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PULSE - Principals Understanding Leadership in Special Education

January 23, 2024 - June 19, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
Special Education
Act 45 Activity Hours Act 48 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.

Questions please contack Betsy Cox or Lisa Kruse at ecox@tiu11.org or ekruse@tiu11.org

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Sessions

Tuesday, January 23
9am - 3:30pm
Day One - Leading a Culture of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Tuesday, March 26
9am - 3:30pm
Day Two - Being an Instructional Leader
Tuesday, May 21
9am - 3:30pm
Day Three - Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems
Wednesday, June 19
9am - 3:30pm
Day Four - Culminating Project

Wonder - 2024 Paraeducator Book Study

May 8 - 29, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

Wonder 

Author: R.J. Palacio 

Facilitated by: Denise Shugarts 

Limited to 20 participants 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Millions of people have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face—who shows us that kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are.This book inspired the Choose Kind movement, a major motion picture, and the critically acclaimed graphic novel White Bird.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.

R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel “a meditation on kindness” —indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Join Denise on this inspiring journey where we will explore the power of connection in a community.

 

Format: We will be using a hybrid model for this book study and will only have 2 zoom sessions. The remainder of your time will be spent individually reading the book and logging questions into an online format.

Book Study Meeting Dates: 

• May 8, 2024: ZOOM Meeting 3:15-4:15 pm

• Week of May 8th-15th: Independent Work

• Week of May 15th-22nd: Independent Work

• May 29, 2024: ZOOM Meeting 3:15-4:15 pm

How It Works:

• Check out the book from the library or purchase it.

• Check your email for the ZOOM link and Syllabus (one week prior to the meeting) • Join ZOOM using the link provided

• Read the book as outlined and shared during our first organizational meeting • Get ready to share your thoughts and ideas as we journey through the book together in a flexible Zoom (or Google doc format)

• If you are not present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written summary of the chapters covered in order to receive your hours

• A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the book study

2024 Paraeducator Book Study Information 

**15 professional development hours will be awarded for participation in a book study or podcast series. A certificate of completion will be provided.

NOTE: The hours will be awarded for the 2023/2024 school year OR the 2024/2025 school year.

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Sessions

Wednesday, May 8
3:15 - 4:15am
Touch Point #1

We will be using a hybrid model for this book study and will only have 2 zoom sessions. The remainder of your time will be spent individually reading the book and logging questions into an online format.

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Wednesday, May 29
3:15 - 4:15am
Touch Point #2

We will be using a hybrid model for this book study and will only have 2 zoom sessions. The remainder of your time will be spent individually reading the book and logging questions into an online format.

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The Explosive Child - 2024 Paraeducator Book Study

May 21, 2024 - June 11, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

The Explosive Child 

Author: Ross W. Green, Ph.D. 

Facilitated by Lisa Kruse 

Limited to 20 participants 

The explosive child responds to routine problems with extreme frustration—crying, screaming, swearing, kicking, hitting, biting, spitting, destroying property, and worse. A child whose frequent, severe outbursts leave parents & teachers feeling frustrated, scared, worried, and desperate for help. Adults have tried everything - reasoning, explaining, punishing, sticker charts, therapy, medication—but to no avail. They can’t figure out why the child acts the way he/she does, and they don’t know what to do instead.

Based on neuroscientific research, Dr. Greene provides a new framework for understanding children’s difficulties. Explosive kids lack some crucial skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving, and they require a different approach. Dr. Greene’s Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model promotes working with explosive children to solve the problems that precipitate explosive episodes and teaching these kids the skills they lack.

