TBI 505 Pilot — Contemporary Issues: Co-morbid Conditions

TBI 505 Pilot — Contemporary Issues: Co-morbid Conditions

What Professionals, Parents, and Survivors need to know about redefining adolescent brain development, co-morbid behavioral health issues and suicide prevention

 

This co-taught NEW 6.5-hour workshop is focused on contemporary issues after brain injury. The workshop includes advanced information on acquired brain injuries and how to utilize an understanding of (a) neurodevelopment AND (b) brain-behavior relationships in order to identify and effectively impact students in the classroom and in the community. There is special emphasis on adolescent brain development, the role of the changing brain in transition and exposing myths related to brain-based behaviors; mental health issues including medication management; and identification of depression and suicide prevention strategies. The options of 504 Plans under the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and Transition Plans under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and, services into adulthood under the Americans with Disabilities Act will be covered.

The adult education format is 30% lecture, 20% large group, 20% small group discussions and dialogue, 15% video training, 10% information sharing and 5% resource review.

Who Should Attend: Administrators; Directors of Special Education; Secondary and Elementary Principals; School Nurses and Health Assistants; School Counselors/Behavior Coaches; School Psychologists; Coaches, Assistants, and Athletic Trainers; General Education Teachers; Speech/Language Pathologists; Occupational and Physical Therapists; Special Education Teachers; Community Agencies working w/children; Parents and Foster Parents; Support Personnel (bus drivers, clerical staff)

Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Register for TBI 505 at the ADE Events Registration page.

EASTERN ARIZONA
REGIONAL TRAINING

Whiteriver School District
963 S. Chief Ave.
Whiteriver, AZ 85941

Feb 20, 2016 @ 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

CENTRAL 
REGIONAL TRAINING

Pinal ESA
75 N. Bailey St.
Florence, AZ 85132

Feb 23, 2016 @ 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

 

TBI 404 ~ Cognitive Interventions after Brain Injury

This NEW 6.5-hour workshop will include advanced information on acquired brain injuries and how to utilize an understanding of neurodevelopment AND brain-behavior relationships in order to identify and effectively impact students in the classroom and in the community. Focus will be on assessments to identify assets/deficits, appropriate academic strategies targeting executive skills, and the role of problem solving in academic coursework, STEM fields and transition. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, small/large group discussions and includes a case study of a student with mTBI. Implications for both 504 and IDEA will be addressed as they impact transition services and the ADA. All Pilot training materials will be provided.

Target Audience:

  • Administrators
  • Directors of Special Education
  • Secondary and Elementary Principals
  • School Nurses and Health Assistants
  • School Counselors / Behavior Coaches
  • School Psychologists
  • Secure Care Staff
  • General Education Teachers/Coaches
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Special Education Teachers & Aides
  • Community Agencies working w/ Children
  • Parents and Foster Parents
  • Support Personnel (bus drivers, clerical staff)

Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Register for TBI 404 at the ADE Events Registration page.

EASTERN ARIZONA
REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 1 of 2

Apache Middle School
3305 E. Fry Blvd.
Library/Media Center
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

 Feb 5, 2016 @ 4:30 – 8:00 PM

EASTERN ARIZONA
REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 2 of 2

Apache Middle School
3305 E. Fry Blvd.
Library/Media Center
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

 Feb 6, 2016 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 NOON

EASTERN MARICOPA
REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 1 of 2

Gilbert Community Education Center
6839 E. Guadalpue Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212

Feb 24, 2016 @ 4: 30 PM – 8:00 PM

EASTERN MARICOPA
REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 2 of 2

Gilbert Community Education Center
6839 E. Guadalpue Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212

Feb 25, 2016 @ 4: 30 PM – 8:00 PM

NORTHERN ARIZONA
REGIONAL TRAINING

Family Resource Center
(Christensen Elem.)
4000 N. Cummings St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

 Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

NAVAJO NATION
Dine College
1 Circle Dr.
Ned Hatathli Center
3rd Floor Conference Room
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Mar 11, 2016 @ 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY
REGIONAL TRAINING

Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304

Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

 

 

Can’t You See Me?; or TBI – The Invisible Disability ~ TBI 101

This overview workshop will include basic information on acquired brain injuries including types, incidence, prevalence, and leading causes. Based on understanding brain-behavior relationships, we will review signs and symptoms of brain injury and discuss impacts in the classroom. Focus will be on formal and informal assessments to identify assets/deficits due to injury and appropriate academic strategies to support the student in the classroom and community. The adult education format will be lecture, dialogue, video, small/large group discussions and includes a new case study of a student with TBI. Training materials provided.

