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WhyTry Program

WhyTry is a resilience education curriculum that has been proven to lower dropout, improve academic achievement, increase graduation rates, and decrease behavioral referrals.  The program’s success lies in the combination of a multisensory learning approach and a conscious effort on the part of the teacher to build and sustain positive relationships with students.  

Course Description

The WhyTry course uses a series of 10 visual metaphors to teach social and emotional life skills to students. The course’s multisensory approach includes music, videos, pictures, activities, journaling, student-led presentations, and art prompts. The goal of the course is to help students build resilience using relevant approaches and tools and to enable them to thrive both in school and in life.

Following the completion of this course, students will:
- Understand the extent to which they can control the circumstances, outcomes, and emotions that affect them.
- Identify personal challenges and methods of turning them into a motivator for accessing resilience and additional opportunity, freedom, and self-respect.
- Describe each of WhyTry’s visual metaphors, the concepts that they teach, and the personal application and relevance to their life. 
- Gain a clear vision of their future goals. 

Click here to Enroll Alternatively, you can sign up at https://hcde.instructure.com/register and use the following join codeG4GMFE

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Insights to Behavior

Insights To Behavior is an exciting new web-based solution to create Individual Behavior Plans in one-hour or less. Benefit from consolidated reporting, CE training, and research-based tools to foster safer schools and more peaceful and productive classrooms.

Insights to Behavior empowers administrators and teachers with an unprecedented suite of tools to create, update, track, and report on Individual Behavior Plans whether it’s implemented in a single school or district-wide.

Click here to Enroll  and/or alternatively, you can sign up at https://hcde.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: 7P8R9Y

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Collaborate to Co-Teach: It Takes 2 to Tango

Presented by Celeste McKenzie, ExEd OZone Supervisor & Laronda Jennings, ExEd OZone Lead Teacher

Clear Learning Target
I will be able to identify, understand, and eventually implement the models of co-teaching to best fit the needs of all students.

Click here to Enroll Alternatively, you can sign up at https://hcde.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: WDJGNX

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Collaborate to Co-Teach: 2 Heads Are Better Than 1

Co-Teaching is becoming a more common occurrence in the schools as teachers and administrators understand the value of having to professionals share responsibility for instruction. Research tends to show that students with disabilities benefited from teachers working together to make the curriculum more accessible to all students. In more recent years, school divisions have extended collaboration and co-teaching efforts beyond the special education-general education focus to include all aspects of the school environment. In this course, participants will:
identify the benefits of co-teaching that can improve outcomes for students with disabilities »choose when to use each of the six models Identify tasks to consider in the co-taught classroom

 Click here to Enroll .  Alternatively, you can sign up at https://hcde.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: GRLGH8 

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Chrome Accessibility Features & Tech Tools for "All" Learners
As Chromebooks become more commonplace, especially in schools where students and teachers use the popular laptop, it's critical that Chromebooks have tools that make the web accessible to everyone.

 The Chrome browser and operating system offer a variety of accessibility features like magnification, keyboard navigation, screen reading, and much more. Watch and learn how to customize your settings in Chrome and Chromebooks to make the experience more accessible and usable for all students.

Click here to Enroll. 
Alternatively, you can sign up at https://hcde.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: TBGD8P

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Differentiated Instructional Strategies: Does One Size Fit All???

The educator will:

  • Learn or review the meaning of Differentiation.

  • Complete an Interest Survey.

  • Understand what an Effective Differentiated classroom looks and sounds like.

  • Self-Reflect on the Instructional Practices that are currently used in your classroom.

Click here to Enroll. Alternatively, they can sign up at https://hcde.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: PNEDRP

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Scheduling: Service Delivery for Students with Disabilities

On January 26, 2018, the State Board of Education approved the addition of the alternate academic diploma (AAD). This new diploma will count toward the district graduation rate and was implemented beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

We will cover the requirements of the diploma and how they align to the academic coursework of students earning a regular diploma in order to ensure that all students are provided access to opportunities to learn and participate in rigorous, meaningful instruction. We will also cover how in order to meet the 22 credit requirements, students pursuing the alternate academic diploma (AAD) may be enrolled in their courses using the AAD course codes and taught according to the AAD course requirements.

Click here to Enroll.  Alternatively, they can sign up at https://hcde.instructure.com/register and use the following join code: TFMMXK