SPED PD DAY INFO

JANUARY PD DAY HAPPENINGS

PD DAY HAPPENINGS

The upcoming PD day on Monday, January 18th will start off in the MS Auditorium for all certified staff and paraprofessionals. We will be showing a documentary "Most Likely to Succeed" and that will start at 8:00 sharp so get there in plenty of time to get a goodie and grab your seat!


After all activities at the MS are completed you will be headed back to your buildings. Teachers will be doing curriculum and instruction work as indicated by building principals. Para's will have time to work through any remaining Rethink Training Modules. After that Para's may have building specific items to work on as well. It is my hope that most of you will be able to finish up any Rethink Modules and print off your completion certificate.


Below are a few Rethink resources you might find helpful...please note there is an extra tutorial on the "Generalization" module which has been historically tough to pass! Please make sure you have your username and password for Rethink ready to go for Monday.

RETHINK TRAINING TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Rethink launched a new user interface in December. They recommend that any staff using Rethink join in on a refresher training that will be offered regularly. There is a short video tutorial on the new interface available when you log in. If you would like a recorded version of the full interface training to use on the upcoming PD day please let me know and I will get you a recorded version. You can also view a session live by registering from the following link:


RETHINK new Interface Refresher Session


Beyond this PD day there are also weekly additional supports to access to help you better utilize all that Rethink has to offer. Our Rethink representative, Jennifer, hosts weekly office hours where you can join in a group session to have your questions answered and get tips and tricks in using the system. There is no limit on how many of these you can access - feel free to use this support and get your questions answered! Register for Jennifer's Office Hours at the following link:


RETHINK Office Hours Q&A Registration


If you or your para staff have had difficulty with the "Generalization" Rethink Training Module then you aren't alone! Here is a link to download a video tutorial on this module!


GENERALIZATION TUTORIAL