Professional Development - Registration


Recognizing Autism    April 18 2020
Points: 16
Presenter: Patti Weigel
CHOOSE YOUR OWN LEARNING- Recognizing ASD
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

ESE RECERTIFICAITON POINTS: 6 to 16 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 in an online format.
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
ASD in the Classroom - Communication    April 18 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

ESE RECERTIFICAITON POINTS: 6 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 in an online format for a possible total of 21 points
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
ESE 101: A Three Ring Circus    April 21 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. 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! Link will be sent to email a few days prior to the class
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Virtual On-line Facilitated Course
Avoiding Power Struggles - 2 hour Live Virtual AM Session   April 22 2020
Points: 4
Presenter: Jenny / Phyllis
Join us for a 2 hour live Adobe Connect Professional development on Avoiding Power Struggles from 9 am to 11 am. Learn how to deal with behaviors and avoid the power struggles that can cause major disruptive behaviors. Must complete the 2 hour follow given during the session to receive 4 ESE in-service points. Link to course will be sent out 1 day before the course starts.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect
Avoiding Power Struggles - 2 hour Live Virtual PM Session   April 22 2020
Points: 4
Presenter: Jenny / Phyllis
Join us for a 2 hour live Adobe Connect Professional development on Avoiding Power Struggles from 1 pm to 3 pm. Learn how to deal with behaviors and avoid the power struggles that can cause major disruptive behaviors. Must complete the 2 hour follow given during the session to receive 4 ESE in-service points. Link to course will be sent out 1 day before the course starts.
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Adobe Connect
ASD in the Classroom - Behavior    April 25 2020
Points: 16
Presenter: 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.

ESE RECERTIFICAITON POINTS: 6 to 16 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 in an online format.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
ASD in the Classroom - Social Interactions    April 25 2020
Points: 21
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

ESE RECERTIFICAITON POINTS: 6 to 21 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 in an online format for a possible total of 21 points


Audience: All Teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
AM 8:00 am - 11:00 am: Dealing with Tough Kids: Practical Classroom Management Strategies (Virtual Facilitated Live Class)   April 29 2020
Points: 4
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. A link to the class will be sent out a few days prior to the session.
Audience: All teachers working with ESE students.
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
PM 1:00 - 3:30 : Dealing with Tough Kids: Practical Classroom Management Strategies (Virtual Facilitated Live Class)   April 29 2020
Points: 4
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. A link to the class will be sent out a few days prior to the session.
Audience: All teachers working with ESE students.
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Autism Internet Modules    May 31 2020
Points: 72
Presenter: FDLRS
Autism Internet Modules (AIM) 2019-2020 School Year
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: This online course will run from January 2020 and will close on May 31, 2020. All work must be completed by May 31st.
AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism.
AIM modules are available at no cost.
Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: There are 45 modules and you can earn up to 72 hours/credits.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Online Modules
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