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PECS Level 1 – Billings

September 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Hampton Inn & Suites – Billings, 3550 Ember Lane
Billings, MT 59102 United States
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The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is used to rapidly teach communication skills to those with limited functional speech.  Training in PECS begins by teaching a spontaneous request and goes on to teach additional communicative functions such as responding to questions and commenting.  Participants will learn how to implement the six phases of PECS, plus attributes, through […]

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Northern Plains Law Conference on Students with Disabilities

September 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Bismarck Event Center, 315 South 5th Street
Bismarck, ND 59504, MT United States
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Each year the OPI partners with the state agencies from North and South Dakota to sponsor the Northern Plains Law Conference.  This conference provides attendees an opportunity to discuss legal issues in special education with national experts, and to hear what other state and local agencies are doing to address issues that arise. OPI CEUs […]

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Meaningful Participation in Statewide Assessments

October 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Montana State University-Billings, 1500 University Drive
Billings, MT 59101 United States
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This 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. This training will cover how meaningful participation can be accomplished through ensuring that students have appropriate accessibility supports […]

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