Job-Alike Meetings, Curriculum Councils, and Professional Learning Communities
DCIU's job-alike meetings, professional learning communities, and curriculum councils provide a meaningful way for educators to network and receive information relevant to specialized content area and/or roles. Regular meetings for each group are held to share best practices, provide a support network for addressing issues, and serve as a communication conduit for state initiatives and information related to the content area.
Job-alike Meetings for Administrators
Job-alike meeting registration information is sent directly to Delaware County school administrators.
DCIU hosts monthly meetings to facilitate collaboration between colleagues across the county who are responsible for curriculum and instruction in their districts. Curriculum & Instruction administrators network with those in similar roles across the county, discussing curricular, instructional, and assessment topics and comparing problem-solving approaches. DCIU staff keeps the group abreast of PDE initiatives and requirements, trends in instruction and assessment, and area professional development opportunities.
DCIU hosts regular meetings to facilitate collaboration between principals and assistant principals across the county. School principals and assistant principals network with those in similar roles across the county and discuss relevant topics. DCIU staff keep the group abreast of PDE initiatives and requirements, trends in instruction and assessment, and area professional development opportunities.
Title III Consortium Quarterly Meeting
DCIU serves as the Title III Consortium Lead for Schools that receive Title III funds. As Consortium fiscal lead and partner, DCIU coordinates the Title III activities for consortium members, ensuring that funds are spent on carrying out goals and benefiting all consortium members. Quarterly meetings are held to support collaboration and transparency.
- Engage with member LEAs to identify Consortium activities and facilitate planning.
- Receive federal and state updates and guidance related to Title III requirements.
Multilingual Learner Coordinator Networking
DCIU offers quarterly meetings for Coordinators of programs for multilingual learners across the county to engage in discussion, collaboration, and problem-solving around issues, initiatives, and trends affecting the education of English learners and immigrants.
Participants will learn from and contribute to a network of leaders committed to equitable and effective language instruction educational programs for English learners and immigrant students.
Join us to collaborate with colleagues, share instructional strategies, ask questions, and learn new research around math.
Reading Specialists' Network
Welcome to the Reading Specialists' Network! This year we will focus on the Science of Reading. Topics will include: Overview of the Science of Reading, Phonics, Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Vocabulary, Writing, and Building Background Knowledge.
The annual Science Council series will focus on supporting county LEAs by aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment with three-dimensional teaching and learning.
Professional Learning Communities for Educators
AT Coffee Talk
Participants will learn about various assistive technology devices and how to facilitate their use with students to encourage participation in the general education classroom. Participants will learn about and be provided hands-on experience with low-tech devices, mid-tech devices, and high-tech devices. This is also an opportunity to network and share ideas with other educators.
Coach and Mentor Collaborative (CMC)
Instructional coaching is a proven, job-embedded professional development strategy whereby a highly skilled educator works with other educators in a collegial and collaborative manner to strengthen instructional practice. This personalized, ongoing, classroom-based approach fosters teacher growth and provides consistent support as teachers work to improve their knowledge, skills, and techniques within a culture of collective responsibility for student achievement.
Complex Learner Network
These network meetings are designed for special educators and administrators providing instruction to students with complex learning needs. Participants will be given the opportunity to learn and discuss research-based practices and resources. Each meeting will follow a consistent format that will include opportunities for information sharing amongst participants, problem-solving, and reflection on implementation and practice.
Emergent Communicator PLC
This PLC is designed as a follow-up series for SLPs who attended the Emergent Communicator Training in July 2022. Continued discussion about assessment and intervention for students who are emergent communicators. Sharing of resources and supports for this population of students will be a focus of this series of meetings.
Gifted Support Teacher Network
Connect to learn from peers, psychologists, PDE, and the county liaison regarding compliance and best practice in supporting gifted students throughout their education.
PBIS Administrators Networking Meeting
These sessions for district/building administrators and coaches will allow districts implementing PBIS around the county to network regarding best PBIS practices. Important information will be shared regarding the PA PBIS Network and the state behavior initiative. Administrators will present key implementation topics. Participants will be able to ask questions and seek support regarding PBIS.
PBIS Coaches Networking Meeting
These sessions for building coaches will allow those implementing PBIS around the county to network regarding PBIS best practices. Important information will be shared regarding the PA PBIS Network and the state behavior initiative. Schools and administrators will present key implementation topics. Participants will be able to ask questions and seek support regarding PBIS.
School Counselors PLC
This forum for school counselors provides the opportunity to discuss common issues, ask questions, determine best practices, and share program ideas among peers.
Secondary Transition Council Meeting
Quarterly networking meetings to promote collaborative relationships between LEAs, transition coordinators, agencies that provide services for transitioning to adult life, and parents to facilitate secondary transition planning for students with disabilities.
Secondary Transition Coordinators Meeting
Quarterly meetings to share local, regional, and state updates and provide professional development regarding secondary transition planning and coordination.
SLP Networking Meeting
These SLP networking opportunities will focus on relevant topics for school-based SLPs. Participants will have opportunities for small and large group discussion.
Unique Learning System PLC
Participants will be provided the opportunity to explore various components of Unique Learning System and News-2-You. Sessions will focus on exploration of materials, modeling the use of materials, and opportunities to run lessons with peers. Additionally, participants will have time to network with one another to share ideas for organization and implementation.