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8:00 am: Leading Organizations That Learn: Create a Learning-Oriented Leadership Plan
April 4, 2019 –
Create a Learning Oriented Leadership Plan!
Day 1: The Key to Making Learning Happen: The Principal. (October 18, 2018)
Day 2: Implementing the Pillars of Practice for Growth. (October 19, 2018)
Day 3: Meaningful Professional Learning Communities. (November 28, 2018)
Day 4: Building a Professional Knowledge Base. (January 22, 2019)
Day 5: Leadership Framework Round-table. (April 4, 2019)
In addition there will be a total of 10 hours of embedded online planning activities and a culminating proposal that will involve the development and implementation of a five part Learning-Oriented Leadership Plan. This is a five day workshop with additional online work. You must attend all sessions and complete all work to receive the 30 credits. Partial credit will not be given.
Registration, Lunch, Session Books and Materials will all be provided.
9:00 am: SAP Clinton, Montour, Snyder, Union Meeting
April 4, 2019 –
Come network with other SAP professionals and participate in a great day of training. The following presenters will join us: Tony Delonti, American Heart Association: Juling and Vaping Lolly Bentch, PA Dept. of Health: Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania Dr. Laura Osenbach, BLaST IU #17: The Brain Architecture Game Dr. Guy Diamond, Drexel University: Parent/Family Engagement in the SAP Process WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Student Assistance Program Team Members and Liaisons, Administrators in Columbia. Montour, Snyder and Union Counties.
Lunch is included.
Please Note: All charges will be invoiced to your school district or agency.
Registration closes April 1, 2019
|April 5, 2019
9:30 am: Non-Public Administrators Spring 2019 Meeting
April 5, 2019 –
This meeting will cover Federal Program updates; Act 89 referrals, Behavioral Expectations. Networking Connection, Mental Health/Act 71, Non-Pub Psychological services and the introduction of Tele-therapy. We will also highlight the "lending library" and the procedure to check-out items for your school. For additional information, please contact Ardis Mason by email: email@example.com or by phone: 570-323-8561 ext. 1032.
Lunch, materials and ACT 48 processing are included.
COST: No charge
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9:00 am: Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) - ZOOM
April 10, 2019 –
The Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC) is a state-wide system of support that enhances the work of school-based instructional coaches. School-based instructional coaches provide professional development for teachers and school leaders focused on refining classroom practices, increasing student engagement, and improving student achievement. Sessions will be designed around PIICs four elements of coaching and include strategies for one-on-one and small group coaching, analyzing data, using evidenced-based literacy/instructional strategies, and strategies to promote reflective practices. Because these sessions focus on the process of coaching, it is applicable to all curriculum models including Learning-Focused Schools, Reading Apprenticeship, and Standards Aligned System. The content of these sessions is applicable to PreK-12 teacher leaders, instructional coaches, department chairs, curriculum coordinators, and principals. Identified PIIC coaches are required to attend all sessions throughout the year while non-PIIC participants are encouraged but not required to attend all sessions throughout the year. This session will focus on Designing Effective Professional Development Experiences.
|April 11, 2019
9:00 am: Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway Initiative
April 11, 2019 –
The Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway initiative is built on the belief that school systems, individual schools, departments, or individual teachers can improve their STEM education practices through a positive, collaborative approach. BLaST IU 17 will be hosting this series of three workshops (Emerging, Progressing and Advancing) throughout the year to guide you through the use of the Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway tools. The workshop and workbooks are free of charge for your STEM team. Interested districts can contact Rob McKenzie for more information. Lunch is on your own.
Facilitator: Rob McKenzie
Course Dates: February 19, March 12 & April 9, 2019
Session Times: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Registration begins at 8:45 AM
Registration Deadline: 2/15/2019
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5:30 pm: Transition Into Success
April 18, 2019 –
This presentation will offer information and resources about transitioning students with disabilities into adulthood life. Information and resources will focus on: Vocational Rehabilitation Services; Agencies/Employers in the area who offer employment and other services for individuals with disabilities; Waiver funding; Information about Guardianship; Steps to a Successful Transition.
There is no cost to attend! All parents and professionals are welcome no matter age, grade or transition age!
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9:30 am: BLaST Curriculum Coordinators and Principals Meeting & Technology Coordinators
April 23, 2019 –
These meetings are scheduled to discuss PDE updates and initiatives. Other meeting topics and/or content may be added to the agenda. If you have requests, please contact Brooke Beiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|April 24, 2019
9:00 am: BLaST IU 17 Special Education Coordinators Meeting
April 24, 2019 –
These meetings are scheduled to discuss PDE updates and initiatives. Other meeting topics and/or content may be added to the agenda. If you have requests, please contact Amy Wolfhope-Briggs: email@example.com
3:00 pm: After School Workshop
April 24, 2019 –
This after school workshop provides the unique learning opportunity with PHONAK and Oticon Hearing Technology vendors. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to our local Territory/Account managers from Oticon and PHONAK, and to learn about the different technologies available and their features during the Vendor Product/Topic Presentations, as well as meeting with the Vendors during break out.
The Technology includes: Web Resources, Hearing Aid and Personal FM systems,Classroom connectivity, Apps, etc...
In-Service credit will be offered for attendees.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will demonstrate skills to: *Identify/compare devices, features, etc.*Learn Current technology practices in the classroom. *Locate resources for students and families *Reinforce the importance and purpose of these technologies in education.
3:00 PM ~ Registration begins (After School Snacks)
3:30 PM ~ Vendor/Product/Topic Presentation
4:00 PM ~ Break/Raffle/Snacks
4:15 PM ~ Vendor/Product/Topic Presentation
4:45 PM ~ Q & A/ Wrap Up
5:00 PM ~ Program Close
Cost: No charge
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9:00 am: Raising Expectations
May 3, 2019 –
Networking meeting will be consisting of a structured topic in the AM followed with an 'unconference' type structure in the PM to allow teachers to share ideas/lessons/instructional techniques and problem solve towards supporting continued student achievement. Topics for sequential networking meetings will be developed by the participants from a needs based poll and then developed by the presenters. AM topics will consist of instructional techniques for engagement, comprehension, communication, behavior, and levels of complexity based on Bloom and Webb taxonomies.
Lunch & Materials provided
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