
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
PIL
Act 45 Activity Hours

NISL Course 2

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Sessions

Thursday, March 5
8am - 3pm
NISL 2 Day 1
Friday, March 6
8am - 4pm
NISL 2 Day 2
Tuesday, April 14
8am - 4pm
NISL 2 Day 3
Wednesday, April 15
8am - 4pm
NISL 2 Day 4
Thursday, May 7
8am - 4pm
NISL 2 Day 5
Friday, May 8
8am - 4pm
NISL 2 Day 6
Thursday, June 11
8am - 4pm
NISL 2 Day 7
Friday, June 12
8am - 4pm
NISL 2 Day 8

Sign Language Cancelled

Cancelled
March 10, 2020 - April 7, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

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Sessions

Tuesday, March 10
4:30 - 6:30pm
Session 1
Tuesday, March 17
4:30 - 6:30pm
Session 2
Tuesday, March 24
4:30 - 6:30pm
Session 3
Tuesday, March 31
4:30 - 6:30pm
Session 4
Tuesday, April 7
4:30 - 6:30pm
Session 5

Teacher In the Workplace: Region 4 Training Cancelled

Cancelled
March 30, 2020
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
PA Career Readiness Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce an Act 48 training from the Career Readiness State Training (CRST) team.  The purpose of this training is to assist educators with the "how-to's" of planning a Teacher in the Workplace experience.  This training is geared to first-time educators who have little or no experience in Teacher in the Workplace professional development.  The training aligns to the Targeted Grant priorities of aligning workforce needs using labor data, creating industry partnerships, best grant writing practices, and connecting the experience to student outcomes in work-based learning opportunities.  Training will include an employer panel who will provide an on-site live experience for Teacher in the Workplace.   Training is limited to 70 participants.  The training will occur between February and March.  As a result of this training, leadership teams will be poised to better participate in Teacher in the Workplace experiences to  develop sustainable partnerships and align academic content to workforce needs to prepare students for postsecondary success.
 

Travel fees and stipends for attendees of the training sessions at $200 per person attending with a maximum of 5 per school district.
 

Lunch will be provided.

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Sessions

Monday, March 30
8:15am - 3:30pm
Session

School Psychology Networking Meeting Cancelled

Cancelled
March 30, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours

Audience:  School Psychologists, School Social Workers and Guest Colleagues

This session will focus on determining the need for counseling as a related service within the context of the multidisciplinary evaluation process as well as using data to select, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of counseling interventions.  Topics will include the legal basis for counseling as a related service, who can provide these services, the continuum of services that fall under the umbrella of counseling as a related service, and the role of assessment and progress monitoring as it pertains to counseling as a related service.  Additional topics will include the review of evidence-based counseling intervention techniques that a variety of practitioners can implement to support a range of student mental health and behavior needs. 

We will also have time to break into job-alike groups to network.   

Presenters:  

Dr. Erica Kaurudar, NCSP  and  Dr. Drew Hunter 
Pattan Consultants  
 

For more information, contact Kelly Zurybida at kzurybida@tiu11.org or Julie Brown at jbrown@tiu11.org

Lunch is included.  There will be a $10.00 charge if registered and do not attend.

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Sessions

Monday, March 30
9am - 3pm
Network Meeting

Safety Care Re-certification Training Cancelled

Cancelled
April 6, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety Care Re-certification Training -"Lunch is 30 minutes on your own"

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Sessions

Monday, April 6
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session

2-Day Trauma Training The Body Keeps the Score Cancelled

Cancelled
April 6 - 7, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Join renowned trauma expert, Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. for this 2-day intensive workshop on the latest research techniques for your trauma clients. The IU will be hosting a Live Video Webcast and seminar materials will be available for download. Certificate of completion is available and can be printed after completing an on-line test and costs $99.99 per participant for 12.5 CE hours. 

