Senior Soft Skills Challenge
The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, ARIN IU28, and Indiana Area SD have partnered together to create a Senior Soft Skills Challenge for all high school seniors in Armstrong and Indiana counties. (Click the button below for more information.)
Based on feedback from businesses and school counselors, the event will be held on dates between March 13-31. ARIN IU 28 has received grant funding to offset the cost of transporting your seniors one one of those dates from your high school to Indiana, PA for the event.
If your district is interested in participating, we ask that you please click here and identify the date choices that work best for your district by Friday, February 17, 2023. Once all interested districts have responded, I'll reach out to your identified contact person with more details about your scheduled day and transportation funds.
Principal Network- Indiana & Armstrong Counties
Indiana (Elementary) Principal's Network will begin the morning of February 22 at ARIN IU. This meeting will focus on PDE updates and conversations around elementary initiatives.
Armstrong Principal's Network will bring elementary and secondary principals together for PDE updates and networking. The first meeting is scheduled for the morning of February 28 and is being held at West Hills Intermediate in Kittanning!
Indiana County Secondary Principals continue to meet monthly at ICTC!
These networks do not replace Curriculum Council and we will continue to meet virtually. There is an in-person council meeting March 30 9-12 at ARIN IU.
Health & Physical Education Training- Curriculum Mapping and Standard Alignment for HPE Teachers
Day 1 9-3 is Feb 24.
Day 2 9-3 is March 17.
If you are unable to attend virtually for Day 1 there is a D2L asynchronous training that can be completed prior to the Day 2 session. Please let me know if you need the D2L option.
The zoom link is here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9784588758
Chapter 49 Updates
- Structured Literacy training is here!
- Note: If you use this training, you have 90-180 days to complete.
- IU28 will work with your district on SL trainings specific to your needs and Comprehensive Plans.
- Our Plan:
- Grade Bands: K-3, 4-6, 7-12 with embedded ELL & Special Education considerations
- Refresher session will also be available for districts who may not need the full intensive training (ex: if your district just completed LETRS in 22.23, a refresher course may be all that you need)
Roster verification is a process used to provide PVAAS teacher-specific reporting based on accurate data. This process is for teachers and administrators to document and verify that each student is linked accurately to one or more teachers – for the correct state assessment(s) and the appropriate proportion of instructional responsibility.
Three separate webinars will be offered in winter and spring 2023 for focused learning and support of the different parts of roster verification. Registration links can be found on the PDE PVAAS roster verification page.
Looking at Recovery Data in PVAAS
There is a free e-resource available to LEAs and schools that explains how to explore the impact of unfinished teaching and learning as well as recovery trends within the PVAAS web application. This e-resource goes through key reports, step-by-step instructions to view them, and guiding questions to consider when looking at the data.
Comprehensive Planning Updates
Comprehensive Plans (*Extension includes all State Required Reports*)
- Phase 1 - Due March 31, 2023
- Phase 2 - Due March 31, 2024
- Phase 3 - Due March 31, 2025
Special Education Plans:
- Phase 1 - Due May 1, 2025
- Phase 2 - Due May 1, 2023
- Phase 3 - Due May 1, 2024
K-12 Guidance Plan (339)
Phase 1 – March 31, 2024
Phase 2 – March 31, 2025
Phase 3 – March 31, 2023
The newest edition of “The CP Tip Jar” newsletter has been released. Click here to access the most current Comprehensive Planning/FRCPP information.
District Assessment Data & PVAAS Working Together! Webinar
Your LEA/district/school may have local assessment data in a web-based system with a range of reporting. Your LEA/district/school may also have a data warehouse with many different screens and reports. If these data resources already exist, why would your LEA/district want to take the time to upload our locally administered assessment data into PIMS to receive PVAAS reporting based on our locally administered assessments? Answers to these questions will be the focus of this session. A Pennsylvania district administrator will describe how this information, along with their local assessment data and data warehouse, added to their range of their data sources to enhance their local decision-making.
Monday, February 13 10:00am-10:45am
Thursday, February 16 3:15pm-4:00pm
TaC Events in January
CHAMPS, A Classroom Management Tool
Mariha Shields and Susan Griffith spent time with Marion Center elementary teams engaging in discussions on classroom management and a tool known as CHAMPS!
Marion Center Elementary
Remembering the Why! Motivating teachers to connect with their passion of teaching during a training on classroom management.