Catalog: Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 (WebReg)

Search Options

Search Results (1 - 100 of 112)

1. BrainSTEPS Concussion Management Team Training

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 8/16/2023

This course is designed to train members of the school building's Return to Learn Concussion Management Team (CMT) how to manage student concussions for the initial 4-6 weeks post concussion. CMT members will learn how to monitor a student's academics and post-concussion symptoms while gathering appropriate data to justify educational decisions. Second, CMT members will learn how to ensure concussed students receive appropriate educational supports during the initial 4-6 weeks post concussion to promote faster recovery. School staff serving on the CMT will learn how concussion affects learning and strategies they can employ to help students remain in school throughout the recovery process. Access the training by cutting and pasting this link into your web browser. https://concussions.brainsteps.net/ NOTE: It takes a few days for your registration to be activated through the system.

2. AI in Education for Administrators

Program: IU8 Executive Office

Dates: 6/25/2024

Starting Soon
This full-day workshop will begin by building a shared understanding of the transformative potential of AI tools in education, equipping participants with the necessary terminology for navigating this emerging landscape. Attendees will explore the anticipated changes in the workplace and the societal implications of AI technologies, enabling schools to effectively prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Participants will delve into strategic discussions and exercises aimed at enhancing the integration of AI tools within classroom environments. They will also experience hands-on training with AI technologies to streamline both their professional responsibilities and personal tasks.

3. AI in Education for Instructors

Program: IU8 Executive Office

Dates: 6/26/2024

Starting Soon
This full-day workshop will begin by building a shared understanding of the transformative potential of AI tools in education, equipping participants with the necessary terminology for navigating this emerging landscape. Attendees will explore the anticipated changes in the workplace and the societal implications of AI technologies, enabling schools to effectively prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Attendees will be immersed in practical sessions designed to unlock the benefits of AI tools to improve the teaching and learning experience. They will realize the value of leveraging AI tools for certain tasks in order to reclaim valuable time for more important human-centered tasks.

4. Building Capacity & Promoting Instruction Through PASA DLM

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Audience: Special Educators, Administrators, and Related Service Providers as well as General Education Educators

Dates: 6/27/2024

Starting Soon
Required Training for ALL LEAs Providing Standards-Aligned Instruction to Students with Comprehensive Support Needs. The training is designed to build statewide capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements (EEs) for students with complex learning needs. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning (i.e., unpacking DLM essential elements, professional development modules, instructional planner, mini-maps, and more). A required asynchronous introductory training will be provided to all registrants prior to your session date.

5. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Initial Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 7/2/2024 to 7/3/2024

This initial training is for individuals who have never been certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) or have allowed their certification to lapse beyond the expiration date shown on their most currently issued Blue Card(tm) (the card would have been provided at their last NCI Training). The training emphasizes early (verbal) intervention strategies for preventing and/or managing disruptive behavior. Disengagement and holding skills are also taught as a means to help manage safety. Transport techniques are included as well. After receiving this certification, the annual 3-hour Foundations of NCI Refresher Training is required to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - For full-day trainings, lunch is on your own - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for in-person trainings NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

6. Structured Literacy PreK-3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 7/11/2024

This sessions is for teachers with a certification in Grades Prek-3. This professional learning will address all of the structured literacy competencies set forth by the State of PA.

7. QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Audience: Any Educator

Dates: 7/16/2024

QPR is an emergency response to someone in a suicide crisis. Early recognition of warning signs, early intervention and early professional assessment and care can save lives.

8. Introduction to Restorative Practices

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Audience: Administration and Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2024

Building and strengthening relationships and community is a critical component of school culture. Restorative practices is an essential process for creating a positive learning environment, building social capital, and resolving relational issues. During this introductory experience, you will learn the fundamental theory and practices for engaging with students, staff, and parents in your school setting. Topics include the importance of being explicit about practice, how to set high expectations while being supportive, and ways to build community in your setting. We will discuss giving direct feedback and asking questions that foster accountability, as well as utilizing effective methods to resolve common conflicts. You will learn to apply the restorative practices continuum, understanding which restorative processes are best for achieving certain goals or responding to particular situations. We will focus specifically on facilitating circles, an essential process for creating a positive learning environment and school culture. Circles can be used both proactively and responsively to build social capital, sustain relationships, address social problems, and respond when harm occurs. Participants will spend time planning circles to use in their schools immediately. Presenters are certified IIRP Restorative Practices trainers.

