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St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education

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23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US

September 2016

St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown: “Reading Interventions: FUNdations and the Wilson Program”

September 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Elizabeth Powell, SMCPS special educator, will explain two Reading Intervention programs (Fundations and Wilson), how they work and how a student is identified for needing these reading intervention programs.

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St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown: “Transitioning Out of High School Timeline: What To Do And When”

September 27, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about: Graduation requirements for a diploma and a Certificate of Course Completion. A timeline of transitioning activities that should be completed before exiting high school. The difference between eligibility and entitlement. How to begin the process of accessing funding through adult service agencies such as Resource Coordination (DDA); The Division of Rehabilitative Services (DORS); and The Mental Health Authority (MHA), if eligible for them.   This workshop is geared toward parents who have…

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December 2016

St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown: “Behavior Is Communication: Demystifying FBAs and BIPs”

December 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Missy Alexander, Parent Educator with the Parents’ Place of Maryland, will present a workshop that covers school disciplinary practices and trends, effects of zero-tolerance policies, Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs), and Positive Behavioral Interventions.  Participants will also learn about the importance of partnership between a child’s home and the school in order to have successful positive behavior interventions.   This workshop for parents is free, but registration is required. To register, please contact Susan Shannon at 301-863-4069 or email partnersforsuccess@smcps.org.

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February 2017

St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown: “Preparing for a Successful IEP Meeting”

February 1, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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March 2017

St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown: “Planning Ahead: Future Finances and Supports”

March 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Join Joann Wood, Attorney at Law, as she addresses Legal Guardianship, Power of Attorney and Special Needs Trust Funds for individuals with disabilities.

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St. Mary’s County, Leonardtown: “Developing and Improving Social Communication Skills in Individuals with Autism, featuring Angela Bollich, Ph.D.”

March 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Social communication refers to all of the skills needed when using language to communicate and engage in conversations with others.  Social communication requires one to  understand and use non-verbal communication skills, which is typically difficult for individuals with autism. Dr. Angela Bollich, neuropsychologist from The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Health System, will present strategies to help individuals with autism develop and improve their social communication skills. Registration for this free workshop is required.  To register, please…

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September 2017

St. Mary’s County, Practical Strategies for Improving Social Communication Skills in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Join SMCPS Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Lisa Dean, COMPASS teacher, David Morris and Speech-Language Pathologist, Margaret Conway as they present strategies to help families and educators  increase a student’s ability to understand and use critical social communication skills such as eye contact, facial expressions, gestures and proximity to the speaker. This workshop is free but registration is required.  To register, please contact Susan Shannon at partnersforsuccess@smcps.org or call 301-863-4069.  

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October 2017

St. Mary’s County, Extracting Information from Text… And Writing About It

October 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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William VanCleave is a nationally recognized educator specializing in dyslexia and written expression.  He will present an energetic and interactive workshop sharing approaches for instructing middle and high school students in how to use different strategies to develop effective writing for different purposes and genres.  Participants will learn about and practice with a variety of strategies to develop their students’ writing. AGENDA 8:30-8:55 AM - Registration 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - Workshop 12:00-12:30 PM - Lunch (Bring a bagged lunch) 12:30 -2:30 PM - Workshop…

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November 2017

St. Mary’s County, The New IQ: Understanding and Teaching Executive Function Skills in and Out of the Classroom

November 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Teaching children to think clearly and efficiently is a universal goal of parents and teachers alike.  Thinking skills such as planning, goal setting, organizing, prioritizing, self- monitoring, accessing working memory, impulse control and sustaining focused attention are critical to academic success at every age.  Most important, the development of these skills allows children to mature into independent, healthy and functional adults.  Executive function skills are the HOW of learning. Join us to learn some strategies to teach executive functioning skills!…

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December 2017

St. Mary’s County, Could It Be Dyslexia?

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Understanding Educational Assessments for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia SMCPS School Psychologist, Chris Grace will present information to parents and educators to help them understand the educational assessments and the scores used for assessing a child for dyslexia, dysgraphia and/or dyscalculia. To register for this free workshops, please contact Susan Shannon at 301-863-4069 or email partnersforsuccess@smcps.org. Registration Deadline is December 6, 2017 St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS)  Partners for Success Resource Center for Families and Schools

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January 2018

St. Mary’s County, “How to Become an Informed Essential Parent Team Member” Workshop Mini Series

January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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FREE Workshop Mini-series This two workshop mini-series will help parents to gain a better understanding of the IEP process and the IEP itself. Participants must attend both sessions and bring a current copy of their child’s IEP with them. Homework will be given between sessions. Participants will learn: The steps of the special education process The parts of the IEP and what they mean Why the role of parents is so important in developing IEPs How to be a more…

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February 2018

St. Mary’s County, “How to Become an INFORMED ESSENTIAL PARENT Team Member” Workshop Mini Series

February 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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FREE Workshop Mini-series This two workshop mini-series will help parents to gain a better understanding of the IEP process and the IEP itself. Participants must attend both sessions and bring a current copy of their child’s IEP with them. Homework will be given between sessions. Participants will learn: The steps of the special education process The parts of the IEP and what they mean Why the role of parents is so important in developing IEPs How to be a more…

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March 2018

St. Mary’s County, “College Options for Students with Learning Disabilities”

