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    • 02/12/2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 04/07/2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Allegheny Intermediate Unit IU 3 | 475 East Waterfront Drive | Homestead, Pa 15120
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    PASCD Evaluation Academy at Allegheny Intermediate Unit IU 3

    The Evaluation Academy is designed for administrators and supervisors who are responsible for the evaluation of teachers using the PDE Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Model (Act 82).  The Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Model is based on the work of Charlotte Danielson’s Enhancing Professional Practice.  The  academy will equip those who evaluate teachers with  the knowledge of classroom data collection processes, use of the data to inform evaluation, and then using evaluation to either improve the professional practice of the teacher or move toward dismissal.

    Please click here to view/download the evaluation academy brochure.

    The PASCD Evaluation Academy is PDE PIL approved for Act 45 credit. Participants will receive 40 Act 45 or Act 48 hours.

    Program Topics:

    • Application of  the research used in the Danielson Framework for Teaching
    • Use of different artifacts to substantiate multiple measures for evaluating teacher performance
    • Evaluation of model district policy and data-based procedures related to teacher evaluation
    • Identification of potential options as a result of teacher performance evaluation
    • Conducting conferences with marginal and failing teachers procedures and techniques
    • Developing understanding of Title 22—Act 82
    • Developing a dismissal procedure
    • The steps of the dismissal procedure including due process

     Dates and Times:

    • February 12, 2020
    • March 18, 2020
    • April 7, 2020
    • Times:  8:30am to 3:30pm each day
    • Snow Makeup Dates:
      • February 20, 2020
      • April 9, 2020


    Day 1:  7 Hours

    • Impact of teacher effectiveness on multiple measures of student achievement
    • Apply research from the Danielson Framework for Teaching
    • Utilize and assess a variety of collected artifacts in order to substantiate multiple measures for evaluation of teacher performance

    Day 2:   7 Hours

    • Distinction between a model and ineffective district dismissal plan and procedures
    • Potential responses to address poor teacher performance
    • Creating a defensible and appropriate teacher improvement plan
    • Conferencing with a proficient, marginal or failing teacher

    Day 3:   7 Hours

    • Adhering to PA legal requirements to ensure due process
    • Addressing poor student achievement in relation to individual teacher deficiencies
    • Discussion and evaluation of participant’s district model

    There will be a total of 19 hours of embedded activities and a culminating project that will involve use of the strategies and techniques learned in the academy instruction.

    Registration Fee: $400 for PASCD Members $465 for non-PASCD Members

    Registration includes: Registration, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Workshop Materials

    Click here for our cancellation and refund policy.
    • 02/22/2020
    • 05/18/2020
    • Asynchronous Online Course
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    PASCD Online Digital Leadership and Innovation Academy | Spring 2020

    (asynchronous online course)

    Click here to download the registration flyer.

    Throughout the online course, learners will be introduced to a variety of types of instructional technology and innovation instructional leadership strategies that focus on example programs to advance the technical skills of both digital leaders and for those educators in which they supervise. This academy is worth 40 Act 45 hours. 

    Course goals:

    1. Define innovation and describe how innovation looks and feels in a classroom or school.
    2. Analyze the changes you could make that would strengthen relationships and empower teachers and learners to take risks.
    3. Compare where you are now as a digital leader to where you need to go and construct a plan for how to get there.

    The program utilizes the text The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent and Lead a Culture of Creativity by George Couros.


    • February 22, 2020 to May 18, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: February 14, 2020

    Click here for our cancellation and refund policy.

    • 02/22/2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 05/18/2020
    • 3:30 PM
    • Online

    Online Whole Child Academy - Spring 2020:


    The goal of Pennsylvania ASCD’s Whole Child Academy is to increase student achievement bu addressing the needs of the Whole Child. PASCD believes a comprehensive approach to learning recognizes that in order for students to achieve at their highest academic levels, it is critical that they are emotionally and physically healthy, motivated, civically-inspired, engaged, and challenged. This is an online course. Upon successful completion of this academy, you will earn 30 Act 45 hours. 

    Core Tenets of the Whole Child:

    • Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle
    • Each student learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults.
    • Each student is actively engaged in learning and connected to the school and broader community.
    • Each student has access to personalized learning and is supported by qualified, caring adults. 
    • Each student is challenged academically and prepared for success in college or further study and for employment and participation in a global environment.


    • The online course begins on February 22, 2020 and ends on May 18, 2020. 

    Registration Fee:

    • $400 for PASCD Members 
    • $465 for non-PASCD Members
    Click here for our cancellation and refund policy.
    • 03/02/2020
    • 05/11/2020
    • Asynchronous Online Course
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    Online Curriculum Leadership Academy - Spring 2020

    Click here to download the registration flyer. 


    The Pennsylvania ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy is designed for administrators who are interested in the development, implementation and evaluation of curriculum, instruction and assessment in the district. This is an Act 45 approved professional development opportunity worth thirty (30) Act 45 hours.

    The Pennsylvania ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy is a program designed to provide in-depth learning and networking opportunities that develop curriculum leadership. Curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation have become complex processes in today’s schools. New school leaders assigned curriculum leadership duties are often placed in such roles without all the prerequisite knowledge and skills. The Pennsylvania ASCD Curriculum Leadership Academy is designed to help these educators gain a deeper understanding of how to get started. Strategies and techniques to be successful, resources that are available, and how to continue to improve in a variety of areas of curriculum leadership will be addressed.

    What is the Format of the Online Curriculum Leadership Academy:

    Pennsylvania ASCD's Online Curriculum Leadership Academy allows participants to work at their own pace asynchronously in our online learning management system, Eduplanet21. Participants will respond to discussion board posts, review relevant presentations, and submit job-embedded assignments.


    • March 2, 2020 to May 11, 2020
    • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020

    Unit and Lesson Overview:

    Unit 1:  Developing and Revising the Curriculum

    • Lesson 1:  Curriculum Leadership
    • Lesson 2:  Curriculum Cycles
    • Lesson 3:  Standards Aligned Systems (SAS)
    Unit 2:  Implementing the Curriculum
    • Lesson 1:  Best Practices in Curriculum Design
    • Lesson 2:  Communicating the Curriculum
    • Lesson 3:  Staff Development
    • Lesson 4:  Technology
    Unit 3:  Evaluating the Curriculum
    • Lesson 1:  Data
    • Lesson 2:  Evaluation Cycle
    • Lesson 3:  Self- Assessment
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