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Professional Development

Please see the information below for Professional Development and Training Opportunities available for Special Ed employees within the SELPA

Professional Development and Training Opportunities offered during the 2018-2019 school year.

 
 
March 20, 2019 - 4:00 - 5:30 PM - Proctor Elementary School - Art Center, 17520 Redwood Rd., Castro Valley
 
Using Reinforcement Effectively
Presenter:  DeAnna Mercier Glass, M.Ed., BCBA
Intended audience:  General ed teachers
 
Reinforcement shapes how we behave on a daily basis. This training teaches participants the guiding principles of reinforcement and how to use reinforcement in the classroom to change individual and classroom wide behaviors. Reinforcement systems such as token system, the good behavior game, and level systems (among others) are highlighted and outlined for integration into the classroom. Materials and instructions for developing a reinforcement system are included. This training will be tailored for general education staff.
 
 
April 10, 2019 - 4:00 - 5:30 PM - Madison Elementary School - PDC1, 14751 Juniper St., San Leandro
 
Professional Toolkit:  Prompting and Prompt Fading
Presenter:  DeAnna Mercier Glass, M.Ed., BCBA
Intended audience:  Sped paras and sped teachers
 
Prompting is an effective way to assist with skill development. This training provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the types of prompts, using prompt hierarchies to inform prompt fading, and how to utilize errorless learning for best outcomes. Participants are provided with opportunities to practice prompting and prompt fading across a variety of learning scenarios commonly seen in classrooms. This training will be tailored for special education staff.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES may become available throughout the year so please check back.