PaTTAN offers ongoing training opportunities in the form of workshops, guided practice, seminars, statewide conferences, distance learning, video conferences, and online courses. Many of the training opportunities have accompanying support materials to further explain the concepts addressed in training and to provide “take home” materials for learners. They are available for download free of cost. You can filter our Instructional Materials by topic to find the resources most relevant to you.

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Functional Assessment Secondary Team Forms

Uploaded: January 13, 2009 |  0 Comments  | 

Functional Assessment Secondary Team Forms – Appendix C of the Functional Behavioral Assessment Worksheet.


Topic: Behavior

These are guideline forms excerpted from Reviewing a Reading Program Professional Development Module, Participant’s Gu8ide, 2008, Center in Instruction.


Topic: Reading

Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics

Uploaded: January 25, 2008 |  0 Comments  | 

Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics is a publication provided by the United States Department of Education. It offers a variety of activities for families with children from preschool age through grade 5. These activities use materials found inside the home and make learning experiences out of everyday routines. The activities are designed to have fun with your child while developing and reinforcing mathematical skills.


Topic: Mathematics

This OnPoint reviews a study of classrooms with and without students with severe disabilities and examines the differences in instructional time and time lost to interruptions. It also provides helpful suggestions for creating classrooms that are inclusive and where students with and without disabilities can be successful.


Topic: Inclusive Practices, Parent Information, Special Education Leadership

Increasing Independence

Uploaded: November 17, 2009 |  0 Comments  | 

This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. Two documents are available related to this session: a Power Point Presentation and the associated handout packet. The Power Point contains trainer notes. The handout packet in PDF format contains participant activities and any additional resources related to this session.
Paraeducators support students with disabilities in developing and strengthening their academic and social skills. The type of support paraeducators provide can greatly affect the degree of independence students reach in being able to use those skills. This session will present principles of instruction that paraeducators can use to promote student independence in the classroom and throughout the school day.


Topic: Paraprofessionals

This PowerPoint was utilized as part of the final training session for Ind. 13 cohort # 4 LEAs. The purpose of this session is for you to connect with other Cohort # 4 administrators in a discussion and analysis of the this year’s training and to establish a plan to continue effective programming for your secondary students involved in the transition process.


Topic: Secondary Transition

Ind. 13 Review Check List

Uploaded: April 30, 2012 |  0 Comments  | 

This checklist can be utilized by LEAs as a reminder/checklist to the Ind. 13 trainings.


Topic: Secondary Transition

Families and community organizations are needed to build successful schools for all students. Schools that offer a welcoming environment and respect and recognize the value of family and community involvement produce positive outcomes for all.

The links to the training documents are listed in the following order:

1. Reflections on a Welcoming Environment

2. Visitors as Customers (Word)

3. Visitors as Customers (PDF)

4. Welcoming Schools Collage

5. Respect

6. Relational Trust in Schools (Word)

7. Relational Trust in Schools (PDF)

8. Mapping Levels of Parent-Family Engagement

9. Opening the School to Parents and Community

10. Survey School Environment (Word)

11. Survey School Environment (PDF)

12. Assessing Volunteerism

13. Facilitator’s Debriefing Worksheet

14. The Art of Active Listening

15. The Principles of Universal Design

16. Readability Level

17. Family-School Partnership Checklist

18. Indicator 8 Training Module Evaluation

19. Module 1-Overview Document

20. Module 1-Welcoming All Families into the School Community (PowerPoint)

21. AT EXPO – Tools You Have and Tools to Try (PowerPoint)

22. Frontloading Technology into your Curriculum (Presentation Packet)

23. The Principles of Universal Design

24. Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

25. Art-Res Bridgeland-One Dream Two Realities

26. Art-Res BrykSchneider-Trust In Schools

27. Art-Res Creating Home-School Partnerships SWPBS

28. Art-Res Dempsey-Why Do Parents Become Involved

29. Art-Res Epstein-Developing and Sustaining Research-Based Programs 2005

30. Art-Res Epstein-Improving Family and Community Involvement

31. Art-Res Family-School Partnership Checklist

32. Art-Res FIFA-Family Involvement in Functional Assessment Manual

33. Art-Res Fish-IEP Meeting Perceptions of Parents

34. Art-Res Henderson-Mapp-A New Wave of Evidence 2002

35. Art-Res Knopf-Using our Understanding of Families

36. Art-Res Measuring Your Family-School-Community Checklist

37. Art-Res Organizing a Family Center

38. Art-Res Patterson-Family as Faculty Parents

39. Art-Res Piper-Parent Involvement in Reading

40. Art-Res Successful Home-School Partnerships 2008

41. Art-Res Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement

42. Art-Res Weiss-A Guide to Online Resource

43. Art-Res Westomoreland-Seeing Is Believing


Topic: Family Engagement

Effective communication is the one indispensable ingredient in establishing and maintaining healthy family/school partnerships. It consists of school staff and families engaging in regular, two-way and meaningful exchanges about student learning.

The links to the training documents are listed in the following order:

1. He Said What

2. Why Communicate

3. Reflections on Communications with Families

4. Grading Dilemma

5. Parent-Teacher Conference

6. A Tale of Two Conversations

7. Ways to Promote Two-Way Communication

8. Written Communication Podcast

9. Audience-What Audience

10. Defining the Elements

11. Elements of Effective Writing

12. Putting It All Together

13. Facilitator’s Debriefing Worksheet

14. Indicator 8 Training Module Evaluation

15. Module 2-Overview Document

16. Art-Res Communicating through Technology

17. Art-Res Creating Successful Partnership School-Based Programs

18. Art-Res Epstein-Developing and Sustaining Research-Based Programs 2005

19. Art-Res Families Educators and the Family-School Partnership

20. Art-Res Graham-Clay-Communicating with Parent

21. Art-Res How Teachers Come to Understand Families

22. Art-Res Kindergarten and First Grade Teacher

23. Art-Res Preparing Teachers to Work with Parents

24. Art-Res Raising Minority Academic Achievement

25. Art-Res The School Family Connection

26. Art-Res The Teacher’s Role in Home-School Communication (Word)

27. Art-Res The Teacher’s Role in Home-School Communication (PDF)

28. Why Urban Parents Resist Involvement

29. Module 2-Communicating Effectively (PowerPoint)

30. Read Me First!


Topic: Family Engagement

Students’ success results when families and schools continually collaborate to improve communication and engagement. Allowing a flow of Information to be shared from home to school and school to home ensures students are supported across settings and strengthens their depth of learning and enhances academic performance.

The links to the training documents are listed in the following order:

1. Family Involvement

2. Teacher-Parent Partnerships

3. Looking At The Community You Work In

4. Connecting with Families Carousel

5. Research Discussion

6. Scavenger Hunt

7. Vision Statement

8. Debriefing Worksheet

9. Training Module Evaluation

10. Overview Document

11. Supporting Student Success

12. Res-Art A New Generation Of Evidence

13. Res-Art A New Wave of Evidence

14. Res-Art Frasier-Transitioning Students with Disabilities

15. Res-Art Graham-Clay-Communicating with Parents

16. Res-Art Hawbaker-Student Led IEP Meeting

17. Res-Art Johnson-Challenges With SLD Identification

18. Res-Art Malmgren-Accounting for the Performance of Students

19. Res-Art Miller K-Infusing Tolerance

20. Res-Art Secret Weapon Parent-Partnership article

21. Res-Art Strand-Evidence of Ethnic Disproportionality


Topic: Family Engagement