Niles Township District for Special Education #807

Professional Learning 

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Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Location
July
7/22/2019
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Foundations for Literacy- Day 1 of 2
Target Audience: Educators using Foundations for Literacy Foundations for Literacy is a one-of-a-kind, evidence-based intervention designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Classroom teachers typically implement Foundations for Literacy four hours a week for the school year. Targeted learning objectives include vocabulary, narrative skills, alphabetic knowledge, phonological awareness, and reading decodable words and short connected text. Each lesson includes strategies for differentiating instruction using fun, multi-sensory, age-appropriate, integrated activities. Participants will be able to: 1. Explain the difference between code-based and meaning-based literacy skills and identify instructional activities for each 2. Teach letter-sound correspondence and blending (to support students' reading ability) and syllable segmentation (to support students' writing ability) using a variety of strategies. 3. Explain how an image representing a phoneme can be used to support decoding. 4. Use CROWD Questions and the dialogic reading strategy to increase children’s expressive and receptive language.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
7/23/2019
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Foundations for Literacy- Day 2 of 2
Target Audience: Educators using Foundations for Literacy Foundations for Literacy is a one-of-a-kind, evidence-based intervention designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Classroom teachers typically implement Foundations for Literacy four hours a week for the school year. Targeted learning objectives include vocabulary, narrative skills, alphabetic knowledge, phonological awareness, and reading decodable words and short connected text. Each lesson includes strategies for differentiating instruction using fun, multi-sensory, age-appropriate, integrated activities. Participants will be able to: 1. Explain the difference between code-based and meaning-based literacy skills and identify instructional activities for each 2. Teach letter-sound correspondence and blending (to support students' reading ability) and syllable segmentation (to support students' writing ability) using a variety of strategies. 3. Explain how an image representing a phoneme can be used to support decoding. 4. Use CROWD Questions and the dialogic reading strategy to increase children’s expressive and receptive language.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
August
8/1/2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Implementing Differentiation in the Classroom- Day 1/2
Target Audience: All Educators/ This 2 day session is the first of a series of sessions on the topic of Differentiation to run throughout the course of the 19-20 school year. Please sign up for each day individually. Future dates are TBD. Day 1 Sessions are as follows: AM Session A: Creating Learning Environmets for all- In this session, particpants will actively explore strategies from talent development designed to creat a learning environment in which it is 'cool to be smart.' Engaging students through strengths, interests, advanced content and talents will be explored. AM Session B: Curriculum Compacting- In this session, participants will learn ho to compact curriculum including pre-assessment, guarenteeing proficiency, and developing extensions and enrichments with students. PM Session A- Differentiation in Content Areas: Differentiation strategies and materials for uses in reding/language arts will be discussed and used as a springboard for planning. Participants should bring curriculum units to this session. PM Session B- Social/Affective Need of GTC Youth- Participants will learn about unique characteristics of youth with gifts and talents including asynchrony, overexcitabilities, sensitivities, multipotentiality, and other unique socio-emotional needs in a contxt of helping them develop healthy selves.
District 70- Park View School
8/2/2019
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Implementing Differentiation in the Classroom- Day 2/2
Target Audience: All Educators/ This 2 day session is the first of a series of sessions on the topic of Differentiation to run throughout the course of the 19-20 school year. Please sign up for each day individually. Future dates are TBD. Day 2 Sessions are as follows: AM Session A: Creating Learning Environmets for all- In this session, particpants will actively explore strategies from talent development designed to creat a learning environment in which it is 'cool to be smart.' Engaging students through strengths, interests, advanced content and talents will be explored. AM Session B: Social/Affective Need of GTC Youth- Participants will learn about unique characteristics of youth with gifts and talents including asynchrony, overexcitabilities, sensitivities, multipotentiality, and other unique socio-emotional needs in a contxt of helping them develop healthy selves. PM Session A- Curriculum Compacting- In this session, participants will learn ho to compact curriculum including pre-assessment, guarenteeing proficiency, and developing extensions and enrichments with students. PM Session B- Differentiation in Content Areas: Differentiation strategies and materials for uses in reding/language arts will be discussed and used as a springboard for planning. Participants should bring curriculum units to this session.
District 70- Park View School
8/7/2019
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
SIS Township Networking Meeting
Target Audience: Niles Township Case Coordinators/SIS Coordinators This session will focus on enrolling students, private parochial students, and Istar. This will also be used to network with other district SIS Coordinators.
Molloy Education Center
8/8/2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evidence Based Practices for Special Education 1/5: Classroom Setup
Target Audience: Special Education Teachers This session is a brief overview of evidence-based practices, including Instructional Control, Direct Instruction, Data Collection, Structured Teaching, Data and the Problem Solving Framework, Discrete Trial, Program Books, and Social Thinking. Setting up your classroom will also be touched upon, providing resources to get your classroom structured and ready for the start of the year.
Molloy Education Center
8/12/2019
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
CHAMPS (3 day training): A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management- Day 1/3
Target Audience: All Educators This learning track will be held Aug 12, 13 and 14. Please register for each day individually. CHAMPS text is REQUIRED and can be found on the Safe and Civil School's website. This 3-day training will provide participants with a foundation for using the CHAMPS approach to classroom management. The CHAMPS approach provides teachers with effective strategies to increase classroom organization, directly teach behavioral expectations, increase student motivation, respond consistently and productively to misbehavior, and use class-wide strategies for increasing student responsibility. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, CHAMPS will provide you with a framework to assist developing individual or small group behavior interventions while continuing to fine-tune your classroom systems. Function-based interventions will be addressed as well as group reinforcement models.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
8/13/2019
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
NTDSE Orientation for New District Administrators
Target Audience: Niles Township School/ District Administrators Come and learn about all NTDSE has to offer our member districts. We will review programs, services, professional development and take a tour of Molloy, our public therapeutic day school.
Molloy Education Center
8/13/2019
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
CHAMPS (3 day training): A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management- Day 2/3
Target Audience: All Educators This learning track will be held Aug 12, 13 and 14. Please register for each day individually. CHAMPS text is REQUIRED and can be found on the Safe and Civil School's website. This 3-day training will provide participants with a foundation for using the CHAMPS approach to classroom management. The CHAMPS approach provides teachers with effective strategies to increase classroom organization, directly teach behavioral expectations, increase student motivation, respond consistently and productively to misbehavior, and use class-wide strategies for increasing student responsibility. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, CHAMPS will provide you with a framework to assist developing individual or small group behavior interventions while continuing to fine-tune your classroom systems. Function-based interventions will be addressed as well as group reinforcement models.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
8/13/2019
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Director's Bootcamp
Target Audience: Niles Township Coordinators/Directors of Special Education Description: This session will focus on local and state procedures to support you in your role as the Special Education administrator for your district. We will review the coordinator's manual, the 'Who's Who' in Niles Township and who/where you go for support when you need it.
Molloy Education Center
8/14/2019
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
CHAMPS (3 day training): A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management- Day 3/3
Target Audience: All Educators This learning track will be held Aug 12, 13 and 14. Please register for each day individually. CHAMPS text is REQUIRED and can be found on the Safe and Civil School's website. This 3-day training will provide participants with a foundation for using the CHAMPS approach to classroom management. The CHAMPS approach provides teachers with effective strategies to increase classroom organization, directly teach behavioral expectations, increase student motivation, respond consistently and productively to misbehavior, and use class-wide strategies for increasing student responsibility. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the profession, CHAMPS will provide you with a framework to assist developing individual or small group behavior interventions while continuing to fine-tune your classroom systems. Function-based interventions will be addressed as well as group reinforcement models.
District 69 Maier Administration Center- 2nd Floor
8/15/2019
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Embrace IEP and Embrace IEP Forms Training
Target Audience: New Educators This workshop is appropriate for NTDSE and member district staff that are new users of the Embrace IEP system and those that would like a refresher.
Molloy Education Center