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2020 Summer Institute Recorded Professional Development

Below are the released recordings from the 2020 Summer Institutes.  Passwords are provided for those that are needed.  While CEUs and evaluation links may be mentioned at the end of the recording, the opportunity for obtaining these CEUs from DPI has expired. 


Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Skill Development Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) Skill Development
You've asked for it and now it is here! This workshop will review the current proposal of the educational interpreter requirements within the state of NC as well as give a live interactive approach to the EIPA. Participants will break down each Roman and review their own assessment to work on strengths and areas of weakness. ALL participants must have their EIPA results packet in order to fully participate in the session and earn CEUs.
Antwan Campbell

Jumping into Literacy for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities This course provides a brief overview of literacy instruction for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Aligned with the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies guiding rubric, participants will review the components of comprehensive literacy instructional strategies. Matthew Martinez

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NCWiseOwl Content & Resources Support Best Practices in Individualized Learning Programs The research databases, eBooks, newspapers and magazines along with their accompanying tools available in NCWiseOwl are a rich resource for educators and students when providing support for your students both through official IEP plans as well as other individualized and personalized instruction. During this session we will look at features including read aloud, language translation, Lexiles, levels, multiple readers, notes, highlighting and interest collections and topics. When needed, these tools can serve as supplementary aides as IEPs are completed for students with all accessible both in and out of the classroom. Detailed guides and strategies will be shared. Cynthia Sartain

Jumping into the ELA and Math Extended Content Standards The audience: professionals working with students with significant cognitive disabilities on the extended content standards. Matthew Martinez

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Classroom Listening Assessment Presenter: Cheryl DeConde Johnson, The ADE-vantage consulting & University of Arizona
We will explore strategies to help ensure students who are deaf or hard of hearing can access their learning environment and that the learning environment is designed to support them. We will focus on use of the Functional Listening Evaluation (FLE) as one component of documenting student listening needs including administration and interpretation. In addition to the FLE we will briefly discuss other components of a classroom listening assessment including observation, measuring classroom acoustics, assessment of classroom participation, and the use of Universal Design for Learning in determining communication and learning accommodations.
Nancy Woytowich

English Strategies for Teaching Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Target Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
This training will present effective strategies for teaching deaf and hard of hearing students English, reading, and writing skills. These strategies will help improve literacy scores and help close language gaps in children who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Antwan Campbell

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EC Director
Coordinator Grant and Fiscal Accountability Training
This is an EC IDEA Grant Application overview and training. Navigation through the IDEA Grant will be provided including Section 619. This training will include a walk-through of the NC CCIP. The session will also provide an overview of IDEA Fiscal Compliance areas with an emphasis on monitoring, maintaining accurate and compliant records and providing timely and accurate data. Keashia Walker

The Coaching Continuum Overview In this two-hour virtual session, we will provide a brief overview of the Coaching Continuum. The goal of this offering is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the four main components of the Coaching Continuum – Study of Theory Practice, Observation of Best Practice, One-on-One Coaching, and Group Coaching. We will provide information on each of these components to support coaching at the building level. This course is relevant for administrators, instructional coaches, teachers, or related service providers interested in exploring sustaining transfer of professional learning to practice through instructional coaching. Those that have completed the full Coaching Basics course may attend as a refresher or for those that have not participated in Coaching Basics PD and would like to explore this content. Laura Marsden

Up to ELA Standards In this two-part series, participants will identify ways to utilize NCDPI ELA resources to support rigorous instruction for EC learners. Participants will examine the framework for the ELA Standard Course of Study and the vertical progression of the standards, K-12. Embedded activities will allow participants to drill down to specific standards in order to gain an understanding of what mastery of a grade-level standard requires. Additionally, the series will consist of the following topics to address high expectations for EC learners in the ELA classroom: standards-based, text-centered instruction; the importance of text complexity; and utilization of effective instructional practices.
Kelly Schultz

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Overview of School-based Practice for Related Service Providers Must watch the 2 pre-recorded sessions prior to attending this live session.
Any related service provider (School Psychologists, School Nurses, OTs, PTs, SLPs, etc.), especially those who are new to school-based practice or in need of a refresher course, are cordially invited to attend this session. Current therapists, new graduates, contracted providers, experienced providers transitioning to work in public schools for the first time, and interns/students considering employment in school-based practice are encouraged to attend the one-day (6 contact hours; .6 CEU) workshop. Course content will cover a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to school-based evaluation, intervention, policy, ethics, logistics, and documentation. We will spend as much time as required to answer all questions and discuss key aspects of this practice.
Perry Flynn

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Evaluating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Using an Occupation-Based Perspective This institute will focus on examining best practices for occupational therapy practitioners in evaluating students with autism across the lifespan. The session will be informed by recent policy changes and evidence-based practices. Practitioners will study multiple methods of assessment to address behavioral, sensory, social communication, emotional, and participation needs in the educational environment through a strengths-based and occupation-based perspective. Practitioners will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practices, collaborate with others to share resources and information, and determine future action steps to enhance evaluation procedures in one’s own practice. Bridgette LeCompte

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