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Child and youth development staff and providers develop expectations for how individuals and groups of children develop, interact, and behave. Values, attitudes and beliefs about disability and behavior affect how staff and providers think about and respond to the situations that arise in their programs. This management webinar will focus on helping child and youth professionals identify and adjust their expectations in order to understand and address challenges. Read More

Are you working with children who find it difficult to take turns; or to wait while engaging with their peers? Although some children might be more likely to exhibit impulsive behaviors, many others simply haven’t learned the subtle social skills necessary for them to succeed during group activities. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the Executive Functions of a child’s brain; which are the sets of skills involving mental control, and self-regulation. Learn teaching strategies which help children develop these social problem-solving skills, and classroom strategies for encouraging successful large group activities. Read More

When children and youth have significant developmental disabilities, providers may feel unsure if they have the capacity to support them. Join us to learn some basic strategies that encourage children with a variety of abilities to find their place in your program. This webinar will outline some of the characteristics of developmental disabilities, as well as define some of the most prevalent categories. Participants will also identify age-specific accommodations to include children with significant support needs. Read More

Out-of-School Time (OST) programs provide an excellent setting for children to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. This webinar will provide an overview of STEM and why these activities can be a great opportunity to open doors to relationships for many children. Several examples of different types of STEM activities ranging from robotics to woodworking to gross science experiments will be shared along with a resource packet. Read More

If you want to welcome students of all abilities, create inclusive learning environments and affect change in your school or community, this course is for you. Kids Included Together (KIT), the leader in disability inclusion training, has partnered with Colours of Grey Matters in Australia to provide online professional development for classroom teachers around the globe. The Inclusion and Advocacy course is designed primarily for classroom teachers who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of inclusive practices in their schools. Session One: Perspectives on Inclusion presents reading materials and a short webinar discussing various educational perspectives on inclusive classrooms. Session Two: Inclusive Practices asks the learner to consider the benefits of inclusion and how to improve their own inclusive practices in the classroom. Session Three: Advocacy is designed to help the learner implement strategies for inclusion in various educational settings and consider how they might affect change in their own school and community. Session Four: Teacher’s Role focuses on the classroom teacher and their role in creating an inclusive environment as well as the learner’s own educational philosophy as it relates to inclusion. Learning Objectives: Develop your definition of inclusion in an educational setting based on source material. Accurately define the difference between segregation and inclusion in the classroom. Correctly identify the benefits of inclusion in the classroom. Accurately define at least two inclusive best practices in educational settings and apply them to suggested scenarios. Correctly identify current national/state or local school district policies that affect inclusion in the classroom. Develop strategies for inclusion in a variety of educational settings. Accurately describe the role of the teacher in an inclusive environment. Reflect on your own educational philosophy as it relates to inclusion by connecting your experience to the presented content. You will earn 1.0 IACET accredited CEUs for completing all four courses in the bundle. Read More

The Inclusion and Advocacy course is designed primarily for classroom teachers who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of inclusive practices in their schools. Session Four: Teacher’s Role focuses on the classroom teacher and their role in creating an inclusive environment as well as the learner’s own educational philosophy as it relates to inclusion. Read More

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