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     Assistive Technology Subcategory

          Bullet Assistive Technology Roundtable
The AT Roundtable is a group of individuals who are leaders in their district in the area of Assistive Technology. This group will gather twice a year to learn and share ideas about Assistive Technology.
          Bullet PBIS Training Day 1
n/a
          Bullet PBIS Training Day 2
n/a
          Bullet PRC Augmentative Communication Systems
This training focuses on the Unity software program available in all PRC devices. Participants will be given an overview of the available vocabulary options and how to use those vocabulary programs to create spontaneous novel utterances. Participants will also be introduced to basic device operations such as using the set-up key to customize messages, changing icons, hiding keys, backing up the memory of the device, and keyboard emulation. Team planning time will also be included. Devices are not needed to participate, but are welcomed. Feel free to bring a laptop to download the PASS Software!
Dan Mills, Prentke-Romich Company (PRC) Consultant, will conduct a training at the TIU 11 Office in McVeytown.
          Bullet Prentke-Romich Accent Training
Lunch and Learn Prentke-Romich Accent Training
Darlette Navrotski, PRC Consultant, will walk participants through the device basics and introduce the Unity Language System in the devices such as the Accent. Please bring along a device if available! (Accent, Vantage Lite...) Please feel free to bring your lunch or a snack!
ACT 48 Hours and ASHA CEUs are available
          Bullet SWPBIS Training
n/a
     Early Childhood Development Subcategory

          Bullet Implementing the Second Step Program/Implementing the Handwriting without Tears Curriculum
Special Education Staff will be trained on the use of the Second Step Program as a tool to assist and guide children with personal-social issues and behavioral difficulties. (Presented by School Psychologist and EI Behavior Specialist)
Special Education Staff will be trained on the use of the Handwriting without Tears Program and it´s use. (Presented by EI/SA OTs) These sessions are for TIU EI Staff only.
          Bullet PA Pre-K Early Learning Standards - Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors
Special Education Staff will be trained on the use of the PA Pre-K Early Learning Standards as a curriculum assessment and programming tool(Presented by our Train the Trainer Staff).
- Special Education Staff will be provided with training on the use of strategies, activities and positive behavior techniques for dealing with students with challenging behaviors. (Presented by our School Psychologist and EI Behavioral Specialist) These sessions are for TIU EI Staff only.
          Bullet Strategies for Supporting English Language Users
Training will explain, active best practices for ELL´s Language and Literacy development. Assessment, classroom environment and instructional strategies will all be detailed.
     Emotional Support Subcategory

          Bullet Emotional Support Teacher Network
The continued focus of each networking meeting is to increase the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who provide emotional support services to students in the K-12 setting. We recognize that this high incidence population of students can require some unique strategies as well as a variety of support systems, planning and programs. Topics of these meetings will include but are not limited to: social skills instruction/coping skills, functional behavioral assessments, inclusive practices for ES students, collaboration and consultative skill building, book studies, and an exploration of products and resources. Please register for each network meeting on the IU website. Special presentations will be announced prior to each meeting if applicable.

A Discussion of Youth Social Media & Mental Health Trends this Workshop is for Special Educators, Regular Educators, and Administrators
Learn About: apps, smartphones, social media use/misuse, privacy settings, sharing too much information, setting expectations and ways to talk to young people about wise use of their devices. There will also be a discussion of mental health topics such as depression, self harm and suicide.
Presented by: Ryan Klingensmith, Licensed Professional Counselor, founder at Shape The Sky. You can visit Shape The Sky at http://www.shapethesky.org/
          Bullet Emotional Support Teacher Network 2018-2019 [A]
Creating Welcoming and Affirming Services for Persons Who Are Lesbian, Gay. Bi-sexual, Transgender, Questioning or Intersex (LGBTQI) This training is for anyone wishing to become more aware of some of the issues faced by persons represented in the LGBTQI initials.
br>Please join us as we explore the effects of language, culture, and power dynamics as well as examine our own attitudes, values and thinking that are conditioned by our own upbringing, acculturation, and knowledge. Our focus is on ways to become more welcoming and affirming to all persons who differ from us and to learn from them how to be helpful as part of a healing community of support. This training is through the Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative.

