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For additional information on a particular class being offered, click on the title of the subject and you will be directed to a flyer.  Some classes may not have additional information available.  You may register for a class from this page or through the individual flyer.

 

22nd

NSSEO Institute Day
IEP Best Practices and Social Emotional Learning

Beyond ABC Data Collection: Systematic Direct Observation & Data Analysis (FULL Day Session)

Presented by Kimberly Thier, Ph.D., BCBA, NSSEO Behavioral Specialist

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is the data collection and decision making process to understand why challenging behaviors are occurring so individualized Behavior Intervention Plan (BIPs) can be developed as a part of an IEP.  School psychologists & social workers play a key role in facilitating the FBA process and collecting data to guide teams in developing BIPs. Systematic direct observation provides valuable insight to understanding unexpected behavior triggers and reinforcing functions. This session will focus on practicing systematic direct observations of behavior and how to graph and analyze data using conditional probabilities of antecedent-behavior and behavior-consequence to assist school based teams in confirming a hypothesis.

Target Audience:  School Psychologists, Social Workers, Administrators

Closed – Session at Capacity

 

22nd

NSSEO Institute Day
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
Progress Monitoring and Universal Design for Learning: OTs/PTs in MTSS (FULL Day Session)

Presented by Gloria Frolek Clark, Ph.D., OT/L, BPC, SCSS, FAOTA, Author of Best Practices for Occupational Therapy in School

This session will provide occupational therapists and physical therapists working in schools with practical information on their role within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. Progress monitoring (PM) and universal design for learning (UDL) will be reviewed as they relate to MTSS. Groups will discuss effective methods of implementation that can be used easily in OT/PT school based practice.

Target Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Administrators

 

22nd

NSSEO Institute Day
Picture Exchange Communication System

Teaching Critical Communication Skills (FULL Day Session)

Presented by Jill Waegenaere, MA., CCC/SLP

This session is an important supplement to the PECS Level 1 training! Teach learners with complex communication needs how to seek help, to wait, ask for a break, follow schedules, and more.  The 9 critical communication skills reviewed empower learners to be independent at home, school, community and vocational settings.  The ABA teaching methodologies provide meaningful strategies for teaching and incorporating these skills within daily routines.

Target Audience:  Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, Assistive Technology Facilitators, Related Service Personnel

 

22nd

NSSEO Institute Day
Dual Language Learners

Advances in Assessment & Intervention Practices with Dual Language Learners (DLL) (FULL Day Session)

Presented by Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Elmhurst College

To optimally serve children who are dual language learners (DLL), speech-language pathologists need to understand how bilingualism affects children’s language, literacy, and cognitive development.  Participants will discuss appropriate formal language assessment and reporting methods with DLLs. This session will provide information pertaining to culturally relevant instructional materials and activities.  Strategies will be offered to empower families to access supportive resources and services.

Target Audience:  Speech and Language Pathologists & Administrators

 

22nd

NSSEO Institute Day
Curriculum and Instruction

Co-Teaching, UDL & Data: A Perfect Union (FULL Day Session)

Presented by Wendy Murawski, Ph.D., President & CEO of  2 TEACH. LLC and Ruby Owiny, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, Trinity College

Many teachers are asked to “co-teach” without really knowing what is being asked of them. Others are clear what co-teaching entails, but have little to no knowledge about Universal Design for Learning – much less how to collect meaningful data on the impact of their efforts without going crazy! In this session, Dr. Wendy Murawski and Dr. Ruby Owiny of 2 TEACH LLC will model co-teaching and UDL, while sharing ways to engage in CTIME (Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence). CTIME is a process for collecting and using data to inform decisions and improve co-teaching practices. If you are ready to improve your own co-teaching, and like the idea of a day filled with practical examples, lots of humor, and realistic strategies, join us! Teams of teachers are encouraged to attend, as well as site administrators.

Target Audience:  Educators who serve in a co-teaching role, Administrators

 

22nd

NSSEO Institute Day
Adapted Physical Education

Adaptive Physical Education: Standards Based Assessment (AM session)

Presented by Deb Vogel, Educational Consultant & IAHPERD Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Chairman

The morning session will focus on understanding standards based assessment practices in PE, including specific assessment practices related to students receiving APE services.  Emphasis on setting daily learning targets as it relates to PE standards will be discussed.  PE teachers will understand how a writing rubric may be utilized as a PE assessment.