For more information about the workshop objectives please click this link. 

https://www.pesi.com/events/detail/77578/2-day-trauma-conference-the-body-keeps-score-trauma

No charge. Lunch is on your own. 

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Sessions

Monday, April 6
8:30am - 4:30pm
Trauma Training Day 1
Tuesday, April 7
8:30am - 4:30pm
Trauma Training Day 2

Getting Started with Google CS First

April 16, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Technology Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Join us for a free professional development workshop on Google's CS First Program.

In this hands-on 90 minute professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Google's free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum for elementary and middle school students. 

During the workshop, teachers will:

  • Review the CS first curriculum
  • Test Drive a CS First class from a student and teacher perspective
  • Develop a plan of action for teaching CS First in their classrooms

Most importantly, teachers will join the growing community of CS First educators from around the world.

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Sessions

Thursday, April 16
9am - 12pm
Google's CS First Workshop

K-12 SAP Three Day Training

April 27 - 29, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Student Assistance Program
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

PURPOSE Please be aware that this is a competencies-based training and full attendance is mandatory in order to receive certification. This excellent K-12 staff development program is designated to prepare additional persons to participate on the school’s SAP core team. Participants will learn about the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol agencies and how these agencies, in collaboration with the educational system, intervene in an effective efficient way to remove the barriers of learning for at-risk students. This training meets the requirements of the Commonwealth of PA Inter-agency Committee for Student Assistance Programs. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Building administrators, central office administrators, counselors, psychologists and classroom teachers who will be joining existing SAP core teams should attend this training. Child-serving agencies such as juvenile probation and children services would also benefit from this valuable training. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 8:30 AM

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Sessions

Monday, April 27
8:15am - 4pm
SAP Training Day One - 27 April 2020
Tuesday, April 28
8:15am - 4pm
SAP Training Day Two - 28 April 2020
Wednesday, April 29
8:15am - 4pm
SAP Training Day Three - 29 April 2020

Youth Suicide Prevention

May 8, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum Suicide
Act 48 Activity Hours

Youth Suicide Prevention -  Dr. Perri Rosen

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the components of a comprehensive approach to school-based suicide prevention and how they may be integrated within a multi-tiered framework.  The conceptual alignment between multi-tiered systems of support and school-based suicide prevention will be discussed by highlighting overlapping goals and strategies essential to each initiative, further supporting their integration.  Evidence-based and best practice approaches and resources for school-based suicide prevention across the tiers will be identified.
 

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Sessions

Friday, May 8
8:30am - 12pm
Youth Suicide Prevention

2020 Para Educator Book Study

June 5, 2020
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education Para Educator
General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

Para Educators, please join us for the 2020 Book Study! Please choose the book you wish to read. Each book study group will be guided through a rich discussion centering upon the key concepts within the story and how these concepts relate to current educational trends, events, and situations. Participants will participate through various platforms (Schoology, ZOOM, or face-to-face). These sessions will be held throughout the month of June. The 2020 Book Study Event is being held in place of the Para Educator Conference. 

Please select which book you would like, by selecting one of the sessions below.  Each book is worth 15 professional development hours.

If you have any questions please contact jbrown@tiu11.org

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Sessions

Friday, June 5
8 - 8:30am
A Child Called It

Denise Shugarts: A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

Introductions and Orientation: June 5, 8:00 A.M. - 8:30 A.M. Additional meeting dates and times will be established following the June 5, 2020 ZOOM meeting.

Dave Pelzer's astonishing, disturbing account of his early years describes one of the most severe child-abuse cases in California history. This book spent over 175 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Dave was in first grade when his unstable alcoholic mother began attacking him. Until he was in fifth grade, she starved, beat, and psychologically ravaged her son. Eventually denying even his identity, Dave's mother called him an "it" instead of using his name. Relentlessly, she drove him to the brink of death before authorities finally stepped in. With faith and hope, Dave grew determined to survive. He also knew that he needed to share his story.

