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

DR. RICCOMINI - HIGH INTENSITY INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES

September 19, 2022 - February 6, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education Mathematics
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours

HIIT (HIGH INTENSITY INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES 
Effective elementary, middle, and high school mathematics teachers provide a continuum of instructional supports to help students learn essential mathematical concepts and master new important skills. Additionally, mathematics teachers devote significant efforts and instructional time to make sure students do not forget what they have previously learned, extremely important in the study of mathematics. These intensive and interactive sessions will provide teachers specific strategies for organizing both instruction and students’ studying of material to facilitate learning, remembering, and applying critical mathematical concepts and skills in new situations. 


Audience: Regular Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Administrators are welcome to attend! 

Elementary Sessions will be held on the following dates: 
Session #1 - September 19, 2022 (9:00 - 3:30) 
Session #2 - October 20, 2022 (9:00 - 3:30) 
Session #3 - TBD (To Be Determined) 

Middle School/High School Sessions will be held on the following dates: 
Session #1 - September 22, 2022 (9:00 - 3:30) 
Session #2 - October 26, 2022 (9:00 - 3:30) 
Session #3 - TBD (To Be Determined)

Act 48 Credit is available for this training each session is worth 7 continuing education hours. 

Please check each session you plan on attending.  

Contact Julie Brown at jbrown@tiu11.org if you have any questions.

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Sessions

Monday, September 19
9am - 2:30pm
Elementary Session 1
Thursday, September 22
9am - 3:30pm
Thursday, October 20
9am - 3:30pm
Elementary Session 2
Wednesday, October 26
9am - 3:30pm
Monday, January 30
9am - 3:30pm
Elementary session 3
Monday, February 6
9am - 3:30pm

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
   *No February Meeting 
 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 
Brian Kritzer – Educational Consultant 
bkritzer@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501 ext. 104

*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
Tuesday, January 24
9 - 9:30am
January 24, 2023
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 
Brian Kritzer – Educational Consultant 
bkritzer@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501 ext. 104

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 
 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 
Brian Kritzer – Educational Consultant 
bkritzer@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501 ext. 104

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, January 25
2 - 3:30pm
January 25, 2023
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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Sessions

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 
   *No meeting in February 
 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, January 26
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 - January 19, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
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, December 15
9am - 3:30pm
Session 2
Thursday, January 19
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 at CFSD, CFSD Staff Only

November 11, 2022 - January 13, 2023
McConnellsburg 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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Sessions

Friday, November 11
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 1
Friday, January 13
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 2

PREPaRE Training Cancelled

Cancelled
December 5 - 6, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours

The PREPaRE curriculum has been developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) as part of NASP's decade-long leadership in providing evidence-based resources and consultation related to school crisis prevention and response. PREPaRE training is ideal for schools committed to improving and strengthening their school safety and crisis management plans and emergency response.

Audience: School Mental Health Professionals

Questions contact Gordon Hall ghall@tiu11.org

 

 

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Sessions

Monday, December 5
8:30am - 4:30pm
PREPaRE Training Day 1
Tuesday, December 6
8:30am - 4:30pm
PREPaRE Training Day 2

Safety Care Re-certification Training

December 7, 2022
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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Wednesday, December 7
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Re-certification Training

CMU CS Academy Teacher Workshop

December 12 - 13, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
CS
Act 48 Activity Hours

TIU 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 Trainers Jigar Patel and Eric Yoder, 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.


About CS Academy

Inspired by the highly successful Intro Computing course that has been taught at Carnegie Mellon University for the past 10+ years and is ranked in the top five CS courses in the country by Bloomberg News, CS Academy provides an online computer science curriculum, designed for high school students that is engaging, creative, rigorous, and fun. In CS Academy, students use interactive questions, coding activities, and built-in resources to learn coding and increase their understanding and application of computer science.


 

CS Academy Features
 

  • Interactive notes with dynamic autograded checkpoints Browser-based environment
  • Learning text-based Python programming
  • Engaging graphics and animations
  • Autograded exercises
  • Blocked copy + paste functionality on student accounts Image inspector tool
  • CMU student-authored content
  • CMU student-supported online help for teachers
  • Each semester culminates in a fun day of learning and activities at CMU.
     

Dates: December 12th and 13th, 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
Presenters: Eric Yoder and Jigar Patel 
Act 48 Available
 

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Sessions

Monday, December 12
8am - 3pm
Day One CS Academy
Tuesday, December 13
9am - 3pm
Day Two CS Academy

Reading Summit Grades K-4

December 15, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

This workshop will provide a basic overview of both the science of reading and structured literacy from a practical perspective. Participants will leave with an understanding of the following:

  • research-based frameworks for understanding the processes involved in reading
  • the essential elements and teaching principles of structured literacy, and
  • strategies to more effectively teach foundational literacy skills across grade levels.

