Webinars

Webinar: The IEP Process: Essential Strategies for Special Education Teachers

The IEP process is full of legal mandates and requirements that cause anxiety for all special education teachers, and can be particularly daunting for new special educators. A productive IEP process requires that the IEP team ― teachers, families, and related services providers ― have the resources they need to collaborate to create measurable, legally defensible, and truly individualized IEPs ...

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Webinar: Administrators: Helping New Special Education Teachers Thrive in the Classroom

The number of special educators leaving the field every year is well known and a cause for great concern. Special educators leave their jobs in greater numbers than their general education counterparts for many reasons, but we do know that a positive school culture has a tremendous effect on the success rate of a new teacher. When it comes to ...

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Webinar: Thriving as a New Special Education Teacher

Having support and resources helps special education teachers to not only survive, but thrive during their first years in the classroom. This webinar will share effective strategies new teachers need to enhance student learning, collaborate with colleagues, and assess student progress. Catherine Creighton Martin and Clara Hauth, authors of the brand-new edition of The Survival Guide for New Special Education ...

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Webinar: Improving Math Problem Solving for Students with Learning Disabilities: Solve It!

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) Problem solving is prominent in the current math curriculum reflecting national standards, yet solving mathematical word problems is a complex procedure involving multiple cognitive processes beyond computing an equation. Students must comprehend the problem information, create a mental model of the problem, and from that model determine and execute a viable ...

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Webinar: Using Transition Assessment Results to Write Indicator 13-Compliant Transition Plans

In collaboration with the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) Have you seen transition assessment results that somehow didn’t lead to meaningful transition goals and plans? This program provides guidance in transforming commonly-used transition assessment results into transition plans that comply with Indicator 13 and provide clear goals for training, education, employment and, where appropriate, independent living skills. You’ll ...

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Webinar: Calculation and Word-Problem Interventions for Elementary Students with Mathematics Difficulty

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) This program will give you two interventions to develop mathematics skills and concepts in elementary students who struggle with math. The first focuses on developing addition and subtraction calculation and computation skill. You’ll learn how to teach the concepts of addition and subtraction and how to teach computation with and without ...

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Webinar: Next Generation Science Standards and Students with Disabilities: Effective Teaching Strategies

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) A wave of STEM instruction is sweeping the country, but students with disabilities are not always riding that wave, especially in science. This webinar will change the tide by providing you with better instructional strategies to help you reach students with high-incidence disabilities such as emotional, behavioral, or learning ...

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Webinar: Data Collection for Enhanced Academic and Behavioral Instruction

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) The term “data-based decision-making” has become pervasive in education, referring to the use of data to inform and assist decision-making at all levels of schooling including the classroom. Regrettably, calls for data-based decision making rarely come with guidance or training on how to collect and use academic and behavioral ...

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Webinar: Bullying and Suicide: Preventative Measures for Schools

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Youth suicide is the third leading cause of death for children. Because being bullied is connected to self-harming behavior in children, schools are a logical place to intervene to reduce youth suicide. Yet although every state has passed legislation requiring bullying prevention in schools, only a few states mandate ...

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Webinar: Friendship 101: Helping Learners with Autism Build Social Competence

In collaboration with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) An essential characteristic of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is difficulty acquiring the social skills needed to develop social competence, including the ability to form and maintain friendships and relationships with others. This webinar, designed for general and special educators who work with children with ASD, presents evidence-based practices shown ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know about Discipline and Students with Disabilities

We all want safe schools, and principals need to keep order-and student with disabilities, including emotional and behavioral disorders, need an education. In this program, you’ll hear about steps and strategies principals and assistant principals need to consider in order to implement whole-school discipline plans. You’ll analyze the rules about discipline for students with disabilities, and discover why they can ...

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Webinar: Standard Aligned IEPs: An Educator’s Guide

The Common Core State Standards, with their emphasis on ensuring that all students are prepared for post-secondary education and career upon completion of high school, challenge special educators to help children with disabilities master the same academic content as their regular education peers. To this end, this webinar presents an overview of the programmatic backbone for a new approach: the ...

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Webinar: Ethical Treatment of Challenging Behavior in Students with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

In collaboration with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Students with autism, intellectual disability, or other developmental disabilities often display behaviors that act as barriers to social, academic, and adaptive development. Many traditional methods to reduce challenging behaviors, such as punishment and other aversive interventions, are now widely recognized as unethical, and often are illegal. In this program, ...

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Webinar: Check-In/Check-Out for Students with Challenging Behaviors

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Are your students productively engaged and participating in instruction as you want them to? If not, this program is for you! It will give you another strategy for your toolkit of evidence-based practices to maximize appropriate student engagement and outcomes. You’ll hear the details of the traditional check-in/check-out (CICO) ...

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Webinar: Sexuality Education for Young People with Disabilities

In collaboration with the Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD) Young people with intellectual disabilities need to learn about their developing bodies and emerging sexuality, yet sexuality education is often overlooked in teachers’ professional preparation. This program offers developmentally appropriate approaches to teaching factual knowledge, exploring emotions and feelings, and understanding physical actions and attractions. Special attention will ...

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