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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, we are offering our Fall 2021 programming completely online – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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October 2021

“REVing-Up” Our Co-teaching Practices: Moving from DI to SDI

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Access is an important buzzword, needed now, more than ever. This interactive workshop will support teachers in adding specialized instruction to provide students with disabilities access to the curriculum.  Co-teachers will gain practical strategies to incorporate specially designed instruction into lessons, explore differentiated instruction to facilitate flexible grouping practices, and best practices to support high outcomes in our co-taught classrooms. Presenter: Savanna Flakes

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UDL 2.0: The Principle of Engagement & the Affective Network (Part 1)

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Kasia Derbiszewska, a member of the distinguished CAST National Faculty and co-author of Supercharge Your Professional Learning: 40 Concrete Strategies that Improve Adult Learning, in Part One of this four-part National Speaker Series* on UDL and the brain. In this session, we’ll cover the Affective Network, which guides how we feel and interact with our environments. In this session participants will explore how learners differ in the ways in which they engage or are motivated to learn and will…

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Leadership that Works

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

It is difficult to lead during times of uncertainty and the pandemic has certainly tested our leadership skills. We invite leaders to join Jen and Kobi for a practical, strategy-based workshop to ground ourselves in leadership practices that WORK. Throughout the session, we’ll cover team building, value clarification, and making clear plans for your team's successful future. By attending this session, attendees will leave with... - Foundations for a collaborative team dynamic - Clarity in what you value most, and…

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Mind-Body-MOVE: Supporting Learning Through Movement

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

If you have questions about how to incorporate movement in your classroom to support the curriculum, then this session is for you! This workshop is designed to develop participants’ understanding of the ways movement supports learning and students’ self-regulation. We will specifically hone in on the “just right” state of regulation for learning and explore movement activities that support concepts in the curriculum to enhance success for all students. Participants will be able to: -
Identify the “just right” state of…

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November 2021

Intentionally Modeling SEL for Students

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Modeling social and emotional learning skills for students is essential for providing students with examples of how to navigate stress and frustration and build SEL competencies. In this workshop we will use CASEL’s tool for modeling SEL for students as a framework for reflection on how to better model SEL competencies in our interactions with students. This workshop is interactive and will include many breakouts and opportunities for role play. Presenter: Anna Reeve

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Engaging MLLs/ELLs in a Culturally Responsive ELA Classroom with SIOP

November 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

As educators, we know the importance and struggle of having to provide all learners in the ELA  classroom with the same high-quality, academically challenging content, while reaching both native English speakers and students learning English as a second language.  In this session, we will define what a culturally responsive classroom is according to Zaretta Hammond, author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain as well as introduce the SIOP model developed by Ana Echevarria, Mary Ellen Vogt and Deborah J.…

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Success in Secondary Math Classrooms: Differentiation & Accommodations (Part 2)

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Thinking of ways to better differentiate and provide accommodations in your secondary mathematics classroom? Join us for Part Two of our two-part series* on success in secondary math classrooms! In this workshop we will dive into differentiation strategies for diverse learners and further develop the skills we may already possess to more effectively support kids that benefit from accommodated support. By attending this session, attendees will leave with a better understanding of supports and strategies that benefit all learners and…

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Supporting Emergent Bilinguals with Dis/abilities: Identification & Evaluation (Part 1)

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

As educators, we are tasked with serving ALL students, including our gifted, talented, and neurodiverse populations. In Part One of this two-part series*, Dr. María Cioè-Peña will offer an introduction to the needs of multiply-identified students, as well as the factors that educators must consider during the referral, evaluation, and placement process when working with dually classified students (IEP and MLL/ELL). By attending this session, attendees will leave with an understanding of the duality of these students' needs and their…

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UDL 2.0: The Principle of Representation & the Recognition Network (Part 2)

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Kasia Derbiszewska, a member of the distinguished CAST National Faculty and co-author of Supercharge Your Professional Learning: 40 Concrete Strategies that Improve Adult Learning, in Part Two of this four-part National Speaker Series* on UDL and the brain. In this session, we’ll cover the Recognition Network, which drives how people perceive their environment. In our classrooms, we see this in how learners differ in the ways that they perceive and comprehend information. This session will enable participants to design…

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CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention & Verbal De-escalation Training: Session 1 (REPEAT)

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This year, we will be hosting Session 1 of our CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention & Verbal De-escalation training* in a hybrid format. Participants will be required to complete an online module created by CPI before attending the virtual classroom portion of this PD. Participation in both are required for Blue Card certification. Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or unsafe behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will…

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