Professional Development &
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
EIASE offers professional development for special educators, general educators, parents, administrators, support personnel and more. Our in-services cover a variety special education and related topics including teaching strategies, procedures and compliance, behavioral management, autism, as well as forums for professionals to discuss legal updates and current issues.
Register here for any EIASE event: EIASE Professional Development Registration Form
IMPORTANT: The state has established new rules for distributing Professional Development credit. In order to get professional development hours you must write your IEIN number on the sign in sheet to get your evidence of completion form, which will be emailed to you. We will not be able to give you an evidence of completion form for your professional development units if you do not have your IEIN. Please have your IEIN number available when you complete our registration form.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DESCRIPTIONS
Special Ed for Admin/LEA
This training is intended for administrators, and school personnel who often fill the role of the LEA at IEP meetings. Participants will gain knowledge in the responsibilities that are expected of the LEA, key aspects that should be included in IEP paperwork, and details that will aid in the evaluation of special education teachers and other related service personnel.
This inservice is intended for special educators, general educators, school support personnel, and other school staff who would like to learn what calming corners are used for, what tools should be included in a calming corner, how to effectively utilize a calming corner, and how to teach students to use a calming corner appropriately.
Special Education Law Updates
Administrators ONLY. This activity is intended for administrators, and school personnel who serve as the LEA for IEP meetings. Administrator Academy credit is offered. The topics include special education laws, court decisions, ISBE findings, and suggested policies. Participants are encouraged to reflect on their districts’ practices, and align them with current legislation.
New Teacher Workshop
This in-service is intended for special educators who have recently entered the field of teaching, or veteran special educators who would like a refresher on the following topics: the role of the IEP team, reevaluations, fundamental aspects of an IEP, special education timelines, potential procedural errors, classroom management, and roster information.
504 Forms and Procedures
This in-service is for any general educator or special educator who is interested in learning more about the 504 forms, procedures, referral and eligibility processes. 504 coordinators and building administrators are especially encouraged to attend. Each 504 form will be reviewed. Some of the most common 504 scenarios, accommodations, and legal situations will be addressed. Q&A as well as group discussion is encouraged.
Interventions for All
General Ed teachers, Special Ed teachers, Paraprofessionals, etc. will learn evidence based interventions to use for students within special education help with transitions, communication, social interactions, organization, sensory, and behavior.
This in-service is for any special educator who is interested in learning more about updates and legal requirements in relation to the special education referral, eligibility, and consent process. New special educators and district coordinators are especially encouraged to attend. Participants will learn where to access and when to use forms related to these processes. Explanation of each form will be provided as well as common mistakes to avoid. Q&A as well as group discussion is encouraged.
This in-service is for any special education teacher who is interested in learning more about updates in regards to assessments and accommodations for the classroom and various state and district assessments. Participants will learn about transition plans for students 14 ½ years and older, remote learning plans and other miscellaneous forms (ex. Home/Hospital, Need for Aide).
MTSS & Special Education Basics
This inservice is intended for educators, school support personnel, and administrators who would like to learn more about what a multi-tiered system of support should look like, as well as the basics of special education terminology, and what special education systems should look like in a general education school building.
School Psych Forum
This forum is for any school psychologist or school psychologist intern who currently works in one of EIASE’s member districts. The forum will have agenda items, but the meeting is intended to be discussion based. Agenda items will include any recent special education or legal updates, participants are encouraged to share agenda topics or bring discussion questions.
Writing PLAAFP and Goals, ESY, and Placement
Participants attending this in-service will gain a better understanding of how to collect academic and functional data, and write functional present levels that are individualized, data based, and lead to specific and measurable goals. Participants will also leave with tools and resources to help write SMART goals. Extended school year information, and minutes/services/placement will also be covered.
This forum is for district special education coordinators to discuss updates in special education. The forum will have an agenda but participants are encouraged to bring topics to discuss as well.
Effective Para/Autism Make & Take
Participants will learn responsibilities and strategies to be an effective para when working with students with autism spectrum disorder. Teachers and paras will also learn how to work together to be most productive in the educational setting.
Trauma Informed Practices & SEL Instruction
This in-service is intended for any school personnel who are interested in implementing trauma informed practices at the district, school, or classroom level. It includes a brief overview of how trauma impacts students, but focuses on trauma informed practices that lead to students’ academic success. Classroom strategies to teach social emotional learning is also discussed. Participants will leave with research-based tools to begin implementing trauma informed practices.
Transition Q & A
Teachers working with transition aged students (14 ½ yrs. or older) will have the opportunity to explore and collaborate on various transition activities and planning strategies as it relates to transition.
This in-service is intended for any school personnel who collect data for functional behavioral assessments, or write behavior intervention plans. Participants will gain knowledge on FBA data collection (teacher interviews, student interviews, classroom observations, etc), and using the data collected to write meaningful behavior intervention plans.
Counselor/Social Worker Forum
This forum is for any school social worker, school counselor, or intern who currently works in one of EIASE’s alternative school buildings, or member districts. The forum will have agenda items, but the meeting is intended to be discussion based.
Early Childhood Forum
The live online seminar will be in lecture format and will be based upon information presented in the previous webinar held last March titled, “ An Introduction to Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD)”.
IEP Writing Consultation
Participants attending this workshop will be given time to write IEP’s at EIASE central office. EIASE Associate Directors will be in attendance to answer questions, or help with any technical assistance in the IEP writing process.
Special Education Teacher Forum
This forum is intended for all special educators within EIASE’s member districts. The forum will have an agenda to discuss updates in special education, however teachers are encouraged to bring topics to discuss as well.
Special Educators, Paraprofessionals, SLPs, etc. will learn how to implement the S TAR Program in order to teach students with Autism through instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training, and functional routines
Understanding CVI: Assessment, Strategies and Collaboration
Learners diagnosed with cerebral visual impairment (CVI) face different challenges than those diagnosed with an ocular visual impairment. Join me as I share updates on available assessments, how comprehensive assessment will lead to appropriate strategies, and why effective communication will ensure the learner receives collaborative support for success.
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
Initial And Refresher Dates 2022-2023
If you have never been TCI trained before, please sign up for the Initial training offered in August or January. Registration is available via the link at the top of this page and you must attend all four days to be TCI trained.
If you have been trained either through an initial or refresher, you will need to attend a one day refresher this school year. Please select from one of the dates/locations listed. You must have attended a refresher or an initial within the last year. If you were trained under an initial through another organization, you must provide proof of training.
Initial Training will be offered August 8,9,10,11, 2022 and January 30,31 & February 1,2, 2023. You must attend all four days to be TCI trained. The goal of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) is to train teachers and staff to help students develop new responses to their environment that will enable them to achieve a higher level of social and emotional functioning and thereby, enabling a better educational learning experience. The techniques presented in this training program are designed to provide the skills, knowledge, and confidence staff need in order to work with students in crisis. TCI Initial training will be 4 full days of in-person training. No exceptions will be made for absences or virtual participation options.
Refresher Training is offered throughout the school year. Each person trained in TCI is required to attend a refresher once a year. TCI Refresher training is an annual requirement to continue TCI certification. This in-service will review Therapeutic Crisis Intervention supports and de-escalation strategies as a refresher for those already TCI trained and certified. Written and physical testing is also included. TCI Refresher training is 1 full day of in-person training. No exceptions will be made for partial absence or virtual participation options.
To Register for TCI please use the link at the top of this page.
July 28, 2022 (Post Crisis Response) - EIASE Board Room
September 15, 2022 (Post Crisis Response) – EIASE Board Room
October 27, 2022 – EIASE Board Room
December 8, 2022 - EIASE Board Room
January 12, 2023 (Developmental Delay) - EIASE Board Room
February 13, 2023 - Casey School District
March 2, 2023 (Post Crisis Response) - EIASE Board Room
April 20, 2023 (Developmental Delay) - EIASE Board Room
June 1, 2023 - EIASE Board Room
Infinitec Online Professional Development
EIASE partners with Infinitec to provide our member districts with quality online professional development opportunities. The professional development topics encompass a broad range of educational practices. Any person who works for one of EIASE's member districts has access to the online platform. Please see the directions below to set up an account:
Login. If you don’t have an account set up, register for one by clicking "Register" (it will only take a few minutes). You will need to use your school email to register.
Once you have accessed Infinitec’s home page, click the "Online Classroom" link near the top of the screen.
If you are new to the Infinitec online classroom, watch the short video "Getting Started."
Once you are familiar with the online classroom, you can then filter topics by presenters, categories, etc.