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Google Forms 101
Join us for this interactive webinar on how to use and set up Google Forms so that you can easily communicate with parents, learn how to embed videos and images to send out interactive lessons, and get feedback from parents and students regarding progress on assignments, social emotional wellness, etc. Follow up: Create a simple Google Form and send it to the instructor. You will receive 3 in-service points.  Please sign up by 2:30pm  Monday, April 28 to ensure that you receive the webinar link. More
Starts Starts: 8/19/2020 11:00 AM
Credits Credits: 3 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
Quality IEP: Elementary/Orange County

Prerequisite: Must have attended an OCPS PEER training. You may register for PEER on OCPS Canvas.


Target Audience: New Orange County School-based Staffing Specialists, teachers, service providers, and staff who develop individual education plans for students with disabilities in the elementary environment.


Course Description: The primary purpose of this professional development is to provide information that will support the development of quality individual educational plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities that is in compliance with all requirements of state and federal laws and reflects decisions based on the active and meaningful involvement of all members of the IEP team.


Course Objective: In this training, participants will:

  • Learn the IEP process and role of the IEP team

  • Review general assessment data and special considerations

  • Receive transition planning information

  • Evaluate present level statements of academic achievement and functional performance

  • Analyze existing and develop new annual goals and short term objectives

  • Generate special education services and supports


The Quality IEP Handbook, 2015 Edition is available online at the Florida Department of Education website: http://www.fldoe.org


If you have any questions related to this course please contact: elizabeth.mcaulay@fdlrsaction.org

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Starts Starts: 9/14/2020 8:30 AM
Credits Credits: 6 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 8 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
Quality IEP: Transition/Orange County

Prerequisite: Must have attended an OCPS PEER training. You may register for PEER on OCPS Canvas.


Target Audience: New Orange County School-based Staffing Specialists, teachers, service providers, and staff who develop individual education plans for students with disabilities in the secondary environment.


Course Description: The primary purpose of this professional development is to provide information that will support the development of quality individual educational plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities that is in compliance with all requirements of state and federal laws and reflects decisions based on the active and meaningful involvement of all members of the IEP team.


Course Objective: In this training, participants will:

  • Learn the IEP process and role of the IEP team

  • Review general assessment data and special considerations

  • Receive transition planning information

  • Evaluate present level statements of academic achievement and functional performance

  • Analyze existing and develop new annual goals and short term objectives

  • Generate special education services and supports


The Quality IEP Handbook, 2015 Edition is available online at the Florida Department of Education website: http://www.fldoe.org


If you have any questions related to this course please contact: elizabeth.mcaulay@fdlrsaction.org

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Starts Starts: 9/15/2020 8:30 AM
Credits Credits: 6 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 26 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
Supporting Students Who Have Experienced Trauma


Must attend all four online sessions.

Target Audience: Exceptional Education Teachers (K-12), Behavior Specialists, Teachers of students with Emotional/Behavioral disabilities, Counselors, Social Workers and Administrators.


Course Objective:  Participants will gain an introductory level of understanding the behavioral characteristics of students who have experienced trauma and effective educational strategies to best support them.


Course Description: This course will be offered over 4 sessions on Sept 15, 16, 22 and 23 from 4 pm - 5:30 pm ONLINE. You must attend all 4 sessions to complete the course. The course begins with a review of foundational information linking research of trauma and its effect on a developing brain.  Participants will be introduced to strategies to enhance behavior and learning outcomes in the educational environment.  

  • the importance of positive teacher/student relationships

  • the impacts of trauma on the brain  

  • basic human needs

  • communication starters and stoppers  


Strategies include:

  • Trauma-Informed mindful practices for the teacher and student

  • Effective use of verbal de-escalation techniques

  • Use of restorative practices

  • Implementation of structured behavioral management systems (i.e. contracts, point sheets, level systems)

  • Actions to build cognitive capacity and executive function


Implementation Activity:  Implementation activity/assignment to be submitted to course instructors prior to receiving 12 inservice credits.



Follow Up Method: Email communication and coaching throughout the implementation period, as well as on-site coaching (if/when applicable and per participant request), will be available. 


If you have any questions related to this course please contact: robin.williams@fdlrsaction.org or jennifer.borrelli@fdlrsaction.org

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Starts Starts: 9/15/2020 4:00 PM
Credits Credits: 12 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 26 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
Collaborative Teaching & Planning

Target Audience: Teachers must attend with their collaborating partner. General Education and Exceptional Student Education Teachers who partner in serving students with disabilities in an inclusive service delivery model (Support Facilitation, Co-Teaching).



Course Objective: Participants will understand the roles and responsibilities of the general educator and ESE educator in the planning and implementation of instruction in an inclusive setting.


Course Description: This two-session training will be conducted via ZOOM. Strategies for successful collaboration will be shared and resources to support implementation will be provided. Five collaborative teaching approaches will be modeled and taught including parallel teaching, station teaching, alternative teaching, team teaching and one teach/one support.


Collaborative Teaching in Elementary/Secondary Schools: Making the Co-Teaching Marriage Work!, by Wendy W. Murawski will be provided to all participants.


Implementation Activity: Participants will have course work PRIOR to each virtual meeting, and will need to submit Student Impact Data in order to receive 12 inservice credits.  


Follow Up Method: Email communication and coaching throughout the implementation period, as well as on-site coaching (per participant request) will be available.


If you have any questions related to this course please contact: rbedesem@contactfin.com

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Starts Starts: 9/16/2020 2:00 PM
Credits Credits: 12 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 23 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 24 seats
Matrix Training/Afternoon Session

Target Audience: Orange County Staffing Specialists, teachers, service providers, and staff who develop Individual Education Plans (IEP) and/or Education Plans (EP) for students in an Exceptional Student Education Program.


Course Description: The primary purpose of this professional development is to provide information about the Exceptional Student Education/Florida Education Finance Program (ESE/FEFP) and the Matrix of Services Form.


Course Objective: In this training participants will:


  • Learn the 5 domains and the 5 levels of intensity of support

  • Note key vocabulary terms

  • Review cautions and special considerations

  • Examine requirements for data and documentation.


The Matrix of Services Handbook, 2017 Edition will be provided at this training and is available online at the Florida Department of Education website: http://www.fldoe.org


If you have any questions related to this course please contact: pam.taylor@fdlrsaction.org
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Starts Starts: 9/17/2020 12:30 PM
Credits Credits: 3 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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