KUMDC Webinar Series

Not able to catch our learning series webinars live?  Don't worry!  Our learning series webinars are now available on demand. So grab your popcorn and prepare to learn!

This is Us: Building Community Through Morning Meetings - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
This webinar will provide strategies for building community in your classes through effective morning meetings.

Differentiated Instruction - Featuring Dr. Manuel Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor.
Differentiated instruction is an approach to classroom teaching where the classroom and management of instruction are customized to various learners with diverse needs. The promotion of effective learning is the outcome. This seminar will introduce the concepts of differentiated instructions and apply them to teaching. Participants will gain a better understanding of this philosophy and approach and how they may implement it for their classrooms.

Powerful Teaching Techniques for Engaged Learning - Featuring Dr. Brian Keintz, Keiser University Education Chair of Graduate Programs in Education
Participants in this webinar will:
❖ Understand the types of power and how they are present in teachers, administrators, and students.
❖ Develop a series of strategies as teachers that help them to better control behavior, motivate learning, and empower students.

Time Management - Featuring Dr. Manuel Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor.
This webinar will:
❖ Identify strategies to save time to accommodate student needs.
❖ Identify ways to prioritize teacher responsibilities.
❖ Identify technological resources that can aid in time management.

Conflict Resolution - Featuring Dr. Manuel Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor.
During this webinar, participants will:
❖ Examine different types of conflict
❖ Develop strategies for teaching students about conflict
❖ Learn about different conflict resolution styles
Handout: If you would like to complete a personal assessment of your style that Dr. Rosa speaks of in this presentation, you can click on this resource link (http://bit.ly/2U0Nl0G) to download a copy of the self-assessment.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
Participants of this webinar will learn strategies to create a classroom environment that helps students feel welcome and accepted.

Generational Differences - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
This webinar will:
❖ Examine demographic information about the different generations in education.
❖ Explore strategies to prepare teachers to work with parents, students, coworkers and supervisors from different generations.

Professionalism - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
Participants of this webinar will be able to:
❖ Define professionalism
❖ Describe components of professionalism
❖ Share strategies for teaching professionalism

CoTeaching: What Should This Look Like - Featuring Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio, Professor and Academic Advisor, Educational Leadership
This webinar will share research based models of effective Co-Teaching Models currently used within schools. A discussion focused on the objectives and purpose behind what co-teaching should look like and why it is effective will be at the center of this webinar. This Webinar will be informative yet interactive.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ The participants will identify with different models of co-teaching.
❖ The participants will understand ways to promote collaboration and shared instructional time.
❖ The participants will understand how co-teaching can benefit instruction and student learning.

Classroom Strategies to Promote Social Emotional Learning - Featuring Dr. Diana Martin, Professor, Graduate Programs in Education
Social and emotional learning skills are needed both for student achievement in the classroom and for student transition to adult decision making. The webinar will provide resources and best practices to help teachers create educational environments and activities that build student SEL.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ Describe the components of social and emotional intelligence
❖ Identify teaching practices to develop SEL student competencies
❖ Identify methods to involve families in SEL development

Teaching Students Money Management - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
This webinar will address the many aspects of money management.  It will serve as a “train the trainer” and give participants talking points to share with students and fellow teachers.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ Know the components of a budget
❖ Learn tips on how to balance a budget
❖ Share strategies for creating lesson plans on money management

Reflective Practice in Instructional Decision Making - Featuring Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio, Professor and Academic Advisor, Educational Leadership
This webinar will share research on the importance of reflection in instructional decision making and the three different types of reflection. Also, a discussion on open-ended questions to promote reflective thinking by students will be presented.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ Identify with what reflection entails.
❖ Understand the three levels of reflective practice.
❖ Understand the levels of effective questioning depending on purpose of instruction and student learning.

Drop Out Prevention - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
This webinar will address the reasons why students drop out of school and share strategies to prevent students from making the choice to leave school.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ Learn statistics on dropout rates for students in the US educational system
❖ Understand why students drop out of school
❖ Share strategies for preventing students from leaving school

“I Think I Can”: Using Student Self-Efficacy to Build Motivation - Featuring Dr. Diana Martin, Professor, Graduate Programs in Education
Self-efficacy beliefs have been linked to student motivation, achievement and classroom behavior. This will help teachers and parents learn about the power of self-efficacy and methods they can use to improve students’ perceptions of their own ability to succeed.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ Identify the links between student’s self- efficacy and motivation
❖ Identify best practice to encourage self-efficacy
❖ Identify ways to model behaviors that build student achievement

Goal Setting and Achievement (Coming Soon) - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
This webinar will serve as a “train the trainer” to help students set both short term and long term goals.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ Understand the components of goal setting
❖ Explore decision making strategies for middle and high school students.
❖ Learn how to create SMART goals

Summer Preparation for Service Learning - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
This webinar will discuss the important of aspects of service learning and how service learning opportunities can be created for students with disabilities.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ Define Service Learning
❖ Understand the history of service learning
❖ Share strategies for incorporating service learning into the curriculum

Power Behind Open Ended Questioning - Featuring Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio, Professor and Academic Advisor, Educational Leadership
This webinar will share and extend upon a previous webinar on reflective practice and instructional decision-making. A discussion focused on different questioning techniques to extend student thinking will be at the center of this webinar. Ultimately, this would be a good first session or follow-up session to dig deeper in extending on ways to promote strong critical thinking skills.
Learner Outcomes:
❖ The participants will identify with different types of questioning techniques and purpose.
❖ The participants will understand ways to extend student thinking beyond simple responses.
❖ The participants will understand the levels of effective questioning depending on purpose of instruction and student learning.

Effective Strategies for Preparing for Post Secondary Programs - Featuring Dr. Manny Rosa, Keiser University Graduate School Professor and Advisor
This webinar will discuss the options available for post-secondary education and preparation for life after high school.
Learner outcomes:
❖ Identify common student goals for life after high school
❖ Explore options for post-secondary education

Brain Development, Part 1 - Coming Soon - Featuring Dr. Laurie Slifka, Faculty, Graduate Psychology Department
The human brain is composed of a complex network of neural connections, developing before birth and continuing into adulthood. Importantly, the connections formed in early childhood can either provide a weak or strong foundation for the remainder for the lifespan of that individual. Genetics provide the blueprint for the formation of these connections that are then influenced by environmental factors (e.g., diet, stress).  Part I of this webinar series will provide an overview of brain development and discuss environmental factors that influence this process. This knowledge can aid efforts to help children who have experienced childhood adversity. Additionally, critical periods of potential vulnerability will be discussed. Understanding these patterns may help caregivers and educators design and/or improve interventions.
Learner outcomes
❖ Describe how the brain develops in infants, children, and adolescents
❖ Understand the influence of genes and the environment on brain development, as well as risk and protective factors
❖ Develop strategies for caregivers and educators of those who have experienced childhood adversity

Brain Development, Part 2 - Coming Soon - Featuring Dr. Laurie Slifka, Faculty, Graduate Psychology Department
Part II of this webinar series will discuss recent neuroscience research that has helped aid our knowledge of the neurodevelopmental processes in both typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Understanding these biological underpinnings can help foster both empathy and innovation in how we respond to and educate children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Learner outcomes
❖ Describe how the brain develops in typically developing children and children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
❖ Understand the biological basis of cognitive function in children and adolescents
❖ Utilize knowledge to develop effective approaches to educate students with and without neurodevelopmental disabilities

Improving Self-efficacy in Students with Learning Differences: Problem Solving Approaches - Coming Soon - Featuring Dr. Lori Daniels, Graduate Instructor, Psychology Program
While the end product of academic success is often emphasized, an important foundation of such success is overlooked; the mindset of the student.  Beliefs about the ability to control academic progress determine goals pursued, task effort, and resiliency to set-backs. Defined as academic self-efficacy, this concept is relevant for students with learning differences as they use their previous successes and failures to gauge how they will perform on a new task. This webinar will discuss specific problem solving approaches educators and parents can use to increase self-efficacy in students with disabilities.
Learner outcomes
❖ Assess and evaluate the concept of academic self-efficacy
❖ Identify the importance of academic self-efficacy levels on behavior patterns
❖ Apply specific strategies to help increase academic self-efficacy in students with learning differences

