Professional Education Programs
Meeting Children Where They Are: Strategies and Interventions for Differentiated Learning Needs
Struggling learners not only have an array of complex learning needs but many also have complex emotional needs that relate to home and school. In order to provide the appropriate and differentiated interventions, the adults in these children's lives need to be very informed and consistent. School social workers can play a critical role in the home-school connection in terms of these interventions, but to do so, they need a "tool kit" or a "GPS" to navigate this complex terrain.
Participants in this workshop will learn the "nuts and bolts" of common learning issues as well as gain some familiarity with evidence-based and theoretical interventions, such as Assessment Driven Instructions, The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Universal Design, Multi-tiered System of Support, and the Common Core State Standards.
Participants will receive state-of-the-art resources, including web sites, both for themselves and to share with parents. Through video clips, case histories, simulations, hands-on materials and manipulatives they will also learn techniques they can use to work with parents, teachers and with children themselves.
Sally Grimes,Ed.M; Founding Director, The Grimes Reading Institute
June 4, 2013 // 9am - 4pm // 6 CECs // $110