Catalog: Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 (Web Registration)

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1. Structured Literacy Training: Administrators

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Administrators who hold certificates that require structured literacy training

Dates: 7/25/2023

Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This two-day session is tailored to administrators who cold certificates that require structured literacy training and will focus on how administrators can support the components of structured literacy in their teachers' classrooms.

2. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Text-Dependent Analysis Part 2

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA teachers in grades 4-8

Dates: 9/15/2023 to 3/1/2024

This three-module series is open to participants who attended "TDA: Effective Instructional Practices” during a previous school year. In this series, participants will deepen their understanding of the reading, thinking, and writing processes necessary for TDA success, examine student work, and use the TDA Learning Progressions to make instructional decisions. Cost: $450 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

3. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Text-Dependent Analysis: Effective Instructional Practices

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA teachers in grades 4-8

Dates: 9/15/2023 to 1/2/2024

This fully online four-module series focuses on effective teaching practices for helping students overcome some of the biggest struggles with the text dependent analysis (TDA) portion of the PSSA. Sessions will focus on teaching students how to understand the prompt, read and write for analysis, determine the best evidence, and craft the essay. Participants will engage in modeled research-based and classroom-tested activities to strengthen their own instruction. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to attend this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

4. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Students Struggling in Mathematics

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Special Education Teachers, Paraeducators, Interventionists & Coaches, Reading Specialists, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 9/26/2023

In this year-long series, participants will learn about the evidence-based practices in mathematics through the Universal Design for Learning framework in order to provide equitable access for all students. Within this process, we will engage in data analysis to determine the needs of all students, some students, and a few students. In addition, participants will work on structuring their math instructional minutes in alignment with the learning hierarchy. Participants are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to attend all sessions in series. Partial Act 48 offered. Flyer Link: Workshop Flier

5. ACT 48 Network Series: Reading Specialists' Network 2023-24

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: READING SPECIALISTS IN GRADES K-12

Dates: 9/29/2023 to 4/12/2024

Join the RAC Reading Specialists' Network for an opportunity to connect with other reading specialists in Allegheny County. Each session will feature research-based best practices and strategies that specialists need in order to be effective in their role as they work with students, teachers, and parents in all three tiers of literacy. Sessions will be held in a hybrid format, giving participants the option to join in person at the AIU or via Zoom. There is no charge for this network series.

6. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Adolescent Literacy Institute

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Middle and high school reading and English teachers

Dates: 10/1/2023 to 1/2/2024

The Adolescent Literacy Institute is a series of online modules for middle and high school teachers focused on research-based literacy practices that support students as they become college and career ready. Specifically aligned with brain research on how adolescents learn, this workshop series engages participants in the research behind and modeling of effective reading and writing instruction for the secondary grades. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

7. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Keys to Comprehension

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Reading and ELA teachers in grades 3-8

Dates: 10/1/2023 to 1/2/2024

This professional development series consists of four online modules that focus exclusively on the literacy domain of reading comprehension. Targeted for teachers in grades 3 to 8, the content is directly aligned with the PA Core standards and state test expectations. Participants learn instructional techniques to unlock reading comprehension, applicable to both literature and informational text. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

8. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Thinking Through the Pencil

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA and writing teachers in grades 4-8

Dates: 10/1/2023

Thinking Through the Pencil is a four-module online workshop series designed to build students' critical thinking skills through writing. Designed for practical application in grades 4-8 ELA classrooms, participants engage in instructional practices based on current research on what makes a difference in student writing. Topics include teaching academic form, increasing the frequency of writing opportunities, providing effective and timely feedback, incorporating writing into reading, incorporating grammar instruction into reading and writing, conducting document reviews of student work, and teaching mode-specific writing to meet the writing requirements of the PA Core Standards. Cost: $600 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

9. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Word Wizards

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: ELA, reading, and English teachers in grades 3-12

Dates: 11/1/2023

Build your students into word wizards! This online professional development series presents teachers in grades 3-12 with research and practical strategies to strengthen students word knowledge, through both indirect vocabulary exposure and direct vocabulary instruction. Cost: $450 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

10. ACT 48 Workshop: Supporting Students Struggling in Mathematics

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: K-8 Special Education Teachers, Paraeducators, Interventionists & Coaches, Reading Specialists, Special Education Liaisons

Dates: 11/28/2023

In this year-long series, participants will learn about the evidence-based practices in mathematics through the Universal Design for Learning framework in order to provide equitable access for all students. Within this process, we will engage in data analysis to determine the needs of all students, some students, and a few students. In addition, participants will work on structuring their math instructional minutes in alignment with the learning hierarchy. Participants are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to attend all sessions in series. Partial Act 48 offered. Flyer Link: Workshop Flier

11. ONLINE Act 48 PD Series: Comprehension, Close Reading, and Complex Text: Laying the Foundation K-2

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Reading and ELA teachers in grades K-2

Dates: 2/1/2024 to 5/1/2024

Transitioning students to the demands of the PA Core Standards is not a job just for teachers in the tested grades! This four-module series will support teachers in the primary grades in aligning their instructional practices to the PA Core. Participants will engage with teaching informational text, text dependent questions, close reading, scaffolding instruction using complex text, annotating text, designing rigorous tasks, and incorporating academic vocabulary into students' vocabularies, specifically focusing on how to implement these concepts into everyday practice. Cost: $450 per participant. Districts will be invoiced after the first module opens. When registering, please select "Purchase Order” as your payment method if the district is to be invoiced for the cost of the workshop. By registering, you certify that you have obtained supervisor permission to participate in this workshop, and your supervisor is aware of the professional development fee.

12. Structured Literacy Training: Administrators

Program: ACT 48 Workshops

Audience: Administrators who hold certificates that require structured literacy training

Dates: 2/27/2024

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Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Reading Achievement Center presents relevant professional development that meets Chapter 49 structured literacy requirements and is tailored to meet the literacy needs of different certificate holders' classrooms. This two-day session is tailored to administrators who cold certificates that require structured literacy training and will focus on how administrators can support the components of structured literacy in their teachers' classrooms.