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177 Mental Toughness Secrets Workshops

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

NISL EDP/PA Version C-1 World Class Schooling Vision and Goals Tentative

July 10, 2019 - October 16, 2019
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
PIL
CPE Credit

Inspired Leadership training PIL

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Sessions

Wednesday, July 10
8am - 4pm
July 10 and July 11, 2019
Monday, August 12
8am - 4pm
August 12 and August 13, 2019
Tuesday, September 17
8am - 4pm
September 17 and September 18, 2019
Wednesday, October 16
8am - 4pm
October 16 and October 17, 2019

Safety Care Training - Re-certification

July 16, 2019 - December 9, 2019
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 a RE-CERTIFICATION training only .  Participants will be charged $7.00 for materials and processing.

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Sessions

Tuesday, July 16
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session
Wednesday, July 17
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session
Thursday, July 18
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session
Friday, December 6
8:30am - 3pm
Monday, December 9
8:30am - 3pm
EI Safety Care Recert December 9, 2019

Safety Care Initial Training

August 12, 2019 - December 11, 2019
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.
 

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Sessions

Monday, August 12
8:30am - 3:30pm
Waiting List Session
Tuesday, August 13
7:30am - 3:30pm
Waiting List Session
Tuesday, December 10
8:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesday, December 11
8:30am - 3:30pm

Mandated Reporter/Educator Discipline

September 13, 2019 - December 16, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

An overview of PA´s system of child protective services and the law. Indicators of child abuse. Workshop meets state requirements.  A Certificate will be provided.

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Sessions

Friday, September 13
8:30am - 12:30pm
September 13, 2019
Thursday, October 3
8:30am - 12:30pm
October 3, 2019
Monday, October 28
8:30am - 12:30pm
October 28, 2019
Tuesday, November 12
8:30am - 12:30pm
November 12, 2019
Monday, December 16
8:30am - 12:30pm
December 16, 2019

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

HMJ Meeting

September 18, 2019 - March 18, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
HMJ

Monthly meetings for HMJ members to discuss SAP updates and agency reports.

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Sessions

Wednesday, September 18
9:30am - 12pm
Session
Wednesday, October 16
9:30am - 12pm
Session
Wednesday, November 20
9:30am - 12pm
Session
Wednesday, January 15
9:30am - 12pm
Session
Wednesday, February 19
9:30am - 12pm
Session
Wednesday, March 18
9:30am - 12pm
Session

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
8:30am - 3:30pm
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

Mathematical Literacy Workshop

September 20, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Mathematical Literacy: Developing Students’ Writing Skills in Mathematics

This session will engage participants in developing students’ abilities to explain in writing their thinking processes when solving mathematical problems. The session will focus on building vocabulary skills to develop precise language in open ended responses to mathematical questions. In addition, participants will deepen their knowledge of the complex skill of writing and how to support students in the writing process in mathematics.

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Describe the skills required to engage in the act of writing
  2. Identify the techniques used to teach mathematical vocabulary
  3. List three ways to break words into meaningful chunks (morphemes) to increase student understanding
  4. Connect the standards of mathematical practice to writing in math

Target Audience:K-12 Special Educators, K-12 Regular Educators, Math Supervisors and Coaches, Supervisors of Curriculum and Instruction.

PRESENTERS: DAWN DURHAM and ERICA KAURUDAR, Educational Consultants at PaTTAN, Harrisburg

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Sessions

Friday, September 20
8:30am - 3:30pm

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

Get More Math

September 25, 2019 - November 18, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

This training is designed for teachers that have never been trained on the GMM program.  We will begin by looking at how Get More Math improves a typical math classroom and give an in-depth demonstration of the program’s most important features.  We will discuss best practices for increased success as well as common mistakes to avoid.  This program works because it was developed by Josh Britton, a former PA math teacher. Josh created and developed Get More Math while working in his classroom to support initial mastery and long-term retention for grades 4 through Algebra I and Geometry.

