Catalog: The Mid-State Regional Partnership at Syracuse Uni

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1. Creating the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 7/14/2022

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.

2. Promoting Self-Determination in Students with Disabilities

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

Dates: 7/20/2022

This training provides an overview of the key elements of self-determination and how to apply them working with students. Participants will - identify the 8 components of self-determination
- review materials and resources to promote self-determination
- develop skills to design self-determination plans for students. This training is ideal for special and general education teachers, administrators, related service personnel, agency representatives, families and students.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

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

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 7/22/2022

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.

4. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Parents

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

Dates: 7/28/2022

This training is designed to enable parents of preschool and elementary students 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 no later than morning of session.

5. Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 8/2/2022

Are you responsible for the supervision of educators working with students with disabilities? Then you need to know about the development and use of specially designed instruction(SDI)! This training is intended to further develop administrator's knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.

Participants will:
- Define SDI
- Recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education
- Identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting
- Gain necessary skills for supervision of the implementation of SDI.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent approximately 24 hours before session.

6. Effective and Collaborative Implementation of Family Engagement Resources

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

Dates: 8/3/2022

This training is developed to support the delivery and learning of how to achieve effective and collaborative family engagement. The content can be used to support anyone in schools that is responsible for creating tools, materials and resources. Participants will:
- Explore meaningful and equitable training resources/tools to support effective family engagement and communication
- Explore the use of critical thinking skills to deepen connection and understanding of the resources to support equitable collaborative family engagement
- Use an assessment worksheet to help build capacity for reflection on resource designs and approaches for effective family engagement. "

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

7. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 8/3/2022

Do you work with students with disabilities? Then specially designed instruction(SDI) is applicable to you! This training is intended for those who are new to specially designed instruction and working with student's with disabilities. This introductory training is intended to develop your working knowledge of the basic essentials of SDI.
Participants will:
- Develop a working knowledge about the core components of specially designed instruction
- Learn ethical and legal reasons behind the use of specially designed instruction
- Examine of the barriers for student's with disabilities and how specially designed instruction addresses those barriers
- Understand how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies
- Differentiate between accommodations & modifications
- Explore the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on student needs and characteristics

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

8. Preschool Special Education Process

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

Dates: 8/9/2022 to 8/10/2022

The Preschool Special Education Process training is designed to gain a foundational understanding of the CPSE Process. During this 2-part series, participants will:
- Understand the role of the Chairperson, the Preschool Provider, the Evaluator, the County and the parents as members of the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE)
- Learn about early childhood transitions, continuum of services and the requirements of the committee
- Develop practices which encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships
This training is ideal to engage preschool partners in dialogue and partnership for the educational benefit of preschool student's with disabilities, including: special education administrators, CPSE Chairpersons, preschool special education evaluators, special education and general education teachers, early childhood professionals, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, municipality representatives, agency/community service providers or case managers.

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

9. Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading (Replaces National Reading Panel)

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 8/10/2022

The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed to become a proficient reader. Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all student's. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

10. Function Based Thinking in Preschool

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

Dates: 8/10/2022

Ready to start the school year with a fresh perspective about challenging behaviors? Join us and expand your thinking about challenging behavior. Function Based Thinking in Preschool training is designed to provide participants with:
- a foundational understanding of the behavior pathway
- how to use the pathway to determine the function of behaviors
- how to engage with the function based thinking process and use it to respond to and prevent or extinguish challenging behaviors.
This training is ideal to engage preschool partners in dialogue for the educational benefit of preschool students, including: preschool special education classroom teachers and itinerant teachers, related services providers, preschool general education teachers, early childhood professionals and paraprofessionals, agency/community service providers or case managers and preschool administrators.

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

11. Alternatives to Suspension

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 8/11/2022

The issue of in and out-of-school suspensions of all students, including students with disabilities, who demonstrate escalated classroom behavior, has become controversial and divisive leaving many staff members at odds.  This training is designed for building level administrators and teachers, is intended to help participants understand that exclusionary practices have significant short and long-term negative effects on academic, social-emotional, health and wellness, and family outcomes of student's and that there are alternative approaches to discipline that lead to improved student outcomes. Topics will include: understanding of suspension, removal, and discipline, as well as influences, impacts, policies and procedures that contribute to the on-going suspension crisis in schools today. Throughout this training participants will learn and explore effective research-based strategies for responding to student behavior and appropriate alternatives to suspension.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

12. Transition in the IEP - Four-Part Series

Program: Mid-State Regional Partnership Center @ Syracuse University

Dates: 8/16/2022 to 8/17/2022

The Transition in the IEP - Four-Part Series is designed to prove an in-depth understanding of the transition planning process and the essential components as required by the SPP Indicator 13.
Participants will identify the
- key components of high-quality Transition IEPs and understand the transition planning process
- high quality transition assessments and key elements of the Present Levels of Performance
- necessary components needed to develop and write measurable postsecondary goals
- relationship between transition needs and the development of annual goals
- key concepts related to the Coordinated Set of Activities
- importance of student voice, family and agency collaboration
- be able to directly apply and implement these practices to ensure student success with postsecondary goals This training is ideal for special education and general education teachers, administrators, related service provides, school psychologists, school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers, and families.
NOTE: Link to training will be sent no later than morning of session.

13. 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

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.