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1. EbD Training Overview

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

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2017

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Are you interested in learning more about Engineering by Design (EbD) K-12 STEM curriculum? Are you looking for a K-12 STEM solution? This professional learning opportunity is offered by the statewide team for EbD in Pennsylvania. During this session, participants will be introduced to the overall EbD program and format, curricular offerings at each grade, learn how to access the free PDF version of the curriculum, and try their hand at a few lessons and activities. This workshop is for teachers and administrators. All are welcome! Light morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please bring a charged laptop or tablet.

2. Journey to PLC - Lancaster Mennonite Only

Program: Nonpublic School Services

Audience: Lancaster Mennonite Teachers

Dates: 10/27/2017

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Lancaster Mennonite PLC Workshop

3. BrainPop Workshop

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Any educator who wants to learn more about BrainPop

Dates: 10/30/2017

Welcome to our newest Instructional Media Resource – BrainPop! Learn how to utilize BrainPop to maximize student learning in the classroom. Whether you are assigning videos, quizzes, and activities to complete through your LMS using individual student accounts or if you are showing the primary document resources, Game Up, or other activities in large group, this workshop will provide you with an understanding on how to make the best use of the newest IMS resource for all IU13 districts. In the afternoon take what you have learned in the morning and do a deeper dive to research and investigate on how to best use BrainPop for your classes starting in the fall. While you create, you will have support in the room to help you along the way. There will be no presentation for this Make it and Take it portion. This IMS workshop is free for all IU13 districts. Others are welcome to attend with a $50/person fee.

4. Get More Math Training

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

Audience: Math Teachers

Dates: 10/31/2017

Every math teacher knows that it is hard to help students learn a new skill but even harder to ensure retention over time. Get More Math was designed by Josh Britton, a local math teacher. GMM builds individualized, mixed math practice sessions that include new and review material. Teachers can use numerous GMM tools to enhance instruction, such as automatically generated cumulative tests (also automatically graded), printed worksheets targeting individual or class weaknesses, and creation of curricula based on GMM’s library of over 1000 problem types. All teacher created content can be shared with other teachers. For more information on Get More Math visit: www.getmoremath.com

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Lunch is provided

You will need to bring a laptop in order to set up your teacher account.
Curriculum materials are optional, but may be useful depending on our timeline. Do you have a set scope and sequence? A new textbook series you’re following? Bring them along!! Time permitting, our GMM team will assist you in blending our program with your needs.

5. IU Flight Team and Psychologists' Network Meeting

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

Audience: IU Flight Team Members and School Psychologists

Dates: 10/31/2017

Topic: Melissa Reeves along with IU13 Flight Team Members on PTSD and Threat Assessment.

$50.00 fee for registrants employed outside of the 22 Public School Districts within the IU13 service area.

6. SEC and Transition Network Meeting

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

Audience: Special Education Consultants within the IU13 Service Area

Dates: 10/31/2017

The Special Education Consultant (SEC) Network is a series of meetings throughout the 2017-2018 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.

TOPICS: Increasing the Graduation Rate of Students with Disabilities, RENEW, Transition Updates, ABLE Act Speaker

$50.00 fee for registrants employed outside of the 22 Public School Districts within the IU13 service area.

7. Paraeducator Workshop-Setting-Teaching-Monitoring and Reinforcing Behavior Expectations

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Paraeducators

Dates: 11/1/2017

"If only they would listen!" Working with one or more students can be exceedingly frustrating if they aren't behaving in an "appropriate" student manner. In this workshop, paraeducators will explore how to both support their students in following the classroom teacher's expectations and how to establish, teach, monitor, and reinforce expectations of their own when working with students one-on-one or in small groups.

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.

8. Lancaster County Chapter of PASSWP Meeting

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

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 11/2/2017

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

9. Adult/Child/Infant CPR/First Aid/AED REFRESHER Training-Open to the Public

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Anyone Needing to Renew Their American Red Cross CPR Certification

Dates: 11/2/2017

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.

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.

10. Reading Supervisor/Title I Coordinator Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: District reading supervisors and Title I coordinators

Dates: 11/2/2017

Collaborative meeting for Lancaster and Lebanon County district level reading supervisors and Title I coordinators. These meetings will give you an opportunity to:
-Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in your school or district
-Partake in collaborative professional learning for building your 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

11. Ed Tech Pool Counsel: Website Accessibility

Program: Technology Services

Audience: Tech Directors, Webmasters, Administrators, and Public Relations Staff

Dates: 11/6/2017

This two part session will focus on website accessibility – ensuring that websites and media posts meet legal standards for individuals with disabilities.  The AM session (9:30-11:30 AM) will focus on the relevant regulations, caselaw, and recent OCR (Office for Civil Rights) decisions regarding website accessibility.  Following a break for lunch, the afternoon session (12:30-2:30 PM) will focus on a facilitated audit of participants’ websites and social media posts.  This session is designed for tech directors, webmasters, administrators, and public relations staff.

