Special Needs

PresenceLearning Offers 7 Free Webinars for Special Education Teachers

From July 15 to August 16, special education teachers can get unlimited access to seven free streaming webinars to earn professional development credits. PresenceLearning’s “Greatest Hits Summer Series” was created to help special education leaders and clinicians take advantage of flexible summer schedules to learn from experts in the field.

The series offers lessons on the newest practices, strategies and research focused on special education. To watch the webinars and earn certificates of attendance or CE credits, educators can visit the site linked above and return to watch as many webinars as they choose.

The seven webinars in the “Greatest Hits” series were selected from PresenceLearning’s most popular webinar presentations from this past year, and include the following:

  • Temple Grandin explains the workings of the autistic brain and how to help students with autism. 
  • Julie Weatherly, special education law expert, presents “Staying Out of Due Process in Special Education,” providing insight into the most common legal issues in special education and how to avoid them. 
  • Alan Coulter provides answers to three key questions about OSEP’s new results-driven accountability initiative that every special education administrator needs to know.
  • Frances Stetson’s “Five Easy Ways to Fail in Education: The Imperative for Reinvention in Special Education” discusses how educators can use systems thinking to better serve students with special needs.
  • Marty Burns, neuroscientist and ASHA Fellow, unpacks the most recent neurological research on older students in “The New Science of Learning: Effective Approaches for Older Students with Autism and Attention Disorders.”
  • Shari Robertson, a communication intervention and literacy expert, presents “How to Become a Change Agent for Better Readers With Early Collaborative Partnerships,” explaining early literacy strategies for educators and parents. 
  • Barry Prizant’s “Uniquely Human: A Different Way to See Autism and Create Pathways to Success” presents a research-based new approach to serving students with autism.  

A 10-question quiz follows each streaming webinar to measure learning outcomes. Participants must successfully complete the quiz in order to receive a certificate of completion or (if they are eligible ASHA members) earn continuing education units.

About the Author

Christopher Piehler is the former editor-in-chief of THE Journal.