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The Language Instruction Educational Programs in MTSS - Policy and Practices for Charter Schools

12/19/2017
01:28:33 minutes
This session will focus on legal requirements, the development, implementation of language instruction educational programs aligned to ESSA and the PA Department of Education requirements. The presentation will address how to develop a handbook aligned on the needs of their English learners using the federal and state guidance. It will also address instruction and assessment best practices to meet the federal and state requirements and support students’ academic, linguistic, and behavioral success in school in a MTSS framework. Tools and resources will be shared to empower charter schools in the development and implementation of an effective language instruction educational program.

What Families Need to Know to Support Check In Check Out At Home

12/19/2017
00:59:21 minutes
Check In Check Out (CICO) is a highly effective research based strategy used to provide students with additional academic or behavioral feedback and reinforcement. The strategy, typically applied in the school setting, can be successfully implemented in the home environment to extend learning and consistency. During this webinar, PaTTAN consultants and participating LEA members discuss the components of the CICO strategy and explain how to support the use of this strategy at home.

Strengthening Partnerships Through Two-Way Communication

12/14/2017
00:59:19 minutes
Effective two-way communication with families is essential for strong family-school partnerships. During this webinar, members of an LEA along with PaTTAN educational consultants will share practices and strategies they have found successful in sharing information, setting realistic goals for students, and ensuring families are well-informed, actively engaged partners in education.

IEP Team Considerations that Impact Graduation and Secondary Transition Success for Students with Deaf-Blindness

12/11/2017
00:50:55 minutes
The purpose of this webinar is to provide specific information regarding the graduation requirements and the various pathways to graduation in the state of Pennsylvania with an emphasis on IEP team considerations for students with Deaf-Blindness.

NOREP/Prior Written Notice: Lessons Learned in the Field

12/10/2017
00:59:31 minutes
Special education laws and regulations ensure that parents are given opportunities to participate meaningfully in their child’s special education experiences. The NOREP/PWN: Lessons Learned in the Field webinar will provide an opportunity for participants to gain a better understanding of the legal requirements and implications of the NOREP/PWN, as well as how legal concerns may transpire when parents are not provided their procedural rights from the perspective of a hearing officer.

New RENEW Training Menu and Data Collection: A RENEW TOT Webinar

11/21/2017
00:47:12 minutes
This 45-minute webinar introduces the new RENEW training menu for Pennsylvania. Featuring location of materials, agendas and forecasted dates, this webinar motivates RENEW Trainers to take the training materials and begin programming for LEA opportunities within their intermediate unit. Use of RENEW fidelity tools and data collection and reporting protocol are also reinforced.

Classroom Management Resources and Tools: An Overview Webinar

11/21/2017
01:00:00 minutes
The webinar features the five evidence-based practices of effective classroom management identified by Simonsen et al. (2008)that commonly serve as a cornerstone of preventative classroom behavioral management strategies that maximizes appropriate student conduct and sets the stage for instructional success. 1. Structure and predictability 2. Post, teach, and reinforce a small number of classroom rules 3. Actively engage students in observable ways 4. Using a continuum of responses to acknowledge appropriate behavior 5. Developing a continuum of responses to respond to inappropriate behavior During this webinar, participants will: · Consider how the five evidence-based classroom strategies may be incorporated into instructional routines · Examine existing electronic classroom management tools and how to access it via the PaTTAN Website · Highlight components of a Classroom Management PLC (Professional Learning Community) and how to conduct these meetings featuring evidence-based classroom management strategies

H7. Community Partner Collaboration: Promoting Employment Among Youth Receiving SSA Benefits

11/21/2017
01:29:27 minutes
Social Security provides Work Incentives to support a pathway to work for those receiving Social Security benefits, but the rules are individual and complex. Learn about how Community Work Incentive Coordinators (CWICs) can assist youth and their families successfully navigate these rules. CWICs will describe their special role in the community among those professionals who work with youth with disabilities.

G3. Think Big! Introducing Work Options Early

11/21/2017
01:10:52 minutes
This session will provide participants with an overview of the development of the ThinkBIG! ‘tool box’. The ThinkBIG! project is the result of a consortium of community organizations and local education agencies that encourage students of all abilities to explore career options and begin planning for life “after the school bus stops coming”, with a focus on third and fourth grade students. ThinkBIG! provides a ‘tool box’ of time-limited activities to 3rd & 4th grade teachers in order to help their students identify early vocational interests by connecting career exploration lessons to Career Education & Work (CEW) standards in an effort to meet 3rd grade benchmarks.

F2. Special Needs & Estate Planning: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know

11/21/2017
00:53:36 minutes
This session provides an overview of financial & estate planning for families that have dependents with disabilities. The presenter will address critical areas of concern, such as navigating and maximizing government benefits through an overview of programs such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Waivers & Social Security. The session will also address important estate planning considerations such as Wills, Special Needs Trusts, and the differences between Guardianship and Powers of Attorney. Participants will learn how special needs financial planning is different than traditional financial planning. Strategies will be presented to address funding of special needs trusts, tax planning considerations, and ensuring quality of life and lifetime care are maintained for loved ones.