12. Foundations of Literacy Institute Day 2 A la carte (Day 2 only): Deepening Understanding of PA Core Standards to Plan Literacy Instruction

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, reading specialists, administrators

Dates: 11/7/2017

Registration for Day 2 of the Foundations of Literacy Institute. If you are not able to attend the entire 3 day series and can only attend Day 2 please register here.

In this session, teacher participants will unpack the PA Core Standards for ELA or Literacy in Science and Social Studies for their grade level, discuss the instructional shifts required from the PA Core Standards, and examine their district curriculum for opportunities to plan standards-aligned instruction.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop to the training.

13. Transition Network Meeting-Legal Issues

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: Parents, Students, Educators, Job Trainers, Agencies, Consultants

Dates: 11/13/2017

As a student, do you know what is in your IEP? By age 14, students with IEPs are invited to participate in the IEP meeting, but many do not understand what their role is during this process. This session will provide information for families and students about the many different areas found in an IEP and how to advocate for themselves during a meeting.

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

Audience: Parents, Students, Agencies

Meeting is also offered online through Zoom. Go to www.iu13.org (under the Transition page) for more information.

14. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- K-12 Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 instructional coaches

Dates: 11/14/2017

The purpose of the IU13 PIIC coaches’ meetings is to give instructional coaches in Lancaster and Lebanon counties an opportunity to:
-Learn from and with peers
-Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor
-Share issues, concerns and solutions
Each meeting will include networking, professional development and IU updates.

Please bring a laptop to each meeting.

15. Adult-CPR-Infant CPR-First-Aid-AED Initial Training-Open to the Public

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Dates: 11/15/2017

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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.

16. Day 1 of TDA series: Text-Dependent Analysis for All Learners at All Grade-Levels

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-8 teachers

Dates: 11/15/2017

***Note: If you cannot attend Day 2 of the TDA series on November 16, 2017 (or have already taken Day 2) please register here for Day 1 only.

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.

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

17. TDA 2-Day Series Text-Dependent Analysis: Implications for Writing, Teaching, and Scoring

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-8 teachers

Dates: 11/15/2017 to 11/16/2017

Day 1: 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.

Day 2: Why aren’t my students successful writing a text-dependent analysis essay? In this session, participants will become familiar with the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) item writing and hand scoring processes. Participants will learn how to identify and score the necessary components of successful and unsuccessful text-dependent analysis responses.

Lunch will be provided each day. Participants should bring their own laptop both days.

18. Using PVAAS to Find Your School-Wide Focus (Morning Session)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education), and Act 93 members who supervise teachers

Dates: 11/15/2017

How do I identify and communicate my school’s highest priorities at the subject and grade level? Analyses of data and transforming that information into strategic action is a key skill for School Leaders. This session will engage participants and further develop skills in the area of data informed decision making. You will: 1) Interpret PVAAS school-level growth reports on the Launchpad and the NEW Growth of Student Groups report; 2) Document growth result findings; 3) Transform these findings into growth goals and priorities to provide a specific focus for your school; and 4) Investigate strategies for digging deeper into the root cause of student performance results. You can also apply the growth results to a year-long plan for professional learning, based on identified priorities. You will leave with an understanding of how to strategically identify and communicate a focus at school, grade, and subject levels.

NOTE: Morning and afternoon sessions are identical!

8:00am-8:30am – Registration
8:30am-11:30pm – Morning Session

19. Using PVAAS to Find Your School-Wide Focus (Afternoon Session)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), District Leaders (Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Directors of Special Education), and Act 93 members who supervise teachers

Dates: 11/15/2017

How do I identify and communicate my school’s highest priorities at the subject and grade level? Analyses of data and transforming that information into strategic action is a key skill for School Leaders. This session will engage participants and further develop skills in the area of data informed decision making. You will: 1) Interpret PVAAS school-level growth reports on the Launchpad and the NEW Growth of Student Groups report; 2) Document growth result findings; 3) Transform these findings into growth goals and priorities to provide a specific focus for your school; and 4) Investigate strategies for digging deeper into the root cause of student performance results. You can also apply the growth results to a year-long plan for professional learning, based on identified priorities. You will leave with an understanding of how to strategically identify and communicate a focus at school, grade, and subject levels.

NOTE: Morning and afternoon sessions are identical!

12:00pm-12:30am – Registration
12:30pm-3:30pm – Afternoon Session

20. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members- up to 2 per district

Dates: 11/15/2017

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 information back in their home districts
-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

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.