The continued focus of each networking meeting is to increase the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who provide emotional support services to students in the K-12 setting. We recognize that this high incidence population of students can require some unique strategies as well as a variety of support systems, planning and programs. Topics of these meetings will include but are not limited to: social skills instruction/coping skills, functional behavioral assessments, inclusive practices for ES students, collaboration and consultative skill building, book studies, and an exploration of products and resources. Please register for each network meeting on the IU website. Special presentations will be announced prior to each meeting if applicable.

Please register for each network meeting on the IU website. There is no cost for this training and lunch is on you own.
          Bullet Emotional Support Teacher Network Series: SELF REGULATION SKILLS FOR CLASSROOMS
TIU 11 ES NETWORK SERIES: SELF REGULATION SKILLS FOR CLASSROOMS: TOOLS TO IMPROVE SELF-REGULATION, LEARNING AND CLASSROOM CLIMATE

Pat Steely, a Yoga4Classrooms trainer, will present techniques on how to empower students and self with increased self-awareness, the foundation for the development of skills of self-regulation and cognitive control. Participants will understand the neuroscience of stress, the symptoms and how it affects learning and behavior. Additionally, participants will understand the 5 critical steps to integrated self-regulation and will further facilitate learning readiness which improves overall student achievement. Participants will learn 67 simple, classroom friendly mindfulness techniques to support self-awareness, self-regulation, social emotional learning and resilience.

A $15.00 registration fee will be charged to your district and/or should be paid upon arrival. Lunch will be served. Instructional materials will be provided for each participant that registers for the training. Registration on the TIU11 website is required for this training. Please register by February 10.
          Bullet ES Network Series: Effective Procedures for Dealing with Discipline and Challenging Behaviors
TIU 11 ES NETWORK SERIES: Effective Procedures for Dealing with Discipline and Challenging Behaviors

Teachers report that behavior is one of the most difficult issues they deal with on a daily basis. Time spent addressing disruptions, disrespect, and non-compliance results in lost instructional time for all students. Join us as Willow discusses effective practices that will help educators understand and meet the needs of students with challenging behaviors.
Presented by: Willow Hozella, BCBA PaTTAN, Harrisburg
          Bullet ES networking / Generation DIVA
Generation Diva by Educational Development Services, LLC Presented by: Deb Mc Coy Effectively addressing bullying is a challenge for any school, but successfully tackling how school-aged girls bully one another is particularly difficult. The relational aggression that girls engage in includes spreading rumors, exclusionary tactics, manipulating friendships and relationships, and oftentimes takes place in a network of friends. Further complicating the issue is the social media and digital speech of our girls, many of whom have mastered cyber-bullying as the “weapon of choice” in their aggressive behavior against others. This workshop will: • Identify relational aggression and the characteristics unique to females in their bullying behaviors; • Review current research specific to relational aggression and girl bullying; • Explore the social media, texting, slut shaming and other digital behaviors of youth, particularly girls, along with their effects on those targeted; • Analyze legal considerations for schools and agencies in addressing bullying, cyber-bullying and relational aggression; • Examine prevention and intervention strategies in addressing the bullying, cyber-bullying and relational aggression specific to girls
          Bullet ES Networking Series: Youth Suicide Prevention and Trauma Informed Care
The continued focus of each networking meeting is to increase the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues who provide emotional support services to students in the K-12 setting. We recognize that this high incidence population of students can require some unique strategies as well as a variety of support systems, planning and programs. Topics of these meetings will include but are not limited to: social skills instruction/coping skills, functional behavioral assessments, inclusive practices for ES students, collaboration and consultative skill building, book studies, and an exploration of products and resources.

Please join us as we discuss two very important topics impacting our youth today.
Youth Suicide Prevention presented by: Marisa Vicere, President, The Jana Marie Foundation
Trauma Informed Care presented by: Megan Runion, PSU
     Safety Care Subcategory

          Bullet Safety Care Initial Training [A]
Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior. Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe. Please note that this is an initial training, and not a re-certification.
          Bullet Safety Care Training - Recertification [A]
Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior. Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe. Please note that this is a RE-CERTIFICATION training only
     Special Education Subcategory

          Bullet A Real Life Discussion Featuring: Jamie and Michael Berumbe
Join us October 10, 2018 for our book study kick off! We will have a candid conversation with the author, Michael Bérubé and his son Jamie. We will explore Jamie’s journey to adulthood as an individual with Down syndrome.

