South East Consortium for Special Education                                       Special Education Local Plan Area

Staff Development

The South East Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) is pleased to announce its 2015-16 training program for staff. This selection of professional development opportunities reflect the results of needs assessments and workshop evaluations completed by Special Education teachers, assistants, specialists, parents, and administrators.

Trainings are FREE for all member districts of the South East SELPA. These professional development opportunities are created to provide quality, “in-house” trainings that coincide with the districts’ calendar in order to train staff at a convenient time and limit expenditure of resources.

Trainings are also available to staff from non-member districts. Any cost associated with trainings are indicated in the registration.

For a complete calendar of available trainings and registration please visit:

Once South East SELPA has accepted your registration, you will receive an email confirming your registration.  Should changes in training schedule occur, you will receive an email notification for any training you are enrolled in.

Please note there are NO phone registrations, unless otherwise specified.  

For more information or questions please contact (408) 223-3775. If there is a training topic that you would like SELPA to research for future trainings, please contact your special education director and the request will be made to the SELPA.

2017-2018 Fall Professional Development Catalog

August 2017
8/25/17 Best Practices in Preschool ASD Assessment *JOINT TRAINING
September 2017
Date Training
9/6/17-9/7/17 TCI De-escalation 
9/11/17 Understanding Dyslexia and Impact of AB1369
9/12/17 Bridging the Gap: Planning for Effective Collaboration from Part C to Part B 
9/13/17 Exploring Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Autism using the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) Online Resource
9/14/17 SEIS 2.0 Trainer or Trainers
9/14/17 SEIS 2.0 Teacher Training
9/15/17 Special Education Boot Camp for Administrators Part 1 
9/19/17 Completing a Functional Behavior Assessment to Determine Effective Interventions for Problem Behavior *JOINT TRAINING
9/20/17 TCI Recertification
9/20/17 Using SEIS for IEP Development
9/25/17 SEIS 2.0 Teacher Training 
9/25/17 SEIS 2.0 Teacher Training CANCELLED
9/22/17 The Facilitated IEP Day 1
9/28/17 Pentain Day 1
9/29/17 The Facilitated IEP Day 2
October 2017  
Date Training
10/2/17 Special Education Boot Camp for Administrators Part 2
10/3/17 Behavior Supports in the Classroom: How to Implement Effective Reinforcement Strategies *JOINT TRAINING
10/3/17 Calm Down Kit "Make & Take" 
10/16/17 Video Modeling and Social Skills Training for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
10/19/17 Youth Mental Health First Aid Day 1
10/26/17 Youth Mental Health First Aid Day 2
November 2017
Date Training
11/1/17 Pentain Day 2
11/6/17 Completing a Functional Behavior Assessment to Determine Effective Interventions for Problem Behavior: Session 2 *JOINT TRAINING
11/7/17 Successful Inclusive Education Intervention Strategies for Elementary Classroom *JOINT TRAINING
11/8/17-11/9/17 TCI De-escalation
11/14/17 Assessment and Evidence Based Interventions for Anxiety, Stress and Trauma *JOINT TRAINING
11/17/17 Special Education Boot Camp for Administrators Part 3
December 2017
Date Training
12/6/17 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the New CA Dyslexia Bill: Implications for the SLP *JOINT TRAINING
12/9/17 Para Academy
January 2018  
Date Training
1/11/18 Exploring Science "Make & Take" *Cancelled
1/16/18 For Paraeducators - Helping Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities Build Skills for Independence (Pre-School through 8th grade) *JOINT TRAINING
1/30/18 2nd Annual Santa Clara County Middle School Youth Conference
February 2018  
Date Training
2/1/18 Pentain Day 3
2/27/18 Session 3: Completing a FBA (Designing Function Driven Replacement Behaviors) *JOINT TRAINING
March 2018  
Date Training
3/28/18 For Para-educators - Behavior Supports in the Classroom: How to Implement Effective Reinforcement Strategies *JOINT TRAINING
April 2018  
Date Training
4/5/18-4/6/18 4th Annual Northern California PBIS/School Climate Symposium
4/10/18 TCI Recertification
4/30/18 AALRR Special Education Training Academy (SETA) Workshop
May 2018  
Date  Training

Trainings will begin promptly at the times indicated. Please prepare to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to sign in, pick up materials, find seating, and enjoy refreshments. We request that all cell phones be silenced or turned off for the duration of the training, and that private conversations are kept to a minimum

