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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

Professional Development


Monterey County Special Education Local Plan Area

Regional Collaboration for Student Success

901 Blanco Circle · West Campus 17 and 18 · Salinas, CA 93901

831.755.0342 · Fax 831.754.5865



SELPA Staff and Parent Training Catalog 2018-2019

Note: SELPA workshop registrations are done via the Organization Management System (OMS):

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OMS is managed by the San Bernardino County Office of Education, therefore, neither SELPA nor MCOE can assist with forgotten passwords. Contact information for SBCSS can be found in OMS Help Documents.

August 2018

08/07/18MCCDPD/Support/Companion Animal Seminar
08/22/18Certificated Special Education Staff Orientation

September 2018

09/04/18SIRAS: IEP Forms
09/05/18Autism Series I: An Introduction to Autism and Evidence-Based Practices (Part 1 of 5)
09/11/18Paraeducator Special Education Orientation
09/12/18Secondary Transition Planning: The Basics
09/14/18Communication Severity Scales
09/18/18Hearing Screening Protocols and Procedures in the Schools (Morning Session) Postponed
09/18/18Hearing Screening Protocols and Procedures in the Schools (Afternoon Session) Postponed
09/25/18Behavior Series Part 1: Tier 1 and Tier 2 Interventions to Promote Positive Classroom Behavior

October 2018

10/02/18Navigating MCBH and MCBH Service Provision
10/02/18Transition Practices for Part C to Part B
10/03/18Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Achievement: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation
10/03/18Communication Severity Scales
10/08/18SIRAS: IEP Forms
10/09/18Desired Results Access Project 2015 (DRDP 2015) Training for Teachers of Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers
10/10/18Autism Series I: Visual Supports as an Evidence-Based Practice for Students on the Autism Spectrum (Part 2 of 5)
10/11/18Writing IEP Goals that Align to Common Core State Standards
10/17/18IEP Notes
10/19/18Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost: Fall Symposium 2018
10/23/18Behavior Series Part 2: Preventative Strategies for Dealing Effectively with Escalating Misbehavior
10/30/18The Manifestation Determination Process

November 2018

11/13/18Assessment of English Language Learners: An Overview
11/13/18English Language Learners with SLI: A Guide to Intervention
11/15/18Behavior Series 3: Behavior Pathway Charting
11/29/18Best Practices for Determining the Student’s Need for a 1:1 Paraprofessional

December 2018

12/04/18Meeting Student Needs through Universal Design for Learning as a Component of Multi-Tiered System of Supports
12/06/18Autism Series I: Data Collection and Graphing of Evidence-Based Practices for Students on the Autism Spectrum (Part 3 of 5)
12/13/18Literacy Instruction in the Age of MTSS
12/13/18California Dyslexia Guidelines - Next Steps

January 2019

01/09/19Autism Series I: Reinforcement as an Evidence-Based Practice for Students on the Autism Spectrum (Part 4 of 5)
01/16/19Social Emotional Engagement within a Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom
01/22/19Autism Series II: Task Analysis as an Evidence-Based Practice for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1 of 3)
01/30/19Trauma Informed Care and Mindfulness

February 2019

02/05/19Behavior Series Part 4: Conducting Functional Assessments to Determine the Cause of Problem Behavior
02/07/19Autism Series I: Social Narratives and Video Modeling as an Evidence-Based Practice for Students on the Autism Spectrum (Part 5 of 5)
02/13/19Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) Assessment: Examining Your Social-Emotional Data

March 2019

03/05/19Behavior Series Part 5: Developing Effective Behavior Intervention Plans
03/14/19Autism Series II: Parent Implemented Intervention (Part 2 of 3) 

April 2019

04/24/19SELPA CAC Resource Fair

May 2019

05/01/19Autism Series II: Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention (Part 3 of 3)

By Request Only Contact your Program Specialist

Ability Awareness

AAC Assessments for SLPs

An Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

An Overview of the Monterey County Health Department, Behavioral Health Division and the Scope of their Services Provided Throughout the County

Autism and Mental Health Issues

Best Practices for Determining the Student's Need for a 1:1 Paraprofessional

Determining the Least Restrictive Environment

Differential Diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Evidence-Based Interventions for Your Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Evidence-Based Practices for Students with ASD in the School Setting

Exploring the CAPTAIN Website and Other Online Resources

IEP Meeting Basics for Administrators and Administrative Designees

IEP Notes

The Instructional Assistant's Role in Inclusive Classrooms

The Manifestation Determination Process

Meeting Students' Needs Through Universal Design for Learning as a Component of Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Mindfulness in the Classroom

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

Promoting Positive Classroom Behavior Strategies

Provision of Related Services for the Students Who Have Emotional Behavioral Needs

Reclassifying English Learners with Moderate to Severe Disabilities



Special Education Referral Procedures

Trauma Informed Care

Working with Students with Selective Mutism

Writing SMART IEP Goals that Align to CCSS


Kenyon Hopkins, M.S.

SELPA Executive Director
Phone: 831.755.0342

Irenea Herrera

SELPA Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0342

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