In Partnership with International School Services (ISS)

Overview

The SENIA Certification courses are perfect for the beginning to intermediate level Learning Support teachers or general educators who want to learn more about supporting students with learning differences.

Enjoy single courses or become a SENIA Certified Teacher by completing all six courses.

Questions? Contact Lori Boll, SENIA Executive Director

Our Courses

Gain an understanding of behavior, how it works, and how it relates to our support for the students we work with. We will jump into it through the lens of the science of behavior analysis. Through building an understanding of behavior, you will be able to improve approaches to behavior interventions with meaningful investigation and logical responses.

As with all of our courses, an optional, live session is planned for each week to extend our learning as a group.

Understand the path to break down various learning disabilities, review diagnostic criteria for varying disabilities, explain pre-referrals and data collection, and discuss accommodations and modifications. After course completion, participants should be able to better identify learning challenges, know the steps of the pre-referral system, recognize appropriate forms of data collection, and participants should be able to distinguish between accommodations and modifications.

As with all of our courses, an optional, live session is planned for each week to extend our learning as a group.

A guided understanding through tiers of support in academics, social-emotional, and behaviors to meet the needs of the student serviced within schools. This includes the use of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to identify universal (all students), targeted (some), and intensive (few) resources and interventions. Participants will learn to use a continuous-improvement framework in which data-based problem solving and decision-making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students.

As with all of our courses, an optional, live session is planned for each week to extend our learning as a group.

Understand and appreciate the context in which you are working. You will move from examining your specific role and team to looking at systems and procedures that support your role within the school, to examining the community and cultural context in which you work. The course is aimed to help you establish a good working relationship with your school and colleagues and ensure you are starting with the right approach.

As with all of our courses, an optional, live session is planned for each week to extend our learning as a group.

Guide students through the process of developing high-quality Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) using research-based methods. These sessions will discuss the necessary components of ILPs, give students practical strategies for including student/family agency and voice in the process, and will provide teachers with the tools necessary to implement ILPs in real-world, international school settings.

As with all of our courses, an optional, live session is planned for each week to extend our learning as a group.

Participants gain a better understanding of the various inclusion systems schools often utilize.

We explore co-planning and co-teaching concepts, how to make the most impact as a learning specialist within your school, and how a Multi-Tier Support of Systems can transform your current school.

As with all of our courses, an optional, live session is planned for each week to extend our learning as a group.

Rolling Admission: Take one course or all six and in any order you wish. The certification enrollment is on a rolling basis, so you can start at any time.

Cost: $225 per individual course | $1125 for all six courses and SENIA Certification (one free). Includes SENIA membership at no additional cost and access to the Mighty Networks virtual community.

Who should take this? Our coursework is perfect for up-skilling the beginning to intermediate level Learning Support teacher. It also benefits general education teachers with their efforts to support individuals with learning needs in a classroom setting.

The courses are fantastic for teaching assistants and parents looking to learn more about special education.

SENIA Certification Level One: Individuals who take all six courses become a Level One SENIA certified educator. SENIA Certification courses are additional qualifications for those who have teaching credentials. It is not a teaching certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

For sure.

You don't need to start with course #1.  This applies to the full certification program as well.

 

The cost is $225 per individual course.

Alternatively take all six courses and become a SENIA Certified Educator.  The cost is $1125 USD for all six courses and includes one free course.

No problem.

Contact Lori Boll SENIA's Executive Director. She is happy to help.

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