Professional Development for the Month of November


UCONN Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service:

Behavior Management Policy Presentation

Wednesday, November 15th, 3:00-4:00 PM (ET)

Join us for this virtual presentation to discuss and learn more about how to
write a Behavior Management Policy for your preschool program. This
presentation will help create a plan that supports social emotional
development, safe and successful learning environments, and identifying
needs for extra supports for teachers and families.

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State Education Resource Center (SERC):

The Vulnerable Child and Family Series: Children in an Anxious World

* This is a two-day (2) event – Wednesday, November 15, 2023 and Wednesday, December 06, 2023 from 6pm-7:30pm

The COVID pandemic has removed structure, consistency and predictability in the lives of children and families around the world. Humans are more likely to thrive with these three elements, so when they are missing, the stress of everyday living rises. This online session will provide an overview of how stress affects the human brain and present some family-based strategies for helping children from birth to age 12 deal with stress.

Presenter: Dr. Ira Chasnoff, NTI Upstream
Location: Virtual Session

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Using Data and Protocols to Determine Effective Behavior Supports for Student Success

November 3 & December 6, 1:30 – 3PM

In these sessions, participants will use Initial Line of Inquiry and Prevent-Teach-Respond Protocols for targeting effective behavior supports to reduce exclusionary school discipline practices that have a disproportionately adverse effect on students with disabilities, students of color, and low-income students. Participants are asked to come with sample class or grade-level data for analysis as well as with common student behaviors in mind and accompanying data.

November 3 & December 6, 1:30 – 3PM
Location: Virtual Session

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Wilson Reading System Introductory Course – Series A (In-Person)

*This is a three (3) day event – Tuesday, November 7, Wednesday, November 8, & Thursday, November 9, 2023

This course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three consecutive days (16.5 hours), the course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade 2 and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.

Participants learn about reading research, dyslexia, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the course.

Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer during the course. Wilson Reading System is designed for grades 2-12.

All participants will receive materials at the training. Connecticut public school personnel pay $50 to attend the full training. Non-public school personnel pay $675 to attend all three days, which includes materials

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Women Business Development Council:

Marketing Made Simple: Email Marketing 101

Thurs, Nov 2, 2023, 1:00PM- 2:00PM  View Details

Financial Foundations: Money Confidence – 2 Part Series

Tues, Nov 7 & 14, 2023, 5:30PM- 7:00PM View Details


Fundamentos Financieros: Introducción a las finanzas personales (3 partes) en español

Martes y jueves, Noviembre 7, 9, 14, 2023, 7:00PM- 8:00PM Ver detalles

All WBDC Classes are being held virtually via Zoom,
unless otherwise indicated

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Stamford Youth Mental Health Alliance:

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Wednesday & Thursday – November 8 & 9, 4 to 8 p.m. (both days)

The Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. It introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in a crisis and non-crisis situation.

Training includes:
* Common signs and symptoms of mental health conditions in this age group that included anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit  hyperactive disorder (ADHD).
* How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis.
* Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges.
* How to connect youth with help.
* Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care and the impact of social media and bullying.

If interested in attending this training, please email Denique at to begin the registration process. Please include the training date in the subject line with your name, phone number and any organization/community group you represent.

The YMHFA training session is for informational purposes only and not medical/professional advice