FDLRS_6x6.pngInstructional Best Practices Training

Course Descriptors:

Collaborative Planning and Teaching (CPT) - Explore collaborative teaching structures and processes that can maximize achievement for students with and without disabilities. School teams MUST be composed of general education teachers, special education teachers, support personnel, AND a school administrator.

Co-Teaching/Team Teaching - Pairing of general education and special education teachers for planning, delivering and evaluating instruction for all students in a common classroom.

Content Enhancement (SIM) - Researched-based routines designed to help teachers enhance the ways they present content to improve student's ability to organize, understand, and remember critical information.
· Planning Routines: Survey Routine, Concept Mastery Routine, Course Organizer, Unit Organizer, Lesson Organizer
· Teaching Routines: Clarifying Routine, Concept Anchoring, Concept Comparison Routine, Concept Mastery Routine, Framing Routine, Order Routine, Quality Assignment Routine, Question Exploration Routine, Recall Enhancement, Survey Routine, Vocabulary LINCing Routine
For more information go to http://www.ku-crl.org/sim and http://www.ku-crl.org/sim/content.shtml

Dare to Dream - Curriculum that allows students to plan for postsecondary life.

Dealing with Differences - Learn how to identify individual student needs, make accommodations/modifications to meet the diverse learning needs of students with disabilities as well as at-risk students that raise their level of success with general education curriculum.

Differentiated Instruction - Discuss vocabulary and key principles and practices of differentiating content, process, and products in academically diverse classrooms. Explore key factors of differentiated classrooms and participate in techniques that support differentiation.

Literacy for Low Prevalence - This training provides skills/strategies in order to identify, modify, and implement The Four Blocks framework ( Guided Practice, Self-Selected Reading, Writing, and Working with Words) into daily lessons for students with cognitive disabilities.

LoTTIE Kit - Experience accommodations available through the use of the LoTTIE Kit. Items ranging from low tech such as pencil grips, and post-it notes, to high tech items which are used to improve student achievement will be demonstrated and discussed. For more information go to http://www.onionmountaintech.com

Learning Strategies (SIM) - Research-based strategies that enable students to learn and complete tasks independently

Writing Strategies

· Fundamentals in Sentence Writing
· Proficiency in Sentence Writing
· Paragraph Writing
· Error Monitoring
· Theme Writing
· Test Taking
· Essay Test Taking
· Assignment Completion

Reading Strategies
· Word Mapping
· Word Identification
· Visual Imagery
· Self Questioning
· Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing
· Paraphrasing
· Inference

Memory Strategies
· FIRST Letter Mnemonic
· Paired Associates
· LINCS Vocabulary

Social Skills Strategies
· Teamwork
· Community Building
· Focusing Together
· Talking Together
· Taking Notes Together
· Following Instructions Together
· Organizing Together

Motivation and Self-Determination Strategies
· Self Advocacy
· Possible Selves
For more information go to http://www.ku-crl.org/sim and http://www.ku-crl.org/sim/strategies.shtml

Meaningful Participation – Participants will become more aware of ways to facilitate inclusion which ensure meaningful participation in the instructional program for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

True Colors- Learn about your personality type and how to better relate to your peers in an interactive, practical and fun research based method.