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FY18 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...

Updated on

May 04, 2018

Topic

Compliance/Guidance, Emergency Safety Interventions, LRE and Inclusion, Significant Disproportionality, APR Indicator Data Collection, Special Education MIS Data Collection, Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS)

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 1 Introduction

Description:This video is the first in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with training in the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 1, participants will learn the 7 phases of escalation,...

Updated on

May 02, 2018

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

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...

Updated on

April 02, 2018

Topic

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

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...

Updated on

March 22, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

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...

Updated on

March 20, 2018

Topic

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

Age

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).

Updated on

March 20, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) Sample Medical Form

Emergency safety intervention law states that emergency safety intervention must not be used with a student if the student is known to have a medical condition that could put the student in mental or physical danger as a result of the emergency safety intervention. The existence of such medical c...

Updated on

February 01, 2018

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

Parent Requests for Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) Notification

Emergency safety intervention law requires that when an emergency safety intervention is used with a child, the school must notify the parent within the time frame and in the manner specified in the law. A parent may designate a preferred method of contact to receive same-day incident notificatio...

Updated on

February 01, 2018

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

Parent Letter After Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) Incident

When emergency safety intervention is used with a student, written documentation of the incident must be completed and provided to the parent no later than the school day following the day on which the emergency safety intervention was used. Staff may use this sample letter, in conjunction with t...

Updated on

February 01, 2018

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) Sample Documentation Form

This document may be used by staff to document emergency safety intervention incidents with students. This document contains only the items that are required to be documented by emergency safety intervention law. Staff may choose to modify this document to collect additional information on emerge...

Updated on

February 01, 2018

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

Information for Parents After Emergency Safety Intervention (ESI) Incident

Emergency safety intervention law requires that the school provide a parent with certain information in printed form or, upon the parent's written request, by email no later than the school day following the day on which the first emergency safety intervention incident of the school year occurred...

Updated on

February 01, 2018

Topic

Emergency Safety Interventions

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 6 Dealing with Student Non-Compliance

Description: This video is the sixth in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video. In Module 6, participants wi...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 8 Dealing with Student Disrespect

Description:This video is the eighth  in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 8, participants will learn the importance of teachi...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 10 Dealing With Aggressive and Fighting Behavior

Description: This is the final video in the series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 10, particip...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 2 Signs of Escalation

Description:This video is the second in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 2, participants will learn that the cycle of escalation...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 3 Early Intervention

Description: This video is the third in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 3, participants w...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 5 Crisis Intervention

Description: This video is the fifth in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 5, participants w...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 7 Dealing With Student Disruption

Description: This video is the seventh in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 7, participants...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 4 Escalation Reaction

Description: This video is the forth in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 4, participants wi...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages

De-escalation of Behavior Module 9 Dealing with Provocative Student Behavior

Description:This video is the ninth in a series of ten modules designed to provide professional learning communities with trying on the Cycle of Escalating Behavior.  DOWNLOAD the companion worksheet prior to starting the video.  In Module 9, participants will learn the importance of teaching...

Updated on

October 01, 2017

Topic

Mental Health, Emergency Safety Interventions, Autism, Behavior

Age

All Ages