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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 - 1:30pm
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
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

SCHOOL CLIMATE SESSION: Trauma Informed: What Can Schools Do?

October 24, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Act 48 Activity Hours

Many schools have children who at some point in the lives experienced trauma. This can have a tremendous impact on how these students preform at schools.  This course is designed to help school identify causes of trauma and the impact it has on students. We will also examine ways schools can help these students.

LUNCH WILL BE ON YOUR OWN

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Sessions

Thursday, October 24
8:30am - 3:30pm
Session

Aligning and Integration Mental Health and PBIS Building an Interconnected Systems Framework

October 29, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Aligning and Integration Mental Health and PBIS  Building an Interconnected Systems Framework  presented by Kelly Perales, LCSWPBIS/Mental Health Integration Midwest PBIS Network

The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process to integrate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and School Mental Health within school systems.  The goal is to blend resources, training, systems, data, and practices in order to improve outcomes for all children and youth.  There is an emphasis on prevention, early identification, and intervention of the social, emotional, and behavior needs of students.  Family and community partner involvement is critical to this framework.

During this session you will learn about:

  • The history, context, and need for an interconnected system.
  • How to align initiatives, such as mental health, social emotional competencies, trauma-informed practices, and other related initiatives.
  • How to get started at the district and building level, including use of an action planning template, tools, resources, training curriculum and a workbook.

Learn about exemplars in Pennsylvania who have been doing this work for over three years.  Plan to leave with specific tools to use in your district. 

Please contact Kelly Zurybida at kzurybida@tiu11.org with questions. 

Why: 

  • Would you like to have improved communication and collaboration with community providers who come to your school and work with students?
  • Would you like to enhance your tier two continuum of interventions to address the social, emotional, mental, and behavioral health needs of your students?
  • Do you worry there are students in your schools with unmet mental health needs?  Especially those who do not have acting out problem behavior?

 

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Tuesday, October 29
8:30am - 3:30pm
Oct 29, 2019 8:30-3:30

During this session you will learn about:

  • The history, context, and need for an interconnected system.
  • How to align initiatives, such as mental health, social emotional competencies, trauma-informed practices, and other related initiatives.
  • How to get started at the district and building level, including use of an action planning template, tools, resources, training curriculum and a workbook.

 

Learn about exemplars in Pennsylvania who have been doing this work for over three years.  Plan to leave with specific tools to use in your district. 

 

Please contact Kelly Zurybida at kzurybida@tiu11.org with questions. 

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CDT Reporting Training

October 29, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

 A lot has changed in the reporting system of the CDTs. We will be hosting a session for those schools that are currently using the CDTs as their diagnostic evaluation on how to review the reporting and what you can do with the new reports.

if you are not using the CDTs, come to see if they evaluation could benefit your teachers and students.

Today's session is designed to provide an overview of the Classroom Diagnostic Tools to those who are facilitating change in school.  Participants will: 

  • learn about the backround and design of the test, as well as what makes it unique and valuable to schools
  • participate in a live demo of the test and its reporting features
  • discuss the importance of preparation of students to take the assessment
  • discover the value of conducting 1 to 1 student conferences for the purposes of goal setting and increased student engagement
  • explore resources designed to aid in PD facilitation

If you have any questions, email Timothy Miller at tmiller@tiu11.org

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Sessions

Tuesday, October 29
9am - 3pm
CDT Reporter Training

PVAAS For Every Season

October 30, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

A full day of preparing for your data year!

 

Registration 8:00-8:30 am

  • Morning Session 8:30-11:30 am
  • Lunch on your own 11:30-12:30
  • Afternoon Breakout Sessions 12:30-3:30 pm
  • Option A: Improve Your Year with Projections (12:30-1:50) and Collaborative Conversations (2:10-3:30)
  • Option B: Rethinking Assessment & Equity (12:30-3:30)

 

Target Audience: 

District Administrators (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors, Data and Assessment Coordinators), 

School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals)

LEA/District and/or school leadership teams are highly encouraged.

This session provided by the PVAAS Statewide Team for PDE and CDT Core Team

pdepvaas@iu13.org

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Sessions

Wednesday, October 30
8:30 - 11:30am
Morning Session - PVAAS For Every Season

PVAAS For Every SeasonStudent data is only helpful if you have a system in place for working with your data.  This 3 hour session will allow you the opportunity to map out your system and learn ways that PVAAS Growth and Projection Data can enhance each season of the school year.  Whether you are analyzing trends, understanding current students, monitoring student progress, or preparing for an upcoming year, PVAAS growth and projection data can support your work.  During the session you’ll be deciding how, when, and why PVAAS and other data will be used by administrators, teachers, parents, and students. 

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12:30 - 3:30pm
Option A: Improve Your Year with Projections (12:30-1:50) and Collaborative Conversations (2:10-3:30)

Improve Your Year with Projections (Afternoon Option A:Part 1) You will be amazed at the number of ways in which district and school leaders can incorporate PVAAS Projection data into the decisions they make about professional growth, observations and walk-throughs, and creating master schedules and individual student schedules.  There are even ways that PVAAS Projection data can influence your hiring decisions and resource allocations. This session will offer participants the opportunity to analyze their PVAAS Projection Data through a variety of lenses. 

Collaborative Conversations (Afternoon Option A Part 2) During this session a PVAAS team member will facilitate a conversation with school and/or district leaders from the local IU region. Leaders will describe ways in which they use PVAAS and other data points to support their decision-making in a variety of situations.  Time will be allotted for questions from participants and collaboration among your peers. 
 

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12:30 - 3:30pm
Option B: Rethinking Assessment & Equity (12:30-3:30)

Rethinking Assessment and Equity (Afternoon Option B) Assessment takes a step toward equity by unveiling what students need at that moment in their educational path.  Rethinking assessment means finding solutions that assist educators to know the student, promote high expectations for all, help students know their learning story, create flexible routines for personalized learnings, teach failure as a step in the learning process; and build a culturally responsive environment. In speed-geeking style, participants will discuss these topics and seek real solutions to revising the assessment system in their respective settings. Connections to the Classroom Diagnostic Tool, the Danielson Framework, and The Universal Design for Learning will be made.

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SAP Day Fall 2019

October 31, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
SAP
Act 48 Activity Hours

Fall Sap Networking Day

When: 10/31/19

Where: TIU #11 President’s Room

Cost:  $10.00 Covers materials.

 

8:30 Welcome

8:45 SAP Update

9:00 - 11:45 Matthew Null - from Gaudenzia will be presenting on drug trends and information for schools.

Morning Presentation:  Current Drug Trends 
Do you know what waxing, boofing, and robotripping are? If you saw writing on the bathroom stall asking for Molly would you know what they wanted? If you were a student looking for drugs where you would get them?   Why do students even turn to drugs and/or alcohol? (The answer is not that obvious). What are the signs a student is using?   Which students want which drug?  Can you spot the hidden drug messaging students are wearing? (It’s right in front of our faces.)  Find out the answers to these questions and more. 


11:45-12:45 Lunch (included)

12:45-2:15 Matthew Null - Presenting on prevention and information for schools.  

Afternoon Presentation:  Best Practices in Prevention 
We all remember the frying pan with the egg but did that change our feelings on drugs?  The current drug epidemic has motivated many individuals, schools, and organizations to provide prevention programs, but do they work?  Do you know why some prevention methods work and why others don’t?   How does the developing brain play a role in prevention?   You’ll be challenged to turn off your adult brain and think as if you have an underdeveloped frontal lobe. You’ll learn the three paths of addiction and how they are critical in understanding prevention.  The information provided will help you plan effective prevention efforts at home, school and in the community. 

2:15-2:30 Closing 

 

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Sessions

Thursday, October 31
8:30am - 3pm
SAP Day Fall 2019

Creating a School That Learns: Building Capacity for Continual School Improvement

October 31, 2019 - March 31, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum Leadership Administration

Learn. Plan. Do. Share.Tuscarora Intermediate Unit and Paddling the Tides Consulting bring you six face-to-face and four online modules, spanned over a yearlong learning process focused on Creating a School that Learns:  Building Capacity for Continual School Improvement. Collaboratively build Comprehensive Support and Improvement to impact academic achievement and student growth and include Additional Targeted Support and Improvement to address specific student groups. We are applying for 50 hours of Act 45 & Act 48 for Pennsylvania IU and District Administrators and Teams.

All sessions (face-to-face and online) are required for full credit.

Cost Structure:

Per Person $1,275; Team of Two $2,450; Team of Three $3,525; Team of Four $4,500

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Sessions

Thursday, October 31
9am - 3pm
Friday, November 1
9am - 3pm
Working with Your Data – Data Diving
Thursday, January 30
9am - 3pm
Curriculum
Friday, January 31
9am - 3pm
Instruction
Monday, March 30
9am - 3pm
Assessment
Tuesday, March 31
9am - 3pm
Organization

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

STEM/STEAM for All: Equity for Diverse Learners

November 5, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Act 48 Activity Hours

Description of Activity: Participants will explore simple a simple engineering challenge and explore very easy block-based computer programming while being provided with supports and accommodations for a variety of diverse learners’ needs.  Suggestions for implementing and integrating STEM in the classroom will also be provided. All teachers Pre K to 8th Grade, general education and special education educators, as well as para professional are welcome to attend. 


PDE STEM Initiative Vision:  The Pennsylvania STEM Initiative will ensure equitable access to STEM education for every student including, historically undeserved, low socioeconomic status, students with disabilities, English language learners, African American / Black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students by: building collaboration across agencies, organizations, bureaus, departments, and divisions. The Pennsylvania STEM Initiative will build the capacity of educators and administrators to provide high quality effective STEM experiences  Pre K-12 in public schools, Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth programs, after school programs, and Intermediate Unit run classrooms. STEM experiences for every student will be trans disciplinary and encourage the development of STEM skills/competencies that prepare every student for success in post-secondary and the workforce. 

Cost of the workshop is $75.00 for Educators and $125.00 for non educators.

 

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Sessions

Tuesday, November 5
9am - 3:30pm
Session

K-12 SAP Three Day Training

November 6 - 8, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
SAP
Notices
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 8:30 AM

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Sessions

Wednesday, November 6
8am - 4pm
Day One
Thursday, November 7
8am - 4pm
Day Two
Friday, November 8
8am - 4pm
Day Three

LEGO Robotics: An Introduction to LEGO Mindstorms and FIRST Robotics

November 6, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Act 48 Activity Hours

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM 
Target audience: Teachers (Grades 4-8)  

Integrate LEGO Robotics into challenges to meet STEM/STEAM Education Standards and the PA-adopted Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) computer science standards. 

Anyone interested in Lego Mindstorms EV3 building, engineering, computer programming, and problem-solving is encouraged to attend. You do not have to be registered for the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Competition. However, support for the annual competition will be provided, including modeling of the Robot Games. Learn how to design, build and program a rover style robot to complete specific physical commands in a specified environment. 

Lunch will be provided. Please contact us if you have dietary concerns or restrictions. 

Fee:  
Educators in TIU 11 Region - $75 
Non-Educators in TIU 11 Region - $125  
Educators outside TIU 11 Region - $100 
Minimum: 8 participants 

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

Act 48 credit will be provided.

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Sessions

Wednesday, November 6
9am - 3pm
Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics

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Act 89 Staff - Sonday Overview

November 6, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11

Overview of the Sonday System by Todd Price

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Sessions

Wednesday, November 6
9:30am - 12pm
Sonday System Overview

Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop for Elementary Teachers

November 13, 2019
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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Sessions

Wednesday, November 13
8:30am - 4pm

Design Thinking with VR Workshop

November 15, 2019
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
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

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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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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Tuesday, February 4
Wednesday, March 4