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6-4-19 Youth Mental Health First Aid- No Fee
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a training that is evidenced based and is designed to help participants feel confident and comfortable to approach a youth experiencing a mental health challenge, mental disorder, or a mental health crisis and then refer the youth to a professional if needed. The first aid is given until appropriate help is received or until the crisis resolves. Mental Health First Aid does not teach people to diagnose or to provide treatment.
6-5-19 Using Algebra Tiles (Integer Operations, Expressions, & Equations)- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 for Non Member Districts
Do your students struggle with the learning of algebra? Algebra tiles are one way to help students make algebra more tangible. This interactive workshop will lead participants through the use of algebra tiles as a means of understanding work with integers, integer operations, expressions, and equations. The importance of the concretesemi-concreteabstract (C-S-A) sequence of instruction will be highlighted. Additionally, participants will learn how to use explicit instruction to teach with algebra tiles.
6-5-19 Our Kids Are Stressed Out: Calming Strategies for the Classrooms Mindfulness- No Fee for Member Districts, $35Fee for Non Member Districts
What causes stress in our kids today? We will explore this question and look at what data and research tells us about how we can help them be less stressed. We will look at different calming strategies that could be easily implemented in the classroom that will help with symptoms of ADHD, lower anxiety and depression, decrease anger, and improve both self-regulation and academic performance.
6-7-19 Intervention Strategies to support Struggling Writers k-5- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
During this training teachers will determine the expectations for student writing and review effective writing instructional practices. These strategies will include exploring and practicing possible writing interventions.
6-10-19 Creating a Safe and Trauma Informed Care Environment for Students with Seizure Disorders- No Fee
Participants will: (1) learn how to recognize epileptic seizures, (2) learn how to apply seizure first aid, (3)
learn strategies for creating a trauma informed classroom and school for students diagnosed with a seizure
disorder, and (4) learn strategies for managing the mental health and behavioral problems (debilitating
problems of inattention, anxiety or mood disorders) of students who are diagnosed with a seizure.
6-10-19 Designing Explicit Instruction Math Lessons- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
This professional learning opportunity will explore the principles behind effective explicit instruction, considered a fundamental practice of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI). Participants will have the opportunity to create math lessons for their classroom using the elements of explicit instruction. The focus of the day will be on designing lessons to teach skills, strategies, and vocabulary.
This session is appropriate for all grade levels.
6-10-19 Using the Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB) in your classroom- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
The Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB) is a researched based literacy curriculum for children ages 5 to 10 with moderate to severe developmental disabilities. It is a scripted curriculum that incorporates systematic instruction to teach both print and phonemic awareness.This session will be an overview of how two teachers use the Early Literacy Skills Builder in their classrooms. Participants will learn how to use the ELSB curriculum and suggestions for adapting it to the meet their students learning styles. Participants are suggested to bring a copy of the ELSB if they have one, but it is not required. The ELSB curriculum will NOT be provided to participants.
6-12-19 Alternate Assessment Data Review for Directors of Special Education- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
This session will support Directors of Special Education in reviewing their AA student data. Participants will analyze their district participation data, review district participation guidelines and conference summaries to assure compliant documentation. This session is for Directors of Special Education and district level staff who participate in ARC’s when AA Participation Guidelines are completed. This is not a training session for completion of AA Participation Guidelines. Participants need to bring; list of students in the district on AA and their disability and 3 participation guidelines with conference summaries. If there is a student who may or may not qualify for AA it is recommended to bring their documentation to review.. For more information please contact Sally Miracle at firstname.lastname@example.org
6-14-19 Algebra Progress Monitoring – No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
Are you looking for tools to help you gauge where your students are and how they are progressing with respect to essential skills in the Algebra classroom? If so, then this training is for you! Project AAIMS (Algebra Assessment and Instruction: Meeting Standards) is a project funded by the US Department of Education with the purpose of developing algebra assessment tools that can be used for monitoring the progress of students with and without disabilities as they learn algebra. Outcomes of this training include:
- Develop understanding of progress monitoring
- Know how to administer, score, and use data from three (3) different measures
- Understand the relative merits and weaknesses of each of the measures
- Consider issues related to implementing algebra progress monitoring.
To ensure fidelity, participants of this training may use the probes with their classes ONLY. They may NOT share the probes with others or train other teachers to use them. Participants will be asked to sign a User Agreement at the training.
