Professional Development - Registration


Writing Strategies 3:30 pm to 6:30pm    February 02 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Based on the book by Jennifer Serravallo and grouped under 10 critical writing
goals, this training provides over 300 step-by-step strategies to help meet the
individual writing needs of each student.

This course will run from 3:30 am to 6:30 pm. You will need to complete the extensive follow up activity to receive all points.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Grading and Assessment for Inclusive Classrooms   February 02 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Dr. Megan McMillan
This workshop explores ways to support teachers as they move toward successful assessment and grading practices for use in the differentiated classroom. Participants will examine their current grading and assessment practices, learn evidence-based methods for implementing standards-based grading, and how to manage and assess student progress for the diverse population of learners in their classrooms.
The Florida Inclusion Network facilitators employ dynamic design for virtual learning to maximize engagement and learning. The training will take place on Zoom from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Participants will receive Rich Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal.

Audience: Teachers working, grading, and assessing in inclusive classrooms
Place: Live Virtual Format via Zoom from 8-3
Escaping the Nightmare through Accommodations Virtual am   February 02 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Escaping the Nightmare through Accommodations: Use your newly acquired skills for developing high quality accommodations in order to escape the "room". Learn how to develop, implement and assess accommodations that help students access the standards and make positive gains. This course is from 8-11 with an extensive follow up.
Audience: All Teachers
Place: virtual
Escaping the Nightmare through Accommodations Virtual pm   February 02 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Escaping the Nightmare through Accommodations: Use your newly acquired skills for developing high quality accommodations in order to escape the "room". Learn how to develop, implement and assess accommodations that help students access the standards and make positive gains. This course runs from 12 pm - 3 pm. with an extensive follow up.
Audience: All teachers
Place: On - line Facilitated
The Why What and How of Universal Design for Learning - Virtual 3 Part Series   February 04 2021
Points: 8
Presenter: Patti Weigel
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strives to develop self-motivated, persistent and self-monitoring learners that actively seek out learning opportunities. Over the course of 3 short sessions participants will delve into multiple aspects of UDL; Why use UDL, What is UDL, and How to implement UDL principles. By the end of this series participants should have a clear understanding of UDL and how to start implementing those principles in the classroom.

Requirements:

Attend all three sessions - All three sessions will run from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on the following dates:
February 4th
February 18th
March 4th.

Complete all assignments. There will be some content that will be accessed prior to each session as well as a follow up activity.

Earn 8 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: All Educators
Place: Online Virtual Class 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Poor Students Rich Teaching - 8:30am to 3:30pm   February 05 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Based on the book by Eric Jensen, teachers will understand the urgency of poverty in the United States and how poverty affects education, student engagement, and academic achievement. They will learn how creating a positive school culture and a growth mindset for students can be beneficial in overcoming adversity and gain powerful mindsets in the classroom setting to bring change. Participants work to build effective teacher-student relationships, and help students see achievement as a reachable target.
Audience: ESE/General Education Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Book Study - Power Struggles    February 08 2021
Points: 20
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Learn how to decrease behavior in the classroom- by avoiding power struggles. This course is being offered as an on-line facilitated module. This course is eligible for ESE in-service points.

This course runs from February 8 - March 31

Registration closes on February 1st at 8:00am

Orientation for the book study is February 8th at 5:00 pm. The link will be emailed to registrants after February 1st.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
LessonPix Virtual Class - 4:30 to 7:30   February 09 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer, tablet or even a smart phone. This will be an active session with participants working directly with the tools. Participants will create a variety of visuals to be used with students.

Learn how to navigate this online tool to:

• Create numerous custom visual supports

• Browse the library that contains over 40,000 pictures.

• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.

• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.

This course is a pre-requisite for Adapt-A-Book and Creating Visual Supports hands on workshops.

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Online Virtual Class
Survivor Sensory Island -8:30am to 3:30pm   February 12 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Learn about student sensory integration difficulties while competing in a variety of sensory based challenges with your tribe.

Based on Lauren H. Kerstein's My Sensory Book: Working Together to Explore Sensory Issues and the Big Feelings They Can Cause: A Workbook for Parents, Professionals, and Children. It is designed to be a tool to help parents, professionals and children
themselves understand the sensory systems.

The training focuses on the child as a whole person as we explore sensory issues, sensory modulation, emotional modulation, and the relationship between the sensory and emotional systems.
Audience: ESE/General Education Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Recognizing Autism - 4 week online course   February 16 2021
Points: 20
Presenter: Patti Weigel
According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States (CDC, 2020). Autism can be a range of conditions that are identified by challenges with social skills, limited or non-verbal communication, repetitive behaviors, and speech.