Format: Zoom Meetings (Link will be shared upon registration) 

Book Study Meeting Dates: 

  •  Tuesday, May, 21, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  •  Tuesday, May 28, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  •  Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 7-8 pm 
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 7-8 pm 

How it works: 

  1. Contact Lisa before purchasing the book or you can check it out from the library.
  2. Read the assigned chapters before the Zoom meetings
  3. Attend Zoom meetings (if you have a conflict, please let Lisa know in advance)
  4. Engage in discussion a minimum of 1-2 times during the Zoom meeting (either verbally or via the chat)
  5. Reflect (orally or in writing) on how the insight you gained from the book study will impact you as an educator.
  6. If you are not present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written summary of the chapters covered to receive your hours.
  7. A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the book study

2024 Paraeducator Book Study Information 

**15 professional development hours will be awarded for participation in a book study or podcast series. A certificate of completion will be provided.

NOTE: The hours will be awarded for the 2023/2024 school year OR the 2024/2025 school year.

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Sessions

Tuesday, May 21
7 - 8pm
Session 1
Tuesday, May 28
7 - 8pm
Session 2
Tuesday, June 4
7 - 8pm
Session 3
Tuesday, June 11
7 - 8pm
Session 4

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog - 2024 Paraeducator Book Study

May 23, 2024 - June 13, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog 

Authors: Dr. Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz 

Facilitated by Betsy Cox

No Limit on number of participants

In this classic work of developmental psychology, renowned psychiatrist and the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller What Happened to You? reveals how trauma affects children—and outlines the path to recovery. How does trauma affect a child's mind—and how can that mind recover? Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce D. Perry has helped children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, murder witnesses, kidnapped teenagers, and victims of family violence. In the classic The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, Dr. Perry tells their stories of trauma and transformation and shares their lessons of courage, humanity, and hope. Deftly combining unforgettable case histories with his own compassionate, insightful strategies for rehabilitation, Perry explains what happens to children’s brains when they are exposed to extreme stress—and reveals the unexpected measures that can be taken to ease such pain and help them grow into healthy adults. Only when we understand the science of the mind and the power of love and nurturing can we hope to heal the spirit of even the most wounded child. 

Format: Zoom Meetings (Link will be shared upon registration) 

Book Study Meeting Dates: 

  •  Thursday, May 23, 2024, 3-4 pm 
  •  Thursday, May 30, 2024, 3-4 pm 
  •  Thursday, Jun 6, 2024, 9-10 am 
  •  Thursday, Jun 13, 2024, 9-10 am 

How it works:

  1. Check out the book from the library or purchase it.
  2. Check your email for the ZOOM link and Syllabus (one week prior to the meeting)
  3. Join ZOOM using the link provided
  4. Read the book as outlined and shared during our first organizational meeting • Get ready to share your thoughts and ideas as we journey through the book together.
  5. If you are not present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written summary of the chapters covered in order to receive your hours
  6. A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the book study

2024 Paraeducator Book Study Information 

**15 professional development hours will be awarded for participation in a book study or podcast series. A certificate of completion will be provided.

NOTE: The hours will be awarded for the 2023/2024 school year OR the 2024/2025 school year.

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Sessions

Thursday, May 23
3 - 4pm
Session 1
Thursday, May 30
3 - 4pm
Session 2
Thursday, June 6
9 - 10am
Session 3
Thursday, June 13
9 - 10am
Session 4

Safety Care Recertification (SFSD only)

June 4, 2024
Southern Fulton 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 a re-certification training.   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, June 4
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Recertification

Building Capacity and Promoting Instruction through PASA DLM

June 4, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

In partnership with PaTTAN and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11  is offering this MANDATORY training to all school districts and charter schools designated in Cohort 1 for the 2023-2024 school year.

The following are required to participate in this training: Special education teachers who have PASA eligible students, assessment coordinators, and building administrators and/or special education administrators with programming responsibilities and/or oversight of instructional programming. *Every LEA must have administrative presence/participation at the training. Optional participants may include paraprofessionals, related service personnel, general educators, special education teachers who do not have PASA eligible students but students who may benefit, curriculum coordinators, etc.

