Winter ESP Professional Development Classes Catalog

January is right around the corner.

What does that mean?

The WINTER ESP TEAM Professional Development CATALOG is here!!!! 

Classes start January 7th, 2023

Please click HERE  to view the PDF of the catalog. 

WEA CEQ QUALITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Keeping the Wheels on the Road... (7 clock hours)

3 ZOOM Sessions: 2/25 (9AM-12PM) 2/27 (5:30-7:30PM) 2/28 (5:30-7:30PM)

Transportation employees are critical to the student's success. They are the first educator that students see in the morning and may be the last one they see in the afternoon. Setting the tone for the day, creating relationships, safely transporting students, and managing behavior are the keys to success for any bus driver.

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PD 4 Paras This series includes sessions about going beyond the label, helping kids become independent, decoding the ABCs of the IEP, and dealing with big emotions.

Up to 14.5 clock hours will be provided for this four-part series. Classes will be held on Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 8, and 22.

Para-Bytes is a series designed to offer quick information and resources to support students with disabilities. Designed for paraprofessionals (or substitutes or preservice educators). Each "Byte" answers common questions about inclusive education, Academic Support, Behavioral, Independence, Interdependence, and the Need to Belong. Register here Para-Bytes will be offered on Jan. 7, 21 and 28; Feb. 4, 18 and 25, and March 18. This is a one-hour class on Saturdays and continues from the fall series.

(only January sessions are open for registration right now) Special Education and the Law for Paras: Navigate through the beginning of special education law and many components that are utilized by paraeducators to effectively support students and staff in instruction and data collection. Finally, participants will apply knowledge to understand power struggles, escalation cycles, behavior intervention plans (BIP) and how these elements contribute to safety in the work environment. Register here This course will be held on Feb. 6 and 8. It is one class, held over two evenings. (5 - 8 PM) All special education courses are open to all educators, community members, and parents regardless of union membership