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Co-teaching Coaches' Action Plan Template for 2017-2018

Complex systems change is a result of Vision + Skills + Incentives + Resources + Action. This resource is a template for co-teaching coaches and administrators to consider the VSIRA elements as they plan for ongoing implementation and sustainable practices in their district for the 2017-2018 Scho...

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December 12, 2017

Topic

Co-Teaching, Coaching, Universal Design for Learning, LRE and Inclusion, Family/Community Engagement, School Improvement

Age

All Ages

TASN Co-teaching Coaches' Guide

This document outlines the expectations for TASN Co-teaching Coaches. It also includes tools to help facilitate communication and collaboration among co-teachers. 

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December 12, 2017

Topic

Co-Teaching, Coaching

Age

All Ages

Co-teaching Lesson Simulation - Observation Feedback/Coaching Session

In this video, ReNae M., an experienced TASN Co-teaching coach, provides a coaching session to co-teachers Charles K. and Grant A.

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December 12, 2017

Topic

Co-Teaching

Age

Elementary (K − 6), Middle School (6 − 9)

Kilpatrick Webinar Series: Helping Older Students Master Phoneme Manipulation Skills

This is webinar #3: Helping Older Students Master Phoneme Manipulation Skills Dr. Susan Hall, author, President, and Co-Founder of 95 Percent Group Inc., leads this webinar based on David Kilpatrick’s book,Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. Given that pho...

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December 11, 2017

Topic

Dyslexia, Reading

Age

All Ages

Kilpatrick Webinar Series: Rethinking Phonological Awareness

This is webinar #1:Rethinking Phonological Awareness Dr. Susan Hall, author, President, and Co-Founder of 95 Percent Group Inc., leads this webinar based on David Kilpatrick’s book,Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. For at least a decade educators ha...

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December 11, 2017

Topic

Dyslexia, Reading

Age

All Ages

Kilpatrick Webinar Series: Orthographic Mapping is a Critical Skill for Learning New Words

This is webinar #2: Orthographic Mapping is a Critical Skill for Learning New Words Dr. Susan Hall, author, President, and Co-Founder of 95 Percent Group Inc., leads this webinar based on David Kilpatrick’s book,Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. Kilpatri...

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December 11, 2017

Topic

Dyslexia, Reading

Age

All Ages

2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference - Day 1 Closing Comments

This a recorded session from the 2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference. These are the closing comments from Day 1 provided by Vera Stroup-Rentier, KSDE Assistant Director of Early Childhood Special Education and Title Services (ECSETS). These closing comments include a discussion of inclusion of...

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December 11, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference - KSDE Hot Topics Presentation

This is a recorded presentation from the 2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference. This session is the KSDE Hot Topics 

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December 11, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference - ESEA Update

This is a recorded session from the 2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference. This session is provided by KSDE Early Childhood Special Education and Title Services (ECSETS) staff. 

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December 11, 2017

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None

Age

All Ages

2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference - Legislative and Fiscal Update

Record session from the 2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference by Dale M. Dennis, KSDE Deputy Commissioner Division of Fiscal and Administrative Services and Craig Neuenswander, KSDE Director School Finance.

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December 11, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference - College and Career Competency Framework

Recorded presentation by Dr. Amy Gaumer & Dr. Pattie Noonan, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learnign, showcasing the College and Career Competency framework.

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December 11, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference - Dr. Randy Watson - Kansans CAN

Recorded presentation by Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education from the 2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference.

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December 11, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

2016 Leadership Conference - Brad Neuenswander - Projects or Passion

This is a video recording of the presentation Projects or Passion at the 2016 KSDE Summer Leadership Conference provided by Brad Neuenswander, Deputy Commissioner Division of Learning Services at the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE). In this sessio...

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December 11, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

Recognizing and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse eLearning Module

This training is designed to help staff identify likely warning signs indicating that a child may be a victim of sexual abuse. To access the training please go to http://moodle.kansastasn.org and follow the instructions to create an account (if needed) and to access this important virtual trainin...

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December 11, 2017

Topic

Behavior, Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Fact Sheets

IDA fact sheets are convenient, professionally reviewed materials designed to improve understanding and support. Fact sheets are frequently used to enrich and supplement IEP meetings, school board discussions, and district policy initiatives. Click on topics of interest below to view and download...

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December 08, 2017

Topic

Dyslexia, Specially Designed Instruction, Instruction, Assessment

Age

All Ages

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education Website

In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children has developed and published a set of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for special educators and teacher candidates. The HLPs are organized around four a...

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December 08, 2017

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Endrew F. Question and Answer Document

On March 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1, 137 S.Ct. 988. In this decision, the court held that “to meet its substantive obligation under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a school must offer [a ...

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December 08, 2017

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Compliance/Guidance, IEP, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Co-Teaching Training

Through the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG), in partnership with Richard Villa, KSDE has established a cadre of trainers who districts can contract with to provide training and coaching of co-teaching. This link will take you to the page where the state and regional trainers are listed ...

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December 08, 2017

Topic

Co-Teaching

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education is a publication by The Council for Exceptional Children & CEEDAR Center.  The primary purpose of High-Leverage Practices in Special Education is to provide those involved in special education teacher preparation and professional development wit...

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December 08, 2017

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD: Part 4 of 4: Person Centered Planning: Creating a Map to Your Student's Future

Description: Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD is a four part webinar series. In part 4: Person Centered Planning: Creating a Map to Your Student's Future, Sonja Peetz discusses: Learn what Future Planning is and how can it be used.Identify common characteristics of Future Planning...

Updated on

December 06, 2017

Topic

Autism, Secondary Transition

Age

All Ages