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Sessions

Wednesday, September 25
9am - 2pm
September Session
Monday, November 18
9am - 2pm
November Session

SCHOOL TO WORKFORCE CONNECTIONS—A CULTURAL SHIFT

September 30, 2019 - October 15, 2019
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 Richland Office
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is pleased to announce a one-day 6-hour train-the-trainer boot camp (Act 48) designed to assist districts in meeting the statewide postsecondary attainment 2025 goal of 60 percent of Pennsylvanians with a postsecondary credential, certificate, or degree. Training will be provided by the Career Readiness State Training (CRST) team and will include the following: 

  • Career Readiness and Workforce in PA (Career Education and Work Standards)
  • Industry-Based Learning
  • Stakeholder and Workforce Partnerships
  • Classroom and Workforce Alignment
  • Supporting Resources

District training teams should include a minimum of three and no more than ten K-12 educators.  The lead team member should be a building principal or assistant principal.  With an emphasis on classroom alignment to workforce needs, team composition should include teachers from both elementary and secondary. 

The goal of this training is the development of an action plan that utilizes stakeholder and workforce partnerships to expand the classroom to career connections and build schoolwide momentum for career readiness.  Team members will be poised to provide support in the implementation of the action plan. 

Stipends will be provided to each LEA that sends teachers to a Boot Camp.  If a district sends 3 or less to a training they will receive a stipend of $500.  If they send 4 or more they will receive $1000.  Payments will be made to the districts in February/March.  These stipends are to cover substitute and travel costs. 

*NOTE:  Specialized training for counselors will be offered via Counselor Symposiums. 

THERE WILL BE THREE TRAINING DATES FOR YOUR REGION. 

Date:  September 30, 2019 
Time:  8:30 AM- 3:30 PM 
Location:  Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Altoona Office 
                 4500 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA  16602 

Date:  October 1, 2019 
Time:  8:30 AM- 3:30 PM 
Location:  Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11, McVeytown Office 
                 2527 US Hwy 522 South, McVeytown, PA 17051 

Date:  October 15, 2019 
Time:  8:30 AM- 3:30 PM 
Location:  Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8, Richland Office 
                 445 Schoolhouse Road, Room E-212, Johnstown, PA  15904 
 

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Sessions

Monday, September 30
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session
Tuesday, October 1
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session
Tuesday, October 15
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session

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

TIU 11 UNIFIED IN-SERVICE DAY

October 8, 2019
Toftrees Golf Resort State College
TIU

TIU 11 UNIFIED IN-SERVICE DAY

TOFTREES GOLF RESORT

STATE COLLEGE, PA

October 8, 2019

 

AGENDA

 

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.               Registration

9:20 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.             Welcome & Service Awards(Silver Maple                                                        Ballroom) - Dr. Shawn Kovac  

 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.           General Session (Silver Maple Ballroom)                                                    “Positive Exposure” Rick Guidott

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.            Kades-Margolis (Silver Maple Ballroom                                                      G. Mark Blaschak

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.            LUNCH (The Aspen Room)

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.               Breakout Session 1

  • Are You a Resilient Person – Tim Miller
  • HR Working for You – Dr. Brett Gilliland
  • Self Care for Teachers Who Educate Traumatized Students- Lisa  Kruse/Kelly Zurybida/Julie Brown
  • VR/AR/MR – What is It? – TIU Education Technology Department
     

1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.              Break

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.               Breakout Session 2

  • Cyber Security at Work – TIU Educational Technology Department
  • How to Use Parent Stories Effectively with your Stakeholders – Sarah Holland
  • Navigating Emotionally Charged Conversations – Alicia Hull
  • Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act - Dr. Brett Gilliland/Lisa Watson

 

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.               Closing

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Sessions

Tuesday, October 8
9:20 - 10:14am
Welcome and Service Awards
10:15 - 11:14am
General Session - Positive Exposure

Presenter: Rick Guidotti

POSITIVE EXPOSURE, founded in 1998, utilizes the arts, film and narratives to present the humanity and dignity of individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual differences.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE celebrates the beauty of human diversity, inclusive of ethnicity, religion, age, ability, learning style, gender expression and sexual orientation.

