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1. Google Apps for Education-Lebanon

Program: Technology Services

Audience: Professionals

Dates: 8/2/2016

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Participants must have their own laptops for this training.

IU 13 staff interested in attending this session please register under the District Catalog tab.

Come learn how to implement Google Drive in your classroom with your students. Learn several Google Apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Google Classroom. There will be time to explore more Google Apps to use in your classroom to enhance your instructional practices.

Lunch is on your own.

2. Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Refresher- The Power of Listening

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

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

Dates: 8/4/2016

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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 to:

  • -Identify and overcome their own roadblocks to listening
  • -Distinguish various forms of two-way listening and assess the advantages and pitfalls of each approach
  • -Use Empathic Listening as a tool that will enhance rapport with their students
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 August 1, 2016

3. Google Apps for Education-District Personnel Only

Program: Technology Services

Audience: Professionals

Dates: 8/5/2016

Participants must have their own laptops for this training.

IU 13 staff interested in attending this session please register under the District Catalog tab.

Come learn how to implement Google Drive in your classroom with your students. Learn several Google Apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Google Classroom. There will be time to explore more Google Apps to use in your classroom to enhance your instructional practices.

Lunch is on your own.

4. Paraeducator Workshop Series-Shaping Behavior and Setting Limits for ALL Students

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: School District and IU 13 Paraeductors

Dates: 8/5/2016

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This session will explore reinforcement, types of reinforcement, and how to identify reinforcers. Participants will examine appropriate limits for classrooms and the seven points of setting limits. The principle of shaping will also be covered to teach a new behavior, enhance a behavior already in place, or to replace an undesirable behavior.

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.

5. Goal-Writing Collaboration Day

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Dates: 8/5/2016

Following the February 26 Gifted Network Meeting, teachers requested time to collaborate with job-alike groups on GIEP goal writing. Summer sessions were requested, so three dates have been reserved (June 15, July 6, August 5). Please bring information on at least one current GIEP, including PLEP data. If you use a tool/document for gathering PLEP data/information from regular education teachers and/or parents, please bring that in hard or electronic format for use in discussions. Collaboration and discussion will focus upon information provided by PDE on writing enrichment and acceleration goals. Time will also be spent examining how to write a corresponding NORA for that GIEP. Join us for one or all three summer sessions. Elementary and secondary groups can be arranged for effective collaboration.

For planning purposes, please register for each individual day if you plan to attend. Thank you!

6. Paraeducator Workshop Series-Supporting Students with Attention Issues

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: School District and IU 13 Paraeductors

Dates: 8/5/2016

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Educators are often challenged by students who are easily distracted and/or are very physically active. This session will examine strategies adults can use to support these students to be successful academically and behaviorally. Perhaps more importantly, this session will also share ways to help students support themselves and "own" effective methods that they can use to self-regulate as adults.

Registration will be held from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

7. Mathematics Design Collaborative Training (MDC)

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

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 8/9/2016

Teachers will participate in two days of MDC training. The initial training will include: an introduction to the Formative Assessment Lessons,and implementation strategies for the Lessons to supplement classroom practice and improve student learning.

Registration check-in begins at 8:00 AM.

Please bring a laptop.

Lunch is on your own.

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.

8. 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: 8/8/2016 to 8/9/2016

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 August 5, 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.

9. Hybrid Learning 3-day Training

Program: Online and Hybrid Learning/ IS

Dates: 8/9/2016 to 8/12/2016

The Hybrid Learning training will give participants an overview of the rotational model. The training is free of charge for districts in our Hybrid consortium ($850 per day for employees of non-Hybrid districts.

10. Notice & Note Fiction - Guided Book Study

Program: Nonpublic School Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers Grades 4-12, Principals, and Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2016

During the session, we will review the signposts, give examples of how we may have implemented them in our teaching, and be inspired by one another.

Whether the signposts are new to you, or you are already teaching them, please feel free to join us!

Please bring your own book as no handouts can be given.

