CE Credits

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Earn five hours toward professional development credit for educators and certain clinicians. Please indicate the type of professional credit you are seeking on your registration. At the seminar, you will have to submit an evaluation form in order to be eligible for credit and certificate of attendance. For more information on the availability of professional development credits, call 781-449-4010 x104.

Credits for Educators: State Department of Education

PIRI is able to provide credits that qualify for the education departments in most states and are accepted by most districts. You may wish to check whether your state's Department of Education requires special approved provider status. PIRI is a specifically approved provider in the Departments of Education in the states of NY, and WA.

Effective 07/27/2018, PIRI is a NYSED Approved CTLE Sponsor.

Credits for Psychologists and School Psychologists:

Public Information Resources, Inc. (PIRI), the producers of the Learning & Brain seminars, is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. PIRI maintains responsibility for the program. Psychologists and school psychologists must complete the evaluation form in their program book in order to receive credit.

Credits for Social Workers:

Public Information Resources, Inc., can apply for 5 Category I credits to social workers through the Collaborative of the National Association of Social Workers - MA Chapter (NASW-MA)  and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work upon request. **Please check with your state chapter to ensure that these credits are applicable to your state standards. For some social workers in NY state, they may not be applicable without special approval.


Credits for Speech-Language Pathologists:

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Differentiation in an Online Environment


The program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).




SLP participants will be able to:


• Describe the latest research-validated writing instruction approaches
• Explain how students can self-regulate as they write
• Integrate (and then remove) scaffolds that support executive functioning
• Explore ways to monitor the impact of instruction, set goals, and personalize instruction
• Describe how to leverage writing as a way to build core knowledge, advance critical thinking and build social-emotional learning skills
• Develop realistic, time efficient, and manageable ways to monitor student growth
• Integrate these approaches to your unique teaching situations 
Financial disclosure – Leslie Laud is receiving a speaking fee for her presentation. Non-financial disclosure – Leslie Laud has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Seminar Schedule
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Discussion of the prevalence of trauma and stress for school aged children, as well as the various sources from which trauma can occur; Description of  key brain regions that are impacted when students experience trauma, and the subsequent effect on academic and social skills’ development.
1:00pm – 2:00pm: List five essential steps toward the development of a “trauma informed” practice; Review of various trauma screening tools and specific assessment techniques in order to conduct a “trauma-informed” evaluation               
2:00pm – 2:15pm:    Break            
2:15pm – 3:15pm:
Discussion of specific accommodations and key coping strategies to induce a more positive school climate for all students; wrap up and questions   


Apply to Your Own Professional Organization/District for Credits (CE Credits)


Public Information Resources, Inc. (PIRI) may not be approved by your professional organization to offer continuing education credits. However, you can submit your own request to your organization for approval to receive credits at the conference. Simply submit the following documents to your organization to request CE approval. Print the Conference Program and Schedule, Conference Brochure, and the Evaluation Form sample documents and submit them to you organization or district for approval.

If you would like us to apply for credits with a specific organization, please contact CE Director, Kristin Dunay at (781) 449-4010 ext. 104.