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NISL 1 World Class Schooling Vision and Goals Tentative

July 13, 2021 - October 19, 2021
Your Internet Ready Computer
PIL
Act 45 Activity Hours

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Tuesday, July 13
8am - 3pm
NISL 1 July 13, 2021 - October 19, 2021
Tuesday, October 19
8am - 4pm
NISL 1 Completion

StartSOLE Inquiry Learning App

August 17, 2021 - December 9, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 Your Internet Ready Computer
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Description of Activity: How do I start a SOLE?  
    Creating a SOLE is facilitating students in Self-Organized Learning Environments using an impressive and powerful app to plan, organize, implement and assess your students’ learning. 
    A Self-Organized Learning Environment, or SOLE, can exist anywhere there is a computer, internet connection, and students who are ready to learn.  Within a SOLE, students are given the freedom to learn collaboratively using hard copy resources and the Internet.   
    SOLE sessions are characterized by Project Based Learning, inquiry, discovery, sharing, spontaneity and supportive teacher intervention.  Every SOLE session activates learners’ creativity, requires critical thinking, and refines communication skills.   
    You will receive access to free tools to implement SOLE in your classroom, have time to create your own lessons, and find out how to earn Act 48 hours. 
 

Audience: K-12 educators, library media specialists, special education educators

All sessions are the same content.

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Tuesday, August 17
Wednesday, October 6
4:30 - 6pm
Virtual StartSOLE Inquiry Learning App
Thursday, December 9
4:30 - 6:30pm
Virtual StartSOLE Inquiry Learning App

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs)

August 18, 2021 - June 9, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder 

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

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

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

Sessions Progression: Session #1 must be completed first, but any subsequent Session #2 workshop may be selected throughout the school year. They can be, but do not have to be, completed in close proximity. Both  sessions must be completed to earn Act 48 hours.
 

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

Location: Spark Lab & Outdoor Field Experience TBD

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Wednesday, August 18
8:30am - 4pm
Summer 2021 Session #1 August

In person training in the STEM lab.

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Thursday, August 19
8:30am - 4pm
Summer 2021 Session #2 August

Field Experience

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Wednesday, September 22
8:30am - 4pm
Fall 2021 Session #1 September
Thursday, September 23
8:30am - 4pm
Fall 2021Session #2 September

Field Experience

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Wednesday, October 13
8:30am - 4pm
Fall 2021 Session #1 October
Thursday, October 14
8:30am - 4pm
Fall 2021 Session #2 October

Field Experience

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Wednesday, November 17
8:30am - 4pm
Fall 2021 Session #1 November
Thursday, November 18
8:30am - 4pm
Fall 2021Session #2 November
Thursday, January 27
8:30am - 4pm
Winter 21-22 Session #1 Only
Tuesday, February 22
8:30am - 4pm
Winter 21-22 Session #1 Only
Thursday, March 3
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #1 Only
Tuesday, March 22
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #1 March
Wednesday, March 23
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #2 March

Field Experience

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Tuesday, March 29
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #1 March
Wednesday, March 30
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #2 March

Field Experience

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Wednesday, April 13
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #1 April
Thursday, April 14
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #2 April
Wednesday, May 18
8:30am - 4pm
Summer 2022 Session #1 May
Thursday, May 19
8:30am - 4pm
Summer 2022 Session #2 May

Field Experience

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Wednesday, June 8
8:30am - 4pm
Summer 2022 Session #1 June
Thursday, June 9
8:30am - 4pm
Summer 2022 Session #2 June

Field Experience

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Engineering is Elementary (EiE)

September 29, 2021 - April 12, 2022
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 SE, EE & TE 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 
 

Please only select one date for each workshop.  You may attend one from each grade level.

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Thursday, September 30
Thursday, December 16

CAC Meeting for 2021-2022

September 29, 2021 - May 24, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum

Curriculum Advisory Council monthly meeting. Please check the sessions you would like to attend.

 If meetings cannot be held in person, a Zoom link will be provided.

