The following professional development opportunities for North Carolina teachers are being offered by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in collaboration with the University of North Carolina TEACCH® Autism Program.
FOUNDATIONS OF AUTISM: Learning Styles and Visual Supports
This three-day professional development workshop for North Carolina teachers is geared toward assisting the self-contained classroom teacher and instructional assistant working with students with Autism (AU). This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the learning styles of individuals with ASD, along with an introduction to specially designed instruction for students with autism which includes the use specific evidence-based practices such as environmental design and visual supports to provide meaning and promote independence. Participants will also learn a behavior problem solving process that is designed for teachers to utilize in order to effectively understand behaviors and how specially designed instruction can be an effective behavior management tool.
|Charlotte: Sept. 28-29, 2016 and Nov. 17, 2016|
|Greenville: Oct. 3-4, 2016 and Nov. 21, 2016|
|Greensboro: Oct. 18-19, 2016 and Dec. 14, 2016|
|Asheville: Dec 15-16, 2016 and March 3, 2017|
Fayetteville: Jan. 9-10, 2017 and March 10, 2017
|Wilmington: Jan 18-19, 2017 and March 14, 2017|
|Chapel Hill: Feb. 23-24, 2017 and April 11, 2017|
FOUNDATIONS OF AUTISM: Teaching Though Engagement (Advanced)
Participants must have attended the three-day Foundations of Autism-Learning Styles and Visual Supports Workshop. This one-day workshop will focus on the continued use of specially designed instruction as well as the process of teaching strategies and restructuring activities based on understanding the student’s learning styles and development. By the end of this training, participants will be able to conduct informal assessments to set learning objectives and monitor progress, describe a variety of effective teaching strategies, and implement a process for evaluating data during teaching sessions and determining the “next steps”.
|Charlotte: Jan. 31, 2017|
|Chapel Hill: Feb. 16, 2017|
|Greenville: Feb. 24, 2017|
|Chapel Hill: March 16, 2017|
FOUNDATIONS OF AUTISM: A Coaching Framework
This three-day workshop will be geared specifically with a coaching framework in mind. This workshop is intended for Autism Coaches, or those who are in a position to support and coach teachers in providing services to individuals with Autism. Participants will receive comparable content to the Foundations of Autism-Learning Styles and Visual Supports training, but in addition, will receive training on methods to coach around the content.
|Charlotte: Nov. 15-16, 2016 and Feb. 1, 2017: **FULL**|
|Wilmington: Dec. 15-16, 2016 and March 13, 2017|
|Winston Salem: Feb 13-14, 2017 and April 28, 2017|
|Durham/Chapel Hill: Feb. 20-21, 2017 and April 27, 2017|