PA Ed. Leaders share how they are shifting their thinking and planning for distance learning. Learn how IU 8 is helping schools in our region. https://www.tribdem.com/coronavirus/local-schools-to-rely-on-intermediate-units-for-continuity-of/article_f2f19f5c-6ee2-11ea-959c-af13e9d68622.html
Student Programs news: Two events scheduled for May have been cancelled. The SuperConference for Student Leaders and the Math 24 Challenge will not be held this year.
Parents, regarding ATOMS summer day camps: At this point we are moving forward with hopes that these events can occur in June and July. The extended registration deadline is April 5. https://tinyurl.com/iu8atomsrecharged
Visit www.iu08.org for a growing collection of resources for schools & families about COVID-19. These resources are by no means exhaustive and in no way serve as an endorsement of specific resources, but serve as a collection point for those seeking resources.
Under the direction of Governor Tom Wolf, all school entities including intermediate units, are closed beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27, 2020. All trainings scheduled at IU8 during these dates are cancelled.
This week the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency announced awardees of School Safety and Security Grants. We are delighted to recognize that ALL 35 districts AND the IU received grant funding to the total of $2,318,746!
Summer is on its way! We are delighted to share the ATOMS Recharged dates and locations with our community. Our certified teachers will provide inquiry based learning experiences for students in grades 2-8! https://www.iu08.org/o/aiu8/page/atoms-recharged-program
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!
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. https://www.francis.edu/real-institute/
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 https://www.edlawinteractive.com/
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. https://youtu.be/LLaGTYMoRR4
DATE CHANGE: Due to low enrollment, the Speed of Trust 3.0 training has been rescheduled for Friday, November 15, 2019 beginning at 9 am at the IU 8 Executive Office in Altoona. https://www.smore.com/k7sp9
Free PIL Course! Appalachia IU 8 invites schools to participate in the 2019-20 School Climate Leadership Initiative (SCLI) Network, an effort aimed at increasing the capacity of PA educators to lead school climate improvement efforts. https://www.smore.com/f18ns
We are pleased to announce the 2019-20 LSS/MDS Network! Click the link for details and registration. https://www.smore.com/gm7d0