What: TASH invites you to learn about Building Inclusive High School Communities by participating in this exclusive webinar series featuring leading experts on inclusive education. Creating a truly inclusive high school can be an arduous and complex process, especially as schools already face the challenge of raising academic standards through rigor and high-stakes testing. But as the gateway to adult life, high school should embrace and support all students by creating opportunities for:
Differentiated instruction and Universal Design for Learning
Relationship building and social interactions
Engaging in preparation for the quality of life they deserve in the community
This series is intended for anyone interested in developing inclusive schools, including parents of middle and high school students, special and general education teachers, special services staff and directors, school administrators, inclusive facilitators and other personnel.
When: February 20 - March 20, 2012 Accessible 24/7!
What: Session Five: Communication Devices in an Inclusive Classroom This webinar looks the use of single and multiple message communication devices and how they can be used as an integral part of the school day. We’ll examine vocabulary, motivation and share ideas and examples that you can use in your classrooms the very next day.
Colleagues who take part in this webinar will:
1. Gain a greater understanding of the range of communication devices, who they are for and how we might use them.
2. Understand the importance of using motivating words and phrases to engage your learners.
3. Understand how the meaningful use of communication devices can be embedded into teaching activities across the curriculum.
Attendance Certificate will be provided upon completion of the webinar.
Several parents will share their experiences about planning for their child's transition from high school to a full, rich life as an adult. How do they support a transition to employment? Inclusive recreation and leisure opportunities? How do they recommend other parents begin transition planning?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mountain
PC-based attendees - Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac-based attendees -
Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer
Region IV CSPD is pleased to offer a range of learning opportunities to assist teachers in making the curriculum more rigorous and relevant for students. These workshops will assist teachers in the implementation of a Response to Intervention (RtI) Model in Middle and High Schools. Workshops will help participants put a successful three-tier model into place at their schools.
IMPROVING INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENT SUCCESS UNPACKING STANDARDS, DAILY LEARNING OBJECTIVE, FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS with Frances Bessellieu
January 11, 2011 – 8:30-4:00 – First Presbyterian Church – 535 N. Ewing Street – Helena, MT
Understand the critical components necessary for instructional improvement in order to implement a dynamic RtI model in the general education classroom
Identify and apply the critical components of effective instructional practices that will ensure mastery of the daily learning objectives.
Understand that instructional improvement requires students’ active engagement and understanding of the daily learning objective.
Identify the critical components of support teachers require in the implementation of effective instructional practices through ongoing monitoring and support.
Understand and apply the process of unpacking a state standard using a team approach.
Develop effective daily learning objectives in the content areas and language acquisition.
Develop relevant formative and summative assessments and link them with identified learning objectives.
Identify the critical components of an effective instructional plan and planning process.
Understand that combining data based decision making and intentional planning impacts instruction and student achievement positively.
Apply unpacking standards process, development of rigorous daily learning objective linked with formative and summative assessments to the planning process.
DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION AND MANAGING AND ORGANIZING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT with Frances Bessellieu
February 4, 2010 – 8:30-4:00 – First Presbyterian Church- 535 N. Ewing Street – Helena, MT
Understand how to provide differentiated instruction within a three-tier model of instruction during whole and small group.
Examine the purpose of four types of assessments and how they drive instruction within the three tiers.
Understand how students in your class who are benchmark, strategic, or intensive fit into the three-tier model.
Understand that additional instructional support for students during differentiated instruction is related to content area instruction.
Frances Bessellieu of Side-by-Side K-12 Consulting works with school, district, and state administrators, coaches, and teachers across the country, advising them in academic improvement with a focus on literacy. With expertise in scientifically based instructional leadership, instructional delivery and coaching, data analysis, and intervention, Side-By-Side K-12 Consulting has helped states, districts and schools put into practice a Pre-K-12 three tier model of instruction that includes a powerful Response to Intervention (RtI) process. www.k12sidebyside.com
The Governor’s State Workforce Investment Board Youth Council is supporting a statewide GED Initiative. You have been identified as a person who clearly understands the economic needs of our state, and the importance of a competitive workforce.
Prior to launching the Initiative, two regional promotional sessions have been scheduled to discuss the economic impact of high school dropouts and the importance of statewide support for the GED Initiative. At each meeting, we will discuss how every community can play an active role in reaching out to local youth to bring them back into the education pipeline and open the doors to further education and career opportunities.
The first session is: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Hampton Inn – 5110 Southgate Billings, MT 8:30 am – 4:00 pm AGENDA | FACT SHEET
The second session is: Thursday, December 16, 2010 War Bonnet Inn – 2100 Cornell Ave Butte, MT 8:30 am – 4:00 pm AGENDA | FACT SHEET
Bringing representatives from various agencies together to prepare for the Initiative launch will ensure that we have a successful campaign and Montana has the credentialed workforce necessary to move our state forward. A recent study showed Montana’s dropout rate among students 16 to 19 years old was 9% - the sixth highest rate in the nation.
If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Carol Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, please feel free to forward this invite to anyone you feel would be interested and can assist with the Initiative.
When: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 1:00 - 2:30 Mountain
The High School Tiered Interventions Initiative (HSTII) is a collaborative effort among the National Center on Response to Intervention, the National High School Center, and the Center on Instruction that explores how RTI and tiered interventions are being implemented at the high school level. In this webinar, Dr. Kristen McMaster will provide an overview of Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), including the purpose, a brief description of research, and a demonstration of how CBM data can be used to monitor student progress.
She will briefly review CBM tools that are available for high schools in reading, mathematics, and the content areas, and provide instructions for developing CBM tools for use at the high school level. Following Dr. McMaster's presentation of CBM in high school, representatives from Walla Walla High School in Walla Walla, Washington, will discuss how they have monitored school progress as part of their tiered intervention model. This presentation is suitable for anyone interested in the researcher and practitioner perspectives of RTI and progress monitoring at the high school level.
JOIN THE RTI CONVERSATION
To participate in the conversation, you may submit questions before and after the webinar by emailing them to: email@example.com. HSTII staff will be available to answer follow-up questions until Wednesday, May 19, 2010.
TO JOIN THE SESSION
To participate in the webinar, you will need (1) a computer with Internet connection and (2) a telephone line.
We ask that you register for this event by following this link. Once you register, you will receive an email invitation, which includes a link to where you may join the event on the designated date and time. You may register right before the event, but please keep in mind that the email invitation may take some time to reach your inbox. Space is limited, so please register early.