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LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 1

September 26, 2023 - May 2, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours

Are you ready to be a literacy leader in your school?

Join us for a year-long cohort; learning and applying the science of reading to instruction!

LETRS 3rd Ed Volume 1 - Units 1-4 Training  20200025-11


LETRS 3rd Edition is a blended learning model that provides engaging professional development to teachers of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS 3rd ed is comprised of two volumes. Participants will complete Volume 1 throughout the school year. This training will include 4  face-to-face sessions, online content and activities, Bridge to Practice application activities, and onsite and virtual coaching. The cost of the session also includes the required Volume 1 book and a 1-year license to the online content. Volume 1 is designed to explore the Word Recognition strands of the Reading Rope utilizing 4 units of study (The Challenge of Learning to Read, The Speech Sounds of English, Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling, and Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition). Participants must attend all face-to-face sessions and complete the online coursework to receive Act 48 hours and a completion certificate. Act 48 hours awarded after the course will include participation in the face-to-face sessions, online coursework, and coaching.  


TOTAL Act 48 Hours: 120 


CPE Option at an additional cost: Contact Erin McManamon for information 

 

Facilitators: Erin McManamon 

DETAILS

  • Begins September 26, 2023
  • Blended learning model with online activities, videos, and assessments
  • Four face-face sessions required throughout the 12 month time frame
  • Apply learning in your classroom through Bridge-to-Practice Activities
  • Onsite and Virtual Coaching available
  • For all K-5 teachers, Reading Specialists/Interventionists; Special Education Teachers, SLPs, School Psychologists

Unit 1: September 26,2023

Unit 2: November 30,2023

Unit 3: February 27,2024

Unit 4: May 2,2024

COST : $399 per person includes all materials, online content and face-to-face or virtual coaching.  CPE Credits available for additional cost and assignments.

Questions? Contact Erin McManamon emcmanamon@tiu11.org

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Sessions

Tuesday, September 26
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 1
Thursday, November 30
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 2
Tuesday, February 27
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 3
Thursday, May 2
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 4

LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 2

October 12, 2023 - May 3, 2024
JCEL & Sill Business Incubator at Juniata College Campus
Special Education
Notices
Act 48 Activity Hours

Join us for a year-long cohort of learning and collaboration applying the science of reading to instruction with a focus on language comprehension. This blended learning professional development will include access to an online learning platform for each unit as well as four, face to face sessions. Instructed by Erin McManamon, MS CCC/SLP

F2F Dates: 

Unit 1: 10-12-23

Unit 2: 12-7-23

Unit 3: 3-22-24

Unit 4: 5-3-24

Content:
Unit 5: The Mighty Word: Oral Language and Vocabulary
Unit 6: Digging for Meaning: Understanding Reading Comprehension
Unit 7: Text-Driven Comprehension Instruction
Unit 8: The Reading-Writing Connection

DETAILS:  20200024-11

Begins October 12, 2023

Blended learning model with online activities, videos, and assessments Four face-face sessions required throughout the 12-month time frame Apply learning in your classroom through Bridge-to-Practice Activities Onsite and Virtual Coaching available For all K-5 teachers, Reading Specialists/Interventionists; Special Education Teachers, SLPs, School Psychologists

COST

$399.00 per person includes all materials, online content and face- to-face or virtual coaching.

CPE Credits available for additional cost and assignments .

Questions:  contact Erin at emcmanamon@tiu11.org

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Sessions

Thursday, October 12
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 1
Wednesday, December 6
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 2
Friday, March 22
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 3
Friday, May 3
9am - 3:30pm
Unit 4

SW-PBIS Curriculum Training

December 4, 2023 - May 23, 2024
Mount Union Area Senior High School
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Title: SW-PBIS Curriculum Training Day 1

Who: MUASD Only

When: Monday December 4, 2023

            8am-2:45pm

Where: Mount Union Area High School Library


 

The goal of Day 1 is to establish the rationale for implementing SWPBIS. This training event is for Core Team Members only of MUASD Junior and Senior High School. Outcomes include acquiring an understanding of the rationale and foundational concepts of Schoolwide PBIS; understanding the roles and responsibilities of building-level teams; analyzing data to support implementation of SW-PBIS; and beginning the action planning process for implementation. 


