December 14, 2011

Intermediate Unit 1: Curriculum Coordinators Council

Welcome and Introductions


Don Martin:

James Dowler:
  • School Improvement Planning
  • Comprehensive Planning Update
  • High School Feedback Reports
  • Common Core PIL Course/Training - February 3rd , Feb 15th, & May 17th
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Trainings
  • PVAAS Scatter Plots

Stevie Kline:
Remaining Instructional Coaches sessions - (free and open to all district instructional coaches) December 15, 2011
January 19, 2012 Blending Creativity and Content for 21st Century Success
To engage our learners, we need to embrace the technology tools digital age students have come to expect. Learn how tools like Pixie, Frames, and Share help develop the intellectual curiosity, as well as creativity, thinking, and communication skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21st century. Scott Loomis will provide a hands-on overview of various tools and features of the Tech4Learning software focusing on the cross-curricular integration of each. A free license of each program will be provided to those who attend.
2012 sessions - February 16, March 15, April 12, and May 10 - Sessions include Project-based learning and PA Common Core Standard integration

Librarians - Digital Collection Development: Curating Content and Tools for K-12 Students - February 1, 2012 - all trained workshop participants will receive a one year access to LibGuides (paid for by PDE).

SMART Integration Users Group - February 21, 2012

PolyVision Users Group - February 9, 2012

Techapalooza 2012 August 6,7, and 8. at California University of PA (more information at the March 20, 2012 meeting.

Amy Lewis & Nancy Tsupros:
  • Literacy Design Collaborative Showcase
    • Literacy Tasks for Science, Social Studies, History, & Technical subjects
    • Aligned with Common Core ELA Standards
    • "Plug and Play" Template Tasks for Explanatory/Informative and Argumentative writing
    • February 16, 9:00 - 12:00
  • Student Forum: Student Forum Wiki
    • "What is Leadership?"
    • 80 Students from 12 IU1 districts
  • Math Support: IU1 Math Support.pdf
    • Customize professional development
    • In-Classroom support and instructional coaching
    • Walk-throughs with pre- and post-observation conferencing
    • Contact Amy Lewis ( for more information and scheduling

Mara Linaberger:
  • The Space I'm In
    • Year 1 display @ IU1: January 10-24, 2012 (flyer available at January CCC meeting)
    • Residencies to begin afterwards
  • WE Teach
    • Residencies beginning in January
    Center for Creativity, Arts & Technology
    • IU3 director was hired, first meeting in January 2012

Su Verma:

TAC Staff:
Noreen Fleming, Renae Kotchman, Audrey Mowry, Rachel Nagy, Kristen Salamone, Kristin Szewczyk, Wendy Tiano, Anita Walters

Other Guests:

Training Reminders: