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Partner Initiatives

  • Capital Area Online Learning Association

    caolaCapital Area Online Learning Association (CAOLA) is a collaborative effort between CAIU, member school districts and Intermediate Units to provide new learning options for our students. CAOLA’s web-based courses meet the increasing demand for high quality student instruction that incorporate proven online learning practices and next generation software. The key objectives of the program are to address unmet needs of students by increasing available learning options, meeting various learning modalities, connecting required learning to real-world applications and increasing available options for credit recovery, interventions, home bound, and alternative education.

    Visit the CAOLA website


  • Discounted Purchasing Program

    OfficeDepotMaxThe Capital Area Intermediate Unit offers a discounted purchasing program with Office Depot. This program offers many different items and features, including next-day delivery on many frequently used items. It is open to all non-profit organizations, including government entities and school districts. There is no membership fee to join, the program complies with the Pennsylvania’s COSTARS program, and there is a special rebate incentive for organizations that join during the 2014/2015 fiscal year.

    Learn more about CAIU's discounted purchasing program.


  • Partnership for Career Development (PCD)

    pcd logoThe PCD is a collaborative effort of the CAIU, its member districts/technical schools, community businesses, agencies and postsecondary partners. This Partnership works to build a system of K-12 career development, to connect students to postsecondary options, and to improve workforce and economic development in our region.

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  • Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching

    piic-largePIIC is a statewide resource for instructional coaching. By offering training to instructional mentors and coaches, PIIC will expand support for instructional coaching to all 29 IUs, while ensuring that these efforts are of high quality, consistent, and sustainable. CAIU PIIC mentor is Scott Snyder, Educational Consultant (ext. 8306.) 

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  • Regional Blended Learning Grant Challenge

    grantCAIU will administer a competitive grant process to assist its local schools in implementing a blended, or personalized, learning environment.  Through a combination of planning grants and a launch grant, the primary goals of this challenge are to spur wider and deeper thinking and discussion about new teaching and learning environments, and to crystallize that into actual implementation in our schools.

    Details of the Blended Learning Grant Challenge