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1. Web 2.0 Resources for the Educator

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 4/3/2020 to 5/1/2020

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This class is designed to help teachers who instruct students in grades K-12 understand the impact of the next Internet generation. In this course educators will learn how to use Web 2.0 tools such as: "Wiki" Spaces, Animoto, Discovery On-line Assignment Builder, Digital Media, Glogster, Edmodo, Digital Storytelling and web class resources. This course will lead teachers through a deep exploration of the latest ideas and trends behind Web 2.0. Participants will gain an understanding of digital media through the use of on-line resources. During the course participants will learn how to make, edit and embed videos using a variety of formats. Evidence of mastery of the course will be calculated according to pre and post exams and project based assessments.the course participation grade.

2. Concussion: Legal Dimensions for Schools

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Nurses, Support Staff

Dates: 4/3/2020 to 5/1/2020

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These webinars will educate the participant on how concussion can impact learning and classroom performance as well as how school staff can support the student returning to learn following concussion. The first webinar in this series is K-12 Students with Concussion and the Law with Perry A. Zirkel will start on April 3, 2020. The second webinar in this series is Supporting Emotional and Mental Health of Students with Protracted Concussion Recovery will start on May 1, 2020. These webinars will be available as on the IU1 Moodle site. After registration, you will be added to the Moodle site on the start date for each webinar. You will receive a link and information on how to access the webinar.

3. IU 1 Social Studies Regional Network - Session 2

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Social Studies Teachers, Curriculum Coordinators, Administrators

Dates: 4/7/2020

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The IU 1 has created a Regional Social Studies Teacher Network that will meet twice during 2019-2020 school year. The focus of this session will include PA's Act 70-Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Violations Instruction training and PAs Reading and Writing Standards for Social Studies review and training. including techniques and strategies that teachers can use in their classrooms for delivery. Time will also be given for the network to share best practices, what is working, and resources for their classrooms. Lunch will be included.

4. Using PowerPoint as a Multimedia Tool

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 4/10/2020 to 5/22/2020

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Using PowerPoint as a Multi-Media Tool is a PC-based course. Mac users will have to visit the "course wiki" within the course interface to get information on Mac vs PC commands. The participant will learn, Text Boxes, Bullets/Numbering, Clipart, Design and Color Schemes, Creating a Master slide, Animation, Transitions and Sounds, and adding a YouTube video. Final Project will consist of creating a useable lesson including the techniques learned along with the lesson plan to implement the lesson. Participant may adapt assignments to include in the final project. A 20-question pre- and post-test will be administered to assess participant's knowledge.

5. Creating Rigorous Student Centered Interdisciplinary Activities

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 4/13/2020 to 4/27/2020

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The Creating Rigorous Student Centered Interdisciplinary Activities course is designed to increase ones knowledge, skills, and abilities for developing lessons that are student-centric and inquiry-driven using primary sources from the Library of Congress' digital collections within Pennsylvania's Standards-Aligned System [SAS]. Throughout this course participants will become familiar with the breadth the Library of Congress' Collection Connections (http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/) to help you understand their value in teaching and learning. Participants will use the resources of the Library of Congress to develop a mini - unit with at least four primary source-infused, interdisciplinary activities to serve as an instructional centerpiece based on their chosen lesson-related topics within their own specific academic discipline. Two of these instructional activities will include of a variety of images, to foster students' visual literacy and two will incorporate the close reading and writing from of text-based primary sources in order to stimulate critical thinking and help students build essential literacy skills. Lastly, participants will consider which types of fair assessment methods to use so they gain a complete understanding what their students know and are able to do upon completion of the lesson and will develop rubrics for all four activities. Participants will also learn about analysis techniques that will enable them to corroborate information from different sources, appreciate different perspectives and construct deeper discipline-related knowledge of the topic under study. Copyright restrictions and fair use of primary sources in the classroom as well as develop proper bibliographic citations for primary sources will be discussed.

6. Instructional Support Services Staff (Curriculum/TAC)

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Curriculum and TaC Staff

Dates: 4/14/2020

In these sessions, Jenny Lent and Leigh Dennick will discuss and distribute information of importance to the Instructional Support Services Staff, Curriculum and TaC Staff.

7. P.I.L.L.A.R. Leadership & Human Relations

Program: Act 45

Dates: 4/15/2020 to 5/24/2020

This course is for Administrators, Principals, & other Education Leaders looking to acquire a 30 PIL hours online. Leadership & Human Relations is a practical, hands-on 7 week course that consists of 14 hours of online instruction and 16 hours of relevant, job-embedded learning. Participants will also benefit from individual, personalized onsite coaching with an experienced educational leader. The course focuses on three aspects of leadership and includes job-related assignments, current topical readings and a culminating project based on concepts and content organized around these three lessons: Personnel Relations Leader Community Relations Leader Family Relations Leader In addition to all the day-to-day roles and responsibilities of school administrators and principals, another critical issue is finding time for their own professional growth and development. PDE requires that school leaders engage in at least 180 hours of continuing professional education during every five year cycle, but leaving the district or school during the instructional day is often problematic. One solution is for school leaders to participate in PDE authorized online courses to earn the required hours, to keep current on important topics and to network with colleagues across the region.

8. Family and Consumer Science - Innovative Project Ideas

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 Family and Consumer Science Teachers

Dates: 4/15/2020

This session will explore innovative projects developed with family and consumer science teachers in mind. We will be highlighting e-textiles to light-up your sewing projects, printing pancakes with a 3D printer, and looking at creative curriculum offered at our local 4H. Registration for this session is $25 and includes lunch is provided. Participants will receive 6 Act 48 hours upon completion of course and course evaluation. Teacher resource materials will be provided for attendees. This session will be held at IU1 Central Office, 1 Intermediate Unit Drive, Coal Center, PA 15423, in room 119A from 8:30a-3:00 on April 7, 2020.

9. Data Quality Network Meeting

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: PIMS Administrators, Superintendents, Principals, Special Education, LEAs, Technology Coordinators, Secretaries

Dates: 4/15/2020

This workshop is for any LEA staff working with student data, including but not limited to PIMS, PVAAS, School Performance Profile, Educator Effectiveness. The Data Quality Network are educators working and learning together to optimize the quality and application of education data in order to improve the delivery of educational opportunities to our students. Monthly, statewide videoconferences are held on the third Wednesday of each month in an effort to create a consistent networking environment for all LEA staff members who impact or are impacted by student data.

10. Data Quality Network Meeting

Program: Workshop/Meetings - No Act 48

Audience: PIMS Administrators, Superintendents, Principals, Special Education, LEAs, Technology Coordinators, Secretaries

Dates: 4/15/2020

This workshop is for any LEA staff working with student data, including but not limited to PIMS, PVAAS, School Performance Profile, Educator Effectiveness. The Data Quality Network are educators working and learning together to optimize the quality and application of education data in order to improve the delivery of educational opportunities to our students. Monthly, statewide video conferences are held on the third Wednesday of each month in an effort to create a consistent networking environment for all LEA staff members who impact or are impacted by student data.
Part 3 of the special mental health series focusing on understating and supporting students who have a trauma history in the classroom. The second part of this series will focus on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how teachers can support learners who struggle with this diagnosis.

12. Fab Lab/Makerspace Quarterly Meeting

Program: Workshop/Meetings - No Act 48

Audience: Staff involved with Fab Labs and/or Makerspaces.

Dates: 4/17/2020

Quarterly meeting of local Fab Lab or Maker Space teachers to share ideas, seek help, and offer assistance.

13. FabLab/Makerspace Quarterly Meeting

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Staff involved with Fab Labs and/or Makerspaces.

Dates: 4/17/2020

Quarterly meeting of local Fab Lab or Maker Space teachers to share ideas, seek help, and offer assistance.