Come explore the important topics of diversity, inclusion, social experiences and evolving relationships as we read and discuss Jamie Bérubé’s journey to adulthood as an individual with Down syndrome. Let’s dive into the book, Life as Jamie knows It, written by Jamie’s father, Michael Bérubé. Times for after school ZOOM meetings will be determined by preference of our participants. Participants earn 12 Act 48 credit hours.

The story of Jamie Bérubé’s journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life. In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Bérubé chronicles his son’s journey to adulthood and his growing curiosity and engagement with the world. Writing as both a disability studies scholar and a father, he follows Jamie through his social and academic experiences in school, his evolving relationships with his parents and brother, Nick, his encounters with illness, and the complexities of entering the workforce with a disability. As Jamie matures, his parents acknowledge his entitlement to a personal sense of independence, whether it means riding the bus home from work on his own, taking himself to a Yankees game, or deciding which parts of his story are solely his to share. With a combination of stirring memoir and sharp intellectual inquiry, Bérubé tangles with bioethicists, politicians, philosophers, and anyone else who sees disability as an impediment to a life worth living. Far more than the story of an exceptional child growing up to be “big”, Life as Jamie Knows It challenges us to rethink how we approach disability and is a passionate call for moving toward a more just, more inclusive society.

Book Study will be conducted via ZOOM Meetings facilitated by the TIU consultants on the following dates: November 15,2018, January 17, March 28, and May 23, 2019 please register for the Book Study separately.

First thirty registered participants will get a free book!
          Bullet AAC - Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Augmentative and Alternative Communication will be explored with participants. We will explain assessment, strategies for use and data collection along with best practices. Trail use and funding methods will also be reviewed.
          Bullet ABA Principles and Practice
The training will provide the participant with hands on support and knowledge of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Principles and practices.
          Bullet American Sign Language
American Sign Language (ASL) is a complete, complex language that employs signs made by moving the hands combined with facial expressions and postures of the body. It is primarily language of many North Americans who are deaf and is one of several communication options used by people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
          Bullet Check and Connect
A COMPREHENSIVE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT INTERVENTION
* Grounded in Research
* Evidence Based
* Individualized and Data Driven

Check & Connect is a comprehensive intervention designed to improve student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building and persistence. More information can be found at : http://checkandconnect.umn.edu/
          Bullet CPI Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Training
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention is a training program designed to help educators provide the best possible care, welfare, safety and security for their students in a crisis situation. The principles and techniques taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention program have proven to be effective in resolving potentially violent situations. By participating in this program, you will gain the confidence necessary to handle crisis situations with minimal anxiety and maximum security. It is strongly recommenced that a team attend together for the training.
          Bullet CPI Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Training - RECERTIFICATION
How to document any incident. Documentation is a key part of postvention. This training will serve to recertify those who completed CPI the past year. If you have completed the CPI training at IU 11 with in the past year you must attend this recertification to maintain your CPI status.
          Bullet DIBELS Math Training
DIBELS NEXT Essential Training: Sept. 2, 2016. DIBELS Math is a set of brief, standardized, indicators of early numeracy, computation and problem solving skills for grades K-6. DIBELS Math consists of materials for universal screening three times a year and more frequent progress monitoring.
          Bullet DIBELS NEXT EssentialTraining
DIBELS NEXT Essential Training: Sept. 2, 2016. The Transition Workshop is designed for users who have been trained on 6th Edition and need to update their training for DIBELS Next.
          Bullet Differentiating for Advanced Learners
Participants will be exposed to a variety of advanced learner strategies with an opportunity to develop some of them partially or in whole based on current units taught. Strategies include: Pre-assessment, Tiered Tasks, Curriculum Compaction, Study Guide Plan, as well as Adding Complexity to Current Lessons through enrichment, enhancement, and extension, clustering or bumping up standards, and Most Difficult First. Participants are asked to bring materials for a unit that could/should include: Student Learning Map or Curriculum Map, K-U-D, formative and summative assessments, lesson plans, and any supplementary materials. Ideally this session works best with a team of general educators (grade level or department) and a gifted support teacher/instructional specialist/instructional coach.

Audience: Elementary or Secondary Teachers, Instructional Specialists/Coaches, Gifted Support Teachers, Curriculum Directors, District Administrators.

