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1. 2018-19 Nondistrict Leadership Roundtables

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 9/28/2018 to 5/8/2019

This Roundtable will establish regular communication with all nondistrict providers on the NYSED assigned list in the service area for the purpose of responding to needs and requests and sharing information.

2. Midwest Regional JMT Meetings

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 10/2/2018 to 6/19/2019

Registration for members of the Midwest RSE-TASC Team.

3. TAC-D’s 2018-19 Mid-West Regional Trainings: Addressing Disproportionality Through Culturally Responsive Systems and Practices

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: : District and Building Administrators, All K-12 Regular/Special Education/ENL Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School PBIS Teams, Social Workers, Psychologist, School Counselors.

Dates: 10/3/2018 to 4/10/2019

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This four-part series aims to support districts/school in developing culturally responsive systems and practices by: 1) providing a reflective culturally responsive framework for districts/schools to utilize to assess policies, practices, and procedures; 2) integrating culturally responsiveness into systems; 3) developing districts/and schools CRE systems and practices; and 4) developing an action plan that systemically builds on CRE. ** Since these sessions are conducted in a series and build on each other, it will be important that the same team members attend each session. ** Session 1: Culturally Responsive Data Systems. This session introduces participants to culturally responsive data systems. Participants will develop capacity examining and interpreting academic, behavior, and attendance disaggregated data by race/ethnicity, gender, IEP/Non-IEP status utilizing an equity based data protocol to derive data informed decisions to respond to students that lead to equitable outcomes. Please bring 2017-18 discipline referral, suspension, and academic data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, IEP/Non-IEP status. Session 2: Culturally Responsive Classrooms: Curriculum and Instruction: The focus of this session is on culturally responsive classrooms. Educators will engage in developing culturally responsive teaching practices, with a focus on curriculum and instruction. Session 3: Culturally Responsive Response to Intervention (RtI): This session aims to assist district and school staff in identifying the role that cultural responsiveness has on the Response to Intervention (RtI), problem solving process, and how to integrate CRE practices into RtI. Session 4: Culturally Responsive Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS): In this session, participants will explore the role that a cultural responsive approach has on understanding students’ behavior, its implication for PBIS implementation, and what consider when building PBIS from CRE.

4. Self Determination: Student Led IEPs

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 10/11/2018 to 6/3/2019

The RSE-TASC is offering a 3 day professional development opportunity for staff to focus on a student-directed approach to IEP development. Participants will use the text, "Getting the Most Out of IEPs - An Educator's Guide to the Student-Directed Approach", by Thoma & Wehman to explore resources and create a year long plan to empower students to take a more self-directed role in their education.

5. Transition 101

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 12/11/2018 to 3/19/2019

This is a 4 session 2 day series designed to provide information and resources on a series of transition topics. The topics to be introduced during these sessions are; The Transition Timeline and Regulations, Transition Assessments and Documenting Transition in the IEP, the CDOS Standards, the CDOS and Skills Credentials, Graduation Requirements and Safety Net Options, Community Resources, and Self-Determination and Disclosure.

6. Using Transition Assessments to Inform IEP Development

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 1/18/2019

This training will provide participants with information on age-appropriate transition assessments to inform IEP development. Participants will learn about the use of transition assessments to assist decision making in regard to instructional programming, annual goals, the development of measurable post-secondary goals and related transition services. Hands-on activities will be provided.

7. Why Do Preschoolers Behave That Way (and What Can I Do About It)?

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 1/23/2019

Starting Today
Participants will learn how to evaluate the functions that may contribute to behavior, specifically for children in early childhood (preschool through second grade). They will be challenged to reflect on their current practices and how this information can guide their use of prevention and intervention strategies meant to decrease unwanted behavior and increase acceptable and desirable behaviors.

8. CSE Basics: 2 Day Chairperson Training

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 1/31/2019

Starting Soon
This 2 day overview of the CSE process is modified for staff members that may find themselves serving as a Chairperson in a limited role. NYS laws and regulations define the CSE process. Participants will be provided opportunities to reflect on their role as a CSE Chairperson in developing practices that cultivate home-school partnerships and result in effective meetings while ensuring compliance and educational benefit for students with disabilities.

9. Quality IEP Development (Morning Session)

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 1/25/2019

Starting Soon
Participants will be provided with the background knowledge and skills necessary to develop quality Individualized Education Programs (IEP). Each participant will receive the Guide to Quality IEP Development and Implementation to help support positive outcomes for students with disabilities.

10. Quality IEP Development (Afternoon Session)

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 1/25/2019

Starting Soon
Participants will be provided with the background knowledge and skills necessary to develop quality Individualized Education Programs (IEP). Each participant will receive the Guide to Quality IEP Development and Implementation to help support positive outcomes for students with disabilities.

11. FBA and BIP for Preschoolers (2-Day Training)

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 1/28/2019 to 2/11/2019

Starting Soon
The purpose of the professional development is to focus on the necessary content and procedures required for a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan according to the NYS Part 200 Special Education Regulations, with particular emphasis on preschool special education. Participates will gain understanding of multi-tiered systems of support, how behaviors are learned, the purpose of an FBA and BIP, and the steps to conduct a data-driven functional behavior assessment and subsequent behavior intervention plan.

12. FBA & BIP Training (2 Days)

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: School and/or district level teams: Administrators, Special Education teachers, General Education teachers, School Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers.

Dates: 1/29/2019 to 1/30/2019

Starting Soon
This training will provide participants with an understanding of the process, essential components, and NYSED Part 200 and 201 regulations of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans. This training will also guide participants in developing a systems level approach to ensure students receive positive interventions and supports in the least restrictive environment. Please plan to bring or have electronic access to a FBA & BIP to use during these training days. Participants must attend both days!

13. The Relationship Between Play and Learning for Young Children Birth to Five: The Path to Social and Academic Success

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, Childcare Teachers, Head Start Teachers, and Administrators

Dates: 1/30/2019

This workshop explores the role play has in regard to healthy child development. The goal is for participants to explore how much time should be devoted to play versus “teaching” academic skills. Suggestions will include ways to incorporate learning into play to create a developmentally appropriate way to help young children again the skills they need to be successful in the school years. Discussion will include how to choose the right toys, materials and activities for each age.

14. Post-Secondary Planning for Students with Multiple/Severe Disabilities

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 1/31/2019

This training will provide information and resources on post-secondary transition planning for students with severe disabilities such as youth with limited communication skills, limited cognitive ability and limited mobility. The training will provide resources on and cover such topics as appropriate transition assessments, documenting transition in the IEP, career exploration, self-determination and community resources such as adult programs and OPWDD services in our area, all through the lens of students with severe/ multiple disabilities.

15. CPSE Chairperson Training

Program: RECDC

Audience: CPSE Chairperson

Dates: 2/6/2019

Participants will gain an understanding of NYSED Regulations to help ensure compliance with CPSE procedures and timelines. Roles of the different CPSE members will be discussed as well as how to encourage and facilitate participation of parents in the provision of preschool special education services for their child. Strategies for ensuring that everyone at the CPSE meeting understands the child’s individual evaluation will be presented. Discussion regarding the referral process, transition from the Early Intervention system, and obtaining parent consent will be included. Also included will be the development of a preschool IEP, the preschool continuum of services and the State Performance Plan Accountability system, highlighting SPP # 7 for entry and exit information.
This session will enhance participants’ awareness of questions to consider before referring an English language learner to special education. Participants will understand the guiding principles that are used when determining an appropriate course of action for English language learners suspected of having a disability. Main focus of this follow up session will be on the intricacies of analyzing complex case studies of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential is a credential for students with severe disabilities who are eligible to take the New York Alternate Assessment (NYSAA). This professional development with provide participants with an understanding of the requirements and criteria necessary to receive the credential as well as a focus on how to complete the student exit summary.

18. Function Based Thinking

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: School and/or district level teams: Administrators, Special Education teachers, General Education teachers, School Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers.

Dates: 2/11/2019

This training provides an overview of the behavioral pathway and how it is used to understand the function of behavior. Participants will gain an understanding of how to use the behavioral pathway to change their approach to behavior and how thinking functionally influences the strategies they choose to implement.

19. Transition in the IEP

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 2/12/2019

This training will provide participants with information on gathering and incorporating transition information into the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will learn about and understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated by NYS Education Law and Regulations; capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process; develop practices that support appropriately developed IEPs; and increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in New York State.

20. Children Are Like Snowflakes: Understanding the Modalities of Learning

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, Related Service Providers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors and Behavior Specialists

Dates: 2/13/2019

This workshop focuses on exploring children’s individual learning characteristics. Different learning modalities such as visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic will be discussed. Participants will learn how to use different sensory strategies to enhance learning for all children with an emphasis on children who may have special needs or learning difficulties. The goal of the strategies is to help children process and follow directions and increase positive learning behavior in children.

21. Quality IEP Review for Nondistricts

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 2/13/2019

A professional development workshop developed in collaboration with the NYS Education Department to provide school personnel with the background knowledge and skills necessary to become familiar with the Individualized Education Program (IEP) form and to develop appropriate IEPs for students with disabilities. Participants are expected to bring at least 1 IEP with them as a work tool.

22. CSE Process for Clerical Support

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: CPSE/CSE chairpersons who have been in the position two years or less, although chairpersons with additional experience are welcome to participate as well.

Dates: 2/15/2019

Overview of the CPSE/CSE process as defined by New York State laws and regulations. Participants will be provided opportunities to reflect on their role in assisting the CSE Chairperson in developing practices that cultivate home-school partnerships and effective meetings to provide educational benefit to students with disabilities.

23. Developing an IEP for English Language Learners with Special Needs

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 2/28/2019

Success in educating ELL students with disabilities is achieved in a supportive environment of belonging and academic support with high expectations for all students to learn. The IEP is developed in consideration of an English language learner’s individual strengths, skills and needs with specific information regarding the student’s culture and language. During this session we will review required information to be included in the IEP and strategies for accurately representing the information gained from multidisciplinary evaluations. Participants are encouraged to bring an IEP.

24. Special Education for School Counselors

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 3/5/2019

School counselors are becoming more involved with special education by assisting school-based teams, students and families regarding needs and implementation of services, and by providing information on expectations as students prepare to exit high school. This training was developed to support school counselors in understanding changing roles and responsibilities included in servicing students with disabilities. Information will cover a general understanding of the special education laws and regulations outlined in the NYS Part 200 Regulations with regard to evaluation, disability impact, provision of programs and services in the Least Restrictive Environment, access to general education, graduation requirements, and self-determination.

25. FBA & BIP Training (2 Days)

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: School and/or district level teams: Administrators, Special Education teachers, General Education teachers, School Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers.

Dates: 3/11/2019 to 3/18/2019

This training will provide participants with an understanding of the process, essential components, and NYSED Part 200 and 201 regulations of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavioral Intervention Plans. This training will also guide participants in developing a systems level approach to ensure students receive positive interventions and supports in the least restrictive environment. Please plan to bring or have electronic access to a FBA & BIP to use during these training days. Participants must attend both days!

26. Stress & Brain Architecture

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Childcare Teachers, Head Start Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, and Parent/Family Support Staff

Dates: 3/12/2019

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This workshop addresses research findings on the impact of stress in the earliest years and how adults can recognize the signs of stress in themselves and the children they teach and develop plans to reduce the negative consequences stress can have on child development.

27. Testing Accommodations with a Postsecondary Focus

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 3/13/2019

This professional development workshop, developed in collaboration with the NYS Education Department, will guide participants in gaining an understanding of, and appropriate use of, test accommodations for students with disabilities; participants will also be able to clearly articulate their role in providing accommodations. Additionally, this training will provide information related to the decision-making process regarding types of test accommodations, documentation of accommodations on the IEPs as well as the differences in accommodations in college settings. Participants will discuss ways to increase student independence and fade their reliance on accommodations to prepare for post-secondary settings. Participants will review the recent Test Access and Accommodations Guide, which was released in the spring of 2018.

28. Quarterly PBIS Coaches Forum

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: PBIS Internal Coaches, District External Coaches, or Administrators

Dates: 3/15/2019

Participants will be provided with the latest news and updates in PBIS implementation from the Regional Behavior Specialists. This roundtable will also provide participants an opportunity to discuss and share current practices in their PBIS framework with other schools, districts, and non-district settings. It will allow participants time to collaborate and share success stories as well as provide resources to support barriers in implementation with others from around the region.

29. Workplace Skills and Behavior

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 3/19/2019

Are your students workplace ready? Explicit instruction in Soft Skills is essential for students with disabilities to gain and maintain employment. In this training, participants will explore key skill areas and receive tools to help aid in their students' postsecondary transition to college and/or the work force.

30. Special Education 101 for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 3/20/2019

This session will provide TESOL providers with the foundations necessary to serve students with the disabilities. The session will offer a brief historical overview of special education in the United States and draw parallels to reforms in the education of English Language Learners in New York State. Participants will become familiar with key processes in the initial and continued identification of ELL/MLL students with disabilities; key components in the development and implementation of the Individualized Education Program; the role of the TESOL professional as a contributing member of the Committee on Special Education and an overview of supporting documentation/data to collect as per Part 200 and CR Part 154 -2-3.

31. Building a Literacy Rich Environment in Early Childhood – Make & Take

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Paraprofessional Staff

Dates: 3/27/2019

This workshop addresses the positive effects literacy has on child development. Participants will be provided with suggestions and examples of how to introduce children birth to age 5 to literacy. Ideas on how to incorporate literacy for young children into daily routines in the classroom and at home will also be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring literacy ideas and activities to share with the group and will have the opportunity to create a literacy resource toolkit to take away with them.
This introductory session will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about: The new ELL/MLL identification process as adopted by CR Part 154 amendments, identify several factors that affect ELL students' performance while acquiring a second language, such as the range from not speaking English to having different stages of conversational and academic vocabulary, fluency and reading comprehension skills. This workshop will help you identify: language difference vs. language difficulty, BICS vs. CALP and other characteristics of English language learners that often resemble learning disabilities.

33. Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES Preschool Round Table

Program: RECDC

Audience: County Representatives, CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Related Service Providers, Preschool Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 4/1/2019

During this networking opportunity: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Agency/Independent providers and County Representatives will come together to collaborate and develop solutions to issues related to preschool services. Note: No food or beverages will be provided. You may bring your own. Please forward any topics or questions to beth_grier-leva@boces.monroe.edu. Visit our website at www.monroe.edu/RECDC .

34. Monroe BOCES Preschool Round Table

Program: RECDC

Audience: County Representatives, CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Related Service Providers, Preschool Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 4/1/2019

During this networking opportunity: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Agency/Independent providers and County Representatives will come together to collaborate and develop solutions to issues related to preschool services. Note: No food or beverages will be provided. You may bring your own. Please forward any topics or questions to beth_grier-leva@boces.monroe.edu. Visit our website at www.monroe.edu/RECDC .

35. Solving the Puzzle: Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Early Childhood

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 4/3/2019

This professional development focuses on the importance of explicitly teaching all children social and emotional skills in early childhood and the positive effects on their education. Participants will learn about the importance of relationships, positive feedback, and strategies on how to teach friendship skills, anger management strategies and methods for impulse control, and how to teach problem-solving strategies to children in early childhood.

36. Literacy: What is Different for an English Language Learner with Disabilities

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/4/2019

This training was developed to promote quality special education services in the area of literacy to all children who are designated as English Language Learners. It is intended to assist teachers in understanding high quality, research based practices in Literacy when taking into account the special needs of Students with Disabilities who are also English Language Learners. This training is not intended as a training for basic literacy teaching techniques, rather its focus is on what is different for an ELL who has a disability when teaching literacy, when compared to teaching literacy to a student with a disability who is not an ELL. An assumption is that the teachers attending this training have a background in literacy or have attended a training on literacy for SWD in the past.

37. Special Education for School Counselors

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/4/2019

School counselors are becoming more involved with special education by assisting school-based teams, students and families regarding needs and implementation of services, and by providing information on expectations as students prepare to exit high school. This training was developed to support school counselors in understanding changing roles and responsibilities included in servicing students with disabilities. Information will cover a general understanding of the special education laws and regulations outlined in the NYS Part 200 Regulations with regard to evaluation, disability impact, provision of programs and services in the Least Restrictive Environment, access to general education, graduation requirements, and self-determination.

38. CR 154-3 ELL round table: Collaborative RSETASC and RBERN

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/9/2019

The long awaited final guidance document is finally here! This session will provide an overview of regulatory changes, Language Proficiency Team’s role, sample forms and situational question/answers. CPSE/CSE transition and LPT role will be explicitly explained during this session to prepare districts for the upcoming transitions.

39. Transition in the IEP

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/25/2019

New
This training will provide participants with information on gathering and incorporating transition information into the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will learn about and understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated by NYS Education Law and Regulations; capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process; develop practices that support appropriately developed IEPs; and increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in New York State.

40. GV BOCES Preschool Round Table

Program: RECDC

Audience: County Representatives, CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Related Service Providers, Preschool Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 4/29/2019

During this networking opportunity: CPSE Chairpersons, Preschool Agency/Independent providers and County Representatives will come together to collaborate and develop solutions to issues related to preschool services. Note: No food or beverages will be provided. You may bring your own. Please forward any topics or questions to beth_grier-leva@boces.monroe.edu. Visit our website at www.monroe.edu/RECDC .

41. Infant & Toddler Social Skills Toolkit – Make & Take

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, Related Service Providers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors and Behavior Specialists

Dates: 4/30/2019

The Social Emotional Tool Kit for Infants & Toddlers was developed to assist infant and toddler providers in preparing an environment and curriculum that promotes healthy social emotional development. The toolkit contains lessons, materials, tools, and resources to assist teachers in teaching and promoting healthy social emotional development. During this workshop, participants will explore the tool kit, become familiar with the materials, share activities with other participants and receive a complete tool kit to utilize in their early childhood or home setting. Participants are asked to bring with them a social emotional activity that they would like to share with the group.

42. Preschool Social Skills Toolkit – Make & Take

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, Related Service Providers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors and Behavior Specialists

Dates: 4/30/2019

The Social Emotional Tool Kit for Preschoolers was developed to assist preschool providers in preparing an environment and curriculum that promotes healthy social emotional development. The toolkit contains lessons, materials, tools, and resources to assist teachers in teaching and promoting healthy social emotional development in young children. During this workshop, participants will explore the tool kit, become familiar with the materials, share activities with other participants and receive a complete tool kit to utilize in their preschool, early childhood or home setting. Participants are asked to bring with them a social emotional activity that they would like to share with the group.

43. Workplace Skills and Behavior

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 5/1/2019

Are your students workplace ready? Explicit instruction in Soft Skills is essential for students with disabilities to gain and maintain employment. In this training, participants will explore key skill areas and receive tools to help aid in their students' postsecondary transition to college and/or the work force.

44. FBA and BIP for Preschoolers (2-Day Training)

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 5/10/2019

The purpose of the professional development is to focus on the necessary content and procedures required for a functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan according to the NYS Part 200 Special Education Regulations, with particular emphasis on preschool special education. Participates will gain understanding of multi-tiered systems of support, how behaviors are learned, the purpose of an FBA and BIP, and the steps to conduct a data-driven functional behavior assessment and subsequent behavior intervention plan.

45. Commencement Considerations

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 5/6/2019

New
Participants will have the opportunity to examine the current commencement level requirements in an effort to best prepare students with disabilities for postsecondary goals. Specific attention will be focused on the Multiple Pathways to Graduation 4+1 & CDOS Credential options, which are available to all students, as well as safety net and superintendent determination option for students with disabilities.

46. Responding to Children’s Stress: Creating Peaceful Classrooms

Program: RECDC

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Paraprofessional Staff, Related Service Providers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors and Behavior Specialists

Dates: 5/14/2019

This workshop looks at environmental factors that may be influencing young children’s behavior. The goal is to explore strategies to modify environments to encourage more positive interactions between children and adults. Suggestions will include ways to identify and reduce triggers that may cause emotional, disruptive of unsafe behavior. Strategies will include different ways to offer choices, teach new behaviors and communicate effectively with children in distress.

47. Function Based Thinking

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: School and/or district level teams: Administrators, Special Education teachers, General Education teachers, School Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers.

Dates: 5/20/2019

This training provides an overview of the behavioral pathway and how it is used to understand the function of behavior. Participants will gain an understanding of how to use the behavioral pathway to change their approach to behavior and how thinking functionally influences the strategies they choose to implement.

48. You Make The Difference: Impacting Behavior in Early Childhood

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 5/21/2019

The purpose of this professional development is to explore the factors that influence behavior. Participants will recognize their impact on others’ behavior in order to refine practices that support student success. Participants will leave with practices that can be immediately implemented.
This session will enhance the participant’s awareness of the distinction between disability and language difference. Participants will understand the guiding principles that are used when determining an appropriate course of action for English Language Learners suspected of having a disability. This workshop will assist participants in being able to identify several factors that affect English Language Learner (ELL) young children’s performance while acquiring a second language, ranging from not speaking English to having different stages of conversational and academic vocabulary, fluency, and language comprehension skills. This workshop will help participants identify language differences vs. language difficulty that often resemble a language delay in young children. Particular attention will be paid to the intricacies of conducting valid assessment for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

50. What’s Different about Teaching Reading to Students Learning English?

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 6/5/2019

The purpose of this session is to develop an understanding of how learning to read in English differs for native English speakers and English language learners. Participants will identify strategies and techniques to improve reading instruction for native English speakers and English language learners in elementary and middle school classrooms.

51. Quarterly PBIS Coaches Forum

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: PBIS Internal Coaches, District External Coaches, or Administrators

Dates: 6/7/2019

Participants will be provided with the latest news and updates in PBIS implementation from the Regional Behavior Specialists. This roundtable will also provide participants an opportunity to discuss and share current practices in their PBIS framework with other schools, districts, and non-district settings. It will allow participants time to collaborate and share success stories as well as provide resources to support barriers in implementation with others from around the region.

52. Why Do Preschoolers Behave That Way (and What Can I Do About It)?

Program: RSE-TASC - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, related service providers, administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, behavior specialists

Dates: 6/12/2019

Participants will learn how to evaluate the functions that may contribute to behavior, specifically for children in early childhood (preschool through second grade). They will be challenged to reflect on their current practices and how this information can guide their use of prevention and intervention strategies meant to decrease unwanted behavior and increase acceptable and desirable behaviors.