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.

        • The content of the course is foundational and is divided into seven webinars. These include:
          Webinar 1: Introduction to Explicit Instruction
          Webinar 2: Designing Lessons: Skills & Strategies
          Webinar 3: Designing Lessons: Vocabulary & Concepts
          Webinar 4: Designing Lessons: Rules for Content
          Webinar 5: Organizing Structure for Instruction
          Webinar 6: Delivering Instruction: Eliciting Responses
          Webinar 7: Delivering Instruction: Other Critical Skills
          Registration deadline is March 9, 2018. Link to registration: https://idahotc.com/lms
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            Explicit Instruction
            01/19/2018
             
            04/30/2018
             
            Online
            Online
            Online
            Cari Murphy, 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/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. 

See link above to register.


The course consists of 10 online modules with descriptions of each below. Modules are selfpaced
and include quizzes to check for understanding.
Phonological Awareness, Phonics & Word Recognition, Phonics-All About Syllables: Part 1, Phonics-All About Syllables: Part 2, Partner Talk, Academic Discussion, Academic Vocabulary, Developing Word Consciousness, Word Analysis, and Context Clues

Registration deadline is March 9, 2018. Link to registration: https://idahotc.com/lms


 
Essential Components for Reading Instruction: Part 1
01/19/2018
 
04/30/2018
 
Online
Online
Online
Cari Murphy, Ph.D. and Alayna Gee, M.Ed.

 

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 complete all modules, including handouts and
      quizzes.
      2. Quizzes: All module quizzes must be submitted through the online course at the Idaho
      Training Clearinghouse LMS.
      3. Surveys: Participants are required to complete a satisfaction survey after each module.
      4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted 
      through the online course at the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

Session 1: “Just Give Him the Whale”: Teaching Passions, Areas of Expertise and Strengths
This session will explore how special interests can serve as supports, teaching tools,
inspirations, and hobbies for children on the autism spectrum.
Session 2: Beyond “Turn and Talk”: 10 Ways to Support Communication in the Classroom
This session will discuss ten different low tech strategies that provides students with
opportunities to share ideas, practice communication skills, and learn augmentative and
alternative communication.
Session 3: “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Educating Students on the Spectrum in Inclusive
Schools (K-12)
This session will focus on practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels and
other disabilities within a general education classroom. It will address differentiated instruction,
making classrooms comfortable and providing opportunities for social development.
Registration Deadline is March 9, 2018. Link to registration: https://idahotc.com/lm

 
Teaching, Supporting, and Including Students on the Spectrum
01/19/2018
 
04/30/2018
 
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.

      • The course consists of several online modules with descriptions of each below. Modules are selfpaced
        and include handouts and quizzes to check for understanding.

        Module 1: Response to Intervention Overview
        Module 2: Comprehensive Assessment System
        Module 3: Tiered Interventions
        Module 4: Intervention Design 1--Elementary/Secondary
        Module 5: Intervention Design 2--Elementary/Secondary
        Module 6: Family and Community Involvement
        Module 7: Progress Monitoring
        Module 8: Leadership
        Module 9: Implementation Cycles within RTI
        Registration deadline is March 9, 2018. Link to registration: https://idahotc.com/lms
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        Response to Intervention: Moving from Theory to Practice
        01/19/2018
         
        04/30/2018
         
        Online
        Online
        Online
        Dr. Cari Murphy
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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 complete all modules, including handouts and
quizzes.
2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the online course at the Idaho Training
Clearinghouse LMS.
3. Surveys: Participants are required to complete a satisfaction survey after modules 1-9
and an overall course satisfaction survey after module 9.
4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirementslisted below) must be submitted
through the online course at the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

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See link above to register.


          • Session 1: “Making Assistive Technology Solutions Using Ordinary Items.” This session will
            discuss and demonstrate over 40 assistive technology solutions that can be made in minutes
            using everyday tools and materials.

          • Session 2: “Making Assistive Technology Solutions Using Corrugated Plastic.“ This session will
            discuss and demonstrate 101 assistive technology solutions that can be created using
            corrugated plastics.

          • Session 3: Making Assistive Technology Solutions Using Velcro Brand Fasteners and Lock Line”
            This session will demonstrate 101 assistive technology solutions that can be
            Created using Velcro Brand Fasteners and Loc Line.

          • Registration deadline is March 9, 2018. Link to registration: https://idahotc.com/lms
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            Creating Assistive Technology Solutions in Minutes
            01/19/2018
             
            04/30/2017
             
            Online
            Online
            Online
            Dr. Robin Greenfield
         
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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. 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.

  •  

See link above to register.


    • Session 1: “The Neurology of ASD” - This session will provide a user-friendly discussion of the
      neurological research on ASD. It will serve as a foundation for interventions discussed in
      Sessions 2 and 3.

    • Session 2: “The Cycle of Meltdowns for Individuals with ASD” - This session will focus on the
      cycle of meltdowns for learners with ASD including those with “high-functioning” ASD. Leaners
      with ASD typically have self-regulation and sensory issues that can lead to meltdowns and
      follow three stages: (a) rumbling; (b) rage, and (c) recovery.

    • Session 3: “Creating a Psychologically Safe Environment for Students with ASD” –This session
      will discuss evidence-based strategies that assist learners in gaining and generalizing
      social/communication, hidden curriculum, academic, and behavior skills.

    • Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018. Link to registration: https://idahotc.com/lms
 
ASD: Neurology, Behavior, and Interventions
01/19/2018
 
04/30/2018
 
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?Idaho State University
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: Complete a written assignment (requirements listed below) must be
submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

 


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      • Session 1: Building Student Portfolios

        This session will address essential self-determination practices and use the process of building
        students portfolios to increase self-awareness and helping students advocate for themselves.

        Session 2: Goal Tracking Tools

        This session will discuss various goal tracking tools and strategies for actively involving students
        in setting goals, self-evaluating their performances, and monitoring their progress.

        Session 3: Leadership within the School Community
        This session will address strategies for helping students experience increased positions of
        leadership in the school community. Participants will learn how all of these strategies can apply
        to students at various ages and across disabilities. 

        Registration deadline is March 9, 2018. Link to registration: https://idahotc.com/lms
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        Self Determination Practices for Students with Disabilities
        01/19/2018
         
        04/30/2018
         
        Online
        Online
        Online
        Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.
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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.

     

See link above to register.


          • The course consists of 10 online modules with descriptions of each below. Modules are selfpaced
            and include quizzes to check for understanding.
            Semantic Mapping, Academic Language Part 1, Academic Language Part 2, Close Reading, Identifying & Analyzing Theme, Intro to Informational Text, Text Dependent Questions, Teaching Students to Use Evidence, Importance of Text Structures, and Importance of Text Features.

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            Essential Components for Reading Instruction: Part 2
            01/19/2018
             
            04/30/2018
             
            Online
            Online
            Online
            Cari Murphy, Ph.D. and Alayna Gee, M.Ed.
             

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 complete all modules, including handouts and
quizzes.
2. Quizzes: All module quizzes must be submitted through the online course at the Idaho
Training Clearinghouse LMS.
3. Surveys: Participants are required to complete a satisfaction survey after each module.
4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted 
through the online course at the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.


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

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