2021 Professional Learning Menu

These Professional Learning sessions are available to school districts, coops or agencies that would like to contract with our team at Easterseals Outreach to have us present professional learning for their organization.

We offer half and full-date rates; contact us for details.

Note: We are currently scheduling into Fall, 2021 and beyond.

For training inquiries, please contact esOPTS by clicking the button below or calling (501) 227-3770.

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Upcoming Trainings

1 Hour Trainings

Title Description High Reliability Schools High Leverage Practices Learning By Doing: PLC Promoting Principal Leadership for the Success of Students with Disabilites

Virtual Learning 101: Supporting Parents of Students with Complex Needs

1 hr

For parents: Do you want to help your child with complex learning needs get the most out of virtual learning? In this 1 hour parent support session, we will cover the basics of setting up a learning area at home, involving students in chores/routines, and motivating your child. HRS 1.2 HLP 2
HLP 3
PLC 1.1
PLC 1.2
PSEL 5

Zoning Plans

1 hr

Successful teaching in a special education classroom requires detailed schedules and plans. Join us to learn more about what a zoning plan is and why you need one! We will take you through the step-by-step creation of a zoning plan so that you can write your own. HRS 1.1
HRS 1.2
HLP 1
HLP 4
HLP 6
HLP 7
HLP 17
PLC 1.1
PLC 1.2
PLC 2.5
PSEL 5

Student Schedules

1 hr

This session follows the Zoning Plan training. We will walk through how to choose a visual schedule format as well the steps for teaching students to use them. We will also share with you our tips & tricks for all things related to student schedules and leave you with some ideas for getting started! HRS 1.1
HRS 1.2
HLP 1
HLP 4
HLP 6
HLP 7
HLP 17
PLC 1.1
PLC 1.2
PLC 2.5
PSEL 5

Establishing Learning Behaviors

1hr

This session will address the critical skills students need to be successful in the learning environment. Participants will learn how to teach students to attend, follow directions, and many other skills needed to be a successful and independent learner. HRS 1.2
HRS 2.3
HLP 7
HLP 8
HLP 9
HLP 10
HLP 11
PLC 1.3
PLC 2.5

PSEL 4

PSEL 5

2 Hour Trainings

Title Description High-Reliability Schools High Leverage Practices Learning By Doing: PLC Promoting Principal Leadership for the Success of Students with Disabilities
Zoning Plans & Student Schedules

2 hrs

Learn more about what a zoning plan is and why you need one in your special education classroom! We will take you through the step-by-step creation of a zoning plan, using it to create individual staff/ student schedules, and tips and tricks for teaching students to use them. We will share a variety of formats for organizing and displaying your zoning plan. HRS 1.1
HRS 1.2
HLP 1
HLP 4
HLP 6
HLP 7
HLP 17
PLC 1.1
PLC 1.2
PLC 2.5
PSEL 5
Behavior Basics for Teachers

2hrs

This workshop covers the basics of behavior from a scientific perspective. With a practical and teacher-friendly approach, we will provide participants with a general knowledge of why our kids do the things that they do, what we can teach them to do instead, and plenty of resources to help along the way! HRS 1.2
HRS 2.3
HLP 7
HLP 8
HLP 9
HLP 10
HLP 11
PLC 1.3
PLC 2.5
PSEL 4
PSEL 5
Positive Reinforcement

2hrs

Are you interested in creating and maintaining a positive working relationship with your students? If so, this training is for you!  We will review 7 essential steps that will help you increase motivation and connect with your students. This will result in increased compliance and decreased challenging behaviors and stress in your classroom!  HRS 1.2
HRS 2.3
HLP 7
HLP 8
HLP 9
HLP 10
HLP 11
PLC 1.3
PLC 2.5
PSEL 4
PSEL 5

3 Hour Trainings

Title Description High-Reliability Schools High Leverage Practices Learning By Doing: PLC Promoting Principal Leadership for the Success of Students with Disabilities

Visual Supports

3 hrs

Can also be offered in 1 or 2-hour sessions.

