Webinars

Webinar: Using Writing to Build Language and Communication Skills: Assessment

In this program, you’ll learn about assessment techniques, including techniques for beginning writers of all ages, as well as how to use a multilevel language assessment model for students who are more advanced but still struggling. The speakers will discuss how to use assessment data to identify goals and plan individualized interventions. After viewing this program, you will be able ...

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Webinar: iPads and Accessories

Learn how accessories can multiply the effectiveness of the classroom iPad. Is there a case that will protect an iPad if a student drops it from a height or gets it wet? For students who can’t access the iPad directly, what switch is the most effective? If you only have one iPad in your classroom, what accessories promote collaboration? What ...

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Webinar: iPads and Accessibility

Explore how universal access features built into iDevices can support students with learning and print disabilities, those who are blind or have low vision, are deaf or hard of hearing, have physical or motor skills challenges, or combinations of these. In this program, you’ll learn about accessibility features such as Guided Access, Assistive Touch, VoiceOver, Mono Audio, and Speak Selection. ...

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Webinar: Assessing Writing Using Curriculum-Based Measurement

Learn to use reliable, valid writing assessments for your students with learning disabilities. Curriculum-based measures (CBM) can give you frequent, accurate data on each student’s progress. In this program you’ll hear about word, sentence, and paragraph-level assessments for early, middle, and secondary writing. You’ll see examples of administration and scoring, and learn about sources of free CBM materials. After viewing ...

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Webinar: Using Writing to Build Language and Communication Skills: Intervention

In this program, you’ll learn about both classroom and individualized strategies to support using writing to build language and communication skills in students with a wide range of abilities and challenges.. The speakers will discuss how basic components of a classroom writing program-such as group and personal mini-lessons, author’s chair, peer conferencing, and intervention scaffolding can be used in special ...

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Webinar: Using Research Reviews and Meta-Analyses to Improve Instruction

One of the challenges for special educators is to stay abreast of the latest research on evidence-based practices. Taking advantage of systematic reviews and meta-analyses can help both teacher educators and school personnel understand and apply the results of current research to classroom practice and teacher and administrator decision-making. In this program, Dr. Dan Maggin discusses the evaluation and synthesis ...

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Webinar: Functional Behavioral Assessments of the Bullies and Bullied: Tiered Intervention Plans

Bullying is often considered a repetitive form of peer aggression, and aggressive behaviors are often evaluated successfully through functional behavior assessment (FBA). FBA can help identify the functions of bullying behaviors, as well as identify socially appropriate target skills. This webinar explores both general and targeted strategies for conducting a functional behavior assessment for bullying behaviors, as well as strategies ...

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Webinar: Trends in Teacher Evaluation: What Every Special Educator Should Know

Learn about the four types of evaluation measures that special education teachers (SETs) are most likely to encounter, and strategies to prepare and perform effectively for each type. This webinar discusses the complexities of measuring the effectiveness of teachers of students with disabilities and how SETs can help administrators understand those issues. After viewing this program, you will be able ...

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Webinar: English Language Proficiency and CCSS Assessments

Learn how English language proficiency assessments are being developed to be used with the CCSS, and how students who are English language learners and have learning disabilities will be assessed. After viewing this program, you will be able to: Compare the major components of the developing ASSETS and ELPA21 systems for English language proficiency assessment linked to the CCSS Discuss ...

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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: PARCC and Smarter Balanced Consortium Approaches

Hear about the basic components of the assessments that most special education students will take, including the types of items and performance tasks, resources and tools available, and the framework for accommodations and accessibility. After viewing this program, you will be able to: Describe the major elements of the assessment systems being developed by the PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortia ...

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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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