Training and Consulting (TAC)

Services

Training & Consulting provides practical and relevant information to keep District & IU staff up to date on current topics. The topics and information focus on helping students with disabilities succeed in the least restrictive environment.

Workshops

  • Customized On-Site Training
  • On-Site Consultation & Support
  • Guided Practice
  • AT Training & Resource Center
  • Networking/Focus Groups
  • Outside Programs/Speakers
  • Supportive Services to Parents, Students, and Families

Who

  • Special Education Teachers
  • Regular Education Teachers
  • Administrators/Superintendents
  • Teaching Partners – Parents, Students, and Families, Agencies & Community Groups

Training Areas

This list includes current topics of interest. The staff continues to expand and develop new training areas.

  • Academic Support
  • Reading
  • Behavior
  • Standards
  • IDEA
  • Chapter 14
  • IEP Development
  • Gifted
  • Collaboration/Team Building
  • Paraprofessionals
  • School Based Teams
  • Co-Teaching
  • Inclusion
  • Creating a Positive Learning Environment
  • Performance Assessment
  • Curriculum Based Assessment
  • PSSA/PASA
  • Brain Based Strategies
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Instructional Strategies for Included Students
  • Regular Education/Special Education Connections
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Strategies for Reading, Math, Writing, Active Learning, Homework, Studies Skills, ADD/ADHD
  • Working with Parents
  • The Unmotivated Child
  • Observation Techniques
  • Data Collection

Assistive Technology Training and Resource Center

A range of workshops are offered in Assistive Technology including:

  • Assistive Technology Overview
  • Methodology and Implementation
  • Device Operation
  • Core Team Training for District and IU Staff selected to be on AT Core Team
  • Legal and Procedural Issues
  • Boardmaker I, II, and III
  • Structuring the Environment
  • Computer Software for Writing
  • Visual Strategies
  • SETT Framework

The Assistive Technology Resource Center houses a lending collection of devices, software, and print resources for loan up to three months.  The Resource Center is open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

If you’d like to preview devices and materials, borrow equipment and receive specialized training on specific technology please contact Gail Katch to schedule an appointment

Gail Katch
Program Administrator
610-755-9389
gkatch@mciu.org