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1. DIBELS Math Essential Training - INVITATION ONLY

Program: Nonpublic School Services

Audience: INVITATION ONLY

Dates: 9/28/2016

Starting Soon
Participants will be provided with the DIBELS Math Essential Training Workshop Book.

Participants will learn the foundations of DIBELS Math and the administration and scoring of the DIBELS Math subtests. Subtests will be modeled and participants will have practice opportunities with DIBELS Math subtest administration and scoring.

Objectives:

• Understand the research behind DIBELS Math.



• Learn how to administer and score the DIBELS math subtests.



• Understand how to plan for benchmark testing and progress monitoring and how DIBELS Math could support a Multi-Tiered System of Support.



• Learn which critical mathematical concepts are associated with these measures that assess early numeracy, math computation, and math concepts and application.

2. Paraeducator Workshop-Strategies and Activities to Support the Five Big Components of Reading Instruction

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Paraeducators

Dates: 9/28/2016

Starting Soon
This session will begin with a review of information regarding the Five Big Ideas in Reading and how these ideas impact a student's ability to read and comprehend text. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss strategies and explore the various activities that can be used for review. Important skills for improving reading comprehension will be practiced.

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.

3. LDC PULSE 2.0 (BY INVITATION ONLY!)

Program: Math Science Partnership/ IS

Audience: Grades 3-8 PULSE 2.0 Teachers, PULSE 2.0 Administrators

Dates: 9/30/2016 to 2/23/2017

Starting Soon
Teacher participants in PULSE 2.0 are invited to participate in this optional 3-day PULSE professional learning opportunity focused on implementing the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) Framework in STEM. LDC utilizes a backward design approach beginning with the design of a rigorous, content-rich assignment that integrates both reading and writing. For this project, collaborative school teams will explore the STEM literacy skills required as part of their design challenge, and design a short LDC module, 1-2 weeks, to provide instruction for those skills. Students will produce a final written product that responds to each team's design challenge.Participants must attend all three days.

Meeting Times
September 30, 2016, November 4, 2016 and February 23, 2017 (snowdate March 23)
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.)

Notes:
Please bring your laptop
Lunch is provided

4. GED (Gifted Education Demystified) Talks

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

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

Dates: 10/3/2016

Starting Soon
The start of each school year brings new teachers into the world of gifted education. This can be a challenging role, but there is help through the IU13 Gifted Network. Whether you are brand new in your role or are a seasoned veteran, join us for a day of sharing and support. The IU13 Gifted Education Steering Committee has planned this meeting to answer questions through a panel discussion. This meeting is designed for maximum interaction between network members. Schoology will be examined as a source of information and collaboration, Chapter 16 updates will be shared, mentorships can be arranged, and resources shared. The greatest benefits of the Gifted Network are realized when you connect with other job-alike teachers. Please join us and stay for the afternoon session on Screening and Evaluation if you can.

Bagels, pastries and coffee/tea will be provided.

5. GED (Gifted Education Demystified) Talks - LIVESTREAM option

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

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

Dates: 10/3/2016

Starting Soon
The start of each school year brings new teachers into the world of gifted education. This can be a challenging role, but there is help through the IU13 Gifted Network. Whether you are brand new in your role or are a seasoned veteran, join us for a day of sharing and support. The IU13 Gifted Education Steering Committee has planned this meeting to answer questions through a panel discussion. This meeting is designed for maximum interaction between network members. Schoology will be examined as a source of information and collaboration, Chapter 16 updates will be shared, mentorships can be arranged, and resources shared. The greatest benefits of the Gifted Network are realized when you connect with other job-alike teachers.

NOTE: This is for LIVESTREAM only. Connection information will be emailed to you before the session.

