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  • Become a DIBELS Next Mentor

    Mar 30, 2016
    The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. DIBELS Next Mentors can train others on the DIBELS Next Essential, Transition, and Data Interpretation workshops. CAIU is hosting a two-day workshop designed for teachers, reading specialists, educational consultants, interventionists, administrators, school psychologists, and reading teachers interested in becoming mentors.

    Day one will include the DIBELS Next Data Interpretation Workshop and offer advanced training to participants in the use of an outcomes-driven model. Topics will include using data to match students to resources, group students for instruction, select materials for progress monitoring, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

    Day two will include the DIBELS Next Mentoring Workshop which will support participants to deliver training on DIBELS Next administration and scoring. After completion of this two-day workshop, participants will receive DIBELS Next Mentor certification status and receive presentation materials necessary for training and providing leadership feedback to other DIBELS assessors.

    Requirements/prerequisite: Participants must have previously attended DIBELS Next Essentials training and should bring their DIBELS Next Essentials book. Both days of attendance are required to receive DIBELS Next Mentor certification. Participants should also bring a stopwatch/timer to the workshop.

    When: June 15 and 16, 2016 (both dates required)

    Where: CAIU, 55 Miller St., Summerdale, PA 17025 (Meadow/Keystone Room)

    Cost: $139, includes lunch

    Registration: Space is limited, register by May 31 http://48carats.caiu.org

    Contact Ami Healy with questions regarding the workshop or requirements at ahealy@caiu.org and Lori Rogers with questions about registration at lrogers@caiu.org .
  • March Board Meeting Information Now Available

    Mar 29, 2016
    Board Highlights and Cindy's monthly Executive Director's Report from this month's Board meeting are now available on the CAIU website. Board Agendas can be found on this site as well. February's Meeting Minutes are also now available.

    CAIU's next Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 8:00am in the Board Room of the Enola Office.
  • Champions for Children Bingo, April 1st

    Mar 29, 2016
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    Champions for Children (C4C) Bingo is back and better than ever! What started 17 years ago as basket bingo with Longaberger baskets, has expanded to include Longaberger baskets, Thirty One and Vera Bradley bags and accessories, themed gift baskets, and gift cards to a variety of businesses. Plus, C4C Bingo features raffles, door prizes, and special games throughout the evening.

    This year's event will be held April 1, at the CAIU Enola Conference Center. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. with Bingo starting at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $25 for 20 games, and additional cards will be available for purchase at the door. Beef barbecue, walking tacos, hot dogs and sausages, desserts and drinks will be available when the doors open and throughout the night. C4C Bingo is an adults-only event.

    All proceeds go to Champions for Children, a program that offers assistance to children in need within the Capital Area Intermediate Unit's service area. Since 2000, Champions for Children Bingo has helped to raise over $40,000. For more information, visit Champions for Children.

  • Nominations Open for the 2015/16 Thomas W. Holtzman, Jr. Educational Leadership Award

    Mar 29, 2016

    Do you know an educator who has a passion for education and demonstrates outstanding leadership within the field and the community? Help the CAIU find this year's Thomas W. Holtzman, Jr. Educational Leadership Award winner!

    Nominees should be • A Lifelong Learner
    • Creative and Innovative
    • Student-Centered
    • A Community Leader

    And should
    • Build Camaraderie
    • Celebrate Diversity and Unity
    • Exceed Professional Requirements
    • Earn the Respect of Students, Parents and Colleagues

    Nominees must be a public educator, hold PA Level II Certification, and be employed by a school entity within the CAIU service area.


    How do I nominate an educator?
    This year, the CAIU is featuring a new, streamlined nomination process. Nominations consist of a nomination form and questionnaire prepared by the nominator and one letter of recommendation written by someone other than the nominator. Please see nomination form for further details. To nominate an educator, download and complete the form and questionnaire below and submit with one letter of recommendation to commcontractor@caiu.org.

