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Essential Components for Reading Instruction: Part 2

          • 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.


Essential Components for Reading Instruction: Part 1

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.

Transition from School to a Full Adult Life Webinar Series

          • This initial session will share examples of creative solutions that have been developed to support young adults with ongoing needs to live, work, and play in their communities. Families and support staff will be encouraged to develop a vision for the future life of a young adult with a disability by exploring what the individual likes and needs to be successful.
            This second session will focus on the laws and federal directives that will have an impact on a student’s transition from school to adult life. A variety of topics will be covered including:
            Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
            Section 511
            Center for Medicare and Medicaid Final Rules (CMS)
            Employment First State Policies
            Postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities
            This final session will review agencies that can provide support and/or funding for young adults with disabilities to access community employment
            Registration link: https://uidaho.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wXP3zLztQmuuFlybp1rQ8g
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    Session 1
    02/07/2018
     
    02/07/2018
     
    4:00 p.m.
    6:00 p.m.
    Online
    Ellen Condon, M.Ed.
     
    Session 2
    02/14/2018
     
    02/14/2018
     
    4:00 p.m.
    6:00 p.m
    Online
    Ellen Condon, M.Ed.
     
    Session 3
    02/21/2018
     
    02/21/2018
     
    4:00 p.m.
    6:00 p.m
    Online
    Ellen Condon, M.Ed.
     

 

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 100

How many credits are offered? 0

Where is the credit offered from? 

What is the cost of each credit?  N/A

What are the credit requirements?  

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See link above to register.


Essential Components: Special Education Process

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    • This is the second part of the Essential Components: Special Education Process training held in the fall. It is ideal for new-to-the-field special education teachers and new-to-Idaho special education teachers. Also, it is beneficial for experienced special education teachers or related service providers who need an up-to-date review of the special education process. Participants are encouraged to attend even if you were unable to attend Part 1.

      Please bring your toolbox, current progress monitoring data, and a copy of an existing eligibility report for one of your students. Remember to REDACT with a black marker any personally identifying information such as student name or address. 

      Link to Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-components-special-education-process-part-2-idaho-falls-registration-39344230653
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Idaho Falls Session
01/30/2018
 
01/30/2018
 
8:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
Residence Inn, 635 Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho SESTA

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 80

How many credits are offered? N/A

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.


Maximizing Student Learning

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Idaho Falls Session: Elementary
04/03/2018
 
04/03/2018
 
8:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Residence Inn, 635 Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho SESTA
 
Idaho Falls Session: Secondary
04/03/2018
 
04/03/2018
 
12:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
Residence Inn, 635 Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho SESTA
 
Idaho Falls Session: Early Childhood
04/04/2018
 
04/04/2018
 
8:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
Residence Inn, 635 Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho SESTA

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 40

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

See link above to register.


The Problem with Behavior Problems: 2018

              • Session 1: “Understanding Behavior and Understanding Students”
                Session 2: “Disability Related Struggles”
                Session 3: “Practical Strategies for the Classroom and Beyond”
                Registration deadline is March 9, 2018. Link to registration: https://idahotc.com/lms
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            The Problem with Behavior Problems
            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: Complete a written assignment (requirements listed below) must be
    submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

See link above to register.


Teaching, Supporting, and Including Students on the Spectrum 2018

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.

Digital Library Spotlight Webinars, facilitated by national experts and innovative practitioners, highlight Digital Library resources on timely and relevant topics. Spotlight Forums connect educators across Smarter member states to discuss these resources and topics.

The Supporting Students with Disabilities Spotlight Webinar and Forum series features three Digital Library resources:

Maximizing Access to Instruction and Testing for Students with Disabilities to Improve Achievement. In this Research-to-Practice Brief webinar, Dr. Elliott will examine the concept of accessibility in classroom instruction and large-scale testing and share research-driven strategies teachers can use to improve access for all students. Accessibility is grounded in legislation, Universal Design theory, and professional testing standards. Researchers have investigated a number of strategies and resources for improving access to instruction and tests. Dr. Elliott will discuss the research behind these strategies and recommend a set of teacher actions to maximize access to instruction and testing so all student have opportunities to learn rigorous content and demonstrate what they have learned and can do.

Opportunity to Learn for All Students: Enhancing Access to What Should be Taught and Will be Tested. In this Research-to-Practice Brief webinar, Dr. Kurz will examine the concept of opportunity to learn (OTL) and how OTL data can be used to inform instruction. Recent advancements using teacher logs have allowed educators to collect OTL data across the school year in ways that can be formative to classroom instruction. Dr. Kurz will discuss the importance of OTL data based on federal mandates and fairness in testing and provide suggestions for evidence-based decision-making in the formative assessment process. He will give examples to illustrate the use of evidence from OTL and the formative assessment process using My Instructional Learning Opportunities Guidance System (MyiLOGS) and the Smarter Interim Assessment Blocks.

Understanding and Accelerating Achievement Growth for Students with Disabilities. Dr. Schulte will discuss achievement gaps and growth for students with disabilities, as well as several aspects of instruction that can be modified to accelerate achievement growth in this Research-to Practice Brief webinar. She will explore seven key factors that accelerate growth, including time on instruction, opportunities for active student responding, explicit teaching of content and strategies, and targeting students’ specific needs. Dr. Schulte will provide a range of examples from instructional intervention research, most focused on students with disabilities or other groups of students who are struggling to reach proficiency levels for their state’s performance standards.

See the following link for more information: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d9fc73c1292038913c2734f72/files/Supporting_Students_with_Disabilities_Series.pdf

Session Name Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Maximizing Access to Instruction and Testing for Students with Disabilities to Improve Achievement 9/30/2015 2:00pm to 3:15pm Online Dr. Stephen Elliott
Opportunity to Learn for All Students: Enhancing Access to What Should be Taught and Will be Tested 10/27/2015 1:00pm to 2:00pm Online Dr. Alexander Kurz
Understanding and Accelerating Achievement Growth for Students with Disabilties 9/30/2015 12:00pm to 1:00pm Online Dr. Ann Schulte
Max No. Participants:
100
Credit Offered:
No
Targeted Audience:
Special Education Personnel
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