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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: 12/4/2020 8:30 AM
Credits Credits: 6 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 32 seats
Closed Enrollment
Increasing Positive Interactions

Understanding the difference between positive and corrective interactions is foundational to creating a climate that promotes learning. Monitoring our own behavior and intentionally increasing positive interactions fosters positive relationships with ALL students. 

This course will consist of:

  • one, live 90 minute facilitated module on December 8 from 4:30-6:00 pm 

  • a brief, asynchronous assignment involving reading or viewing video/s on the strategy the participant selects for implementation

  • 3 week classroom implementation of the selected strategy with pre- and post-data submission

 

The course addresses positive interactions, noncontingent attention, corrective interactions, and various strategies to increase positive interactions.  Participants will select one of the presented strategies to implement in order to increase positive interactions and learning outcomes in the educational environment.  

 

Participants will understand:

  • Positive vs corrective interactions

  • Noncontingent attention

  • Strategies to identify and monitor their own behaviors to create positive environments

 

Strategies include: 

  • Increasing noncontingent attention

  • Monitoring positive vs. corrective interactions/ratio of interactions

  • Structuring positive interactions

 

Implementation Activity:  Implementation activity/assignment to be submitted to course instructors prior to receiving 5 inservice credits.

 

Follow Up Method: Email communication and coaching throughout the implementation period  


Target Audience: General Education and Exceptional Education Teachers (K-12)

 

Course Objective:  Participants will  understand the relationship between educator behavior and the impact on student behavior,  increase positive interactions with students, build relationships and improve student outcomes.

 

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


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Starts Starts: 12/8/2020 4:30 PM
Credits Credits: 5 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 32 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
Language Matters: Developing a Growth Mindset

Course Objectives:  Participants will leave this 2-hour online session knowing how to formulate feedback that helps develop or supports a growth mindset in others. In this session, we will explore the influence of our language on the mindset of others and the effects of praise statements –specifically, their impact on engagement and performance.  Bridging the gap from research to practice, we will learn how to formulate feedback that activates and bolsters a growth mindset in ourselves and learners. 


Implementation Activity: 3 Points for this professional learning opportunity will be awarded when all requirements are met: attend the session and submit the follow up activity. 


Target Audience: ALL teachers (PK-12 general educators and exceptional educators),

paraprofessionals, administrators, therapists and leadership 


If you have any questions related to this course please contact: allison.kanji@fdlrsaction.org OR jane.hines@fdlrsaction.org
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Starts Starts: 12/8/2020 4:30 PM
Credits Credits: 3 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 40 seats
Class full
LessonPix

Target Audience:Teachers (K-2), Teachers (K-12 ESE), Paraprofessionals (K-2, K-12 ESE), Therapists (SLP, OT,PT) 


Course Objective: Participants will be able to create, search for, and share visual supports to be used with students to incorporate the Universal Design principles of multiple means of representation, action and expression.


Course Description: In this two-hour online training, participants will learn how to use the easy to learn technology tool, LessonPix (LessonPix.com), to make visual supports and educational activities for their classrooms. 

They will also create visuals and activities to bring back for immediate use in their classrooms. 


*Participants will receive a one year subscription to use LessonPix to create Universally designed and differentiated activities/visual supports for their classroom.


Implementation Activity: 

Participants will complete the following prior to earning 6 inservice credits:

  1. Share at least 2 activities, on the LessonPix share site, that they have created.

  2. Submit student impact data at www.fdlrsaction.com.


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: mia.laudato@fdlrsaction.org or wendi.melton-harper@fdlrsaction.org

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Starts Starts: 12/9/2020 2:30 PM
Credits Credits: 6 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 18 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 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: 12/14/2020 12:30 PM
Credits Credits: 3 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Class Size Class size: 31 seats
Class full
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: 1/6/2021 1:30 PM
Credits Credits: 12 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 22 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 24 seats
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