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Subject: Free Professional Development on Linking Post-School Outcomes to the Classroom: Evidence-Based Predictors and Practices - NEW

Source: Barb Gilpin, Assistant Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Special Education Teachers, Special Education Directors, Administrators, Counselors

Date: January 9, 2013

Ryan Kellems of the National Post-School Outcomes Research Center located in Eugene, Oregon will present a workshop designed to answer the question "How do you know the special education services you provide contribute to achieving the IDEA purpose of meeting students unique needs and preparing them for further education, employment, and independent living?"  The workshop will be at the Truman Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri on February 13, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  There is no charge for the workshop and lunch will be provided.  The information provided will be especially beneficial to Special Education Teachers, Special Education Directors, Secondary Administrators, and School Guidance Counselors.

Mr. Kellems will present on the four transition data indicators that states must collect and report, why this data is important, and how Missouri compares nationally.  Participants will be given the most recent data collected from their district to review.  How schools can analyze their data and the critical interrelationships that quality IEP's, staying in school, and graduation have on students achieving positive post school outcomes (education, employment, independent living) will be discussed.  In addition, the workshop will provide a framework for making informed decisions using evidence based: predictors to support secondary transition services and practices to support IEP objectives and skill development.  Participants will be guided through an action planning process using their local post-school outcomes data to develop district goals aimed at improving the post-school outcomes of students with disabilities in their district. 

To register go to http://dese.mo.gov/se/ep/training.html.  If you have questions or need assistance with registration, contact Regina Miller at 573-751-0187.