Mobile Button

Breadcrumb

Catalog and Registration

Wayne RESA offers numerous professional development opportunities across a range of topics. Sustained professional development is the most impactful means of support for educators across Wayne County. 

The professional development courses below are for the 2019-2020 school year. You can use filters and keywords to search.

Please note: This catalog only contains events scheduled between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

Keywords (optional)

Courses

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

Learn how schools around the country and in Wayne County are reducing office discipline referrals and increasing time spent on instruction.  PBIS provides a framework for school-based teams to collaborate and create positive expectations and strategies for all students, including those with significant behavioral needs.  Schools that implement PBIS use their own referral data to design more effective and sustainable school wide practices.  This course will provide an overview of the steps involved in getting started with PBIS.  The intended audience is elementary, middle and high school educators. Schools are encouraged to send teams.

Start dates:

  • 05/14/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

This module provides participants information about systems for establishing a peer to peer support program to increase opportunities for students with ASD to access general education settings and curriculum. Peers model typical academic and social behavior in educational environments throughout the school day and provide support for students with ASD to promote independence and socialization. Peer to peer support programs and inclusion of students with ASD not only impacts outcomes for students with ASD, but has a powerful impact on typical peers and at-risk students. The specific steps for developing a peer to peer support program will be presented including: recruitment, training, and maintenance and includes the concept of a medium of exchange as a way to connect students.

Start dates:

  • 03/31/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

This is the sixth session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This half-day offering will focus on addressing complex needs. Participants will explore the tools and strategies related to access such as switch use, alternative computer access, environmental controls and mounting systems. 

Start dates:

  • 04/22/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

This is the seventh session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This half-day offering will focus on Team Functioning. Participants learn about the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) to guide the creation of AT teams in the local districts within Wayne County. 

Start dates:

  • 05/27/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

This is the fifth session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This half-day offering will focus on Digital Access. Participants will explore the tools and strategies available in digital format (software, apps, subscriptions, etc.) to support student participation in the curriculum. 

Start dates:

  • 03/25/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

This is the third session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This session will focus on the three principals of UDL and how to implement them into the curriculum. Participants will be provided strategies and supports to allow for all students to participate in the content areas of math, reading and writing and beyond. 

Start dates:

  • 01/29/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

This is the fourth session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This session will focus on Executive Functioning. Participants will explore strategies and tools to support students with organization (self-management), information management, time management and materials management.

Start dates:

  • 02/26/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

This workshop will review state and federal disciplinary regulations effecting students with disabilities, and will include forms and procedures that comply with these regulations.

Start dates:

  • 04/02/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

Join us for a half-day session as we look behind the scenes at some common ASD behaviors in order to discover what drives the behavior and what staff can do to increase desired behaviors. Contextual, cognitive, and sensory factors that impact behavior are explored. 

Start dates:

  • 03/18/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

Peer to peer support programs increase opportunities for students with ASD to access general education settings and curriculum. Peers model typical academic and social behavior in educational environments throughout the school day and provide support for students with ASD to promote independence and socialization. Peer to peer support programs and inclusion of students with ASD not only affects outcomes for the students with ASD, but also can benefit peers.

Start dates:

  • 01/17/2020

Learn more and register

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This module is a team-based training on the principles of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will gain an understanding of the 3-tiered model of PBIS as well as the problem solving process of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and positive behavior support plan development. Participants will learn to collect relevant data and use that information to guide the development of behavioral strategies. Specific behavioral strategies effective for students with ASD are addressed.

Start dates:

  • 03/16/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

Let's take a look at how ABA techniques are being implemented in the school environment. The presenter will walk participants through a school day showing ABA strategies and techniques in every classroom and throughout the school building. This engaging session will also provide participants with ideas and intervention strategies to be used in their classrooms and at home with family. Participants will leave with an understanding that ABA is more than 25 to 40 hours of discrete trails; instead it's about opportunities to engage with others and opportunities to practice mastering skills throughout the day with different people which helps with generalization. 

Start dates:

  • 02/19/2020

Learn more and register

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This session is intended for K-12 general education and special education teachers, administrators, and ancillary staff who would like to learn more about how to embed Trauma-Informed PBIS strategies into their classrooms. Tier 1 interventions that teachers and other staff can easily implement to create a classroom where resilience is nurtured will be discussed. Participants will leave with practical ways to foster resilience in students and manage behavior in the classroom using Trauma-Informed PBIS. 

  • 01/29/2020
  • 04/24/2020

Learn more and register

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

Learn how schools around the country and in Wayne County are reducing office discipline referrals and increasing time spent on instruction.  PBIS provides a framework for school-based teams to collaborate and create positive expectations and strategies for all students, including those with significant behavioral needs.  Schools that implement PBIS use their own referral data to design more effective and sustainable school wide practices.  This course will provide an overview of the steps involved in getting started with PBIS.  The intended audience is elementary, middle and high school educators. Schools are encouraged to send teams.

  • 05/14/2020

Learn more and register

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This session will provide an opportunity for Center Program staff to hear from each other regarding their experiences implementing PBIS. The focus will on sharing successes, things that work, challenges and obstacles overcome. The format will include several school teams doing short presentations followed by questions and discussion with the audience. All Center Program staff are welcome.

  • 01/23/2020

Learn more and register

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This session will provide an opportunity for Center Program staff to hear from each other regarding their experiences implementing PBIS. The focus will on sharing successes, things that work, challenges and obstacles overcome. The format will include several school teams doing short presentations followed by questions and discussion with the audience. All Center Program staff are welcome.

  • 03/12/2020

Learn more and register

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

Schools that are implementing school-wide PBIS now have a way to analyze discipline data as it relates to disproportionality. This session will discuss how to implement culturally-responsive PBIS and also will guide school teams how to address disproportionality through a PBIS framework. New data reports that disaggregate discipline data by ethnicity will be explained. The session will also discuss alternatives to suspension that schools can use to reduce their reliance on out-of-school suspensions and add more effective, positive behavioral interventions to their toolkit.

  • 04/22/2020

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

This module is intended for participants educating students with what was formerly known as Asperger's Syndrome (AS). The module explores the characteristics of students with AS and effective practices identified in the literature to support students in their school environment. Relevant theories are covered, including social attribution theory and theory of mind, which are critical to supporting the social, emotional and behavioral development of students with AS. The Path A / Path B strategy is used to teach participants how attributions impact decision-making and responses to the behaviors of students with AS.

  • 04/20/2020

Learn more and register

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This training emphasizes effective practices for teaching and supporting young children in a classroom environment. "Increasing learning opportunities in early childhood classrooms" serves as the foundation for the training and includes behavior support systems, classroom structure, and activities, basic applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques/strategies and effective instructional delivery.

Start dates:

  • 12/13/2019
  • 01/17/2020
  • 02/21/2020
  • 03/27/2020

Learn more and register

  • PBIS
  • Special Education

 

This session is for schools and districts participating in the WRESA PBIS grant process for 2019-20. The target audience is individuals identified at a District PBIS Coach or Coordinator

Start dates:

  • 12/06/2019

Learn more and register

  • Special Education

 

This session provides strategies for professionals working with parents of children with feeding disorders. Feeding therapy requires consistent follow-through throughout the day and caregivers become easily overwhelmed. Help parents feel confident in their ability to feed their child and enjoy that time together and in turn, help them to follow through on their goals for their child in early intervention.

Start dates:

  • 03/23/2020

Learn more and register