Other Training Opportunities

August 2017
9/6  Webinar: What's Different in the Special Education Assessment Process for  English  Learners?
9/15  Brief Intervention Training
 Building Academic and S/E/B Progress for All Students - FREE WEBINAR
9/20  Second Step Child Protection Unit: Working Together to Keep Kids Safe -  SECOND STEP WEBINAR
9/21  Learn How to Provide Defensible Documentation with Easy Data Collection on  Rethink Ed
9/22  Relational Leadership for Administrators
9/26  SIP Webinar - Dr. Katie Novak - Universal Design for Learning
9/26  Creating an SEL Roadmap: A District’s Journey to Support the Whole Child -  SECOND STEP WEBINAR
9/27  The Road to Success for Your Student with Down Syndrome - SECOND STEP  WEBINAR
9/27   Growth Mindset—Not Just for Kids: Why Educators’ Mindsets Matter and What  They Can Do
9/28  I Have a Second Step kit, Now What? Get Started with Early Learning–Grade 8 - SECOND STEP WEBINAR
October 2017
10/3  Breaking Down Bullying: Research Trends, Policy Implications, and Practical  Strategies for Schools - SECOND STEP WEBINAR
10/5  Inclusion Collaborative: Facilitating Successful Transitions with Technology
10/5  Think Outside the Kit - SECOND STEP WEBINAR
10/4  Families Learning Together - Focus Literacy and Coding
10/6-10/7  Summit on Educational Interpreting for the Deaf and Hard of  Hearing
10/6 Transitioning to Competent Adulthood for Individuals with Autism: Implications from Preschool to High School and Beyond 
10/10-10/12  SPED: Structured Teaching (TEACCH) 3-day Training
10/11-10/12  2017 PBIS Conference
10/24  Second Step Early Learning Program: Improved Behavior, Improved Learning -  SECOND STEP WEBINAR
 Making it Real: RTI and MTSS for Reading and Reading Interventions - FREE  WEBINAR

11/2  Get Your Mind Ready with Mind Yeti for Schools - SECOND STEP WEBINAR
11/2  Number Sense "Make & Take"
11/3  CSEC 101 for Schools: Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
11/8  The K-5 Second Step Program: Improve Academics, Support Students and  Create a Positive School Climate - SECOND STEP WEBINAR
11/13  Inclusive Classroom Profile - Overview Session (Morning)
11/13  Inclusive Classroom Profile - Overview Session (Afternoon)
12/5  Making of a Gangsta Training: Gang Prevention and Intervention Coaching
12/5  The K-5 Second Step Suite: Safe, Supported, and Ready to Learn - SECOND  START WEBINAR
12/7  Social Stories to Support All Children "Make & Take"
(9 day event)
 2017-2018 SCIENCE/STEAM/STEM COACHES & TOSA Network Meetings
12/12  Deborah B. Ford Presents: What's New In Children's Literature
12/12-12/11  2017–18 CAASPP Institute (Riverside)
Improving School Outcomes Through Student Centered Learning and Teaching Registration
12/14-12/15  2017–18 CAASPP Institute (Sacramento)
January 2018  
1/10, 1/28, 2/8 Integrated ELD Strategies 3-Day Series
1/16 Blueprints for Effective Leadership and Instruction for our English Learner's Future (B.E.L.I.E.F.) - Building the Frame
1/16  Understanding the California High School 3-Course Model
1/22  How Language Works Boot Camp (Phrase/Word)
1/22  English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Training
1/22-1/23  NGSS: A Focus on the CA Science Framework
1/23  Implementing PBIS with a Racial Equity Lens 
1/26  STEAM: Next
1/29 (5 day event)  Visual & Performing Arts Meetings
February 2018  
2/5, 2/26, 3/5  Inclusion 101-Supporting Successful Inclusion Programs 3 Day Event
2/6  SIP Webinar - Mike Mattos - Solution Tree, Inc - Professional Learning   Communities
2/8, 2/15, 3/8  Fractions in the Common Core Classroom Series
2/20-23, & 26  Teacher Training from Dyslexia and Literacy
2/21-2/23  Northwest PBIS Annual Conference 2018

March 2018  
3/8-3/9  Assistive Technology Training
April 2018  
May 2018  
5/22-24 Cognitive Coaching SM- ADVANCED 
June 2018  

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