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
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
This training will serve as certification in High Severity Behavior 1 & 2 and Advanced Skills The High Severity Behavior modules are designed for organizations that support individuals with the potential for extremely dangerous behavior. It includes strategies for developing safety plans, advanced physical safety procedures (releasing from rear chokes and hair pulls) team safety strategies, and safe floor hold procedures. Participants will learn advanced verbal and physical de-escalation techniques including the rear hair pull release, rear choke release, head lock release, triad and supine. Various therapeutic holds will be demonstrated and practiced. Participants will learn to de-escalate a crisis situation and check out of core competencies.
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
BLaST IU 17 - Williamsport Office
2400 Reach Road
Williamsport, PA 17701
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.
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
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Williamsport 1/24/2022 & 2/28/2022 & Canton 3/21/22 & 4/4/2022
In this collaborative, we will be focusing on the Four R’s of Trauma-Informed Care from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as it relates to student development and school culture. Each session will offer evidence-based practices that will help you develop a deeper understanding of trauma, its impact on both educators’ and students’ learning and engagement, and strategies for avoiding re-traumatization. Additionally, we will guide participants through professional standards of care that can help to prevent burnout and assist in building better relationships with colleagues and students. Training will be given in a learning and workshopping format and geared toward School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Resource Officers, along with any other educator wishing to learn the most influential trauma-informed practices for their district. Attendance at all four sessions is required.
Districts have the option buddle this collaborative with Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) and QPR Suicide Prevention Training for up to 6 people for an additional cost. (ACT 48 will be in addition to the 18 hours listed here) (Dates for YMHFA and QPR training TBD)
Session 1: REALIZE the impact of trauma on student learning and the impact it has on school climate
Session 2: RECOGNIZE the signs of trauma in students, families, staff members, and the community
Session 3: RESPOND by integrating evidence-based practices related to trauma into your school and district
Session 4: RESIST re-traumatization of students, families, and staff.
DATES & PLACES: Williamsport 1/24/2022 & 2/28/2022 & Canton 3/21/22 & 4/4/2022
TIME: 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM (Sign in begins at 8:30 AM)
INDIVIDUAL COST: $100
BUNDLE OF SIX COST: $1000