Professional Development Available
The following professional development opportunities are available through the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Centers. For further information on each or if you are interested in attending a training, please see the contact information included in each brochure.
- 2013-14 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Regional Forums: “Strengthening Classroom Systems within the Context of PBIS - Using the Behavior Pathway as a Guide” are professional development workshops designed to inform schools about the use of the “behavior pathway” as a tool for understanding and managing behavior.
- The Special Education Process for Principals is designed to deepen a school principal’s understanding of the special education process. Key information regarding special education law and regulations is included to ensure each principal understands his or her role and responsibility in relation to the education of students with disabilities.
- School-Wide Information System (SWIS): Facilitator Training (176 KB) - The three primary elements of SWIS are: an efficient system for gathering information; a web-based computer application for data entry and report generation; and a practical process for using information for decision making regarding effective interventions.
- Transition Assessments to Inform the Development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) will provide school personnel with information on identification and selection of transition assessments and how information from such assessments relate directly to IEP development.
- Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) is designed to inform schools, students and families about AIM and provides in-depth information about what accessible instructional materials are, who can benefit from them, and how to get them.
- Developing a Quality Individualized Education Program (IEP) provides in-depth information about the State's IEP form and IEP development.
- Testing Accommodations provides detailed information about the decision-making process and types of testing accommodations.
- Training of the Parent Member of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or Committee on Special Education (CSE) provides the background and tools necessary to be an effective parent member of the CPSE/CSE, and assists in building an effective relationship between the parent member and other members of the Committee.
- Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairperson Training provides CPSE and CSE chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a chairperson.