|Professional Learning Opportunities|
Exceptional Children Staff
|Professional Learning Opportunity||Web Link||Primary Topic Area||Information|
|Fox Reading Conference||https://mtsu.edu/dyslexia/symposium-registration.php||Academics||Fox Reading Conference (3-21-20) is now fully online and free of charge. Register now to learn about the Science of reading from Louisa Moats, Louise Spear-Swerling, and Margie Gillis. Register to get access to this great learning opportunity.|
|National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder||https://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/evidence-based-practices||Autism||The NPDC used a rigorous criteria to classify 27 focused interventions as EBPs in 2014. Select an EBP module for an overview and general description, step-by-step instructions of implementation, an implementation checklist, and the evidence-base which includes the list of references that demonstrate the practice meets the NPDC’s criteria.|
|Iris Center PD Certificates for Teachers||https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/pd-hours/earn-pd-hours/available-modules/||Multiple||Flexible, user-friendly, and built around reliable and trustworthy resources, IRIS PD Certificates for Teachers allow individual users to pursue certificates for professional development hours.|
|Autism Internet Modules||https://autisminternetmodules.org/||Autism||AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more. AIM modules are available at no cost. If you would like to receive credit for your time on AIM, certificate and credit options are available for a fee.|
(need DPS username and PW to login)
|School Safety||Online modules for Special Education Aides, Lifts and Transfers, Safety in the Classroom|
|ASCD Webinars||http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars/ascd-webinar-archive.aspx||Multiple||10 years of archived professional learning webinars.|
|Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Webinars||https://www.cec.sped.org/Professional-Development/Webinars||Multiple||Variety of online webinars for members|
|GoalBook Webinars||https://goalbookapp.com/toolkit/v/webinars||GoalBook||Webinars for users of Goalbook, an online resource to help educators design impactful instruction, identify research based best practices, and facilitate teacher growth. |
|American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Professional Development Webinars||https://www.asha.org/Professional-Development/webinars/||Related Services||Webinars are slide-based presentation and question-and-answer sessions that you can watch live at a pre-scheduled date and time. Can't make it to a live webinar? The programs are available on demand for one year (sometimes more) after the live event for you to watch at your leisure.|
|National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)||https://www.nasponline.org/professional-development||Related Services||Membership prices discount|
|Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules||https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/afirm-modules||Autism||AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring evidence-based practices with learners with ASD from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download.|
|Coursera.com||https://www.coursera.org||Multiple||Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies, so you can learn something new anytime, anywhere. Hundreds of free courses give you access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums. Paid courses provide additional quizzes and projects as well as a shareable Course Certificate upon completion. 424 free courses are provided in the current catalog in the area of elementary education, secondary education, special education, and specialty fields within education.|
|ALISON||https://alison.com/||Multiple||Alison offers over 1000 free online courses across nine distinct categories all absolutely free to complete. Currently offering 70 different online courses in Special Education; offered by US university professors are courses titled: Motivating Students to Learn, Understanding Student Development and Diversity, and Working with Students with Special Educational Needs|
|Teachers First- OK2Ask||https://www.teachersfirst.com/ok2ask/||Multiple||A series of live, hands-on virtual workshops for teacher professional learning. Offered are live and archived webinars. All courses are based on the ISTE standards for teachers.|
|MIT Open Course Ware||https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/find-by-topic/#cat=teachingandeducation&subcat=curriculumandteaching||Multiple||Courses by MIT professors on high-interest topics & foundational courses (Geared toward upper level teachers in sciences and math).|
|Every Child Accountability Tracking System (ECATS) Online Support Videos||https://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/ecats/special-education/training-videos||ECATS||Watch instructional videos to learn how to improve your navigation skills with ECATS and to enhance your understanding of processes.|
|MTSS Modules - SLD 2020 Modules||Module 3.1|
|SLD||Modules focused on SLD determination using an instructional approach.|
