District Resources & Events

SWREC strives to provide support for member districts to meet the needs of continuing professional development. A mark of highly qualified teachers is the commitment to hone their craft and their willingness to learn new ways of teaching to meet the needs of their diverse students. However, we understand how difficult it can be for administrators to feed the constant demand for good quality, targeted, effective professional development. That’s where we come in!

Upcoming Events

Be sure to check back often for events and registration information as we plan them.

Southwest Regional Education Cooperative Council Board Meeting

Virtual SWREC SPED Law Institute Day 1 with Lorie Gerkey

  • September 16, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MDT
  • Description: Virtual SPED Law Institute - day 1 with Lorie Gerkey of Walsh Gallegos Law Firm
    We will email the Zoom link to those who have registered on the evening of September 15, 2021. The workshop will address the following:
    • Law Year in Review
    • Compensatory Services
    • Ombuds Law
    • Discipline 101 for students on IEPs
  • Training Agreements:
  1. Please come prepared for an interactive workshop.
  2. Be sure to have note-taking materials with you during the training.
  3. Keep your video on during the entire workshop and actively engage in the conversations during your breakout sessions. You must have a district email for registration. We will delete those without a district email. This is a virtual training. We will send out Zoom links prior to the training date.
  • Recommended audience: All teachers, administrators, related service providers, SPED Director.

Virtual SWREC SPED Law Institute Day 2 with Lorie Gerkey

  • September 17, 2021, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Description: Virtual SPED Law Institute - day 2 with Lorie Gerkey of Walsh Gallegos Law Firm. We will email the Zoom link to those who have registered on the evening of September 16, 2021. The workshop will address the following:
    • MLSS & SPED Education in All Layers
  • Training Agreements:
  1. Please come prepared for an interactive workshop.
  2. Be sure to have note-taking materials with you during the training.
  3. Keep your video on during the entire workshop and actively engage in the conversations during your breakout sessions.
  • You must have a district email for registration. We will delete those without a district email. This is a virtual training. We will send out Zoom links prior to the training date. 
  • Recommended audience: special ed & general ed teachers, educational asst's, administrators, SPED Directors, TOSA's, aspiring administrators or other admin personnel.

SPED 101 EA and New Teacher Training

  • September 22, 2021, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. MDT
  • Description: SPED 101 is an overview of special education, the role of the teacher and the assistant, and techniques and strategies for academic support. You must have a district email for registration. We will delete those without a district email. This is a virtual training. We will send out Zoom links prior to the training date.
  • Recommended participants: special ed and regular ed teachers and assistants new to special education.
Employee Title IX Regulations Flyer

All Staff Annual Title IX Training

Administrator Training on Title IX Requirements

Team Making the Change Flyer

Educational Assistant - Making the Change

Parts of the IEP

  • October 6, 2021, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. MDT
  • Description: Taking a deeper look at the components of the IEP. You must have a district email for registration. We will delete those without a district email. This is a virtual training. We will send out Zoom links prior to the training date.
  • Recommended audience: teachers, ancillary services, or anyone involved in writing an IEP.

Data Collection and Present Levels

  • October 27, 2021, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. MDT
  • Description: This training will provide information on data collection, present levels, progress monitoring, and using data to make decisions. You must have a district email for registration. We will delete those without a district email. This is a virtual training. We will send out Zoom links prior to the training date.
  • Recommended audience: teachers, ancillary services, or anyone working with special education students.

Special Education EA Training

  • November 16, 2021, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. MST
  • Description: Participants will learn the new shifts they need to make in their roles and expectations as special educational assistants. Special educational assistants will walk away with new tools to support teachers and the needs of all students. Participants will learn how to help meet the needs of the students they work with in all settings.
  • Training Agreements:
  1. Please come prepared for an interactive workshop.
  2. Be sure to have note-taking materials with you during the training.
  3. Keep your video on during the entire workshop and actively engage in the conversations during your breakout sessions. You must have a district email for registration. We will delete those without a district email. This is a virtual training. We will send out Zoom links prior to the training date.
  • Recommended audience: K–12 general and special ed educational assistants.

Accommodations and Modifications

  • November 17, 2021, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Description: This training will take a deeper look at accommodations and modifications on the IEP. You must have a district email for registration. We will delete those without a district email. This is a virtual training. We will send out Zoom links prior to the training date.
  • Audience: teachers, ancillary services, or anyone working with special education students.

Prior Written Notice PWN

  • December 1, 2021, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Description: This training will allow participants to take a deeper look into the Prior Written Notice (PWN) on the IEP.
    • What is the PWN?
    • Writing the PWN. 
    • You must have a district email for registration. We will delete those without a district email. This is a virtual training. We will send out Zoom links prior to the training date.
  • Recommended audience: teachers, ancillary services, or anyone involved with the IEP.