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Location: Barre

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 12

Cost: $ 380

Scholarship: Yes

Contact Information:

Wendy Cohen
(802) 498-3350

Tips and Tools for Early Childhood Special Educators Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: Vermont Higher Education Collaborative
Instructor: Judith Masson

A day in the life of an Early Childhood Special Educator (ECSE/EEE) is always busy! Each day is chock-full of teaching, meetings and paperwork responsibilities. These responsibilities become even more complex for those working in multiple settings and on teams. Managing it all can sometimes feel like a daunting task. This two-day workshop series will sharpen your organizational skills and add to your strategy toolbox as we walk through each step of the special education process. We will discuss the daily operations and responsibilities of being a preschool case manager/service provider and brainstorm cost-effective, time-smart approaches. Additionally, each day will include a “make & take” session for creating materials that you can start using your next day at work. Workshop #1 - Case Management and Service Delivery. During this workshop we will explore tips and tools related to: ECSE evaluation, placement and IEP processes; Case management responsibilities, such as facilitating meetings, reporting progress, family communication, etc; and Service delivery models for special education. Workshop #2 - Lesson Planning, Consultation, and Transitions. During this workshop we will explore tips and tools related to: Lesson plans, data collection and evidence-informed programming decisions; Paraprofessional supports and consultation; and Transitions into ECSE, as well as kindergarten. Participants may also choose to earn one graduate credit by attending both workshops, stay for an hour meeting after each workshop day, and fulfill the below requirements: Additional course requirements: 1. Implementing a new case management tool presented at the workshop. 2. Trying out a new case management strategy presented at the workshop. 3. Putting into practice one of the materials they’ve created. 4. Reading additional materials such as VT Special Education Rules and other selected articles.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Professionalism & Ethical Practice
  • Program Planning & Development
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
October 4, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
November 12, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Additional Information

Breakfast and lunch is provided. Participants must attend both sessions.