Understanding the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey: Data Collection, Analysis and Use

This interactive and practical training is designed for those who oversee or administer the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey. The PSO Survey, conducted one year after students exit high school, is required to be completed by districts and charter schools who serve students with disabilities ages 16 and over each year between June 1st and September 30th. Upon completion of the training participants will:
understand requirements for the PSO Survey
be skilled in conducting the survey and inputting responses
know how to incorporate suggested tips and techniques to insure that data collection is meaningful and results obtained are useful.

Who Should Attend: School Staff new to Post School Outcomes
Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Arizona Department of Education
3100 N. West St.
Suite 300
Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 11, 2015 @ 9:00AM – 12:00PM

 

Regional Secondary Transition Trainings Available for 2014-2015

The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring regional secondary transition trainings to Arizona beginning in the fall of the 2014–2015 school year.

Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include ten specific IEP components that facilitate successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living.

These regional trainings will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a full-day training for those who are new to secondary transition and will cover the following topics: Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements and Transition Plans and ECAPS.
  • Part 2 will be a half-day training for those who are familiar with secondary transition requirements and who want to participate in the Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices workshop.

Participants attending Part 1 and Part 2 will learn both compliance requirements and the best practices to meet those requirements.

NOTE: If you want to attend both parts, you must register for each one separately.

Registration is available on the ADE Events Calendar at http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/EventLocationSelection.asp?EventID=3718&EventDate=9/17/2014.

TRAINING DATES, LOCATIONS, and TIMES:

September 9 and September 10 – Cochise County
September 17 and September 18 – Mohave County
October 6 and October 7 – Yuma County
October 20 and 21 – Pima County
November 13 and November 14 – Maricopa County (East)
November 17 and 18 – Maricopa County (West)
December 3 and December 4 – Pinal County
January 20 and 21 – Coconino County
January 22 and 23 – Navajo and Apache Counties
February 19 and 20 – Graham and Greenlee Counties
February 26 and 27 – Maricopa County
March 10 and 11 – Yavapai County

 

Sign-in: 8:30 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.

Part 1: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Introduction to Indicator 13: Secondary Transition Requirements, Transition Plans, and ECAPS

Part 2: 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

Please check the ADE Secondary Transition Website for updates on the dates and locations to be determined (TBD).



AZCCRS for Special Educators – Discounted Registration Rate

ADE Training Opportunity Discount!

Meeting Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards (AZCCRS) for Special Educators

January 7–8 or March 4–5


Team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration!

Throughout the two-day workshop participants will have the opportunity to engage in whole group, small group, and paired collaborative discussions within grade level and content areas to refine collaborative practices between general education and special education and develop and write AZCCRS standards-based Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.

Training Outcomes

During this two-day workshop, participants will:

  • Expand understanding of the AZCCRS for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics in order to develop standards-aligned IEP goals aligned to the student’s AZCCRS present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP)
  • Integrate research of how children learn to order to identify areas of need in the development of IEP goals
  • Obtain a solid understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to integrate learning into daily practice
  • Develop and write standards-aligned IEP goals related to students’ needs as described in the PLAAFP
  • Explore and use readily available resources, tools, and evidenced-based strategies to support students with disabilities to access the AZCCRS in ELA/Literacy and Mathematics

Elementary Emphasis:                            or                           Secondary Emphasis:
January 7–8, 2015                                                                     March 4–5, 2015

Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2620 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Registration fee: $175 covers the two-day attendance, or team up a special education teacher or leader with a general education teacher or leader and get 50% off one registration (i.e., $175.00 for the special educator, $87.50 for general educator). Please type “discount” after the payment number when registering the general education teacher or leader.

Register at http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/EventLocationSelection.asp?EventID=3793&EventDate=1/7/2015.



TBI 303 — Contemporary Issues after Brain Injury Executive Functioning and Transition for Success in Adulthood

This 2-part workshop will include two 3-hour presentations from agency professionals who will focus on (1) Assessing Executive Functioning and Implications for College and Career Readiness and (2) Secondary Transition: From School to Adult Services in Vocational Rehabilitation, Adult Programs, and Post-Secondary Education. The format for the sessions will be short-format lecture with open discussion, ongoing question and answer sessions throughout, and include interactive opportunities to review relevant assessments and resources. All materials for this training will be provided.

You must have taken TBI 101 prior to this workshop.