9. Building Capacity & Promoting Instruction Through PASA DLM

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Audience: Special Educators, Administrators, and Related Service Providers as well as General Education Educators

Dates: 7/23/2024

Required Training for ALL LEAs Providing Standards-Aligned Instruction to Students with Comprehensive Support Needs. The training is designed to build statewide capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements (EEs) for students with complex learning needs. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning (i.e., unpacking DLM essential elements, professional development modules, instructional planner, mini-maps, and more). A required asynchronous introductory training will be provided to all registrants prior to your session date.

10. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: Refresher Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 7/25/2024

This standard refresher training is for individuals who are currently certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) and are required to receive this annual 3-hour refresher training to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for this training NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

11. FAQ on MTSS for Administrators

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 7/25/2024

New
This session is specifically designed to address the most pressing questions and concerns school administrators have when they are ready to implement Multi-Tiered System of Supports in their buildings. MTSS is a comprehensive framework that aims to provide targeted support to all students through data-driven decision-making and evidence-based practices. This training will equip administrators with the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully integrate this framework into their schools.

12. Math Nation-Day 1 Morning Session A (Teachers and Administrators)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 7/30/2024

For Teachers and Administrators from enrolled schools who have NOT attended a Math Nation+ Training previously. 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 training facility.

13. Math Nation-Day 1 Afternoon Session B (Teachers)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 7/30/2024

For teacher's from school that have not yet enrolled in Math Nation+ 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.

14. Math Nation-Day 2 Morning Session C (Teachers and Administrators)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 7/31/2024

For teachers and administrators from enrolled schools who HAVE previously attended a Nath Nation+ Training. This session will explain the changes made for0 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 training facility.

15. Math Nation-Day 2- Afternoon Session D (Administrators)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 7/31/2024

For Administrators from schools that have not yet enrolled in Math Nation+. 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.

16. ECRI Foundational Skills

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 8/6/2024

Enhancing Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) within Tiered Systems (K-2): This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. All training times are from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

17. Breaking Down the STEELS Standards for Administration

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 8/6/2024

New
Come join Andrea and Sarah to learn about the characteristics of effective teaching and learning in the science standards and what to think about when planning for instruction.

18. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Initial Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 8/7/2024

This initial training is for individuals who have never been certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) or have allowed their certification to lapse beyond the expiration date shown on their most currently issued Blue Card(tm) (the card would have been provided at their last NCI Training). The training emphasizes early (verbal) intervention strategies for preventing and/or managing disruptive behavior. Disengagement and holding skills are also taught as a means to help manage safety. Transport techniques are included as well. After receiving this certification, the annual 3-hour Foundations of NCI Refresher Training is required to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - For full-day trainings, lunch is on your own - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for in-person trainings NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

19. ECRI Vocabulary and Comprehension

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 8/7/2024

This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in the areas of vocabulary and comprehension. Systematic strategies and instructional routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of vocabulary and comprehension instruction in K-2 will be described and practiced. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. All training times are from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

20. A Day of P.L.A.I

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 8/7/2024

Come join us for a day of P.L.A.I.! The session highlights how AI can support educators in designing more effective and personalized learning experiences for students. The discussion on how AI works and its everyday tools will lay a strong foundation for participants, while the P.L.A.I. session with @mr.K._all_day, Matt Karabinos, promises hands-on experience with specific AI tools like Magic School and School AI. Lunch is included.

21. ECRI Data and Tier 2

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 8/8/2024

During this one-day workshop, participants who have already received the ECRI Foundational Skills Training will dive deeper into Lesson Mastery Data Collection and how this data can be used at Tier 1 and Tier 2. Additionally, participants will spend time exploring how ECRI Routines and Overlays can be used at Tier 2 through the Preteach Model and Fast-Track Reteach Model. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. Training time will be from 8:30am-3:00pm.

22. Structured Literacy 4-8

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 8/9/2024

This sessions is for teachers with a certification in Grades 4-8. This professional learning will address all of the structured literacy competencies set forth by the State of PA.

