While the school year is winding down, the SCRED team is gearing up for an exciting summer of learning! We are thrilled to offer several exciting professional development opportunities this summer, all of which are highlighted in the SCRED August Course Catalog, located on the SCRED website. As in year’s past, SCRED staff are providing several high-quality trainings across service areas, including early childhood, social behavior, low incidence, instructional services, and special education coordination. The SCRED team has worked hard to respond to feedback from our member districts and, in response, have created an array of high-quality, targeted trainings that we are confident make for one of the best summer lineups yet! Among the many courses being offered this year, we are particularly thrilled to have the opportunity to bring guest trainer Anne Beninghof to our Unique Learners’ Conference (ULC)! With her more than 33 years of teaching experience, Anne, who continues teaching in Colorado, is an engaging and dynamic presenter who is internationally recognized for her ability to focus on creative, practical solutions for more effectively including students with a variety of learning needs in general education classrooms.
The SCRED instructional services team and director of special education had the opportunity to attend the Co-Teaching that Works! conference facilitated by Anne this past summer in Chicago and are still benefiting from valuable knowledge and instructional techniques that were gained! As our programs continue to strive for a more inclusive special education service-delivery model, Anne’s experience and expertise aligns perfectly with our innovative vision. Anne will be working throughout the day at ULC with our special educators on rediscovering the process for designing instructional strategies aimed at Putting the Special Back in Specialized Instruction! In addition, the day following ULC, Anne will work with a smaller group of general educators, special educators, administrators, school psychologists, and SCRED service coordinators for a day-long co-teaching workshop. These two interactive days of learning are sure to be jam-packed with effective strategies that can be efficiently and practically implemented to benefit the learning of all students, regardless of the setting!
If you’d like to learn more about Anne, feel free to check out her Ideas for Educators Blog or her Amazon Biography Page. Anne is sure to leave a lasting impression! So while we are as excited for summer break as anyone, we simply cannot wait to hit the ground running with all of you this coming August!