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SOWIC Academy Sessions 2023-2024

Measurable IEP Goals - From Creation to Revision
September 28, 2023
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Refine your skills in creating measurable goals and objectives for students as well as tips for revising those objectives that you just haven't achieved yet! At the end of this session, you will walk away feeling more confident in your ability to contribute to a meaningful IEP. This workshop will first focus on writing measurable IEP goals connected to the IL Learning Standards in both academic and functional areas. Participants will explore tools to monitor goals and objectives that contribute to meaningful discussions as an IEP team.

Co-Teaching & Collaboration - Let’s Work Together!
October 24, 2023
8:30 am - 11:30 am

It's been said that two brains are better than one, especially when they are working together! This workshop will provide participants with an overview of co-teaching as well as practical detailed strategies for implementation. Participants will be presented with six specific approaches and guidelines for selecting the best approach in various classroom arrangements. Participants will leave with tools ready to plan for and implement co-teaching in their classroom. This workshop is designed for individuals as well as co-teaching pairs.

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SOWIC Academy Mini-Series Sessions 2023-2024

Behavior: The Basics!
October 4, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (via zoom)

Let’s start at the very beginning… a very good place to start! Participants will learn the basics of behavior, from the common terminology to initial best practices. Participants should leave this training feeling like they are able to talk a bit of “behavior” when problem solving with school teams.

Let's Dive into Data!
November 8, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (via zoom)

I say “Data” you say “Data”... “Data” “Data”! This training will focus on a very important aspect of changing behavior, which is ensuring you have objective and accurate data. This training will build on the behavior basics and now apply these terms to data collection. Participants will practice collecting data and leave with a variety of resources to collect data in their respective settings.

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SOWIC Spotlight is selection process that has been developed out of a desire to highlight the exceptional efforts of individuals working within SOWIC.   Such individuals stand out among their peers not only for the successful execution of their work assignments, but also because of their dedication, creativity, and actions toward improving services provided to students and families within the cooperative. 

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