Events

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PBIS Coaches Day Training and Networking Cancelled

Cancelled
September 13, 2022 - March 1, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
PBIS
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours

CALLING ALL PBIS COACHES...MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 
 

PBIS Coaches will plan and prepare for building leadership for their role in facilitating the implementation of PBIS. All PBIS coaches are welcome...novice through experienced. 


Outcomes: 

  • Tier I PBIS Features and Classroom Components
  • Facilitating Implementation (Coaching skills)
  • Data systems Facilitating Effective Team Meetings (Team Initiated Problem Solving-TIPS)
  • Processes for tracking implementation: Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), Classroom Fidelity 
    Tools, data collection

Fall: PBIS Coaches Day Training and Networking - September 13, 2022 


Winter: PaPBS Coaches Day (held at PaTTAN, Harrisburg) - January, 2023 (date to be announced)


Spring: PBIS Coaches Day Training and Networking - March 1, 2023

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Sessions

Tuesday, September 13
8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, March 1
8:30am - 3:30pm
Spring: PBIS Coaches Day Training and Networking

Fulton County Transition Council

September 27, 2022 - April 25, 2023
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Fulton County Transition Council is group of like-minded individuals that wish to support students with disabilities, that are of transition age (14-21), as they work towards life after high school. The goal of the group is to strengthen their knowledge in the area of transition through training, resource sharing, and networking. 


Target Audience: Fulton County Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies/Providers, Local Business Owners, Guidance Counselors, Parents, Students 

Fulton County Transition Council 2022-2023 

 Tuesday, September 27th 2022 
 Tuesday, October 25th 2022 
   *No November Meeting 
 Tuesday, December 20th 2022 
 Tuesday, January 24th 2023--RESCHEDULED: Friday, February 24, 2023
 Tuesday, March 21st 2023 
 Tuesday, April 25th 2023 
  *No May Meeting

All meetings are from 9:00 – 10:30 PM EST via Zoom

Please register for each event you are planning to attend.

If you have questions, please contact 
Staci Young – Educational Consultant 
syoung@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501 ext. 1126

*The above dates are subject to change with advanced notice as per PaTTAN’s Transition Date Saver

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Sessions

Tuesday, September 27
9 - 10:30am
September 27, 2022
Tuesday, October 25
9 - 10:30am
October 25, 2022
Tuesday, December 20
9 - 10:30am
December 20, 2022
Friday, February 24
9 - 10:30am
February 24, 2023 Notices
Tuesday, March 21
9 - 10:30am
March 21, 2023
Tuesday, April 25
9 - 10:30am
April 25, 2023

Mifflin/Juniata County Transition Council

September 28, 2022 - April 26, 2023
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Mifflin/Juniata County Transition Council is a group of like-minded individuals that wish to support students with disabilities, that are of transition age (14-21), as they work towards life after high school. The goal of the group is to strengthen their knowledge in the area of transition through training, resource sharing, and networking. 

Target Audience: Mifflin/Juniata County Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies/Providers, Local Business Owners, Guidance Counselors, Parents, Students 

Mifflin/Juniata Transition Council 2022-2023 

 Wednesday, September 28th 2022 
    *No October Meeting 
 Tuesday, November 22nd 2022 
   *No December Meeting 
   *No January Meeting 
 Wednesday, February 22nd 2023 
   *No March Meeting 
 Wednesday, April 26th 2023 
    *No May Meeting


All meetings are from 10:00 – 11:30 PM EST via Zoom

If you have questions, please contact 
Staci Young – Educational Consultant 
syoung@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501 ext. 1126

Please select each event you are planning to attend.

*The above dates are subject to change with advanced notice as per PaTTAN’s Transition Date Saver

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Sessions

Wednesday, September 28
10 - 11:30am
September 28, 2022
Tuesday, November 22
10 - 11:30am
November 22, 2022
Wednesday, February 22
10 - 10:30am
February 22, 2023
Wednesday, April 26
10 - 11:30am
April 26, 2023

TIU 11 Local Parent Task Force

September 28, 2022 - May 24, 2023
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education

The Local Task Force is a group of like-minded parents that wish to support their son or daughter as they navigate through the special education process. The goal of the group is to support parents through training, resource sharing, and networking so that they can work with their Local Education Agency (LEA) in a positive, proactive manner. 


