Institute for Educational Development


7:00 am – 1:30 pm
Pacific


Date:
March 4, 2022


$279.00 per person

Using Acceleration Strategies to Rapidly Improve the Skills of Your Students with Special Needs (Grades 1-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Nicole Eredics

Outstanding Educator, Author and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Grades 1-12 Teachers, Special Education Resource Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Other Professionals Who Support Students with Special Needs

  • Practical strategies designed to accelerate learning, close gaps, and improve skills for students with special needs
  • Essential ways to optimize your instruction to better meet students’ needs and help them make more rapid progress
  • Dozens of innovative and research-based acceleration strategies to boost the skills and academic achievement of students with disabilities
  • Receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with ideas, strategies, and activities to rapidly improve the skills of students with special needs

Practical Strategies

In the face of growing skills gaps, our instinct as teachers is often to re-teach lost skills. But research now tells us that there is a better solution to this challenging issue – we need to accelerate, not remediate! In this NEW seminar, outstanding educator, inclusion specialist, and author, NICOLE EREDICS, will equip you with practical acceleration strategies designed to rapidly improve the skills of your students with special needs. Learn dozens of highly effective strategies for helping students with special needs to make significant academic gains. Explore ways to break down barriers that short circuit learning for students with disabilities. Identify essential ways to optimize your instruction to better meet students’ needs and help them make more rapid progress, and much, much more!

You won’t want to miss this hands-on, engaging opportunity to learn dozens of practical acceleration ideas and strategies that you can use immediately to rapidly improve the skills of your students with special needs.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Rapidly Improve the Academic Outcomes of Your Students with Disabilities
    Discover powerful strategies to accelerate progress and close the achievement gap for students with special needs … Explore acceleration strategies designed to propel students with disabilities toward greater academic success
  2. Remove Barriers that Prevent Students from Accessing Content
    Expand your repertoire of highly effective learning accommodations … Gain numerous low-prep, easy-to-use strategies designed to help students access content and more rapidly improve their skills
  3. Accelerate Student Progress With Priority Content Instruction
    Learn the essentials of incorporating priority learning outcomes in your instruction … Utilize existing grade-level curriculum to design rigorous assignments within students’ zone of proximal development to accelerate their skills acquisition
  4. Target Significant Gaps in Learning Using “Just-in-Time” Supports
    Identify essential ways to target learning gaps with just-in-time supports … Provide instructional scaffolds that strengthen prior knowledge, connections with new material, and accelerate student learning
  5. Accelerate Accessibility of Grade-Level Content
    Utilize high-yield strategies that more rapidly help students learn grade-level content … Help provide your students with disabilities the same rich learning material and experiences as their typically developing peers
  6. Utilize Powerful Acceleration Strategies to Meet Diverse Student Needs
    Make best use of highly effective, research-based acceleration strategies, instructional methods, and technology tools … More rapidly expand student knowledge and connections, regardless of students’ ability levels
  7. Maximize Interest and Motivation of Your Students With Special Needs
    Learn highly effective strategies for leveraging student interests to increase motivation and accelerate learning … Gain ready-to-use strategies perfect for your students with special needs
  8. Promote Greater Communication, Collaboration, and Confidence
    Help students with special needs develop greater communication, collaboration, and confidence … Discover strategies that help students with disabilities and their peers better support one another and make more rapid progress
  9. The Latest Tech Tools and Apps Perfect for Accelerating Student Learning
    Explore the best, current technology tools and apps specifically for helping your students with special needs make more rapid progress … Increase motivation, boost knowledge, and help new concepts to stick!
  10. Receive an Extensive Acceleration Strategies Digital Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically developed for this seminar and filled with a wealth of ready-to-use, practical ideas, and materials to help rapidly improve the skills of your students with special needs

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • High-yield strategies to help students make significant academic gains
  • Tips and techniques to boost motivation and confidence for your students with special needs
  • Ways to break down barriers that short circuit learning for your students with special needs
  • Practical ways provide entry points to help students successfully access grade-level
  • Dozens of innovative and research-based acceleration strategies to boost the skills and academic achievement of students with special needs
  • Strategies that help students with special needs more quickly acquire new content knowledge
  • Essential ways to optimize your instruction to better meet students’ needs and help them make more rapid progress
  • Activities that strengthen collaboration with peers and enrich learning and social-emotional development
  • Ongoing ways to help you identify significant gaps in learning to target your instruction
  • Strategies that help students with special needs participate and actively learn no matter the content or grade level
  • The latest tech tools and apps perfect for accelerating the learning of students with special needs

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

In the face of growing skills gaps, our instinct as teachers is often to re-teach lost skills. But we now know that using this approach can cause our students with special needs to lose even more academic ground. The more time is spent relearning old skills, the less time is spent learning new concepts. With this approach, our students with special needs fall further and further behind their peers.

Research now tells us that there is a better solution to this challenging issue – we need to accelerate, not remediate!

I have designed this seminar specifically to equip you with the skills, strategies, and resources to rapidly improve the educational outcomes of your students with special needs. In our day together, you will learn how to create a classroom environment where students with special needs quickly make academic gains through engaging and meaningful lessons from grade-appropriate curriculum. I want to provide you with a wealth of ideas that will help you make a real difference in your students’ outcomes at school and beyond!

I invite you to join me for this fast-paced, resource-rich, and strategy-packed seminar. I am excited to share highly effective and practical ideas based on my unique experiences as a special education teacher, teacher trainer, and author. I can’t wait to share dozens of practical ideas and strategies you can use right away to accelerate the learning of your students with special needs!

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!

Sincerely,
Nicole Eredics

P.S. If you could transform the life of just one student this year your time will have been well spent. Invest a day with me and learn some practical strategies that can make a real difference in the lives of your students with special needs.

Who Should Attend

Grades 1-12 Teachers, Special Education Resource Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Classroom Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Other Professionals Who Support Students with Special Needs

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Key information and essential strategies for accelerating learning for students with special needs
    • Tips and strategies to help you implement all the ideas presented in the seminar
    • Templates and reproducibles to assist you in planning instruction that will accelerate student learning and strengthen access to grade-appropriate curriculum
    • Multiple print, audio, visual, and online resources to support accelerated learning for students with disabilities
    • Ideas to help you better deliver the targeted, just-in-time, supports your students need
  2. Share Ideas
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in using acceleration strategies to rapidly improve the skills of students with special needs.
  3. Consultation Available
    Nicole Eredics will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.