14. Math without Fear

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 4/20/2020 to 5/27/2020

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This course is designed for teachers grades K-8 and meets the following professional development criteria: content development, teaching skills, and math skills development. Participants will be assessed using a multiple choice pre and post assessment. Scores on the post assessment must be at least 80%. Participants will complete a variety of case study readings and will view classroom videos of varying levels of instruction as it relates to problem solving . Teachers will identify strategies for teaching quality problem solving skills and will identify such skills from student samples, lessons, and exams. Participants will write reflections of case studies and videos presented in the course as well as respond to peers' posts on such reflections. Additionally, participants will participate in web quests designed to help them locate high quality rigorous problem solving content for students grades K-8. From this quest, participants will also be responsible for selecting and submitting two tasks to be completed within their classrooms along with student samples. Participants will be able to use new tools for building math competency and recognize criteria for concept understanding. Each participant will design a student centered lesson based on an area of student need. They will identify the strategies and types of problems that they will be using. This will be a lesson that they must teach during the course. Participants are required to provide a reflection following the implementation of the lesson detailing expected outcomes vs. actual outcomes of the planned instruction as well as next steps based on student performance.

15. Intermediate Unit 1 Curriculum Coordinators

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 4/21/2020

Intermediate Unit 1 Curriculum Coordinators Meetings are informational and training meeting for IU 1 district curriculum coordinators and/or district representatives. Meetings generally include updates about PA Department of Education mandates as well as topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM networking meeting. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meeting.

16. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 4/22/2020

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17. Using Microsoft Word in the Classroom with Cheryl Kolacynski

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 4/24/2020 to 5/29/2020

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Using Microsoft Word in the Classroom is a PC-based course designed for grades K-12. Mac users will have to visit the "course wiki" within the course interface to get information on Mac vs PC commands. Individuals will learn through video and written lessons how to create, edit, and enhance documents. Items covered will be basic Word functions, auto-correct feature, building blocks, custom bullets, mail merge, graphics on labels, tables, tabs and ruler settings, clip-art, text box, watermark, styles and themes. Final project will be a classroom flyer. A 20-question pre-test and 20-question post-test (multiple choice/true, false) is used for evaluation. This course is a work-at-your-own pace online course and available 24 hours a day during the time of the course. You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop 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. Participants must have a working knowledge of the Internet, high speed Internet access, and a working email account for the duration of the course. Make sure your email address and PDE ID# is correct in your account on this site.

18. PLC

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: This meeting is for IU 1 Adult Education Staff

Dates: 4/24/2020

The IU1 adult education staff (PLC) meets on a monthly basis in a professional learning community. The PLC brings together the IU1 adult educators to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills, align lessons and curriculum to the CCRS and improve academic performance of students.

19. COHORT 19: English Language Learners, Families, Community, and Professionalism

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 6/14/2020

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This course is the sixth and final course for obtaining ESL certification. This course is geared toward equipping ESL teachers with the necessary tools to give ESL students the support they need while they undergo the challenges of transition. Issues that may arise concerning the support of students in the classroom, school and the community will be addressed. Professionalism is regarded as a key domain for second language teacher educators. Not only do ESL teachers need to establish themselves as highly qualified experts in their field, they must serve as sources of knowledge about current language policy. To advocate for the profession and their students, ESL teachers must be able to take full advantage of professional resources and relationships at local, regional, and national levels. Along with weekly readings in the book and their corresponding tasks and assignments, participants will also complete 10 hours of field based assessments. 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. COHORT 20: Language Acquisition and Development

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 6/14/2020

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This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course. 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. Along with weekly readings in the book and their corresponding tasks and assignments, participants will also complete 10 hours of field based assessments. Because of the heavy linguisitic background needed for the Field work, the first two weeks are concentrated on the textbook activities. Field work begins in Week Three with an ESL classroom Profile and Assessment. 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.

21. COHORT 21: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity Online

Program: ESL Program Specialist Certification Program*acceptance required*

Dates: 5/1/2020 to 6/7/2020

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This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course. This course will provide an examination of theory, diversity, and pedagogy constructs for explicit applications to practice in classrooms with English Language Learners. A historical exploration of immigration, cultural perspectives, and teaching practices that demonstrate and explicate the interconnectedness of culture and cognition are provided. By examining the background of English Language Learners and their cultures a framework for creating a culturally responsive classroom environment is developed. ESL teachers will be prepared to view culture as a dynamic and multilayered system of symbolic resources that impact individuals identity, values and behaviors in varying degrees. They will also be prepared to address the deep and often invisible dimensions of culture (i.e. worldviews, power, privilege)and their impact on student achievement, participation in the target language community, and patterns of interaction between home and school. Moreover, successful candidates view cultural identity or affiliation as an on-going process of negotiation within and among groups as well as within individuals. Participants will develop an awareness of how their own culture impacts their views of teaching, learning, and classroom expectations; explore the varied roles of teacher, parent, and student in terms of cultural and educational expectations; and understand that acculturation is not only a complex process, but a matter of individual choice. Along with weekly readings in the book and their corresponding tasks and assignments, participants will also complete 10 hours of field based assessments. Participants will need to purchase the book "The Crosscultural, Language and Academic Development Handbook- A Complete K-12 Reference Guide" by Lynne T. Diaz-Rico and Kathryn Z. Weed, second edition. The ISBN is: 0-205-33685.

22. Acadience Math Essential Workshop

Program: Act 48 Workshops

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

Dates: 5/5/2020

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

23. Progress Monitoring and Data Collection: Building Upon a Solid Foundation

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education, Elementary, and Middle School Teachers

Dates: 5/6/2020

This workshop is intended to construct an enhanced understanding of progress monitoring and data collection to establish a solid foundation for sound instruction. Through thought-provoking exercises, participants will be challenged to expand their vision of the role of data in the instruction of their students. The researched-based training prepares participants to avoid the common pitfalls of goal-setting. Participants are empowered with the skills necessary to correctly analyze data and instruction, which increases the potential for yielding positive results from the progress monitoring process.
Part 4 of the special mental health series focusing on suicide awareness and intervention for teachers, as well as incorporating mindfulness techniques and approaches to help student learners internally calm their thoughts and self-regulate their reactions and responses.

25. Beginning Excel

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 5/8/2020 to 4/12/2020

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Beginning Excel Classroom is a PC-based course designed for anyone wanting to learn some basics of Excel. Mac users will have to visit the "course wiki" within the course interface to get information on Mac vs PC commands. Participants should have some basic knowledge of computers. Individuals will be shown through videos, written lessons, and hands-on assignments how to enter data, navigate the Excel spreadsheet, modify a workbook, format data, paste function formulas, chart basics, and create a usable fundraising form. Final project will incorporate Lesson 12, producing a form and a classroom activity.

26. Working with Acrylics

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 5/8/2020

Acrylic plastic is a great material for any maker space and can be used for projects in construction, art, architecture, and product sales. This workshop explores the different types of acrylic as well as methods of cutting, etching, bending, bonding, and polishing. Participants will be able use multiple methods to cut, etch, bend, bond, and polish acrylic plastic. Participants will be able to implement a classroom project using acrylic plastic.

27. Instructional Support Services Staff (Curriculum/TAC)

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Curriculum and TaC Staff

Dates: 5/12/2020

In these sessions, Jenny Lent and Leigh Dennick will discuss and distribute information of importance to the Instructional Support Services Staff, Curriculum and TaC Staff.

28. Understand, Implement and Refine RTI/MTSS: Resources for Educators

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Elementary School Administrators and Teachers (grades K-3)

Dates: 5/13/2020

This workshop is intended to provide both an overview and a practical application of the necessary framework to assist educators in achieving the goals for student support that are encompassed by RTI (Response to Intervention) and MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Supports). After a brief overview of the support and structure of RTI/MTSS, teachers will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge of research-based interventions used in teaching reading and math at tiers 2 and 3. The goal of the workshop is to enhance educators' efforts to reach students with unique needs through a training that provides a clear picture of the tiered academic support system and emphasizes specific interventions.

