- PowerPoint 2003 - An Introduction
Learn to create and deliver presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint 2003.
- Presentation Basics
- Slide Creation
- Working with PowerPoint tools to create presentations that have more impact
- Create exciting animations and transitions
- Video in the Classroom With Windows Moviemaker
In this free workshop you will learn the basic skills that you need to have to begin using video production in your classroom. A session is included that discusses why you should use video in your classroom with some ideas that will get you started.
- Online - Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Prevention Workshop
To provide school professionals with current information and resources on Traumatic Brain Injuries, Prevention, Treatment, and Oversight of Concussions in order to contribute to improved health and educational outcomes by utilizing best practice and/or evidence based information in accordance with HB 2038.
- Evaluation Series: The Journey Continues... (Option 3)
Option 3: This special education evaluation webinar series is designed to improve collaboration among evaluation staff members, the quality of student evaluations, and recommendations in order to positively impact classroom instruction. Participants will have access to 10 webinars: Dr. Steven Feifer - 1, Dr. Dawn Flanagan - 2, Marilyn Monteiro - 1, Dr. Andrea Ogonosky - 2, and Dr. Sam Ortiz - 4.
- Critical Examination of Current and Typical Methods of Assessment with English Learners: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why
This workshop will provide instruction and guidance in using and applying the current principles of Cross-Battery Assessment, 3rd Edition (XBA3) including use of the new and revised software suite (i.e., DMIA 2.0, PSW-A 1.0, C-LIM 2.0) which are designed to facilitate and automate the process. Participants will be given instruction in a step-by-step manner covering the foundations of CHC theory, the basic psychometric rules that govern construction of composites that adequately represent desired theoretical constructs, guidelines for integration, analysis, and interpretation of test scores, and instruction on the use of XBA software in conducting evaluations. In addition, guided case study examples will be presented and which illustrate application of XBA and use of the software tools in evaluation of learning disability, including extensions for assessing the validity of test scores when working with English language learners.
- G/T ONLINE Day 1 Nature and Needs
First course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.
- Integrating RTI Assessment Data
This Webinar will provide information to help clarify data inclusion and interpretation within the FIE necessary for evidenced based decision making. Points of discussion will include: providing a guideline for determining statistical properties regarding rate of improvement, discussing the underlying philosophy for interpretation of Universal Screening and progress monitoring as it supports data describing student strengths and weaknesses, and linking 4 sources of assessment data, including formal and informal assessments that will provide the basis for FIE recommendations.
- Webinar: Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Assessment and Treatment
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) only affects a small proportion of children with speech sound disorders, but it is notoriously difficult to treat. This session will present some new ways of thinking about CAS, including use of integral stimulation, motor-learning principles, and a frame-content model for treatment.
- G/T ONLINE Day 2 Assessment/Identification
Second course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.
- AIM in Action: Acquiring Accessible Instructional Materials for All Students Webinar
All students need learning materials that are accessible and useful to them in order to participate and achieve in the general curriculum. Districts face many challenges in ensuring that not only print instructional materials but also digital materials are accessible. Did you know that not all digital materials are accessible and that it is difficult or impossible to retrofit these materials to increase accessibility? Join us for a lively discussion about the issues, both at policy and practical levels. Hear about actions being taken nationally and in Texas to facilitate getting accessible learning materials into the hands of the students who need them. Session log in information will be sent to registered participants prior to event.
- Webinar: Assessing Cleft Lip, Cleft Palate and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
This webinar will focus on methods for assessing cleft lip/palate and velopharyngeal dysfuction and related craniofacial disorders. Purpose of surgery, and surgical timelines will be review along with feeding issues related this population.
- G/T ONLINE Day 3 Designing Curriculum
Third course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.
- Establishing Validity and Enhancing Interpretation of Test Results via the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix
This workshop reviews current research on language, cognitive, and academic development and their application to evaluation within a Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) framework that facilitates generation of valid data to support diagnostic conclusions and educational decisions regarding English learners. Emphasis will be placed on distinguishing "difference" from "disorder" particularly within the context of Specific Learning Disability (SLD) identification, and evaluation of Intellectual Disability (ID) and Speech-Language impairment (SLI). Topics include: issues in first and second language acquisition; the legacy of testing with bilinguals, understanding bias in testing; issues regarding test score validity; use of the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix (C-LIM) in evaluating test score validity, and use and application of the Data Management and Interpretive Assistant (DMIA) and Processing Strengths and Weaknesses Analyzer (PSW-A) for SLD identification. Guided case studies will be used to illustrate interpretive principles and nondiscriminatory decision-making to ensure that diagnostic and educational decisions are fair and equitable and reduce the likelihood of misidentification and disproportionality of ELLs in special education.
- Webinar: Treating cleft lip, cleft palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction
This webinar will focus on methods for assessing cleft lip/palate and velopharyngeal dysfuction and related craniofacial disorders. Focus will be on treating articulation and resonance disorders as well as what a SLP must know to address Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome and other craniofacial disorders.
- G/T ONLINE Day 4 Differentiating Instruction
Fourth course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.
- Assessment for Differential Diagnosis of Learning Problems and Intervention
This webinar presents guidelines on how to differentially diagnosing SLD from other learning difficulties (e.g., intellectual disability, slow learner). In addition, excerpts from case studies will be used to demonstrate how to link assessment findings to evidence-based educational strategies and interventions.
- Webinar: Incorrect Swallow/Reverse Swallow and Articulation Assessment
The purpose of this webinar is to provide a practical assessment of the incorrect swallow/reverse swallow and incorrect placement of the tongue when the tongue is at rest. It will also provide an articulation assessment of error phonemes commonly associated with the incorrect swallow/reverse swallow. Videos of a
pre-interview, a post-interview with a client’s parent and an evaluation of a client will be presented.
- G/T ONLINE Day 5 Setting Standards
Fifth course of 30 hours required for teachers of gifted students.
- Webinar: Incorrect Swallow/Reverse Swallow Intervention for Children and Adolescents
The purpose of this webinar is to provide therapy techniques to remediate the incorrect swallow/reverse swallow and incorrect placement of the tongue when the tongue is at rest. Therapy techniques will also be introduced to correct error phonemes commonly associated with incorrect tongue placement due to the incorrect swallow/reverse swallow. Videos of clients practicing the exercise will be presented.