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PCAST - Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and Transition

There are two virtual training options available for all PCAST workshops. Each option will require the same amount of time to complete as the other. Please select the one option that will best meet your needs as a virtual learner:

 

PCAST: An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals

Participants will be trained on the use and facilitation of a person-centered planning process. Participants will learn fundamental skills, how to use planning tools and processes to implement person-centered approaches with students. Also covered will be methods for gathering, organizing and presenting person-centered information, as well as implementing strategies designed to improve post-school outcomes for students.

 

OPTION 1: Interactive Instructor-Led Live Remote Delivery

This two-day workshop includes four 2-hour live modules and a one-hour assignment between the two training days. A total of 9 hours of PD are provided. Completion of day one is required to attend day two. This workshop is offered twice a year (Section 1 and 2).

Section 1 Dates Duration Time
Day 1 – October 4, 2021 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Day 2 – October 5, 2021 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

CLOSED - TRAINING FULL  

Section 2 Dates Duration Time
Day 1 – February 8, 2022 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Day 2 – February 9, 2022 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Register for Option 1, Section 2 - PCAST: An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals  

 

OPTION 2: Self-Paced, Online Learning Course with Live Support Sessions

Section 1
This course will start on Monday, October 4, 2021 and conclude on Friday, October 29, 2021. An easy to follow syllabus will be provided with all pertinent course information.

CLOSED - TRAINING FULL  

 

Section 2
This course will start on Monday, January 31, 2022 and conclude on Friday, February 25, 2022. An easy to follow syllabus will be provided with all pertinent course information.

Register for Option 2, Section 2 - PCAST: An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals


PCAST: Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings

This workshop will teach person-centered thinking skills and introduce tools designed to improve the quality of collaborative meetings, especially IEP meetings. Participants will leave with practical strategies and tools related to pre-meeting preparation, effective communication, management of difficult conversations and situations, approaches to address sensitive topics, New Jersey Administrative Code requirements, and post-meeting implementation. Previous completion of “An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals” is highly recommended but not required.

OPTION 1: Interactive Instructor-Led Live Remote Delivery

This two-day workshop includes four 2-hour live modules and a one-hour assignment between the two training days. A total of 9 hours of PD are provided. Completion of day one is required to attend day two.  This workshop is offered twice a year (Section 1 and 2).

Section 1 Dates Duration Time
Day 1 – October 18, 2021 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Day 2 – October 19, 2021 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

CLOSED - TRAINING FULL  

Section 2 Dates Duration Time
Day 1 – February 23, 2022 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Day 2 – February 24, 2022 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Register for Option 1, Section 2 - PCAST: Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings


OPTION 2: Self-Paced, Online Learning Course with Live Support Sessions

 

Section 1
This course will start on Monday, November 8, 2021 and conclude on Friday, December 3, 2021. An easy to follow syllabus will be provided with all pertinent course information.

Register for Option 2, Section 1 - PCAST: Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings

 

Section 2
This course will start on Monday, March 7, 2022 and conclude on Friday, April 1, 2022. An easy to follow syllabus will be provided with all pertinent course information.

Register for Option 2, Section 2 - PCAST: Utilizing Person-Centered Approaches to Improve IEP Meetings

PCAST: Developing Group Person-Centered Planning with Students in Classroom Settings


Participants will learn how to unbundle the skills and tools used in formal facilitated person-centered planning events for use with groups of students in both virtual and physical classrooms, while strengthening their person-centered planning skills. Each participant will draft a group instruction implementation plan with associated outcomes and actions that are designed to meet the needs of the students they will be supporting. Example implementation frameworks will be used to assist participants in customizing their individualized strategies. Previous completion of “An Introduction to Person-Centered Planning and Implementation for Families and Professionals” is highly recommended but not required.

OPTION 1: Interactive Instructor-Led Live Remote Delivery

This one-day workshop includes two 2-hour live modules and a 30-minute lunch assignment between the two sessions. A total of 4.5 hours of PD are provided. This workshop is offered twice a year (Section 1 and 2).

 

Section 1 Dates Duration Time
Day 1 – October 14, 2021 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


CLOSED - TRAINING FULL  


Section 2 Dates Duration Time
Day 1 – February 17, 2022 4 hours 9:00 am - 11:00 am & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Register for Option 1, Section 2 - Developing Group Person-Centered Planning with Students in Classroom Settings


OPTION 2: Self-Paced, Online Learning Course with Live Support Sessions

 

Section 1
This course will start on Monday, December 6, 2021 and conclude on Friday, December 17, 2021. An easy to follow syllabus will be provided with all pertinent course information.

Register for Option 2, Section 1 - PCAST: Developing Group Person-Centered Planning with Students in Classroom Settings

Section 2
This course will start on Monday, April 11, 2022 and conclude on Friday, April 22, 2022. An easy to follow syllabus will be provided with all pertinent course information.

 

Register for Option 2, Section 2 - PCAST: Developing Group Person-Centered Planning with Students in Classroom Settings


Registration Details

  • Registration:
    Register using the links provided under each course option. The registration deadline for each course is two weeks prior to the course start date.
  • Canvas Account:
    Each registrant will be provided with a Rutgers Canvas account to access their workshop(s).  
    When a user is added to a course, they receive an email from Rutgers University Canvas <notifications@instructure.com>
  • No matter how early you register for a workshop, you will not receive a Course Invitation from Rutgers University Canvas <notifications@instructure.com> until 3-10 days prior to the workshop start date.
  • First time Canvas users will need to reset their passwords. Navigate on your browser to https://rutgers.instructure.com/login/canvas and click Forgot Password?YOU MUST RESET YOUR PASSWORD AND LOGIN PRIOR TO THE COURSE START DATE.
  • Next, enter the email address you registered with for the Login ID. A secure email will be sent to you with a link to establish your new password.
  • Once you have logged in, you will be brought to your dashboard. The dashboard will display information about your current courses, announcements, and a global activity stream that shows recent activity in all your current courses.
  • If you do not see your course in the dashboard or under the courses tab, then it may not be available to access yet. Please contact your instructor for further guidance with questions related to the course.
  • Professional Development Hours:
    Certificates of Attendance with NJ Department of Education Professional Development Hours will be provided upon completion of PCAST Workshops.

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