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Subject: Transition/NASDSE Satellite Teleconference: Moving from High School to Post-school Opportunities: Transition Components and Strategies for High School Redesign

Source: Leone Herring, Supervisor, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education, General and Special Education Instructors, Administrators, General Audiences in Education

Date: May 6, 2008

Links are now available for the fourth satellite conference of the 2008 NASDSE series. The live broadcast via satellite will be on May 7, 2008, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CDT).  The conference will be accessible in the online streaming media version 24 hours a day, 7 days a week AFTER Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at 12:00 p.m. CDT.  It will remain online throughout this year and can only be accessed using the link, username, and password provided on the technical information sheet provided below.

With increased accountability under No Child Left Behind for student outcomes based on high standards and demanding content, many educators and parents are asking questions about transition and its place in high school restructuring.  The presenters will discuss the importance of a continuing focus on transition, some of the components and strategies necessary for successful programs, the importance of youth/young adult participation in policy and practice, and the resources to support successful implementation.  Presenters are Bill East, Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education; Carl Suter, Executive Director, Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation; and, Carolyn Roman, Young Adult Advocate.

The technical information on how to participate and handouts for the broadcast are located at:

http://dese.mo.gov/divspeced/EffectivePractices/calendar.html, scroll down to "Fourth in the Series" located near the bottom of the page.

For additional information, contact Leone Herring (573) 751-3407 or Lori Conner (573) 751-0187 or via email at leone.herring@dese.mo.gov or lori.conner@dese.mo.gov.

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