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1. Culturally Responsive Teaching

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/1/2024 to 8/24/2024

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Diversity in the classroom is increasing. For the first time in history, the majority of students are racial and ethnic minorities. Unfortunately, the teaching styles, materials and classrooms do not reflect these diverse cultures and backgrounds, thus leaving the majority of students disconnected from the learning process. Students need to be exposed to authors and characters that look, sound and act like them. Classrooms need to reflect diversity, not only on holidays but all the time. Spanish culture, achievements of minorities and black history need to be embedded daily not taught only during a designated month or on a holiday. When students' backgrounds are not considered, problems such as language barriers, systemic discrimination and lack or representation occur. In this three-credit online course, participants will explore the principles of culturally responsive teaching and examine teaching strategies that promote a culturally responsive classroom.

This is a self-paced online Moodle Course that consists of five 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.

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

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/5/2024 to 8/31/2024

This comprehensive online course delves into leveraging iPads to foster essential 21st-century skills among students. Participants explore apps aligned with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and learn effective integration techniques rooted in best practices. Guided by insights into modern learners' needs, educators craft tailored lesson plans to meet these demands. By course completion, participants possess a curated collection of apps and meticulously designed lessons, ready to enhance the educational journey for their students. Armed with newfound confidence, educators emerge ready to harness the potential of iPads as dynamic educational tools, empowering students with the skills requisite for success in the 21st century.

3. Technology Tools For the 21st Century Classroom

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 8/31/2024

Students are 21st Century Learners. Are they entering classrooms equipped to provide them with the opportunity to be creative, collaborate, communicate and think critically? Many classrooms still resemble those of the 1900's. Students need to work with technology. Technology is a part of their world except for when they are in school. This three-credit online class will educate participants on what tech tools are currently available, how to effectively integrate them the classroom and how to use tech tools as a means to differentiate lessons and activities. By the conclusion of the course, participants will have not only a collection of activities and lessons that they created for their classroom, but also the confidence to use tech tools effectively. When using technology, students are more engaged. A more engaged student learns better. More learning leads to higher student achievement.

This is a self-paced online Moodle Course that consists of six modules. Forty-five hours of out-of-class time are required for this course.

4. Math Nation - Day 1 Session A

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators from enrolled schools who have NOT attended a Math Nation+ Training previously

Dates: 7/16/2024

This session will be a deep dive into all of the resources available through Math Nation. Participants will investigate the various tools and create a plan for implementing Math Nation+ tools with their classes and students. Participants should make sure they can log into Math Nation+ prior to the day of training. In person participants will need to bring their laptop to the Intermediate Unit Office. Virtual participants need to register to receive the Zoom link.

5. PA STEELS Institute- Secondary Educators (6-12)

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: 6-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 7/16/2024 to 7/17/2024

As we enter year three for the implementation of PA STEELS, it is time to ensure that we are prepared to implement the shifts in instruction that will foster sense-making in the science classroom. This is a great workshop for anyone who may not have attended any prior training on the PA STEELS standards, or if you need a refresher.

Attendees will develop an understanding of the multidimensions and phenomenon-based instruction through engagement in various pedagogical practices. We will also be sure to touch on effective classroom culture as well as assessments.

This is a two-day professional learning experience with lunch on your own. Both days will be run from 8:30-3:00.

6. Math Nation - Day 1 Session B

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers from schools that have not yet enrolled in Math Nation+

Dates: 7/16/2024

This session will provide an overview of the resources that are available through Math Nation+ and the benefits of these resources for students, backed by research outcomes. Teachers will have the opportunity to explore Math Nation+ and learn how to make these resources available in their schools. Virtual participants need to register to receive the Zoom link.

7. Math Nation - Day 2, Session A

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators from enrolled schools who HAVE previously attended a Math Nation+ Training

Dates: 7/17/2024

This session will explain the changes made for the brand new 4.0 version and will take a closer look at the lesson components, including modeling a complete lesson, and the Math In Action lessons. . Participants should make sure they can log into Math Nation prior to the day of training. In person participants will need to bring their laptop to the Intermediate Unit Office. Virtual participants need to register to receive the Zoom link.

8. Math Nation - Day 2, Session B

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Administrators from schools that have not yet enrolled in Math Nation+

Dates: 7/17/2024

This session will provide an overview of the resources that are available through Math Nation+ and the benefits of these resources to students, with research-backed outcomes. Administrators will have the opportunity to explore Math Nation+ and learn the necessary steps to bring these resources to their schools. Virtual participants need to register to receive the Zoom link.

