ESP Insider Update

Upcoming events and professional development

Join Us for Our January Webinar!
Accommodations and Modifications: What Paraeducators Need to Know

January 16, 2020 | 7:00pm – 8:00PM EST

Do you work with students who receive special education services? Do you know what accommodations and modifications they are entitled to in their Individualized Education Program (IEP)? Do you have a clear understanding of your role in providing them? This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of accommodations and modifications, how they differ, and the process through which they are determined for individual students. Examples of a variety of accommodations and modifications that support instruction will be reviewed.

Presenter(s):
Lynn Goss, Special Education Paraeducator, St. Croix Central Middle School, Hammond, WI
Tresina Alvested, Special Education Teacher, McQuerry Elementary, Odessa, MO

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Professional Development

  • IEA Representative Assembly (RA): March 5-7, Rosemont
  • Jan. 13-14: Restorative Practices & Prosocial Skills – IEA Carterville office: Interested in learning more about non-exclusionary student discipline? Register today for one or both of our training opportunities. On day one we will learn about restorative practices as a straightforward problem-solving framework that can be used as an alternative to exclusionary discipline. On day two we will learn about prosocial skills training as an intervention designed to promote prosocial behavior in adolescents using techniques to develop social skills, emotional control, and moral reasoning. Register today! Download a promotional flier.
  • Jan. 25Self Care for Educators – IEA Bloomington office: Working in a classroom evokes moments of tension, rigidity and stress that accumulate and interfere with your physical, mental and emotional health. As an educator you are often helping others in your life: students, coworkers, family, etc. Experience how making yourself a priority through better use of your body benefits both you and your students. In this experiential workshop you will learn how to use your body more effectively throughout the day, improve your ease in and out of the classroom, reduce pain and maintain your physical acuity. Register today! Download a promotional flier.
  • Feb. 8: Assessment Literacy – IEA Effingham office: Understanding why we assess, what we asses, how we assess, and how we communicate the results of assessment is crucial to informing instructional decision making and improving student learning. This hands-on workshop provides a framework for maximizing your classroom assessments and engaging your students in meaningful assessment practices. Participants are encouraged to bring their classroom assessments. Register today! Download a promotional flier.
2020 NEA conference funding forms due Dec. 6 NEA Higher Education Conference funding form
NEA National Leadership Summit funding form
NEA ESP Conference funding form
2020 IEA Representative Assembly – March 5-7 Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont
Please review this IEA-RA one-pager for important information and deadlines
NEA ESP Conference – March 20-22, New Orleans Information