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Teaching & Learning Collaborative Professional Learning Offerings

The IU13 Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) has developed a variety of high-quality, professional learning sessions. Each session description indicates whether the session will be conducted face-to-face or virtual, synchronously or asynchronously. Some of the asynchronous sessions below are non-facilitated, and others are facilitated, which means that the facilitator will provide feedback on activities and assignments as you complete the session at your own time and pace.

For each of our professional development offerings, additional details regarding meeting dates and pricing can be found by clicking on the registration link. All professional development sessions require pre-registration via Frontline Professional Learning.

Explore the full 2021-22 TLC Catalog for additional live and online professional learning opportunities here — and meet our TLC Team, too!

  • Learn more or register for upcoming TLC professional learning opportunities below.

Professional Learning Offerings

Explore Upcoming TLC Training Sessions   Explore TLC Job-Alike/Networking Meetings

Please note:

  • Each session description indicates whether the session will be conducted face-to-face or virtual. Please click on the “register” link to learn more.
  • Each session description indicates whether it is synchronous or asynchronous.
  • Registration details for asynchronous learning sessions also include completion dates and if a date/time is scheduled for a Zoom orientation or synchronous “kickoff.”
  • Please contact the session facilitator or Danielle Craig (danielle_craig@iu13.org | 717-947-1742) with any questions.

Training Sessions

Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) Overview

Date: January 13, 2022

Facilitator: Rachael Haverstick

Description: Over the last several years, there have been several updates to the Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDTs) including a new educator dashboard and availability of the diagnostic reporting category assessments. This one-hour session will go over the updates to the CDTs and share resources to assist educators in using CDT data to develop instructional plans based on students’ strengths and areas of need.

Cost: Free to all IU13 Member and Non Member Districts

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Text-Dependent Analysis: Instructional Strategies

Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021 (Day 1)
  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (Day 2)
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022 (Day 3)

Facilitator: Dr. Jennifer Bean, Teaching & Learning Collaborative Consultant for Literacy

Description: Are you looking for practical instructional strategies and new updates from PDE on text-dependent analysis? This three-day series will provide a thorough examination of the most current research and the clear implications for instruction. Participants will investigate the six steps of developing TDA prompts and the key differences between inferring and analyzing.  Participants will also learn key features of complex text. Diving deeper into analysis, the five steps to teach analysis will be emphasized. Using their own student work samples, participants will generate specific instructional strategies based on the TDA Learning Progressions.

Cost:
 – For IU13 Districts: $125.00/day or $300 for entire series
 – For Non-IU13 Districts: $145.00/day or $360 for entire series

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Mathematics Roundtable 2

Date: February 1, 2022

Facilitators: Kristina Fulton, Lauren Beal

Who is doing the talking in math classrooms? “Too much teacher talk reduces opportunities for students to use their own prior achievement, understanding, sequencing, and questioning. This means less thinking and less learning for kids” (Hattie et al, 2017, p. 142). This roundtable will provide an opportunity for participants to dig deeper into best math instructional practices. Conversations will center on current research on visible learning and questioning techniques to support the productive struggle, pose purposeful questions, and promote effective discourse.

A hybrid option will be offered for this professional development. A Zoom link will be sent the day prior to the event for participants who want to attend virtually.

Cost: Free to all IU13 Member and Non Member Districts

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What’s New in Apple Education: An Apple Roadshow Event

Date: March 15, 2022

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer

Join us for an exclusive roundtable discussion about how Apple products can support learning and teaching in your school or district. Hear from Apple about the latest iPadOS and macOS features for education.

Cost: Free to all IU13 Member and Non Member Districts

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Regional Instructional Technology Collaboration – Virtual

Dates: February 25, 2022 & May 20, 2022

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer

IU12, IU13, and IU15 would like to welcome all instructional technology educators from any region to join us for a great morning of collaboration in eastern Pennsylvania. We will kick off the morning with an overview of the agenda and engaging activities to build inter-IU relationships. The rest of the morning will be in an open spaces edcamp format to share and discuss with others with a common focus and/or passion in the educational technology field. All instructional coaches/specialists who facilitate and support instructional technology are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please note: A Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants a day prior to the event.

