OSDE - SES January 31, 2023 - Internal

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**NEW** OAAP Transition Programs Survey

Oklahoma is expanding graduation opportunities for students who participate in the Oklahoma Alternate Assessment Program (OAAP) Survey. We are seeking input from districts to guide our decision-making. The purpose of this survey is to gather data regarding current transition programs, identify curriculum, develop a task force, collect resources, and identify barriers and needs. We appreciate your time!


**NEW** FY23 LEA Agreement Amendment

Districts must complete a FY23 LEA Agreement amendment to update their MOE tab. The information listed under the FY21 and FY22 column must match the districts data reported to OCAS. All amendments must be completed by February 24, 2023.

For assistance contact your Special Ed Finance Specialist.

Re-Allocation of Project 615

The Re-Allocation of Project 615 funds has been completed. Districts not submitting a budget application by December 1, 2022 have forfeited their allocation. Districts having completed a budget application prior to December 1, 2022 have received additional funds and must complete a budget amendment to budget the additional funding. Should you have any questions please contact your financial specialist.


**NEW** OAAP Update

You can find the most recent information regarding new resources for District Test Coordinators and a reminder to submit the Justification Survey if applicable!  

View the most recent OAAP Update at your convenience. 


**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.

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

OSDE-SES and OSPA are collaborating to bring school psychologists and school psychometrists a four-session professional learning series.  Session 2 is specially designed for individuals who complete the RED and consent processes.  This training is free and open to both school employees and individuals who contract with districts to provide evaluation services.  Please share this information with your qualified professionals. 

Sign up today!

Registration for in person and virtual, along with being eligible for Project 613! 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

**NEW** CPI Regional Training

OSDE-SES in partnership with School Safety and Security are offering Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training are offering eight (8) regional trainings to meet the needs of small and rural school districts across the state. This training is designed to equip school staff members with tools to use in crisis prevention, de-escalation techniques, and physical interventions. 

For more information, about the schedule and locations see the save the date

Funds in Project 613 (cost of travel, substitute teachers, and hotel) are permissible for reimbursement. 

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 - January 25-26, 2023
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Foundation Training for Paraprofessionals and Other Support Staff - January 31-February 1, 2023
  • Reducing Challenging Behavior for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder - February 16, 2023 (Virtual) 
  • Conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments & Writing Behavior Intervention Plans - February 17, 2023 (Virtual) 

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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