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Monday, August 5
 

10:10am

(ILABS Classrooms) Intensive Language and Behavior Support
Limited Capacity full

**This session is required for only the paraprofessionals that are specifically assigned to the district ILABS classrooms. During this session, be prepared to use your knowledge of best practices to help you ESCAPE. This will require everyone's full participation.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 111

10:10am

Assistive Technology: My student uses a communication device. Help!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will address the role of the paraprofessional in assisting the student who uses low tech and high tech devices to communicate.  Focus will be placed on fostering communication through the use of core words and generalizing communication skills across environments.  Methods for prompting the student will be discussed. Social use of the communication device will be emphasized.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 200

10:10am

Behavior Data Collection
Limited Capacity full

**This session is only offered during "Session I". This session is recommended for paraprofessionals that are assigned to the district SELF rooms, OR any other paras who would benefit form learning strategies to collect behavior data.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 108

10:10am

De-Escalation
Limited Capacity filling up

This class will cover topics related to limit setting, proxemics, debriefing, and personal safety.  This class will not result in an NCI/CPI certification.
Who should take the course?
- Staff members who would benefit from learning about best practices
related to prevention and de-escalation of student behaviors
- Staff members who are not staffed in district level programming
- Staff members who will not be on the school crisis team.  Participants of
this course alone cannot be on your crisis team because they will not be
NCI/CPI certified.

Why the addition of this training?
- De-escalation classes have been added to help reach more staff members
without having to meet the requirement of a yearly renewal like NCI.
- The shorter course may also allow more staff to attend given the need for staff to engage in other areas of professional development on PD days.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 100

10:10am

Ending the Silence (NAMI)
Limited Capacity full

The goal of this presentation, provided by The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is to educate school staff members about the early warning signs of mental illness and how early recognition and prevention is key to positive outcomes. The following topics will be covered:
Mental Health Explored
* The warning signs of mental health conditions
* Facts and statistics
* How to work with students
* How to work with families
* Short videos, created by high school students
Mental Health Recovery Story - A young adult shares their recovery journey

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 103

10:10am

Fading Supports: Promoting Independence for Students with Disabilities
Limited Capacity full

Para-educators spend their days supporting students in various ways. As a part of that support, promoting independence is also very important.  How do we know when to fade the support we’ve been providing? How do we do that in an effective way? Who needs to be involved in the decisions that go along with this fading?  This session will address the issues we face when working to promote independence in the students with whom we work.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 110

10:10am

ReadyGen 101 for Paraprofessionals
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation is intended for paraprofessionals who will support Ready Gen 101 for Paraprofessional students accessing ReadyGen materials in the ELA curriculum at the elementary level. Content will include an overview of the basic components of ReadyGen as well as provide information on how to best support students who are working with ReadyGen.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 109

10:10am

Secondary Behavior Support (BASES/Connect/LINK)
Limited Capacity seats available

**This session is required for only the paraprofessionals that are specifically assigned to the district Connect, BASES, LINK classrooms.  Review of the rationale behind the programs, trauma informed practices, and strategies for supporting students (from executive functioning skills to crisis intervention).

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 201

10:10am

Taking Control of Your Own Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.  Our goal, as individuals who work in education, should be to continuously ‘Sharpen our Saw’ so we can provide the most up-to-date and effective support to students that we can.  This session will focus on ways to continue to learn individually and a way to monitor our success with various pieces of that learning.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 102

10:10am

The Road to School Success with Evidence-Based Supports
Limited Capacity full

The job of a para-educator is to support students in their learning, whether that’s academic learning, behavior learning or social skill learning.  Those supports should be more than just giving students the answers or pointing to the paragraph where they can find it. This session will focus on how to use evidence-based supports with students and how to collect the data to determine whether those supports are working or not.  Equally as important, we will share ideas around how to have the conversation about that data collection with the teachers responsible for these students.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Room 101

10:10am

Understanding the Function of Behavior and Strategies to Support Student Success
Limited Capacity full

Participants will gain insights on how to identify the function of behavior along with strategies to address specific behavioral challenges.

