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Office of Special Education Recorded Webinars

April 15, 2014

Changes to the transition process between First Steps and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) will become effective on March 30, 2014. The Office of Special Education is providing guidance on these changes.


March 31, 2014

During this presentation, learn how we decreased discipline by 21%, improved daily attendance rates, and increased our graduation rate with minimal cost to the district!


February 28, 2014

Student Voice is one of, if not the most under-utilized data source, indicator, and strategy for increasing students' positive in-school experiences.


February 24, 2014

The presentation includes information on the requirements for a Summer Third Birthday Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP), parent options, timelines, and content of the IFSP.


January 31, 2014

Dr. Sandra Covington-Smith of the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities will discuss evidence based methods for supporting students who return to school. She will also discuss how these interventions fit into a tiered system of support


November 1, 2013

The second of two webinar public hearings on the proposed changes to the Part B State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


October 31, 2013

This webinar focuses on dropout prevention for all students and will feature principals sharing information about implementing dropout strategies with fidelity. This is the third webinar in our yearlong webinar series.


October 29, 2013

The second of two webinar public hearings on the proposed changes to the Part C State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


October 24, 2013

One of two webinar public hearings on the proposed changes to the Part C State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


October 15, 2013

One of two webinar public hearings on the proposed changes to the Part B State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


September 27, 2013

This webinar will focus on dropout prevention for all students as experts share how they use their data to decrease dropout for all students. This is the second webinar in our year-long webinar series.


September, 2013

This presentation provides a brief summary of the new Tiered Monitoring System and a general navigation walk-through.


September 3, 2013

This webinar describes the process and compliance requirements that ensure a timely and seamless transfer for students with disabilities from one school district to another. The updated model In-State and Out-of-State Transfer Documentation forms is shared.


August 29, 2013

This webinar presents an overview of dropout prevention strategies that work for ALL students. It also show how a district has created a systemic dropout prevention program for students in K-12 grades. This is the first of a yearlong webinar series.


June 27, 2013

Information covered includes Transition Initiatives being conducted by the Effective Practices section and Compliance information for Transition Planning for students with an IEP.


May 15, 2013

This webinar focuses on the legal basis for why and when prior written notice is required, the required content of the notice of action, and much more.


April 11, 2013

Learn about Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a curriculum framework that emphasizes an integration of multiple learning strategies and content enhancements, in addition to multimedia presentation and digital materials that promote accessibility.


March 19, 2013

Learn more about Universal Design for Learning (UDL), an instructional framework based on principles that give all individuals an equal opportunity to learn.


February 28, 2013

Participation of students with disabilities in both state and district alternate assessments were discussed.


January 25, 2013

This webinar will aid in defining and determining ECO ratings for children in First Steps and ECSE programs.


December 11, 2012

Information is presented relating to meeting reporting requirements and performance targets for graduation rates and dropout rates for students with disabilities.


October 16, 2012

The second of two webinar public hearings on the proposed changes to the Part C State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments from persons interested in early intervention services for children ages birth to three years.


October 10, 2012

One of two webinar public hearings on the proposed changes to the Part C State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The purpose of the hearings is to receive comments from persons interested in early intervention services for children ages birth to three years.


October 9, 2012

Transition requirements for children exiting First Steps (Part C) and entering ECSE (Part B), including LEA notification/referral, First Steps late referrals, timelines, transition plan and conference with LEA.


September 5, 2012

To improve post-school outcomes of youth with disabilities, it is important to understand how, when, and why this data is collected.


August 29, 2012

This webinar will focus on the legal requirements under IDEA for disciplining students with disabilities.


August 29, 2012

This is the second of two public hearing webinars on the proposed changes to the Part B State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  (The first hearing was held on August 21st.)


August 21, 2012

This is the first of two public hearing webinars on the proposed changes to the Part B State Plan of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  (The second hearing was held on August 29th.)


May 14, 2012

This webinar provides information to help children in foster care succeed in school.


February 29, 2012

An introduction to the services and activities provided by Missouri Parent Act: Parent Information Center. 


November 30, 2011

This webinar describes the process and compliance requirements for making eligibility determinations for special education.


September 8, 2011

This webinar explains the Electronic Toolkit used to assist in Transition Planning for youth with disabilities transitioning from high school to live and work more independently in their homes and communities. 


August 29, 2011

Learn how Vocational Rehabilitation is using Missouri Connections to strengthen partnerships with schools leading to better vocational outcomes for students.


July 28, 2011

Check & Connect is an evidence-based strategy to promote student engagement and school completion.


March 25, 2011


September 22, 2010

This webinar provides information about reporting educator data through MOSIS.  A question and answer session is included.


August 17, 2010

Presenters discuss 2010-11 educational environment changes for early childhood special education.   Session includes questions and answers.