March 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Together, Glennis Daniels- Bacchus, The College of Southern Maryland’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, and Megan Rabie, Disability Support Coordinator, will present information to families and educators to increase their knowledge and understanding of ADA, the differences between high school and college for students with learning disabilities, and how to know if your child is eligible to receive support services and accommodations while in college and if so, how to apply for services.   This workshop is free but…

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September 2018

St. Mary’s County, “Maryland Public Schools Can Now Say “Dyslexia”: What That Means for Students”

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Please join Laura Schultz, a founding member of Decoding Dyslexia Maryland, and a former member of the National Center on Improving Literacy’s Parent Engagement Board where she helped draft written and online material for parents of students with dyslexia, as she presents and explains the Maryland State Department of Education’s (MSDE) long awaited guidance on dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. This presentation explains how families and teams can use the MSDE Technical Assistance bulletin as guidance to ensure that the specific…

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October 2018

St. Mary’s County, “The Medical Model vs The Educational Model: What’s The Difference?”

October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Allysa Ware, Licensed Graduate Social Worker with Children’s National Health System will present a workshop explaining the difference between the Medical Model and the Educational Model and how that applies to your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). To register, please contact Susan Shannon at partnersforsuccess@smcps.org.

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December 2018

St. Mary’s County, “DDA and Transitioning Youth: What You Should Know!”

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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Nicole Sheppard, Transitioning Youth Coordinator with the Southern Maryland Regional Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) office, will present information to parents and educators to help them understand DDA eligibility and the transitioning youth process. Participants will leave with the tools necessary to ensure a seamless transition to post-secondary life. To register, please contact Susan Shannon at partnersforsuccess@smcps.org.

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January 2019

St.Mary’s County, “IEP Mini Series: How to Become an Informed Effective Parent (IEP) Team Member”

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) Partners for Success presents: This exciting new two-part mini-series will help parents to gain a better understanding of the IEP process and the IEP itself. Participants will: • Understand the steps of the special education process • Understand why the role of parents is so important in developing IEPs • Learn how to become a more active and effective participant in meetings • Understand the parts of the IEP and what they mean Participants…

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St.Mary’s County, “How to Become an INFORMED ESSENTIAL PARENT Team Member”

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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This two workshop mini-series will help parents to gain a better understanding of the IEP process and the IEP itself. Participants must attend both sessions and bring a current copy of their child’s IEP with them. Homework will be given between sessions. Participants will learn: The steps of the special education process The parts of the IEP and what they mean Why the role of parents is so important in developing IEPs How to be a more effective IEP team…

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February 2019

St. Mary’s County, “IEP Mini Series: How to Become an Informed Effective Parent (IEP) Team Member”

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) Partners for Success presents: This exciting new two-part mini-series will help parents to gain a better understanding of the IEP process and the IEP itself. Participants will: • Understand the steps of the special education process • Understand why the role of parents is so important in developing IEPs • Learn how to become a more active and effective participant in meetings • Understand the parts of the IEP and what they mean Participants…

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St. Mary’s County, “How to Become an INFORMED ESSENTIAL PARENT Team Member”

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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This two workshop mini-series will help parents to gain a better understanding of the IEP process and the IEP itself. Participants must attend both sessions and bring a current copy of their child’s IEP with them. Homework will be given between sessions. Participants will learn: The steps of the special education process The parts of the IEP and what they mean Why the role of parents is so important in developing IEPs How to be a more effective IEP team…

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March 2019

St. Mary’s County, “College Options for Students with Learning Disabilities”

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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The College of Southern Maryland’s Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator (ADA) Glennis Daniels- Bacchus and Disability Support Coordinator, Megan Rabie, will present information to families and educators to increase their knowledge and understanding of ADA, the differences between high school and college for students with learning disabilities, and how these students may be eligible to receive services and accommodations while in college. Board of Education Meeting Room 23160 Moakley St. Leonardtown, MD 20650 To register for these free workshops, please…

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April 2019

St. Mary’s County, “Behavior is Communication What is the Behavior Trying to Tell You?”

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) Partners for Success Resource Center for Families and Schools: All behaviors serve a purpose. Explore how function based interventions are the key to unlocking and adequately addressing behaviors. The SMCPS Behavior Support Team will present this workshop to families and school personnel. To register for these free workshops, please contact Susan Shannon at partnersforsuccess@smcps.org.

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St. Mary’s County, “Behavior is Communication: What is the Behavior Trying to Tell You?”

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) Partners for Success presents: All behaviors serve a purpose. The key is finding out what that purpose actually is! Explore how function based interventions are the key to unlocking and adequately addressing behaviors. The SMCPS Behavior Support Team will present this workshop to families and school personnel. This workshop is free but registration is required. To register, please contact Susan Shannon at partnersforsuccess@smcps.org

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May 2019

St.Mary’s County, “Planning Ahead: Future Finances and Supports”

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
St. Mary’s Co. Board of Education, 23160 Moakley Street
Leonardtown, MD 20650 US
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St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) Partners for Success Resource Center for Families and Schools: Joann Wood, local attorney at law, will present information regarding Legal Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Special Needs Trusts and the Maryland ABLE Act. To register for these free workshops, please contact Susan Shannon at partnersforsuccess@smcps.org.

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