Participants will be given a flash drive with containing all materials. Please bring a laptop or device with a USB port to the training.
6-17 and 6-18-19 6-17 & 6-18-19 Using Literature to Teach Math to Students with Complex Needs and Disabilities – No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
This two-day session will explore how to use various types of literature to teach math concepts to students with Mild, Moderate, and Severe Disabilities and Complex Needs. In addition to increasing knowledge base, participants will develop ready-to-use lessons and activities based on literature to teach math in their classrooms. Activities will address concepts taught at elementary, middle, and high school levels.
*Participants are required to attend both days.
6-17-19 Don’t Make Me Write- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
Don’t Make Me Write is a look into why writing is always a struggle for students. Teachers will explore interventions and practice strategies to help support student writers in grades
6-18-19 Beyond Think, Pair, Share: Building Classroom Relationships to Increase Student Engagement- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Distircts
Both teacher-student and peer-to-peer relationships have implications for classroom productivity and success. This session will help teachers develop a toolbox of research based strategies to build relationships with students and promote peer to peer relationships. Collaborative learning strategies will be shared and demonstrated to increase student engagement and achievement.
6-20-19 A Framework for Guided Math: Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners- No Fee for Member Distircts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
Participants will learn the components of a Guided Math Framework and discover how to use it in Resource and Co-teaching Environments. The session will explore when to use Guided Math as an effective intervention including how to progress monitor and how to plan for SDI in small groups and workstations.
6-20-19 What’s the Function? Why Do Kids Misbehave and Replacement Behaviors- No fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
The presenter will identify skill deficits, replacement behaviors and implementing social skills instruction that all match the function of the behavior. Join us to reflect on your own classroom and to design practical behavior intervention strategies and social skills resources.
6-21-19 Beyond UDL: Using Instructional Technology for Students with Disabilities- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
This interactive workshop will explore the use of instructional technology within the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a means to increase student engagement, access to content, and provide options for demonstration of learning. Additionally, they will move beyond the scope of UDL to consider more specific needs of students and how to effectively teach students how to use technology to support their learning. Throughout the day, participants will interact with various technologies to investigate possible uses in their classroom.
*Participants need to bring an electronic device (preferably a laptop) to the session.
6-24-19 Can You Hear Me Now? -No Fee for Member Distircts, $35 Fee for Non Member Distircts
This is a training for exploring hands on activities and/or manipulative tools to instruct phonological/ phonemic awareness by practicing and receiving coaching on explicit instructional strategies.
As a result, you will be prepared to implement specially designed instruction in reading.
6-24-19 Your Flip Chart Not working for you?- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
WHY DO Students REALLY MISBEHAVE?
Do you want to get students to listen without always reminding them, nagging or yelling at them? Classroom organization has a huge impact on student behavior. Recent study from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health showed that schools that have classrooms where students get along with each other, pay attention, and hand in assignments on time could be a key in reducing risks for violence, substance abuse, and suicide.
The goal of classroom management: is to develop a classroom of students who are:
and highly engaged in meaningful tasks
6-24-19 Teaching Strategies for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities- $25 Fee for Member Districts, $50 Fee for Non Member Districts
This session will look at how to use Systematic Instruction for teaching chained and discrete tasks to students with moderate and severe disabilities. Participants will learn how to use Time Delay, System of Prompts, and Simultaneous Prompting to teach academic and functional skills. Data collection and analysis of data will also be covered. This will be an interactive session to provide participants time to practice procedures and develop plans for their students. Participants will be getting the book, Systematic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities by Belva C. Collins, Mark Wolery. EILA and CEU’s will be applied for.
6-25-19 Core Vocabulary Communication Boards for Students Across the School Age Span- No Fee for Member Districts, $35 Fee for Non Member Districts
This professional learning session will focus on using core vocabulary communication boards for students with significant disabilities. We will highlight the use of these tools as access to curriculum to improve both communication and literacy skills across content areas. Participants will learn ways to teach students how to use the core boards, how to collect data on use of the core boards, and how to teach peers to use the core boards. Participants will take home poster size core boards as well as an individual core/fringe note book. Participants MUST come in teams of at least 1 sped teacher and 1 speech-language therapist. ASHA and KSHA CEU’s and EILA credit will be applied for
6-26-19 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.