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Catalog Workshops

Addressing the Needs of All Students Using MTSS

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a comprehensive framework providing structures and procedures that promote the success of each and every student. This session will address the essential elements of MTSS as well as resources to support implementation in order to promote the academic, behavioral, and mental wellness success of all students.

District Leadership Teams, School-Based Leadership Teams
Teams are encouraged to be cross-disciplinary, representing a variety of grade levels, content areas, and special populations.

In-Person Sessions: 9am-3pm (local)

Lunch is 'on your own' for this workshop

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
9/11/24 - Addressing the Needs of All Students Using MTSS 09-11-2024 9:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free
9/16/24 - Addressing the Needs of All Students Using MTSS 09-16-2024 9:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
9/23/24 - Addressing the Needs of All Students Using MTSS 09-23-2024 9:00 am South - Wilson Education Service Center (WESC) Free

Best Practices in IEP Writing Series

This five-part virtual series is intended to advise attendees in the best practices in writing an IEP. Each ninety-minute installment will dive into the content of the day for the first hour and designate the remaining time to review questions and scenarios from the attendees. We encourage attendees to have access to their current IEPs for these stand-alone sessions. The following topics will be covered:

  • SESSION 1:  IEP Timelines and Creating the CCC Team
  • SESSION 2:  Existing Data (PLAAFP) and Conference Notes
  • SESSION 3:  Eligibility, Special Considerations, and Behavior Concerns
  • SESSION 4:  Transition and Goals
  • SESSION 5:  Provisions, Least Restrictive Environment (Continuum of Services) and Placement Decisions

 

Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Bulding Administrators, Coordinators, Diagnosticians

Virtual Session: 4pm-5:30pm (ET)


Lunch is 'on your own' for this workshop

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
4/17/24 - Session 4: Transition and Goals 04-17-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free
5/2/24 - Session 5: Provisions, LRE (Continuum of Services), and Placement Decisions 05-02-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free

Best Practices for Writing Skill-Based Measurable Goals and Progress Monitoring

Measurable goals are the backbone of an effective Individualized Education Program (IEP). This session is an in-depth look at the process behind developing and implementing skill-based goals and methods to monitor student progress. Participants will learn how to write a skill-based measurable goal, and develop plans for Progress Monitoring to assess student progress. 

Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Speech Language Pathologists, and Special Education Administration

In-Person Session: 9am - 3pm (Local)

Lunch is 'on your own' for this workshop

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
4/16/24 - Best Practices for Writing Skill-Based Measurable Goals and Progress Monitoring 04-16-2024 9:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
9/19/24 - Best Practices for Writing Skill-Based Measurable Goals and Progress Monitoring 09-19-2024 9:00 am South - Wilson Education Service Center (WESC) Free
9/30/24 - Best Practices for Writing Skill-Based Measurable Goals and Progress Monitoring 09-30-2024 9:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free
11/12/24 - Best Practices for Writing Skill-Based Measurable Goals and Progress Monitoring 11-12-2024 9:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free

Developing Behavior Intervention Plans

This session will provide an overview of the process for Developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs). Session content includes planning for the functional behavior assessment, team analysis of the functional behavior assessment data, developing behavioral interventions and supports, progress monitoring for effectiveness of the behavior plan.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, District Administrators, School Administrators, Special Education Administrators, School Counselors, Behavior Consultants, School Psychologists, Public Agency Representatives

In-Person Sessions: 9am-3pm (local)

Lunch is 'on your own' for this workshop

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
10/4/24 - Developing Behavior Intervention Plans 10-04-2024 9:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
10/10/24 - Developing Behavior Intervention Plans 10-10-2024 9:00 am South - Wilson Education Service Center (WESC) Free
11/5/24 - Developing Behavior Intervention Plans 11-05-2024 9:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free

Enhancing Executive Functioning Skills in the Classroom: Strategies for Success

This session is designed to provide educators with a comprehensive understanding of executive functioning skills and practical strategies to support students in developing these skills. Executive functioning plays a crucial role in students' ability to plan, organize, manage time, regulate emotions, and self-monitor their learning. By enhancing executive functioning skills, educators can empower students to become more independent,
resilient, and successful learners. During this session, participants will:.

  • Gain a deep understanding of the core components of executive functioning and their impact on academic achievement.
  • Explore evidence-based strategies and interventions to promote executive functioning skills in the classroom.
  • Learn how to assess and identify students who may be struggling with executive functioning difficulties.
  • Discover practical techniques to incorporate executive functioning support into daily instruction and classroom routines.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, School Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Specialized Instruction Personnel, Paraprofessionals

Virtual Session: 4pm - 5:30pm (ET)

 

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
10/15/24 - Enhancing Executive Functioning Skills in the Classroom: Strategies for Success 10-15-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education Series

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center has developed and published a set of high-leverage practices or HLPs for special educators. Across domains, there are 22 practices that every K–12 special education teacher should master and be able to demonstrate. The selected practices have been shown to improve student outcomes if successfully implemented.

