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SNU Professional Services (P.S.) provides professionals the opportunity to grow and learn in their field. We recognize the challenges employers face to meet the demands of ongoing professional development. SNU Professional Services is here to help!

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Who can benefit from SNU's Professional Services? 


 

_DSC3112SNU wants to ensure that all busy adults have multiple opportunities to learn best practices and continue to grow in their skills and knowledge. 

Offered at convenient times with various in-person and interactive Zoom formats, SNU makes ongoing professional development achievable and affordable. 

Registrants can pay online with a card or via cashier's check at the event. Space is limited. Sign up today!

Current Offerings

 

PPAT Workshop

Presented by: Brett Bradley 

Are you confused or overwhelmed by the PPAT, or do you know someone who is? Consider attending the PPAT Training offered by SNU. Join Professor Brett Bradley as he breaks down the PPAT to clear up confusion and helps you develop an action plan so that you will leave the training session with confidence.

This hands-on workshop will walk your Alternatively or Emergency Certified teachers through the PPAT process. Teachers will learn how to organize and prepare for the PPAT and develop an understanding of the best practices provided through the PPAT process. Participants should come ready to work as they will leave the session with some portions of the PPAT completed and develop an action plan for completing each task. 

These sessions are offered in two ways:
In-Person Session- This one-day session will be from 8:30 - 3:00 at SNU-Bethany or SNU-Tulsa Campus. 

Zoom Session- This synchronous training over Zoom is split into two 3-hour sessions. I mean, who wants to spend an entire day on Zoom?! The first session gives an overview of the PPAT and focuses on Task 1. The second session focuses on Tasks 2, 3, & 4. These Zoom sessions cover the same material as the in-person sessions, and participants can still interact, ask questions, and leave with an action plan.

Sessions are offered: 

  • July 24th, 2024
    • ZOOM Only 
    • Cost: $99.00
  • July 31st, 2024
    • ZOOM Only
    • Cost: $99.00
  • August 1st, 2024
    • In Person- Bethany
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Door Prizes
    • Cost: $115.00

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Special Ed and Afraid - It's a Jungle Out There!

Presented by: Dr. Lynette Thompson 

Let us prepare you with tools to navigate through the jungle of special education!

This workshop will address several topics surrounding best practices, practical strategies, and review IDEA guidelines and policy. Each participant will have a better understanding of - Disproportionality, End-of-Year Reports, Holding IEP Meetings, Discipline, Working alongside Paras, OPRC, FAPE, FERPA, DDSD, ED Plan, Early Childhood Outcomes, Transition Services, Manifestation Determination, Resources, Classroom setup, Scheduling of students, EdPlan and much more.

At the end of this workshop, participants will possess the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the vast jungle of Special Education. Each participant will receive charts, checklists, and other items to bring back to their District to assist them in starting the new school year.

These sessions are offered:

  • July 23rd and July 24th 8:30-3:30 - Durant, OK

    • Limited Seating
    • COST: $199.00
    • Snacks and Door Prizes
    • Register here
  • August 1st and 2nd 8:30-3:30 - Bethany, OK

    • Limited Seating
    • COST: $225.00
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Door Prizes
    • Register here
 

Special Education Bootcamp

SNU’s Special Education Boot Camp aims to serve you as you begin education for your certification. Our courses take place one night a week for 8 weeks so you can continue the work that matters to you while developing as a professional. Whether you want to take one boot camp course (3 credit hours) or fulfill continuing education requirements, all of your credit hours meet state requirements and can be applied to a master’s study at SNU.

These sessions are offered: 

  • July 8 - July 24th (Monday/Wednesday)

    • ZOOM Only

    • COST: $600.00 

  • July 8 - July 25th (Monday/Thursday)

    • Face-to-Face and/or ZOOM

    • COST: $600.00 

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Assistive Technology (AT) in the Classroom and Grant Writing 101- Funding AT and Other Projects in your Classroom

Presented by: Dr. Gretchen Cole-Lade, PhD

A one-day, two-part workshop for all educators to learn the basics of Assistive Technology (AT)- what AT is, how to document AT in the IEP, and dispel myths surrounding AT. After learning about AT, participants will learn how to pursue funding through grant writing to bring AT into your classrooms, as well as find funding for other class projects. Participants will leave the workshop with concrete plans to bring AT into your classroom and several resources to begin writing successful grants.

