Trainings in Billings


Communication Tips & Techniques for Teachers of Children Ages 4-8

January 12, 2019

Join Eliza Thomas for a day talking about communication for our early learners. If children don't have the words to convey their emotions, challenging behaviors can arise. In this workshop, learn about literacy activities that can support your learners with communication, social emotional awareness and actions, and about how to embed literacy intervention support. The day will include a mixture of theory, practice, and hands on activities you can implement with the children you serve. 

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Transitioning from Part C to Part B

January 30, 2019

This workshop will cover the steps required by IDEA for the transition process from Part C services to Part B services. We will cover transition topics to include: opt out notification, potentially eligible list, transition conference, referral process and timelines. The roles and responsibilities of the Part C lead agencies and Part B personnel will be discussed. 


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Trainings in Bozeman

 Check In/Check Out

January 22, 2019

Check-In, Check-Out, (CICO), is a Tier II, group-oriented intervention, designed especially for students whose problem behaviors (a) are unresponsive to Tier I practice and systems, (b) do not require more immediate individualized interventions, and (c) are observed across multiple settings or contexts.

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LAMP Training - Bozeman

February 5, 2019

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give users a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. The LAMP training is focused on students who use a device for speech, and not only symbolic communication (e.g., PECS

You can find more information and register here. 

 

Annual Para Consortium with Shawna Heiser

February 18, 2019

Reaching and Teaching Students With A Variety of Diagnoses

A thorough presentation of positive behavioral interventions in a variety of environments will be presented to conference attendees.  Discussion will center around types of behaviors; task avoidance, escape motivated, attention seeking, behaviors that produce sensory consequences, and the role motivation plays in behavioral success in many settings-school, home, and community.  

 
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Trainings in Great Falls and Havre

Voice and Vision

January 30, 2019 - Havre, MT

January 31, 2019 - Great Falls

Every school who uses the Quaglia Student Voice, or any other of the Quaglia Surveys. This is a “must” attend training to fully utilize the results of the data collected from students.

Register here. 

 

Mandt Training

February 8-9, 2019 - Great Falls

The Mandt System builds on skill development through a system of gradual and graded alternatives for deescalating and assisting people using a combination of interpersonal communication skills, conflict resolution strategies and physical interaction techniques.

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Trainings in Helena

Check and Connect

February 7-8

Check & Connect is a comprehensive Tier 2 and/or 3 intervention designed to enhance student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and persistence. Signs of disengagement can include poor attendance, tardies, poor grades, non-involvement in class, extracurricular activities, etc. It is a research based intervention for dropout prevention. 

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Trainings in Kalispell, Missoula and Polson

CHECK IN-CHECK OUT WITH JOE MORIARITY

Check-In Check-Out (CICO) is a Tier II  intervention, designed especially for students whose problem behaviors (a) are unresponsive to Tier I practices and systems, (b) do not require more immediate individualized interventions, and (c) are observed across multiple settings or contexts.  

JAN 15 POLSON RED LION    

JAN 16 KALISPELL HAMPTON INN                                    

MAR 13 MISSOULA WINGATE

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READING WONDERS FOR ALL with CARRIE COLE 

January 21 - Kalispell

Starting with the instruction of  foundational reading skills this session will move into how to plan differentiated instruction for small group, focusing on interventions/skill groups.  The day will include how to (1) best diagnose and prioritize student need, (2) plan instruction targeted to that need, and (3) progress monitor in two-week instructional cycles.

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LAMP Training – Missoula

February 7, 2019

LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give users a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. The LAMP training is focused on students who use a device for speech, and not only symbolic communication (e.g., PECS.)

You can find more information and register here. 

 

Trainings in Miles City and Sidney


Using Data to Inform Decisions and Direction
 

Sidney- January 22, 2019 

Miles City- January 23, 2019 

Analyze your school’s student voice data by drilling down to formulate questions to use in gaining more insight into student perceptions of their school experience.

Use questions formulated to design and conduct focus groups.

Use focus group response trends to develop concrete action plans to effect positive change in students’ school perceptions of their overall school journey.

Assess future surveys to determine if action plans need modification.

Understand how staff and parent surveys impact the process of changing school culture.

Sidney location registration  

Miles City location registration

 

If you have any questions about the above trainings please contact your local CSPD region or Doug Doty (ddoty@mt.gov.) Direct replies to this email go only to a small cactus in eastern Montana.

You can find these and more upcoming trainings on the OPI Special Education Trainings page.