OSDE - SES February 28, 2023 - Internal

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Direct Coaching Support for District MTSS Implementation

The State Personnel Development Grant is soliciting applications for districts to receive direct coaching support for implementation of multi-tiered system of supports beginning School Year 2023-2024! All details are included within the Application for SPDG MTSS Implementation Support

For additional questions, please contact Project Director, Kristen Perez-Rickels by e-mail or 405.522.4513.


**NEW** IDEA Allocation Adjustment

The IDEA Part B Flowthrough Allocation Adjustment has now been uploaded in the Grant Management System (GMS). Districts must create a budget amendment for the IDEA Consolidated Application in order to view and budget those funds. To access the Grants Management System (GMS), go to the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) website and scroll down to the Oklahoma State Department of Education Single Sign-On and click to access the site. Log on by using your username and password. Click the Grants Management and Expenditure Reporting button, scroll down to IDEA Consolidated Application then click the amend button.

For questions or additional information, please contact your 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.


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 3 is specially designed for comprehensive evaluation.  This training is free and open to both school employees and individuals who contract with districts to provide evaluation services. Topics include disability specific evaluation components and evaluation tools/instruments. Please share this information with your qualified professionals. 

You won't want to miss this! 

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 or contact Megan Salisbury with questions.

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

CPI Regional Training


OSDE-SES in partnership with School Safety and Security will be offering Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training. This training will be offered at eight (8) locations around Oklahoma to meet the needs of small and rural school districts.

This training is designed to equip school staff members with tools to use in crisis prevention, de-escalation techniques, and physical interventions when needed. 

Please save the date you would like to attend and wait for the registration to be released shortly! Funds in Project 613 (cost of travel, substitute teachers, and hotel) are permissible for reimbursement. 

Questions about CPI can be directed to Megan Salisbury & questions about Project 613 can be directed to Abby Johnson


Save the Date!

Unraveling the Rope: Intensive Literacy Practices Conference

For all K-3 Educators on August 1, 2023

Metro Technology Center -Springlake 


For more information, please reach out to Alexa Hudak


**NEW** Partner University - Boot Camp Opportunities

Boot Camp is one of the provisional special education teacher certification programs offered for candidates interested in obtaining a non-traditional certification in the state of Oklahoma.

  • OSU - Oklahoma State University
  • SNU - Southern Nazarene University
  • NSU - Northeastern State University
  • SWOSU - Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Professional Development

**NEW** Student Involvement in the IEP In-Person

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.

Questions can be directed to Lori Chesnut

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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