OSDE - SES January 3, 2023 - Internal

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**NEW** Graduation Review Checklist

As students approach graduation, the IEP team should consider the following checklist of information, taken from a variety of sources, in final planning for graduation and successful transition to the post-school environment. This Graduation Review Checklist is used as a guide for consideration only.

**NEW** Graduating or Aging Out

When a student exits from special education as a result of earning a standard diploma or aging out, the LEA must provide the parent and/or adult student: 

• Written Notice that the LEA’s obligation to provide FAPE, including special education and related services ends when the student obtains a standard high school diploma or ages out; and

• Summary of Performance of their academic achievement and functional performance along with recommendations concerning how to assist the student in meeting postsecondary goals. The student should have the opportunity to be an active participant in the development of the Summary of Performance (SOP). The SOP should contain the most updated information on the performance of the student and include both the student’s abilities and aspirations. Refer to the Summary Of Performance Guidance Brief and SPED P&P Chapter 7. Non-Discriminatory Practices for more information.


**NEW** The State of Special Education in Oklahoma: The Annual Performance Report

Please join us for a review of the Special Education Annual Performance Report for FFY2021 (SY 21-22) on January 12, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. The state met its targets in many areas, but fell short in a few. We would love to hear your thoughts about how the state can improve in these areas, from early childhood education through special education graduation and beyond. We are hosting a Zoom meeting to discuss the most recent APR results for the state and hope you will participate! All are welcome.

Please invite friends and colleagues who want to know more about the state of special education in Oklahoma. Registration is now open


**NEW** EdPlan January Webinar Trainings

EDPlan webinar scheduled is now available for registration

Training includes:

  • Introduction and Navigating EDPlan – Training is designed for all new EDPlan users and is a suggested prerequisite to all other trainings by EDPlan.
  • EDPlan Administrator Training – Training is designed for all EDPlan Administrators and includes responsibilities of the EDPlan Admin for setting up the new year and summer updates.
  • IEP Process – Training is designed for users responsible for creating compliant IEP’s for students.  This training will show how to complete the IEP Process in EDPlan.
  • Eligibility Process - Training is designed for users responsible for completing the Eligibility Process for students in EDPlan. 
  • 504 Process – Training is designed for users responsible for completing Section 504 Eligibility and Student Plan in EdPlan.  This training will demonstrate a Section 504 and Student Plan in EDPlan.

EdPlan Advanced Reporting Upgrade Training

Please join us for a look at the upgraded EDPlan Advanced Reporting module. This training is scheduled for January 4 at noon. If you are unable to attend the training session, it will be recorded and made available for you to view.

Registration is not required, click to join the training.

**UPDATED** OSDE-SES and OSPA - Qualified Professional Learning Series

In addition to The Oklahoma School Psychological Association (OSPA)  hosting the 2022 Annual Conference in Oklahoma City this December, OSDE-SES will be holding 3 additional opportunities for qualified professionals to join us, in person or virtual! 

**The link for all the virtual sessions have been updated as of 12.20.2022, if you have saved the previous zoom link, you will need to update your saved link!!

  • January 27, 2023
  • February 24, 2023
  • March 24, 2023

For additional information, please see the Professional Learning Series: Qualified Professionals

**NEW** Early Childhood Outcomes Webinars

Improve your understanding of the Early Childhood Outcomes process and learn how outcomes data collection supports early childhood special education program in meeting the needs of students.

Questions can be directed to Megan Withers

Student Involvement in the IEP In-Person

March 27 at Francis Tuttle Rockwell Campus in Oklahoma City

Student Involvement in the IEP process goes beyond a simple invitation to the table. In this workshop, teachers and stakeholders will understand how individualized roles impact student contributions and the steps they can take to support student involvement before, during, and after the IEP.

Register Now!

Professional Development

Oklahoma Autism Center

The Oklahoma Autism Center has set up Professional Development workshops over a variety of trainings starting as early as September 14 and lasting until February 17, 2023.

Please see the Professional Development Opportunities for 22-23.

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Foundation Training for Teaching for Teachers and Other Certified Staff
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Foundation Training for Paraprofessionals and Other Support Staff
  • Reducing Challenging Behavior for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments & Writing Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Professional Development Opportunities Funded by OSDE-SES. 

Additional information can be found on The Oklahoma Autism Center.

Other News

Educational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 


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