OSDE - SES - January 5, 2023 - External

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**NEW** ICAP FAQs for the IEP Updated December 2022

The updated Individual Career Academic Planning Frequently Asked Questions for the Individualized Education Program provides answers to common questions that districts may have about implementing ICAP with students with disabilities, including the differences between an ICAP and a transition plan and ICAP for students who participate in the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program.

**NEW** OKDRS Transition Newsletter

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (OKDRS) has developed a QR code to sign up for the Transition Newsletter. To access the QR code, use the link below. 

QR Code Signup

Community Resource Night

Keys to a Successful Transition for Students with Disabilities 

  • Learn about resources available for students with disabilities during and post high school.
  • Meet with representatives from community agencies and post-secondary educational institutions.
  • Discuss the academic and vocational support services available for students.
  • Learn about differences in the delivery of support services in higher education.
  • Receive information about procedures to follow as your student transitions into post-secondary education or the workforce.

For more information, please see our flyer Find Your Future in English, Spanish, Bermese, and Zomi


**NEW** Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue is a nationally recognized training that helps people have difficult conversations that they are afraid to have or that aren't going well. And the focus of the training is not just about communication - it's about helping people get the results they want and need through their interactions with others.

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue can help you in your conversations with:

  • School Administrators
  • Staff and personnel including general ed teachers
  • Services resource providers
  • IEP team members
  • Parents and their advocates

We are now offering in-person classes as well as a virtual format using Zoom that is very effective. The in-person format consists of two days, and the virtual format consists of five 2.5-hour long sessions that can be scheduled over three days or one session at a time.

The Special Education Resolution Center provides Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue classes at no cost to those attending through our partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education. In-person regional classes for Special Education Directors and School Administrators have now been scheduled for January through March 2023.

For more information about these classes including in-person and virtual agendas and links to register, please visit the Stakeholder training page on the SERC website.

If you are interested in scheduling a future training for your district, please contact Rob Keiter at rob.keiter@okstate.edu or by phone (405) 569-3105.

Thinking Outside the “Box”: Exploring Roles of SLPS/SLPAs in Dyslexia

When we hear the term dyslexia, too often, our initial thoughts are only considering the program needed for effective instruction.  In this session, we will discuss how vital our roles are as SLPs/SLPAs to think outside of the “box”. Attendees will explore the scope of practice in speech language pathology and how it applies to individuals with dyslexia. We will discuss recent legislation and describe ways SLPs/SLPAs can be more involved in the school and private practice settings. Participants will also learn about evidence-based intervention techniques and approaches to effectively manage dyslexia. Various service delivery options in the school and clinical settings will be discussed. Case studies and demonstrations will be used to demonstrate the various aspects of dyslexia intervention. Discussion will also focus on how to incorporate principles of structured literacy in your current speech and language treatment plans.

Join us Friday, February 17, 2023!

Questions can be directed to Gretchen Lloyd.

More information about the conference and registration, please see Thinking Outside the Box

JumpStart for New Special Educators

Navigating the first few years as a special educator can be tough. Really tough. Don’t panic; prepare yourself to meet the challenges of special education instead. 

CEC’s popular JumpStart Program for New and Early-Career Special Educators is back and better than ever. This completely online program is designed to equip new special educators with the critical information, resources, peer network, and expert guidance needed for success in the 2022-2023 school year. Some of the most renowned subject matter experts in the field will deliver live, dynamic workshops and Q&A sessions on what you need to know to start your special education career successfully.

In order to take special education support to a new level, CEC has partnered with Let's Go Learn to provide a special education toolkit to enable teachers to write both educationally-sound and legally-compliant IEPs.  Here are just a few of the tools to which you'll be provided immediate access: diagnostic assessments, PLAAFP writer, goals and objectives generator, progress monitoring, parent reports, and much more! 

Registration for the Spring Cohort has opened. 

Professional Development

Oklahoma Autism Center

The Oklahoma Autism Center has set up Professional Development workshops over a variety of trainings. 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.

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