School Bus Driver Recertification Class

Jan 19 to Jan 20 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

MTS Transportation, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, USA

Recertification Class. January 19 & 20, 2021. 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Contact person: William Smith 814-696-1503.

CANCELED: Dash & Dot

Jan 20 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Appalachia Intermediate Unit, 4500 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

Dash and Dot, by Wonder Workshop, are exciting, hands-on learning tools for students in grades K-8. Targeted at teaching creative problem-solving and computational thinking, Dash and Dot help students learn fundamental processes relevant for all 21st century skills. In this workshop, learn how your students can use Dash and Dot to learn programming and coding skills, explore math concepts and develop design thinking skills by building extensions onto the robot using LEGO® Bricks. You will also learn about the Wonder League Robotics Competition and how your students can participate in future events.


This workshop is designed for first-time users of Dash and Dot.


Target Audience: Teachers K-8


COST: $50


Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/dashdot2021

VIRTUAL - Teacher Induction Secondary Group

Jan 20 from 2:59 PM to 3:04 PM

Session attendance is by consortium registration participation. Contact kmakin@iu08.org for more information.

VIRTUAL Webinar Series 2021 Spelling Activities That Work

Jan 21 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Virtual

Webinar Series 2021

Webinar Series

Webinar #1
Spelling Activities That Work
This webinar will address research based spelling routines that teach the phonics pattern and activities that help practice those patterns.
January 21, 2021
4:15-5:15

Webinar #2
Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies to Increase Student Achievement
This webinar will share strategies that can be used in all content areas to teach comprehension and vocabulary.
February 1, 2021
4:15-5:15

Webinar #3
Engagement Strategies for Face to Face and Virtual Instruction
This webinar will address strategies to keep learners engaged in both face to face setting and virtual settings based on best practices.
February 10, 2021
4:15-5:15

Webinar Cost $15


MUST CANCEL AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH SESSION DATE FOR A FULL REFUND.


Target Audience
Teachers Grades K-6

REGISTER  HERE    

VIRTUAL TDA Check-in Series Using the Learning Progression to Analyze Student Writing

Jan 25 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Virtual

TDA Check-in Series

TDA Check-in Series
Each session is one hour in length and will address a topic around Text Dependent Analysis Instruction. Zoom link will be sent after registration

Session #1
Understanding Text Dependent Analysis Prompts
This session will help teachers understand how to break down a prompt. Teachers will learn the critical components to share with learners.
January 7, 2021 11:30-12:30
Zoom link will be sent after registration


Session #2
Selecting Complex Text
This session will explore…
What is complex text? Where do we find complex text?
How do we identify if the text we share with learners is complex?
January 11, 2021 11:30-12:30
Zoom link will be sent after registration

Session #3
Using the Learning Progression to Analyze Student Writing
In this session will we move away from using the Rubric and shift to looking at students writing with the Learning Progressions. This will allow teachers to identify what mini lessons learners need.
January 25, 2021 11:30-12:30
Zoom link will be sent after registration

Session #4
Writing Text Dependent Analysis Prompts
Teachers will learn the steps to take when writing TDA prompts.
January 28, 2021 11:30-12:30
Zoom link will be sent after registration

Session Cost $15


MUST CANCEL AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH SESSION DATE FOR A FULL REFUND.


Target Audience
Teachers Grades 3-8

REGISTER  HERE    

VIRTUAL: Gifted Boot Camp Session 3

Jan 26 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Are you new to Chapter 16 and Gifted Education in Pennsylvania or would you like a “refresher”? Please join this new community from IU8 for online discussions, information sharing and resources that build key knowledge and confidence in the area of gifted education. Through a hybrid model using Schoology and Zoom, we will talk about and address many of the important issues for gifted educators.

This training will be 3 synchronous Zoom sessions on 12/16, 1/6, and 1/26 each session will be from 8:30-10:30 AM.

6 Act 48 Hours

Cost: $50

Register HERE

Inclusive Communication PLC 3:00pm

Jan 26 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

VIRTUAL

What is communication and why is it important?


Do you have students who cannot use symboliclanguage (speech, signs, or symbols) to communicate for a variety of purposes,across contexts and partners?

Do you have students who struggle with academicinstruction because they lack sufficient communication skills?

If you answer yes to the above questions,Project Core holds the potential for your students. There are no prerequisitesfor getting started.