Would you like to add some tools to your toolbox to engage students and prevent challenging behavior? Join us to increase your knowledge of positive behavior strategies that use visual supports as well as how to implement them! This is suitable for anyone working with students with complex learning needs at any grade level. This training was recently updated to address both in-person and virtual learning. HRS 3.3
HRS 3.6
HLP 7
HLP 8
HLP 9
HLP 15
HLP 22
PLC 1.1
PLC 2.5
PSEL 3
PSEL 5

AT Foundations:  Paving the Way for Highly Effective AT Teams

3 hrs

This professional learning session will lay the foundation for effective and legally defensible assistive technology services in schools and provide an ongoing opportunity for districts to create systematic change through development and implementation of a district level assistive technology team. HRS 3.6 HLP 1
HLP 19
PLC 1.2
PLC 2.5
PSEL 5

Selective Mutism

3 hrs

Selective Mutism is a relatively rare mental health (anxiety) disorder in which children who are talkative at home are unable to speak at school. This is often misinterpreted as an inability to speak at all, or willful refusal to speak. This session will review symptoms, briefly discuss other similar disorders, and debunk myths associated with Selective Mutism. The school staff’s role in helping the child in the classroom, activities to reduce general anxiety in kids and strategies for maintaining progress when the child moves to the next classroom or following holidays and breaks are discussed. HRS 1.2
HRS 3.6
HRS 4.1
HLP 3
HLP 4
HLP 5
HLP 6
HLP 7
HLP 8
HLP 9
HLP 11
HLP 18
PLC 1.1
PLC 2.5
PSEL 3
PSEL 4
PSEL 5

Occupational Therapy in Arkansas Public Schools

3 hrs

Occupational therapy (OT) practitioners contribute to educators’ understanding of the dynamic relationship between learners, educational content, instruction, activity demands, and the environment. Occupational therapy practitioners are increasingly solicited for their strengths in problem-solving, task analysis, and critical and flexible thinking. This professional learning opportunity is based, Guidance for Occupational Therapy in Arkansas Public Schools, which was published in 2020 and  seeks to clarify roles and scope of practice for occupational therapy practitioners working in Arkansas public education settings.

HRS 1

HLP 1
HLP 3
HLP 4
HLP 6
HLP 13
HLP 21

PLC 1.2
PLC 2.3

PSEL 5
PSEL 6

           

Mix & Match from the training titles in the following pages to create your own half or full-day training lineup, or choose from these pre-selected combinations.

For training inquiries, please contact esOPTS by clicking the button below or calling (501) 227-3770.

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Half-Day Option #1

3 hours

  • Zoning Plans & Student Schedules (2 hrs)
  • Establishing Learning Behaviors (1 hr)

Half-Day Option #2

3 hours

  • Behavior Basics for Teachers (2 hrs)
  • Establishing Learning Behaviors (1 hr)

Half-Day Option #3

3 hours

Choose ONE of the following (3 hours each):

  • Visual Supports
  • AT Foundations:  Paving the Way for Highly Effective AT Teams
  • Selective Mutism
  • Occupational Therapy in AR Public Schools

Full-Day Option A*

6 hours

  • Behavior Basics for Teachers (2 hrs)
  • Positive Reinforcement (2 hrs)
  • Visual Supports (2 hrs)

*We have a version of these adapted for early childhood programs as well!

Full-Day Option C

6 hours

  • Zoning Plans & Student Schedules(2 hrs)
  • Visual Supports (2 hrs)
  • Positive Reinforcement (2 hrs)

Full-Day Option B

6 hours

Choose TWO of the following (3 hours each):

  • Visual Supports
  • AT Foundations: Paving the Way for Highly Effective AT Teams 
  • Selective Mutism
  • Occupational Therapy in AR Public Schools