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Sessions

Wednesday, September 29
Tuesday, October 19
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, November 23
Tuesday, December 14
Tuesday, January 18
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, February 22
Tuesday, March 29
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, April 26
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, May 24
9am - 12pm

Follow Up Step Up to Writing Training

September 30, 2021 - February 16, 2022
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

These follow-up sessions are designed to refresh what was learned last year in the Step Up to Writing Trainings and to have the opportunity to ask questions or clarifications with the Step Up to Writing Trainer. 

Please register by clicking on this link to register through the TIU 11 PD Tracker. A ZOOM link will be shared with registrants prior to the training date. 

Please have your Step Up to Writing materials with you. 

Please feel free to send any questions you have one week prior to each training date to Erin McManamon at emcmanamon@tiu11.org

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Thursday, September 30
3 - 4pm
Follow up Session 1

Need a refresher after the training last year? 

Please register and hop onto the ZOOM to ask Margaret Hollies any questions! ZOOM link will be sent to all registrants prior to the training.

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Monday, November 1
3 - 4pm
Follow up Session 2

With a few months under your belt of implementation, you may be thinking...if I could only ask trainer Margaret Hollies a question! Well...you can! 

Join us on from 3:00-4:00. The ZOOM link will be sent to those registered one week prior to the training.

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Wednesday, February 16
3 - 4pm
Follow up Session 3

Your Mid Year check-up is here! Join trainer Margaret Hollies for some final questions to make sure you are moving forward with all of the Step Up to Writing Tools you need to continue to finish out the year strong! 

Join us from 3:00-4:00 for some final questions or just let us know how your students' writing has improved! 

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Dash and Dot Robotics for PreK-3rd Grade

October 1, 2021 - February 15, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright 

Description of Activity:  

Bring computational thinking and computer science alive with these delightful robots!  Using a variety of apps, our youngest learners use a remote control to move and animate Dash and Dot, learn icon-based coding with a variety of settings and even have Dash play a xylophone!  As students become proficient with these skills Dash and Dot can be coded with longer and open-ended choice of icon-based coding followed by easy to use block-based coding (think long Lego blocks that snap together with English language on them).   

Create an obstacle course for Dash and character costumes for Dot.  Join the annual Wonder League Robotics Challenge (WLRC) just for fun or compete worldwide!  This year’s challenge to be release in September 2021.  Previous challenges are available for fun, rigorous “missions.”  

Class set of Dashes and Dots available for check out from TIU 11’s Lending Library after completing this workshop. 
 

Audience: K-3 educators, library media specialists, special education educators

Please select one session.

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Friday, October 1
8:30am - 4pm
Session October 1, 2021
Tuesday, February 15
8:30am - 4pm
Session February 15, 2022

STEAM Early Learning Education Series, PreK – 5th Grades Forum 1: Young Scientists and Engineers Excel at Performance Expectations

October 5, 2021 - February 3, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder

 

Recommended Prerequisite: New PA Integrated SE, EE & TE Standards Session #1

Description of Activity: No experience with STEM required…   Join us in building a strong STEAM foundation incorporating inquiry-based teaching and learning methods with best practices to promote successful student performance expectations in the new PA’s New Integrated SE, EE & TE Academic Standards. Young children excel at active, hands-on learning and are fearless in showing what they know. Trust all your learners to be capable in expressing their learning in brilliant and innovative ways.

Work with a team to solving an early childhood appropriate (and fun!) student STEM Challenge, while staying in your comfort zone linking STEM learning to quality children’s multicultural literacy. 

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

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Tuesday, October 5
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 1 Tuesday
Thursday, February 3
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 1 Thursday

Code.org CS Fundamentals Intro Workshop for Elementary Teachers - Virtual/Hybird

October 7, 2021 - February 3, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
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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Thursday, October 7
8am - 4pm
Session 1
Thursday, January 13
8am - 4pm
Session 2
Thursday, February 3
8am - 4pm
Session 3

Safety Care Initial Training EI Staff Only Cancelled

Cancelled
October 11, 2021 - November 10, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is an initial training, and not a re-certification.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

EI Staff Only

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Monday, October 11
8am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, November 10
8am - 3:30pm

Code.org CS Fundamentals Inro Workshop for Elementary Teachers - Virtual Series

October 12, 2021 - February 9, 2022
Your Internet Ready Computer
STEM
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

Must attend all five sessions. Either all fall or all winter sessions to receive Act 48.

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Sessions

Tuesday, October 12
4 - 6pm
Session 1 Fall
Tuesday, October 19
4 - 5:30pm
Session 2 Fall
Tuesday, October 26
4 - 5:30pm
Session 3 Fall
Tuesday, November 9
4 - 5:30pm
Session 4 Fall
Tuesday, November 16
4 - 6pm
Session 5 Fall
Wednesday, January 12
4 - 6pm
Session 1 Winter
Wednesday, January 19
4 - 5:30pm
Session 2 Winter
Wednesday, January 26
4 - 5:30pm
Session 3 Winter
Wednesday, February 2
4 - 5:30pm
Session 4 Winter
Wednesday, February 9
4 - 6pm
Session 5 Winter

Non-Pub Meeting

October 18, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

Principals and Teachers

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Monday, October 18
10:30am - 3pm
Session

STEAM Early Learning Education Series, PreK – 5th Grades Forum 2: Integrating STEAM Learning with Literacy using the New PA Integrated SE, EE & TE Standards

October 19, 2021 - February 23, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder 

Recommended Prerequisite: New PA Integrated SE, EE & TE Standards Session #1 
 

Description of Activity:  Integrate science and engineering within your literacy block, periodically during the school year. Interactive read aloud lesson plans coupled with STEAM lesson plans shared.  Blank templates for each will also be shared with participants.  Discover how to use simple formative checklists and students’ illustrations to evaluate student performance expectations in PA’s New Integrated SE, EE & TE Academic Standards. 

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

Please select only one session.

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Tuesday, October 19
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 2 Tuesday
Wednesday, February 23
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 2 Thursday

Botley, Integrating CS with Curriculum for PreK – 2nd Grades

October 20, 2021 - February 1, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

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

Description of Activity: Botley uses a remote control and floor cards, that fit together like a puzzle, for young students to learn computational thinking and basic coding concepts.  It can even detect lines to follow and detects objects in its path.  No computer programming experience necessary! Botley is screen-free and uses five AAA batteries. There are no apps to download. Children code Botley by sending spatial commands moving it forward, backward, left or right. Physical arrow cards are used to lay out the coding path before sending the commands to Botley and debugging, as needed. Partners can code Botley using critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.

Botley is a lot of fun to use and comes with many engaging challenges and open-ended activities, at varying difficulty levels. Build mazes with obstacles to move around or through, push objects to a target goal, use its detachable arms to carry or push objects, can be used on additional plastic floor mats or fadeless paper for projects. Unlock secret codes for sound effects, tricks, characters and adding extra coding steps. Integrates well into other subject areas, especially with retelling and sequencing.

Class sets of Botley, the Coding Robot, are available for check out from TIU 11’s Lending Library after completing the workshop.

Audience: PreK – 2nd grade educators, library media specialists, special education educators

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Wednesday, October 20
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session October 20, 2021
Tuesday, February 1
12:09pm
Session February 1, 2022

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

October 21, 2021 - June 14, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

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


Description of Activity: Full implementation of PA’s Integrated SE, EE & TE Academic Standards and revised PSSA Science Testing format will begin in school year 2023-2024. 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 SE, EE and TE curriculum.  Session #2 supports educators with inquiry-based methods and communicating claim-evidence-reasoning (C-E-R) techniques to meet student performance expectations; followed by district wide time for curriculum mapping. 

Strongly Recommended: Assemble a team of at least one district-level administrator, 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.  Act 48 will not be issued until Session #2 has been completed.

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

Location:  Workshop will be held in the Stem/Spark Lab or Virtual

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Thursday, October 21
8:30am - 4pm
Fall 2021 Session #1
Tuesday, October 26
8:30am - 4pm
Fall 2021 Session #2
Wednesday, January 19
8:30am - 4pm
Winter 2022 Session #1
Thursday, January 20
8:30am - 4pm
Winter 2022 Session #2
Thursday, April 7
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #1
Wednesday, April 20
8:30am - 4pm
Spring 2022 Session #2
Tuesday, June 14
8:30am - 4pm
Summer 2022 Session #2 only

SAP Day Fall 2021 via Zoom

October 21, 2021
Your Internet Ready Computer
Student Assistance Program
General Activity Hours (non-PDE) Act 48 Activity Hours

Zoom Link:  https://paiu.zoom.us/j/95358781727

Agenda:

9:00- 9:30:  Welcome and Updates

            Beth Sprentz, Regional SAP Liaison

            Updates

9:30-10:30: Morning Presentation One

            Dr. Hennessy, 

            Talking to student about COVID and how to support them.

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00-12:00: Morning Presentation Two

            Susan Marshall, Centre LGBTQA Support Network

             Support on how to navigate the LGBTQA concerns

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Thursday, October 21
9am - 12pm
Fall Sap Day 2021 via Zoom

Safety Care Initial Training October 25 and 26, 2021

October 25 - 26, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is an initial training, and not a re-certification.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

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Monday, October 25
8am - 3:30pm
Tuesday, October 26
8am - 3:30pm

K-12 SAP Three Day Training

November 3 - 5, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Student Assistance Program
General Activity Hours (non-PDE) Act 48 Activity Hours

PURPOSE Please be aware that this is a competencies-based training and full attendance is mandatory in order to receive certification. This excellent K-12 staff development program is designated to prepare additional persons to participate on the school’s SAP core team. Participants will learn about the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol agencies and how these agencies, in collaboration with the educational system, intervene in an effective efficient way to remove the barriers of learning for at-risk students. This training meets the requirements of the Commonwealth of PA Interagency Commit- tee for Student Assistance Programs. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Building administrators, central office administrators, counselors, psychologists and classroom teachers who will be joining existing SAP core teams should attend this training. Child-serving agencies such as juvenile probation and children services would also benefit from this valuable training. REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN AT 7:30 AM

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Wednesday, November 3
8am - 4pm
SAP Day One
Thursday, November 4
8am - 4pm
SAP Day Two
Friday, November 5
8am - 4pm
SAP Day Three

STEAM Education Series 6-8th Grades Forum 1: Meeting PA’s New : STEAM Early Learning Education Series, 6-8 5th Grades Forum 1: Meeting PA’s New PA SE, EE and TE Integrated Standards

November 16, 2021 - March 3, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright, M.Ed.  TIU 11 STEM/STEAM Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Recommended Prerequisite: New PA Integrated SE, EE & TE Standards Session #1

Description of Activity: Take a deep dive into the best practices and methods included in PA’s New Integrated SES, EE & TE Academic Standards.  Explore the interconnectedness of science, engineering and math practices, crosscutting concepts, skills, disciplinary core ideas, habits of mind, dispositions and career ready skills with other content areas. All children and young adults are able to excel at active, hands-on learning for performance expectations.  Trust that all your students can express their learning in innovative ways. Plan for place-based learning with PA Connectedness. Integrate literacy for reliable research and subsequent findings.

Audience: K-12 educators, library media specialists, special education educators

Please select only one session.

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Tuesday, November 16
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 1 Tuesday
Thursday, March 3
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 1 Thursday

Safety Care Re-certification Training November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is a re-certification.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

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Thursday, November 18
8am - 3:30pm

Non-Pub Meeting

November 22, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

Teachers Only

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Monday, November 22
10:30am - 3pm
Session

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STEAM Early Learning Education Series, PreK – 5th Grades Forum 3: Teaching PA’s New Technology and Engineering Standards and How Young Learners Defend or Argue a Science Claim

December 8, 2021 - March 16, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder

 

Recommended Prerequisite: New PA Integrated SE, EE & TE Standards Session #1

Description of Activity: Join us for a deep dive into PA’s New SE, EE & TE Academic Standards with a focus on integrating the Core Concepts of Technology and Engineering and Design in Technology, Nature and Characteristics of Technology and Engineering and Engineering Education paired with a science student performance expectation from your grade level which includes creating a model.

After students investigate a science concept or solve an engineering challenge, how do they defend their explanation or argue the “correctness” of their theory?  Using Claim-Evidence-Reasoning (C-E-R) concepts and graphic organizers to support students’ explanations and ideas about what they are learning in science and engineering is a clear technique to provide student success in meeting this practice.  C-E-R can also be used as a summative assessment.

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

Please select only one.

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Wednesday, December 8
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 3 Wednesday
Wednesday, March 16
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 3 Wednesday

Safety Care Initial Training December 16 and 17, 2021

December 16 - 17, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

afety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is an initial training, and not a re-certification.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

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Thursday, December 16
8am - 3:30pm
Friday, December 17
8am - 3:30pm

Lego WeDo 2.0 for 1st-5th Grades

December 16, 2021 - February 15, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright 

Description of Activity: Bring computational thinking and computer science alive with this amazing creative and open-ended engineering and robotics kit. Students are assigned a real-world mission.  Small teams of 2-3 design a solution to build a small robot, vehicle or device from the provided Legos. A small motor is included. Next, students code their invention, test and iterate, making changes to solve the challenge. Starter challenges are included in the Educator Guide. Lego WeDo 2.0 integrates into any subject area.  Additional Legos can be added to student designs. 

Lesson plan exploration and planning time provided.  Lego WeDo 2.0 class kits are available for check out from TIU 11’s Lending Library after completing this workshop. 
 

Audience: 1st-5th grade educators, library media specialists, special education educators

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Thursday, December 16
8:30am - 4pm
Session December 16, 2021
Tuesday, February 15
8:30am - 4pm
Session February 15, 2022

1/2 Day with other Robotics

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micro:bit 101, The tiny, but powerful mini computer for 3rd-8th Grades

January 12, 2022 - March 17, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

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

Description of Activity: The micro:bit is a small microcontroller that enables students to be makers, not just consumers, creatively with computer programming. Easy to use “drag and drop, block-based” coding (think long Legos that snap together with English language), students can create animations, word scrolls, select sound effects, play music, solve engineering challenges, create “radio” simulations and games, measure light, acceleration or positions in three dimensions and much more. Plug and play is all that’s needed to get started with guided tutorials that teach learners all the features. Battery packs allow micro:bit to be portable when creating a fit bit, robot, or programming fashion. A must have for all makerspaces, STEM Labs, Computer Science classrooms, general education classrooms. Programming with the micr:bit integrates into a variety of subject areas. The kit with micro:bit, USB cable, battery pack and two batteries costs under $20.00. 

Audience: 3-8 educators, library media specialists, special education educators

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Wednesday, January 12
8:30am - 4pm
session January 12, 2022
Thursday, March 17
8:30am - 4pm
session March 17, 2022

Safety Care Re-certification Training January 14, 2022

January 14, 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  a re-certification.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

 

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Friday, January 14
8am - 3:30pm

Non-Pub Meeting

January 20, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

Principals and Teachers

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Thursday, January 20
10:30am - 3pm
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STEAM Education Series, 6-8 Grades Forum 2: Intentional Math Integration and Assessing PA’s New Integrated SE, EE & TE Standards

January 25, 2022 - March 23, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder  

Recommended Prerequisite: New PA Integrated SE, EE & TE Standards Session #1 

Description of Activity:   Integrate your grade level’s Integrated SE, EE & TE standards to plan rigorous engineering learning with science and math concepts and practices. Discuss ways to integrate focused and intentional math applications within constraints and maker steps.    

Formative and Summative Assessments in STEAM  
Discover how to use simple formative checklists and students’ illustrations to evaluate their advancement of STEAM learning.  Using developing illustrations and story boarding to chronicle students’ progression of learning and mastery of science and math concepts. A variety of rubrics will also be shared. 

Audience: K-12 educators, library media specialists, special education educators

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Tuesday, January 25
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 2 Tuesday
Wednesday, March 23
8:30am - 4pm
Forum 2 Thursday

Safety Care Initial Training February 17 and 18, 2022

February 17 - 18, 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. 

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Thursday, February 17
8am - 3:30pm
Friday, February 18
8am - 3:30pm

Non-Pub Meeting

February 17, 2022
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

Principals and Teachers

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Thursday, February 17
10:30am - 2pm
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