6. Screening & Evaluation for Gifted Students: A Discussion across Districts

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

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

Dates: 10/3/2016

Starting Soon
Chapter 16 requires screening and evaluation which is defined as the systematic determination of whether or not a student is gifted or needs gifted education. 16.21(d) states that each school district shall establish procedures to determine whether a student is mentally gifted. During this session, we will hear from several Gifted Network members on how their districts screen and evaluate students, taking care to look for students in underrepresented populations or students who might have masking traits that can impact the screening process. We will also discuss how gifted support teachers can use the information in the GWR to inform their decisions when writing an effective GIEP. Resources will be shared that aid in screening and identification of 2e students as well as documents provided by PDE on screening and evaluation.

7. Screening & Evaluation for Gifted Students: A Discussion across Districts - LIVESTREAM Option

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

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

Dates: 10/3/2016

Starting Soon
Chapter 16 requires screening and evaluation which is defined as the systematic determination of whether or not a student is gifted or needs gifted education. Paragraph 16.21(d) states that each school district shall establish procedures to determine whether a student is mentally gifted. During this session, we will hear from several Gifted Network members on how their districts screen and evaluate students, taking care to look for students in underrepresented populations or students who might have masking traits that can impact the screening process. We will also discuss how gifted support teachers can use the information in the GWR to inform their decisions when writing an effective GIEP. Resources will be shared that aid in screening and identification of 2e students as well as documents provided by PDE on screening and evaluation.

NOTE: This is for LIVESTREAM only. Connection information will be emailed to you before the session.

8. Introductory POGIL workshop with a special emphasis on computer science

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

Audience: High School Computer Science Teachers

Dates: 10/4/2016

This will be a workshop to introduce teachers to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) and will explore the benefits of this approach to active learning in the classroom. Participants will also work with two computer science facilitators to discuss the issues that are unique to computer science and also experience several computer science activities. Overall, participants will experience a POGIL-based learning environment, analyze activities, understand how guided inquiry is structured in a POGIL classroom, and consider classroom facilitation and other issues related to the implementation of POGIL.

Sign-in for this workshop begins at 8:15 AM.
Lunch on your own
Please bring your laptop

9. STARLAB Training

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Dates: 10/4/2016

This exciting interactive training session will include basic instruction on ordering the STARLAB from IU13, set-up procedures, and curriculum instructions ranging from basic to more advanced lessons including the Lewis and Clark, ocean currents, and plate tectonics curricula.

10. Secondary Science PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 10/4/2016

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.

11. How to Buy Your First Home

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

Audience: ALL IU13 and School District Employees within the IU13 Service Area

Dates: 10/5/2016

During this interactive workshop some of the questions that we will address include:

  • -How can I save for a home purchase?
  • -How much should I have for a down payment?
  • -What are the various mortgage options?
  • -What costs should I consider?

Your questions and participation are encouraged.

This session is open to ALL IU13 and School District employees within the IU13 Service Area.

12. How to Buy Your First Home

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

Audience: ALL IU13 and School District Employees within the IU13 Service Area

Dates: 10/5/2016

During this interactive workshop some of the questions that we will address include:

  • -How can I save for a home purchase?
  • -How much should I have for a down payment?
  • -What are the various mortgage options?
  • -What costs should I consider?

Your questions and participation are encouraged.

This session is open to ALL IU13 and School District employees within the IU13 Service Area.

13. Day 1 A la carte Grades 6-12 Deepening Content Understanding through Disciplinary Literacy

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2016

In this session, participants will examine the role of disciplinary literacy instruction in a content-area classroom. Participants will gain an introduction to the Reading Apprenticeship Framework and its connection to the PA Core Standards for ELA and Literacy in Social Studies and Science as well as the PA Comprehensive Literacy Plan. Participants will explore what a Reading Apprenticeship classroom looks like and practice the metacognitive strategies of thinking aloud and talking to the text, foundational disciplinary literacy practices for the secondary classroom.