For more than 20 years, POSITIVE EXPOSURE has collaborated globally with nonprofit organizations, hospitals, medical schools, educational institutions, advocacy groups and communities to promote a more inclusive and compassionate world where ALL differences are understood, embraced and celebrated.

POSITIVE EXPOSURE has significantly impacted the field of human rights, mental health, medicine, and education by providing new opportunities to see each individual as a human being and valued member of our society.

In June 1998, POSITIVE EXPOSURE was featured in LIFEMagazine as the cover story entitled, Redefining Beauty.

In collaboration with the Genetic Alliance and the National Human Genome Research Institute, POSITIVE EXPOSURE premiered a photographic exhibition for the People’s Genome Celebration at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in 2001. Since then, POSITIVE EXPOSURE has continued to develop exhibitions, lectures, workshops, educational programs and initiatives.

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11:15 - 11:45am
Kades-Margolis

Presented by: G. Mark Blaschak

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1 - 1:45pm
Session 1A - Are You a Resilient Person

Do you know someone who keeps on keeping on, no matter what life throws at them?

This training is designed to look at your mindset and how changing some of your habits may help you to stay healthy and enjoy the people around you. 

 

Presenter:  Tim Miller

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1 - 1:45pm
Session 1B - HR Working for You

The HR field requires evidence-based knowledge of psychology, business, law, economics, sociology, industrial engineering and risk management.  This session is designed to provide, in one place, the key resources needed for employees to understand benefits and HR practices/policies of the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit #11. 

 

Presenter:  Dr. Brett Gilliland

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1 - 1:45pm
Session 1C - Self Care for Teachers Who Educate Traumatized Students

Education is a helping profession and many have heard the terms compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout often associated with helping professions.  While focusing on individual staff self-care is critical, the school-wide culture also needs to reflect the value of self-care.  This session will provide participants with individual self-care strategies as well as discuss systems and data to support developing a culture to promote compassion resilience among staff.

 

Presenter:  Lisa Kruse, Kelly Zurybida and Julie Brown

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1 - 1:45pm
Session 1D - VR/AR/MR - What is it?

This session will focus on introducing Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mix Reality (MR) and how it can be used to build an experiential learning/working environment. We will explore how VR/AR/MR can be used across different fields such as Social-Emotional Learning, Storytelling, Branding, Autism, Human Resources, Safety, and Security training, Career Building and STEM.

 

Presenter:  TIU Educational Technology Department

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2 - 2:45pm
Session 2A - Cyber Security at Work

This introductory session will familiarize participants with  key security concepts and techniques to safeguard computer-based information. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of encryption, password managers, virtual private networking.

In addition, we will present the how’s and why’s behind Phishing attacks and how to identify scams. 

 

Presenter:  TIU Educational Technology Department

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2 - 2:45pm
Session 2B - How to Use Parent Stories Effectively with your Stakeholders

Sarah Holland is a Special Assistant with the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning, focusing on Family Engagement. She is the mother of two sons, ages 23 and 12. Sarah has been involved in family support and leadership efforts at both the local and statewide levels. She is a past chair of the State Interagency Coordinating Council and serves on the board of the Arc of Pennsylvania. Sarah has been employed by Parent to Parent of Pa, The Special Kids Network, and has worked as an independent consultant.

Presenter:  Sarah Holland

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2 - 2:45pm
Session 2C - Navigating Emotionally Charged Conversations

This session will help participants to understand how to respond mindfully to emotionally charged conversations.

Presenter:  Alicia Hull

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2 - 2:45pm
Session 2D - Understanding the Family and Medical Leave Act

In just one hour, you'll gain a better understanding of the FMLA, learn to eliminate FMLA confusion and explore real-life issues.  Users will learn about eligibility requirements, circumstances under which employees qualify for FMLA leave, pay and benefits employees are entitled to while on leave and responsibilities regarding FMLA procedures.

 

Presenter:  Dr. Brett Gilliland and Lisa Watson

 

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CS Academy Fall Workshop at TIU11

October 16 - 17, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

 Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 is pleased to offer a 2-day intensive workshop at no-cost to introduce and prepare secondary educators to teach Carnegie Mellon University's CS Academy, a novel, world-class, online, interactive high school computer science curriculum that is entirely free.

