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1. Understanding the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Process for Parents of School-Age Students with a Disability

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 8/17/2022

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone of the special education process. This training walks families through the New York State standard IEP form and helps them to understand the various components of the IEP. Participants will:


• Understand the Committee on Special Education (CSE) process and a parent or guardian's role with the development of the IEP.


• Discuss how to develop relationships and practices that build home-school collaboration and support the student with a disability


• Participate in the transition planning process for students beginning the year they turn 15.

NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session

2. Introduction to the Behavior Pathway

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 8/19/2022

This training will familiarize the components of the Behavior Pathway in order to guide thinking that leads to the understanding of the function of behavior to promote desired behavior.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

3. What Does it Mean to be Culturally Responsive?

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 8/24/2022

Are you a culturally responsive educator? Is your entire educational organization a culturally responsive institution? Not even sure what it means to be culturally responsive? This culturally responsive training provides multiple resources and materials that support the development of culturally responsive-sustaining mindsets, practices, and strategies that can be implemented in your educational organization. As you grow in your understanding and execution of culturally responsive pedagogy you will see an increase in student engagement, academic performance, behavior, and graduation rates! This training will help provide instructional scaffolds to that learners of all abilities will be able to access content and feel welcomed in your classroom and school. Designed for all school district personnel (administrators, educators, and support staff).
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

4. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 9/13/2022 to 9/28/2022

This training is designed for CPSE/CSE chairpersons focused on promoting meaningful family engagement in the CPSE/CSE process and quality special education services for all student's with disabilities. It utilizes a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and a chairperson's role within that process that is consistent with State law and regulation.
Participants will be able to:
1) Understand the special education process as delineated in education laws and regulations.
2) Know the role of the Chairperson and the Committee
3) Develop practices which encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships
4) Identify strategies for leading the Committee in making high quality decisions that will result in an IEP that meets New York State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student.

**This training will include asynchronous modules to be completed on your own and 4 synchronous virtual sessions with the trainers**

NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of first session.

5. Working with Families to Improve Student Outcomes

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 9/15/2022

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This training provides a foundational overview of Family Engagement, its importance, and the Six Essential Features of Family-School Collaboration. Schools and community agencies will be able to self-assess, action plan, and re-assess their family engagement practices ensuring improvement in their systems and practices leading to improved outcomes for students.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

6. Creating the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 9/16/2022

Participants will develop their understanding of the components of a quality IEP designed to provide students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent not later than morning of session.

7. Universal Screening: Best Practices in Screening for Academic Deficits

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 9/16/2022

The purpose of this training is to provide participants with an overview of what universal screening is and how to adopt this practice in their schools. Participants in all levels of an educational organization will receive support in support in how to, a) identify a universal screening measure to adopt, b) establish a plan for implementing universal screening practices, and/or, c) understand the basics of how to interpret and apply information from a universal screening measure. At the conclusion of this training, participants should be able to:
1. Define universal screening.
2. Describe the purpose of universal screening.
3. Describe the features of a high-quality universal screening measure.
4. Identify tools to guide them in selecting a universal screening measure.
5. Describe ways in which data from a universal screening measure can be used.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

8. Student Directed Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Professionals - Four-Part Series

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 9/22/2022

Are you interested in empowering students to be engaged in the CSE process? If so, join this one and a half hour introduction/overview of the four part series "Student Directed IEPs for Professionals." Participants will leave with a general understanding of student directed IEPs and an idea of the work and time commitment necessary to successfully engage in this process. NOTE: Attendance at this introduction does not mean you are enrolled in the 4-part series. You will enroll in the series "Student Directed IEPs for Professionals" following the introduction if you have determined you are interested.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

9. Developing Standard-Based Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 9/23/2022

This training is a guide for developing an IEP with the incorporation of grade level standards to help student's receive specially designed instruction necessary to access their grade level curriculum. Participants should attend "Creating the IEP" prior to attending or have a strong understanding of how to develop a quality IEP.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

