LADSE Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Events
Creatively Productive - 10/6/2020 4:00 PM
Spaces Remaining: 66
Geared towards personal skill growth but can be applied to high school and junior high learners. -Develop essential skills for tackling time wasters -Create an individual plan for organization. -Identify ways to break down tasks, manage time, and limit distractions. -Explore note-taking methods for you and your students including mind maps and sketchnotes -Identify strategies to set visible goals, create and track habits, and avoid procrastination.

Gamification: Creating Engaging Activities to Entice Learners - 10/1/2020 3:00 PM
Spaces Remaining: 28
Now that you’ve gotten your feet wet with teaching through technology, let’s jump into the deep end and learn about the latest and greatest websites and apps that allow YOU to create personalized games and activities. In this hands-on strand, we will explore technology that allows you to create: quizzes, flashcards, matching games, spinners and wheels, board games, hangman, whack a mole games, crossword puzzles, fill in the blank activities and much, much more.

High School Psychologist Network Meeting - 9/30/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Spaces Remaining: 50
We will provide an opportunity for school psychologists working at the high school level to share challenges and successes of their work since the disruption of the pandemic. If interest and need arises, we will plan future meetings based on topics that are identified by the group.

LCSW/LCPC Supervision - Part 18 (Strand) - 9/14/2020 3:30 PM
Spaces Remaining: 12
This ongoing strand will provide supervision of social workers and counselors employed by LADSE or member districts by an LCSW in order for counselors and social workers to become eligible to sit for the LCSW or LCPC exam. It will allow LADSE and district staff to provide clinical services as well as bill out as a clinical service provider. Topics to be covered include: case preparations, ethics, insurance billing, best practice, treatment modalities, assessment and treatment planning, and DSM 5 diagnostics. You do not have to have taken a previous part in order to take this strand.

Practical Trauma Informed Strategies for Reducing Anxiety in the Classroom - 10/6/2020 2:00 PM - 10/15/2020 4:30 PM
Spaces Remaining: 228
Back by popular demand! Jessica Minahan, M. Ed., BCBA With up to one in three children struggling with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults require a new approach as well as a practical and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work. In the time of COVID19, and the subsequent societal changes, anxiety has become ever-present in students of all ages. Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, accurate thinking, and self-monitoring in students. Virtual classroom and traditional classroom examples will be shared. Note: Some content from our session last year with Jessica Minahan will be repeated in this session.

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