Events in January 2022
- 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
COST: $80 includes Lunch and materials. Must be PREPAID.EPIC Launch
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
- SAP Regional Coordination Day: Trauma Talk for Adults with Tristan Schnoke
SAP Regional Coordination Day: Trauma Talk for Adults with Tristan SchnokeZOOM
Description: (Please note: descriptions of traumatic events occur throughout this presentation.) The Trauma Talk presentation uses the facilitator’s personal story to help participants feel as though they are not alone in difficult times. Teaching the average person about trauma is extremely important to gain a better awareness of what trauma is, how it can affect our life, and what we can do about our traumatic experiences. Trauma Talk for Adults is presented in a laid-back style to ensure maximum comfortability from all participants as trauma can be a difficult learning subject. Learning objectives: • Definition of trauma, triggers, trauma responses, post traumatic growth, resiliency, and “superpowers.” • Personal trauma story will help teach participants about many different types of trauma, as well as personal growth from these experiences. • Managing triggers using mindfulness, anchors, islands, grounding, and breathing • The importance of being understanding when someone around you may be triggered. • Understanding what the Flight, Fight, and Freeze responses are, why they happen, and how to handle them. • Trauma is presented in a different type of language than is normally used. This will assist in comprehension of materials.
Date(s): January 12, 2022
Registration Deadline: January 5, 2022
Time(s): 9a – 12p
Location: Zoom (Link sent after registration)
Act 48: 3 hours
- Technology Coordinator's Meeting
Technology Coordinator's MeetingBLaST IU 17 - Williamsport Office 2400 Reach Road Williamsport PA 17701
Items to be covered: Zoom software, VOIP services, websites, telephone lines, technology updates.
- TDA: A League of Learners ~ SYE 2022
TDA: A League of Learners ~ SYE 2022
Teaching Deliberate Analysis is designed to provide a close read on Text-Dependent Analysis through an instructional lens, rather than a focus on assessment. This professional development offering will take the form of a professional learning network for administrators, curriculum coordinators and teacher leaders (grades K-8) who are willing to collaborate in round table discussions and dive deeper with text-dependent analysis. Participants will gain a deep understanding of learning progressions and replacement units in order to monitor student growth and differentiate classroom instruction. It is suggested that participants previously have attended Teaching Deliberate Analysis in order to participate in A League of Learners. The training consists of two face-to-face workshops with one follow-up virtual support session provided at no additional cost. This virtual support session will be scheduled at the request of the participant. Participants must register for both face-to-face sessions to attend. Training materials are research-based and created and shared by Dr. Jeri Thompson from the Center for Assessment in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Date: October 28, 2021 (Canton) and January 25, 2022 (Williamsport)
Registration Deadline: October 21, 2021
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm (registration begins at 8:30)
Location: Canton (October 28) BLaST Williamsport Office (January 25), hybrid option available
Act 48: yes, 9 hours
- BLaST Curriculum Coordinators Meeting
BLaST Curriculum Coordinators MeetingBLaST IU 17 - Canton Office
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 email@example.com.
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 01/21/2022