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 11:30am
NHS Rm 202

10:10am

Para 101: What Exactly is My Role?
Limited Capacity full

** This  session is Mandatory for NEW PARAS: In the state of Missouri, paraprofessionals are required to have 15 hours of training in their first year on the job and 10 hours each year after that.  This workshop is designed to provide a basic overview of the role of a para, and is beneficial for any para, new or seasoned.  Topics covered may include: Confidentiality, Roles and Responsibilities, Data collection, Levels of Support, Disabilities 101 and How to get along with Two Adults in the Classroom. This course will count as session I, and session II .  Session I (10:10-11:30), Lunch, and return for Session II (1:00-2:25).

Monday August 5, 2019 10:10am - 2:25pm
NHS Room 107

1:00pm

Assistive Technolgy: My student uses a communication device. Help!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will address the role of the paraprofessional in assisting the student who uses low tech and high tech devices to communicate.  Focus will be placed on fostering communication through the use of core words and generalizing communication skills across environments.  Methods for prompting the student will be discussed. Social use of the communication device will be emphasized.

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 200

1:00pm

Autism 101
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will be going over basic information regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder:  What is ASD?  What it can look like?  And most importantly, what does every child with autism wish we knew?

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 111

1:00pm

De-Escalation
Limited Capacity full

DESCRIPTIONThis class will cover topics related to limit setting, proxemics, debriefing, and personal safety.  This class will not result in an NCI/CPI certification.
Who should take the course?
- Staff members who would benefit from learning about best practices
related to prevention and de-escalation of student behaviors
- Staff members who are not staffed in district level programming
- Staff members who will not be on the school crisis team.  Participants of
this course alone cannot be on your crisis team because they will not be
NCI/CPI certified.

Why the addition of this training?
- De-escalation classes have been added to help reach more staff members
without having to meet the requirement of a yearly renewal like NCI. 
- The shorter course may also allow more staff to attend given the need for staff to engage in other areas of professional development on PD days.

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 100

1:00pm

Ending the Silence (NAMI)
Limited Capacity full

The goal of this presentation, provided by The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is to educate school staff members about the early warning signs of mental illness and how early recognition and prevention is key to positive outcomes. The following topics will be covered:
Mental Health Explored
* The warning signs of mental health conditions
* Facts and statistics
* How to work with students
* How to work with families
* Short videos, created by high school students
Mental Health Recovery Story - A young adult shares their recovery journey

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 103

1:00pm

Fading Supports: Promoting Independence for Students with Disabilities
Limited Capacity full

Para-educators spend their days supporting students in various ways. As a part of that support, promoting independence is also very important.  How do we know when to fade the support we’ve been providing? How do we do that in an effective way? Who needs to be involved in the decisions that go along with this fading?  This session will address the issues we face when working to promote independence in the students with whom we work.

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 110

1:00pm

Math in Focus: Working with Addition and Subtraction
Limited Capacity seats available

**This session is only offered during "Session II (1:00-2:25)"  Work with the progression of addition and subtraction to support students with computation.  We will begin with strategies within 20 and work up to multi-digit addition and subtraction. 

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 108

1:00pm

ReadyGen 101 for Paraprofessionals
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation is intended for paraprofessionals who will support Ready Gen 101 for Paraprofessional students accessing ReadyGen materials in the ELA curriculum at the elementary level. Content will include an overview of the basic components of ReadyGen as well as provide information on how to best support students who are working with ReadyGen.

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 109

1:00pm

Taking Control of Your Own Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.  Our goal, as individuals who work in education, should be to continuously ‘Sharpen our Saw’ so we can provide the most up-to-date and effective support to students that we can.  This session will focus on ways to continue to learn individually and a way to monitor our success with various pieces of that learning.

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 102

1:00pm

The Road to School Success with Evidence-Based Supports
Limited Capacity filling up

The job of a para-educator is to support students in their learning, whether that’s academic learning, behavior learning or social skill learning.  Those supports should be more than just giving students the answers or pointing to the paragraph where they can find it. This session will focus on how to use evidence-based supports with students and how to collect the data to determine whether those supports are working or not.  Equally as important, we will share ideas around how to have the conversation about that data collection with the teachers responsible for these students.

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Room 101

1:00pm

Understanding the Function of Behavior and Strategies to Support Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday August 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:25pm
NHS Rm 202

2:35pm

American SignLanguage (ASL)
Limited Capacity filling up

**This session is only offered during "Session III  (2:35-4:00)"- Basic Sign Language:  A presentation focused on teaching basic sign language to assist educators in communicating with students.  The signs will address the following categories: questions, verbs, school items, food, colors, feelings and requests.  Educators will leave with a better understanding of basic sign language and helpful print outs/websites.