|National Center for Intensive Intervention||https://intensiveintervention.org/||Academics||Online learning modules on data-based individualization, including intensive evidence-based intervention for reading, mathematics, and behavior.|
|Education Weekly Webinars (General)||https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html?cmp=cpc-goog-ew-ks+webinars&ccid=ks+webinars&ccag=general&cckw=free%20education%20webinars&cccv=content+specific+ad&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1d23zIah4QIVEdbACh3wFQNoEAAYASAAEgK4lPD_BwE||Multiple||Webinars of varying topics. Register and attend for at least 46 minutes and earn 1 credit hour of PD (printable certificate).|
|Education Weekly Webinars (Special Education)||https://www.edweek.org/ew/webinars/special-education-webinars.html||Multiple||Special Education webinar topics. Register and attend for at least 46 minutes and earn 1 credit hour of PD (printable certificate).|
|Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)||http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars/ascd-webinar-archive.aspx||Multiple||Free online professional development from their archived library.|
|National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET)||https://www.naset.org/index.php?id=5029||Multiple||Annual membership fee of $59 (can be paid in 2 installments), however, once a member, you have access to all of their online topics for free!!|
|NCCAT - Free online courses that will provide CEUS towards certification||https://nccat.catalog.instructure.com/courses/15529---differentiation-in-the-classroom||Multiple||Differentiation in the Classroom (5 contact hours)|
|NCCAT - Free online courses that will provide CEUS towards certification||https://nccat.catalog.instructure.com/courses/15515-using-choice-boards-to-differentiate-literacy-instruction||Academics||Using Choice Boards to Differentiate Literacy Instruction (5 contact Hours)|
|Ivy League Schools offering 450 FREE courses||https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR2Izv7AGtUQD24gq_3dnJP_jJsWF4uvJDc1SHPFjnq6HCiRS54_iP-X5yY||Multiple||Courses designed and offered by Ivy League Schools in a variety of different topics.|
|NCDPI EC Training Resources||https://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/conferences-profdev/training-materials||Policy||Training that includes topics such as EC Process Modules, UDL, and Co-Teaching.|
|NCDPI Remote Learning Resources||https://sites.google.com/dpi.nc.gov/remote-learning-resources/home||Virtual Learning||A multitude of professional learning resources devoted to virtual formats.|
|NCDPI Dyslexia Resources||https://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/disability-resources/specific-learning-disabilities/dyslexia-and-dyscalculia||SLD||Professional learning and policy resources related to Dyslexia.|
|Deaf & Hard of Hearing Professionals||https://www.gotostage.com/channel/c6b7eaee90534dae8a205a06762cf8ac||Multiple: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Topics||Included in this channel are multiple recorded webinars on various deaf & hard of hearing topics. All webinars are captioned.|
|Deaf & Hard of Hearing Professionals|
|Language Development, Literacy, Speech, & Auditory Skills Development||Free, On-Demand Webinars by Sunshine Cottage School for the Deaf in Texas. There are a variety of webinars, but the focus is on using the CASLLS progress monitoring tools and language development.|
|Deaf & Hard of Hearing Professionals|
|Accessibility||Understanding Closed Captioning Standards And Guidelines Webinar|
In this webinar, Jason Stark from the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) and Cindy Camp from Pepnet 2 will go over DCMP’s captioning guidelines and preferred techniques that will help you produce captions that are accurate, consistent, clear, readable, and equal. You will need to access your Described & Captioned Media account, or create a new/free account on their website.
Beyond the Cover: Judging the Story, Presented by: Brent Tracy
CEUs: 0.2 PS PPO
Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM ET
We’ve all heard the saying, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” But is that actually possible? Research shows that 99% of our behaviors are influenced by our unconscious mind, hidden from our view, whether intentional or not.
Even “good people” subconsciously generate assumptions of a person’s competence, education, class, status, and values based on their perceived race, gender, age, and audiological status. These assumptions lead to implicit biases, which significantly impact how we interact with society including our peers, superiors, consumers and stakeholders.
Even though no one is exempt from the pitfalls of implicit bias, we can make a concerted effort to align our behaviors with our intentions. In this interactive discussion, we will address implicit bias through research-based data as well as a narrative and social cognitive lens. I look forward to an open dialogue that shines a light on these hidden biases, and strengthens our communities.
At the end of the webinar participants will be able to:
Explain the cognitive processes that cause implicit bias which influence behaviors.
Recognize the impact implicit bias has on the ASL community.
Perform self-assessments to uncover their own hidden biases.
Formulate strategies to strengthen the alignment of their behaviors with intentions and minimize biases influence.
CEUs: 0.1 PS
Time: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM ET
Registration: $25 This session is an introduction to the diversity within the Asian Deaf communities. Asia is one of the largest continents divided by several regions with each bringing forth its own myriad of cultures and traditions. What is it like to be an Asian Deaf American? How can we as sign language interpreters learn how to navigate through this space within the Deaf community?
At the end of the webinar participants will:
Become more familiar with each subregion of Asia.
Become more familiar with some of the common intersections between Asian and Deaf identity.
Better understand how to work with individuals from Asian backgrounds.
|NCDPI Visual Impairment webinars||https://www.gotostage.com/channel/ssat-vi||Visual Impairment||Included in this channel are recorded webinars on various topics for Teachers of the Visually Impaired. All webinars are captioned.|
|Texas School for the Blind Online Orientation & Mobility Symposium||https://www.tsbvi.edu/videos-webinars/2018-international-o-m-online-symposium||Visual Impairment--Orientation & Mobility||A variety of webcasts are available to assist Orientation & Mobility Specialists in gaining greater knowledge of working with students. Content includes: Analyzing Street Crossings, Using VictorReader Trek as a Mobility Tool, TGuide Dogs and the Future of Mobility Instructionhe Toddler App and Cane System: A Step Forward in VI Toddler O&M, and more.|
|HumanWare Live with Braille||http://www.humanware.ca/web/en/Newsletter/16032020.html||Visual Impairment||HumanWare is providing ongoing support to teachers remotely. Educators are invited to invited to join live webinars relating to braille devices beginning on March 19th and taking place every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 EDT until further notice.|
|Virtual Instruction: Using Zoom Video Conferencing Platform||https://www.perkinselearning.org/technology/blog/virtual-instruction-zoom-video-conferencing-platform?fbclid=IwAR3Lfub3X-3M2OflxK-dfCQYlPvQCRZZxTap5sqgumFvfSkkrqaAry6_v68||Visual Impairment||Dr. Denise Robinson created the following training video on how to access the Zoom platform using keyboard commands. In addition, Anna Lee Ackley and Byron Grosselfinger created step-by-step instructions on how to connect a BrailleNote Touch Plus via Zoom meeting.|
|Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Online Learning||https://www.tsbvi.edu/online-learning?fbclid=IwAR1FkejpZbQt7HPvJ9fbdtFqG_kRXc7P6xSYmr6mIJMT2BKxq5qVR417ryM|
Visual Impairment, O&M, Deafblind
|Access professional development at your fingertips by watching recorded webinars on various visual impairment topics. Content includes: O&M, active learning, deafblind, early childhood, ECC, Google Classroom, and more.|
|Perkins School for the Blind eLearning||https://www.perkinselearning.org/videos||Visual Impairment||Teachers of the Visually Impaired are invited to "watch and learn" by viewing recorded webinars. Content includes: accessibility, assessment, CVI, ECC, and more.|
|UEB Mathematics Program (UEB Online)||https://uebonline.org/getting-started/ueb-maths-program/||Visual Impairment||UEB Mathematics consists of the following training programs: Introductory mathametics, Advanced mathematics, and Extension mathematics. Educators must register for program.|
|Coffee Hour with TSBVI||https://tsbvi.zoom.us/j/5123718542||Vsiual Impairment, O&M, Deafblind||Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired hosts a “Coffee Hour” every Monday and Wednesday at 10am CST for teachers, paraprofessionals, and other school staff. Discussion topics are related to supporting students and families of students with visual impairments or who are deafblind.|
|Free Deaf-Blind email@example.com||DB - all ages||For a listing of courses go to https://helenkeller.ogr/hknc/available-courses Offer expires May31,2020|
|Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)||https://www.atia.org/covid19-resources/||Assistive Technology||ATIA is offering free webinars on assistive technology. This link is refreshed on an ongoing basis. These courses are offered, but will be recorded for later viewing. They are FREE to everyone.|
|Friday Institute||https://www.fi.ncsu.edu/||Remote Learning||A wide number of high quality professional learning resources around remote learning.|