  • SESSION 1:  Collaboration - HLP's 1-3
  • SESSION 2:  Assessment - HLP's 4-6
  • SESSION 3:  Student Well-Being HLP's 7-10
  • SESSION 4:  Instruction Overview - HLP's 11-22

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Building Administrators, District Administrators, School Administrators, Coordinators, Supervisors

Virtual Session: 4pm - 5:30pm (ET)

 

High-Leverage Practices: A Focus on Instruction Series

High quality tier 1 instruction is essential for student success. High-Leverage Practices (HLPs) have been shown to improve student outcomes when successfully implemented. This series of sessions will provide participants with practical tools and strategies to deliver effective instruction to meet the needs of all students.

  • SESSION 1:  Learning Goals, Systematic Supports, and Metacognition - HLPs 11-13
  • SESSION 2:  Explicit Instruction, Scaffolded Supports, and Metacognition - HLPs 14-16
  • SESSION 3:  Generalization, Flexible Grouping, and Student Engagement - HLPs 17-18, 21
  • SESSION 4:  Intensive Instruction, Meaningful Feedback, and Assistive and Instructional Technology - HLPs 19-20, 22

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Building Administrators, District Administrators, School Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Virtual Session: 4pm - 5:30pm (ET)

 

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
9/19/24 - Session 1: Learning Goals, Systematic Design of Instruction, and Adaptations - HLPs 11-13 09-19-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free
10/7/24 - Session 2: Explicit Instruction, Scaffolded Supports, and Metacognition HLPs 14-16 10-07-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free
11/20/24 - Session 3: Generalization, Flexible Grouping, and Student Engagement HLPs 17-18, 21 11-20-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free
12/10/24 - Session 4: Intensive Instruction, Meaningful Feedback, and Assistive and Instructional Technology - HLPs 19-20, 22 12-10-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free

Inclusive Practices to Support All Learners

“Thirty years of research shows us that when students with varied learning and support needs learn together, they experience better academic and behavioral outcomes, social relationships, high school graduation rates, and post-school success” (SWIFT, 2017, p. 1). Inclusive education promotes a belief in shared responsibility and equitable access to a strong core curriculum with high-quality instruction benefiting all students. Differentiation, the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the use of High Leverage Practices (HLP) will be explored to ensure access to Tier 1 instruction and to promote student success in inclusive environments.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Services Providers, Instructional Coaches, Specialized Instruction Personnel, and Paraprofessionals

In-Person Sessions: 9am-3pm (local)

Lunch is 'on your own' for this workshop

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
10/1/24 - Inclusive Practices to Support All Learners 10-01-2024 9:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free
11/7/24 - Inclusive Practices to Support All Learners 11-07-2024 9:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
11/13/24 - Inclusive Practices to Support All Learners 11-13-2024 9:00 am South - Wilson Education Service Center (WESC) Free

Multi-Tiered System of Supports Series

This virtual series will provide information about topics related to using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports to effectively support all students. Each session will go deeper into topics touched on during the MTSS workshop. Session would be most helpful to participants who have previously attended the Addressing the Needs of All Students Using MTSS workshop, but this is not a requirement. Session topics will include:.

  • SESSION 1:  Data-based Decision Making
  • SESSION 2:  Using PLCs to Design Standards-based, Student-focused Instruction
  • SESSION 3:  Tier 2 Interventions:  Targeting and Aligning
  • SESSION 4:  Data-based individualization for Tier 3 Interventions

Interventionists, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Building Administrators, Speech Language Pathologists, School Psychologists

Virtual Session: 4pm - 5:30pm (ET)

 

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
9/4/24 - Session 1: Data-based Decision Making 09-04-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free
10/8/24 - Session 2: Using PLCs to Design Standards-based, Student-focused Instruction 10-08-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free
11/19/24 - Session 3: Tier 2 Interventions: Targeting and Aligning 11-19-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free
12/11/24 - Session 4: Data-based Individualization for Tier 3 Interventions 12-11-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free

Multi-Tiered System of Supports Tier 1.5: Class-wide Intervention

Many schools are finding high numbers of students with a need for intervention support. This session will look at class-wide interventions to support all students within a classroom, targeting specific academic or behavior skills. Using class-wide interventions can be a more efficient use of time and less draining on school resources, while producing positive effects for all students.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Building Administrators, District Administrators, School Administrators

Half-Day In-Person Session: 9am - 11:30am (Local)

 

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
9/12/24 - Multi-Tiered System of Supports Tier 1.5: Class-wide Intervention 09-12-2024 9:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free
9/17/24 - Multi-Tiered System of Supports Tier 1.5: Class-wide Intervention 09-17-2024 9:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
9/24/24 - Multi-Tiered System of Supports Tier 1.5: Class-wide Intervention 09-24-2024 9:00 am South - Wilson Education Service Center (WESC) Free

Specially Designed Instruction: What, Where, When, and How?

