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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

Teaching Mathematical Modeling through 3D Printing

(Face to Face)

Date: October 12, 2021 – 8:00 AM-3:30 PM

Facilitator: Dr. Tyler Love and Dr. Reuben Asempapa

Description: Dr. Tyler Love and Dr. Reuben Asempapa, STEM education faculty from Penn State Harrisburg, will provide demonstrations and activities connected to the teaching of mathematical modeling using 3D printers and 3D design software. Educators will learn how to use these materials to develop mathematical modeling design challenge solutions and be provided time to collaborate with other teachers to plan lessons for the year. Participants will receive Pennsylvania and national standards-based instructional resources for teaching math modeling using 3D printing.  Funded through a grant provided by the Lancaster County STEM Alliance.

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PowerSchool’s Performance Matters – District Demonstration

Date: Wed., Oct. 20, 2021 – 9:00am to 10:00am

Facilitator: Ken Zimmerman

Description: Schoology and Performance Matters are offering several integrations to better combine assessment and learning workflows. This enables a seamless experience for instructors and students so that Performance Matters and Schoology work better together. The integration allows instructors and assessment authors to send assessment results directly to Performance Matters reporting. These results are sent to Performance Matters Baseball Card, providing instructors with access to all student results in one reporting framework to better combine assessment and learning workflows.

Please note a Zoom link will be sent out a day before the workshop date.

Cost: No cost

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Discovery Education Experience

(Virtual Workshop)

Date: Wed., Oct. 20, 2021 – 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer

Description: Discovery Education Streaming is a high-quality digital video-on-demand library that provides thousands of full videos, images, clip art, interactive, and many other teacher resources. Educators will learn how to search the catalog for multimedia and student learning activities.

This meeting is being held virtually; a Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the workshop.

Cost: Free for all IU13 Districts, $10.00 for outside IU13 Districts

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BrainPOP Combo

(Virtual Workshop)

Date: Wed., Oct. 27, 2021 – 7:30am to 8:15pm

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer

Description: BrainPOP is a great educational tool to help engage and motivate student learning independently, in small groups, and within direct instruction. Learn how educators can use BrainPop to assign videos, quizzes, and activities to students.

This meeting is being held virtually; a Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the workshop

Cost: Free for all IU13 Districts, $10.00 for outside IU13 Districts

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Gale Research Databases

(Virtual Workshop)

Date: Wed., Nov. 3, 2021 – 3:30 to 4:15 pm

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer

The Gale Research Database provides two popular research databases for IU13 Secondary Schools: Student Resources in Context and Opposing Viewpoints in Context. These resources provide federated searches to help turn learners into researchers, thinkers, and debaters.

This meeting is being held virtually; a Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the workshop.

Cost: Free for all IU13 Districts, $10.00 for outside IU13 Districts

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Regional Instructional Technology Collaboration

(Virtual)

Date: Wed., Nov. 5, 2021 – 8:30am to 11am

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer

Description: 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: No cost

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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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IMS Lending Library Materials – Learn about the StarLab, Telepresence, and Mobile Device Kits

(Virtual Workshop)

Date: Wed., Nov. 10, 2021 – 7:30am to 8:15am

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer

Description: An overview of the StarLab, Telepresence, and Mobile Device Kit equipment that is available for educators within IU13 to sign out and utilize for interactive in-person and remote learning.

This meeting is being held virtually; a Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the workshop.

Cost: Free for all IU13 Districts, $10.00 for outside IU13 Districts

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OverDrive & CultureGrams

(Virtual Workshop)

Date: Wed., Nov. 10, 2021 – 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer

Description: OverDrive provides students with many fiction and nonfiction titles supporting the standards and lexile reading levels. Students and staff have the opportunity to check out eBooks and audiobooks that meet their reading needs and interests via our immense collection of titles put together by librarians from our IU13 districts. Through the use of CultureGrams, our students can travel to exquisite places in the world, researching new cultures, languages, foods, and customs on more than 200 countries, all 13 Canadian provinces and territories, and each U.S. state.

This meeting is being held virtually; a Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before the workshop.

Cost: Free for all IU13 Districts, $10.00 for outside IU13 Districts

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StarLab, Telepresence, and Mobile Device Kit Certification Workshop

Date: Wed., Dec. 22, 2021 – 8am to 10am

Facilitators: Timothy Leister, Ken Zimmerman, Keith Royer.

Description: An overview of the StarLab, Telepresence, and Mobile Device Kit equipment that is available for educators within IU13 to sign out and utilize for interactive in-person and remote learning.

Cost: Free for all IU13 Districts, $25.00 for outside IU13 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 fall!

STEMATHON: RISE 2021 – Resilience in STEM Education (Virtual)

  • October 20, 2021 – Elementary Focus
  • October 21, 2021 – Secondary Focus
  • Leadership Sessions offered on both days!

Elementary & Secondary Technology Conferences (Hybrid)