The Anderson School held their graduation ceremony on June 10, 2015. Maurice "Tony" Davis, Montgomery County Community College Counselor presented Joshua Ross with the Montgomery County College Full Tuition Scholarship Award. Dr. Lois Robinson, Director of Student Services at MCIU, presented Jeffrey McCarty with the Dr. R. Thomas Marrone Resiliency Award. Congratulations to all of our 2015 graduates!
 
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News and Upcoming Events

MONTGOMERY COUNTY INTERMEDIATE UNIT AWARDED FEDERAL GRANT FOR HEAD START

Norristown, PA (June 19, 2015)- The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit #23 (MCIU) has been designated by the US Department of Health & Human Services Office of Head Start as the new provider of Head Start programs in Montgomery County. The Notice of Award provides an annual amount of $3,471,996 to operate Head Start classrooms across Montgomery County for a grant period of five years. The MCIU Head Start Program will serve 490 Montgomery County children aged three to five years from low-income families. The program will work closely with families to provide comprehensive early learning services so that eligible children are better prepared to enter kindergarten.

 

"We are elated that the MCIU has been selected to provide Head Start programs and services for eligible young children and their families.” said Dr. John J. George, MCIU Executive Director.  "MCIU is committed to ensure that children from low-income families in Montgomery County have access to high-quality early childhood experiences to support their school readiness and healthy development.”

 

The MCIU has more than 40 years experience in providing early learning services to young children with special needs. The Head Start grant enables the MCIU to serve even more children through social, emotional, health, nutritional and psychological support prior to entry into kindergarten.

 

During the summer, the Head Start Program will transition from the current operator to the MCIU.  With the start of the 2015-2016 school year, the MCIU will be responsible for all Montgomery County Head Start classrooms and services.



Math Speaker Series

Michael Fenton: Engaging Students in Meaningful Mathematics 

How can we develop students' problem solving skills? Stop asking all the questions! Learn how to increase engagement and develop CCSSM practices by having students pose their own problems to visually engaging prompts. Participants will also explore how to transform closed, uninspiring problems into engaging, rich tasks. In this introduction to the “open middle” genre we’ll wrestle with sample problems, discuss effective classroom use, and tackle a series of “Open Middle Makeover” challenges. The day will end with an in-depth look at Desmos, the free online graphing calculator. Participants will learn how to engage students in meaningful mathematics using everything from pre-made explorations, to start-from-scratch graphing tasks, to full-blown networked activities at teacher.desmos.com
November 10, 2015 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Dr. Paul Riccomini: Maximize ALL Students’ Mathematical Learning through the use of Powerful Instructional Strategies and Techniques 

Effective mathematics teachers provide a continuum of instructional supports to help students learn essential mathematical concepts and master new important skills. Additionally, math teachers devote significant efforts and instructional time to make sure students do not forget what they have previously learned; extremely important in the study of mathematics. These intensive and interactive sessions will provide elementary level mathematics teachers specific strategies for organizing both instruction and students’ studying of material to facilitate learning, remembering, and applying critical mathematical concepts and skills in new situations. Dr. Riccomini draws upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students, chronic low achievers, and students with disabilities.

February 24, 2016 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

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How the Brain Learns Math

A Professional Educational Series

How the Brain Learns Math: 10/8/2015
Math and the Preadolescent Brain: 10/22/2015
Math and the Adolescent Brain: 2/4/2016
Number Sense: 3/3/2016

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Training and Consulting Summer Institute 2015
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit is hosting summer trainings and workshops. All sessions align to the Danielson Framework and are at no cost to MCIU member districts.

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