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Accommodations/Osceola County

Target Audience: Osceola County ESE teachers, general education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with students with disabilities.

Course Description: The primary purpose of this professional development is to provide information about accommodations and their use to meet the diverse learning needs of students with disabilities.

Course Objective: In this training participants will:

  • Review Federal and State Requirements

  • Examine the 4 questions, which help determine the need for accommodations and their effectiveness

  • Learn about the 4 categories of accommodations (including types and examples)

  • Explore the importance of integrating accommodations through UDL and Differentiated Instruction

  • Understand the definition of assistive technology (AT) and the role it plays in accommodations

  • Review accommodations for Florida statewide student assessments

 

The accommodations handbook Accommodations-Assisting Students with Disabilities-2018 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: susan.simo@fdlrsaction.org
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Starts Starts: 6/4/2018 8:30 AM
Credits Credits: 3 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 14 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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Matrix Training/Osceola County

Target Audience: Osceola 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: susan.simo@fdlrsaction.org
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Starts Starts: 6/4/2018 12:30 PM
Credits Credits: 3 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 13 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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An Intro to the Power of Prompting & Reinforcement Using ABA/Osceola County

Target Audience: Osceola county educators and support staff of students with significant cognitive delays.


Course Objective: This one day professional development opportunity will focus on how the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be effectively used in the classroom setting to improve learning gains. The focus will be on the types of prompts that can be used to aid in instruction, as well as effective use of reinforcement strategies to reinforce learning.


Course Description:

Participants will:

  • review basic principles of learning through the framework of Applied Behavior Analysis and the study of learning behavior

  • learn how to create a learning environment that intersperses use of errorless learning procedures as well as incidental teaching procedures to maximize student achievement.

  • learn prompting hierarchies as well as how to effectively fade prompts

  • discuss reinforcement schedules as well as types of reinforcement and participants will walk away with an understanding of how to choose effective reinforcers.


Implementation Activity: A follow up satisfaction survey and submission of student implementation data are required prior to receiving 12 inservice points.


Follow-Up Method:  Email communication and coaching throughout implementation period will be available upon participant request.


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


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Starts Starts: 6/5/2018 8:30 AM
Credits Credits: 12 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 15 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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AT in the Classroom/Osceola County

Target Audience: Osceola County Educators PK-12, ESE, SLPs, OTs, Staffing Specialists, Behavior Specialists, Paraprofessionals, Administrators (all levels)


Course Objective: For many students with disabilities, assistive technology (AT) is critical to ensuring participation and progress in the general curriculum.  This interactive training is helpful for veteran and new teachers alike. It provides an overview of assistive technology (low, mid and high tech) with HANDS-ON exploration of various types of AT and strategies to support student engagement in communication, reading, and writing across all subject areas.

Course Description: Participants will learn and understand:

  • what assistive technology is

  • how assistive technology can support multiple means of engagement, representation, action and expression for students

  • how to support a student in the selection and use of assistive technologies

  • how to implement AT strategies in the classroom

Implementation Activity:  A follow up satisfaction survey and pre and post data using an AT strategy are required prior to receiving 12 inservice credits.  


Follow up Method: Email communication and coaching throughout the implementation period will be available upon participant request.  Contact Mia Laudato at mia.laudato@fdlrsaction.org.
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Starts Starts: 6/5/2018 8:30 AM
Credits Credits: 12 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 12 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
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Facilitated IEP Coaching

Target Audience: Osceola County Staffing Specialists, LEA Representatives, ESE Teachers, Program Specialists and Administrators who have already attended the Facilitated IEP 2-day training.


Please bring your copy of the handbook: Key2Ed Conflict Prevention and Resolution through IEP Meeting Facilitation Handbook, 2013 Edition that was provided to you in the 2-day workshop.


Course Description
: In this follow up we will review how to: build collaborative relationships among team members; exercise an efficient guided meeting process; increase effective communication and reflective listening; and assist team members in reaching true consensus

Course Objective: Participants will review and practice:

  • The roles of the IEP team members and making the IEP visible

  • The stages of a discussion and their tools

  • Facilitative behaviors: preventions and interventions

  • Communicating as an ally

If you have any questions related to this course, please contact: susan.simo@fdlrsaction.org
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Starts Starts: 6/5/2018 8:30 AM
Credits Credits: 6 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 30 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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Universal Design for Learning Overview/Osceola County


Target Audience: Osceola County General Education & Exceptional Student Education teachers, grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators (all levels)


Course Objective: Participants will learn the three essential components for implementing UDL in their classroom:

(1) There are clear goals.

(2) Variability is expected.

(3) The context is proactively planned and designed to address this variability.


Course Description: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all students that enables educators to amplify the instructional experience and plan for variability to teach and reach all learners.

UDL Now, by Katie Novak will be provided to all participants.


Other resources will be shared aimed at assisting participants in applying the UDL Principles by providing learners with:

(1) Multiple means of Engagement (the “why” of learning)

(2) Multiple means of Representation (the “what” of learning)

(3) Multiple means of Action and Expression (the “how” of learning)


Implementation Activity: A follow up satisfaction survey & either student engagement data or assignment completion pre- and post- data are required prior to receiving 18 in-service credits. There is an option to participate in a UDL Book Club to earn an additional 2 in-service credits for a total of 20 for ESE re-certification.


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: Allison.Kanji@FDLRSAction.org or EMcCann@contactFIN.com

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Starts Starts: 6/6/2018 8:00 AM
Credits Credits: 18 Inservice Points
Location Location:
Status Status: 14 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 30 seats
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