ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder among children. Our workshops are designed to help teachers learn effective teaching methods for students with ADHD.
Assistive Technology (AT) refers broadly to assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities. AT includes accessible electronic and information technology that can be used by people with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities.
Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties with verbal and non-verbal communication, social interaction, and repetitive, restricted, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. It is a complex disorder presenting with different symptoms and that fall along a spectrum.
Bullying Prevention is a pressing concern for virtually every school in the country. Preventing bullying involves understanding the various types of bullying and using practical and realistic strategies to prevent and respond to bullying incidents.
Co-Teaching involves the delivery of instruction by two or more professionals with equivalent licensure or status. It is a service delivery option commonly used for providing students with disabilities who have IEPs (individual education program) some or all of their specialized instruction in the general education classroom.
Common Core – The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are educational standards adopted by some states that identify the knowledge and skills students are expected to possess at each grade level (K-12) in English language arts and mathematics.
Data Literacy refers to knowing how to obtain and interpret student data so that it can used in the assessment of student learning. Collecting, recording, and analyzing student data helps teachers make decisions about instruction (when it’s working, when it needs to be changed).
Effective Instruction involves content planning, highly effective instructional practices, and a classroom culture that promotes well-being, creativity, learning, and high expectations.
English Language Learners refers to students whose home language is not English and who have not yet acquired proficiency in English.
Executive Function (EF) refers to a broad set of cognitive skills used to organize, self-monitor, control, and direct one’s behavior toward purposeful goals. Students have varying levels of self-regulatory capacity and EF development, and some students (e.g., those with ADHD) have significant EF impairments.
Grading and Reporting involves using evidence of student learning to identify in a meaningful way students’ level of understanding and proficiency as well as areas in which they struggle, and adapting instructional strategies to ensure all students succeed.
Inclusion is a philosophy of teaching based on the belief that children with special needs should be educated in general education settings alongside their same-age peers whenever possible. Inclusion emphasizes the value of diversity and recognizes the talents of all students. Diverse instructional strategies are employed to accommodate diverse learning needs.
Paraeducators provide instructional support services under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher or professional practitioner. Their roles may include one-on-one tutoring, assisting with classroom management, providing instructional assistance, acting as a translator.
RTI/MTSS Response To Intervention (RTI), also known as Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS), is a research-based process schools can use to identify at-risk students, monitor student progress, and help children who are struggling academically or behaviorally by providing targeted interventions which may or may not include special education services. The pyramid model of RTI is based on three different levels of progressively intensive intervention, with Tier 1 being the least intensive and Tier 3 being the most intensive.
Social-Emotional Learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.