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

14. Grades 6-12 Foundations of Literacy Institute (3 day series)

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Reading Specialists, Principals

Dates: 10/6/2016 to 12/14/2016

Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 is offering a three-day Foundations of Literacy Institute for K-12 educators. Sessions will focus on deepening knowledge of the PA Core ELA/Literacy Standards and best practices for teaching literacy. Participants will be guided to use this knowledge to intentionally plan for standards-based literacy instruction, regardless of what reading series, novels or materials are utilized.

Lunch will be provided.

*October 6, 2016 Deepening Content Understanding Through Disciplinary Literacy Note: this training begins at 8:00am and ends at 3:00pm.

*November 9, 2016 Deepening Understanding of PA Core Standards to Plan Literacy Instruction

*December 14, 2016 Text Dependent Analysis for All Students at All Grade-levels

15. County Social Workers' Meeting

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

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 10/6/2016

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

16. Discovery Education Math Academy: Teaching and Assessing Math In A Digital World - Teaching for Mathematical Depth

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Audience K12 Math and Content Area Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2016

To be prepared for college and the workplace, students need a blend of skills, conceptual understandings, problem solving, and perseverance. Teaching and Assessing Math in a Digital World will help you make sense of the expectations and practices that develop students as deep mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. Strengthen your practice with resources, tools, and assessments, leveraging digital media and technology, to help your students reach higher levels of math achievement. This professional development provides:

•Focuses on instructional practices and assessment strategies to support the development of mathematically proficient students in preparation for college and career expectations

•Includes the integration and effective use of digital tools and resources into math instruction and assessments to build students' mathematical literacy skills

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

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2016

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.

18. Title III Consortium and ESL Administrator PLC Meeting

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

Audience: Title III Consortium and ESL Administrators

Dates: 10/6/2016

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

19. Nonpublic Student Support Network Meeting

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: Nonpublic Teachers, Principals, Counselors, Consultants

Dates: 10/6/2016

Sensory Strategies

Participants will receive strategies to work with students on the autism spectrum and students with Asperger's Syndrome who are very sensitive to light, sound, touch, and other sensory stimuli.

20. Technology and Engineering PLC

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

Dates: 10/6/2016

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.

21. Early Learners/Kindergarten Transition Work Group

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Dates: 10/7/2016

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

22. 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: 10/11/2016

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

23. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher- Louder Than Words, How to Intervene with Nonverbal Individuals

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

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

Dates: 10/11/2016

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

DESCRIPTION: Attempting to communicate with an individual who is nonverbal-or who has very limited verbal skills-can be difficult for everyone. Misunderstandings and frustrations are common and sometimes lead to crisis incidents in which the lack of communication results in a potentially explosive situation both for staff and for the nonspeaking person. This program is about how to prevent those frightening crisis moments from happening, and how to address them if they do. 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 October 8, 2016

24. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- SECONDARY Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Secondary Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/11/2016

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.

25. Ed Tech Pool Counsel - Online Safety

Program: Technology Services

Audience: Admininstrators, Guidance Staff, Technology Staff, Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2016

This session covers the essential lessons that school teachers and administrators should be providing to students about online safety, including sharing personal information, cyber-bullying and online harassment, and the responsible use of social media. The session also covers precautions school districts should take to prevent inappropriate communications between teachers and students and a discussion of the legal aspects of 1:1 device management software and active monitoring of student Internet use.

26. Secondary Technology Conference -STC, December 7, 2016 - Committee

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: All STC Committee Members

Dates: 10/11/2016

Secondary Technology Conference - STC, December 7, 2016 - Planning Meeting.

27. Elementary Technology Conference -ETC, December 6, 2016 - Committee

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: All STC Committee Members

Dates: 10/11/2016

Elementary Technology Conference - ETC, December 6, 2016 - Planning Meeting.

28. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- ELEMENTARY Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Elementary Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/11/2016

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. Secondary Math PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 10/12/2016

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.

30. Psychologists' Network Meeting- Identifying High Functioning Students with ASD

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

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 10/13/2016

Carrie Bruey, Psy.D., BCBA, will discuss best practices in assessing students with high-functioning Autism.

