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The following are Upcoming Conferences

Special Education Category



     Training Subcategory

          Bullet Special Education Para Educator Skill Blocks - East [A]
Required for all new special education paraeducators.
          Bullet Special Education Para Educator Skill Blocks - West [A]
Required for all new paras.

Special Education Category



     Conference Subcategory

          Bullet Evidence-Based Practice: Using Assessment to Inform Literacy Goals for DHH Learners This session is new
Target group: District DHH Teachers

This group will attend this conference to obtain examples of interventions and resources. They will further their knowledge of successful strategies and promote better achievement for the DHH population of students.
     Process Model Subcategory

          Bullet Enrich (IEP) Training Day
Target group: Special Education teachers and related service providers.

Learn to write a high quality, instructional appropriate IEP in Enrich. Participants will write an IEP that will be compliant and educationally relevant. Practice with tools you can use on a daily basis in writing your IEPs and gathering data for progress monitoring.
          Bullet Westview Middle School - Special Education Planning
Target group: WMS special education team

This team will create a calendar of IEP meetings for 2018-19, data sheets for general ed teachers and a list of case manager responsibilities.
     PST Subcategory

          Bullet Best Practices for Teaching Math in SSN Classrooms
Target group: Teachers of Significant Support Needs Students - early childhood through transition.

This group will read current research on teaching numeracy to students with significant support needs. They will:

  • Review Math & Financial Literacy Colorado EEO’s
  • Review DLM’s EE
  • Review available curriculum & materials currently in district (district & teacher purchased)
  • Develop a scope of key content that spans Kindergarten through LSACE
  • Meet once in summer with follow up on 2 additional days in the fall, plus 5 hours of individual work towards the group project.
          Bullet SLP Summer Book Study 2018
Target group:SVVSD Speech/Language Pathologists

This group will read the book The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in RtI and discuss the ideas and their application to their roles within buildings. Their goal will be to develop a greater understanding of the role of the SLP in MTSS that will guide the work in their buildings. This work can provide grounds for further discussion about the role of the SLP in MTSS at the SLP monthly meetings.

The group will also read the book Expanding Expressive and Receptive Skills Through Stories (EXPRESS) and discuss the approach and recommendations and reflect on how to apply the approach in buildings to support language development for students.

To receive 1.0 hours, members will read both books. To receive 0.5 hours, members will read one book. Everyone will participate in relevant discussions.
          Bullet Special Education Case Management
Target group: Special Education providers - teachers, speech/language pathologists, current SSEFs, etc.

This team will focus on identifying needs based on the fact that the SSEF position is going away. They will create guiding documents, planning tools, and resources for teachers to improve practices around case management, IEP development, and implementation.
     Training Subcategory

          Bullet Academic Assessments Using Q Interactive 1.0
Target group: Special education teachers

This is a hybrid class that equips participants to administer, score, and report on the KTEA-3 as part of a special education evaluation.
          Bullet Advanced CPI Refresher - Enhancing Verbal Skills [A]
Target group:Special Education teachers/ specialists. Prerequisite: CPI Initial

Would you like to grow your verbal skills in the area of responding to agitated, disruptive, and non-compliant students?

Through this training, participants will:

  • enhance communication skill sets such as: non-verbal communication, verbal interactions, de-escalation strategies, debriefing practices, and relationship building
  • build a foundation of Life Space Crisis Intervention strategies
  • build a confidence base to apply course content and skills to real-life work experience
  • reinforce the philosophy mirrored in both the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention program and the Enhancing Verbal Skills program to utilize a crisis situation for new learning and supporting positive change in behavior

Register for only one session. Note: The sessions overlap so that all participants can be trained on the physicals at one time.
          Bullet Alpine Elementary - Autism Program Training [A]
Target group: This class is by invitation only for SPED staff at Alpine.

This course will identify indicators of quality programming for individuals with Autism and other significant needs as well as determine how these programming needs are met from preschool to 5th grade. Work will include creating school-wide structures and resources to support programming.
          Bullet Being a Special Educator in St. Vrain - EXPERIENCED [A]
Target group: Required of all new Special Education staff with 3 or more years of teaching experience.

This class is designed for EXPERIENCED School Special Education staff (teachers & itinerants). Using a "blended learning model", this class will give participants an understanding of St. Vrain policies and procedures in special education and the state and federal regulations that drive these processes. Participants will learn how to navigate “Enrich” (on-line IEP software) and apply their learning to write quality Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) with appropriate data collection and progress monitoring. This class allows new staff an opportunity to personally interact with district special education administrators and coordinators. A portion of each class focuses on “burning” questions from the participants.
          Bullet Being a Special Educator in St. Vrain - NOVICE [A]
Target group: This class is required for all NEW Special Education Teachers (0 - 2 years of experience)

This class is designed for NOVICE School Special Education teachers. Using a "blended learning model", this class will give participants an understanding of St. Vrain policies and procedures in special education and the state and federal regulations that drive these processes. Participants will learn how to navigate “Enrich” (on-line IEP software) and apply their learning to write quality Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) with appropriate data collection and progress monitoring. Participants will explore best practices in instruction including effective classroom management, using assessment to drive instruction and IEP goals, and reflect on their professional practice. This class allows new staff an opportunity to personally interact with district special education administrators and coordinators. A portion of each class focuses on “burning” questions from the participants.
          Bullet Being an Itinerant in St. Vrain [A]
Target group: Special Education-Related Service Providers (SLPs, OTs, PTs, School Psychologists, DHH, TVI).

Using a "blended learning model", this class will give participants an understanding of St. Vrain policies and procedures in special education and the state and federal regulations that drive these processes. Participants will learn how to navigate “Enrich” (on-line IEP software) and apply their learning to write quality Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) with appropriate data collection and progress monitoring. This class allows new staff an opportunity to personally interact with district special education administrators and coordinators. A portion of each class focuses on “burning” questions from the participants.
          Bullet Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI) Refresher Training [A]
Target Group: Recommended for Special Education teachers, Behavior Coaches, and Paraeducators who work with students who require physical intervention. You must have previously taken the Initial training.

The CPI Refresher Course will review, strengthen, and extend core content, key concepts, and understanding of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training. Additionally, participants will review and demonstrate competence in CPI´s Personal Safety Techniques and Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention.

For Administrators and Special Education Staff ONLY.
          Bullet Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) Hybrid Initial Training [A]

After registering, you will receive an e-mail invitation to register for online learning through the Crisis Prevention Institute.

The Hybrid Initial training for Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Intervention is a blended delivery model option that combines eLearning (online) and classroom instruction. The online training takes approximately 2-3 self-paced hours to be completed independently on the CPI website, followed by a 4 hour actual classroom training.

Through online, lecture, demonstration and practice, educators will learn:
  • to recognize warning signs which allow early intervention
  • to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to avoid a confrontation
  • successful verbal de-escalation techniques for crisis situations
  • nonviolent physical crisis protective strategies and intervention methods
          Bullet Cultural/Linguistic Factors and the SPED Referral Process (online)

Target group: Teachers, counselors, administrators (recommended for Special Educators, ESL Specialists, MTSS Liaisons.

Welcome to Cultural/Linguistic Factors and the Special Education process! This PD is an opportunity to understand the critical components, i.e. MTSS, of the Special Education Referral process for students who are Culturally/Linguistically diverse. Participants will:

  • investigate and learn why the MTSS process is critical for ELLs
  • understand best practices for providing culturally responsive instruction
  • research best practices for providing fair and appropriate interventions/assessments for ELLs
  • summarize and share research findings regarding best practices for ELLs
  • understand CDE guidelines for Special Education criteria for ELLs
  • understand the SVVSD referral process for CLD students
  • analyze CLD/SPED case studies/referrals for accuracy and completeness
  • apply understanding of critical components when intervening with a CLD student

Participants will be expected to:
  • participate by logging in at least twice every week
  • complete weekly readings and assignments by due date
  • provide thoughtful responses to enhance discussions and assignments so they are grounded in experience and understanding of content.

Familiarity with Schoology, copying files to your Google Drive, linking files from Google Drive to Schoology, and completing Google forms will be helpful.
          Bullet Optimizing Learning for Students with Down Syndrome [A]

Target group: General education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators

Participants will:
  • have a deeper understanding of how to meet the needs of students with Down Syndrome in both the general and special education setting.
  • be exposed to the possible physical characteristics and medical conditions that may impact both academic and behavioral functioning.
  • be provided strategies to increase academic and behavioral functioning.

Addresses Colorado Teacher Quality Standards: 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A

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