9. Charleroi School District Cohort 1: ESL 3 Observing, Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction

Program: Charleroi School District: ESL Certification Program

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 9/1/2024

This course is part of the Charleroi School District 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.

10. Charleroi School District Cohort 1: ESL 4 Language Acquisition and Development

Program: Charleroi School District: ESL Certification Program

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 9/1/2024

This course is part of the Charleroi School District ESL Certification Program.

This course is for teachers seeking ESL Certification in grades K-12 and meets the following professional development criteria: ESL Standards for Reading, Speech and Listening as well as the Pennsylvania Professional Education Criteria for classroom teachers, guidance counselors and education specialists, Enhances the educator's content knowledge in the area of the educator's certification or assignment, increases the educator's teaching skills based on research on effective practice and empowers educators to work effectively with parent and community partners, and reading comprehension. Second Language Learners of any age undergo certain processes to be able to learn a new language. In this course participants will be exposed to these processes.

All Students Must Purchase their own book. Required text: Essential Linguistics: What you Need to Know to Teach Reading, ESL, Spelling, Phonics and Grammar.,Author(s)David E. Freeman and Yvonne S. Freeman, Publisher: Heinemann, ISBN 0-325-00274-6.

11. PA STEELS Institute- Elementary Educators (3-5)

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Elementary Science Teachers grades 3-5

Dates: 7/30/2024 to 7/31/2024

As we enter year three for the implementation of PA STEELS, it is time to ensure that we are prepared to implement the shifts in instruction that will foster sense-making in the science classroom. This is a great workshop for anyone who may not have attended any prior training on the PA STEELS standards, or if you need a refresher.

Attendees will develop an understanding of the multidimensions and phenomenon-based instruction through engagement in various pedagogical practices. We will also be sure to touch on effective classroom culture as well as assessments.

This is a two-day professional learning experience with lunch on your own. Both days will be run from 8:30-3:00.

12. COHORT 32: Assessment and Support

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 8/19/2024 to 9/29/2024

New

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.

13. COHORT 33: Observing, Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 8/19/2024 to 9/29/2024

New

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.

14. COHORT 34: Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 8/19/2024 to 9/29/2024

New

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.

15. PA STEELS Immersive Experience Using OpenSciEd

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: 6-12 science teachers

Dates: 8/21/2024

This 1-day immersive professional learning experience for science teachers is designed to supporting educators in building a foundational understanding of phenomena-based, multi-dimensional teaching and learning looks like. Participants will leave this session with strategies for incorporating the PA STEELS standards multi-dimensional framework in their classroom. OpenSciEd resources will be used to support the content of this professional learning session.

16. Just the Facts! Math Fact Fluency 101

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 8/21/2024

Get ready to jumpstart your school year by supporting students of all grade levels in their capacity to recall "basic facts," while also embracing the diverse mathematical reasoning that supports students' abilities to derive answers. This session will provide an overview of math fluency and introduce low-prep strategies and instructional routines aimed at fostering students' automaticity.

17. Teaching Purposefully with Primary Sources & Implementing Digital Resources

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 8/21/2024

Bringing young people into close contact with these unique, often profoundly personal, documents and objects can give them a sense of what it was like to be alive during a long-past era. Helping students analyze primary sources can also prompt curiosity and improve critical thinking and analysis skills. Primary sources expose students to multiple perspectives on significant issues of the past and present. In analyzing primary sources, students move from concrete observations and facts to questioning and making inferences about the materials. Interacting with primary sources engages students in asking questions, evaluating information, making inferences, and developing reasoned explanations and interpretations of events and issues. Additionally, Digital Resources with a focus on k-12 Social Studies will be shared.

18. Charleroi School District Cohort 1: ESL 5 Assessment and Support

Program: Charleroi School District: ESL Certification Program

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 10/13/2024

This course is part of the Charleroi School District 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.

19. Charleroi School District Cohort 1: ESL 6 English Language Learners, Families, Community, and Professionalism

Program: Charleroi School District: ESL Certification Program

Dates: 9/3/2024 to 10/13/2024

This course is for Charleroi School District ESL Certification Program.

All students must purchase their own textbook.

Required text:Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners, Author: Jane D. Hill and Kathleen M. Flynn Publisher: ASCD ISBN:978-1-4166-0390-0.

20. 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.

