Scholar, author, and speaker Dr. Lori Desautels will provide valuable insight about educational neuroscience and recognition of our schools as living systems. You’ll learn how and why educators, clinicians, and administrators must care for their own brains and hearts to bring about big change.

Disability advocate, author, poet, and consultant LeDerick Horne, along with researcher Dr. Margo Izzo, will inspire you to foster pride and empowerment in students with “hidden” disabilities, particularly those with ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral disturbance.

Dr. Randy Sprick, an educational consultant, trainer and author who always surprises and delights his audiences, will encourage us to grab hold of the STOIC framework, a really big idea for improving student behavior.

All three live webinars provide exceptional professional development opportunities for your entire staff at no charge.

How brains uniquely develop impacts learning, social-emotional well-being and relationships. Understanding neurodiversity is essential for educators to create a positive learning climate for all students. Special educators will gain new strategies that best “prime” every brain for engagement, keep the stress response in check, and keep executive functions active and awake. Educators’ brains are part of the equation, too, because the teaching process is part of a living system where relationships open doors to higher level cognition and well-being. Attendees will gain valuable insight for rethinking behavior management more as behavior engagement by modeling a mindset that promotes equity and a mutual respect.

New Insights for Building Disability Pride and Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities

Thursday, March 30, 2017  1:00PM ET/10:00AM PT

LeDerick Horne and Dr. Margo Izzo



Learn to see the invisible: gain insight about our growing population of students with hidden disabilities and how general and special educators can destigmatize them in order to improve student engagement and achievement. Two experts on hidden disabilities will inspire you with their stories and share evidence-based practices and case studies. You will realize the importance of a positive disability identity for those with hidden impairments. You will discover new ideas for helping connect students to positive role models, build on their assets, and advocate for the services they are guaranteed. This webinar will surprise you with big ideas to successfully help students with special needs succeed and transition to 21st century college and careers.

We have overly relied on punitive, coercive approaches to solve the puzzle of disruptive behavior. But, aha! Creating a positive school and classroom climate is a needed change and the missing piece for encouraging better behavior and boosting student achievement. Join us as one of our nation’s most sought-after speakers will surprise you with new insights for big change. You’ll discover how the STOIC framework, a multi-tiered system of prevention and intervention, empowers special educators. Structure for success, Teach expectations, Observe systematically, Interact positively, and Correct calmly are the pieces of the puzzle you’ve been looking for! The STOIC approach will inspire your entire academic community with ideas to continually upgrade universal practices and improve school safety, climate, and discipline.

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