Job-ALike Groups at ACCEPT

ACCEPT focuses on professional development to improve critical areas of practice. We create multiple session programs so that professionals have time to practice and then revise their strategies after discussion with colleagues and experts.

For any additional information or questions please contact Heather Horton: hhorton@accept.org.

CURRENT JOB-ALIKE OFFERINGS

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Professional Practices Symposium for Behavior Analysts:  Developing Effective ABA Programs In Public School Systems

This monthly symposium is offered in partnership with MassABA and is designed for BCBAs currently practicing within the framework of local public school districts. Participants will discuss the unique challenges that Behavior Analysts face in developing quality behavioral programming for students with special needs in public school settings. Expert speakers will join group meetings periodically throughout the year to address relevant topics that BCBAs face in their districts. Participants will engage in group initiatives to help standardize the role of ABA practitioners in schools and streamline the delivery of ABA services. *The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (“BACB”) does not sponsor, approve, or endorse ACCEPT Education Collaborative, the materials, information, or sessions identified herein.

**Facilitator: **Anne Donovan, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA Dates: October 4, 2021, November 1, 2021, December 6, 2021, January 10, 2022, February 7, 2022, March 7, 2022, April 4, 2022, May 2, 2022, and June 6, 2022 Audience: Public School District BCBA’s Earn: 18 Type II BACB CEUs for the entire series (2.0 CEUs per session attended) Pricing: ACCEPT Members: $195 | Non-members: $235

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Team Chairs Job-Alike Group

This Job-Alike Group will provide Team Chairs an opportunity to network, learn together, share resources and ideas and to build a community. Please join colleagues in an active pursuit of collaborative professional development. Our model will focus on collegial sharing of effective strategies to address current challenges in district instructional leadership. Topics of discussion will be identified and facilitated by participants, with the goal of strengthening individual practice to benefit districts overall.

Facilitator: ACCEPT Staff Dates: September 17, 2021, October 22, 2021, December 10, 2021, January 14, 2022, February 18, 2022, April 1, 2022, May 13, 2022 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm Location: Hybrid Model: (In Person- 4 Tech Circle, Natick Ma, 01760; Online Via Zoom) Earn: 14- PDP’s Pricing: $100 (includes light breakfast and refreshment)

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Curriculum Leaders & Assistant Superintendent Job-Alike

This Job-Alike Group will provide Curriculum Directors/Assistant Superintendents an opportunity to network, learn together, share resources and ideas and to build a community. Please join colleagues in an active pursuit of collaborative professional development. Our model will focus on collegial sharing of effective strategies to address current challenges in district instructional leadership. Topics of discussion will be identified and facilitated by participants, with the goal of strengthening individual practice to benefit districts overall.

Audience: District Curriculum Leaders and Assistant Superintendents Dates: October 29, 2021, November, 19, 2021, December 17, 2021 | 2022 Dates TBD Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm Facilitator: Gina Flanagan Location: Hybrid Model (In Person- 4 Tech Circle, Natick Ma, 01760 and Online Via Zoom) Earn: 14 PDP’s Pricing: $100 (includes a light lunch and refreshment)

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Transition Job-Alike

This Job-alike Group will provide educators and related service providers who work with transition-aged students with disabilities an opportunity to learn, share, reflect and network with other professionals in similar roles and settings. This group will focus on transition planning and how to navigate a successful transition from school to post-school life for students with disabilities. This group will meet five times during the 2021-22 school year, and topics of discussion will be identified by participants, and presented by the facilitators. Participants will then have the opportunity to reflect on issues that arise when working with transition-aged students and share different experiences, ideas and resources. Please join colleagues who share similar experiences, passions and interests through this Job-alike group for professionals working in the transition-aged field

Facilitators: Katie Johnson, M.A.,CRC & Danielle Kramer, M.S.Ed., BCBA

Audience: Educators and Related Service Providers who work with transition-aged students with disabilities

Dates: Wednesdays: November 3rd, 2021/ January 5th, 2022/ March 2nd, 2022/ May 4th, 2022/ & June 1st, 202d

Time: 8:00am to 10:00am

Earn: 10-PDPs

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $0 ACCEPT Members; $100 Non-Members

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Preschool & Early Elementary Directors Job-Alike Group

This Job-Alike Group will provide Preschool Directors an opportunity to network, learn together, share resources and ideas and to build a community of Early Childhood Administrators who have the same passion, drive and interest in improving their practice. This group will be focused on current problems of practice that are generated from within the group. The Facilitator will provide structures and approaches to problem solving that will result in a safe learning community for all involved

Audience: Preschool and Early Childhood Special Education

Directors Dates: Mondays: November 15, 2021, January 17, 2022, March 7, 2022, April 11, 2022, and June 6, 2022 Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Facilitator: Elise A. Stokes, MS.Ed Location:

Hybrid Model: (Online Via Zoom with an option for spring in-person meetings, TBD by the group) Earn: 12-PDPs Pricing: $100

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Withdrawal Policy

Written withdrawals addressed to ACCEPT via mail, fax or email will be accepted without penalty ten (10) business days prior to the workshop. After that time, there will be no refunds or billing adjustments, however, you may send a substitute if approved by your supervisor. Once the class begins Districts are responsible for the cost of the program regardless of attendance.