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Professional Development Opportunities

About Professional Development

The NCCSE cabinet, composed of special education directors from each of our districts, is committed to having a comprehensive program of workshops that respond to the concerns of parents as well as staff members. Each year, the staff development committee meets to identify the needs of our consortium and plans meaningful programs that will address those needs. Our program offerings are diverse, from educating parents and staff members that work with students with autism to the latest information on IEP issues. 

Professional Development Provider

We are an approved continuing education provider for the following boards:

  • CA Speech-Language Pathology Board
  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board
  • National Association of School Psychologists

(Please check our workshop descriptions for specific availability)

Documentation of Attendance

When available, we send documentation of attendance to participants who attend our workshops in their entirety. Participants who arrive late or leave early will not receive an attendance document. We do not provide partial credit. It is the participant's responsibility to sign-in at the beginning and sign-out at the end of the training and complete an evaluation form. Usually, we send documentation of attendance via e-mail to participants who complete all requirements within one week of the training date. No exceptions.

These are requirements that we must follow as an approved professional development/continuing education provider. NCCSE maintains responsibility for NCCSE presented programs.

Questions?

If you have questions, contact Fabiola Vasquez at fvasquez@sdcoe.net or 760-307-1567

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education should contact us as soon as possible but no later than 48 working hours before the scheduled event.

Workshop opportunities calendars for all San Diego area and other local area SELPAs

(Contact them for fee information) 

Live Trainings

The calendar contains workshops that have been planned for the school year, adding more as districts' needs arise.

On-demand Webinars

Our webinars provide a convenient way to learn about special education topics. After you've completed the on-demand webinar, complete the evaluation to receive an attendance document including Continuing Education hours (if applicable).

In-person events

In-person events are subject to cancellation, modification, or change to an online-only format.

Calendar

The calendar contains live workshops that have been planned for the school year, adding more as districts' needs arise.

For a list of only on-demand workshops visit https://www.nccse.org/Professional-Development/On-demand-Webinars

Best viewed on a desktop computer. Direct link to OMS calendar.

Date Time Name Continuing Education Format     Presenter Description Keywords
September 20, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Basic Implementation Strategies

CE: SLPs Live online Flyer Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology Learn strategies and ideas to create communication opportunities using AAC during the course of every-day classroom and home activities. Utilize a variety of AAC systems and conversational targets to enhance vocabulary for the AAC user utilizing the principles of Aided Language Stimulation, Descriptive Teaching Models, and Social Scripting to increase expressive output in children who are using AAC.

parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families

September 20, 2022 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. PT

Special Education Bootcamp for Administrators: Topic 1 - Special Education 101

  Live online Flyer Sarah Sutherland, Partner, Orbach Huff & Henderson LLP Each one-hour session will provide administrators valuable information to address relevant topics within the special education community. Our presenter will address a topic of interest, followed by time for question and answers. Topic #1: Special Education 101 (September 20, 2022) Learn about: Child Find, Eligibility, Special Education, FAPE, LRE, and Educational Benefit Topic #2: Legally Compliant IEPs (November 16, 2022) Learn about: Documenting Progress, Present Levels, Goals, Supplemental Aids and Services, Placement and Services, and Responding to Parent Requests in an IEP Meeting Topic #3: Attendance and Discipline (February 8, 2023) Learn about: General policies for student attendance, Suspension, Manifestation Determination, and Interim Alternative Educational Setting Topic #4: Restraint and Seclusion (April 18, 2023) Learn about: Overview and definitions, and Behavioral Emergency Reports  
September 21, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Special Day/Self-Contained Elementary Classroom

CE: SLPs Live online Flyer Yessenia Silva, M.Ed., BCBA, ABA Education Foundation/ Bridges This workshop will discuss managing challenging behavior in elementary classrooms using basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), such as reinforcement and antecedent/proactive strategies. ABC data collection, functions of behavior, and choosing the correct strategies to implement will also be presented. We will discuss why problem behaviors occur (function) and what we can do to increase desired behaviors and reduce maladaptive behaviors (by altering the classroom environment to support proactive behaviors).  
September 22, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

Special Education Legal Updates/Hot Topics

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Jonathan Read, Fagen, Friedman, & Fulfrost Attorneys The Office of Administrative Hearings and federal courts have remained active during 2022, ruling on numerous important special education issues. This workshop provides an overview of several important recent cases and why they matter to special educators. The session also highlights newsworthy legal developments affecting special education in California, as well as need-to-know “hot topics” on the legal forefront for special education staff.  

September 27, 2022

Registration Deadline:

September 13, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

The Missing Link: Leveraging SLP Expertise to Promote Literacy Development

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Elizabeth Stiles Beirne, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech‐Language Pathologist; Diagnostic Center, Southern California ASHA has clearly defined roles and responsibilities related to dyslexia and other written language disorders, which fall within our scope of practice. Despite this, SLPs in the schools are largely not incorporating literacy into their treatment. With enormous caseloads and other professionals “in charge” of providing reading and written language instruction, many SLPs are reluctant to get involved. Research has shown that children with language disorders and/or speech sound disorders often struggle with learning to read and write, and many are at-risk for persistent learning problems related to literacy. As SLPs, we are uniquely qualified to support struggling readers and their educational teams, given our knowledge of the components of language and the structure of its sound system. Students with learning disabilities and concomitant speech and language disorders would benefit from a transdisciplinary approach to literacy instruction. Often times, students have made limited progress in both speech and literacy because they have never received coordinated, systematic intervention where they are consistently cued by all team members in order to link sounds and symbols to meaning during reading and spelling tasks.  
September 27, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Read&Write for Google Toolbar - Supports for Students and Teachers

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Denise Hernandez, MEd., NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology Participants will learn how to download and use the accessibility tools on this toolbar that supports independent writing, editing, and reading within the Google Chrome browser. Get practical ideas on ways both students and teachers can use those tools.  
September 28, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

INFORMATIONAL: Introduction to Restorative Practices & Facilitating Circles Effectively (In-person In-person Event hosted by SDCOE/ Systems of Support *See “more info” for fees

CE: NBITS In-person Flyer     mental health, ERMHS
September 28, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Special Day/Self-Contained Secondary Classroom

CE: SLPs Live online Flyer Yessenia Silva, M.Ed., BCBA, ABA Education Foundation This workshop will discuss managing challenging behavior in the secondary classroom using basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), such as reinforcement and antecedent/proactive strategies. ABC data collection, functions of behavior, and choosing the correct strategies to implement will also be presented. We will discuss why problem behaviors occur (function) and what we can do to increase desired behaviors and reduce maladaptive behaviors (by altering the classroom environment to support proactive behaviors).  
September 29, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT

FAMILIES: The Nuts and Bolts of the IEP Process

  In-person Flyer Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist If you are the parent or guardian of a child who receives special education services, this workshop is for you! Learn about the nuts and bolts of the special education process from the perspective of an administrator and a parent, including the components of an IEP, how to prepare for IEP meetings, rights and responsibilities, and how to create partnerships that work for yourself and your child. parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
September 29, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

INFORMATIONAL: Restorative Conflict Intervention & Conferencing (In-person Event Hosted by SDCOE/Systems of Supports) *See “more info” for fees

CE: NBITS In-person Flyer     mental health, ERMHS
September 30, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting and the Role of the Administrative Designee

  In-person Flyer Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist;
Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE
This 3-hour interactive workshop will provide Administrative Designees with the skills and tools to facilitate compliant, efficient, and positive IEP meetings and feel comfortable and confident doing so... even with no formal background in special education.  
October 4, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Effective Counseling for School Practitioners

CE: LEPs In-person Flyer Michael Hass, Ph.D., LEP, LPCC, MFT Research suggests that successful counseling does not come from adherence to a particular theory or the use of specific techniques but rather arises from common elements that include: 1) strengths and challenges of clients themselves, 2) the quality of the relationship between the client and counselor, 3) the presence of relationship hope or positive expectancy, and lastly, 4) techniques and theories that fit clients and their circumstances.

