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Specifically Designed for General Education and Special Education Teachers at the Beginning to Intermediate Levels of Experience with Inclusion and Response to Intervention
- Successful differentiated instructional strategies for including students with special needs in the regular classroom without requiring formal tiered lesson plans
- Practical, proven, common-sense strategies for increasing achievement by differentiating to meet student learning profiles and IEP or Response to Intervention (RTI) requirements
- Proven, easy to implement techniques for accelerating a positive inclusive learning community that boosts responsiveness to instruction
- Demonstrations, activities, samples of lessons, and an extensive resource handbook filled with useful materials and strategies that maximize instructional time without adding to teacher work load
Practical Ideas and Strategies
As an educator, you are asked to meet the needs of a diverse student population that can range from honors level to special needs. You may also be expected to have students with mild to moderate learning disabilities meet new, higher statewide standards. How can you address the needs of this diverse population and meet requirements to reach higher state standards?
Susan Fitzell will share a wealth of tried and true ideas to help you meet these challenges with practical, easily incorporated accommodations and adaptations for accelerating the learning of your students with mild to moderate special needs in the general education classroom. Techniques and strategies will be presented on how to plan for inclusion and consult with other staff members to adapt the curriculum and instruction for the diverse learning needs of your students and boost responsiveness to instruction.
Designed for K-12 educators at the beginning or intermediate level of inclusion experience, this seminar focuses on practical strategies that have proven successful when working with students at risk or with mild-to-moderate learning disabilities. You will receive an extensive resource handbook that includes the strategies and methods discussed in the seminar.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Successful Inclusion Strategies and Techniques
Practical and easy-to-implement strategies and techniques for differentiating curriculum to meet the needs of students in grades K-12
- Maximize Student Performance
Learn key steps for helping students with special needs be successful learners … Teach them to practice their learning, enhance their note-taking and maximize study time
- Learn the “Nuts and Bolts” that Make Differentiated Instruction Work
Differentiated instruction is a framework for learning in the classroom … This seminar will provide you with countless options to differentiate methods of presentation, student practice and evaluation
- Response to Intervention
Apply best practices that boost responsiveness to instruction for students at risk and intensify instruction for nonresponders … catch students before they fall too far behind
- Meet NCLB Requirements to Incorporate Technology and Increase Student Achievement
Discover powerful technology tools and online resources to enhance your ability to adapt materials and increase learning
- Promote Success for ALL Students
Through concrete examples, learn to identify ways to enhance worksheets, tests and quizzes to be more effective teaching tools for students with special needs and general education students in an inclusive and responsive classroom
- Encourage Appropriate Behavior in the Classroom
Options will be presented for classroom management that encourage students to stay focused and on task
- Activities that Increase Retention and Success on Tests and Quizzes
Learn how to increase student success through FUN academic games and activities … These
easy-to-prepare games and activities encourage student cooperation and peer support
- Practical Strategies that Make Inclusion Work
Identify and learn how to implement strategies and approaches in the regular classroom that encourage the success of students with special needs without watering down the curriculum
- Best Current Resources
Discover the countless resources available to enhance your ability to reach and teach the students with special needs in your classroom … Information resources, online tools, key products, and resource materials will be shared
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Sound ideas and resources for classroom management in the inclusive classroom
- Specific ideas for adapting teaching materials to meet the needs of diverse learners in an inclusive classroom
- Countless Internet resources to assist you with planning activities for your students with special needs
- Specific suggestions for designing adaptations and accommodations in an inclusive and responsive classroom
- Tips on where to find valuable resources to enhance curricular material and increase the success of your students
- How to make quick, fun and inexpensive review games that increase memory retention and learning success for students with special needs and nonresponders
- Adaptations that work without reducing curriculum content – good for ALL, critical for students with special needs
- Differentiated learning techniques to incorporate in your teaching style to increase the achievement of all students in your classroom
- Proven strategies to introduce in the general classroom to maximize instructional effectiveness for students on an IEP or an RTI plan
- Options for evaluating and grading students with special needs in an inclusive classroom
- How to use writing formulas, models and checkpoints to help students structure their writing and successfully complete assignments
- Learn “specific teaching suggestions” to intensify instruction for nonresponders
- Outstanding ideas for adaptations in specific content areas proven effective in increasing the success of diverse learners
- Effective and easily implemented ideas for working with school special education resource centers to complement and enhance the success of students in your classroom
- Activities, approaches and techniques that make teaching and learning content area material more meaningful and effective
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
Whether we are special educators or general educators, we want ALL of our students to achieve success in our classrooms. Sometimes the challenges and obstacles on the path to achieving that goal seem insurmountable. We CAN make a difference! There are many solid, practical, best practices that help increase student learning and success in the classroom. Given the countless demands on teachers’ time in today’s educational system, it is important that the best practices implemented on a daily basis are easy to prepare and use common sense and effective approaches.
This seminar is designed to help you meet the challenges of teaching in an inclusive classroom. I will explain techniques that can be shared between special education staff and classroom teachers. In addition, I will discuss practical, proven ways to differentiate your teaching methods and materials to increase the effectiveness of instruction and meet IEP requirements in the general classroom without reducing content standards. I’ll share teaching options, academic games, activities, and examples of adaptations so you can help all your students become more successful in the grades K-12 inclusive classroom.
These approaches and techniques work for ALL kids in an inclusive classroom, but are critical for the students with special needs and non-responders. Learn how to meet IEP goals and modifications in a context that doesn’t make students with special needs stick out!
Please join me for a day of interactive, practical solutions to your inclusion challenges, all appropriate for grades K-12.
P.S. The focus for the day will be on practical strategies that have been proven successful when working with students with mild to moderate disabilities. To enhance your learning experience, bring colored markers, Post-It Notes and highlighters!
Who Should Attend
Educators serving Grades K-12: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Para-Educators, Related Service Professionals, Counselors, and Administrators
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:
- techniques for effectively collaborating with staff
- tips for behavior management in the classroom
- worksheets for managing and planning for IEP adaptations and modifications in the regular classroom
- before and after examples of adaptations that work
- specific adaptations for content area classes
- numerous forms, outlines and resources to help students work successfully in the inclusive classroom
Sample Materials and Demonstrations
Samples of academic games and teaching tools will be displayed or demonstrated. To enhance your learning experience, bring colored markers, Post-It Notes and highlighters!
Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their instructional program.
Susan Fitzell will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding the unique needs of your own program.
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