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Upcoming Events at SERESC

Dr. Kim Marshall speaking on Teacher and Leader Effectiveness at SERESC!

JANUARY 28, 2014

8:30-3:30

Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


Join us for a highly interactive day combining presentation, small-group work, role-playing, videos, etc.!


Topics include but are not limited to:


o how to be an effective teacher for any teacher evaluation system

o how to be an effective leader in evaluating teachers in any evaluation system, and in mastering the art of giving meaningful feedback

o how to be an effective leader in any leadership evaluation system

o how to develop relationships that encourage effectiveness at all levels of the district



Sponsored by SERESC

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$150 for the day

Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC.

$125 for early registration until 01/14/14.

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~ 2014 Events ~

Selective Mutism: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Assessment and Treatment

with Joleen R. Fernald, PhD/ABD, CCC-SLP, BRS-CL

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About the Presentation:

Once thought of as a rare childhood anxiety disorder, Selective Mutism's prevalence was recently estimated to be more common than Autism. Because Selective Mutism impacts not only a child's social emotional development, but also her communication and sensory processing skills, it warrants the attention of mental health treating practitioners, speech language pathologists occupational therapists and educators. This presentation will thoroughly discuss the assessment and treatment process for a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to working with children with Selective Mutism as indicated in current literature and evidence-based practice.




Outcomes:

Participants will be able to …

· List the five criteria used in the DSM-V for a diagnosis of SM

· Identify three co-morbid disorders commonly associated with SM

· Name the members of a multi-disciplinary team appropriate for children with SM

· Identify three methodologies commonly used in the treatment of SM

· Compare and contrast the roles of speech-language pathologist and mental health treating professionals

· Give reasons why a Section 504 Plan or an IEP is more appropriate for an individual with SM

· Write an IEP communication goal and objectives for a child diagnosed with SM




Sponsored by SERESC

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Register for: Friday, January 10, 2014

$165.00 per person

$125.00 for early registration until 12/23/2013

Registration closes 12/30/2013


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00



Change that Question! Designing assessments that prepare students well for Smarter Balanced

with Karen Matso and Ann Mordecai

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(Formerly called "Writing CCSS-aligned Assessments: Creating Common Core Aligned Assessments using Performance PLUS")


Sponsored by SERESC

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Register for: Monday, January 13, 2014

Register for May 15, 2014

$150.00 per person

Registration closes 1/7/2014


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


Supporting and Enhancing Social Development in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

with Teresa Bolick, PhD

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Sponsored by SERESC

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About the Presentation:

This workshop is designed for professionals, paraprofessionals, and family members who already have basic knowledge of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The workshop will focus upon:

· social/emotional competence in children in preschool through grade 3

· a brief review of the impact of DSM-5 changes in diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

· assessment of the child’s social strengths and challenges

· accommodations and modifications of the physical and interpersonal environment that increase the child’s availability for social learning

· explanation and demonstration of strategies for direct teaching of children and parents in school, home, and clinical settings (including applied behavior analysis and relationship-based approaches).


Outcomes:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

· list at least five areas of social development that should be assessed in young children with ASDs

· describe at least three modifications of the physical/temporal environment that support availability for social learning

· describe at least three modifications of the interpersonal environment that support availability for social learning

· describe at least three applied behavior analysis (ABA) tools for enhancing social competence

· describe at least three developmental/pragmatic tools for enhancing social competence

· provide at least two specific examples of embedding social goals in the classroom or home environment




Register for: Thursday, January 16, 2014

$190.00 per person

$155.00 for early registration until 1/2/2014

Registration closes 1/7/2014


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


Autism Plus! Management and Intervention for Co-existing Attention, Executive and Mood Disorders

with Teresa Bolick, PhD

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Sponsored by SERESC

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About the Presentation:

This workshop is designed for professionals, paraprofessionals, and family members who already have extensive knowledge of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). This workshop will provide an overview of recent research about the overlap of ASD with other disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, nonverbal learning disability, anxiety, and mood disorders. The bulk of the presentation will focus on evidence-based approaches to the complex profiles of individuals with “autism plus ___.”




