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Here at eLuma, we are committed to giving back to the special education community-at-large. One way we want to do this is by presenting regular webinars. We choose from a wide range of topics and speakers that can provide valuable insights, knowledge, and utility to the participants.
Even if you can’t attend the webinar events in real-time, we still want to give you the opportunity to see them and have made them accessible with the links below. If you have any questions, feedback or requests for future webinars, we’d love to hear from you. Just email email@example.com with your comments.
Friday, May 14, 2021
This presentation will provide strategies on applying a trauma-informed approach to the entire individualized educational program (IEP) development process, including an examination of current case law. This includes the evaluation, team meetings, engaging caregivers, report writing, and the development of IEP present levels and goals. Participants will be able to discuss the relevance and appropriateness of special education services for students with trauma histories and apply trauma-informed principles to the development of present levels and goals that focus more on skill development rather than compliance.
Friday, April 14, 2021
Friday, April 9, 2021
Integrated speech therapy can be a powerful tool for students with deficits in communication. This webinar focuses on strategies for speech therapists and teachers to collaboratively provide speech services in the classroom, both in-person and virtually. This collaboration reduces transition time which can cause undue stress on a student and increases productivity to help students and speech-language specialists make the most out of speech therapy sessions.
Friday, February 12, 2021
As the 117th Congress begins to legislate, it is imperative that educators from across the country understand what to expect from the federal government in the weeks and months ahead. Dr. Kevin Rubenstein, the Chair of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Policy and Legislative Committee, will discuss several hot topics for educators including:
- New members of Congress
- The Biden Administration and education
- The stimulus package from December and what’s next
Importantly, he will also discuss the role of educators in working with Members of Congress and the Administration on issues related to supporting our students and their families.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Join eLuma and International Journal of Telerehabilitation Editor, Dr. Ellen Cohn, as they present the webinar “Teletherapy in a Post-COVID World”. This webinar will discuss the fundamentals of telerehabilitation and why it will continue to thrive in a post-COVID world.
Friday, November 19, 2020
eLuma Speech-Language Pathologists share how they find virtual content and prepare for sessions. They will discuss the qualities of valuable content and how to collaborate with teachers, clinicians, and families to maximize the time with students.
Brittany and Cal Brunell, the founders of Everyday Speech, will highlight how to close the gap between research in social-emotional learning and resources. They will discuss the effectiveness of video modeling, incorporating technology, and compiling curriculums.
Friday, October 29, 2020
Smiles for Speech
Sandy Dorsey, founder of Smiles for Speech, will be sharing how her commitment to helping children with special needs prompted her to start Smiles for Speech. She will share her strategies and experiences. Sandy’s goal is to help improve the lives of children in impoverished countries in a sustainable manner so that they can express themselves and live life at their full potential.
We will also hear from Marilena, an eLuma Speech Pathologist, share how she makes a difference in the daily lives of the people she works with by successfully using various AAC systems and strategies.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Although 2020 is winding down, its legacy of uncertainty and change will continue into the foreseeable future. More than ever, educators need to be equipped with the right framework to deal with unprecedented challenges & circumstances. Come join us to hear from Mindy Hintze, a PROSCI Certified Change Management Practitioner, who has been managing change in various organizations for nearly 20 years. Mindy will break down change management into effective, actionable tasks to help you manage change in uncertain times. Effective change management takes a solid communication plan, learning opportunities, and reinforcement.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Join eLuma and noted school psychologist Jason Basinger as they present the webinar “Mindfulness in Schools: Strategies for Promoting Mental Wellness in a COVID Environment”. This webinar addresses the basics of mindfulness (including some short mindfulness activities), gives an overview of recent research findings, and provides practical guidance on how schools implement mindfulness activities.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Join The National Business Institute and eLuma’s CEO and Founder, Jeremy Glauser, as they present the webinar “Teaching Online During COVID-19: How to Do It Right”. This webinar delves into different tactics for teachers to use in order to create effective online courses, alternative techniques to stay in touch with students, and guidelines on how to incorporate socialization and collaboration within the online classroom.
Wednesday, April 10, 2020
To provide FAPE, educators need strategies for differentiated and individualized online instruction. Join IDEA Illinois and eLuma as they present “Online Therapy Strategies for SPED Staff”, a special series of webinars lined up for Special Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and School Psychologists/Mental Health Professionals.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
CEC will partner with eLuma and present a webinar entitled, “Teaching Special Education Online During COVID-19”. The webinar will specifically focus on helping teachers: identify the necessary tools and strategies need to move instruction online, adapt traditional in-classroom lessons into meaningful online instruction, develop a strategy to ensure instructional goals are being met, and create processes to manage their instruction on an ongoing basis.
Friday, February 8, 2019
Phyllis Wolfram, the president of the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), will join eLuma to present a webinar entitled, “Reinventing Special Education in 2019.” The presentation will focus on the current state of special education, what national organizations like CASE & the CEC are doing to make it better, and how special educators can become more involved to make a big difference.
Friday, Sept 21, 2018
In this not-to-be-missed webinar, the distinguished Mary Andrianopolous, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and CEC President-elect, Mary Lynn Boscardin Ph.D., CCC-SLP, team up to share their research and expertise on teletherapy, and how to make it a viable, long-term solution in K-12 education. Dr. Andrianopoulos and Dr. Boscardin draw upon their decades of telepractice research to help special education leaders better understand the real value of teletherapy, and what can be done to ensure the greatest long-term success at schools and districts.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
This very special webinar featured the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) President-elect, Dr. Mary Lynn Boscardin, CCC-SLP, and Dr. Kerry Weir. In their presentation, they discuss their research and insights on women & leadership in special education. Specifically, they address ideas that can help all school leaders better understand the benefit of collaborative-relational leadership when addressing many of the challenges associated with special education and education in general.
Friday, March 16, 2018
This not-to-be-missed webinar addresses one of the most critical and problematic areas of special education. Former CEC president, Gerald J. Hime, joins eLuma to specifically discuss what special educators can do to better understand the laws, avoid common and costly mistakes, and also more effectively navigate the legal process. With a wide range of experiences in special education and a deep understanding of the IDEA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the ADA, he is uniquely qualified to speak to educators and administrators to give them meaningful insight.
Friday, August 18, 2017
With the growing popularity of telepractice, schools and districts all over the country are embracing it as a viable solution and discovering that it can also be quite transformative. When an online therapy solution is properly implemented, it can be a fantastic complement to virtually any on-site program — helping it achieve more efficacy and efficiency, along with a wider-range of goals and objectives. The purpose of this webinar is to help those who are considering online therapy for the first time better understand: how it works, the benefits and limitations, the costs and requirements, and what is needed to succeed.
Friday, March 31, 2017
With therapist turnover on the rise along with an increasing number of vacancies, budget-strapped Special Education departments all over the country are left scrambling to provide critical services. Online therapy services provide a viable solution to help with these critical issues along with a number of unique efficiencies and benefits. In this webinar, the presenters explore and compare the real costs of onsite and online therapies to address common misconceptions as well as show how and when online therapy might actually provide savings to schools and districts.