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Distributed by Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 - October 2015

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SSI Benefits and Work -- Parent Information Night

A Community Work Incentives Coordinator will come to our area to share information about ways that getting a job may affect the Social Security Income (SSI) and insurance benefits of your child.

The presenter works for Goodwill Keystone Area under the Work Incentives Planning & Assistance Program or WIPA program which is a program funded by Social Security.

Your child is eligible for WIPA if….

  • He/She is at least 14 years old
  • He/She is currently eligible for SSI or SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance)
  • And, he/she is currently working or interested in working.

Work incentive programs will be discussed.

Work incentives are special rules that make it possible for people with disabilities receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to work and still receive monthly payments and Medicare or Medicaid.

Please join us for one of the Information Sessions:

Wednesday, October 7

6:30 - 8:00 PM

LIU Central Office

65 Billerbeck St.

New Oxford, PA

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

6:30 - 8:00 PM

York Learning Center

300 E. Seventh Ave.

York, PA

To Register: Please call Lorrie Hrycek 717-624-6495 or Email


call Melinda Krebs, 717-718-5811 or Email

ETI (Emerging Technology Integration) for Blended Learning STEM Subjects

Instructors: Ann Johnston, LIU 12; Carol Roth, Central York SD; Samantha Smith, Red Lion Area SD

Today's learning environments are ever-changing, and multiple blended learning formats exist worldwide, as well as in our LIU 12 region. The purpose of the workshop is to provide opportunities and resources to enable educators in the STEM subjects to explore learning environments that integrate traditional and emerging technologies. The day is structured to provide for professional collaboration, hands-on creation, and exposure to ongoing professional resources and investigation of emerging technologies in the areas of blended learning, including the flipped and hybrid learning models.

Date: Oct. 29th, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost: $125 (Lunch provided)


Audience: K-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches.

Act 48: 5 hrs

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English as a Second Language Program Specialist Certification

The Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15 in partnership with Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12 are again providing a series of PDE-required courses for English as a Second Language Program Specialist certification. Courses are offered for either Continuing Professional Education (CPE) or graduate credit (through Shippensburg University) for educators who wish to add ESL Program Specialist to their current certification.

Participants in these classes are required to complete all six (6) of the three-credit courses to obtain the ESL Program Specialist Certification:

ESL 1: Introduction to the Teaching English as a Second Language
ESL 2: Developing Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
ESL 3: Observing, Planning, Implementing, and Managing Instruction
ESL 4: Language Acquisition and Development
ESL 5: Assessment and Support
ESL 6: English Language Learners, Family, Community, and Professionalism

These classes will begin in the fall of 2015. For more specific information, go to to view the ESL brochure.


October 9, 2015 Webcast (9:00-10:30 AM)

The time a food allergy occurs is not the time to be planning your response. Food service operations need to develop protocols in advance in order to successfully manage allergic reactions to food at school, and to ensure a consistent response procedure throughout all buildings. This webcast will help to prepare your schools for a food allergy reaction. Learn about:

- Update on food allergy regulations

- How to respond if an allergic reaction to food occurs

- Resources to assist in responding to allergic reactions

- Developing consistent procedures throughout school district

- (Deadline October 7)

For information and to register online go to OR fax form to 717-540-1796.

- Register by September 18: PASBO Member $75/Non-member $115

- After September 18: PASBO Member $80/Non-member $120

A $20 service fee will be retained for each cancellation. No refunds made for cancellations received within four business days of the scheduled workshop. Questions? Call PASBO at 717-540-9551.

WEBCAST INFORMATION: Only one attendee per LEA needs to register and an unlimited number of individuals from your school entity can attend at no additional cost. All attendees will be asked to complete an Attendance Form the day of the program for attendance and credit purposes. Registration provides ONE connection via Internet and optional toll-free touchtone speaker phone. Connection instructions will be sent by email one day prior to the webcast.

Google Educator Level 2 Certification Boot Camp -- 2-Day Training

Facilitator, Rich Kiker of Kiker Learning

In this 2-day event, participants will learn the essentials of Google Apps for Education, with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exams to achieve "Google Educator Level 2" status.

Day 1: Nov., 20, 2015 at LIU 12, New Oxford, PA; 9:00-3:00.

Day 2: Dec., 4, 2015 at IU 13, Lancaster, PA; 9:00-3:00.

Audience: Educators interested in preparing for Google Educator Level 2 status. (Google Educator Level I Certification not required to participate.)

Participant Requirement: Chromebook/laptop with Chrome Browser and internet access.

Act 48: 10 hours total

Program Cost: $199 (Breakfast & Lunch included)

Register now: --Deadline--from now to Oct. 1st, each district receives 1 seat; after Oct. 1st, session remains open until all seats are filled up to 50.

LIU Fall Workshops -- Check Act 48 Website for more details!

Oct. 7 - LETRS: Module 1-The Challenge of Learning to Read; Jeanette Hetrick; 8-3:30

Oct. 8 - LETRS for English Language Learners; Francine Dutrisac, 8:30-3:30

Oct. 8 - Classroom Diagnostic Tools Next Steps: 8 Professional Development Modules; Carrie Soliday (CDT State Co-Lead)

Oct. 9 - PSSA & Keystone Exam Item Writing & Hand Scoring for Math & Algebra I; Carrie Soliday; 9:00-3:00

Oct. 19 - Concrete, Representational, Abstract Math - Integers & Equations; Stephanie Weirich; 8:30-12:30

Oct. 22 - Act 70-Holocaust and Genocide Training; Carrie Soliday; 8:30-11:30

Oct. 23 - ESL 101 for New (and Not So New!) Administrators; Francine Dutrisac; 12:30-3:30

Oct. 28 - Collins Writing Day 3: Opinion and Argument Writing; TBD; 9:00-3:30

Oct. 29 - ETI for Blended Learning STEM Subjects; Ann Johnston, LIU 12, Caroll Roth, Central York SD and Samantha Smith Red Lion Area SD; 9:00 - 3:00.

Oct. 30 - ELA grades3-5; ELA grades 6-8; Keystone Literature; Carrie Soliday; 9:00-3:00

Nov. 20 - Day 1: Google Educator Level 2 Certification Boot Camp; Rich Kiker of Kiker Learning; at LIU 12, New Oxford; 9:00-3:00.

Dec. 4 - Day 2: Google Educator Level 2 Certification Boot Camp; Rich Kiker..., at IU 13, 1020 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601

To Register for any LIU 12 Workshops, you will need:

  • Your Act 48 User Name, Password and PPID Number
  • Go to
  • Click on Registration near the top of page
  • Registration Screen appears; click down arrows; select following info
  • Providers: Lincoln Intermediate 12
  • Categories: ALL CATEGORIES
  • Subcategories: ALL SUBCATEGORIES
  • Scroll down the right side, until session appears
  • Then click on Register button and you will be automatically registered

For Assistance contact Bobbye Dillman: - 717-624-6401