2016 Lifeskills Bootcamp - Connecting the Behavior Puzzle Through Functional Communication

When working with low verbal and non-verbal students, it is often difficult for Educational Teams to know where to start in developing functional communication skills and addressing challenging behaviors. This session will help teams plan and implement systematic functional communication instruction while analyzing and addressing problematic behaviors.

Join Leslie Rainey, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Amanda Walker, Structured Learning Teacher of Denison ISD to achieve the following objectives:

Participants will gain knowledge in:

  • Importance of functional communication for students;
  • Roles and responsibilities of team members in the development of functional communication;
  • Assessment of student strengths and needs relating to functional communication, including functional behavior analysis;
  • How to use assessment information to drive communication systems, training decisions, and behavior modifications;
  • Functional communication and behavior management strategies to motivate and improve student and teacher success.

This course may only be taken one (1) time for credit. The course Certificate of Completion will only show the original date of completion.

**This course is now archived. Existing participants can still access and finish the course. No new enrollments will be accepted.


CPE: 3

CPE CREDIT PROVIDEDNo Cost

2016 Lifeskills Bootcamp - Visual Supports in the Lifeskills Classroom

Visual supports are a powerful classroom tool for students who have difficulty understanding and using verbal language. Visual supports include visual schedules, communication systems, and social supports. This presentation will give participants a working knowledge of why, when, and how to implement visual supports in the classroom.

Join Stacey Callaway, in-home parent trainer, Allen ISD to achieve the following objectives:

  1. The learner will have an understanding of why visual supports are important for students with intellectual disabilities. 
  2. The learner will have an understanding of how to implement visual supports in the classroom.

This course may only be taken one (1) time for credit. The course Certificate of Completion will only show the original date of completion.

**This course is now archived. Existing participants can still access and finish the course. No new enrollments will be accepted.

CPEs: 3

CPE CreditFree

2016 Lifeskills Bootcamp - Structured Teaching

This presentation will teach you the basics of incorporating structured teaching (i.e. the "TEACCH" method) into your classroom. Help your students gain independence by structuring their environment and alleviate unknowns. Bring a shoe box or small plastic bin to create tasks during a make and take session!

Join Kelly Bell, Lifeskills Structure teacher at Highland Park ISD, as you learn how structured teaching fits with students with ASD, and how to setup your classroom for structure and independence.

This course may only be taken one (1) time for credit. The course Certificate of Completion will only show the original date of completion.

**This course is now archived. Existing participants can still access and finish the course. No new enrollments will be accepted.

CPE Credit: 3
CPE CREDIT PROVIDEDNo Cost

2016 Lifeskills Bootcamp - Staying Afloat in Lifeskills

Leave this session prepared to make it through your first year in Lifeskills. You will be ready when the kids arrive.

Directs participants to start out successfully in their first year in the Lifeskills Classroom.

This course may only be taken one (1) time for credit. The course Certificate of Completion will only show the original date of completion.

**This course is now archived. Existing participants can still access and finish the course. No new enrollments will be accepted.

CPE CREDIT: 3
CPE CREDIT PROVIDEDFREE COURSE

2016 Lifeskills Bootcamp - Save Your Sanity: Tips for Behavior Management

Many students in LIFE Skills classrooms need more specific intervention strategies than what is available in PBIS. In this session, we will discuss simple strategies that you can use to increase positive behaviors in your LIFE class. Come learn how to not only increase the time you have in instruction, but also teach behavioral skills that will help your students transition throughout their lives.

Join Amber Dollar, Special Education Coordinator, and Tricia Terlouw, Autism/Behavior Specialist, of Irving ISD to increase positive behaviors, and to give you strategies and tools you can use in your classroom immediately.

This course may only be taken one (1) time for credit. The course Certificate of Completion will only show the original date of completion.

**This course is now archived. Existing participants can still access and finish the course. No new enrollments will be accepted.

CPE: 2.5

CPE CreditNo Cost

Ethics and Professional Responsibility for School Based Physical Therapists/Assistants

This course meets the 2-hour ethics and professional responsibility CE requirement for license renewal purposes for Texas Physical Therapists/Assistants. Emphasis will be on pediatric issues and specific situations that occur in the school setting. Definition of terms,  an overview of applicable laws and professional standards and methods of ethical decision making will be included. Course participation includes reviewing content, completing activities and short quizzes. In order to receive continuing education credit, participants must spend 2.25 hours in the course and complete the required components.

This course is archived with no immediate plans for an update. The course remains visible to allow participants access to their certificates of completion.


Cognition and Learning: Adapting Instruction for Students with Disabilities

Course Introduction:

This course is a hands on learning experience that will teach the user to adapt instruction for students with disabilities through a basic understanding of general intelligence "G's" and executive functioning.  

This course can be completed individually or with a group. Course participants will submit activities per course module. Four certificates of module course completion for CPE credit of 3 hours each verifying your work will be available for your files upon successful completion of each of the course modules.

This course is self-paced and your enrollment will be valid for four weeks. Active participation is only available during a course schedule time as listed below. All assignments must be received within your currently enrolled course schedule time in order to receive credit. It is suggested to complete a module a week to keep you on track.

Course Schedule:

*This course is currently only available to a pilot co-hort and is now archived.

Questions regarding this course may be sent to Coral Wilkens at coral.wilkens@region10.org.

CPE Credit: 3 for each module of content (12 hours total)

cpe creditenrollment key

Assistive Technology for Students with Visual Impairments

Special Education

This course serves as a primer, for both veteran and newly certified teachers, whose students use assistive technology in the classroom. Technology changes rapidly, so keeping abreast of current assistive technology to meet the specific needs of a student is an ongoing challenge. Reviewing classifications of assistive technologies, both low and high tech, and how they may best serve the student, are the primary goals of this course. In addition, it features legislative background and federal funding for assistive technology. This, along with a robust resource list, makes this an invaluable tool for the VI teacher.

Staff members from districts participating in the Region 10 ESC Title II co-op may take this course for free.

CPE Credits: 3

Non-member cost: $30.00


**This course is currently undergoing a review and update of content and is unavailable for new enrollees.


CPE CREDIT PROVIDEDFEE BASED COURSE