This year’s conference offers an exciting line-up of classes offered by professionals across many fields.
Length of Classes: Classes are offered throughout the day in 90-minute and 3-hour blocks.
Pre-Registration for Classes: Class selection will take place as part of the registration process. See details below and on the Registration page for information on how this process works.
Selection of Classes-Self-Registration: When you register yourself as an individual, you will select your classes by date and time. If you are interested in a class that is full, be sure to join the wait list as space will likely open as we get closer to the event. Your class selections and your conference registration will be finalized when we receive your payment and approve your registration.
Selection of Classes - Group registration: If your district or chapter registers you, you will have the ability to select your own classes. After your registration has been paid for and approved, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to modify your registration and select your classes. If you are interested in a class that is full, be sure to join the wait list as space will likely open as we get closer to the event.
Changing your Class Selections: You will be able to change your class selections at any time by retrieving your confirmation email and clicking the link to modify your registration. Changing your classes can be done right up to the time the class starts if space is available. A complete list of the classes and their descriptions by date and time will be provided in the registration process. If you have questions about how to modify your registration to select classes or change class selections, email email@example.com.
This training, facilitated by two senior policy attorneys with California Disability Rights, will provide paraeducators and other school staff with knowledge of the education laws and processes that protect students with disabilities in their schools and communities. Participants are invited to offer their input and ask questions during and at the end of the presentation.
Understand how assertive communication can help you access the knowledge and resources necessary for you and your students. This training will review a communication model to determine the purpose, focus and process of assertive communication.
This class provides a general overview of your CalPERS Pension 401 (a) Defined Benefit and the choices you have to maximize your retirement security. The class will review information on topics such as classic versus new membership, retirement types, and much more.
Learn how the CalPERS Special Power of Attorney (POA) form can prevent you from losing everything you have worked so hard for in securing your pension. Learn how to complete the form page-by-page and send it in to CalPERS.
Under California state law, mandated reporters are required to report child abuse when they have reasonable suspicion. This training, facilitated by San Bernardino County social workers, will provide mandated reporters accurate descriptions of what constitutes child abuse and what does not. Although this training does not meet the requirements for mandated reporter training, attendees will benefit from a deeper understanding of their role and responsibilities.
This training provided by clinical psychologist Dr. Cheryl Williams-Jackson provides a concise and clear understanding of child development. If enhancing your skills and learning new strategies to address classroom scenarios effectively are your goals, this workshop is tailored for you.
This training will give a broad overview of what climate change is and the effects it has on California public schools, particularly the disproportionate effect it has on schools in low-income areas. Participants can expect to learn about how to advocate for climate justice on their campuses to improve student life while helping the planet.
Handling high conflict environments and high conflict relationships is a science and an art. Understanding personality type, communication styles, temperament and values helps us know ourselves, and those we work with so we can effectively manage conflict and communication.
Registrants have the opportunity to receive CPR, First Aid and Emergency Care certification by attending a 4-hour training session. This class incurs a class fee of $30. Space is limited.
We use the internet to manage our lives – it is fast and convenient but fraught with risk. Critical components of cybersecurity include password security, protection from hacking and social media safety. In this training you will understand how to protect yourself and your family from common phishing, smishing, and vishing attacks. Recommendations will also be provided to privatize your social media accounts to protect your private information.
Explore the role of paraeducators in the development and implementation of IEPs and section 504 plans with senior attorneys from Disability Rights Californica. The training will include a review of California Education Code sections that authorizes individuals such as paraeducators with special knowledge of the student to participate in IEPs. This presentation is intended to be highly interactive.
This training provided by clinical and educational psychologist Dr. Cheryl Williams-Jackson, is a brief journey through the profound impacts of trauma on children's development and learning, providing insights into crafting supportive and inclusive learning environments. Participants will explore the essential principles of trauma-informed classrooms, focusing on safety, stability, cultural humility, empowerment, collaboration, and a strengths-based approach.
The California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) stands as a pioneering initiative aimed at revolutionizing the support and understanding of autism spectrum disorder within the state of California. This presentation outlines the key features and objectives of CAPTAIN, highlighting its significance in improving the lives of individuals with ASD and providing resources to the professionals who serve them.
Prompting is a widely utilized technique in autism interventions to support skill acquisition, behavior management, and social communication. This training presents a systematic approach to implementing evidence-based prompting strategies based on the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) framework, which emphasizes the importance of empirical research, practitioner expertise, and family collaboration.
This training will focus on facilitating successful movement from school to post-secondary activities for students with moderate to severe disabilities, including integrated employment, independent living, and community participation.
This interactive workshop prepares participants to be the change we all wish to see more of in the world. This workshop will empower you to step more fully into the power you have to inspire change and cultivate hope for a better future.
A combination of gender diversity education and personal reflection, this training builds understanding of gender diversity, how gender impacts us, and supports individuals in deepening their understanding of their own gender through engaging in a journey of self-exploration.
During this information-packet session you will learn about how our pathway with Future Educator Support can help you get your teaching credential. We can support you financially as well as with your required exams and prerequisites. Come and learn about what we have to offer!.
Have you considered how your feelings and actions impact others? Learn how increasing skills in self-reflection and self-awareness promotes personal growth and your ability to understand the feelings and actions of others.
Join CSEA Labor Representatives in a conversation about the resources available to you. Understand the roles of Labor Representatives and Regional Representatives and how they can help. This discussion will equip members with the skills necessary to access the answers they seek. Members will also have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A.
This training provided by Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Nicole Horton, aims to equip school personnel with valuable insights and practical strategies for utilizing communication temptation techniques to increase language development, social skills, self-management, executive functioning, and self-advocacy within educational settings. Drawing from established principles of speech-language pathology, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and educational psychology, this training will empower paraeducators to foster effective communication and skill acquisition in students with diverse abilities and needs.
This class offers a genuine discussion on understanding and embracing the many different ways our brains work. Whether it’s ADHD, Autism, mental health, or a number of other differences, understanding neurodiversity can be relevant to us all.
People in caregiving and support roles are prone to burn-out as a direct result of over-caring for the complex needs of others. Learn how to manage these roles and responsibilities within the framework of Interdependence, and how Imposter Syndrome can sabotage your satisfaction and contribute to this burnout known as Compassion Fatigue.
As classified employees, you are afforded many fundamental rights by law and collective bargaining between your school district and CSEA chapter. The emphasis of CSEA's Know Your Rights training is to assist members in detecting violations of the law and their collective bargaining agreements. Join us to learn more about your rights on the job and what you can do to protect yourself and your fellow members during potential labor violations.
Latest Trends Among the Young is an in-depth exploration of how young people today are using and abusing social media and narcotics. This presentation looks into the most recent developments in human and sex trafficking, eating disorders in our youth, self-perception trends, and how the pandemic and lockdowns of 2020-2022 brought about significant changes in preteen and adolescent behavior.
Inclusion can be an overwhelming concept. In this workshop, we provide an overview of inclusive education and the role paraeducators can play in building inclusive classrooms while exploring multiple strategies that can be used in school environments.
How do you ensure your email will be read? This program identifies the do’s and don'ts of email writing and offers suggestions for writing emails in a way that captures the attention of the recipient and provides all pertinent information.
Pronouns are used every day and are packed with personal and political power. This workshop will talk about pronouns in our schools, what students’ rights are for having their personal pronouns honored, what parents’ rights are for asserting their opinions on what pronouns are used to refer to their children, and how California's educational laws and policies support youth being affirmed.
This workshop guides educators through a step-by-step process for evaluating, envisioning, implementing, and sustaining inclusive practices in their schools and includes time for participants to begin planning for the application of these strategies in their own classrooms and buildings.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often exhibit deficits in communication, social interaction, and behavior regulation, which can hinder their ability to learn and thrive in various settings. This presentation focuses on the application of reinforcement strategies in working with individuals with autism to increase skill acquisition.
Regardless of where you are in the job search, the most important element is to make sure that your resume is reflective of who you are and what you bring to the table. Participants are encouraged to bring their resume to this workshop, where they will learn what potential employers are looking for when applying for that dream job. Learn how to make your resume stand out from the crowd, how to get it in front of the right people, and what you should and should not include.
Through this program, attendees will apply a trauma-informed lens to challenging interactions, practice self-regulation tools to use in moments of stress and conflict, practice resilience tools and regulation techniques to support staff and student health.
Social Media for Parents & Professionals concentrates exclusively on social media trends among our youth. This is a highly focused, intensive offering that takes a close look at how children and adolescents are seeking connections with their peers, often in dangerous ways.
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand, manage and use your emotions to create a positive life experience. Learning to understand the sources of positive energy to build emotional intelligence is a key skill to growing in your personal and professional development.
As key members of the educational team, paraeducators provide support to students, helping them start their day and contributing to a positive learning environment. This session will cover the importance of the intentional integration of the following Q10 practices: Culturally Responsive Practices, Restorative Practices, and Inclusive Practices.
The 5 Buckets Principle is the science of work-life balance to fill the five buckets of finances, friends and family, work, health, and community. In this fun, interactive seminar, participants will learn the 5 Buckets Principle to obtain the tools to prioritize what is truly most important in life.
How do you help others understand your perspective, especially when you need their support? Learn how to influence others through best practices, tips and examples of how to shift your style in a way that best appeals to the audience you're speaking to.
This training provided by Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Nicole Horton, aims to equip paraeducators with the knowledge and tools necessary to enhance student engagement, creativity, and learning outcomes through play. Drawing from established principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), educational psychology, and child and human development, paraeducators will come away with a comprehensive understanding of play-based teaching techniques and practical strategies for implementation in diverse educational settings.
This workshop will be an opportunity to explore your dreams and ideas and begin to bring them into reality through the right-brained activities of collage and journaling. The ten steps of Visioning® can be applied to career, health, relationships, home, and other areas of life and provides a blueprint for realizing personal dreams and goals.
Employees in schools and workplaces face daily challenges to their mental health and resilience. Participants in WIRE will identify wellness challenges, discover ways to bring joy to the workplace, practice resilience and empathy, and develop supportive relationships with colleagues.