Professional Development - Registration

FDLRS/FIN Crown Local Professional Development Registration Site

Serving: Clay , Duval and Nassau School Districts


Collaborative Planning and Teaching for Inclusive Educational Partnerships: 8:30-3:30   September 27 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Florida Inclusion Network: Leila Jenkins
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).
Teachers will receive an accompanying book on collaborative teaching.
Audience: Teachers working in general education classrooms serving students with and without disabilities.
Place: FDLRS/FIN Training Room: John Love Elementary
Phonological Awareness 8:30 - 3:30    October 01 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz and 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 a fun and engaging way.

Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)

1. Complete all follow-up activities

2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: All Kindergarten to 2nd-grade teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
LessonPix - Face to Face - 8:30 to 3:30    October 04 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 smartphone. 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: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Reading Strategies 12:00pm -4:00am   October 08 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.

Course requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)
1. Complete all follow-up activities
2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

4 ESE Recertification Point
Audience: All ESE, support facilitators, and K-8 inclusion teachers with struggling readers
Place: Online Virtual Class
Access Points in the General Education Classroom: 8:00-11:00 AM   October 14 2021
Points: 4
Presenter: Florida Inclusion Network: Leila Jenkins
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.

To receive points participants must complete and submit a follow-up assignment.

Participants will receive Patti Ralabate's book Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners.
Audience: Teachers working with students on Access Points Standards in a general education classroom.
Place: FDLRS/FIN Training Room: John Love Elementary
Access Points in the General Education Classroom: 12:00-3:00 PM   October 14 2021
Points: 4
Presenter: Florida Inclusion Network: Leila Jenkins
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.

To receive ESE points, participants must complete and submit a follow-up assignment,

Participants will receive Patti Ralabate's book Your UDL Lesson Planner: The Step-by-Step Guide for Teaching All Learners.
Audience: Teachers working with students on Access Points Standards in a general education classroom.
Place: FDLRS/FIN Training Room: John Love Elementary
Tough Kid Toolbox 8:30am to 3:30 pm   October 21 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: 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.
Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)

1. Complete all follow-up activities

2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: All teachers
Place: FDLRS Training Room - 1531 Winthrop Street
Avoiding Power Struggles 8:30 to 11:30    November 04 2021
Points: 4
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
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.

Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)
1. Complete all follow-up activities
2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

4 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: All teachers
Place: FDLRS Training Room - 1531 Winthrop Street
Solutions for Classroom Discipline 12:30 to 3:30    November 04 2021
Points: 4
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
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.

Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)

1. Complete all follow-up activities

2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)

1. Complete all follow-up activities

2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

4 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: All teachers
Place: FDLRS Training Room - 1531 Winthrop Street
ASD in the Classroom: Communication - 4 week online course   November 08 2021
Points: 25
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: November 8th to December 12th
Online Course Orientation Meeting: November 8th at 4:30

8 to 25 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Platform
Poor Students Rich Teaching -8:30am to 3:30pm    November 09 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.

Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)

1. Complete all follow-up activities

2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE/General Education Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Grading and Assessment for Inclusive Classrooms 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM   November 18 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Florida Inclusion Network: Leila Jenkins
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.

Participants will receive Rich Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal.
Audience: Teachers with experience in differentiation who are working in Inclusive Classrooms.
Place: FDLRS/FIN Training Room: John Love Elementary
S.T.O.I.C. 8:30 -3:30    December 09 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: Jenny Anthertz
Teachers can influence a student’s behavior by applying the five basic variables identified by years of research as crucial in promoting responsible student behavior. The acronym STOIC summarizes these five variables. Structure/organize all school and classroom settings for success by identifying what the student needs to do. Teach the student how to behave responsibly in all major school and classroom settings. Observe the student’s behavior (supervise). Interact positively with the student by building and maintaining a positive relationship and Correct the student’s inappropriate behaviors fluently (briefly, calmly, consistently, immediately and respectfully).

Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)
1. Complete all follow-up activities
2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: All Educators
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
LessonPix 8:30 - 3:30    December 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 smartphone. 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.

Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)

1. Complete all follow-up activities
2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs and Pre-K Teachers
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
Creating Visual Supports for the ESE Student    December 17 2021
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Do your students use visual supports to overcome barriers to communication and learning? This workshop is designed for participants to use LessonPix to design and create the supports their students require. The expectation is that by the end of the day participants will walk away with a multitude of visual supports to assist their students' communication and learning needs.

Pre-requisite: Completed the LessonPix workshop

Course Requirements to receive credit for taking this course (points or certificate of completion)

1. Complete all follow-up activities

2. Upload data into the Student Impact Database

6 ESE Recertification Points
Audience: ESE Teachers, SLPs, OTs, PTs,
Place: FDLRS Crown - 1531 Winthrop St
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