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These meetings are for BAISD staff only.
Assistive Technology committee meetings will be offered 2 times during the 18-19 school year to allow staff members who have an interest in increasing their knowledge of adapting technology and related topics.
Audience: Newly hired teachers, 2nd and
The Great Lakes Bay New Teacher Academy has been designed for the following: newly hired teachers, 2nd and 3rd year teachers, teachers new to their grade level/content area. The series is specifically designed to address Section 1526 of the Michigan School Code which requires 15 days of professional development during the first three years of teaching. New teachers must participate in all sessions, as each session builds on the previous session.
Kim Clark and guest speakers
September 5, 2018
September 26, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 23, 2018
January 23, 2019
February 20, 2019 - Canceled due to forecasted inclement weather
May 1, 2019
September 2018 - May 2019 – Online reflection and journaling
Educational Service Center
4228 Two Mile Road
Bay City, MI 48706
Time: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Call Instructional Services:
Email: Diane Jolesfirstname.lastname@example.org
or Erika Rupertemail@example.com
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Do not wear jewelry.
Join us this year to continue learning effective practices to increase knowledge and skills that enhance the educational programming and outcomes for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
This year we will continue to address classroom structure and instructional strategies to increase learning opportunities across the school day. The training will include presentations, videos, and team activities related to effective practices of behavior strategies, structured work systems, and teaching play.
November 2, 2018 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) Prevent, Teach, Reinforce - (Original date: 9/21/2018)
Learn how to improve the social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors of young children in preschool settings by Preventing behavior problems; Teaching proactive communication and social skills and Reinforcing positive behavior. Build on your team problem-solving skills for engaging students with extensive support needs.
February 1, 2019 (8:30 - 11:30 am) Winter Data & Teaching Play
Participants will review target student data and build on existing strategies for teaching play.
May 3, 2019 (8:30 - 11:30 am) Spring Data & Engaging Students
Participants will review spring target student data and build on skills for engaging and motivating learning activities to improve child outcomes.
The VB-MAPP is a criterion-referenced assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skill tracking system that is designed for children with autism, and other individuals who demonstrate language delays. It is based on verbal behavior, established developmental milestones, and research from the field of behavior analysis. Verbal Behavior teaches communication by connecting words with
their purposes by looking at the conditions under which a person will use language (functional analysis of language). With the focus on the meaning of words being found in their function, verbal behavior is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Verbal behavior is classified using the following verbal operants: mand, tact, intraverbal, echoic, imitation, and listener responding (B.F. Skinner, 1957).
The components of the VB-MAPP collectively provide a baseline level of performance, a direction for intervention, a system for tracking skill acquisition, a tool for outcome measures and other language research projects, and a framework for curriculum planning. For more information, visit: http://www.marksundberg.com/vb-mapp.htm
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