The training is designed to build districts’ capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements for students with complex learning needs. Most personnel involved in PASA are becoming comfortable with the assessment component of PASA DLM. However, based on teacher surveys across the state, not many districts know about or are using the instructional resources that are offered through DLM. In this one day synchronous training, participants will explore essential elements and linkage levels along with the compilation of supporting instructional resources available through DLM to design effective academic programming for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

DATE: Tuesday, June 4, 2024 

TIME: 8:30-3:30 PM

LOCATION: HCCTC Annex Building Main Classroom

*Annex Location is 13221 Big Valley Pike Mill Creek PA 17060 (intersection of Rt22 and Rt655) Primary Parking is in the stone lot across the road. (Classroom Entrance on marked door along Rt 655)

FACILITATORS: Staci Young and Erin McManamon, TIU 11 Educational Consultants

CONTACT: Email:  syoung@tiu11.org or emcmanamon@tiu11.org

Phone: 814-542-2501

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Please bring a computer or device that will allow you to access the DLM portal and other digital resources that will be reviewed during this training.
     
  • In order to accommodate those traveling from a distance, the lunch break will be limited to 30 minutes. Lunch will not be available on site, please plan accordingly.
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Tuesday, June 4
8:30am - 3:30pm
Building Capacity and Promoting Instruction

I’m Just a Kid with an IEP - 2024 Paraeducator Book Study

June 5 - 26, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

I’m Just a Kid with an IEP

Author: Jordan Toma

Facilitated by: Staci Young 

Jordan Toma’s story is geared towards elementary through high school students, their parents, and the education professionals that support them. He shares his experiences and struggles as a former student with a learning disability as well as how he overcame his learning difficulties and the negative way he looked at himself. Toma writes, “I have a strong and inspiring message for students with learning disabilities. I am currently a motivational speaker, a Financial Advisor and a Real Estate Investor. ‘But it hasn’t always been this easy’ ... I needed who I am now when I was younger. Now I will be that person for someone else.” 

This group will include both reading assignments from the book and viewing of online videos to learn more about the perspectives of students with disabilities about their time in school. We will use this information to discuss how school professionals can support positive school experiences for students receiving special education services. 

Format: Zoom Meetings. Participants will be expected to read weekly assignments and view the video links provided prior to each session.

Book Study Meeting Dates:

• Wednesday, June 5, 2024   9:00-10:00 am 

• Wednesday, June 12, 2024 9:00-10:00 am 

• Wednesday, June 19, 2024 9:00-10:00 am 

• Wednesday, June 26, 2024 9:00-10:00 am 

How It Works:

  1. Purchase a digital or hard copy of this book (can be found on Amazon)
  2. At least two weeks prior to the first session, an email will be sent to registrants with the Zoom link and a syllabus with chapter and video assignments for each meeting.
  3. Read the book and view the videos as assigned prior to ZOOM meetings.
  4. Get ready to share your thoughts and ideas as we journey through the book and videos together in a flexible discussion format.
  5. If for some reason you cannot be present for a ZOOM meeting, you will be required to provide a written summary of the chapters covered in order to receive your hours. This is intended to be a synchronous book study with opportunities for discussion amongst colleagues, as such participants are expected to attend a minimum of 3 live sessions to obtain course hours.
  6.  A certificate with your 15 credit hours will be issued upon completion of the book study.
     

2024 Paraeducator Book Study Information 

**15 professional development hours will be awarded for participation in a book study or podcast series. A certificate of completion will be provided.

NOTE: The hours will be awarded for the 2023/2024 school year OR the 2024/2025 school year.