A Child Called "It" is the first of three books that chronicle his life. Through publications and public appearances, Dave is now recognized as one of the nation's most effective and respected speakers about child abuse.

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8 - 8:30am
Ghost Boy

Erin McManamon: Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius 
15 Hours Awarded  

 
In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First, he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin's parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. 
Martin was moved to care centers for severely disabled children. The stress and heartache shook his parents’ marriage and their family to the core. Their boy was gone. Or so they thought. 
Dates: June 5-June 30,2020 (see specific dates below) 
·   June 5, 2020 8:00-8:30 am Organizational meeting 
·   June 15, 2020 8:00-9:00 am  Book Discussion 
·   June 22, 2020 8:00-9:00 am  Book Discussion 
·   June 29, 2020 8:00-9:00 am  Book Discussion 
Platform: ZOOM online video conferencing 
ZOOM Link: Meeting ID 961-913-8220 
How it works: 
1.  Check out the book from the library or purchase it. 
2.  Check your email for the ZOOM link one week prior to the meeting. 
3.  Join into ZOOM using the link provided. 
4.  Read the book as outlined and shared during our first organizational meeting 
5.  Get ready to share your thoughts and ideas as we journey through the book together. 
6.  If you are not present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written summary of the chapters covered in order to receive your hours. 
7.  A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the book study 
 

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8 - 8:30am
Life As Jamie Knows It

Julie Brown: Life As Jamie Knows It (limited to 20 participants) 
In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Berube chronicles his son's journey to adulthood and his growing curiosity and engagement with the world. Writing as both a disability studies scholar and a father, he follows Jamie through his social and academic experiences in school, his evolving relationships with his parents and brother, Nick, his encounters with illness, and the complexities of entering the workforce with a disability. As Jamie matures, his parents acknowledge his entitlement to a personal sense of independence, whether that means riding the bus home from work on his own, taking himself to a Yankees game, or deciding which parts of his story are solely his to share. 

With a combination of stirring memoir and sharp intellectual inquiry, Berube tangles with bioethicists, politicians, philosophers, and anyone else who sees disability as an impediment to a life worth living. Far more than the story of an exceptional child growing up to be "big," Life as Jamie Knows It challenges us to rethink how we approach disability and is a passionate call for moving toward a more just, more inclusive society. 

Registration Link:  
ZOOM link: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/728855742 
Dates: June 5, 15, 22, and 30, 2020 
ZOOM Times: June 5, 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Introductions, Syllabus, and Orientation 
 June 15, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
 June 22, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
 June 29, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
Hours earned: 15 hours 

How it works: 
1.  Check out the book from the library or purchase it. 
2.  Check your email for the ZOOM link one week prior to the meeting. 
3.  Join into ZOOM using the link provided. 
4.  Read the book as outlined and shared during our first organizational meeting 
5.  Get ready to share your thoughts and ideas as we journey through the book together. 
6.  If you are not present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written summary of the chapters covered in order to receive your hours. 
7.  A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the book study 


 

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8 - 8:30am
Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s

Brian Kritzer - Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s  
15 Hours Awarded  


Zoom Link: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/927728165 Initial link for June 5th meeting 
Each participant must purchase and read the book and participate using the ZOOM platform.  
Dates/Times: June 5, 11, 18, 25 
ZOOM TIMES: June 5th 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. -  Introduction/Orientation  
  June 11th 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Book discussion 
 June 18th 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Book discussion 
 June 25th 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Book discussion 

 
Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.  
 

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8 - 8:30am
What Color Is Monday?

Lisa Kruse: What Color is Monday? By Carrie Cariello 
    
 "One day Jack asked me, 'What color do you see for Monday?' 'What?' I said distractedly. 'Do you see days as colors?" 
    Raising five children would be challenging enough for most parents, but when one of them has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, life becomes a bit more chaotic, a lot more emotional, and full of fascinating glimpses into a unique child's different way of thinking. In this moving memoir, Carrie Cariello invites us to take a peek into exactly what it takes to get through each day juggling the needs of her whole family. Through hilarious mishaps, honest insights, and heartfelt letters addressed to her children, she shows us the beauty and wonder of raising a child who views the world through a different lens, and how ultimately autism changed her family for the better. 