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is adapting content, methods, and/or instructional delivery to address the unique needs of a student (511 IAC 7-32-88). Students who are eligible for special education services must receive SDI to be in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Indiana Article 7. After attending this session, participants will understand how educators work collaboratively to plan, design, and implement specially designed instruction for students with whom they share responsibility.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers, Instructional Coaches, and Paraprofessionals


Virtual Session: 4pm-5:30pm (ET)

Lunch is 'on your own' for this workshop

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
12/12/24 - Specially Designed Instruction: What, Where, When, and How? 12-12-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free

An Ounce of Prevention: Using Explicit Instruction for Positive Behavior Outcomes

Managing classroom behavior effectively is grounded in the explicit instruction of behavior skills and expectations. Participants in this session will leave the session with a plan for providing students with high-quality instruction for behavior across settings and activities, opportunities to practice skills, and meaningful feedback. Additional strategies discussed in this session focus on prevention and provide opportunities to analyze current practices in classroom relationships, engagement, and communication.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Co-Teaching Pairs, Instructional Coaches, Behavior Specialists, Building Administrators, District Administrators, School Administrators

Half-Day In-Person Session: 12:30pm - 3pm (Local)

 

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
4/23/24 - An Ounce of Prevention: Using Explicit Instruction for Positive Behavior Outcomes 04-23-2024 12:30 pm North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free
9/9/24 - An Ounce of Prevention: Using Explicit Instruction for Positive Behavior Outcomes 09-09-2024 12:30 pm Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
9/10/24 - An Ounce of Prevention: Using Explicit Instruction for Positive Behavior Outcomes 09-10-2024 12:30 pm South - Wilson Education Service Center (WESC) Free
9/18/24 - An Ounce of Prevention: Using Explicit Instruction for Positive Behavior Outcomes 09-18-2024 12:30 pm North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free

Systematic Approach to Positive Student Behavior

Student behavior, positively or negatively, affects the academic outcomes and safety in every school. Highly effective schools thoughtfully design their environments to promote student success and minimize negative behaviors. In doing so, they create a culture of high expectations, high levels of support, and better outcomes for all students. This session provides a structured, commonsense approach for developing a comprehensive schoolwide behavioral framework focused on student success. Participants will be challenged to consider their own school practices and develop actionable plans for improved student behavior..

School Leadership Teams, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, Paraprofessionals

Half-Day In-Person Session: 9am - 11:30am (Local)

 

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
4/23/24 - Systematic Approach to Positive Student Behavior 04-23-2024 9:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free
9/9/24 - Systematic Approach to Positive Student Behavior 09-09-2024 9:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
9/10/24 - Systematic Approach to Positive Student Behavior 09-10-2024 9:00 am South - Wilson Education Service Center (WESC) Free
9/18/24 - Systematic Approach to Positive Student Behavior 09-18-2024 9:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free

Understanding Differentiation, Universal Design for Learning, and Specially Designed Instruction: Meeting the Diverse Needs of All Learners

This session aims to provide educators with a comprehensive understanding of Differentiated Instruction (DI), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and Specially Designed Instruction (SDI). These three approaches are essential in meeting the diverse needs of all learners and ensuring equitable access to high-quality education. During this session participants will learn key concepts related to the similarities and differences among the
three approaches, as well as practical strategies for application to support student learning and success.

General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, School Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Specialized Instruction Personnel, Paraprofessionals


Virtual Session:  4pm - 5:30pm (ET)

 

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
11/14/24 - Understanding Differentiation, UDL, and SDI: Meeting the Diverse Needs of All Learners 11-14-2024 4:00 pm Virtual Free

What Administrators Need to Know About Special Education

The workshop provides a focused, practical overview for building and district administrators to support the achievement of all children and ensure legally compliant and defensible practices. Content topics include the following:

• Administrator and Teacher Accountability
• Leading IEP Meetings
• Legally Compliant Procedures
• Preventing and Responding to Challenging Behaviors
• Discipline For Students with an IEP
• Placement Decisions
• Evaluating Special Education Teachers
• Implementing the IEP

Building Administrators and District Administrators

In-Person Sessions: 9am-3pm (local)

Lunch is 'on your own' for this workshop

Event Event Date Location Individual Price Register
7/23/24 - What Administrators Need to Know About Special Education 07-23-2024 9:00 am North - Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville Free
7/24/24 - What Administrators Need to Know About Special Education 07-24-2024 9:00 am Central - Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport Free
7/25/24 - What Administrators Need to Know About Special Education 07-25-2024 9:00 am South - Wilson Education Service Center (WESC) Free