Target Audience:  Adapted Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Administrators

 

22nd

NSSEO Institute Day
Adapted Physical Education

Developing & Implementing Engaging APE Lessons (PM session)

Presented by Adam Peterson and Nick Mueller, NSSEO Adapted Physical Education Teachers

The afternoon professional learning community will provide opportunities to network and problem solve collaboratively with other APE teachers. Modeling of an example unit plan aligned to PE standards will provide a framework for APE teachers to develop lessons using a backwards    design approach.  Strategies to promoting student engagement in PE lessons will be shared.  Review of Brockport administration practices for students with special needs will be included.  Participants are encouraged to bring units to review and develop lessons.

Target Audience:  Adapted Physical Education Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Administrators

 

30th

Professional Learning Community – Advanced Applications in Implementing Social Thinking

Writing Measurable Social Thinking Goals and the Plan for Generalization

Facilitated by Amie Krummick, Ph.D. and Kristyn Bair, Ed.S, NSSEO Autism Coaches

The purpose of this implementation series is to provide continued professional learning opportunities to support implementation of Social Thinking concepts with opportunities for collaborative problem solving amongst colleagues working with students with social communication challenges.

 

1st

Professional Learning Community – Occupational and Physical Therapists

Application for Students with Complex Motor Needs within Multi-Tiered System of Support

Facilitated by Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator and Sarah Marzano, DESC Occupational Therapist

Occupational and Physical Therapists are a valuable resource within districts, schools, programs, and classrooms. A continuum of indirect and direct services are necessary to address the wide range of needs across whole group, small group and for individual students with complex motor needs. This series will provide OTs and PTs with the opportunity to collaborate, plan, and document service within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for students with complex motor needs.

 

6th

Professional Learning Community – Speech Language Pathologist

MTSS and Flexible Service Delivery for All Students 

Facilitated by Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator

Speech-Language Pathologists are a valuable resource within districts, schools, programs, and classrooms. A continuum of indirect and direct services are necessary to address the wide range of needs across whole group, small group and for individual students. This series will provide SLPs with the opportunity to collaborate, plan, and document service within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for all students, in the area of language.

 

9th

Professional Learning Community – Occupational and Physical Therapists

MTSS and Flexible Service Delivery for All Students

Facilitated by Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator and Maureen Nerger, DESC Occupational Therapist

Occupational and Physical Therapists are a valuable resource within districts, schools, programs, and classrooms. A continuum of indirect and direct services are necessary to address the wide range of needs across whole group, small group and for individual students. This series will provide OTs and PTs with the opportunity to collaborate, plan, and document service within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for all students.

 

12th & 13th

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®

Initial Training

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training focuses on prevention and offers proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage.

 

12th

Professional Learning Community Series:  School Psychologists and School Social Workers

MTSS: Coaching for Change – Implementation

Facilitated by Stacey Weber, Ed.S., NSSEO Instructional Coach

This PLC will focus on tools and strategies to build sustainable and effective academic and social emotional supports from consensus building, to developing/refining infrastructure components and ongoing evaluation of implementation practices.

 

13th

Curriculum and Technology Instructional Class

Make Reading an Experience with Readtopia

Facilitated by Mary Ann McGinn, NSSEO Technology Coordinator and Joan Obial, NSSEO Innovative Learning and Autism Coach

Readtopia is a comprehensive reading curriculum for middle and high school students with autism and other complex needs. It brings first hand experiential learning into the classroom teaching students standards aligned ELA, social studies and science content.

 

 

27th

Curriculum and Technology Instructional Class

Full STEAM Ahead!

Presented by Joan Obial, NSSEO Innovative Learning and Autism Coach and Meghan Cassady, Miner School Exploratorium Teacher

As regular education programs develop and improve their science, technology, engineering, and math or STEAM (including the “A”, a for arts) curriculum , students in special education programs also need access to this instruction. A STEM/STEAM curriculum has been adapted and implemented by focusing on choice-making and communication through hands on exploration and making.

 

28th

Administrator Academy

Practical Ideas for Supporting and Evaluating Special Education Personnel

More information coming!

 

5th

Professional Learning Community – Speech Language Pathologists

NSSEO SLP Criteria Review

Facilitated by Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator

Speech-Language Pathologists will explore the NSSEO SLP Criteria Review Rating Scales to enhance a flexible service delivery model.

 

6th

Curriculum and Technology Instructional Class

Communication Repair Strategies for AAC Users:  Not a Substitution, Just Part of the Solution

Presented by Christi Gilbertson and Robyn Jung, NSSEO Assistive Technology Facilitators 

Do you have a student who uses both spoken language and AAC?  Do you struggle with how to support this student and his or her communication system?  In this session, you will learn how to use AAC as a repair strategy for students with severe speech disorders.  Identify characteristics of students who are struggling to use communication effectively.  How to address the breakdowns in a natural environment and how to set up situations which allow for more structured practice.  Come learn valuable strategies to integrate and implement with your students tomorrow!