Target Audience: Parents/Guardians that support students with disabilities, Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies

TIU 11 Local Parent Task Force 2022-2023 

 Wednesday, September 28th 2022 
 Wednesday, October 26th 2022** 
 Wednesday, January 25th 2023--RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
 Wednesday, March 29th 2023 
 Wednesday, May 24th 2023

All meetings are from 2:00 – 3:30 with the exception of October 26th (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.).  All Meetings will be via ZOOM.

If you have questions, please contact 
Staci Young – Educational Consultant 
syoung@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501 ext. 1126

Please select each of the meetings you are planning on attending.

*The above dates are subject to change with advanced notice as per PaTTAN’s Transition Date Saver

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Sessions

Wednesday, September 28
2 - 3:30pm
September 28, 2022
Wednesday, October 26
7 - 8:30pm
October 26, 2022 Evening Meeting
Wednesday, February 22
2 - 3:30pm
February 22 Notices
Wednesday, March 29
2 - 3:30pm
March 29, 2023
Wednesday, May 24
2 - 3:30pm
May 24, 2023

Special Education Advisory Council

September 29, 2022 - April 27, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education

Special Education Adisory Council 

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Thursday, September 29
9am - 12pm
Friday, October 28
9am - 12pm
Special Education Advisory Council
Thursday, December 1
8am - 12pm
Thursday, February 23
9am - 12pm
Thursday, April 27
9am - 12pm

Huntingdon County Transition Council

September 29, 2022 - April 27, 2023
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Huntingdon County Transition Council is a group of like-minded individuals that wish to support students with disabilities, that are of transition age (14-21), as they work towards life after high school. The goal of the group is to strengthen their knowledge in the area of transition through training, resource sharing, and networking. 


Target Audience: Huntingdon County Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies/Providers, Local Business Owners, Guidance Counselors, Parents, Students 

Huntingdon County Transition Council 2022-2023 

 Thursday, September 29th 2022 
 Thursday, October 27th 2022
   *No meeting in November 
 Wednesday, December 21st 2022 
 Thursday, January 26th 2023---RESCHEDULED: Thursday, February 23rd, 2023
 Thursday, March 23rd 2023 
 Thursday, April 27th 2023 
  *No meeting in May

All meetings are from 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST via Zoom 

Please register for each session you are plannning to attend.

*The above dates are subject to change with advanced notice as per PaTTAN’s Transition Date Saver

If you have questions, please contact 
Brian Kritzer – Educational Consultant 
bkritzer@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501 ext. 104

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Sessions

Thursday, September 29
1 - 2:30pm
September 29, 2022
Thursday, October 27
1 - 2:30pm
October 27, 2022
Wednesday, December 21
1 - 2:30pm
December 21, 2022
Thursday, February 23
1 - 2:30pm
January 26. 2023
Thursday, March 23
1 - 2:30pm
March 23, 2022
Thursday, April 27
1 - 2:30pm
April 27, 2023

Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop for Elementary Teachers – Virtual After School Series

October 19, 2022 - February 8, 2023
Your Internet Ready Computer
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright, M.Ed. TIU 11 STEM/STEAM Curriculum and Instruction Specialist 
Description of Activity: Code.org CS Fundamentals: Fully supported, free computer science curriculum and activities for Elementary Teachers Regardless of what subject you teach, computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. Incorporating it into your classroom will give your students a huge leg up. Besides, this is a subject the kids love learning. With the help of this Code.org, no cost, one-day workshop for elementary school teachers, you will receive support in teaching computer science even if you 
have no prior experience. In addition, the activities are really fun! 
 

What’s in a workshop? 
In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator, including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Over 10,000 teachers have 
participated in a workshop and the majority say it’s the best PD they’ve ever attended. 
 