Outcomes:

As a result of attending, participants will:

· Identify and describe the co-existing conditions that are most common in children and adolescents with diagnoses of autism spectrum disorders.

· Describe a systematic approach to understanding the cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral challenges of individuals with co-existing disorders.


Identify evidence-based educational, psychosocial, and behavioral interventions for co-existing challenges


Register for: Monday, January 27, 2014

$190.00 per person

$155.00 for early registration until 1/14/2014

Registration closes 1/21/2014



8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00



Struggling Readers: Developing a High School Literacy Program

with Karen Matso and Amy McMahon

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Sponsored by SERESC

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Register for: Thursday, January 30, 2014

$150.00 per person

Registration closes 1/21/2014


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


Addressing Five of the Biggest Issues for Teachers: Students, Parents, Information, Supervisors, and Your Own Life

with Richard Eyster


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Sponsored by SERESC


Five of the biggest issues... Come and learn more about concrete and practical ways to address:

>Students: Discipline and Effective Classroom Control

>Parents: Working with Difficult Parents

>Information: Dealing with the Inevitable Overload

>Professional Relationships: Creating a Good Working Relationship with Your Supervisor

>Personal Satisfaction: Having a Life -- Managing Your Workload


Register for: Friday, January 31, 2014

$155.00 per person

$125.00 for early registration until 1/17/2014

Registration closes 1/21/2014


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


~ February 2014 ~

"How Did You Get That Answer?" Teaching Students How To Do Open Responses in Math

with Bill Atwood


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Sponsored by SERESC and Collins Writing


This Saturday morning workshop will discuss why students find open response problems so hard. It will also discuss Smarter Balanced problems in this context. An overview of 7 practical strategies on how to lead students into deeper, richer answers will follow.



General Outline of Day:

8:30-9:00:

Looking at Common Core Problems (PARCC and SMARTER BALANCED)

and diagnosing possible student difficulties. “Why are Open Response problems so difficult for students?”

7 strategies to improve Open Responses: an overview

9:00-10:00:
Strategy 1: Using quick writes as a way to build thinking
Strategy 5: Building Math Vocabulary
Strategy 4: Reading and Understanding the Math Questions

10:15-11:00:
Strategy 3: Helping students show thinking and reasoning Ø Strategy 2 and 7: Frequent assessments and using the data

11:00-11:30:
Strategy 6: Designing Great Assignments in Math


Outcome:

Teachers will be able to use 4-6 simple but powerful strategies to deepen student understanding of math concepts, build engagement, and clearly answer Open Response Questions.


Register for: Saturday, February 1st, 2014

$75.00


8:30 to 11:30 - Breakfast at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00

No More "Wheels on The Bus!"

Social/Emotional/Behavioral Competence for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorders and Cognitive Impairments


with Teresa Bolick

Meet the presenters!


Sponsored by SERESC

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Who should attend?

Middle/High School Educators, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists, Licensed

Psychologists, Mental Health Providers, Principals, Parents, Clinicians or anyone

interested in the topic.


About the Presentation:

As they frequently remind us, adolescents with ASD and cognitive impairments are still

adolescents! Social skills programs that match their cognitive level are “too babyish” for

adolescents. Yet, the current age-appropriate social skills and self-regulation programs require sophisticated language and cognitive skills that these adolescents have not yet mastered.

This workshop will begin with a brief review of diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 and the

presentation of a neurodevelopmental framework for the social, emotional, and behavioral challenges often observed in adolescents with ASD and cognitive impairment. Dr. Bolick will then focus upon practical adaptations of evidence-based

social/emotional and behavioral interventions for students with significant delays. The workshop will also address that importance of age-appropriate materials even when students have severe cognitive and communicative delays.

The content of the workshop is intended for professionals, paraprofessionals, and family members who already have basic knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and cognitive impairments.


Outcomes:

As a result of attending, participants will:


  • Explain how neurodevelopmental challenges intersect with the environmental demands of adolescence to create social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
  • Explain at least two strategies for building a “working partnership” with adolescents with substantial communicative and cognitive impairments.
  • Identify at least five age-appropriate accommodations (or antecedent controls) that support social/emotional/behavioral competence.



