Another 11 IU8 districts received PASmart grants from PDE to expand STEM offerings. CONGRATULATIONS to Bedford, Blacklick, Cambria Heights, Conemaugh Valley, Everett, Forest Hills, Hollidaysburg, Northern Bedford, Meyersdale, Shade and Windber. Congratulations to all!
about 3 years ago, Brenda Calhoun
Augmented Reality? Global Learning? We have you covered with the Orboot Earth Globe that is now available to borrow from the IU8 STEM Lending Center. No passport needed!
about 3 years ago, Brenda Calhoun
Orboot Globe Flyer
It's a full house today for LETRS Literacy training. We're thrilled to be with educators from over 10 districts!
about 3 years ago, Brenda Calhoun
LETRS Group shot
LETRS group shot 2
Several elementary teachers gather to learn about STEM tools: Bee-Bots, Botley the Coding Robot and Osmo hand-on learning game. Now these educators can borrow the items from the IU STEM Lending Center!
about 3 years ago, Brenda Calhoun
STEM Training
IU8 Educational Consultants and WOL Instructional Facilitators thank Allison Rodman @thelearningloop for helping us to sharpen our tools and enhance our practice as we assist schools in their planning, implementation and sustainability of personalizing professional learning.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
IU 8 Educational Consultants and WOL Instructional Designers
At last evening’s IU 8 Board meeting, Mr. Brian Bressler was honored and recognized for his dedication and service to the IU 8 community during his tenure as Board Vice President. Mr. Bressler will be greatly missed by our community. Thank you, Mr. Bressler for your service.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Recognition of Mr. Bressler’s dedication and service to IU8.
Mr. Brian Bressler, IU 8 Board Vice President
In partnership with PDE Office for Safe Schools, IU8 hosts one of eight Trauma-Informed Workgroups happening across the Commonwealth. Schools and community agencies inform the development and implementation of best practices in trauma-sensitive school approaches in Pennsylvania.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Region 6 Trauma-Informed Workgroup
IU 8 “decks the halls” of it’s Executive Office with some fun, festive doors in anticipation of students to visit and enjoy later this month!
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Holiday Season 2019
Winter 2019
IU8 brings NASRO Basic SRO training to the region. School safety personnel completed 40 hours of training. Thank you Saint Francis University DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness for your hospitality and hosting us.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Chase Lyday, NASRO Trainer
IU8 brings NASRO training to the region.
Over 70 District Leaders, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Higher Education Leaders, and Teachers connect across the Rural Ed. Ecosystem to examine and action a multi-phased process for adopting a school-wide trauma-sensitive approach.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Trauma at IU8
A packed room!
Anne Katona-Linn, Trauma-Sensitive Schools
Schools in Blair County unite over 1300 educators in their choice of 150 different professional learning sessions to connect, collaborate and create with one another!
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Keynote by Jamie Vollmer Photo credit @PaulaForeman2
Teri Myers facilitates Dancing Drums Program Photo credit @AASDEbnerEL
Blair County Superintendents welcome Educators
XscapeEDU Photo credit @edutech20
At this evening’s Board of Directors meeting, IU8 recognized Ms. Cynthia Ahlborn for her dedication and service as a Member of our Board. Thank you, Ms. Ahlborn! We wish you well.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Ms. Cynthia Ahlborn
‪Over 20 schools and their learners from across the Central Region unite to network, share ideas, and celebrate #PAPBISinaction successes at the third annual A.C.T. PBIS Student Summit at Juniata College!
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Bald Eagle
Judd Pittman
Poster Displays by Chestnut Ridge and Glendale!
Tyrone Golden Eagles!
Cambria Heights, Central Cambria, Penn Cambria and Richland School District link arms for their inaugural Cambria County Unified In-Service. Photo credit courtesy of @CCSDAP Central Cambria K-12 Assistant Principal
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Cambria County Unified In-Service Day
Schools in Somerset County converge at the Somerset CTC for the annual Somerset County Professional Learning Network (SCPLN). Educators kicked off the day with energizing Professional Speaker and Author, Ed Gerety before engaging in learning sessions and program tours of the CTC.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Energizer Activity
Dr. Reeder, Superintendent of Berlin Brothersvalley School District
Ed Gerety
The REAL Institute holds its first event in its 2019 Lecture Series on Trauma-Informed Practices: Through the Lens of Rural Schools. Learn more on how you can become a member of the REAL Institute.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Anne Katona-Linn, Guest Facilitator
Reflection Activity
REAL Institute Lecture Series: Trauma
Trauma Resource Guide for schools
In partnership with EdLaw Interactive Executive Director, Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq., IU 8 is hosting a 2-Day Intensive, Interactive, Hands-On IEP Writing Workshop on October 10-11, 2019. Click the following link for details and registration
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
IU8 launches its School Climate Leadership Initiative PIL Course today with 10 district teams. #paschoolclimate
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
10 member school districts engage in PIL Course
A Quotation Mingle with School Climate Research
Culture and Climate
IU8 congratulates Dr. Amy Woomer for her successful completion of her Doctorate Degree.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson
Dr. Amy Woomer
Learn about the role of Intermediate Units in Pennsylvania through the lens of special education. Former BSE Director, Pat Hozella focuses on the coordinated and collaborative efforts of IDEA Training and Technical Assistance Consultants (TaC) with their member school districts.
over 3 years ago, Jennifer Anderson