Elementary Focus – October 4, 2017
Secondary Focus- October 30, 2017


Presenter: Tanya Morret, PDE gifted liaison, CAIU15
Facilitator: Kelly Zurybida

Be sure and select your correct session!
          Bullet Early Intervention/Special Education Regulations
Participants will gain knowledge related to Federal and State guidelines for Special Education Practices. Student Evaluations, eligibility for special education, direct services, and early childhood outcome indicators will be detailed and reviewed.
          Bullet Educator Book Study Professional Learning Community
A REAL LIFE DISCUSSION FEATURING : JAMIE AND MICHAEL BÉRUBÉ

Come explore the important topics of diversity, inclusion, social experiences and evolving relationships as we read and discuss Jamie Bérubé’s journey to adulthood as an individual with Down syndrome. Let’s dive into the book, Life as Jamie knows It, written by Jamie’s father, Michael Bérubé. Times for after school ZOOM meetings will be determined by preference of our participants. Participants earn 12 Act 48 credit hours.

The story of Jamie Bérubé’s journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life. In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Bérubé chronicles his son’s journey to adulthood and his growing curiosity and engagement with the world. Writing as both a disability studies scholar and a father, he follows Jamie through his social and academic experiences in school, his evolving relationships with his parents and brother, Nick, his encounters with illness, and the complexities of entering the workforce with a disability. As Jamie matures, his parents acknowledge his entitlement to a personal sense of independence, whether it means riding the bus home from work on his own, taking himself to a Yankees game, or deciding which parts of his story are solely his to share. With a combination of stirring memoir and sharp intellectual inquiry, Bérubé tangles with bioethicists, politicians, philosophers, and anyone else who sees disability as an impediment to a life worth living. Far more than the story of an exceptional child growing up to be “big”, Life as Jamie Knows It challenges us to rethink how we approach disability and is a passionate call for moving toward a more just, more inclusive society.
          Bullet Executive Function Development
Sandi Dinardi and Jennifer Morgan Executive Function
          Bullet Life as Jamie Knows It - Book Study Professional Learning Community
Come explore the important topics of diversity, inclusion, social experiences and evolving relationships as we read and discuss Jamie Bérubé’s journey to adulthood as an individual with Down syndrome. Let’s dive into the book, Life as Jamie knows It, written by Jamie’s father, Michael Bérubé. Times for after school ZOOM meetings will be determined by preference of our participants. Participants earn 12 Act

Join us via Zoom from your own computer!

Check out Michael and Jamie on WPSU’s Take Note at: https://goo.gl/b9dqHD
          Bullet MTSS Elementary Boot Camp
Multi-Tiered System of Support - Regional Boot Camp. This is a regional collaborative venture between IUs 10, 11, 16 and 17. Replicating the PaTTAN training.

Interdisciplinary core elementary teams who are in the initial stages of MTSS/RtII adoption and implementation are encouraged to attend this one-day boot camp to revisit conceptual and practical underpinnings of comprehensive school improvement, including tiered supports, instructional matching and data-based decision-making. Teams will be provided with opportunities for discussion and networking. A continuum of tools and resources to facilitate staff buy-in and a sustainable model will be reviewed.

Participants will:
1. Deepen conceptual underpinnings of an MTSS model
2. Review and evaluate current implementation priorities
3. Apply Principles and Practices to Tiers 1, 2 and 3.

