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Special Learning Needs Professional Development Opportunities

Email sipdctrainer@gmail.com for access or more information about the opportunities listed below.

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Special Learning Needs Resource Specialist Training

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2018/2019 Training information & application  coming soon!

 

NEW! Foundations of Special Learning Needs

The newly created Foundations of Special Learning Needs focuses on informal assessments and instructional strategies to address special  learning needs and effective instructional practices for all.

This hybrid training will meet once in-person for a half day and will contain 2 online training components with application exercises. 

The Foundations training, as well the Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists, are part of the ICCB Instructional Staff Professional Pathways for Special Learning Needs.

Successful completion of the Foundations training will provide credit towards completion of the Institute. Foundations training can also be completed as a stand-alone module.

Application for Fall 20198Northern session
Application for Fall 2018 Southern/Central session

 


Introduction to Special Learning Needs (SLN)

This unit is an overview that looks at the difference between learning preferences, learning difficulties and a learning disability as well as exploring learning style preferences. Strategies for effective instruction and providing an engaging learning environment for individuals with special learning needs and for ALL learners are explored.

No Fee

Professional Development Credit: 
This unit is worth 1 hour of professional development.


Testing Accommodations and the GED: An Overview and Update for Program/Service Providers (Part I of II)

Introduction

In this part I of II webinars, participants will receive a general overview of the accommodations process for the GED.  Specific attention will be directed at differences between the 2002 paper based GED and 2014 computer based test with respect to accommodations (i.e. process, role of staff, practice testing). This session will explore examples of computer based testing accommodations and discuss how the new format may affect issues of access for learners. The webinar will conclude with an overview of key questions and factors for ABE programs to consider if assisting students in seeking accommodations on the GED

No Fee

Professional Development Credit: 
This unit is worth 1 hour of professional development.


Documentation Essentials: A how-to-guide for disability coordinators and advocates assisting students applying for accommodations

Introduction

This session builds upon the earlier accommodations webinar but spends most of the time delving into the accommodation request forms and documentation guidelines for the GED. The webinar provides many screen shots of sample requests/documentation examples and outlines what exactly is needed for a request to be considered complete (i.e. rationale, functional limitations).  The session concludes with a broader overview of the ADA legislation and a consideration of additional measures to assist/advocate for learners beyond applying for accommodations.

No Fee

Professional Development Credit: 
This unit is worth 1 hour of professional development.

 


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