Courses in this category are designed for delivering effective instructional practices that support Special Education students.  Professional Development will also be provided for teachers and paraprofessionals in IDEA/Medicaid compliance, behavior training, CPR/First Aide, etc.

To see past events, please check out our Special Education Archive.

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 75

How many credits are offered? 0

Where is the credit offered from? N/A

What is the cost of each credit? N/A

What are the credit requirements?  

See link above to register.


    • Registration is open for this free three-part webinar series presented by Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. This series will address issues that relate to opportunities for creating a high quality of life for students at various levels of autism spectrum disorder. Session one will provide a review of the neurology of ASD. Session two will focus on the meltdowns experienced by over 50% of people on the spectrum and include a discussion of self-regulation and sensory issues. Session three will describe evidence-based interventions that create psychologically safe environments for learning.  Registration link: http://idahotc.com/Webinars/categoryid/24/Default
       
 
Session 1
04/05/2017
04/05/2017
4:00pm
6:00pm
Online
Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D.
 
Session 2
04/12/2017
04/12/2017
4:00pm
6:00pm
Online
Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D.
 
Session 3
04/17/2017
04/17/2017
4:00pm
6:00pm
Online
Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D.

 

Is this event sponsored by the district? No 
What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50 
How many credits are offered? 0
Where is the credit offered from? N/A
What is the cost of each credit? $N/A
What are the credit requirements? N/A

 


This is an online course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System (LMS at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. There are no face-to-face classes. The web link for the LMS is: http://www.idahotc.com/lms Registration deadline is October 14, 2016.

The content of the course is foundational and is divided into seven webinars. These include:
Webinar I – Introduction to Explicit Instruction (EI)
Webinar II – Designing Lessons: Skills & Strategies
Webinar III – Designing Lessons: Vocabulary & Concepts 
Webinar IV -- Designing Lessons: Rules for Content
Webinar V -- Organizing Structure for Instruction
Webinar VI --Delivering Instruction: Eliciting Responses
Webinar VII -- Delivering Instruction: Other Critical Skills 

Explicit Instruction
01/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Cari Murphy, Ph.D

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements?    

1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/view the full period of all webinars in this series.
2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS. http://www.idahotc.com/lms
3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.
4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.



For more information go to http://idahotc.com/lms

Session 1: “Just Give Him the Whale”: Teaching Passions, Areas of Expertise and Strengths

Session 2: Beyond “Turn and Talk”: 10 Ways to Support Communication in the Classroom

Session 3: “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Educating Students on the Spectrum in Inclusive Schools (K-12) 

 
Teaching, Supporting, and Including Students on the Spectrum
01/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements?  

1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all  webinars in this series.
2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS. http://www.idahotc.com/lms
3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.
4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.


 Session 1: This session will provide information on the cognitive profiles of individuals with ASD and the process of reading comprehension. 
Session 2: This session will provide information on how students with the most significant communication needs develop literacy skills. Participants will learn about different assessments and review instructional considerations for students to develop literacy skills.
Session 3: This session will provide information on an instructional framework for implementing literacy instruction for students with ASD who have varying levels of communication. For more information go to http://idahotc.com/lms

 

Session 1-Linking Cognition and Literacy: Understanding Reading Comprehension for Students with ASD
1/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield
Session 2- Applying the Interactive Literacy Framework to ASD: Assessment for Instruction
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield
Session 3-From Assessment to Instruction: Designing Literacy Instruction for Students with ASD 
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield

Is this event sponsored by the district? No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements? See Below

  • Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all webinars in this series.
  • Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS. http://www.idahotc.com/lms
  • Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.
  • Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

 To register go to: https://uidaho.zoom.us/webinar/register/49802f1df56892ec7c24e00bf0acd2b8 


Session 1: This session will define executive function skills and the importance of developing them for students with ASD. The multiple aspects of executive function skills that impact home, community, and employment will be discussed as well as the challenges that impact students with ASD.

Session 2: This session will discuss the importance of assessing and recognizing student abilities and matching strategies to student needs. Current evidence-based strategies will highlight social, communication, self-regulation, sensory, and academic interventions that teachers can implement to help a student be successful.

Session 3: This session will provide an overview of the “Hidden Curriculum” – social rules that are assumed to be known but must be taught to students with ASD. The presenter will include practical tips for teaching these hidden social needs and importance of planning as a foundation for student success.

Link for more information: http://idahotc.com/lms

Session 1-Executive Function Skills
1/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield
Session 2- Abilities and Interventions
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield
 Session 3-The Hidden Curriculum
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield

Is this event sponsored by the district? No 
What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50 
How many credits are offered? 1
Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho
What is the cost of each credit? $60
What are the credit requirements? See Below

  1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all  webinars in this series.
  2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS. http://www.idahotc.com/lms
  3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.  
  4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

To register go to: https://uidaho.zoom.us/webinar/register/49802f1df56892ec7c24e00bf0acd2b8


New Special Education Teacher Training (NSETT) Part 2 is for all new Special Education teachers, including those who were unable to attend Part 1 in the Fall. 

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-special-education-teacher-training-nsett-part-2-idaho-falls-registration-30002935588

 

 
New Special Education Teacher Training Part 2
01/18/2017
01/18/2017
8:30am
4:30am
Residence Inn 635 W. Broadway, Idaho Falls Idaho SESTA

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 75

How many credits are offered? 0

Where is the credit offered from? N/A

What is the cost of each credit? N/A

What are the credit requirements?   N/A

 

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-special-education-teacher-training-nsett-part-2-idaho-falls-registration-30002935588

Behavior Foundations Face-to-Face consists of two one-day trainings. The first was held in the Fall and the current is scheduled for Spring (February/March). The Fall training focused on practical applications of evidence-based intervention strategies for individuals with ineffective or problem behavior. Spring training will focus on conducting functional behavioral assessment and designing interventions that will increase engagement in appropriate alternative and desirable replacement behaviors that will lead to individual success and academic growth.
There are more ways to benefit from the Behavior Foundations training series! Behavior Foundations Face-to-Face is the first of the four-part Idaho Behavior Foundations Academy that will assist schools, districts, and regions to achieve effective practices for students with problem behavior. 

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behavior-foundations-face-to-face-spring-functional-behavior-assessment-registration-30563981692

 
Behavior Foundations 1 Fall
02/15/2017
02/15/2017
8:30am
4:30pm
Residence Inn, 635 W. Broadway Idaho SESTA

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 120

How many credits are offered? See Instructor

Where is the credit offered from? University Of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements? See Instructor

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behavior-foundations-face-to-face-spring-functional-behavior-assessment-registration-30563981692

Session 1: This session will focus on assessing levels of communication for learners at the non-symbolic or
early symbolic level of communication. The Communication Matrix will be used to review the
assessment process and how to target levels for instruction and programming.


Session 2: This session will discuss the difference between intentional and intentionally communicative
behaviors in learners at the non-symbolic and early symbolic levels of communication. Students
will be presented with a variety of examples of learners at various ages and how the process
used to encourage more communicative communication.


Session 3: : Programming and Instruction for Learners at the Non-Symbolic Level
This session will discuss a process for making decisions on instructional goals and objectives for
learners at the non-symbolic and early symbolic levels of communication. Students will discuss
examples of programming and instruction for a variety of learners..

 

 

 Session 1:

Assessing Levels of Communication

01/11/2017 05/01/2017 Online Online Online Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.  

Session 2:

Defining Communicative Competence

01/11/2017 05/01/2017 Online Online Online Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.  
                     Session 3: 
 
               Programming and      Instruction for Learners at the Non-Symbolic Level.
01/11/2017
05/01/2017
      Online
      Online
Online
Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 100

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements?  

  1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all
webinars in this series.


2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.
http://www.idahotc.com/lms


3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.


4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted
through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS

 

Registration or more information:  http://idahotc.com/lms

Session 1 will discuss and demonstrate over 40 assistive technology solutions that can be made in minutes using everyday tools and materials. Session 2 will discuss and demonstrate 101 assistive technology solutions that can be created using corrugated plastics. Session 3 will demonstrate 101 assistive technology solutions that can be created using Velcro Brand Fasteners and Loc Line.

To register go to: https://uidaho.zoom.us/webinar/register/49802f1df56892ec7c24e00bf0acd2b8

 
          Session 1
1/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield
 
              Session 2
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield  
         Session 3 
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield

 

                  

 

Is this event sponsored by the district? No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements? See Below

1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all
webinars in this series.


2. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.


3. Final Assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted
through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

To register go to: https://uidaho.zoom.us/webinar/register/49802f1df56892ec7c24e00bf0acd2b8


 

This three-part webinar series will focus on children who communicate at the pre-symbolic or early symbolic level. Participants will learn about the Communication Matrix, a tool for assessing levels of communication and targeting appropriate goals. The final session will look at research-based instructional strategies to develop and enhance a child's communication system.

Describe the seven levels of the Communication Matrix · Describe the difference between intentional and intentionally communicative behavior · Describe two intervention strategies for learners at the non-symbolic level · Describe two intervention strategies for learners at the early symbolic level · Write a goal and two objectives for a learner at the non-symbolic level · Write a goal and two objectives for a learner at the early symbolic level

Registration deadline is October 14, 2016.

 

 
Communicative Competence in Learners with Significant Disabilities
08/31/2016
12/05/2016
Online
Online
Online
Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 100

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements?     Graduate Credit Course Requirements 1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all webinars in this series. 2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS. http://www.idahotc.com/lms 3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey. 4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS. Note: There are no outside readings or materials required for this course. Handouts for each webinar session are located in the course site at the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS. Quizzes All quizzes must be completed on the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System on the date(s) specified in the course site. Students must earn an 80% score on each quiz to pass the course. Quizzes can be retaken until passed. Quiz 1 (20 points) Quiz 2 (20 points) Quiz 3 (20 points) Final Assignment Final Assignment (10 points) Assess a student using the Communication Matrix and write a teaching plan that include the results of the assessment, a goal and two instructional objectives that target the student’s level of communication Grading Policy This is a Pass/Fail course. 1. Participants must earn an 80% score on each quiz to pass the course. Quizzes can be retaken until passed. 2. Credit participants must also earn an 80% (8/10 points) on the final written assignment to pass the course. 3. Participants must complete the online course satisfaction survey.

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