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Governor declares October Zombie Preparedness Month

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With zombies still the topic of many hit television shows and movies, preparing for the zombie apocalypse remains a concern for some. The Kansas Dept. of Division of Emergency Management is utilizing the popularity of zombies to encourage all Kansans to prepare for an emergency.
Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation designating October as Zombie Preparedness Month.
"If you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for anything," is the theme of Zombie Preparedness. 

For more information on preparing for an emergency, visit www.ksready.gov


NASA - Spooky Sounds from Space

Click with caution! Soaring to the depths of our universe, gallant spacecraft roam the cosmos, snapping images of celestial wonders. Some spacecraft have instruments capable of capturing radio emissions. When scientists convert these to sound waves, the results are eerie to hear. Listen to a compilation of elusive "sounds" of howling planets and whistling helium!


National Speaker - Kathy Staugler - Oct. 30

"Standards-based Education for Students with Severe/Profound Disabilities? YES We Can!"
Registration is closed.

The education of students with severe/profound disabilities has been challenged by current mandates that ALL students must be receiving instruction within grade-level curriculum aligned to appropriate content standards. Very little has been presented in research to clearly identify the instructional RATIONALE, instructional STRATEGIES or instructional IDEAS that are most appropriate for students with severe/profound disabilities. This workshop will present the rationale, strategies and ideas to make learning meaningful for this population of students. 


The Guidance Center School Programs

The Guidance Center can be a beneficial adjunct to any school-based program. TGC's purpose is to support both students and staff in managing behaviors that get in the way of academic progress. TGC incorporates both psychosocial group and attendant care services into the academic schedule. Group programs are designed for children who have experienced emotional disturbance which affects their functioning in the home, school, and community, and which may place the child at risk for out-of- home/school/community placement. Intensive support from the program facilitators assists the child in gaining skills for successful community living. Activities included in the program are structured, goal-directed activities designed to be interactive and promote active participation. The activities are based on participant's needs and are designed to improve interactions in the home, school, and community. Focus of activities may include:
·  Assist youth in daily problem solving
·  Improve social skills
·  Promote health and well-being
·  Provide training to support positive leisure time
·  Enhance personal relationships
Attendant care services are one-on-one child specific services. The purpose of attendant care is to support, prompt, and praise kids throughout their daily routine so they can successfully complete their required tasks. Each child learns differently, and those with behavior issues have additional needs and barriers. Each child is unique and attendant care serves to identify and address those specific needs. The added benefit of this individualized attention is that there is less disruption in the classroom and therefore, less disruption to the academic progress of all the students in the class.


JDLA participates in Box Tops for Education Program
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John Dewey Learning Academy participates in the Box Tops for Education program.
Please save Box Tops off items you purchase and send to Lu Newman at JDLA Office.
JDLA receives $0.10 for each Box Top!
See a complete listing of products at: http://www.boxtops4education.com


Infinitc Award

We have some great speakers in November such as JOANNE CAFIERO (AAC & communication partners), LUIS PEREZ (iPad accessibility), MARK COPPIN (iPads for students with ASD), and DENISE DeCOSTE (writing productivity profile). Download complete listing. Certificates of completion will be provided.   
 
Even more archived webinars on the website from last semester. Go to the 'Online Classroom' section, then click on the drop down box to 'Archived Webinars'.




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