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KSDE Considerations for Specially Designed Instruction

Considerations for Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a guidance document provided by KSDE in July of 2017. The purpose of this document is to help define specially designed instruction as it relates to children with exceptionalities in Kansas. This document serves as guidance for IEP teams,...

Updated on

July 06, 2017

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS July 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Links to information on supporting paraprofessionals , self-determination skills for students of all ages, and an article discussing the link between language delays and social-emotional skills. 

Updated on

July 06, 2017

Topic

Autism, Specially Designed Instruction, Social, Emotional & Character Development, Secondary Transition

Age

All Ages

Coaching Conversation to support State of Mind: Efficacy

Supporting a beginning teacher or an educator who needs their level of efficacy validated? Watch this brief video for an example. 

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

Reflection for Coaching Conversation

Format for reflecting on professional coaching conversations; can be completed as self-reflection or with all coaching participants. 

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July 05, 2017

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

U.S. Department of Education Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs

The “Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs,” released jointly by the Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) on September 14, 2015, states that all young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-qua...

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Intertwine of Classroom Instruction and Management

Presentation by Dr. Randy Sprick and Dr. Anita Archer at the 2015 Kansas MTSS Symposium. Effective instruction and classroom management practices are so intertwined as to be interdependent. Every instructional decision requires attention to management consequences. Effective management practic...

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July 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Instruction

Age

All Ages

KIRC 2015-2016 Evaluation Brief

A one-page summary highlighting some of the Kansas Instructional Resource Center for the Visually Impaired (KIRC) project's 2015-16 achievements.

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

Sensory Losses

Age

All Ages

Kansas MTSS 2015-2016 Evaluation Brief

A one-page summary highlighting some of the Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) project's 2015-16 achievements.

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

KPIRC 2015-2016 Evaluation Brief

A one-page summary highlighting some of the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center's (KPIRC) 2015-16 achievements.

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

ATBS 2015-2016 Evaluation Brief

A brief summary highlighting some of the Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports (ATBS) project's 2015-16 achievements.

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Co-Teaching 2015-2016 Evaluation Brief

A one-page summary highlighting some of the Kansas Co-Teaching project's 2015-16 achievements.

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

Co-Teaching

Age

All Ages

eMSS 2015-2016 Evaluation Brief

A one-page summary highlighting some of the e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS) project's 2015-16 achievements.

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

TASN 2015-2016 Evaluation Brief

A one-page summary highlighting some of KSDE's Technical Assistance System Network's (TASN) 2015-16 achievements.

Updated on

July 05, 2017

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: The Elements of Structure: Part 2 of 5: Physical Structure and Overall Classroom Schedules

Part 2 of the 5 part series on Structured Teaching Complete and submit the Study Questions Form to earn a certificate of attendance.

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: The Elements of Structure: Part 4 of 5: Teaching Rules and Routines

This presentation will focus on the relationship between work systems and routines, the importance of teaching routines to help make the environment more meaningful, and support the development of strategies as a foundation for independence in all students. ...

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Positive Reinforcement

Positive Reinforcement Definition:Reinforcement is a process in which a consequence, a reinforcer, is given following a desired behavior to increase the likelihood or maintain that the behavior  under similar conditions .How to Use: The following steps are used in reinforcement:1.Identify a d...

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

Shaping

Shaping DefinitionShaping is the use of reinforcement of successive approximations of a desired behavior. Specifically, when using a shaping technique, each approximate desired behavior that is demonstrated is reinforced, while behaviors that are not approximations of the desired behavior are...

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Choice Making

Choice Making DefinitionChoice making is an effective intervention for increasing the active participation of individuals with autism.  For example, providing choice-making opportunities has demonstrated successful outcomes to manage problem behavior.  Choices indicating personal preferences ...

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Instruction

Age

All Ages

EC Case Study Object Based Schedules

During the web-based training participants will. . . Meet a student through video footage, then learn strategies for meeting his specific needs using intentional teaching strategies including an object schedule Following the short case study, participants will brainstorm strategies and re...

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Interspersing Tasks

Check out this video tutorial that describes how educators can “stack the deck” by using Interspersing when teaching new skills. This strategy is effective with maintaining behavior momentum and reducing frustration in all types of learners.

Updated on

July 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages