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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

Assessment, Technology/Assistive Technology, Universal Design for Learning

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

Age

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

IEP, Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Engaging Families in Middle and High School Using the Individual Plan of Study

The Individual Plan of Study (IPS) process provides a fresh opportunity for schools to engage families in their student's career development in middle school and high school when families can become unsure of their educational roles. Including families in the IPS process engages them in the caree...

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April 01, 2018

Topic

None

Age

All Ages

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

As more education reform efforts prioritize student voice and choice, it is essential to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to practice agency, especially within personalized learning systems. For this reason, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is proud to release the...

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March 29, 2018

Topic

School Improvement, Instruction, Universal Design for Learning, Specially Designed Instruction

Age

All Ages

Meeting HQPD Indicators When You Have a National Presenter

This guidance document is intended to assist TASN providers in ensuring that professional development (PD) provided by national presenters meets evidence-based standards for high quality. The document includes strategies that TASN providers can use to either a) support the national presenter in m...

Updated on

March 26, 2018

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

None

The Role of Communication

In this short video, a Kansas speech and lanugage pathologist provides valuable insight regarding social competence and communication.  

Updated on

March 25, 2018

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

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

Peer Networks and Supports

In this short video, students at a Kansas middle school share how they've been impacted by working collaboratively with students who have disabilities.

Updated on

March 25, 2018

Topic

Autism, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

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

Calling all Coaches March 2018

Why coaching is "just like farming!" 

Updated on

March 23, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

None

Calling all Coaches February 2018

Discussion on supporting consciousness during coaching conversations

Updated on

March 23, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

TASN ATBS April 2018 Newsletter

Are your students reading Gatsby? Link to the DLM Familiar Texts site as well as links to the new Autism Resource Connection app and a hashtag for celebration National Autism Awareness Day!

Updated on

March 23, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Coaching Self-Reflection

Use this one-page document to self-assess following a coaching conversation. 

Updated on

March 23, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

Coaching Self-Reflection

Use this one-page document to self-assess following a coaching conversation. 

Updated on

March 23, 2018

Topic

Coaching

Age

All Ages

De-escalation Techniques PowerPoint

Emergency safety intervention law requires school district policies to include requirements for staff training to address de-escalation techniques. This PowerPoint may be used in support of this requirement to meet the needs of school staff as appropriate to their duties. Key Words: de-escalation...

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March 22, 2018

Topic

Mental Health, Behavior, Emergency Safety Interventions, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Gallaudet University: College Preparation Guide

By choosing your high school courses carefully; participating in extracurricular activities, academic competitions, and summer enrichment programs; gaining work experience, taking standardized college entrance examinations, and starting to plan how to pay for school, you will be all ready to emba...

Updated on

March 21, 2018

Topic

Compliance/Guidance, Curriculum, Mental Health, IEP, School Improvement, Instruction, Co-Teaching, LRE and Inclusion, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Migrant, Accommodations & Modifications, Family/Community Engagement, Kansas Curricular Standards, Secondary Transition, Reading, Specially Designed Instruction, Career & Technical Education, Coaching, Recruitment and Retention, Mathematics, Sensory Losses, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Critical Resource Needed for Legal Compliance

It is the position of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Division for communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) that, for students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), credentialed teachers of students who are DHH (TODHH) are critical to the provision of appropriate evaluation, edu...

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March 20, 2018

Topic

Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA, Compliance/Guidance, Curriculum, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)/English Language Learners (ELL), Assessment, Early Childhood Transition, Behavior, IEP, School Improvement, Instruction, Co-Teaching, LRE and Inclusion, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Accommodations & Modifications, Family/Community Engagement, Kansas Curricular Standards, Secondary Transition, Reading, Specially Designed Instruction, Coaching, Recruitment and Retention, Mathematics, Sensory Losses, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Kansas Instructors for the Deaf Workshop

Kansas Language Assessment Program for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children In June, 2016, the Kansas Legislature passed K.S.A. 75-5397e which mandates that every child who is deaf or hard of hearing receive an annual evaluation of their English and American Sign Language (ASL) development.  These as...

Updated on

March 20, 2018

Topic

Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA, LRE and Inclusion, Accommodations & Modifications, Family/Community Engagement, Specially Designed Instruction, Sensory Losses, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages