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7-19-19 Using Peers as Natural Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities- No Fee for Member DIstricts, $35 for Non Member Districts
Current research points out the benefits of inclusive general education classes in which students with significant disabilities are educated alongside their non-disabled peers. Most schools struggle how to make this happen with a successful outcome of academic learning. Making friends and sustaining friendships can be difficult for students with significant disabilities. Even though they attend the same schools, students with significant disabilities are often isolated from peers, and may not always have access/support to participate in everyday social activities, thus limiting their opportunities to develop friendships. Peer Support Arrangements and Peer Networks can help foster relationships by bringing students together! This session will provide an overview of the evidence-based practices, Peer Support Arrangements and Peer Network, which involve identifying and equipping a group of peers to provide ongoing support to individual students with significant disabilities in or outside of the classroom. EILA and CEU’s will be applied for.
7-20-19 Creating a Safe and Secure Future; Futures, Estate, and Financial Planning Issues for Students with Disabilities and Their Families – No Fee
This informational session will assist families, caregivers, and parents of and students with disabilities to understand the importance of long range and financial planning. It is never too early but it can be too late!! Join Carolyn Wheeler, Karen Perch, and SuAnn Williams as they cover; Guardianship and Supported Decision Making, Special and Supplemental Needs Trusts (SNT), Funding a SNT, STABLE Accounts, Employment Options, How Work and SSI Can Work Together, and more. Lunch is included with this session.
Register at www.ckec.org Registration will close on July 15.
7-22-19 Using Data to Maximize Instructional Gains for Students with Disabilities- No Fee for Member Distrcits, $35 Fee for Non Member Distirtcs
So, the IEP is written. Maybe you were a part of the team that developed it. Or not. Either way, it’s time to implement it. This workshop will investigate the use of data-based decision-making in order to amplify academic gains for students with an IEP. Participants will learn how to use data to progress monitor and make instructional decisions about student learning. Along the way, barriers to implementation will be considered.
7-22-19 Addressing Poverty: Strategies to Close the Achievement Gap- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
This session will review characteristics of students living in poverty, implications for our classrooms, and learner difficulties including social and academic barriers. Participants will explore case studies and leave with research-based strategies that can be easily implemented to support students with resources, learning behaviors, and social competency to improve student achievement.
7-23-19 Making the Most of Centers: how to productively occupy the “rest of the class”- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
This training will help participants solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while teachers are working with small groups? In this session, participants will learn how to plan for differentiation. Specifically addressed will be: Implementation of specially designed instruction, setting up and managing centers across various classroom environments
7-23-19 Threat Assessment Team/District Training: THE VIRGINIA THREAT ASSESSMENT TRAINING- $75 Fee for Member Districts, $150 Fee for Non Member Districts
THE VIRGINIA THREAT ASSESSMENT TRAINING
JULY 23, 2018 @ 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
| $75 – $150
What can we do to assure the safety of our students and their sense of feeling safe? Dr. Dewey Cornell, author of the nationally recognized Virginia Threat Assessment Model, will lead participants in this evidence based approach to threat assessment. Rather than rely on unrealistically heroic measures, Dr. Cornell presents a less dramatic but more practical prevention approach that can be implemented well before a gunman appears on school property. Strategies to maintain school safety must be based on a factual assessment of the risk of violent crime and objective evidence of what prevention methods are effective. Although school homicides are rare, the threat of a homicide cannot be dismissed and must be carefully distinguished from more commonplace, less serious threats. Prevention efforts must be informed by an assessment of the factors that precede homicides and how would-be perpetrators can be identified before the shooting starts. The Virginia Threat Assessment Model is unique in that it has been validated through multiple field studies and experimental designs. Schools and districts who implement the Virginia Threat Assessment Model along with a school wide, positive approach to discipline experience fewer office discipline referrals, suspensions, reports of bullying and acts of violence. Moreover, students report feeling safe!
It is recommended that schools/districts send teams (3-4 participants per team –Special Education Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologist, Principal/Admin., Counselor, Psychologist, & SRO).
7-24-19 Going Beyond Compliance: Planning for Successful Transitions after High School- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
The importance of quality transition planning cannot be stressed enough. Not only will this session cover the basic due process requirements for post-secondary transition, it will help you develop transition rich IEPs for their students. Resources will also be shared.
7-24-19 Structured Mentoring: A Tier 2 or 3 Intervention- No Fee for Member Distrcits, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
There is growing evidence that having at least one caring adult can make all the difference in the life of a young person. This session will explore how to create a tier 3 data driven structured mentoring intervention. Participants will explore options for setting up a mentoring intervention such as student selection, mentor selection and monitoring. Strategies for mentors to implement with identified students will also be discussed.
7-24-19 Intermediate Literacy: How well I teach- How well my students Learn- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
Teachers will learn to develop and improve reading fluency and the importance of phonic lessons for the intermediate student.
7-25-19 Using Visual Supports Across School Settings- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
We all use Visual Supports through our day. No one could go a day without the use of Visual Supports. Visual supports are any tool presented visually that supports an individual as he or she moves through the day. Visual Supports are an Evidenced Based Practice for teaching students with disabilities of all ages. They are proven to support success. Participants will learn strategies for using visual supports with students with disabilities across general education and special education settings. Some examples that will be covered include; directions, pictures, written words, objects within the environment, arrangement of the environment or visual boundaries, schedules, maps, labels, organization systems, timelines, and scripts. EILA and CEU’s will be applied for.
