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1. Secondary Science PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 12/13/2016

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The purpose of the IU13 Secondary Science Meetings is to give secondary science educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:00-4:30PM Light dinner and networking
4:30-5:30PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

2. Oral Sensory Dysfunction and Eating Success in School-Age Children

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: PAIU Occupational Therapists, Special Ed. Admin., Special Educators, S/L Pathologists

Dates: 12/14/2016

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Oral motor, oral sensory, nutritional and gastrointestinal difficulties are common with students experiencing sensory processing difficulties. This may interfere with a child's ability to optimally function at school. The physical, sensory, and social skills required for safe and effective eating will be addressed, as these skills relate to a student's school performance. The impact of proper nutrition and gastrointestinal health on behavior and function will also be addressed.

This presentation will provide an overview of the specific developmental, neurological and behavioral requirements of safe and effective eating and swallowing. An overview of oral motor and swallowing skills, oral sensory processing, negative eating behaviors, and behavioral/sensory intervention strategies will be provided. Opportunities to practice strategies and techniques will be provided.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM. Lunch is on your own.

Audience: PAIU ONLY Occupational Therapists, Special Ed. Administrators, Special Educators, Speech/Language Pathologists

3. Secondary Math PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 12/14/2016

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The purpose of the IU13 Secondary Math Meetings is to give secondary mathematics educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:00-4:30PM Light dinner and networking
4:30-5:30PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

4. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 12/15/2016

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Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

5. Social Studies Professional Learning Community Meeting (#2)

Program: Social Studies/ IS

Audience: Social Studies supervisors, department chairs, curriculum coordinators, elementary and secondary social studies teachers

Dates: 12/15/2016

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The purpose of the IU13 Social Studies PLC meetings is to give social studies education leaders an opportunity to: * Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district * Partake in collaborative professional learning for building their own capacity to lead * Serve as a resource for determining regional professional development needs * Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals Light refreshments will be served. Please note that this meeting is not eligible to earn Act 48 hours.

6. Elementary STEM PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 12/15/2016

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The purpose of the IU13 Elementary PLC Meetings is to give elementary STEM educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:30-5:00PM Light dinner and networking
5:00-6:00PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

7. A Story to Share: Inspiring Children through Shared Reading (BY INVITATION ONLY IU13 NONPUBLIC STAFF)

Program: Nonpublic School Services

Audience: L-L IU13 Nonpublic Counselors & Reading/Math Specialists for Act 89 Schools

Dates: 12/16/2016

Objectives:



•Learn the importance of developing children's social emotional learning skills



•Identify techniques for engaging children in shared book reading



•Identify approaches for encouraging children to gain deeper meaning from the stories they hear

8. IMS Focus Group

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Focus Group Members from IU13

Dates: 12/20/2016

The IMS Focus group's mission is to explore the current IMS and research possible changes and additions we can make for the next IMS 3 year phase. The focus group will meet a couple of times to explore all our options and make recommendations for the next IMS 3.0! *BY INVITATION ONLY*

9. County Social Workers' Meeting

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 1/5/2017

Material on topics relevant to the professional development of school social workers will be presented at each of the meetings.

Audience: School Social Workers; School Social Work Assistants; Home and School Visitors

10. Success By 6/ IU13 P-3 Transitions Conference

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Stakeholders, School District Teachers, & Administrators

Dates: 1/9/2017

Topics to be discussed:
  • Overview of the P-3 Framework
  • OCDEL's P-3 Focus
  • KEI in P-3
  • P-3 Best Practices & Resources
  • P-3 Tools for School District and ECE Transition Teams
  • ACES
  • Featured presenters: Dr. Brian Allen, Director of Mental Health Services, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital's Center for the Protection of Children; Deb Wise, Division Chief, Standards and Professional Development OCDEL; Samantha Gray, Community Innovations Zone Grant Manager; Jolie Phillips, Early Childhood Education Advisor

    SNOW DATE 2/23/2017

11. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Initial Training

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel

Dates: 1/10/2017 to 1/11/2017

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Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training through Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. is a nationally recognized program designed to teach staff and building level teams to intervene in a safe, non-harmful manner when students become disruptive or violent. Participants will learn preventive techniques, therapeutic physical intervention and prevention assessments.

Attendees must participate in the entire 12 hours of training in order to receive the nationally recognized Crisis Prevention Institute content and certification.

Close partner practice of physical techniques is a required component of the training. Please dress casually with sneakers or rubber-soled closed-toe shoes. For your safety, you will be asked to remove jewelry.

Lunch is on your own.

Participation is limited to all IU13 employees and Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel only.

*Notice: Given the nature of this training, this workshop will be cancelled if there are less than twelve participants registered three days prior to the event. In the event of cancellation, those few registrants will be notified via e-mail.

Registration deadline date is January 7, 2017. Registration fee: $33.00 per person (for materials) Fee will be charged to any registrant who fails to notify IU 13 of cancellation at least three days prior to workshop start date.

For more information please contact Heather Scheid at 717-606-1842.

12. Ed Tech Pool Counsel - Latest in Social Media

Program: Technology Services

Audience: Teachers, Technology Staff, Administrators

Dates: 1/12/2017

This seminar is designed for teachers, technology leaders, administrators, and tech directors - and focuses on the multitude of legal issues involving schools and social media. Key topics include First Amendment rights for teachers and students, harnessing the benefits of social media in education including through new social media networks, preventing misuse of social media, livestreaming, and utilizing official social media accounts. New case law will be discussed.

13. Reading Supervisor/Title I Coordinator Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: District Reading Supervisors and Title I Coordinators

Dates: 1/12/2017

Collaborative meeting for Lancaster and Lebanon County District level Reading Supervisors and Title I Coordinators.

14. Early Learners/Kindergarten Transition Work Group

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Dates: 1/12/2017

This work group will be about best practices in assessing early learners in a K-12 school system.

15. Federal Programs Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Federal Program Coordinators

Dates: 1/12/2017

Monthly meetings with PDE Federal Programs Interim Regional Coordinator Cindy Rhoads. These meetings will go over the latest information affecting federal programs such as:

*Reminders about submitting required information

*Overview of specific requirements

*Any other technical assistance that is needed

Please note that this meeting will be held in the afternoon from 1:00-4:00pm.

16. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Tech Integrators, Instructional Coaches, Media Specialists, Librarians

Dates: 1/17/2017

Monthly meetings will provide school district technology and media staff with a forum for training and sharing in the uses of technology and media in curriculum and instruction. These collaborative meetings will focus on participant needs and initiatives.

17. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 1/17/2017

As a member of Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions, it is important that those participating in the role of Advisor/Mentor to students meet on a regular basis to share ideas, challenges, updates, etc.

18. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher- Establishing Therapeutic Rapport

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster County, and Lebanon County public school personnel only.

Dates: 1/18/2017

PREREQUISITES:
  • ~Current CPI certification.
  • ~Must be an IU13 employee or public school employee employed by one of the 22 districts located within the Lancaster-Lebanon service area.

DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn to recognize the stages involved in developing therapeutic rapport with an individual after a crisis and sharpen the skills needed to complete each stage of this post-intervention process. A review of the the physical intervention techniques will be conducted.

Close partner practice of physical techniques is a required component of the training. Please dress casually with sneakers or closed-toe rubber-soled shoes.

COST: $16.00- this fee will also be charged to registrants who fail to notify IU13 of cancellation at least three days prior to workshop start date.

*Notice: workshop may be cancelled if there are less than 12 participants registered three days prior to the event. If cancelled, registrants will be notified via e-mail.

For more information contact Heather Scheid, Phone: (717) 606-1842 / Email: heather_scheid@iu13.org

Registration deadline date is January 15, 2017

SNOW DATE: JANUARY 30, 2017

19. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

Program: English as a Second Language (ESL)/ IS

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 1/18/2017

IU13 and local districts will work together to develop programs that will provide on-going support and professional development in the area of English as a Second Language. There is no cost for Consortium districts.

Dinner will be provided.

NON-CONSORTIUM DISTRICTS PLEASE NOTE
- There is a $50.00 fee for each meeting that you attend to cover dinner, materials,and professional development/networking opportunities. Your district will be billed for all of the meetings you attended after the last meeting of the year.

DISTRICTS OUTSIDE OF THE IU13 AREA PLEASE NOTE - There is a $60.00 fee for each meeting that you attend to cover dinner, materials,and professional development/networking opportunities. Your district will be billed for all of the meetings you attended after the last meeting of the year.

20. Paraeducator Workshop-Supporting Comprehension Through Explicit Vocabulary Instruction and Vocabulary Activities

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Paraeducators

Dates: 1/18/2017

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Comprehension of text requires an understanding of the words used within. Therefore, we can increase a student's comprehension by expanding his vocabulary. In this session, participants will examine and practice how to provide students with explicit vocabulary instruction. A variety of strategies and extension activities will be shared for educators to use in order to provide repeated exposures of word meanings in multiple contexts.

Registration will be held from 3:30 pm-4:00 pm. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

21. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 1/19/2017

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

22. Text-Dependent Analysis for all students at all grade-levels

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/19/2017

*Repeat of Foundations of Literacy Day 3 - Text-Dependent Analysis for all*

In this session, participants will explore how text-dependent analysis can be taught and practiced in all grade-levels. Participants will learn how to craft text-dependent analysis prompts, identify the skills students will need to be successful with text-dependent analysis, and plan mini-lessons to teach those identified skills.

Participants should bring their own laptops. Lunch will be provided.

23. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Audience: Department chairpersons, supervisors, curriculum coordinators, principals, others in STEM Education

Dates: 1/19/2017

The purpose of the IU 13 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Leadership Collaborative Meetings is to give science, technology/engineering, and math leaders an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Partake in collaborative professional learning for building their own capacity to lead

* Serve as a resource for determining regional professional development needs

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Meeting Format

1:00-1:15PM Sign-in and Informal Networking
1:15-2:00PM STEM Updates
2:00-2:15PM Break
2:15-3:00PM PLC Planning and Open Forum

Please note that this meeting does not qualify for Act 48 hours.

24. Psychologists' Network Meeting- "Special Education Legal Session with Andy Faust"

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 1/23/2017

We will be joining Pupil Services staff. There will be a question and answer portion during the session.

**Please send questions you'd like to ask Andy Faust to Anita Heller by Monday, December 19th.**

25. Special Education Legal Session for Pupil Services Staff

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Special Ed Admin., IU 13 Supervisors, Psychs., Guidance Counselors, School Nurses, HCAs

Dates: 1/23/2017

Participants will be provided with a current overview of key considerations for pupil services staff who serve a role in supporting the needs of special education students. Andy Faust is a partner in the education law firm of Sweet, Stevens, Katz, and Williams. He has represented public school entities throughout Pennsylvania in special education and civil rights litigation since 1986, appearing at every level of the state and federal judiciary and in hundreds of administrative due process proceedings. He has spoken widely on special education, student services, and civil rights to audiences of educators, attorneys, college students, and parents and has appeared as an expert witness on special education.

26. Transition Network Meeting-What is a Waiver?

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: Parents, Students, Teachers, Consultants, Job Trainers

Dates: 1/23/2017

Waivers, funded through federal and state monies, are designed to provide support for people to live and work in the community. Participants will receive information on how to apply for a waiver, what waivers are available, and what the waivers pay for.

Meetings will be offered online through Zoom. Please go to www.iu13.org under the Transition page for more information.

Onsite childcare will be provided. Please call prior to attending the meeting.

Contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878 or linda_swisher@iu13.org with questions.

Audience: Parents, Students, Teachers, Consultants, Support Staff, Job Trainers

27. Introduction to Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, District Administrators, Instructional coaches

Dates: 1/24/2017

Are you a teacher who wonders how best to address PA Core Standards? Are you a principal who wants to learn more about LDC? If so, then come and join us for a full day introduction to the Literacy Design Collaborative. This training originated from the baseline training that teachers across PA participated in as a result of the Keystones to Opportunity Grant, and it is open to teachers or administrators who are interested in getting their feet wet with the LDC framework. Participants will gain an introduction to the LDC framework, examine how student work is assessed using the LDC rubric, and begin designing an LDC task that can be used in their own classrooms following the training. Lunch will be provided.
PIIC Coaches Meetings are aimed at connecting instructional coaches to:

1. Learn from and with peers

2. Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor

3. Share issues, concerns and solutions

Each meeting will include networking, professional development, and IU updates. Please bring your own computer to each meeting.

Inclement Weather Information- In the event that IU13 is closed, having a delayed start, or dismissing early, announcements will be communicated on the IU13 website (www.iu13.org, click on "Weather Delays/Cancellations"), as well as listed on the following TV stations: WGAL-8, ABC-27, CBS-21 and FOX 43. Please note that the IU13 website will provide more detailed information regarding the specific events.