With this PLC, we will take in the knowledge fromgroup-selected Project Core learning modules in order to better supportstudents with complex communication needs in the classroom, but moreimportantly, in their everyday environments.

Targeted audience includes regular education teachers,both preschool and school-age, SLPs, paraprofessionals, parents, and YOU!

Timeline

This communication supports PLC will provide up to 14 hoursof guided professional learning. All sessions will be virtual, around 30-60minutes.

The PLC will meet Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m., twice a month,on the following dates:

1/12/2021 - Project Core Overview

1/26/2021 - Universal Core Vocabulary

2/23/2021 - Supporting Access to the Universal Core

3/16/2021 - Beginning Communicators

3/30/2021 - Aided Language Input

4/13/2021 - Communication for Daily Routines andActivities

4/27/2021 - Communication for Academic Instruction

5/11/2021 - Alphabetic Knowledge and PhonologicalAwareness

5/25/2021 - Shared Reading

Additional PLC Dates may be provided in the fall tofollow-up with the learning done as of 5/25.

Meeting Link

Andrea Zern is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Inclusive Communication PLC

Time: This is a recurring meeting

All PLC Meetings will utilize the same link

Join Zoom Meeting

https://iu08-org.zoom.us/j/5710480025


Register:

CANCELED: Sphero

Jan 27 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Appalachia Intermediate Unit, 4500 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

Teachers will be working through the lessons and challenges to gain familiarity with Sphero and learn how this robot can inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding.


Target Audience: Teachers K-12


COST: $50


Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/sphero2021

talking bAACk with AAC Support Group

Jan 27 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Virtual

'talking bAACk with AAC' is a support group opportunity for students who use AAC, their parents, siblings, teachers and other educational professionals as we join to support each other in helping our students 'TALK BaacK!'

Join us for these virtual events that will provide a thematic activity and suggestions for interaction and modeling with your child and their AAC device.

Target Audience: Parents, Teachers, SLPs, Related Service Providers

Register Here: https://www.smore.com/g5mxrn 


Contact Andrea Zern  azern@iu08.org for more information or with questions.

VIRTUAL TDA Check-in Series Writing TDA Prompts

Jan 28 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Virtual

TDA Check-in Series

TDA Check-in Series
Each session is one hour in length and will address a topic around Text Dependent Analysis Instruction. Zoom link will be sent after registration

Session #1
Understanding Text Dependent Analysis Prompts
This session will help teachers understand how to break down a prompt. Teachers will learn the critical components to share with learners.
January 7, 2021 11:30-12:30
Zoom link will be sent after registration


Session #2
Selecting Complex Text
This session will explore…
What is complex text? Where do we find complex text?
How do we identify if the text we share with learners is complex?
January 11, 2021 11:30-12:30
Zoom link will be sent after registration

Session #3
Using the Learning Progression to Analyze Student Writing
In this session will we move away from using the Rubric and shift to looking at students writing with the Learning Progressions. This will allow teachers to identify what mini lessons learners need.
January 25, 2021 11:30-12:30
Zoom link will be sent after registration

Session #4
Writing Text Dependent Analysis Prompts
Teachers will learn the steps to take when writing TDA prompts.
January 28, 2021 11:30-12:30
Zoom link will be sent after registration

Session Cost $15


MUST CANCEL AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH SESSION DATE FOR A FULL REFUND.


Target Audience
Teachers Grades 3-8

REGISTER  HERE    

VIRTUAL-LETRS Module 4 The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language

Jan 28 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Virtual


LETRS Module 4: The Mighty Word: Building Vocabulary and Oral Language

This module emphasizes the importance of word meanings for reading comprehension and reviews many research-based approaches to vocabulary instruction. Beginning with an overview of the vocabulary gap that characterizes many poor readers, the roles of home language, reading aloud, verbal modeling in the classroom, and independent reading in vocabulary development are explored.Many methods for teaching breadth and depth of word knowledge are introduced and practiced.

Target Audience
Teachers of grades K-12 and Administrators who have already taken Module 1. 

January 28 and February 3, 2021 430pm-730pm each day  

REGISTER  HERE    

IU8 Board of Directors Meeting

Jan 28 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

4500 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

Virtual - Social Emotional Learning in Relation to Others: Social Awareness and Relationship Skills

Jan 29 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Zoom

This three-part, virtual series will use the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning's (CASEL) model of Five Core Social Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies to build participant's background knowledge. Strategies to integrate these broad, interrelated CASEL 5 Core Competencies will then be explored in a way that is authentic to the participant's role within the school setting.

