Events in January 2022
|01/09/2022||01/10/2022|| 01/11/2022(2 events)|
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
| 01/12/2022(2 events)|
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 - 12:00 pm
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
|01/16/2022||01/17/2022||01/18/2022|| 01/19/2022(1 event)|
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.
|01/23/2022|| 01/24/2022(1 event)|
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
| 01/25/2022(1 event)|
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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)
|01/30/2022||01/31/2022||02/01/2022||02/02/2022||02/03/2022|| 02/04/2022(1 event)|
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