TAP – Upcoming October Presentations

With the first day of fall quickly approaching, October 🎃 brings a great harvest of TAP complimentary presentations! TAP will be providing a total of 11 presentations (2 full day and 9 AM & PM sessions) to enhance, enrich and support educators on Special Education topics and more.! Please share attached TAP registration fliers and updates with your staff and co-workers.

Wed. 10/4 “Attention!! – Understanding Attention and How it Affects Learning and Behavior” by Barbara Piper, explores the neurology of attention, AD/HD, and strategies to support students exhibiting attention behaviors. A must for ALL school staff to participate in!

Thurs. 10/5 “Transition Planning 101” by Juan Portley, discusses effective practices for transition programing components through the IEP process with detail to developing compliant IEP’s.

Tues. 10/10 “Creating Supportive Environments for Behavioral Health, Part 1: Structuring the Classroom” by David D’ Antonio, covers structuring the classroom and school environment to support all students’ social emotional, behavioral and academic well-being.

Wed. 10/11 “Accommodations: Removing Barriers to Learning in Inclusive Settings” by Barbara Piper, learn how to facilitate access to general education curriculum for students with special needs or learning issues. This training will assist in educational planning to meet student goals by removing barriers and providing equal access to learning in both general education and special education settings.

Thurs. 10/12 “Using Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Instruction to Engage Every Student” by Erin Gockel, each New Mexico student must beengaged in a culturally and linguistically responsive educational system that meets their social, emotional and academic needs. This presentation will cover student centered classroom management, reaching reluctant learns and validating and affirming NM students.

Tue. 10/17 “Writing High Quality IEP Goals: Meaningful, Data Based and Measurable” by Chelsea Maher, meaningful, data based and measurable goals form the core of a quality individualized educational plans. Learn what makes high-quality IEP goals, what skills to include in IEP goals based on data, how to utilize the IEP team in goal setting, guided practice in identifying and writing data based measurable goals.

Wed. 10/18 “Teaching Calm All Day Long Part 2: Emotional Self-Regulation by Lydia Sandoval, Emotional self-regulation is the ability to adapt behavior when engaged in situations that may provoke emotions such as stress, anxiety, and frustration. By learning and understanding self-regulation strategies, educators can support students in understanding their emotions.

Thurs. 10/19 “Autism Toolbox Series, Executive Functioning Skills, “The Brain’s Air Traffic Controller”- Tools for your students and YOU!” by Margaret Wood, this workshop will fill your toolbox with a multitude of strategies to support our students’ who learn and think differently. Strategic and explicit instruction strategies are critical to increase engagement, academic success, social functioning and classroom behavior. This workshop is appropriate for ALL GRADE LEVELS!

Tues. 10/24 “Special Education Discipline Rules” AM by Cindy Soo Hoo, will cover the 10- day Rule, In- School Suspension (ISS), Change of Placement, Pattern of Behaviors, Manifestation Determination Review (MDR), Special Circumstances and Interim Alternative Educational Setting (IAES) Guidelines “Behavioral Interventions to Prevent the Need for Discipline” PM by David D’ Antonio, will discuss proactive positive approaches to decrease maladaptive behaviors, immediate interventions when you run out of options, data collection to know the efficacy of your approach and more

Wed. 10/25 “Effective Gifted Case Management in High School” by Kate Morris, this training will review effective techniques for gifted teachers / caseload managers at the secondary level to monitor and coach gifted students through the high school years successfully.

Thurs. 10/26 “Structured Literacy: Bridges to Practice Activities for the Elementary Classroom” by Chris Fox and Jessica Powell, examples of Bridges practice activities include; Phonemic and Phonological Awareness, Orthographic Mapping, Syllable Instruction, Morphology, Vocabulary Development, Fluency, Comprehension, Writing (syntax and semantics).

Important Reminder- TAP provides monthly guidance articles “Compliance Corner” by Cindy Soo Hoo “Reading Room”, (tips and tricks to improve student reading through components of structured literacy) by Chris Fox and Jessica Powell, “Teacher Toolbox” focus on tips to meet the diverse needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other challenges by Margaret Wood and “The Resource Room”, resources about all things Special Education by Rene Rohrer. All monthly articles and TAP registration fliers are located on the CES web page, ces.org under “Announcements”.

Don’t forget to visit the TAP Complimentary webinar Library, open 24/7. The direct link to the “TAP Hot Topic On Demand Webinar Library” can be found at cestap.org

Please share the above information and registration fliers attached below with staff and co-workers.

Loretta Garcia

TAP Coordinator


TAP Hotline, 505-985-8454