 

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Monday, December 4
8am - 2:45pm
PBIS Curriculum Training Day 1
Wednesday, January 31
8:30am - 2:30pm
PBIS Curriculum Training Day 2
Monday, March 11
8:30am - 2:30pm
PBIS Curriculum Training Day 3
Thursday, May 23
8:30am - 2:30pm
PBIS Curriculum Training Day 4

Tier #1 ENGINE of Central PA: 3D STEELS Educator Community of Practice – Virtual (Spring)

January 2, 2024 - May 7, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright, Jeff Remington

Description of Activity: Tier #1 Series Our goals are to begin conversations about the shift towards the new Pennsylvania Science, Technology, Engineering, Environmental Literacy and Sustainability Academic Science Standards (STEELS) that were fully adopted in June 2022. A series of ten interactive webinars will include an introduction to Phenomena-based science education, 3D teaching and learning, equity and inclusion, Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, Disciplinary Core Ideas, Student Performance Expectations, PBL, Productive Student Discourse, Technology and Engineering Integration, 3D Assessments, and Reviewing and Critiquing for High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM.)  Sessions build upon knowledge, pedagogy and practices of the preceding ones. It is recommended that all are taken, in order, to develop a foundation for this shift in science education. You must select each session individually to be registered and receive ACT 48 hours upon completion.

Asynchronous work is required: pre-reading one STEM Teaching Tools Practice Brief, posted reflections regarding the readings, and applying what is learned to participants’ contexts.  Participants may join virtually in-person, work completely asynchronously or attend as a hybrid mix.

For a full list of sessions and dates, click on Fall '23-24 ENGINE 3D STEELS Educator CoP.

FYI: Spring Series: Tuesdays 1/2/24 – 5/7/24

Series closes June 31, 2024 for both series.

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

“As our school district begins the journey to implement the new science standards for our teachers and students, this overview of the new STEELS standards and the great introduction to the resources available to us as teachers provides me with a solid place to start this new journey. “High School Chemistry Teacher, Attendee Pilot Year #1 January 2023 - May 2023.

****35 ACT 48 hours will be presented after completion of all sessions.You must select each session individually to be registered and receive ACT 48 hours upon completion. (If registration is closed for the session you want email cflaherty@tiu11.org)

Session 1 
Spring 1/2/24 Introduction and Phenomena-based teaching and learning 

Session 2 
Spring 1/14/24 STEELS for ALL Students Equity, Inclusion and Belonging 

Session 3 

Spring 1/30/24 3-Dimensional Learning: Science & Engineering Practices 

Session 4 
Spring 2/13/24 3D Learning: Cross Cutting Concepts 

Session 5 
Spring 2/27/24 3D Learning: Disciplinary Core Ideas 

Session 6 Spring 3/12/24 Student Performance Expectations: Teaching Practices and Administrators Look-fors 

Session 7 
Spring 3/26/24 Project/Problem-based learning and Productive Student Discourse 

Session 8

Spring 4/9/24  Technology and Engineering Integration 

Session 9 
Spring 4/23/24 3D Formative and Summative Assessments 

Session 10  
Spring 5/7/24 Selecting and Modifying Science Curriculum for High Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) 


Close Date - Final Live Session Date: May 7th, 2024 
Close Date: June 30, 2024

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Tuesday, January 2
Sunday, January 14
Tuesday, January 30
Tuesday, February 13
4 - 5:30pm
Session 4: 3D Learning: Cross Cutting Concepts
Tuesday, February 27
4 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, March 26
Tuesday, April 9
4 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, April 23
4 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, May 7
4 - 5:30pm

Safety Care Initial Training HASD

January 15, 2024 - April 2, 2024
Huntingdon Area Middle School
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Initial Training HASD

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Sessions

Monday, January 15
7:30am - 3pm
Day One
Tuesday, April 2
7:30am - 3pm
Day Two

PULSE - Principals Understanding Leadership in Special Education

January 23, 2024 - May 21, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
Special Education
Act 45 Activity Hours Act 48 Activity Hours

This course is ONLY for General Education Administration - Principals, and Assistant Principals. This 30-hour course aims to build upon principals’ working knowledge and skill sets needed to successfully innovate and program for students with disabilities. The growing field of research at the intersection of principals and special education yields evidence-based practices that support outcomes for students with disabilities.

The three professional development days (followed by a half-day of project presentations) are titled as follows:

  • Day 1: Leading a Culture of Change
  • Day 2: Being an Instructional Leader
  • Day 3: Supporting Effective Behavioral Systems.

Please note, each instructional day requires the completion of 3 hours of pre- reading/activities.

Objectives/Skills/Knowledge to be gained from training event:

• Identify the necessary components to effect change

• Analyze and share their vision and mission statements

• Identify key principles of IDEA and Chapter 14 regulations

• Identify the roles and responsibilities of an LEA representative

• Analyze and implement the use of assessment data to guide instructional decision making

• Analyze data to identify patterns of behavior

• Identify alternatives to suspension and expulsion

• Identify organizational culture and core values to strengthen relationships with stakeholders

THE PULSE COURSE

The PULSE course is worth 30 hours of Act 45 PIL credit. 3.5 days training (3 full-day trainings with a half day dedicated to presentations). Eighteen (18) of these hours are direct instruction and 12 of these hours are extended learning via pre-readings/assignments and a work-based project.

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

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Sessions

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

Tier #2 Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) Session #1 Introduction to Ambitious Science Teaching and Culturally Relevant Science Teaching [Half-day AM] Cancelled

Cancelled
February 22, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

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

 

Description of Activity: What is Ambitious Science Teaching?

Great teaching can be learned. Our website provides a vision of ambitious science instruction for elementary, middle school and high school classrooms. Ambitious teaching deliberately aims to support students of all backgrounds to deeply understand science ideas, participate in the activities of the discipline, and solve authentic problems.

 

It features 4 core sets of teaching practices that support these goals. These core sets make up the Ambitious Science Teaching Framework. The framework has been based on classroom research from the past 30 years—research that has asked, “What kinds of talk, tasks, and tools do students need in order to fully engage in meaningful forms of science learning?”

 

During this introductory session we will focus on:

  • Research-based science pedagogy from knowledge to practice.
  • Shared experiences immersed in a brief demonstration science lesson
  • Reflect on our current science teaching practices
  • Explore AST’s seven foundations of the four main practices

 

Highly Recommended: Visit https://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/ to preview the website and watch the AST Overview video, 17:19. Also, read Ambitious Science Teaching: Preface - Chapter 1  (Softback book available from your STEELS Leadership Team, 1 copy, and from TIU 11’s Lending Library (4 copies available.) 

 

Prerequisites include one or more of the following Tier #1 STEELS PL:

  • School Leaders Establishing Foundations for the STEELS Academic Standards: NGSX PLANS
  • Implementing the STEELS Standards: Developing Science Leadership Teams
  • STEELS Experience for K-12 Teachers
  • SY ‘22-23 ENGINE of Central PA STEM Ecosystem: 3-Dimensional STEELS Educator Community of Practice (CoP)

 

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Thursday, February 22
8:30 - 11:30am
Session 1

Special Education Advisory February 2024

February 22, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

TOPICS to be announced

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Thursday, February 22
9am - 3pm
February Session

Tier #2 Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) Session #2 AST Practice 1 - Planning for engagement with important science ideas [Half-day PM] Cancelled

Cancelled
February 22, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

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

 

Description of Activity: Planning practices for designing a unit of instruction.