Dates: June 5 - 30, 2020 (self-paced) 
Platform: Schoology.com (can be downloaded as an app free) 
How It Works: 
1. Check out the book from the library or purchase it. 
2. Go to https://app.schoology.com/register.php?type=student and enter this access code 69MW-WNXX-CBBMZ 
3. Create your account on Schoology. 
4. Read and answer questions anytime. 
5. You must respond to another person’s comments at least 2x. 
6. All work must be completed by June 30th, 2020 at 12 am. 
7. A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued to you upon completion of the book study. 
 

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Safety Care Re-certification Training

July 13 - 22, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Annual recert for Safety Care - "Lunch is 30 minutes on your own"

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Sessions

Monday, July 13
8:30am - 3:30pm
13 July re-cert
Wednesday, July 22
8:30am - 3:30pm
22 July re-cert

Safety Care Initial Training

July 20 - 21, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Two day initial safety care training. "Lunch is 30 minutes on your own"

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Sessions

Monday, July 20
8:30am - 3:30pm
Initial Safety Care Day One
Tuesday, July 21
8:30am - 3:30pm
Initial Safety Care Day Two

PULSE - Principals Understanding Leadership in Special Education

July 28, 2020 - September 19, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 45 Activity Hours

This 30-hour PIL course aims to build upon principals’ working knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully program and innovate for students with disabilities. The growing field of research at the intersection of principals and special education yields evidence-based practices that support outcomes for students with disabilities. PULSE blends and braids throughout three instructional days, data practices, multi-tier systems of supports, legal literacy, and implementation of and sustaining evidence-based practices. Through retrieval and analysis of data related to special education to understanding programming options for inclusive systems and individual student supports, participants will increase their abilities to lead and impact student and systems growth. Other experiences that encourage knowledge and skills around special education include, self-assessment, lectures, exposure to literature, videos, scenarios, discourse and action research design. The three in-class days are titled, Leading a Culture of Change, Being an Instructional Leader, and Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems. 

Day 1 Leading a Culture of Change – participants engage literature, data and discourse about leadership, change and vision, laws and regulations, LRE, LEA Representation and Climate and Culture. 

Day 2: Being an Instructional Leader -participants engage literature, tasks, data and discourse to support learning around multi-tier systems of support, universal design for learning, standards aligned and alternate eligible content, specially designed instruction, supplementary aids and services, assistive technology and secondary transition. 

Day 3: Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems - throughout Day 3 of PULSE, participants are required to engage in literature and complete several tasks to support learning around school-wide behavior systems, functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans, manifestation determination, alternatives to suspensions and expulsions, and restraints. 

Day 4: Presentations and Feedback - Objectives 
1. Apply key principles of IDEA and Chapter 14 regulations towards establishing individual vision and mission statements, class activities, and final class project. 

2. Identify and analyze authentic data sources that inform student growth and are utilized to plan and execute change using the problem solving cycle - identify problem | hypothesize why | select and implement a solution | monitor fidelity and growth outcomes. 

3. Critique legal review of special education case law and analyze their relevance towards the IDEA Part B 17 required federal indicators, PA State Performance Plan and their own LEA Special Education Plan and the policy and programming for students with disabilities. 

4. Self assess and identify new practices to support the critical role of Local Education Agency (LEA) representative in; a) overseeing the implementation of IEP instructional goals including secondary transition goals; and b) assuring alignment and access to PA Academic Standard, including Alternate Eligible Content, in the least restrictive environment. 

