8:30 am - 3:30 pm
LETRS addresses four critical outcomes for effective literacy instruction: understanding the science of reading, converting research to practice, enhancing teacher effectiveness, and transforming instruction. By understanding the “why” behind science and evidence-based research, educators can effectively know how to aid students in learning to read. With Bridge to Practice activities, educators implement the knowledge gained directly into their classrooms.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Pam Kastner
DATES: DEC. 9, JAN.11, FEB. 23 & MAR. 9 ~ MUST ATTEND ALL SESSIONS
TIME: 8:30 AM ~ 3:30 PM (Sign in begins at 8:00 AM)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOV. 15
LOCATION: WILLIAMSPORT OFFICE OR VIRTUAL
COST: $80 includes Lunch and materials. Must be PREPAID.
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
It takes a village to raise a child. Join BLaST Intermediate Unit 17’s EPIC Ecosystem to collaborate and create solutions that will provide enrichment pathways in careers through STEM experiences. EPIC unites all community stakeholders from PreK-16 educators and schools to community partners such as non-profit organizations, professional organizations, businesses, libraries, and more! This Ecosystem values all voices and contributions of stakeholders in order to learn how to support all learners in meaningful educational opportunities. Participations will help mold the vision and mission of the EPIC Ecosystem to align with concrete action steps for the Ecosystem during the 2021-2022 school year. Participants will also have the chance to network and collaborate with stakeholders from the community.
TIME: 9AM~ 2PM
ACT 48: 5 hours
WHERE: Williamsport Office or Virtual
LUNCH: Provided to In-Person attendees.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1/4/2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
BLaST IU 17 - Canton Office
33 Springbrook Drive
Canton, PA 17724
Engineering by Design (EbD) is built on the belief that the ingenuity of children is untapped, unrealized potential that, when properly motivated, will lead to the next generation of technologists, innovators, designers, and engineers. Join this virtual training to learn how to integrate a curriculum in your content area to have your students learning concepts and principles in an authentic problem-/project-based environment. This curriculum uses all four STEM content areas, as well as English Language Arts, to help students understand the complexities of tomorrow.
ACT 48: 6.5 Credits
Sign in begins at 8:00 AM
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Acadience Reading Mentors will model how to detect K–6 students who are at risk for early reading difficulties in order to provide timely instructional support and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties. Acadience Reading K–6 also provides universal screening, detects when students need extra support, is sensitive to effects of intervention and supports the RtI/Multi-tiered model.
TIME: 8:30 AM ~ 3:00 PM (Sign in begins at 8:00 AM)
ACT 48: 6 hours
LOCATION: Williamsport IU Office
LUNCH is not provided