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Fostering Independence for Independent Living Skills for Students with Disabilities

February 20, 2019 8:00 am
February 20, 2019 10:00 am
Lindsay Kiraly/ Amanda Beranek
Ext: 2270
NSSED Training Center- Arbor Academy Building
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776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park, IL, United States, 60035

This workshop has been cancelled due to low enrollment. If you are interested in more information on this subject please contact Amanda Beranek (aberanek@nssed.org).

Presenters: Amanda Komaschka, ELS teacher at Glenbrook South High School and Erica Paulsen, NSSED teacher at Transition Program

Intended Audience: Teacher Assistants in the ELS program

Activity Description: As educators, we all work to promote high levels of independence for our students. The presenters in this session will review the importance of independence for all students, as well as different strategies for increasing independence in the classroom and community. The prompting hierarchy will be reviewed in relation to how to choose the best prompts for students and how to fade prompting. Participants will have time to collaborate on specific student situations and brainstorm strategies to increase student independence in relation to post 22 outcomes from the primary through transition levels

Learning Objectives: By the end of this training;

  • Participants will learn the levels of the prompting hierarchy.
  • Participants will learn strategies to increase student independence.
  • Participants will learn why it is important to foster independence for post 22 outcomes.

PD Hours: 2.0
Registration/Coffee: 7:45 am to 8:00 am
Session:  8:00 am to 10:00 am

Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)

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