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Staff Training Opportunities 2019-2020


Monday August 12th - Accelerating the Learning of Students with Special Needs: Increasing Motivation, Mindset, and Grit -  Green River High School Commons 8:30 am to 3:30 pm


In this training, Catherine Wilson from the Bureau of Education & Research will provide paraprofessionals and substitutes from our district with:


  • Ready to use resources to help students with social needs develop a positive growth mindset to increase their success in school - socially, emotionally, and academically. 
  • Innovative ways to reach grit and increase stamina that will maximize instructional time, reduce "I can't" language, and self-defeating attitudes. 
  • Proven strategies to strengthen rigor, metacognition and executive functioning skills of students with special needs. 
  • Receive an extensive special education resource handbook filled with an abundance of practical strategies, activities and examples designed for students with special needs to accelerate their learning and achieve greater success in your classroom. 

Tuesday, August 13th - Preventing and Responding to Challenging Behaviors - Glenn Dyke, M.Ed., BCBA -  Green River High School Commons 8:30 am to 3:30 pm


In this practical presentation for any and all school staff, Mr. Glenn Dyke will provide strategies designed to: 


* Prevent behavior escalation

* Increase compliance with directions

* Increase many other desired behaviors (e.g., on-task; work completion; in- 

   seat; good transitions)

* Create simple and effective consequences for misbehavior

* Increase the effectiveness of reinforcement systems

* Decrease severe misbehaviors such as meltdowns and physical aggression


Many practical methods for behavior change will be discussed, that may be adapted to any grade level and that may be implemented immediately in the classroom. These strategies may be used with all students, in both general education and special education settings.


Wednesday, August 14th  through Thursday, August 15th - WHYTRY - Resilience for Youth Training - Central Office Board Room -  8:30 am to 3:30 pm


The Resilience For Youth curriculum is based on the principles taught in the book “The Resilience Breakthrough” By Christian Moore, It teaches the building blocks of resilience for every student using the same methods employed in the WhyTry Program. (utilizes a series of visual analogies reinforced through creative use of music, hands-on activities, and multimedia, engaging all major learning styles visual, auditory, and body-kinesthetic).


This training is intended for staff who work in our behavior programs at Washington, Lincoln, and Green River High School, as well as all of our counselors, social workers, and school psychologists. 

October 1-3 - Amber Fitzgerald, MA-BCBA, Autism, Behavioral, and Educational Consultant 
Onsite visits to district life skills programs to offer direct support to staff and students. 
October 2-4 - Wyoming Autism Spectrum Disorder Summit - Jackson Hole, WY 
November 11-14 - MANDT Certification (Train the Trainer) - District Office 8:00 am to 4:00 pm