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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

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 - March 9, 2020
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
Cancelled September Session
Monday, November 18
9am - 2pm
Cancelled November Session
Monday, March 9
9am - 2pm
Get More Math: Training for Everyone

We are excited to offer training for math teachers of all types! Whether veteran GMM users or brand new to the program, we want to make sure that you are equipped to use the new GMM Web App as we continue the process of phasing out the Java version.  Topics include:

  • Benefits and changes visible in a GMM classroom for providing individualized cumulative review.
  • All elements of the new web-based teacher interface. We will help you transition to this smoothly.
  • In-depth instruction on developing high-quality classroom engagement.
  • How to effectively implement GMM to support long-term retention.
  • How to analyze data metrics including: what they mean, appropriate ranges, and what actions to take.
  • Discussion of best practices for increased success as well as common mistakes to avoid.
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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

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

NISL EDP/PA Version C-3 Focus on Teaching and Learning Tentative

November 21, 2019 - February 19, 2020
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
PIL
Act 45 Activity Hours

PA Inspired Leadership Program Course

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Sessions

Thursday, November 21
8am - 4pm
Session
Wednesday, February 19
8am - 4pm
Session

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 25, 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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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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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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Sessions

Tuesday, February 4
Wednesday, March 4

SCRIPT CS District Planning

January 29, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

SCRIPT - the Strategic CSforALL Resource Implementation and Planning Tool is a framework to guide teams of district administrators, school leaders, guidance counselors and educators through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment, and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a Computer Science Education implementation plan for their students. A brief overview of CS in PA will be shared. Districts will create Computer Science Education goals for the current and following school year.  SCRIPT is a component in support of the PAsmart Targeted Grant awards.

Audience:School district Superintendents and administrators (required), Curriculum Directors,   Guidance Counselors, CS Teachers, Library Media Specialists, Classroom Teachers

FREE to all TIU wide employees! Lunch is on your own.

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Sessions

Wednesday, January 29
8:30am - 4pm

International Phonetic Alphabet Review

February 12, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a notation system for the sounds of oral language. The correct use of the IPA system is required in assessing students with speech sound disorders with formalized assessment tools. The system also involves the transfer of sound descriptions between providers and use in the analysis of the student’s sound system. We will also discuss the phonemes in the American English Standard and Spanish dialects. This course is intended to be a refresher only. 
Objectives:
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 4 uses of IPA in daily practice in assessment and intervention.
     
  • Complete 5 IPA transcriptions with one error or less.
  • Complete a PVM chart in International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Label example words for the Vowel Quadrilateral.

Target Audience:

  • LPs and teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Lunch is on your own

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Sessions

Wednesday, February 12

Making a Difference in Early Childhood Education - 24th Annual Conference

March 12, 2020
Juniata College
Special Education Early Childhood

         Making a Difference in Early Childhood Education 

24th Annual Conference for Early Childhood and Early Intervention Providers 

       Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

 8:30-8:45 -         Registration and Networking 
                             Dale Hall Entrance of the Brumbaugh Academic Center.

                             *Note that breakfast will not be served.  Please bring a snack and water bottle if needed.
8:45-9:00 -          Welcome and Remarks
                             Alumni Hall 

9:00-10:30 -        Opening Keynote - Self-Care and Mindfulness Practices
                             Alumni Hall

                             Denise Shugarts, LSW and Tracy Lake, LPN owner of Lake House Wellness, LLC 

10:45-11:45        Choose One Session Option

12:00-13:00         Lunch
                              Ellis Hall

13:15-14:15       Choose One Session Option

14:30-15:30        Choose One Session Option  

You must select three breakout sessions.

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Sessions

Thursday, March 12
8:30 - 8:44am
Registration and Networking -

Dale Hall Entrance of the Brumbaugh Academic Center. 

*Note that breakfast will not be served.  Please bring a snack and water bottle if needed.

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8:45 - 10:30am
Welcome and Remarks and Opening Keynote

Alumni Hall -  Self-Care and Mindfulness Practices

Denise Shugarts, LSW and Tracy Lake, LPN owner of Lake House Wellness, LLC

 

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10:45 - 11:45am
Fitness, Movement, and Fun!