31. Elementary STEM PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 10/13/2016

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.

32. Google Admin BootCamp

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Administrators and IT Staff responsible for providing technical services to the school community.

Dates: 10/14/2016

New
The Google Admin Bootcamp is specifically designed for district IT directors and administrators who want a better understanding of the management tools and features of Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks and Android Tablets. A next level training, this event will help you take the next step to lead your organization in their Google App implementation. Learning outcomes for this workshop include: Configure your Domain Understanding organizational units User management Configure core services Managing your Data & Systems Creating and managing Google Groups Administrative roles Reporting tools Safety and Security Backing up and security configuring Google Vault Data privacy concerns and discussion Manage Devices Chrome Browsers Chromebooks Android Tablets with Google Play for EDU Google Admin Certification Exam Why become a Certified Google Admin Exam content and process Study tips and suggestions John Sowash is a Google Apps Certified Administrator with years of experience in setting up, managing, and configuring Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks and Android Tablets. Not only does John understand the ins-and-outs of the management console, he is also a former classroom teacher who understands best practices for configuring technology to meet the needs of teachers and their students. John is a passionate presenter who enjoys helping schools around the world use technology to improve student learning.

33. 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: 10/14/2016 to 10/17/2016

Wait List
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 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 October 11, 2016. 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.

34. Special Education Legal Session for Special Education Administrators

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: Special Education Administrators and IU 13 Special Education Supervisors

Dates: 10/17/2016

Special education administrators and IU13 supervisors will be provided answers to key special education questions submitted to Andy Faust, in advance, for the purposes of informing local practice and reducing district's legal liability in delivering special education services. 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.

35. Autism Academy-Communication and Social Cognition

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Dates: 10/18/2016

Children with autism may have difficulty developing language skills and communicating non-verbally (including gestures, eye contact, and facial expressions). Social cognition is how we address what others think, see, hear, and feel. In this session, participants 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. 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

36. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 10/18/2016

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.

37. How to Succeed in the PDE Educator Effectiveness System as Librarians

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/18/2016

Whether you are classified as: Classroom Teaching Professional (82-1) Or Non-Teaching Professional (82-3) Learn right now: 1. How to Navigate the Educator Effectiveness System Process & Timeline 2. What Questions to Ask Your Administrators 2. How to Develop and Assess Measurable Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) 3. What Evidence Demonstrates Effectiveness in the Four Danielson Domains 4. How to Prepare for a Successful Formal Observation or Differentiated Supervision Bring your SLOs and Portfolios to Share & Receive Helpful Advice

38. IMS Focus Group

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Focus Group Members from IU13

Dates: 10/18/2016

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*

39. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 10/18/2016

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.

40. Asian Studies for Educators

Program: Social Studies/ IS

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Media Specialists, Librarians, Art Teachers, or World Language Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2016 to 1/24/2017

Enroll now in this content rich seminar for teachers of grades K-12. Designed as an introduction to the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea, the course will encourage and facilitate K-12 teaching and learning about East Asia in World History, Geography, Social Studies, Art, and World Literature. Media specialists, librarians, art teachers, and world language teachers are also encouraged to apply. Class time will be devoted to group discussions of teaching materials and strategies appropriate for different teaching levels. Teachers who complete all requirements for the NCTA 30 hours seminar receive $200 worth of teaching materials and a $200 stipend. For more details, please go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5C1yEWInYAALVhWUTlyOVYzWjA/view?usp=sharing

41. Day 1 A la carte Grades K-5 Building Blocks of Literacy

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2016

In this session, participants will explore the five areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) and how these components build the foundation for literacy learning. Participants will learn best practices for teaching these building blocks regardless of their district's core reading materials.