29. CRA(Concrete-Representational-Abstract) Math

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Math teachers

Dates: 5/14/2020

This professional development opportunity will support teachers' learning and implementation of the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice, for the topics of early numeracy, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Teachers will experience CRA as both a teacher and a learner. Teaching through a concrete-representational-abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction supports students' learning and understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures. The CRA sequencing of instruction is evidenced to be an effective instructional practice (Gersten et al, 2009; NMP, 2008; Riccomini & Witzel, 2010; Witzel 2005). Structuring consistent models and language across the representations is a key part of the planning and implementation process. Teachers' will be able to immediately implement the concrete-representational-abstract sequence of instruction as a method of making more mathematics accessible to more students.

30. Data Quality Network Meeting

Program: Workshop/Meetings - No Act 48

Audience: PIMS Administrators, Superintendents, Principals, Special Education, LEAs, Technology Coordinators, Secretaries

Dates: 5/20/2020

This workshop is for any LEA staff working with student data, including but not limited to PIMS, PVAAS, School Performance Profile, Educator Effectiveness. The Data Quality Network are educators working and learning together to optimize the quality and application of education data in order to improve the delivery of educational opportunities to our students. Monthly, statewide video conferences are held on the third Wednesday of each month in an effort to create a consistent networking environment for all LEA staff members who impact or are impacted by student data.

31. Data Quality Network Meeting

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: PIMS Administrators, Superintendents, Principals, Special Education, LEAs, Technology Coordinators, Secretaries

Dates: 5/20/2020

This workshop is for any LEA staff working with student data, including but not limited to PIMS, PVAAS, School Performance Profile, Educator Effectiveness. The Data Quality Network are educators working and learning together to optimize the quality and application of education data in order to improve the delivery of educational opportunities to our students. Monthly, statewide videoconferences are held on the third Wednesday of each month in an effort to create a consistent networking environment for all LEA staff members who impact or are impacted by student data.

32. IU1 LATC Networking and Professional Development

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: IU1 Assistive Technology Staff, Local AT Consultants, Vision AT Consultants,Educational Audiologists

Dates: 5/20/2020

This workshop is for Intermediate Unit 1 Staff who provide consultation services for Assistive Technology. These quarterly session will be set so that the morning will be designated to reviewing case load(s), having discussions for AT student specific questions, concerns, strategies and suggestions and sharing out information from TaC-attended Regional Meetings and Conferences. The afternoon will be professional development in areas of assistive tools requested by the LATCs or TaC.

33. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 5/21/2020

TBD

34. Reading Strategies for the Content Area Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 5/22/2020 to 7/5/2020

This course is designed for all Teachers in grades K-12 and provides professional development in content knowledge in reading, reading comprehension and teaching skills. Participants will complete a written project, performance assessment and an action plan for implementation. Participants will be assessed using a 20 item multiple choice pre and post assessment. Scores on the post assessment must be at least 80%. In addition a lesson plan or project with action plan is required. In an online format, participants (k-12 teachers) will discover and implement reading activities (pre-reading, during reading, and post reading) within the classroom, written evaluations of the reading activities, shared discussions with fellow classmates regarding the pros and cons of reading activities as part of their personal research, implementation and growth. This course is online and available for 24 hours a day during the term of the course. 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. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course. 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. Make sure your email address and PDE ID# is correct in your account on this site.

35. PLC

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: This meeting is for IU 1 Adult Education Staff

Dates: 5/29/2020

The IU1 adult education staff (PLC) meets on a monthly basis in a professional learning community. The PLC brings together the IU1 adult educators to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills, align lessons and curriculum to the CCRS and improve academic performance of students.

