Free Online Learning Opportunities for Educators with Dr. Carolyn Manard, Author of OMG! Meeting Magic in Education

Contact Annette Clarahan or Kelly Wallace for more information.

  • Session 1 – Participants will learn the OMG of OMG! Meeting Magic in Education: Organize, communicate with team members prior to the meeting to establish collaboration and prepare for an effective meeting; Model, the procedural steps of the meeting and understand the uniqueness of the variety of individuals fulfilling the parenting role in today’s society; and Guide, through the do’s and don’ts of an effective IEP meeting. Additionally, participants will learn strategies in how to facilitate IEP meetings and how to avoid conflict in a sometimes contentious setting. Click here to view Session 1
  • Session 2 – As society has changed, the parenting obligation and who has it has broadened. With each of these roles comes the characteristics we must know, understand, and adapt to in meeting. Parents come to meetings with their perspective impacted by their role influencing how they respond to our efforts. Therefore, a deeper look into the types of parents we encounter is warranted. Participants will learn strategies to better communicate with a diverse group of individuals serving in parental roles today (parent, foster parent, grandparent, step-parent, single parents, adoptive parents, etc.).  Click here to view Session 2
  • Session 3 – In a reasonable world most adults can have reasonable conversations resulting in some level of agreement and ability to work together. In unique situations with challenging participants, this may not always be accomplished. This session will focus on dealing with contentious team members, managing threatening comments, gracefully ending meetings, debriefing with the team, and final communication. Participants will be provided with a sample checklist of all the procedures and guidelines for organizing, modeling and guiding an effective IEP meeting. Click here to view Session 3
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