RAC - Administrators & Specialists

  • Join administrators and reading specialists from throughout the region for these professional development opportunities.

    Supporting Teacher Growth with ELA Common Core Shifts

    Series Length: 6 modules

    Delivery Mode: Facilitated synchronous/asynchronous: administrators participate in six virtual live meetings scheduled on set dates and complete online modules at their own pace.

    • The targeted audience for this course is school-based administrators who are seeking additional professional learning to support teacher practice in the area of literacy as it relates to the Common Core Shifts, specifically in the elementary grades.
    • The six-module course will provide administrators with a total of 41 Act 45 hours (21 in class hours, 20 hours of outside assignments).

    Cost: $300 per person

    Synchronous Meeting Dates: October 16, November 12, December 11, January 15, February 19, March 12

    Registration is Open: https://rac2020act45ela.eventbrite.com


    RAC Reading Specialists’ Network

    Series Length: 4 sessions

    Network Series Length: 4 sessions

    Delivery Mode: Reading specialists participate in four virtual live meetings scheduled on set dates led by RAC facilitators and grow their professional learning through self-paced online modules.

    Join the RAC Reading Specialists' Network for an opportunity to connect with other reading specialists in Allegheny County. Each online session will feature research-based best practices and strategies that specialists need in order to be effective in their role as they work with students, teachers, and parents in all three tiers of literacy. The network is open to Reading Specialists who have participated in past networks as well as new participants.

    Cost: Free

    Synchronous Online Meeting Dates:  November 16, December 14, February 9, March 10

    Registration is Open:  https://2020RSnetwork.eventbrite.com


    PIIC Instructional Coaches’ Network

    Network Series Length: 9 sessions

    Delivery Mode: Coaches participate in nine virtual live meetings scheduled on set dates led by PIIC and tech coach mentors.

    Join a network of fellow instructional coaches for monthly professional learning workshops provided by Heather Moschetta, Instructional Coach Mentor for the PA Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC), and Kevin Conner, Instructional Technology Coordinator. Sessions will feature professional learning specific to the needs of instructional coaches, on topics determined by the network group and supported by PIIC and PDE. The network is open to all coaches in the AIU, including literacy coaches, math coaches, technology coaches, and instructional coaches. Email heather.moschetta@aiu3.net or kevin.conner@aiu3.net to join our network email list and receive registration information for each monthly session.

    Cost: Free

    Synchronous Online Meeting Dates: September 9, October 7, November 4, December 7, January 6, February 18, March 6, April 13, May 13