 

Important ideas in science are about the relationships between a natural phenomenon and a causal explanation that helps us understand why something in the world unfolds the way it does (phenomena are events or processes— things that happen). Studying events or processes rather than “things” or abstract ideas really interests students and helps them develop deep and interconnected understandings of science concepts.

 

Model a set of protocols in developing or shifting lessons and units to focus on the Big Ideas, the Disciplinary Core Ideas, that we want students to learn. Bring one unit to shift towards phenomena-based, 3D Teaching and Learning to “self pilot” in April or May 2024.Use an AST model unit plan as an exemplar for sessions #2-#5

 

Highly Recommended: Visit https://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/ to preview the website (Getting Started) and watch the Planning for engagement with important science ideas video, 15;27.  Also read Ambitious Science Teaching: Chapters 2-4, Appendices A and B

 

Prerequisites include one or more of the following Tier #1 STEELS PL:

  • School Leaders Establishing Foundations for the STEELS Academic Standards: NGSX PLANS
  • Implementing the STEELS Standards: Developing Science Leadership Teams
  • STEELS Experience for K-12 Teachers
  • SY ‘22-23 ENGINE of Central PA STEM Ecosystem: 3-Dimensional STEELS Educator Community of Practice (CoP)

AND

  • AST Session #1: (AST) Session #1 Introduction to Ambitious Science Teaching and Culturally Relevant Science Teaching

 

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Thursday, February 22
12:30 - 3:30pm
Session 2

Safety Care Recertification (MCSD only)

February 26, 2024
Lewistown IS
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is a re-certification training.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

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Monday, February 26
8am - 2:30pm
Safety Care Recertification (MCSD only)

Safety Care Initial "Lite"

February 26, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Annex
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe. This training only includes chapters 1-4 and does not include physical management procedures. 

February 26th --Safety Care Initial "Lite"

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

Time: 8:00am-3:30pm

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Monday, February 26
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial "Lite"

Tier #3 STEELS Special Topics, Session A Cancelled

Cancelled
February 27, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright

Description of Activity: Session A includes:

Equity and Inclusion

  • Engage with PA’s Equitable Practices Hub
  • Review the Smithsonian Science Education Centers Zero Barriers in STEM Education 
  • Strategies for Teaching All STEM Learners
  • Instructional Strategies for All STEM Classrooms

3D Assessments

  • Explore the features of equitable, high quality formative and summative  assessments
  • Critique sample summative assessments
  • Determine “must haves” for 3D assessments

Integrating STEELS and ELA K-5

Participants provided with:

  • Varied daily/weekly science and engineering scheduling options
  • Sample unit plans including project-based integrated learning
  • Q & A Session

Meeting the pedagogical shifts to move towards the new STEELS Standards is more than just learning the 3-Dimensions. It requires that educators engage students in frequent opportunities to talk with one another to “figure out” the phenomena and to make sense of investigations and data collected.  One framework to do this is Project/Problem-based learning, which integrates subject areas, encouraging students to use their strengths and represent their learning in multiple ways.

For 3-Dimensional Formative and Summative Assessments we “test what (and how) we teach.  Frequent formative assessments monitor changes in student’s thinking. Summative assessments have a variety of question/response types and several open-ended questions to allow students to “show what they know.”

Prerequisites:

Tier 1: At least one Tier #1 Professional Learning Session

Tier 2: Ambitious Science Teaching Sessions #1-#4

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

3D Assessment Testimonial

I think that the transition to open-ended Science questions will enable my students to think in a way that they are not used to in Science. They are good at telling “the Why” and “the What”, but “the How” is what we need to work on. The students are familiar with finding evidence in texts for Reading class, and we do provide many opportunities for them to show what they know and tell how they know, but I need more time to learn to teach them to support their evidence in science, with more than just finding the answer to a problem or completing an experiment.”

