Blast IU 17 is devoted to our community and offering professional development opportunities that will cultivate and support the minds of educators, faculty, and staff in our surrounding districts.
The Office of Professional Learning offers a large array of on site learning workshops for your needs. Below is what is currently available, look back often for continual updates on the newest professional development opportunities.
Events in April 2021
- Engineering is Elementary: Elementary (1-5)
Engineering is Elementary: Elementary (1-5)ZOOM
EiE curriculum creates generations of problem solvers through STEM learning experiences that surprise, delight, and inspire lifelong learners. The programs encourage all children to envision themselves as engineers. This training is targeted for elementary educators (grades 1-5) and will focus on the units within this curriculum and how they can be integrated into your already taught curriculum.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 04/02/2021
ACT 48: 3 CREDITSEngineering by Design
Engineering by DesignZOOM
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: 3 Credits
- 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 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 04/09/2021
- Autism Connection Community 2021
Autism Connection Community 2021
Do you currently work with students diagnosed with Autism? Are you looking for strategies to promote learning and areas of positive growth? Are you looking to build a connection with other teachers and educators? Check-in with the BLaST Intermediate Unit 17 for my ‘Autism Connection Community.’ Every month, I will share a specific skill area that educators should practice with themselves and their students to develop a better understanding and increase a positive classroom culture and environment. These skills are recyclable and should be used throughout the school year. The instruction and strategies may vary from grade to grade and depending on each student since “no two students are the same.” The skills lab will run asynchronously and virtually so that educators can dive in when ready. Content will drop each month and reflection exercises will be embedded throughout each skill section. There will be touch points along the way with Jim Rinehimer, who will help bridge these skills into practice.
Content drops: March 22, April 19 & May 10
Deadline to register is May 10, 2021
ACT 48: 6
- School Psychologist Staff Meeting
School Psychologist Staff Meeting
School Psychologist staff meeting dates are 10/2/2020, 11/13/2020, 1/22/2021, 3/12/2021, 4/23/2021 & 5/21/2021. All meetings begin at noon and continue until 4:00 PM. We meet at the BLaST Williamsport office in Sullivan B.School Psychologist Staff Meeting
School Psychologist Staff Meeting
- IU 17 Special Education Coordinator's Meeting
IU 17 Special Education Coordinator's MeetingBLaST IU 17 - Canton OfficeWilliamsport, PA 17701US
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 Amy Wolfhope-Briggs. firstname.lastname@example.org Sign in begins at 8:45 AM.
Lunch is provided.