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Gifted: Services Handout

This activities workbook accompanies the Gifted: Writing IEPs PowerPoint presentation and may be used by local staff in providing instructor-led IEP training for gifted facilitators in services, related services, and accommodations for gifted students. The following handouts may also be used w...

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June 14, 2017

Topic

Gifted, Compliance/Guidance

Age

None

Gifted: PLAAFPs & Goals Activity Workbook

This activities workbook accompanies the Gifted: Writing IEPs PowerPoint presentation and may be used by local staff in providing instructor-led IEP training for gifted facilitators. The following handouts may also be used with this resource: Gifted: Writing IEPs PowerPoint Slide Handout and G...

Updated on

June 14, 2017

Topic

Gifted, Compliance/Guidance

Age

None

FY17 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...

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June 14, 2017

Topic

Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS), Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), APR Indicator Data Collection, Emergency Safety Interventions, Special Education MIS Data Collection, LRE and Inclusion, Compliance/Guidance, School Improvement

Age

All Ages

Fading

FadingDefinition Fading, an applied behavior analysis strategy (ABA), is most often paired with prompts, another ABA strategy. Fading refers to decreasing the level of assistance needed to complete a task or activity. When teaching a skill, the overall goal is for the student to eventually eng...

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June 08, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Prompting

Prompting DefinitionPrompting is a means to induce an individual with added stimuli (prompts) to perform a desired behavior.  Prompting is provided when an ordinary antecedent is ineffective, and is extensively used in behavior shaping and skill acquisition. It provides learners with assistan...

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June 08, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

October 2015 Coaches' Connect

This is an archived webinar from the October 15, 2015 TASN Co-teaching Coaches Connect. During the webinar coaches: Received information about upcoming events and opportunities, Reviewed the data from the coaches' update calibration activity, Reviewed the practice profile data, Determined t...

Updated on

June 08, 2017

Topic

Co-Teaching

Age

All Ages

November 19, 2015 Coaches Connect Webinar

This is the recording of the November TASN Co-teaching Coaches Connect. During the webinar, we: Received information about upcoming events. Received information about stipend criteria and call for trainers. Interacted in a discussion about connecting with families. The next Coaches Conn...

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June 08, 2017

Topic

Co-Teaching

Age

All Ages

Chaining

Chaining DefinitionChaining is an instructional strategy grounded in applied behavior analysis (ABA) theory. Chaining is based on task analysis, in which individual steps are recognized as requirements for task mastery.Chaining breaks a task down into small steps and then teaches each step within...

Updated on

June 07, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior, Instruction

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS September 2016 Newsletter

Information about Hyperlexia, pairing, and treatment integrity with links to resources.

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June 05, 2017

Topic

Autism, Reading, Behavior, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Preschool Through Third Grade Alignment & DI: A Literature Review

Research shows that participation in a high-quality preschool can improve young children’s readiness skills for elementary school, positively influencing behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive outcomes. Specifically, for children who may be at risk for academic challenges in early elementary...

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June 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

SRSS Protocol

This video walks through the logistics and rationale for using the Student Risk Screening Scale in school districts, as well as the procedures for administering it.

Updated on

June 05, 2017

Topic

Emotional & Character Development, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, social

Age

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

Kansas MTSS Final Evaluation Report (January 2015)

This document is the final evaluation report (January 2015) of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd.

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June 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Letter Naming Fluency

This short webinar explains Letter Naming Fluency and how to analyze and use the data collected for Kindergarten students.

Updated on

June 01, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Assessment

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Developing Your Core Beliefs

This short webinar describes how to create your core beliefs in a MTSS system.

Updated on

June 01, 2017

Topic

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

Age

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

Tri-State Webinar: Social Skills: Expanding the World through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions: Part 3 of 3: Conversational Social Communicators

After attending this webinar participants will be able to: Determine the needs of their students by utilizing the appropriate social skills assessment tools. Describe strengths and needs of students with conversational social communication challenges. Explain the impact that social skills have on...

Updated on

June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

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

Tri-State Webinar: Social Skills: Expanding the World through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions: Part 2 of 3: Emerging Social Communicators

The WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHY, and HOW of social skills intervention will be explored during this presentation. It is important to understand that social skills is one of the greatest factors in job attainment. If a student cannot be successful in an interview or relate to co-workers, they are oft...

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS December 2015 Newsletter: Verbal Behavior

Deb Rauner shares an overview of the upcoming Tri-State Webinars on Verbal Behavior and "Tips from the Corner" provides a step-by-step outline for using precorrection as an instructional strategy to reduce academic errors and inappropriate behaviors.

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Autism, Behavior, Compliance/Guidance, Instruction

Age

All Ages

Tier Three Refresher Training

This document was developed to support the Tier Three Refresher Training delivered in September of 2015

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Assessment

Age

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

TASN ATBS August 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter featuring information on Universal Design for Learning and a Back-to-School packet that is ready for teachers to use as they begin the school year. 

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June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism, Universal Design for Learning, Behavior, Instruction, Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Social Skills: Expanding The World Through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions: Part 1 of 3: Early Social Communicators

Social Skills: Expanding The World Through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions – Early Social Communicators By Jamie Lewis Participants will be able to: Determine the needs of their students by utilizing the appropriate social skills assessment tools. Describe strengths and needs of students...

Updated on

June 01, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)