23. ECRI Foundational Skills

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 8/12/2024 to 8/13/2024

Enhancing Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) within Tiered Systems (K-2): This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. All training times are from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

24. Establishing Component Skills Through Evidence-Based Practices

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 8/12/2024 to 8/14/2024

This free, IDEA funded session will provide intensive training and guided practices in teaching skills as they relate to applied behavior analytic (ABA) interventions. Note- Formerly "Intensive Skills Training in Evidence-Based Practice: Principles of ABA and Effective Instruction"

25. ECRI Vocabulary and Comprehension

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 8/14/2024

This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in the areas of vocabulary and comprehension. Systematic strategies and instructional routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of vocabulary and comprehension instruction in K-2 will be described and practiced. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. All training times are from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

26. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: Refresher Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 8/16/2024

This standard refresher training is for individuals who are currently certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) and are required to receive this annual 3-hour refresher training to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for this training NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

27. Building Capacity & Promoting Instruction Through PASA DLM

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Audience: Special Educators, Administrators, and Related Service Providers as well as General Education Educators

Dates: 8/20/2024

Required Training for ALL LEAs Providing Standards-Aligned Instruction to Students with Comprehensive Support Needs. The training is designed to build statewide capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements (EEs) for students with complex learning needs. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning (i.e., unpacking DLM essential elements, professional development modules, instructional planner, mini-maps, and more). A required asynchronous introductory training will be provided to all registrants prior to your session date.

28. Building Capacity & Promoting Instruction Through PASA DLM

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Audience: Special Educators, Administrators, and Related Service Providers as well as General Education Educators

Dates: 8/21/2024

Required Training for ALL LEAs Providing Standards-Aligned Instruction to Students with Comprehensive Support Needs. The training is designed to build statewide capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements (EEs) for students with complex learning needs. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning (i.e., unpacking DLM essential elements, professional development modules, instructional planner, mini-maps, and more). A required asynchronous introductory training will be provided to all registrants prior to your session date.

29. Building Capacity & Promoting Instruction Through PASA DLM

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Audience: Special Educators, Administrators, and Related Service Providers as well as General Education Educators

Dates: 8/21/2024

Required Training for ALL LEAs Providing Standards-Aligned Instruction to Students with Comprehensive Support Needs. The training is designed to build statewide capacity regarding the provision of standards aligned instruction and assessment using Essential Elements (EEs) for students with complex learning needs. Participants will see how EEs have already been modified for instructional use and identify existing resources to support implementation in lesson and unit planning (i.e., unpacking DLM essential elements, professional development modules, instructional planner, mini-maps, and more). A required asynchronous introductory training will be provided to all registrants prior to your session date.

30. Introduction to Mathematic Schemas for Elementary Classrooms

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/3/2024

Studies have proven that using keywords to solve work problems is not an effective strategy for students. This workshop will teach elementary teachers with the 4 mathematical schemas needed to solve any addition/ subtraction/ equal group word problem. Additional workshops for intermediate & middle school teachers to come. This class should be taken as a prerequisite to the Spring Math New Teacher Training.

31. Spring Math New Teacher Training

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/3/2024

A full training for the new teachers or those just wanting a refresher. Participants will learn the science behind Spring Math as well as how to effectively implement the program in their classroom.

32. Intensification with Extra Practice Time

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/4/2024 to 9/5/2024

This two-day training will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of intensive lessons. Systematic strategies and instructional routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of reading instruction for a-z letter sounds will be described and practiced. By the end of this course, participants will understand how and why (a) using instructional routines intensify reading instruction, (b) strategic integration of reading and cognitive processing supports learners, and (c) assessment informs data-based individualization. Topics will include incorporating explicit instructional elements, intensifying intervention for at-risk readers, using assessment data to inform and refine instruction, and implementing instructional routines that focus on the essential components of beginning reading instruction.

33. PASA DLM TRAINING 2024-25 SCHOOL YEAR

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 7/16/2025

Required training for all LEAs providing Standards-Aligned Instruction to students with Comprehensive Support Needs. Register for only one 3-hour session date from the options. A required asynchronous introductory training will be assigned to all registrants through Jolt Edu before their session date.

34. PASA DLM Training 2024-25 School Year

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/10/2024 to 7/16/2025

New
Required Training for all LEAs providing Standards-Aligned Instruction to students with Comprehensive Support Needs. Register for only ONE 3-hour session date from the options. A required asynchronous introductory training will be assigned to all registrants through Jolt Edu before their session date.

35. Tech TIdbit Tuesdays, Control Bionics (AAC and Access)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/10/2024

Join us for this monthly virtual network as we explore a variety of Assistive Technology features and tools from a variety of companies. We will target technology for reading, writing, and math as well as technology for communication and access.

36. Gifted Bootcamp

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 9/11/2024 to 9/26/2024

New
Are you new to Chapter 16 and Gifted Education in Pennsylvania or would you like a "refresher"? Please join this growing community from IU8 for discussions, information sharing, and resources that build key knowledge and confidence in the area of gifted education. Through these sessions, we will review Chapter 16 and spend time writing GIEP's including present levels, goals, short-term learning objectives, and SDI's.

37. Curriculum Network 9-12-24

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 9/12/2024

Please join us for our bi-monthly Curriculum Network Meeting

38. IU8 Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 9/17/2024

Monthly Instructional Coaching workshops are designed for instructional/virtual coaches to participate in collaboration with other instructional coaches across many districts and professional learning. The coaches will learn instructional strategies to strengthen practice, increase student engagement and improve student learning in both face to face and virtual setting. Coaches will share information learned at the monthly coaching workshops with administration and instructional staff at their school.

39. PREPaRE Workshop 2

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/18/2024 to 9/19/2024

This 2-day workshop develops the knowledge and skill required to provide immediate mental health crisis interventions to the students, staff, and school community members who have been simultaneously exposed to an acute traumatic stressor. The knowledge and skill developed within this session also help to build a bridge to the psychotherapeutic and trauma informed mental health response sometimes required to address challenges associated with trauma exposure. This workshop is an excellent course for all mental health professionals in your district who provide mental health crisis intervention services (NASP, 2023). Cost is $55 per participant.

40. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Initial Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 9/18/2024 to 9/19/2024

This initial training is for individuals who have never been certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) or have allowed their certification to lapse beyond the expiration date shown on their most currently issued Blue Card(tm) (the card would have been provided at their last NCI Training). The training emphasizes early (verbal) intervention strategies for preventing and/or managing disruptive behavior. Disengagement and holding skills are also taught as a means to help manage safety. Transport techniques are included as well. After receiving this certification, the annual 3-hour Foundations of NCI Refresher Training is required to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - For full-day trainings, lunch is on your own - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for in-person trainings NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

41. Complex Learner Network

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/18/2024

Join us to learn about research, resources, and strategies for complex learners that will diversify your teaching tool belt to ensure achievement for all learners!

42. IU8 Math Teacher Network Session 1

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/18/2024

Quarterly sessions designed to strengthen our effectiveness of instruction while building community with fellow math instructors! All workshops are guaranteed to align to the Science of Math research and the recommendations of math education experts! Session 1- Just in Time Math Intervention to help ALL-students access grade-level materials. Session 2- Practice Strategies to ensure students maintain their learning beyond the test. Session 3- Tech tools to make your classroom engaging and accessible for all learners. Session 4- Understanding and using your classroom assessment data to plan for next year. Each class is an individual event. You may choose to attend one or all four classes.

43. Co-Teaching Quick Tips

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/24/2024 to 4/30/2025

New
We know your time is limited, so in order to give you meaningful training, we're going to drip out QUICK TIPS for you and your co-teacher. Each week, we will have a new focus on successful co-teaching and share these tips on our interactive Facebook Group called Co-Teaching Quick Tips. These tips will be manageable to implement right away and help clear up misconceptions on what co-teaching is and isn't. During our live office hours each month, we will discuss what you've tried and answer any questions you have about the strategies. Then we'll celebrate our successes from the year in-person on May 14. Act 48 hours will be given at the end of the year. We will track your attendance each time you attend office hours and credit your total hours attended.

44. Co-Teaching Quick Tips

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/24/2024 to 4/30/2025

New
We know your time is limited, so in order to give you meaningful training, we're going to drip out QUICK TIPS for you and your co-teacher. Each week, we will have a new focus on successful co-teaching and share these tips on our interactive Facebook Group called Co-Teaching Quick Tips. These tips will be manageable to implement right away and help clear up misconceptions on what co-teaching is and isn't. During our live office hours each month, we will discuss what you've tried and answer any questions you have about the strategies. Then we'll celebrate our successes from the year in-person on May 14. Act 48 hours will be given at the end of the year. We will track your attendance each time you attend office hours and credit your total hours attended.

45. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: Refresher Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 9/25/2024

This standard refresher training is for individuals who are currently certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) and are required to receive this annual 3-hour refresher training to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for this training NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

46. Starting your MTSS Series

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 9/26/2024 to 3/11/2025

New
This free series will walk your team through the eight pillars of PA's MTSS Framework. The IU8 MTSS
Consultants will guide and support your team as you begin to build you own school's framework. Time to work with your team and collaboration opportunities with other districts will be included.

47. ECRI Foundational Skills Leadership

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/1/2024

This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how leadership will guide school staff members to use instructional routines and assessment data to enhance the delivery of enhanced core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of support. This course will provide resources and guidance to build capacity to provide support for quality implementation of Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) foundational skills in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support. Must have the ECRI Leadership Guide to attend.