What you'll get from this workshop: 

  •  In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator.
  •  An intro to computer science and pedagogy.
  •  An overview of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard.
  •  A printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans.
  •  Strategies for teaching "unplugged" classroom activities.
  •  A certificate of completion.
  •  Code.org swag!


Sign up now so you can start teaching these life-changing skills!  Learn more about Code.org’s K-5 program at http://code.org/k5 . Please feel free to 
email me for more details. pwright@tiu11.org

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Sessions

Wednesday, October 19
4 - 6pm
Fall 22 Session 1
Wednesday, October 26
4 - 5:30pm
Fall 2022 Session 2
Tuesday, November 1
4 - 5:30pm
Fall 2022 Session 3
Thursday, November 17
4 - 5:30pm
Fall 2022 Session 4
Tuesday, November 22
4 - 6pm
Fall 2022 Session 5
Wednesday, January 11
4 - 6pm
Winter 2023 Session 1
Wednesday, January 18
4 - 5:30pm
Winter 2023 Session 2
Tuesday, January 24
4 - 5:30pm
Winter 2023 session 3
Thursday, February 2
4 - 5:30pm
Winter 2023 Session 4
Wednesday, February 8
4 - 6pm
Winter 2023 Session 5

PULSE - PRINCIPALS UNDERSTANDING LEADERSHIP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

October 24, 2022 - March 16, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Notices
Act 45 Activity Hours

This course is ONLY for General Education Administration - Principals, and Assistant Principals. This 30-hour course aims to build upon principals’ working knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully innovate and program 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.

The three professional development days (followed by a half-day of project presentations) are titled as follows:

  • Day 1: Leading a Culture of Change
  • Day 2: Being an Instructional Leader
  • Day 3: Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems.

Please note, each instructional day requires the completion of 3 hours of pre- reading/activities.

Objectives/Skills/Knowledge to be gained from training event:

• Identify the necessary components to effect change

• Analyze and share their vision and mission statements

• Identify key principles of IDEA and Chapter 14 regulations

• Identify the roles and responsibilities of an LEA representative

• Analyze and implement the use of assessment data to guide instructional decision making

• Analyze data to identify patterns of behavior

• Identify alternatives to suspension and expulsion

• Identify organizational culture and core values to strengthen relationships with stakeholders

THE PULSE COURSE

The PULSE course is worth 30 hours of Act 45 PIL credit. 3.5 days training (3 full-day trainings with a half day dedicated to presentations). Eighteen (18) of these hours are direct instruction and 12 of these hours are extended learning via pre-readings/assignments and a work-based project.

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Sessions

Monday, October 24
9am - 3:30pm
Session 1
Thursday, January 19
9am - 3:30pm
Session 2
Thursday, March 16
9am - 3:30pm
Session 3

LETRS 3RD EDITION TRAINING

November 3, 2022 - May 17, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Are you ready to be a literacy leader in your school?

Join us for a year-long cohort; learning and applying the science of reading to instruction!

LETRS 3rd Ed Volume 1 - Units 1-4 Training 


LETRS 3rd Edition is a blended learning model that provides engaging professional development to teachers of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS 3rd ed is comprised of two volumes. Participants will complete Volume 1 throughout the school year. This training will include 4  face-to-face sessions, online content and activities, Bridge to Practice application activities, and onsite and virtual coaching. The cost of the session also includes the required Volume 1 book and a 1-year license to the online content. Volume 1 is designed to explore the Word Recognition strands of the Reading Rope utilizing 4 units of study (The Challenge of Learning to Read, The Speech Sounds of English, Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling, and Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition). Participants must attend all face-to-face sessions and complete the online coursework to receive Act 48 hours and a completion certificate. Act 48 hours awarded after the course will include participation in the face-to-face sessions, online coursework, and coaching.  


