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April 17, 2019

PaPOS Post-School Survey Overview and Procedural Training

Accountability requirements under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA) regarding secondary transition mandate each state to determine, for the state as a whole, the extent to which students are achieving transition outcomes as stated in their IEPs (Indicator 14). To meet this federal reporting requirement, once over a five-year period, each school district is required to survey all student leavers who had IEPs (graduates, dropouts, and students who age out). This session will provide target LEA´s, special education administrators, and IU transition consultants information regarding the Pennsylvania Post School Outcome Survey (PaPOS) and the requirements for completing the PaPOS Post School Survey.

Presenter: PaTTAN Educational Consultant
April 8, 2019

When a Child Can't Touch a Touchscreen: A Look at Scanning

Despite the increased availability of eye tracking systems and more responsive touchscreens, there are still children for whom scanning is the best selection technique for their needs and skills. The session will cover the decision-making process for scanning, an overview of critical research, as well as the realizations and capabilities of scanning on dedicated systems and mobile-based Apps.

Presenter: John McCarthy
April 18, 2018

The Writing Toolkit for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Writing Strategies

This session concludes the training series on effective writing practices for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Content emphasizes how to make the writing process work by selecting and explicitly teaching novice writers strategies used by expert writers through self-regulated strategy development. Self-regulated strategy development stages of instruction will be presented, and examples of specific writing strategies and mnemonic prompts will be discussed. Overall, the use of writing strategies pulls content presented in the webinar series together because the purpose of strategic writing is to help students develop self-efficacy, ownership of the writing process, and independent use of writing strategies. This training has one PowerPoint handout and one Resource Packet. Three different versions of the PowerPoint Presentation are available below, each with a different number of slides per page. Registrants only need to download one version plus the Resource Packet. 1. PowerPoint 2 slides per page 2. PowerPoint 3 slides per page 3. PowerPoint 4 slides per page 4. Resource Packet 5. Follow Up PLC Guide

Presenter: Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro
April 17, 2018

NCOP Webinar - Youth Engagement & Self-Advocacy Practices

Collaborative Youth Engagement & Self-Advocacy Strategies are key for youth and young adults as they transition from high school to adult life. During this session, presented in collaboration with the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition, information regarding resources and strategies to enhance Collaborative Youth Engagement & Self-Advocacy efforts will be shared from a variety of presenters from across the country.

Presenter: Deibler, Gonzalez, Hrasok, Loss, Stoehr
April 9, 2018

Deaf-Blindness and Autism Spectrum Disorders Look Alike: Bridging Best Practices and Interventions

The purpose of this training is to look closely at the key features of ASD and deaf-blindness and consider why children who are deaf-blind might, in some cases, share many of the same features associated with ASD and how vision and hearing loss and other sensory impairments can explain these “autistic-like” features. Handouts: 1. Resources for March 20, 2018 2. Powerpoint for March 20, 2018 3. Powerpoint for April 10,

Presenter: Julie Maier
March 20, 2018

Collaborative Post-Secondary Education and Training Initiatives

Collaborative Post-Secondary Education and Training Strategies are key for youth and young adults as they transition from high school to adult life. During this session, presented in collaboration with the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition, information regarding resources and strategies to enhance Collaborative Post-Secondary Education and Training efforts will be shared from a variety of presenters from across the country.

Presenter: Stoehr, Hart, Robinson, Hall, Mullen
March 11, 2018

LEARNING THE SEEING EYE GPS APP

LEARNING THE SEEING EYE GPS APP

Presenter: Kim Casey, CEO Sendero Group
March 21, 2018

Family Coaching Implementer’s Conference: Celebrate the Journey

This conference will provide parent, practitioner and researcher perspectives on the power and challenge of creating a true parent/professional partnership through family coaching. Blending family perspectives with professional experiences will provide a road map to continuing the journey to providing high quality home visits. 1) Resource: This document is a description of the breakout sessions for the training. 2) Coaching Visual: This visual provides examples of different coaching strategies and how they may look in practice. 3) Resource: This document is the references and resources list for Session 1. 4) Resource: This document has the resources for Session 2. 5) Resource: This document is a Coach/Service Coordination Crosswalk for Session 3. 6) Activity: This document is an activity for adult learning styles for Session 3. 7) Activity: This document is an activity for adult learning styles for Session 3. 8) PowerPoint Presentation: This document has the slides to be followed for Session 4. 9) Resource keynote session: This one page article provides parent perspectives in order to help strengthen the Parent-Professional Partnership. 10)Resource keynote session: This 3 page document provides excerpts from the keynote speaker’s book as a means of simple guidance and support in building the parent-professional partnership. 11)Resource keynote session: This one page document provides a list of books and websites from our keynote speaker. 12)Resource keynote session: This one page tool is designed as a resource for parents creating by the keynote speaker and her family. 13)Resource keynote session: This is a one page tool to support parents in planning for their child’s IEP/IFSP meeting 14)PowerPoint Presentation: This document has the slides to be followed for Session 2.

Presenter: Janice Fialka, LMSW, ACSW;Juliann Woods, Ph.D. CCC-SLP
February 7, 2018

Writing Toolkit Genre Follow Up 3.7.18

Writing Toolkit Genre Follow Up 3.7.18

Presenter: Dr. Lana Edwards Santoro
March 6, 2018

Building Administrator Capacity: A Focus on Secondary Transition - Session 2 Handouts

Through this training series, administrators who serve as Local Education Agency (LEA) representatives will become equipped with tools to lead compliant and best practice secondary transition programs to meet the needs of students of transition-age. In addition, administrators will review their current practices related to secondary transition and determine ways in which to enhance programming for successful post-secondary goals for all students.

Presenter: Hillary Mangis