Cost: Free to all IU13 Member and Non Member Districts

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Advancing Environmental Literacy Leadership Academy: Act 45 Program (Virtual)

Date: April 11, 2022 – June 24, 2022

Facilitators: Dr. Lauren Beal (IU13), Tamara Peffer (PDE), Rebecca Gibboney (IU17)

Description: The Advancing Environmental Literacy Leadership Academy is a blended (live-virtual sessions, and online learning) 34-hour program. Through this course, educational leaders will be guided through the strategic planning process by identifying a guiding coalition of various stakeholders to support the work; development of a vision for environmental literacy; articulate the goals, strategies, and activities to achieve their vision; and identify funding and community assets to sustain their environmental literacy plans.

There are three major delivery methods for the program content: a) live-virtual sessions with environmental literacy experts from various organizations within PA, b) reading and reflecting online to assigned chapters in the text and various other assigned supplemental resources, websites, and articles, and c) job-embedded assignments and a culminating project to plan for and act upon the content of the program.

Please view flyer for more information.

Cost: Free to all IU13 Member and Non Member Districts

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Job-Alike/Networking Meetings

The TLC Team facilitates a variety of meetings where educators working in similar positions or on similar initiatives can gather to learn, collaborate, share insights, and network. Among the variety of offerings are those below. For questions on these or other opportunities for collaboration offered by the TLC Team, please contact Danielle Craig (danielle_craig@iu13.org or 717-947-1742).

Curriculum and Instruction Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

IU13 facilitates individual PLCs from 4-6 PM in the following areas: Elementary STEM, K-12 Science, K-12 Mathematics, K-12 Technology and Engineering, K-12 Social Studies, K-12 Literacy, K-12 Health & Physical Education, English Language Development.

The purpose of the PLC Meetings is to give subject educators an opportunity to:

  • Engage in discussions about discipline-specific best practices in remote or blended learning environments.
  • Stay informed of the most current information from the PDE and professional organizations, and share that information with colleagues in their school or district.
  • Engage in collegial professional development activities for the purpose of building their own capacity to strengthen standards-aligned systems at the classroom, building, and district levels.
  • Serve as a collaborative resource for regional professional development activities.
  • Network and engage in collegial dialogue with other “job-alike” professionals.

Dates and registration information can be found on the C&I PLC Flyer.

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Enriched Virtual Forum

The purpose of the Enriched Virtual Forum (EVF) is to support district cyber academies and to develop high-quality course content to supplement and enrich current district virtual programs. Meeting topics will include the National Standards for Quality Online Courses, Quality Matters partnership for use of rubric and review process, Accessibility and WCAG compliance, using LLVS Accelerate Ed content in Schoology/Canvas, and using open-educational resources (OER) and other instructional online content in Schoology/Canvas. School districts will be asked to organize a course development and review committee which will begin to develop an action plan as part of their participation in the Enriched Virtual Forum. Future meetings will focus on participant needs and professional development to support K-12 virtual learning and online course development.

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eSports

IU13 and Emerald Esports are joining together to lead Promoting Inclusion and Career Readiness through Scholastic eSports Expansion.

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Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions Advisor Meetings

As a member of Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions program, advisors, and/or institutional administrators have the opportunity to meet on a regular basis to share ideas, challenges, and updates. In addition, throughout the year, LLVS meetings invite guest speakers, include vendor presentations and training sessions, and offer networking opportunities.

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Librarians’ Collaborative

These POC collaborative meetings are for Lancaster and Lebanon County library stakeholders, including AccessPA member libraries, for the purpose of providing pertinent information concerning technology tools, ethical and legal issues, and professional development opportunities. In addition, time will be devoted for new learning and exploration for the integration of IMS and other tools/strategies supporting all content area curricula.

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Tech Media Integrators’ Collaborative

Monthly meetings will provide school district technology and media staff with a forum for training and sharing in the uses of technology and media in curriculum & instruction. These collaborative meetings will focus on participant needs and professional development supporting technology integration to maximize student learning.

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Virtual Teacher Networking Collaborative

The purpose of the Virtual Teacher Collaborative group is to provide IU13 virtual teachers with a regularly scheduled time to meet with a network of other online educators to collaborate and share best practices for teaching in a solely online environment. Resources for virtual field trips, ideas for class meetings, and asynchronous and synchronous teaching strategies will be provided. Each collaborative meeting will be planned to focus on participant needs and provide targeted professional development that

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Coming this spring!

Federal Programs Parent Conference

Date: May 24, 2022

  • Registration: Coming Soon!

Health and Physical Education Conference

Date: June 21, 2022

Cost: $50.00

  • Registration: Coming Soon!