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PaTTAN offers several course options online that are self-paced and interactive. Participants of online courses may receive credits in the form of certificates of completion, Act 48 hours or some other type of format.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for Professional Educators, if you are not a Professional Educator you will not be able to enroll at the time the course is opened.

The Special Education: Effective Practices for my General Education Classroom is a fifteen (15) hour interactive online course where K-12 teachers and administrators have the opportunity to review information regarding special education and apply the information to their general education classrooms. An instructor is available to guide participants through this four part, virtual learning process. Participants provide support and feedback to each other through the chat room, and are able to post questions and assignments on the bulletin board.

Objectives

Participants will:
  • Identify three factors that general education teachers must know and be able to do when educating all students, including students with disabilities.
  • Describe the evaluation and IEP process and demonstrate how to be effective team members.
  • Examine different ways to implement IEPs of students with disabilities in general education classrooms.
  • Determine effective practices and concepts of their curriculum in relation to Standards-Based Curriculum for all students.

Target Audience

General Educators and Administrators


Topics: Chapter 14/IDEA
Credits: Act 48 Clock Hour (15 Hours)

All students must have the opportunity to learn and meet the same high standards if they are to access the knowledge and skills necessary for their post-school lives. This course provides training for special education teachers or other educators who instruct students in the standards-aligned content related to the Keystone Algebra 1 course of study. This course is appropriate for teachers instructing students throughout the continuum of placement options. The Keystone Algebra Content (Module 2 – Unit 2): Course for Special Education Teachers is an interactive online course designed to provide participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of Algebra 1 Keystone content, demonstrate their depth of understanding of the content through course activities and assignments, and apply this understanding to impact student learning in the classroom.

The topics for this course are functions and rates of change which are approximately half of the content found in module 2 of the Algebra 1 Keystone Assessment Anchors and Eligible Content. Both topics will be examined from a conceptual and procedural understanding perspective. Previous courses and future courses in this series focus on additional mathematical concepts found on the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam.

Objectives

Participants will:

  • deepen their understanding of the Keystone Algebra 1 (Module 2) concepts and skills as evidenced by successful completion of weekly assignments and scores on pre-post assessments. Assignments will be evaluated using the scoring guidelines for the Algebra 1 Keystone Exam.
  • expand their understanding of specific instructional strategies for supporting the learning of all students in Keystone Algebra 1 as evidenced by responses to weekly questions and the ability to explain how to instruct students who have misconceptions pertaining to Keystone Algebra content so that the misconceptions are eliminated.
  • build background and core knowledge in Pa Core Standards-Mathematics including the eight mathematical practices as evidenced by the participants ability to make connections between the mathematical practices/content, and the corresponding student work/response to mathematical tasks.

“Students must learn mathematics with understanding, actively building new knowledge from experience and prior knowledge.” From the Principles for School Mathematics of NCTM standards, copyright NCTM 2000-2004.

Target Audience

Participants must have successfully completed Module 1- unit 1 and 2 and Module 2- unit 1 of the Keystone Algebra Content Course for Special Education Teachers to enroll in Module 2-unit 2.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.


Topics: Math, Response to Instruction & Intervention (RtII)
Credits: Act 48 Clock Hour (22 Hours)

This training is designed to share information about the uniqueness of children who are Deaf-Blind through greater knowledge of various diagnoses and syndromes that result in combined vision and hearing loss. The presenter will share information on the impact of Deaf-Blindness and strategies to improve communication among team members for successful collaboration between families and the agencies that support their children. This training will teach participants the importance of routines, touch, and wait time for young children who are Deaf-Blind. Current resources for families and professionals will be explored, including the EITA Portal.

Objectives

Participants will:

  1. Describe various diagnoses and syndromes that effect or result in vision and hearing loss – raising awareness of the “at-risk” child.
  2. Describe the effect that vision loss, hearing loss and vision and hearing loss combined has on the development of the child.
  3. Demonstrate the communication skills necessary for the successful collaboration between families and agencies that support their children.
  4. List emerging information about the importance of routines, touch, and wait time.
  5. Describe recommended modifications for the home environment.
  6. Identify additional information about online resources for families and professionals, local, state and national organizations related to deaf-blindness, and Pennsylvania-specific resources.

Target Audience

This training is intended for early intervention service coordinators, providers, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, teachers of the visually impaired, early childhood education teachers, speech and language therapists, audiologists, special health care needs consultants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and parents of infants and young children who are deaf-blind or at risk for deaf-blindness.

Individuals attending this course must watch the webinar in its entirety and complete a survey prior to April 8, 2016 in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.


Topics: Early Intervention
Credits: Act 48 Clock Hour (2 Hours), Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours (2 Hours)