Learning from our Best Teachers

Join Chuck Goodwin for this series focused on individualized long term supports. There are guest presenters, supplemental field activities and opportunities to interact with the instructor!  Employment, residential and community inclusion providers are encouraged to attend, which is free for everyone!  

Accessing the Wise Learning Center

In addition to the live sessions, we are offering a free, temporary membership to the Wise Learning Center where you can find Chuck’s event recordings, bonus footage and the opportunity to complete an assignment to earn an additional 1hr certificate for completing the homework. 

Watch this video on how to use the Wise Learning Center. 

Promo code is CHUCK

Once logged in, go to the Learning From Our Best Teachers Learning Path. 

This Learning Path will have recordings of each of the 3 events, bonus content, homework assignments & discussion board. Watching the bonus content & completing a homework assignment will get you a 1hr certificate, as will watching the event recording

This learning path will be available to anyone, at no cost, until September 15th.  At that time, we’ll add it to the subscription.

Wednesday 8/18

On My Wheels: Perspectives from Someone Who’s Given and Received Disability Services

Jeff Grace has worked for the WA Developmental Disabilities Administration for many years and has provided support services for individuals with developmental disabilities. He has the unique perspective of also receiving disability services as he experiences Cerebral Palsy. Jeff will use his life experiences to help us develop better empathy for the individuals we support and offer insight into how to provide better support services both residentially and vocationally.

Wednesday 8/25

My Program for Success: Learning to Deal with Anxiety, Frustration and Stress at Home and Work

Julie Carpenter Graduated from the Federal Way High School Transition Program in 1991. She had already begun a full-time job at The Boeing Company sorting and delivering mail. She worked successfully at Boeing for 29 years despite the fact that she was unable to read.  She feels she has often been underestimated, judged, and labeled without people getting to know her. She developed a unique strategy for dealing with stress frustration and anxiety at home and work. Using Julie’s experiences, this class will look at how to set up support on the job and at home that utilizes the person’s strengths, understands some of the struggles a person with disability faces, and introduce you to her unique teddy bear program that identifies feelings and helps her deal with stress. 

Wednesday 9/1

Learning Life’s Give and Takes: How I Worked with Residential and Vocational Staff to Support My Independence

Join Chuck Goodwin for this series focused on individualized long term supports. There are guest presenters, supplemental field activities and opportunities to interact with the instructor!  Employment, residential and community inclusion providers are encouraged to attend, which is free for everyone to attend!
Lance Walcott has made some incredible changes in his life.  Several years ago he lost his job and was in trouble at his adult family home because of anger management issues.  He made the decision to work on his issues and find ways of dealing with stress, anger, and frustration.  Along the way he also learned to think about other people and found the importance of making contributions in life.   He taught vocational and residential care providers to stand back, listen to him and allow him to find his own strategies in dealing with the ups and downs of life.  He now works at 2 jobs Farelli’s pizza and ENSO as a trainer consultant sharing his experiences.  This class will follow his journey to success and offer insights into how to provide person centered supports to individuals.
Follow up office hours for this event are open to everyone and encouraged for those who attended the session. Join Jeff and Chuck on 9/8, 11:30-11:55am.

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