Events

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TAC - Educational Consultants Meeting

September 22, 2020 - May 18, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education

Formerly known as Training and Technical Assistance Consultants (TAC) monthly coordination meeting.

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Sessions

Tuesday, September 22
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, October 20
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, November 24
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, January 19
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, February 23
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, March 23
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, April 20
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, May 18
9 - 11am
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CAC (Curriculum Advisory Council ) Meetings 2020-2021

September 23, 2020 - May 5, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum

CAC Meetings For 2020-2021 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
PRESIDNETS’ ROOM - MCVEYTOWN OFFICE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

TUESDAY, OCTOBER, 20, 2020

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021 (ONLY IF SOCIAL DISTANCING RULE STILL APPLY AND WE ARE 
          NOT ABLE TO MEET WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION ON JANUARY 21.)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021** (WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021

THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021

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Sessions

Wednesday, September 23
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, October 20
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, November 17
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, January 19
9am - 12pm
January 19, 2021 CAC Meeting

ONLY IF SOCIAL DISTANCING RULE STILL APPLY AND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION ON JANUARY 21.

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Thursday, January 21
9am - 12pm
January 21, 2021 CAC Meeting

WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION

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Tuesday, February 23
9am - 12pm
Thursday, April 1
9am - 12pm
Arpil 1, 2021 CAC Meeting
Wednesday, May 5
9am - 12pm
May 5, 2021 CAC Meeting

Special Education Advisory Council Meetings 2020-2021

September 24, 2020 - April 22, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education

The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU) meets several 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

Thursday, September 24
9am - 12pm
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Thursday, October 22
9am - 12pm
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Thursday, January 21
8:43am
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Thursday, February 25
9am - 12pm
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Thursday, April 22
9am - 12pm
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What Color Is Monday? - Winter Book Study

January 4 - 25, 2021
Your Internet Ready Computer
Book Study Autism
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

Dates: Jan. 4 -31, 2021

Platform: Moodle (a link will be sent to you once you have registered)

Details: This is a month long book study using an online written format. You will be asked to respond to approximately 5 questions every 7 days (short answers, no essays). Work is done independently according to your own schedule. You will need to acquire the book on your own.

More information about the book:

Raising 5 children would be challenging 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, and how ultimately autism changed her family for the better.

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Monday, January 4
8am - 5pm
Week 1, What Color Is Monday? Winter Book Study

A month long book study completed online using written discussion format (short answers, not essays). This format allows you to choose the days and time you want to respond to the written questions.

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Monday, January 11
8am - 5pm
Week 2 of the book study begins
Monday, January 18
8am - 5pm
Week 3 of the book study begins
Monday, January 25
8am - 5pm
Week 4 of the book study begins

Math Mornings with Dr. Riccomini

January 20, 2021 - February 18, 2021
Your Internet Ready Computer
Act 48 Activity Hours

Math Mornings!

Don't miss out! Dr. Riccomini is returning to Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 to provide Virtual Professional Development Sessions focused on mathematics instructional strategies. The half-day virtual PD sessions will focus on the instructional strategies and practices to support retention (grades K-12), mathematical reasoning (grades 4-12), fluency and automaticity (k-8), mathematical language (k-12), and problem solving (k-8). All strategies translate and have application in both remote online and in person learning environments. Did you attend previous professional development sessions with Dr. Riccomini? No worries! All are welcome to attend, there is no limit on the knowledge you will gain. Register for one, two, or any number of the sessions being offered. Each session is free of charge!

Please register for all of the sessions you would like to attend

Wait, There is More!

Dr. Riccomini is offering follow-up Q&A sessions AND Virtual Coaching.

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A 30 to 45-minute follow Virtual Q&A session scheduled after the initial PD 
session is available based on administration and/or teacher needs. The purpose of this follow-up meeting is to provide teachers an opportunity to ask any questions about the strategies learned during the PD session. During the virtual coaching session, the primary focus will be on the instructional strategies and practices learned in the virtual PD session. The strategies all translate to remote online learning. The virtual coaching sessions will be an opportunity to support teacher implementation of the instructional strategies learned over the previous year. Each virtual coaching session will last roughly 30 minutes depending on the specific strategy being used flowed by a 15-minute debriefing session. The coaching and debriefing sessions will be scheduled in advance. 
Dates and times TBD.
 

Dr. Paul J. Riccomini, Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

An experienced classroom teacher, author, mathematician, and leading special education expert, Dr. Paul J. Riccomini has taught mathematics to both general and special education students in inclusive settings in grades 7-12th. Paul is an Associate Professor of education at The Pennsylvania State University. His teaching experiences required him to have both a strong content knowledge in mathematics and to develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with both general and special educators. Paul's dynamic presentations offer research-validated practices that focus on the development of improved instructional practices for all students, but especially students with learning disabilities. Paul can be followed on Twitter @pjr146. More information can be found at: http://ed.psu.edu/directory/pjr146

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Sessions

Wednesday, January 20
8:30 - 11:30am
Boost Your Students Retention of Essential Mathematical Concepts and Skills

Teaching new content is a major responsibility of teachers at all levels and all subject areas, but also supporting students’ retention is equally important. Do your students continue to struggle with remembering important concepts and skills? In this session you will learn three powerful yet simple instructional strategies that can significantly boost your students’ long-term retention of important mathematical content. 

Grades k-12; general and special education teachers; Curriculum and instructional 
supervisors and building administrators. 

