Educational assistants from Red Earth who completed the Sturgeon Lake Education Alliance Educational Assistant Training Program.
Adapting and Modifying for Students with Special Needs
This one-day in-service provides educators with an opportunity to understand the purpose of adapting and modifying and presents the difference between both. Categories and examples of adaptations and modifications are presented as well as recommendations for specific disabilities and how adapting and modifying relates to curriculum.
Accommodating and Modifying for Physical Education
A one-day presentation that examines opportunities for physical educators to accommodate and modify for students with special needs in order to create inclusiveness within the physical education program.
Response to Intervention
A one-day in-service that aims to help teachers and administrators navigate a multi-tier approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and social/emotional needs. The roles of the teacher, administrator and school based support staff are explored.
Universal Design for Learning: Creating Inclusive Classrooms
This one-day in-service looks at the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences and create equal opportunities for all students to learn. Principles and components of an effective UDL program are explored.
IEP Support and Development
A one-day overview of best practices in designing and writing IEP’s. Topics include the collaborative process, modifications within the regular program, benchmarking, writing SMART goals and objectives and designing appropriate learning programs for students with special needs.
The Angry Smile
The Angry Smile in-service is designed for anyone who interacts with a passive aggressive student and wants to better understand and manage the often-troubling dynamics. This one-day workshop, takes an in-depth look at the roots of passive aggressive behavior in children, exploring masked anger at five distinct and increasingly pathological levels. The course features the Passive Aggressive Conflict Cycle as well as eight specific skills that professionals (and anyone interacting with a passive aggressive person) can use to respond effectively to the troubling behavior.
The Conflict Cycle
A one-day workshop that helps participants understand and recognize the dynamics of conflict and escalating power struggles between students and adults. Participants are taught how to develop and use effective strategies to control counter-aggression and de-escalate conflicts with kids.
Life Space Crisis Intervention Training (LSCI)
LSCI is a five-day therapeutic strategy for using crisis situations as opportunities to help students learn alternatives to patterns of aggressive, disrespectful, or self-demeaning behavior. LSCI blends cognitive and behavioral and pro-social methods to develop powerful teaching and treatment interventions for challenging individuals.
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)
This two-day training teaches participants the general principles of verbal de-escalation techniques (Day 1) and then focuses on teaching safe restraints that can be used by a trained participant when an individual is of danger to themselves or others (Day 2). This training should be of particular interest to those staff members who deal with students who are verbally and or physically aggressive.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
A two-day training for caregivers who want to feel more comfortable, confident and competent in suicide intervention. This training helps caregivers recognize and review risk and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.
EA Training Modules
There are 4 different 1-day modules available for you to choose from:
Understanding the Role of Teachers and TAs
An overview of the key roles and responsibilities of the classroom teacher and teacher assistant in a collaborative framework. This one day training explores and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the teacher and teacher assistant in the areas of instruction, management and non-instructional duties.
Designing a Successful Resource Room
A one-day in-service that examines the importance of all schools having a dedicated resource room to support students. Topics include definitions and types of resources room, entry and exit requirements, resource room scheduling, the resource room as a support to the regular classroom teacher and the role of and use of resources in the resource room.
Student Achievement: Assessment in the Classroom
An exploration of what classroom assessment is, the purpose of assessment, basic principles of assessment, types of assessment and assessment tools and techniques.
Inclusion in Special Education
A one day in-service that examines the rationale for inclusive classrooms, types of inclusion and how to build inclusive classrooms to benefit students
A program designed to improve the way children communicate across the curriculum, enabling them to be independent and skilful speakers and listeners. It’s a targeted, time-limited (10 weeks) intervention that can be used with the whole class, small groups or individuals. By providing opportunities to practise and rehearse target language through a range of focused activities, pupils develop their independent skills to become good communicators and improve their speaking and listening skills. Talking Partners also helps children to become more confident and competent users of English. It encourages them to listen more actively and talk for a range of purposes and draws particular attention to the links between fluency and literacy.
Disability Awareness and Supports for Teachers
Empowering Staff to Work with Students with Special Needs
A half day in-service that examines the types of disabilities that are commonly found in children in school and the strategies that teachers can use to support these children in the classroom.
This in-service examines best practices in the management of students with social emotional challenges in the classroom. Specific behavioral disorders are also examined with intervention strategies for teachers.
Turning Down the Heat: Conflict Prevention
Preventing Conflict and Counter-Aggression in the Classroom, An Alternative to Student Confrontation and Restraint
A one-day presentation that explores four of the most common reasons that teachers become counter-aggressive with select students. This training offers specific skills to manage conflict in the classroom and helps teachers manage their counter-aggression when it is simmering, boiling or when it boils over.
Reading Intervention Support Through Earobics
Earobics is a literacy development computer program to provide students with instruction in early literacy skills by building phonemic awareness, phonics, auditory processing and cognitive and language skills required for comprehension, thus contributing to the academic achievement and overall success of students.
Engaging Parents of Children with Special Needs
A half day in-service that explores strategies for working together to build and strength the home to school relationship.