"Para Possibilities: Building an effective special education team from the foundation up"

October 3, 2014
Location TBD
$99 single registration or
$160 for a teacher and a para team registration
Facilitator:  Tracy E. Cohen

Designed for paraprofessionals, teachers and administrators, this workshop addresses the question of how paraprofessionals are kept up to date with changes in educational law and expectations and how they are included on the special education team. In this workshop, we’ll address:

  • Efficient planning between paraprofessionals and teachers, to make classrooms run smoothly
  • How to discuss expectations held by both teachers and paraprofessionals with respect and professional integrity
  • Ethics of the classroom hierarchy
  • Classroom division of labor
  • Creating a team environment that is both effective and efficient

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"Writing Social Stories from Beginning to Successful End"

October 27, 2014
Location TBD
Facilitator:  Tracy Cohen

Social Stories describe a social situation, skill or concept and help familiarize an autistic child, or other children with communication disorders, with a particular situation. This day long workshop will show you the correct method of writing social stories, discuss some of the most common errors, provide examples and give an overview of some of the apps available to assist in writing social stories. At workshop's end, you will walk away with a social story you can use with your student or child! In addition, you will:

  • See examples of actual social stories written for children with communication disorders
  • Learn the sand traps and pitfalls in writing social stories and how to avoid the most common, and dangerous, errors
  • Have individual questions about social story writing answered
  • Discover the best, least expensive ways to write a social story for your student with communication needs

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