ENGINE CoP Educator attendee, May 2023

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Tuesday, February 27
8:30am - 3:30pm
Special Topics Session A

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) Cancelled

Cancelled
February 28, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney Wright, Eric Yoder

 Day #1 Only:  2/28/24

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

What is a MWEE?

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

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

Prerequisite: Online MWEE 101 Course

Attend any Session #2: Thursday, March 28, 2024 or Wednesday, June, 12, 2024

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

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Wednesday, February 28
8:30am - 4pm
MWEES Day 1 only

Code.org CS Fundamentals Workshop for Elementary Teachers - Virtual Cancelled

Cancelled
February 29, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

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

 

Description of Activity: 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.

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 Peney Wright for more details. pwright@tiu11.org

 

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Thursday, February 29
8am - 4pm
Code.org CS Fundamentals

Safety Care Initial Training March 6-7, 2024

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

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

March 6th and 7th--Initial 2 Day Training  

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

Time: 8:00am-3:30pm

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Wednesday, March 6
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 1
Thursday, March 7
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Initial Training Day 2

Tier #2 Session STEELS District Leadership Teams Winter/Spring

March 6, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright

Description of Activity: 

Prerequisite: Implementing the STEELS Standards: Developing Science Leadership Teams

Tier #2 SessionFor established school district STEELS Leadership Teams who have completed the Implementing the STEELS Standards: Developing Science Leadership Teams professional learning. Continued support for the STEELS Rollout towards full implementation beginning in SY ‘25-26. Sessions will include school districts’ updates, collaboration and application of district planning resources. All team members encouraged to attend; special topics will be featured. 

Special Topics to include:

  • 3-Dimensional Assessments
  • Integrating STEELS at the Elementary Level and Secondary Level
  • Technology and Engineering Standards Integration
  • Shifting and/or Selecting High Quality Instructional Materials
  • STEM/STEAM and Computer Science with STEELS
  • STEM for All Learners
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Wednesday, March 6
8:30am - 4pm
Tie #2 STEELS

ECRI COACHES' PLC 2023-24

March 7, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

SAVE THE DATES!

ECRI COACHES' PLC 2023-24

OUR GOAL:

  • To provide ongoing ECRI implementation support
  • To provide collaboration time with other coaches
  • To celebrate and problem-solve together!

JOIN THESE VIRTUAL MEETINGS FOR ANY OR ALL DATES! Please register for each session Individually in order to receive the Zoom Link.

DATES: 

March 7, 2024

April 4, 2024

May 2, 2024

TIME: 7:30-8:30AM

(ZOOM ROOM WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 9:00!)

For More Information:

ekruse@tiu11.org

emcmanamon@tiu11.org

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Thursday, March 7
7:30 - 8:30am
ECRI COACHES' PLC March 7, 2024

Safety Care Recertification (JVSD Only)

March 7, 2024
Juniata Valley Elementary School
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is  a re-certification.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

*Please note new training location, there is limited parking behind JCEL or street parking. 

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Thursday, March 7
8am - 3:15pm
Safety Care Recertification Training

Safety Care Recertification (CFSD only)

March 8, 2024
McConnellsburg Elementary School
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety Care Recertification (CFSD only)

Location: CFSD

Time: 8:00am-3:30pm

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is a re-certification training.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 

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Friday, March 8
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Recertification

SW-PBIS Curriculum Training Day 3

March 11, 2024
Mount Union Area Senior High School
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Title: SW-PBIS Curriculum Training Day 3

Who: MUASD Only

When: March 11, 2024

            8am-2:45pm

Where: Mount Union Area High School Library


 

This training event is for Core Team Members only of MUASD Junior and Senior High School. The objectives of Day 3 are to understand the why and how to teach appropriate behavior, identify connections to the Danielson Model, and analyze the results of the Self Assessment Survey. 