Health and Wellness Resources for Caretakers of Youth with Disabilities - Coming Soon - Featuring Dr. Nina Doleyres, Academic Program Coordinator and Professor – Doctor of Health Science
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
❖ Identify the risk factors associated with a sedentary lifestyle when caring for youth with disabilities
❖ Demonstrate the benefits of nutrition and exercise to promote wellness
❖ Examine the value of counseling and respite services for the caregivers’ mental health well-being

Math and Reading: Preparing Students for Life after High School - Coming Soon - Featuring Dr. Jessica Fuda-Daddio, Professor and Academic Advisor, Educational Leadership
This webinar will focus on instructional decisions in math and reading to help engage students in the learning process while preparing students for life outside of school. Necessary math and reading skills and ways to help students transfer these skills into the "real world" will be discussed.
Learning Outcomes:
❖ understand important reading and math concepts that will help students in life after high school.
❖ reflect on what they are currently doing in the classroom and ways to help students apply this learning outside of school.
❖ identify different ways to meet student needs to help with future success.

Applying the Teaching Engagement Model to Classroom Instruction - Coming Soon - Featuring Dr. Brian Keintz, Keiser University Education Chair of Graduate Programs in Education, with guest, Dr. Steve Roth
Learning and adult career development depends upon the motivation of the student and the degree to which learners are responsible for engaging in the learning community.  This session will examine the theory of teaching effectiveness.  The three components of the theory will be presented including content, curriculum, and social effectiveness. The seminar features current applications and teaching techniques that maximize the interaction between the learners and instructors using these three modes.  Participants in the session share their practices, and will see how knowledge these approaches help them to evaluate colleagues and their own classrooms.
Learning Outcomes:
❖ Understand the model of teaching effectiveness and how it affects student engagement
❖ Recognizing congruent activities with the three types of teaching effectiveness
❖ Sharing of suggestions and ideas that promote the effectiveness and allow for awareness of the effectiveness of others

 

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Zoom Video Conferencing Software

KUMDC utilizes the latest in innovative cross-platform video conferencing software for webinars, virtual coaching, video conferencing, virtual observations, and virtual trainings. By utilizing a video conferencing platform, such as Zoom, we are able to connect to people in remote locations.

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Kubi Telepresence Robotics

Kubi mean "neck" in Japanese.  Combined with our Zoom video conferencing software, our telepresence robotics (Kubi) allow KUMDC staff to call into a classroom and conduct observations without disrupting the dynamics.  With 300 degrees of pan, 90 degrees of tilt, Kubi's are a perfect edtech solution to other cost prohibitive systems.

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At KUMDC, we believe communication and staying in touch are key components to building stronger relationships. We utilize Constant Contact as one of our main ways to keep our constituents informed. It allows us to inform our base when we are offering trainings and webinars and allows us to let everyone know what is happening at the touch of a button. If you would like to be on our email list, head on over and sign up!

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What is Assistive Technology?

According to Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA), Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities.

  • AT can be low-tech: communication boards made of cardboard or fuzzy felt.
  • AT can be high-tech: special-purpose computers.
  • AT can be hardware: prosthetics, mounting systems, and positioning devices.
  • AT can be computer hardware: special switches, keyboards, and pointing devices.
  • AT can be computer software: screen readers and communication programs.
  • AT can be inclusive or specialized learning materials and curriculum aids.
  • AT can be specialized curricular software.
  • AT can be much more—electronic devices, wheelchairs, walkers, braces, educational software, power lifts, pencil holders, eye-gaze and head trackers, and much more.

Assistive technology helps people who have difficulty speaking, typing, writing, remembering, pointing, seeing, hearing, learning, walking, and many other things. Different disabilities require different assistive technologies.