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January 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm MST


Sponsored by PCSNM with support from SWRECPlease join us as we address the behavior challenges facing students and staff as we’ve returned to in-person learning.

WHERE:  Jewish Community Center – 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE, 87109
WHEN:  January 19,  9am – 3pm (Check in begins at 8:45am)
FEE:  $175 per participant (Lunch included)
DAN HILL, Attorney:  DMH Law

DAN will review SAT from the legal perspective including the following:

·         The statute (22-2C-6) and rule (NMAC 6.29.1) and OSEP Memos (11/07), and will also cover

·         What happens to students once they enter the SAT process in terms of IDEA protections.

·         Re-thinking SAT

·         Adult behaviors – staff compliance

VAL BREA, Executive Director of the SWREC:

How strong MLSS and PLC processes ensure equitable student outcomes before, during and after SAT including:

·         Layer 1 resources – strong classroom practices that are evidenced-based and visible

·         Referring to layers 2 and 3 – before and when referrals are made

·         What does a student study process look like in a PLC and the role of DATA

·         Acceleration vs Remediation when working with struggling students – The Opportunity Myth

·         Staff culture – the impact on student behavior and performance

·         Strategies to help lessen the stress on staff, support staff and improve staff morale

JENN PENA, Ph.D., JMP Academy of Professional Development:

Once students have entered the SAT process, what happens next in terms of providing support, including:

·         DATA – what is being used to make decisions?

·         From SAT to MDT to IEP

·         Adult requirements – engaging staff – strategies

·         Enabling versus empowering students – accessing the GE curriculum

·         Developing GOALS – impact of behavior on student performance

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