Webinars

Webinar: Are You Inclusive? Developing Culturally Responsive Practices

Culturally responsive educators are sensitive to diversity in the classroom. Teachers must reflect on their personal assumptions and biases. However, what are the characteristics of a culturally responsive education professional? What evidence-based strategies are available to foster a healthy classroom culture/climate to ensure success for ALL learners? This webinar will support the facilitation of a highly “inclusive” environment for ALL ...

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Webinar: Behavioral Strategies to Promote Success for Students with Exceptionalities

Special education teachers are often referred to as the “campus expert” for all behavioral concerns occurring within the school, but may not always feel prepared to serve as the resident behavioral expert. In this webinar, you’ll learn about several behavioral strategies that have shown support for promoting student engagement, increasing student compliance, and enhancing social success. After this webinar, you will ...

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Webinar: Lesson Planning for All Learners Using Universal Design for Learning

As educators become familiar with Universal Design for Learning (UDL), they frequently ask “How do I do this?” This webinar illustrates how to integrate the UDL principles into best practice using a step-by-step flexible process. Interactive exercises will help you to (1) define flexible, clear S.M.A.R.T. learning goals based on standards, (2) consider learner variability, (3) determine appropriate, meaningful assessments, ...

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Webinar: What’s Different in the Special Education Assessment Process for English Learners?

As the number of English learners and bilingual/multilingual students continues to rise in the US, teachers and administrators are in critical need of appropriate and effective processes for assessing the eligibility of students with disabilities who are also English language learners. In this webinar, you’ll learn the latest updates on assessing English speakers in four areas: linguistic, cultural, legal & ...

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Webinar: Living Up to the Promise: Effective Practices for Coaches

Schools across the country rely upon coaching for improving teacher practice and learner outcomes. However, the job of the coach is often quite large and ill-defined, creating great variation in coaching practice. In this webinar, you’ll learn the practices of effective coaching so that your coaching can ensure that your every-day work leads to improvements in teacher practice. You’ll also ...

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ATIA Webinars

CEC is proud to announce our partnership with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), developed to bring CEC Members access to all of ATIA’s live and archived webinars! Below, you’ll find the webinars we think you’ll really love. Click the arrow next to the webinar title to see the description and learning objectives, and the link to purchase them. Hurry! ...

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Webinar: Supreme Court Decision and Implications for Developing IEPs

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. The case was the second special education case heard before the High Court to address the issue of what constitutes a Free Appropriate Public Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The question in this case was how much ...

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Webinar: Cultural Responsiveness in Data-Based Individualization and Literacy Assessment for English Learners

In this webinar, you’ll learn attributes of culturally responsive instruction as well as research-based strategies that promote language and (bi) literacy development for English learners with and without learning disabilities. The presenters will explain a framework that infuses cultural responsiveness into the process of data-based individualization and demonstrate how the framework’s components (e.g., demonstrating an asset-based view of multilingualism and ...

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Webinar: Preparing Students with Disabilities for Successful College Transition

Research shows that a number of students with disabilities who attend college are unaware that disability accommodations and services are available there. In this presentation, our expert presenter will look at what the laws say about the accommodations and services colleges have to provide. You’ll discuss the accommodations that are typically available at the college level, and what ones might ...

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Webinar: Improving the Writing of Students with Disabilities: An Explicit Instruction Framework

Many students with learning disabilities can benefit from systematic and explicit approaches to teaching writing. Writing can be a forgotten but critically important academic area for students with learning disabilities across elementary through high school grades. A framework of explicit instruction, including a variety of components such as modeling, scaffolding of supports, and close monitoring of student performance, can help ...

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Webinar: Multi-Sensory Math Methodologies

Students with visual-spatial and language processing difficulties often struggle to understand and process the intricacies of mathematics. This webinar will present methodologies that have been used in small group and individual instruction settings to increase the student’s ability to make connections using multi-sensory, concrete representations. After this webinar, you will be able to: Immediately utilize clearly illustrated examples, models, and strategies ...

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Webinar: How the Supreme Court May Change Your Practice

On January 11, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, a case that involved a student with autism from Colorado. The question in this case, which has major implications for special education services nationwide, is how much educational benefit does a student’s program of special education need to provide to that student? ...

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Webinar: ELLs and Language-Based LD: Misconceptions and Assumptions

At times, English Language Learners with language-based learning disabilities may only be identified as ESL students. In this webinar, you’ll hear about some common misconceptions about types of language-based disabilities, ELLs, how you can identify ELLs who also have a language-based disability, and best practices for determining whether a student’s challenges are related to their English acquisition or to a ...

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Webinar: Building Resilience in Special Educators

Special educators have demanding jobs that require high levels of energy and resilience. You’re probably stressed by these demands, but haven’t been prepared to effectively manage it all. Eventually, job stress escalates to the level of burnout, which has far-reaching consequences that ultimately impact students. With effective coping resources, however,you can build resilience to burnout, optimize your job performance, and ...

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Webinar: Support Executive Function in the Classroom: Improve Student Learning

Executive function describes a set of skills that allow humans to plan, organize, reason, initiate tasks, and self-regulate. These skills develop over an extended period of time, making them vulnerable to interference or challenge. Executive dysfunction greatly impacts student achievement and is often an associated feature of developmental or learning disabilities, or caused by a mismatch between a student’s neurodevelopmental ...

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