15 Hour Course
Registration Open
Instructor: Addie Sausner
Fee: $75
Online Registration Link

The Special Ed Classroom Toolkit for the Teacher, Aide & Assistant

The role of a teacher aide/ Teacher Assistant is vital in a special education classroom.  The partnership between the Aide/Assistant and cooperating teacher is crucial for student success.  This course is designed to provide the tools and strategies necessary to have a successful school year.
Participants will receive a toolkit of strategies and best practices for use within the classroom.
The course will be offered in a distance learning format.  It will be a mix of 3 synchronous and 3 asynchronous sessions.  This will allow participants to work independently while still benefiting from group interaction.

Course Outline

Session 1- 1 Hour  10/8  4-5PM
Synchronous Presentation Conducted Via Google Meet

  • Welcome and Greetings
  • Pre-Survey
  • History of Special Education
  • Information about Specific Disabilities
  • Legal Documents (IEPs and 504s)
  • Personal Reflections


Session 2- 3 Hours   10/15-10/21
Asynchronous Videos and Discussion Questions

  • Starting off the School Year on a Positive Note
  • Communication between the Special Ed Teacher & Aide
  • Feedback and Expectations
  • Planning
  • Personal Reflections


Session 3- 1 hour 10/22  4-5PM
Synchronous Presentation Conducted Via Google Meet

  • Relationship Building with Students
  • Icebreakers and Best Practices
  • Motivational Strategies
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Personal Reflections

Session 4- 3 Hrs 10/29-11/4
Asynchronous Videos and Discussion Questions

  • Behavior Management
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • SMART Goals
  • Data Collection
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Personal Reflections

Session 5- 3 Hrs 11/5-11/11
Asynchronous Videos and Discussion Questions

  • Professionalism
  • Handling Conflict
  • Personal Reflections

Session 6  1 Hour 11/12  4-5PM
Synchronous Presentation Conducted Via Google Meet

  • Post-Survey
  • Wrap Up sharing and activities

Additional Information
Begins: Thursday, October 8th
Ends: Thursday, November 12th
Mix of independent and online group sessions.
Audience: Teachers, Aides & Teacher Assistants

Areas of study:
Classroom Management
Special Education

Online Registration Link

Payments will not be processed until the course begins. 


Professional Learning at STC

On this page you will find STC sponsored courses and workshops, National Board Certification Support information and pro-growth opportunities being offered in our community.

All STC Courses, unless otherwise noted, are approved to be submitted for NYS CTLE (Continuing Teacher Leadership Education) and can be used to fulfill the required 100 hrs of PD to maintain Professional Certification.  STC Courses are open to everyone, regardless of district employment. 

Questions? Call 649-6775 or email southtowntc@gmail.com

Pop Up Workshop Series Info
At this time we are not offering Pop Up Workshops.

STC will be offering this special workshop series as part of the focus on addressing the needs of educators within our school communities. Each three-hour workshop will be eligible for CTLE credit.  This series of programming is free and open to anyone regardless of school affiliation. Workshops require prior registration to attend and a refundable $15 deposit* Please click on the registration button above.

  • You may register for any number of workshops that meet your professional learning needs. You will receive a certificate of completion for each 3 hr workshop.
  • Reminder Notices will be sent 7 days prior. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop if it doesn't have enough participants. If the district in which the workshop is being held is closed or cancels afternoon/evening activities, the workshop will be rescheduled.

View STC Deposit/Cancelation Policy


Other Pro-Growth Opportunities

We are happy to share opportunities for professional development from other teacher centers in the Far West Network as well as from community partners. 

These course are not sponsored by STC. Registration link are provided with the descriptions. 



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