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Sessions

Wednesday, June 5
9 - 10am
Session 1
Wednesday, June 12
9 - 10am
Session 2
Wednesday, June 19
9 - 10am
Session 3
Wednesday, June 26
9 - 10am
Session 4

Safety Care Mixed Session (Day 2)- Juniata County Headstart Only

June 5, 2024
Juniata County Head Start
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

This is the second day of training from April 12, 2024

When: June 5, 2024

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Wednesday, June 5
12 - 3:30pm
Safety Care Mixed Session Day 2

Safety Care Recertification Training

June 10, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
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 training. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

Title: Safety Care Recertification Training

When: June 10, 2024

Time: 8:00am-3:30pm

Where: 

HCCTC Annex Building , 13221 Big Valley Pike, Mill Creek, PA 17060

Note: Parking is available in the stone lot across Rt655. 

Enter through the side door on Rt 655.

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Monday, June 10
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Recertification Training

Safety Care Recertification (SFSD only)

June 11, 2024
Southern Fulton 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 a re-certification training.   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, June 11
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Recertification

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)

June 12 - 13, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center To be Determined (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.

What is a MWEE?

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 the STEELS Standards. During MWEE Session #1 we’ll walk you through a MWEE in action. In Session #2 we will spend most of the day engaging is an Outdoor Field Experience. There will be time during the second session for preliminary planning for your own MWEE.

Prerequisite: Online MWEE 101 Course

Asynchronous work: One MWEE unit plan must be completed within 30 after the workshop.

 

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Sessions

Wednesday, June 12
8:30am - 4pm
Day One
Thursday, June 13
8:30am - 4pm
Day Two

Safety Care Initial Training (FRSD only)

June 17 - 18, 2024
Forbes Road 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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Monday, June 17
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 1
Tuesday, June 18
8am - 3:30pm
Saftey Care Initial Day 2

Implementing the STEELS Standards: Developing Science Leadership Teams Day Two

June 18, 2024
To be Determined (TBD)
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

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

Description of Activity: Tier #1 Session Full implementation of PA’s Integrated 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, participants will have an immersive experience for the look and feel of the shift in science pedagogy. 

Session #2 supports educators unpacking the new standards’ characteristics and format, focusing on student performance expectations, taking a deep dive into grade level and grade band STEELS 3-dimensional standards, reviewing productive student discourse in classrooms and discussing project-based learning pedagogy 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 credit will be awarded. 

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. 
 

Recommended prerequisite: School Leaders Establishing Foundations for the STEELS Academic Standards: NGSX PLANS Recommended Prerequisite: read the National Research Council: A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas (2012), free download 
 

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: 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

"With the STEELS standards going with a new approach, this professional learning session has helped me better understand how this will look in our school and with our teachers.” Administrator attendee, March 2023 
 

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

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Tuesday, June 18
8:30am - 4pm
Session 2 DAY TWO Only

STEELS Experience for K-12 Educators

June 20, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright

Description of Activity: Tier #1 Session  Full implementation of PA’s Integrated 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 an immersive experience for the look and feel of the shift in science pedagogy for all administrators and educators. Take away practices and protocols to begin implementing in your classroom or context the next day.

Please bring a laptop or other device.

Recommended Prerequisite: read the National Research Council: A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas (2012), free download

“This experience will directly impact how science is taught in the K-12 classrooms in relation to the new STEELS standards.” Elementary Teacher attendee, March 2023

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Thursday, June 20
8:30am - 3:30pm
STEELS Experience

Safety Care Recertification Training (Juniata Valley SD only)

July 18, 2024
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 a re-certification training.   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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Thursday, July 18
8am - 3:30pm
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Spring Math training for Administrators and Coaches

July 18, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Curriculum Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Spring Math training for Administrators and Coaches

Building math confidence for teachers and students.  Unlike screen-based math intervention programs, SpringMath uniquely equips teachers to lead highly efficient, classwide math interventions. It also uses paired learning to lift all students and build enduring mastery and mathematical confidence.

Join us for this one day training to learn more about implementing Spring Math with fidelity and supporting and coaching teachers using Spring Math.  Please bring a device so that we can look at your school data and you can learn more about using your Spring Math dashboard to guide coaching efforts that will impact classroom instruction and student achievement.  

(Your school/district must have purchased Spring Math to participate in this training)

Date: July 18th 8:00-3:30

Location: HCCTC Annex Building, 13221 Big Valley Pike, Mill Creek, PA 17060

Notes: In order to accommodate those traveling from a distance, the lunch break will be limited to 30 minutes. Lunch will not be available on site, please plan accordingly.

Facilitator: Dawn Lynn and PaTTAN Math Consultants

Contact: dlynn@tiu11.org

or call 814-542-2501

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Thursday, July 18
8am - 3:30pm
Spring Math Training

ECRI training for Administrators and Coaches

July 25, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

ECRI training for Administrators and Coaches

Enhanced Core Reading Instruction™ (ECRI) is a multi-tiered program (Tier 1 and Tier 2) featuring a series of teaching routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of reading instruction in kindergarten, first and second grade.  

This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of support. This course will provide resources and guidance to build capacity to provide support for quality implementation of the Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) foundational skills instruction. By the end of this course, participants will (a) understand how to present information and research about evidence-based practices (b) be able to describe the explicit instructional elements incorporated into each routine and articulate why they are important, (c) model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support, and (d) be able to use an implementation data collection system to guide continued coaching and professional development.


Join us for this one day training to learn more about implementing ECRI with fidelity and supporting and coaching teachers.  Please bring a device so that we can look at your school data and how the ECRI suite of interventions can impact classroom instruction and student achievement.   

(Your school/district must have purchased ECRI materials to participate in this training)  

Presenters: Dawn Lynn, Erin McManamon, Lisa Kruse 
Contact: dlynn@tiu11.org, emcmanamon@tiu11.org, ekruse@tiu11.org or call 814-542-2501

When: July 25th 8:00-3:30

Where: HCCTC Annex Building, 13221 Big Valley Pike, Mill Creek, PA 17060

Notes: In order to accommodate those traveling from a distance, the lunch break will be limited to 30 minutes. Lunch will not be available on site, please plan accordingly.

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Thursday, July 25
8am - 3:30pm
ECRI Training

ECRI for New Teachers

August 6 - 7, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

ECRI for New Teachers 

Enhanced Core Reading Instruction™ (ECRI) is a multi-tiered program (Tier 1 and Tier 2) featuring a series of teaching routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of reading instruction in kindergarten, first and second grade.   

This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support. Systematic strategies and instructional routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of reading instruction in kindergarten, first and second grade will be described and practiced. By the end of this course, participants will understand how and why (a) using instructional routines can enhance current core reading instruction, and (b) how aligning Tier 1 and Tier 2 reading instruction can lead to high student reading outcomes. Topics will include incorporating explicit instructional elements, aligning intervention for at-risk readers with core instruction, using assessment data to inform and refine instruction, and implementing instructional routines that focus on the essential components of beginning reading instruction.


Join us for this two-day training to learn the Foundational ECRI routines and how to implement them with fidelity in your classroom.  The training will entail learning and practicing each routine while also understanding the "why" of ECRI.  Please bring the following: 

  • A device
  • ECRI Teacher Workbook
  • white board/dry erase marker
  • unifix cubes
  • sticky notes
  • pen/pencil
  • notebook
  • Resource overlays (i.e. Wonders, Open Court, etc....) 
    (Your school/district must have purchased ECRI materials to participate in this training) 

Presenters: Dawn Lynn, Erin McManamon, Lisa Kruse 
Contact:  dlynn@tiu11.org, emcmanamon@tiu11.org, ekruse@tiu11.org or call 814-542-2501

Date: August 8th from 8:00-3:30

Location: HCCTC Annex Building, 13221 Big Valley Pike, Mill Creek, PA 17060

Notes: In order to accommodate those traveling from a distance, the lunch break will be limited to 30 minutes. Lunch will not be available on site, please plan accordingly.

