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Registered Behavior Technician - RBT Information for Teachers

This infographic briefly describes for educators the benefits and content of the online Registered Behavior Technician Training offered by TASN ATBS.  

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April 06, 2018

Topic

Assessment, Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

The Trauma Effect of Sensory and Social Development Issues in Autism- Classroom Management Implications.

We have known for some time that sensory issues play a major role in behavioral issues.   If those sensory issues are auditory, the behaviors are generally more extreme. We have known for some years that mindfulness can work to change the brain’s structure ...

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April 06, 2018

Topic

Instruction, Behavior, Autism, Sensory Losses, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

School Mental Health Websites

This information sheet provides a list of websites with information on school-based mental health services.

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April 06, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Visual Schedules

DefinitionVisual schedules are an environmental support that accommodates the need for predictability and decreases anxiety about the unknown. Visual schedules take an abstract concept (i.e., time) and present it in a more concrete and manageable form using words and/or pictures. They serve t...

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April 06, 2018

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None

Age

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Rules and Routines

Rules and Routines DefinitionMany students with autism (AU) rely on rules and routines to keep their environment predictable and, therefore, feel safer. Educational professionals and parents must understand the importance of rules and routines for individuals with autism and apply them in various...

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April 06, 2018

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None

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None

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. 

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April 06, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS January 2016 Newsletter

A summary of structured teaching and tips for using communication systems effectively are the highlights in the January newsletter.

Updated on

April 06, 2018

Topic

Behavior

Age

All Ages

Early Childhood Lesson Plan Form

A lesson plan form for early childhood -- can be modified or changed to meet individual classroom needs -- a space for targeting the standards for the week -- during both lessons that are part of direct instruction or opportunities for center and station-based experiences. 

Updated on

April 05, 2018

Topic

Instruction

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Snapchat Coaching: Using Snapchat to Provide Feedback

Gain ideas on how snapchat might be used to support teacher development. 

Updated on

April 04, 2018

Topic

School Improvement, Instruction

Age

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

Snapchat Coaching: Video Presentation

Video presentation

Updated on

April 04, 2018

Topic

School Improvement, Instruction

Age

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

Kansas Leads the World in the Success of Each Student

This session will provide attendees information on Elementary and Secondary Education Act programs (ESEA) and using evidenced-based practices to support students in reaching their academic goals. Some of the changes in ESEA under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will be presented as wel...

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April 04, 2018

Topic

School Improvement

Age

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

TASN ATBS September 2016 Newsletter

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

Updated on

April 02, 2018

Topic

Reading, Instruction, Behavior, Autism

Age

All Ages

Monthly Title III/ESOL and ELP Standards and Assessment Updates Webinars

In order to update Title III/ESOL directors and teachers with useful information throughout the school year, Julie Ewing, Title III/ESOL Program Consultant, will make short presentations followed by question and answer sessions t...

Updated on

April 02, 2018

Topic

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English Language Learners (ELL)

Age

All Ages

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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April 02, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Statewide Assessment Accessibility Tip Sheet

Introduced at the 2014 KSDE ECSETS Leadership Conference, this tip sheet was designed in response to requests for assistance from teachers who were unfamiliar with some of the accessibility options that were available within state assessments. Each suggestion includes free options for Mac or...

Updated on

April 01, 2018

Topic

Technology/Assistive Technology, Universal Design for Learning, Assessment

Age

None

Making INformed Decisions in MTSS Using FAmily Engagement Data

This PowerPoint begins with the explanation of an Ignite presentation. Then there are 20 slides that rotate every 15 seconds. The notes for the PowerPoint are in another PowerPoint presentation called Notes for Making Informed Decisions in MTSS Using Family Engagement Data.  

Updated on

April 01, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

Making INformed Decisions in MTSS Using Family Engagement Data

Measuring the degree to which families are engaged and then using that data for targeting improvement can be challenging. In this Ignite presentation: the newly developed 15 item Family Engagement Survey (Noonan, Gaumer Erickson, & Groff, 2015) will be shared and how it was used by schools im...

Updated on

April 01, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) Panel Card

The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) is the Parent Information Technical Assistance Center for the state of Kansas. KPIRC promotes meaningful parent involvement at all levels of education and provides information and resources to help parents, educators and other organizations pr...

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April 01, 2018

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None

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None

Notes for Ignite Presentation: Making Informed Decisions in MTSS Using Family Engagement Data

These are the notes for the 20 slides in the Ignite PowerPoint. Each of the 20 slides is allowed 15 seconds that rotates automatically.

Updated on

April 01, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

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

April 01, 2018

Topic

Family/Community Engagement, IEP

Age

All Ages