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Wednesday, August 3
 

8:30am

BES Overview for All New BES Staff (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Partner with one another to work though common challenges within the BES program
• Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice strategies and interventions they can use within the classroom on day 1

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

BES Overview for All New BES Staff (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Partner with one another to work though common challenges within the BES program
• Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice strategies and interventions they can use within the classroom on day 1

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Returning CES Paraprofessionals (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management.


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

STAR
Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Teachers and CES Paraprofessionals (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

8:30am

Safety Care Re-Certification (Invitation Only) (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and become re-certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I for All New CES Paraprofessionals (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:


  • Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care


Speakers
MC

Machal Cradle

Program Specialist, Division of Specialized Instruction

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

9:00am

Kickoff for ELS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the ELS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

Kickoff for SLS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the SLS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the HS (9-12) grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 9-12 grade band and Math content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:00pm

LEA Representative Workshop - Preparing for SY2016-2017 (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Build structures to plan for the upcoming school year


Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the MS (6-8) grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 6-8 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 3, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
 
Thursday, August 4
 

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Returning CES Paraprofessionals (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management.


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Teachers and CES Paraprofessionals (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Failure-Free Reading Training for All New CES Teachers (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the proper implementation of Failure-Free Reading with fidelity including the use of assessments and centers-based instruction


Speakers
AC

Anna Chirighin

CES Specialist, DCPS
Mrs. Anna Chirighin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received extensive training in... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 3 – 5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the 3-5grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and Math content area. We will also review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety Care Part II for New CES Paraprofessionals (Invitation Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:


  • Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care


Speakers
MC

Machal Cradle

Program Specialist, Division of Specialized Instruction

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I (Option 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

8:30am

Safety-Care Part II (Invitation Only) (Option 1)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

Kickoff for ELS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the ELS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

Kickoff for SLS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the SLS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

9:00am

LEA Representative Workshop - Preparing for SY2016-2017 (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Build structures to plan for the upcoming school year


Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 9-12: Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the HS (9-12) grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 9-12 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:00pm

Edmark Training for All New CES Teachers (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the proper implementation of Edmark with fidelity including the use of assessments and centers-based instruction


Speakers
AC

Anna Chirighin

CES Specialist, DCPS
Mrs. Anna Chirighin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received extensive training in... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 6-8: Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the MS (6-8) grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 6-8 grade band and Math content area. We will also review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Thursday August 4, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Walker-Jones EC 1125 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
 
Tuesday, August 16
 

8:30am

BES Overview for All New BES Staff (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Partner with one another to work though common challenges within the BES program
• Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice strategies and interventions they can use within the classroom on day 1

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

BES Overview for All New BES Staff (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Partner with one another to work though common challenges within the BES program
• Participants will have multiple opportunities to practice strategies and interventions they can use within the classroom on day 1

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for CES Teachers (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management.

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Teachers and CES Paraprofessionals (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management


Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Edmark Training for All New CES Teachers (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the proper implementation of Edmark with fidelity including the use of assessments and centers-based instruction


Speakers
AC

Anna Chirighin

CES Specialist, DCPS
Mrs. Anna Chirighin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received extensive training in... Read More →

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety Care Re-Certification (Invitation Only) (Option 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and become re-certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I (Option 3)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

9:00am

LEA Representative Workshop - Preparing for SY2016-2017 (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Build structures to plan for the upcoming school year


Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 1)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the HS (9-12) grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 9-12 grade band and Math content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

12:30pm

VBMAPP
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the VB MAPP assessment used for students with special needs to determine skills to be taught and tracking of student progress

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the MS (6-8) grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 6-8 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Tuesday August 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016
 
Wednesday, August 17
 

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for CES Teachers (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management.

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Failure-Free Reading Training for All New CES Teachers (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Learn the proper implementation of Failure-Free Reading with fidelity including the use of assessments and centers-based instruction


Speakers
AC

Anna Chirighin

CES Specialist, DCPS
Mrs. Anna Chirighin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Florida. She received extensive training in... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 3 – 5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the 3-5grade band and Math content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 3-5 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 3-5 grade band and Math content area. We will also review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 10:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

ITT
Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

CES Overview/Foundations of ABA for Teachers and CES Paraprofessionals (Option 4)
Participants will be able to:
Learn about ABA interventions, the disability of autism, the type of documentation required to take data, and how the CES program serves students. Participants will also review classroom set up and management

Speakers
avatar for Paula Gonce

Paula Gonce

CES Manager, DCPS
I have been in the field of autism for almost 20 years and have had my BCBA for 15 years. I trained at Kennedy Krieger Institute for 12 years on the Neurobehavior Unit and Feeding and Swallowing Unit. And I am also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I (Option 4)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety-Care Part I for All New CES Paraprofessionals (Option 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:


  • Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care


Speakers
MC

Machal Cradle

Program Specialist, Division of Specialized Instruction

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

Safety-Care Part II (Invitation Only) (Option 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Participants will be able to:
• Learn verbal de-escalation skills and techniques, practice de-escalation skills, and work toward becoming certified practitioners of Safety-Care

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

8:30am

9:00am

Kickoff for ELS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 3)
Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the ELS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students


Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

9:00am

Kickoff for SLS Instructional Aides for School Year 2016-2017 (Option 3)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will be able to:


  • Develop an understanding of the mission and goals of the SLS program

  • Prepare their classroom and structure their instructional blocks to meet the needs of their students




Speakers
MW

Madeleine Woodman

Manager of Special Education Professional Learning, Office of Instructional Practice
Madeleine is a manager of Special Education Professional Learning. In this role, she supports the professional learning of the district's special education teachers through facilitating PD and embedding supports into the LEAP framework. Before this, Madeleine was a specialist working... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

9:00am

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for CES (ELA 9-12: Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:
• Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the HS (9-12) grade band and English/ Language Arts content area
• Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

10:30am

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (ELA 9-12 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 9-12 grade band and English/ Language Arts content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms


Speakers
CS

Charmelle Smith

Charmelle Smith is a Special Educator with over six years of experience in the field with a diverse background in working with students with disabilities. Areas of interest and skill specialty are: adapted curriculum; literacy, applied behavior analysis; curriculum and program de... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

10:45am

Instructional Strategies for BES Support Staff
Participants will be able to:
• To run a small group, use higher order questioning and defines best practices for this responsibility

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

12:30pm

Binder Reviews CES Teachers


Handouts will not be provided. Please bring your computer to access the presentation provided here, or print in advance.


 Participants will be able to:
• Prepare for and explain sections 1 & 2 of the new ABA component of the IMPACT evaluation for SY 2016/2017. Topics include Functional Assessments of Challenging Behaviors and Comprehensive Behavior Support plans.

Speakers
AS

Ashley Shaver

CES Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
Ashley Shaver is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s of Science in Education in Child Psychology from Duquesne University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy at West Virginia University. Ashley joined the DCPS Communication... Read More →

Session Contact


Wednesday August 17, 2016 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:00pm

LEA Representative Workshop - Preparing for SY2016-2017 (Option 4)
Participants will be able to:


  • Build structures to plan for the upcoming school year


Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:30pm

BES Morning Meeting
Participants will be able to:
• Analyze and implement the morning meeting scope and sequence and effectively facilitate morning meetings
• Obtain information on how to structure their morning utilizing the morning meeting scope and sequence, which is connected to the common core

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for CES (Math 6-8: Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview of the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for CES classrooms of the MS (6-8) grade band and Math content area

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our CES classrooms


Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016

1:30pm

LEAP Content Groups for ILS (Math 6-8 Overview: Introduction to Unit 1) (Option 2)
Participants will be able to:


  • Receive an overview the structure of the LEAP professional learning communities for ILS classrooms of the 6-8 grade band and Math content area. We will also review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in our ILS classrooms

  • Review the developed unit plans for the first advisory and recommended models of implementation in ILS classrooms


Speakers
JC

J. Clark Weigel

Specialist, Office of Teaching and Learning
I'm a Specialist with the ILS Program. I've worked in Special Education since 2008, when I started as a teaching assistant. I worked in private day-schools for students with disabilities for 7 years before joining DCPS. This school year (2016 - 2017) I am the Math Content Lead for... Read More →

Session Contact

Wednesday August 17, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Wilson HS 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC 20016
 


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