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 107

2:35pm

Autism and the Power of "Yet"
Limited Capacity full

In this session, we will use our knowledge of ASD and focus more on helping students with the end goal in mind. Understanding that a diagnosis doesn't define the person, we will dig deeper and get creative with discovering ways to help students with ASD become successful within the classroom setting.

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 111

2:35pm

De-Escalation
Limited Capacity filling up

DESCRIPTIONThis class will cover topics related to limit setting, proxemics, debriefing, and personal safety.  This class will not result in an NCI/CPI certification.
Who should take the course?
- Staff members who would benefit from learning about best practices
related to prevention and de-escalation of student behaviors
- Staff members who are not staffed in district level programming
- Staff members who will not be on the school crisis team.  Participants of
this course alone cannot be on your crisis team because they will not be
NCI/CPI certified.

Why the addition of this training?
- De-escalation classes have been added to help reach more staff members
without having to meet the requirement of a yearly renewal like NCI. 
- The shorter course may also allow more staff to attend given the need for staff to engage in other areas of professional development on PD days.

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 100

2:35pm

Ending the Silence (NAMI)
Limited Capacity filling up

The goal of this presentation, provided by The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is to educate school staff members about the early warning signs of mental illness and how early recognition and prevention is key to positive outcomes. The following topics will be covered:
Mental Health Explored
* The warning signs of mental health conditions
* Facts and statistics
* How to work with students
* How to work with families
* Short videos, created by high school students
Mental Health Recovery Story - A young adult shares their recovery journey

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 103

2:35pm

Fading Supports: Promoting Independence for Students with Disabilities
Limited Capacity full

Para-educators spend their days supporting students in various ways. As a part of that support, promoting independence is also very important.  How do we know when to fade the support we’ve been providing? How do we do that in an effective way? Who needs to be involved in the decisions that go along with this fading?  This session will address the issues we face when working to promote independence in the students with whom we work.

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 110

2:35pm

Math in Focus: Working with Multiplication
Limited Capacity seats available

**This session is only offered during "Session III (2:35-4:00)"  Work with the progression of multiplication.  We will begin with basic fact strategies and work up to multi-digit multiplication.

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 108

2:35pm

ReadyGen 101 for Paraprofessionals
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation is intended for paraprofessionals who will support Ready Gen 101 for Paraprofessional students accessing ReadyGen materials in the ELA curriculum at the elementary level. Content will include an overview of the basic components of ReadyGen as well as provide information on how to best support students who are working with ReadyGen.

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 109

2:35pm

Taking Control of Your Own Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.  Our goal, as individuals who work in education, should be to continuously ‘Sharpen our Saw’ so we can provide the most up-to-date and effective support to students that we can.  This session will focus on ways to continue to learn individually and a way to monitor our success with various pieces of that learning.

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 102

2:35pm

The Road to School Success with Evidence-Based Supports
Limited Capacity seats available

The job of a para-educator is to support students in their learning, whether that’s academic learning, behavior learning or social skill learning.  Those supports should be more than just giving students the answers or pointing to the paragraph where they can find it. This session will focus on how to use evidence-based supports with students and how to collect the data to determine whether those supports are working or not.  Equally as important, we will share ideas around how to have the conversation about that data collection with the teachers responsible for these students.

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 101

2:35pm

Understanding the Function of Behavior and Strategies to Support Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Rm 202

2:35pm

Understanding the Impact of Toxic Stress and Relational Trauma on Student Behavior and Learning
Limited Capacity full

Many paraprofessionals are assigned to students who are struggling with significant learning problems and/or behavioral challenges. These students are often defiant, mistrustful, attention-seeking, manipulative, and controlling. Unfortunately, most educators who work with these students have found that what works for most kids, including their own, seems to make matters worse for many of these students. This workshop will help participants understand the widespread prevalence of adverse childhood events, their impact on the developing brain, and the resulting impact on educational performance and classroom behaviors. This workshop will help participants understand why their schools are becoming trauma-informed and why a different philosophy is needed to help challenging students learn effectively. 

Monday August 5, 2019 2:35pm - 4:00pm
NHS Room 107