  • Identify at least five evidence-based interventions for social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.




Schedule

8:00-8:30 Check-in and continental breakfast

8:30-9:00 A quick update on DSM-5 and ASD and cognitive impairments

9:00-10:30 Neurodevelopment meets the “real world” of adolescence

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Using the working partnership and collaborative solving to build antecedent controls

12:00-12:45 Lunch at SERESC

12:45-2:00 Evidence-based interventions to teach social/emotional competence

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-3:30 Understanding and remediating interfering behavior

3:30-3:45 Questions and certificates




Register for: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

$190 per person

$155.00 early registration by 1/21/14

Registration ends 1/28/14


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


Speaking the Language of Power: Developing Thinking Skills Using the Academic Vocabulary of the Common Core

with Bill Atwood. M.Ed.

Meet the presenters!


Sponsored by SERESC

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Who should attend?

Educators in all subjects, including math and science for Grades 3 – 12


About the Presentation:

Here’s a possible Common Core performance task from Smarter Balanced Assessments for 7th graders:

Some schools have installed video cameras in classrooms to ensure student safety. Your district is considering installing them in your school. Do you agree or disagree with this idea?

First, read and summarize the two following passages. Then, write an essay for your School Board persuading them to support your position by providing logical and well organized arguments, clear reasons, and relevant evidence to support your point of view. Be sure to cite specific facts from the articles and acknowledge counterclaims. Remember to maintain a formal style and paraphrase excerpts from the passages without plagiarizing.


Will your students be able to understand the academic vocabulary in this question and then be able to do the thinking that an assignment like this requires? David Coleman, one of the primary authors of the Common Core, argues that students who do not thoroughly understand words like analyze, justify, cite, and evidence are at a distinct academic disadvantage. This fun, interactive, fast-paced workshop will model strategies to teach both the critical vocabulary necessary for academic success and offer simple but powerful activities to teach the deeper thinking skills needed for academic success.


Schedule:


8 30–9:00 The Common Core and Two Types of Vocabulary

9:00–10:00 What are These Words? Identifying General Academic Vocabulary

10:00–10:15 Break

10:15–12.00 Teaching and Assessing General Academic Vocabulary: A Simulation

12.00–12:45 Lunch at SERESC

12:45–2:30 Vocabulary Activities to Engage and Teach

2:30–2:45 Break

2:45–3:30 Strategies to Infuse Academic Vocabulary into Daily Routine

3:30–3:45 Thirty Words I’ll Teach This Year


Register for: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Register for: Thursday, March 13, 2014

$185 per person

$150 early registration cost by 1/21/14

Registration ends 1/28/14



8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


Classroom Management - Master Class

with Richard Eyster


Meet the presenters!



Sponsored by SERESC


Gaining More Effective and Comfortable Control... Come and hear more about:

>The Effective Teacher

>Positive Tone and Connection

>Establishing Discipline

>The Effective Classroom Dynamic

>Building a Support Network


Register for Thursday, February 6, 2014

$150.00 per person

$125.00 early registration by 1/23/14

Registration ends 1/28/14


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


Implementing Response To Intervention (RTI) for Strong Standards such as the Common Core

with Maryclare Heffernan

Meet the presenters!


Sponsored by SERESC


Registration for: Friday, February 7, 2014

$150.00 for the day

$125.00 for Early Registration by January 24th

Registration ends January 31st


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


Reading, Unpacking, and Making Great Lesson plans for CC Math Standards grades K-2

with Cherrie Fulton


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Sponsored by SERESC


As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwheleming. Students are expected to meet each year's grade-specific standards, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations. Join me in navigating through the standards; tabbing and highlighting important key concepts, comparing expectations across grade levels and looking toward the ultimate outcomes for each grade. We will also explore a template for a well planned lesson using the Common Core. Please bring a highlighter, tabs (or post-it notes) and a copy of a lesson plan you have used or plan to in the future.