*****Participants must attend both days to receive credit for this workshop.

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Sessions

Tuesday, August 6
8am - 3:30pm
ECRI for new teachers Day 1
Wednesday, August 7
8am - 3:30pm
ECRI for new teachers Day 2

Spring Math training for New Teachers

August 8, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Curriculum Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Spring Math training for New Teachers

Building math confidence for teachers and students.  Unlike screen-based math intervention programs, SpringMath uniquely equips teachers to lead highly efficient, classwide math interventions. It also uses paired learning to lift all students and build enduring mastery and mathematical confidence. 

Join us for this one day training to learn how to implement Spring Math with fidelity in your classroom.  We will discuss the "why" behind Spring Math and take you through a student simulation.  Please bring a device with you as we will explore your school's data and show you how to make the most of your teacher dashboard.   
(Your school/district must have purchased Spring Math to participate in this training) 
Facilitator: Dawn Lynn and PaTTAN Math Consultants 
Contact: dlynn@tiu11.org or call 814-542-2501  

Date: August 8th from 8:00-3:30

Location: HCCTC Annex Building, 13221 Big Valley Pike, Mill Creek, PA 17060

Notes: In order to accommodate those traveling from a distance, the lunch break will be limited to 30 minutes. Lunch will not be available on site, please plan accordingly.
 

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Thursday, August 8
8am - 3:30pm
Spring Math training for New Teachers

Building Capacity and Promoting Instruction through PASA DLM: Cohort 2 Training Information

August 13, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

In partnership with PaTTAN and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11  is offering this MANDATORY training to all school districts and charter schools designated in Cohort 2 for the 2024-2025 school year. 

The following are required to participate in this training: Special education teachers who have PASA eligible students, assessment coordinators, and building administrators and/or special education administrators with programming responsibilities and/or oversight of instructional programming. *Every LEA must have administrative presence/participation at the training.  Optional participants may include paraprofessionals, related service personnel, general educators, special education teachers who do not have PASA eligible students but students who may benefit, curriculum coordinators, etc.

The training is designed to build districts’ capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements for students with complex learning needs. Most personnel involved in PASA are becoming comfortable with the assessment component of PASA DLM. However, based on teacher surveys across the state, not many districts know about or are using the instructional resources that are offered through DLM. In this one day synchronous training, participants will explore essential elements and linkage levels along with the compilation of supporting instructional resources available through DLM to design effective academic programming for students with significant cognitive disabilities. 

DATE: Tuesday, August 13, 2024

TIME: 8:30-3:30 PM

LOCATION: HCCTC Annex Building Main Classroom

*Annex Location is 13221 Big Valley Pike Mill Creek PA 17060 (intersection of Rt22 and Rt655) Primary Parking is in the stone lot across the road. (Classroom Entrance on marked door along Rt 655)

FACILITATORS: Staci Young and Erin McManamon, TIU 11 Educational Consultants

CONTACT: Email:  syoung@tiu11.org or emcmanamon@tiu11.org

Phone: 814-542-2501

ADDITIONAL NOTES: 

  • Please bring a computer or device that will allow you to access the DLM portal and other digital resources that will be reviewed during this training.
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR PPID for completion for completion of required Pre and Post Surveys
  • In order to accommodate those traveling from a distance, the lunch break will be limited to 30 minutes. Lunch will not be available on site. Please plan accordingly. 



 

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Tuesday, August 13
8:30am - 3:30pm
PASA DLM: Cohort 2 Taining Information

Safety Care Initial Training August 21-22, 2024

August 21 - 22, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
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.

Title: Safety Care Initial Training 
Dates: August 21st and August 22nd, 2024 
Where: HCCTC Annex Building 
13221 Big Valley Pike 
Mill Creek, PA 17060 
Note: Parking is available in the stone lot across Rt655.  
Enter through the side door on Rt 655. 

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Wednesday, August 21
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 1
Thursday, August 22
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 2

Building Capacity and Promoting Instruction through PASA DLM: Cohort 2 Training Information

August 30, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

In partnership with PaTTAN and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11  is offering this MANDATORY training to all school districts and charter schools designated in Cohort 2 for the 2024-2025 school year. 

The following are required to participate in this training: Special education teachers who have PASA eligible students, assessment coordinators, and building administrators and/or special education administrators with programming responsibilities and/or oversight of instructional programming. *Every LEA must have administrative presence/participation at the training.  Optional participants may include paraprofessionals, related service personnel, general educators, special education teachers who do not have PASA eligible students but students who may benefit, curriculum coordinators, etc.

The training is designed to build districts’ capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements for students with complex learning needs. Most personnel involved in PASA are becoming comfortable with the assessment component of PASA DLM. However, based on teacher surveys across the state, not many districts know about or are using the instructional resources that are offered through DLM. In this one day synchronous training, participants will explore essential elements and linkage levels along with the compilation of supporting instructional resources available through DLM to design effective academic programming for students with significant cognitive disabilities. 

DATE:  Friday, August 30, 2024 

TIME: 8:30-3:30 PM

LOCATION: HCCTC Annex Building Main Classroom

*Annex Location is 13221 Big Valley Pike Mill Creek PA 17060 (intersection of Rt22 and Rt655) Primary Parking is in the stone lot across the road. (Classroom Entrance on marked door along Rt 655)

FACILITATORS: Staci Young and Erin McManamon, TIU 11 Educational Consultants

CONTACT: Email:  syoung@tiu11.org or emcmanamon@tiu11.org

Phone: 814-542-2501

ADDITIONAL NOTES: 

  • Please bring a computer or device that will allow you to access the DLM portal and other digital resources that will be reviewed during this training.
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR PPID for completion for completion of required Pre and Post Surveys
  • In order to accommodate those traveling from a distance, the lunch break will be limited to 30 minutes. Lunch will not be available on site. Please plan accordingly. 


 

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Friday, August 30
8am - 3:30pm
PASA DLM: Cohort 2 Taining Information

School Counselor Network (K-12)

September 6, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Title: School Counselor Network (PRE-K - 8th Grade)

Date: 9/6/24

Time: 9 am - Noon

Location: Virtual - https://paiu.zoom.us/j/4476176265

Department: Curriculum

Act 48: Yes

Description: The School Counselor Network is an opportunity for school counselors from around the region to come together to get some professional development and converse with other counselors on the biggest topics in our area.


 

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Friday, September 6
9am - 12pm
School Counselor Network

School Counselor Network (Middle & High School)

September 27, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Title: School Counselor Network (Middle & High School)

Date: 9/27/24

Time: 9 am - Noon

Location: Virtual - https://paiu.zoom.us/j/4476176265

Department: Curriculum

Act 48: Yes

Description: The School Counselor Network is an opportunity for school counselors from around the region to come together to get some professional development and converse with other counselors on the biggest topics in our area.

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Friday, September 27
9am - 12pm
School Counselor Network

SEL Networking (Social Emotional Learning)

October 9, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

This meeting will be the first in a series of 3 SEL Networking events to be hosted this year. 

The topics to be covered this day include:

  • TBD

This event is free and open to all General Educators who support special education students, Emotional Support teachers and staff, Learning Support teachers and staff, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers, and any professional team member who works with students in need of enhanced social-emotional skills training! Feel free to share the link and encourage your colleagues to attend.

Due to the ongoing renovation at the main TIU11 office site, the location for this training will be the HCCTC Annex Building in Mill Creek. The address is 13221 Big Valley Pike Mill Creek, PA 17060. Parking is available in the stone lot across Rt 655. You enter through the side door on Rt 655. There will be a TIU 11 Training Event sign at the entrance.

Lunch will be on your own. Please be advised that there is a refrigerator and microwave available on-site, so feel free to pack something to eat. There is a deli approx. 5 minutes away, but choices for restaurants is limited so please plan accordingly.

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Wednesday, October 9
9am - 3pm
SEL Networking

Huntingdon/Fulton County Transition Coordinating Council Meetings 24-25

October 15, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Huntingdon/Fulton County Transition Coordinating 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, interagency collaboration, and networking. 

Target Audience: Huntingdon and Fulton County Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies/Providers, Local Business Owners, Guidance Counselors, School Social Workers, Parents, or Secondary Students

*These meetings will be held via Zoom. Virtual Meeting Link will be sent to participants upon registration

If you have any questions please contact:

Staci Young, TIU 11 Educational Consultant

syoung@tiu11.org

814-542-2501x1126

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Tuesday, October 15
8:30 - 10am
Huntingdon/Fulton County Transition

Instructional Coaches Network Meeting

October 16, 2024
To be Determined (TBD)
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Title: Coaches Network

Date: 10/16/24

Time: 1 pm - 3 pm

Location: TBD

Department: Curriculum

Act 48: Yes

Description: The Coaches Network is an opportunity for academic coaches from around the region to come together to get some professional development and converse with other coaches on the biggest topics in our area.


 

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Wednesday, October 16
1 - 3pm
Instructional Coaches Meeting

Mifflin/Juniata County Transition Coordinating Council Meetings 24-25

October 17, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Mifflin/Juniata County Transition Coordinating 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, interagency collaboration, and networking. 

Target Audience: Mifflin and Juniata County Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies/Providers, Local Business Owners, Guidance Counselors, School Social Workers, Parents, or Secondary Students

*These meetings will be held via Zoom. Virtual Meeting Link will be sent to participants upon registration

If you have any questions please contact:

Staci Young, TIU 11 Educational Consultant

syoung@tiu11.org

814-542-2501x1126

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Thursday, October 17
8:30 - 10am
Mifflin/Juniata County Transition

Gifted Support Network

October 25, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Title: Gifted Support Network

The Gifted Network is an opportunity for teachers who work with gifted students to come together to earn some professional development and to network with other teachers about the latest topics in their field.  The specific focus of each PD session will be added at a later date.

Location: Virtual - https://paiu.zoom.us/j/4476176265

Department: Curriculum

Act 48: 3 Act 48  Hours

 

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Friday, October 25
9am - 12pm
Gifted Support Network

Transition Coordinator Networking Event

October 30, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Transition Coordinator Networking Event 

Topics to be covered on this day include: 
Secondary Transition Planning for Students with High Support Needs  

This event is free and open to Transition Coordinators, Special Education Administrators, and/or Special Education Teachers who support secondary students with primary disability categories of Intellectual Disability, Autism, Multiple Disabilities, and/or Other Health Impairment. Join us to collaborate regarding transition services, activities, resources, and other supports that you utilize to assist students with high support needs in planning for postsecondary training or education, employment, and independent living after high school.  

Due to ongoing renovation at the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit main office in McVeytown, PA, the location for this training will be the HCCTC Annex Building in Mill Creek, PA.  

Facilitator: 
Staci Young, TIU 11 Educational Consultant 

Date: 
Wednesday October 30, 2024 

Time:  
9:00 am-3:00 pm 

Location:  
HCCTC Annex Building 
13221 Big Valley Pike 
Mill Creek, PA 17060 

Additional Information:

  •  Parking is available in the stone lot across Route 655.  You will enter through the side door on Route 655.  There will be a TIU 11 training event sign at the entrance. 
     
  • Lunch will be on your own. There is a kitchen on site with a refrigerator and microwave.  Local dining options are limited.  Please plan accordingly.  
     
  • Please contact Staci Young by email: syoung@tiu11org or by phone 814-542-2501x1126 if you have any questions. 
     
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Wednesday, October 30
9am - 3pm
Transition Coordinator Networking Event