    2015_16 Thomas Holtzman Award Form and Questionnaire

    EXTENDED Deadline: Monday, May 2, 2016

    About Dr. Holtzman
    Dr. Thomas W. Holtzman, Jr. served the Susquehanna Township School District for 18 years as principal and superintendent. The Thomas W. Holtzman, Jr. Educational Leadership Award is established to honor an individual who exemplifies his outstanding qualities as a leader in public education in the Capital Region. His passion for learning, positive outlook, sense of humor, and celebration of diversity inspired all who knew him to strive for educational excellence.

  • Hill Top Students Get Creative

    Mar 29, 2016

    Many people outside of education don’t think of art as a vital part of an academic curriculum, but it is an important addition for a well-rounded education. Through art, students explore subjects through a different lens and experiment with various mediums, techniques and colors to create, all while boosting skills relevant to academics and everyday life – from math and reading to problem solving, teamwork, concentration, and motivation.

    “For Hill Top students, and other students as well, art gives them the chance to take a break from the typical academic structure and established expectations, “said Tanya Haller, art teacher at Hill Top Academy. “Most of our students’ academic and behavioral expectations have only one correct answer or response; with art, that pressure is removed and the students can just create.”

    This year, art students at Hill Top Academy used art to solve a structural problem. A large window in a classroom overlooked the playground, which was a distraction to both students and teachers. To solve the problem, cabinets were placed in front of the window. This created another problem, the view into the window from the playground was now the back of cabinets.

    The staff and students decided to paint the window in the classroom theme, superheroes. Jayden, pictured below in his Ant Man mask, helped the staff draw the superheroes, and students spent weeks painting the window and adding inspirational messages about friendship.

    Another student, before transitioning back to her home district, completed a crayon art project that uses a technique of melting crayons over a canvas to create color and texture. The resulting piece captures a multitude of emotions, yet is overwhelmingly positive. She finished the painting the day before she left Hill Top Academy.

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    About Hill Top Academy:

    There are 20 classes at Hill Top Academy. They represent several programs providing services to students in emotional support, Capital Area Peak Potential, multiple disabilities support, autistic support and the diagnostic classroom. Students come from school districts throughout Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and Northern York counties.

  • February Board Information Now Available

    Mar 29, 2016
    Board Highlights and Cindy's monthly Executive Director's Report from this month's Board meeting are now available on the CAIU website. Board Agendas can be found on this site as well. January's Meeting Minutes are also now available.

    CAIU's next Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 8:00am in the Board Room of the Enola Office.
  • January Board Information Now Available

    Jan 29, 2016

    January is School Board Appreciation Month. The CAIU thanks all of its Board members for their time and dedication.

    We were able to dig out from the record snowstorm in time to have our January 28, 2016, Board meeting!

    Board Highlights and Cindy's monthly Executive Director's Report from this month's Board meeting are now available on the CAIU website. Board Agendas can be found on this site as well. December's Meeting Minutes are also now available.

    CAIU's next Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 8:00am in the Board Room of the Enola Office.

  • Journey Through Special Education Conference

    Jan 19, 2016
    Parents, Special Education Professionals and all others interested in the support and education of students with special learning needs are invited to attend the 18th Annual Conference.
         Location:   The Park Inn, Mechanicsburg
         Date:         March 19, 2016
         Time:         8:30 - 3:30
    See the attached brochure for more information.
    CPARC Conference Brochure
  • Spring 2016 Sign Language Classes

    Jan 15, 2016
    Registration is open for Spring Sign Language Classes:

    Level 1 – Tuesdays, February 23 to April 12, 6:00 – 8:00pm
    Level 2 -  Tuesdays, February 23 to April 12, 6:00 – 8:00pm

    Deadline to register is February 16, 2016.  See the attached brochure for more information.
    Spring 2016 Sign Language brochure

  • Substitute Teacher Job Fair

    Dec 22, 2015
    The CAIU will be hosting a Substitute Teacher Job Fair on Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm in our Enola Office. The CAIU and many of the districts/schools we serve will be in attendance. If you have a teaching certificate and are looking to reenter the workforce or if you are a recent educational graduate looking for experience, this is a great opportunity to learn more about these educational entities. We hope to see you there!