PANDA Offers Free Online Relicensure CoursesWendy Sweeney, MA, LP, PANDA Manager
PANDA provides free disability training and support for teachers. In collaboration with Literacy Minnesota, these are FREE online courses, available to take at your own pace.
NEW! The 3 L’s: The Difference Between Learning Disability, Low Ability, and Low Literacy
When students have learning challenges, it can be difficult to determine why. Learn how to distinguish between a learning disability, low ability, and low literacy. Acquire knowledge about different types of learning disabilities. Gain information about students with low ability and valuable resources. Understand the complicated nature of learning for students from other cultures. You will learn about specific tools to help understand learning differences and learn methods to improve instruction for all students. This course is intended to meet Continuing Education Unit (CEU) requirements for modifying and adapting curricula, materials, and strategies.
Survivors Among Us; Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Other Traumas Which Can Impact Student Learning
This course will help ABE teachers, managers and volunteers understand the symptoms and causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other traumas which can impact adult student learning. This online training is intended to meet the teacher relicensure area for Understanding students’ mental illness trauma.
Suicide Prevention for Adult Educators
This course will help ABE teachers and volunteers learn about suicide and prevention. Learn about prevalence, causes, risk factors, and warning signs of suicide. Master a suicide prevention method and practice role playing how to approach students who show signs of suicidal thinking. This training is intended to meet the relicensure area for “Understanding students’ mental illness trauma.”
Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness
This course will help ABE teachers and volunteers understand common mental health disorders. Find out how to make it more comfortable to talk about mental illness, including what to say and do when students disclose a mental illness. This workshop is intended to address the relicensure area for Understanding Key Warning Signs of Early Onset Mental Illness in Adolescents and Adults.
Teaching ABE Students About Mental Health
Everyone knows that physical health is important to students’ well-being. Often, though, educators are reluctant to tackle the topic of mental health in the ABE classroom. You will become more comfortable with and knowledgeable about mental health in general. You will explore the basics around several common mental health concerns through multimedia lesson plans and related resources. This workshop is intended to address the relicensure area of Understanding Key Warning Signs of Early Onset Mental Illness in Adolescents and Adults.
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