11. Schoology 101 Workshop

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Schoology Enterprise Users

Dates: 8/9/2016

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This session is for anyone using School with a review of the basic features. Learn the difference between courses and groups and how to use them. Best practices of course setup and use will be discussed. The session will end with a dive into resources. COME WITH YOUR LAPTOP and school account information and be prepared to build. Pricing options: 1.No cost for IU13 district members who purchased the value added Schoology option. Select option 2 Act 48 Hours - (District/Agency IU13), if you are uncertain about your district please contact ken_zimmerman@iu13.org. 2. Options 2 Act 48 Hours - $25.00. This is for IU13 School Districts who did not purchase the value added Schoology option.

12. *Schoology Intermediate Workshop

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Schoology Enterprise Users

Dates: 8/9/2016

New
This workshop is for any Schoology users who want to learn more about the intermediate to advanced features of Schoology such as assigning learning outcomes, setting student completion, creating learning paths, master based learning, badging, and utilizing the portfolio. Pricing options: 1.No cost for IU13 district members who purchased the value added Schoology option. Select option 2 Act 48 Hours - (District/Agency IU13), if you are uncertain about your district please contact ken_zimmerman@iu13.org. 2. Options 2 Act 48 Hours - $25.00. This is for IU13 School Districts who did not purchase the value added Schoology option.

13. Making Math Facts Automatic & Front Row Math (Online Differentiated Program Introduction)

Program: Nonpublic School Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers Grades K-8, Principals, and Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2016

Using the method outlined by Paul Riccomini, Ph.D., Penn State University professor, you will learn how to make math facts become automatic for all learners. Participants will create flash card sets to use with their struggling students.

Introduction to frontrowed.com a free online differentiated math resource for K-8. Participants will create an account, teacher and student dashboards will be explained and uses of the program data and resources will be discussed.

Please bring your own fully charged device.

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

Program: Behavior, Safe Schools, and Culture/ ECSES

Audience: Employees within Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13 Service Area

Dates: 8/10/2016

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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 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 August 7, 2016

15. Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies - Guided Book Study

Program: Nonpublic School Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers Grades 4-12, Principals, and Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2016

During the session, we will review the signposts, give examples of how we may have implemented them in our teaching, and be inspired by one another.

Whether the signposts are new to you, or you are already teaching them, please feel free to join us!

Please bring your own book as no handouts can be given.

16. Using Khan Academy FREE Resources to Differentiate in Your Math Classroom

Program: Nonpublic School Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers Grades 2-8, Principals, and Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2016

Participants will create a free online account to khanacademy.org. They will be shown how to navigate the platform and use data to differentiate and drive math classroom instruction or individual interventions.

Please bring your own fully charged device.

17. 2016 Lancaster-Lebanon Health, Physical Education and Wellness Conference

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: Health, Physical Education and Wellness teachers K-12; school counselors; school nurses

Dates: 8/11/2016

IU13 is partnering for the third year with School District of Lancaster for this FREE* conference for health, physical education and wellness teachers. Presentations include Suicide Prevention, Infusing Technology into HPE, Online PE, Advocating for your HPE program, CPR**, and much much more! Act 48 hours will be awarded according to sign-in/sign-out sheets and only when the PDE-required Act 48 evaluation is completed.

7:30 AM - Registration & Welcome
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Sessions

(NOTE: Mental Health First Aid all-day session is from 7:45 AM to 3:45 PM)

A light breakfast will be available; buy lunch in the on-site cafeteria or pack your own.

Individual session descriptions can be found here (copy & paste link): http://www.lancaster.k12.pa.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/H-PE-sessions-6-20.pdf. NO pre-registration is required for any of the session, including the all-day CPR/First Aid training.

* There is a fee of $35.00 per person for participants coming from outside the Lancaster-Lebanon area.
** Please bring $9.00 (exact change if possible) with you on day of conference in order to obtain the CPR card at conference.

18. Autism Academy: An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Dates: 8/12/2016

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This interactive, introductory session will provide participants with the skills for working with students with high-functioning autism. Attendees will gain an understanding of the characteristics of these students and their needs related to social cognition, communication, and academic and organizational strategies.

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.

Target Audience: General Educators, Special Educators, Administrators, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Speech and Language Clinicians, Occupational Therapists, Paraeducators

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Dates: 8/15/2016

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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.

