Professional Development - Registration


Down Rabbit Hole with Executive Functioning - Live Virtual Session    May 29 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Call
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. This course will require a follow up to receive all in-service points.
Audience: All Teachers
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
Increasing Rigor in the Classroom    June 03 2020
Points: 4
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Do you feel that you need to up the level of rigor in your classroom?
This 4-hour online course will examine at the role of questioning and Blooms Taxonomy in making our instruction more rigorous. We will explore what research says about the importance of both teacher and student questioning and how it relates to Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.
Audience: All Teachers
Place: Virtual On-line Facilitated Course
ASD in the Classroom - Communication    June 04 2020
Points: 21
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 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

This course is open from June 4th to July 2nd
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
Recognizing Autism    June 04 2020
Points: 16
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
After completing the core material for this course, participants will have the option to deepen their knowledge base and earn more ESE re-certification points by completing additional modules in an online format.
ESE Re-certification points - 6 to 16
This course is open June 4th to July 2nd
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
UDL Now Book Study    June 04 2020
Points: 20
Presenter: Patti Weigel
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. If your goal, as a teacher is to “grow” expert learners, then UDL is a proven pathway to achieve that goal. In UDL Now!, Katie Novak, will walk you through not only the ins and outs of UDL, but show you practical ways to infuse the UDL framework into your teaching practices. This book study is a six week facilitated course presented in the online platform, Moodle. You will have the opportunity to experience UDL in practice as you determine the best pathway for your personal learning.
Course Dates: June 4th to July 16th
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
Down the Rabbit Hole with Executive Functioning - Virtual live session    June 11 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Call
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. Must complete the follow up to receive in-service points.


Audience: All Teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
ASD in the Classroom - Behavior    June 11 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.

This course is open June 11th to July 9th
Audience: All teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
LessonPix Virtual Professional Development 9am-12pm   June 11 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.
A follow up is required to receive all in-service points
Audience: SLP,OT,PT, ESE Teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
LessonPix Virtual Professional Development 9am-12pm   June 16 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.
A follow up is required to receive all in-service points
Audience: OT, PT, SLP, IND teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Accommodations Virtual Session    June 17 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: FDLRS Staff
Join us for a 1/2 day presentation on accommodations through a virtual live training. Once you have registered you will receive a link with log on information.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
ASD in the Classroom - Social Interactions    June 18 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

This course is open June 18th to July 16th

Audience: All Teachers
Place: Moodle on line learning platform
Vocabulary Word Nerds - Virtual Learning   June 18 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: Melissa Call
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.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
UDL in the Cloud Book Study    June 18 2020
Points: 20
Presenter: Patti Weigel
As we move into a new world with more and more online instruction, we seek 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 reads and 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 six-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.
Participants will receive the book, "UDL in the Cloud" by Katie Novak
Course Dates - June 18th to August 2nd
ESE Re-certification points - 20
Audience: Priority is given to Secondary Teachers
Place: Moodle Online Learning Platform
Introduction to Differentiated Instruction - AM Session 8:30 - 11:30   June 23 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
Introduction to Differentiated Instruction - PM Session 12:30 - 3:30   June 23 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
Reading Strategies Virtual Professional Development 8:30 - 12:30   June 25 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
Dealing with Tough Kids: Practical Classroom Management Strategies Virtual Facilitated Live Class - AM Session    June 30 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 class is from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Dealing with Tough Kids: Practical Classroom Management Strategies Virtual Facilitated Live Class - PM Session   June 30 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 1:30 to 4:30
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Creating Social Tails - 9 am to 12 pm   July 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.

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: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Effective Teaching Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms   July 13 2020
Points: 10
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Megan McMillan
This is a 4-part workshop.
July 13 - July 16
9 am - 11 am daily

Effective Teaching Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms is a 4-part workshop and based on the newest research from the CEC and CEEDAR Center. We will dive into the book High-Leverage Practices for Inclusive Classrooms. The twenty-two (22) practices cover collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral, and instruction. Teachers will learn strategies to support ALL student learning.
The training provided instruction in strategies that are fundamental to effective teaching in inclusive classrooms.

For a complete experience, it is advised for participants to have the book before the training. Please sign up by July 1 to ensure receipt of the book. An email requesting participant addresses will be sent after registration.
Audience: General Education and Special Education teachers working in inclusive educational settings.
Place: Virtual: Facilitated Live Class
LessonPix Virtual Professional Development 9am-12pm   July 14 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.
A follow up is required to receive all in-service points
Audience: SLP, OT, PT, IND Teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
LessonPix Virtual Professional Development 9am-12pm   July 22 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.
A follow up is required to receive all in-service points
Audience: SLP, OT, PT, IND Teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Access Points in the Gen Ed Classroom   July 23 2020
Points: 4
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Megan McMillan
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 inclusion 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.

Upon completion of the workshop and follow-up activity 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 working with students on Access Points in a general education setting.
Place: Virtual: Facilitated Live Class
Collaborative Planning and Teaching   July 27 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Megan McMillan
This is a two-day workshop.
Monday, July 27, 2020: 8:30-11:30 am
Tuesday, July 28, 2020: 8:30-11:30 am

This two-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; to determine and document responsibilities for all members of the classroom.

Upon completion of the workshop and follow-up activity participants will receive either Murawski's book Collaborative Teaching in Elementary Schools or Collaborative Teaching in Secondary Schools.
Audience: General Education and Special Education teachers working in an inclusive setting and/or collaborative partnership.
Place: Virtual: Facilitated Live Class
Teach Like a Pirate - Virtual Professional Development 8:30 - 12:30   July 29 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. 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.
Audience: All teachers
Place: Adobe Connect Virtual Facilitated Live Class
Grading For Proficiency in the Inclusive Classroom   July 30 2020
Points: 6
Presenter: Leila Jenkins and Megan McMillan
This is a two-part workshop.
Thursday, July 30 from 8:30-11:30 am
Friday, July 31 from 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.

Participants will receive Rich Wormeli's book, Fair Isn't Always Equal. It is advised that participants have the book before the workshop. To receive your book in time, please register by July 17. An email requesting your address will be sent after registration.
Audience: General Education and Special Education teachers with previous training or experience in differentiated instruction.
Place: Virtual: Facilitated Live Class
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