29. Day 4 Ala Carte: Designing Curriculum-Based Writing Assignments with John Collins (Grades 4-12)

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grade 4-12 Teachers of Any Content Area, Reading Supervisors, Instructional Coaches, Principals

Dates: 1/25/2017

Day 1 or prior training is a prerequisite for Day 4. This session is designed to help solve two problems: Students cannot complete writing assignments that require extensive effort, and their writing is formulaic and without voice. While addressing these two issues, John Collins will give teachers an efficient model for designing rigorous, content-based writing assignments to help students meet the goals set by the PA Core. Time will be provided for participants to create or revise assignments that they can use in their own classrooms. Please bring your laptops. Lunch will be provided. Registration from 8:00-8:30 a.m. Participants should bring John Collins' Improving Student Performance book to this training. If this training is full, we encourage you to still register on the wait list, and we will be in touch.

30. Itinerant Autistic Support Network Meeting

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: Itinerant Autistic Support Teachers, Special Ed Consultants, S/L Therapists

Dates: 1/25/2017

The Itinerant Autistic Support Network is a series of meetings throughout the 2016-2017 school year. The purpose of these meetings is to network with peers on job-alike topics. Participants will engage in open forum discussions. Agendas will be co-constructed with participants to customize topics.

31. Principals' Collaborative Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Elementary and secondary principals, asst. principals, and deans of students of public schools in IU13 region

Dates: 1/26/2017

These meetings are intended to provide leaders of public schools in the IU13 region with an opportunity to: 1) Stay informed of current local, state, and national education initiatives; 2) Share solutions to relevant, school-level issues and concerns; and 3) Network and collaborate with colleagues to build personal capacity to lead.

Please note the new schedule for 2016-17:
8:00 AM Colleague-to-Colleague Networking
8:15 AM Open Forum
8:30 AM Local, State, and National Initiatives & Topics
9:00 AM IU13 Literacy & Humanities Updates
9:10 AM IU13 STEM Updates
9:20 AM IU13 Technology Updates
9:30 AM Elementary/Secondary Round Tables
10:00 AM End of Meeting

32. Reading Apprenticeship 3-Day Series (By invitation only)

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers of All Subjects Comprising a 4-Person School Team

Dates: 1/26/2017 to 3/15/2017

Reading Apprenticeship is a research-based approach to reading instruction that helps adolescents develop the knowledge, strategies, and dispositions they need to become more engaged, powerful readers. Participant teams in this cohort will: * Acquire a deep understanding of the Reading Apprenticeship instructional framework. * Investigate how experienced readers make sense of content area texts. * Learn how to engage students in reading challenging texts. * Analyze students' reading strengths and needs by studying student work and classroom case videos. * Learn instructional strategies that support the PA Core Standards. Participants should bring their own computers. Lunch will be provided.

33. Supporting Gifted Learners in a Blended Environment

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: 2016-17 IU13 Gifted Network members, Gifted Support and General Education teachers

Dates: 1/31/2017

Explore resources and models that enable gifted support teachers to use assessments, instructional technology, and individualized instruction to meet individual student needs. Experience blended learning in action while connecting with colleagues. Feel free to invite general education teachers with whom you work to strengthen your effectiveness in serving advanced/gifted students.

Bagels, pastries and coffee/tea will be available.

34. Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Mini-Task Design Jam

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/31/2017

This session is perfect for dipping your toe in the water with LDC! It will provide a more in-depth look at mini-task design for LDC-experienced teachers. Collaborative groups of teachers can also work together to design LDC mini-tasks focused on implementing district literacy frameworks and initiatives (Collins Writing, Step Up to Writing, Reading Apprenticeship, etc.). An LDC mini-task is a small, scorable assignment that addresses a targeted literacy skill. In this 3-hour session, teachers will gain an understanding of LDC mini-task design, learn how to search the LDC mini-task curriculum library for already-developed literacy lessons, and use LDC CoreTools, a collaborative online tool, to design at least one LDC mini-task for use in their own classrooms. Teachers should bring their own laptops. Lunch will be on your own.

35. Supporting Gifted Learners in a Blended Environment: Work Session

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: 2016-17 IU13 Gifted Network members; Gifted Support and General Education teachers

Dates: 1/31/2017

Use this time to explore resources shared in the morning session with Colette Cairns and Ken Zimmerman. Plan how you can use the shared resources to support teachers in general education classrooms. Discuss resources with colleagues and create lesson plans. Practice using the instructional technology tools that were introduced while they are fresh in your mind. Feel free to invite general education teachers with whom you work to strengthen your effectiveness in serving advanced/gifted students.

36. County Social Workers' Meeting

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 2/2/2017

Material on topics relevant to the professional development of school social workers will be presented at each of the meetings.

Audience: School Social Workers; School Social Work Assistants; Home and School Visitors

37. Special Education Consultant Network/Transition Meetings

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: Special Education Consultants IU13 and District

Dates: 2/6/2017

The Special Education Consultant (SEC) Network is a series of meetings throughout the 2016-2017 school year with the purpose of building capacity in overall special education procedures and practices. Meetings are open to consultants from Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 partner districts as well as IU program consultants. Participants will engage in open forum discussion, explore transition updates and address current issues in the implementation of Bureau of Special Education (BSE) initiatives. Agendas will be co-constructed with participants to customize topics with a focus on best practices for students with IEPs.

38. Secondary Science PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 2/7/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Secondary Science Meetings is to give secondary science educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:00-4:30PM Light dinner and networking
4:30-5:30PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

39. Adult/Child/Infant CPR/First Aid/AED REFRESHER AM Training-District Personnel-Open to Public

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Dates: 2/9/2017

This session is not available to IU 13 staff. IU 13 staff interested in attending this session please register under the District Catalog tab.

Participants are eligible to take the CPR/FA/AED refresher if currently certified with the American Red Cross within the past two years.

The purpose of the Adult/Child/Infant CPR course is to give individuals in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing emergencies and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a machine that analyzes the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, gives instructions to deliver a shock to a victim of cardiac arrest.

Participants must be able to perform the skill portion of the training in order to become certified.

A fee will be charged to any registrant who fails to notify IU 13 of a cancellation at least three days prior to the workshop start date. For session information contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

Please feel free to bring a towel, pad, or knee pads for floor activity.