Register for: Saturday, February 8, 2014

$75.00


8:30 to 11:30 - Breakfast at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00

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LIFE SPACE CRISIS INTERVENTION (LSCI)

(This certification course consists of two full day (Feb 5th & 6th) and six 3 hour Wednesday afternoon sessions (March 5th thru April 9th)


Sponsored by NH CEBIS @ SERESC

Presented by: Dr. Howard Muscott


Please click here to learn more: https://www.smore.com/6q3h

Dangerous Juveniles: Navigating the Stormy Seas of Behavior

February 7, 2014


Sponsored by NH CEBIS @ SERESC

Presented by Dr. Marcel Lebrun


To register or to learn more please click here: https://www.smore.com/h0kd

Six Traits of Writing

Got Grit? Strategies to Develop Qualities of Grit

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Helping All Learners Achieve Better Outcomes!

with Carol Kosnitsky

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Sponsored by SERESC

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Register for: Friday, February 14, 2014

$150.00 per person

$125.00 early registration by 1/31/14

Registration ends 2/4/14

An encore session will be held at North Country Educational Services on 05/29/14.


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00

Putting the 8 Practices of the Common Core into Practice!

with Betty Erickson


Meet the presenters!


Sponsored by SERESC


The presenter will come away with in-depth knowledge of the 8 Practices and how to implement them immediately in their classroom as they transition to Common Core State Standards. She will introduce activities that demonstrate alignment to the 8 practices as they relate to:

· Numbers and Operations

· Functions and Algebra

· Geometry and Measurement

· Data, Statistics and Probability

This workshop is activity based. Plan to be engaged!


Register for Saturday, February 15, 2014

$75.00


8:30 to 11:30 - Breakfast at SERESC


Literacy Across Content Areas for the Common Core: "What? Me a Literacy Teacher? But..."

with Lyn Healy

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Sponsored by SERESC

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Description

Common Core State Standards are designed so that all teachers help students develop their literacy skills. Most certified teachers never had to take a reading or writing course in their professional preparation, although many teachers are already teaching literacy in their classes. Come spend the day collaborating with colleagues to examine how CCSS impacts content teachers and identify specific strategies you can use to help students meet the standards.


Who Should Attend?

Content teachers, administrators, curriculum coordinators, paraprofessionals


Outcomes


  1. Make connections between CCSS and specific reading strategies in your content area.
  2. Connect vocabulary instruction with reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  3. Make connections between CCSS and writing in content instruction.
  4. Identify at least six comprehension strategies and apply them to individual instruction.



Register for: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

$150.00 per person

$125.00 early registration by 2/4/14

Registration Ends 2/11/14


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Keys to Content Writing - 2 day workshop

~ March 2014 ~

Personalized Learning for Standards-Based Instruction

Common Core + Common Sense = Improved Outcomes for Learners with Disabilities!

Keys to Argument Writing

with Joan Sedita

Meet our presenters!


Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy


Register for: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

$190.00 per person

$155.00 early registration by 2/18/14

Registration ends 2/25/14


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Instructional Strategies to Help Students Achieve Common Core Writing Standards in All Content Areas

with Fred Wolff, Ph.D.

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Sponsored by SERESC

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About the Presentation:

Writing Process. Six Traits. Genres. And now, Common Core Writing Standards which emphasize literacy across all disciplines! How do we blend all these concepts into a cohesive approach to writing, especially considering the limited amount of time available for writing in most classrooms? Will it mean that we have to change how we teach writing? If so, what do we need to consider as we evaluate current writing curriculum and instructional practices for effectiveness in helping students achieve Common Core standards in writing? How do we decide what to keep and what to change?

In this workshop, we’ll examine some strategies and structures for achieving the Common Core Writing Standards that incorporate process, traits, and genres. Additionally, we’ll work through a variety of writing assignments that meet the requirements of the Common Core standards and are also appropriate and engaging for students. Focus will be on grades 3-8.