TOTAL Act 48 Hours: 120 


CPE Option at an additional cost: Contact Erin McManamon for information 

 

Facilitators: Erin McManamon and Julie Brown

DETAILS

  • Begins November 3, 2022
  • Blended learning model with online activities, videos, and assessments
  • Four face-face sessions required throughout the 12 month time frame
  • Apply learning in your classroom through Bridge-to-Practice Activities
  • Onsite and Virtual Coaching available
  • For all K-5 teachers, Reading Specialists/Interventionists; Special Education Teachers, SLPs, School Psychologists

COST : $375 per person includes all materials, online content and faceto-face or virtual coaching.

Questions? Contact Erin McManamon emcmanamon@tiu11.org

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Sessions

Thursday, November 3
9am - 3:30pm
Tuesday, January 24
9am - 3:30pm
Tuesday, March 14
9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 17
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 4 (Pre-online learning)

May be virtual!

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Safety Care Initial Training January 24-25, 2023

January 24, 2023 - March 6, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Notices
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. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

 

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Tuesday, January 24
8am - 3:30pm
Monday, March 6
8am - 3:30pm

School Counselor Network

February 8, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Description: The School Counselor Network (SCN) is an opportunity for school counselors within IU 11 to network with other professionals, learn best practices, and access the most up-to-date resources.  Topics are based on participants’ interests and current trends in our communities.  In order to provide the most beneficial information, the SCN may utilize guest speakers, student forums, round table discussions, etc. 

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Sessions

Wednesday, February 8
9am - 12pm
School Counselor Network

Accelerated Learning II

February 13, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Event Accelerated Learning

ACCELRATED LEARNING Closing Achievement gaps with integrated system of supports. 

Purpose:  PDE has requested the Intermediate Units to train and support districts in implementing the Accelerated Learning Process during…trainings.

Subsequent training:  This subsequent training will be provided in the four key factors of the Accelerated Learning Toolkit: 

  1. High-Quality Academics,
  2. Supportive Learning Environments
  3. Establishing a Healthy System Conditions
  4. Design a System of Scaffolded Supports, based upon the areas of need.

Schools will attend those areas that will support each team as they work to improve student learning.

 

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Monday, February 13
9am - 3pm
Accelerated Learning II

Safety Care Re-certification Training

February 15, 2023
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. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

 

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Sessions

Wednesday, February 15
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Re-certification Training

Small Group Differentiated Literacy Instruction

February 16, 2023 - April 4, 2023
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Small Group Differentiated Literacy Instruction 

Join us for this Virtual training! If you want to improve knowledge and skills in plannng and implementing small group reading instruction, this session is for you.
 

Target Outcomes:

Participants will prepare and begin planning small group instruction, focusing on:

  • Alignment across instructional settings
  • Structure and schedules
  • Rollout and continued implementation

  

February 16, 2023 11:30-2:30 Zoom Link  https://paiu.zoom.us/j/94227619364

April 4, 2023 8:30-11:30

Register only if you are able to attend both dates.  Act 48 hours will be awarded after completion of both sessions. 

Presenter Bio: 
Jess Surles is a Research Scientist at Wheelock College of Education and Human Development at Boston University. Jess partners with literacy experts and university researchers to integrate current research and professional development for educators, leadership, and educational agencies. Her recent work includes curriculum development, supporting educators in implementation of evidence-based literacy practices, and guiding elementary school leaders in building and sustaining an effective schoolwide reading system. Jess is also part of the professional development team for Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) and Read Aloud!: Developing Narrative and Scientific Literacy – Whole Group. As part of this team, she leads ECRI professional development workshops to support effective implementation and improve student literacy outcomes. Jess also has experience as a Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), Title I Reading Specialist, instructor of multilingual learners, and classroom teacher. 