40. Technology and Engineering PLC

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 2/9/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Technology and Engineering Meetings is to give technology and Engieering educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:00-4:30PM Light dinner and networking
4:30-5:30PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

41. Autism Academy-Executive Functioning Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Itinerant AS Staff and Special Education Consultants

Dates: 2/15/2017

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Executive function is an umbrella term for the management (regulation, control) of cognitive processes including working memory, reasoning, task flexibility, and problem solving as well as planning, and execution. For students with autism, weakness in executive function can lead to diminished performance of tasks, assignments and work in general. This session will provide information, methods, and practical strategies to use in the classroom to strengthen student performance.

Registration will be held from 8:00 am-8:30 am. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee.

Audience: General and Special Educators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Speech and Language Clinicians, Paraeducators, Parents, Administrators

For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

42. Introduction to Paidea Seminar Hybrid Course

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades 4-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/15/2017

New
The Paideia Seminar is a formal, whole class dialogue process where students practice their collaborative communication and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to be mindful of their speaking and listening habits while thinking about key ideas of the seminar text. Through Paideia, educators are inspired to practice civil discourse as a way of supporting students' critical thinking and academic writing. This course involves 1 face-to-face kick off day (6 hours) and five subsequent weeks of online coursework (12 hours) where participants will develop and implement a Paideia Seminar with their own students. *Registration begins at 8:00am. A light lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop computer.

43. Introduction to Paidea Seminar Hybrid Course Face-to-Face ADMINISTRATORS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades 4-12 Administrators

Dates: 2/15/2017

New
The Paideia Seminar is a formal, whole class dialogue process where students practice their collaborative communication and critical thinking skills. Students are challenged to be mindful of their speaking and listening habits while thinking about key ideas of the seminar text. Through Paideia, educators are inspired to practice civil discourse as a way of supporting students' critical thinking and academic writing. This course involves 1 face-to-face kick off day (6 hours) for administrators who wish to help support their teachers involved in the full hybrid course. *Registration begins at 8:00am. A light lunch will be provided.

44. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher- Keypoint Refresher

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: Employees within Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 Service Area

Dates: 2/15/2017

PREREQUISITES:
  • ~Current CPI certification.
  • ~Must be an IU13 employee or public school employee employed by one of the 22 districts located within the Lancaster-Lebanon service area.

DESCRIPTION: This training will provide an overall review of the Crisis Development model, verbal intervention information and practice using the physical intervention techniques. Discussion around what is and is not working for staff will be the focus through an interactive problem solving process. A review of the the physical intervention techniques will be conducted.

Close partner practice of physical techniques is a required component of the training. Please dress casually with sneakers or closed-toe rubber-soled shoes.

COST: $16.00- this fee will also be charged to registrants who fail to notify IU13 of cancellation at least three days prior to workshop start date.

*Notice: workshop may be cancelled if there are less than 12 participants registered three days prior to the event. If cancelled, registrants will be notified via e-mail.

For more information contact Heather Scheid, Phone: (717) 606-1842 / Email: heather_scheid@iu13.org

Registration deadline date is February 12, 2017

SNOW DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2017

45. Title III Consortium and ESL Administrator PLC Meeting

Program: English as a Second Language (ESL)/ IS

Audience: Title III Consortium and ESL Administrators

Dates: 2/15/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Title III Consortium English as a Second Language (ESL) Professional Learning Community is to give ESL teacher leaders in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties an opportunity to:

-Keep up to date on the most current information from PDE and ESL professional organizations
-Share that information back in their home district
-Serve as a collaborative resource for regional IU13 professional development activities and events, some of which are either partially or fully funded by the IU13 Title III Consortium
-Engage in collegial book studies and professional development activities
-Assist with building capacity about ESL programming and instruction in their home schools/districts

46. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

Program: English as a Second Language (ESL)/ IS

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 2/15/2017

IU13 and local districts will work together to develop programs that will provide on-going support and professional development in the area of English as a Second Language. There is no cost for Consortium districts.

Dinner will be provided.

NON-CONSORTIUM DISTRICTS PLEASE NOTE
- There is a $50.00 fee for each meeting that you attend to cover dinner, materials,and professional development/networking opportunities. Your district will be billed for all of the meetings you attended after the last meeting of the year.

DISTRICTS OUTSIDE OF THE IU13 AREA PLEASE NOTE - There is a $60.00 fee for each meeting that you attend to cover dinner, materials,and professional development/networking opportunities. Your district will be billed for all of the meetings you attended after the last meeting of the year.

47. Secondary Literacy Professional Learning Community_2016-17 Meeting #3

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Secondary Literacy Point-of-Contact Members

Dates: 2/15/2017

IU 13 and local districts will work together to develop programs that will provide on-going support and professional development in the area of secondary literacy. A hot dinner will be provided.

48. Secondary Math PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 2/15/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Secondary Math Meetings is to give secondary mathematics educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:00-4:30PM Light dinner and networking
4:30-5:30PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

49. Elementary STEM PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 2/16/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Elementary PLC Meetings is to give elementary STEM educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:30-5:00PM Light dinner and networking
5:00-6:00PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

50. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 2/21/2017

As a member of Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions, it is important that those participating in the role of Advisor/Mentor to students meet on a regular basis to share ideas, challenges, updates, etc.

51. Principals' Collaborative Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Elementary and secondary principals, asst. principals, and deans of students of public schools in IU13 region

Dates: 2/22/2017

These meetings are intended to provide leaders of public schools in the IU13 region with an opportunity to: 1) Stay informed of current local, state, and national education initiatives; 2) Share solutions to relevant, school-level issues and concerns; and 3) Network and collaborate with colleagues to build personal capacity to lead.

Please note the new schedule for 2016-17:
8:00 AM Colleague-to-Colleague Networking
8:15 AM Open Forum
8:30 AM Local, State, and National Initiatives & Topics
9:00 AM IU13 Literacy & Humanities Updates
9:10 AM IU13 STEM Updates
9:20 AM IU13 Technology Updates
9:30 AM Elementary/Secondary Round Tables
10:00 AM End of Meeting

52. Federal Programs Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Federal Program Coordinators

Dates: 2/23/2017

Monthly meetings with PDE Federal Programs Interim Regional Coordinator Cindy Rhoads. These meetings will go over the latest information affecting federal programs such as:

*Reminders about submitting required information

*Overview of specific requirements

*Any other technical assistance that is needed

***This meeting will be virtual. Topics and login information for the virtual meeting will be announced via email prior to the webinar.***

PIIC Coaches' Meetings are aimed at connecting instructional coaches to:

1. Learn from and with peers

2. Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor

3. Share issues, concerns and solutions

Each meeting will include networking, professional development, and IU updates.

