Niles Township District for Special Education #807

Professional Learning 

If you need immediate assistance, please contact Alicia Hastings at ahastings@ntdse.org.

Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
January
1/17/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:00 PM
NTDSE Mentor/Mentee Meeting- (Day 5/7)
Target Audience: NTDSE Mentors and Mentees This course is designed for continuous learning. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions scheduled for the following dates: 9/13/18, 10/11/18, 11/8/18, 12/10/18, 1/17/19, 3/14/19 and 5/9/19. Please register for each session individually. Topics for each session are TBD.
Molloy Education Center
1/22/2019 8:30 AM
to 3:00 PM
Foundations Cohort 2: OPEN ONLY TO FOUNDATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS- D67, D68 and D69- Day 2/3
Target Audience: Open only to members of the Foundations Committee Cohort 2- D67, 68 & 69 Foundations Cohort 2 will meet on the following dates for the 18-19 school year: Oct 17, January 22 and April 30. Please register for each session individually. Foundations Cohort 2 members will join Susan Isaacs for 3 sessions to continue the journey of implementing school-wide systems to support positive behavior. Committee members will receive an email closer to each event with details regarding lunch and required materials for the day.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
1/22/2019 8:30 AM
to 10:30 PM
Paraprofessional Training- Working with Students Who Have Been Through Trauma- Recommended for D74
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals In this session, we will explore ways of viewing and supporting challenging students through a different lens. We will also explore new ways of thinking about students' behavior that will empower us to work more effectively with all of our students, even in their worst moments.
District 74- Todd Hall
1/22/2019 10:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Paraprofessional Training- How to Support a Successful Mealtime (Recommended for 74)
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals The term 'Picky Eater' can be applied to many children and is common for students with autism and other disabilities. Come and learn evidence-based strategies to support a successful mealtime and how you can best support your students.
District 74- Todd Hall
1/25/2019 8:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Supporting Students with Conflict Resolution
Target Audience: All Educators *Please be sure to get administrator approval before registering! At home, child care, or school, children occasionally become embroiled in conflict or a battle of wills with peers or adults Too often, simple disagreements can lead to more serious issues such as bullying. This session is designed to introduce a simple, yet effective strategy for teaching conflict resolution to students. Participants will examine a plan that helps kids discover positive ways of resolving disagreements. The strategy is based on the work of Dr. Randy Sprick, an educator and expert in teacher training for over forty years and presented by Susan Isaacs.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
1/25/2019 12:30 PM
to 3:30 PM
Supporting Students with Conflict Resolution (Repeat of the AM session)
Target Audience: All Educators *Please be sure to get administrator approval before registering! At home, child care, or school, children occasionally become embroiled in conflict or a battle of wills with peers or adults Too often, simple disagreements can lead to more serious issues such as bullying. This session is designed to introduce a simple, yet effective strategy for teaching conflict resolution to students. Participants will examine a plan that helps kids discover positive ways of resolving disagreements. The strategy is based on the work of Dr. Randy Sprick, an educator and expert in teacher training for over forty years and presented by Susan Isaacs.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
1/29/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:30 PM
Evidence Based Practices for Special Education 7/10: Discrete Trial
Target Audience: Special Education Teachers and NTDSE Mentees This course is designed for continuous learning. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions scheduled for the following dates: 8/14/18, 8/28/18, 9/25/18, 10/30/18, 11/27/18, 12/18/18, 1/29/19, 2/25/19, 3/19/19 & 4/30/19. Please register for each session individually. This session will focus on Discrete Trial Training (DTT), a specific teaching technique used to maximize learning. Training will be provided on breaking skills into smaller parts, running repeated trials of skills, prompting techniques, reinforcement procedures, taking data, and mastery criteria. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these procedures within the session.
Molloy Education Center
1/30/2019 9:00 AM
to 10:30 AM
Niles Township Administrators Network (NTA)
Target Audience: Township Administrators The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Administrators to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
February
2/4/2019 2:00 PM
to 4:00 PM
Speech Language Pathologists Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Speech Language Pathologists The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township SLPs to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
2/4/2019 2:45 PM
to 4:00 PM
Writing Measurable Goals
Target Audience: All Special Education Educators In this session, participants will review best practices for writing and graphing observable, measurable goals and PLOPs and will have the opportunity to apply these skills. Please bring material to work on!
District 72- Fairview South School
2/4/2019 3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM
AACtual AAC Solutions for the Classroom Learning Track- Communication Temptations
Target Audience: Educators who work with AAC users Are you looking for ways to support the curriculums and programs such as Unique Learning System or general education science and social studies for your students that use AAC? If so, come to this session to learn the what, why, and how of the descriptive teaching method to give students explicit vocabulary instruction and a way to model during instruction. Participants will have hands-on practice as well as get planning forms to use in your next lesson.
Molloy Education Center
2/4/2019 3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM
AACtual AAC Solutions for the Classroom Learning Track- Teaching with Available Vocabulary
Target Audience: Educators who work with AAC users Are you looking for ways to support the curriculums and programs such as Unique Learning System or general education science and social studies for your students that use AAC? If so, come to this session to learn the what, why, and how of the descriptive teaching method to give students explicit vocabulary instruction and a way to model during instruction. Participants will have hands-on practice as well as get planning forms to use in your next lesson.
Molloy Education Center
2/5/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:15 PM
Early Childhood Educators Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Early Childhood Educators The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Special Education Teachers to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
2/11/2019 12:30 PM
to 4:00 PM
NTDSE February Early Release
Target Audience: NTDSE Certified Staff Session description coming soon!
Molloy Education Center
2/11/2019 1:00 PM
to 3:00 PM
Paraprofessional Training- Behavior Management and Maximizing Independence (Recommended for NTDSE Molloy)
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals Participants will learn strategies to support positive behavior and maximize student's independence.
Molloy Education Center
2/11/2019 4:15 PM
to 5:15 PM
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Information with IMRF
Target Audience: All Members of IMRF (new and veteran) Getting ready for retirement or just want to know more about your IMRF benefits? Kate Setchell, Field Representative from IMRF will be here to do a Presentation on all your IMRF benefits! Topics include: -What is IMRF? -Your participation and contributions -Voluntary Additional Contributions- Refund, Disability, Death, & Retirement Benefits
Molloy Education Center
2/13/2019 1:45 PM
to 2:45 PM
Paraprofessional Training- How to Support a Successful Mealtime (Recommended for D67 & 69)
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals The term 'Picky Eater' can be applied to many children and is common for students with autism and other disabilities. Come and learn evidence-based strategies to support a successful mealtime and how you can best support your students.
District 67- Golf Middle School
2/15/2019 8:30 AM
to 9:30 AM
Paraprofessional Training- How to Support a Successful Mealtime (Recommended for D73.5)
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals The term 'Picky Eater' can be applied to many children and is common for students with autism and other disabilities. Come and learn evidence-based strategies to support a successful mealtime and how you can best support your students.
District 73.5- Elizabeth Meyer School
2/21/2019 8:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Coach's Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Coaches The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township coaches to network for sharing knowledge and support.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
2/26/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:30 PM
Evidence Based Practices for Special Education 8/10: Program Books
Target Audience: Special Education Teachers and NTDSE Mentees This course is designed for continuous learning. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions scheduled for the following dates: 8/14/18, 8/28/18, 9/25/18, 10/30/18, 11/27/18, 12/18/18, 1/29/19, 2/25/19, 3/19/19 & 4/30/19. Please register for each session individually. This session includes discussion around the components of a program book, available programs, and how to create and implement individualized programs with multiple students in a classroom. Training will also review and refresh material learned in previous sessions on running repeated trials of skills, prompting techniques, reinforcement procedures, taking data, and mastery criteria. Participants will have an opportunity to practice these procedures within the session.
Molloy Education Center
2/27/2019 1:30 PM
to 2:30 PM
Paraprofessional Training- How to Support a Successful Mealtime (Recommended for D70)
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals The term 'Picky Eater' can be applied to many children and is common for students with autism and other disabilities. Come and learn evidence-based strategies to support a successful mealtime and how you can best support your students.
District 70- Park View School
March
3/1/2019 8:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Township Institute Day- Beginning the Journey on Equity: Mindset and Instructional Practices with Corrie Wallace
You’re invited to engage in this interactive workshop facilitated by Corrie Wallace to explore bias, stereotypes and to learn about ways to interrupt practices that undermine the achievement of all students. Although it may seem overwhelming, take this first step to come listen, learn and support each other in building a more socially just and racially conscious school community. The better we understand ourselves, the better we can understand each other and support our students’ achievement both inside and out of the classroom.
District 74- Lincoln Hall Middle School
3/1/2019 8:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Township Institute Day- Building a Culture of Empathy in a Digital Age with Devorah Heitner
This workshop focuses on friendship in the digital age, fears of missing out, anonymity and other issues that affect our student's lives and Social/Emotional development in today’s media environment. Further, Provides participants with the ability to utilize practical strategies to implement effective and research-based parent engagement strategies that will alleviate parent concerns about technology and improve student learning by involving parents.
Niles West High School
3/1/2019 8:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Niles North High School
3/1/2019 8:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Township Institute Day- Creating Trauma-Informed Classroom Communities with Doug Bolton
Research indicates that 66% of children experience at least one traumatic experience before they turn eighteen and that one out of every six students have experienced four or more traumatic experiences. These students who have experienced multiple traumas are 32 times more likely to be identified with learning and behavioral problems in school. These early traumas have a profound impact on students social, behavioral, and cognitive development and the effect of trauma has been tied to chronic mental and physical illness in adulthood. The good news is that the impact of childhood trauma can be reversed and schools have a unique opportunity to help students develop resilience and overcome the impact of their traumatic experiences. Dr. Bolton will share current research on the prevalence and impact of trauma on children and describe how to create school communities that promote resilience in students and enhance their engagement and achievement in school.
District 69- Edison School
3/1/2019 8:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Township Institute Day- School Safety: Early Identification and Intervention with Dr. Nancy Zarse
School safety includes identifying those at risk for violence, intervening effectively, and managing risk. This applies equally to school violence, mass casualty violence, and terrorism. Since there is no profile for a shooter, base your assessment on behavior. Learn about risk factors for and warning signs of violence, as well as signs of escalation towards and protective factors against violence. Understand the difference between affective and predatory violence, especially with regard to planned violence in the workplace, schools, and/or community. Contemporary Threat Management offers an approach to assessing and managing the risk of violence. Learn the stages of intended violence, as well as the importance of basing the assessment on known facts and behaviors. Apply the concepts of hunter and howler to your assessment of risk of violence. Unmask the challenges of assessing violence, including reporting concerns and the critical function of the Threat Assessment Team. Discover the power of one simple question: is there movement from thought to action?
District 72- Fairview South School
3/14/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:00 PM
NTDSE Mentor/Mentee Meeting- (Day 6/7)
Target Audience: NTDSE Mentors and Mentees This course is designed for continuous learning. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions scheduled for the following dates: 9/13/18, 10/11/18, 11/8/18, 12/10/18, 1/17/19, 3/14/19 and 5/9/19. Please register for each session individually. Topics for each session are TBD.
Molloy Education Center
3/15/2019 12:30 PM
to 3:00 PM
Case Coordinators Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Case Coordinators The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Case Coordinators to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
3/18/2019 4:00 PM
to 5:30 PM
Niles Township Administrators Network (NTA)
Target Audience: Township Administrators The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Administrators to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Location To Be Determined
3/19/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:30 PM
Evidence Based Practices for Special Education 9/10: Social Thinking
Target Audience: Special Education Teachers and NTDSE Mentees This course is designed for continuous learning. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions scheduled for the following dates: 8/14/18, 8/28/18, 9/25/18, 10/30/18, 11/27/18, 12/18/18, 1/29/19, 2/25/19, 3/19/19 & 4/30/19. Please register for each session individually. This session will focus on an overview of the Social Thinking curriculum and how to support students' social skill development.
Molloy Education Center
April
4/3/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:45 PM
CPR Certification
Target Audience: All Educators This session teaches the non-medical rescuers how to identify a medical emergency and when to phone 911. This course provides instruction on adult and child CPR, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and procedures to assist a choking victim.
Molloy Education Center
4/8/2019 2:00 PM
to 4:00 PM
Occupational Therapists Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Occupational Therapists The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township School Occupational Therapists to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
4/9/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:45 PM
CPR Certification
Target Audience: All Educators This session teaches the non-medical rescuers how to identify a medical emergency and when to phone 911. This course provides instruction on adult and child CPR, the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and procedures to assist a choking victim.
Molloy Education Center
4/12/2019 1:00 PM
to 3:30 PM
Psychologists Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Psychologists The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township School Psychologists to network for sharing knowledge and support.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
4/17/2019 8:30 AM
to 11:30 AM
Social Workers Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Social Workers The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Social Workers to network for sharing knowledge and support.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
4/17/2019 3:45 PM
to 6:15 PM
First Aid Certification
Target Audience: All Educators This course will provide instruction on the basics of first aid. First aid is the immediate care that is given to someone with an illness or injury before a more advanced trainer arrives to take over. The course is divided into three parts: Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies. Medical emergencies include appropriate care for heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and seizure. Injury emergencies include care of breaks, sprains, bleeding and burns. Environmental emergencies include care for temperature related exposures, poisoning and animal bites and stings. Upon completion of the course, all members will receive a certification card from the American Heart Association.
Molloy Education Center
4/18/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:15 PM
Early Childhood Educators Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Early Childhood Educators The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Special Education Teachers to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
4/19/2019 12:30 PM
to 3:00 PM
Case Coordinators Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Case Coordinators The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Case Coordinators to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
4/25/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:15 PM
Special Education Teachers Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Special Education Teachers The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Special Education Teachers to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
4/30/2019 8:30 AM
to 3:00 PM
Foundations Cohort 2: OPEN ONLY TO FOUNDATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS- D67, D68 and D69- Day 3/3
Target Audience: Open only to members of the Foundations Committee Cohort 2- D67, 68 & 69 Foundations Cohort 2 will meet on the following dates for the 18-19 school year: Oct 17, January 22 and April 30. Please register for each session individually. Foundations Cohort 2 members will join Susan Isaacs for 3 sessions to continue the journey of implementing school-wide systems to support positive behavior. Committee members will receive an email closer to each event with details regarding lunch and required materials for the day.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
4/30/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:00 AM
Evidence Based Practices for Special Education 10/10: EBI Learning Track Celebration
Target Audience: Special Education Teachers and NTDSE Mentees This course is designed for continuous learning. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions scheduled for the following dates: 8/14/18, 8/28/18, 9/25/18, 10/30/18, 11/27/18, 12/18/18, 1/29/19, 2/25/19, 3/19/19 & 4/30/19. Please register for each session individually. Come enjoy the company of your colleagues and celebrate the learning you have done together this year!
Molloy Education Center
May
5/6/2019 3:00 PM
to 5:00 PM
Paraprofessional Training- Working with Students Who Have Been Through Trauma- Recommended for D68
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals In this session, we will explore ways of viewing and supporting challenging students through a different lens. We will also explore new ways of thinking about students' behavior that will empower us to work more effectively with all of our students, even in their worst moments.
Old Orchard Junior High School
5/7/2019 2:40 PM
to 4:40 PM
Paraprofessional Training- Working with Students Who Have Been Through Trauma- Recommended for D73.5
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals In this session, we will explore ways of viewing and supporting challenging students through a different lens. We will also explore new ways of thinking about students' behavior that will empower us to work more effectively with all of our students, even in their worst moments.
District 73.5- Elizabeth Meyer School
5/9/2019 3:45 PM
to 5:00 PM
NTDSE Mentor/Mentee Meeting- (Day 7/7)
Target Audience: NTDSE Mentors and Mentees This course is designed for continuous learning. It is recommended that participants attend all sessions scheduled for the following dates: 9/13/18, 10/11/18, 11/8/18, 12/10/18, 1/17/19, 3/14/19 and 5/9/19. Please register for each session individually. Topics for each session are TBD.
Molloy Education Center
5/13/2019 12:30 PM
to 4:00 PM
NTDSE May Early Release
Target Audience: NTDSE Certified Staff Session description coming soon!
Molloy Education Center
5/13/2019 1:00 PM
to 3:00 PM
Paraprofessional Training- Working with Students Who Have Been Through Trauma- Recommended for NTDSE Molloy
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals In this session, we will explore ways of viewing and supporting challenging students through a different lens. We will also explore new ways of thinking about students' behavior that will empower us to work more effectively with all of our students, even in their worst moments.
Molloy Education Center
5/15/2019 1:45 PM
to 3:45 PM
Paraprofessional Training- Working with Students Who Have Been Through Trauma- Recommended for D67, 69, 70
Target Audience: NTDSE and Member District Paraprofessionals In this session, we will explore ways of viewing and supporting challenging students through a different lens. We will also explore new ways of thinking about students' behavior that will empower us to work more effectively with all of our students, even in their worst moments.
Location To Be Determined
5/17/2019 12:30 PM
to 3:00 PM
Case Coordinators Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Township Case Coordinators The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Case Coordinators to network for sharing knowledge and support.
Molloy Education Center
5/23/2019 9:00 AM
to 10:30 AM
Niles Township Administrators Network (NTA)
Target Audience: Township Administrators The purpose of this meeting is for Niles Township Administrators to network for sharing knowledge and support.
District 68 Educational Services Center