10. Discipline Procedures for Students with Disabilities

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 9/23/2022

This training is designed for district/building level administrators to gain a better understanding of the process related to discipline for students with disabilities as per the Part 201 of the Commissioner's Regulations. This professional development supports the administrator's understanding of the regulatory requirements and the administrative responsibilities, as they relate to discipline, and are aligned to state law to ensure district compliance. Participants will increase their knowledge of policies, regulations, and best practices related to suspension, removal, and behavioral supports related to implementing discipline for student's with disabilities. 
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

11. Using the Competing Behavior Pathway to Identify Interventions

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 9/23/2022

Participants will learn each of the components of the Competing Behavior Pathway in order to identify behavioral interventions to promote desired behavior.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

12. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 9/23/2022

Designed with, and for, any and all school district personnel in mind, this training will introduce you to the concepts of communication and culture and their impact on the ways we interact with families. This training will help to ensure your educational institution and staff are culturally responsive and welcoming.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

13. Training of the Parent Member of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 10/4/2022

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Asynchronous work needs to be completed prior to this session October 4, 2022 12:00pm-2:00pm This training is designed to certify individuals to become a CPSE/CSE Parent Member while ensuring that all members of the CPSE/CSE team work together effectively. Participants planning to be CPSE/CSE Parent Members will receive a certificate to share with their school district. Participants will:
• Understand the role and requirements of a Parent Member and the special education process
• Learn techniques and strategies to become an effective participant in the CPSE/CSE process Around 2 hours of asynchronous (on your own) work will need to be completed prior to the synchronous (Zoom) meeting on October 4, 2022. Link to access asynchronous modules will be sent to participants by September 15, 2022. Participants will only receive the Parent Member certificate if all asynchronous and synchronous work is complete.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

14. Early Intervention (EI) to Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) for Professionals

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 10/6/2022

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The Early Intervention (EI) to Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) for Professionals training provides a foundational understanding of the transition process. Participants will learn about: -the role of the Early Intervention Program and the Committee on Preschool Special Education as it relates to the transition process
- what to expect in the transition process
- timelines and vocabulary
- the role of the family/guardian, the provider(s), the County and the CPSE
- the importance of collaboration and communication throughout the process This training is ideal for: Special education administrators, CPSE Chairpersons, preschool special education evaluators, special education and general education teachers, early childhood professionals, related services professionals, municipality representatives, agency/community service providers or case managers and Early Intervention service coordinators.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

15. Specially Designed Instruction: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 10/18/2022

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Specially designed instruction (SDI) is the teaching strategies and methods used by teachers to instruct students who receive special education services. In this training participants will: ● understand the concepts of specially designed instruction. ● understand that there is both federal and state regulation around SDI. ● be able to examine what SDI might look like in the classroom and in the home. ● understand their value as engaged meaningful partners in the special education process and education of their child.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

16. Creating the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Preschool

Program: Early Childhood Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse Universit

Dates: 11/8/2022

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FOR PRESCHOOL: Preschool providers, administrators and CPSE Chairpersons will develop their understanding of a quality Preschool IEP designed to provide preschool students who have disabilities access to the age appropriate activities and curriculum. Focus will include present levels of performance, management needs, effect of student needs on participation, goals and objectives, supplementary aids/accommodations and progress monitoring.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

17. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Parents

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 11/16/2022

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This training is designed to enable parents of preschool and elementary student's to foster vocabulary development at home. Participants will: -gain knowledge in the importance of vocabulary instruction for their young children in the preschool and elementary grades. -gain strategies and ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction in the home and while in the community.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent not later than morning of session.

18. Parent and Family Engagement within the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP) Process

Program: School Age Family and Community Engagement Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 12/15/2022

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Families, caregivers, and guardians will understand the definition of a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)/Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP), when it is needed, and how it is conducted/developed and the role they play as part of the Committee for Preschool Special Education (CPSE) /Committee for Special Education (CSE) teams.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.