Drawing from Solution Focused Brief Therapy, this workshop will focus on three essential aspects of counseling: 1) listening carefully, 2) developing a future focus, and 3) encouraging action. The workshop will introduce participants to the value of a “stance of not knowing” and the skills to listen carefully and supportively. It will also focus on helping clients develop a future focus that includes goals and activities to meet those goals.
Mental health
October 5, 2022 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Professional Learning Community for Teachers of Students with Moderate to Severe Needs

  Live online Flyer Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE Foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a your work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem-solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
October 6, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT

Informational: The First Fron(tier)!: An Overview of Tier 1 Positive Behavior Supports for ALL Students

  In-person Flyer  

Martin Miramontes, M.A., BCBA, Pent Director

 

There is an abundance of empirical research to indicate it is best practice to intervene before problematic behaviors occur. The application of universal interventions (primary prevention) can lead to a reduction in office discipline referrals, reduction in suspensions, referrals for special education, and improved academic performance. Universal supports and instruction are the core supports and strategies provided to all students within the school to promote successful student outcomes and prevent school failure. This training will focus on the behavioral strand of MTSS and provide an overview of the Tier 1 positive behavior intervention supports (PBIS), strategies, and universal interventions available for all students.

 

Administrators, classroom teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, instructional staff, behavior specialists, and other related service providers who support students with behavioral needs

October 7, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

Developing Meaningful Individualized Transition Plans (ITPs) and Secondary Transition Services

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist;
Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE
Participants will be able to:
• Develop procedurally compliant Individualized Transition Plans
• Administer appropriate transition assessments
• Create measurable post-secondary goals
• Understand the link between ITP and IEP goals
• Outline the course of study
• Explain the Age of Majority
 
October 8, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PT

Families: Take Me Home Training

  In-person  Flyer  REGISTER

THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

SAN MARCOS CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST: NHU LE-BROWN

WHAT IS THE TAKE ME HOME PROGRAM?

Getting lost is scary and can be dangerous especially for those with autism, or other developmental disabilities.

Can your childalways communicate their name and address if they are lost?

If the answer is no, we hope you will attend this training. During this event you will learn all about the program and at the end of the presentation you will be given the opportunity to sign up your child for the program. The Take Me Home program is a safety net for the future, so you can have peace of mind today. All information is confidential, and can only be accessed by law enforcement in an emergency.

HOW IT WORKS

Once your child is registered, law enforcement officers have quick access to critical information about a registered person's disability and/or medical condition if they get lost or wander away. If deputies find someone who can't communicate where they live, they can search the database by description and return the person to their loved ones. The system works both ways — if a loved one goes missing, they can immediately pull up their photo and information from the registry. This way they know

parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
October 11, 2022 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

The Self & Match System: Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention: Introductory Workshop

CE: LEPs
CE: SLP
CE: BCBAs
CE: NBITS
Live Online Flyer Jamie Salter, Ed.S., BCBA;
Katie Croce, Ed.D., BCBA
This interactive and hands-on workshop provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to learn a well-defined, systematic self-monitoring intervention, and motivational system. Participants attending this workshop leave with a comprehensive tool in hand to implement immediately within the school, home, and clinic setting. This workshop explores peer-reviewed research that supports the implementation of self-monitoring systems for students of various ages and developmental levels. A discussion of self-monitoring procedures incorporating a "match" component is presented, with specific focus on Self & Match, a user-friendly, easy to implement, empirically-validated system. Participants in this training acquire a systematic guide to plan self-monitoring systems, as well as a Self & Match manual with substantial training materials. Additionally, participants strengthen their knowledge of necessary considerations prior to implementing any self-monitoring or motivational system.  
October 11, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Getting Started with Bookshare

  Live online Flyer Denise Hernandez, MEd., Senior Program Specialist of Assistive Technology, NCCSE Bookshare is a free Accessible Online Library for People with Print Disabilities. With a bookshare.org account, students are able to view books electronically and use text-to-speech features to have those books read aloud. Participants will learn how to get started with using bookshare as a tool for students.  
October 12, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Helping Students Hear with their Brain: Supporting Your Students with Auditory Processing Disorder

CE: SLPs

CE: Ed. Audiologists

In-person Flyer Amanda Levy, Au.D. This workshop will provide participants with understanding and practical knowledge about central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), how it affects students in the classroom, and how to best support students with CAPD. Participants will learn how to understand the results of a CAPD evaluation report, apply this information in a collaborative, multidisciplinary manner, and ensure students with CAPD have appropriate access to education.  
October 12, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Legal Mandates, Team Leader Responsibilities, and Completing Functional Behavior Assessments (Day 1 of NBITS)

CE: BCBAs In-person
 
Flyer
NBITS About Flyer
Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, East County SELPA Coordinator;
Robin Ancona, BCBA
In this course, participants will learn about the responsibilities of NCCSE Behavior Intervention Series (NBITS)-Certified staff as well as IDEA mandates and legal updates regarding behavior supports. Presenters will provide information regarding a hierarchy of behavioral supports and how to document behavior interventions and strategies within student IEPs. Participants will learn how to conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and complete an FBA summary report.
Participants should bring a laptop/tablet/mobile device to access online content throughout the day.
 
October 13, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. PT Ethics for Speech-Language Pathologists CE: SLPs Live online Flyer  REGISTER Christine Goan, M.A., CCC-SLP, Vista Unified School District This course meets the new requirement for one hour of professional development in the area of ethics during each 3-year certification maintenance interval (ASHA). The course content includes: the ASHA Code of Ethics discussion; ethical decision-making, including models and methods of ethical decision-making; legal issues; methodically addressing ethical issues and case study discussions.  

October 13, 2022

Registration Deadline September 29, 2022

8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PT

Still Not Producing: Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties

CE: SLPs

CE: LEPs

In-person Flyer Scott Gutentag, Ph.D., LEP, NCSP, School Psychologist; Diagnostic Center, Southern California. Every goal in one’s life involves executive functioning (EF). EF is more than strategies. The purpose of this training is to present an overview of the professional field’s current thinking about the role and complexity of executive functioning, the process of measuring executive functioning, and practical supports and take-home strategies to help build executive functioning. It doesn’t happen overnight, but with an understanding of what EF really is and lots of practice, a student’s EF can be improved with ways to apply assessment results to real-world supports and interventions. Methods of supporting the student’s executive function system including self- awareness, self-determination, strategy development, time management, and breaking down long term goals to short term goals within the school environment will be discussed.  
October 13, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Developing Legally-Defensible Behavior Intervention Plans (Day 2 of NBITS)

CE: BCBAs In-person Flyer
NBITS About Flyer
Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, East County SELPA Coordinator;
Robin Ancona, BCBA
In this course, participants will learn about how to develop a functionally-based Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Additionally, participants will learn about the development of a collaborative Pathway Charting to aid in the development of behavior interventions. A significant focus of the workshop will be dedicated to the development of empirically supported interventions and documenting such interventions in Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) utilizing the NCCSE-approved PENT-developed forms.

Participants should bring a laptop/tablet/mobile device to access online content throughout the day.
 
October 14, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PT

The Self & Match System: Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention: Intermediate/Advanced Workshop

CE: BCBAs CE: NBITS Live online Flyer Jamie Salter, Ed.S., BCBA;
Katie Croce, Ed.D., BCBA
This session brings together professionals that have already attended the “Intro to Self & Match” training and are currently implementing Self & Match System(s). The goal of this session is to help educators and practitioners identify ways to optimize current Self & Match interventions. The session includes a round table discussion, consultation, and review of current Self & Match systems. A systematic Self & Match: Considerations During Implementation Guide is shared with the participants in order to help implementers critically evaluate their systems. This time can also be used to assist with creating individualized forms, work with the staff on making data-based decisions, and/or review how to graph and interpret Self & Match data. This forum is also an opportunity to discuss the implementation of Self & Match through distance learning.  
October 18, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

Accessibility Tools Available on Google Chrome

  In-person Flyer Denise Hernandez, MEd., NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology Participants will explore tools available on Google Chrome that support students in accessing academic curriculum as well as completing assignments and organizing work. parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
October 18, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention One-day Refresher Training from Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

CE: NBITS In-person Flyer   The one-day refresher training is for individuals who are currently certified in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, whose certification has not expired and are required to receive the biannual refresher training in order to maintain their certification.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training is perfect for educators who directly intervene in crisis situations, teaching staff de-escalation techniques as well as restrictive and nonrestrictive interventions. Participants learn decision-making skills to match the level of the response to the risk of the crisis, focusing on the least-restrictive response to ensure the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of those in their care. This includes recognizing the stages of an escalating crisis and learning evidence-based techniques to appropriately de-escalate. NCI training emphasizes physical intervention as a last resort and appropriate to the level of risk.
 
October 19, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Preschool Staff Community of Practice

  Live online Flyer   Foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a your work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem-solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
October 19 & October 26, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Two-day Initial Training from Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

CE: NBITS In-person Flyer   The two-day initial training is for individuals who have never attended a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training or individuals who have attended the training in the past but whose certification has expired.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training is perfect for educators who directly intervene in crisis situations, teaching staff de-escalation techniques as well as restrictive and nonrestrictive interventions. Participants learn decision-making skills to match the level of the response to the risk of the crisis, focusing on the least-restrictive response to ensure the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of those in their care. This includes recognizing the stages of an escalating crisis and learning evidence-based techniques to appropriately de-escalate. NCI training emphasizes physical intervention as a last resort and appropriate to the level of risk.
 
October 20, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT

 

Informational: Inclusive Education for Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities

  In-person Flyer  

 

Nicole Ward, M.A.,

Education Specialist

 

This training will focus on inclusive education and the best practices for educating students with mild to moderate disabilities in inclusive settings. Topics discussed will focus on how to utilize research-based practices to develop and implement programs that encourage learning and growth for all students, including, but not limited to: inclusive education program models, effective planning and collaboration, identifying the demands within the learning environment, understanding each individual learner needs, accommodations versus modifications, differentiation and universal design.

 

Ideal audience will include multidisciplinary teams working with students with mild-moderate disabilities in inclusive settings, however, individual professionals will also benefit. This includes both site and district administrators, special education teachers, general education teachers, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and paraeducators.

October 20, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Managing Behavior During Puberty

CE: NBITS
CE: SLPs
Live online Flyer Melissa Martinez, RBT, ABA Education Foundation/ Bridges Puberty can be a chaotic and confusing time for children, especially students with disabilities. In this workshop, awareness of potential opportunities and challenges related to puberty will be discussed. General behavior related to puberty will be reviewed, including changes that occur in the body, the concepts of public versus private, appropriate hygiene, romantic feelings, sexual feelings, and staying safe. Different approaches to address these areas will be reviewed, including materials to support these discussions with children/students. Lastly, we will discuss how puberty can create school challenges and the best way to prepare for challenging behavior during puberty. The overall theme of this training is to focus on a proactive approach by planning for what can be a difficult transitional time during puberty in order to make this time of changes as smooth as possible. parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
October 20, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT

Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Mental Health Staff

  Live online Flyer Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE A Professional Learning Community/ Community of Practice is a learning opportunity to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
October 27, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

AAC App Feature Comparisons - Coughdrop, LAMP Words For Life, Proloquo2Go, TouchChat WordPower

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, Senior Program Specialist of Assistive Technology, NCCSE With so many AAC apps available, it’s difficult to decide which one is the best fit for each student. Participants will have the opportunity, through hands on learning and case studies, to compare the similarities and differences of the most popular AAC apps: Coughdrop, LAMP Words For Life, Proloquo2Go, TouchChat Wordpower. Learn how to use the best practice of feature matching to guide decision-making.  
October 28, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

FAMILIES: Intro to Self & Match in the Home Setting:Systematic Use of Self-Monitoring as a Behavioral Intervention

  Live online Flyer Jamie Salter, Ed.S., BCBA;
Katie Croce, Ed.D., BCBA
This interactive and hands-on workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to learn a well-defined, systematic self-monitoring intervention and motivational system. Participants attending this workshop will leave with a comprehensive tool in hand to implement immediately. A discussion of self-monitoring procedures incorporating a "match" component will be presented, with specific focus on Self & Match, a user-friendly, easy to implement, empirically-validated system. Additionally, participants will strengthen their knowledge of necessary considerations prior to implementing any self-monitoring or motivational system. parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
November 2, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Advanced Counseling for School Practitioners

CE: LEPs

CE: NBITS

In-person Flyer Michael Hass, Ph.D., LEP, LPCC, MFT Participants will learn how and when to use strategies drawn from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and other approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. In addition, participants will learn to apply these approaches to specific concerns, including depression, anxiety, and externalizing problems such as oppositional and aggressive behavior. Mental health.  
November 3, 2022

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Professional Learning Community for Teachers of Students with Moderate to Severe Needs

  Online Flyer  REGISTER

Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE; Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, Senior Program Specialist of Assistive Technology, NCCSE

Foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a your work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem-solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.

 
November 4, 2022 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Board Certified Behavior Analysts

CE: BCBAs Hybrid [In-person/ live online] Flyer   Foster collaborative learning among colleagues within your particular work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
November 8, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Data Collection Management Systems

CE: SLPs
CE: NBITS
Live online Flyer Yessenia Silva, M.Ed., BCBA, ABA Education Foundation/ Bridges In this workshop, participants will learn how to create and manage data collection systems. From writing IEP goals to organizing the data collected, to analyzing progress, participants will learn ways to make data an integral (and easy!) part of their classroom. Descriptions of several data collection methods will be presented, and participants will review examples of various data sheets. Furthermore, choosing the right data collection method will be discussed. The overall theme of this workshop is to establish a data collection system that is efficient and manageable for teachers and their staff.  
November 8 & November 9, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Two-day Initial Training from Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

CE: NBITS In-person Flyer   The two-day initial training is for individuals who have never attended a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training or individuals who have attended the training in the past but whose certification has expired.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training is perfect for educators who directly intervene in crisis situations, teaching staff de-escalation techniques as well as restrictive and nonrestrictive interventions. Participants learn decision-making skills to match the level of the response to the risk of the crisis, focusing on the least-restrictive response to ensure the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of those in their care. This includes recognizing the stages of an escalating crisis and learning evidence-based techniques to appropriately de-escalate. NCI training emphasizes physical intervention as a last resort and appropriate to the level of risk.
 
November 14, 2022 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PT

FAMILIES: Following up with Parenting the Love and Logic Way (R)

  Hybrid [In-person/ live online] Flyer Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist;
Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology
This informal meeting is for families who have attended our Love and Logic series. We will discuss how Love and Logic has been implemented in different settings in your own homes. You will have time to collaborate, problem-solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your home. Are there any questions or insight you would like to share with the presenters or other participants? Register for this meeting and join us in the discussion. parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
November 15, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Defensible Goal Writing and Progress Reporting

CE: SLPs Live online Flyer Laurel Critti, BCaBA, ABA Education Foundation In this workshop, participants will learn the importance of effective goal writing and how to appropriately report progress on goals. Characteristics of effective goals will be described and discussed. Participants will be provided with examples of appropriate goals and have an opportunity to practice writing goals, outlining teaching procedures to target the goal, and devising corresponding data sheets to monitor progress. An emphasis will be placed on developing data sheets that focus on tracking all components of the written IEP goal so that reporting on goals is data based. The overall theme of this training is to develop effective goals that are clear, concise, objective, and measurable in order to make data-driven decisions within the classroom.  
November 15, 2022 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. PT

Special Education Bootcamp for Administrators: Topic 2 - Legally Compliant IEPs

  Live online Flyer Sarah Sutherland, Partner, Orbach Huff & Henderson LLP Each one-hour session will provide administrators valuable information to
address relevant topics within the special education community. Our
presenter will address a topic of interest, followed by time for question
and answers.

Topic #1: Special Education 101 (September 20, 2022)
Learn about: Child Find, Eligibility, Special Education, FAPE, LRE, and
Educational Benefit
Topic #2: Legally Compliant IEPs (November 16, 2022)
Learn about: Documenting Progress, Present Levels, Goals,
Supplemental Aids and Services, Placement and Services, and
Responding to Parent Requests in an IEP Meeting
Topic #3: Attendance and Discipline (February 8, 2023)
Learn about: General policies for student attendance, Suspension,
Manifestation Determination, and Interim Alternative Educational
Setting
Topic #4: Restraint and Seclusion (April 18, 2023)
Learn about: Overview and definitions, and Behavioral Emergency
Reports
 
November 16, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Universal Design for Learning Using Google Chrome

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Denise Hernandez, MEd., NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences that guides the development of flexible learning environments. The idea is to accommodate individual learning differences by providing multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement. Participants will learn about various Google apps, extensions, and websites to support students who struggle with reading, writing, and organization. In this training, participants will learn the latest tips, tricks, and tools available to support all students.  
November 28, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Preschool Administrators’ Community of Practice

  Live online Flyer   Purpose: Engage preschool administrators in collective inquiry to support inclusive practices and improve learning outcomes for preschool aged students with special education needs

Audience: Preschool Administrators
 
November 29, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Dyslexia for the Special Education Assessment Team

CE: SLPs
CE: LEPs
In-person Flyer Jenny Ponzuric, M.A., LEP, ABSNP In CA, the term dyslexia has existed within the CA Education Code for quite a while. Then, in August 2017, the CA Dyslexia Guidelines were provided by the CA Department of Education. How does all this information apply to students being evaluated for special education consideration? This training will provide participants with information about dyslexia and how to respond to questions about dyslexia at pre-referral and IEP meetings.  
November 30, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PT

Basic Psychological Processes

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Jenny Ponzuric, M.A., LEP, ABSNP CA Education Code indicates that students with specific learning disabilities have a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes. The state regulation language proceeds to provide a list of psychological processes. However, definitions of these terms are missing from the state’s language. Additionally, school teams can use information from the initial/triennial assessment to help determine helpful accommodations and modifications for their students.  
December 5, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Mental Health Staff

  Live online Flyer Jill Morris A Professional Learning Community/ Community of Practice is a learning opportunity to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
December 8, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Social Emotional Assessment

CE: LEPs In-person Flyer Michael Hass, Ph.D., LEP, LPCC, MFT This workshop will focus on conducting comprehensive social-emotional assessments to identify unique needs and goals for students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Participants will review eligibility for special education as a student with an emotional disturbance and how to determine the need for school-based mental health services. Participants will better understand 1) the definition of emotional disturbance and the controversy around the distinction between ED and “social maladjustment,” 2) the nature of a comprehensive assessment from both a legal and best practice perspective, 3) how to integrate assessment information gathered from record reviews, interviews, observation and behavior rating scales to make decisions about educational need, 4) how to establish well-formed social-emotional goals, and 6) how to develop systems for progress monitoring. mental health
December 8, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Teaching Social Skills to Children with Special Needs in Elementary Educational Settings

CE: SLPs Live online Flyer Veronika Fecik, BRT, ABA Education Foundation/Bridges Eye contact, playing alongside or with others, greeting others properly, interpreting facial expressions and gestures are just a few of the social skills children need to be independent throughout their lives. However, children with special needs struggle with acquiring, maintaining, and generalizing these skills. This workshop will discuss ways to foster social skills through use of pre-teaching, visual supports, and positive reinforcements. Various strategies to teach social skills for elementary aged children will be discussed. communication, parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
December 13, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Evaluating Behavior Intervention Plans (Day 3 of NBITS)

CE: BCBAs In-person Flyer
NBITS About Flyer
Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, East County SELPA Coordinator;
Robin Ancona, BCBA
In this course, participants will self-evaluate a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) that they have developed. An emphasis will be placed on the utilizing the PENT-developed BIP scoring rubric. Presenters will also provide information regarding team leader consultation with school site teams. Participants will learn about legal mandates regarding discipline for students with special education services. Information regarding crisis intervention documenting will also be presented. At the conclusion of the training, participants will complete a 20-question competency evaluation.  
December 15, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT

NBITS Updates for NBITS Certified Staff

CE: BCBAS Live online Flyer
NBITS About Flyer
Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, East County SELPA Coordinator;
Robin Ancona, BCBA
The NBITS UPDATES session is a forum for case discussion as well as an opportunity to learn about legal and procedural updates surrounding behavioral interventions.  
December 15, 2022 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Teaching Social Skills to Children with Special Needs in Secondary Educational Settings

CE: SLPs Live online Flyer Veronika Fecik, BRT, ABA Education Foundation/Bridges From school to jobs and family relationships, social skills allow us to bond with others as well as make positive contributions to people in our environments. However, for a student with special needs, learning social skills and forging new friendships can be stressful and scary. This workshop will discuss ways to foster social skills using pre-teaching, visual supports, and positive reinforcement. communication, parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
January 17, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

AAC App Feature Comparisons - Coughdrop, LAMP Words For Life, Proloquo2Go, TouchChat WordPower

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology With so many AAC apps available, it’s difficult to decide which one is the best fit for each student. Participants will have the opportunity, through hands on learning and case studies, to compare the similarities and differences of the most popular AAC apps: Coughdrop, LAMP Words For Life, Proloquo2Go, TouchChat Wordpower. Learn how to use the best practice of feature matching to guide decision-making.  
January 18, 25, February 7, 8, 15, 22, 2023  3:00 p.m. PT - 5:00 p.m. PT FAMILIES: Parenting the Love and Logic Way ®   Online Flyer  REGISTER Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist
Dawn Shirvanian, NCCSE Program Specialist

Raise happy and well-behaved kids with positive, loving tools

In this six-session program, you will learn parenting tips for all ages of kids on how to:

  • End arguing and manipulation
  • Neutralize defiance
  • Replace anger and frustration with empathy
  • End bedtime battles
  • Set kids up for success by allowing them to make small mistakes when the price tag is small
  • And much more!

Sessions:

  • Module 1: Putting an End to Arguing, Back Talk and Begging
  • Module 2: Teaching Responsibility without Losing Their Love
  • Module 3: Setting Limits without Waging War
  • Module 4: Avoiding Power-Struggles
  • Module 5: Guiding Kids to Own and Solve Their Problems
  • Module 6: Teaching Kids to Complete Chores…without Reminders and without Pay
parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families

January 19, 2023

Registration deadline: 1/5/2023

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT

Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Mild-Moderate Autism Spectrum Disorder

CE:SLPs

CE: BCBAs

CE: NBITS

In-person Flyer Martin Miramontes, M.A., BCBA, PENT Director, Diagnostic Center, Southern California Many interventions exist for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, scientific research has found only some of these interventions to be effective. The interventions that researchers have shown to be effective are called evidence-based practices (EBPs). Primary reasons for using EBPs are that the students demonstrate improved outcomes, the interventions are legally defensible, and the use of EBPs aligns with best practice in education. This training will provide the history on the identification of the EBPs for ASD and support the understanding and use of EBPs for individuals affected by mild-moderate ASD.  
January 24, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

How to Be an Effective Independence Facilitator

  Live online Flyer Damaris Vazquez, BA, RBT, ABA Education Foundation/Bridges What is our goal for the children we work with? It should always be INDEPENDENCE!
In this workshop, participants will learn about the role and importance of being an effective independence facilitator. We will discuss strategies for applying ABA in the classroom, learn how to teach appropriate independent behavior, and learn how to make challenging behaviors irrelevant, inefficient, and ineffective.
An emphasis will be placed on how to help children develop independence, self-efficacy, and confidence in their own skills. Participants will be provided with examples of how to facilitate rather than impede students learning from the natural environment, including how to effectively use positive reinforcement, behavior reduction techniques, visual supports, prompting, and other behavior strategies effectively. Teaching children to generalize skills and how to systematically fade out prompts to promote independence.
instructional assistant, aide, paraprofessional, parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
January 26, 2023 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Assistive Technology and the Consideration Process

CE: SLPs Live online Flyer Denise Hernandez, MEd., NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology;
Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology
What is Assistive Technology? How does an IEP team determine if the student requires it? Those are just a few of the many questions that will be addressed and answered during this presentation. Participants will learn best practices for considering assistive technology as a part of the IEP process.  

January 26, 2023

Registration deadline: January 12, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. PT

Make a Play: Promoting Social Emotional, Communication, and Cognitive Development through Play

CE: SLPs In-person Flyer Allease Glamore, M.S., School Psychologist; Diagnostic Center, Southern California Play is more than interacting with classmates and manipulating materials. It is a Purposeful Learning Activity for Young children. Play—both functional and symbolic—provides children with opportunities for social interaction and social communication, as well as a context for constructing representations of previous experiences and knowledge. Symbolic play, which is often an area of challenge for children with Autism, is noted as an important developmental skill associated with language development and cognition. Typically play develops naturally; however, this is not the case for some children, and they require facilitation. Through this training, participants will gain understanding of the stages of object and social play and recognize the impact of play deficits. Participants will be exposed to evidence-based practices which highlight play as the key context to enrich the early childhood learning environment and support the developmental progress of students. preschool, kindergarten, parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
January 27, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Board Certified Behavior Analysts

CE: BCBAs Hybrid [In-person/ live online] Flyer   A Professional Learning Community/ Community of Practice is a learning opportunity to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
January 30, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Preschool Administrators’ Community of Practice

  Live online Flyer   Purpose: Engage preschool administrators in collective inquiry to support inclusive practices and improve learning outcomes for preschool aged students with special education needs

Audience: Preschool Administrators
 
January 31, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PT

Special Education Law and the General Educator

  In-person Flyer Jonathan Read, Fagen, Friedman, & Fulfrost Attorneys This workshop covers the nuts-and-bolts of essential areas of special education law that every general educator needs to know, presented in a manner that is easily applicable. Combining a straightforward legal analysis with key practical strategies to ensure compliance, the session examines the essentials of the IEP process—including procedural obligations, child find, FAPE and the least restrictive environment mandate. The workshop also provides an overview of special education discipline requirements—including the “10-day rule,” changes in placement, and “special circumstances” removals—as well as a review of when and how behavior must be addressed.  
February 3, 2023 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting and the Role of the Administrative Designee

  In-person Flyer Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist;
Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE
This 3-hour interactive workshop will provide Administrative Designees with the skills and tools to facilitate compliant, efficient, and positive IEP meetings and feel comfortable and confident doing so... even with no formal background in special education.  
February 7, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Legally Compliant IEPs Using the Special Education Information System (SEIS)

  In-person Flyer Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist;
Kim Gavin, State Data Reporting and Data Analyst Consultant for NCCSE, Tech-Eze
This informative session covers the basics: the what, where, when, and how of IEPs and the SEIS IEP Program. We will explain best practices and requirements for timelines, IEPs, and ITPs. We will go over how to use the SEIS IEP Program for IEPs, DRDPs, go over the forms available in the program, goal libraries, and how to access student information for your caseload. Time will be allotted for participants to practice using the computerized IEP program with one of their current IEPs.  
February 8, 2023 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. PT

Special Education Bootcamp for Administrators: Topic 3 - Attendance and Discipline

  Live online Flyer Sarah Sutherland, Partner, Orbach Huff & Henderson LLP Each one-hour session will provide administrators valuable information to address relevant topics within the special education community. Our presenter will address a topic of interest, followed by time for question and answers.

Topic #1: Special Education 101 (September 20, 2022)
Learn about: Child Find, Eligibility, Special Education, FAPE, LRE, and
Educational Benefit
Topic #2: Legally Compliant IEPs (November 16, 2022)
Learn about: Documenting Progress, Present Levels, Goals,
Supplemental Aids and Services, Placement and Services, and
Responding to Parent Requests in an IEP Meeting
Topic #3: Attendance and Discipline (February 8, 2023)
Learn about: General policies for student attendance, Suspension,
Manifestation Determination, and Interim Alternative Educational
Setting
Topic #4: Restraint and Seclusion (April 18, 2023)
Learn about: Overview and definitions, and Behavioral Emergency
Reports
 
February 9, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Successful Homework Strategies for Students with Developmental Disabilities

CE: SLPs Live online   Jorge Archibold, M.A. BCBA, ABA Education Foundation/Bridges Homework completion with student with developmental disabilities can be challenging. This workshop will teach attendees about some basic principles when giving homework and strategies to ensure successful homework completion. parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
February 16, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PT

Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Speech Language Pathologists

CE: SLPs Live online   Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology A Professional Learning Community is a learning opportunity to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem-solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
February 28, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PT

Professional Learning Community for Teachers of Students with Moderate to Severe Needs

  Live online  Flyer Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE Foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a your work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem-solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
March 2, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Basic Implementation Strategies

CE: SLPs In-person   Dawn Shirvanian, M.A., CCC-SLP, NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology Learn strategies and ideas to create communication opportunities using AAC during the course of every-day classroom and home activities. Utilize a variety of AAC systems and conversational targets to enhance vocabulary for the AAC user utilizing the principles of Aided Language Stimulation, Descriptive Teaching Models, and Social Scripting to increase expressive output in children who are using AAC. parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
March 3, 2023 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Developing Meaningful Individualized Transition Plans (ITPs) and Secondary Transition Services

CE: SLPs In-person   Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist;
Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE
   
March 9, 2023 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT

Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Mental Health Staff

  Live online Flyer Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE A Professional Learning Community/ Community of Practice is a learning opportunity to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
March 9, 2023 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Universal Design for Learning Using iPads

CE: SLPs In-person   Denise Hernandez, MEd., NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences that guides the development of flexible learning environments. The idea is to accommodate individual learning differences by providing multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement . Learn how you can use this framework to support students who struggle with reading and writing without buying expensive apps. In this session, participants will learn the latest iPad tips, tricks, and tools to support struggling students and enhance instructional practices.  
March 15, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Preschool Staff Community of Practice

  Live online   Shauna Schmoke, NCCSE Program Specialist Foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a your work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem-solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
March 16, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Using Functional Communication Systems Effectively

CE: SLPs Live online   Melissa Martinez, RBT, ABA Education Foundation/ Bridges In this workshop, participants will learn the importance of using functional communication systems effectively. The development and emergence of language will be discussed. Participants will be provided with examples of specific interventions to improve functional communication (Picture Exchange Communication System, Pivotal Response Treatment, Discrete Trial Teaching, and Incidental Teaching). An emphasis will be placed on the importance motivation plays in teaching functional communication, child initiation, the need for a language-based environment, and how to systematically fade out prompts. parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families
March 16, 2023 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Read&Write for Google Toolbar - Supports for Students and Teachers

CE: SLPs In-person   Denise Hernandez, MEd., NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology Participants will learn how to download and use the accessibility tools on this toolbar that supports independent writing, editing, and reading within the Google Chrome browser. Get practical ideas on ways both students and teachers can use those tools.  
March 17, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

Professional Learning Community (PLC) for Board Certified Behavior Analysts (CE: BCBAs)

CE: BCBAs Hybrid [In-person/live online]     A Professional Learning Community/ Community of Practice is a learning opportunity to foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a particular work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
March 21, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Legal Mandates, Team Leader Responsibilities, and Completing Functional Behavior Assessments (Day 1 of NBITS)

CE: BCBAs In-person NBITS About Flyer Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, East County SELPA Coordinator;
Robin Ancona, BCBA
In this course, participants will learn about the responsibilities of NBITS-Certified staff as well as IDEA mandates and legal updates regarding behavior supports. Presenters will provide information regarding a hierarchy of behavioral supports and how to document behavior interventions and strategies within student IEPs. Participants will learn how to conduct a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and complete an FBA summary report.  
March 22, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Developing Legally-Defensible Behavior Intervention Plans (Day 2 of NBITS)

CE: BCBAs In-person NBITS About Flyer Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, East County SELPA Coordinator;
Robin Ancona, BCBA
In this course, participants will learn about how to develop a functionally-based Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Additionally, participants will learn about the development of a collaborative Pathway Charting to aid in the development of behavior interventions. A significant focus of the workshop will be dedicated to the development of empirically supported interventions and documenting such interventions in Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) utilizing the NCCSE-approved PENT-developed forms.  
March 23, 2023 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Universal Design for Learning Using Google Chrome

CE: SLPs In-person   Denise Hernandez, MEd., NCCSE Program Specialist of Assistive Technology Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences that guides the development of flexible learning environments. The idea is to accommodate individual learning differences by providing multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement. Participants will learn about various Google apps, extensions, and websites to support students who struggle with reading, writing, and organization. In this training, participants will learn the latest tips, tricks, and tools available to support all students.  
April 18, 2023 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. PT

Special Education Bootcamp for Administrators: Topic 4 - Restraint and Seclusion

  Live online Flyer Sarah Sutherland, Partner, Orbach Huff & Henderson LLP Each one-hour session will provide administrators valuable information to address relevant topics within the special education community. Our presenter will address a topic of interest, followed by time for question and answers.

Topic #1: Special Education 101 (September 20, 2022)
Learn about: Child Find, Eligibility, Special Education, FAPE, LRE, and
Educational Benefit
Topic #2: Legally Compliant IEPs (November 16, 2022)
Learn about: Documenting Progress, Present Levels, Goals,
Supplemental Aids and Services, Placement and Services, and
Responding to Parent Requests in an IEP Meeting
Topic #3: Attendance and Discipline (February 8, 2023)
Learn about: General policies for student attendance, Suspension,
Manifestation Determination, and Interim Alternative Educational
Setting
Topic #4: Restraint and Seclusion (April 18, 2023)
Learn about: Overview and definitions, and Behavioral Emergency
Reports
 
April 24, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. PT

Preschool Administrators’ Community of Practice

  Live online Flyer   Purpose: Engage preschool administrators in collective inquiry to support inclusive practices and improve learning outcomes for preschool aged students with special education needs

Audience: Preschool Administrators
 
May 2, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

Evaluating Behavior Intervention Plans (Day 3 of NBITS)

CE: BCBAs In-person NBITS About Flyer Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, East County SELPA Coordinator;
Robin Ancona, BCBA
In this course, participants will self-evaluate a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) that they have developed. An emphasis will be placed on the utilizing the PENT-developed BIP scoring rubric. Presenters will also provide information regarding team leader consultation with school site teams. Participants will learn about legal mandates regarding discipline for students with special education services. Information regarding crisis intervention documenting will also be presented. At the conclusion of the training, participants will complete a 20-question competency evaluation. NOTE: Participants attending Day 3 training should remember to bring along a completed BIP for review.  
May 4, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PT

NBITS Updates for NBITS Certified Staff

CE: BCBAs Live Online NBITS About Flyer Alicia Alvarez, BCBA, East County SELPA Coordinator;
Robin Ancona, BCBA
The NBITS UPDATES session is a forum for case discussion as well as an opportunity to learn about legal and procedural updates surrounding behavioral interventions.  
May 3, 2023 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PT

Professional Learning Community for Teachers of Students with Moderate to Severe Needs

  Live online  Flyer Jill Morris, Coordinator, NCCSE Foster collaborative learning among colleagues within a your work environment or field. NCCSE gives you this opportunity and encourages you to take time out of your busy schedule to meet with other special education professionals from your community of practice. You will have time to collaborate, problem-solve, and encourage one another. You'll be sure to leave with new ideas to implement in your program.  
May 31, 2023

 

 2.5 hrs

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) - Basic Implementation Strategies (On-Demand)

CE: SLPs On-demand recording   REGISTER      
June 30, 2023 2.25 hrs

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): What Every Paraeducator Should Know

  On-demand recording   REGISTER      
June 30, 2023  30 mins

Assistive Technology and the Consideration Process (On-Demand)

  On-demand recording Flyer REGISTER      
June 30, 2023 1.5 hrs

Battery Not Included: Assessing Complex Communication Needs of Students Who Cannot Access Formalized Testing

CE: SLPs On-demand recording   REGISTER Melissa Gardner, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist Meaningful assessment is an essential first step toward appropriate goals and intervention. However, not all students are responsive to a standard testing approach (e.g., formal test battery dependent on verbal/motor responses). Students with severe and multiple disabilities often experience complex communication disorders which are inseparable from learning and behavior. Students who live in complex bodies present a challenge in determining a consistent and purposeful response pattern to even begin testing. This training will explore the selection and use of appropriate assessment tools designed to assess a student who cannot access traditional measures. The emphasis will be on utilizing multiple assessment procedures that reveal the student’s strengths and reliable abilities. Participants will gain knowledge of interdisciplinary assessment practices, communication domains to assess, and how to modify existing tools to gain a clearer picture of a student’s communication and learning profile. Speech-Language Pathologists. If an attendee is not a speech-language pathologist, they need to attend with an SLP from their district to facilitate appropriate teaming. For example, school psychologists, childhood special education teachers, and/or occupational therapists who are qualified to conduct AAC assessments for their school district.
   

Behavior Basics (on-demand, prerequisite for NBITS)

  On-demand recording   REGISTER      

June 30, 2023

2.5 hrs

Behavior Is Communication

CE: SLPs

CE: NBITS

On-demand recording   REGISTER Margot Johnson, M.A., BCBA, PENT Co-Director Behavior is the earliest form of communication. While some students will develop verbal language, others will continue to communicate non-verbally using their behavior. This training will focus on students with moderate-severe intellectual disabilities who use behavior as communication and teach those who work with these students how to recognize, respond to, and shape more appropriate and comprehensible forms of communication. Attendees will learn how to utilize the Form and Function matrix to identify appropriate replacement behaviors for maladaptive behaviors, which are already within their repertoire. This will serve as a guideline for selecting replacement behaviors during the development of appropriate behavior intervention plans. Additional topics will include identifying the student’s level of symbolism and implementing developmentally appropriate supports.

Individuals working with students with moderate-severe disabilities who primarily use non-verbal language and/or present with challenging behavior. This includes speech-language pathologists, special education teachers, school psychologists, paraeducators, and parents.

NBITS Approved

SLP CEUs

 

June 30, 2023

2.25 hrs

Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques for Educators

CE: SLPs On-demand recording   REGISTER Tim Halphide, M.A., L.M.F.T., School Psychologist and
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) may not offer a complete course of intervention for students with emotional-behavioral disorders. Effective treatment planning includes evidence-based cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBIs) for addressing intrapsychic conflict at the root of many of these disorders. This unique hands-on, interactive training provides you with the key CBIs to help develop an effective milieu program that—in tandem with your students’ mental health professionals—can provide brief, issue-focused support to help restructure student thinking, provide techniques that students can use to develop emotional equanimity, foster intrinsic motivation, and improve behavioral outcomes. Special education teachers, school psychologists, administrators, clinical psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, ERMHS staff or school counselors specifically designated to working with special needs students, and others who actively work with youth who have mental health concerns
June 30, 2023 1.5 hrs

Difference vs. Disorder: Demystifying the Assessment of English Language Learners

CE: SLPs  On-demand recording    REGISTER Melissa Zavala Arauz, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist Non-biased assessment of English Language Learners (ELLs) has long been viewed as a complex process that is often outside of the comfort zone of monolingual SLPs- and with good reason. ELLs are a heterogeneous group who come from a great variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds; therefore, many variables must be taken into account to provide adequate assessment. Skills in the non-biased assessment of ELLs are essential to reduce over- and under-identification of Speech and Language Impairment (SLI) and referral for speech and language services, particularly given the diverse cultural landscape of Southern California. This training provides an informal protocol that compiles the tasks found most effective in distinguishing between difference and disorder among the ELL population, along with resources to give SLPs the information and tools they need to immediately increase their confidence in this area. Speech-Language Pathologists
June 30, 2023 1.5 hrs

Dynamic Duo! Terrific Trio! Effectively Teaming with Paraeducators to Support Students

CE: SLPs

CE: NBITS

CE: BCBAs

On-demand recording   REGISTER Margot Johnson, M.A., BCBA, PENT Administrator This 90-minute webinar is designed for teachers and paraeducators to complete together, allowing the team to discuss and explore their individual roles, develop clear understanding of responsibilities, and begin to develop frameworks for effective teacher/ paraeducator/student relationships. Participants will be encouraged to actively complete activities throughout the webinar; additionally, handouts and resources will be provided to further support educator development. General education teachers, special education teachers, paraeducators, behavior specialists, speech-language pathologists, service providers, and administrators

June 30, 2023

2.5 hrs

It’s a Match! Applying Developmentally Appropriate Supports to Students with Mild to Severe Intellectual Disabilities

CE: LPs

CE: SLPs

On-demand recording   REGISTER Scott Gutentag, Ph.D., LEP, NCSP, School Psychologist Ever wonder why your student does not respond to a particular support? Ever wonder why reinforcement “doesn’t work” with your student? Ever wonder why your student needs so much prompting? Have you ever considered nontraditional approaches and matching supports and strategies to the student’s developmental level of functioning? This workshop will address these questions and explain how developmentally-appropriate supports and strategies can help students become more attentive, calm, and engaged (ACE). Providing smart schedules, functional work systems, meaningful visual supports, and effective reinforcement can increase students’ independence and engagement while reducing challenging behavior. Understanding the implications of a student’s developmental level is critical to this process, which will be discussed in this workshop. Some of the themes to be addressed include, “Making Time and Activities Concrete and Experiential,” “Making Work Systems Come Alive and Increasing Engagement,” and of course, “Matching Behavior Strategies to Behavior Function and Developmental Level.” Individuals who would benefit from a refresher course or introduction to working with students with developmental disabilities who exhibit challenging behavior
June 30, 2023 1.5 hrs

Keeping the Day Sane: Mental Health 101 for Paraeducators

CE: SLPs On-demand recording   REGISTER

Tim Halphide, M.A., L.M.F.T., School Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Diagnostic Center Southern California

Are your paraeducators prepared with little more than good intentions to handle the challenges of children identified with emotional-behavioral disorders? Are you noticing a lot of turn around, injury and stress? Many adults inadvertently handle behavioral scenarios with tactics that actually escalate student emotions rather than improve them, resulting in a decrease in student readiness for participation and learning. This training will equip your staff with basic knowledge and easy-to-learn strategies that can help them be more successful and keep students safe and ready to learn. Let’s get everyone on the same page!

Paraeducators, special education teachers, administrators, school psychologists, ERMHS staff or school counselors specifically designated to working with special needs students, and other IEP team members who support these students are strongly advised to attend.

June 30, 2023 1.5 hrs

Maximizing AAC Opportunities Within Daily Routines

CE: SLPs On-demand recording   REGISTER Heather DeFelice, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist,
AAC Specialist
Young children learn through routines and play. As language learning requires a rich, meaningful context, it is important that we support our students using AAC within their daily routines at school and at home.  This training will review why routines and understanding development matter, how to turn routines into learning opportunities, ways to create communication opportunities and support our students within their routines, and ideas on how to differentiate activities for a range of abilities.

Paraeducators, teachers, service providers, administrators, parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families,

June 30, 2023 4-6 hrs

Keys to Successful IEPs

  On-demand modules   REGISTER East County SELPA - Alicia Alvarez
NCCSE - Shauna Schmoke
North Inland SELPA - Audrey Weed
South County SELPA - Diana Lynn
Tech-Eze - Kim Gavin

Using SEIS
Writing legally defensible IEPs
Preparing for a successful meeting
Designing effective Transition Plans

DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to assist you with
learning the basics (and beyond) of:

This course is comprised of an introduction
and fourteen modules which include
specific content presented in screencasts,
videos, slides, web links, and written
material.

 
June 30, 2023 1 hr

Mindfulness Practice: The Educator’s Guide to Help Students Practice Mindfulness

CE: LPs

CE: SLPs

On-demand recording   REGISTER

Mojgan Moshtael, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Diagnostic Center, Southern California

There is a growing body of research that shows the effectiveness of mindfulness practices for children and adolescents to help regulate their emotions and develop positive coping strategies.  Mindfulness practices are also considered an effective intervention to develop empathy and decrease anxiety and aggressive behaviors.

Special education teachers, school psychologists, administrators, LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, clinical psychologists, ERMHS staff or school counselors specifically designated to work with special needs students and students with mental health concerns

June 30, 2023 1 hr

Navigating Through the Day One Step at a Time

CE: SLPs On-demand recording   REGISTER

Scott Gutentag, Ph.D., LEP, NCSP, School Psychologist; Diagnostic Center, Southern California.

This brief training goes over a sample of effective tools to help students navigate through their day including can-do schedules for all ages, enticements, structuring up the “funs” and “icks” of the day, breaking down expectations into bite size pieces, and simple strategies to support one’s overall health. Practical examples are provided, and supports are embedded within the presentation for all to experience.

parent event, family event, evento para padres, evento para familias, event for families,

June 30, 2023 1 hr

Reading Between the Lines

CE: SLPs On-demand recording   REGISTER

Andrea Abrishami, M.A., Education Specialist; Diagnostic Center, Southern California

According to the International Dyslexia Association, one-half of all students who qualify for special education services are classified as having a learning disability. Approximately 85% of those students have a primary disability in reading and language processing. The National Institute of Health identified Dyslexia as the most common and prevalent of all known learning disabilities, affecting one in five children in the United States. Characteristics of dyslexia, assessments, interventions, and accommodations will be addressed to offer the practitioner tools and strategies to support struggling readers. This training will focus on best practices in working with students who have been identified with reading difficulties or are suspected of having dyslexia.

 
June 30, 2023 1.5 hrs

The First Fron(tier)!: An Overview of Tier 1 Positive Behavior Supports for ALL Students

CE: SLPs
CE: NBITS
On-demand recording   REGISTER Martin Miramontes, M.A., BCBA, PENT Co-Director There is an abundance of empirical research to indicate it is best practice to intervene before problematic behaviors occur. The application of universal interventions (primary prevention) can lead to a reduction in office discipline referrals, reduction in suspensions, referrals for special education, and improved academic performance. Universal supports and instruction are the core supports and strategies provided to all students within the school to promote successful student outcomes and prevent school failure. This training will focus on the behavioral strand of MTSS and provide an overview of the Tier 1 positive behavior intervention supports (PBIS), strategies, and universal interventions available for all students. Administrators, classroom teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, instructional staff, behavior specialists, and other related service providers who support students with behavioral needs
June 30, 2023 2 hrs

The Trauma-Informed School

CE: SLPs
CE: NBITS
On-demand recording   REGISTER 

Tim Halphide, M.A., L.M.F.T., School Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Diagnostic Center Southern California

Student emotional-behavioral disorders are on the rise at increasingly alarming rates. Traumatic stress is frequently one key factor in the formation of these disorders and can arise from complex issues such as school bullying, suicide, school safety threats, and day-to-day cumulative exposure to environmental stressors. Trauma-informed schools are prepared to recognize and respond to students impacted by traumatic stress. In this training, educators learn methods for establishing clear expectations and communication strategies to help students cope with extreme situations and ongoing stressors. But moreover, educators will learn how to establish a school wide culture of support and sensitivity to address the needs of students who are attending school in rapidly changing times.

Special education teachers, school psychologists, administrators, school nurses, ERMHS staff, school counselors, and other mental health professionals

June 30, 202 1.5 hrs

What Should I Do?! Effective Strategies for Paraeducators to Support Positive Student Behavior

CE: SLPs
CE: NBITS

On-demand recording   REGISTER Margot Johnson, M.A., BCBA, PENT Co-Director This 90-minute webinar is designed for paraeducators who support students in all settings that want to expand their skill set of strategies to support positive behavior, active engagement, and student learning. Strategies such as reinforcement, prompting, visual supports, etc. will be reviewed. Additionally, how to set students up for success by developing positive rapport, responding consistently, and utilizing schedules will be discussed. Participants will receive handouts and additional resources to support learning. Paraeducators, teachers, service providers, administrators

 

* SLPs: per the California Speech Language Pathology board, a maximum of 6 of the 24 hours of professional development required biennially, may be in self-study/recorded courses. Recorded webinars are considered self-study courses.

 

 

 

For the list of on-demand workshops visit https://www.nccse.org/Professional-Development/On-demand-Webinars