Training and Consultation (TaC)

The IU5 TaC staff is committed to providing professional development and consultative support for key areas identified by IDEA requirements, including: assistive technology, autism, behavior, literacy, inclusive practices, mathematics, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) / Response to Intervention (RtI), and transition/interagency services. For more information regarding TaC, please call (814) 734-8375.

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The IU5 TaC staff is committed to providing professional development and consultative support to help schools create the least restrictive environment for the key areas identified by IDEA.  These include:  assistive technology, autism, behavior, inclusive practices, literacy, mathematics, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) / Response to Intervention (RtI) and transition/interagency services. 

 

Assistive Technology

  • Access Technologies for the Visually and Hearing Impaired and Devices for Auditory Processing Difficulties
  • Augmentative Communication Devices, Alternative Computer Access, Assistive Writing, Environmental Control Units

 

Autism

  • Communication Training
  • On-site Consultation
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Social Skills Instruction

 

Behavior

  • Check In/Check Out
  • Check and Connect
  • Classroom Management Strategies
  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)
  • Intensive Interagency Case Coordination
  • On-site Consultation
  • Positive Behavior Support Plans
  • School-Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (SWPBIS)
  • Trauma-Informed Practices

 

Inclusive Practices

  • Co-teaching
  • Educational Benefit Review (EBR)
  • Essentialization
  • Inclusive Practices
  • Self-assessment Tool
  • Supplemental Aids and Services Tool
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

 

Literacy

  • Close Reading
  • Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS)
  • Literacy Assessment, Progress Monitoring, and Data Analysis practices (DIBELS), Acadience
  • Nonfiction/Text Sets
  • Questioning Strategies
  • Writing Best Practices

 

Mathematics

  • C-R-A Mathematical Modeling
  • Acadience
  • Math Design Collaborative (MDC)
  • Math for English Learners (ELs)
  • PA Core Standards for Mathematics
  • PowerTeaching
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Teaching Fractions and Algebra Conceptually

 

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) / Response to Intervention (RtI)

  • School Team Trainings and Consultations
  • Data Analysis
  • Instructional Time Schedules
  • Paraprofessional Training
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Tier 1: Overview, Universal Screening, Effective Instructional Design, Evidence-Based Practices
  • Tiers 2 and 3: Universal Design for Learning, Interventions
  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Determination Application
  • Support for English Learners

 

Transition/Interagency Coordination