48. ECRI Vocab and Comp Leadership

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/1/2024

This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how leadership will guide school staff members to use instructional routines and assessment data to enhance the delivery of enhanced core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of support. This course will provide resources and guidance to build capacity to provide support for quality implementation of Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) foundational skills in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support. Must have the ECRI Leadership Guide to attend.

49. ECRI Foundational Skills

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/2/2024 to 10/3/2024

Enhancing Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) within Tiered Systems (K-2): This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. All training times are from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

50. ECRI Vocabulary and Comprehension

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/4/2024

This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in the areas of vocabulary and comprehension. Systematic strategies and instructional routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of vocabulary and comprehension instruction in K-2 will be described and practiced. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. All training times are from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

51. Tech Tidbit Tuesdays, Tobii Dynavox (AAC)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/8/2024

Join us for this monthly virtual network as we explore a variety of Assistive Technology features and tools from a variety of companies. We will target technology for reading, writing, and math as well as technology for communication and access.

52. Library Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 10/9/2024

New
Join us to share resources, ideas, and best practices on how your library is changing and growing to meet the needs of your diverse community. This meeting is for librarians and school library media specialists in grades K-12. Cost is $15.00 to cover lunch.

53. Unpacking the Science of Reading: The Reading Brain

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 10/10/2024

Unpacking the Science of Reading: The Reading Brain addresses what exactly is the Science of Reading? What are the instructional strategies and practices that support how children learn to read? How can teachers be the most effective in their delivery of reading instruction? The 4 part processor is used to illustrate how reading happens in the brain and what to do when there is a breakdown in one or more of the processors. Cost: $50.00

54. Spring Math Administration & Coach Networking Session (Fall)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/10/2024

Join us for the first of TWO special days designed to help coaches and administrators get the most out of their Spring Math implementation.

55. Literacy Lift Off

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/10/2024 to 4/10/2025

Join the IU8 and IU10 as we explore literacy strategies for all students, specifically students with complex needs through a book study around the book Comprehensive Literacy for All by Dr. Karen Erickson and Dr. David Koppenhaver. The book study will take place in 4 virtual sessions. Two additional in-person sessions will take place for participants to explore and create adapted literacy materials. This course will ensure literacy lifts off for all students! *Participants are responsible for purchasing their own books.

56. STEELS Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 10/14/2024

New
STEELS Network connects educators in the IU8 region to other teachers in the region. Participants will be able to ask questions, share ideas, support each other, and find collaboration partners. For the 2024-2025 school year, we know there will be lots of questions with the adoption of the new Pennsylvania integrated standards. We are building this community to build teachers up and help them become the best they can be.

57. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Initial Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 10/16/2024 to 10/17/2024

This initial training is for individuals who have never been certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) or have allowed their certification to lapse beyond the expiration date shown on their most currently issued Blue Card(tm) (the card would have been provided at their last NCI Training). The training emphasizes early (verbal) intervention strategies for preventing and/or managing disruptive behavior. Disengagement and holding skills are also taught as a means to help manage safety. Transport techniques are included as well. After receiving this certification, the annual 3-hour Foundations of NCI Refresher Training is required to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - For full-day trainings, lunch is on your own - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for in-person trainings NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

58. IU8 Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 10/17/2024

Monthly Instructional Coaching workshops are designed for instructional/virtual coaches to participate in collaboration with other instructional coaches across many districts and professional learning. The coaches will learn instructional strategies to strengthen practice, increase student engagement and improve student learning in both face to face and virtual setting. Coaches will share information learned at the monthly coaching workshops with administration and instructional staff at their school.

59. Everest Experience

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 10/22/2024

New
Dive into a 3 dimensional science unit to see how a storyline can be used throughout a whole unit. Also explore how the teacher used phenomena to guide her students through the learning process.

60. Complex Learner Network

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/23/2024

Join us to learn about research, resources, and strategies for complex learners that will diversify your teaching tool belt to ensure achievement for all learners!

61. Strengthening your MTSS Series

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 10/24/2024 to 4/3/2025

New
Already have your MTSS Framework established but are ready to grow and develop your MTSS Manual? This workshop series is for you and your core team! In order for your team to get the most out of this training, it is HIGHLY recommended that administration is present and actively engaged at all of the sessions in this series. Your IU8 MTSS Consultants will guide you to reflect upon your current MTSS practices and implementation. You will create your MTSS Manual during work time with the support of your consultants. Collaboration opportunities will also be included.