Facilitated by a CMU CS Academy Certified Trainer at TIU11, this workshop will provide a deep dive into the curriculum, as well as cover topics that include: CS pedagogy, collaborating in a CS classroom, empowering student creativity, and differentiating CS instruction for students with disabilities.

Funded through a PAsmart Advancing Grant, this workshop is available at no-cost.

PARTICIPATION BENEFITS 
CS Academy curricular & instructional materials at no- cost
Additional support from Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science students
Eligible LEAs will receive a $400 stipend to offset travel and substitute teacher costs

Questions: Contact Jigar Patel jpatel@tiu11.org

 

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Sessions

Wednesday, October 16
9am - 3:30pm
Thursday, October 17
9am - 3:30pm

Aligning and Integration Mental Health and PBIS Building an Interconnected Systems Framework

October 29, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Aligning and Integration Mental Health and PBIS  Building an Interconnected Systems Framework  presented by Kelly Perales, LCSWPBIS/Mental Health Integration Midwest PBIS Network

The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process to integrate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and School Mental Health within school systems.  The goal is to blend resources, training, systems, data, and practices in order to improve outcomes for all children and youth.  There is an emphasis on prevention, early identification, and intervention of the social, emotional, and behavior needs of students.  Family and community partner involvement is critical to this framework.

During this session you will learn about:

  • The history, context, and need for an interconnected system.
  • How to align initiatives, such as mental health, social emotional competencies, trauma-informed practices, and other related initiatives.
  • How to get started at the district and building level, including use of an action planning template, tools, resources, training curriculum and a workbook.

Learn about exemplars in Pennsylvania who have been doing this work for over three years.  Plan to leave with specific tools to use in your district. 

Please contact Kelly Zurybida at kzurybida@tiu11.org with questions. 

Why: 

  • Would you like to have improved communication and collaboration with community providers who come to your school and work with students?
  • Would you like to enhance your tier two continuum of interventions to address the social, emotional, mental, and behavioral health needs of your students?
  • Do you worry there are students in your schools with unmet mental health needs?  Especially those who do not have acting out problem behavior?

 

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Tuesday, October 29
8:30am - 3:30pm
Oct 29, 2019 8:30-3:30

During this session you will learn about:

  • The history, context, and need for an interconnected system.
  • How to align initiatives, such as mental health, social emotional competencies, trauma-informed practices, and other related initiatives.
  • How to get started at the district and building level, including use of an action planning template, tools, resources, training curriculum and a workbook.

 

Learn about exemplars in Pennsylvania who have been doing this work for over three years.  Plan to leave with specific tools to use in your district. 

 

Please contact Kelly Zurybida at kzurybida@tiu11.org with questions. 

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CDT Reporting Training

October 29, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

 A lot has changed in the reporting system of the CDTs. We will be hosting a session for those schools that are currently using the CDTs as their diagnostic evaluation on how to review the reporting and what you can do with the new reports.

if you are not using the CDTs, come to see if they evaluation could benefit your teachers and students.

Today's session is designed to provide an overview of the Classroom Diagnostic Tools to those who are facilitating change in school.  Participants will: 

  • learn about the backround and design of the test, as well as what makes it unique and valuable to schools
  • participate in a live demo of the test and its reporting features
  • discuss the importance of preparation of students to take the assessment
  • discover the value of conducting 1 to 1 student conferences for the purposes of goal setting and increased student engagement
  • explore resources designed to aid in PD facilitation

If you have any questions, email Timothy Miller at tmiller@tiu11.org

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Sessions

Tuesday, October 29
9am - 3pm
CDT Reporter Training

PVAAS For Every Season

October 30, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

A full day of preparing for your data year!

 

Registration 8:00-8:30 am

  • Morning Session 8:30-11:30 am
  • Lunch on your own 11:30-12:30
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions 12:30-3:30 pm
  • Option A: Improve Your Year with Projections (12:30-1:50) and Collaborative Conversations (2:10-3:30)
  • Option B: Rethinking Assessment & Equity (12:30-3:30)

 

Target Audience: 

District Administrators (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors, Data and Assessment Coordinators), 

School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals)

LEA/District and/or school leadership teams are highly encouraged.