Target Audience:
Interdisciplinary Teams K-6: The team should consist of an elementary building principal. It is recommended that the rest of the team members consist of: two grade level teacher leaders, one special education teacher, one school psych, one reading specialist and/or provider of tiered support, and one additional member at team’s discretion.
          Bullet PA LETRS - Module 1 - 3 Series
LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional development series to be used primarily by teachers of reading and spelling, literacy consultants and coaches, speech and language professionals. LETRS was developed by Louisa Moats and others to increase teachers’ understanding of how students learn to read, write and spell, and how to implement research supported instructional strategies to increase reading success. The series is delivered through 12 modules addressing components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Word Study, Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing.
          Bullet PA LETRS - Module 1 - The Challenge of Learning to Read
LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional development series to be used primarily by teachers of reading and spelling, literacy consultants and coaches, speech and language professionals. LETRS was developed by Louisa Moats and others to increase teachers’ understanding of how students learn to read, write and spell, and how to implement research supported instructional strategies to increase reading success. The series is delivered through 12 modules addressing components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Word Study, Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing.
          Bullet PA LETRS - Module 10 -Reading Big Words:Syllabication and Advanced Decoding (for grades 3-adult)
LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional development series to be used primarily by teachers of reading and spelling, literacy consultants and coaches, speech and language professionals. LETRS was developed by Louisa Moats and others to increase teachers’ understanding of how students learn to read, write and spell, and how to implement research supported instructional strategies to increase reading success. The series is delivered through 12 modules addressing components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Word Study, Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing.
          Bullet PA LETRS - Module 2 - The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Phoneme Awareness
LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional development series to be used primarily by teachers of reading and spelling, literacy consultants and coaches, speech and language professionals. LETRS was developed by Louisa Moats and others to increase teachers’ understanding of how students learn to read, write and spell, and how to implement research supported instructional strategies to increase reading success. The series is delivered through 12 modules addressing components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Word Study, Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing.
          Bullet PA LETRS - Module 3 - 4 Extended
LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional development series to be used primarily by teachers of reading and spelling, literacy consultants and coaches, speech and language professionals. LETRS was developed by Louisa Moats and others to increase teachers’ understanding of how students learn to read, write and spell, and how to implement research supported instructional strategies to increase reading success. The series is delivered through 12 modules addressing components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Word Study, Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing.
          Bullet PA LETRS - Module 3 - Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works
LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional development series to be used primarily by teachers of reading and spelling, literacy consultants and coaches, speech and language professionals. LETRS was developed by Louisa Moats and others to increase teachers’ understanding of how students learn to read, write and spell, and how to implement research supported instructional strategies to increase reading success. The series is delivered through 12 modules addressing components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Word Study, Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing.
          Bullet PA LETRS Training Series
LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional development series to be used primarily by teachers of reading and spelling, literacy consultants and coaches, speech and language professionals. LETRS was developed by Louisa Moats and others to increase teachers’ understanding of how students learn to read, write and spell, and how to implement research supported instructional strategies to increase reading success. The series is delivered through 12 modules addressing components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Decoding, Word Study, Spelling, Vocabulary, Fluency, Comprehension, and Writing.

Module 1: The Challenge of Learning to Read
Module 1 explores the reasons why many students have reading difficulties and explains how children learn to read. Case studies illustrate the progression of reading development; the influences of biological, genetic, cognitive, environmental, and instructional factors in learning to read; and the components of effective reading instruction. A “four-part processing system” model is explored in detail. (for all grades)Module 1 is a prerequisite for all other modules.

Module 2: The Speech Sounds of English: Phonetics, Phonology,and Phoneme Awareness
Module 2 introduces the phonemes (speech sounds) and discusses the importance of phonological awareness in reading and spelling instruction. Module 2 also discusses the features of consonants and vowels and covers some of the difficulties that children who speak other languages or dialects may face when learning English. (For all grades)

Module 3: Spellography for Teachers: How English Spelling Works
Module 3 explores the structure and history of English spelling from several angles; phoneme-grapheme correspondences; letter patterns within words, syllables, meaningful word parts (morphemes), and historical layers in the orthography. The module addresses differences between syllables and morphemes, between irregular and high-frequency words, and among six syllable types. After learning this content, teachers can approach phonics, spelling and word study with confidence. (For all grades)
          Bullet PBIS New Core Team Member Training
This training is for new PBIS core team members, coaches, administrators and/or PBIS team members that have not completed the required PBIS training. The training modules will be condensed and designed to meet the needs of those schools currently implementing PBIS.

Sponsored by TIU 11 PBIS Facilitators:
Kim Brown & Kelly Zurybida
          Bullet PBIS Student Summit
AIU8, CIU10, and TIU11 are pleased to bring the first PBIS Student Summit to the Central PA area! Join Educational Consultants from the Intermediate Units and PaTTAN for this fun day of learning and networking dedicated to PBIS Student Team members and their Faculty Advisors! Students and Faculty Advisors from Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Somerset, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Juniata Counties are encouraged to attend this event to learn about the critical role student voice plays in successful PBIS implementation at the secondary level!

