PresenceLearning Releases New Streaming Webinar Series to Provide Educators with a Summer Extra Credit Opportunity

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Participants who watch all seven “Greatest Hits Summer Series” webinars between July 15-August 16, 2015 can earn up to 11 hours of continuing education credit

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This collection of streaming webinars offers the opportunity to learn about the newest practices, strategies and research focused on special education.

Leaders in special education will get unlimited access to seven free streaming webinars to earn professional development credit for one month starting July 15. This is a rare chance for busy educators who missed the live presentations of these webinars over the past year to watch, learn and earn professional development credits on their own schedule.

PresenceLearning’s “Greatest Hits Summer Series” allows special education leaders and clinicians to take advantage of flexible summer schedules to learn from experts in the field of special education while earning professional development hours and/or ASHA Continuing Education (CE) credits for participation.

This collection of streaming webinars offers the opportunity to learn about the newest practices, strategies and research focused on special education. To watch the webinars and earn certificates of attendance or CE credits, educators can visit and bookmark http://presencelearning.com/resources/sped-ahead-special-education-resources-webinars/greatest-hits-summer-series/ and return between July 15, 2015 and August 16, 2015 to watch as many webinars as they choose. Participants do not need to pre-register.

The seven webinars in the “Greatest Hits” series—11 hours of streamed content in total—were selected from PresenceLearning’s most popular webinar presentations from this past year.

●    Dr. Temple Grandin explains the workings of the autistic brain and how to help students with autism. This is the first time this not-to-be-missed webinar has been offered for continuing education credit. (length: 1.5 hours)
●    Julie Weatherly, Esq., special education law expert, presents “Staying Out of Due Process in Special Education”, providing insight into the most common legal issues in special education and how to avoid them. (length: 2 hours)
●    Dr. Alan Coulter’s webinar, “Prepare for Impact” provides answers to three key questions about OSEP’s new results-driven accountability (RDA) initiative that every special education administrator needs to know know. (length: 1.5 hours)
●    Dr. Frances Stetson’s “Five Easy Ways to Fail in Education: The Imperative for Reinvention in Special Education” discusses how educators can use systems thinking to better serve students with special needs. (length: 1.5 hours)
●    Dr. Marty Burns, neuroscientist and ASHA Fellow, will unpack the most recent neurological research on older students in “The New Science of Learning: Effective Approaches for Older Students with Autism and Attention Disorders.” (length: 1.5 hours)
●    Dr. Shari Robertson, a communication intervention and literacy expert, presents “How to Become a Change Agent for Better Readers With Early Collaborative Partnerships”, explaining easy-to-use early literacy strategies for educators and parents. (length: 1.5 hours)
●    Dr. Barry Prizant’s “Uniquely Human: A Different Way to See Autism and Create Pathways to Success” presents a research-based new approach to serving students with autism. (length: 1.5 hours)

The Greatest Hits Summer Series is offered free of charge. A 10-question quiz follows each streaming webinar to measure learning outcomes; successful completion of the quiz is required for participants to receive a certificate of completion and for eligible ASHA members to earn continuing education units (CEUs).

About PresenceLearning
PresenceLearning (http://www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of online speech and occupational therapy, behavioral and mental health services and assessments for K-12 districts and families of children with special needs. PresenceLearning’s nationwide network of online professionals and telehealth providers includes hundreds of highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), special education teachers, and behavioral and mental health professionals. Treatment sessions are delivered “anytime anywhere” via live interactive video using the latest in evidence-based practices combined with powerful progress reporting.

By partnering with PresenceLearning, education agencies can fill service gaps related to acute and chronic shortages of special education and related services personnel, reduce high caseloads for onsite personnel, reduce their backlog of assessments, improve student outcomes and improve efficiency. Since 2009, PresenceLearning has delivered more than half a million live online therapy sessions to students in public, charter and virtual schools across the U.S. and globally, proving that online delivery of special education and related services is practical, convenient and highly effective.

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