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Is the Inclusion Model Good for Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Special education students are first and foremost general education students. Many, if not most, school districts in the US are actively embracing the inclusion model of education, in which all students are educated in the mainstream classroom, regardless of the diversity of their needs. Students...

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March 20, 2018

Topic

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

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All Ages

Teacher of the Deaf Summer Immersion (TOD-SI) 2018

This week-long intensive summer immersion program will build knowledge of evidence-based practices and instructional pedagogy for working with students who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH).

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March 20, 2018

Topic

Curriculum, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), LRE and Inclusion, Universal Design for Learning, Accommodations & Modifications, Family/Community Engagement, IEP, Reading, Instruction, Specially Designed Instruction, Emergency Safety Interventions, Recruitment and Retention, Sensory Losses

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All Ages

Teacher of the Deaf Endorsement Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Teacher of the Deaf (TOD).  Please find attached the application forms that need to be submitted to Kansas School for the Deaf (KSD).  Please note, there is an application that must be completed by the district or educational cooperative that currently em...

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March 20, 2018

Topic

Accommodations & Modifications, Specially Designed Instruction, Sensory Losses

Age

All Ages

Recruitment & Training Talking Points

Benefits of TOD Endorsement Grant for Districts, Students, & Candidates

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March 20, 2018

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Recruitment and Retention

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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March 19, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF) Grouping Summary

Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF) Grouping Summary

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March 19, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Reading

Age

All Ages

Questions and Answers on Reading, Reading Disability, Learning Disability and Dyslexia

This document provided by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) discusses reading, reading disability, learning disability and dyslexia.

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March 16, 2018

Topic

Reading, Dyslexia

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All Ages

Dyslexia: What Families Need to Know

This resource provided by the Kansas State Department of Education is designed for families.

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March 16, 2018

Topic

Reading, Dyslexia

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...

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March 16, 2018

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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March 16, 2018

Topic

Co-Teaching

Age

All Ages

KSDE Parent Guides for Mathematics

These documents are aligned with the 2017 Math Standards and should be used in your explanation of mathematics to parents. Grades 6-8 and high school will be completed and posted very soon.   These guides are one page documents that can be shared with parents to help provide a clearer unde...

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March 14, 2018

Topic

Family/Community Engagement, Mathematics

Age

All Ages

MTSS Implementation: What does it take? Information Graphic (May 2014)

This document is an informational graphic of MTSS Implementation. (May 2014)

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March 06, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

MTSS Evaluation Annual Evaluation Report Executive Summary 2013 (April 2014)

This document is the annual report executive summary of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd. (October 2013)

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March 06, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Summary of Evaluation (2011)

This document is the summary of evaluation of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd. (2011)

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March 06, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

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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March 06, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

MTSS Evaluation Survey Executive Summary (June 2012)

This document is the evaluation survey executive summary of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd. (June 2012)

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March 06, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

MTSS Evaluation Survey Executive Summary 2013 (April 2014)

This document is the annual executive summary of the independent external evaluation of Kansas MTSS conducted by WestEd. (April 2014)

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March 06, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Tri-State Webinar: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Females

Description: Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder are under-identified. In this Webinar, Megan Hoffey and Cara Woundy will explore how to identify the characteristics of females with ASD through the use of home videos. They will also highlight important factors to consider when planning interve...

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March 05, 2018

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Transitioning Students from Psychiatric Hospitalization Back to School | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this section provides information on psychiatric hospitalization and discharge strategies for schools during transition, and offers sample guidelines and a memorandum of understanding.  Updated 2016.07

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March 01, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

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

Appendix A: Final Report on School-Based Mental Health | SMH Resource

Found within KSDE TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative's School Mental Health Resource, this Appendix provides information from the Final Report On School-Based Mental Health, conducted by The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, Center for Children and Families.  Updated 2016.07

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March 01, 2018

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages