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Strategies & Tools

Strategies and Tools for Educators

In the ever-changing landscape of education, it is important to build up our educators with the tools and strategies they need to succeed. Their success is ultimately the success of their students.

The Berks County Intermediate Unit, through its Office of Professional Development and Curriculum, offers a range of tools and strategies for educators to ensure students get the most out of classroom instruction.

Technology for Educators

The Berks County Intermediate Unit can help educators better integrate technology into the classroom. Staff are available for consultations and can assist in getting you up and running with cutting-edge tools to create a unique, successful learning environment.

Available tools include:

  • Nearpod
  • Eduplanet 21
  • Starlab
  • Media Creation Services

Literacy Design Collaborative

LDC is a national community of educators providing a teacher-designed and research-proven framework, online tools, and resources for creating literacy-rich assignments and courses across content areas. The LDC framework offers a fresh approach to incorporating literacy into middle and high school content areas.  LDC is designed to make literacy instruction the foundation of the core subjects.

Mathematics Design Collaborative

Mathematics Design Collaborative provides teachers with Formative Assessment Lessons to engage students in a productive struggle that builds fluency with their procedural skills, and deepens mathematical reasoning and understanding.

Data Tools

The Berks County Intermediate Unit provides resources for school districts to help track and analyze school performance. Learn more about the data tools we offer to school districts in Berks County and beyond.


Classroom Diagnostic Tools

The Pennsylvania Classroom Diagnostic Tools (CDT) is a set of online assessments, divided by content area, designed to provide diagnostic information in order to guide instruction and remediation.



Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

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.



eMetric Data Integration

eMetric’s Data Interaction (DI) platform is a data-driven, web-based reporting solution designed exclusively for K-12 educators. It is the result of a unique combination of educational research, statistical sophistication, and the latest technology. 



Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System

PVAAS is a statistical analysis of Pennsylvania (PA) state assessment data, and provides Pennsylvania districts and schools with growth data to add to achievement data.



School Performance Profile

The Pennsylvania School Performance Profile offers a web-based resource for districts/schools to communicate performance results and align resources for continuous improvement.

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