Professional Development

The ACCESS project provides professional development to educators who instruct students who receive special education services.  In person  state- and county-wide professional development sessions are listed below.  

Title/Description Date/Time/Location Registration
Communication and Literacy Strategies for Students with Complex Communication Needs
Two day series on communication development for students with complex communication needs. Focus is on ways to identify communicative intent and facilitate communicative competence and academic achievement. Participants will be guided through a variety of assessment tools, communication and literacy strategies, as well as a framework for developing and implementing a communication action plan.
Statewide sessions:

  • No sessions scheduled at this time

 

Register through PDMS: Course #25607

Registrants must register for both sessions:
Section #49845 & #49846
Statewide Professional Development Day – Friday, October 11, 2019

Standards-Based IEPs

This session will cover components of the IEP including identification of data considerations, the use of assessment information, development of present levels of educational performance (PLEPs), the identification of unique learning needs, and the development of S.M.A.R.T.S. aligned goals to promote access to the general education curriculum. Data collection methods and tools will also be provided to assist educators with goal development and progress monitoring. 

Statewide sessions:

  • 10/11/19 Center for Disabilities Studies Room 132 A&B, Newark
    8:30-11:30 am
Register through PDMS:

Course #28400 Section #52081

Statewide Professional Development Day – Friday, October 11, 2019

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

This session explores the framework and principles of UDL in order to meet the wide range of learners in today’s classrooms. Strategies for classroom implementation will be highlighted. Participants will also gain an understanding of how the framework can be used to address instructional barriers. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in guided practice surrounding the principles of UDL. 

Statewide sessions:

  • 10/11/19 Center for Disabilities Studies Room 132 A&B, Newark
    12:30-3:30 pm

 

Register through PDMS:

Course #28400 Section #52072

New Teacher Academy (FY 2018-19) through December 31, 2019 Comprehensive Induction Program

  • Standards-Based IEP Professional Development
    This session will cover components of the IEP including identification of data considerations, the use of assessment information, development of present levels of educational performance (PLEPs), the identification of unique learning needs, and the development of S.M.A.R.T.S. aligned goals to promote access to the general education curriculum. Data collection methods and tools will also be provided to assist educators with goal development and progress monitoring.
County-wide sessions:

  • 10/15/19 Center for Disabilities Studies Room 132 A&B, Newark
    4:30-7:00 pm
  • 10/22/19 Del Tech
    Rm 556, Georgetown 4:30-7:00 pm
  • 10/29/19 Collette Educational Center, Science Classroom, Dover
    4:30-7:00 pm
Register through PDMS:
Course #
New Teacher Academy (FY 2018-19) through December 31, 2019 Comprehensive Induction Program

  • Literacy and Communication Strategies for Students with Complex Communication Needs
    This session will provide participants with an overview of communication and literacy strategies for students with complex communication needs. Participants will be guided through ways to identify communicative intent and facilitate communicative competence through literacy. Participants will also be guided through a variety of assessment tools, strategies and a framework for developing and implementing a communication target action plan.
County-wide sessions:

  • 11/7/19 Center for Disabilities Studies Room 132 A&B, Newark
    4:30-7:00 pm
  • 11/12/19 Collette Educational Center, Science Classroom, Dover
    4:30-7:00 pm
  • 11/19/19 Del Tech
    Rm 556, Georgetown
    4:30-7:00 pm
Register through PDMS:
Course #
New Teacher Academy (FY 2019-20) through December 31, 2020 Comprehensive Induction Program

  • Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
    This session explores the framework and principles of UDL in order to meet the wide range of learners in today’s classrooms. Strategies for classroom implementation will be highlighted. Participants will learn how to incorporate principles of UDL when designing curricular units and lesson plans. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in guided practice surrounding the principles of UDL.
County-wide sessions:

  • 1/14/20 Center for Disabilities Studies Room 132 A&B, Newark
    4:30-7:00 pm
  • 1/21/20 Collette Educational Center, Science Classroom, Dover
    4:30-7:00 pm
  • 1/28/20 Del Tech
    Rm 556, Georgetown
    4:30-7:00 pm
Register through PDMS:
Course #
New Teacher Academy (FY 2019-20 ) through December 31, 2020 Comprehensive Induction Program

  • Advanced Universal Design for Learning
    This session takes participants deeper into Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and will challenge educators to think outside the box when designing lesson plans. The unique needs of all students in the classroom will be considered to design curricular lessons without barriers to learning. This highly interactive workshop will feature hands-on activities designed to change our way of thinking and lesson planning practices that will help design instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Educators are encouraged to bring a lesson plan. 
County-wide sessions:

  • 2/11/20 Collette Educational Center, Science Classroom, Dover
    4:30-7:00 pm
  • 2/25/20 Center for Disabilities Studies Room 132 A&B, Newark
    4:30-7:00 pm
  • 3/3/20 Del Tech
    Rm 556, Georgetown
    4:30-7:00 pm
Register through PDMS:
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Writing Rigorous IEPs to Teach Educational Standards (WRITES) for New Teachers

Session will cover components of the IEP including identification of data considerations, the use of assessment information, development of present levels of educational performance (PLEPs), the identification of unique learning needs, strategies for unpacking the Delaware state standards, and the development of S.M.A.R.T. aligned goals to promote access to the general education curriculum. Data collection methods and tools will also be provided to assist educators with goal development and progress monitoring.

Statewide sessions:

  • No sessions scheduled at this time
Register through PDMS:

Course #27349

AAS ELA/Math Standards Training (DLM)

How to use DLM Essential Elements in lesson planning.

1st time and refresher training ** LAPTOPS REQUIRED FOR CLASS

Statewide sessions:

  • Session Canceled
    10/23/19
    8:00-3:00
    Delaware State Fire School, Dover
Register through PDMS:
Course #27387
AAS Science Standards Training (DLM)

How to use DLM Essential Elements in lesson planning. The connection between instruction and assessment.

1st time and refresher training

Statewide sessions:

  •  10/30/19
    8:00-3:00
    Delaware State Fire School, Dover
Register through PDMS:
Course #27388
Advanced AAS ELA/Math Standards Training (DLM)

How to use DLM Essential Elements in lesson planning. The connection between instruction and assessment.

*Registrants must have completed AAS ELA/Math Standards Training

Statewide sessions:

  • 11/13/19
    8:00-11:00 am
    Delaware State Fire School, Dover
Register through PDMS:
Course #27385
Advanced AAS Science Standards Training (DLM)

How to use DLM Essential Elements in Lesson Planning. The connection between instruction and assessment.

*Registrants must have completed AAS Science Standards Training

Statewide sessions:

  • 11/13/19
    12:00-3:00 pm
    Delaware State Fire School, Dover
Register through PDMS:
Course #27386

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For additional information regarding any of our sessions, please contact the ACCESS project office at (302) 831-1052 or email deaccessproject@udel.edu.

 

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