January 28, 2015
• Galaxy - There is still enough funding to support five-15 day
residencies. Please let me know if you are interested.
• Coaching Survey Reminder
• Everfi - Amber Osuba would like to present to you information
about the FREE Curricula - Digital Citizenship and the
Science of Hockey. Everfi has entered a partnership with the
NHL to provide these courses. For more information on the
• Coaching survey reminder
• CSIS Director Search
• Math Networking – February 9th. Topics will focus on: Concrete,
Representational, Abstract Math; multiplication strategies; Number
Talks; building mathematical vocabulary; and opportunities for best
practice collaboration. Cost: $20 for lunch and materials. Free for
STEM Consortium Members.
• Math Design Collaborative for High School Teachers- Workshop is
scheduled for February 18, & 19, & March 20, 2015. Registration
open until February 4, 2015. No cost for the first 24 participants!
• Engineering byDesign for Middle School and High School
Science/Technology Education/STEM Teachers – June 11th
AP Institute - August 3 – 6, 2015
Scholarship applications are due February 15th, with savings of
$975 per person. http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k12/awards/ap-grants
Courses to be offered:
• Spanish Language and Culture (Maria Vazquez-Mauricio,
• Statistics (Kenneth Pendleton, Instructor)
• Physics 1: Algebra-Based (Patricia Zober, Instructor)
• U.S. History (Ed Austin, Instructor)
• 5th Course Added: Environmental Science (Tim Anderson,
• Registration will open February 2nd!
• Nearpod– The IU continues to offer Consortium pricing =
$50/teacher/year –OR- $100/teacher/3years. Interested districts
may contact me at [email protected] for purchasing information.
Training will be April 16th. Even if you are only using the free version
of Nearpod, you can benefit from the training.
• PSSA Admin Training Session on March 10 in the Clinton Room.
The sessions are 1) 9 AM - 11 AM and 2) 1 PM - 3 PM
• 2015 Spring Keystone Exam Admin Training Sessions: April 28,
2015. Sessions: AM: 9 - 12 and PM: 1-4. Registration is coming
• TESA Training - Coming this Fall
• Reading Apprenticeship
14/15 Data Quality Network Topics
• Feb. – PVAAS
• April – Preparing for Audits, Safe Schools
• May – Database Primer, Child Accounting
Contact Kim Moyer for more information.
K’Nex Design Challenge– We have 11 teams registered– 10
from Clearfield County! There is no cost, except the cost of the
kit. Challenge date is set for April 9, 2015. LHUCC has offered
to host the event at their campus.
Elementary Reading Competition – Saturday, March 21, 2015.
The deadline to have the forms to Deb Wakefield is February
Computer Fair - There are currently only 7 entries with Bald
Eagle and CPI participating. Please encourage students to
participate. The next computer fair meeting is being held on
January 23rd, 2015. The scheduled competition date is March
5th, 2015 with a makeup date of March 12th, 2015.
PA Governor’s School for Engineering and Technology
PA State Academic Competition– more information to
CIU 10 STEM Camp
Kid Wind Challenge hosted by Centers for Science
and the Schools at Penn State– May 2, 2015.
• CIU Professional Development Offerings
• Continuing Professional Education Courses
• PDE Data Summit – March 22-25
• PAFPC – May 3-6
• 2nd Annual Region 6 Leadership Institute at Toftrees – July 8-
10, 2015 – Please put this event on your summer calendar.
• Plans are already underway for a great institute! Planners of
the Institute are asking for districts to help us in “Celebrating
Achievements”. We would like districts to share what is going
well for them with other local districts.
LHU has noticed a decrease in districts willing to participate for
7th and 8th grade teachers. Do you have any insight into why
this is happening? They would appreciate any feedback.
Code Studio workshop
Date: 05/23/15, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Lock Haven University
401 North Fairview Street
Room J101 East Campus
Lock Haven, PA 17745
How many of your schools run their own online program?
Are the courses managed by teachers or an outside
How many students are enrolled FT?
Is there anything that you would like to add or change in
regards to the typical Curriculum Council agenda?
Professional Development Survey
*Webcasts on CP Resource Page
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O Follow-up to Fall 2014 Sessions
O Spring 2015 Roster Verification
O Info to IU PVAAS Contact(s)
Follow-up to Fall 2014 PD
It will include 82-1, 82-2, and
Spring 2015 Roster
Spring 2015– RV system enhancements!
O Copy Rosters for a Teacher:
Able to copy over a teacher’s entire roster to another subject area
O Update All Percentages:
Able to update all percentages in a data column at once for a better
O % student teacher enrollment
O % full/partial instruction
O Claiming Report:
Overclaiming and Underclaiming for a student is available in one report
showing how the student is claimed in all subjects and grades
PIMS Collection for Roster Verification
O NEW collection for the pre-population of PVAAS rosters:
O PIMS Staff - Student – Subtest Collection
O NOT using PIMS Course/HQT for PVAAS RV pre-population
O LEAs determine alignment of local courses to State
assessments as this is handled uniquely across LEAs
O Student-Staff-Subtest collection is open now!
Submission deadline: March 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm. Be sure to submit
before the deadline!
O Run Cognos Reports!!!
O PVAAS RV will mirror Staff -Student-Subtest Collection
Roster Verification 2015 Phases
LEA Preview Phase, by School
April 27- May 3, 2015 (1 week)
Teacher Verification Phase
May 4-17, 2015 (2 weeks)
School Administrator Verification Phase
May 18-31, 2015 (2 weeks)
LEA Verification Phase
June 1-14, 2015 (2 weeks)
Virtual Learning Module
O Part 1 of the updated VLM has been available
since November 2014
O Part 2 of the updated VLM will be released by
the end of February 2015!
O Email will be sent statewide to notify LEAs
Sections in Part 1
• Welcome (including
sections by role)
• What is Roster
• Roster Verification
Sections in Part 2
O PVAAS Account Management: Preparing for Roster Verification
O Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 3:00-4:00 pm
O Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9:00-10:00 am
O Thursday, January 29, 2015, 3:00-4:00 pm
O PVAAS Roster Verification Training
Thursday, February 5, 2015, 12:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 8:30-11:30 am
Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:30-3:30 pm
Monday, February 23, 2015, 8:30-11:30 am
O Sessions will be archived/recorded!
Find more information on the sessions and how to join in the PVAAS Professional Development
Opportunities Booklet or the Roster Verification Training & Resources document, both available on on
the PVAAS login page!
Roster Verification Q&A Sessions
Virtual office Hours
O No formal presentation will be shared; simply
time set aside for questions
Tuesday Afternoons, 2:30-4:00
April 28 through June 9, 2015
Go to http://www.joinwebinar.com and
enter webinar ID 483-783-506 to join!
Thursday Mornings, 7:309:00 a.m.
April 30 through June 11,
Go to http://www.joinwebinar.com
enter webinar ID 340-846-666 to join!
Information on how to join is included in the PVAAS Professional Development
Opportunities Booklet or the Roster Verification Training & Resources document, both
available on the PVAAS login page!
SY14-15 Roster Verification Resources
O Guide to Implementation: RV & Account
RV Quick Start Guide
Sample Scenarios document
RV Checklist – All Roles
Available on the PVAAS Login page!
SY 3-14 Roster Verification
O Information about your LEAs roster
verification transactions during SY2013-14
O Macro view of use of RV System by LEA
O Review for areas where your LEAs may
benefit from additional support &
O If you want to look at last year’s roster
verification information, please email
Bethann ([email protected]).
Have any of you started using PBAs?
• If so, what questions do you have?
• How are you finding time?
• Who will be serving as your test
administrator and tutor?
They are still in need of evaluators. However, at this
point, there is no compensation for evaluating
New projects to be released August 1st – looking for
folks to vet the new projects, please let me know if you
are interested in helping with ELA, Science, or Math.
Feb. 17, 2015
Mar. 25, 2015
May 6, 2015
Note the February Curriculum Council
meeting date change! It was changed from
Wednesday, February 25th to February 17th.