Staff Development

Educational Center Staff Development

Staff development activities support MCEC Program Goals. Learning is a lifelong process for staff as well as students. All staff development activities target subject areas contained within the student curriculum or concerned with student health and welfare.

Staff development furthers student goals and objectives as staff skills are refined and updated. Various staff members participate in the following in-service programs during the school year.

  • A Framework for Understanding Poverty

  • Beginning the Journey: New Special Education Teachers

  • Community Agencies

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training: CPI: Initial, CPI Refresher for Early Childhood Educators, CPI Refresher: The Art of Setting Limits, CPI Refresher: Louder than Words: How to Intervene with Nonverbal Individuals, CPI Refresher: Debriefing After a Crisis, CPI Refresher: How to Negotiate Conflict, CPI Advanced Physical Training

  • Early Childhood Paraprofessional Training

  • Educator Externship

  • Listen to the Natives

  • Medications: Uses and Side Effects

  • MI-Access Training

  • START (Statewide autism Resources and Training: Autism Academy, START Intensive Training: Elementary Level Team, START Intensive Training: Secondary Level Team

  • Technology: Digital Storytelling: Introduction, iPods for all Students (and teachers too), Kidspiration: Introductory, So You Think You Know Boardmaker, Viruses, Spyware, & Spoofs, OH MY!, Zoo Phonics