Professional Development - Registration


On-Line Book Study - Vocabulary Word Nerds    October 01 2020
Points: 20
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Increase your ability to plan, teach and assess vocabulary based on the latest research. Implement creative, flexible vocabulary instruction that uses a multi-sensory approach. Help students from all backgrounds develop a deeper knowledge of vocabulary and love of words. This course is an online book study that runs from October 1 - November 15.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
Book Study - Teach Like a Pirate    October 01 2020
Points: 20
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
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. Books will be mailed to you before the training on May 21 from 8:30-12:30. To receive points you will need to complete the follow up activity and submit to your instructor. This book study runs from October 1 - November 15
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
Avoiding Power Struggles 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm    October 01 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Join us for a live Adobe Connect Professional development on Avoiding Power Struggles from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Learn how to deal with behaviors and avoid the power struggles that can cause major disruptive behaviors. Must complete the 3 hour follow given during the session to receive 6 ESE in-service points. Link to course will be sent out 1 day before the course starts. Must complete all follow up requirements to receive points.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Thinking Maps - 8:30 to 3:30    October 01 2020
Points: 14
Presenter: Patti Weigel
Thinking Maps endeavors to transform schools and increase student performance by providing specific visual patterns for limitless learning. This training provides a clear, concise framework, derived from brain-based research, for teachers, students and entire learning communities to share a common visual language that connects thought processes and ideas as well as promotes critical thinking and creativity.

This is a two day workshop.

Day One: October 1st

Day Two: November 23rd

Participants Requirements:

1. Attend both days of training

2. Implement all 8 learning strategies WITH STUDENTS prior to the second day of training

3. Present student samples on the second day of training

Participants will receive: A Language for Learning: Thinking Maps Manual

ESE Recertification Points- 14
Audience: ESE & General Education Teachers serving students with disabilities
Place: Virtual Class Platform
Writing Strategies 8:30 am to 12:30pm    October 05 2020
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 8:00 am to 12:30 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
Writing Strategies 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm    October 05 2020
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 3:00 pm 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
LessonPix - 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm    October 06 2020
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.
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Virtual Class Platform
Tough Kid Toolbox 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm   October 08 2020
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. A link to the class will be sent out a few days prior to the session. This session is from 330 to 6:30. Follow up is required to receive all points.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Creating Social Tales 8:30 to 11:30    October 09 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: Patti Weigel
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 your hands to yourself. In this virtual workshop participants will discover the key components of successful Social Tales as well as creating multiple stories to address student needs.

Online Virtual Class: 8:30 to 11:30

Materials: The New Social Story Book by Carol Gray

Pre-requisite Skills: The participant is comfortable using technology to create materials for students. Different programs that qualify will be LessonPix, Boardmaker, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
Audience: Teachers of students with Autism or IND, as well as Related Service Providers
Place: Virtual Class Platform
ESE 101: A Three Ring Circus    October 13 2020
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! Link will be sent to email a few days prior to the class. Must complete follow up to receive points.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Accommodations 8:30 am to 11:20 am   October 15 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Join us for a presentation on providing accommodations to ESE students through a virtual live training from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Once you have registered you will receive a link with log on information. Must complete the follow up to receive in-service points
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Access Points in the General Education Classroom   October 22 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FIN: Leila Jenkins and Megan McMillan
This is a 2-part workshop.

Part 1: 10/22/2020 from 8:30-11:30 am

Part 2: 10/23/2020 from 8:30-11:30 am

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 in the class including students on Access Points. Participants are required to complete follow-up activity for full credit.

Participants will receive Ralabate's book Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners.
Audience: Teachers working with students on Access Points in a Gen Ed classroom
Place: Live Virtual Format via Zoom
ASD in the Classroom: Communication    October 22 2020
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: October 22nd to November 24th
Online Course Orientation Meeting: October 22nd at 5:00

ESE RECERTIFICATION POINTS: 8 to 23 points

Audience: All Teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Management System
Reading Strategies 8:30 am to 12:30 pm   November 04 2020
Points: 6
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. This will be an Adobe version of the F2F. Books will be sent to participants in advance. 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: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Reading Strategies 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm   November 04 2020
Points: 6
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. This will be an Adobe version of the F2F. Books will be sent to participants in advance. 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: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Grading for Proficiency in an Inclusive Classroom   November 05 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FIN: Leila Jenkins and Megan McMillan
This is a two-part workshop.