62. Introduction to the STEELS Standards

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 10/29/2024

New
This will introduce you to the 3 dimensions of the new science standards and what to think about when planning for instruction. This is for teachers who have not explored the 3-dimensions previously.

63. Tech Tidbit Tuesdays, Eschenbach (Vision)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 11/5/2024

Join us for this monthly virtual network as we explore a variety of Assistive Technology features and tools from a variety of companies. We will target technology for reading, writing, and math as well as technology for communication and access.

64. Unpacking the Science of Reading: Phonology and Phonemic Awareness

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 11/13/2024

This session addresses the phonological continuum and instructional activities to address each skill. The importance of phonological awareness and how it impacts reading and spelling instruction is discussed. Consonants and vowels are introduced using articulation features to map the sounds onto the graphemes or letters used to represent the sounds.

65. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: Refresher Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 11/14/2024

This standard refresher training is for individuals who are currently certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) and are required to receive this annual 3-hour refresher training to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for this training NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

66. Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 11/14/2024

Monthly Instructional Coaching workshops are designed for instructional/virtual coaches to participate in collaboration with other instructional coaches across many districts and professional learning. The coaches will learn instructional strategies to strengthen practice, increase student engagement and improve student learning in both face to face and virtual setting. Coaches will share information learned at the monthly coaching workshops with administration and instructional staff at their school.

67. Curriculum Network 11-20-24

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 11/20/2024

Please join us for our bi-monthly Curriculum Network Meeting

68. Gifted Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 11/21/2024

New
IU8 Gifted Network meetings provide professional development and collaboration for gifted support teachers to improve their practice and share ideas about working with gifted students. Cost: $15.00 to cover lunch.

69. IU8 Math Teacher Network- Session 2

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 11/21/2024

Quarterly sessions designed to strengthen our effectiveness of instruction while building community with fellow math instructors. All workshops are guaranteed to align to the Science of Math research and the recommendations of math education experts. Session 1- Just in Time Math Intervention to help ALL-students access grade-level material. Session 2- Practice Strategies to ensure students maintain their learning beyond the test. Session 3- Tech tools to make your classroom engaging and accessible for all learners. Session 4- Understanding and using your classroom assessment data to plan for the next year. These are each individual events. You can attend one or all four.

70. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Initial Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 12/4/2024 to 12/5/2024

This initial training is for individuals who have never been certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) or have allowed their certification to lapse beyond the expiration date shown on their most currently issued Blue Card(tm) (the card would have been provided at their last NCI Training). The training emphasizes early (verbal) intervention strategies for preventing and/or managing disruptive behavior. Disengagement and holding skills are also taught as a means to help manage safety. Transport techniques are included as well. After receiving this certification, the annual 3-hour Foundations of NCI Refresher Training is required to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - For full-day trainings, lunch is on your own - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for in-person trainings NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

71. Apple Technology Day

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 12/4/2024

Join us as IU8 partners with Apple Education to bring you all the tips and tricks for your Apple Technology! This full day event will provide 2 sections: Apple Accessibility and Apple Creativity. Accessibility: Empowering All Learners Given the range of learning styles and abilities of students today, educators need technology and resources to accommodate and personalize learning. Apple builds accessibility features into every product, so everyone can use them in ways that work best for them. Join us to discuss how Apple allows all students and teachers to explore, communicate, and create. Best Practices for Integrating and Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom Creativity is critical to effective problem-solving, analytical thinking, and collaboration. But it can be challenging to clearly define -much less cultivate - in the classroom. Join us to discuss best practices for integrating creativity into your school's curriculum.

72. STEELS Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 12/5/2024

New
STEELS Network connects educators in the IU8 region to other teachers in the region. Participants will be able to ask questions, share ideas, support each other, and find collaboration partners. For the 2024-2025 school year, we know there will be lots of questions with the adoption of the new Pennsylvania integrated standards. We are building this community to build teachers up and help them become the best they can be.

73. Tech Tidbit Tuesdays, PRC Saltillo (AAC)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 12/10/2024

Join us for this monthly virtual network as we explore a variety of Assistive Technology features and tools from a variety of companies. We will target technology for reading, writing, and math as well as technology for communication and access.

74. Unpacking the Science of Reading: Explicit Phonics Instruction

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 12/12/2024

This session explores basic phonics skills, defines common terminology, and digs into how to teach phonics and spelling within a comprehensive phonics lesson plan. A diagnostic survey is shared to show how to identify students' strengths and weaknesses in this area.

