Webinars

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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Webinar: iAccess: Mobile Devices to Enhance Learning

In collaboration with the Division on Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities (DPHMD) Hear about research-based practices that integrate mobile devices in a universal design for learning framework to support, enhance, and evaluate student outcomes across grade levels and content areas. You’ll see concrete examples of how to use devices, programs, and apps effectively for students with significant needs (e.g., autism, ...

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Webinar: Stress, Burnout, and Working with Children with EBD

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) It’s no surprise that teachers-especially in their first five years in the classroom-experience elevated levels of stress. And teachers who work with children with emotional-behavioral disorders (EBD) deal with an extra layer of challenge on top of the paperwork, large caseloads, lack of resources, and high-stakes tests that affect ...

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Webinar: Learning with APPtitude: Top 10 Apps to Support Students with Disabilities

With close to one million apps now available, which ones should you choose? Using class profiling, goal selection, app evaluation methods and universal design for learning as their guides, professionals in education and rehabilitation sciences share their top 10 apps to support multiple means of representation, expression and engagement so that ALL students, including those with disabilities, can enjoy meaningful ...

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Webinar: Real-World Co-Teaching at the Secondary Level

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) Co-teaching at the high school level adds the challenge of more complex and specialized subject matter. In this webinar, we will explore how research-based practices such as graphic organizers, mnemonics, learning strategies, and self-determination skills, can be integrated into a variety of instructional arrangements by co-teachers in content-based secondary classrooms. Special ...

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Webinar: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instructional Practice in Special Education

In collaboration with the Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (DDEL) In this webinar you will learn about five components of culturally and linguistically responsive instruction for exceptional learners, including: IEP considerations, supporting language development, cultural considerations, meaningful participation of families, and coordination of programs and services. In addition, this webinar will offer guidelines for selecting culturally responsive instructional ...

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Webinar: Real-World Co-Teaching at the Elementary Level

In collaboration with the Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) At the elementary level, co-teaching is driven by the Common Core (or other) State Standards and whole-class instruction. This webinar takes familiar co-teaching models (e.g., station teaching, parallel teaching) and gives specific examples of how to co-teach in those contexts using evidence-based strategies such as mnemonics, graphic organizers, instruction in study skills ...

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Webinar: Behavior Management Basics

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) This webinar is for any teacher who wants to spend more time teaching and less time addressing students’ challenging behaviors. You’ll get a quick, practical review of positive behavioral techniques that can be applied to behaviors ranging from low-level distractions to angry or aggressive outbursts. Cheryl George, a behavioral ...

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Webinar: Common Core Writing Standards: Implications for Students with LD and Their Teachers

Learn strategies to adapt to evolving content and grade-level writing expectations as states transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This program will familiarize you with the K-12 CCSS in writing and language and identify grade-level expectations that may be difficult for students with learning disabilities, as well as research-based interventions to support their achievement. After viewing this program, you ...

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Webinar: Alternate Assessments for the CCSS

Learn about assessments being developed for students with the most significant intellectual disabilities, and hear discussion of policy and practice changes that will be necessary to ensure that all students can both learn, and show what they know in the CCSS. After viewing this program, you will be able to: Describe resources available from the National Center and State Collaborative ...

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Webinar: Having Hard Conversations: Addressing Difficult Issues with Parents, Colleagues, and Others

As educators, we are trained and credentialed in how to teach our students-but not in how to work effectively with colleagues, principals, or parents. From time to time, every educator needs to have hard conversations. They may involve giving difficult feedback, delivering unwelcome news, asking for a change in behavior, or giving an apology. And although you may never find ...

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