Presented by: Lisa Kruse and Kelly Zurybida, Educational Consultants, TIU11

 Come have some fun learning some unique ways to incorporate and adapt fitness strategies and programming to meet the needs of all children.

 

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10:45 - 11:45am
Get your progress monitoring on!

Presented by: Becky Brady and Taylor Kennedy, EI Teacher/Speech Therapist, TIU11

Progress monitoring is an important tool to help guide your teaching.  Please join us to learn some quick and easy ways to collect data to keep track of the progress being made.

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10:45 - 11:45am
Implementing PBIS in your classroom with Fidelity

Presented by: Lindsay Martsolf, Speech Therapist, TIU11 
This session will discuss the features that are critical to the successful implementation 
of PBIS in your classroom. 
 

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10:45 - 11:45am
Mental Health 101

Presented by: Katee Rook and Kara Williamson, Mental Health Consultants, TIU11

We will differentiate between stress, mental health disorders, and crisis, as well as provide an overview of stress management and relaxation techniques. We will discuss resources that are available in your area and how to access them. 

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10:45 - 11:45am
PHONEMIC AWARENESS: The Skills Your Students Need to Help Them Succeed!

Presented by: Julie Brown and Erin McManamon, Educational Consultants, TIU11

Through Phonemic Awareness daily lessons taught with teacher explicit modeling and scaffold support, students engage in activities teaching early skills such as rhyming and onset fluency, basic skills of blending and segmenting sounds, and working with the complex and advanced skills of adding, and deleting phonemes, and the skills of substituting phonemes.

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10:45 - 11:45am
Setting up your Classroom or Program for Behavioral Success!

Presented by: Kayla Bell and Leia Reynolds, School Psychologists, TIU11 

The goal of this session is to provide you with information about solving behavioral problems in your classrooms. We will discuss common behaviors that you would like to increase or decrease in the classroom.

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1:15 - 2:15pm
Fitness, Movement, and Fun!

Presented by: Lisa Kruse and Kelly Zurybida, Educational Consultants, TIU11

 Come have some fun learning some unique ways to incorporate and adapt fitness strategies and programming to meet the needs of all children.

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1:15 - 2:15pm
Get your progress monitoring on!

Presented by: Becky Brady and Taylor Kennedy, EI Teacher/Speech Therapist, TIU11

Progress monitoring is an important tool to help guide your teaching.  Please join us to learn some quick and easy ways to collect data to keep track of the progress being made.

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1:15 - 2:15pm
Implementing PBIS in your classroom with Fidelity

Presented by: Lindsay Martsolf, Speech Therapist, TIU11 
 

This session will discuss the features that are critical to the successful implementation 
of PBIS in your classroom. 

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1:15 - 2:15pm
Mental Health 101

Presented by: Katee Rook and Kara Williamson, Mental Health Consultants, TIU11

We will differentiate between stress, mental health disorders, and crisis, as well as provide an overview of stress management and relaxation techniques. We will discuss resources that are available in your area and how to access them. 

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1:15 - 2:15pm
Setting up your Classroom or Program for Behavioral Success!

Presented by: Kayla Bell and Leia Reynolds, School Psychologists, TIU11 

The goal of this session is to provide you with information about solving behavioral problems in your classrooms. We will discuss common behaviors that you would like to increase or decrease in the classroom.

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2:30 - 3:30pm
Fitness, Movement, and Fun!

Presented by: Lisa Kruse and Kelly Zurybida, Educational Consultants, TIU11

 Come have some fun learning some unique ways to incorporate and adapt fitness strategies and programming to meet the needs of all children.

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2:30 - 3:30pm
Get your progress monitoring on!

Presented by: Becky Brady and Taylor Kennedy, EI Teacher/Speech Therapist, TIU11

Progress monitoring is an important tool to help guide your teaching.  Please join us to learn some quick and easy ways to collect data to keep track of the progress being made.

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2:30 - 3:30pm
Implementing PBIS in your classroom with Fidelity

Presented by: Lindsay Martsolf, Speech Therapist, TIU11 

This session will discuss the features that are critical to the successful implementation of PBIS in your classroom. 

