Sleep Inn, October 17 8:30-3:30 Register Here
Registration begins at 8am and the training will begin promptly at 8:30am.
Presentation Description CSPD October 2019
A thorough presentation of positive behavioral interventions in a variety of environments will be presented to conference attendees. Discussion will center around types of behaviors; task avoidance, escape motivated, attention seeking, behaviors that produce sensory consequences, and the role motivation plays in behavioral success in many settings-school, home, and community. Children with a variety of differences will be thoroughly discussed. The paraprofessional audience will be able to apply the information presented through videos, activities, and examples of how to set up positive plans for the children in a variety of environmental settings immediately in their respective situations. The training will also contain discussions about setting limits that work and the application of positive interventions. We will examine the common pitfalls that sabotage behavioral intervention plans and what to avoid when wanting to make significant behavioral changes. Further discussions of how to implement 504 accommodations in a regular education setting will be detailed.
Throughout the presentation, the attendees will receive a vast amount of information on what seems to work best for the children and adolescents with the various disabilities, and how to set up positive behavioral supports and interventions for the individuals they are serving.
Learning Objectives: After attending this session, participants will
1. Identify why difficult behaviors are occurring, and what to do to change the inappropriate behaviors.
2. Gain knowledge about working with people with emotional and behavioral disabilities using positive behavioral interventions. Discussions about what strategies can be most effectively utilized with which types of disabilities.
3. Apply positive behavioral interventions to children and adolescents with Severe Emotional Disturbance to make permanent behavior changes.
October 24 Meaningful Participation in Statewide Assessments
October 24 in Glendive at PVSS 8:30-3:30 GLENDIVE Registration
This full day training focuses on increasing educator knowledge about federal requirements and options for participation in statewide assessments through the lens of ensuring that students with disabilities are able to meaningfully participate in the assessments required under ESSA. Teachers will learn how to ensure that students have appropriate accessibility supports and accommodations and that those supports are selected systematically, based on student need. Participants will explore the use of interim and formative resources available for statewide assessments, such as the Smarter Balanced interim assessments and how to support students in accessing grade level content via use of balanced assessment system resources and tools. Participants will learn more about the rigor of the Smarter Balance test and how to familiarize students with the testing platform. Participants should bring a laptop or device that can be used to access IEPs. Participants will be provided work time during the training to apply what we are learning with the students on their caseload. This training would be suitable for districts and schools looking to improve participation rates and performance of students with disabilities in statewide assessments and promote increased access to grade level content.
Length: Full Day, with approximately 2 hours incorporated work time.
What to bring to the workshop: A laptop or other device for accessing and working on IEPs and accessing the internet.
Audience: Special education teachers, special education directors, system test coordinators, principals, and superintendents
Brain 101 with Dr. Linda Bone
Thursday, November 7 8:15 am Richland Co Extension Building Sidney, MT
Spend the day learning with Dr. Bone about the BRAIN. Register Here
Brain 101 University
Purpose: To introduce participants to the “pieces and parts” of the human brain and to the physical, social, and emotional needs of a healthy brain. Outcome: Improved pupil performance. Higher test scores. Fewer behavior problems. More motivated, relaxed faculty. *There is a major component on reducing teachers’ stress.
Description: This is an exciting full day adventure into the “pieces and parts” of the brain and how this information can improve teaching and learning. Did you know, for example, that the scent of peppermint may raise test scores? Dr. Bone is the “peppermint lady” who brought this information into schools. Topical issues include: ADD, stress and the brain, “fragile brain theory”, foods that impact the brain, the 5 senses of learning, and current information on memory and thinking. Participants will wrap with a 5 day plan to reboot their teaching with selected strategies from the "Brain Tips" book.
Parent/Family Engagement Evening
November 7 7pm Holiday Inn Express Board Room Sidney, MT
A conversation on parenting skills and how to help our children succeed. Register Here
Parents and community members are invited to a one hour session followed by Q&A focusing on the current brain research on raising smarter children. This event will include emphasis on the affects of devices and technology on brain and language development.
Friday, November 8 Richland County Extension Building, Sidney, MT
Dr. Bone will spend the morning in Bibliotheapy Register Here
Bibliotherapy: IQ and EQ in One Package Friday, November 8
Purpose: To apply techniques of bibliotherapy to address both cognitive and affective domains of learning.
Outcome: Enhanced pupil performance in literacy and classroom behavior and focus.
Literacy is the bridge to success and Dr. Bone’s workshop on Bibliotherapy shows teachers how to use vetted pieces of children’s literature to address both standards and emotional intelligence. With little time to spare in the day, teachers are looking for a “one stop” lesson that emerges students in critical and creative thinking, application of literary and literacy skills, and social learning. Targeting key areas of social learning such as bullying, tolerance, citizenship, work ethic, cultural differences, making friends, attachment and adjustment issues, the Bibliotherapy book that is included in the training offers not only a lesson plan, but a ready to use activity sheet for student engagement. In addition, participants will extend the conversation to "Brain Verse", the second book included in this session and will see how to connect literacy to STEM using the 5 part literacy model.
PM Session: The Currency of Literacy: Bridging the Achievement Gap with Read Alouds
Purpose: To apply the strategy of a school-wide read aloud model designed to increase vocabulary, fluency and text comprehension.
Outcome: Increased ELA scores and a vibrant culture of literacy on site.
Language, in all four Paradigms: listening, speaking, reading, and writing are the true cognitive and social currency of our times. One of the greatest differences between rich-brain and poor-brain schools can be found in the myriad of ways that language is taught, brokered, used, abused, or shared. Drawing on the powerful and popular lessons of her 2016 book: “Rich Brain, Poor Brain: Bridging Social and Synaptic Gaps in Schools”, which drew a standing room only crowd at Title I 2016, Dr. Linda Karges-Bone will investigate and expose” 1) Differences between the ways in which rich-brain schools use language to thrive and poor brain-schools use language to survive. 2) The language gap and why it is so treacherous; and then offer creative, accessible ways to bridge those gaps. Language is currency and Title I schools need to be savvy brokers if they wish to enrich every brain. Participants will investigate their own version of a read aloud model for full implementation on site.
November 8th Optional Working Lunch
Dr. Bone will lunch and chat with interested teachers who are exploring decisions such as working on a graduate degree, writing a grant, mentoring an intern, moving from a resume to a CV, or moving out of the classroom into a different work setting. Informal and personalized.
Region 1 CSPD Board Meeting October 21
Autism Education Project:
FREE Online Autism Training
The OPI Montana Autism Education Project is offering 83 hours of online training in Teaching Procedures, Behavior Interventions and Focused Topics to public school staff in Montana who educate students with autism spectrum disorders. The training can provide 78 OPI Continuing Education Units. A listing and description of the training content can be found here. The training can be taken for OPI renewal units and ASHA CEUs and SWP/MFT/LAC/ CEUs.
The next group will start in mid-August and monthly after that.
For more information please contact Doug Doty at 406-459-5303 or email@example.com.
CSPD trainings/events are free of charge and offer OPI Renewal units for all trainings.