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

42. Grades K-5 Foundations of Literacy Institute (3 day series)

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Reading Specialists, Principals

Dates: 10/19/2016 to 12/14/2016

Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 is offering a three-day Foundations of Literacy Institute for K-12 educators. Sessions will focus on deepening knowledge of the PA Core ELA/Literacy Standards and best practices for teaching literacy. Participants will be guided to use this knowledge to intentionally plan for standards-based literacy instruction, regardless of what reading series, novels or materials are utilized.

Lunch will be provided.

*October 19, 2016 Building Blocks of Literacy

*November 9, 2016 Deepening Understanding of PA Core Standards to Plan Literacy Instruction

*December 14, 2016 Text Dependent Analysis for All Students at All Grade-levels

43. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 10/19/2016

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.

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

Program: Math Science Partnership/ IS

Dates: 10/20/2016

New
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.

45. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 10/20/2016

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

46. Echoes & Reflections: Leaders in Holocaust Education

Program: Social Studies/ IS

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/20/2016

Deepen your skills and integrate new resources for your Holocaust teaching with this new program. Delving deeply into selected lessons in the Teacher's Resource Guide, this program examines the primary and secondary sources that comprise the lesson as well as additional resources available on the website. This is a joint program of the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem. Please bring your Teacher's Resource Guide provided at the Fall 2015 program if you attended. Registration begins at 9:00am. Lunch is on your own.

47. Social Studies Professional Learning Community Meeting (#1)

Program: Social Studies/ IS

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

Dates: 10/20/2016

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.

48. Transition Network Meeting-Life Care Planning and Legal Issues and Concerns for Individuals with Disabilities

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

Audience: Parents, Students, Educators, Community Service Providers

Dates: 10/24/2016

For families looking for guidance in understanding the many dimensions of life care planning, this seminar focuses on breaking down the process into specific steps to be able to address the additional complexities involved. Discussion will also be centered on wills, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianship, and government programs for individuals with special needs.

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

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

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Dates: 10/25/2016

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.

50. Google Apps for Ed Support Staff Boot Camp

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Administrative Assistants, Secretaries, School or Central/Business Office Staff, Classroom or School Aides, etc.

Dates: 10/25/2016

The Google Apps for Ed Support Staff Boot Camp is specifically designed for district staff members who want a better understanding of the management tools and features of Google Apps for Education. Learning outcomes for this workshop include: 1. Develop an understanding of how Google Apps for Education works 2. Explore the features of Google Drive including Docs, Forms, Sheets and Slides 3. Investigate other Google tools used for increased productivity 4. Use Google Apps to communicate and collaborate more effectively and efficiently

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

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Dates: 10/25/2016

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.

52. 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: 10/26/2016

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.

53. LDC Module Design Jam

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 Teachers from IU13 Member Districts

Dates: 10/27/2016

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.

54. Top 10 Principles of Financial Wellness

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

Audience: ALL IU13 and School District Employees within the IU13 Service Area

Dates: 10/27/2016

At this session, we will discuss the top 10 actions that everyone can take to work towards financial independence.

Your questions and participation are encouraged.

This session is open to ALL IU13 and School District employees within the IU13 Service Area.

55. Top 10 Principles of Financial Wellness

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

Audience: ALL IU13 and School District Employees within the IU13 Service Area

Dates: 10/27/2016

At this session, we will discuss the top 10 actions that everyone can take to work towards financial independence.

Your questions and participation are encouraged.

This session is open to ALL IU13 and School District employees within the IU13 Service Area.

56. Apple iOS Advisory Committee

Program: Technology Services

Audience: Technology Staff

Dates: 10/31/2016

New
Join us on Monday, October 31 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM for our first advisory committee meeting of the school year for district technology administrators or staff supporting a 1:1 deployment with Apple iOS devices managed with the JAMF Software Casper JSS MDM. Participants will review common issues and solutions implemented by participating districts. Best practices for common challenges will be discussed at this meeting. Any district currently implementing or looking to implement a 1:1 program with Casper and iOS devices is welcome to send staff members. Tentative Agenda: Introductions, JAMF Nation Conference Review and Update, Apple School Manager, 2016 Deployment Discussion (what worked and what needs reviewed), Best Practices Discussion, Caching Server Deployment and Troubleshooting, and Next Steps.