The first session in the series will focus on SEL as it relates to one's self, by exploring the competencies of Self-Awareness and Self-Regulation. In the second session, SEL as it relates to others will be explored through the competencies of Social Awareness and Relationship Skills. The final session will explore the last competency, Responsible Decision-Making, and provide ideas on how to continue to incorporate SEL within the classroom beyond this series.

Participants do not have to attend all three session, but it is encouraged. Participants should register for each session in the series individually. If you have any questions please contact either of the consultants listed below.

Register: CLICK HERE

VIRTUAL - Engineering By Design

Jan 29 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM


Ever wish there was a STEM curriculum to follow? Come join IU8 STEM staff to learn about a curriculum that the state has invested in, so any PA teacher can have free access to this curriculum.

 


The description of ITEEA’s STEM Center for Teaching and Learning’s Engineering byDesign™ (EbD™) is a standards based Integrative STEM Education model program that provides curriculum, professional development, and assessments to K-12 schools.

 


Join us virtually to learn all about Engineering by Design.

3 Act 48 Hours

Cost: FREE

Register HERE

VIRTUAL - Assistive Technology Lunch and Learn

Jan 29 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

At Site

Join us the last Friday of each month via virtual Zoom meetings to discuss tech tools and strategies! Add to the network and conversation while debriefing at the end of a long month! Stay as long as you can and get caught up on anything you missed with the repository of saved meetings on our AT Site. 

Click here for the Zoom registration links

CSinPA K-8 Virtual Pathway Spring 2020

Feb 1 - ALL DAY

Online

Expand computer science (CS) learning at your school. A 100% virtual professional learning experience, the Pathway is designed to support K-8 educators to grow their computer science capacity. No CS experience is needed. 

Participants will: 

  • Access and use the K-12 CS Framework and CSTA standards
  • Initiate and reflect on a small-scale implementation pilot
  • Recognize and create a plan to close equity gaps in CS education, specifically for students with disabilities and other historically underrepresented populations, such as students of color and female students
  • Leverage community and stakeholder partnerships
  • Articulate the need for CS in education ad our communities


No cost! 

Act 48 credits available. 

Register HERE

VIRTUAL Webinar Series 2021 Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies to Increase Student Achievement

Feb 1 from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM

Virtual


Webinar Series 2021

Webinar Series

Webinar #1
Spelling Activities That Work
This webinar will address research based spelling routines that teach the phonics pattern and activities that help practice those patterns.
January 21, 2021
4:15-5:15

Webinar #2
Comprehension and Vocabulary Strategies to Increase Student Achievement
This webinar will share strategies that can be used in all content areas to teach comprehension and vocabulary.
February 1, 2021
4:15-5:15

Webinar #3
Engagement Strategies for Face to Face and Virtual Instruction
This webinar will address strategies to keep learners engaged in both face to face setting and virtual settings based on best practices.
February 10, 2021
4:15-5:15

Webinar Cost $15


MUST CANCEL AT LEAST 7 DAYS PRIOR TO EACH SESSION DATE FOR A FULL REFUND.


Target Audience
Teachers Grades K-6

REGISTER  HERE    

VIRTUAL - Monthly Math Chats

Feb 3 from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM

Virtual

Live Zoom sessions will be held from 8:00 - 8:30 and then again from 3:00 to 3:30.
Act 48 time will be awarded for those participating in the LIVE Zoom sessions only.  Register Here:

CANCELED: littleBits

Feb 3 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

445 Schoolhouse Rd, Johnstown, PA 15904, USA

This full-day workshop will explore using littleBits to introduce elementary and middle school students to the engineering design process. littleBits are small electrical components, including switches, sensors, motors, and lights, that snap together like Legos. Students can combine littleBits with traditional arts and crafts materials to prototype inventions of all kinds.


Target Audience: Teachers K-8


Cost: $50


Register Here: https://tinyurl.com/littleBits2021

VIRTUAL - Monthly Math Chats

Feb 3 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Virtual

Live Zoom sessions will be held from 8:00 - 8:30 and then again from 3:00 to 3:30.
Act 48 time will be awarded for those participating in the LIVE Zoom sessions only.  Register Here: