Professional Development & Staff Training

Provider: Chelsea School
Location: Silver Spring Campus or at local school
Target Population: Teachers (general and special education), Aides and Administrative staff
Sample Topics:
Topics of training include, but are not limited to:
• Training in Educational testing
• IEP development
• Classroom Strategies
• Identifying and utilizing appropriate accommodations and modifications in content area courses

Provider: The Children’s Guild
Location: Chillum campus or Children’s Guild Conference Center or at local school
Target Population: School personnel: teachers, related service personnel, Leaders at All Organizational Levels, Parents, Guardians and Child Care Providers
Sample Topics:
• Challenging Behaviors in school and home
• Instructional Best Practices
• Character Education
• Organizational Leadership
• Training for Parents and Guardians

Provider: The Foundation Schools
Location: At Largo, Rockville, or Gaithersburg campus or at local school
Sample Topics:
• Understanding the ED Child
• Life Space Crisis Intervention
• Therapeutic Aggression Control Techniques (TACT-2)
• Conflict Prevention
• Bully Task Force Training Program
• Test Security
• Bus Personnel Training
• Common Core Standards
• Writing Effective IEPs
• Instructional and Assistive Technology

Provider: Ivymount School and Programs
Location: at local school or any location in Washington DC area
Target Population: Teachers (general and special ed), Aides (PK- HS). Administrative staff, Building support staff, Para-educators; all school employees
Sample Topics:
• Behavior management
• Writing IEPs and productive goals
• Inclusion techniques
• Fostering Positive Parent and School Communication in Special Education
• Consultation with School Personnel to develop Quality and Compliant Student Transition Plans
• Positive Behavior Management Training (including 1:1)
• Inclusion of children with autism
• Creating ABA programs
• Writing Productive FBAs and BIPs
• Meaningful Data Collection
• Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
• Inclusion support for students with Asperger’s Syndrome and High-functioning Autism.
• Designing appropriate accommodations for academic and social support
• Creating Visual schedules and other supports
• Integrating Social Learning into Classroom Curriculum for Students with Autism
• Inclusion of children with developmental delays
• Parent training for Students with Special Needs
• Designing appropriate accommodations in the classroom
• Meaningful Data Collection
• Writing Productive FBAs and BIPs
• Developing Quality IEPs Priority and Measurable Goals
• Integrating Social Learning into Classroom Curriculum
• Teaching Strategies for Students across the Autism Spectrum
• Person-Centered Transition Planning – Advocacy and Self-Determination
• Promoting Independence: At home, at school and in the community
Vocational Training & School-to-Work Programs Trainings:
• Hands-on vocational training adapted to special needs
• Teacher training and coaching
• Curriculum adaptation
• Transition planning and support
• Creation of transition plans
• Design of school to work programs with community organizations
• Training job coaches
Early Childhood Trainings:
• Child Growth and Development
• Curriculum
• Inclusive Practices
• Learning Environments
• Social-Emotional Development and Mental Health

Provider: The Katherine Thomas School at TLC
Location: At Gaither Road campus (Rockville) or at local schools
Target Population: Teachers & Staff (pre-K through HS)
Special Features:
• TLC/KTS offers custom workshops and in-services to meet specific needs

 

Provider: The Kingsbury Center and Kingsbury Day School
Location: at local schools
Target Population: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Aides, Learning Specialists, Administrators
Sample Topics:
• Behavioral Support Consultation-one time or ongoing
• Collaboration with teachers-one time or ongoing
• Training on various topics

Provider: The Pathways Schools
Location: at local schools
Target Population: General/Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, Aides, Paraeducators
Sample Topics:
Topics relating to Introduction to Special Education including but not limited to:
• Differentiated Instruction
• Curriculum Implementation
• Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
• Development and implementation of FBA’s/BIP’s
• Characteristics of student’s diagnoses

Provider: Phillips Programs
Location: Available at PHILLIPS campus in Annandale or at local schools
Target Population: Teachers (general and special education), Aides, Administrative staff, Building support staff, Para-educators, Bus drivers, counselors, therapists, and social workers
Sample Topics:
• Behavior management
• Writing IEPs and productive goals
• Inclusion techniques
• Inclusion of children with autism
• Data collection
• Including parents in the education process
• Right Response Training