Best Practices Video Case Library Grant Project

Adult and student embracing.
  • BLaST IU 17

    IU17 - Bradford Lycoming Sullivan Tioga Intermediate Unit (BLaST)
    17- BLaST IU 17
    2400 Reach Road
    Williamsport, PA 0

  • Success Story Contact

    Larry Potash
    Phone: 570-323-8561
    Email: lpotash@iu17.org

  • BSE/PaTTAN’s Role in Success:

    PaTTAN administers the BLaST IU's grant from PDE.

A collaborative effort among Intermediate Units 9, 10, and 17 (and members of the Lock Haven University Education Department) provides access to examples of best practices in inclusive settings.

The Digital Video Case Library is a collaborative effort among Intermediate Units 9, 10 and 17 and includes members of the Lock Haven University Education Department. The goal of the project is to create a digital case library of “best practices” in inclusive instructional settings. The three-year program, funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is developing web-based interactive professional development tools and resources for in-service and pre-service educators.Teachers from the participating IUs are nominated by their schools for employing exemplary practices in inclusive settings. Once the classroom has been accepted, then the Video Library team holds a pre conference with the teacher. The classroom is then filmed with two separate cameras and a post conference is held. The team then edits the video and posts it on its website for all to access. Congratulations to BLaST IU for their success story!

Since sometimes reading about an effective program is not always enough, this professional development program enables educators and parents to visually learn about effective inclusive practices that can be replicated in their home districts. In addition to the video library, BLaST IU 17 has created a professional library where teachers can receive Act 48 credits. The video library and professional library have created a wonderful professional learning community that is directly translating into exemplary inclusive services for students.