Where: Bethany Children’s Center

When: Date: August 7, 2024

Cost: $115.00 with Breakfast lunch and snacks

Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

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Coming Soon

Do you know Enough? Special Ed Training for Administrators

Presented by: Dr. Lynette Thompson 

“Ignorance of the law or policies is no excuse for breaking them” – OCR Investigator.  Administrators are faced with the responsibility of knowing the in/outs of IDEA and 504s. In the past, special education teachers guided administrators, however, with the teacher shortage, administrators must depend on their own knowledge and training.  Key topics: Discipline, Manifestation, IDEA, and 504 Paperwork, Evaluations, Disproportionality Report, and how to stay out of Due Process and/or OCR litigation. 

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EdPlan Training for Administrators

Presented by: Dr. Lynette Thompson 

This training will provide you with basic skills to navigate through EdPlan.  We will cover the important sections you need to monitor, how to assist your new staff,  items in EdPlan that can be advantageous for you to be able to access easily, reporting running, and how to locate monitoring and indicator information.  You will also learn strategies to share with your teachers that can eliminate 30 mins to an hour of unnecessary work.  

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School Security

Presented by: Jim McBride

Instructor with the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Department of Homeland Security (2008 - 2020), Captain of Oklahoma Highway Patrol (1979-2008)

Back by popular demand!

This is a ½ day workshop designed to give school staff, resource officers, and first responders the knowledge and tools to be the leaders in their school's planning and preparation. We concentrate on the key elements of School Security:

  • Proper Mindset
  • Emergency Operation Plan
  • Site Assessment
  • The Mental Evaluation

 LET US MAKE YOU SOMEONE WHO CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

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Ethical Leadership

Presented by: Dr. Shari Rodgers

The school setting is the second most influential place in a child's life. Realizing an optimal learning environment includes building relationships with students, families, and colleagues. Cultivating relationships begins with insights into understanding the challenges to belonging and barriers to connection. Workshop topics will explore impacts on the belonging journey for students and strategies to support a school year of collaboration. 

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Progressing to Preventative Practices: Understanding autism and applicable behavioral strategies to change behavior in the classroom.

Presented by: Aubrey Ralstin, MEd, BCBA, LBA

During this training, participants will learn evidence-based strategies to help move from responding to challenging behavior to teaching skills needed to prevent challenging behavior. Participants will be able to identify 4 major categories of skills to assess with their students in order to decrease challenging behavior, as well as alternatives to traditional approaches to forced compliance. The presenter will also be reviewing characteristics of autism to help inform the implementation of teaching to address the strengths and challenges for individuals on the spectrum.

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Contract Service Providers Guide to Navigate Special Ed in Public Schools

Presented by: Dr. Lynette Thompson

This workshop will provide contract service providers with an overview of ways to ensure they meet the school district's expectations.  Contract providers are often left out of Professional Development and unaware of policy changes and practices that can place their district on the OSDE needs improvement list.  

A former workshop attended said, “I left this training with a better understanding of how I can assist my districts in meeting their indicators. Plus, I was able to ask many questions about the IEP and 504 process.  If this workshop is offered again, I would come again.  I think staying up-to-date and just having someone to answer some of my questions were invaluable.”

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Co-Teaching

More info coming soon!

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Classroom Strategies to meet the needs of ALL Learners- A focus on ADHD, Autism and Students with Anxiety

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Accommodations and Modifications: Ensuring ALL Students have the Opportunity to Learn

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504 training for Teachers and Counselors

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ED Plan Training for Principal and Asst. Principals - Zoom

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Mild/Mod Training for OSAT

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Severe/Profound Training for OSAT

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