PD for Ed Specialists

2018-2019 Ravenswood & SUHSD Teachers

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We have some great PD sessions for Education Specialists this year.You can also find them on the district's PD calendar. Please register for all these sessions on Kick Up.

October

IEP Case Management: Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities Session #1

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

4:00-5:30pm

DO Conference room TBD

Participants will learn key strategies to aid in organizing IEP's, case managing students, setting up schedules for services, contacting specialists, etc. The focus of this session is to give Ed Specialists strategies to aid in case management. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to refresh their understanding of the IEP process -- not only in effective facilitation, but in meeting setup, notification to participants, etc. This session is intended for Education Specialists.

November

Will the Real Ed Rights Holder Please Stand Up?

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities Session #2

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

4:00pm-5:30pm

District Office (Conference Room TBD)

This session for Ed Specialists addresses what to do when the status of the Ed Rights holder for a student gets complicated. Find the latest news and best practices in working with families and determining who REALLY needs to sign that IEP!

Legal Updates In Working with Students With Disabilities

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #3

Thursday, November 29, 2018

4:00pm-5:30pm

District Office (Conference Room TBD)

Get in the mindset of a Ed Law Lawyer! This session is intended to keep Education Specialists up to date with the latest legal parameters that frame their work. This session will focus on how to serve students in the least restrictive environment while making sure all students' needs are met.

January

Psychoeducational Evaluations and the Triennial IEP

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #4

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

4:00pm-5:30pm

DO (Conference Room TBD)

Triennial IEPs- where do I start? In this session, participants will explore and plan on how to interpret psychoeducational assessments, select appropriate academic achievement assessments, and interpret assessment data to identify the needs of their students, write effective IEP goals, and implement appropriate services. This session is for Ed Specialists.

February

Writing Effective Behavior Intervention Plans

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #5

Thursday, February 7, 2019

4:00pm-5:30pm

District Office (Room TBD)

Review the ABCs of behavior management, including how to analyze a student's behavior, get to the 'why' a behavior problem occurs, and how to develop a behavior support plan in an IEP. Participants are encouraged to bring an IEP and a case study.

March

Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities

Focus Area: Students with Disabilities #6

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

4:00pm-5:30pm

District Office (Conference Room TBD)

Participants of this workshop will discover how to successfully plan and implement transitional life experiences for students with mild/moderate/severe disabilities by collaborating with outside agencies and community personnel. Teachers will also learn how to properly develop the basic IEP transition plan that moves students throughout K-12 education and onto age 22. This session is intended for Education Specialists.