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Capital Area Online Learning Association

The Capital Area Online Learning Association (CAOLA) is a collaborative effort between the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU), member school districts, and intermediate units to provide new learning options for our students. CAOLA’s web-based courses meet the increasing demand for high-quality student instruction that incorporates proven online learning practices and next-generation software. The key objectives of the program are to address the unmet needs of students by increasing available learning options, meeting various learning modalities, connecting required learning to real-world applications, and increasing available options for credit recovery, interventions, homebound, and alternative education. 

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Partnership for Career Development (PCD) 

The PCD is a collaborative effort of the CAIU, its member districts/technical schools, community businesses, agencies, and postsecondary partners. This partnership works to build a system of K-12 career development, to connect students to postsecondary options, and to improve workforce and economic development in our region.

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Pennsylvania Institute for Instructional Coaching (PIIC)

The PIIC is a statewide resource for instructional coaching. By offering training for instructional mentors and coaches, PIIC will expand support for instructional coaching to all 29 IUs, while ensuring that these efforts are of high quality, consistent, and sustainable. The CAIU PIIC mentor is Scott Snyder, Educational Consultant (ext. 8306.) 

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United Way of the Capital Region

Ready for School, Ready to Succeed logo

The CAIU serves as the lead service provider for Ready for School-Ready to Succeed, a pilot project funded by United Way of the Capital Region. The project employs 13 educational liaisons working in 11 school districts. Liaisons engage children and families in educational workshops, connect families with affordable preschool, and help districts register students for kindergarten. 

Visit Ready for School - Ready to Succeed, by the United Way of the Capital Region to learn more.