Fall 2012

Curriculum & Instruction/ Educational Technology

Social Media at CLIU

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.

Content Networking Groups

Staff Development Facilitators, Cathy Enders and Colleen Lenett, resumed 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.

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.

Schools Cannot Do It Alone

On October 10, 2012, nationally acclaimed public school advocate, Jamie Vollmer presented 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.

Student Forum

Student Forum is a group of high school student representatives from the Carbon & Lehigh school districts. The group meets monthly for a career based networking session. On October 10, participants traveled to Jim Thorpe and visited the Old Jail and the Carbon County Courthouse. During these visits they learned about owning your own business in a tourist town and all about the various career opportunities in the county court of common pleas. Weatherly High School was this month’s host school.

Curriculum & Instruction/ Educational Technology