36. P.I.L.L.A.R. Leadership and Instruction

Program: Act 45

Dates: 6/5/2020 to 7/31/2020

Leadership and Instruction is an asynchronous, online seven week course using Moodle as the instructional vehicle. It is designed to meet the specific needs and interests of PK-12 administrators and principals whose work schedules prohibit leaving their districts during the instructional day. It complies with the requirements of Act 45, addresses the three PA Core Leadership Standards and offers participants one credit/30 hours of Continuing Professional Education. It also fulfills these professional development criteria: enhances content knowledge and leadership skills, fosters knowledge and understanding of the PA Core Standards and provides authentic opportunities for administrators to think and plan strategically. The focus of this course is Instructional Leadership, its characteristics, roles, responsibilities and opportunities. Three distinct lessons encompassing various aspects of leadership comprise the course: Quality Leader, Instructional Leader and Learning Leader. Participants will implement their knowledge and skills as related to the PA Core Leadership Standards and will demonstrate their knowledge and skill as Strategic Planners for Student Success, Architects of Standards-Based Reform and Data-Informed Decision-Makers through authentic, Job-Embedded Assignments and a Culminating Project. Participants will also contribute to community conversations using Forum Posts, engage in formative, performance-based and summative assessments and complete a Culminating Project. Participants' assignments, postings assessments and the Culminating Project will be evaluated on a Pass/Revise/Fail basis. Textbooks are not required for this course; however current articles, case studies, research papers, websites and other Internet resources will be provided online for participants' study and use as support for their assignments and projects.

37. Writing Strategies for the Content Area Teacher

Program: CPE Courses

Dates: 6/12/2020 to 7/26/2020

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This course is for all teachers in K - 12 and meets the professional-k development requirements for academic content, reading comprehension, and teaching skills. In an online format, participants will discover and implement writing across the curriculum activities (graphic organizers, essay writing, writing to learn, and project writing) within the classroom, written evaluations of the writing activities, collaboration and shared discussions with fellow classmates regarding the pros and cons of writing across the curriculum activities as part of their personal research, implementation and professional growth. This course is online and available for 24 hours a day during the term of the course. This is an online course. You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop 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. If books or materials are included in the tuition, these items will be mailed to you, provided the course is paid for, before the start of the course. 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. Make sure your email address and PDE ID# is correct in your account on this site.

38. Principals´ Meeting (Middle & High School)

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 6/24/2020

This workshop is for District Principals for the Middle Schools and High Schools This is a monthly forum for school leaders to be introduced to current PDE initiatives, along with discussion and collaboration of best practices and instructional strategies.

39. Principals' Meeting (Elementary School)

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 6/24/2020

This workshop is for District Principals for the Elementary Schools This is a monthly forum for school leaders to be introduced to current PDE initiatives, along with discussion and collaboration of best practices and instructional strategies.

40. Intermediate Unit 1 Curriculum Coordinators

Program: Meetings - No cost

Dates: 6/25/2020

Intermediate Unit 1 Curriculum Coordinators Meetings are informational and training meeting for IU 1 district curriculum coordinators and/or district representatives. Meetings generally include updates about PA Department of Education mandates as well as topics related to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM networking meeting. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meeting.

41. PLC

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: This meeting is for IU 1 Adult Education Staff

Dates: 6/26/2020

The IU1 adult education staff (PLC) meets on a monthly basis in a professional learning community. The PLC brings together the IU1 adult educators to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills, align lessons and curriculum to the CCRS and improve academic performance of students.

42. Verbal Behavior Team Select-Invitation Only

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, SLP's

Dates: 9/16/2020 to 3/18/2021

This training series will provide intensive training and guided practice in teaching skills for applied behavior analytic interventions incorporating an analysis of verbal behavior. It is designed to meet the needs of teams who are participating in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative: Intermediate Unit One ABA/VB efforts. Focus will be on skills related to teaching students with autism and related developmental disorders. The five day training series will involve having participants demonstrate skills related to identifying the verbal operants and other ABA concepts, developing classroom schedules and card sort systems for teaching, demonstrating procedures for intensive teaching (discrete trial instruction) and basic mand training skills. The training series will include a brief overview of the VB-MAPP assessment tool and deriving student programs based on the assessment outcomes. Establishing instructional control and reducing problem behavior will also be discussed. Participants will be required to demonstrate acquisition of conceptual skills through oral assessments, complete guided and independent activities, and demonstrate implementation of various teaching protocols.

43. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 9/17/2020

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

44. Verbal Behavior Team Select Year 2-Invitation Only

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, SLP's

Dates: 10/1/2020 to 2/16/2021

This training series will provide intensive training and guided practice in teaching skills for applied behavior analytic interventions incorporating an analysis of verbal behavior. It is designed to meet the needs of teams who are participating in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative: Intermediate Unit One ABA/VB efforts Year 2. Focus will be on skills related to teaching students with autism and related developmental disorders. The three day training series will focus on conducting VB MApp assessment, including the barrier and transition components, applying behavior principals and reinforcement strategies, effective group instruction and the collection of curriculum data, intensive teaching procedures and manding procedures, and conducting a functional behavior assessment. Participants will be required to demonstrate acquisition of conceptual skills through oral assessments, complete guided and independent activities, and demonstrate implementation of various teaching protocols.

45. Applied Behavior Strategies for Special Educators Training Series

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education Professionals (Supervisors, Teachers, Social Workers, Psychologists, Lead Supports)

Dates: 10/9/2020 to 2/12/2021

This 4-day training series is designed to build internal capacity of IU and district special education staff in the areas of creating and maintaining pleasant learning environments, analyzing challenging behaviors, designing appropriate behavior interventions, and evaluating the effectiveness of functional behavior assessments and positive behavior support plans.

46. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 10/14/2020

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

47. Applied Behavior Strategies for Special Educators Training Series- Year 2

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education Staff (teachers, supervisors, lead supports, social workers, etc)

Dates: 10/23/2020 to 3/19/2021

**Prerequisite: Participants must have completed year 1 of the Applied Behavior Strategies for Special Educators Training Series** This 2-day training series is designed to build internal capacity of IU and district special education staff in further evaluating the effectiveness positive behavior support plans and identifying behavior intervention strategies that align with the principles of behavior and hypothesis statements. In addition, participants will demonstrate the ability to complete a manifestation determination and identify when it is necessary. Participants will gain an understanding of Social Emotional Learning, how trauma effects social emotional learning of students, and identify trauma informed teaching practices that can be utilized in the classroom and school environments for special education students.

48. Verbal Behavior Team Select Year 3-Invitation Only

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, parents, paraprofessionals, SLP's

Dates: 11/3/2020 to 2/9/2021

This training series will provide intensive training and guided practice in teaching skills for applied behavior analytic interventions incorporating an analysis of verbal behavior. It is designed to meet the needs of teams who are participating in the PaTTAN Autism Initiative: Intermediate Unit One ABA/VB efforts Year 3. Focus will be on skills related to teaching students with autism and related developmental disorders. The two day training series will focus on utilizing natural environment training (NET) to promote generalization of skills taught in intensive teaching and manding sessions, creating natural environment training lesson plans and data collection systems, implementing natural environment training to fidelity, using the Essential for Living curriculum as an intervention to teach students with moderate to severe disabilities important functional skills in context as a way to overcome barriers, and ensuring that their daily classroom schedules are linked to 75% data collection for students. Participants will be required to demonstrate acquisition of conceptual skills through oral assessments, complete guided and independent activities, and demonstrate implementation of various assessment and teaching protocols.

49. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 11/12/2020

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

50. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 12/17/2020

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

51. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 1/21/2021

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

52. Introduction to FBA's and PBSP's

Program: Act 48 Workshops

Audience: Special Education teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists

Dates: 2/5/2021

This training offers staff the foundational skills in Applied Behavior Analysis and data collection necessary to conduct Functional Behavior Assessments(FBA). Staff will identify guidelines and demonstrate procedures for the FBA and Positive Behavior Support Plan (PBSP) as well as practice creating effective interventions that match the function of behaviors.

53. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 2/16/2021

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

54. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 3/16/2021

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

55. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 4/14/2021

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

56. LEA Training

Program: Meetings - No cost

Audience: Administration and IU 1 Supervisors

Dates: 5/20/2021

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