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The State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR) of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) provides a framework for continuous improvement in educational outcomes for students with disabilities. The SPP/APR is built upon federally mandated indicators of compliance and performance. Each indicator includes baseline data, annual measurable and rigorous targets, and improvement activities. It is developed with significant input from the Pennsylvania Special Education Advisory Panel and other stakeholders. An additional new requirement of the SPP/APR is the State Systemic Improvement Plan (Indicator 17) built around a particular focus area. Pennsylvania worked in collaboration with stakeholders and the SEAP and identified improving school completion rates for students with disabilities as its focus area. This session will help participants become familiar with, and be able to discuss, research-based strategies to help students with disabilities stay in school and graduate with a high school diploma.


Training: Facilitating Coherence: MTSS and Formative Assessment
Presenter: Jen Lillenstein, Nikole Hollins, & Andrea Ellis
Date: 06/29/2015

Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention

During this session, participants will learn about Pennsylvania’s System of Care Partnership and their expansion efforts across the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership is a comprehensive collaboration among child-serving systems (Education, Behavioral Health, Juvenile Justice, Children’s Services, and Drug and Alcohol) with youth and family leaders in equal partnership across the Commonwealth, to integrate the systems so that desired outcomes are achieved cost effectively through evidence-based practices and natural supports. The Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership focuses on 8-18 year olds, and their families, who have complex behavioral health challenges, along with involvement in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems and are in or at risk of out-of-home placement.


Training: 2015 PA PBIS Implementers' Forum
Presenter: Cambri, Gallaher, Karenchak
Date: 05/27/2015

Topic:

This session describes the implementation of a school-wide PBIS emotional and behavioral health assessment to intervention model within an urban school district. Presenters will discuss the evidence for and logistical challenges of a trauma-informed approach with a high-needs student population, and development of a decision-making framework.


Training: 2017 PA PBIS Implementers Forum
Presenter: Devereux Center for Effective Schools, School District of Philadelphia, Temple University
Date: 05/16/2017

Topic: Behavior

This session will focus on screening and providing evidence based programs in an effort to create a three-tiered trauma model. Presenters will walk participants through a trauma informed matrix and universal/targeted trauma screeners for advanced tiers. Additional strategies such as mindfulness, yoga, and MEMOVES will also be presented.


Training: 2018 PA PBS Implementers Forum
Presenter: Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21; PA Safe Schools & Healthy Students Partnership
Date: 05/22/2018

Topic: Behavior

This session will focus on the components of successful reading, the effective use of screening data and diagnostic assessment data to understand why the student cannot read, and the matching of such data with evidence-based reading instruction programs. The presentation will include both what we know from the ‘science’ of reading and case examples.


Training: Facilitating Coherence: MTSS and Formative Assessment
Presenter: Monica McHale-Small & Eugenie Flaherty
Date: 06/29/2015

Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention

In this hands-on, interactive workshop, Mr. Van Cleave will first introduce participants to highlighting, notetaking, and summarizing techniques useful for extracting information from text. Then, the workshop will look at a foundational framework for using that information in one’s own writing. Participants will have the opportunity to practice with several of the individual skills necessary for generating a piece of writing in response to text.


Training: 2016 PDE Conference
Presenter: William Van Cleave
Date: 02/11/2016

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

12. Common Causes Of Disproportionality

Uploaded: January 20, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

This workshop is intended to highlight some of the common root causes contributing to the significant disproportionality among students with disabilities in special education. In addition to this, participants will gain a basic understanding of what disproportionality means and what some districts have done to improve the educational experience of students with disabilities.


Training: 2015 PDE Conference
Presenter: Chemay Morales James
Date: 02/05/2015

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

More often than not, students struggle at the sentence level far more than they struggle at the paragraph level. Teachers ignore this fact if they move directly to practicing prompts for assessments. This workshop, which is aligned with the Language section of the Pennsylvania State Standards, will focus on parts of speech and sentence parts as they apply to the act of writing. Participants will learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in student writers. They will examine parts of speech as a method of understanding the way words interact with each other and sentence parts as building blocks for creating different kinds of sentences.


Training: PDE Annual Conference
Presenter: William Van Cleave
Date: 02/05/2014

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

12. Feedback That Inspires Learning

Uploaded: June 10, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

Feedback is a powerful practice with incredible potential to increase achievement – both the feedback that teachers offer and that students contribute. As a tool to engage learners, teachers use feedback to shift and share responsibility for achievement. Through current research and practical examples, this session will describe the effective and efficient feedback that has most potential to improve learning for students.


Training: Facilitating Coherence: MTSS and Formative Assessment
Presenter: Nicole Vagle
Date: 06/29/2015

Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention

This session will focus on Tier 1 of the Teaching Pyramid, specifically on nurturing and responsive relationships at the team level. Strategies will be shared through interactive learning activities. The framework will include information on promoting a positive school culture and climate to optimize engaged learning of all students in early childhood settings.


Training: 2017 PA PBIS Implementers Forum
Presenter: Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12
Date: 05/16/2017

Topic: Behavior