21. Secondary Literacy Professional Learning Community Meeting #2

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: content supervisors, department chairs, reading specialists, instructional coaches and teachers

Dates: 11/15/2017

The purpose of the IU13 Secondary Literacy PLC Meetings are to give secondary literacy leaders of all content areas an opportunity to:

1. Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district
2. Partake in collaborative professional learning for building their own capacity to lead
3. Serve as a resource for determining regional professional development needs
4. Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other “job alike” professionals

Two representatives from each member district may attend.

22. Day 2 of TDA series: Text-Dependent Analysis Scoring

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-8 teachers

Dates: 11/16/2017

***Note: If you cannot attend Day 1 of the TDA series on November 15, 2017 (or have already taken Day 1) please register here for Day 2 only.

Why aren’t my students successful writing a text-dependent analysis essay? In this session, participants will become familiar with the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) item writing and hand scoring processes. Participants will learn how to identify and score the necessary components of successful and unsuccessful text-dependent analysis responses.

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

23. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Initial Training

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: IU13 Employees, Participating Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel

Dates: 11/16/2017 to 11/17/2017

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 IU13 employees and Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel participating in the CPI Partnership Agreement.

*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 November 12, 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.

24. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 11/16/2017

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

25. 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: 11/16/2017

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.

26. Federal Programs Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Federal Program Coordinators

Dates: 11/17/2017

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

27. Coding Curriculum via Code.Org Workshop: An Introduction To Computer Science, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Logic

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Educators teaching computer science using code.org k-6 materials

Dates: 11/20/2017

This Code.org workshop covers the Computer Science Fundamentals Courses A-F and offers free supplies needed to teach the courses. Included in the workshop is instruction from Megan Cicconi, Executive Director of Instructional & Innovative Leadership in the Fox Chapel Area School District a national computer science facilitator, including an introduction to computer science, pedagogy, overview of the online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Participants will receive at no cost a printed curriculum guide, certificate of completion, classroom supplies for the unplugged lessons, and fun Code.org swag. This training is appropriate for ANY teacher K-7. All levels of expertise, content areas/discipline, and school district demographic will walk away with a better understanding of how to infuse computational thinking, problem solving, and programming into their classrooms.

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

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: IU13 Employees, Participating Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel

Dates: 11/20/2017

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

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 November 15, 2017

29. 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: 11/20/2017

The Itinerant Autistic Support Network is a series of meetings throughout the 2017-2018 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.

30. Principals' Collaborative Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Elementary and secondary school principals, assistant principals, and deans of students that work in public schools in Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

Dates: 11/21/2017

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 2017-18:

8:00 AM - Colleague-to-Colleague Networking
8:15 AM - Open forum
8:45 AM - Local, State, and National Initiatives & Topics
9:00 AM – IU13 Updates - Literacy & Humanities
9:05 AM – IU13 Updates - STEM
9:10 AM – IU13 Updates - Technology
9:15 AM - Wrap-up/ Final Q&A
9:30 AM - End of Meeting

For more information:

Joey Rider-Bertrand, joey_bertrand@iu13.org, 717-606-1674
Lisa Storhaug, lisa_storhaug@iu13.org, 717-947-1527

31. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 11/21/2017

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.

32. Connected Libraries/ACCESS PA Meetings

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 11/21/2017

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

33. Current Heroin Threat in the Community

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: Teachers, School Administrators, Educators, School Nurses, School Psychologists, School Social Workers

Dates: 11/22/2017

The sudden rise of heroin and prescription opioid deaths, both nationally and throughout the Commonwealth, has presented a unique challenge to local communities. Current Heroin Threat in the Community, designed for educators, community organizers, and healthcare personnel, focuses on national, statewide and local trends relating to heroin, prescription opioids, and other opioid compounds. Current Heroin Threat in the Community outlines the current opioid epidemic that our nation is currently facing, generating an advanced understanding of how opioids work, how this epidemic has exploded, and what can be done to combat this growing threat.

34. Autism Academy-Communication and Social Cognition

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

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

Dates: 11/28/2017

Children with autism may have difficulty developing language skills and communicating nonverbally (including gestures, eye contact, and facial expressions). Social cognition is how we address what others think, see, hear, and feel. In this session we will focus on how people perceive and interpret information. Participants will learn strategies for teaching students to overcome deficits related to these communication and social cognition deficits.

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.

35. Instructional Technology Regional Collaboration

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Instructional Technology Coaches, Integrators, Coordinators, Directors

Dates: 11/28/2017

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IU12, IU13, & IU15 would like to welcome all instructional technology educators from any region to join us for a great day of collaboration in eastern Pennsylvania. We will kick off the day with an opening presentation and engaging activities to build inter-IU relationships. The rest of the day will be in an open spaces format to share and discuss with others with a common focus and/or passion in the educational technology field.

36. Developing Historians: Using Primary Sources to Create Inquiry-Based Lessons

Program: Social Studies/ IS

Audience: Grades 6-12 Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2017 to 9/18/2018

Primary sources are vital for inquiry because they allow students to create new understandings, draw conclusions, connect history to the present, and engage in historical thinking. Because of the interconnectedness of today’s world, students must demonstrate mastery in historical literacy skills such as the ability to think critically, and evaluate sources, in order to become responsible and engaged citizens. Over the course of four professional development sessions, participants will learn about, and engage in, the inquiry process by exploring digital primary sources housed in the Library of Congress. Participants will be able to design and implement standards aligned and inquiry based lessons using the Library’s resources. Participants will have access to onsite and virtual coaching throughout the duration of the project. This program is sponsored in part by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Eastern Region Program, coordinated by Waynesburg University.
Lunch will not be served.
Please bring a laptop.

37. Foundations of Literacy Institute Day 3 A la carte (Day 3 only): What about Words? Building Academic Vocabulary Across All Grades

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, reading specialists, administrators

Dates: 12/5/2017

Registration for Day 3 of the Foundations of Literacy Institute. If you are not able to attend the entire 3 day series and can only attend Day 3 please register here.

Session details:
Why don't students know these words? What words should I teach? How do I teach vocabulary? Participants will explore the three tiers of vocabulary words, selecting words to teach, and planning and implementing vocabulary strategies for students of all grade-levels.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop to the training.

38. Adult/Child/Infant CPR/First Aid/AED REFRESHER Training-Open to the Public

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Anyone Needing to Renew Their American Red Cross CPR Certification

Dates: 12/6/2017

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.

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.

39. Google Expeditions Workshop

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: IU13 District Educators

Dates: 12/6/2017

Come explore with our newest Instructional Media Service Resource – Google Expeditions powered via Virtual Reality (VR). Teachers can take students on over 200 virtual fieldtrips without ever leaving the classroom walls. This classroom set is built specifically for Google Expeditions and works with Google Cardboard devices as well. Learn how to reserve, use, and return these amazing virtual reality sets taking your classroom to all new heights of exploration and expeditions!

40. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members- up to 2 per district

Dates: 12/6/2017

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 information back in their home districts
-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

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.

41. Paraeducator Workshop-Setting-Strategies to Support Reading Comprehension

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Paraeducators

Dates: 12/6/2017

Comprehension of text is not only the ultimate goal of reading, it is what makes reading enjoyable. However, even once they are able to decode the words, some students continue to struggle to make sense of what they read. Participants in this workshop will examine and compare various strategies for supporting student comprehension of text. Opportunities for practice of strategies will be provided along with additional resources.

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.

42. Lancaster County Chapter of PASSWP Meeting

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

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 12/7/2017

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

43. Secondary Math PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 12/7/2017

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 is provided

Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

44. 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: 12/7/2017

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.

45. Technology and Engineering PLC

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

Dates: 12/7/2017

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 is provided

Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

46. Elementary STEM PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 12/7/2017

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 is provided

Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

47. Elementary Technology Conference

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Elementary Educators, Instructional Coaches, Technology Integrators

Dates: 12/12/2017

The 10th Annual ETC is designed for K-6 classroom teachers. Come join your colleagues as they share ways to engage your students with technology-rich lessons and ideas. Choose from over 32 sessions on instructional best practices to new Web 2.0 tools and more!! Lunch will be provided.

48. Secondary Technology Conference

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Secondary Educators, Instructional Coaches, Technology Integrators

Dates: 12/13/2017

The 3rd Annual Secondary Technology Conference is designed for 7th-12th classroom teachers. Come join your colleagues as they share ways to engage your students with technology-rich lessons and ideas. Choose from over 32 sessions on instructional best practices to new Web 2.0 tools and more!! Lunch will be provided.

49. SEC and Transition Network Meeting

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

Audience: Special Education Consultants within the IU13 Service Area

Dates: 12/13/2017

The Special Education Consultant (SEC) Network is a series of meetings throughout the 2017-2018 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.

TOPICS: Current Programs: Is Your Progress Monitoring Working?

$50.00 fee for registrants employed outside of the 22 Public School Districts within the IU13 service area.

50. Donegal Hybrid Learning *Invitation Only*

Program: Online and Hybrid Learning/ IS

Dates: 12/14/2017

The Hybrid Learning training will give participants an overview of the rotational model. This training is for Donegal School District Only

51. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Mini-PLO for K-12 Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 instructional coaches

Dates: 12/14/2017

Can’t attend the statewide coaching conferences? During this mini-conference, PIIC coaches who are able to attend the statewide conference will facilitate sessions they experience.

Please bring a laptop to each meeting.

52. Federal Programs Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Federal Program Coordinators

Dates: 12/15/2017

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

53. Staying Current on Diagnostic and Growth Data (AM Session)

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: 2017-18 IU13 Gifted Network members; Gifted Support and Gen'l Ed teachers; Administrators overseeing Gifted Education

Dates: 12/19/2017

We know that thorough PLEP begins with current data. This data enables you to build individual GIEPs, so don’t be intimidated if you are not a “data person." The meeting will start with an engaging discussion with Dr. Lauren Beal from IU13. She will focus attention on CDT data analysis and student conferencing. The Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a set of online assessments, divided by content area, designed to provide diagnostic information to guide instruction, intervention and enrichment. It assists educators in identifying student academic strengths, and areas in need of improvement, by providing links to classroom resources. NOTE: Make sure to bring your laptop and have access (username & password) to your district CDT information. Moving on from CDTs, we will take a look at using PVAAS with students who have a history of higher achievement. PVAAS data is useful in developing PLEP, selecting courses and making informed projections. Several webinars have been created by the PVAAS team specifically for advanced students. Work with Tanya Morret has resulted in targeted attention to students with GIEPs. Come get an update from Dr. Kristen Lewald and/or another member of the amazing PVAAS team. The resources they create to support your work are useful, thorough and accessible. NOTE: Make sure to bring your laptop with PVAAS username & password.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM.

54. Let's Get Practical with Data Conference Updates from GN Members (PM session)

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: 2017-18 IU13 Gifted Network members; Gifted Support and General Education teachers

Dates: 12/19/2017

This meeting will begin with a brief discussion on the Refugee and Immigration Project offered by IU13. Learn about lessons available to schools and how your students can benefit. Then, as we consider all that was shared in the morning session, we will take a look at ways to organize data (gathered from a variety of sources) so it can be effectively used for PLEP. Gifted Network members will share things that have worked for them, and you will be given time to explore the CDT and PVAAS information shared in the morning sessions. Finally, we will debrief on the Fall PAGE Conference and summer conferences attended by members. If you want to share on data organization that works for you or on sessions/conferences you recently attended, please contact Janice at janice_estabrook@iu13.org.

NOTE: If you attend the morning session (Staying Current on Diagnostic and Growth Data), there will be NO fee to attend this afternoon session. Fees will be adjusted after the session is complete.

Registration begins at 12:00 Noon

55. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 12/19/2017

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.

56. Apple Day Everyone Can Code & What's New at Apple

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Dates: 12/20/2017

New
Everyone Can Code Learn how to bring coding into your elementary and middle school classrooms Coding is an essential skill for today’s students. Learning to code is valuable because it can teach students how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. Swift Playgrounds is a free iPad app that makes getting started with learning coding fun and interactive. The built-in Learn to Code lessons let students explore and solve rich puzzle worlds that develop coding skills and form the foundation of their programming knowledge. What’s New at Apple? Featuring iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra Join us for an exclusive briefing about what’s new for schools in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. We believe technology has the power to transform the classroom and now it’s even easier to get devices in the hands of your students

57. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: Technology Coordinators

Dates: 12/21/2017

Monthly meetng for Technology Coordinators

58. Psychologists' Network Meeting *NEW DATE & TIME*

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

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 1/3/2018

Topic: Special Ed. Law Updates

$50.00 fee for registrants employed outside of the 22 Public School Districts within the IU13 service area.

59. 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: 1/3/2018

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.

60. Lancaster County Chapter of PASSWP Meeting

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

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 1/4/2018

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

61. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Initial Training

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: IU13 Employees, Participating Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel

Dates: 1/8/2018 to 1/9/2018

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 IU13 employees and Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel participating in the CPI Partnership Agreement.

*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 3, 2018. 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. SNOW MAKE-UP DATES: January 29 & 30, 2018

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

62. Writing Workshop with Process Writing

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2018

In this session participants will examine key components of the writing workshop model. Participants will be given valuable mini-lesson examples. Participants will also examine tips and strategies for formative assessment that will lead to targeted writing conferences. Participants will also learn proven tips to manage what other students are doing while they are conferring with students individually and in small groups on their writing.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop.

63. Principals' Collaborative Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Elementary and secondary school principals, assistant principals, and deans of students that work in public schools in Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

Dates: 1/11/2018

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 2017-18:

8:00 AM - Colleague-to-Colleague Networking
8:15 AM - Open forum
8:45 AM - Local, State, and National Initiatives & Topics
9:00 AM – IU13 Updates - Literacy & Humanities
9:05 AM – IU13 Updates - STEM
9:10 AM – IU13 Updates - Technology
9:15 AM - Wrap-up/ Final Q&A
9:30 AM - End of Meeting

For more information:

Joey Rider-Bertrand, joey_bertrand@iu13.org, 717-606-1674
Lisa Storhaug, lisa_storhaug@iu13.org, 717-947-1527

64. Reading Supervisor/Title I Coordinator Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: District reading supervisors and Title I coordinators

Dates: 1/11/2018

Collaborative meeting for Lancaster and Lebanon County district level reading supervisors and Title I coordinators. These meetings will give you an opportunity to:
-Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in your school or district
-Partake in collaborative professional learning for building your 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

65. Social Studies Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Social Studies/ IS

Audience: Department chairpersons, supervisors, curriculum coordinators, principals, and other school or district administrators with leadership responsibilities that focus on social studies education. 