In this course participants will use materials from Understood.org and OCALI modules to dive into different aspects that define Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn at your own pace, the course will be open for four weeks.

After completing the core material for this course, participants will have the option to deepen their knowledge base and earn more ESE recertification points by completing additional modules.

Course Dates:February 16th to March 16th
Online Course Orientation Meeting: February 16th at 5:00pm

LOCATION:Moodle Online Learning Management System

ESE RECERTIFICATION POINTS: 8 to 20 points

Audience: All Teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Management System
LessonPix Virtual Class - 8:00am to 11:00am    February 18 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer, tablet or even a smart phone. This will be an active session with participants working directly with the tools. Participants will create a variety of visuals to be used with students.

Learn how to navigate this online tool to:

• Create numerous custom visual supports

• Browse the library that contains over 40,000 pictures.

• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.

• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.

This course is a pre-requisite for Adapt-A-Book and Creating Visual Supports hands on workshops.

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Online Virtual Class
The Amazing Race to Discipline in the Secondary Classroom - 8:30am to 3:30pm   February 18 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Phyllis Barrington
This course will cover everything from creating a vision for classroom behavior to modifying a student behavior plan as the school year progresses. You will be introduced to key concepts about managing student behavior. How to prepare routines and procedures and plan to teach students how to be successful in all areas.

This course will provide ways on how to respond consistently to student misbehavior and to enhance the students desire to succeed.

Teachers will learn how to offer meaningful, age-appropriate positive feedback and build positive relationships without losing any level of authority.
Audience: Secondary Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Flexible Learning - 8:30 to 3:30    February 22 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
We all know the ""what"" and ""why"" of differentiated instruction.

This training will focus on the ""how""; giving you engaging and realistic strategeis for differentiating content, process and product so that every student gets what they need.
Audience: ESE/General Education Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
ESE 101: A Three Ring Circus - 8:30am to 3:30pm   March 02 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
ESE 101: A Three Ring Circus focuses on three major components of special education: law, characteristics of learners, and evidenced-based practices. This training is intended for all teachers and paras working with students in self-contained or inclusion settings who want to learn more about the basics of ESE. Prepare to have carnival like fun as you learn more about your students and how to serve them! Must complete follow up to receive points.
Audience: All teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown
Access Points in the General Education Classroom   March 04 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Dr. Megan McMillan
Students on Access Points are increasingly being included in general education settings to receive their instruction. This workshop is designed to increase participants’ understanding of the Florida Standards Access Points and the resources available to support students with significant cognitive disabilities in the inclusive classroom. Participants will use these resources to design a lesson plan that addresses the needs of the students following Florida Standards as well as students with significant cognitive disabilities on Access Points.
The Florida Inclusion Network facilitators employ dynamic design for virtual learning to maximize engagement and learning. The training will take place on Zoom from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Participants will receive Patti Ralabate's book Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners.

Audience: Gen Ed Teachers and Support Facilitators working with students on Access Point standards in inclusive settings
Place: Live Virtual Format via Zoom from 8-3
LessonPix Virtual Class - 4:30 to 7:30   March 16 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer, tablet or even a smart phone. This will be an active session with participants working directly with the tools. Participants will create a variety of visuals to be used with students.

Learn how to navigate this online tool to:

• Create numerous custom visual supports

• Browse the library that contains over 40,000 pictures.

• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.

• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.

This course is a pre-requisite for Adapt-A-Book and Creating Visual Supports hands on workshops.

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Online Virtual Class
Down the Rabbit Hole of Executive Functioning - 8:30 to 3:30    March 16 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
"This training will give you strategies to help students who may struggle with cognitive flexibility, self-control, memory, organization/planning, and initiating task/staying focused on tasks.

Complete your Wonderland Passport as you navigate through the complexities of Executive Functioning."
Audience: ESE/General Education Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Flipped Learning: A Wild Goose Chase - 8:30am to 3:30pm    March 19 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Learn how to use technology, hands-on learning and engaging activities to differentiate your instruction in order to meet the needs of all learners.

This technology driven teaching method “flips” the traditional class to allow the teacher more time to interact and engage with students--the lecture becomes homework and the class time becomes active learning/practice.

In this “flipped” training, participants explore the components of flipped learning through a scavenger hunt; completing missions as a team and increasing their knowledge as they (and their students) “win”.

