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February 25, 2018

Resources to Support Families of Infants and Toddlers with Hearing Differences

This training will introduce and review resources for professionals working with families of infants and toddlers with hearing loss, dual-sensory impairment and children with complex needs. Communication in young children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or Deaf-Blind is one skill that we can help them to cultivate in order to have the most positive outcomes later in life. Developing routines and strategies in order to enhance communication is one way that professionals, caregivers and families can decrease risk and promote positive later outcomes. There will be opportunities for discussion, examples of strategies utilized with families, and direct connections with the Guide By Your Side, Deaf Hard of Hearing Guide Program. 1) Resource handout: ASL stages of development from birth to age 6 and Guide to the ASL Development Observation Record. 2) Resource handout: Early Intervention Communication Plan for young children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind. 3) Powerpoint presentation: This document has the slides to be followed by attendees during the webinar.

Presenter: Mary Ann Stefko
February 20, 2018

Advanced Essentialization Winter Series - Complex Math Concepts

Advanced Essentialization Winter Series - Complex Math Concepts

Presenter: Sharon Leonard
February 14, 2018

PaPOS Exit Survey Overview and Procedural Training - 2-15-18

his session will provide participants with an understanding of the Pennsylvania Post School Outcome Survey (PaPOS) and the requirements for implementation. The purpose of PaPOS is to determine, for the state as a whole, the extent to which students are achieving transition outcomes as stated in their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). This is a required training for LEAs.

Presenter: Hillary Mangis
February 7, 2018

The Writing Toolkit for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing: Genre, Discipline Specific Writing

In this session, participants continue to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to improve writing instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Phases of genre-specific writing instruction, such as learning about genre, evaluating genre, and writing genre, will be discussed. Because students who are knowledgeable about text structure, recall and write text better than others who aren’t, this session will highlight the importance of making text structure for the genres of narrative, informational/explanatory, and opinion/argumentative writing visually explicit.

Presenter: Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro
January 30, 2018

Evidence of Language Use: Progress Monitoring for English Learners in MTSS

State-Required Reclassification, Monitoring and Re-Designation of English Learners - This session will focus on the interpretation and implementation of the PDE State-Required Reclassification, Monitoring and Re-Designation of English Learners (ELs) for the 2017-2018 school year. Participants will also examine how this document will impact the instruction and assessment of English learners. Targeting Progress Monitoring of Language Use for English Learners - This session will focus on effective progress monitoring strategies for English learners, as related to language use. Participants will be able to apply these best practices to their school context. Connecting WIDA Tools to Collecting Evidence for Language Use - This session will demonstrate how to utilize WIDA Tools while collecting evidence for language use in the classroom. Participants will examine the WIDA Tools, as they consider how to embed them into their instruction and assessment practices. 1. Handout posted is the PowerPoint presentation for Part I of the webinar, 1/31/18 2. Handout is the PowerPoint presentation for Part II, 2/7/18 2a. Supporting informational material for Part II, 2/7/18 3. Handout is the PowerPoint for Part III: Connecting WIDA Tools to Collecting Evidence of Language Use, 3/8/18

Presenter: Ana Sainz de la Pena
February 25, 2018

2018 PDE Conference Schedule with Session Descriptions

2018 PDE Conference Schedule with Session Descriptions

Presenter: multiple
January 16, 2018

AEC Advanced Essentialization Winter Series - Making AEC Meaningful 1-17-18

AEC Advanced Essentialization Winter Series - Making AEC Meaningful 1-17-18

Presenter: Sharon Leonard
December 18, 2017

Writing Tool Kit Micro Level

the examination of writing instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing by examining the micro-structures of writing

Presenter: Lana Edwards Santoro, Ph.D
December 18, 2017

Writing Toolkit Micro Level Resource Packet

the examination of writing instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing by examining the micro-structures of writing.

Presenter: Lana Edwards Santoro, Ph.D
February 25, 2018

2018 PDE Conference Parent Scholarship Application

The Bureau of Special Education and PaTTAN are pleased to offer a limited number of parent scholarships to Pennsylvania residents who have school-age children with a current IEP. Those employed by any of the following: school, district, charter school,IU, PTI, CPRC, or other federally-funded educational or advocacy organization are not eligible and should seek funding through their employer/organization.

Presenter: multiple