This session provided by the PVAAS Statewide Team for PDE and CDT Core Team

pdepvaas@iu13.org

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Sessions

Wednesday, October 30
8:30 - 11:30am
Morning Session - PVAAS For Every Season

PVAAS For Every SeasonStudent data is only helpful if you have a system in place for working with your data.  This 3 hour session will allow you the opportunity to map out your system and learn ways that PVAAS Growth and Projection Data can enhance each season of the school year.  Whether you are analyzing trends, understanding current students, monitoring student progress, or preparing for an upcoming year, PVAAS growth and projection data can support your work.  During the session you’ll be deciding how, when, and why PVAAS and other data will be used by administrators, teachers, parents, and students. 

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12:30 - 3:30pm
Option A: Improve Your Year with Projections (12:30-1:50) and Collaborative Conversations (2:10-3:30)

Improve Your Year with Projections (Afternoon Option A:Part 1) You will be amazed at the number of ways in which district and school leaders can incorporate PVAAS Projection data into the decisions they make about professional growth, observations and walk-throughs, and creating master schedules and individual student schedules.  There are even ways that PVAAS Projection data can influence your hiring decisions and resource allocations. This session will offer participants the opportunity to analyze their PVAAS Projection Data through a variety of lenses. 

Collaborative Conversations (Afternoon Option A Part 2) During this session a PVAAS team member will facilitate a conversation with school and/or district leaders from the local IU region. Leaders will describe ways in which they use PVAAS and other data points to support their decision-making in a variety of situations.  Time will be allotted for questions from participants and collaboration among your peers. 
 

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12:30 - 3:30pm
Option B: Rethinking Assessment & Equity (12:30-3:30)

Rethinking Assessment and Equity (Afternoon Option B) Assessment takes a step toward equity by unveiling what students need at that moment in their educational path.  Rethinking assessment means finding solutions that assist educators to know the student, promote high expectations for all, help students know their learning story, create flexible routines for personalized learnings, teach failure as a step in the learning process; and build a culturally responsive environment. In speed-geeking style, participants will discuss these topics and seek real solutions to revising the assessment system in their respective settings. Connections to the Classroom Diagnostic Tool, the Danielson Framework, and The Universal Design for Learning will be made.

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SAP Day Fall 2019

October 31, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
SAP
Act 48 Activity Hours

Fall Sap Networking Day

When: 10/31/19

Where: TIU #11 President’s Room

Cost:  $10.00 Covers materials.

 

8:30 Welcome

8:45 SAP Update

9:00 - 11:45 Matthew Null - from Gaudenzia will be presenting on drug trends and information for schools.

Morning Presentation:  Current Drug Trends 
Do you know what waxing, boofing, and robotriping are? If you saw writing on the bathroom stall asking for Molly would you know what they wanted? If you were a student looking for drugs where you would get them?   Why do students even turn to drugs and/or alcohol? (The answer is not that obvious). What are the signs a student is using?   Which students want which drug?  Can you spot the hidden drug messaging students are wearing? (It’s right in front of our faces.)  Find out the answers to these questions and more. 


1:45-12:45 Lunch (included)

12:45-2:15 Matthew Null - Presenting on prevention and information for schools.  

Afternoon Presentation:  Best Practices in Prevention 
We all remember the frying pan with the egg but did that change our feelings on drugs?  The current drug epidemic has motivated many individuals, schools, and organizations to provide prevention programs, but do they work?  Do you know why some prevention methods work and why others don’t?   How does the developing brain play a role in prevention?   You’ll be challenged to turn off your adult brain and think as if you have an underdeveloped frontal lobe. You’ll learn the three paths of addiction and how they are critical in understanding prevention.  The information provided will help you plan effective prevention efforts at home, school and in the community. 

