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Accommodations and Modifications

This presentation will focus on defining and practicing the four types of accommodations.
Identify the differences between accommodations and modifications. As well as, participants will experience practical applications in providing accommodations for
students with disabilities.

Applying Accommodations and Modifications Incorporating Technology

This training will focus on defining and practicing different types of accommodations, as well as, identify the differences between accommodations and modifications. Additionally, participants will demonstrate practical applications and strategies for providing accommodations and modifications to students

Building Relationships and Restorative Practices

In today’s educational landscape, connecting with your students is imperative for true
success in the classroom. This workshop focuses on the why of teaching, creating an
environment of respect and rapport, and Restorative Justice practices in the classroom.

Often given in conjunction with CHAMPS trainings, this session will help teachers reduce the
negative behaviors in the classroom and create a more welcoming classroom and school

CHAMPS Behavior Management

This program is perfect for schools who are beginning their journey with the CHAMPS Behavior Management Program. Designed to start your school year in a series of two trainings for first and second year teachers. Trainings will focus on the “why” of a positive and proactive behavior management approach. Educators will be walked through the process of creating and utilizing a classroom management

Co-Teaching Instructional Strategies

Co-teaching is more than just a buzz word used in education, it is a delicate dance between teaching professionals. Co-teaching provides classroom teachers with assistance in the development, delivery, and evaluation of effective instructional programs. It provides specialists with critical in- formation about classroom setting demands, teacher expectations, and current student performance levels. This knowledge enables specialists to provide more appropriate recommendations regarding the instructional procedures that are most likely to benefit all students particularly those with disabilities and many of their
low-achieving peers. Co- teaching fosters ongoing support, collaborative problem solving, and professional development for both teachers.

English Language Learners and the Role of WIDA to Support Struggling Students

This training will provide teachers with research based strategies to identify and differentiate between academic discrepancies that are a result of boundaries in language
acquisition and those that are a result of a learning disability, making it easier for teachers to identify whether a child’s situation is appropriate to be referred to problem solving, or if language proficiency based instructional strategies should be incorporated into lessons.

The strategies that can be used to increase academic performance of English Language
Learners in the general education and special education classroom along with explanation
of how WIDA standards should be applied to planning.

Equitable Discipline & Alternatives to Suspension

The development of effective systems for school discipline requires a broad set of resources. The intent of this session is to support schools in their movement towards more effective, evidence-based methods of behavior management and school discipline for all students. These considerations are offered for staff at the classroom level as well as
administrators at the school and district level.

The I.E.P. Autopsy

Scaffolding is an instructional technique, associated with the Zone of Proximal Development, in which a teacher provides individualized support by incrementally
improving a learner’s ability to build on prior knowledge. Scaffolding is a learning process designed to promote a deeper level of learning. It is the support given during the learning process which is tailored to the needs of the student with the intention of helping the student achieve his/her learning goals. Instructional scaffolding is the provision of sufficient support to promote learning when concepts and skills are being first introduced to students.

Knowledge is Power

The special education process is long and complicated. This is an introduction into the world of IEPs and 504s for parents and all advocates.

The New Normal: Strategies for a New Era of Learning

As educators we are still seeing the effects of the pandemic. Covid-19 has left students with an unprecedented and unique deficit. This presentation lists several “right now” strategies that teachers can implement to meet students where they are, close the gaps, and ensure a smoother transition as we enter the new era of learning.

Organizational Technology: Tools for Success

Middle school and high school students often struggle to stay organized. In this presentation, focused on upper elementary through high school students, attendees are given different technology tools and strategies that will be helpful to keep them organized and successful in school.

Practical Strategies for Special Education Paraprofessionals in Inclusive and
Self-Contained Classrooms

This presentation will define the role of a paraprofessional and demystify the myths of their previous and current roles. Participants will actively engage in strategies for use within Inclusion and Self-Contained classrooms.

Social Emotional Learning: The Parental Guide

This is an introduction to social emotional learning for parents or staff supporting kids. This
presentation will explore some common red flags in kids’ emotional well being, how to support them, and where to get additional support

SRA – Corrective Reading Training

A workshop to provide an overview of the three strands addressing Reading, Language Arts,
and Literature through a common instructional design that helps students learn more efficiently. The training will also outline the development of skills in the comprehension component progressing from comprehending oral language to comprehending written material. Skills are first taught in structured exercises that are controlled by the teacher.
Later, students are shown how to apply the skills independently to complex written materials.

Supervising Paraeducators in School Settings: A Team Approach

When a teacher and paraeducator work in the same classroom, they share responsibilities, workloads, successes, and challenges. Although there are many benefits to teaming, sharing instructional space creates some level of anxiety in both parties. This workshop would identify some tasks or issues that, if discussed prior to working together in the same classroom, can ease the tension and create a climate of mutual respect among teachers
and paraeducators.

Using Google for Success

Technology has proven to be a necessary part of the learning process. Some students and
parents found themselves at a disadvantage when forced to use tools they never even heard of. This is an interactive presentation that goes through several Google Apps for Education to help students and the adults supporting them.

Using Technology to Strengthen Student Learning

With so many students coming to school behind in their learning, how might we use technology to help them make the gains necessary to catch up to grade level expectations
in record time? With so many options, how do we decide which tools are most effective for 21st century skill building and learning, and can also help us make the most of every minute we have with our students? In this seminar, you will receive practical, easy-to-use strategies for infusing effective technology tools into your K-6 learning environment. This highly
practical seminar will focus on ways to increase student engagement and learning through technology integration. It will also help you rethink the technology you might already use and refresh your skills through the newest, most innovative, free, or low-cost technology resources available to boost your students' progress. You will receive an extensive
technology digital resource handbook with all the tools and apps presented in this seminar.

The Why of D.E.I.

Schools have always been interested in fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion (D.E.I.), but
the work has taken on renewed meaning as student populations grow increasingly diverse in
every way: race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language, religion, sexual orientation,
gender identity, special needs and MORE. This presentation is an introduction to teaching
from a culturally responsive approach to help students and staff thrive educationally.

Writing Attending Goals

At this workshop teachers will be given ideas and suggestions on how to collect the data needed for an attending goal alone. Teachers will also walk through the steps of writing and maintaining an attending goal. During this workshop teachers will also be given time to practice and get feedback on writing their own attending goals.

Writing Defensible I.E.P.s

I.E.P.s are the blueprint of specially designed instruction. Full day workshop: This training explains the common difficulties teachers and districts encounter in the development of I.E.P.s and Special Education Programs. The session cites court cases and explains the
relevance to the Case Conference and I.E.P. process.

Using AI Tools to Enhance Student Learning and Increase Teacher Productivity

In this workshop educators will learn to embrace Artificial Intelligence tools in their classroom and be given practical strategies to make the most of all the tools and resources provided.  Teachers will focus on ways to increase student engagement and learning through AI integration.  It will also help ease worries about what this technology means for the future of education!

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