We will also look at what students’ writing products tell us about their progress toward achieving the Common Core writing standards. Strategies will be modeled to show how teachers can conference with students to help them improve their writing. Participants will be asked to submit one or two short pieces of student writing, from any content area, for use in our discussion.



Outcomes:

At the end of this conference, participants will:

1. explain the requirements of the Common Core Writing Standards

2. explain how process, traits and genres blend to achieve common core writing standards.

3. develop specific writing assignments and projects for use in ELA and/or content areas classrooms.

4. explain the connection between these assignments and specific Common Core Writing Standards.

5. explain specific strategies to improve a piece of student writing

6. modify existing writing assignments/projects to match Common Core standards




Register for: Thursday, March 6, 2014

$200.00 per person

$165.00 for early registration until 2/20/14

Registration closes 2/25/2014



8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00



Developing The Inner Leader In You

March 6, 2014


Sponsored by NH CEBIS @ SERESC

Presented by Dr. Marcel Lebrun


To register or to learn more please click here: https://www.smore.com/j6xk

Smarter Balanced and Performance Tasks: Focus on Math grades K to 5

Keys to Close Reading - encore!


with Joan Sedita

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Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy

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About the Presentation:

The Common Core literacy standards emphasize the use of challenging text at all grade levels and for teaching students close and careful reading strategies in order to gain critical thinking skills. This session will present a close reading routine that teachers can use with short, challenging text passages to practice close reading skills. Participants will learn how to use think-aloud, insert text-focused questions that students answer while they read, and how to teach students to annotate and identify key ideas and supporting details while reading.


Who Should Attend?:

All teachers, administrators and special educators of students in grades 4-12


Outcomes:

  • Understand what is meant by "close reading"
  • Learn how to select and prepare passages for close reading
  • Learn how to use "think aloud" to model meta-cognitive reading and critical thinking
  • Learn how to teach students comprehension and writing skills/strategies to support close reading


Register: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

$190.00 per person

$155.00 early registration by 2/26/14

Registration ends 3/4/14


8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00


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THE ANGRY SMILE: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools & Workplaces

April 3, 2013


Back by Popular Demand.....NH CEBIS @ SERESC is pleased to announce that Signe Whitson, LSW and

Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute is coming back to NH to present "The Angry Smile"


Sponsored by NH CEBIS @ SERESC

Presented by Signe Whitson


To register or to learn more please click here: https://www.smore.com/fr2j

Speaking the Language of Power: Developing Thinking Skills Using the Academic Vocabulary of the Common Core

with Bill Atwood. M.Ed.

Meet the presenters!


Sponsored by SERESC

Event brochure



Register for: Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Register for: Thursday, March 13, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

DIR FLoortime DIR 101: Overview of the DIR Model and Floortime Intervention: Theoretical Framework, Scientific Evidence, and Scope of Application

with Joleen R. Fernald, PhD/ABD, CCC-SLP, BRS-CL

Meet the presenters!


Sponsored by SERESC

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About the Presentation:

This is an introductory course that reviews the theoretical framework, scientific evidence, and scope of application of the DIR model promoting functional emotional developmental capacities, reflective thinking, and overall mental health for all children and adults, including those with special needs. This is an ICDL approved introductory training. Following this course, participants may enroll in DIR 201 through ICDL.com.


Outcomes:

Participants successfully completing this course will be able to:

1. Identify common features of autism and other challenges of relating and communicating

2. Identify the key features of relationship-based approaches

3. Explore 6 Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities (FEDCs) in the DIR® model and potential challenges that children face at each capacity

4. Understand the "I" in DIR - individual differences and how health, sensory processing, and regulatory challenges can impact a child's development

5. Discuss key principles and basic strategies of Floortime ™

6. Understand the role of relationship and family in the DIR® model

7. Understand the essential role of affect as it is related to the D, the I, and the R


Who Should Attend:

Speech/Language Pathologists, Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Paraprofessionals, OTs, PTs, School Counselors, School Nurses, Parents or anyone interested in the topic.