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Monday, March 11
8am - 2:45pm
PBIS Curriculum Training Day 3

Mifflin/Juniata County Transition Coordinating Council Meetings 23-24

March 12, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Mifflin/Juniata County Transition Coordinating Council is a group of like-minded individuals that wish to support students with disabilities that are of transition age (14-21), as they work towards life after high school. The goal of the group is to strengthen their knowledge in the area of transition through training, resource sharing, interagency collaboration, and networking.    
Target Audience: Fulton County Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies/Providers, Local Business Owners, Guidance Counselors, School Social Workers, Parents, or Students   


*Virtual Meeting Link will be sent to participants upon registration   

If you have any questions please contact:   
Staci Young, TIU 11 Educational Consultant   
syoung@tiu11.org   
814-542-2501x1126 

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Tuesday, March 12
8 - 9:30am
Mifflin/Juniata County Transition Coordinating

Huntingdon County Transition Coordinating Council Meetings 23-24

March 13, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Huntingdon County Transition Coordinating Council is a group of like-minded individuals that wish to support students with disabilities that are of transition age (14-21), as they work towards life after high school. The goal of the group is to strengthen their knowledge in the area of transition through training, resource sharing, interagency collaboration, and networking.  
Target Audience: Huntingdon County Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies/Providers, Local Business Owners, Guidance Counselors, School Social Workers, Parents, or Students 

*Virtual Meeting Link will be sent to participants upon registration 
 

If you have any questions please contact: 
Staci Young, TIU 11 Educational Consultant 
syoung@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501x1126

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Wednesday, March 13
8 - 9:30am
Huntingdon County Transition Coordinating

Tier #2 Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) Session #3 AST Practice 2 - Eliciting Students’ Ideas [Half-day AM] Cancelled

Cancelled
March 13, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

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

 

Description of Activity: Why do we use these particular four practices?

 

Our main objective as science teachers is to change students’ thinking over time, so we need to know what our students understand about the target science ideas in the first place. This set of practices—eliciting students’ ideas—is used at the beginning of a unit of instruction. It is designed to 1) reveal the range of resources that students use to reason about a set of science ideas (working theories, everyday experiences, language), 2) activate their prior knowledge about the topic, and 3) help you to adapt upcoming instruction, based on how students reason about the anchoring event. Please note that this set of practices is about more than “hooking” students or temporarily capturing their interest.

 

In this session learn about the importance of Productive Student Discourse, using culturally relevant and their own words, to communicate, figure out and make sense of science concepts. 

 

During this session, we will focus on:

  • Modeling eliciting students’ questions and ideas as well as activating prior knowledge
  • Supporting students to represent their thinking publicly
  • Science and Engineering Practice of developing and using models: students modeling as a technique for explaining student thinking
  • Making student thinking visible

 

Highly Recommended: Visithttps://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/ to preview the website (Getting Started) and watch the Eliciting students’ ideas video,16;39. Also read Ambitious Science Teaching: Chapters 5-7, Appendix C

 

Prerequisites include:

  • AST Session #1: (AST) Session #1 Introduction to Ambitious Science Teaching and Culturally Relevant Science Teaching
  • AST Session #2: Practice 1 - Planning for Big Ideas

 

Note: Selected sessions will be recorded and made available for an asynchronous option. Asynchronous work to include pre-reading of the website and/or AST paperback, viewing AST videos, posted reflections regarding the readings and videos, and applying what is learned to participants’ contexts. Participants may join in-person, work completely asynchronously or attend as a hybrid mix. Please contact Peney at pwright@tiu11.org for complete details.

 

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Wednesday, March 13
8:30 - 11:30am
Tier #2 AST Session 3

Tier #2 Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) Session #4 AST Practice 3 - Supporting on-going changes in thinking [Half-day PM] Cancelled

Cancelled
March 13, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright

 

Description of Activity: Supporting on-going changes in thinking

 

Throughout any unit of instruction, students are frequently engaged in different types of activity. For example, students might do hands-on work with materials, use computer simulations, conduct observations of phenomena, design experiments, or collect and analyze different types of data. The purpose of this set of practices is to help students develop new ideas to use in revising explanations and models for the anchoring phenomena.

