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Behavior in the Classroom: Set Yourself up for Success Working with Students with Autism

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Behavior in the Classroom: Set Yourself up for Success Working with Students with Autism

Presented by Frankie Kietzman, Ed.S., Special Education Teacher, and Sales Development Associate at STAGES Learning; and Rachel Emmer, Teaching & Learning Ambassador at STAGES Learning

Sponsored by STAGES® Learning

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In today’s classrooms, it’s not a question of “if” challenging behavior will happen, but “when.” This can be especially challenging for special education teachers in classrooms working with students with autism to ensure that each student’s diverse needs are addressed. Instead of waiting for problems to arise and backpedaling to re-teach, setting up proactive and preventative systems can help reduce challenging behaviors, increase learning, and improve the class climate. Over the past several years when teaching has been at its hardest, classrooms that utilize efficient classroom-management systems and strategies are able to thrive even in adversity.

We all want to thrive, not simply survive. In this edWebinar, the presenters cover several preventative classroom/behavior-management strategies for all levels that can be used while working with students with autism to make your classroom run like clockwork and be a safe and positive environment for everyone.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to educators, especially special education teachers, of the PreK through elementary grades.

Frankie KietzmanAbout the Presenters

Frankie Kietzman is a sales development associate for STAGES® Learning with experience teaching as an elementary teacher, self-contained autism teacher for elementary and secondary students, and an autism specialist and coach for teachers dealing with challenging behaviors. Frankie’s passion for supporting children and adults with autism originates from growing up with her brother who is deaf and has autism. As one of her brother’s legal guardians, she continues to learn about post-graduate opportunities and outcomes for people with autism. She has a passion for peer-mediated interventions, social-emotional learning, visual supports and community-based instruction. Frankie has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University in elementary education, a master’s degree in high and low incidence disabilities from Pittsburg State University and in 2021, completed another master’s degree in advanced leadership in special education from Pittsburg State University.

Rachel EmmerRachel Emmer is a speech-language pathologist and worked in public schools for 15 years supporting children in a variety of settings and specialized classrooms at the elementary level, at an early childhood school, and as part of a district team supporting behavior for students with special needs across the district. Rachel has a passion for working with students and staff to support communication and behavior in the classroom. Currently, she works for STAGES® Learning and provides professional development and customer care. Rachel has a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a Master of Science in communication disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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STAGES Learning

For 25 years, STAGES Learning has been dedicated to creating quality teaching tools to help educators provide the best learning opportunities for students on the autism spectrum. Since our first product, Language Builder: Picture Cards, was introduced in 1997, millions of children around the world have benefited from our products. Today, STAGES’ offerings include award-winning, photo-based teaching tools, manipulatives, games, puzzles, posters and sensory items, culminating in our recently launched complete curriculum for children with autism or other cognitive delays. STAGES’ online learning platform, releasing in time for Fall 2022, will provide a digital option to ensure educators can support learners with autism and language delays in even more ways.


Monday, March 28, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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