The Vermont I-Team offers customized professional learning solutions for schools, districts, health care professionals and families, and regularly share resources showcasing best practices in supporting children and youth requiring intensive special education.

Online Training Sessions

WEBINARS

The I-Team collaborates with the AT Tryout Center to offer webinars in the area of reading, writing, and assistive technology. In addition, we are collaborating with Vermont Sensory Access Project to offer webinars on Cortical Visual Impairment. If you are interested in having I-Team members develop a specific webinar for professional development please email I-Team Director Darren McIntyre for further information.

Training Course with On-Site Consultation & Mentoring

TRAINING COURSES

A course includes 15 hours of class time per credit plus two days of onsite consultation and mentoring. Class time can be face to face, online or a combination of the two. A course is developed in increments of 15 hours (15 hours, 30 hours or 45 hours). If participants desire UVM credits the course must be planned at least 3 months in advance and the school district would pay a reduced tuition rate to UVM.

Custom Trainings for School Staff

SCHOOL AND DISTRICT TRAINING

Training fees are based on length of time of actual training regardless of the number of I-Team Consultants involved in the training or number of participants. Participants may include teachers, special educators, related service providers, administrators, family members, students or community members. These trainings are billed as half-day (up to 3.5 hours) at $450 and full-day (up to 7 hours) at $900 opportunities.

SAMPLE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TOPICS

General Disability Information

  • Disability Specific Topics: learning impairment, multiple disabilities, developmental delay, Autism Spectrum Disorders, deafblindness, etc.
  • Inclusion for All Students: Access to the General Education Curriculum
  • Developing Positive Peer Relationships & Positive Behavioral Supports
  • COACH
  • Systematic Data-Based Instruction Across Content Areas
  • IEP Development & Implementation (i.e. how to create measurable IEP goals)
  • Co-Teaching
  • Supervising and Training Paraprofessionals
  • Curriculum & Instruction for those with Low-Incidence Disabilities
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Assistive Technology & iPad Implementation
  • Transition Planning (CIS to Early Education; Elementary to Middle; High School to Post-Secondary)

Background on Developmental Disabilities

  • DeafBlindness
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cortical visual impairments

Intensive Special Education

  • Systematic data-based instruction
  • Positive peer relationships
  • Functional behavioral assessment
  • Alternative and augmentative communication
  • Auditory, visual, and tactual supports
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Assessment practices
  • IEP development
  • Specific curricular issues including literacy, community living, self-help, mobility and pro-social skills
  • Transition planning
  • Related services decision making
  • Integrated services

Family-Centered Practices

  • Family support/problem solving
  • Building positive relationships and friendships
  • Circle of courage
  • Circle of friends
  • Making Action Plans (MAPS)

Inclusion

  • Accessing general education curriculum and instruction
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Co-teaching
  • Supportive classroom
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Creative problem solving
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