Special Education Itinerant Teacher Conference

Teacher and two young children play with clay

Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:00 AM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT

Bank Street College of Education
Tabas Auditorium
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Event Title:
“Filling Your Toolbox: Enhancing Your Classroom Practice”

This event welcomes Special Education Itinerant Teachers to explore tools, techniques, and methods of meaningfully engaging with the children they work with. See below for a schedule.

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Registration and light breakfast

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Guest Presentation: Phyllis Fabricant, MA, CCC-SLP
“Incorporating Speech and Language Techniques in the Classroom”
Phyllis Fabricant, a licensed speech and language therapist, will present on disorders and delays in both receptive and expressive language. She will explore effective activities for the classroom and how teachers and Speech-Language Pathologists can collaborate to help children reach their full potential.

11:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Guests will choose two 45-minute breakout sessions:

  • The Importance of Hellos and Goodbyes: The Tools to Use for Opening and Closing
    Facilitators: Nicole Gellar, MSEd and Rebecca Thomas, MSEd
    The value of a goodbye book is just as important as how you initially enter the child’s world when you first get assigned a SEIT case. In this workshop, we will examine some tools to use to enhance your practice in anticipation of these important transitions.
  • Celebrating the Scribble: Supporting Children Who Say, “I Can’t Draw!”
    Facilitator: Krista Wilbur, MSEd
    In this workshop we will discuss ways to support children who struggle with drawing and writing.  We will examine ways to adapt tasks, supports to deal with frustration and meltdowns, as well as how to use children’s books to help demystify drawing.
  • Sensory Materials and Fidget Toys
    Facilitator: Maria Richa, MA/EdM
    In this hands-on workshop, we will focus on the important role sensory materials play in the social, emotional and intellectual development of children. We will have the opportunity to make a fidget toy to take home!

$25 General Admission
*Three Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credits available for an additional $10 processing fee

Judi Gentry

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