A large portion of the workshop will feature hands-on and dynamic training dedicated to teaching phonological awareness and explicit phonics.

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Thursday, December 15
9am - 12pm
Reading Summit K-4

Reading Summit Grades 5-12

December 16, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

This workshop will provide a basic overview of both the science of reading and structured literacy from a practical perspective. Participants will leave with an understanding of the following:

  • research-based frameworks for understanding the processes involved in reading
  • the essential elements and teaching principles of structured literacy, and
  • strategies to more effectively teach foundational literacy skills across grade levels.

A large portion of the workshop will feature hands-on and dynamic training dedicated to teaching phonological awareness and explicit phonics.

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Friday, December 16
9am - 12pm
Reading Summit 5-12

Safety Care Recertification Lite Training @ Juniata County Head Start (Head Start Staff Only)

December 16, 2022 - January 20, 2023
Juniata County Head Start
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety Care recertification "Lite" training for Juniata County Headstart staff. Only Chapters 1-4 will be taught.

 

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Friday, December 16
2 - 4pm
Safety Care Recertification "Lite" (Day 1)

Safety Care recertification for Chapters 1-4

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Friday, January 20
2 - 4pm
Safety Care Recertification "Lite" (Day 2)

Safety Care recertification for Chapters 1-4

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Safety Care Re-certification Training

January 4, 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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Wednesday, January 4
8am - 3:30pm

Building School and District Administrator Awareness of the PA “STEELS” Academic Standards: NGSX PLANS (2 Day Professional Learning)

January 10 - 11, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours Act 45 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.

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Tuesday, January 10
8am - 4pm
Day One
Wednesday, January 11
12 - 4pm
Day Two

Engineering is Elementary (EiE)

January 12, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder 


Description of Activity: With strong literacy integration, Engineering is Elementary (EiE) facilitates integrated STEM learning for your students. No prior experience with Engineering, CS or STEM expected. 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. 

“EiE®, the award-winning curricula division of the Museum of Science, Boston, develops research-based, classroom-tested programs that empower children to become lifelong STEM learners and passionate problem solvers. Since 2003, we’ve designed our PreK-8 curricula to encourage all children, including those from underrepresented groups, to see themselves as engineers. Our flexible print, online and blended hands-on programs bring engineering, science and computer science together to prepare today’s students for a fast-paced, global, technology-savvy future.”


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. EiE is worth the time to take a good, long look.

Audience: all PreK-8 educators, library/media specialists, STEM Specialists, Instructional Coaches, special education educators

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Thursday, January 12
8:30am - 4pm
Engineering is Elementary

Engineering by Design (EbD)

January 12, 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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Thursday, January 12
8:30am - 4pm
Engineering by Design

Safety Care Initial Training at HASD, HASD Staff Only

January 16 - 17, 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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Sessions

Monday, January 16
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 1
Tuesday, January 17
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 2

Initial Safety Care Training (Ch 1-4) @ HCCTC, HCCTC Staff only, Tentative

January 16, 2023
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
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, January 16
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Chapter 1-4

Principal's Networking - Secondary

January 19, 2023
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

This will be a time district principals can gather together to ask questions. We will share what is happening at PDE and seek how the IU can help.  We will also have time just to share with each other. Also, if there are any trainings you wish to have, we can arrange those as well. These meetings will be held quarterly.

 

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Thursday, January 19
9am - 12pm
Principal's Networking - Secondary

Principal's Networking - Elementary

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

Principals’ Networking Meeting-Elementary:


This will be a time district principals can gather together to ask questions. We will share what is happening at PDE and seek how the IU can help.  We will also have time just to share with each other. Also, if there are any trainings you wish to have, we can arrange those as well. These meetings will be held quarterly.

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Friday, January 20
9am - 12pm
Principal's Networking - Elementary

Safety Care Initial Training January 24-25, 2023

January 24 - 25, 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, January 24
8am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 25
8am - 3:30pm

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

January 25 - 26, 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, January 25
8am - 4pm
Session 1
Thursday, January 26
8am - 4pm
Session 2

Safety Care Re-certification Training MCSD Staff

January 27, 2023
Lewistown Intermediate 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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Friday, January 27
8am - 3pm
Safety Care Re-certification Training at MCSD

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

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