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Transition Summer Institute

2018 Transition Training Institute
Success Ready Students

June 26-28, 2018
Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, Missouri

The purpose of the institute is to focus on building statewide capacity in the areas of secondary transition and dropout prevention. Interagency regional planning teams, led by school personnel will work together to gain knowledge and skills to assist them in the development of stronger partnerships and capacity building at the local level to ensure a more coordinated and comprehensive framework for the provision of secondary transition services. Team members will participate in facilitated regional team planning to target effective practices for transition planning, improved transition services, and successful post-school outcomes for students with disabilities in the areas of employment, training, and independent living.

Intended outcomes
1. Gain content knowledge for enhancing parent/family engagement in transition planning.
2. Gain knowledge and information regarding the provision of pre-employment transition services to students with disabilities.
3. Increase knowledge and application of strategies for dropout prevention, and college and career readiness.
4. Continue to build capacity at the regional and local level for stronger inter-agency partnerships and more engaged team members with a common goal or outcome.
5. Identify local level "effective practices", and develop a "plan of action" that will enhance post-secondary outcomes for all students, including student with disabilities.


Registration fee and payment instructions 
No purchase orders will be accepted.
IMPORTANT: Please indicate the name(s) of all registrants(s) for whom the check is paying.
Registration fee is $85.00. Registration fee is nonrefundable but substitutes will be allowed.
Fee may be paid in advance or on the day of *onsite registration.
Payment must be by check or money order ONLY and made payable to Treasurer, State of Missouri.
If mailing your registration fee in advance of the institute, please mail to:
ATTN: Lina Browner
Office of Special Education, DESE,
P. O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102.
*Onsite registration opens Monday, June 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and will open again on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. until Noon.

Making your hotel reservation
(The Holiday Inn Executive Center has provided a block of rooms at the state government rate on a first-come-first-serve basis)

  • All expenses related to meals and lodging will be incurred by the district. Participants will be responsible for choosing a lodging location and making reservations. 
  • The inclusive rate for Purchase Order purposes will be $99.60.
  • Be sure and reference the group code TI8 when making reservations.
  • There are three ways to book your room reservations:

      1. Call directly at 573-445-8531 and ask for reservations.
      2. Call 1-800-HOLIDAY central reservations number and request that they book at the Holiday Inn Executive Center - Columbia Mall,   Columbia, MO.
      3. Book online through https://goo.gl/jt5k1V.

Assistance or special accommodations needed
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Barb Gilpin at 573-751-7661 or Barb.Gilpin@dese.mo.gov. If you should need special accommodations, please contact 573-751-0187 or Regina.Miller@dese.mo.gov.

My Learning Plan questions and answers

I have never registered on MyLearningPlan. How do I sign up as a new user?
Your account must be set up using your individual email address.
Please do not have someone else register for you.
Provide a valid e-mail address as all correspondence pertaining to the institute will be communicated using the address you provide.
Click "New User" and you will be prompted, step by step, to set up a user account.

How do I enroll to attend the institute?
Click on the following link to enroll: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11005&I=2728837
You will want to scroll down on the page and click on the blue "Enroll" button at the bottom.
Be sure to indicate payment option and click "I Agree".  
If you are with a school district, be sure you select the appropriate district/agency you will be representing at the institute. If your district/agency is not listed, please select "Not On List".

How do I cancel or drop a previous registration?
To cancel a registration, do the following:
Log In to your account.
Click the title of the course/workshop that you registered for.
Click DROP and then accept the confirmation message.

How do I obtain directions to the institute?
To review any information regarding your registration, do the following:​
Log In to your account.
Click the title of the course/workshop that you registered for.
Click [Map] option under the location.

I forgot my login information. How do I reset my account? 
Your login name is the email address you used when you first registered. If you should need assistance registering for this training once enrollment has opened, contact regina.miller@dese.mo.gov or call 573-751-0187.