Catalog: Intermediate Unit 1 (WEBREG)

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1. There's an App For That Integrating the iPad into the Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 2/23/2024 to 4/20/2024

Starting Today
2012 marked the start of the iPad invasion into the classroom. The use of this device has the power to revolutionize the way students learn. These 21st Century learners need the opportunity to use 21st Century Skills. They need to be creative, think critically, collaborate and communicate in order to be successful. Using the iPad as part of instruction can help to achieve the 21st Century Student Outcomes that are outlined by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills in their Framework for 21st Century Learning. In this three credit online Moodle course, through a series of lessons, videos and articles, participants will identify the unique needs that the 21st century student brings to the classroom, explore apps that align with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, learn how to effectively integrate the use of iPads into the classroom according to best practices and discover a plethora of apps that are available. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of apps and lessons that they created for their classroom, but also the confidence to use the iPad effectively. It is not necessary to have an iPad. This course is applicable for any teacher at any grade level that would like to integrate the iPad into instruction.

2. District A-TSI Meetings

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 2/26/2024

Starting Soon
Monthly A-TSI meeting.

3. District School Counselors' Meeting

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Dates: 2/27/2024

Starting Soon
Networking meeting for school counselors

4. Digital Literacy

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 3/1/2024 to 4/27/2024

In today's classroom, most students use either a personal or school-issued device to access online curriculum, analyze web-based content, and/or use tech tools to create and share online content. Whether students are using iPads, Chromebooks, smartphones, or laptops, they are asked to interact with a variety of digital resources daily. In order to create digitally literate students, teachers need to model and assist students with interacting with digital material in a responsible and effective manner. In this three-credit online course, participants will explore the skills necessary to be a digitally literate teacher and the role they play in creating and supporting digitally literate students. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of activities and lessons that they created but also the confidence to use these digital tools and resources effectively to help students become digitally literate.

This is a self-paced online Moodle Course that consists of six modules. You will receive specific information concerning this course on the day before the start date. A User ID and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then. Forty-five hours of out-of-class time are required for this course.

5. The Leopold Education Project

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 3/9/2024 to 3/23/2024

The Leopold Education Project is a conservation education curriculum designed to instill a land ethic among tomorrow´s stewards by providing direct experiences with the natural world. Based on Aldo Leopold´s conservation classic, A Sand County Almanac, LEP is both a hand´s on and interdisciplinary approach. The lessons in this class are intended for classes from 3-12 grade level. They are appropriate for language, social study and science classes. A large part of this class will be investigating the text and completing hands on lessons based on that text. Participants will spend a large portion of class time outside. There will be moderate physical activity as well. Out of class work will include reading a large portion of the Almanac and a project related to the reading. All participants will be required to participate in class activities, and complete a pre and post test and implementation plan.

Class days will be in-person at the Ohiopyle State Park Visitors Center on Saturday, March 9, 2024 and Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 8:00am - 4:00pm.

You must attend both in-person sessions to receive credit for this course.

6. COHORT 31: Assessment and Support

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 4/21/2024

This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course.

All students must purchase their own textbook.

Required text: Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges from Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement, Author: Margo Gottlieb Publisher: Corwin ISBN:978-0761988892.

This course is designed to expand participants' knowledge of effective assessment practices and support services available for ELL students.

This course is the fifth course in the ESL certification program. This course will allow teachers to gain exposure to the tools necessary to be able to assess English Language Learners appropriately and in a timely way. The course will offer knowledge on benchmarks for different proficiency levels. An ESL teacher will need to know, demonstrate and share knowledge and techniques of appropriate assessment with a range of stakeholders. This will include the ability to implement required testing as well as to make accommodations to such testing where appropriate; the expertise to help colleagues and families understand how assessment can be designed and interpreted to best demonstrate what ELLs know and can do; the use of data generated by multiple measures of assessment to ensure that ELLs have access to a quality language instructional program; and to make forward progress toward benchmarks in language and academic proficiency while enrolled and exited the program.

7. COHORT 32: Observing, Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 4/21/2024

This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course.

The textbook "Teaching English Language Learners: Cultural Implications, Communications, Connections, and Curriculum" will be mailed to you from IU1 before the course begins.

This course will provide an examination of the theories, principles, and practices that assist English language learners in achieving academic proficiency in the content areas. Planning standards-based instruction and adapting instruction in the content areas is emphasized. To promote the academic success of English language learners, teachers will involve the family and community, and analyze the learner to establish learning goals and assessment measures that are appropriate for the individual student.

The ESL teachers will be able to demonstrate knowledge of their ELLs and the role of individual characteristics in the process and outcome of language learning. Drawing upon this knowledge, they will demonstrate an ability to observe and plan standards-based ESL and content instruction for students from K-12. They will use performance-based measures to assess ELLs discrete and integrated ability to use grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading, and writing to communicate.Participants must have a working knowledge of computers and Internet use, high speed Internet access, and a working email account for the duration of the course.

8. COHORT 33: Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 4/21/2024

This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course.

There is no textbook for ESL 1.

This is a basic introductory course to English as a Second Language. It will include five domains of teaching English language learners: culture, language, planning instruction, assessment, and professionalism. Emphasis is placed on the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) teaching standards and ESL K-12 standards.

