8:45 am - 12:30 pm
BLaST IU 17 - Williamsport Office
2400 Reach Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
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.
Registration is open until 11/26/2021
All day -
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