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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Transition - FREE Online Ask the Expert Q&A Discussion about Check & Connect

Source: Barb Gilpin, Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Secondary Special Education Teachers, Work Experience Coordinators, Principals, Superintendents, Secondary Teachers

Date: January 9, 2012

Participate in an Ask the Expert online forum focusing on Check & Connect, a student-engagement model effective in decreasing dropout rates and increasing student performance and graduation rates.  Between January 9 and 20, 2012, Kay Augustine of the Check & Connect Project at the University of Minnesota and Larry Williams, Director of Special Education in Willow Springs, Missouri will be responding to your questions and leading the discussion. Kay will provide information about Check & Connect, how it works, and how it has benefitted schools across the country.  Larry will provide information about implementing this program in the middle and high schools in Willow Springs. 

To participate, go to and set up an account or log in and choose the Missouri Community of Practice.  Contact Dana Lattin at if you need assistance.