How do you structure a strong foundation for progress toward increasing academic outcomes and bettering school climate? What can you design a program that reduces referrals and minimizes the need for disciplinary action? Research and practice demonstrate that effective classroom management and student instruction in social, emotional, and behavioral self-management is a blueprint for success! Dr. Howie Knoff shares evidence-based approaches for helping all students learn and demonstrate effective interpersonal, social problem-solving and emotional coping, conflict prevention, and resolution. Join us for an engaging presentation and discover how to build staff confidence and students’ self-management skills.
A fundamental blueprint for student success in school and in life is the ability to read. Special educators especially appreciate the need for constructs that help students with disabilities acquire literacy skills early in their academic career. Yet, even with hundreds of elementary reading programs and interventions we still have persistent gaps. What type of learning architecture will stand the test of time? Dr. Jeanne Wanzek, a noted expert in MTSS and making interventions work, presents research-based guidance and answers your questions about how to plan and design interventions for students struggling with reading in elementary grades.
A one-size-fits all approach to teaching has been giving way to differentiation, but not without challenges to make it really work. While you may know and appreciate the necessity for differentiation, you may need help to create a vision that helps teachers see differentiation as an imperative and understand second order change. Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, respected leader and chief architect of differentiated instruction, will: Provide deep insight, advice, and practical tips for encouraging fidelity Explain how to use a yearly change plan to focus action Describe the roles of principal and staff developers in turning ideas into action Explain how to balance patience and impatience Suggest many simple but important dos and don’ts