75. Complex Learner Network

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 12/18/2024

Join us to learn about research, resources, and strategies for complex learners that will diversify your teaching tool belt to ensure achievement for all learners!

76. Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 12/19/2024

Monthly Instructional Coaching workshops are designed for instructional/virtual coaches to participate in collaboration with other instructional coaches across many districts and professional learning. The coaches will learn instructional strategies to strengthen practice, increase student engagement and improve student learning in both face to face and virtual setting. Coaches will share information learned at the monthly coaching workshops with administration and instructional staff at their school.

77. Unpacking the Science of Reading: Comprehension and Close Reading

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 1/9/2025

In this session, participants will explore the reasons why some learners struggle with comprehension. The workshop will cover explicit instruction of effective strategies to use before, during, and after reading to enhance understanding. Participants will also delve into the practice of close reading and learn how to formulate questions that aid comprehension.

78. Tech Tidbit Tuesdays, TextHelp (Reading and Writing)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 1/14/2025

Join us for this monthly virtual network as we explore a variety of Assistive Technology features and tools from a variety of companies. We will target technology for reading, writing, and math as well as technology for communication and access.

79. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: Refresher Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 1/16/2025

This standard refresher training is for individuals who are currently certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) and are required to receive this annual 3-hour refresher training to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for this training NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

80. Curriculum Network 1-22-25

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 1/22/2025

Please join us for our bi-monthly Curriculum Network Meeting

81. Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 1/23/2025

Monthly Instructional Coaching workshops are designed for instructional/virtual coaches to participate in collaboration with other instructional coaches across many districts and professional learning. The coaches will learn instructional strategies to strengthen practice, increase student engagement and improve student learning in both face to face and virtual setting. Coaches will share information learned at the monthly coaching workshops with administration and instructional staff at their school.

82. ECRI Foundational

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 1/27/2025 to 1/28/2025

Enhancing Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) within Tiered Systems (K-2): This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction, and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in a multi-tiered system of Tier 1 and Tier 2 support. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. All training times are from 8:00am to3:30 pm.

83. ECRI Vocabulary and Comprehension

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 1/29/2025

This course will present information and research about evidence-based reading instruction and describe and model how to use instructional routines to enhance the delivery of core reading instruction in the areas of vocabulary and comprehension. Systematic strategies and instructional routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of vocabulary and comprehension instruction in K-2 will be described and practiced. Must have the ECRI Teacher Workbook to attend. All training times are from 8:00am to 3:30pm.

84. IU8 Math Teacher Network- Session 3

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 1/30/2025

Quarterly sessions designed to strengthen our effectiveness of instruction while building community with fellow math instructors. All workshops are guaranteed to align to the Science of Math research and the recommendations of math education experts. Session 1- Just in Time Math Intervention to help ALL-students access grade-level material. Session 2- Practice Strategies to ensure students maintain their learning beyond the test. Session 3- Tech tools to make your classroom engaging and accessible for all learners. Session 4- Understanding and using your classroom assessment data to plan for the next year. These are each individual events. You can attend one or all four.

85. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Initial Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 2/5/2025 to 2/6/2025

This initial training is for individuals who have never been certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) or have allowed their certification to lapse beyond the expiration date shown on their most currently issued Blue Card(tm) (the card would have been provided at their last NCI Training). The training emphasizes early (verbal) intervention strategies for preventing and/or managing disruptive behavior. Disengagement and holding skills are also taught as a means to help manage safety. Transport techniques are included as well. After receiving this certification, the annual 3-hour Foundations of NCI Refresher Training is required to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - For full-day trainings, lunch is on your own - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for in-person trainings NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

86. Tech Tidbit Tuesdays, TechOWL (State Lending and Resources)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 2/11/2025

Join us for this monthly virtual network as we explore a variety of Assistive Technology features and tools from a variety of companies. We will target technology for reading, writing, and math as well as technology for communication and access.

87. Complex Learner Network

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 2/12/2025

Join us to learn about research, resources, and strategies for complex learners that will diversify your teaching tool belt to ensure achievement for all learners!

88. Unpacking the Science of Reading: Vocabulary and Oral Language

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 2/12/2025

In this session we will explore the importance of Oral language and vocabulary. Participants will learn strategies to effectively teach and engage learners in vocabulary instruction.

89. Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 2/20/2025

Monthly Instructional Coaching workshops are designed for instructional/virtual coaches to participate in collaboration with other instructional coaches across many districts and professional learning. The coaches will learn instructional strategies to strengthen practice, increase student engagement and improve student learning in both face to face and virtual setting. Coaches will share information learned at the monthly coaching workshops with administration and instructional staff at their school.

90. STEELS Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 2/26/2025

New
STEELS Network connects educators in the IU8 region to other teachers in the region. Participants will be able to ask questions, share ideas, support each other, and find collaboration partners. For the 2024-2025 school year, we know there will be lots of questions with the adoption of the new Pennsylvania integrated standards. We are building this community to build teachers up and help them become the best they can be.

91. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: Refresher Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 3/4/2025

This standard refresher training is for individuals who are currently certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) and are required to receive this annual 3-hour refresher training to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for this training NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

92. K-6 STEELS

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 3/5/2025

New
Are you an elementary teacher and you don't know where to start with the STEELS Standards? This will introduce you to the 3-dimensions of the new science standards and what to think about when planning for instruction.

93. Unpacking the Science of Reading: Early Childhood

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 3/5/2025

This session will explore the importance of building early literacy skills in Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms. Topics will include the phonological continuum, letter/sound introduction, oral language, vocabulary and listening comprehension. Participants will learn strategies to engage early learners.

94. Tech Tidbit Tuesdays, EdPuzzle (EdTech Accessibility)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 3/11/2025

Join us for this monthly virtual network as we explore a variety of Assistive Technology features and tools from a variety of companies. We will target technology for reading, writing, and math as well as technology for communication and access.

95. Gifted Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 3/19/2025

New
IU8 Gifted Network meetings provide professional development and collaboration for gifted support teachers to improve their practice and share ideas about working with gifted students. Cost: $15.00 to cover lunch.

96. Curriculum Network 3-20-25

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 3/20/2025

Please join us for our bi-monthly Curriculum Network Meeting

97. Library Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 3/26/2025

New
Join us to share resources, ideas, and best practices on how your library is changing and growing to meet the needs of your diverse community. This meeting is for librarians and school library media specialists in grades K-12. Cost is $15.00 to cover lunch.

98. Instructional Coaching Network

Program: Curriculum & Instruction

Dates: 3/27/2025

Monthly Instructional Coaching workshops are designed for instructional/virtual coaches to participate in collaboration with other instructional coaches across many districts and professional learning. The coaches will learn instructional strategies to strengthen practice, increase student engagement and improve student learning in both face to face and virtual setting. Coaches will share information learned at the monthly coaching workshops with administration and instructional staff at their school.

99. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention: Initial Training

Program: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

Dates: 4/2/2025 to 4/3/2025

This initial training is for individuals who have never been certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) or have allowed their certification to lapse beyond the expiration date shown on their most currently issued Blue Card(tm) (the card would have been provided at their last NCI Training). The training emphasizes early (verbal) intervention strategies for preventing and/or managing disruptive behavior. Disengagement and holding skills are also taught as a means to help manage safety. Transport techniques are included as well. After receiving this certification, the annual 3-hour Foundations of NCI Refresher Training is required to maintain certification. *Act 48 hours are provided only for NCI trainings that are held at IU8 Offices. Due to guidelines established by the Crisis Prevention institute, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is only able to train employees of school districts within the IU8 counties of Blair, Bedford, Cambria, and Somerset. - Participants must arrive on time, actively participate, stay for the entire session (no exceptions) & pass the written test. - Successfully demonstrate intervention skills - Certification may be withheld if the participant misses more than 10 minutes of instruction. (late, phone call, non-participation, etc...) - Dress casually / comfortably - Bring a pencil/pen - Wear comfortable, non-slip shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) - For full-day trainings, lunch is on your own - Trainings may be canceled due to low enrollment - Electronic devices / Computers are not needed for in-person trainings NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, registrants will be notified by email of any schedule changes.

100. IU8 Math Teacher Network- Session 4

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 4/2/2025

Quarterly sessions designed to strengthen our effectiveness of instruction while building community with fellow math instructors. All workshops are guaranteed to align to the Science of Math research and the recommendations of math education experts. Session 1- Just in Time Math Intervention to help ALL-students access grade-level material. Session 2- Practice Strategies to ensure students maintain their learning beyond the test. Session 3- Tech tools to make your classroom engaging and accessible for all learners. Session 4- Understanding and using your classroom assessment data to plan for the next year. These are each individual events. You can attend one or all four.

101. Spring Math Administration and Coach Networking Session (Spring)

Program: Training & Consultation / Special Education

Dates: 4/8/2025

Join us for the second of TWO special days designed to help coaches and administrators get the most out of their Spring Math implementation.