Workshop Descriptions

These workshops are available only to teachers whose districts participate in the IU1 Induction Consortium. All participants must register for each session on SolutionWhere. Please email Sarah Collins with any registration questions. Registrants should notify their induction coordinator about registration.

Year 1

Credits: 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

  • 1 CPE Credit for Act 48, Inst II, ESL Overview, Standards and Anchors and Instructional Strategies; You must complete both classes to receive the credit
  • 1 CPE Credit for School Law and Technology Integration; You must complete both classes to receive the credit

Act 48, Inst II, ESL Overview, Standards and Anchors

Day 1 Act 48, Inst II, Educator Effectiveness, PA Core Standards, PA Accountability and Assessment, and an ESL Overview Year 1 Day 1 focuses on understanding the requirements for Act 48 and Instructional II, Educator Effectiveness, PA Core standards, PA Accountability and Assessment, and an overview of effective strategies for English Language Learners. Out-of-class assignments will be provided during the face-to-face session and will be completed online via Moodle. Participants will receive an introduction to this online learning platform at the end of the session.

Instructional Strategies

Participants in this course will delve deep into Domains 2 and 3 of the Charlotte Danielson Teaching Framework, which focus on classroom instruction. The instructors will model instructional strategies, including cooperative grouping, questioning, and journaling, that teachers can take back and use in their classrooms. Out-of-class assignments will give participants an opportunity to reflect on the strategies used and plan for classroom implementation. All assignments will be completed online via Moodle.

School Law

This course focuses on school law and will assist new educators in the crucial areas of law relevant to working with students, staff, and parents in public and nonpublic schools. The workshop will focus on the legal foundations of education, the courts and the nonpublic schools, tenure, certification, Act 151, Act 195 (1970) and Act 88 (1992), student and teacher rights, teacher liability, recodification of the school code, the Code of Professional Practices and Conduct for Educators and recent developments in school law.

Technology Integration

This course focuses on the effective integration of technology as it supports the curricular goals of the PA Core in all content areas and the key components of learning—collaboration, active engagement, relevant assessment, and real world connections. Participants will use the IU1 Moodle and have hands-on experience with current digital resources and tools. All work is completed online via Moodle.

Year 2

Inclusive Practices

The workshop provides an overview and history of Least Restrictive Environment; it defines and describes the differences between inclusion, team teaching, and co-teaching. The class also describes the six approaches to co-teaching, classroom strategies for implementing the approaches, and online resources to assist teachers when planning for co-teaching. All work is completed online via Moodle.

Credits: 7 Act 48 Hours

Google Education

In this ​workshop, participants will learn essential background of the GSuite for Education. They will focus on tools such as Google classroom, Drive, Calendar, Gmail, Sites, Slides, and Chrome and learn effective ways to integrate such tools into their individual settings. The facilitators will also share information about the process in becoming a "Google Educator" for those who wish to pursue that status.

Credits: 7 Act 48 Hours