Who Should Attend: Administrators; Directors of Special Education; Elementary/Secondary Principals; School Counselors; Speech/Language Pathologists; Parents, Foster Parents, Guardians; Secure Care Staff; General Education Teachers — all grade levels; Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals; School Psychologists; School Nurses and Health Asistants; Occupational and Physical Therapists; Other Community Agency Staff working w/Children; Support Personnel (bus drivers, clerical staff)
Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Location Date/Time
SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 1 of 2 — Please register for 3/4/15 training as well
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Mar 3, 2015 @ 4:30PM – 8:00PM
SOUTHERN MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Part 2 of 2 — Please register for 3/3/15 training as well
Kyrene Unified School District
District Administrative Center
8700 S. Kyrene Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Mar 4, 2015 @ 4:30PM – 8:00PM
NORTHERN REGIONAL TRAINING
Flagstaff Unified School District
Family Resource Center – CPLC (Christensen Elem.)
4000 N. Cummings St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Mar 7, 2015 @ 8:00AM – 3:30PM
CENTRAL MARICOPA COUNTY REGIONAL TRAINING
Washington Elementary School District
Governing Board Room
4650 W. Sweetwater Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85304
May 5, 2015 @ 8:00AM – 3:00PM

 



All special education census data is due in SAIS

All special education census data is due in SAIS by 5:00 p.m. The final SPED07 report will be based on the data in SAIS as of 5:00 p.m. on this date.*

* PEAs whose final counts do not reconcile will be notified and asked to complete the non-reconciliation portion of the census process by

May 8, 2015.

 

Using AzCIS for Education and Career Planning

The online planning resource and tool, AzCIS, is provided for K-12 Arizona educators to use for college and career readiness and for students to build and maintain their ECAPs.

Review the list below for the locations, times, and sessions.

  • Select the one(s) that meet your needs.
  • The cost is only $50 per participant.
  • Follow the directions to register.
  • You will receive more detailed information once you have registered.


Training Dates, Times, Locations, Sessions:

Tucson Area @ Marana High School Computer Lab
February 23, 2015 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Middle School Users
February 23, 2015 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. High School Intermediate Users

Tucson Area @ Rincon High School Computer Lab T-8
February 24, 2015 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. High School Intermediate Users
February 24, 2015 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. High School Advanced Users

Phoenix @ West-MEC in Glendale
February 25, 2015 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. High School Intermediate Users
February 25, 2015 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. High School Advanced Users
February 26, 2015 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. High School Intermediate Users
February 26, 2015 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. Middle School Users
February 27, 2015 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. High School Intermediate Users
February 27, 2015 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. High School Advanced Users

Who Should Attend: The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services is offering a variety of workshop-trainings for AzCIS intermediate or advanced users in middle school or high school.
***These workshops are not designed for beginning users.

Writing a Secondary IEP for Transition Using Best Practices Workshop

This interactive workshop assists participants in applying information from previous secondary transition training(s) conducted by our ADE/ESS transition specialists to specific students’ needs. The expectation is that participants attending this training will come with a foundation of Indicator 13 knowledge. After a quick review of Indicator 13 components (with specific best practices examples), specialists will assist participants in reviewing their IEPs to answer four key questions designed to improve transition plans.

Who Should Attend: School Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Educators, General Educators, Parents, Youth/Young Adults, and Community Services Providers
Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Location: ADE Tucson

400 W. Congress, Room 158

Tucson, AZ 85701

Date and Time:  Friday, February 13 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Click here to register on the Events Registration page.

 



ADE Special Education Certificate Changes Webinar

The Arizona Department of Education/Exceptional Student Services is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar. We hope that you can join us for this learning opportunity.

ADE Special Education Certification Changes
This webinar will explain changes to special education certification that will be effective January 1, 2016. Reciprocity and proficiency exams will also be discussed.
Date: Friday, February 13, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Space is limited.
Reserve your webinar seat now at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/770619782.



Understanding the PSO Survey: Data Collection, Analysis, and Use

This interactive and practical training is designed for those who oversee or administer the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey. The PSO Survey, conducted one year after students exit high school, is required to be completed by districts and charter schools who serve students with disabilities ages 16 and over each year between June 1st and September 30th. Upon completion of the training participants will understand requirements for the PSO Survey and how to incorporate suggested tips and techniques to insure that data collection is meaningful and results obtained are useful.

Who Should Attend: School Staff new to Post School Outcomes
Contact: Jeannette Zemeida @ 602-542-3855

Location:  Flowing Wells School District

Preschool Building

4605 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Tucson, AZ

Date and Time: February 10, 2015 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Click here to register at the Events Registration page.



De-escalate: Stop the Power Struggle

In this full-day session, participants will learn prevention and de-escalation techniques, as well as the importance of understanding their own emotional states in avoiding power struggles. Participants will have the opportunity to connect and apply these techniques through case studies, role play activities, and real-life discussions and examples and will learn how to make connections to their own emotional reactions and how these reactions relate to their students’ responses. This session is for any school staff members who want to be proficient at de-escalating and avoiding power struggles with students.

Presenters: Kerri Brown, Ph.D., and Donna Morelli, education consultants for the Capital Region Education Council in Hartford, Connecticut

February 4, 2015

Event times: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Event location:
Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Room 312
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Registration fee: $115

Register at http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/EventLocationSelection.asp?EventID=3914