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FY18 Special Education Administrators' Guide and Resources

This Guide  was created for new and veteran special education administrators to help navigate websites, adhere to due dates and deadlines and connect them to TASN and KSDE resources necessary to find success fulfilling the state and federal requirements of special education. Topics included a...

Updated on

July 20, 2017

Topic

Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS), APR Indicator Data Collection, Emergency Safety Interventions, Special Education MIS Data Collection, LRE and Inclusion, Compliance/Guidance, Significant Disproportionality

Age

All Ages

Gaps and Barriers

Gaps and Barriers

Updated on

July 18, 2017

Topic

School Improvement

Age

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

Tri-State Webinar: Reading Comprehension in ASD: The Intersection of Language, Social Competence, and Reading Part 2 of 2

This two-part webinar series, presented by Drs. Christi Carnahan and Pamela Williamson, is designed as an introduction into reading comprehension for individuals with autism spectrum Disorder (ASD).The second webinar in this series will provide a framework for developing quality literacy instruct...

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July 13, 2017

Topic

Autism, Reading

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Reading Comprehension in ASD: The Intersection of Language, Social Competence, and Reading: Part 1 of 2

This two-part webinar series, presented by Drs. Christi Carnahan and Pamela Williamson, is designed as an introduction into reading comprehension for individuals with autism spectrum Disorder (ASD).In part 1, participants will learn about the cognitive profiles common in autism and the influence ...

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July 13, 2017

Topic

Autism, Reading

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 6 Encouraging Involvement Video

Engaging All FamiliesModule 6: Encouraging InvolvementThis is Module 6 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series. The complete series can be found here To the right is a heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts that are referenced and used throughout this webinar.Overvi...

Updated on

July 13, 2017

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Communication Inputs & Outputs

Communication Inputs & Outputs

Updated on

July 12, 2017

Topic

School Improvement

Age

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

Addressing the Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs of Children in Schools

Presentation to the Tower Foundation on, "Addressing the Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs of Children in Schools". 

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

None

Kansas School Mental Health Framework

This presentation to the KSBE provides an update on Erin's Law and introduces the Kansas School Mental Health Framework.

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Erin's Law: Presentation to the KSBE

This presentation to the Kansas State Board of Education provides information relevant to Erin's Law and current efforts to address ACEs. 

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

None

School Mental Health in the Modern World: How to Address Toxic Stress and Practice Self-Care

This presentation looks at the effects of working with students impacted by ACEs and Trauma, the importance of self-care, and how to use mindfulness as a self-care strategy.

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Trauma-Informed Schools: What Educators Need to Know

OverviewResearch has shown that students impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are more likely to fail a grade; score lower on standardized achievement test scores; have more receptive or expressive language difficulties; are suspended or expe...

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July 11, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 3 Ongoing Communication Video

Engaging All FamiliesMODULE 3: Ongoing CommunicationThis is Module 3 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series. The complete series can be found hereTo the right is a heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts that are referenced and used throughout this webinar.OVERVIEW ...

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 5 Sharing Family Resources Video

Engaging All Families Module 5: Sharing Family Resources This is Module 5 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series.The complete series can be found hereTo the right is a heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts that are referenced and...

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 1 Creating a Welcoming Environment Video

Engaging All FamiliesModule 1: Welcoming EnvironmentThis is Module 1 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series. The complete series can be found here To the right is a heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts that are referenced and used throughout...

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 2 Recognizing Diversity Video

Engaging All FamiliesModule 2: Recognizing DiversityThis is Module 2 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series. The complete series can be found here To the right is a heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts that are referenced and used throughout this webinar.Over...

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 4 Planning for Open House and Conferences Video

Engaging All Families Module 4: Preparing for Open House & ConferencesThis is Module 4 of 10 in the Engaging All Families Series.The complete series can be found hereTo the right is the heading 'Included Resources". Below that heading are handouts that a...

Updated on

July 11, 2017

Topic

IEP, Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Desired Ideal Condition

Need/Issue of Concern & Desired Ideal Condition.

Updated on

July 07, 2017

Topic

Coaching, School Improvement

Age

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

Present Condition

Present condition of Student, Staff, Parent, Community.

Updated on

July 07, 2017

Topic

Coaching, School Improvement

Age

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

Facilitator

Describes the purpose, qualities, and selection of the facilitator.

Updated on

July 07, 2017

Topic

Coaching, School Improvement

Age

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

Checklist of Emergency Safety Intervention Requirements

You may use this checklist as a self-assessment to determine whether your building has all required components of emergency safety intervention law in place. This checklist includes all of the requirements from the 2016 statutes and the 2017 regulation. You should have written or electronic docum...

Updated on

July 06, 2017

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages