Preview Webinars

View short previews or our live and on-demand webinars to get a better feel for the kind of content we provide.

Staying Alive: Preventing and Responding to Active Shooters and Other Crisis Events

April 21, 2014

In this quick 10 minute preview of our upcoming live webinar, “Staying Alive: Preventing and Responding to Active Shooters and Other Crisis Events,” we will discuss ways to overcome violence through prevention and response. With seemingly more and more acts of mass violence and terrorism grabbing headlines, what can you do as an individual, and for your organization, to increase your odds for survival? Research from psychologists, practitioners and other subject matter experts provides us with the groundwork to prepare ourselves with the proper equipment, plans, training and mental state to respond to an emergency. With a focus on school-specific examples, this webinar contains compelling information for anyone looking to prepare their organizations – or themselves – for a disaster.

Avoiding and Resolving Placement Disputes

March 18, 2014

In this quick preview of our upcoming live webinar “Preparing for Special Education Placement Disputes,” we will discuss strategies that can be utilized to conduct a file audit and review of file material to ensure it accurately and fully reflects the school’s compliance with IDEA and/or Section 504, its review and analysis of the placement and its propriety for the student, and the school’s efforts to accommodate the requests of parents or the student. Such documentation is critical in convincing a hearing officer of the propriety of a particular placement and demonstrating an educational institution’s good faith in this regard.

Motives for Targeted School Violence

January 14, 2014

Research suggests that some incidents of targeted school violence may be preventable if we understand what to look for and how to intervene. In this 10-minute segment, you will get a quick preview of my upcoming live webinar, Threat Assessment and Risk Management: Understanding and Preventing Targeted School Violence, which is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

Common Core Standards: Designing Lesson Plans

December 6, 2013

In this quick preview of our upcoming live webinar, “Common Core Standards: Designing Lesson Plans”, on March 19, 2014, you will realize how important it is for educators to gain an understanding of how to design lesson plans that meet the Common Core Standards.

Communication Practices with Parents

October 21, 2013

Research indicates that school performance improves when teachers and parents work together. In this 10 minute preview of our full on-demand webinar, "Challenging Parents or Collaborative Partners? Strategies to Strengthen the Home-School Alliance," we will help school staff nurture a beneficial relationship through positive, articulate, consistent communication. When educators proactively take this important first step, home efforts become less challenging and lead to a higher degree of parental commitment to help students reach their potential.

Writing Effective IEP Objectives

April 9, 2013

In this quick preview of our full on-demand webinar, “Writing an Effective IEP,” Tom Kitchen discusses several important components of a well-written objective. In this 10-minute segment, learn about the three main components of a measurable objective. This will help you write an IEP that serves as a template for hastening and measuring learner progress.

Overview of Differentiated Instruction: Striving to Reach and Teach All Learners

October 3, 2012

In every classroom, teachers are faced with the challenge of educating students who differ in their readiness, interests, and learning needs. They are supposed to deliver a set of standards, which may overwhelm some student while leaving others unchallenged and unmotivated. What can teachers do to help meet the needs of all students? In this 10-minute webinar, you will get an overview of differentiated instruction and explore ways in which you can use appropriate strategies to help them reach and teach all your students.

The ADHD Story

February 22, 2012

Many clinicians and educators think they know all about ADHD, but do they? In this brief 30-minute webinar we will go over some of the common pitfalls as well as explain what a proper evaluation looks like and what it covers.