Professional Development - Registration


LessonPix   September 05 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
LESSONPIX
Looking for an online tool to create specific, customized visual support materials to use immediately with students? LessonPix may be what you are looking for!
LessonPix is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to create various customized learning materials from any computer.
Learn how to navigate this online tool to:
• Create numerous custom visual supports
• Browse or use the clip art library with 1000's of pictures.
• Upload your own clip art or photos to use with our custom materials.
• Download LessonPix clip art for your personal use in Word Documents, PowerPoint, etc.
• Find ideas on how to use LessonPix at home, in the classroom, or with children with special needs.
• Explore the Sharing Center where all users of the program can share their creations and find new inspiration.
Audience: ESE/Gen Ed Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, Paraprofessionals currently working with students with disabilities / State license CEUs are provided for SLPs
Place: PLCC
Thinking Maps    September 05 2019
Points: 14
Presenter: Patti Weigel
This is a two-day workshop
September 5, 2019 - Day One – Thinking Maps: Getting Started
November 1, 2019 Day Two - Thinking Maps: Bringing It All Together
Sign in begins at 8am
The workshop is from 8:30 to 3:30
Thinking Maps endeavors to increase student performance by providing specific visual patterns for limitless learning. This training provides a clear, concise framework derived from brain-based research, for teacher, students and entire learning communities to share a common visual language that connects thought process and ideas as well as promotes critical thinking and creativity. These strategies are for all grade levels, content areas and ability levels. Thinking Maps can increase students’ ability to independently think through complex concepts.
All requirements must be completed in order to receive 14 points
Participant Requirements:
1. Attend both days of training
2. Implement all 8 learning strategies WITH STUDENTS prior to the second day of training
3. Bring student samples to the second day of training
4. Upload data into the Florida Impact Database
Audience: Teachers
Place: Midtown Center Community Room
Teach Like a Pirate    September 06 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Call
Based on Dave Burgess’ new book, this training offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. Embedded in the training, prepare to collaborate to solve a pirate mystery while learning tips to establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom.
Audience: All teachers
Place: TBA
Avoiding Power Struggles - Solutions    September 11 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
Learn easy to use behavior strategies to avoid power struggles with students in the classroom.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Professional Learning Community Center
ESE 101: A Three Ring Circus    September 18 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Melissa Call / Phyllis Barrington
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!
Audience: All Teachers
Place: PLCC
Adapt-A-Book    September 19 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
NOTE: Prerequisite: Participants MUST have taken a Boardmaker Software Basics or LessonPix prior and have the software skills necessary to work independently and in small groups adapting a children's book with visual supports and creating curriculum extensions for a book. Participants will receive a book and all materials needed to adapt the book.
Audience: Teachers, SLPs, OTs & PTs working with students with disabilities / State license CEUs are provided for SLPs
Place: PLCC
Advanced Adapt-A-Book    September 20 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
NOTE - Prerequisite: Participants MUST have previously taken an Adapt-A-Book workshop prior to registering for this workshop. Participants must also be knowledgeable with Boardmaker Software and/or LessonPix and have the basic computer skills necessary to work independently or in small groups adapting a book(s) with visual supports and creating curriculum extensions. Participants are encouraged to bring their own children’s book.
Audience: Teachers, SLPs, OTs & PTs & working with students with disabilities / State license CEUs are provided for SLPs
Place: PLCC
CHAMPS for ESE Teachers - 2 days   September 26 2019
Points: 12
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
Design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly. Participants will focus on Structure in the classroom, Teaching Expectations, Observing, Interacting Positively and Correcting Fluently. CHAMPS strategies will: reduce classroom disruptions and office referrals, improve classroom climate, increase student on-task behavior and, establish respectful and civil interactions.