 

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Sessions

Thursday, February 16
11:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday, April 4
8:30 - 11:30am

Safety Care Training "Lite" (Chapters 1-4) Juniata Valley Staff only

February 17, 2023
Juniata Valley Elementary School
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. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

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Friday, February 17
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Training "Lite" (Chapters 1-4)

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)

February 21, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder 


Description of Activity: All of central Pennsylvania is part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and there are five other watersheds that our state impact. Pennsylvania is committed to protecting these precious natural resources. A water shed is land area whose runoff drains into any river, stream, lake, and/or ocean. However, runoff from fields, lawns, pavement, and construction sites could carry potentially harmful materials from our watersheds to our rivers, bays and oceans. Even if you live, work, or play far from a river, your actions could have an impact on the quality of the water in many areas. Grants are available to fund MWEEs. 
 

A MWEE is…students exploring real world issues…in the field and in the classroom…students using evidence to draw conclusions and… take action! MWEEs use project-based methods, as well as, student voice and choice to engage learners in Local Issues Definition and Research, Outdoor Field Experiences, Synthesis and Conclusion, all leading towards Stewardship and Civic Action. These essential 4 student supporting practices are structured by active teacher support, local context, classroom integration and sustained activity. 


Environmental Education and Advocate Stakeholders urge all school districts to engage learners in at least one MWEE in elementary, one MWEE in middle school and one MWEE in high school. MWEEs support PA’s New SE, EE & TE Academic Standards. During  MWEE Session #1 we’ll walk you through a MWEE in action. In Session #2 we will spend most of the day experiences Outdoor Field Experience. There will be time during the second session for preliminary planning for your own MWEE. 


Sessions Progression: Session #1 must be completed first, but any subsequent Session #2 workshop may be selected throughout 
the school year. They can be, but do not have to be, completed in close proximity.

Audience: all PreK-12 educators, library/media specialists, STEM Specialists,  
Instructional Coaches, special education educators

Credits: Will be awarded after Session 2 is completed.

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Tuesday, February 21

School Leaders Establishing Foundations for the New Science “STEELS” Academic Standards: NGSX PLANS (2 Day Professional Learning)

February 22 - 23, 2023
Central Intermediate Unit 10
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright

Description of Activity: Professional learning for district and school administrators, curriculum directors, special education administrators, instructional coaches, science leaders and STEM teacher leaders across the region to build understanding of shifts in science education that can lead to more equitable, student-centered, rigorous science instruction.  

Instructional leadership and active support at the building and district level is an essential part of a successful outcome for teachers of science and for their students. This pathway experience will help building and district teams identify what needs to be in place to help this new vision for science education become a reality.

Audience: administrators, principals or assistant principals, curriculum directors, STEM teachers, instructional coaches, science department chairs, science leaders, special education teachers, ELL teachers and guidance counselors.

Act 48 and 45 credit will be awarded.

 *A light breakfast and lunch will be served.

This session will be held aat  CIU 10: 60 Decibel Road, Suite 107, State College, PA 16801

Limit: 20 participants

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Wednesday, February 22
8am - 4pm
STEELS Day 1
Thursday, February 23
8am - 12:30pm
STEELS Day 2

Implementing the New PA Integrated Science (SE), Environment, Ecology (EE), Technology and Engineering (TE) Standards

February 28, 2023 - March 1, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 45 Activity Hours Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright, Eric Yoder  


Description of Activity: Full implementation of PA’s Integrated SE, TE & ELS (STEELS) Academic Standards and revised PSSA Science Testing format will begin school year 2025-2026. In preparation for this 3-year roll out, we are offering a series of two workshop sessions. In session #1, we will unpack the new standards’ characteristics and format, focus on student performance expectations and take a deep dive into grade level and grade band STEELS 3-dimensional standards. Session #2 supports educators with project-based learning pedagogy and communicating claim-evidence- reasoning (C-E-R) techniques to meet student performance expectations; followed by district wide time for creating a plan of action for the district and curriculum mapping.  
  
          Teams will set goals and plan regularly scheduled meetings and IU check-ins.  
         Minimum of seven per team.  
        Act 48 and 45 credit will be awarded.  
         A light breakfast and lunch will be served.  
 

Strongly Recommended: Assemble a team of at least one district-level administrator, curriculum and instruction director, special education director, one building administrator, one K-2 teacher, one 3-5 teacher, one middle school teacher, one high school teacher,  
a STEM teacher, one or more special education teachers, one or more ELL teachers, an instructional coach, and/or guidance counselors.  


