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Good parent/teacher/tutor training options?

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I need 100 hours of PD to renew my license, and since I seem to have ended up in a role of supporting homeschoolers with struggling kids, I figure I should learn to do it right :). It needs to give some documentation of hours or CEU’s.

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It doesn’t look like she has anything that is free, there are two bloggers I follow who have a set-up where you can pay for access to videos and consultation, and it can provide CEUs, but they are both for autism specialists, and would not be very general.

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The dyslexia school in town trains all their people in Zones of Reg and Social Thinking. I think they have some other behavior systems too. It's stuff that crosses boundaries, so it is useful for autism but also SLDs, ADHD, etc. In their school they integrate the instruction and zones checks and breaks daily, because kids are doing hard stuff that tends to push them from green zone. So they're using it as a strategy to deal with the SLDs. 

 

I think someone from Zones of Reg is getting ready to do online training. That's the new thing, online CEUs. OG training online could be really good too. I think I've even seen math programs that were supposed to be OG-influenced with training/CEUs online. 

 

All that costs $$ obviously. Might be easier just to go take some college courses, though you wouldn't learn as much. It just seems like anyone who is doing anything quality is doing their training post-university, that it's not in the universities, and I really don't get that. 

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Realistically, no matter what I do, it will cost money. At least online doesn’t require going out of the area for days or weeks.

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I have never paid for anything, lol. I just watch the free videos or I watch conference presentations on YouTube sometimes.

 

I think maybe ask more specifically like ADHD, dyslexia, auditory processing, autism, executive functioning, or things like that.

 

A lot of people who have paid stuff also have some free stuff available.

 

 

https://www.northernspeech.com/continuing-education/

 

I have watched a free video from this place recently and I thought it was really good. The one I watched was about speech therapy and reading comprehension.

 

If I were going to pay I would definitely do marybarbera.com, but it’s very very focused on autism and more for moderate-to-severe.

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If you have time, Social Thinking has a thing on their website saying they are going to start Elearning sometime this year.

 

https://www.socialthinking.com/LandingPages/Our-Free-Webinar-Series

 

(It says for now you can print a completion certificate but they aren’t pre-approved. It comes across like they are getting approved with various agencies and then will have official CEUs for different fields.)

 

This is their free webinars. They are associated with Zones of Regulation, too.

 

It’s more autism-y with crossover into ADHD, overall. If you’re interested in that I bet it will be good. Huge buzz on them, lol.

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Never mind — someone I thought might offer CEUs does not.

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Since I need CEU’s, free doesn’t work so well. It was much easier when I could access school district Resources.

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I wish I had a school system to foot the bill-there’s a 3 day Wilson training coming up in St. Louis, Print Tool in Atlanta, Orton-Gillingham in San Francisco....

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Ooo, and then choosing between Wilson and OG, hmm... The OG would be close to you, yes? There's the cost with CEU courses and then there's the hotel and transportation...

 

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Does a dyslexia school in your state offer a longer program, so you could get all the hours in one blow?

 

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Schedule  This is the Zones of Reg list

 

Socialthinking - Conferences

 

HWT does training too  Learning Without Tears Professional Development

 

More OG trainings, including math

 

Orton Gillingham Trainings

 

Events Calendar - Multisensory Math  The website is a little lame but the content looks good.

 

ASDEC - Mathematics 1 Online Spring  Ok, this one I could bite on. $850,but it's online, includes junk (tm, manips, etc.). Looks good. And they have a certification process if you go through a couple courses and do the practicum hours, etc. Well yuck, now I'm watching her videos, and she's using circles for fractions. Oy. Ronit Bird is still better. Zecher is just getting close. Some of her ideas are good, but she's still sort of cumbersome and not totally thought through. RB is better, and you can't get training hours for her. Or maybe you can?

 

That's what you should do. Fly to England and hang with Ronit Bird and get CEUs for that. THAT is what you should do. And take me. :D

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http://www.braingym.org/schedule?level=1

 

Here is Brain Gym. I don’t know exactly what it is specifically, but I have a good impression. It’s OT type stuff.

