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177 Mental Toughness Secrets Workshops

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

The Benefits of Mental Toughness Training:

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

Course Designer: Steve Siebold

 

Course Details: 

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

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

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

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

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

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Sessions

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

Safety Care Training - Re-certification

July 16, 2019 - December 9, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is a RE-CERTIFICATION training only .  Participants will be charged $7.00 for materials and processing.

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Sessions

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

Safety Care Initial Training

August 12, 2019 - December 11, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

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

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Sessions

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

Mandated Reporter/Educator Discipline

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

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

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Sessions

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

Data Quality Network (DQN) Meeting

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

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

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Sessions

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

HMJ Meeting

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

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

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Sessions

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

Empower your Classroom with Power: AAC Series

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Sessions

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

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

Presenter: Lindsey Paden Cargill

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

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

Curriculum Advisory Council Meetings

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

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

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Sessions

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

In combination with the Special Education Advisory Council

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

In combination with the Special Education Advisory Council

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

In combination with the Special Education Advisory Council

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

Get More Math

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

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

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Sessions

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

Special Education Advisory Council Meetings

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

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

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Sessions

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

PIIC Literacy Series

October 9, 2019 - February 19, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum

PIIC Literacy Series

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Sessions

Wednesday, October 9
9am - 3pm
October 9, 2019
Wednesday, November 13
9am - 3pm
November 13, 2019
Wednesday, January 15
9am - 3pm
January 15, 2020
Wednesday, February 19
9am - 3pm
February 19, 2020

Emotional Support Teacher Network Meetings 2019-2020

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

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

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

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Sessions

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

Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop for Elementary Teachers Cancelled

Cancelled
November 13, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours

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, November 13
8:30am - 4pm

Design Thinking with VR Workshop Cancelled

Cancelled
November 15, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours

Description: In this workshop, we will focus on creating Virtual Reality content through Design Thinking. We will explore tools that will help in building and creating content using Virtual Reality. 

Time: 9am - 3pm

Cost: 

Non-Educators in TIU Region - $125.00

Educators outside of the TIU 11 Region - $100.00

Educators in TIU Region - $75.00

Use funds from your or PASmart Grant  contact Jigar Patel at jpatel@tiu11.org

Act 48 hours 5 hours

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Sessions

Friday, November 15

Check and Connect Mentor Training

November 19, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Check and Connect is a research based targeted intensive intervention program that promotes engagement and learning at school.  This training is by invitation only.  There is no charge for invited participants and lunch is on your own.

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Sessions

Tuesday, November 19
9am - 3:30pm
Check and Connect

Non-Public Meeting

November 21, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Non-Pub

Finalizing Table 14 Report

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Sessions

Thursday, November 21
9am - 3:30pm
Table 14

PIIC Network Meetings

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

PIIC Network Meetings

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Sessions

Monday, November 25
9am - 4pm
November 23, 2019
Friday, December 13
9am - 4pm
December 13,2019
Friday, January 24
9am - 4pm
January 24, 2020
Friday, February 28
9am - 4pm
February 28, 2020
Friday, March 27
9am - 4pm
March 27, 2020
Friday, April 24
9am - 4pm
April 24, 2020
Friday, May 22
8am - 4pm
May 22, 2020

Non-Pub Meetings

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

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

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Sessions

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

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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

Staff 10 AM

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

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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TIU 11 School Psychologists’ Networking

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

Supporting Students Who Experience Difficulty With Mathematics:

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

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

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

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

Session Outcomes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, December 5
9am - 3pm

PBIS: Implementing Advanced Tiers

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

Implementing Advance Tiers

This session will define the challenges of establishing Tier II supports, review core feature practices and proposes systems needed for effective Tier II implementation. For more information, contact Kelly Zurybida at kzurybida@tiu11.org 

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

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

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

CRA Math Instructional Methods

January 27, 2020 - March 4, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

CRA Math Instructional Methods

This professional development opportunity will support teachers’ learning and implementation of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, for the topics of addition and subtraction. Teachers will experience CRA as both a teacher and a learner.

Teaching through a concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction supports students’ learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures. The CRA sequencing of instruction is evidenced to be an effective instructional practice (Gersten et al, 2009; NMP, 2008; Riccomini & Witzel, 2010; Witzel 2005). Structuring consistent models and language across the representations is a key part of the planning and implementation process. The PaTTAN Mathematics Initiative has created structures that will increase teachers’ ability to immediately implement the concrete-representational-abstract sequence of instruction as a method of making more mathematics accessible to more students.

Choose the CRA math day(s) you would like to attend!

January 27, 2020 ~ Early Numeracy, Addition, & Subtraction (Audience/PreK - 5th)

February 4, 2020 ~ Multiplication, Division, & Fractions (Audience/2nd - 8th)

March 4, 2020 ~ Fractions, Integers and Equations (Audience/3rd - 8th)

Workshop Objectives

  • Describe & model the components of the CRA sequence of instruction.
  • Understand the benefits of CRA that impact instruction and learning.
  • Develop skills necessary to instruct students on early numeracy skills and concepts using a CRA sequence of instruction.
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Sessions

Tuesday, February 4
Wednesday, March 4