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Teaching and Learning Collaborative Professional Learning Opportunities

Welcome to the IU13 Teaching & Learning Collaborative (TLC) Team! Our mission is to provide innovative, evidence-informed services that empower learner-driven professionals across Lancaster and Lebanon counties, and beyond, to prepare all learners for the future.

Thank you for considering a partnership with IU13’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) to enhance your professional learning journey. Explore our diverse range of offerings, hosted at our IU13 Conference and Events Center or reach out to our team to discuss workshop customization to suit your district’s needs. Should you require assistance in finding a specific program, rest assured that we offer flexibility in conducting sessions either online or in-person. Moreover, we are dedicated to tailoring programs that seamlessly align with your district’s objectives. To learn more about our 2024-2025 Pricing for Customized/In-District Professional Development please click here.

For more information or to initiate collaboration, please contact our team at teaching_learning@IU13.org.

TLC Professional Learning Opportunities

Discover tailored professional learning opportunities, easily filtered by category below or explore our calendar on Frontline for a wide variety of sessions designed to elevate your skills.

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IU13 Career Ready Leaders’ Collaborative – April

Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

April 15, 2025
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

IU13 Career Ready Leaders' Collaborative meetings offer district and school leaders a valuable space to stay informed about current education initiatives at local, state, and national levels. The focus is on addressing specific career readiness challenges at the district and school levels, encouraging the exchange of practical solutions. These gatherings...
IU13 Career Ready Leaders' Collaborative meetings offer district and school leaders a valuable space to stay informed about current education initiatives at local, state, and national levels. The focus is on addressing specific career readiness challenges at the district and school levels, encouraging the exchange of practical solutions. These gatherings promote networking and collaboration, enabling leaders to connect with colleagues and local partners. The meeting structure includes insights from guest speakers or business/industry spotlights, highlighting district/program achievements, sharing updates on state/local career readiness opportunities, and providing open spaces for collaborative discussions. This multifaceted approach ensures that leaders leave the meetings with a knowledge of the latest developments and a strengthened network to enhance career readiness initiatives across the IU13 region.
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Esports Collaborative

Instructional Technology/ IS

April 15, 2025
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

The purpose of the Esports Collaborative is to provide IU13 MS/HS Esports Managers, Coaches, and Advisors with a regularly scheduled time to meet with a network of others running Esports programs to collaborate and share ideas, upcoming events, games, platforms, and opportunities with Esports across PA. Current trends, opportunities for...
The purpose of the Esports Collaborative is to provide IU13 MS/HS Esports Managers, Coaches, and Advisors with a regularly scheduled time to meet with a network of others running Esports programs to collaborate and share ideas, upcoming events, games, platforms, and opportunities with Esports across PA. Current trends, opportunities for support, networking, and Esports- related resources will be discussed. Each collaborative meeting will be planned to focus on participant needs and provide targeted supports in K-12 Esports environments. Meeting topics for the Esports Collaborative: * General: Game Selection, Starting a Club, Support, Manager/Coach Networking * Esports Opportunities: Emerald, PSEL, NCEF * Local Competitions: Tournaments, On-site, Off-site * Cross-District Communication: Discord, Schoology * College & Career Readiness: Events, Speakers, Mentors
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Principals’ Collaborative – April (Virtual)

Curriculum and Instruction/ IS

April 24, 2025
9:00 am to 10:30 am

Virtual

Join the Principals' Collaborative in navigating the complexities of school leadership, where the rewards are plentiful, yet the demands are high. By connecting with Principals from Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, there is the opportunity to foster meaningful relationships and forge a supportive community. During these events, you'll have the opportunity...
Join the Principals' Collaborative in navigating the complexities of school leadership, where the rewards are plentiful, yet the demands are high. By connecting with Principals from Lancaster and Lebanon Counties, there is the opportunity to foster meaningful relationships and forge a supportive community. During these events, you'll have the opportunity to: •Stay up to date with local and state initiatives •Discover and share successful practices happening in schools •Collaborate to tackle common issues and leave with actionable strategies. •Celebrate the achievements of our Principals contributions to our schools. Don't miss this unique opportunity to develop your leadership practice in a supportive and mutually beneficial environment alongside other Principals and Assistant Principals.
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Gifted Bootcamp

Gifted and Enrichment Services/ IS

May 8, 2025
8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Gifted Bootcamp is designed to support new and veteran gifted teachers with understanding who gifted students are, how to manage the documentation, and what strategies to use to write and implement GIEPS. Topics will include an overview of PA's definition of gifted education, Chapter 16 and a review of the...
Gifted Bootcamp is designed to support new and veteran gifted teachers with understanding who gifted students are, how to manage the documentation, and what strategies to use to write and implement GIEPS. Topics will include an overview of PA's definition of gifted education, Chapter 16 and a review of the forms that support gifted education.
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Leadership & Coaching: Supporting Student-Centered Learning in the Classroom

Instructional Technology/ IS

May 13, 2025
9:00 am to 11:00 am

This workshop is designed for administrators, principals, assistant principals, and district instructional coaches. The focus is to provide resources to demonstrate instructional leadership and coaching, support educators in improving their instructional practices, and support student-centered learning. Participants will be introduced to various resources, including walk-through forms, implementation success criteria, the...
This workshop is designed for administrators, principals, assistant principals, and district instructional coaches. The focus is to provide resources to demonstrate instructional leadership and coaching, support educators in improving their instructional practices, and support student-centered learning. Participants will be introduced to various resources, including walk-through forms, implementation success criteria, the district's Student-Centered Learning Action Planning Tool, and focused, specific feedback forms to help guide their coaching conversations and support educators in implementing student-centered instructional practice.*Participants invited to attend by their district under an established contract are welcome to register at no additional cost (costs are already included in the established contract). For participants who want to attend a workshop outside of a previously established district contract, the cost is $149 for IU13 district participants and $199 for non-IU13 district participants.
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Leadership & Coaching: Supporting Student-Centered Learning in the Classroom

Instructional Technology/ IS

May 13, 2025
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This workshop is designed for administrators, principals, assistant principals, and district instructional coaches. The focus is to provide resources to demonstrate instructional leadership and coaching, support educators in improving their instructional practices, and support student-centered learning. Participants will be introduced to various resources, including walk-through forms, implementation success criteria, the...
This workshop is designed for administrators, principals, assistant principals, and district instructional coaches. The focus is to provide resources to demonstrate instructional leadership and coaching, support educators in improving their instructional practices, and support student-centered learning. Participants will be introduced to various resources, including walk-through forms, implementation success criteria, the district's Student-Centered Learning Action Planning Tool, and focused, specific feedback forms to help guide their coaching conversations and support educators in implementing student-centered instructional practice.*Participants invited to attend by their district under an established contract are welcome to register at no additional cost (costs are already included in the established contract). For participants who want to attend a workshop outside of a previously established district contract, the cost is $149 for IU13 district participants and $199 for non-IU13 district participants.
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Refresh, Set, Go!: A Strategic Approach to Continuing Student-Centered Learning (*Prerequisite: educators must have completed the initial station rotation implementation workshop and/or the year 1 cohort requirements.)

Instructional Technology/ IS

May 14, 2025
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

This workshop is designed for educators committed to continuous improvement and transformation of their classroom instruction. Educators will have the opportunity to reflect on their current instructional practices and engage in a collaborative process to transform their classrooms into student-centered learning environments. Through a series of personalized learning strategies including...
This workshop is designed for educators committed to continuous improvement and transformation of their classroom instruction. Educators will have the opportunity to reflect on their current instructional practices and engage in a collaborative process to transform their classrooms into student-centered learning environments. Through a series of personalized learning strategies including but not limited to reflective practices, goal-setting exercises, and next-step planning and pacing, participants will develop a clear understanding of how to implement evidence-based, data-informed instructional future-ready practices that prioritize the needs and interests of their learners.*Participants invited to attend by their district under an established contract are welcome to register at no additional cost (costs are already included in the established contract). For participants who want to attend a workshop outside of a previously established district contract, the cost is $149 for IU13 district participants and $199 for non-IU13 district participants.
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IU13 Enriched Virtual Forum

Instructional Technology/ IS

May 15, 2025
9:00 am to 11:30 am

Monthly meetings of the Enriched Virtual Forum (EVF) will discuss topics to support district virtual academies and develop high quality course content to enrich current district virtual programs. These collaborative meetings will focus on participant needs and professional development supporting K-12 virtual learning and online course development.

LLVS Advisors’ Collaborative

Instructional Technology/ IS

May 15, 2025
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

As a member of Lancaster-Lebanon Virtual Solutions, it is important that those participating in the role of Advisor/Mentor to students meet on a regular basis to share ideas, challenges, updates, etc. *Please note this meeting is not eligible for ACT 48 credit.

Gifted Network Meeting

Social Studies/ IS

May 15, 2025
8:30 am to 3:30 pm

These half-day job-alike gatherings will be facilitated by IU13 and open to any staff invested in supporting the academic growth of gifted/advanced learners and complying with Chapter 16 regulations. A key component of each meeting will be time set aside for collaboration with grade-level, job-alike colleagues. District/school staff will also...
These half-day job-alike gatherings will be facilitated by IU13 and open to any staff invested in supporting the academic growth of gifted/advanced learners and complying with Chapter 16 regulations. A key component of each meeting will be time set aside for collaboration with grade-level, job-alike colleagues. District/school staff will also have the option to plan as a team during a portion of the meeting. Communication for the Gifted Network will primarily take place through Schoology, and anyone interested may join this Group for updates, resources, and discussions. The access code is FBGZM-ZHCMD. Registration will be required for each meeting for planning and Act 48 purposes. There is NO COST for IU13 district and nonpublic school staff to participate in network meetings.
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