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Free Workshops for Teachers and Parents
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Elementary-school-students-raising-hands-in-classroom.Great teachers bring out the best in students, and parents make powerful allies when equipped with the right knowledge. In this spirit, Learning Ally is offering free workshops for parents and teachers that focus on how to best meet the needs of students with learning disabilities. There are two workshops this week for educators in the Boca Raton area. Teachers earn 7 CEUs for attending. "Effective Instruction for All Students"  Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Topics:

  • Prevention and intervention strategies for classroom management
  • Data-based decision making at the school, teacher and class level and how to apply the data from universal screening/benchmarking to improve Tier 1 instruction
  • Critically discuss and trial various strategies of instruction
  • Getting and maintaining student engagement
"Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners" Friday, June 14, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Topics:

  • Differentiating instruction and accommodations to meet the needs to students with disabilities and students with other learning differences
  • How to develop inclusionary practices in the classroom and increase access to learning by reducing physical, cognitive, and organizational barriers
  • Effective and equitable provision of accessible instructional materials (AIM)
  • Progress monitoring for students with disabilities or students who do not respond to the general curriculum
  • Group activities that focus on successful strategies for differentiation
  • Categorizing differentiation by Content, Process and Product by Readiness, Learning Style, and Interest
  Learning Ally is also offering a workshop for parents on how to advocate for your child and work with the school system. "The Parent's Pathway: How to Become an Ally in Your Child's Educational Success" Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Topics:

  • The importance of parent engagement
  • Understanding 504, IDEA, RTI and more
  • Accessible Instructional Materials- What materials are right for my child?
Registering for any of these workshops is easy -- just click on the links above.


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