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Upcoming Workshops from NCCSE
The NCCSE cabinet, composed of Special Education Directors from each of our districts, is committed to having a comprehensive program of workshops that respond to the concerns of parents as well as staff members.  
Here are some of the upcoming workshops presented at no cost to participants in our NCCSE member districts!* We hope to see you here! 
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We are interested in hearing from you! Our emails will now have a suggestion box link towards the end of the email. If you have a suggestion topic for professional development, this is where you can share it with us. 


Pairing Picture Books and Apps for Intervention (Live webinar transmitted from ASHA - group session hosted at NCCSE)



Sean J. Sweeney, MS, MEd, CCC-SLP


Picture books and interactive apps can be invaluable tools for planning intervention activities that are engaging and relevant to classroom content. Picture books have a long history of support as a treatment tool; clinicians can select fun, humorous picture books that include relevant classroom or social contexts, discourse structures, critical sentence structures, and vocabulary to engage students across grade levels. 




Workshop Info
April 30,  2015
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
North County Regional Education Center
To register visit http://www.nccse.org


From iPad to iPlay: Apps for Engaging Children and Adolescents 

(Live webinar transmitted from ASHA - group session hosted at NCCSE)

Tara Roehl, MS, CCC-SLP


This course will introduce SLPs to the concept of gamification-adding gamelike elements to encourage participation-using popular tablet gaming apps, with the goal of improving children's active participation in therapeutic activities for problem solving, speech and language, interactive play, pragmatics, executive function, and behavior modification. The apps and gamification activities we will discuss are targeted to preschoolers through middle-school-age children.




Workshop Info
May 14  2015
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
North County Regional Education Center
To register visit http://www.nccse.org


Self & Match Advanced Training

Jamie Salter, Ed.S. BCBA, NCCSE Program Specialist


This session will bring together educators currently implementing 'Self & Match Systems' and will help identify ways to optimize the current interventions. The 3 hour session will include a round table discussion, consultation, and review of current 'Self & Match' systems to identify ways to optimize the current functioning. This time could also be used to assist with creating individualized forms and/or to work with the staff on making data-based decisions and/or how to graph the data.


Limited to educators who have previously attended the "Intro to 'Self & Match'" training and are utilizing the 'Self & Match' system.


Workshop Info
May 6, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
North County Regional Education Center
To register visit http://www.nccse.org


Self-Injury: Understanding & Helping Students Who Cut or Burn Themselves

Lisa Boesky, Ph.D/M.A., Psychologist, National Speaker & Author


Increasing numbers of students are cutting, scratching, hitting or burning themselves to feel better.

Self-Injury is often confused with suicide-though these behaviors are very different. Despite wanting to do the right thing, school professionals (and family members) can inadvertently worsen self-injurious behavior if never shown effective ways to support these young these people.

Join us for a three-hour practical presentation with photos, video clips and real-life case examples.



Workshop Info
May 7, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
North County Regional Education Center
To register visit http://www.nccse.org
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Totally Terrific Teaching Techniques and Technological Tools for Teachers - T7

August 10-11,2015


For general and special educators and staff!


Come learn about: 

  • switch access for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and curriculum, 
  • creating eBooks, 
  • putting interactive whiteboards to use, 
  • tools for integrating AAC and technology for Universal Design Learning (UDL), 
  • current research on writing development and supports, 
  • aligning assistive technology (AT) and communication with Common Core Standards for students with autism and complex disabilities, 
  • Unique Learning Systems, 
  • adapting curriculum for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) students,
  • apps for iPad and Google chrome and 
  • so much more including an adventurous scavenger hunt!  


Registration will be available at http://www.nccse.org in May!


San Diego County Professional Development Opportunities

Please visit the following link to see other PD opportunities offered by the SELPAs countywide. 
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Unless otherwise noted, our workshops are presented at no cost to staff and parents employed in our *NCCSE member districts (Bonsall Unified, Cardiff, Carlsbad Unified, Del Mar Union, Encinitas Union, Fallbrook Union Elementary, Fallbrook Union High, Oceanside Unified, Rancho Santa Fe, San Dieguito Union High, San Marcos Unified, Solana Beach, Vallecitos and Vista Unified).


We are an approved professional development provider for SLPs from the CA Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, for LEPs from the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, and for BACBs for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.  See the workshop description to see if we offer Continuing Professional Development hours/CEUs.
Register at www.nccse.org