 

There is online OG training. If you are interested in that I think make a thread for it. I know people on here have done various ones.

 

I would wonder with Wilson how much is generic and how much would be focused specifically on using Wilson. It has a great reputation for sure, but I would wonder that.

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https://lindamoodbell.com/workshops-credit

 

I personally would be pretty interested in some Lindamood Bell stuff if I were going to fly somewhere and pay, lol.

 

It might be pretty basic to people who have teaching experience, but I have learned a lot about errorless teaching and discrete trial training with my younger son in ABA, and I do like it. There is online stuff for that but I don’t know know what a good provider is or how generically useful it would be. I think it is good at making practice time being as effective as possible. But I think it’s stuff that is obvious to people who have already been teaching or tutoring.

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LMB is open and go, available pre-printed, easy to learn from a manual or the dvds they sell. The issue with OG and the MSM and stuff is the people are controlling the flow of info to make money. You can't buy Zecher's manual separately, and the OG courses I've looked at are often giving custom materials they've made. So the person walks away from the workshop with a lot of teaching materials as well. 

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‎www.learndifferently.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Algebra-and-Negatives-handout-Kuhl-201403142.pdf  Kathy Kuhl had a list of things for math. Does Landmark School do trainings? I don't know. Just remember them coming up as having other intervention publications, so they might. They're on KK's list for math. Sseveral blogs, a Driscoll book, a Gaskins book. Sometimes the authors do CEU workshops.

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Main  Boom, Woodin, the guy from Landmark, is doing trainings. He sells his materials too. I don't know, that sorta irks me when people won't sell their materials. I'm sure they have their reasons (they developed them, blah blah), but to me it also implies they won't stand up to scrutiny, to a publisher who could reject them, to a public who would see samples and compare and choose to go another way.

 

As you get into stuff, you start to get more picky I guess. It's all good in a way, but once you say well 4 vendors have multi-sensory math or reading, all about the same price, then you get picky. And very few people think hard. That's what is so compelling about the Social Thinking people, that they think hard and research hard. It means they have less holes and stupidity. Like Zecher with the circles for fractions. That's just, well that's just elementary, low-hanging fruit. That's teacher level intervention not THINKER level intervention. We have to think harder so we can teach smarter. This Woodin guy sounds like a sharp cookie with his Middlebury and Harvard degrees. But we'll see. His stuff is printed, so you can see and decide for yourself.

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I keep going on about math because to me the math is the hardest thing to find good training for. The reading, nuts, you could do any variant of OG or Wilson or Barton or whatever and they'd all work. There are nuances, but they're more similar than different and they all work in the end. But the math, there's just not as much, to me, that is really solid.

 

And I'm being critical, because I'm looking at clips and going nope, that wouldn't have connected to my son, wasn't enough, wasn't adequate. He's a hard case, but that's why I'm being picky.

 

Do the Marilyn Burns people do trainings? She has curriculum packages sold through I forget, maybe ETA.

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IDA Upper Midwest  They're doing livestreaming of their conference, not sure if there are CEUs. Anyways, Woodin will be talking on math and Coffman from the Shelton School will do three talks on spelling. Those might be good. The Shelton school has materials and trainings. Shelton School: STORE  The Shelton school is interesting because apparently they have a Montessori bent. So they do some workshops on Montessori with learning differences, which seems kind of interesting. And they sell the materials separately. :D

 

Shelton School: Online Courses  Boom, they offer 3 courses online and they have CEUs AND they're affordable. They're kind of interesting. Social Skills, organization/study skills, an overview on dyslexia. Those first two would definitely be interesting. Like I said, the dyslexia school I visited had a lot of behavioral supports, because those social and self-regulation issues were intertwined with the academic difficulties. So a school could really be on the forefront there and doing some good work and have some valuable, practical stuff to say.

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