“Winning Tactics” for Learning Disabilities
It is likely that at least 1 out of every 5 of your students has a learning disability. How, you might ask? An often misunderstood disorder, learning disabilities can affect a person’s ability to speak, listen, read, write, spell, reason, recall, organize information, and do mathematics. Walk away feeling like you have the “winning tactics” to understanding learning disabilities and supporting students who have been identified with a learning disability in your classroom.
Don’t Just Sit There! Start ADHD-ING
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder affects 11% of school-age children. Rather than seeing students identified with ADHD as a disruption to teaching, see them as an asset by providing them access to learning the way they need it. Learn how ADHD affects academic performance, instructional strategies to support their learning, and accommodations and modifications to their work. We can customize the training to specific age/grade characteristics and interventions.
What Every Teacher Should Know about Executive Functions
Executive functions consist of a variety of “higher-order” mental processes and behaviors. They are mental skills that help the brain organize and act on information. Often times as teachers we may notice weaknesses in the executive function areas when a student is identified with a disability. However, executive function weaknesses can be identified in a multitude of learners and have a significant impact on the way your students perform in the classroom. Learn the basics about students’ executive function skills, as well as strategies and interventions in different executive functioning areas for students in K-12.
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Top 10 Tactics the Pros Use for Differentiation
Become a PRO at using differentiation in your classroom. This session will first briefly discuss what differentiation is and suggestions for ways to implement strategies in the classroom in math and reading. Educators will be provided practical tools that can be generalized across content areas. Leave with ideas you can implement into your instruction on Monday!
Universal Design Cheat Sheet: One-Size Does NOT Fit All
Universal Design is an inclusive design meant to assist and make education and learning safer, easier, and more convenient for everyone, but in particular students with disabilities. Using Universal Design ideas and concepts in your classroom or work environment allows for equitable opportunities and access to information and participation from everyone. This workshop will review the definition and history of Universal Design along with the benefits of incorporating the principals behind Universal Design. This is not a “one size fits all” approach. This workshop will share practical ways to accommodate and use Universal Design in the classroom, along with what research has shown works.
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