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Non-Pub Meetings

November 25, 2019 - August 14, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Non-Pub

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

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Sessions

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

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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

Staff 10 AM

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

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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

Staff 10 AM - Principals 12 PM

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Friday, August 14
8am - 4pm
Non-Pub Meeting (Staff Only)

Discuss upcoming school year

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Safety Care Re-Certifications for Early Intervention ONLY

July 7, 2020 - August 11, 2020
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education

These sessions are for Early Intervention Staff only. Staff should sign up for ONE session, but need to attend both days in order to receive recertification.  Once staff sign up a ZOOM link will be sent to you by the instructor.



We are not currently holding face-to-face training for Safety Care, however, we are training remotely. 

In addition, QRS, the parent company of Safety Care has provided the following information: 


All initial and recertification trainings were ceased in early March 2020. 

If a Safety Care trainer or specialist had already passed their grace period (15 months from their last certification) by March 1, 2020, their certification had expired. They are required to take an initial retraining course. 

Certification is extended for any specialist or trainer who was still certified on or after March 1, 2020. 

This Certification extension will continue until 6 months beyond the date your local, state, or provincial government declared conditions under which Safety Care Training can occur.  

If you are not recertified within the 6 month period of that declaration, you will be required to retake the initial Safety Care training course in order to be certified to use Safety Care procedures 

If you are a trainer or specialist who has passed one year from initial training or most recent recertification and may potentially be called upon to use Safety Care physical skills you should receive additional practice and support 


Participants in the training will be certified with restrictions for the physical management competencies (Elbow Check, Safety Stance, Support Guide, Protective Shuffle, Shoulder Check, Wrist Release, Stripping a Grab, Front Hair Pull, Front Choke Release, Bite Release, 1-Person Stability Hold, 2-Person Stability Hold, Floor Drop Transition, Floor Seated Stability Hold, Forward Transport, Reverse Transport, Chair Stability Hold, and Leg Wrap). Restrictions mean you are not allowed to use those physical management pieces.  

Once face-to-face training begins, if you would like to be tested and pass each competency, then the restriction will be removed. 

If you need more information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Kruse, ekruse@tiu11.org


 

 

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Sessions

Tuesday, July 7
12 - 3:30pm
Session 1

Session 1 - July 7 and July 10. 12-3:30 p.m. These sessions are for Early Intervention Staff only. Staff should sign up for ONE session, but need to attend both days in order to receive re-certification.  Once staff sign up a ZOOM link will be sent to you by the instructor.

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Tuesday, August 4
8:30am - 12pm
Session 2

Session 2 - Aug 4 and Aug 5. 8:30-12:00. These sessions are for Early Intervention Staff only. Staff should sign up for ONE session, but need to attend both days in order to receive re-certification.  Once staff sign up a ZOOM link will be sent to you by the instructor.

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Tuesday, August 11
12 - 3:30pm
Session 3

Session 3 - Aug 11 and Aug 14. 12-3:30 p.m. These sessions are for Early Intervention Staff only. Staff should sign up for ONE session, but need to attend both days in order to receive re-certification.  Once staff sign up a ZOOM link will be sent to you by the instructor.

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PULSE - Principals Understanding Leadership in Special Education Cancelled

Cancelled
July 28, 2020 - September 19, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 45 Activity Hours

This 30-hour PIL course aims to build upon principals’ working knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully program and innovate 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. PULSE blends and braids throughout three instructional days, data practices, multi-tier systems of supports, legal literacy, and implementation of and sustaining evidence-based practices. Through retrieval and analysis of data related to special education to understanding programming options for inclusive systems and individual student supports, participants will increase their abilities to lead and impact student and systems growth. Other experiences that encourage knowledge and skills around special education include, self-assessment, lectures, exposure to literature, videos, scenarios, discourse and action research design. The three in-class days are titled, Leading a Culture of Change, Being an Instructional Leader, and Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems. 

Day 1 Leading a Culture of Change – participants engage literature, data and discourse about leadership, change and vision, laws and regulations, LRE, LEA Representation and Climate and Culture. 

Day 2: Being an Instructional Leader -participants engage literature, tasks, data and discourse to support learning around multi-tier systems of support, universal design for learning, standards aligned and alternate eligible content, specially designed instruction, supplementary aids and services, assistive technology and secondary transition. 

Day 3: Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems - throughout Day 3 of PULSE, participants are required to engage in literature and complete several tasks to support learning around school-wide behavior systems, functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plans, manifestation determination, alternatives to suspensions and expulsions, and restraints. 

Day 4: Presentations and Feedback - Objectives 
1. Apply key principles of IDEA and Chapter 14 regulations towards establishing individual vision and mission statements, class activities, and final class project. 

2. Identify and analyze authentic data sources that inform student growth and are utilized to plan and execute change using the problem solving cycle - identify problem | hypothesize why | select and implement a solution | monitor fidelity and growth outcomes. 

3. Critique legal review of special education case law and analyze their relevance towards the IDEA Part B 17 required federal indicators, PA State Performance Plan and their own LEA Special Education Plan and the policy and programming for students with disabilities. 

4. Self assess and identify new practices to support the critical role of Local Education Agency (LEA) representative in; a) overseeing the implementation of IEP instructional goals including secondary transition goals; and b) assuring alignment and access to PA Academic Standard, including Alternate Eligible Content, in the least restrictive environment. 

5. Compare evidence based practices that impact school culture and climate, specifically the implementation of a Multi Tiered System of Support for behavior. 

Date of day 4 is to be announced - in person or virtual.


Audience: 
This course is ONLY for General Education Administrators - Principals, Assistant Principals, Superintendents, and Assistant Superintendents –  
please do not complete an application if you are not currently in one of these leadership positions.  
 

Presenters: TIU 11 Educational Consultants and Administrators

Registration Information:
Please register online by visiting the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit website at www.tiu11.org

Registration link: 

Cost (non-refundable): $75 (includes: textbook, materials, and lunch)

For questions regarding content, contact:

Julie Brown, jbrown@tiu11.org

Sandi Dinardi, sdinardi@tiu11.org

Kelly Zurybida, kzurybida@tiu11.org

 

For questions regarding registration, contact:

Connie Flaherty: cflaherty@tiu11.org

 

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Sessions

Tuesday, July 28
8:30am - 4pm
Day 1 - Leading a Culture of Change

Participants will engage through literature, data and discourse to learn about leadership, change and vision, laws and regulations, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), LEA Representation and Climate and Culture.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.           Overview of PULSE

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.        Leadership

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.      Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Change and Vision

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.      Laws and Regulations

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.      Lunch on Your Own

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.        LRE

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.           Break

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.           LEA Representative

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.           Climate and Culture, Family 
Engagement

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Thursday, August 6
8:30am - 4pm
Day 2 - Being an Instructional Leader

Participants will engage through literature, tasks, data and discourse to support learning around multi-tier systems of support (MTSS), universal design for learning, standards aligned and alternate eligible content, specially designed instruction (SDI), supplementary aids and services, assistive technology and secondary transition.   

Agenda 

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.           MTSS and Effective Instruction

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.        Universal Design for Learning 

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.      Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      Standards Aligned and Alternate 
Eligible Content

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.     SaS - SDIs (Accommodations & Modifications), and Related Services

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.      Lunch on your own

12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.        Bridging Curriculum to Disability - 
SAS Toolkit

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.           Secondary Transition

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.           The IEP

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Wednesday, September 16
8:30am - 4pm
Day 3 - Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems

Throughout Day 3 of PULSE, participants are required to engage in literature and complete several tasks to support learning around school-wide positive behavior systems (SWPBS), functional behavior assessment (FBA) and positive behavior intervention plans (PBSP), manifestation determination, alternatives to suspensions and expulsions, and restraints.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.       State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    MTSS/SWPBS

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. MTSS/SWPBS, cont'd.

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Alternatives to Suspensions and Expulsions

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.    FBA and PBSP

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.       Break

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.       Manifestation Determination

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.       Restraints

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.       Data, Design and Project Planning

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Saturday, September 19
8:40 - 11:40am
Day 4 – Culminating Project -Date to be determined

PULSE cohort participants will be afforded the opportunity to present their culminating learning project during Day 4 of the PULSE series.  PaTTAN instructors and cohort participants will be allotted time to ask questions and provide feedback on individual presentations. 

Date of day 4 is to be announced - in person or virtual.

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Presentations and Feedback

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12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Presentations and Feedback

 

Objectives:

1.     Apply key principles of IDEA and Chapter 14 regulations towards establishing individual vision and mission statements, class activities, and final class project.

 

2.     Identify and analyze authentic data sources that inform student growth and are utilized to plan and execute change using the problem solving cycle - identify problem, hypothesize why, select and implement a solution, and monitor fidelity and growth outcomes.

 

3.     Critique legal review of special education case law and analyze their relevance towards the IDEA Part B 17 required federal indicators, PA State Performance Plan and their own LEA Special Education Plan and the policy and programming for students with disabilities. 

 

4.             Self-assess and identify new practices to support 

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New Teacher Orientation

August 20, 2020
Your Internet Ready Computer
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Thursday, August 20, 2020

8:30 AM- 3:00 PM

This online workshop is developed to help teachers think about starting their teaching careers in a new district. We will talk about how to get started on the first day and what practices will help them to be successful. Throughout the workshop, we will use strategies teachers will be able to use in the classrooms to engage their students. Below are the topics that will be covered.

Once you register for the course, you will be sent a Zoom link for the workshop.

8:30-Welcome to the IU/Introduction

9:00- Getting to know the teacher evaluation system.

10:00- Moving to a Level II Certification

10:30- Using Data to Make Decisions

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30: Engaging Your Students

1:30: Break

1:45: Trauma-Informed Decisions in Schools

2:45  Wrap Up

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Thursday, August 20
8:30am - 3pm
New Teacher Orientation

TAC - Educational Consultants Meeting

September 22, 2020 - May 18, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education

Formerly known as Training and Technical Assistance Consultants (TAC) monthly coordination meeting.

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Sessions

Tuesday, September 22
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, October 20
9 - 11am
Session
Tuesday, November 24
9 - 11am
Session
Tuesday, January 19
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, February 23
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, March 23
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, April 20
9 - 11am
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Tuesday, May 18
9 - 11am
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CAC (Curriculum Advisory Council ) Meetings 2020-2021

September 23, 2020 - May 5, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Curriculum

CAC Meetings For 2020-2021 
9:00 AM-12:00 PM 
PRESIDNETS’ ROOM - MCVEYTOWN OFFICE

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

TUESDAY, OCTOBER, 20, 2020

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2020

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2021 (ONLY IF SOCIAL DISTANCING RULE STILL APPLY AND WE ARE 
          NOT ABLE TO MEET WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION ON JANUARY 21.)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021** (WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021

THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2021

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Sessions

Wednesday, September 23
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, October 20
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, November 17
9am - 12pm
Tuesday, January 19
9am - 12pm
January 19, 2021 CAC Meeting

ONLY IF SOCIAL DISTANCING RULE STILL APPLY AND WE ARE NOT ABLE TO MEET WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION ON JANUARY 21.

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Thursday, January 21
9am - 12pm
January 21, 2021 CAC Meeting

WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION

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Tuesday, February 23
9am - 12pm
Thursday, April 1
9am - 12pm
Arpil 1, 2021 CAC Meeting
Wednesday, May 5
9am - 12pm
May 5, 2021 CAC Meeting

Special Education Advisory Council Meetings 2020-2021

September 24, 2020 - April 22, 2021
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education

The Tuscarora Intermediate Unit (TIU) meets several 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

Thursday, September 24
9am - 12pm
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Thursday, October 22
9am - 12pm
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Thursday, January 21
8:43am
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Thursday, February 25
9am - 12pm
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Thursday, April 22
9am - 12pm
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Safety Care Initial Training Sept 28 & 29, 2020

September 28 - 29, 2020
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. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. 

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Sessions

Monday, September 28
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday, September 29
8:30am - 3:30pm