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06. Effective Questioning Techniques

Uploaded: June 10, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

This session will assist educators to implement highly effective questioning and discussion techniques that are some of the most powerful tools that we have to elicit and explore student thinking. This training is aligned to PA Core Standards and Pennsylvania’s Educator Effectiveness System.


Training: 2015 2015 Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS/RtII) Implementers’ Forum
Presenter: Pam Kastner
Date: 06/29/2015

Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention

06. Empowering Teachers with the Knowledge and Skills to Apply the Science of Teaching Reading


Training: PDE Conference
Presenter: Margie Gillis
Date: 02/10/2016

Topic:

In this interactive session, participants will learn how to teach students to read and spell multi-syllable words without a litany of rules. In addition, the presenters will demonstrate how to introduce vocabulary words using the research-supported key to strong retention, which is linking spelling, pronunciation, and meaning. Participants will leave this session with techniques they can immediately use in the classroom to help their students read, spell, and retain word meanings better. Teachers who use these techniques for teaching spelling and vocabulary rave about how well their students remember the meanings and spellings of the words they teach.


Training: PDE Annual Conference
Presenter: Linda Farrell and Michael Hunter
Date: 02/05/2014

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

State and federal special education laws require that parents and schools have the opportunity to resolve disputes about special and gifted education by using mediation or a due process hearing. While these are important protections, a due process hearing is costly, time consuming, and often damaging to the ongoing relationship between the parent and school. Participants will learn about the alternative dispute resolution services available through the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR), with a primary focus on IEP Facilitation, a valuable service designed to proactively help parents and schools address and resolve concerns about the IEP as it is being developed.


Training: 2016 PDE Conference
Presenter: Suzanne McDougall
Date: 02/10/2016

Topic:

07. RTI And Teacher Effectiveness

Uploaded: January 27, 2014 |  0 Comments  | 

This presentation will highlight how successful Response to Intervention (RTI) models can be leveraged to provide evidence of teacher practice and student growth within Pennsylvania’s educator evaluation system. Participants will explore alignment between the indicators of teacher practice outlined in the Danielson Framework for Teaching and the systems and structures of the RTI model. Pennsylvania educators will learn strategies that capitalize on existing RTI models to support an inclusive educator evaluation system that addresses the needs of all teachers, including teachers of students with disabilities.


Training: PDE Annual Conference
Presenter: Lynn Holdheide, Ed.M. and Lindsey Hayes
Date: 02/05/2014

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

Well-developed rubrics and scales can serve as a ‘window,’ helping students see clearly to what the teacher is requesting; they can also serve as a ‘mirror,’ supporting students in reflecting on what it is they already know and what it is they still need to learn. This session explores the creation and use of effective scales and rubrics in classroom assessment.


Training: Facilitating Coherence: MTSS and Formative Assessment
Presenter: Cassandra Erkens
Date: 06/29/2015

Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention

Fundamental facilitation practices can help groups become TEAMs. According to David Chambless, a TEAM is when Together Everyone Achieves More. Do yours? Come learn and share process skills for supporting teams to be highly collaborative and productive in their shared interest of improving outcomes for students.

There are six handouts:

08a: PowerPoint
08b: Support Material
08c: Support Material
08d: Support Material
08e: Support Material
08f: Support Material


Training: Facilitating Coherence: MTSS and Formative Assessment
Presenter: Rhonda Beach Tyree
Date: 06/29/2015

Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention

IDEA 2004 requires timely delivery of accessible educational materials (AEM) to students with print disabilities, such as visual impairments, physical disabilities that impede reading, or severe learning or reading disabilities. Bookshare (www.bookshare.org) is the world’s largest online library of accessible eBooks for people with print disabilities. It is a key source of AEM and is free for all qualified U.S. students and schools thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This session is ideal for educators, parents, and students who are already somewhat familiar with Bookshare.


Training: PDE Annual Conference
Presenter: (Karen Narvol)
Date: 02/05/2014

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

This session will explore how the courts are interpreting IDEA claims. A variety of topics from discipline, to FAPE, to supplementary aids and services will be reviewed. Insight from reviewing these cases will provide special educators with proactive strategies to avoid litigation pitfalls.


Training: 2016 PDE Conference
Presenter: Patricia Andrews, Esq.
Date: 02/10/2016

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

1. Focus On The Moments!

Uploaded: May 16, 2017 |  0 Comments  | 

Consider that there are 23,363 schools using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. That is approximately 11,762,345 students receiving supports within a PBIS framework (pbis.org). Each student attends approximately 180 days per school year which translates to 950 hours or 57,000 minutes of instruction (www.centerforpubliceducation.org). This equates to 670,453,665,000 moments per student per year. Education is a profession with challenges and demands every minute; a high rate of decision-making every minute; and, high stakes. In each moment, we have the opportunity to improve the likelihood of our students’ and educators’ success. If we have a bad moment, we can turn that moment around and make the next moment better! Let’s make every moment count!


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

Topic: Behavior