Dates: 1/11/2018

The purpose of the IU13 Social Studies Leadership Collaborative meetings is to give social studies 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

66. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 1/16/2018

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: 1/16/2018

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. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 1/16/2018

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.

69. Early Learning Networking Group

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Kindergarten transition coordinators, primary teachers, curriculum coordinators, administrators, reading specialists, coaches

Dates: 1/17/2018

This work group will be about best practices in assessing early learners in a K-12 school system. District leaders will have an opportunity to network and collaborate about early learning topics from birth to grade 3 including:

-Kindergarten Transition Best Practices
-Family Engagement
-Community Partnerships
-Early Literacy

70. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members- up to 2 per district

Dates: 1/17/2018

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 information back in their home districts
-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

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. Co-teaching and collaboration for English learners

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

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/18/2018

Flexibility is the main feature of a successful collaborative model. Committing to collaboration and co-teaching does not mean that all classes during all periods must follow the same model. In this session, participants will examine various models for co-teaching and collaboration that utilize varied instructional strategies for English learners. Participants will also view and discuss real-life vignettes that depict challenges and successes of collaboration and co-teaching.

Note- There is no cost for IU13 Title III Consortium districts. There is a $125.00 fee for IU13 Non-Consortium districts.

Lunch will be provided. Please bring a laptop.

72. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 1/18/2018

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: 1/18/2018

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

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

74. Federal Programs Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Federal Program Coordinators

Dates: 1/19/2018

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

75. 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: 1/22/2018

The Itinerant Autistic Support Network is a series of meetings throughout the 2017-2018 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.

76. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- K-12 Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 instructional coaches

Dates: 1/23/2018

The purpose of the IU13 PIIC coaches’ meetings is to give instructional coaches in Lancaster and Lebanon counties an opportunity to:
-Learn from and with peers
-Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor
-Share issues, concerns and solutions
Each meeting will include networking, professional development and IU updates.

Please bring a laptop to each meeting.

77. Nonpublic Schools DIBELS Math Data & Scoring

Program: Nonpublic School Services

Audience: Nonpublic School Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Learning Support Teachers, & IU 13 Reading Specialists/Math Instructors

Dates: 1/23/2018

Participants will review scoring of the DIBELS Math Assessment and work with other members of their staff to score assessments.

Please bring DIBELS Math Assessments that have recently been administered to score.

Participants are encouraged to come in teams from their nonpublic school.

78. Using PVAAS for Student Scheduling & Planning Your Master Schedule (Morning Session)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Secondary School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), Department Chairs/Content Leaders in Secondary Schools, Middle School Counselors, High School Counselors, and Directors of Curriculum NOTE: This session is geared towards those working in secondary schools serving students in Grades 6-12.

Dates: 1/24/2018

Extend your knowledge of key PVAAS reports and enhance your understanding of how to use those reports in your role to plan a master schedule and provide informed recommendations for course scheduling and class placement. PVAAS projections are available for PSSA, Keystone, Advanced Placement, PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. Many of these projections are available several years in advance for students, allowing you to make informed decisions when needed during the school year. The session will address the most important information to use from each key report, as well as questions answered by each report, as you plan interventions, enrichment, acceleration, and course offerings. Additionally, the session will illustrate how to utilize student-level projection data when making individual scheduling decisions for students, including: 1) Examining Keystone projections to proactively provide support; 2) Scheduling students into rigorous Honors and AP courses based on individual student projections; 3) Planning for AP course offerings and selections; and 4) Utilizing PSAT, SAT, and ACT projections to better inform needs for college readiness prep programs. Scenarios from PA districts will be included, to provide examples of how the PVAAS data can be used to enhance the scheduling process in your school.

NOTE: Morning and afternoon sessions are identical!

8:00pm-8:30am – Registration
8:30am-11:30pm – Morning Session

79. Using PVAAS for Student Scheduling & Planning Your Master Schedule (Afternoon Session)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Secondary School Leaders (Principals, Assistant Principals), Department Chairs/Content Leaders in Secondary Schools, Middle School Counselors, High School Counselors, and Directors of Curriculum NOTE: This session is geared towards those working in secondary schools serving students in Grades 6-12.

Dates: 1/24/2018

Extend your knowledge of key PVAAS reports and enhance your understanding of how to use those reports in your role to plan a master schedule and provide informed recommendations for course scheduling and class placement. PVAAS projections are available for PSSA, Keystone, Advanced Placement, PSAT, SAT, and ACT exams. Many of these projections are available several years in advance for students, allowing you to make informed decisions when needed during the school year. The session will address the most important information to use from each key report, as well as questions answered by each report, as you plan interventions, enrichment, acceleration, and course offerings. Additionally, the session will illustrate how to utilize student-level projection data when making individual scheduling decisions for students, including: 1) Examining Keystone projections to proactively provide support; 2) Scheduling students into rigorous Honors and AP courses based on individual student projections; 3) Planning for AP course offerings and selections; and 4) Utilizing PSAT, SAT, and ACT projections to better inform needs for college readiness prep programs. Scenarios from PA districts will be included, to provide examples of how the PVAAS data can be used to enhance the scheduling process in your school.

NOTE: Morning and afternoon sessions are identical!

12:00pm-12:30am – Registration
12:30am-3:30pm – Afternoon Session

80. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher- How to Intervene with Challenging Individuals

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: IU13 Employees, Participating Lancaster and Lebanon County public school personnel

Dates: 1/25/2018

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

DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn strategies to use with individuals whose behavior- while not physically aggressive- is very challenging.

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 20, 2018. SNOW MAKE-UP DATE January 31, 2018.

81. Lancaster County Chapter of PASSWP Meeting

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

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 2/1/2018

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

82. Secondary Math PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 2/1/2018

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 is provided

Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

83. Secondary Science PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 2/1/2018

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 is provided

Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

84. Technology and Engineering PLC

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

Dates: 2/1/2018

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 is provided

Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

85. Elementary STEM PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 2/1/2018

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 is provided

Please note that this meeting is not eligible for Act 48 hours.

86. Blended Learning: Taking a Closer Look (AM Session)

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: 2017-18 IU13 Gifted Network members; Gifted Support and General Education teachers

Dates: 2/6/2018

Last year, we explored resources and models that enable gifted support teachers to use assessments, instructional technology, and individualized instruction to meet student needs. We experienced blended learning in action, connected with colleagues, and learned from Colette Cairns and Ken Zimmerman. Upon request, we are continuing that discussion with teachers (including members of the Gifted Network) who have used the hybrid rotation model to create effective instruction for all students. A focus will be placed on serving advanced/gifted students. A Schoology Course was created last year by Colette and Ken to share resources. This will be reviewed at the meeting and can be accessed during and after the meeting to build your digital toolbox.

Registration begins at 8:00 AM.

87. Annual Goals and SDI: Training Using a Hybrid Rotation Model (PM session)

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: 2017-18 IU13 Gifted Network members; Gifted Support and General Education teachers

Dates: 2/6/2018

An important part of your work as a gifted support teacher is to craft individual plans for each student on your caseload. Focusing on the PLEP gathered for each student, you are tasked with creating one/two annual goals that focus upon his/her academic strength(s). Many resources are available to help you create plans that adhere to the guidance offered by PDE, but tackling this important issue in a Gifted Network Meeting has proved difficult. Therefore, we are trying a new approach that we hope will work successfully. Join us for an afternoon of working alongside your job-alike colleagues in a hybrid rotation training that focuses on writing annual goals and SDI. Through this model, you will be assigned to small job-alike groups for direct instruction/ discussion and collaborative work; and the third station will involve independent study. Our hope is that this meeting will result in “sample” goals that we can share and discuss as a network.

NOTE: If you attend the morning session (Blended Learning: Taking a Closer Look), there will be NO fee to attend this afternoon session. Fees will be adjusted after the session is complete.

Registration begins at 12:00 Noon.

88. Donegal Hybrid Learning *Invitation Only*

Program: Online and Hybrid Learning/ IS

Dates: 2/7/2018

The Hybrid Learning training will give participants an overview of the rotational model. This training is for Donegal School District Only

89. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members- up to 2 per district

Dates: 2/7/2018

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 information back in their home districts
-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

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.

90. Secondary Literacy Professional Learning Community Meeting #3

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: content supervisors, department chairs, reading specialists, instructional coaches and teachers

Dates: 2/7/2018

The purpose of the IU13 Secondary Literacy PLC Meetings are to give secondary literacy leaders of all content areas an opportunity to:

1. Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district
2. Partake in collaborative professional learning for building their own capacity to lead
3. Serve as a resource for determining regional professional development needs
4. Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other “job alike” professionals

Two representatives from each member district may attend.