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2:30 - 3:30pm
Mental Health 101

Presented by: Katee Rook and Kara Williamson, Mental Health Consultants, TIU11

We will differentiate between stress, mental health disorders, and crisis, as well as provide an overview of stress management and relaxation techniques. We will discuss resources that are available in your area and how to access them. 

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2:30 - 3:30pm
PHONEMIC AWARENESS: The Skills Your Students Need to Help Them Succeed!

Presented by: Julie Brown and Erin McManamon, Educational Consultants, TIU11

Through Phonemic Awareness daily lessons taught with teacher explicit modeling and scaffold support, students engage in activities teaching early skills such as rhyming and onset fluency, basic skills of blending and segmenting sounds, and working with the complex and advanced skills of adding, and deleting phonemes, and the skills of substituting phonemes.

More
2:30 - 3:30pm
Setting up your Classroom or Program for Behavioral Success!

Presented by: Kayla Bell and Leia Reynolds, School Psychologists, TIU11 

The goal of this session is to provide you with information about solving behavioral problems in your classrooms. We will discuss common behaviors that you would like to increase or decrease in the classroom.

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STARTSole, Inquiry Learning Tool Workshop

March 12, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
STEM
Act 48 Activity Hours

How do I start a SOLE? Creating a SOLE is facilitating students in Self-Organized Learning Environments using an impressive and powerful app to plan, organize, implement and assess your students’ learning.

A Self-Organized Learning Environment, or SOLE, can exist anywhere there is a computer, internet connection, and students who are ready to learn. Within a SOLE, students are given the freedom to learn collaboratively using hard copy resources and the Internet.  SOLE sessions are characterized by Project Based Learning, discovery, sharing, spontaneity and supportive teacher intervention.  Every SOLE session activates learners’ creativity, requires critical thinking, and refines communication skills.  You will receive access to free tools to implement SOLE in your classroom, have time to create your own lessons, and find out how to earn Act 48 hours.

Audience: Teachers of grades K-12

This Workshop is FREE to all TIU wide educators! Lunch will be on you own.

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Sessions

Thursday, March 12

SAP Day Spring 2020

March 18, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Student Assistance Program

Spring Sap Networking Day

When: March 18, 2020

Where: TIU #11 President’s Room

Cost:  $10.00 Covers materials.

 

8:30 Welcome

8:45 SAP Update

9:00 - 11:45  James A. Dill - Teens & Technology-Unintended Consequences

11:45-12:45  Lunch (included)

12:45-2:15  Question,  Persuade, Respond Training – (QPR)Three steps anyone can learnto help prevent suicide.

2:15-2:30 Closing

 

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Sessions

Wednesday, March 18
9am - 3:30pm
SAP Day Spring 2020

AT Makers Day - Solder, Switches, and Stuffing

March 19, 2020
Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11
Special Education
Act 48 Activity Hours

his hands-on workshop hosted in partnership by CIU 10, BLaST IU 17, and TIU 11 Training and Consultation will introduce participants to assistive technology making skills to create usable access products. Participants will learn basic soldering to join wire segments and assemble mono and stereo components for use in a variety of assistive technology applications. Those skills will be applied to create a switch tester that can be used determine status of those switches used by an individual with physical disabilities. Each participant will have the opportunity to choose to complete two other projects including switch-adapting a stuffed, electronic toy that they bring. This workshop is targeted for assistive technology specialists, occupational therapists, regular or special education teachers, and STEAM teachers along with their students who are interested in expanding maker opportunities into authentic applications!

Each educator is welcome to bring one student (grade 7-12) free of charge. The teacher-student team will complete one set of 
projects.

**If you would like to switch adapt a singing toy, please bring one with you**

Switch Adapting Toys

Switch adapting a toy is one project option. If you would like to do this project, we ask that you bring a toy with you.  This can be any simple plush toy that sings/dances.  This is a beginner project, so the toy needs to only have one on/off button. Examples include: a singing Elmo, any holiday/seasonal singing/dancing toy, a singing/talking/dancing cartoon character such a Mickey Mouse or Hei Hei from Moana, or any other single activation point stuffed animal.  Typically these items have a velcro area that allows access to the battery box. 

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Sessions

Thursday, March 19