There are 2 locations for CREST Workshops. “Writing Measurable IEP’s” and “Leading Effective Team Meetings” will be held at 9 Branch St., Methuen, MA. “Behaviorland” will be held at the Comprehensive Grammar School Auditorium at 100 Howe Street in Methuen, MA
8:30-2:30 Writing Measurable IEP’s- With your colleagues, learn how to develop clear performance criteria for specifically designed instruction in your students’ IEPs, and best decide measurable goals for short-term objectives and benchmarks.
8:30-11:30 Presentation by Allan Blume
12:30-2:30 Facilitated Planning Session (Bring a team of 2 or more and a current student IEP)
8:30-2:30 Leading Effective Team Meetings– Learn to focus on the development of best practices and techniques for leading effective, productive, and student-based IEP Team Meetings. Emphasis will be placed on legal requirements as as well as the development of strategies to foster and facilitate meaningful communication, collaboration, and positive outcomes.
8:30-2:30 “Behaviorland”– Educational Best Practices for Students with Mental Health Disabilities, Anxiety, Disruptive Behavior. About 10 percent of kids in school –approximately 9-13 million students — struggle with mental health problems. Whether they’re running out of a class, not doing their homework, disrupting others, or quietly being defiant, their behavior is often misread and misdiagnosed. The frustration level teachers and parents face can be overwhelming, and traditional behavior plans are often ineffective and even unhelpful in addressing certain behaviors because they do not acknowledge the underlying causes. The training will provide empathetic, flexible, practical, and more importantly effective strategies for preventing inappropriate behavior from the start in the classroom, and dealing with it once it’s already happening. **The Behaviorland workshop will be held at the Comprehensive Grammar School Auditorium at 100 Howe Street in Methuen, MA to accommodate the number of participants. Please note the change in location for this session only.**