Through their expertise and hours of real-life, in-class training videos, ATS has assisted thousands of educators to reach and teach students with autism and the entire spectrum of learning and behavioral disabilities.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) February 08, 2012
For all of the new challenges that the 21st century educator faces, none is more daunting than having to manage a live classroom. Classroom management has long been one of the hardest parts of a teacher’s job, and the trend only seems to be mounting. In fact, some are calling the current difficulties with classroom management one of the biggest crises in education, with nearly half of teachers leaving the profession within the first five years of their careers, citing discipline issues as the chief cause. With the student population continuing to diversify, teachers are finding themselves faced with classrooms full of learners they don’t entirely understand, and discipline and engagement issues they don’t feel qualified to deal with.
This is nowhere truer than in “whole-school” classes, where students with disabilities sit integrated among traditional learners. More and more, educators are being asked to manage and teach children without receiving any training at all. Such situations, common as they might be, are unfair to both teacher and student.
Enter Autism Training Solutions (ATS). Founded by Amy Wiech and Emaley McCulloch, ATS has spent years training and certifying professional teachers and school administrators in how to effectively work with individuals with autism. Through their expertise and hours of real-life, in-class training videos, ATS has assisted thousands of educators to reach and teach students with autism and the entire spectrum of learning and behavioral disabilities.
Now, teaming up with PD developer School Improvement Network, ATS will be connecting directly with educators, providing insight and strategies for teachers attempting to manage the classroom with autistic and special needs students. Throughout the month of February, the educators at ATS will be writing a series of posts on the School Improvement Blog, and, at the end of the month, will present a free webinar discussing ways to best manage and teach special needs learners.
To interact with and present your questions to the experts at ATS, visit the School Improvement Blog. Details on the webinar will be available in the coming days at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/pd360-free-pd/webinars. Seating is limited, so make sure to stay tuned and reserve yours as soon as possible.
Autism Training Solutions was founded by Amy Wiech and Emaley McCulloch, and guided by the philosophy that interactive video training is an effective and dynamic way to prepare people to work with individuals on the autism spectrum. With the help of an incredibly talented and dedicated team of behavior analysts, researchers, software developers, cinematographers, editors, professors, teachers and families, ATS has been able to bring interactive, online staff training to organizations across the country. For more information about ATS, please visit http://www.autismtrainingsolutions.com.
About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, Observation 360, the Learning 360 Framework, Equity 360, and Common Core 360, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.
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