Presenter: Steve Vitto, M.A., Behavioral Consultant and Crisis intervention Instructor, MAISD
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Steve Vitto Bringing out the Best in Challenging Home School Partnerships

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UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN CHALLENGING HOME -SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS

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Steve Vitto Bringing out the Best in Challenging Home School Partnerships

  1. 1. Presenter: Steve Vitto, M.A., Behavioral Consultant and Crisis intervention Instructor, MAISD Special Guests: Jane Johnson, Director of Muskegon County Department of Human Services & Carolyn Smith-Gerdes, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Special Education, MAISD Intended Audience: General and special education administrators, teachers, support staff, and paraprofessionals. Program: This one day in-service will provide research and experience based strategies for responding to challenging home-school partnerships. In the workshop you will learn:  obstacles to establishing positive home-school partnerships,  how to effectively respond to angry or troubled parents,  strategies for building strong partnerships with parents,  strategies for effective and controlled home-school meetings,  strategies for effective communication, and  how to respond to accusations, insults, denial, defensiveness, unresponsiveness, outbursts, etc.  Cultural perspectives on parenting. Thursday, October 22, 2009 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m. Muskegon Area ISD, 630 Harvey St., Muskegon, MI Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2009 Cost: $25.00 Lunch will be provided SB-CEU credit pending. An additional $10.00 fee applies if you would like SB-CEU for this workshop. Bringing Out the Best in Challenging Home-School Partnerships ~ MAISD October 22,2009 8:30 a.m. –4:00 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 8:00 a.m.) Registration Deadline is Monday, October 12,2009 Register on-line at: www.muskegonisd.org Please send your $25.00 check payable to MAISD to: Registration, MAISD, 630 Harvey Street, Muskegon, MI 49442 No phone registrations, please. For more information, contact Latesha Johnson at (231) 767-7277 or ljohnson@muskegonisd.org It is the policy of the MAISD that no staff member, candidate for employment, program participant, or recipient of services shall experience discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, creed or ancestry, age, gender, height, weight, marital status, or disability. The MAISD is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries related to issues of discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the Assistant Director for Special Education at (231) 767-7249. All other discrimination inquiries or requests for special accommodations to participate in a program, event, or activity should be directed to the Human Resources Program Director at (231) 767-7213.

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