Webinars

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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Webinar: Teaching Emotional Regulation: Essential Skills for Students with Disabilities

Schools are faced with a growing population of students who require significant behavioral interventions. However, current special education supports are not designed to address the complicated needs of students with ASD and other emotional and behavioral disabilities. Join us and learn about new compelling research in the area of Emotional Regulation that shows impacted brain region leading to a more ...

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Webinar: Culturally Relevant Instruction: Teaching for Everyone’s Success!

As America’s schools are becoming increasing ethnically diverse, teachers need the knowledge, skills, and models to incorporate culturally responsive instruction (CRI) into their daily instruction. In this webinar, you will learn instructional strategies, information about inclusive educational materials, and strategies to differentiate between exceptionalities and cultural differences. After this webinar, you will be able to: Identify 3-4 strategies for making the ...

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Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues: What We Need to Know

This webinar will highlight the important topics discussed in the book Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood. You will learn the best practices for recognition of mental health issues in children, sources of challenging behaviors, and promoting social emotional health and appropriate behaviors in children. After this webinar, you will be able to: Identify the major causes ...

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Webinar: From Philosophy to Practice: Enacting Authentic School Inclusion

This webinar is for educators who are interested in creating authentically inclusive communities in PreK-12 classrooms in which all students are valued and have access to meaningful education in the general education setting. We will provide many strategies related to changing mindsets about students, increasing expectations and student engagement, and maximizing learning for all students. Join us to explore topics ...

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Webinar: Co-Planning: The Key to Student Success in the Co-Taught Classroom

Through this step-by-step plan, co-teachers will collaboratively identify the instructional standards, assess student knowledge and learner requisites, tailor lessons to meet the individual needs of the students, and promote success for all.  You will see how critical conversations between the teachers will promote a collegial environment to become a unified team for the success of the student learners. After this ...

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Webinar: Determining What Works Best for Students: Taking a Deeper Look at Critical Special Education Issues

This webinar will explore evaluating special education programs using an educational benefit analysis, to examine and determine least restrictive placements and informal dispute resolutions strategies. You will learn to use a tool to determine whether a student needs a more restrictive placement using a multi-disciplinary approach as well as strategies to implement your own Informal Dispute Resolution programs. After this ...

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Webinar: There’s No “I” in Team: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teacher-Paraeducator Collaboration

Effective collaboration among school personnel, especially teacher-paraeducator collaboration, can improve achievement for students with special needs. The relationship between teachers and paraeducators not only serves as a social model for students but can also provide greater opportunities for instruction and learning. Drawing from 4 years of field-work in special education classrooms, we present a framework for understanding the collaborative relationship ...

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