7-29-19 Guided Reading: A Framework for Supporting EVERY Reader- $35 Fee for Member Districts, $70 Fee for Non Member Districts
Participants will learn the basic framework for Guided Reading and discover how to use it in Resource and Co-teaching Environments. The session will explore when to use the Guided Reading framework to support your readers, how to progress monitor, how to include SDI in the Guided Reading lesson and make connections to IEP goals.
7-29-19 Increasing Student Learning through Active Engagement for Students w/ Cognitive Disabilities- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
Student engagement is a predictor of successful academic outcomes. Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities are at a significant risk to not being successful in school due to lack of engagement. Teachers often struggle with getting their students with the most severe disabilities into flexible grouping and engaged at all times. This session will explore strategies for increasing engagement of students with a variety of moderate to severe disabilities in small group lessons and whole class activities in both the general education and special education classrooms. This session will explore strategies that teachers are currently using and support planning for participants to use in their classrooms. EILA and CEU’s will be applied for.
7-30-19 Guided Math Small Group Overhaul: Planning Beyond Re-Teach and Worksheets- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
This session will share a variety of ways to make the best use of the limited time teachers have with students during small guided math lessons. Teachers will explore instructional best practices that move beyond re-teaching to identifying and addressing misconceptions through the use of concrete and semi-concrete experiences and extended opportunities for problem solving. Participants will also apply this learning to the planning of standards-based math workstations that provide differentiated opportunities for practice and review.
7-30-19 Teaching Relationships & Sexuality to Students with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
Too often students with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are not thought of as having sexual feelings and wanting to have personal relationships; like any typical person does. School staff struggle with how to navigate these difficult topics to students with IDD. This session will be engaging and interactive as participants learn strategies to teach students with IDD the skills needed to develop meaningful relationships, about sexual health, and personal safety. Participants will learn strategies to collaboratively work with parents on how to talk to their children with IDD on their changing bodies, feelings, and relationships. EILA hours and CEU’s will be applied for.
7-31-19 Words, Words, Words- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
After attending this training, reading teachers will understand explicit instruction to teach sight words, vocabulary words, context words, and spelling words by using multisensory strategies.
We will explore multiple word lists to provide choice for instruction.
7-31-19 Handwriting Assessment Workshop for Occupational Therapists- $85 Fee for Member Districts, $170 Fee for Non Member Districts
This workshop focuses on handwriting proficiency and how therapists can use this within their school. In this workshop, participants will be given a copy of the Print Tool Package. Objectives include:
- -Administering and scoring of the Pre-K assessments, the Screener of Handwriting Proficiency, and The Print Tool® and choose remediation materials and strategies based on results
- -Describing the seven basic handwriting components essential to handwriting success
- -Understanding different handwriting curricula, discover new handwriting resources, and use The Print Tool with various populations
- -Identifying the benefits and process of becoming a certified handwriting specialist for evidence-based practice
8-1-19 Effective and Efficient Ways to Set-Up a Special Education Classroom- No Fee for Member Distircts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
Setting up the physical structure of your special education classroom is a personal choice and can be very stressful. However, some logical reasoning should be utilized when determining the layout of the room based on research and experience. The classroom setup should always be planned around the students from the start. This session will look at the most effective ways to set up a special education classroom to best support student success and increase student independence while at the same time meeting the needs of the teacher.
8-2-19 Co-Teaching Overview- No Fee
This workshop is designed for new co-teaching teams. Participants will:
1) learn various models for effective co-teaching
2) explore how to develop parity in the classroom
3) create a shared understanding the roles of both teachers
4) get to know the needs of the students in their classes
5) form an action plan for their classroom
Throughout the day, participants will develop an increased consciousness of High Leverage Practices for
Special Education. Participants should bring a laptop and be able to access curriculum materials and class
rosters, as time will be devoted to planning for the first few weeks of school.
To personalize the professional learning experience, follow-up will be provided with each team in the CKEC
Special Education service region.
*Note: Administrators are encouraged to attend along with the teams from their schools.
8-6-19 ARC Chairperson 1 – Awareness Level- No Fee
This session is designed to introduce persons newly assigned as ARC Chairpersons to the roles and responsibilities of this position. Participants will become familiar with: steps in conducting an ARC, the different types of ARC’s, categories of special education, and state/federal laws/regulations impacting chairing an ARC. Opportunities to discuss, role-play, and network with other professionals concerning the role of ARC Chairperson will be provided.
8-7 and 8-8-19 PECS Training- Fee $100 for Member Districts, $200 Fee for Non Member Districts
This intensive two-day interactive training is designed to teach educational teams the theory and protocol for the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), an evidence based practice. We begin with identifying key components to designing effective educational environments that foster communication. Through presenter demonstrations, video examples and role-play, you will learn the six phases of PECS, including how to teach spontaneous requests, attributes for expanding language, responding to questions and commenting. The workshop concludes with discussions about the relation between PECS and speech as well as criteria for transitioning from PECS to other communication modalities, such as speech generating devices (SGD)