Each team is encouraged to bring a tri-fold display highlighting PBIS in action in their school!
          Bullet Positive Classroom Management Strategies and Behavioral Supports
Teachers initially offer two to three interventions that they have utilized to help support positive classroom behavior that impact student learning. Teachers are trained on various ways to collect data and make observations that help develop a clear understanding of relationship of events and circumstances that trigger and maintain problem behavior. Teachers also discuss in class assessments that can be used to determine success of individual behavioral plans.
          Bullet Recent Advances in Understanding Word-Level Reading Problems: Assessment and Intervention
RECENT ADVANCES IN UNDERSTANDING WORD-LEVEL READING PROBLEMS: ASSESSMENT AND HIGHLY EFFECTIVE INTERVENTION
This presentation will focus on how children learn to read words and why some children struggle. Studies have shown that the intervention approaches most commonly used in schools provide limited benefits for weak readers. However, other studies have shown that there are approaches that can yield very large reading gains for struggling students, and those will be the focus of the presentation.
Who Should Attend?
School Psychologist, Principals, Reading Specialists, MTSS/Tier 3 Problem Solving Teams; Curriculum Coordinators; Reg/Special Ed Teachers; and Speech Therapists
• No Cost for participants employed by TIU 11 Districts
• $50.00 cost for participants outside of TIU 11 Districts
• Lunch will be provided

David A. Kilpatrick, PhD is associate professor of psychology for the State University of New York, College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years of experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading,Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and Equipped for Reading Success.
          Bullet Safety Care Training for Early Intervention Staff
Safety-Care is a training program for staff working with children, adolescents, or adults who may exhibit challenging or dangerous behavior. Participants in the course learn a wide variety of prevention skills so that they can each contribute to a physical and social environment that encourages behavior patterns that are positive and safe. Please note that this is a RE-CERTIFICATION training only
          Bullet School-wide Positive Behavior Support Team Training
School-wide Positive Behavior Support
          Bullet Sentence Level Writing: Building Micro Level Skills
TIU 11 is proud to have been chosen to Effective Core Writing Instruction at the Sentence Level for Grades 3-12. This hands-on, interactive workshop will help teachers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to improve writing instruction for students at the sentence level. First, participants will examine the Sample Writing Scope & Sequence, with an eye towards understanding how best to use it in their work with students. Then, they will review research concerning handwriting, keyboarding, and spelling to understand their impact on the cognitive demands of the student writer. The bulk of this workshop, however, will center around developing sentence skills in student writers. Participants will understand the role of explicit sentence structure instruction in the development of both writing and comprehension. They will work with both parts of speech and sentence parts to assist with student writing. They will learn strategies for helping students improve and expand their sentence-writing ability. This workshop will allow teachers to develop a deeper understanding of writing skills and the ability to implement the teaching of these skills into the classroom setting.
Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
* Describe the role and importance of a scope & sequence
* Define the role that transcription skills play on higher level writing skills
* List the elements of sentences and how they interact to build meaning
* Describe the value of explicit sentence skills instruction, both for writing and comprehension
* Identify effective strategies for instructing students in the classroom in sentence construction and deconstruction
Target Audience:General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, ESL Teachers, Reading/Writing Specialists, Speech/Language Pathologists
          Bullet SLO’s for Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVI)
Student Learning Objectives provide a valid assessment of teacher effectiveness through student performance outcomes based on standards. Participate in the discussion and development of what an SLO could look like for a TVI. At the conclusion of the workshop, draft SLO’s should be available to share with district administrators.
          Bullet Special Education /EI Training VB-MAPP and Technology
Three training hours on the use of VB-MAPP as an educational assessment. The instructor will detail the principles behind it based on autism theories and it´s use for assessment and ongoing programming. The final two hours of this training will be on the use of ipods as an educational tool for special education.
          Bullet Special Education Law Training
Andy Faust, Partner, Sweet/Stevens/Katz/Williams.

Join us for an informal presentation on what one needs to know in the area of special education to avoid due process/litigation.

Andy will offer his insights and wit in a review of recent developments, trends, challenges and preventative law strategies related to special education services, due process and related litigation.

With the law quickly evolving and uncertainty about the obligations of school administrators becoming g a serious concern, school attorney Andy Faust will provide guidance and an understanding of the direction in which the law appears to be moving in the area of special education.

Lunch will be provided.

IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC TOPICS YOU WOULD LIKE ADDRESSED OR QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE ANSWERED PLEASE EMAIL THEM TO: sdinardi@tiu11.org
          Bullet Special Education Seminar
Staff will receive new information and direct instruction on the following topics which directly relate to their delivery of Speech, OT, PT, Vision and Hearing services:

- STaR Module (Data tracking system) and Data collection regulations.
- Positive Behavior Support
- Family Communication
- Co-Teaching / Push in Therapy.
          Bullet Special Education Seminar 2017
Seminar Covering the following topics related to special education - school age and early intervention job functions: - QEP for 2017 (EI Self Verification) - Medical Access Billing for Services - Epilepsy Seizure Care - inclusion/expulsion practices - ECO data, Session notes as data collection
          Bullet Special Education Seminar Occupational Therapist Programs and Procedures
Exploring the Use of Yoga and other relaxation techniques for students with special needs. Using techniques to deescalate behaviors. Maintain a safe and calm environment and promote attending. Special Education Seminar Part II - Inclusion, Expulsion, Supervision, Service Delivery Rubric Development
          Bullet Special Education Seminar Part I
Special Education Seminar reviewing current practices in Early Intervention related to IEP management, referrals, evaluations, best practices, medical access billing and EI procedures.
          Bullet Special Education Seminar Part II
Seminar Covering the following topics related to special education: Behavioral and social emotional development in Preschoolers. Annotated ER to IEP Creation with staff.
          Bullet Special Education Seminar Part III
Seminar Covering the following topics related to special education: Behavioral and social emotional development in Preschoolers. Annotated ER to IEP Creation with staff. Speech therapy practices training. Occupational Therapy practices training. Inclusion best practices fro classroom.s
          Bullet Special Education Seminar Relaxation Yoga
Exploring the Use of Yoga and other relaxation techniques for students with special needs. Using techniques to deescalate behaviors.
          Bullet Special Education Seminar Speech Therapist Programs and Procedures
Exploring the Use of Yoga and other relaxation techniques for students with special needs. Using techniques to deescalate behaviors. Maintain a safe and calm environment and promote attending. Special Education Seminar Part II - Inclusion, Expulsion, Supervision, Service Delivery Rubric Development
          Bullet Special Education Staff Training
The following skills based state requirements will be addressed at this training: Early Learning GPS, Pelican Updates, Early Learning Pre-K standards, EI Self Verification and Quality Enhancement Plan, Staff Service Delivery Rubric.
          Bullet Speech Therapist Networking and Professional Development [A]
Our day together will include:

• Networking with school age and early intervention Speech Therapists providing support across TIU 11 area
• Discussions to gain insights, suggestions and ideas surrounding questions, challenges and topics of interest
• Sharing time of a product, app, or strategy
• Please bring along the following: a favorite read aloud book; 1 artic/language tool you can’t live without; 1 app you love!
• Act 48 Hours provided
          Bullet Supporting Children with Special Needs in the General Curriculum
A review of the Creative Curriculum for Preschool Materials.
Objectives:
- Describe the framework of the general curriculum
- Understand the curriculum objectives for development and learning
- Identify ways to ensure all children can access and participate in the daily routine and activities,

Through video and small groups we will look at the learning environment, the daily routine, as well as initial teaching strategies. s
          Bullet The 360 Thinking Model: Breakthrough Strategies to Develop Independent to Executive Function Skills
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP will work with your teams to introduce The 360 Thinking Program. This program facilitates the development of 6 key skills for students: initiation, transition, planning time- management, self-regulation and metacognition. Participation in this workshop will lead to a detailed understanding and foundation of the EF skills for immediate use in school and at home. Your team will leave this workshop with increased competency as well as many new tools for your “tool box”! Follow up support will be provided by TIU11 consultants.

Audience: special and general education teachers, related service providers and administrators. School District teams will be limited to 6 people per school district.

*Lunch is provided for participants
          Bullet Understanding Challenging Behavior
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For additional information or questions, please contact
Alicia Hull,

Coordinator of Professional Development Services, at

Tuscarora Intermediate Unit
c/o Coordinator of Professional Development Services
2527 US HWY 522 South
McVeytown, PA 17051-9717
(814) 542-2501 or (717) 899-7143

or contact Connie Flaherty,
Executive Secretary for the Coordinator of Professional Development Services,
at Ext. 193


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