 

7th

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®

Refresher Training

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training focuses on prevention and offers proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage.

 

13th

Professional Learning Community – Advanced Applications in Implementing Social Thinking

Troubleshooting and Planning for the Future

Facilitated by Amie Krummick, Ph.D. and Kristyn Bair, Ed.S, NSSEO Autism Coaches

The purpose of this implementation series is to provide continued professional learning opportunities to support implementation of Social Thinking concepts with opportunities for collaborative problem solving amongst colleagues working with students with social communication challenges.

 

13th

Curriculum and Technology Instructional Class

We Are All Authors!
First Author Writing Curriculum

Facilitated by Mary Ann McGinn, NSSEO Technology Coordinator and Pam Guio, NSSEO Innovative Learning Coach

First Author Writing Curriculum from Don Johnston Inc. was designed by researcher Dr. Janet Sturms and is a comprehensive writing curriculum for students with complex instructional needs. This instructional writing pro-gram supports students in life skills classrooms and classrooms for stu-dents on the autism spectrum. First Author is appropriate for students that are scribblers to writing a paragraph. The curriculum framework is devel-oped around mini-lessons, writing time, assessment and author’s chair. “With First Author writing curriculum your teachers will become joyful and fearless as they view each student as an author who has the potential to share and communicate with others.”

 

16th

Professional Learning Community – Occupational and Physical Therapists

NSSEO OT-PT School Based Guidelines Review

Facilitated by:  Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator and Jason Keasling, NSSEO Physical Therapist

The NSSEO OT-PT school-based guidelines continue to be a valuable document in assisting the decision making process and promoting consistency of services for students with exceptional needs across NSSEO schools/programs and member school districts. In order to assure that this document is current and that it appropriately addresses all factors across age and severity levels, OTs & PTs will review the present document and collaborate to make revisions and/or additions for improvement.

 

 16th

Professional Learning Community – Speech Language Pathologists

A Tiered Approach to Core Vocabulary Intervention

Facilitated by:  Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator, Robyn Jung and Christi Gilbertson, NSSEO Assistive Technology Facilitators

This workshop will begin a series of collaboration opportunities to identify tiered target vocabulary and evidence based interventions to meet a wide range of student severity (i.e. vision, hearing, motor impairment) and age levels.

 

17th

Curriculum and Technology Instructional Class

Teaching in a 21st Century Classroom

Facilitated by Mary Ann McGinn, NSSEO Technology Coordinator and Pam Guio, NSSEO Innovative Learning Coach

There has been an explosion of technology in our world, changing the learning landscape, but how have those changes impacted our classrooms?  It is important to be able to recognize the attributes of a 21st century classroom and focus on student centered learning.  It is also essential to recognize the importance of having educators lead the change in our classrooms for our students.

 

27th

Professional Learning Community – Occupational and Physical Therapists

MTSS and Flexible Service Delivery for All Students

Facilitated by Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator and Maureen Nerger, DESC Occupational Therapist

Occupational and Physical Therapists are a valuable resource within districts, schools, programs, and classrooms. A continuum of indirect and direct services are necessary to address the wide range of needs across whole group, small group and for individual students. This series will provide OTs and PTs with the opportunity to collaborate, plan, and document service within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for all students.

 

3rd

Professional Learning Community – Speech Language Pathologist

MTSS and Flexible Service Delivery for All Students 

Facilitated by Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator

Speech-Language Pathologists are a valuable resource within districts, schools, programs, and classrooms. A continuum of indirect and direct services are necessary to address the wide range of needs across whole group, small group and for individual students. This series will provide SLPs with the opportunity to collaborate, plan, and document service within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for all students, in the area of language.

 

11th

Professional Learning Community – Occupational and Physical Therapists

Application for Students with Complex Motor Needs within Multi-Tiered System of Support

Facilitated by Sue Mahoney, M.A., CCC/SLP, NSSEO Support Services Coordinator and Sarah Marzano, DESC Occupational Therapist

Occupational and Physical Therapists are a valuable resource within districts, schools, programs, and classrooms. A continuum of indirect and direct services are necessary to address the wide range of needs across whole group, small group and for individual students with complex motor needs. This series will provide OTs and PTs with the opportunity to collaborate, plan, and document service within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for students with complex motor needs.

 

18th

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®

Refresher Training

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training focuses on prevention and offers proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage.