TaC Offerings and Opportunities

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Assistive Technology

  • Power AAC - Professional Learning Community

    Power AAC - Professional Learning Community
    POWER AAC is a training series developed by PaTTAN with Gail Vantatenhove and AAC practitioners in PA Intermediate Units. The Power AAC modules are intended to build the capacity of school personnel to improve communication skills & provide flexible, generative vocabulary for students who use AAC. Participants are encouraged to attend all four training dates as each session builds on the previous session.

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Autism

  • Autism - Professional Learning Community

    Autism Professional Learning Community

    This 4-day training will focus on supporting teachers working in the field of Autism including Regular Education Teachers instructing students with Autism. The training will provide an overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as classroom and behavior based strategies to support student learning. 

    Overview of what you will learn in this workshop:

    Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

    Teaching procedures / social skills / data collection

    Speech and Communication / Sensory NeedApplication of Skills & Strategies

    Application of Skills & Strategies

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Inclusive Practices

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

Paraprofessional Training Series

  • Paraprofessional Training Series

    Paraprofessional Training Series
    For the 2017 – 2018 school year, Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV will be offering a 4-day Paraprofessional Training Series. This training will provide practical skills and resources for paraprofessionals working in special education.

    The training series will run in August, in the Fall and again in the Spring. Attendees can attend one, some, or all trainings in the series.

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Positive Behavior Support

  • Cyber Bulling

    Cyber Bulling What You Need to Know!

    Bullying is not a new problem. However, using electronic/digital technologies to engage in social cruelty is a relatively new phenomenon. There is an epidemic of bullying and cyber bullying in the classroom, in our schools and in our communities. Many parents are not as comfortable navigating through the digital age as their children are, leaving them unprepared to help their child when cyber bullying occurs. This free workshop is designed to provide an overview of cyber bullying and offer strategies for prevention and intervention.

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  • Drop Out Prevention

    Introduction to Drop Out Prevention an overview

    Dropout Prevention programs provide at-risk students with specific supports such as mentoring, counseling, vocational or social-emotional skills training, college preparation, supplemental academic services, or case management. Dropout prevention programs can engender comprehensive changes to high school environments. Programs can be delivered in school or community settings and can focus on individual at-risk students or on entire schools with low graduation rates.

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  • Emotional Support/Disturbance PLC

    Emotional Support/Disturbance PLC

    This Professional Learning Community (PLC) will allow collaboration and networking for teachers in the Educational Disturbance/Support fields including Regular Education Teachers. You will learn more about emotional disturbance disorders as well as mental health information, screening/diagnosis of disorders and classroom behavior-based strategies to support student learning. 

    You will learn: 
    • Types of emotional disturbances 
    • Classroom/Behavior management strategies 
    • How to support students with mental health supports 
    • How to screen and identify students with emotional disturbance needs

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  • Functionally Based Behavior Interventions

    Functionally Based Behavior Interventions

    This 2-day training will provide an introduction to the concepts and systems of functional assessment behavior planning. The session will focus on, and guide participants through, tools and practices that support function-based thinking.

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  • Managing Behavior for Children with Autism and Behavior Issues on the Bus

    Managing Behavior for Children with Autism and Behavior Issues on the Bus

    A workshop for anyone involved in transporting students This training session is designed to help bus/van drivers and anyone in transportation better understand student behaviors, as well as to provide skills and strategies associated with handling behavior.

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  • RENEW

    Introduction to RENEW an Overview

    RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education & Work) is a structured school-to-career transition planning and individualized wraparound process for youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. Developed in 1996 by staff at the Institute on Disability (IOD), RENEW is being provided by schools, community mental health centers, community-based providers, and IOD staff members. The model focuses on supporting each student to design and pursue a plan for transition from school to adult life. RENEW has substantially increased the high school completion, employment, and post-secondary education participation rates among our most vulnerable youth

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Safety Care/Safety Mechanics

Special Education Compliance

  • Writing IEPs for Educational Benefit & Compliance

    Writing IEPs for Educational Benefit & Compliance for educators who write IEPs

    This interactive presentation is designed to give updated information on state requirements for IEP development. Participants will analyze their own IEP, check for alignment, complete workbook activities, and work with groups to generate ideas for completing the document

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