 

We want to make clear that this set of practices should be repeated multiple times throughout a unit. Multiple activities and multiple rounds of sense making are required to build towards a deep understanding of an explanatory model. A single activity is not enough to accomplish this.

 

Ambitious Science Teaching Practice #3 involves supporting ongoing changes in students’ thinking about scientific concepts. This practice recognizes that science learning is an iterative process that requires students to continuously revisit and revise their prior understandings and beliefs as they encounter new information and evidence.

 

In Session #4 we will delve deeply into meeting the Three Core Practices which support ongoing changes in thinking within an immersive experience:

  • Introducing new ideas
  • Engaging students in activity and sense making
  • Collective thinking

 

Highly Recommended:  Visithttps://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/ to preview the website (Getting Started) and watch the Supporting on-going changes in thinking video ,21:52. Also read Ambitious Science Teaching: Chapters 8 - 11, Appendices D-E

 

Prerequisites include:

  • At least one Tier #1 PL
  • AST Sessions #1 - #4

 

  • Note: Selected sessions will be recorded and made available for an asynchronous option. Asynchronous work to include pre-reading of the website and/or AST paperback, viewing AST videos, posted reflections regarding the readings and videos, and applying what is learned to participants’ contexts. Participants may join in-person, work completely asynchronously or attend as a hybrid mix. Please contact Peney at pwright@tiu11.org for complete details
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Wednesday, March 13
12:30 - 3:30pm
Tier #2 AST Session 4

Fulton County Transition Coordinating Council Meetings 23-24

March 14, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The Fulton County Transition Coordinating Council is a group of like-minded individuals that wish to support students with disabilities that are of transition age (14-21), as they work towards life after high school. The goal of the group is to strengthen their knowledge in the area of transition through training, resource sharing, interagency collaboration, and networking.  
Target Audience: Fulton County Special Education Teachers & Administrators, Outside Agencies/Providers, Local Business Owners, Guidance Counselors, School Social Workers, Parents, or Students 
 

*Virtual Meeting Link will be sent to participants upon registration 

If you have any questions please contact: 
Staci Young, TIU 11 Educational Consultant 
syoung@tiu11.org 
814-542-2501x1126 
 

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Thursday, March 14
8 - 9:30am
Fulton County Transition Coordinating

Tier #2 Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) Session #5 AST Practice 4 - Evidence-based Explanations Cancelled

Cancelled
March 14, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright

 

Description of Activity: Pressing for evidence-based explanations

 

This final set of practices will help students construct a final, evidence-based explanatory model for an anchoring event. The goals of this practice are:

 

  • Engage all students in authentic disciplinary discourse around using evidence to support explanations.
  • Hold students accountable for using multiple sources of information to construct final explanatory models for the anchoring event (this accountability of course must be supported by scaffolding and guidance from you).
  • Support students in using evidence to support different aspects of their explanatory models.

 

The goals are for educators to:

  • Support students in using evidence to account for different aspects of their explanatory model.
  • Hold students accountable for using multiple sources of information to construct final explanatory models for the anchoring event.
  • Engage all students in authentic disciplinary discourse around constructing and defending explanations.

 

When we think about drawing together evidence-based explanations, we have to have a great deal of scaffolding and support to allow students to think across significant lengths of curricular time.

