The mission of Secondary Transition is to ensure that all public education agencies (PEAs) in Arizona are able to receive quality technical assistance in the planning, development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of special education secondary transition services.
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News Now – March 2017
Arizona’s Seventeenth Annual Transition Conference
Ready to Launch! Countdown to Success
August 28—30, 2017
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CALL FOR ARTWORK from Students with IEPs to Design Arizona’s Seventeenth Annual Transition Conference Brochure Cover
Arizona’s Seventeenth Annual Transition Conference Planning Committee is seeking artwork designed by students with IEPs for this year’s conference brochure cover. Any student currently enrolled in an Arizona public education agency (PEA) or approved private school who is identified with a disability and is between the ages of 14 and 22 is eligible to submit an entry. Please visit the 2017 Transition Conference website, http://www.azed.gov/transitionconference/, for additional information and directions for submitting artwork for consideration. The entry submission deadline is extended to Friday, April 7, 2017.
AZ Youth Leadership Forum (AZYLF): AZYLF 2017 will be held June 18-23, 2017 at Arizona State University Phoenix Campus. Our goal is to recruit 25 youth, referred to as Delegates, who represent the diversity of Arizona in every way. They are looking for youth and young adults with disabilities to apply. Please visit www.azylf.org for more information.
- Prepare Students for Differences Between High School, College: A college freshman with a disability who is still in “high school mode” may find herself struggling in a fast-paced lecture class with 200 other students, wondering where her IEP is and why no one is giving her accommodations. Don’t let your students head off to college similarly unprepared. Familiarize college-bound students with the changes they’ll encounter in class structure, assignments, and scheduling, as well as the fact that they’ll soon be responsible for disclosing their disability and requesting accommodations themselves. For best results, let students practice these skills in the high school environment first, recommends Ashley Brickley, assistant director of the Disability Center at the University of Missouri. For example, have students practice requesting accommodations from their teachers, she suggests. Help them start using organizational and study strategies now that will be useful in college. (Special Ed e-news, March 2, 2017)
- Spring PSO Webinars: The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS) invites you to attend a one-hour webinar presenting the essentials to participate in the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey. This summer, high-school aged students who received special education services and graduated or dropped out of school during the 2015—2016 school year will need to be contacted to participate in the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey. The PSO Survey chronicles engagement in post-secondary education/training or employment. In order to complete the 2017 PSO Survey collection, the ADE/ESS will host “Getting Ready: Arizona’s Post School Outcomes Survey” webinars. Registration is easy. Simply click on the date corresponding to the webinar you would like to attend. It is hyperlinked to the registration page. Webinar dates and registration links are as follows:
- April 18th, 2017 3pm-4pm
- April 19th, 2017 9am-10am
- April 24th, 2017 3pm-4pm
- April 27th, 2017 9am-10am
For questions, please contact [email protected].
- From NTACT
NTACT Ask the Expert Event – focus on Dropout Prevention/ School Completion: Attendance Matters! This event will be an opportunity to participate in a webinar on this topic and then engage in an online discussion with the presenter for two weeks after the event. Presenter: Pat Halle, Maryland attendance expert March 30, 2017, 12:00 AZ Register now
Webinar Series “Unlocking Potential: Promoting Strengths and Inspiring Success” This webinar series, sponsored by the National Community of Practice on Secondary Transition in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, will examine current effective practices in Secondary Transition for students with disabilities. The series of three topics will address and connect several elements of effective transition planning, all of which contribute to students reaching their post-secondary goals. Please see attached flyer for more information.
- Check Out This Online Space to Engage with Others on Improving Post-School Outcomes – hosted by multiple TA Centers: Youth Pathways to Post-Secondary Education and Employment online launch – NTACT is excited to be a part of the launch of the Youth Pathways to Post-Secondary and Employment site. This site brings together five different National Youth-Focused Training and Technical Assistance Centers, funded by the US Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), as well as the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP). Our first community will focus on Pre-Employment Transition Services, as defined by Section 113 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. To join, please click here Pre-Employment Transition Services. Once you are on the Pre-Employment Transition Services page, click on the green “Request Membership” bar on the right-hand side of the page under “Join This Community”.