21. Spot It: A twist on attaining fluency with addition and subtraction facts by applying patterns.

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-2 Math Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2024

Mastering basic addition and subtraction facts is a must for primary grades, but if you've ever watched students count out an entire page of addition facts, using their fingers for every problem, even counting out the same fact twice in a row without realizing it was the same, you're not alone! There IS a better way! Join us for a day of discussing how students can master and retain basic facts through pattern recognition, mathematical modeling, and engaging play-based learning. You'll walk away with no prep instructional routines and strategies as well as sky high confidence that this will be your best year yet!

22. Making Sense of Number Sense: What is Math Fluency?

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 10/2/2024

Math teachers always lament that our kids just don't have number sense. In this session, we lay the foundation for developing mathematics fluency by defining fluency, clarifying common misconceptions of students' mathematics abilities, and dip our toes into students' visual-spatial progression from perceiving and counting quantities to reasoning additively, multiplicatively, and proportionally. This is part 1 of a 5-part series. Teachers are welcome to attend each session individually, but are highly encouraged to attend the full series. Please email me (teresa.brown@IU1.org) after registering if you have any food allergies so I can have lunch ready for you!

23. Generative AI 101: Unleashing Creativity with Language Models

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/10/2024

Unlock the mysteries of Generative AI in this engaging 5-hour workshop designed for K-12 school staff. Dive into the fundamentals of large language models, artificial intelligence, and basic prompting through hands-on activities. Participants will explore the capabilities and ethical considerations of AI, learn how to generate text using interactive prompts, and discover practical applications for enhancing teaching and learning experiences. By the end of the session, attendees will have gained a deeper understanding of Generative AI and its potential impact on education. (And yes - aside from this sentence, this entire description and title were AI generated; let's learn how to maximize AI so that we can spend our time where it matters most!)

24. Generative AI 101: Unleashing Creativity with Language Models

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/22/2024

Unlock the mysteries of Generative AI in this engaging 5-hour workshop designed for K-12 school staff. Dive into the fundamentals of large language models, artificial intelligence, and basic prompting through hands-on activities. Participants will explore the capabilities and ethical considerations of AI, learn how to generate text using interactive prompts, and discover practical applications for enhancing teaching and learning experiences. By the end of the session, attendees will have gained a deeper understanding of Generative AI and its potential impact on education. (And yes - aside from this sentence, this entire description and title were AI generated; let's learn how to maximize AI so that we can spend our time where it matters most!)

25. Prioritizing Place Value

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-5 Math Teachers

Dates: 10/30/2024

Join fellow elementary math teachers in exploring true number sense from Kindergarten to 5th Grade. In this all day session we'll discuss: What is a base-10 system? Explore the fascinating underpinnings of our number system. Gain insights into how understanding this system enhances overall number sense, laying a solid foundation for mathematical success. Why do students struggle with place value? Dive into the reasons behind the challenges students often encounter in comprehending place value. Identify common stumbling blocks and discuss effective strategies to overcome them. How do we teach place value for understanding? Acquire a toolkit of proven instructional routines that actively support students in grasping the nuances of place value. Assess and enhance your existing teaching resources. Learn how to evaluate materials effectively and amplify their impact, ensuring that your teaching methods align seamlessly with the needs of your students. Please email me (teresa.brown@IU1.org) after registering if you have any food allergies so I can have lunch ready for you!

26. Generative AI 102: Digging Deeper into the Content Areas

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/4/2024

Explore the transformative potential of Generative AI in various content areas during this interactive workshop. From math and science to social studies and the arts, discover how AI can enhance content creation and engagement. Engage in hands-on activities tailored to each subject and leave with practical strategies for integrating Generative AI into your curriculum. Teachers and administrators attending this session should already have at least some knowledge about large language models, artificial intelligence, and generative text prompting via Chat GPT or similar platforms. Attendance at a previous IU1 Generative AI training (or similar) is highly recommended.

27. The Art of Subitizing in Math: What Should Students "Just Know?"

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 11/6/2024

The Science of Reading has made waves in the ELA community leaving many asking the question, "What's the equivalent in math? and "What foundations should our kids just know?” In this session, we'll build the foundation for students' mathematical reasoning that begins in grades K-1, and practice instructional routines to develop automaticity without robbing students of much needed number sense. Although this session is geared toward the earliest phases of number sense development, subitizing is a necessary skill for all grade levels and applies to basic fact mastery with addition/subtraction as well as multiplication/division. This is part 2 of a 5-part series. Teachers are welcome to attend each session individually, but are highly encouraged to attend the full series. Please email me (teresa.brown@IU1.org) after registering if you have any food allergies so I can have lunch ready for you!

