Events in December 2021
- BLaST Curriculum Coordinators and Principals Meeting
BLaST Curriculum Coordinators and Principals Meeting
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.
8:45 AM ~ Registration, Coffee and Collaboration
9:30 AM ~ Meeting begins
11:30 AM ~ Lunch
12:30 PM ~ Meeting ends
Registration is open until 11/26/2021
- LETRS 3rd Edition - Volume 1
LETRS 3rd Edition - Volume 1
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
ACT 48: 24 HOURS
COST: $80 includes Lunch and materials. Must be PREPAID.
- Demystifying Data and the School Improvement Process
Demystifying Data and the School Improvement Process
The MTSS model has many moving parts. As school leaders, it is important to have an in-depth understanding of data and how to demystify that data for teachers to collaborate. During this highly-interactive half-day session, participants will begin to understand Tier One instruction for student growth and examine data to promote data conversations, as school leaders. Featuring Educational Consultant, Diane Coulter
COST: No Charge
ACT 48: 2,5
REGISTRATION CLOSES: December 13, 2021
- Accelerate Learning: Built to Last
Accelerate Learning: Built to Last
Accelerate Learning: Built to Last is aimed at building programs, focused on academics and social-emotional learning, that last based on leadership skills and foundational systems. This program will facilitate learning around best practices in learning recovery, holistic teaching, and rebuilding agency; thereby, increasing student achievement and teacher productivity. Participants will build foundational skills to build programs that last, but will also have the opportunity to personalize their path to build more specific programs that meet the needs of their community, school, and district. The major ideas and objectives of this course align to best practices outlined in Fisher, Frey, and Hattie’s Rebound series and The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Accelerate Learning Plan.
Dr. Brooke Beiter, Ph.D Assistant to the Executive Director & Director of Educational Planning
Rebecca Gibboney, BLaST Coordinator of Professional Learning
Erin Hamilton, Curriculum Specialist
Time and Requirements:
Asynchronous pre-course work (3 hours online/3 hours job embedded): December 17 – January 25
On-site Professional Learning Day: Williamsport Office 9:00-2:30 (5 hours onsite/ 9 hours job embedded): January 25, 2022
Virtual synchronous sessions (2 hours virtual; 1 hour job embedded):
February 10 – 1:00-3:00
February 24 – 1:00-3:00
March 10 – 1:00-3:00
March 24 – 1:00-3:00
March 31 – 1:00-3:00
Location: Virtual and On-Site
Act 45/Act 48: 34 credits
Resources will be provided:
Fisher, D., Frey, N., Hattie, J., & Smith, J. (2021). Leading the Rebound. Corwin:
A SAGE Publishing Company.
Fisher, D., Frey, N., Hattie, J., & Smith, J. (2021). Rebound: A Playbook for Rebuilding Agency, Accelerating Learning Recovery, and Rethinking Schools. Corwin: A SAGE Publishing Company.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education. (2021). Accelerated Learning: Closing Achievement Gaps with an Integrated System of Support.
Registration Deadline: December 10, 2021