Past Events

Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety: Strategies To Improve Student Performance

Presented By: Dr. Joseph Casbarro

Dr. Joseph Casbarro, is the author of some of NPR, Inc./Dude Publishing’s best-selling products, including the book Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It, and several laminated guides including Test Anxiety: Strategies To Improve Student Performance.

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Co-Teaching: Strategies for Success

Presented By: Toby Karten

CSS speaker Toby Karten provides professional development to middle and high school teachers at a school district in northern New Jersey who will be embarking on a co-teaching model in the 2016-17 year. In addition to the actual full day of professional development, Karten will provide a minimum of a half day of direct consultation with the teams involved.

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in the Inclusive Classroom

Presented By: Dr. Lisa Dieker & Dr. Becky Hines

Lisa Dieker, PhD, a speaker and author on the topics of co-teaching and inclusion, is the Lockheed Martin eminent scholar at the University of Central Florida, where she coordinates the school’s PhD program in special education.

Rebecca A. Hines, PhD is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.  With degrees  and teaching experience in both general and special education, Hines has a unique focus on preparing educators to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the general education classroom.

This event is part of the 3 day FCEC Teach In: Inclusion, Involvement, Innovation!

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Co-Teaching: Classroom Partnerships for Student Success

Presented By: Marilyn Friend

Explore different models of co-teaching, the necessary elements for successful co-teaching partnerships, and the ways in which co-teaching can improve student outcomes. Learn about the interrelationship of co-teaching with specially designed instruction (SDI) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

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High Impact Instruction

High Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching

Presented By: Jim Knight

Learn high-impact, research-based instructional strategies for instruction, content planning, formative assessment and community building.

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Professional Development

Let's Team Up: What Every Paraprofessional Needs to Know for Effective Teamwork

Presented By: Kent Gerlach

This workshop will examine the important role paraprofessionals play in our schools and on the educational team.

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Special Education

Reinventing Special Education with a Growth Mindset

Presented By: Rebecca Hines

Targeted Audience: Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents, Regional Superintendents, District Curriculum & Instructional Staff, ESE Directors, Student Services Directors, District Learning Support Staff, School Administrators, Educators. We encourage districts to send both Special and General Education Staff to the meeting together.

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Special Education

Leading Special Education at the School Site

Presented By: Dr. David Bateman

Join David Bateman, author of CEC’s best-selling reference, A Principal’s Guide to Special Education for a session that includes in-depth discussions around special education law and regulations, eligibility processes and decisions, discipline and school-wide behavior programs, and accountability and data-informed decision making.

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