Audience: ESE/General Education Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
ASD in the Classroom: Communication - 4 week online course   March 23 2021
Points: 23
Presenter: Patti Weigel
Communication skills vary with individuals along the autism spectrum. Communication skills can range from non-verbal to true communicators. Remember an important note that the ability to speak doesn’t mean they can communicate. Participants in this course will look at multiple aspects of communication including strategies and techniques that can be used to increase communication skills.

The materials from this course have been provided through the Internet Autism Modules from OCALI and articles from Understood.org . Learn at your own pace, the course will be open for four weeks.

After completing the core material for this course, participants will have the option to deepen their knowledge base and earn more ESE recertification points by completing additional modules.

Course Dates: March 23rd to April 20th
Online Course Orientation Meeting:March 23rd at 5:00

ESE RECERTIFICATION POINTS: 8 to 23 points

Audience: All Teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Management System
Behavioral Contracts Part 1 in a 6 part series - 4:00pm to 6:00 pm   March 23 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
This course is designed to help with the understanding of how a behavioral contract intervention strategy can help with:
Defining Behavioral Expectations
Setting Goals
Specifying Rewards
Clarifying Consequences in Writing
Audience: ESE/General Education Teachers
Place: Online Virtual Class
Poor Students Rich Teaching -8:30am to 3:30pm    March 25 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Based on the book by Eric Jensen, teachers will understand the urgency of poverty in the United States and how poverty affects education, student engagement, and academic achievement.

They will learn how creating a positive school culture and a growth mindset for students can be beneficial in overcoming adversity and gain powerful mindsets in the classroom setting to bring change.

Participants work to build effective teacher-student relationships, and help students see achievement as a reachable target.
Audience: ESE/General Education Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Reading Strategies 8:30am -11:30am   March 29 2021
Points: 4
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Based on the book by Jennifer Serravallo, this training provides over 300 step-by-step strategies to help meet the individual reading needs of each student. From fluency to literary analysis, each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and reading levels to provide teachers with “just-right” teaching. You will need to complete the required follow-up activity to receive points.
Audience: All ESE, support facilitators, and K-8 inclusion teachers with struggling readers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Writing Strategies 12:30pm to 3:30 pm    March 29 2021
Points: 4
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Based on the book by Jennifer Serravallo and grouped under 10 critical writing goals, this training provides over 300 step-by-step strategies to help meet the individual writing needs of each student. You will need to complete the required follow-up activity to receive points.
Audience: All ESE, support facilitators, and K-8 inclusion teachers with struggling readers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Collaborative Planning and Teaching for Inclusive Educational Partnerships   April 08 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Dr. Megan McMillan
In this training, teachers will explore effective collaborative planning and teaching strategies. Participants will learn how to:
1. Maximize their planning time
2. Prioritize instructional models based on student needs
3. Improve communication
4. Maintain positive working relationships with their collaborative partners
5. Determine and document responsibilities for all members of the classroom.
Teachers are encouraged to attend with their collaborative counterparts (VE/ESE & Gen. Ed. partners).
The Florida Inclusion Network facilitators employ dynamic design for virtual learning to maximize engagement and learning. The training will take place on Zoom from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Teachers will receive an accompanying book on collaborative teaching.

Audience: Teachers working in collaborative partnerships in inclusive educational settings
Place: Live Virtual Format via Zoom from 8-3
The Amazing Race to Discipline in the Secondary Classroom - 8:30am to 3:30pm   April 08 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Phyllis Barrington
This course will cover everything from creating a vision for classroom behavior to modifying a student behavior plan as the school year progresses. You will be introduced to key concepts about managing student behavior. How to prepare routines and procedures and plan to teach students how to be successful in all areas.

This course will provide ways on how to respond consistently to student misbehavior and to enhance the students desire to succeed