54. Itinerant Autistic Support Network Meeting

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: Itinerant Autistic Support Teachers, Special Ed Consultants, S/L Therapists

Dates: 2/23/2017

The Itinerant Autistic Support Network is a series of meetings throughout the 2016-2017 school year. The purpose of these meetings is to network with peers on job-alike topics. Participants will engage in open forum discussions. Agendas will be co-constructed with participants to customize topics.

55. Social Studies Professional Learning Community Meeting (#3)

Program: Social Studies/ IS

Audience: Social Studies supervisors, department chairs, curriculum coordinators, elementary and secondary social studies teachers

Dates: 2/23/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Social Studies PLC meetings is to give social studies education leaders an opportunity to: * Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district * Partake in collaborative professional learning for building their own capacity to lead * Serve as a resource for determining regional professional development needs * Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals Light refreshments will be served. Please note that this meeting is not eligible to earn Act 48 hours.

56. Aspiring Leaders Day for School Principals

Program: Leadership

Audience: Must be recommended for attendance by superintendent

Dates: 2/27/2017

This session is designed to give teachers an opportunity to explore the world of educational leadership. In addition to a panel discussion by practicing successful school leaders, participants will engage in leadership exercises and an "in-basket" activity. Several local colleges and universities will be present to discuss their certification programs. Participants are asked to bring copies of their college transcripts if they would like information about specific undergraduate and graduate courses they will need for certification.

57. Transition Network Meeting-Autism Awareness Supports

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: Parents, Students, Educators, Community Service Providers

Dates: 2/27/2017

During this session, current topics on autism will be shared and what supports are available to students will be identified. Agencies will participate and share information about the programs that support students with autism and their families.

Meetings will be offered online through Zoom. Please go to www.iu13.org under the Transition page for more information.

Onsite childcare will be provided. Please call prior to attending the meeting.

Contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878 or linda_swisher@iu13.org with questions.

Audience: Parents, Students, Teachers, Consultants, Support Staff, Job Trainers

58. For IU13 Instructional Staff in Non-Public Services (By Invitation only) -- Teaching Our Way to Success: Literacy & Learning in a New Literacies Classroom

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Non-Public Grades 3-8 Teachers of Any Content Area, Reading Supervisors, Instructional Coaches, Principals

Dates: 2/28/2017

Three important changes to reading and literacy education are now here with recent changes to state standards: 1) more reading of informational text 2) an increase in higher level of thinking skills 3) the appearance of digital literacies. This session will help you to use the Internet to integrate all three into your classroom for literacy and learning. You will also see how to connect with other classrooms around the world to construct collaborative inquiry projects. We will also explore a set of newly developed, performance-based formative assessments of students' ability to conduct online research, read, and comprehend in all disciplinary areas. Lunch will be provided. *Please bring your laptop with Firefox downloaded as a browser.*

59. Teaching Our Way to Success: Literacy & Learning in a New Literacies Classroom

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades 3-8 Teachers of Any Content Area, Reading Supervisors, Instructional Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 2/28/2017

Three important changes to reading and literacy education are now here with recent changes to state standards: 1) more reading of informational text 2) an increase in higher level of thinking skills 3) the appearance of digital literacies. This session will help you to use the Internet to integrate all three into your classroom for literacy and learning. You will also see how to connect with other classrooms around the world to construct collaborative inquiry projects. We will also explore a set of newly developed, performance-based formative assessments of students' ability to conduct online research, read, and comprehend in all disciplinary areas. Lunch is included. *Please bring your laptop with FIREFOX downloaded as an Internet browser.*

60. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher- You Can Mediate: How to Help Others Resolve Disputes

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel

Dates: 3/1/2017

PREREQUISITES:
  • ~Current CPI certification.
  • ~Must be an IU13 employee or public school employee employed by one of the 22 districts located within the Lancaster-Lebanon service area.

DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn how and why conflicts escalate, how to identify when a mediator may be necessary, a three step process for mediating conflicts, and gain confidence in their abilities to help others resolve conflicts.

Close partner practice of physical techniques is a required component of the training. Please dress casually with sneakers or closed-toe rubber-soled shoes.

COST: $16.00- this fee will also be charged to registrants who fail to notify IU13 of cancellation at least three days prior to workshop start date.

*Notice: workshop may be cancelled if there are less than 12 participants registered three days prior to the event. If cancelled, registrants will be notified via e-mail.

For more information contact Heather Scheid, Phone: (717) 606-1842 / Email: heather_scheid@iu13.org

Registration deadline date is February 23, 2017

61. County Social Workers' Meeting

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 3/2/2017

Material on topics relevant to the professional development of school social workers will be presented at each of the meetings.

Audience: School Social Workers; School Social Work Assistants; Home and School Visitors

62. Reading Supervisor/Title I Coordinator Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: District Reading Supervisors and Title I Coordinators

Dates: 3/2/2017

Collaborative meeting for Lancaster and Lebanon County District level Reading Supervisors and Title I Coordinators.

63. Nonpublic Student Support Network Meeting

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: Nonpublic Teachers, Principals, Counselors, Consultants

Dates: 3/2/2017

Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) Math

This session will be modeled and demonstrated with a focus on fractions. This is a hands-on session for teachers of all grade levels with students who struggle in math related to fractions.

Register for this final Chapter 339 Mandate training, followed by a Presentation Showcase of the K-12 Guidance Plans developed over the past year by the school districts listed below. Representative(s) from each of these districts are required to attend the day of their district's scheduled presentation. Attendance at the second Showcase Event (March 23, 2017) is optional; please register for the second event separately.

Session Goals:
- Final technical assistance training
- Updating and sustaining the plan
- Showcase of each district's 339 plan

Today's Presentation Showcase schedule:
10:00 AM Eastern Lancaster County SD
10:30 AM Lampeter-Strasburg SD
11:00 AM Pequea Valley SD
11:30 AM Manheim Township SD
1:00 PM Elizabethtown Area SD
1:30 PM Cocalico SD
2:00 PM Manheim Central SD
2:30 PM School District of Lancaster

Lunch will be served. Please address questions to Karen Capriotti at karen_capriotti@iu13.org. Thank you.

