Webinars

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

In collaboration with the Division forĀ 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: 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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Webinar: Increasing Your Students’ Odds of Success

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) As teachers, we know that no single strategy will work every time with every learner. Still, some practices are more likely than others to make a positive difference. You can stack the odds in your students’ (and your) favor by using the logic of probability to select evidence-based practices ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know about IEPs

The individualized education programĀ (IEP) for students eligible for special education and related services is the foundation for all services. In this program, you’ll analyze the increasingly important role principals play in IEP development, meetings, and implementation. Much more than a paperwork exercise in compliance, the IEP is the foundation for each eligible student’s education for the whole year, and principals ...

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Webinar: What Principals Need to Know to Avoid Special Education Litigation

Principals often lead IEP or multidisciplinary team meetings and meet with parents about students’ progress on goals and objectives-yet most principals do not have training in the basic provisions of special education law or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This program, designed specifically for principals and assistant principals, gives a concise overview of the basics of special education law. ...

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Webinar: Protecting Children with Disabilities from Abuse: Strategies for Grades K-7

In collaboration with the Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) Children with disabilities experience abuse at rates three to four times higher than their nondisabled peers. As children age, their risk for abuse changes as they interact with more people in increasingly diverse contexts. Given the significant, lifelong, negative impact of abuse on children’s learning potential, social behaviors, and ...

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Webinar: Sustaining Effective Practices When Principals Change

An unintended outcome of principal change can be the shifting away from hard-earned implementation of effective practices in instruction and behavior support. While change can be good, it shouldn’t come at the expense of student improvement. Drawing from experience in implementing school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), this webinar will offer strategies for selecting, implementing and sustaining effective practices ...

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