Following up on the wonderful work accomplished by the leadership and school teams of Guam Schools, this training will continue the work of developing Core aligned IEPs, and planning core aligned instruction for all special education students. School teams will continue the work they started in August 2018.
Returning to present at the FETC - Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, FL on January 27, 2019. This is an amazing, world recognized conference for all educators. I'm thrilled to be presenting in the Special Education track again for this conference!
Selecting the perfect technology for students with special needs is critical. Guidelines to follow and suggested tech tools will be included as part of my presentation.
Also co-presenting a session with Tech Expert, Jim Klein! We will be showing how to use Google Forms / Docs to streamline the all important tasks including data collection for Special Education.
Legally Defensible Programs and Services for Students with Autism
Presented by nationally recognized researcher, author, and practitioner in Autism, Dr. Mitch Taubman, and, experienced Special Education administrator, presenter, and author, Mary Schillinger, this presentation will cover the critical attributes of comprehensive and defensible programs from preschool through high school for all functioning levels of students with autism. Find out what the essential components are that must be addressed in any IEP and program for your students with Autism, and how to embed these components into your Autism Programs. Learn about common program gaps that cause districts to lose litigation challenges. A model for building capacity within district staff for the training and implementation of Applied Behavior Intervention in all settings will be described with suggestions for addressing the unique needs of your district and students. Find out how a well-trained behavior team can reduce disruptive behaviors and conduct in class models for intervention. Checklists for use in conducting a gap analysis of your district programs as well as resources, strategies, and forms will be provided. Tools for compliance, communication, collaboration, and de-escalation will be shared.
Sunday, May 05, 2019: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
PRE 5 | Contemporary ABA Programs for Students With Autism: Defensibility, Logistics, and Effectiveness
Learn the essential components for any IEP designed to provide FAPE to students with autism as well as how to embed those components into your autism programs from nationally recognized autism researcher and practitioner Dr. Mitch Taubman and experienced special education administrator and national presenter Mary Schillinger. You'll find solid, effective, and contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis techniques and programming that is research-based, specific to the individual needs of each student, and legally defensible. The presenters will also describe a model for building capacity within district staff for the training and implementation of ABA interventions in all settings. Plus, they'll discuss rigorous goals, programming, and expectations in light of Endrew F. You'll take back to your district tips on how a well-trained behavior team can reduce disruptive behaviors and conduct in-class models for intervention.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM & Wednesday, May 08, 2019: 8:00 AM - 9:15
I8 | Paraprofessionals — How to Staff and Train for Supporting Student Independence in Core Rigor Learning
Your paraprofessionals are your front-line support providers but are often the least adept at providing rigorous support to students. This session will include a review of the national standards for Paraeducator Preparation and strategic guidelines for determining the level of paraprofessional staffing to best support student achievement and independence. Mary Schillinger will also cover a data-driven process for responding to parent requests for aides and guidelines for determining the level of aide support that is appropriate. You'll walk away with a checklist of competencies for effective paraprofessional training, guidelines for fading plans, and tools to assist in ensuring fiscally responsible and supportive levels of paraprofessional support.
I will be presenting at the Alabama CASE ( Council of Administrators for Special Education) Fall Conference at beautiful Perdido Beach resort near Mobile, Alabama on October 22, 2018. Critical topics of; Management of Paraeducators, and Legally Sound Standards Based IEPs. Looking forward to meeting so many hard working Alabama Special Education administrators!
I will be presenting at the PNW Special Education Law conference in Portland, Oregon. An excellent conference for all special education administrators and support staff!
Nationally recognized speakers and critical updates on the law.
Excited to present to the Speech and Language Therapsist of LAUSD at their back to school professional development!