57. National LDC Peer Review Studio

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Instructional Coaches, K-12 LDC Teacher Leaders, K-12 Administrators, District Administrators

Dates: 11/1/2016 to 11/2/2016

In collaboration with the Literacy Design Collaborative, IU13 will host a 2-day peer review studio focused on applying LDC's peer review rubric developed by the Stanford Center of Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE) to teacher-developed LDC modules. This event is open to LDC teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators who are already familiar with the LDC Framework and seek to deepen their understanding of and their own alignment to the LDC Peer-Review Rubric. By completing the work of the Studio, participants earn the Nationally Trained LDC Peer Reviewer badge. This LDC badge signifies: (1) an ability to design modules that will get stronger results with students; (2) an ability to provide actionable, rubric-aligned feedback to colleagues on their modules; and (3) the beginning of the rubric-calibration work that leads to the Nationally Certified LDC Peer Reviewer badge, which enables practitioners to participate in national LDC peer-review events. Participants should bring their own laptops. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Breakfast and registration will be each morning from 8-8:30am. *For local IU13 participants, comprehensive LDC Module Design is a prerequisite for participating in this professional development opportunity.

58. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher- Understanding Goals, Power, and Relationships

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

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

Dates: 11/1/2016

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

DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn strategies and techniques to calm people down, defuse tension, and turn around a potentially explosive situation. 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 October 28 2016

59. County Social Workers' Meeting

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

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 11/3/2016

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

60. Special Education Consultant Network/Transition Meetings

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

Audience: Special Education Consultants IU13 and District

Dates: 11/3/2016

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.

61. Reading Supervisor/Title I Coordinator Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: District Reading Supervisors and Title I Coordinators

Dates: 11/3/2016

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

62. Psychologists' Network Meeting- "Striving for Distinction"

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

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 11/7/2016

At this meeting we will discuss how to excel in our own personal/professional evaluations.

63. 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: 11/8/2016

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

64. Day 2 A la carte Deepening Understanding of PA Core Standards to Plan Literacy Instruction

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/9/2016

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.

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

65. Considerations for Implementing LDC with Students with IEPs

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: IU13 Member General Education K-12 Teachers, Special Education K-12 Teachers, Special Education Administrators, Special Education Consultants

Dates: 11/9/2016

In this half-day session, both general education and special education participants from IU13 Member Districts will learn adaptations and modifications relative to students with high incidence disabilities (e.g., SDL, Speech & Language, ES) for use in LDC mini-task instruction and module design. Participants should bring their own laptops and have access to their students' IEPs either electronically or via hard copies. Previous experience designing and implementing LDC mini-tasks and modules is a prerequisite. Lunch will be on your own. This event is funded by IDEA IU13 Member Districts.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: All residents of Lancaster and Lebanon counties

Dates: 11/14/2016

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.

67. Transition Network Meeting-Transition Related Topics Everyone Should Know

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

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

Dates: 11/14/2016

This session will provide participants with additional information about the transition process, especially after the student graduates from high school. Information on what agencies to involve when, who should attend the IEP meetings, and the next steps for post-graduation will be addressed.

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

68. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- ELEMENTARY Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Elementary Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/15/2016

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.

69. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 11/15/2016

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.

70. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- SECONDARY Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Secondary Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/15/2016

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.

71. Connected Libraries/ACCESS PA Meetings

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 11/15/2016

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

72. IMS Focus Group

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Focus Group Members from IU13

Dates: 11/15/2016

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*

73. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 11/15/2016

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.

74. Autism Academy-Principles and Strategies of Applied Behavioral Analysis

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

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

Dates: 11/16/2016

Participants will investigate the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), systematic procedures for increasing and decreasing behavior, functions of behavior, and reinforcement strategies. This session will also explore how the principles of ABA can be applied to direct instruction in the classroom.