91. Principals' Collaborative Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Elementary and secondary school principals, assistant principals, and deans of students that work in public schools in Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

Dates: 2/14/2018

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 2017-18:

8:00 AM - Colleague-to-Colleague Networking
8:15 AM - Open forum
8:45 AM - Local, State, and National Initiatives & Topics
9:00 AM – IU13 Updates - Literacy & Humanities
9:05 AM – IU13 Updates - STEM
9:10 AM – IU13 Updates - Technology
9:15 AM - Wrap-up/ Final Q&A
9:30 AM - End of Meeting

For more information:

Joey Rider-Bertrand, joey_bertrand@iu13.org, 717-606-1674
Lisa Storhaug, lisa_storhaug@iu13.org, 717-947-1527

92. Title III Consortium and ESL Administrator PLC Meeting

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

Audience: Title III Consortium districts and ESL administrators

Dates: 2/15/2018

The purpose of the IU13 Title III Consortium English as a Second Language (ESL) Administrative Professional Learning Community is to give Title III district 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 information between consortium and non-consortium districts
-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
-Assist with building capacity about ESL programming and instruction in home schools/districts

93. Federal Programs Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Federal Program Coordinators

Dates: 2/16/2018

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

94. SEC and Transition Network Meeting

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

Audience: Special Education Consultants within the IU13 Service Area

Dates: 2/20/2018

The Special Education Consultant (SEC) Network is a series of meetings throughout the 2017-2018 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.

TOPICS: IEP Alignment, MAG Writing Check, Writing SAIEP for Transition, Special Education Law Updates

$50.00 fee for registrants employed outside of the 22 Public School Districts within the IU13 service area.

95. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- K-12 Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 instructional coaches

Dates: 2/20/2018

The purpose of the IU13 PIIC coaches’ meetings is to give instructional coaches in Lancaster and Lebanon counties an opportunity to:
-Learn from and with peers
-Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor
-Share issues, concerns and solutions
Each meeting will include networking, professional development and IU updates.

Please bring a laptop to each meeting.

96. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 2/20/2018

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. 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: 2/22/2018

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.

98. 3rd Grade - EbD-Teems Training

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

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2018

IU13 is pleased to offer professional development in EbD-TEEMS elementary STEM curriculum. All sessions are a full day and include free access to the curriculum. The professional development incorporates a blend of content and pedagogy. Please note EbD-TEEMS has a specific unit at each grade level, so the STEM content will be different in each training. Instructional practices and strategies will include project-based learning, use of design challenges, literacy strategies to support STEM, and STEM notebooking.

Notes:
Please bring a charged laptop or tablet. Registration is 8:00-8:30 AM. The training is 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch is on your own.


A Note about Enrollment Options:
There is no cost for teachers participating as part of the Lancaster County STEM Alliance Scaling Up STEM project. Please use the “Act 48 Hours - Lanc. Co. STEM Alliance” enrollment option.

There is also no cost for teachers from IU13 STEM Consortium member districts, EbD regional partners, or EbD Network schools. Please use the “Act 48 Hours - District/Agency IU13 Area” enrollment option.

This training is also open to anyone that does not fit the criteria for one of the other enrollment options for a cost of $75 per person. Please use the “Act 48 Hours - District/Agency NOT IU13 area” enrollment option. let.

99. Kindergarten - EbD-Teems Training

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

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2018

IU13 is pleased to offer professional development in EbD-TEEMS elementary STEM curriculum. All sessions are a full day and include free access to the curriculum. The professional development incorporates a blend of content and pedagogy. Please note EbD-TEEMS has a specific unit at each grade level, so the STEM content will be different in each training. Instructional practices and strategies will include project-based learning, use of design challenges, literacy strategies to support STEM, and STEM notebooking.

Notes:
Please bring a charged laptop or tablet. Registration is 8:00-8:30 AM. The training is 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch is on your own.


A Note about Enrollment Options:
There is no cost for teachers participating as part of the Lancaster County STEM Alliance Scaling Up STEM project. Please use the “Act 48 Hours - Lanc. Co. STEM Alliance” enrollment option.

There is also no cost for teachers from IU13 STEM Consortium member districts, EbD regional partners, or EbD Network schools. Please use the “Act 48 Hours - District/Agency IU13 Area” enrollment option.

This training is also open to anyone that does not fit the criteria for one of the other enrollment options for a cost of $75 per person. Please use the “Act 48 Hours - District/Agency NOT IU13 area” enrollment option. let.

100. Lancaster County Chapter of PASSWP Meeting

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

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 3/1/2018

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

101. Reading Supervisor/Title I Coordinator Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: District reading supervisors and Title I coordinators

Dates: 3/1/2018

Collaborative meeting for Lancaster and Lebanon County district level reading supervisors and Title I coordinators. These meetings will give you an opportunity to:
-Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in your school or district
-Partake in collaborative professional learning for building your 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