Special Education Connection

Community Learning Network 2, June 2016

Kudos!

As we come to a close for the 2015-2016 School Year I want to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of every teacher and leader in our CLN 2. We work in a district with very unique challenges, and you have all demonstrated your commitment to providing our students with an educational experience that will prepare them to be productive, well-adjusted citizens. Thank you for all you do and you the summer!

Summer PD Opportunities

AU Course Offerings

(1) "Teaching Math in Multiple Grade Level Service Delivery Models" (1 AU credit) Enrollment now open in PGS

Summer Course Dates: June 22, 2016 and June 23, 2016, 8:30 to 4:00

Course Description: Special Educators (resource and/or self-contained) will participate in professional development in order to develop and implement collaborative lessons, modified instruction, and interventions. Teachers will implement a modified math instructional model that will address multiple grade level service delivery models and specialized instruction in order to guide small group instruction and intervention centers that will maximize the limited teacher directed instructional time. Teachers will be able to collaboratively develop effective instructional strategies by utilizing District Assessments to reflect and adjust in alignment with the District Instructional Framework.


(2) "Teaching Literacy in Multiple Grade Level Service Delivery Models" (1 AU credit) Enrollment now open in PGS

Summer Course Dates: June 28th and June 29th, 8:30 to 4:00.

Course Description: Special Educators (resource and/or self-contained) will participate in professional development in order to develop and implement collaborative lessons, modified instruction, and district interventions. Teachers will institute a modified Literacy instructional model. This model encompasses the Literacy Lesson Sets that will address multiple grade level service delivery models and specialized instruction; in order to guide small group instruction and intervention centers that will maximize the limited teacher directed instructional time. Teachers will be able to collaboratively develop effective instructional strategies by utilizing District Assessments and research based interventions. This will allow for reflection and adjustments to ensure alignment with the District Instructional Framework.


(3) Behavior Management AU Courses (2AU Credits)

Enrollment is now open in PGS for the FBA/BIP Team’s

Exploration and Application of Positive Behavior Supports

Participants are required to have taken Conscious Discipline: 10 Steps to Positive Discipline as a pre-requisite for this course. Exploration and Application of Positive Behavior Supports will provide an in-depth exploration of concepts and skills introduced in 10 Steps, using a peer-to-peer coaching model for comprehensive support of implementation between sessions. Course topics include: peer-peer collaboration; effective verbal and non-verbal communication; developmental norms, cultural norms, and individual differences; teaching self-regulation through adult modeling; professional and strategic rela-tionship building as a foundation for discipline; adult triggers and mindfulness; toxic stress and trauma informed care; and practical skill application for using misbehavior as a teach-able moment. The class will meet one full day before the school year begins, the first two weeks that school is in session, and then every other week (9 sessions, 30 hours). We will explore the principles of positive discipline and social-emotional learning by: reviewing research and examples, discussing impli-cations for practice, learning how to apply practical strategies in the classroom, and engaging in struc-tured peer-to-peer collaborative problem solving. On the weeks that we do not meet as a class, partici-pants will be encouraged to meet with their assigned peer coach to discuss, reinforce, and troubleshoot the new skills they have implemented.

Participants will develop the skills to seamlessly build social emotional learning into their current prac-tices so that children become more connected to adults and peers, more academically engaged, and more responsive to behavioral interventions.

All sessions will held at Dallas F. Nicholas, Sr. Elementary, 201 E 21st Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

Reminders!!!

Case Management Close Out

  • Secure your instructional materials and technology
  • Return your math and literacy intervention materials to the IEP Chair Office
  • Check your IEP's and flag any items that need to be addressed such as, typos, questions about service hours, goals, objectives, FBA's etc., and inaccurate information
  • Make certain that progress reports are filed
  • Confirm that all Third Party Billing is completed
  • Complete Check-out procedure form
  • Collect and Record Intervention Data. This will help to support scheduling for next year. For example record the PM data and the last module students completed for the 15-16 SY.