Weekly Newsletters

These weekly newsletters are emailed to coalition liaisons and others who wish to receive them.  Contact Mary (mbettlach@ucpnet.org) if you wish to be on the mailing list for Minnesota or Shannon (scici@ucpnet.org) if you are in Illinois, Kansas or Pennsylvania and wish to receive the newsletter.


2019-20 Newsletters

May: Paraprofessional Series (1) Understanding Student Behavior-Factors that Explain Why; (2) School, Community and Home Setting Conditions; (3) Student Support Plan Development and Implementation; (4) Student Success and School-wide Discipline; (5) Promoting Social/Emotional Growth

April: Co-teaching Series (1) The What and Why of Co-teaching; (2) The Four Approaches to Co-teaching; (3) Frequently Asked Questions About and Tools to Support Co-teaching; (4) Reflecting on Practice and Opportunity for Feedback

March: Executive Function 101 eBook; Executive Function and the Brain; Executive Function: Tools for Success; Executive Function: Organization and Time Management for Student Success

February: Disability and Health Conditions: Angelman Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, CHARGE Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Microcephaly, Moebius Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Prader Willi Syndrome, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Rett Syndrome, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Williams Syndrome

January: Switch Assessment: Switch Assessment for Clients with Increased Muslce Tone, Switch Assessment for People Who Are Not Engaged, Switch Training (1) Basic Skills (2) Scanning Skills (3) Power Wheelchair Switch Skills, Teaching Switch Progression Series: (1) Extending Influence and Control (2) Moving On and Making Choices (3) The Curriculum and Beyond

December: Homelessness: Supporting the Education of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students under ESSA, Students Experiencing Homelessness:Transitioning to Higher Ed, Determining McKinney-Vento Eligibility under ESSA, Understanding Doubled-Up

November: Stories and Strategies: Social Emotional Support for Students Who Are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) - 4 part series; Sign Language - 6 part series, Hearing Amplification Sound Check with Ling Speech Sounds

October: The Paraprofessional and Student Success: Four Corners to Super Para Status; Putting the Pro in Paraprofessionals, 4 part series for teachers;  Roles and Responsibilities of the Paraprofessional; Teaming for Success: Strategies for Teacher-Paraeducational Collaboration

September: ASD and Literacy 4 part series, Free Classroom Support Materials from TASN; Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Let's Get This Started!; More than Core: Necessary Factors for Successful Implementation of AAC