The Impact of Deafblindness on Learning and Development

This course provides need-to-know, practical information that teachers and early intervention providers can put to use right away in their classrooms and other settings, with children birth through 21. Participants will get a solid foundational understanding of deafblindness that will be built upon in subsequent courses. This first course includes four lessons that cover an introduction to deafblindness, preparing for learning, foundational teaching strategies, and building relationships

SpEd Series: Writing Transition IEPs

This course is designed to compliment “SpEd Series: Writing Compliant IEPs” and walks the learner through the process of completing Transitional IEPs, which is required for students who are 16 and receiving special education services. The course is self-paced and the summative assessment is the the completion of an IDEA-compliant Transition IEP.

IRIS Professional Development Modules

Self-guided and self-paced, IRIS PD Modules cover numerous relevant topics in a way that is in-depth but approachable. These online resources can be used to improve educator’s knowledge of:

-Evidence-based instructional and behavioral practices
-IEPs
-Accommodations
-Teaching English language learners
-Instructional supports for students with disabilities
-And more

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SpEd Series: Writing Compliant IEPs.

This course is a comprehensive deep-dive into the specifics of writing compliant Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and best practices. As you progress through the course, you will create a compliant IEP in the Infinite Campus Training site. Each section of the course focuses on different parts of the IEP and presents the laws and expectations for each component. At the end of the course, you will submit a completed IEP that serves as the summative assessment.

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SpEd Series: Referral, Evaluations, & Eligibility

This course is the second of the Special Education Series offered through the Learning Hub. The purpose of this training is to provide school personnel with guidance and education on the special education process. The content covers how to use the MTSS model for pre-referral interventions, and how to create compliant referral, evaluation plan, and evaluation report documents in AIM/Infinite Campus.

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SpEd Series: Special Education Overview for All School Staff

This course is the first of the Special Education Series offered through the Learning Hub. The purpose of this training is to provide school personnel with an introduction to special education processes in Montana, historical progression of special education laws, roles of personnel involved in special education, and how to support those new to special education.

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N2X STEM Empathy and Equity in Education

Explore with N2X what a STEM Education can look like. What are the 5 W’s of STEM, how can we have better empathy for our students that leads to an empowered student who is ready to investigate and engage in the scientific process. What are some of the ways educators can reach their minority students and have a more equitable approach to all student’s education? Lastly, what does STEM look like in the K5 classroom and how can teachers be training their students at the elementary level to approach their education utilizing the methods embraced in STEM education.

 

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Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Self-Paced Course

The Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy helps older students acquire the fundamental skills they need to be able to identify and paraphrase main ideas and details. Lesson topics include paraphrasing words, phrases, and sentences; identifying details, topics, and main ideas; creating summaries; and more. These skills are foundational to being able to paraphrase and summarize information and are required when students write answers to questions or write reports in school.

Participants will receive the following materials as part of their registration: Access to the Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy Professional Development Course on Canvas, guidebook, access to digital teacher resources, two one-hour follow-up coaching sessions.

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The Executive Functioning Series: The Word Mapping Strategy (a two-part session)

The Word Mapping Strategy helps older students learn how to predict the meaning of unknown words. Students learn to identify prefixes, suffixes, and roots and practice predicting the meaning of words using those parts. They also learn to use four strategic steps to identify the parts of a word, determine the meaning of those parts, and predict the meaning of the word.

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The Executive Functioning Series: The Paired Associates Strategy

The Paired Associates Strategy helps students independently and in an organized way approach large bodies of information they need to master. Using the strategy, students identify pairs or groups of items that are important to learn, such as names and events, places and events, or names and accomplishments. They create study cards, create a mnemonic device for each card, and use the study cards to learn the information.

Instruction in this strategy produces relatively quick and significant performance gains for most students. Because of this, it builds low-achieving students’ confidence in their test-taking abilities and enables them to improve their grades in required courses.

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