BEYOND THE SCORE-AUGUST 2020 OFFERINGS

BEYOND THE SCORE:  Remote Testing (RT) is Closer than You Think:  Considerations & Tips for Planning & Conducting RT

Presenter:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., Georgene Moon, M.Ed., & Tom Smith, B.A.

During these unprecedented times, F2F testing is being questioned due the safety concerns to the evaluator and student.  This session will examine the use of Remote Testing (RT) and provide considerations and tips to those who decide to move forward.  It is a must-hear presentation for anyone who is concerned about future social distancing periods and who want to examine RT as a viable option.  A free tips guide will be provided to attendees.

Dates of Offering: 

July 31, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

August 7, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

August 14, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

August 21, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

August 28, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2375782252599991568

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Dysgraphia, A Specific Learning Disability:  An Essential Component of an FIE

Carla Proctor, Ph.D., Educational Diagnostician and Dyslexia Specialist

In this session, evaluators will develop an understanding of writing acquisition.  The presenter will discuss the characteristics of dysgraphia and share tools which can be used within the dysgraphia evaluation and when determining eligibility.  Additionally, the presenter will provide guidance for writing results in the FIE and making instructional recommendations.

Date of Offering:  August 3, 2020 (12-1 pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/749883831098791947

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Following Your ARD/IEP Agenda:  A Basic Intro for Assuring Legal Requirements are Met

Presenter:  Georgene Moon, M.Ed. & Shannon Parker, M.S., M.Ed.

This webinar is designed for first-year diagnosticians, new diagnosticians, and experienced diagnosticians wanting a quick review of the ARD/IEP process.  The presenters will review the basic requirements of the ARD/IEP, review the various types of ARD/IEP meetings, and review legal requirements.  The presenters will also highlight ways to encourage parental involvement and document interactions with parents.  Finally, the presenters will highlight an ARD/IEP agenda which is easy to use and upload into a district’s IEP software system.

 

Date of Offering:  August 5, 2020 (12:00-1:00 pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4087773534053889295

 

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Linking WJ IV Assessment Results to Instruction using the WIIIP Program

Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D. & Tom Smith, B.A., Riverside Insights

Extend your WJ-IV results by creating a comprehensive report integrating WJ-IV performance with research-based interventions using the WJ IV Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program (WIIIP™).  By combining contemporary CHC theory with research and scholarship, the new WIIIP provides a detailed interpretation of student performance on the WJ IV. Measured limitations are linked to carefully targeted, evidence-based instructional interventions and accommodations, providing a crucial connection that can help examiners more effectively build skills, teach strategies, and ultimately improve learning outcomes.

Date of Offering:  August 6, 2020 (12-1 pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6924223262647223563

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Dyslexia, A Specific Learning Disability:  An Essential Component of an FIE

Carla Proctor, Ph.D., Educational Diagnostician and Dyslexia Specialist

In this session, evaluators will develop an understanding of reading acquisition.  The presenter will provide guidance and resources for use when identifying areas to assess for dyslexia and determining whether a disability exists.  Further, the presenter will provide guidance on writing results in an FIE and providing recommendations.

Date of Offering:  August 10, 2020 (12-1 pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1908894431100356875

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Coffee & Conversation About the ECAD

Presenters:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith

Join us virtually with your favorite beverage to learn about the WJ IV Tests of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD). We will highlight the features and discuss possible uses. Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content).  Please click on the link below and register:

Dates Offered:  August 11, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8868171915228841486

 

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Coffee & Tea with the BDI-3

Presenters:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith

Bring your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join us virtually for a brief overview of the NEW Battelle Developmental Inventory, Third Edition (BDI-3).  This session will highlight the changes made to the battery (e.g., norms, test items, tests, etc.).  We will also briefly discuss the pricing options.  Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content).  Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Dates Offered:

August 12, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

August 20, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

 Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2606477384299797515

 

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 BEYOND THE SCORE:  Be Here Now:  Coping through Mindfulness

Presenter:  Anise Flowers, Ph.D.

Mindfulness is defined as awareness of the present moment.  Mindfulness has many benefits for social emotional well-being including improved attention, better coping with emotions, and calmer decision-making.  In the midst of a global pandemic, new coping strategies can be beneficial for both professionals and for students.  In this session, participants will learn about both active and passive mindfulness practices and how these techniques apply to both adults and children.

Date of Offering:  August 13, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6427472705310841355

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 BEYOND THE SCORE:  Assessment of Early Literacy and Mathematics Using the Battelle Early Academic Survey (BEAS)

Presenters:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith, BA, & Cheryl Neithercott, BA

Bring your favorite cup of coffee or tea and join us virtually for a brief overview of the NEW Battelle Early Academic Survey (BEAS).  This session will introduce the newest member of the Battelle family.  Presenters will highlight the domains/subdomains, uses, standardization the battery, and digital components.  Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content).  Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Dates Offered:

August 17, 2020 (12:00-12:30 pm CST)

August 24, 2020 (12:00-12:30 pm CST)

August 31, 2020 (12:00-12:30 pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/2264109254661276939

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 BEYOND THE SCORE:  The 13th Amendment & the Possible Link to the School and Prison Pipeline

Presenter:  Andre Banks, M.Ed., Behavior Consultant

In this session, the presenter will discuss how the 13th Amendment may have attributed to disproportionality and the over representation of minority students in the disciplinary process.  The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, in any place subject to their jurisdiction.”  This session will be a continuation of Andre Banks’ earlier BTS webinar that focused on Implicit Biases.

Date of Offering:  August 19, 2020 (12-1 pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5584880661105275407

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The APE’s are Here:  Don’t Forget Us!

Dr. Lisa French, Professor Emerita, TWU, Dr. Amanda Young, SRU, & Dr. Melissa Bittner, CSU

In this seminar, the integral role of the adapted physical education teacher, as a direct service provider, will be discussed. In addition, the understanding of the multi-educational services that are provided to students with disabilities by the adapted physical education teacher in the area of physical activity and sport will be provided.

 

Date of Offering:  August 25, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5182981673447762190

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 BEYOND THE SCORE:  Coffee and Tea with the WMLS III

Presenters:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D., & Thomas Smith

Join us with your favorite beverage for a virtual presentation highlighting the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey, Third Edition (WMLS III).  We will highlight the features of the test and discuss ways it can fit into your dyslexia or dysgraphia evaluations.  Multiple session offerings are listed below (all repeating topic presentations cover the same content).  Please click on the link, choose a date, and register:

Dates Offered:  August 26, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2041539513855915278

 

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BEYOND THE SCORE:  Considerations for Integrating Multiple Sources of Data Using C-SEP

Presenter:  Tammy L. Stephens, Ph.D.

An integral part of the C-SEP framework is organizing, integrating, and interpreting the multiple sources of data (MSD).  This session will provide guidance for establishing patterns of strengths and weaknesses through the triangulation of MSD.  Please click on the link and register:

Dates Offered:  August 27, 2020 (12-1pm CST)

Link to Register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3658611056118233356

 

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