This is a two-day course. You must complete both days
9/26/2019 - 9/27/2019
Audience: ESE Teachers
Place: PLCC
Access Points for the Self-Contained Classroom   September 30 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
This professional development workshop will increase teacher understanding of the Florida Standards Access Points and Essential Understandings for ELA and Math. Teachers will become familiar with the resources available to support the teaching and learning of academics to support students with significant cognitive disabilities in the inclusion classroom using Access points.
We will have an opportunity to look at instructional strategies and Assistive Technology that can increase students’ understanding and mastery of the Access Points.
Audience: This workshop is designed for ESE teachers that are currently working with students with cognitive disabilities in the self-contained classrooms.
Place: TBA
Dealing with Tough Kids: Practical Classroom Management Strategies    October 03 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
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 working with ESE students.
Place: PLCC
Tough Kid Social Skills   October 04 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Call/McMillan/Barrington
An extension of Tough Kids Tool Box ®, this one-day workshop provides a practical framework for teaching social skills to the Tough Kid®. Participants will learn how to identify social skills excesses and deficits, target “at-risk” students in need of intervention, track data for behavior, and be prepared to lead social skills instruction. This course provides an overview of the Tough Kid® Social Skills curriculum as well as strategies for how to effectively use the curriculum improve student behavior. Participants will receive Dr. Susan M. Sheradin’s The Tough Kid® Social Skills book.
Audience: Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, and Special Education Teachers working with students with social skills deficits. This curriculum is targeted toward students in grades 3-8.
Place: PLCC
LessonPix   October 07 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
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 leave with visual supports that can be used immediately use with their students.
Learn how to navigate this online tool to:
• Create numerous custom visual supports
• Browse the library that contains 1000's of 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.
• Explore the Sharing Center where all users of the program can share their creations and find new inspiration.
SLPs will earn 6 State CEUs.
Audience: All Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, & Paraprofessionals currently working with students with disabilities
Place: PLCC
PDA - Differentiated Reading Instruction    October 07 2019
Points: 60
Presenter: FDLRS
This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about using the guidelines for differentiation and strategies that support differentiation to improve instruction for all students, especially students with persistent or significant reading difficulties. Emphasis is on the instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods that can be applied at appropriate levels of intensity and duration to increase the explicitness and intensity of language arts instruction in order to achieve optimal results for students who are challenged by learning to read or reading to learn. Conspicuous strategies, strategically integrated skills, and judicious review, delivered with appropriate pacing and precise monitoring, are all part of carefully scaffolded instruction to ensure that each learner is able to comprehend increasingly complex text. This course aligns with current Florida reading initiatives and awards credit for competency four of the Florida Reading Endorsement.

This course run October 7, 2019 through January 10, 2019.
This is a facilitated course with a few on-line virtual meetings
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Online
PDA - Foundations of Exceptional Education   October 07 2019
Points: 60
Presenter: FDLRS
This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills about students with disabilities as related to state and federal legislation and case law. The course provides information about appropriate legal and ethical practices and different disability categories. The course content includes information on how to create a successful learning environment, the components and team members of the individualized education process and using models of support for students with disabilities to ensure success with the general education curriculum.

This course runs from October 7, 2019 to December 13, 2019
This is a Facilitated Course with a few on-line virtual meetings
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Online
PDA - PBS: Understanding Student Behavior   October 07 2019
Points: 60
Presenter: FDLRS
This course was formerly titled Positive Behavior Support. This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills in assessing and designing behavioral supports and identifying the legal and ethical issues pertaining to behavioral strategies. Activities focus on identifying data collection strategies as well as on identifying and interpreting elements of a functional behavior assessment and functional behavioral plan. Information is included on how to recognize and use various models of positive behavior management.

This course runs from October 7, 2019 to December 13,2019
This is a facilitated course with a few on-line virtual meetings
Audience: All teachers
Place: Online
PDA - Technology for Student Success    October 07 2019
Points: 20
Presenter: FDLRS
This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge about instructional technology, assistive technology, accessible instructional materials, and Universal Design for Learning. Content and activities include how to determine appropriate tools to meet student needs and identify available resources to support district/school use of instructional technology, assistive technology, accessible instructional materials, and Universal Design for Learning.

This course runs from October 7, 2019 to December 13, 2019
This is a facilitated course with a few virtual meetings
Audience: Teachers
Place: Online Modules
CREATING VISUAL SUPPORTS FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION and COMMUNICATION BOARDS.   October 08 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
NOTE: Prerequisite: This workshop is designed for participants who have previously taken Boardmaker Software Basics or LessonPix. Participants need to come prepared with a list of visual supports needed for the classroom, home and/or community.
The day is spent creating and adapting materials using Boardmaker Software or LessonPix to promote functional receptive/expressive communication skills in a variety of settings. All participants will have access to a color printer, laminate, Velcro, and other necessary materials to make a number of visual supports. The visual supports created during this workshop can be used immediately in the classroom, home or community.