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.

20. Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties in Children

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: PAIU Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists

Dates: 8/15/2016

Feeding and swallowing difficulties may interfere with a child's ability to function independently at school. The physical, adaptive, and social skills required for safe and effective eating will be addressed, as these skills relate to a student's school performance. This presentation will provide an overview of specific development, neurological and behavioral requirements of safe and effective eating and swallowing. An overview of common feeding and swallowing issues will be provided, as well as an actual video of normal and abnormal swallowing.

Registration is by invitation only.

$25 off the $125 registration fee if registered prior to June 30, 2016.

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

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Dates: 8/15/2016

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.

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.

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

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Paraeducators

Dates: 8/19/2016

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

Registration will be held from 8:00 am-11:30 am. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

23. Paraeducator Workshop-Reading Longer Words-Multisyllabic Decoding Strategies

Program: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment/ ECSES

Audience: District and IU Paraeducators

Dates: 8/19/2016

Comprehension depends in part on the ability to quickly and accurately recognize words. To teach this skill, phonics instruction moves from identifying words with two and three phonemes to identifying syllable types. Participants will identify the specific syllable division rules for multisyllabic words and practice applying the rules in order to decode longer words. Additional strategies for advanced decoding will also be shared.

Registration will be held from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm. Districts outside of the IU 13 region-$50.00 fee. For questions, please contact Linda Swisher at (717) 606-1878.

24. Adult/Child/Infant CPR/First Aid/AED INITIAL Training-Open to the Public

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Dates: 8/24/2016

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.

25. Special Education Consultant Network/Transition Meetings

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

Audience: Special Education Consultants IU13 and District

Dates: 9/7/2016

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.

26. IMS Focus Group

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

Audience: Focus Group Members from IU13

Dates: 9/8/2016

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*

27. Reading Supervisor/Title I Coordinator Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: District Reading Supervisors and Title I Coordinators

Dates: 9/8/2016

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

28. 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: 9/13/2016

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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

29. Psychologists' Network Meeting

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

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 9/14/2016

Topic TBD

30. Creating a Budget for You & Your Family

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

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

Dates: 9/14/2016

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

  • -How can I build a manageable and reasonable budget?
  • -Where does retirement savings fit?
  • -How can debt be factored in?
  • What if there is something else that I'm saving for?

Your questions and participation are encouraged.

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

31. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 9/14/2016

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.

32. Creating a Budget for You & Your Family

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

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

Dates: 9/14/2016

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

  • -How can I build a manageable and reasonable budget?
  • -Where does retirement savings fit?
  • -How can debt be factored in?
  • What if there is something else that I'm saving for?

Your questions and participation are encouraged.

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

33. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 9/15/2016

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

34. Introduction to the IU Flight Team

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

Audience: New and Current IU Flight Team members

Dates: 9/16/2016

This meeting is specifically for new Flight Team members; experienced Flight Team members are welcome to attend as well to share their expertise. The purpose of the meeting is to explain the role of the Flight Team and the expectations of Flight Team members during deployments.

35. Introduction to the Role of IU Flight Team Members

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

Audience: Current and new IU Flight Team members

Dates: 9/19/2016

Meeting to introduce what the role of an IU Flight Team Member entails.

36. Comprehensive LDC Module Design (Gr. 6-12), School year option, BY INVITATION ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Gr. 6-12 Teachers and School Teams' Building Point of Contact

Dates: 9/20/2016 to 3/7/2017

Collaborative school teams comprised of 4-8 educators, who preferably teach the same grade level or course, attend four days of LDC professional development at IU13 to develop and implement one full LDC module taking approximately 2-4 weeks of instructional time. Teachers will design a rigorous task aligned to PA Core and Academic Standards, pinpoint reading, writing, and content focus standards, and design a series of lessons that provide the literacy instruction students need to successfully complete the task. Modules developed will be peer-reviewed using the LDC Peer Review Rubric developed by the Stanford Center of Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), and teachers will receive written feedback on their module design BEFORE field-testing it in their classrooms. Teachers will implement their modules with students, and will return for a collaborative scoring session where they will analyze their student work and use student results to revise their work. Up to two days of onsite technical assistance per team will include LDC talk and walk-throughs with the building/district administrator, planning or debrief sessions with teachers during module implementation, and LDC peer review. See Letter of Understanding (LOU). Lunch will be provided. Pre-Work Prior to Attending Day 1: Introduction to LDC Online Mini-Course (30 Minutes) https://ldc.org/courses/mini-courses/intro/ldc.1 Pre-Work Prior to Attending Day 2: Introduction to LDC Mini-Tasks Online Mini-Course (45 Minutes) https://ldc.org/courses/mini-courses/mini-task/mt.1

37. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 9/20/2016

New
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.

38. Connected Libraries/ACCESS PA Meetings

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 9/20/2016

New
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

39. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 9/20/2016

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. Academic Acceleration: Research and Implementation

Program: Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

Audience: District Administrators, School Psychologists, Gifted Support Teachers, Regular Education Teachers and Guidance Counselors

Dates: 9/21/2016

Enrichment and/or acceleration are required by Chapter 16: Special Education for Gifted Students. As outlined in the recently published report, A Nation Empowered: Evidence Trumps the Excuses Holding Back America's Brightest Students, research confirms that acceleration is a highly effective form of intervention for academically capable and/or gifted students. Volume 1 of A Nation Empowered will be included with registration.

Topics to be discussed:



• Research evidence supporting the 20 different forms of acceleration, including grade-skipping, subject-matter acceleration, and dual enrollment



• The impact of acceleration on students' social and emotional development



• Resources to help make decisions about acceleration, including the Iowa Acceleration Scale



• How to implement academic acceleration



• Developing acceleration policies

There will be a charge for anyone who attends, with a discount for 2016-17 Gifted Network members. District teams are encouraged to register in order to maximize effective discussion.

Registration/check-in is 8:00-8:30 AM. Please bring a charged laptop. Lunch will be provided.

41. Collins Writing Program Trainings: Grades 4-12 (4-day series)

Program: Literacy/ IS

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

Dates: 9/21/2016 to 1/25/2017

Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 is offering four days of training in the Collins Writing Program. All sessions offer specific, practical strategies which help develop students' essential writing and thinking skills in every class in all subject areas from grades 4-12. The Collins Writing Program encourages a consistent approach to evaluating student writing that saves teachers' time and provides students with specific, clear feedback. During every session, there will be time to practice the key strategies of the program so participants can use them immediately. Please bring your laptops. Lunch will be provided. Registration from 8:00-8:30 a.m. All participants will receive a copy of John Collins' book Improving Student Performance. Please bring this book to all 4 days of training. If this training is full, we encourage you to still register on the wait list, and we will be in touch.

42. Comprehensive LDC Module Design (K-5), School year option, BY INVITATION ONLY

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-5 Teachers and School Teams' Building Point of Contact

Dates: 9/21/2016 to 3/8/2017

Collaborative school teams comprised of 4-8 educators, who preferably teach the same grade level or course, attend four days of LDC professional development at IU13 to develop and implement one full LDC module taking approximately 2-4 weeks of instructional time. Teachers will design a rigorous task aligned to PA Core and Academic Standards, pinpoint reading, writing, and content focus standards, and design a series of lessons that provide the literacy instruction students need to successfully complete the task. Modules developed will be peer-reviewed using the LDC Peer Review Rubric developed by the Stanford Center of Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE), and teachers will receive written feedback on their module design BEFORE field-testing it in their classrooms. Teachers will implement their modules with students, and will return for a collaborative scoring session where they will analyze their student work and use student results to revise their work. Up to two days of onsite technical assistance per team will include LDC talk and walk-throughs with the building/district administrator, planning or debrief sessions with teachers during module implementation, and LDC peer review. See Letter of Understanding (LOU). Lunch will be provided. Pre-Work Prior to Attending PD Sessions at IU13: Prior to Day 1: Introduction to LDC Online Mini-Course (30 Minutes) https://ldc.org/courses/mini-courses/intro/ldc.1 Prior to Day 2: Introduction to LDC Mini-Tasks Online Mini-Course (45 Minutes) https://ldc.org/courses/mini-courses/mini-task/mt.1