Registration will be held from 8:00 am-8:30 am.

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

Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

75. Deepening LDC Mini-Task Design in Science (Grades 4-12)

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Experienced LDC teachers in grades 4-12, science curriculum leaders, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/16/2016

How do we define literacy in science? How do we teach scientific literacy skills? This full day professional development is intended for science educators and administrators who have previous LDC experience and have implemented LDC modules or mini-tasks (lessons) in science. Participants will examine new Battelle STEM LDC resources focused on teaching scientific literacy skills, engage in Q and A with a panel of scientists working in the Lancaster area to discuss the role of literacy in STEM careers, either design a new or revamp an existing LDC mini-task, and collaboratively analyze student work in light of new LDC rubrics incorporating NGSS concepts.

76. Autism Academy-Addressing Sensory Needs

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

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

Dates: 11/16/2016

Children with autism relate to the world through their senses. Sensation gives us information about the environment around us and about ourselves. In this workshop, participants will gain knowledge about the components of sensory processing and how we can use that understanding to make "sense" of our own behaviors and those of others.

Registration will be held from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm.

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

Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

77. Annual Special Education Adminstrators Conference

Program: Leadership

Audience: District and IU 13 Special Education Administrators

Dates: 11/16/2016 to 11/18/2016

New
This annual conference provides school district and IU 13 special education administrators an opportunity to attend professional development sessions pertinent to their roles and responsibilities.

*This event is by invitation only.*

78. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 11/16/2016

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.

79. Paraeducator Workshop-Empowering the Bystander-Decreasing Bullying in Our Schools

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Paraeducators

Dates: 11/16/2016

Research has found that bullying has immediate and long term negative implications for the target, the bully, and the bystanders. This session will focus on identifying bullying behaviors, understanding the effects of bullying, and recognizing the important impact of the bystanders in a bullying situation. Participants will learn strategies for empowering the bystanders which can lead toward a more positive school climate.

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.

80. Day 3 Ala Carte: Focus on Opinion and Argument Writing with John Collins (Grades 4-12)

Program: Literacy/ IS

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

Dates: 11/17/2016

Day 1 or prior training is a prerequisite for this training. This session will focus on strategies to teach students how to create multi-paragraph opinion and argument essays in all subject areas. There will be a special emphasis on developing clear claim statements, creating reasons to support claims, and using evidence to develop reasons. 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. Thank you!

81. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 11/17/2016

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

82. 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: 11/17/2016

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.

83. Success in Algebra I - Use Data to Inform a Systems Approach to 6-12 Math

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Principals and District Administrators (Act 93 members) who provide supervisory support to teachers and are responsible for teacher evaluation

Dates: 11/30/2016

Algebra I is universally recognized as the critical path to mathematics and success in high school and post-secondary pursuits. This workshop will focus on the use of data (including PVAAS) as a tool to assess the components of a successful secondary Mathematics program in order to maximize the potential for greater numbers of successful students in Algebra and beyond.

This session will include these components:

Organization - the session will provide an opportunity for each participating LEA to analyze their secondary Mathematics sequences with a lens of multiple windows of entry to Algebra I and reasonable support courses for struggling students

Placement - the session will provide suggestions on how to use PVAAS and other data sources to inform placement decisions both in middle school and high school

Curriculum - the session will detail the curricular implications of acceleration of middle school mathematics to make middle school Algebra I possible

Instruction - the session will review the Standards for Mathematical Practice and Webb's Depth of Knowledge and will suggest concrete ways to incorporate the Standards and raise the DOK level of classroom instruction

Assessment - the session will explore ways to align the style and methods of classroom and school assessment to the state and national assessment system

Registration is 8:30-9:00 AM; Session begins at 9:00 AM

84. Secondary Literacy Professional Learning Community_2016-17 Meeting #2

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Secondary Literacy Point-of-Contact Members

Dates: 11/30/2016

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.

