SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2016 – For education leaders looking to take advantage of flexible summer schedules to earn professional development credits, PresenceLearning’s “Decathlon Challenge” webinar series will provide unlimited access to 10 free webinars starting July 10, 2016. Educators who watch 1 or more webinars and pass the end-of-webinar quizzes can earn up to 15.5 hours of professional development. ASHA and NASP members can earn CEUs and CPD credits.
To sign up for the webinars, visithttp://plearn.co/pd-summer-2016. Individuals do not need to pre-register, but can sign up to receive reminders and encouragement for when the series is open for viewing for credit.
The 10 webinars in the Decathlon Challenge series — 15.5 hours of streamed content in total — were selected from PresenceLearning’s most popular webinar presentations.
●Dr. Temple Grandin explains the workings of the autistic brain and how to help students with autism during “The Autistic Brain.” (length: 1.5 hours)
●Julie Weatherly, Esq., special education legal expert, presents “Staying Out of Due Process in Special Education,” providing insight into the most common legal issues in special education and how to avoid them. (length: 2 hours)
●Dr. Marty Burns, neuroscientist and ASHA Fellow, unpacks the most recent neurological research on older students in “The New Science of Learning: Effective Approaches for Older Students with Autism and Attention Disorders.” (length: 1.5 hours)
●Dr. Barry Prizant’s “Uniquely Human: A Different Way to See Autism and Create Pathways to Success” presents a research-based new approach to serving students with autism. (length: 1.5 hours)
●Dr. Joe Ryan, behavior disorder expert, provides expert advice on how to implement effective behavior interventions in “Beyond Behavior: Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Behavioral Interventions.” (length: 1.5 hours)
●Dr. Daniel Crimmins, special education policy expert, outlines practice alternatives to the controversial restraint and seclusion tactics, as well as out-of-school suspensions in “Positive Behavior Strategies: The Real Road to School Climate Change.” (length: 1.5 hours)
●Dr. Barry Prizant introduces The SCERTS Model and explains how it can positively impact social-emotional development for those students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in “Social Communication + Emotional Regulation: An Introduction to the SCERTS Model.” (length: 1.5 hours)
●Dr. Frances Stetson, a leading consultant on inclusionary practices, discusses the over-identification of students for special education services and how our nation’s use of inclusion can be improved to better support at-risk students in “Inclusion Is For Every Learner – Or Is It?” (length: 1.5 hours)
●Dr. Ed Dunkelblau,one of the originators of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) movement, talks about how improving social emotional skills can help at-risk students achieve during “SEL – The Real Skills for Success.” (length: 1.5 hours)
●Dr. Ross Greene, a best-selling author, speaker and psychologist who originated the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach for students with serious behavioral challenges, details how CPS can help reduce disciplinary issues for students with special needs “Lost and Found: What Works (and What Doesn’t) for Behaviorally Challenged Students.” (length: 1.5 hours)
TheDecathlon Challenge webinar series is offered free of charge. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for each webinar watched after passing the post-webinar quiz and submitting a feedback survey.
PresenceLearning (www.presencelearning.com) provides live, online special education related services for K-12 students anytime, anywhere. As the leader in the delivery of clinical services via the web, PresenceLearning has provided over one million sessions of speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, assessments, and early childhood services.
All school leaders want to help their students to succeed, yet the nationwide shortage of clinicians often compromises access to the special services students need for success. Partnering with PresenceLearning connects you with a network of hundreds of rigorously selected clinical professionals via secure, live video. As Rex Miller, Director of Special Education, Bonneville Joint School District 93, says, “It’s pretty powerful.”