All Courses and Mini-trainings

Coming Soon

  • Mini-Module: Provision of Services to Transfer Students in the Special Education Process
  • Mini-Module: Referral, Initial Evaluation, and Eligibility in the Special Education Process

New Offerings

  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Continuum of Supports*
  • Beyond Compliance: Using Strengths and Needs for Instructional Planning*
  • Assistive Technology Overview
  • Explicit Instruction: Supporting Practices and Implementation
  • Family Engagement: Collaborating with Families of Students with Disabilities
  • Inclusionary Practices: Ch. 1: An Instructional Guide for Inclusive Educators*
  • Inclusionary Practices: Ch. 2: Inclusive Learning Environments*
  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Team-Driven Shared Leadership*
  • Equity Concepts: Mindset-Equity and Inclusion, Implicit Bias, and Repairing Harm*
  • Self-Care and Relationships*
  • Restorative Practices* 
  • Understanding and Responding to Trauma*
  • Meaningful Transitions: Connecting IEP Transition Planning, HSBP, and Graduation Pathways*
  • Mini-Training Module: Considering Paraeducator Support in the Special Education Process
  • Mini-Training Module: Discipline in the Special Education Process
  • Mini-Training Module: Service Delivery in the Special Education Process

 

You can find more information about these new offerings in the descriptions below. Offerings marked by an asterisk (*) are available free of charge (select Free Offerings when registering) or for a nominal fee for clock hours. 

Accommodations and Assistive Technology

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

(10 clock hours, $40)
Provides an overview of accommodations for students with disabilities including instructional accommodations, testing accommodations, and documentation of accommodations on the individualized education program.

Assistive Technology Overview

(10 clock hours, $40)
This course provides an overview of assistive technology (AT) as is relates to the majority of students with high-incident disabilities in public education. It explores the consideration process, implementation, and evaluation of AT, and a readily available, free AT resource, Bookshare.

Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

(15 clock hours, $60)
Designed as a book study on Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT): A Comprehensive Guide to Assistive Technology Services—a valuable and credible resource for evaluating, choosing, deploying, and supporting assistive technology (AT) services. 

Universal Design for Learning

(10 clock hours, $40)
Examines the three principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and discusses how to apply these principles to the four curricular components—goals, instructional materials, instructional methods, and assessments.

Assessment and Instruction

Beyond Compliance: Using Strengths and Needs for Instructional Planning

(18 clock hours, $72)
The content for this course was originally part of the Special Education Consistency Index (SECI) training that was required to be able to use the SECI platform. The SECI platform was discontinued, however, the content from what was Module Two continues to be requested for staff training. The focus of the original course content was the Evaluation Review Tool and IEP Review Tool. This revised course will use the original documents and videos for these tools and take this learning further into application. 

Classroom Assessment: Progress Monitoring

(10 clock hours, $40)
An overview of progress monitoring—how it can affect the outcomes of students, how to implement curriculum-based measurement, and how to use progress monitoring data to make instructional decisions. All basic academic areas are addressed with a special emphasis on reading.

Data-Based Individualization

(10 clock hours, $40)
This course provides an overview of data-based individualization and provides information about adaptations for intensifying and individualizing instruction as well as information on making data-based instructional decisions. Specifically, discusses collecting and analyzing progress monitoring and diagnostic assessment data.

Differentiated Instruction

(12 clock hours, $48)
Discusses the importance of differentiating three aspects of instruction: content, process, and product. It explores the student traits—readiness level, interest, and learning profile—that influence learning.

Evidence-Based Practices

(12 clock hours, $48)
An introduction to evidence-based practices including identifying and selecting a practice or program, implementing a practice with fidelity, and evaluating learner outcomes and fidelity.

Executive Function - Study Skills Instruction

(12 clock hours, $48)
Learn about Executive Function (EF)—more commonly known by the term study skills—which refers to the mental processes that control and coordinate activities related to learning. It's an underlying skill set that many students struggle with and is often an area of deficit for students with high incidence disabilities such as learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Gain strategies to embed targeted EF skills instruction within content-specific instruction to help students who struggle with EF increase academic success.

Explicit Instruction: Supporting Practices and Implementation

(30 clock hours, $120)
Explicit instruction was recently identified as a high-leverage practice in education, and there is a strong evidence base for its use. This course provides learners with an opportunity to extend their understanding beyond the "what" of explicit instruction to the "how-to'" through in-depth exposure to the explicit instruction model and supporting practices required for effective implementation.

High Leverage Practices

(30 clock hours, $120)
Explore in depth the twenty-two High Leverage Practices (HLPs) that all special educators should be able to demonstrate. The HLPs are organized around four aspects of practice—collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral, and instruction. The selected practices are used frequently in classrooms and have been shown to improve student outcomes if successfully implemented. Based on materials developed by the Council for Exceptional Children and the CEEDAR Center.