W.I.O.A. Quick Reference Guides & Webinars: The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) was working to get a draft of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (W.I.O.A.) Final Rules out to the public workforce system. Now, not only are the Final Rules out, but they are published in the Federal Register. There have been a number of quick reference guides and fact sheets produced to go along with these rules (in case you don’t have time to read thousands of pages). To help you understand how to interpret the Final Rules, the U.S. Department of Labor has created a special category of Employment & Training Administration. Events called “WIOA Wednesday.” These special W.I.O.A. webinars–some live, some pre-recorded–will feature subject-matter experts from ETA and WIOA partner agencies who will drill down on a particular rule and how you can best apply them to help support your customers.
- News Now Archives: Do you remember seeing a news article on News Now but don’t see it now? It may have been from a previous month. Click to find previous secondary transition News Now information.
Annual Transition Conference Information
Secondary Transition Planning Requirements
Click on the buttons below to learn about best practices for completing the secondary transition planning requirements. Please refer to the Keys to Successful Outcomes guidance document developed by ESS / Program Support and Monitoring for compliance requirements in the Individualized Education Program (IEP). In addition, your PEA may have additional or more restrictive requirements so check with your special education director for guidance.
Secondary Transition Training Information
Please complete the Secondary Transition Training Request Form to develop a training plan for your PEA or geographical area.
Secondary Transition Activities and Initiatives
|The College and Career Competency Team Training (CCCTT) project is a collaborative professional development initiative led by the Arizona Department of Education and the University of Kansas, Research Collaboration. The purpose of this project is to support educators as they more systematically and comprehensively develop students’ intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies for increased educational achievement, motivation, and improved post-school outcomes. Click on the button to find out how your district or charter school team can participate FREE of cost in this intensive training initiative!|
|An ECAP (Education and Career Action Plan) reflects a student’s current plan of coursework, career aspirations, and extended learning opportunities in order to develop the student’s individual academic and career goals. The AzCIS (Arizona Career Information System) is designed to provide comprehensive educational, career, and occupational information to help the users in making better-informed career and school choices. The AzCIS is available, FREE of cost, to all public schools in Arizona. Click on the button to learn more about the ECAP and also the AzCIS tool.|
|The Arizona Community of Practice on Transition (AZCoPT) is a committee dedicated to improving collaboration among secondary transition planning partners. The mission of AZCoPT is to improve life-long outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. The team does this by: informing and educating the public, addressing unmet needs through collaboration, evaluating the transition process and system, articulating and recommending data-driven system improvements (policy and program), and by strengthening local teams by supporting development/expansion, removing barriers, and enhancing creative problem solving. Click on the button to learn more about our work. You can also contact AZCoPT at [email protected]. Check out the NEW AGENCY 101 VIDEOS!!!!|
Secondary Transition Resources and Websites
Links to websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials. Although every effort has been made to ensure that the articles provided herein are accurate and timely, the Arizona Department of Education is not responsible for the materials contained at any website linked to this site. Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services Diane Douglas, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
James Rivera, Director
|Andi Asel, Transtion Specialist
Tel: (602) 542-3153
E-mail: [email protected]
|Ana Núñez, Transition Specialist
Tel: (602) 542-4195
E-mail: [email protected]
|Secondary Transition Inbox: [email protected]||
Jay Johnson, PSO Initiatives Specialist
| Kay Schreiber
College and Career Coordinator
Tel: (602) 542-5353
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: (602) 542-3855
Fax: (602) 542-5404
E-mail: [email protected]
Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services
Physical Location: 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Mailing Address: 1535 W. Jefferson St., Bin #24, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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