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Boosting Climate Through Social-Emotional Teaching

Perry, C. (2017, October) Boosting Climate Through Social-Emotional Teaching. KSDE 2017 Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.   Tags State Conference, sc  

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

All Ages

Center for Civil Rights Report- Are We Closing the School Discipline Gap?

The main body of this report documents gross disparities in the use of out-of-school suspension experienced by students with disabilities and those from historically disadvantaged racial, ethnic, and gender subgroups. The egregious disparities revealed in the pages that follow transform concerns ...

Updated on

May 29, 2018

Topic

Instruction, Assessment, Family/Community Engagement, Secondary Transition

Age

All Ages

Accessing Your District Co-Teaching Data

This document provides instructions for accessing your district co-teaching observation and coaching session data. This resource is intended for use by TASN Co-teaching Teams. 

Updated on

May 28, 2018

Topic

Co-Teaching, Coaching

Age

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

Transition Resources Table

This comprehensive, easy-to-read guide (Peterson, Pomeroy, VanDycke, Hovland, 2017), found on the Division of Career Development and Transition website, is a resource both families and educators can use to support transition planning for students with disabilities.

Updated on

May 25, 2018

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Autism

Age

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

Tri-State Webinar: It’s Never Too Early to Start: Transition Planning Across the Grade Levels

Description There is a stronger demand than ever to provide functional and “real world” skills to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other disabilities. Although official transition planning usually begins in high school, outcome studies reveal the need for this planning to begi...

Updated on

May 22, 2018

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

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

Tri-State Webinar: Using Community Based Instruction to Prepare Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder for Post School Environments

Description Over next decade, 500,000 individuals with ASD will be graduating from high school, which highlights the need for transition focused curriculum and instruction to be utilized throughout school and community environments. This webinar will focus Community Based Instruction (CBI), wh...

Updated on

May 22, 2018

Topic

Secondary Transition, Autism

Age

All Ages

Teacher of the Deaf Plan of Study (Valdosta State University)

M.Ed. in Special Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Track 2) This M.Ed. - Track 2 is designed for for individuals holding clear renewable teaching degrees outside of the field of Deaf Education.  This degree prepares teacher to work with students who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH).  This pla...

Updated on

May 22, 2018

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Sensory Losses, Accommodations & Modifications

Age

All Ages

Engaging All Families Module 9 Obtaining Feedback Video

Engaging All FamiliesModule 9: Obtaining FeedbackThis is Module 9 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. ...

Updated on

May 17, 2018

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: The UCLA PEERS® Program: Part 2: Strategies for Handling Teasing & Bullying

Description Teasing/bullying among youth has been on the rise in recent years and tends to be particularly problematic during adolescent years. This seminar will help you Identify the differences between complex forms of bullying among youth. You will be given concrete strategies derived from ...

Updated on

May 14, 2018

Topic

Social, Emotional & Character Development, Autism

Age

All Ages

2018-2019 TASN Co-teaching District Commitment Form

Kansas Co-Teaching Training and Coaching Cadre establishes trainers and coaches across the state to help schools establish effective and sustainable co-teaching practices. The co-teaching model used was developed by Dr. Richard A. Villa and Dr. Jacqueline S. Thousand. The project provides trainin...

Updated on

May 11, 2018

Topic

Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction, Co-Teaching, LRE and Inclusion, Universal Design for Learning, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), IEP

Age

All Ages

Managing Challenging Behaviors in Schools Book Study

The information provided in this book describes both proactive and reactive approaches to supporting student academics and behavior. Proactively, Part I focuses on preventing the development of learning and behavior problems. This includes information about classroom management practices, instruc...

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

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

Developing Schoolwide Programs to Prevent & Manage Problem Behaviors: A Step by Step Approach Book Study

This resource provides guidelines for designing, implementing, and evaluating a schoolwide primary prevention program. The authors’ team-based, school-tested approach includes behavioral, academic, and social components that can be tailored to address any school’s needs. Includes sample forms and...

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Book Study

This book describes a model of positive behavior supports for preventing and responding to the cycle of meltdown behavior for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The model includes six phases: Calm, Triggers, Agitation, Meltdowns, Re-Grouping, and Starting Over. The goal is to identify ...

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom Book Study

Even if proactive positive behavior support systems are in place, teachers will still encounter problem behavior in the classroom on a frequent basis. The teacher’s initial response to that behavior will determine, to a large extent, whether that behavior is defused or escalated. Interaction path...

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

All Ages

Systematic Screening of Behavior to Support Instruction: From Preschool to High School Book Study

The purpose of this book is to review validated tools for the screening of all students for emotional and behavior difficulties. Each chapter reviews a different screening assessment, describes the assessment, reviews the psychometric properties of the assessment, points out strengths and conside...

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

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

Age

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

5 Social and Behavioral Interventions in 1 Day

5 Social and Behavioral Interventions in 1 DayTags: State Conference, SC

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

All Ages

KSDE 2013: Preventing the Escalation of Behavior through MTSS

Schmitz, K. (2013, November). Preventing the Escalation of Behavior through MTSS. KSDE Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.     Tags State Conference, SC

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Seven Steps for Developing a Proactive School-wide Discipline Plan: A Guide for Principals and Leadership Teams Book Study

This book answers the what, how, and why of establishing an effective discipline program at the primary and secondary levels while promoting an overall positive and welcoming school climate. Emphasizing the roles of the leadership team and administration in achieving success, a seven-step process...

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

All Ages

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Orientation and Mobility Program flyer

Information for University of Arkansas at Little Rock Orientation and Mobility Program including contact information.

Updated on

May 10, 2018

Topic

Sensory Losses

Age

None

Schizophrenia Fact Sheet | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this diagnostic fact sheet discusses symptoms and interventions regarding schizophrenia.   Updated 2016.07  

Updated on

May 07, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Behavior

Age

All Ages