Target Audience:  Administrators, Directors of Special Education; Secondary and Elementary Principals; School Nurses; School Counselors; Speech/Language Pathologists; Parents; General Education Teachers – All Grade Levels; Special Education Teachers and Aides; School Psychologists; Occupational and Physical Therapists; Any Agency Professionals Working w/ Children

Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Register for TBI 101 at the ADE Events Registration page.

NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA
REGIONAL TRAINING

Holbrook Unified School District
1000 N. 8th Ave.
Governing Board Room
Holbrook, AZ 85025

Mar 4, 2016 @ 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



2015 Directors Institute

Please visit the Directors Institute website: http://www.azed.gov/special-education/2015-directors-institute/.

Coach for Success

In collaboration with WestEd, Arizona Department of Education’s K–12 Academic Standards and Exceptional Student Services will be hosting a three-session coaching training. This coaching training will prepare staff placed in coaching situations to use a process of observation and analysis in a variety of settings to provide feedback to guide improvement of the implementation of effective instructional strategies.

Professional development and coaching will be provided on a five-step coaching process. Participants will learn coaching strategies that include theoretical and skill applications that will support direct, facilitative, and blended coaching models. Participants will attain knowledge and to manage and lead others. The strategies learned will help schools and districts move toward a collective responsibility for student learning and results.

Initial Training
June 4–5, 2015

8:00–4:00
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Room 311–312

Follow-Up Training
August 20, 2015

8:00–4:00
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Room 311–312

Webinar
September 22, 2015
Time—To Be Announced

Registration cost is $415 per person. This covers three training days and the webinar.

To register go to: http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/EventLocationSelection.asp?EventID=4113

Annual Data Collection Electronic Signature Due

 

 

Talk with ADE and SEAA Meetings Friday, August 21

SEAA and TALK WITH ADE MEETINGS

August 21, 2015

SEAA Meeting, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Talk with ADE Meeting, 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM 

There are two ways to attend the Talk with ADE (agenda attached) and SEAA meetings (information attached). You can attend the meetings in person or join the meetings via webinar.

If you are attending the meetings in person

RSVP to maria.durazo@azed.gov.

If you are joining the meetings via webinar

The meetings also will be available by webinar, which allows for remote participation using your computer and telephone (or only the telephone). Read the instructions below to register and participate remotely. Note that advance registration is required.

Webinar registration for Talk with ADE and SEAA meetings on Friday, August 21, 2015, 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM MST at:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5659677098883688193

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information and directions on how to join the meetings. Space is limited.

 



Annual Data Collection Final Submit Open

Manual corrections if necessary.

For more information, visit http://www.azed.gov/special-education/funding/data-management/annual-sped-data-collection/

AzTAP’s 17th Annual Assistive Technology Conference

AzTAP’s 17th Annual Assistive Technology Conference

Registration Now Open

The Arizona Technology Access Program and the Arizona Department of Education announce that registration is open for AzTAP’s 17th Annual Assistive Technology Conference. 

aztap

July 12-14, 2015

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch

Scottsdale, Arizona

Reasons to attend:

  • Increase your AT expertise at Arizona’s only statewide AT Conference
  • Learn about AT devices, resources, and implementation strategies
  • Network with other professionals, AT device users, and 50+ vendors
  • Two full-day preconference workshop options
  • Affordable registration fees & budget friendly rates at a luxury resort
  • Community access to Exhibit Hall, Monday afternoon, 7/13

Early Bird Registration Fees (by 6/1/15)

  • $199 for conference
  • $109 for preconference workshop
  • $289 for both

 Room rate is $99/night (includes resort fees)

 See the flyer for information. For registration and more information, visit the AzTAP website at http://aztap.org/conference/.

AZ SAFE data due for ADC

For more information, visit http://www.azed.gov/special-education/funding/data-management/annual-sped-data-collection/