Thursday 11/5/2020: 8:30 - 11:30 am

Friday 11/6/2020: 8:30 - 11:30 am

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. This workshop requires pre-reading and response before the first session. Instructions will be sent two weeks before the training.

Participants will receive Rich Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal.
Audience: Teachers and administrators with experience with differentiated instruction.
Place: Live Virtual Format via Zoom
Vocabulary Word Nerds 8:30 am to 12:30 pm   November 10 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Vocabulary instruction needs to be incorporated into teacher’s daily schedule and follow a systematic method of helping students experience academic vocabulary and concept words in order to increase their achievement. This book study shows how teachers can incorporate needed vocabulary instruction daily, into their already packed literacy schedule. It incorporates the criteria for choosing words, getting students motivated, activities that can be used and how they can physically rearrange the classroom so that all the activities can take place. Must complete follow up to receive points.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Avoiding Power Struggles 8:30 am to 11:30 am   November 16 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Join us for a live Adobe Connect Professional development on Avoiding Power Struggles from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Learn how to deal with behaviors and avoid the power struggles that can cause major disruptive behaviors. Must complete the 3 hour follow given during the session to receive 6 ESE in-service points. Link to course will be sent out 1 day before the course starts. Must complete all follow up requirements to receive points.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Avoiding Power Struggles 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm   November 16 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Join us for a live Adobe Connect Professional development on Avoiding Power Struggles from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Learn how to deal with behaviors and avoid the power struggles that can cause major disruptive behaviors. Must complete the 3 hour follow given during the session to receive 6 ESE in-service points. Link to course will be sent out 1 day before the course starts. Must complete all follow up requirements to receive points.
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
ASD in the Classroom: Behavior   November 16 2020
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 Dates: November 16th to December 15th

Online Course Orientation Meeting: November 16th at 5:00pm

ESE RECERTIFICATION POINTS: 8 to 25 points
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Management System
Thinking Maps - 8:30 to 3:30   November 16 2020
Points: 14
Presenter: Patti Weigel
Thinking Maps endeavors to transform schools and increase student performance by providing specific visual patterns for limitless learning. This training provides a clear, concise framework, derived from brain-based research, for teachers, students and entire learning communities to share a common visual language that connects thought processes and ideas as well as promotes critical thinking and creativity.

This is a two day workshop.

Day One: November 16th

Day Two: February 1st

Participants Requirements:

1. Attend both days of training

2. Implement all 8 learning strategies WITH STUDENTS prior to the second day of training

3. Present student samples on the second day of training

Participants will receive: A Language for Learning: Thinking Maps Manual

ESE Recertification Points- 14
Audience: ESE Teachers & General Education Teachers serving students with disabilities
Place: Virtual Class Platform
Teach Like a Pirate 8:30 am to 12:30 pm   November 18 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
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. To receive points you will need to complete the follow up activity and submit to your instructor.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
LessonPix - 8:30 am to 11:30 am   November 19 2020
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.
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: Virtual Class Platform
Introduction to Differentiated Instruction - AM Session 8:30 - 11:30   November 20 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Get an overview of Differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom. This session will run from 8:30 - 11:30 with a required follow up to receive in-service points.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Book Study - UDL in the Cloud   November 30 2020
Points: 20
Presenter: Patti Weigel
As we move into a new world with more and more online instruction, we are seeking out ways to reach students regardless of being in a face to face classroom, or through online platforms. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for ALL people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.

This online book study explores UDL in the Cloud by Katie Novak, which provides practical insights and savvy strategies for helping all learners meet high standards using the principles of Universal Design for Learning in online learning environments.

Over this eight-week period, participants will look at UDL Guidelines in action, develop a “UDL” friendly syllabus, look at supporting engagement as well as other topics. You will find this book is geared toward instruction for the more mature learner it would be beneficial for developing and implementing virtual courses for secondary students.

Course Dates – November 30th to January 25th
Online Course Orientation on November 30th at 5:00pm

Materials: UDL in the Cloud by Katie Novak and Tom Thibodeau

ESE Recertification Points – 20
Audience: All Teachers, but priority is given to Secondary Teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Management System
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