CLIU Principal Pipeline

Updates and News from September 2012

Quick Updates for You

In an effort to keep all building principals and leaders up to date on PDE initiatives, IU information and available services, and relevant student programs, we offer to you our "Principal Pipeline." If you have any questions or need follow-up information about any of this items in this newsletter, please contact Dr. Charlotte Golden, Coordinator of Curriculum, Instruction, & Educational Technologies at or 610-769-4111 ext. 1201.

Social Media at CLIU21

In an effort to reinvent and revitalize the way in which we communicate with stakeholders to meet them where they are, we have launched a social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. In these venues, we will be highlighting classroom activities, special programs, awards and recognitions, and upcoming events. We encourage anyone with a stake in CLIU21 activity to like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. If you are interested in more information about launching your own presence, managing protocols, or training staff, please contact the Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Technologies office at (610)769-4111 ext. 1201 or e-mail Patti Kohler at

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 Professional Development Catalog

In an effort to communicate all the the options for professional development available for contract at CLIU, we have developed a Professional Development Catalog. This catalog highlights seminars, workshops, trainings, and CPE courses available for groups or individuals through various departments in the IU. You can access the Professional Development Catalog on the CLIU website or Facebook page. If you have any specific needs or questions, you may contact our office at 610-769-4111 x1201 or Sandy Bowen at

Chapter 4 Regulations Update

Please click here to view an updated draft version of PDE Chapter 4. As more information becomes available, we will be sure to send the message to all districts.

Content Networking Groups

Staff Development Facilitators, Cathy Enders and Colleen Lenett, are resuming the very popular Content Networking Groups this year with a focus on the PA Common Core. Districts are encouraged to send content area leaders to these workshops to discover tools that will help them transform their curriculum with the PA Common Core in mind. Teachers also have the opportunity to talk to colleagues in other districts and share ideas. Click here for a listing of groups and dates. For more information, please contact Cathy Enders ( or Colleen Lenett (

Schools Cannot Do It Alone

On October 10, 2012, nationally acclaimed public school advocate, Jamie Vollmer will be presenting a seminar and discussion based on his book, "Schools Cannot Do It Alone." Schools Cannot Do It Alone confronts the threats to public education, and presents a practical, doable plan to increase student success. Vollmer’s community-based program, called “The Great Conversation,” provides step-by-step instructions to tackle the major obstacles to school improvement. For more information or to register for this event, co-sponsored by CLIU21, Colonial IU 20, and Lehigh University, please check this link.