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1. Designing Inclusive Learning Experiences For Students With Dyslexia And Beyond Webinar Series

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/6/2020

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Students of all abilities head off to kindergarten with bright smiles eager for the journey of discovery and with a passion for learning. Then, somewhere along the way, school becomes a chore. It transforms from an experience students want to do into something they have to do. For many, one of the first lessons they learn in schools is that they are not good at it. Participants in this workshop will engage in activities to shift this paradigm by rethinking how to design educational experiences to empower every student, especially those with Dyslexia, to embrace a passion for learning. Learn how to use technology to provide options that help meet the needs of every student.

About the presenter: Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC-SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST; a multi-award winning podcast featuring strategies to design educational experiences and co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication. Chris is the co-author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools and has designed and instructed online courses for ISTE on the topics of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Chris is also the author of ATEval2Go, an app for iPads that helps professionals in education perform technology assessments for students. Chris co-authored two chapters for Technology Tools for Students with Autism. Chris co-produces and co-authors the popular Night Light Stories podcast which features original stories for children of all ages. Chris has presented over 300 live or digital sessions at local, regional, state, national and international events, including TEDx. His latest book The New Assistive Tech: Make Learning Awesome For All is now available.

2. The Latest Research for Early Literacy and Language Learning: Current Recommendations for Assessment and Instruction Webinar Series

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/6/2020

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A powerful connection exists between the way children learn to talk, their language experiences, and the way they learn to read and write. This one-day training will highlight the current research on early literacy learning skills and instructional strategies in preschool and kindergarten that provide the foundation for the next steps of early reading and writing. You will gain a deeper your understanding of the early literacy processes in oral language, phonological awareness, and print knowledge and take away key strategies that make an important difference for the young children in your care.

Participants should bring a children's book that will be used for instruction in the following weeks.

About the presenter: Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, is a literacy specialist and speech-language pathologist with many years of experience working with young children, their families and their teachers in public school, Head Start, private, and university settings. Lucy presents a broad-based perspective blending areas of language and literacy together resulting in effective, appropriate, and engaging language-based literacy instruction and intervention for all children. She has provided professional development for a variety of audiences across the United States and internationally. Lucy is the lead author of the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) for Early Childhood Educators, 2nd Edition, Building Early Literacy and Language Skills, a resource and activity guide for young children, and also for Good Talking Words, a social communication skills program for preschool and kindergarten.

3. The Basics of Identifying a Child with a Possible Disability Webinar

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 8/10/2020

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Workshop Overview:
*Referral-When should a referral be made? Who can make a referral? What is needed?
*Consent to Evaluate-Why is the student being evaluated? What assessments need to be conducted by the District? Why permission from the parent is needed?
*Timelines to follow.
*Evaluation Report-Meeting of a specialized team to determine if a student qualifies as a student with a disability and does the student need specialized instruction.
*Prior Written Notice-What is this and why is it important?

About the Presenter:
Dale Kimmet is the School Improvement Unit Manager in the Special Education Division of the Office of Public Instruction. He oversees a team of compliance monitors who review special education programs in public schools throughout the state.

4. Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Webinar Series

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: First through sixth grade educators

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/11/2020

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The Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) seminar is a one-day workshop designed and developed for providers of school-age children who have persistent problem behaviors. Anchored in positive behavior support and the principles of applied behavior analysis, this workshop provides a systematic approach for developing effective behavior plans and strategies when problem behaviors persist over time and are not responsive to general guidance and support. This interactive workshop will provide rationale and forms ready for immediate use as well as a case study to work with and apply concepts. This workshop is great for behavior teams.

About the presenter: Kelly Wilson developed her career through the Positive Early Learning Experiences Center at the University of Colorado Denver. She brings many years of experience in early childhood through extensive work with the Pyramid Model and LEAP (Learning Experiences: Alternatives for Parents and Preschoolers) Preschool Model. Kelly is co-author, trainer and researcher for Prevent-Teach-Reinforce: The School-Based Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support, first and second editions and Prevent-Teach-Reinforce: For Young Children. She is published in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions for her work with PTR. Kelly provides support that includes direct consultation and training in a variety of settings including childcare centers, preschools, elementary schools, as well as staff and parent training. She is well-versed in implementation science and systems change. Kelly has been a consultant for the Colorado Department of Education since 2011 and currently owns her own service agency. Over the past 30 years, Kelly has been involved in almost every aspect of early intervention, general education, and special education and continues to provide intensive behavioral support with PTR and PTR-YC.

5. Self-Care: The Key to Well-being, Resiliency, and Success (Teachers & Educational Specialists) Webinar

Program: MRESA3

Audience: General & Special Ed Teachers, Counselors, Para-educators, school staff, other services that work with students

Dates: 8/12/2020 to 8/13/2020

This three-prong workshop is designed to give participants the self-care tools necessary for well-being, resiliency, and success in life and work. The three prongs are:

The 3 "Ships"
Everyone is the Captain of their own ship. You have the ability, power and skills to chart your course and determine your journey in life. The 3 "Ships"--which focuses on your RelationSHIPS, LeaderSHIP, and PartnerSHIPS--will help you to grow, develop and be happier as a person and as a leaders--at home, at work and in life.

"Sharpening Your Saw"
This highly interactive and reflective session will focus on preserving and enhancing the greatest resource you have--you. Join us as we discuss and discover a balanced program for self-renewal and "Sharpen Your Saw" in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.

"Ten Tools of Success"
In the "Ten Tools of Success" you will learn about a different set of tools--life strategies--you can use to improve your personal and professional relationships. Whether it's at your kitchen table, in your school, with your business, or with a State Patrol officer you'r talking about a speeding ticket, the ten tools will help you with improved communication, relationships, and connections.

This workshop includes three one-hour follow-up sessions with the presenter through the school year.

Presenter: Dr. Randy Russell currently serves as the Freeman, WA School District Superintendent. During his 9 years at Freeman the district has achieved a 98% graduation rate; successfully completed a $35 million construction projects; created a collaborative professional development system for P-12 grades; and developed a broad school and community engagement process to create, implement and complete the Freeman 2020 Strategic Plan. He has served 32 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in addition to his time as superintendent. This experience was in Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

6. Self-Care: The Key to Well-being, Resiliency, and Success (Teachers and Interested Individuals/Organizations) Webinar

Program: MRESA3

Audience: School Administrators, Organizational Administrators, Non-Profits Administrators, College Faculty, and other interested individuals.

Dates: 8/12/2020 to 8/13/2020

This three-prong workshop is designed to give participants the self-care tools necessary for well-being, resiliency, and success in life and work. The three prongs are:

The 3 "Ships"
Everyone is the Captain of their own ship. You have the ability, power and skills to chart your course and determine your journey in life. The 3 "Ships"--which focuses on your RelationSHIPS, LeaderSHIP, and PartnerSHIPS--will help you to grow, develop and be happier as a person and as a leaders--at home, at work and in life.

"Sharpening Your Saw"
This highly interactive and reflective session will focus on preserving and enhancing the greatest resource you have--you. Join us as we discuss and discover a balanced program for self-renewal and "Sharpen Your Saw" in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.

"Ten Tools of Success"
In the "Ten Tools of Success" you will learn about a different set of tools--life strategies--you can use to improve your personal and professional relationships. Whether it's at your kitchen table, in your school, with your business, or with a State Patrol officer you'r talking about a speeding ticket, the ten tools will help you with improved communication, relationships, and connections.

This workshop includes three one-hour follow-up sessions with the presenter through the school year.

Presenter: Dr. Randy Russell currently serves as the Freeman, WA School District Superintendent. During his 9 years at Freeman the district has achieved a 98% graduation rate; successfully completed a $35 million construction projects; created a collaborative professional development system for P-12 grades; and developed a broad school and community engagement process to create, implement and complete the Freeman 2020 Strategic Plan. He has served 32 years as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in addition to his time as superintendent. This experience was in Washington, Idaho, and Montana.

7. IEFA 101: Understanding the Importance of Indian Education for All (Online)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Beginning teachers, IEFA specialists, teachers, administrators, interested individuals

Dates: 9/15/2020

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This is the first of three workshops dedicated to assisting educator learn and understand the importance of Indian Education for All (IEFA).

Since 1972 the state of Montana has recognized the distinct and unique cultural heritage of American Indians and has been committed to the preservation of that heritage of each Montana tribe. This workshop will focus on understanding IEFA as an important and essential part of the Montana educational experience of students in Montana's schools. The following information will be shared to help educators understand and develop a deeper appreciation of IEFA:

--The background and history of IEFA in Montana
--The Framework: A practical Guide for Montana Teachers and Administrators Implementing Indian Education for All
--Office of Public Instruction IEFA website

Presenters:
Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, librarians in School District 2, have been long-time IEFA presenters for MRESA3 and across the state. Both bring a wealth of experience and resources to assist educators in sharing IEFA in the classroom and beyond.

8. IEFA 101: Understanding Montana's Tribes (Online)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Beginning teachers, IEFA specialists, teachers, administrators, and interested individuals.

Dates: 9/22/2020

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The focus of this workshop is to explore and understand Montana's tribes. Using the resource, Essential Understandings, as a guide, educators will learn the similarities and differences of the tribes of Montana. The following information will be shared:

--Essential Understandings
--Montana Tribal Histories:Educators Resource Guide and Companion DVD
--Basic tribal information
--Place-based learning--discovering IEFA where you live

Presenters:
Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, librarians in School District 2, have been long-time IEFA presenters for MRESA3 and across the state. Both bring a wealth of experience and resources to assist educators in sharing IEFA in the classroom and beyond.

9. IEFA 101:Resources Galore! (Online)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Beginning teachers, IEFA specialists, educators, administrators, interested individuals

Dates: 9/29/2020

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This workshop explores Indian Education for All resources and materials available to educators for the classroom--mostly FREE! The presenters will guide participants through a process of choosing materials and resources that are authentic and native-based for he classroom. The following information will be shared:

--Evaluating American Indian Materials and Resources for the Classroom
--School libraries
--Montana Historical Society (IEFA lessons and traveling trunks)
--Montana State Parks (IEFA lessons and traveling trunks)
--Western Heritage Center
--Teaching with Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Presenters:
Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, librarians in School District 2, have been long-time IEFA presenters for MRESA3 and across the state. Both bring a wealth of experience and resources to assist educators in sharing IEFA in the classroom and beyond.

10. Native American Young Adult Literature: Session One (Online)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Middle School teachers, High School teachers, Literature teachers, Librarians, IEFA specialists, anyone interested

Dates: 10/13/2020

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This workshop will study literature written by Native American authors for young adults/teens. The focus will be on contemporary Native American issues. As part of the workshop participants will be exploring the importance of literature written from the Native American experience and perspective.

Session One:
--Importance of using literature written by Native American authors for Indian Education for All
--Evaluating American Indian Materials and Resources for the Classroom
--The Absolute Diary of a Part-time Indian (2007) by Sherman Alexie--Discussion

There will be a $5.00 charge for postage/handling of materials sent to the participants prior to the workshop.

Workshop will be limited to 20 participants.

Presenters:
Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, librarians in School District 2, have been long-time IEFA presenters for MRESA3 and across the state. Both bring a wealth of experience and resources to assist educators in sharing IEFA in the classroom and beyond.

11. Native American Young Adult Literature: Session Two (Online)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Middle School teachers, High School teachers, Literature teachers, Librarians, IEFA specialists, anyone interested

Dates: 10/20/2020

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The second in a series of three workshops on Native American literature for young adults/teen focuses on looking at contemporary Native American issues through the lens of Native American authors.

Session Two:
--Review of the importance of using literature written by Native American authors for Indian Education for All
--Evaluating American Indian Materials and Resources for the Classroom
--The Round House (2012) by Louise Erdrich--Discussion
--If I Ever Get Out of Here (2013) by Eric Gansworth--Discussion

There is a $5.00 charge for postage/handling of materials sent to the participant prior to the workshop.

Workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Presenters:
Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, librarians in School District 2, have been long-time IEFA presenters for MRESA3 and across the state. Both bring a wealth of experience and resources to assist educators in sharing IEFA in the classroom and beyond.

12. Native American Young Adult Literature: Session 3 (Online)

Program: MRESA3

Audience: Middle School teachers, High School teachers, Literature teachers, IEFA specialists, Librarians, anyone interested

Dates: 10/27/2020

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This third session of three continues the focus on literature written by Native American authors focusing on contemporary issues. Participants will learn about choosing materials/resources for the classroom from a Native American perspective and voice.

Session 3:
--Review of the importance of using literature written by Native American authors in IEFA
--Evaluating American Indian Materials and Resources for the Classroom --Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance (2019) by Bethany C. Morrow--Discussion
--Standing Strong (2019) by Gary Robinson--Discussion

There is a $5 charge for postage/handling of materials sent to participants prior to the workshop.

Workshop is limited to 20 participants.

Presenters:
Ruth Ferris and Kathi Hoyt, librarians in School District 2, have been long-time IEFA presenters for MRESA3 and across the state. Both bring a wealth of experience and resources to assist educators in sharing IEFA in the classroom and beyond.