5. Compare evidence based practices that impact school culture and climate, specifically the implementation of a Multi Tiered System of Support for behavior. 

Date of day 4 is to be announced - in person or virtual.


Audience: 
This course is ONLY for General Education Administrators - Principals, Assistant Principals, Superintendents, and Assistant Superintendents –  
please do not complete an application if you are not currently in one of these leadership positions.  
 

Presenters: TIU 11 Educational Consultants and Administrators

Registration Information:
Please register online by visiting the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit website at www.tiu11.org

Registration link: 

Cost (non-refundable): $75 (includes: textbook, materials, and lunch)

For questions regarding content, contact:

Julie Brown, jbrown@tiu11.org

Sandi Dinardi, sdinardi@tiu11.org

Kelly Zurybida, kzurybida@tiu11.org

 

For questions regarding registration, contact:

Connie Flaherty: cflaherty@tiu11.org

 

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Sessions

Tuesday, July 28
8:30am - 4pm
Day 1 - Leading a Culture of Change

Participants will engage through literature, data and discourse to learn about leadership, change and vision, laws and regulations, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), LEA Representation and Climate and Culture.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.           Overview of PULSE

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.        Leadership

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.      Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Change and Vision

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.      Laws and Regulations

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.      Lunch on Your Own

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.        LRE

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.           Break

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.           LEA Representative

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.           Climate and Culture, Family 
Engagement

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Thursday, August 6
8:30am - 4pm
Day 2 - Being an Instructional Leader

Participants will engage through literature, tasks, data and discourse to support learning around multi-tier systems of support (MTSS), universal design for learning, standards aligned and alternate eligible content, specially designed instruction (SDI), supplementary aids and services, assistive technology and secondary transition.   

Agenda 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.           MTSS and Effective Instruction

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.        Universal Design for Learning 

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.      Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Standards Aligned and Alternate 
Eligible Content

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.     SaS - SDIs (Accommodations & Modifications), and Related Services

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.      Lunch on your own

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.        Bridging Curriculum to Disability - 
SAS Toolkit

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.           Secondary Transition

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.           The IEP

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Wednesday, September 16
8:30am - 4pm
Day 3 - Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems

Throughout Day 3 of PULSE, participants are required to engage in literature and complete several tasks to support learning around school-wide positive behavior systems (SWPBS), functional behavior assessment (FBA) and positive behavior intervention plans (PBSP), manifestation determination, alternatives to suspensions and expulsions, and restraints.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.       State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    MTSS/SWPBS

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MTSS/SWPBS, cont'd.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Alternatives to Suspensions and Expulsions

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.    FBA and PBSP

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.       Break

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.       Manifestation Determination

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.       Restraints

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.       Data, Design and Project Planning

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Saturday, September 19
8:40 - 11:40am
Day 4 – Culminating Project -Date to be determined

PULSE cohort participants will be afforded the opportunity to present their culminating learning project during Day 4 of the PULSE series.  PaTTAN instructors and cohort participants will be allotted time to ask questions and provide feedback on individual presentations. 

Date of day 4 is to be announced - in person or virtual.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Presentations and Feedback

                                          OR

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Presentations and Feedback

 

Objectives:

1.     Apply key principles of IDEA and Chapter 14 regulations towards establishing individual vision and mission statements, class activities, and final class project.

 

2.     Identify and analyze authentic data sources that inform student growth and are utilized to plan and execute change using the problem solving cycle - identify problem, hypothesize why, select and implement a solution, and monitor fidelity and growth outcomes.

 

3.     Critique legal review of special education case law and analyze their relevance towards the IDEA Part B 17 required federal indicators, PA State Performance Plan and their own LEA Special Education Plan and the policy and programming for students with disabilities. 

 

4.             Self-assess and identify new practices to support 

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Safety Care Initial Training

September 28 - 29, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is an initial training, and not a re-certification.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

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Sessions

Monday, September 28
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday, September 29
8:30am - 3:30pm