85. County Social Workers' Meeting

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

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 12/1/2016

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

86. Elementary Technology Conference

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Elementary Educators, Instructional Coaches, Technology Integrators

Dates: 12/6/2016

The 9th 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.

87. Secondary Technology Conference (STC)

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Secondary Educators, Instructional Coaches, Technology Integrators

Dates: 12/7/2016

The 2nd 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.

88. Student Projects and Competitions Providing Academic Challenge & Promoting Student Engagement

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

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

Dates: 12/8/2016

Back by popular demand: This meeting will allow gifted students to present some of their best work. A variety of students (across grade levels) from IU13 districts will share their ideas, talents and passions with the IU13 Gifted Network. It will give them the chance to present before an audience of professionals and answer questions related to their work. In addition, it will show ways of incorporating Learning Management Systems in the classroom to individualize projects for students. Last year, when students shared their perspective through a panel discussion, both teachers and students benefited. Join us to support students and learn from their work. Senator Ryan Aument has been invited to attend this meeting. Hopefully, his schedule will allow him to attend to hear from and speak to students and teachers.

89. Student Projects and Competitions Providing Academic Challenge & Promoting Student Engagement - LIVESTREAM OPTION

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

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

Dates: 12/8/2016

Back by popular demand: This meeting will allow gifted students to present some of their best work. A variety of students (across grade levels) from IU13 districts will share their ideas, talents and passions with the IU13 Gifted Network. It will give them the chance to present before an audience of professionals and answer questions related to their work. In addition, it will show ways of incorporating Learning Management Systems in the classroom to individualize projects for students. Last year, when students shared their perspective through a panel discussion, both teachers and students benefited. Join us to support students and learn from their work. Senator Ryan Aument has been invited to attend this meeting. Hopefully, his schedule will allow him to attend to hear from and speak to students and teachers.

NOTE: This is for LIVESTREAM only. Connection information will be emailed to you before the session.

90. Nuts and Bolts...Implementing Independent Projects through Specially Designed Instruction

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

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

Dates: 12/8/2016

Hearing from students on their impressive projects and competition experiences shows the educational value of providing these hands-on learning opportunities. However, it can get a bit overwhelming to think about managing all these individual projects. This session will provide a chance to hear from Gifted Network members on practical ways to manage these opportunities and incorporate them into SDI for student GIEPs. Bring information from a current GIEP that involves this type of independent project. Networking with colleagues will be invaluable as we work to write Goals, STLO and SDI that provide enrichment and/or acceleration based on students' academic strengths as well as their interests.

91. Nonpublic Student Support Network Meeting

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: Nonpublic Teachers, Principals, Counselors, Consultants

Dates: 12/8/2016

Trauma Informed Practices

Participants will receive an overview of the biology of trauma and will link it specifically to the big picture of instructional and behavioral practice.

92. Technology and Engineering PLC

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

Dates: 12/8/2016

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.

93. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 12/12/2016

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.

94. Secondary Science PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 12/13/2016

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.

95. Day 3 A la carte Text-Dependent Analysis for All Learners at All Grade-Levels

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2016

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.

96. Secondary Math PLC Meeting

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

Dates: 12/14/2016

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.

97. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- SECONDARY Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Secondary Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/15/2016

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.

98. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 12/15/2016

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

99. Incorporating Spatial Thinking into the Grade 4-8 Classroom

Program: Social Studies/ IS

Audience: Grade 4-8 Teachers

Dates: 12/15/2016

Learn how to use various spatial tools, such as tabletop maps, giant floor maps, and other geography-related resources to help students develop their spatial thinking. Registration begins at 12:00 noon; session starts at 12:30 PM. Lunch is on your own.

100. Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) Networking Meeting- ELEMENTARY Coaches PIIC DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Elementary Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/15/2016

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.

101. 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

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.