Schedule Day 1:

8:30-9:00 Sign-in and continental breakfast

9:00-9:15 Welcome and introductions

9:15-10:30 FEDC 1 through FEDC 3—(Functional Emotional Developmental Capacities)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 FEDC 4 Through FEDC 6

12:15-1:15 Lunch at SERESC

1:15-2:45 Sensory Integration

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:45 Social Emotional Fundamentals

3:45-4:00 Questions and wrap up


Schedule Day 2:

8:30-9:00 Sign-in and continental breakfast

9:00-9:15 Welcome back, recap, any questions about last session content

9:15-10:15 Floortime Principles

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-12:00 FEDCs 1-4 and Coaching

12:00-1:00 Lunch at SERESC

1:00-2:15 FEDCs 5-6 and Coaching

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:15 Covering Adult Goals

3:15-3:30 Questions

3:45-4:00 Wrap up


Register for: Thursday and Friday March 13 and 14, 2014

$290.00 per person

$250.00 early registration by 2/27/14

Registration ends 3/4/14

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

High School and the Common Core ELA

with Karen Matso

Meet the presenter!


Sponsored by SERESC


Welcome to our new "For High School" series!


Training in this workshop will be provided in the following areas of secondary education with strong standards (such as the Common Core):


o foundational overview of standards

o instructional shifts of standards

o "unpacking" standards

o alignment of instructional resources and strategies


Whether you are new to ELA with strong standards or need a refresher, come spend the day with us!



Register for: Thursday March 13, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00

ARTS AT THE CORE: CREATING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE ARTS AND THE CCSS

with Marcia McCaffrey and Lyn Healy

Meet the presenters!



Sponsored by the NHDOE and SERESC

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Register for: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - Event is full

Register for: Friday, March 14, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Does Your Math Content Knowledge Need Updating?

with Betty Erickson

Meet the presenters!


Participants will come away with activities and strategies to help them feel more confident and competent with the mathematics they are teaching. Common Core is asking for more rigor. This workshop will help participants with lesson organization that engages students in the topic, and with questioning techniques to engage students in depth as well as breadth of instruction. As a result of attending, participants will have a deeper understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, measurement and algebra. Betty will encourage teachers to put the FUN in mathematics.


$75.00- Sponsored by SERESC


Register for: Saturday, March 15, 2014

8:30 to 11:30 - Breakfast SERESC


Breaking the Code: Uncovering the Secrets of Argument Writing in the Common Core

with John Collins, Ed.D.

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Sponsored by SERESC

Latest Flyer



Who Should Attend

Grade 6 to 12 teachers in all subjects

Description

Argument writing is a major emphasis of the Common Core and presents new challenges to teachers and students. How to craft claims and support them with reasons and textual evidence is a well kept secret for most students. Deciphering the vocabulary of argument in the Core, words like formal style, counterclaim, and objective tone, is a foreign language to many students, too. This workshop will provide specific strategies to unravel the mystery of how to write a well organized argument and reveal the meaning of critical argument-related vocabulary to ensure students meet the Common Core writing standards.

Outcomes

· receive lists of general academic vocabulary related to argument that students need to know and learn techniques for teaching those words

· practice an efficient and systematic way to help students generate reasons and details that support a claim

· provide a structure that teaches students how to write clear, compelling claim statements that acknowledge a counterclaim

· acquire grade-level lists of argument writing skills and strategies to teach these skills

· practice a model to create content-based argument assignments for writing across the curriculum

Schedule

Introduction to argument writing and the Common Core

Teaching the vocabulary of argument

HELPS template – the critical first step

Break

Writing arguments – practice paragraphs

Lunch

Critical writing skills for successful argument writing

Teaching conventions in argument writing

Break

Design an argument assignment in your content area



Register for: Friday, March 14, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Differentiated Instruction: An Essential Strategy in Standards-Based Teaching for K-12

with Trisha Walton


Meet the presenter!



Sponsored by SERESC

For grades K to 12 - all subjects - teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, special education teachers


In today’s diverse classrooms there are students of all skill-levels, interests, and abilities. Teachers everywhere are struggling to deal with the ever-expanding range of student needs. One of the most critical questions a teacher should ask of him/herself is, “How do I make sure that every student in my class is challenged at an appropriate level?”


