Nuts and Bolts: How to Implement the New DESE IEP Form
An Asynchronous Workshop Series
This two part series will include (2) three hour asynchronous workshops that will guide all SPED, General Ed teachers & administrators through the new proposed IEP process and forms currently being developed by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
These workshops have been developed by current Early Adopters from school districts who have piloted the new form.
Workshop 1: Introduction: The First 4 Sections of the New Form
Objectives for this workshop will include:
- Identify the current timelines related to the new IEP form to ensure proper implementation.
- Develop an understanding of the currently released IEP forms through direct exposure and practice scenarios.
- Understand the feedback related to the new IEP process and forms provided by the Early Adopter teams as it relates to anticipated changes.
A second workshop, Implementation & Guidance to the Finalized IEP Process and Forms, will be available once DESE has finalized the rollout date.
The objectives for Part II of this workshop will focus on providing strategies for full implementation and continued guidance once the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has finalized the new IEP process and forms.
Maximizing Mentorships: Best Practices in Mentoring New Teachers
Based on the popular work of master teacher mentors, Carol Pelletier (Mentoring in Action) and Lois Zachary (The Mentor’s Guide) and the MA DESE Mentoring Guidelines, this workshop is designed to provide practical and reflective principles and activities that help the teacher mentor maximize trust, collegiality, communication, reflection and personal growth with their mentee. The asynchronous format allows the mentor, to go at their own pace, while completing activities that will be useful in their mentoring journey.
This course focuses on the Effective Principles of Effective Mentoring as outlined in the work of Carol Pelletier in Mentoring in Action. This workshop lays the foundation for thoughtful, successful mentorship for either beginning teachers or teachers who are new to a district.
A second part of this course is being developed and will focus on the work of Lois Zachary (The Mentor’s Guide) and extends the 5 principles of effective mentoring into actionable practices for the mentor.
Online Paraprofessional Training Courses
In support of building instructional capacity and providing exemplary educational services for all students, ACCEPT has developed an affordable online paraprofessional training program. This program offers total flexibility, allowing participants to begin at any time during the year. Advanced tracking features also allow districts to see participants’ progress within each learning module to inform future professional development opportunities.
Each of the modules listed below requires approximately 2-3 hours to complete. They can be completed in any order. Our course utilizes the Blackboard online learning platform, one of the most widely used online course sites in higher education institutions. The ease-of-use and interactive features make this tool an invaluable resource to provide innovative professional development opportunities to your employees.
Fall Behavioral Technician (RBT Course)
This course will introduce participants to basic concepts and principles of behavior analysis as they relate to children and adolescents, with an emphasis on students with Autism Spectrum. Disorders and related developmental disabilities. Participants will become knowledgeable about evidence-based interventions, based on basic principles of behavior, for intervening on behalf of children and adolescents in educational settings. This is a hybrid-model course that includes both face-to-face meetings and online learning modules that meet the requirements set forth by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® for the 40-hour training program based on the RBT Task List.