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This is designed for special education and general education teachers.

Back to Basic Behavior Edition from GaDOE

Join us for a one-day professional learning opportunity that will assist both general education and special education teachers in addressing challenging behaviors within the classroom. Participants will explore the science of behavior, discussing developmental norms, static and alterable variables, the function of behavior, and avoiding a power struggle. Presenters will share research on the power of relationship-building and empowerment and dive into Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and High Leverage Practices (HLP) for Behavior. There will be 5 locations around the state. The locations and dates are listed below:

December 5th- Northwest GA RESA-Georgia Highlands College- 3167 Cedartown Hwy, Rome, GA 30161 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

January 24th- Coastal Plains RESA- 245 N Robinson, Lenox, GA 31637 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

January 30th- East GA GLRS-4683 Augusta HWY S.E., Dearing, GA 30808 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

February 1st- First District RESA- 201 W Lee St, Brooklet, GA 30415 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

February 8th- Thompson-Upson Fin Art Center-268 Knight Trail Thomaston, GA 30286 from 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Registration Link:

Make Stuff and Love People

Register your staff (teachers at all levels, OT, PT SLP, AT Leadership) now to attend one of six opportunities for a day-long make and take that will inspire improved access to instruction for all students!

Sponsored in conjunction with Tools for Life, participants will engage in learning and making Assistive Technology (AT) solutions for reading and writing, communication, independent living, and employment. Dr. Willkomm will also discuss AT solutions for students with vision and hearing loss, the need for communication, and self-regulation strategies.

In addition to receiving a copy of the book “Make Stuff and Love People” participants will spend a full day with the book’s author, Dr. Therese Willkomm. During this hands-on professional learning day, each attendee will return not just with some great ideas but also 10 multi-use devices to support students in their classrooms.

Your staff can register for one of the sessions below:

November 8 or 9 or 10 - Macon Marriott City Center – 240 Coliseum Dr, Macon GA 31217 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

November 14 or 15 or 16 – The Classic Center – 300 N Thomas Street, Athens GA 30601 from 9:00 am - 3:00

Don’t miss out on what may be the best one-day PL session this year!!

Please be aware East Central GLRS has permanently closed the make-and-take center. The closure only impacts services associated with the make-and-take center, including laminating, die-cut machine use, poster maker, binding, purchasing bulletin board supplies, button maker, and resource library use. East Central GLRS will continue to offer high-quality professional learning and technical assistance in support of educating students with disabilities in the Heart of Georgia Region.

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