Institute for Educational Development


Location: PROVIDENCE
Date: April 3, 2019


$259.00 per person
Group Price: $239.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Accelerating Special Education Students' Success: Making Best Use of Differentiation, Accommodations and Modifications to Better Meet Student Needs

NEW Seminar Presented By
Diane Ripple

Experienced Special Education Strategist and Outstanding Presenter

Specifically Designed for Grades K-12 Special Education Resource Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Special Education Department Heads, and Instructional Coaches who Support Students with Special Needs

  • Dozens of practical strategies to increase the success of your students with special needs
  • Highly effective modifications that allow your students with special needs to benefit more from every lesson you teach
  • Timesaving ways to determine the most appropriate accommodations to meet individual needs and skill levels
  • The five key considerations every educator should understand in effectively differentiating instruction for students with special needs

Practical Strategies

As academic standards and classroom expectations have increased, the needs of students with special needs have grown more diverse. Many educators often find it difficult to distinguish the most appropriate support each student may need. In this NEW seminar you’ll learn how to more effectively identify the most appropriate strategies to meet their needs to be successful in the broader classroom environment.

In this interactive and highly practical seminar, Diane Ripple will share a comprehensive approach to differentiation strategies, deepen your understanding of appropriate accommodations and improve your implementation of effective modifications.

You will leave with dozens of highly practical, effective strategies and a comprehensive handbook to help improve your effectiveness in meeting the needs of your students with special needs.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Improve the Behavior and Academic Success of Your Students with Special Needs
    Learn a highly effective framework for determining the most appropriate means of support for your students with special needs … Gain a deeper understanding of how differentiation, modifications and accommodates can best be used to support the diverse needs of your students
  2. Learn the Five Key Components for Effectively Differentiating Instruction for Students with Special Needs
    Learn proven ways to incorporate the five key components for effectively differentiating instruction for students with special needs into your instructional planning
  3. Create More Effective Modifications that Allow Your Students with Special Needs to Benefit from Every Lesson
    Discover how to create modifications that allow your students with special needs to benefit more from every lesson
  4. Boost Participation and Engagement in Your Lessons
    Employ innovative ideas for better meeting the needs of your students with special needs … Motivate your students to take greater ownership of their own learning
  5. Help Your Students with Special Needs Gain More Meaningful Access to Curriculum Content
    Eliminate barriers that prevent students with special needs from engaging in meaningful participation … Here’s how
  6. Enhance Your Skills for Making Appropriate Modifications
    Learn a comprehensive approach to addressing and embedding student goals in everyday classroom lessons that results in greater student growth
  7. Support Your Students’ Individual Needs and Goals with Cutting-Edge Teaching Methods
    Support your students’ individual needs and goals by expanding your repertoire of instructional strategies that provide the most effective support for students with special needs
  8. Improve Your Performance in Supporting Academically and Behaviorally Challenging Students
    Improve your effectiveness in meeting the needs of all your students with special needs … Learn proven strategies to better address the diverse needs of your students
  9. Enhance and Revitalize Your Teaching Toolkit for Working with Students with Special Needs
    Learn practical insights and highly effective teaching strategies to better help your students with special needs
  10. Receive a Comprehensive Special Education Resource Handbook
    Each participant will leave with a comprehensive special education resource handbook to help implement new strategies upon returning to the classroom

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • New, innovative ways to expand and improve your teaching toolkit for students with special needs
  • Cutting-edge teaching methods to help students with special needs benefit more from each lesson
  • Specific methods to address student needs in a timely and balanced manner
  • Timesaving strategies to help you better assess each student’s needs
  • Innovative ideas to help you better evaluate individual student needs and goals
  • Easy-to-implement methods to make your lessons and activities more efficient, enjoyable and beneficial for your students with special needs
  • An expanded repertoire of skills to better manage the needs of your students with special needs
  • Effective strategies to boost student participation and engagement in lessons
  • Powerful ways to help your students with special needs gain more meaningful access to curriculum content
  • Proven strategies to maximize learning for students with special needs
  • A variety of low-prep ways to support differentiated instruction for students with special needs

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Have you ever wondered if differentiated instruction, accommodations and modifications are really all that different from one another? Have there been times when you or your colleagues have questioned the appropriateness of the classroom placement and supports for one or more of your students? Are you eager to learn new and innovative strategies and insightful information that can help each of your students with special needs experience greater success in school and the world beyond? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then please join me for this fast-paced, highly practical seminar!

During our day together, I will share dozens of strategies you can use immediately to increase your students’ with special needs learning and expand your teaching toolkit. You will learn proven strategies and a practical paradigm for more efficiently identifying and adapting to individual student needs and selecting the most appropriate support.

I extend to you a warm, personal invitation to join me in this highly practical seminar. I pledge that you will leave this seminar feeling more empowered and motivated to incorporate what you have learned into your classroom!

Sincerely,
Diane Ripple

P.S. You will leave this seminar with many techniques and strategies to help you better serve the needs of your students with special needs. I promise, you will not be disappointed!

Who Should Attend

Specifically Designed for Grades K-12 Special Education Resource Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Special Education Department Heads, and Instructional Coaches who Support Students with Special Needs

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Special Education Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive special education resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Key ideas and specific tips for implementing strategies presented in the seminar
    • Real-life classroom examples
    • Essential ideas for increasing learning for your students with special needs
    • Easy-to-implement activities for your diverse classroom
    • A comprehensive list of books and resources
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in increasing the success of students with special needs.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Diane Ripple will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own special education program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, 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.