Teachers will learn how to offer meaningful, age-appropriate positive feedback and build positive relationships without losing any level of authority.
Audience: Secondary Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Avoiding Power Struggles 12:30 - 3:30    April 09 2021
Points: 4
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Inappropriate behavior that leads to power struggles consumes too much instructional time. Minor disruptions quickly escalate into classroom battles, eroding relationships and respect. How do you get ahead of the curve by interacting with the most challenging students in ways that will make them want to behave? This training is designed to provide ESE teachers with specific strategies of prevention and interventions that take little time and maintain the educator’s authority and the students dignity so that power struggles occur less often.
Audience: All teachers and adults working with students
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Solutions for Classroom Behavior 8:30 - 11:30    April 09 2021
Points: 4
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Designed to assist teachers and staff in developing positive and practical solutions to handle 100 common classroom behavior problems. We will look at, developing/ implementing interventions, variables that can be manipulated to influence behaviors positively and reducing/eliminating the frustration or intimidation you may feel when a student misbehaves. This workshop is based on the Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management: 100+ Problems/500+ Plans.
Audience: All teachers serving ESE students
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Writing for Students on Access Points Virtual Class - 8:00am to 11:00am    April 12 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
Every student can write!  Little skeptical?  Well, bring your challenges and this workshop will help you identify barriers and provide solutions for our most challenging population: students on Access Points.  Participants in this workshop will look at writing in a variety of forms with the focus on Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities and on Access Points.  We will consider students that struggle to physically write as well as those that struggle to communicate.  Each of these students CAN write with your help.  Come prepared to discuss your students’ needs and find some solutions to help them succeed. 
Audience: K-12 Teachers that are currently working with student with cognitive disabilities and on Access Points
Place: Online Virtual Class
Writing for Students on Access Points Virtual Class - 4:30pm to 7:30pm    April 13 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
Every student can write!  Little skeptical?  Well, bring your challenges and this workshop will help you identify barriers and provide solutions for our most challenging population: students on Access Points.  Participants in this workshop will look at writing in a variety of forms with the focus on Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities and on Access Points.  We will consider students that struggle to physically write as well as those that struggle to communicate.  Each of these students CAN write with your help.  Come prepared to discuss your students’ needs and find some solutions to help them succeed.  
Audience: K-12 Teachers that are currently working with student with cognitve disabilites and on Access Points
Place: Online Virtual Class
LessonPix Virtual Class - 4:30 to 7:30   April 15 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer, tablet or even a smart phone. This will be an active session with participants working directly with the tools. Participants will create a variety of visuals to be used with students.

Learn how to navigate this online tool to:

• Create numerous custom visual supports

• Browse the library that contains over 40,000 pictures.

• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.

• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.

This course is a pre-requisite for Adapt-A-Book and Creating Visual Supports hands on workshops.

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Online Virtual Class
LessonPix Virtual Class - 8:00am to 11:00am    April 16 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer, tablet or even a smart phone. This will be an active session with participants working directly with the tools. Participants will create a variety of visuals to be used with students.

Learn how to navigate this online tool to:

• Create numerous custom visual supports

• Browse the library that contains over 40,000 pictures.

• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.

• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.

This course is a pre-requisite for Adapt-A-Book and Creating Visual Supports hands on workshops.

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Online Virtual Class
Tough Kid Toolbox 8:30am to 3:30 pm   April 16 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Practical techniques for dealing with difficult students at all grade levels. The techniques are designed to reduce disruptive behavior and provide students with behavioral, academic and social survival skills.

The presentation will review what causes “tough kid” behavior, how to practically assess it, and strategies to remediate it! An emphasis will be placed on proactive strategies and POSITIVE behavior management interventions such as Mystery Motivators, Reward Spinners and Behavior Bingo to reinforce positive behavior.
Audience: All Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
ASD in the Classroom: Behavior - 4 week online course   April 26 2021
Points: 25
Presenter: Patti Weigel
Individuals with autism struggle with behavior that is considered socially appropriate. These behaviors can include a difficulty to look people in the eye, repetitive patterns of behavior, difficulty when their schedules change, etc.

In this course participants will use materials from Understood.org and OCALI modules to dive into the relationship of autism and behavior with some helpful strategies and techniques. Learn at your own pace, the course will be open for four weeks.

After completing the core material for this course, participants will have the option to deepen their knowledge base and earn more ESE recertification points by completing additional modules.

Course DatesApril 26th to May 25th

Online Course Orientation Meeting: Tuesday, April 27th at 5:00pm

ESE RECERTIFICATION POINTS: 8 to 25 points
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Management System
ASD in the Classroom: Social Interactions- 4 week online course   May 11 2021
Points: 23
Presenter: Patti Weigel
How we get along with others and maintain healthy, lasting relationships are social interactions that many of our students on the autism spectrum struggle with. Social skills require flexibility and being able to adjust to situations as they occur.

Participants in this course will explore an overview of Social Skills as well as a variety of strategies and techniques to help individuals with autism to navigate the social world around them.

The materials from this course have been provided through the Internet Autism Modules from OCALI and articles from Understood.org

Course opens on May 11th and closes on June 9th
Online Orientation meeting on May 11th at 5:00

ESE RECERTIFICATION POINTS: 8 to 23 points

After completing the core material for this course, participants will have the option to deepen their knowledge base and earn more ESE recertification points by completing additional modules within the online format for a possible total of 21 points
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Platform
LessonPix Virtual Class - 4:30 to 7:30   May 11 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer, tablet or even a smart phone. This will be an active session with participants working directly with the tools. Participants will create a variety of visuals to be used with students.