ZOOM Link:  https://paiu.zoom.us/j/91414029128

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Wednesday, January 27
8:30 - 11:30am
Strategies to Support and Promote Mathematical Reasoning

It is essential for students to acquire a deep understanding of foundational mathematical concepts and skills; yet, many students struggle with mathematical reasoning. This is an especially difficult area for many students including students with disabilities. The answer is sometimes as simple as analyzing the solution to a problem. This session will focus on a strategy that utilizes activities where students work with solved solutions to problems to help facilitate deeper understanding and reasoning. 

Grades 4-12; general and special education teachers; math supervisors, and building 
administrators 
 

Zoom Link:  https://paiu.zoom.us/j/91414029128

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Wednesday, February 3
8:30 - 11:30am
Developing Mathematical Fluency through Purposeful and Targeted Practice

Teaching mathematics to struggling students requires skillful planning and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Additionally, students with disabilities who struggle to learn important  mathematics concepts and skills require more intensive instructional supports. The purpose of this session is to introduce and develop specific research-based strategies and instructional practices to promote more effective learning in the areas of computational fluency. At the completion of this interactive session, participants will have increased their repertoire of instructional strategies and techniques for helping students of all skill levels achieve improved learning outcomes.

Grades k-8; general and special education teachers; math supervisors, and building

administrators
 

ZOOM Link: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/91414029128

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Wednesday, February 10
8:30 - 11:30am
Strategies to Develop Mathematical Language: Teach it! Learn it! Use it! Remember it!

Boost your students’ math achievement—by developing and supporting the language of Mathematics. Learn how a strong vocabulary contributes to greater mathematical performance at all levels. You’ll gain specific ideas and strategies you can use in your own classroom to promote the learning and retention of important vocabulary.

Grades k-12; general and special education teachers; math supervisors, and building administrators

ZOOM Link: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/91414029128

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Thursday, February 18
8:30 - 11:30am
Effective Techniques for Scaffolding Students Mathematical Problem Solving

Learn practical and effective strategies that support student problem-solving activities in a variety of situations and in both individual and group arrangements. You’ll leave with specific ideas for scaffolding reasoning and thinking through an instructional progression focusing on the underlying structures of word problems.

Grades k-8; general and special education teachers; math supervisors, and building administrators

ZOOM Link: https://paiu.zoom.us/j/91414029128

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Get More Math Free Online Trainings

January 22, 2021 - March 3, 2021
Your Internet Ready Computer
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Get More Math (GMM) allows you to monitor your students' progress in real-time while providing students with individualized math practice whether they are with you in the classroom or at home. 

Training for administrators is available upon request.
 

Act 48 hours available for this training.

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Friday, January 22
1 - 2pm
Training 1

This session is designed for teachers that have never used GMM in their classroom.  We will explore the differences between a typical math classroom focused on the progression of new content and a GMM classroom with an emphasis on frequent, individualized, cumulative review.  Participants will set up their classes and create an assignment that is ready to be used with students.
 

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Wednesday, February 3
1 - 2pm
Training 2

This session will cover how to actively monitor student progress from within the teacher app as well as common mistakes to avoid when using GMM with your students.  We will explore additional program features and provide participants with tips for effective implementation.

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Wednesday, March 3
1 - 2pm
Training 3

In this session, we will address any questions brought by the participants.  We will cover the basics of GMM Exams and explore the power of cumulative testing.  We will look at the class data provided by GMM and discuss what constitutes acceptable data and what appropriate actions can be taken to address unacceptable metrics.

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TIU 11 Book Study Winter Series: Positive Mindset Habits for Teachers by Grace Stevens

January 22, 2021
Your Internet Ready Computer
Book Study
Act 48 Activity Hours

Join Denise Shugarts, LSW, Interagency Mental Health Coordinator, and fellow educators in reading a book that is sure to inspire and reignite the flame for which first led you to the education field. According to the author of Positive Mindset Habits for Teachers, Grace Stevens, you will learn 10 simple positive mindset habits that are sure to flex your “happy muscle”. This book study consists of 4 meetings (2 via Zoom and 2 via online course instruction) over the course of 4 weeks. Act 48 credits available.

Register online and you will receive an email to set up the first meeting

15 Professional Development hours.

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Friday, January 22
3:15 - 4:30pm
Session 1

Safety Care Initial Training Feb 18 & 19, 2021

February 18 - 19, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

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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Thursday, February 18
8am - 3:30pm
Friday, February 19
8am - 3:30pm

School Psychologists' Networking Event

February 26, 2021
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

School Psychologists' Networking Event

February 26, 2021

9:00 - 11:00 am

IUs 8, 10 and 11 have joined together to host an event for School Psychs and School Mental Health Professionals (SMHPs). A survey of school psychologists and SMHPs from all three IUs found that there are diverse needs across our districts and often SMHPs play very different roles within each building. So, we are hosting a larger networking event in the hope that you will be able to address common problems and share solutions that will meet the needs of your district. We are excited to kick off this event!

2 Act 48 hours

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Friday, February 26
9 - 11am
School Psychologist's Networking

Safety Care Re-certification Training March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

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.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

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Monday, March 29
8am - 3:30pm

Safety Care Initial Training April 15 & 16, 2021

April 15 - 16, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 45 Activity Hours

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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Thursday, April 15
8am - 3:30pm
Friday, April 16
8am - 3:30pm

Safety Care Re-certification Training

May 20, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

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.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

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Thursday, May 20
8am - 3:30pm

Safety Care Initial Training

June 21 - 22, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

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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Monday, June 21
8am - 3:30pm
Tuesday, June 22
8am - 3:30pm

Safety Care Re-certification Training

July 22, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

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 thist 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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Thursday, July 22
8am - 3:30pm