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Following on from the keynote, Dr. McIntosh will share more strategies from a 5-point intervention approach from the Center on PBIS. Although there is some research showing that schools implementing PBIS with fidelity have more equitable school discipline, eliminating disproportionality will likely require a specific equity focus. Dr. McIntosh will share specific strategies and free resources for enhancing the cultural responsiveness of PBIS systems.


Training: 2018 PA PBS Implementers Forum
Presenter: Dr. Kent McIntosh, University of Oregon
Date: 05/22/2018

Topic: Behavior

2. Systems To Support Classroom PBIS

Uploaded: May 16, 2017 |  0 Comments  | 

This session will preview a model for developing and implementing systems to support teachers’ implementation of classroom PBIS. Specifically, Dr. Simonsen will discuss critical systems features, describe a decision-making framework to guide implementation of systems features, and share examples of what systems may look like in practice.


Training: 2017 PA PBIS Implementers Forum
Presenter: Dr. Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut
Date: 05/16/2017

Topic: Behavior

This session will feature 2 schools working to embed culturally responsive data practices as part of their PBIS implementation. Each school, one elementary and one secondary, will share their journey towards assuring their PBIS data analysis includes data informing the team of disproportionate disciplinary practices for students by race, disability and gender.


Training: 2016 PA PBIS Implementers Forum
Presenter: Barrett Elementary School; Westinghouse School
Date: 05/05/2016

Topic: Behavior

Do you have students who are not attending or participating during your lessons? In this session, Dr. Archer will present research validated procedures for actively involving all students in instruction including the use of verbal responses (e.g., choral, partner, team, and individual), written responses (e.g., response slates and response cards), and action responses (e.g., acting out, gestures, hand signals). In addition procedures for involving all students in the reading of classroom materials will be presented. Procedures will be explained, demonstrated, and practiced. Examples will represent a variety of courses and age levels.


Training: PDE Conference 2015
Presenter: Anita Archer
Date: 02/05/2015

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

In order to succeed in coursework, as well as various state and national assessments, students must have an understanding of basic and expanded paragraphs. Participants in this workshop will learn a structured, sequential approach to teaching the basic and expanded paragraph, including idea generation and topic writing, supporting and concluding sentences, as well as transitions. They will also examine the components of an essay, with particular attention to the introductory paragraph.


Training: PDE Annual Conference
Presenter: William Van Cleave
Date: 02/06/2014

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

20. RtII/SLD For Writing & Mathematics

Uploaded: June 10, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

A review of contemporary empirical evidence and best practices for the identification of specific learning disabilities in writing and mathematics using Response to Instruction and Intervention procedures will be offered. Screening data, progress monitoring tools, and decision-making rules will be discussed so that districts can establish sound practices and procedures within their existing RTII framework.


Training: Enhancing Core and Supplemental Instruction: Content Acquisition, Application and Learning
Presenter: Tim Runge, Ph.D., Ed Shapiro, Ph.D., & Jared Campbell
Date: 06/30/2015

Topic: Mathematics, Reading, Response to Instruction & Intervention

20. Year Two…Now What?

Uploaded: May 10, 2018 |  0 Comments  | 

After successfully executing half of our behavior matrix in the first year of implementation, we will share with you how we navigated through year two. Completing implementation on the rest of our matrix areas was just part of it. Student Assistance Program (SAP) training, benchmarking, and surveys, oh my!


Training: 2018 PA PBS Implementers Forum
Presenter: Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School
Date: 05/22/2018

Topic: Behavior

This session will explore the 2010 PSSA Accommodations Guidelines for Students with IEPs and 504 Plans. Materials posted here include the presentation powerpoint , Teacher Tool handouts, and ASHA bubble sheets for both the AM and PM sessions session for those who would like American Speech and Hearing Association Continuing Education Units. Participants will be asked to complete an online training evaluation following the session, with instructions for doing so given during the presentation.


Training: 2010 PSSA Accommodations Guidelines Training for Students with IEPs and 504 Plans Webinar
Presenter: BSE and PaTTAN staff
Date: 12/21/2009

Topic: IDEA 2004

This session will explore the 2011 PSSA Accommodations Guidelines for students with IEPs and Act 504 plans. Presenters will address current test security and administration procedures, examine techniques for making decisions concerning accommodations for students with IEPs and 504 plans, as well as discuss accommodations for students with various disabilities. Materials posted here include the powerpoint presentation – six slides per page, the powerpoint without notes, a sign in for group registration, teacher tools handout from the guidelines, ASHA bubble sheets for those who would like American Speech and Hearing Association Continuing Education Units. A link to the PSSA & PSSA-M Accommodations Guidelines for Students with IEPs and Students with 504 Plans is: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/testing_accommodations___security/7448/home Participants will be asked to complete an online training evaluation survey following the session along with instructions for doing so given during the presentation. The evaluation survey link is: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BLMBTXAUW/


Training: 2011 Accommodations Guidelines for Students with IEPs or Act 504 Plans Webinar
Presenter: PaTTAN staff
Date: 12/08/2010

Topic: IDEA 2004

2012 AIM Series: What Are Digital Materials

Uploaded: January 13, 2012 |  0 Comments  | 

A key feature of providing Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) is the provision of digital materials. What are digital materials? Digital materials are a variety of formats which provide either access or barriers to the students who need access to curricular information. This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of the different types of digital formats which exist and how they can be used by students in need of AIM. There are a number of low-cost or free tools which allow school staff to produce accessible digital materials from different formats. Matching digital formats to the tools available as well as computer platforms will also be discussed.


Training: 2012 AIM Series: What Are Digital Materials
Presenter: n/a
Date: 01/12/2012

Topic: Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)