Audience: Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, ParaProfessionals currently working with ESE students. State license CEUs are provided for SLPs
Place: PLCC
Making Reading instruction Explicit for Students with Persistent Reading Difficulties   October 09 2019
Points: 12
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
Sign in begins at 8 AM. The workshop is from 8:30 am-3:30 pm
This TWO day interactive workshop is designed to assist teachers in understanding how to make reading instruction explicit enough to meet the needs of students with persistent reading difficulties. Participants will examine the need to have clarity about what is most important for students to know, understand and be able to do. They will learn to employ specific instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods, in the five areas of reading instruction, to meet the reading needs of their students; and will identify evidence of the instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods in various lessons. In addition, participants will be able to determine whether a lesson is intensive or explicit enough for their struggling readers, and how to increase the “explicitness” and intensity of a reading lesson.
Audience: Grade 3-12 Reading Teachers, ESE Teachers, and Reading Interventionists.
Place: PLCC
Assistive Technology - AT in the Classroom   October 11 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel, Bruce Glendenning
For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critical to ensuring participation and progress in the general curriculum. The Assistive Technology in the Classroom training will provide an overview of various types of assistive technologies and how to assist students in selecting, obtaining, and using assistive technology to increase engagement in instructional activities. This training is designed for teachers, therapist and support staff that support students in all educational environments.
Participants will understand:
• what assistive technology is
• how assistive technology can support student engagement
• how to support a student in the selection and use of assistive technologies
Audience: ESE Teachers, Paraprofessionals, OTs, PTs, SLPs, ESE District Support Staff
Place: TBA
Access Points for Inclusion    October 15 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: 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 inclusion classroom. Participants will use these resources to design a lesson plan that addresses the needs of the students following the Florida State Standards as well as students with significant cognitive disabilities on access points. They will need to bring a laptop and the materials/resources they regularly use for lesson planning. Lab laptops are available upon request. Requests should be made prior to the workshop date. Participants will receive Ralabate's book Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners.
Audience: General Education and Special Education Teachers serving in the General Education inclusion classroom. Priority will be given to collaborative instructional teams who register together.
Place: PLCC
Effective Interventions for Challenging Behavior   October 16 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
Designed for students who display inappropriate behavior despite the teacher's effective classroom management skills. Within an RTI model, the training will emphasize six early-stage interventions that research has shown to be highly effective in promoting positive behavior change, especially with mild to moderate behavior problems at Tier 1 or Tier 2. These six early-stage interventions are relatively quick and easy to implement by a classroom teacher or by an interventionist and school team. The training will also introduce 12 highly structured interventions that have been found effective with moderate to severe behavior problems at Tier 2 or Tier 3
Audience: Teachers serving ESE students
Place: PLCC
Social Tales   October 22 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: P. Weigel
Prerequisite skills: Using at least one of the following programs to incorporate text and images – Lesson Pix, Boardmaker, Word, Power Point
Social Tales are visual stories that are individualized for students to assist them to understand a variety of behaviors and difficult concepts, like personal space and keeping hands to yourself. These stories can be a single page printed out, multiple pages that create a book and even digital stories. Participants will be introduced to the different forms of Social Tales and the foundational components of well-developed social tales. By the end of the day participants will have created multiple social tales that they can use the next day.
Audience: Teachers of students in CSS or InD classes as well as Speech Language Pathologists.
Place: PLCC
Boost Learning with Universal Design for Learning    October 24 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: P. Weigel
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has the ultimate goal of developing the self-motivated, persistent and self-monitoring learner that actively seeks out learning opportunities. Participants in this workshop will discover multiple means to facilitate student learning in the classroom through the three principles of UDL: Engagement, Representation and Action/Expression. Discover a variety of no-tech, low tech and high tech means to address all three UDL principles in the Reading classroom.
Audience: All teachers
Place: PLCC
High Leverage Practices in Special Education   October 25 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS / FIN
This workshop dives into High-Leverage Practices in Special Education (CEC &
CEEDAR Center). These twenty-two (22) practices are organized by collaboration,
assessment, social/emotional/behavioral practices and instruction.
Audience: All inclusive education teachers
Place: PLCC
Reading Strategies   October 28 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Call
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. Audience includes all ESE, support facilitators, and K-8 inclusion teachers with struggling readers.
Audience: All teachers
Place: PLCC
Avoiding Power Struggles - Solutions    October 29 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
Learn easy to use behavior strategies to avoid power struggles with students in the classroom.
Audience: All teachers
Place: PLCC
Writing Strategies   November 04 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS
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.
Audience: All teachers
Place: PLCC
LessonPix   November 06 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
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 leave with visual supports that can be used immediately use with their students.
Learn how to navigate this online tool to:
• Create numerous custom visual supports
• Browse the library that contains 1000's of 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.
• Explore the Sharing Center where all users of the program can share their creations and find new inspiration.
SLPs will earn 6 State CEUs.
Audience: All Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, & Paraprofessionals currently working with students with disabilities
Place: PLCC
Phonological Awareness    November 06 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Call
Transform struggling readers into successful readers with this field-tested, evidence-based phonological awareness program. This supplemental Tier 2 curriculum is the ideal way to deliver systematic, intensive phonological awareness instruction to students in Grades K–2, whether they have language impairments or just need extra help with literacy skills. This proven program helps you sharpen struggling students’ phonological awareness skills through focused, small-group lessons that take just 30 minutes each. It walks you through every step, with explicit guidance, suggested scripts, teaching strategies, and tips on what to do when a student is still struggling with a skill. A must-have for teachers of young children and reading specialists
• align instruction with the Standards
• deliver high-quality RTI Tier 2 instruction
• improve four critical phonological awareness skills: rhyming, initial sounds, final sounds, and complete segmentation
• scaffold lessons and adapt the pace of instruction
• get results without significant time investment—just 30 minutes, three times a week
• enhance any existing curriculum
PRACTICAL MATERIALS: 100+ pages of downloadable classroom content! Game boards, word lists, implementation checklists, and more than 20 sets of colorful picture cards help students learn and retain phonological awareness skills in fun and engaging ways
Audience: All reading teachers
Place: TBA
CREATING VISUAL SUPPORTS FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION and COMMUNICATION BOARDS.   November 07 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
NOTE: Prerequisite: This workshop is designed for participants who have previously taken Boardmaker Software Basics or LessonPix. Participants need to come prepared with a list of visual supports needed for the classroom, home and/or community.
The day is spent creating and adapting materials using Boardmaker Software or LessonPix to promote functional receptive/expressive communication skills in a variety of settings. All participants will have access to a color printer, laminate, Velcro, and other necessary materials to make a number of visual supports. The visual supports created during this workshop can be used immediately in the classroom, home or community.
Audience: Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs & paraprofessionals currently working with students with disabilities / State license CEUs are provided for SLP's
Place: PLCC
Reading Strategies   November 18 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Call
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. Audience includes all ESE, support facilitators, and K-8 inclusion teachers with struggling readers.
Audience: All teachers
Place: PLCC
Boost Learning with Universal Design for Learning    November 19 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: P. Weigel
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has the ultimate goal of developing the self-motivated, persistent and self-monitoring learner that actively seeks out learning opportunities. Participants in this workshop will discover multiple means to facilitate student learning in the classroom through the three principles of UDL: Engagement, Representation and Action/Expression. Discover a variety of no-tech, low tech and high tech means to address all three UDL principles in the Reading classroom.
Audience: All teachers
Place: PLCC
Collaborative Planing and Teaching    November 20 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Megan McMillan
This one-day workshop will explore effective collaborative planning and teaching strategies. Participants will learn how to maximize their planning time and prioritize instructional models based on student needs; to improve communication and maintain positive working relationships with their collaborative partners; and to determine and document responsibilities for all members of the classroom. Participant's receive either Murawski's book Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools or Collaborative Teaching in Secondary Schools.
Audience: General Education and Special Education Teachers serving in the General Education inclusion classroom. Priority will be given to collaborative instructional teams who register together.
Place: PLCC
Adapt - A - Book   November 21 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Bruce Glendenning
NOTE: Prerequisite: Participants MUST have taken a Boardmaker Software Basics or LessonPix prior and have the software skills necessary to work independently and in small groups adapting a children's book with visual supports and creating curriculum extensions for a book. Participants will receive a book and all materials needed to adapt the book.
Audience: Teachers, SLPs, OTs & PTs working with students with disabilities / State license CEUs are provided for SLPs
Place: PLCC
Advanced Adapt-A-Book   November 22 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
NOTE - Prerequisite: Participants MUST have previously taken an Adapt-A-Book workshop prior to registering for this workshop. Participants must also be knowledgeable with Boardmaker Software and/or LessonPix and have the basic computer skills necessary to work independently or in small groups adapting a book(s) with visual supports and creating curriculum extensions.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own children’s book.
State license CEUs are provided for SLPs