2:15-2:30 Closing 

 

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Sessions

Thursday, October 31
8:30am - 3pm
SAP Day Fall 2019

Creating a School That Learns: Building Capacity for Continual School Improvement

October 31, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum Leadership Administration

Learn. Plan. Do. Share.Tuscarora Intermediate Unit and Paddling the Tides Consulting bring you six face-to-face and four online modules, spanned over a yearlong learning process focused on Creating a School that Learns:  Building Capacity for Continual School Improvement. Collaboratively build Comprehensive Support and Improvement to impact academic achievement and student growth and include Additional Targeted Support and Improvement to address specific student groups. We are applying for 50 hours of Act 45 & Act 48 for Pennsylvania IU and District Administrators and Teams.

All sessions (face-to-face and online) are required for full credit.

Cost Structure:

Per Person $1,275; Team of Two $2,450; Team of Three $3,525; Team of Four $4,500

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Sessions

Thursday, October 31
9am - 3pm
Friday, November 1
9am - 3pm
Working with Your Data – Data Diving
Thursday, January 30
9am - 3pm
Curriculum
Friday, January 31
9am - 3pm
Instruction
Monday, March 30
9am - 3pm
Assessment
Tuesday, March 31
9am - 3pm
Organization

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

K-12 SAP Three Day Training

November 6 - 8, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
SAP
General Activity Hours (non-PDE) Act 48 Activity Hours

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 Interagency Commit- tee 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

Wednesday, November 6
8am - 4pm
Day One
Thursday, November 7
8am - 4pm
Day Two
Friday, November 8
8am - 4pm
Day Three

TIU 11 School Psychologists’ Networking

December 5, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Supporting Students Who Experience Difficulty With Mathematics:

Effective Assessment, Instructional, and Intervention Practices Audience: School Psychologists and Guest Colleagues

School Psychologists- please bring a friend (or two or three!) from your district, such as a math coach, administrator, special educator or general education math teacher for this professional learning opportunity!

Students who experience difficulty with mathematics benefit from effective assessment, instructional, and intervention practices. School psychologists can partner with other educators to ensure that students at risk for academic failure in mathematics receive the needed instruction, intervention, and supports to be successful in the least restrictive environment. This professional learning event will provide school psychologists with the opportunity to partner and collaborate with other educators from their district to improve their collective skills to meet the needs of students who experience difficulty with mathematics. 

In this session, participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge base of effective assessment practices, including curriculum-based assessment, curriculum-based measurement, and single-skill mastery measurement. Additionally, participants will deepen their understanding of effective instructional practices including response opportunities, explicit teaching of mathematics vocabulary, and use of manipulatives to support mathematical learning. Participants will learn about evidence-based classroom and individual interventions (e.g., Cover-Copy-Compare, Incremental Rehearsal) to support growth of students’ mathematical skills. Finally, participants will explore the instructional hierarchy and apply these principles to mathematics instruction and intervention practices. 

Session Outcomes:

-Identify at least one effective assessment practice to identify students’ mathematical skill(s) in need of further development

-Identify at least two effective instructional practices to support students’ development of mathematical reasoning and/or computation skills

-Locate at least two new online, evidence-based resources to support students’ mathematical skill development

-Practice steps needed to implement at least one evidence-based intervention to increase students’ mathematical reasoning and/or computation skills. 

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.

Presenters:  Jared Campbell Pattan Consultant: PA Statewide MAthematics Initiative Lead; MTSS

and Dr. Erica Kauruder, NCSP Pattan Consultant Mathematics, Behavior and School Psychology Initiatives

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Sessions

Thursday, December 5
9am - 3pm

PBIS: Implementing Advanced Tiers

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

Implementing Advance Tiers

This Session will define the challenges of establishing Tier II and Tier III supports, review core feature practices and proposes systems needed for effective Tier II and III implementation.

January 6, 2020 with Snow date February 6, 2020.

Presenters:  Dr. Erica Kaurudar, NCSP, PaTTAN Consultant and TIU 11 Kelly Zurybida, TIU11 Consultant. 

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Sessions

Monday, January 6
9am - 3pm
PBIS: Implementing Advanced Tiers