43. Day 1 Ala Carte: Introduction to the Collins Writing Program with John Collins (Grades 4-12)

Program: Literacy/ IS

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

Dates: 9/21/2016

This session will provide an overview of the Collins Writing Program's Five Types of Writing with a special emphasis on creating effective Type One and Type Two prompts to build writing fluency, critical thinking, and content knowledge. This session will also provide specific lists of writing skills by grade level that are aligned to the PA Core and will demonstrate strategies to teach these skills. Please bring your laptops. Lunch will be provided. Registration from 8:00-8:30 a.m. All participants will receive a copy of John Collins' book Improving Student Performance. If this training is full, we encourage you to still register on the wait list, and we will be in touch. Thank you!

44. 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: 9/21/2016

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.

45. *Invite Only* School District of Lancaster - Teaching the Science of Solar Energy

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

Dates: 9/22/2016

This full-day no-cost workshop, presented by Solar 4R Schools, will appeal to 6th-12th grade educators interested in teaching about renewable energy and conservation, electricity, engineering and design. It will begin with a review of the science, technology and classroom applications of solar energy, and then launch into hands-on activities.

As part of this experience, participants will put together sun ovens, construct and take data from solar circuit using small photovoltaic modules, and build solar cars. The workshop will focus on hot to introduce students to solar energy concepts using engaging, hands-on activities that are strongly NGSS-aligned and incorporate engineering design principles.


Notes:
All attendees will receive access to a regional science kit ($3,500 value)

Lunch is provided

46. Day 2 Ala Carte: Focus on Informative 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: 9/22/2016

Day 1 or prior training is prerequisite for this training. This session will discuss strategies that use writing to teach academic vocabulary, improve comprehension of nonfiction, and write effective responses to text-dependent analysis prompts. Teachers will learn how to use Type Three and Type Four writing strategies to help students be successful on text dependent analysis prompts. 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!

47. PVAAS: Conference with Teachers

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: 9/26/2016

New
Learn more about ways you can use PVAAS reports to enhance your conferences with teachers to support their professional growth. This live session will help you differentiate your conferences to provide targeted feedback to each teacher. The session will illustrate ways that you can integrate the conversation about PVAAS teacher-specific reporting into existing conferences with teachers. You will have an opportunity to practice with sample situations of various types of teachers, as well as your own scenarios. The scenarios will emphasize the purpose of conferences as a support to teachers in their work with their current students. Video segments will illustrate techniques to integrate discussions about PVAAS into your work with your teachers.

This session will NOT cover a walk-through of how growth is measured OR a review of PVAAS reporting. Participants should come to this session with a general understanding of PVAAS teacher-specific reporting. Viewing the "Learn Key Reports to Enhance Professional Growth of Teachers" webinar will prepare users for this session. Participants can also use the e-learning modules found within the PVAAS site to enhance their knowledge of growth and PVAAS teacher-specific reports.

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

48. PVAAS: Conference with Teachers

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: 9/26/2016

New
Learn more about ways you can use PVAAS reports to enhance your conferences with teachers to support their professional growth. This live session will help you differentiate your conferences to provide targeted feedback to each teacher. The session will illustrate ways that you can integrate the conversation about PVAAS teacher-specific reporting into existing conferences with teachers. You will have an opportunity to practice with sample situations of various types of teachers, as well as your own scenarios. The scenarios will emphasize the purpose of conferences as a support to teachers in their work with their current students. Video segments will illustrate techniques to integrate discussions about PVAAS into your work with your teachers.

This session will NOT cover a walk-through of how growth is measured OR a review of PVAAS reporting. Participants should come to this session with a general understanding of PVAAS teacher-specific reporting. Viewing the "Learn Key Reports to Enhance Professional Growth of Teachers" webinar will prepare users for this session. Participants can also use the e-learning modules found within the PVAAS site to enhance their knowledge of growth and PVAAS teacher-specific reports.

Registration is 12:00-12:30 PM; Session begins at 12:30 PM

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

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 9/26/2016

***This meeting is for coaches and their administrator(s).***

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.

50. LDC Short Module Design (Gr. 6-12) (BY INVITATION ONLY)

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Gr. 6-12 Teachers, Administrators, District Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/27/2016 to 12/8/2016

Teachers involved in this introductory 3-day LDC training will design a rigorous task aligned to PA Core and Academic Standards, pinpoint reading, writing, and content focus standards, and design a series of 4-5 mini-tasks (lessons) that explicitly address the focus standards they selected in order to create what LDC calls a "short module." A short module is one that is designed to take approximately one week's worth of instructional time in a teacher's classroom. Teachers will implement their modules with students, and will return for a collaborative scoring session where they will analyze their student work and use it to revise their modules. It is highly recommended that teachers attend in collaborative teams with same grade level or course colleagues. See Letter of Understanding (LOU). Lunch will be provided. Pre-Work Prior to Attending PD Session at IU13: Prior to Day 1: Introduction to LDC Online Mini-Course (30 Minutes) https://ldc.org/courses/mini-courses/intro/ldc.1 Prior to Day 2: Introduction to LDC mini-tasks Online Mini-Course (45 Minutes) https://ldc.org/courses/mini-courses/mini-task/mt.1

51. Secondary Literacy Professional Learning Community_2016-17 Meeting #1

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Secondary Literacy Point-of-Contact Members

Dates: 9/28/2016

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.

52. 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.

53. 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

54. Kindergarten Transition Work Group (By Invitation Only)

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Dates: 10/7/2016

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

55. 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

New
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

56. 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.

57. 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.

58. Psychologists' Network Meeting

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

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 10/12/2016

Topic TBD

59. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 10/18/2016

New
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.

60. 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

61. 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.

62. 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.

63. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 10/20/2016

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

64. 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

New
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.

65. 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.

66. 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.

67. 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.

68. Psychologists' Network Meeting

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

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 11/7/2016

Topic TBD

69. 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

New
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

70. Considerations for Implementing LDC with Students with IEPs

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: K-12 Teachers, K-12 Administrators, Instructional Coaches from IU13 Member Districts

Dates: 11/9/2016

In this half-day session, both regular education and special education participants 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. Lunch will be on your own.

71. 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.

72. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 11/15/2016

New
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.

73. 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.

74. Connected Libraries/ACCESS PA Meetings

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 11/15/2016

New
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

75. 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.

76. 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.

77. 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!

78. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 11/17/2016

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

79. 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.

80. 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

New
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

81. 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.

82. 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.

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 12/15/2016

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

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

Program: Social Studies/ IS

Audience: Grade 4-8 Teachers

Dates: 12/15/2016

New
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.

88. 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.

89. 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

New
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.

90. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 12/20/2016

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.

91. Reading Supervisor/Title I Coordinator Meeting

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: District Reading Supervisors and Title I Coordinators

Dates: 1/12/2017

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

92. Tech Media Integrators' Meeting

Program: Instructional Technology/ IS

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

Dates: 1/17/2017

New
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.

93. LLVS Advisor/Mentor Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

Audience: LLVS Advisors, Institutional Admins, Technical Contact

Dates: 1/17/2017

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

94. ESL Professional Learning Community (PLC) Meeting

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

Audience: ESL PLC Members

Dates: 1/18/2017

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

Dinner will be provided.

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

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

95. Technology Coordinator Meeting

Program: Technology Services

Audience: District Technology Coordinators

Dates: 1/19/2017

Monthly Technology Coordinator Meeting

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

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

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

Dates: 1/19/2017

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

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

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

* Serve as a resource for determining regional professional development needs

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

Meeting Format

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

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

97. Introduction to Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC)

Program: Literacy/ IS

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, District Administrators, Instructional coaches

Dates: 1/24/2017

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

1. Learn from and with peers

2. Gain support from other PIIC coaches and PIIC mentor

3. Share issues, concerns and solutions

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

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

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

Program: Literacy/ IS

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

Dates: 1/25/2017

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

100. Principals' Collaborative Meeting

Program: Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

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

Dates: 1/26/2017

New
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

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

Program: Literacy/ IS

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

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

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