28. Generative AI 102: Digging Deeper into the Content Areas

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/12/2024

Explore the transformative potential of Generative AI in various content areas during this interactive workshop. From math and science to social studies and the arts, discover how AI can enhance content creation and engagement. Engage in hands-on activities tailored to each subject and leave with practical strategies for integrating Generative AI into your curriculum. Teachers and administrators attending this session should already have at least some knowledge about large language models, artificial intelligence, and generative text prompting via Chat GPT or similar platforms. Attendance at a previous IU1 Generative AI training (or similar) is highly recommended.

29. Stop Counting & Start Reasoning Additively!

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2024

Developing additive reasoning is the first step to mastering sophisticated mathematical thinking, but many students find their way into upper elementary, middle school math, and beyond relying almost exclusively on counting strategies. In this session, we'll define what additive reasoning looks and sounds like and break down how to nudge students over the hump from counters to thinkers. This session includes a dive into the specific addition strategies that apply from single digit operations through multi-digit and decimal addition and subtraction. We'll overview models essential for bringing student thinking to life, and practice instructional routines that are integral to supporting students' developing number sense. This is part 3 of a 5-part series. Teachers are welcome to attend each session individually, but are highly encouraged to attend the full series. Please email me (teresa.brown@IU1.org) after registering if you have any food allergies so I can have lunch ready for you!

30. Word Problems, Unwrapped (Part 1)

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-5 Math Teachers

Dates: 1/16/2025

Let's face it, one of the biggest hurdles for students in our classroom today is comprehending and solving word problems. Join us in a two-part series of unwrapping the challenges posed by word problems to 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, two-day workshop. Day 1, setting the foundations: (1) Clue words, not keywords for breaking down the structure of word problems texts; (2) Word problem schemas for addition and multiplication; Day 2, refining our understanding: (1) Attack strategies: to CUBES or not to CUBES?; (2) Co-created and numberless word problems; (3) Other instructional routines for supporting vocabulary acquisition and word problem solving.

31. Word Problems, Unwrapped (Part 2)

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-5 Math Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2025

Let's face it, one of the biggest hurdles for students in our classroom today is comprehending and solving word problems. Join us in a two-part series of unwrapping the challenges posed by word problems to 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, two-day workshop. Day 1, setting the foundations: (1) Clue words, not keywords for breaking down the structure of word problems texts; (2) Word problem schemas for addition and multiplication; Day 2, refining our understanding: (1) Attack strategies: to CUBES or not to CUBES?; (2) Co-created and numberless word problems; (3) Other instructional routines for supporting vocabulary acquisition and word problem solving. *If you attended the 1-day session in spring of 2024, then part 2 of this session is the right fit for you! There will be some overlap with last year's session, but we'll introduce new routines and dig more deeply into already learned instructional routines,

32. Multiplying is more than Skip Counting

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2025

Everyone agrees math class would run so much smoother if our kids "just knew” their multiplication facts! But what else matters when it comes to multiplicative reasoning? In this session, we'll define multiplicative reasoning, including a dive into the specific multiplication strategies that apply from single digit operations through multi-digit and decimal multiplication and division. We'll overview models essential for bringing student thinking to life (including ratio tables and area model progressions), and practice instructional routines that are integral to supporting students' developing number sense, because multiplication is so much more than skip-counting! This is part 4 of a 5-part series. Teachers are welcome to attend each session individually, but are highly encouraged to attend the full series. Please email me (teresa.brown@IU1.org) after registering if you have any food allergies so I can have lunch ready for you!

33. Don't Fear Fractions!

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 3/26/2025

We're wrapping up our fluency series by making sense of the five fraction constructs and relating their concepts to the levels of sophistication that students' progress as they become mathematically fluent. As always, we'll get our hands dirty in our math content, practice instructional routines, and rehearse modeling students' thinking. Whether fractions are your favorite or LEAST favorite part of mathematics, this session is for you! This is part 5 of a 5-part series. Teachers are welcome to attend each session individually, but are highly encouraged to attend the full series. Please email me (teresa.brown@IU1.org) after registering if you have any food allergies so I can have lunch ready for you!

34. Don't Fear Fractions!

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 3/26/2025

We're wrapping up our fluency series by making sense of the five fraction constructs and relating their concepts to the levels of sophistication that students' progress as they become mathematically fluent. As always, we'll get our hands dirty in our math content, practice instructional routines, and rehearse modeling students' thinking. Whether fractions are your favorite or LEAST favorite part of mathematics, this session is for you! This is part 5 of a 5-part series. Teachers are welcome to attend each session individually, but are highly encouraged to attend the full series. Please email me (teresa.brown@IU1.org) after registering if you have any food allergies so I can have lunch ready for you!