ARIN Intermediate Unit 28

Regional Education Service Agency

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  • ARIN Center for Education and American Language Institute Partnership

    ARIN Center for Education (ACE) is partnering with Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s ALI (American Language Institute) to develop a new course for the ALI’s non-English language speaking population. Students attend the ALI in order to study and prepare for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Test. Passing the TOEFL Test is an entrance requirement for IUP’s non-English speaking student population.

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  • Center for Education Hosts ESL Open House

    On Monday, May 5, 2014, ARIN Center for Education hosted its second annual English-as-a-Second Language Open House at the Indiana County CareerLink. Guests were able to sample cuisine from across the world, get a henna tattoo, view a demonstration on Chinese knotting, and center themselves while learning some new yoga techniques. Events such as this allow the Indiana County community to learn about the different cultures and language we have represented in our program. Currently we have students from Jordan, China, India, and Dominican Republic speaking Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, and Spanish and representing levels of English proficiency from very basic to advanced.

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  • Little Apples Preschool

    NEW Location! ARIN IU 28 is pleased to announce another location for our Little Apples Preschool Program, now in Ford City, PA. Informational flyer is available under the article headline. Also, ARIN IU 28 is currently accepting registrations for 3 year olds in the Little Apples Preschool located in Homer City, PA. Click the article headline for an informational flyer!

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  • ARIN hosts STEM Design Challenge

    On Thursday, April 10, 2014, ARIN hosted its first STEM Design Challenge for students in grades 4th through 8th. Fifty-four students from Apollo-Ridge, Freeport Area, Indiana Area and United school districts attended the event. Teams were challenged to create an environmentally friendly people mover using 1400 or less K’Nex building pieces.

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  • Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    The Armstrong-Indiana Intermediate Unit 28 (ARIN) holds the grant for the Pennsylvania's Education for the Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Program. The program is one of eight regions across Pennsylvania and is also known as Region #6. The program consists of 11 counties, Armstrong, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Indiana, Jefferson and Potter, which includes 56 school districts and 20 shelters. The Regional and Site Coordinators for the Pennsylvania's Education for the Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness are based out of ARIN.

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  • Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC)

    PIIC, a partnership of the Annenberg Foundation and PDE, is a statewide initiative that provides uniform and consistent delivery of sustained professional development around instructional coaching and mentoring at the secondary level, with a focus on literacy. Participating districts receive free professional development for instructional coaches/teacher leaders in the areas of secondary literacy and coaching, as well as on-site support from an IU “coach mentor” who provides professional support and development to coaches, as well as assistance to administrators in effectively using instructional strategies to maximize student achievement.

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