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Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania Module 5: Effective and Efficient Instructional Planning

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Module 5 is the fifth in a series of nine professional development modules designed to provide an overview of the Big Ideas, Concepts and Competencies described in the Optimized Inclusive Practices (OIP) in Pennsylvania Framework. The modules are designed to support district and school leaders, classroom educators, related service providers and others in the implementation of optimized inclusive practices with a special focus on students with low incidence and significant cognitive disabilities in Pennsylvania. The OIP Framework outlines Big Ideas, Concepts and Competencies in eight focused areas. Module 5 provides an overview of Big Idea F: the use of effective and efficient instructional planning to minimize curricular barriers for all students. In this module, you will learn about the importance of effective and efficient instructional planning in supporting optimized inclusive practices. Act 48 credits may be available through your LEA. Participants are encouraged to discuss options for Act 48 credits with their district or IU BEFORE completing the OIP Framework Professional Development Modules. LEAs may require submission of specific documentation (certificate of course completion and documentation of completion of course activities) in order to receive credit.

Opens on December 23rd, 2015 at 2:25 PM

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Optimized Inclusive Practices in Pennsylvania Module 9: OIP Assessment Facilitator Overview

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OIP Module 9 is REQUIRED FOR FACILITATORS who will be using the OIP Assessment Tools to support a team in examining the current status of a program, school or district in relation to Optimized Inclusive Practices. Module 9 provides an overview of the OIP Assessment Tools, the OIP Assessment Process, recommended strategies for facilitation and brainstorming and a review of materials and forms for facilitators to use in implementing this OIP Assessment Process. OIP facilitators will typically be Intermediate Unit personnel, school district leaders or school/program leaders who are familiar with the OIP Framework and have the skills, knowledge and resources available to lead a team in system-wide self-assessment and action planning related to inclusive practices for students with disabilities, including those with low incidence and significant cognitive disabilities. The OIP Assessment Tools are aligned with the Big Ideas, Concepts and Competencies described in the OIP Framework. Completion of OIP Module 1: Overview of the Framework is REQUIRED before beginning OIP Module 9. It is strongly recommended that anyone who is interested in facilitating an OIP Team complete ALL of the PD Modules currently available from PaTTAN before beginning the OIP Assessment Process with a team.

Opens on December 22nd, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Copy of Supporting Administrators In Navigating Complex Student Issues: Communicating Effectively

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This professional development opportunity is one of three training modules designed to support school administrators in their understanding of special education law, implementing strategies for communicating effectively with families, and creating systems to share information with families of students with disabilities.
The purpose of these training modules is to share information and resources with administrators to assist them in developing and enhancing relationships with families. With the knowledge gained from the training modules, administrators will be well posed to support families and school staff in addressing student issues in positive, proactive ways.

Opens on September 8th, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Copy of Supporting Administrators In Navigating Complex Student Issues: Sharing Information

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This professional development opportunity consists of three training modules designed to support school administrators in their understanding of special education law, implementing strategies for communicating effectively with families, and creating systems to share information with families of students with disabilities.
The purpose of these training modules is to share information and resources with administrators to assist them in developing and enhancing relationships with families. With the knowledge gained from the training modules, administrators will be well posed to support families and school staff in addressing student issues in positive, proactive ways.

Opens on September 8th, 2017 at 12:13 PM

Copy of Supporting Administrators In Navigating Complex Student Issues: Understanding Special Education Law

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This professional development opportunity consists of three training modules designed to support principals in their understanding of special education law, implementing strategies for communicating effectively with families, and creating systems to share information with families of students with disabilities.
The purpose of these training modules is to share information and resources with administrators to assist them in developing and enhancing relationships with families. With the knowledge gained from the training modules, administrators will be well posed to support families and school staff in addressing student issues in positive, proactive ways.

Opens on September 8th, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Enhancing Family Engagement Module 3: Supporting Student Success

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The purpose of this module is to inform the educational community regarding the importance of establishing an educational culture that embraces active family engagement and how to link family engagement activities to learning. 

Opens on June 23rd, 2017 at 12:15 PM

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Enhancing Family Engagement Series Module 1: Welcoming All Families into the School Community

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The purpose of this module is to assist school staff in creating and fostering a welcoming school environment for all students, families, and community members. 

Opens on June 22nd, 2017 at 12:37 PM

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Enhancing Family Engagement Series Module 2: Communicating Effectively

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The purpose of this module is assist school staff and families in developing meaningful, collaborative partnerships through effective communication in order to increase student academic and social achievement.

Opens on June 22nd, 2017 at 12:30 PM

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Enhancing Family Engagement Series Module 4: Speaking Up for Every Child

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The purpose of this module is to inform the educational community about the importance of speaking up for every child by focusing on school and family advocacy, as well as student self-advocacy. This module offers suggestions for training the school community on speaking up for every child.

Opens on June 23rd, 2017 at 12:16 PM

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Enhancing Family Engagement Series Module 5: Shared Decision-Making

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The purpose of this module is to discuss the importance of building school-family partnerships, by recognizing the importance of shared decision-making between families and school staff.

Opens on May 18th, 2017 at 11:19 AM