Sign-in begins at 8:00AM
The workshop is from 8:30 am to 3:30pm.

Audience: Teachers, OTs, PTs, & SLPs who have previously taken an adapt-a-book workshop.
Place: PLCC
Understanding Text and Readers   November 22 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Call
Based on another great book by Jennifer Serravallo, this training will help teachers tailor their instruction to meet the needs of the student. It is critical to get to know our students in a holistic way. How Understanding Texts & Readers aims to do this is by offering teachers a variety of lenses through which to see our readers so we can invite students into the work of goal-setting and deep comprehension. When students know how books go and what they can do to better understand the content of their books, they will ultimately enjoy their time spent reading, both in and out of the classroom.
Audience: Teachers k-8
Place: TBA
Writing for Students on Access Points    November 25 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: P. 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: Teachers that are currently working with students with cognitive disabilities and on Access Points
Place: PLCC
CHAMPS for ESE Teachers - 2 days   December 03 2019
Points: 12
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
Design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly. Participants will focus on Structure in the classroom, Teaching Expectations, Observing, Interacting Positively and Correcting Fluently. CHAMPS strategies will: reduce classroom disruptions and office referrals, improve classroom climate, increase student on-task behavior and, establish respectful and civil interactions.
TAKE NOTE: This is a two-day course. You must complete both days 12/3/2019 & 12/4/2019
Audience: ESE Teachers
Place: PLCC
Proficiency with Grading for the Inclusive Classroom   December 05 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS / FIN
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 how to manage and assess student progress along the continuum of learning. Participants will receive Rich Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal
Audience: Instructional personnel for grades 3-12 who have previous training and experience implementing differentiated instruction. Completion of the PDA course: Introduction to Differentiated Instruction meets this requirement.
Place: PLCC
Survivor: Sensory Island   December 06 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Call
Survivor: Sensory Island- 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: Audience: CSS teachers, VE teachers and/or teachers serving students with sensory needs.
Place: TBA
ESE 101: A Three Ring Circus    December 09 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Call
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!
Audience: All teachers
Place: PLCC
Dealing with Tough Kids: Practical Classroom Management Strategies    December 10 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
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 working with ESE Students
Place: PLCC
Escaping the Nightmare through Accommodations   December 13 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Call
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.
Audience: All teachers that have students with 504s and/or IEPs - K-12
Place: TBA
LessonPix   December 17 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
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 leave with visual supports that can be used immediately use with their students.
Learn how to navigate this online tool to:
• Create numerous custom visual supports
• Browse the library that contains 1000's of 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.
• Explore the Sharing Center where all users of the program can share their creations and find new inspiration.
SLPs will earn 6 State CEUs.
Audience: All Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs, & Paraprofessionals currently working with students with disabilities
Place: PLCC
Creating Visual Supports Using Boardmaker and/or LessonPix   December 18 2019
Points: 6
Presenter: B. Glendenning
NOTE: Prerequisite: This workshop is designed for participants who have previously taken Boardmaker Software Basics or LessonPix. Participants need to come prepared with a list of visual supports needed for the classroom, home and/or community.
The day is spent creating and adapting materials using Boardmaker Software or LessonPix to promote functional receptive/expressive communication skills in a variety of settings. All participants will have access to a color printer, laminate, Velcro, and other necessary materials to make a number of visual supports. The visual supports created during this workshop can be used immediately in the classroom, home or community.
Audience: Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs & paraprofessionals currently working with students with disabilities / State license CEUs are provided for SLP's
Place: PLCC
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