Teachers will examine research-based practices in relation to the five domains and identify their role as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.

9. Bradford House & Whiskey Rebellion Professional Development Day for Social Studies Teachers K-12

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 3/12/2024

Bradford House & Whiskey Rebellion Professional Development Day for Social Studies Teachers K-12- The day will focus on an In-Depth Look Into the Local History of the Whiskey Rebellion. History lessons, teacher resources, and other classroom "take-aways" will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.

10. District A-TSI Meetings

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 3/18/2024

Monthly A-TSI meeting.

11. LEA Meeting

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 3/21/2024

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

12. District School Counselors' Meeting

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Dates: 3/25/2024

Networking meeting for school counselors

13. Curriculum Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 3/27/2024

Intermediate Unit 1 Curriculum Coordinators Meetings are informational and training meeting for IU 1 district curriculum coordinators and/or district representatives. Meetings generally include updates about PA Department of Education mandates as well as topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

14. District Principals' Meeting (Elementary & Secondary)

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: District Principals

Dates: 3/28/2024

Monthly district principal meeting.

15. Word Problems, Unwrapped!

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-6 Math Teachers

Dates: 4/3/2024

Let's face it, one of the biggest hurdles for students in our classroom today is comprehending and solving word problems. Join us in unwrapping the challenges posed by word problems and gain insights into why students often find them confusing. We'll explore the evidence-based strategies that support students' understanding of word problems in this interactive, all-day workshop. This session is designed for K-6 educators seeking to better understand the science behind word problem structures. We'll discuss attack strategy selection and application and demonstrate various instructional routines that develop students' conceptual understanding of math in word problem contexts. Teachers will leave the session with free downloadable resources, including additive and multiplicative schema posters, attack strategy posters, and instructional templates and activities. Can't wait to see you there!

REGISTRATIONS DIRECTIONS: After registering on Frontline, please email the grade level(s) you teach to Teresa.Brown@IU1.org

16. Standards of Mathematical Practices (Standards 5-8) Workshop

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Dates: 4/5/2024

New
This workshop is the second part of a two part series on the Standards of Mathematical Practice with a focus on Standards 5-8.

17. District A-TSI Meetings

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 4/15/2024

Monthly A-TSI meeting.

18. District Principals' Meeting (Elementary & Secondary)

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: District Principals

Dates: 4/23/2024

Monthly district principal meeting.

19. Curriculum Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 4/24/2024

Intermediate Unit 1 Curriculum Coordinators Meetings are informational and training meeting for IU 1 district curriculum coordinators and/or district representatives. Meetings generally include updates about PA Department of Education mandates as well as topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

20. LEA Meeting

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 4/25/2024

Information is presented regarding Chapter 14, 15 and 16 regulations as well as IDEA and No Child Left Behind. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss and evaluate this information with their peers to determine the impact on their districts.

21. Surrogate Parent Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Individuals interested in being a surrogate parent to students in need of an educational decision maker.

Dates: 4/26/2024

In compliance with IDEA, IU 1 coordinates training and assignment of surrogate parents, who volunteer in this capacity. A surrogate parent assumes responsibility in matters relating to identification, evaluation, and educational placement of students for whom no parent/guardian can be identified, their whereabouts is unknown, or the child is a ward of the state.

Individuals interested in serving as surrogate parents, or those appointed by districts to receive the surrogate parent training should attend.

22. Acadience Reading Mentoring Workshop

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-6 special and general education teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/15/2024

Acadience Reading is comprised of measures of early reading skills that help educators identify children at risk for reading difficulties and determine the skills to target for instructional support. This essential workshop is designed to provide an orientation on the foundations of Acadience Reading as well as training on how to administer and score each measure. The training will start with the foundations of Acadience Reading, then teach of the measures, and end with the logistics of benchmark testing and progress monitoring.

23. Acadience Math Essential Workshop

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Grades K-6, elementary and special education teachers and administrators.

Dates: 5/16/2024

Acadience Math is comprised of measures of early numeracy, computation, and problem solving that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics. Acadience Math is designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of basic mathematics skills, in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later mathematics difficulties. The Acadience Math Essential Workshop is designed to provide an orientation on the foundations of Acadience Math, as well as training on how to give and score each of the measures. The training will start with the foundations of Acadience Math, then teach each of the measures, and end the workshop with the logistics of benchmark testing and progress monitoring.

24. District A-TSI Meetings

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 5/20/2024

Monthly A-TSI meeting.

25. District Principals' Meeting (Elementary & Secondary)

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: District Principals

Dates: 5/21/2024

Monthly district principal meeting.

26. Curriculum Coordinators' Meeting

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 5/22/2024

Intermediate Unit 1 Curriculum Coordinators Meetings are informational and training meeting for IU 1 district curriculum coordinators and/or district representatives. Meetings generally include updates about PA Department of Education mandates as well as topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

27. TDA Roll Out 2024-25

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers and administrators Grades 3-8

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 1/7/2025

This three day workshop will provide a clear step by step roll out to improve quality text dependent analysis (TDA) writing for students grades 3-8.