Differentiated Instruction provides teachers with vision, structure, and support in order to answer that question. In interactive workshop, teachers will learn about the critical elements of Differentiated Instruction (DI) and how to implement them in their own classrooms. Trish will present concepts essential to DI, share examples of differentiated curriculum (K-12) and show a range of student work.


Participants will develop lessons and structures based on these concepts and examples. The work we do together will be interactive; plan to leave with ideas for lessons and practices to use “next fall”!


Register for: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

8:30 to 3:30, Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Registration opens at 8:00


Magic in the Middle! NELMS 33rd Annual Conference

Be part of the Middle Magic!


Sponsored by New England League of Middle Schools (NELMS)


Save the date!!


March 31-April 1, 2014 in Providence, RI at the RI Convention Center


Keynotes: Nancy Doda & Jack Berckemeyer!!


For more information please contact (978) 557-9311 or email nelms@nelms.org


Early Registration by 3/3/14




~ April 2014 ~

Answer Key to Extended Response

with Noel Foy

Meet our presenters!


Sponsored by SERESC and Keys to Literacy


Register for: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Common Core Standards in Writing: What It Means to be College and Career Ready... whether your kids are 6 or 16!

with Fred Wolff, and Lynna Garber Kalna

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Sponsored by SERESC

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Register for: Monday, April 8, 2014

8:30 to 3:30 - Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Reading, Unpacking, and Making Great Lesson Plans for CC Math Standards grades 3-5

with Cherrie Fulton

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Sponsored by SERESC


As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwheleming. Students are expected to meet each year's grade-specific standards, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations. Join me in navigating through the standards; tabbing and highlighting important key concepts, comparing expectations across grade levels and looking toward the ultimate outcomes for each grade. We will also explore a template for a well planned lesson using the Common Core. Please bring a highlighter, tabs (or post-it notes) and a copy of a lesson plan you have used or plan to in the future.


Register for: Saturday, April 12, 2014

8:30 to 11:30 at SERESC - Continental Breakfast is served

~ May 2014 and Beyond ~

4th Annual Essential Adolescent Literacy Conference

Addressing Literacy for Students in Grades 4-12


Sponsored by Keys to Literacy (KTL),

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC),

Wilson Language Training® (WLT)

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Registration for: Friday, May 9, 2014

8:30 to 4:00 at SERESC

Reading, Unpacking, and Making Great Lesson Plans for CC Math Standards grades 6-9

with Cherrie Fulton

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Sponsored by SERESC


As teachers begin diving into the Common Core State Standards, they can often find it a bit overwheleming. Students are expected to meet each year's grade-specific standards, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations. Join me in navigating through the standards; tabbing and highlighting important key concepts, comparing expectations across grade levels and looking toward the ultimate outcomes for each grade. We will also explore a template for a well planned lesson using the Common Core. Please bring a highlighter, tabs (or post-it notes) and a copy of a lesson plan you have used or plan to in the future.


Register for: Saturday, June 21, 2014

8:30 to 11:30 - Breakfast at SERESC

Registration starts at 8:00

1st Annual Young Adolescent Conference

Sponsored by NELMS and SERESC



Who is the MS child? How do we best help them be successful in the classroom? Technology, literacy, unified arts, teacher groups, school culture, ...Let us celebrate the uniqueness of this age group!


You will gain information that will you be more successful in your school and in your classroom.


Registration is not yet open:

Tentative Date is Friday, October 10, 2014

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Events To Be Scheduled: Keep an eye out for...

Individual Education Plans supported by iPad Applications

with Paul Butler, M.Ed.

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Sponsored by SERESC

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Register for: Not Yet Scheduled In Our Upcoming Events!

CC MATH: Building Number Sense Learning Progressions

with Cherrie Fulton

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Sponsored by SERESC

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Next Generation Science Standards and the NH College and Career Ready Standards/CCSS: How do they go together?

with Saundra Kent, MST

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Sponsored by SERESC

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Register for: Not Yet Scheduled In Up Coming Events!