Inclusionary Practices: Ch. 1: An Instructional Guide for Inclusive Educators

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 20 clock hours, $80)
Takes you through the OSPI Inclusionary Practices (IP) Handbook, Section 1: An Instructional Guide for Inclusive Educators, developed by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) on behalf of OSPI. As you navigate through the IP Handbook, you will dig deeper into the concepts presented via readings, videos, and activities that were selected and designed by educators from across Washington State.

Inclusionary Practices: Ch. 2: Inclusive Learning Environments

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 20 clock hours, $80)
Takes you through the OSPI Inclusionary Practices (IP) Handbook, Section 2: Inclusive Learning Environments, developed by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) on behalf of OSPI. As you navigate through the IP Handbook, you will dig deeper into the concepts presented via readings, videos, and activities that were selected and designed by educators from across Washington State.

Inclusion Considerations for Students with Disabilities

(10 clock hours, $40)
Explore concepts and considerations that promote access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. As educators and educator-leaders, it is our role to develop and implement plans and strategies that provide students with disabilities the greatest access to general education opportunities.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Continuum of Supports

(Free 0 clock hours; 20 clock hours, $80)
Dig deeper into the concepts presented via readings, videos, and assignments that were selected and designed by educators from across Washington State. This course will be the second of five courses, each focused on one of the essential elements of MTSS: Team-Driven Shared Leadership; Data-Based Decision Making; Family, Student, Community  Engagement; Continuum of Supports; and Selection and Use of Evidence-Based Practices.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Team-Driven Shared Leadership

(Free 0 clock hours; 20 clock hours, $80)
Dig deeper into the concepts presented via readings, videos, and assignments that were selected and designed by educators from across Washington State. This course will be the first of five courses, each focused on one of the essential elements of MTSS: Team-Driven Shared Leadership; Data-Based Decision Making; Family, Student, Community  Engagement; Continuum of Supports; and Selection and Use of Evidence-Based Practices.

Students with Deaf-Blindness: Foundations

(20 clock hours, $80)
Introduction to working with students who have a combined vision and hearing loss including identification, challenges, and strategies.

Behavior and Classroom Management

Classroom Management and Addressing Challenging Behaviors

(20 clock hours, $80)
Highlights the importance of establishing a comprehensive classroom behavior management system and provides practical strategies for helping students become independent learners and addressing noncompliant and disruptive behaviors.

Functional Behavioral Assessment

(12 clock hours, $48)
Explores the basic principles of behavior and the importance of discovering the reasons that students engage in problem behavior. The steps to conducting a functional behavioral assessment and developing a behavior plan are described.

Restorative Practices 

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 8 clock hours, $32)
Takes you through the concept of restorative practices and classroom implementation with specific emphasis on strategies that can be implemented in the classroom and school setting.

Understanding and Responding to Trauma 

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 8 clock hours, $32)
Explores sources and types of trauma, the body's response to trauma, and what can be done to combat the impact of trauma on self and others. Relevant and timely given the current pandemic and its lasting impact. 

Early Learning

Early Learning: Assessment

(10 Clock Hours, $40)
Learn about effective assessment practices and how to make data-based decisions to inform interventions and goal development.

Early Learning: Child and Adult Interactions

(10 Clock Hours, $40)
Learn ways to support student learning and development through quality adult-child and child-child interactions.

Early Learning: Early Childhood Environments and Behavior Management

(10 clock hours, $40)
Provides information on how to set-up effective inclusive early childhood classroom environments. It discusses the interrelated physical, social, and temporal components of those environments, as well as adaptations to help teachers meet the needs of children with disabilities. Also includes information on early childhood behavior management with an emphasis on creating developmentally appropriate expectations and designing proactive systems for teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors.

Early Learning: Environment

(10 clock hours, $40)
Learn the components of a student’s natural and inclusive environment and why attending to the environment is crucial for students with disabilities.

Early Learning: Family-Professional Partnerships

(10 Clock Hours, $40)
Learn about effective family-professional partnership practices and why strong and trusting family-professional partnerships are crucial for students with disabilities.

Early Learning: Instructional Practices

(10 Clock Hours, $40)
Learn about effective instructional practices that are intentional and systematic to inform what to teach, when to teach, how to evaluate the effects of teaching, and how to support and evaluate the quality of instructional practices implemented by others.

Early Learning: Teaming and Collaboration

(10 Clock Hours, $40)
Learn the components of teaming and collaboration and why teaming and collaboration between practitioners and families is crucial for children with disabilities.

Early Learning: Transition

(10 Clock Hours, $40)
This course will help you support the transitions of students with disabilities and their families between and among services, supports, and programs.

Secondary Transition

Meaningful Transitions: Connecting IEP Transition Planning, HSBP, and Graduation Pathways 

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 20 clock hours, $80)
This course takes you through Individualized Education Program (IEP) Transition Plans, High School & Beyond Plans, and Graduation Pathways and shows the interconnection between all. Participants will learn basic components of each and how a student’s academic journey can be customized to meet their unique needs and desired outcomes. 

Secondary Transition: Agency Connections

(12 clock hours, $48)
Provides an overview of several agencies that work with students with disabilities as they transition from school to work. Gain a basic understanding of the resources and supports available to all students, including those for whom competitive employment may not be an option.

Secondary Transition: Developing Job Shadow Experiences

(10 clock hours, $40)
The overall goal of this course is to develop an understanding of instructional and assessment practices that will lead to meaningful job shadow experiences that align with a student's post-secondary goals.  Research tells us that providing job shadow experiences that align with a student's expressed interests increases the likelihood of gainful employment after exiting the K-12 system. The course starts with the introduction module then moves into and explores the concepts of work-based learning, collaboration, and the job shadow experience.

Secondary Transition: All Roads Lead to Employment

(11 clock hours, $44)
Explores assessments, resources, and lesson plans in the areas of emotional intelligence, self-determination, self-advocacy, independent living, and supports for employment to ensure that students with disabilities receive the services and supports necessary to pursue their post-school expectations.

Secondary Transition: Postsecondary Education and Training

(12 clock hours, $48)
Provides an overview of the many transition services available to support a student’s transition from high school to postsecondary education and training, including non-traditional college options. Gain an understanding of how IEP teams can plan coordinated services that will help students with disabilities make progress toward their postsecondary transition goals.

Secondary Transition: Student-Led Individualized Education Programs

(10 clock hours, $40)
Designed to inform educators about best practices in involving students in their individualized education programs (IEP), giving them leadership opportunities, and ultimately encouraging them to become the drivers of their IEPs.

Secondary Transition: Working More Effectively with Diverse Youth and Families

(8 clock hours, $32)
Provides an overview of important issues involving students with disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds and the challenges facing CLD students, their families and the caregivers who support them. Explore cultural competency, transition, language access laws, adult service eligibility, agency collaboration, and person-centered planning. Gain an understanding of CLD issues, best practices, and the resources and supports available.

Secondary Transition: Writing Effective Transition Plans

(10 clock hours, $40)
Designed to inform educators and families about best practices in developing transition plans within the individualized education program (IEP).

Social and Emotional Learning

Equity Concepts: Mindset-Equity and Inclusion

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 8 clock hours, $32)
This course explores the broad concepts of mindset-equity and inclusion, implicit bias, and repairing harm and how these concepts shape our experiences.

Restorative Practices 

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 8 clock hours, $32)
Takes you through the concept of restorative practices and classroom implementation with specific emphasis on strategies that can be implemented in the classroom and school setting.

Self-Care and Relationships

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 8 clock hours, $32)
This course provides many aspects about relationships between educator-and-student, educator-and-educator, and most importantly, self. By specifically examining different personality types and tools to assist with navigating relationships, participants will explore how to define and develop healthy boundaries. While the content brings in classroom and student connections, the focus is to allow participants time to explore these self-care concepts and to think about how you might use them in everyday settings.

Understanding and Responding to Trauma 

(Free, 0 clock hours; or 8 clock hours, $32)
Explores sources and types of trauma, the body’s response to trauma, and what can be done to combat the impact of trauma on self and others. Relevant and timely given the current pandemic and its lasting impact. 

Special Education Processes

Family Engagement: Collaborating with Families of Students with Disabilities

(10 clock hours, $40)
Focus on the importance of family engagement and attitudes toward disability and how to better understand and engage with families of students with disabilities. The content for this course is based on online training modules developed by the IRIS Center.

Identification of Students with Disabilities

(10 clock hours, $40)
An overview of the special education process by which students are identified as having a disability and in need of special education and related services and, therefore, an individualized education program.

Mini-Training Module: Considering Paraeducator Support in the special Education Process

(No cost; 0 clock hours)
An overview of how to respond to requests for paraeducator support, how to define paraeducator support in the special education process, and the balance between student independence and provision of paraeducator support.

Mini-Training Module: Discipline in the Special Education Process

(No cost; 0 clock hours)
An overview of the procedures and regulations related to discipline for students eligible for special education services.

Mini-Training Module: Prior Written Notice in the Special Education Process

(No cost; 0 clock hours)

An overview of the purpose, regulatory requirements, and timeliness of Prior Written Notice.

Mini-Training Module: Progress Reporting in the Special Education Process

(No cost; 0 clock hours)

An overview of the purpose, regulatory requirements, and timeliness of progress reporting.

Mini-Training Module: Service Delivery in the Special Education Process

(No cost; 0 clock hours) 

An overview of the service matrix component of the IEP and the connection between the service matrix, service delivery, and least restrictive environment.