Learn how to navigate this online tool to:

• Create numerous custom visual supports

• Browse the library that contains over 40,000 pictures.

• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.

• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.

This course is a pre-requisite for Adapt-A-Book and Creating Visual Supports hands on workshops.

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Online Virtual Class
Access Points in the General Education Classroom   May 13 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Dr. Megan McMillan
Students on Access Points are increasingly being included in general education settings to receive their instruction. This workshop is designed to increase participants’ understanding of the Florida Standards Access Points and the resources available to support students with significant cognitive disabilities in the inclusive classroom. Participants will use these resources to design a lesson plan that addresses the needs of the students following Florida Standards as well as students with significant cognitive disabilities on Access Points.
The Florida Inclusion Network facilitators employ dynamic design for virtual learning to maximize engagement and learning. The training will take place on Zoom from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Participants will receive Patti Ralabate's book Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners.
Audience: General Education teachers and Support Facilitators working with students on Access Point standards in inclusive settings
Place: Live Virtual Format via Zoom from 8-3
LessonPix Virtual Class - 8:00am to 11:00am    May 13 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer, tablet or even a smart phone. This will be an active session with participants working directly with the tools. Participants will create a variety of visuals to be used with students.

Learn how to navigate this online tool to:

• Create numerous custom visual supports

• Browse the library that contains over 40,000 pictures.

• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.

• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.

This course is a pre-requisite for Adapt-A-Book and Creating Visual Supports hands on workshops.

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Online Virtual Class
Recognizing Autism - 4 week online course   May 19 2021
Points: 20
Presenter: Patti Weigel
According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States (CDC, 2020). Autism can be a range of conditions that are identified by challenges with social skills, limited or non-verbal communication, repetitive behaviors, and speech.

In this course participants will use materials from Understood.org and OCALI modules to dive into different aspects that define Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn at your own pace, the course will be open for four weeks.

After completing the core material for this course, participants will have the option to deepen their knowledge base and earn more ESE recertification points by completing additional modules.

Course Dates: May 19th to June 16th

Online Course Orientation Meeting:May 20th at 5:00pm
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Platform
ASD in the Classroom: Communication - 4 week online course   May 19 2021
Points: 23
Presenter: Patti Weigel
Communication skills vary with individuals along the autism spectrum. Communication skills can range from non-verbal to true communicators. Remember an important note that the ability to speak doesn’t mean they can communicate. Participants in this course will look at multiple aspects of communication including strategies and techniques that can be used to increase communication skills.

The materials from this course have been provided through the Internet Autism Modules from OCALI and articles from Understood.org . Learn at your own pace, the course will be open for four weeks.

After completing the core material for this course, participants will have the option to deepen their knowledge base and earn more ESE recertification points by completing additional modules.

Course Dates: May 19th to June 16th
Online Course Orientation Meeting: May 20th at 5:00
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Platform
Effective Teaching Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom: 4-part series   June 14 2021
Points: 8
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Dr. Megan McMillan
June 14-June 17, 2021
9-11 am on Zoom

This 4-part series is based on the newest research from the CEC and CEEDAR Center, this workshop dives into the book High-Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms. These twenty-two (22) practices support students learning and are fundamental to effective teaching in inclusive classrooms. The workshop will guide teachers through creating tools for immediate classroom implementation.

The Florida Inclusion Network facilitators employ dynamic design for virtual learning to maximize engagement and learning. The training will take place on Zoom from 9 a.m. -11 a.m. each day.

Participants will receive the book, High-Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms.
Audience: Teachers working in inclusive classrooms
Place: Live Virtual Format via Zoom
Grading and Assessment for Inclusive Classrooms   July 29 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Dr. Megan McMillan
This workshop explores ways to support teachers as they move toward successful assessment and grading practices for use in the differentiated classroom. Participants will examine their current grading and assessment practices, learn evidence-based methods for implementing standards-based grading, and how to manage and assess student progress for the diverse population of learners in their classrooms.
The Florida Inclusion Network facilitators employ dynamic design for virtual learning to maximize engagement and learning. The training will take place on Zoom from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Participants will receive Rich Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal.
Audience: Teachers working, grading, and assessing in inclusive classrooms.
Place: Live Virtual Format via Zoom from 8-3
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