Paraeducator Conference 2019

June 19, 2019

Special Education

Summer Professional Development  for Paraeducators.

8:00 - 8:30 - Registration Alumni Hall 

8:30 - 10:00 - Opening Keynote Betsy Miller, BSN, RN-BC, Child Care Health and Safety, LLC - "Strategies for the Caregiver" - All Registrants

10:15 - 12:15 - Dan Habib’s “Intelligent Lives” Viewing and Discussion - All Registrants

12:15 - 1:15 - Lunch *There will be golf carts outside Brumbaugh at 12:15 for those that would like a ride to lunch

1:30 - 3:00 ( 1.5 hour session ) Choose a session 




Wednesday, June 19
8:30am - 12:15pm
Registration and Opening Sessions

Alumni Hall 

Keynote - Betsy Miller and "Intelligent Lives" Dan Habib


1:30 - 3pm
2E “Head Bumps Matter”

2E - “Head Bumps Matter”, Betsy Miller In this session, participants will learn to apply methods to reduce and / or appropriately respond to child head injuries. This workshop will address ways to reduce the risk of head injuries, which may have long-lasting consequences for a child, during acting play, as well as how to use injury logs and accommodate a child who has sustained a brain injury in group care. Learn to recognize and respond to signs and symptoms of brain injury.  Room C212

1:30 - 3pm
2A “Fun with Math Vocabulary!”

 2A-   “Fun with Math Vocabulary!” Dr. Erica Karuder, NCSP Educational Consultant 
Enhancing your own mathematical vocabulary skills can help you better support students who struggle with math.  In this engaging session, you’ll have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of common mathematical terms students may find difficult. By attending this session, you’ll learn about several strategies and resources you can use to support students in math.    Room C232 


1:30 - 3pm
2B “Ways to Engage through Strategies and Technology

2B - “Ways to Engage through Strategies and Technology”  Justin Robinson, K-8 Instructional Coach

All students can learn and participate, just not in the same way. As student engagement increases, so will learning and negative behaviors will decrease. This session will include easy-to-use, cross-curricular strategies and online sources that will enhance your ability to help students learn.

1:30 - 3pm
2C “Autism in the Schools”

2C - “Autism in the Schools” Gretchen Schwartz, M. Ed. and Kayla Bell, M. Ed.

         We will review the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder and provide tools for student support and behavior management. Room C116

1:30 - 3pm
2D “How Sensory Aware are you?”,

2D -“How Sensory Aware are you?”, Lindsay Martsolf, M.S. Ed.  
This session will focus on how to become more aware of sensory concerns in your student’s daily routines.  We will discuss ways to accommodate to your student/s and become more aware of triggers in the classroom.  Room  C210