 

In Session #5, we will model and practice Pressing for Evidence-Based Explanations including:

  • Co-constructing a “Gotta-Have-List”
  • Synthesizing learning with Consensus Models and Summary Tables
  • Pressing for Gapless Explanations
  • Assessing for Understanding

 

Highly Recommended: Visit https://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/ to preview the website (Getting Started) and watch the Eliciting students’ ideas video,16;39. Also read Ambitious Science Teaching: Chapters 11-12, Appendices F-G

 

Prerequisites include:

  • At least one Tier #1 PL
  • AST Sessions #1 - #4

 

Note: Selected sessions will be recorded and made available for an asynchronous option. Asynchronous work to include pre-reading of the website and/or AST paperback, viewing AST videos, posted reflections regarding the readings and videos, and applying what is learned to participants’ contexts. Participants may join in-person, work completely asynchronously or attend as a hybrid mix. Please contact Peney at pwright@tiu11.org for complete details.

 

 

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Thursday, March 14
8:30 - 11:30am
Tier #2 AST Session 5

Tier #2 Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) Session #6 Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Cancelled

Cancelled
March 14, 2024
Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

Instructor(s): Peney E. Wright

Description of Activity: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

To make science learning available and relevant to all students, teachers should create learning experiences that are designed to involve students' different levels of knowledge, appreciate cultural and language differences and help them feel like they belong in the classroom. A student's experiences are important in helping them understand science in a way that is relevant and meaningful to them and when we create a space for these ideas to be shared, learning flourishes.

Students do not come to school as” blank slates.” They have varied experiences with the natural and man-made/designed world that build their funds of knowledge. This prior learning contributes to the learning space that can universally support the instruction of the whole class.

To ensure that science teaching and learning is accessible and relevant to all students, educators need to prioritize intentionally designed learning tasks that engage students' varying knowledge bases, value cultural and linguistic diversity, and promote a sense of belonging.  

To make sure that science is taught in a way that everyone can understand and connect with, teachers should focus on creating learning experiences that take into account the different backgrounds and experiences of their students. This includes considering their cultural and language diversity and helping them feel like they belong in the classroom.

  • In this session, we will focus on methods of
  • Drawing on student prior knowledge
  • Maintaining rigor and high expectations for all students
  • Creating a safe space/community of learners where all feel safe to participate
  • Valuing cultural and linguistic diversity by framing cultural and linguistic diversity as an asset
  • Applying Cultural Relevance to the unit you begun planning in Session #2

 

Highly Recommended:  Visit https://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/ to preview the website (Getting Started) and watch the Eliciting students’ ideas video,16;39. Also read Ambitious Science Teaching: Chapters 13-14

Prerequisites include:

  • At least one Tier #1 PL
  • AST Session #1 - #5

Note: Selected sessions will be recorded and made available for an asynchronous option. Asynchronous work to include pre-reading of the website and/or AST paperback, viewing AST videos, posted reflections regarding the readings and videos, and applying what is learned to participants’ contexts. Participants may join in-person, work completely asynchronously or attend as a hybrid mix. Please contact Peney at pwright@tiu11.org for complete details.

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Thursday, March 14
12:30 - 3:30pm
Tier #2 AST Session 6

Safety Care Recertification (MCSD only)

March 15, 2024
Lewistown IS
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior.  Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe.  Please note that this is a re-certification training.   There will be a $7.00 charge for materials and processing. 1/2 hour lunch on your own. We need a minimum of 6 people in order to run the training. 


 

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Friday, March 15
8am - 3:30pm
Safety Care Recertification

K-12 SAP Three Day Training

March 18 - 20, 2024
To be Determined (TBD)
Student Assistance Program
Act 48 Activity Hours General Activity Hours (non-PDE)

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.  

Location of training will be announced at a later time.

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Monday, March 18
8am - 3:30pm
K-12 SAP Day 1
Tuesday, March 19
8am - 3:30pm
K-12 SAP Day 2
Wednesday, March 20
8am - 3:30pm
K-12 SAP Day 3

School Counselor Network

March 22, 2024
Your Internet Ready Computer
Curriculum
Act 48 Activity Hours

Title: School Counselor Network

Date: March 22, 2024

Time: 9 AM to Noon

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

Department: Curriculum

Act 48: Yes

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


 

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Friday, March 22
9am - 12pm
School Counselor Network