Special Education

Districtwide
Professional Learning

Elementary 
Special Education

2018-2019 Impact Learning | Back-to-School Professional Learning

ABLE/SEAS/Inclusion/Homebound/Resource

Date and Time: August 14th 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM

ABLE/SEAS/Inclusion/Homebound/Resource teachers will be attending sessions with core-curriculum grade level teachers. Please refer to the elementary core curriculum page for session titles, descriptions, and registration links. All sessions are open to ABLE/SEAS/Inclusion/Homebound/Resource teachers except REQUIRED sessions marked in yellow and with an asterisk.

Campus Assignments

Location: Please attend the location to which your campus is assigned in the table below. For example, ABLE/SEAS/Inclusion/Homebound/Resource teachers from Miller Elementary will attend the sessions at Hale Elementary with Grade 1 teachers. 

Hale Elementary
with Grade 1

McNutt Elementary
with Grade 2

Anderson Elementary
with Grade 3

Patrick Elementary
with Grade 4

West Elementary
with Grade 5

Peach Elementary
with Grade 6

Miller

Blanton

Ashworth

Pearcy

Crouch

Amos

Moore

Ditto

Bebensee

Starrett

Goodman

Butler

Short

Duff

Beckham

Thornton

Hale

Ellis

South Davis

Dunn

Berry

West

Johns

Jones

Swift

Foster

Bryant

Williams

Knox

Sherrod

Wimbish

Hill

Crow

Adams

McNutt

Larson

Wood

Key

Farrell

Atherton

Morton

Peach

Anderson

Little

Fitzgerald

Burgin

Rankin

Pope

 

Corey

Patrick

 

Remynse

Speer

       

Roark

Webb


Alternate Curriculum

Date and Time: August 14, 2018; 8:00am - 3:45pm 

Special Education Elementary Alternate Curriculum Teachers 

Location: Duff Elementary Library

Day at a Glance

Time

Description

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

  • Unique Learning Systems 
  • Communication 

Lunch Break

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

  • ELA/Math 
  • Science/ Social Studies 

Description: Participants will explore ULS resources, strategies for communication, ELA and Math Evidenced Based Practices for students in an Alternate Curriculum.  Participants will be introduced to the locally developed curriculum documents for Science and Social Studies.

Area of Focus:  Differentiation  

Registrationhttps://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=11786


Audiologists 

Date and Time: August 14th;  8:30 - 4:30 

Best Practices in working with students who are Auditorily Impaired

Location: Enterprise Centre, Bridge

Day at a Glance 

Time

Description

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The session will be focusing on team building, RDSPD procedures/practices, and PLC implementation. 

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The afternoon session will be continued PLC standards as presentations from staff who attended the Statewide conference for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 

Description: This session focuses on equipping educational audiologists with best practices in working with students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. We’ll discuss quality programming, procedures and processes, best practices from the Statewide Conference for the Deaf and implementing those best practices with our students.

Focus Area: Data-Informed instruction

Registrationhttps://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=12581


Braillists and Paraprofessionals

Date and Time:  August 14th; 8:30 - 4:30 

Best Practices in working with students who are visually impaired

Location: Enterprise Centre, 238 T&L

Day at a Glance

Time

Description

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The session will be focusing on team building, Vision Department procedures/practices, and PLC implementation. 

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

The afternoon session will be continued PLC standards and TSBVI Quality Standards. 

Description: This session focuses on equipping braillists and paraprofessionals with best practices in working with students who are visually impaired to support the teachers, and students IEP.  

Focus Area: Data-Informed instruction 

Registration


Deaf Education Interpreter and Paraprofessional

Date and Time: August 14th;  8:30 - 4:30

Best Practices in working with students who are Auditorily Impaired.

Location: Enterprise Centre, 204

Day at a Glance

Time

Description

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

  • Team Building
  • RDSPD procedures/practices
  • SEE expectations 

Lunch Break 

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

  • Statewide Conference for the Deaf Debrief
  • Signing Exact English or SEE 

Description: This session focuses on equipping interpreters and paraprofessionals with best practices in working with students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. We’ll discuss working in the classroom, procedures and processes, best practices from the Statewide Conference for the Deaf and providing educational supports in the classroom.  

Focus Area: Data-Informed instruction

Registration: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=12579


Deaf Education Teachers

Date and Time:  August 14, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm - Elementary

Best Practices in working with students who are Auditorily Impaired.

Location: Enterprise Centre, Bridge

Day at a Glance

Time

Description

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

The morning session will be focusing on team building, RDSPD procedures/practices and PLC implementation. 

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

The afternoon session will be continued PLC standards as presentations from staff who attended the Statewide conference for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. 

Description: This session focuses on certified teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing with best practices in working with students who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. We’ll discuss quality programming, procedures and processes, best practices from the Statewide Conference for the Deaf and implementing those best practices with our students.

Focus Area: Data-Informed instruction

Registration: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=12586


LSSPs and Counselors

Date and Time: August 14th; 8:30 A.M. - 4 P.M. 

SPED LSSP & Counselors Professional Learning 

Location: Larson Elementary 

Time

Description

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

  • Counseling
  • Professional Expectations 

Lunch Break 

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM 

  • Policies & Procedures 

Description: This course will cover Counseling strategies and skills, expectations and procedures, and current relevant policies. 

Focus Area: Social and Emotional Learning 

Registrationhttps://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=12587 


PPCD

PPCD Staff will attend sessions with Pre-Kindergarten. 

Pre-K Back to School Professional Learning

Date and Time: August 14th; 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Lunch 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

Location: Ellis Elementary

Description: Pre-K goals for 2018-2019 will be early literacy, classroom management, and computer technology.  

Registration: https://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=12620 


Speech Pathologists

Date and Time: August 14th;  8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

Learning Together: Speech Pathologists 

Location:  Adams Elementary Library

Day at a Glance

Time

Description

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

Special Education Updates 

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Enhancing Fluency 

Description: Special education updates will be presented and discussed with special emphasis on the TEA special education strategic plan. The afternoon session will review strategies for enhancing fluency  

Focus Area: Data Informed Instruction 

Registrationhttps://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=12563 


Vision Teachers

Date and Time: August 14th, 2018; 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Best Practices in working with students who are visually impaired

Location: Enterprise Centre, 238 T&L

Day at a Glance

Time

Description

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

The morning session will focus on team building and building capacity among all staff, vision teachers, Braillists, and TA’s 

Lunch Break 

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

This afternoon session will focus on quality programming for vision services, working with ESC 11 for QPR and the upcoming school year.   

Description: This session focuses on equipping vision teachers and orientation and mobility specialists with best practices in working with students who are visually impaired. We’ll discuss quality programming, working with Region 11 specialists and implementing best practices with our students.   

Focus Area: Data-Informed instruction

Registrationhttps://arlington.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=12588