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Colorado Department of Education Professional Development

Providing Intensive Teaching Services in a Virtual Environment

Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

On-Demand format. Providing Intensive Teaching Services in a Virtual Environment
On-Demand format

Presented by: Mary Ellen Hodge, M.Ed.
Original Air Date: August 27, 2020


The purpose of this presentation is to share strategies for teaching in a Virtual Environment and to model instructional strategies that can be utilized to implement a Verbal Behavior Program in a virtual environment using an errorless teaching procedure and reinforcement strategies. Participants will learn strategies on how to implement Natural Environment teaching with Caregivers, including Mand, Basic Skills, and for the Verbal Operants.

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This webinar is posted the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network website.

Video: Providing Intensive Teaching Services in a Virtual Environment (new window)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to plan with caregivers for the delivery of Virtual Instruction.
  • Learn how to talk with caregivers about structuring the student’s day while they are at home.
  • Learn how to deliver reinforcement with the help of a caregiver, or virtually.
  • Collect and analyze Cold Probe data during a virtual Intensive Teaching session.
  • Learn how to present the Verbal Operants virtually.
  • Learn how to create practice lessons on “easy” cards for learning opportunities throughout the day.
  • Learn how to create a virtual group read aloud session with students.

Presenter Information:

Mary Ellen Hodge is a State Trainer for TASN ATBS. Her degrees are in K-9 elementary education and special education. She has a District Level Leadership license and an Autism certification. She’s been in education for 17 years and taught students with Intellectual disabilities, Autism, and has been an Autism Coordinator. She enjoys working with districts to improve student outcomes.

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