Do you have students in your class who engage in problem behaviors? Do they distract their peers and interrupt instructional time? Would you like some information on how to support them? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider attending this session. Students continue to engage in problem behavior because it has a history of being effective. This presentation will discuss the relationship between function and behavior and what teachers can do to affect problem behavior. We will discuss user friendly strategies to you can implement in your classroom to make the problem behavior ineffective, reinforce replacement behaviors and shape the desired behavior.
Presented by: Janaki Rao
To Your Health (All Grades)
Teaching is the second most stressful profession in America. Participants will learn skills for minimizing their exposure to stressful situations, for increasing their personal resistance to the negative impact of stress, and for reacting positively when stress still works its way in. The session includes audience participation and humor. I have learned over the years of doing this presentation that it is difficult to talk about stress without also discussing sleep, nutrition and fitness. Therefore, those subjects are also integrated into the presentation.
Presenter: Dan Wold
Team Teaching and Inclusion for ALL students (Grades 6‐12)
Districts are routinely recommending the general ed classroom as the default setting for students with disabilities whenever possible and whenever appropriate. This session provides numerous strategies for teachers to implement to support the inclusion of students with special needs in general education classes. Access to Common Core standards do not create roadblocks for students with disabilities, especially when savvy teachers join with a trusted colleague to facilitate co-teaching. Researched based co-teaching strategies along with accommodations for instruction to meet the needs of all students are presented. Co-teaching benefits general ed teachers, special ed teachers and improves access to the curriculum and instruction for ALL students.
Presented by: Ellen Gervase
Universal Design for Learning (Grade K)
Participants will receive an overview of the Universal Design for Learning framework based on educational and brain research. UDL is a flexible teaching approach that can be customized for individual needs. It is a set of principles for curriculum development that gives all individuals equal opportunities to learn. Participants will also have an opportunity to create a sample lesson plan with these principals that can be used in their classroom immediately.
Presented by: Nancy Lara
This session will focus on how the use of games, particularly dominoes, helped to build positive, non-academic relationship with students, faculty/staff and the school community and how to create a fun, safe environment that encourage active participation, a willingness to learn something new, and how to apply those experiences into a more focused academic approach in class.
Presented by: Jeff Patterson & Rozmy Miranda
From Brain Science to Instructional Practice (All Grades)
Keynote speaker, neuroscientist Kenneth Wesson, talks about the connection between executive functioning and the social-emotional link to the brain.
Presented by: Kenneth Wesson
Classroom Management Tips and Tricks (All Grades)
Are you looking for ways to improve your classroom management or need new ideas? Whether you are a veteran teacher or a brand new teacher, we have ideas and resources for you.
Presented by: Jennifer D’Antoni