2022-2023 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 typically schedule two months in advance.

For training inquiries, please contact esOPTS by clicking the button below or emailing outreachprogram@eastersealsar.com.

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

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

Behavior Basics for Teachers

2 hrs

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 what 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

Inclusive Practices: The Evolving Role of Special Educators

6 hrs

Participants will explore the data and research driving the inclusive practices movement in Arkansas. Tools and resources will be provided to guide teams as they design supports for students with disabilities in the general education classroom. HRS 3.3
HRS 3.5
HLP 1
HLP 4
HLP 6

PLC 1.1 PLC 1.2 PLC 2.2 PLC 2.5

PSEL 4          PSEL 6        PSEL 7

Literacy Skills for Students with Complex Learning Needs: Oral Language

3 hrs

In partnership with Arkansas R.I.S.E. experts, Easterseals has created the first in a series of trainings to support special educators of students with complex learning needs as they work toward proficiency in implementing the Science of Reading. This first session focuses on explicit instruction to support Oral Language skills. Participants will gain a variety of strategies on the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication and visual supports to engage all students in oral language routines. This session pairs well with Visual Supports & Classroom Routines for a full-day training. HRS 2.1
HRS 3.3

HLP 1        HLP 12      HLP 13      HLP 15      HLP 16      HLP 19      HLP 20

PLC 1.1 PSEL 4
PSEL 5

Visual Supports & Classroom Routines

3 hrs

Visual supports and classroom routines are scaffolds used to increase student independence, reduce off task behavior, and provide support for processing information. Participants will learn how to maximize the use of visual supports and classroom routines in their classroom and how implementation can facilitate student achievement. This session pairs well with Literacy Skills for Students with Complex Learning Needs: Oral Language for a full-day training.

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

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 on the Guidance for Occupational Therapy in Arkansas Public Schools, which was published in 2020 and seeks to clarify the role 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

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 similar disorders, and debunk myths associated with Selective Mutism. Participants will learn 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.

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

Zoning Plans & Student Schedules

3 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. We will walk through how to choose a visual schedule format and the steps for teaching students to use visual schedules. We will also share our tips and 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

For training inquiries, please contact esOPTS by clicking the button below or emailing outreachprogram@eastersealsar.com.

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