65. Adult/Child/Infant CPR/First Aid/AED INITIAL Training-Lebanon School District K4 Assistants ONLY

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: Lebanon School District K4 Assistants

Dates: 3/6/2017

New
The purpose of the Adult/Child/Infant CPR course is to give individuals in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing emergencies and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a machine that analyzes the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, gives instructions to deliver a shock to a victim of cardiac arrest.

Lunch is on your own. Participants must be able to perform the skill portion of the training in order to become certified.

A fee will be charged to any registrant who fails to notify IU 13 of a cancellation at least three days prior to the workshop start date. For session information contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

Please feel free to bring a towel, pad, or knee pads for floor activity.

66. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Tech Integrators, Instructional Coaches, Media Specialists, Librarians

Dates: 3/7/2017

Monthly meetings will provide school district technology and media staff with a forum for training and sharing in the uses of technology and media in curriculum and instruction. These collaborative meetings will focus on participant needs and initiatives.

67. Connected Libraries/ACCESS PA Meetings

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Librarians - all Elementary, Middle, & High School

Dates: 3/7/2017

These POC collaborative meetings are for Lancaster and Lebanon County library stakeholders, including AccessPA member libraries, for the purpose of providing pertinent information concerning technology tools, ethical and legal issues, and professional development opportunities. In addition, time will be devoted for new learning and exploration for the integration of IMS and other tools/strategies supporting all content area curricula

68. PULSE 2.0 Follow-Up STEM Professional Development Day - BY INVITATION ONLY

Program: Math Science Partnership/ IS

Dates: 3/8/2017

This large-group session brings together PULSE 2.0 teachers and school teams for followup to the PULSE Summer 2016 STEM Institute and continuation of STEM PLC collaboration. Activities will include PLC meetings, instructional technology, content-specific collaborative discussion, and more. Attendance at this meeting is required for PULSE 2.0 participants. IU13 will reimburse districts for substitute costs after the completion of the event.

Participants should bring their laptops.
8:00 AM - Registration/Networking
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM - Presentation
Lunch is on your own.

69. Autism Academy-Behavior and Bullying

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Dates: 3/15/2017

New
Students with autism spectrum disorders may experience behavior problems connected to their inability to function in a world they see as unpredictable and threatening. They may also be prime candidates as targets for bullies. This session will focus on functions of behaviors, strategies and interventions, and bullying prevention.

Registration will be held from 8:00 am-8:30 am. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

Audience: General Educators, Special Educators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Speech and Language Clinicians, Paraeducators, Parents, Administrators

70. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

Program: English as a Second Language (ESL)/ IS

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 3/15/2017

IU13 and local districts will work together to develop programs that will provide on-going support and professional development in the area of English as a Second Language. There is no cost for Consortium districts.

Dinner will be provided.

NON-CONSORTIUM DISTRICTS PLEASE NOTE
- There is a $50.00 fee for each meeting that you attend to cover dinner, materials,and professional development/networking opportunities. Your district will be billed for all of the meetings you attended after the last meeting of the year.

DISTRICTS OUTSIDE OF THE IU13 AREA PLEASE NOTE - There is a $60.00 fee for each meeting that you attend to cover dinner, materials,and professional development/networking opportunities. Your district will be billed for all of the meetings you attended after the last meeting of the year.

71. LDC Module Design Jam

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 Teachers from IU13 Member Districts

Dates: 3/16/2017

LDC module design is a recursive process whereby teachers continually revise their modules based upon their implementation experiences and their student results. Whether you are preparing your module for national review or you just need a chunk of LDC module design time, you are invited to join us to gain brief updates on what's new with LDC and engage in module development and revision with feedback from a nationally-endorsed LDC coach. Teachers should bring their own laptops. Lunch will be on your own.

72. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 3/16/2017

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

73. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Audience: Department chairpersons, supervisors, curriculum coordinators, principals, others in STEM Education

Dates: 3/16/2017

The purpose of the IU 13 Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Leadership Collaborative Meetings is to give science, technology/engineering, and math leaders an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Partake in collaborative professional learning for building their own capacity to lead

* Serve as a resource for determining regional professional development needs

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Meeting Format

1:00-1:15PM Sign-in and Informal Networking
1:15-2:00PM STEM Updates
2:00-2:15PM Break
2:15-3:00PM Discipline Specific Collaborations

Please note that this meeting does not qualify for Act 48 hours.
PIIC Coaches Meetings are aimed at connecting instructional coaches to:

1. Learn from and with peers

2. Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor

3. Share issues, concerns and solutions

Each meeting will include networking, professional development, and IU updates. Please bring your own computer to each meeting.

Inclement Weather Information- In the event that IU13 is closed, having a delayed start, or dismissing early, announcements will be communicated on the IU13 website (www.iu13.org, click on "Weather Delays/Cancellations"), as well as listed on the following TV stations: WGAL-8, ABC-27, CBS-21 and FOX 43. Please note that the IU13 website will provide more detailed information regarding the specific events.

75. Principals' Collaborative Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Elementary and secondary principals, asst. principals, and deans of students of public schools in IU13 region

Dates: 3/22/2017

These meetings are intended to provide leaders of public schools in the IU13 region with an opportunity to: 1) Stay informed of current local, state, and national education initiatives; 2) Share solutions to relevant, school-level issues and concerns; and 3) Network and collaborate with colleagues to build personal capacity to lead.

Please note the new schedule for 2016-17:
8:00 AM Colleague-to-Colleague Networking
8:15 AM Open Forum
8:30 AM Local, State, and National Initiatives & Topics
9:00 AM IU13 Literacy & Humanities Updates
9:10 AM IU13 STEM Updates
9:20 AM IU13 Technology Updates
9:30 AM Elementary/Secondary Round Tables
10:00 AM End of Meeting
Register for this final Chapter 339 Mandate training, followed by a Presentation Showcase of the K-12 Guidance Plans developed over the past year by the school districts listed below. Representative(s) from each of these districts are required to attend the day of their district's scheduled presentation. Attendance at the first Showcase Event (March 6, 2017) is optional; please register for the first event separately.

Session Goals:
- Final technical assistance training
- Updating and sustaining the plan
- Showcase of each district's 339 plan

Today's Presentation Showcase schedule:
10:00 AM Lancaster County CTC
10:30 AM Conestoga Valley SD
11:00 AM Donegal SD
11:30 AM Hempfield SD
1:00 PM Warwick SD
1:30 PM Ephrata Area SD
2:00 PM Columbia Borough SD

Lunch will be served. Please address questions to Karen Capriotti at karen_capriotti@iu13.org. Thank you.

77. Gifted Network Meeting: Networking / Support / Discussion

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: 2016-17 IU13 Gifted Network members; Gifted Support teachers

Dates: 3/23/2017

Time with Gifted Network colleagues is valuable whether you are a new gifted support teacher or a teacher with experience to offer. Teachers often request time to collaborate with job-alike groups on GIEP goal writing. For this morning session, please bring information on at least one current GIEP, including PLEP data. If you use a tool/document for gathering PLEP data/information from regular education teachers and/or parents, please bring that in hard or electronic format for use in discussions. Elementary and secondary groups can be arranged for effective collaboration. We will also take time for updates from PDE and ODR. We can also gather questions for the afternoon session on underachievement and overachievement.

78. Federal Programs Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Federal Program Coordinators

Dates: 3/23/2017

Monthly meetings with PDE Federal Programs Interim Regional Coordinator Cindy Rhoads. These meetings will go over the latest information affecting federal programs such as:

*Reminders about submitting required information

*Overview of specific requirements

*Any other technical assistance that is needed

79. Guiding Gifted Underachievers & Overachievers: Helping Them Rediscover Their Love of Learning

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: 2016-17 IU13 Gifted Network members; Gifted Support teachers

Dates: 3/23/2017

Gifted underachievers and overachievers may seem dissimilar at first glance; yet they share some common underlying characteristics. Their behavior is often drive by fear. They have abandoned their love of learning. They avoid taking academic risks. They are influenced by others' expectations - and are either compliant or rebellious. How can teachers guide such seemingly different students overcome these roadblocks and help them rediscover the joy they once felt toward learning? This workshop will explore some of the causes of underachievement and overachievement, along with strategies that have worked. Come prepared with questions, ideas, and case examples, and we will work as a group to find solutions.

80. PA EbD STEM Institute - EbD-TEEMS Grades 3 & 4

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Audience: teachers of grades 3-4, elementary STEM teachers or coaches, EbD partners

Dates: 3/28/2017

Pennsylvania is a member of the Engineering by Design (EbD) Consortium. This membership provides FREE online access to K-12 STEM curriculum, regional professional development opportunities, and an option to upgrade use of EbD by becoming a Network School. This professional development opportunity is an official training for EbD-TEEMS Grade 3 - Every Drop Matters, and Grade 4 - The Power of Solar. During this session, participants will increase their understanding of STEM at the elementary level, including STEM content, an integrative approach to STEM, and inquiry and design-based pedagogy. Please note that EbD-TEEMS Grades 3 and 4 curriculum can be used in either grade, or both in the same grade, so it is recommended to attend both halves of the day.

Registration is 8:00-8:30 (light morning refreshments provided). Grade 3 training is 8:30-11:30. Lunch is provided from 11:30-12:30. Grade 4 training is 12:30-3:30.

There is no cost for participants from IU13 STEM Consortium member districts and/or EbD Partners/EbD Network Schools. If not an IU13 STEM Consortium member, EbD Partner, or EbD Network School, the fee is $100 per person.

Please bring a charged laptop or tablet.

81. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 3/28/2017

As a member of Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions, it is important that those participating in the role of Advisor/Mentor to students meet on a regular basis to share ideas, challenges, updates, etc.

82. Paraeducator Workshop Series-Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: School District and IU 13 Paraeductors

Dates: 3/29/2017

New
One of the most frustrating parts of teaching can be dealing with challenging behavior from students. In this session, participants will identify common stages of behavior and discuss strategies and interventions that can be implemented at each stage. Both proactive and reactive strategies will be discussed and shared.

Registration will be held from 3:30 pm-4:00 pm. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

83. Adult/Child/Infant CPR/First Aid/AED INITIAL Training-District Personnel-Open to Public

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: All residents of Lancaster and Lebanon counties

Dates: 4/4/2017

This session is not available to IU 13 staff. IU 13 staff interested in attending this session please register under the District Catalog tab.

The purpose of the Adult/Child/Infant CPR course is to give individuals in the workplace the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic care for breathing emergencies and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a machine that analyzes the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, gives instructions to deliver a shock to a victim of cardiac arrest.

Lunch is on your own. Participants must be able to perform the skill portion of the training in order to become certified.

A fee will be charged to any registrant who fails to notify IU 13 of a cancellation at least three days prior to the workshop start date. For session information contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

Please feel free to bring a towel, pad, or knee pads for floor activity.

84. Autism Academy-Assistive Technology and Apps for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: General and Special Educators, School Administrators, Special Ed. Consultants

Dates: 4/4/2017

New
Participants will explore the use of technology (including mobile devices/tablets) that assists students with autism spectrum disorder to access curriculum, communicate, and demonstrate knowledge in the classroom.

Registration will be held from 8:00 am-8:30 am. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

Audience: General Educators, Special Educators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Speech and Language Clinicians, Paraeducators, Parents, Administrators

85. Autism Academy-Acting Antics

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Itinerant AS Staff and Special Education Consultants

Dates: 4/4/2017

New
This highly interactive workshop will focus on integrating theater games and movement activities into the educational environment. The presenters will demonstrate how social skills, behavior, and many other aspects of life are related to acting. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and shoes and be prepared to act and participate in a variety of activities.

Registration will be held from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee.

Audience: General and Special Educators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Speech and Language Clinicians, Paraeducators, Parents, Administrators

For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

86. Secondary Science PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 4/4/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Secondary Science Meetings is to give secondary science educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:00-4:30PM Light dinner and networking
4:30-5:30PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

87. Elementary STEM PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 4/5/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Elementary PLC Meetings is to give elementary STEM educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:30-5:00PM Light dinner and networking
5:00-6:00PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

88. County Social Workers' Meeting

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 4/6/2017

Material on topics relevant to the professional development of school social workers will be presented at each of the meetings.

Audience: School Social Workers; School Social Work Assistants; Home and School Visitors

89. Technology and Engineering PLC

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 4/6/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Technology and Engineering Meetings is to give technology and Engieering educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:00-4:30PM Light dinner and networking
4:30-5:30PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

90. Psychologists' Network Meeting- GO-TO MEETING

Program: Focus and Networking Groups for Psych and SEC/ ECSES

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 4/7/2017

This meeting will be via Go-To Meeting. Registrants will receive the link to connect to the session prior to the start date. Please update your email in My Learning Plan to ensure you receive the link.

91. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Initial Training

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel

Dates: 4/11/2017 to 4/12/2017

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training through Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. is a nationally recognized program designed to teach staff and building level teams to intervene in a safe, non-harmful manner when students become disruptive or violent. Participants will learn preventive techniques, therapeutic physical intervention and prevention assessments.

Attendees must participate in the entire 12 hours of training in order to receive the nationally recognized Crisis Prevention Institute content and certification.

Close partner practice of physical techniques is a required component of the training. Please dress casually with sneakers or rubber-soled closed-toe shoes. For your safety, you will be asked to remove jewelry.

Lunch is on your own.

Participation is limited to all IU13 employees and Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel only.

*Notice: Given the nature of this training, this workshop will be cancelled if there are less than twelve participants registered three days prior to the event. In the event of cancellation, those few registrants will be notified via e-mail.

Registration deadline date is April 8, 2017. Registration fee: $33.00 per person (for materials) Fee will be charged to any registrant who fails to notify IU 13 of cancellation at least three days prior to workshop start date.

For more information please contact Heather Scheid at 717-606-1842.

92. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

Program: English as a Second Language (ESL)/ IS

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 4/12/2017

IU13 and local districts will work together to develop programs that will provide on-going support and professional development in the area of English as a Second Language. There is no cost for Consortium districts.

Dinner will be provided.

NON-CONSORTIUM DISTRICTS PLEASE NOTE
- There is a $50.00 fee for each meeting that you attend to cover dinner, materials,and professional development/networking opportunities. Your district will be billed for all of the meetings you attended after the last meeting of the year.

DISTRICTS OUTSIDE OF THE IU13 AREA PLEASE NOTE - There is a $60.00 fee for each meeting that you attend to cover dinner, materials,and professional development/networking opportunities. Your district will be billed for all of the meetings you attended after the last meeting of the year.

93. Designing Quality Elementary School Schedules

Program: Leadership

Audience: School Counselors, Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 4/18/2017

The creation of an effective school schedule is a key component of every elementary principal's work. While many different personnel should be involved in the process, to delegate this responsibility is to abdicate the role of instructional leader. Based upon 40+ years of experience working in schools across the country, Dr. Michael D. Rettig, professor emeritus from James Madison University, founder of School Scheduling Associates, and co-author of Elementary School Scheduling: Enhancing Instruction for Student Achievement (Eye on Education, 2008), will outline problems which have been identified with typical elementary school schedules, related general principles for effective elementary school scheduling, provide a process for creating quality schedules, and share examples and templates. In addition during this session, Dr. Rettig will also share the basics of parallel block scheduling, a model of school-time organization that strives to accomplish many goals.

Registration/check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Session is 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM; lunch will be provided.

94. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher- How to Set Limits with Students

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: Intermediate Unit 13, Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel

Dates: 4/18/2017

PREREQUISITES:
  • ~Current CPI certification.
  • ~Must be an IU13 employee or public school employee employed by one of the 22 districts located within the Lancaster-Lebanon service area.

DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn new verbal de-escalation techniques as well as review previously learned material. A review of the the physical intervention techniques will be conducted.

Close partner practice of physical techniques is a required component of the training. Please dress casually with sneakers or closed-toe rubber-soled shoes.

COST: $16.00- this fee will also be charged to registrants who fail to notify IU13 of cancellation at least three days prior to workshop start date.

*Notice: workshop may be cancelled if there are less than 12 participants registered three days prior to the event. If cancelled, registrants will be notified via e-mail.

For more information contact Heather Scheid, Phone: (717) 606-1842 / Email: heather_scheid@iu13.org

Registration deadline date is April 15, 2017

95. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Tech Integrators, Instructional Coaches, Media Specialists, Librarians

Dates: 4/18/2017

Monthly meetings will provide school district technology and media staff with a forum for training and sharing in the uses of technology and media in curriculum and instruction. These collaborative meetings will focus on participant needs and initiatives.

96. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 4/18/2017

As a member of Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions, it is important that those participating in the role of Advisor/Mentor to students meet on a regular basis to share ideas, challenges, updates, etc.

97. Scheduling Strategies for Middle Schools

Program: Leadership

Audience: School Counselors, Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 4/19/2017

Dr. Michael D. Rettig, professor emeritus from James Madison University, founder of School Scheduling Associates, and co-author of Scheduling Strategies for Middle Schools (Eye on Education, 2000) will review a variety of unique middle school scheduling plans. After a discussion of eight key questions that must be answered before creating a middle school schedule, a variety of possibilities will be presented. Special emphasis will be given to designing schedules that included structured time for intervention and enrichment (I/E), which often is necessary for optimal implementation of Response to Intervention. Scheduling and organizational issues related to the I/E period will be addressed in detail.

Registration/check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Session is 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM; lunch will be provided.

98. Paraeducator Workshop-Making the Abstract Concrete-The CRA Math Strategy

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Paraeducators

Dates: 4/19/2017

New
Students learn math in many different ways. One strategy that many are using in classrooms today is called CRA: Concrete-Representational-Abstract. Structuring consistent models and language across the representations is a key part of the planning and implementation of this process. Participants will experience CRA and develop the opportunity to learn and implement the Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction, a research-based instructional practice in their classrooms in the areas of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Registration will be held from 3:30 pm-4:00 pm. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

99. Secondary Math PLC Meeting

Program: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)/ IS

Dates: 4/19/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Secondary Math Meetings is to give secondary mathematics educators an opportunity to:

* Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district

* Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards aligned systems at the classroom, building and district levels

* Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities

* Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other "job alike" professionals

Dinner Meeting Times

4:00-4:30PM Light dinner and networking
4:30-5:30PM PLC Meeting
Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

100. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 4/20/2017

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

101. Trends and Issues in High School Scheduling

Program: Leadership

Audience: School Counselors, Principals, Assistant Principals, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 4/20/2017

Dr. Michael D. Rettig, professor emeritus from James Madison University, founder of School Scheduling Associates, and co-author of Block Scheduling: A Catalyst for Change in High Schools (Eye on Education 1995) will focus on high school scheduling possibilities. He will share many different models of scheduling, discuss the pros, cons, costs, and research related to these models, and outline an adoption and implementation process. Many types of schedules will be shared. Special emphasis will be given to designing schedules that included structured time for intervention and enrichment (I/E), which often is necessary for optimal implementation of Response to Intervention. Scheduling and organizational issues related to the I/E period will be addressed in detail.

Registration/check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Session is 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM; lunch will be provided.