Sessions Progression: Session #1 must be completed first, but any subsequent Session #2 workshop may be selected throughout the school year. They can be, but do not have to be, completed in close proximity.  
 

See additional PD opportunities to support the new standards: Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs), Engineering is Elementary (EiE) and Engineering by Design (EbD) 

Audience: administrators, principals or assistant principals, curriculum director, elementary  
teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, STEM teachers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, special education teachers, ELL teachers and/or guidance counselor 

Credit will not be awarded until both sessions are complete. 

 
 

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Sessions

Tuesday, February 28
8am - 4pm
Session 1
Wednesday, March 1
8am - 4pm
Session 2

Safety Care Re-certification Training

March 7, 2023
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. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

 

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Tuesday, March 7
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Re-certification Training

Mandated Reporting/Educator Discipline

March 8, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
MRT
Act 48 Activity Hours

Event Mandated Reporter and Educator Discipline Training Act 126 of 2012 ("Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training") amended the Public School Code of 1949 to mandate that all school entities and independent contractors of school…training every five years on child abuse and sexual misconduct recognition and reporting. The law went into effect on January 2, 2013. Recognition of the signs of sexual misconduct, as defined in Act 126; Reporting…Educator Discipline Act, including mandatory reporting requirements; and Maintenance of Professional and Appropriate Relationships with Students. The first three hours of the workshop; will cover Mandated Reporter training, the last hour will cover Educator Discipline

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Wednesday, March 8
8am - 1pm
Mandated Reporter

Safety Care Re-Certification Training at HASD, HASD Staff Only

March 13, 2023
Huntingdon Area Middle School
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. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

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Monday, March 13
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Re-certification Training

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)

March 14 - 15, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 Outdoor Field Experience (TBD)
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder 


Description of Activity: All of central Pennsylvania is part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and there are five other watersheds that our state impact. Pennsylvania is committed to protecting these precious natural resources. A water shed is land area whose runoff drains into any river, stream, lake, and/or ocean. However, runoff from fields, lawns, pavement, and construction sites could carry potentially harmful materials from our watersheds to our rivers, bays and oceans. Even if you live, work, or play far from a river, your actions could have an impact on the quality of the water in many areas. Grants are available to fund MWEEs. 
 

A MWEE is…students exploring real world issues…in the field and in the classroom…students using evidence to draw conclusions and… take action! MWEEs use project-based methods, as well as, student voice and choice to engage learners in Local Issues Definition and Research, Outdoor Field Experiences, Synthesis and Conclusion, all leading towards Stewardship and Civic Action. These essential 4 student supporting practices are structured by active teacher support, local context, classroom integration and sustained activity. 


Environmental Education and Advocate Stakeholders urge all school districts to engage learners in at least one MWEE in elementary, one MWEE in middle school and one MWEE in high school. MWEEs support PA’s New SE, EE & TE Academic Standards. During  MWEE Session #1 we’ll walk you through a MWEE in action. In Session #2 we will spend most of the day experiences Outdoor Field Experience. There will be time during the second session for preliminary planning for your own MWEE. 


Sessions Progression: Session #1 must be completed first, but any subsequent Session #2 workshop may be selected throughout 
the school year. They can be, but do not have to be, completed in close proximity.

Audience: all PreK-12 educators, library/media specialists, STEM Specialists,  
Instructional Coaches, special education educators

Credits: Will be awarded after Session 2 is completed.

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Sessions

Tuesday, March 14
8:30am - 4pm
Session 1
Wednesday, March 15
8:30am - 4pm
Out Door Field Experience (TBD) Session 2

School Physical Safety Assessment Overview

March 14, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Safe Schools

School Physical Safety Assessment Overview 
Hands on workshop on conducting School Physical Safety Assessment 

Region 7 is pleased to partner with Rain Public Planning. 
Participants are encouraged to come as a team and bring the following items with them. 
1. At least one laptop computer capable of editing Google Docs documents. 
2. Current copies of your safety plans 
3. Any available, Threat-Hazard Risk Assessments for your school and/or Distirct. 

In this workshop, participants will learn the concepts and practices needed to enhance their district’ physical site security and safety posture. Participants will be provided with national and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania best practice physical school safety and security measures. Working together in school teams, participants will learn to applying physical safety and security principles to their school setting under the guidance of public safety assessment professional. This training will discuss at least the following topic areas:  
• Vehicle/Traffic Control 
• Parking area best practices 
• Vegetation issues to avoid 
• Trash receptacle issues 
• Exterior and interior lighting measure 
• Utility protective measures 
• Closed Circuit Television System (CCTV) practices 
• Stage 2 Visitor Vetting best practices 
• Force protection measures 
• Security personnel considerations 
• Magnetometer use considerations 
• Common K-12 school safety/security issues 
• Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) best practices 

Date: March 14, 2023 
Cost: No Cost 
Credit Hours: Act 48 Credit Approved 
Lunch: On your own 
Location 2527 US Hwy 522 S, McVeytown, PA 17051 

Funded by the SSoS Statement of work for Safe Schools Emergency Management and the intermediate units in Region 7 
This is an opportunity for SD across Region 7  
District teams will be provided with training aids in electronic format. 

Questions: contact Dr. Brett Gilliland at bgilliland@tiu11.org

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Tuesday, March 14
9:30am - 3pm

RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

March 16, 2023
Huntingdon Area Middle School
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

You are invited to preview a Rachel's Challenge presentation at a schoo near you.

You are invited to hear the incredible story of Rachel Scott who was the first victim in the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. Her life, writings and legacy have become the basis for Rachel's Challenge and her story has  been shared around the world. Rachel's Challenge is a national nonprofit that prevents school violence and youth suicide through social emotional learning programs in schools.  

March 16, 2023 
Keynote 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM 

Huntingdon Area MS - MS LGI 
2500 Cassady Ave. 
Huntingdon, PA 16652 (Both are being held at the Huntingdon Middle School LGI room)
 

Community Event 6:30  - 7:30 PM for anyone

Please make sure and check which presentation you will be attending.

 

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Thursday, March 16
1 - 3pm
Rise to the Challenge for Educators
6:30 - 7:30pm
Rachel's Challenge Community Event

Nurses' Network

March 20, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Description: The Nurses' Network is an opportunity for school nurses across the IU to meet for the purpose of discussing current trends, networking with colleagues, and acquiring professional development.  This meeting will include a presentation by Martha Leister from Tri County Drug & Alcohol and Christy Steidle from Mainstream Counseling.  They will be focusing on signs of drug abuse, paraphernalia, and treatment options for students.

Act 48 will be provided.

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Monday, March 20
9am - 12pm
Nurses' Network

Engineering by Design (EbD)

March 21, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Eric Yoder, Peney Wright, Lisa Kruse 
 

Description of Activity: With strong STEM integration anchored in real-world, place-based, learning Engineering by Design (EbD) facilitates in-depth learning for your students. Comprehensive, turn-key STEM engineering design processes, place-based and local “problems,” diverse realistic characters, as well as career connections are all woven 
into EiE’s curricula. EiE supports the New PA STEELS Academic Standards. 


Engineering byDesign™ (EbD)™ is built on the belief that the ingenuity of children is untapped, unrealized potential that, when properly motivated, will lead to the next generation of technologists, innovators, designers, and engineers. 
 

Why EbD? 
Using Constructivist models, students participating in the program learn concepts and principles in an authentic problem-/project-based environment. Through an integrative STEM environment, EbD™ uses all four STEM content areas, as well as English Language Arts, to hlep students understand the complexities of tomorrow. 
 

Join us for a free overview session where we will explore strong, guided and supportive online resources for teachers, digital and hardcopy storybooks, and materials/supply kits. Free sample resources provided. In-person, hybrid and remote learning options are available.

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Tuesday, March 21
8:30am - 4pm
Engineering by Design

Implementing the New PA Integrated Science (SE), Technology and Engineering (TE), Environmental Literacy and Sustainability (ELS) “STEELS” Academic Standards

March 22, 2023 - April 12, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 45 Activity Hours Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright, Eric Yoder 


Description of Activity: Full implementation of PA’s Integrated SE, TE & ELS (STEELS) Academic Standards and revised PSSA Science Testing format will begin school year 2025-2026. In preparation for this 3-year roll out, we are offering a series of two workshop sessions. In session #1, we will unpack the new standards’ characteristics and format, focus on student performance expectations and take a deep dive into grade level and grade band STEELS 3-dimensional standards. Session #2 supports educators with project-based learning pedagogy and communicating claim-evidence- reasoning (C-E-R) techniques to meet student performance expectations; followed by district wide time for creating a plan of action for the district and curriculum mapping. 
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           Teams will set goals and plan regularly scheduled meetings and IU check-ins. 
         Minimum of seven per team. 
         Act 48 and 45 credit will be awarded. 
         A light breakfast and lunch will be served. 
 

Strongly Recommended: Assemble a team of at least one district-level administrator, curriculum and instruction director, special education director, one building administrator, one K-2 teacher, one 3-5 teacher, one middle school teacher, one high school teacher, 
a STEM teacher, one or more special education teachers, one or more ELL teachers, an instructional coach, and/or guidance counselors. 


Sessions Progression: Session #1 must be completed first, but any subsequent Session #2 workshop may be selected throughout the school year. They can be, but do not have to be, completed in close proximity. 
 

See additional PD opportunities to support the new standards: Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs), Engineering is Elementary (EiE) and Engineering by Design (EbD)

Audience: administrators, principals or assistant principals, curriculum director, elementary 
teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, STEM teachers, instructional coaches, library media specialists, special education teachers, ELL teachers and/or guidance counselor

Credit will not be awarded until both sessions are complete.

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Wednesday, March 22
8am - 4pm
Session 1
Wednesday, April 12
8am - 4pm
Session 2

Safety Care Re-certification Training MCSD

March 24, 2023
Lewistown Intermediate School
Special Education

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. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

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Friday, March 24
8am - 3pm
Safety Care Re-certification Training

Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents Non-medication Approaches to the Most Challenging Behaviors

March 27, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Social  Emotional Learning Network

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety,  mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical and parenting challenges. Attend this seminar and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your clients’ most challenging behaviors including: 

• Panic/anxiety reactions 

• Lack of follow through 

• Not following directions 

• Refusing to work/help 

• Yelling/screaming

 • Bullying 

• Tantrums 

• Running out/away

 • Noncompliance 

• Nagging

You will walk away with immediate strategies for out-of-control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies to help kids at home and school. Jennifer Wilke-Deaton is a clinical expert and has worked with the most challenging kids both in clinical and school settings. Through the use of  case studies and action oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around. This training is for PA Counselors serving in the TIU 11 service area only. 6.5 ACT 48 hours will be awarded for this workshop. Social Workers will receive 6.25 CEU's contact hours as well, at no charge.

Speaker :  Jennifer Wilke-Deaton, MA, LPA, 

Program Information:

8:00am Program begins 

11:50am-1:00pm Lunch break

4:00pm Program ends 

There will be two 15-min breaks (mid-morning & mid-afternoon). Actual lunch and break start times are at the discretion of the speaker. A more detailed schedule is available upon request. For more information or questions: Betsy Cox • ecox@tiu11.org • 717-250-0316 Client: Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

Lunch will be an additional cost, paid for by the participant on the day of the training. An email to confirm the number ordering will be sent out closer to the date. As always you are free to bring your own lunch.

For additional information visit: https://cdn.pesi.com/pdf/inhouse/faq.pdf

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Monday, March 27
8am - 4pm

Safety Care Initial Training March 28-29, 2023

March 28 - 29, 2023
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. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

 

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Sessions

Tuesday, March 28
8am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, March 29
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 2