Ensuring a Safe and Inclusive School Environment for LGBTQ+ Students

Apr 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Virtual Zoom Event

How can we affirm and support LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer) students and their families in schools? Although a lot of progress has been made in shifting public opinion in the last decade, LGBTQ+ students still face high incidents of bullying, harassment and discrimination, as well as higher rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm than their straight, cisgender peers. What can educators do to support these students and ensure they are given every opportunity to succeed?

 This session will explore strategies on how to create a safe and positive environment to protect the civil rights and socio-emotional well-being of LGBTQ+ students.

This session is a virtual Zoom event.  Please CLICK HERE to register your attendance and receive connection information.

IU8 Board of Directors Meeting

Apr 22 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

4500 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA

Inclusive Communication PLC 3:00pm

Apr 27 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:

VIRTUAL- Literacy Lunch and Learn Virtually

Apr 28 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Virtual

talking bAACk with AAC Support Group

Apr 28 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Virtual

Description:'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. Organizer: IU8 Events IU8 Events Creator: Created by: azern@iu08.orgCreated by: azern@iu08.org

VIRTUAL - Assistive Technology Lunch and Learn

Apr 30 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: https://www.smore.com/cdf4u-2020-21-at-lunch-and-learns

K-12 COVID Pandemic Emergency Operations Planning

Apr 30 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 is pleased to partner with Rain Public Planning to provide a 3 part on-line training series which focused on COVID-Pandemic Emergency Operations Planning under the guidance of a public safety planning official.
  • K-12 COVID-Pandemic Emergency Operations Planning
  • K-12 COVID-Pandemic Emergency Operations Planning Q & A
  • K-12 COVID-Pandemic Emergency Operations Planning Tabletop Exercise

Please click on the link below for more detailed description of the 3 trainings.

https://www.smore.com/sjmtp


Please CLICK HERE to register your attendance and receive your connection information.

Monthly Math Chats

May 5 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:

VIRTUAL - STEM Network: STEM School within IU8

May 5 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The IU8 STEM Connection is for superintendents, curriculum directors, principals and teacher leaders to begin building a network for sharing ideas, resources and strategies that are being used in districts to support STEM Education.


Register HERE  

Monthly Math Chats

May 5 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:

VIRTUAL LETRS for Early Childhood Educators

May 6 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Virtual



LETRS for Early Childhood Educators
This module addresses early literacy and developmental processes focusing on: phonological processing, oral language, phonological awareness, print knowledge, and assessments.
Target Audience
Preschool - Kindergarten teachers

REGISTER  HERE

Virtual

IU8 Secondary Transition Network Community Connections #4

May 11 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Virtual

IU08 Secondary Transition Network Community Connections #4 https://www.smore.com/e7jwz

VIRTUAL LETRS Module 10 Reading Big Words: Syllabication and Advanced Decoding

May 11 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Virtual



LETRS Module 10: Reading Big Words: Syllabication and Advanced Decoding
This module addresses the instructional needs of students in grades 3 and up who are inaccurate and/or slow in reading and spelling multisyllabic words.
Target Audience
Teachers of grades K-12 and Administrators who have already taken module 1.

REGISTER  HERE

Virtual

Toy Adaptation Workshop

May 11 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

4500 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA, USA - Training Room A&B

Join us for the "kick-off" event for IU8's first Toy Adaptation Workshop! We will hear from some educators and families while setting the stage for this need. This event may be held virtually, if necessary.  Register:

Inclusive Communication PLC 3:00pm

May 11 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:

Equity Through UDL

May 17 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Online Event

AIU8 is please to present our partnership with CAST, a national nonprofit education research and development organization, as we continue to work toward the implementation of Universal Design for Learning as a driver for equity. This keynote address will focus on the purpose of UDL, the foundational concepts of UDL and how adopting a UDL mindset and strategies allow educators and administrators to proactively design learning environments that support equity for all students.

For more information and to register your attendance CLICK HERE.

Unit Council Meeting (Virtual)

May 20 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Inclusive Communication PLC 3:00pm

May 25 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:

talking bAACk with AAC Support Group

May 26 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Virtual

Description:'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. Organizer: IU8 Events IU8 Events Creator: Created by: azern@iu08.orgCreated by: azern@iu08.org

IU8 Board of Directors Meeting

May 27 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

4500 6th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602, USA