Transition Trainings


Published: January 30th, 2019

Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference Call for Papers/Call for Brochure Artwork Information

Secondary Transition Stakeholders, don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your hard work at Arizona’s Annual Transition Conference, Building Success: One Transition at a Time, being held August 19-21, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix. The Transition Planning Committee is looking for innovative programs, promising practices, inspiring collaborations, and motivational students or personnel to present at this year’s conference. The form is at this link. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2019. Contact Jeannette Zemeida with questions.

The conference is also a wonderful opportunity to highlight creative and inspirational artwork created by students with disabilities. If your student’s artwork is selected for the cover of the conference brochure (and to be used as the THEME), the student and his or her family members are eligible for a scholarship that covers registration and lodging costs (outside of the general Maricopa County area). The deadline for cover artwork submissions is Monday, April 1, 2019. Contact Andi Asel with questions.

We hope to see YOUR work and the work of YOUR students at the conference!

Posted in Transition News, Transition Trainings, Updates |
Published: January 15th, 2019

PD OPPORTUNITY: Dates Announced for Arizona’s Transition Conference and Directors’ Institute!

Hello Special Education Directors,

Mark your calendars!

ADE/ESS is pleased to announce the dates and location for Arizona’s Transition Conference and Directors’ Institute! Based on overwhelmingly positive response, both conferences will be held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix.

Special notes:

  • The Directors’ Institute is moving from September to August
  • The Transition and Directors’ conferences will run consecutively within the same week.

Please see the flyer for dates and location. Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Posted in PSO Updates, Transition News, Transition Trainings, Updates | Tagged , , , |
Published: September 11th, 2018

2018-2019 Secondary Transition Regional Training

SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR TUCSON, LAKE HAVASU, GRAHAM COUNTY & NOW YUMA!!

Special Education Administrators,

The ADE/ESS Secondary Transition unit is excited to bring back secondary transition regional training to Arizona for the 2018-2019 school year. Secondary transition requirements for students 16 years old and older (or younger if appropriate) include specific IEP components that facilitate a successful transition from high school to postsecondary life in the areas of education/training, career, and independent living. This year we will be exploring strategies and best practices to meet these requirements for improved outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities:

Day 1

“Assessments & Accommodations” is a full-day training that will look closely at age-appropriate transition assessments and the process of collecting and using the data to make informed decisions for realistic and attainable postsecondary goals. We will also explore accommodations and strategies for successful inclusion and integration into competitive employment and community activities. Day 1 will include a very brief review of compliance requirements. For compliance training, please contact your ESS Program Support & Monitoring Specialist.

Day 2

“Transition Planning Process – Putting It All Together” will be full-day training for those who want to learn the NTACT transition planning process and participate in a workshop writing a secondary IEP for postsecondary transition. Participants will learn best practices for documentation and how to implement the strategies and resources learned on Day 1 to create meaningful transition plans. Participants will also create transition plans and review for relevance.

While it is not required to attend both days, it is recommended to attend Day 1 in order to gain the resources that will be implemented on Day 2.

NOTE: If you want to attend both days, you must register for each one separately. Seats are limited so please register early! A minimum of 15 participants is required to avoid cancellation.

Daily Schedule:

8:30 am – 9:00 am            Registration

9:00 am – 12:00 pm         Morning instruction/activity

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm       Lunch

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Afternoon instruction/activity

Interested?? To register, please visit the ADE Event Management System and search for “Secondary Transition Regional Training”, or click the dates below.  If you need additional information, please contact the Secondary Transition Unit at 602-542-3855 or email [email protected].

 Click on the date to register:

Date Session Location Address # of Participants
1/8/19 Day 1 Arizona Department of Education
Central Office
3300 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ  85012
Room 16-103
40
1/9/19 Day 2 Arizona Department of Education
Central Office

 

3300 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ  85012
Room 16-103
40
1/23/19 Day 1 Arizona Department of Education
Tucson Office
416 W. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
Conference Rm 105
40
1/24/19 Day 2 Arizona Department of Education
Tucson Office
416 W. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
Conference Rm 105
40
1/31/19 Day 1 Lake Havasu Unified School District 2200 Havasupai Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Building C Board Room
40
2/1/19 Day 2 Lake Havasu Unified School District 2200 Havasupai Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Building C Board Room
40
2/13/19 Day 1 Graham County School Superintendent’s Office 921 Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, AZ  85546
General Services Building Assembly Room
40
2/14/19 Day 2 Graham County School Superintendent’s Office 921 Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, AZ  85546
General Services Building Assembly Room
40
3/21/19 Day 1 Yuma Union High School District 3150 South Avenue A
Suite B
Yuma, AZ 85364
40
3/22/19 Day 2 Yuma Union High School District 3150 South Avenue A
Suite B
Yuma, AZ 85364
40
Posted in Transition Trainings |
Published: November 9th, 2017

Secondary Transition Best Practices Workshop

Audience: School Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Educators, General Educators, Parents, Youth/Young Adults, and Community Services Providers
Length: 2.5 to 3.0 hours (minimum)
Format: In Person
Cost: Free
Request Training: Transition Training Request Form

This interactive workshop assists participants in applying information from previous secondary transition training(s) conducted by our ADE/ESS transition specialists. The expectation is that participants attending this training will come with a foundational knowledge of Indicator 13 secondary transition IEP requirements.

This workshop will go beyond compliance requirements with evidence-based best practices for a meaningful transition planning process within the IEP for students with disabilities. ADE/ESS specialists will assist participants with hands-on activities to participate in the transition planning process and, as appropriate, to review their own IEPs using best practices to improve student postsecondary outcomes.

Posted in Transition Trainings |
Published: November 9th, 2017

Cultivate the Connection! The Alignment Between Accommodations and Employability

Audience: School Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Educators and General Educators, CTE Administrators and Educators, Parents, Youth, Young Adults
Length: 2.5 to 3.0 hours (minimum)
Format: In Person
Cost: Free
Request Training: Transition Training Request Form

How do you increase inclusion of students with disabilities and facilitate their success in career and technology (CTE) courses? Employers hire individuals with disabilities every day and accommodate their needs using helpful resources, such as the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). If they can do it, you can too!

This session will introduce participants to this useful tool of real-world, industry-specific accommodations that can be implemented to prepare students with disabilities for successful completion of CTE programs and future self-advocacy in postsecondary life.

Posted in Transition Trainings |
Published: November 9th, 2017

Transition to Adulthood: From Kickball to Career!

Audience: School Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Educators and General Educators, School Counselors, Parents, Youth, Young Adults
Length: 1.5 hours (minimum)
Format: In Person
Cost: Free
Request Training: Transition Training Request Form

This presentation will review the Predictors of Post-Secondary Success as identified by the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). Activities related to these predictors can begin as early as pre-school to help students begin to develop the necessary knowledge and skills that will lead to a positive post-school outcome. Participants will review their current practices and add new activities to facilitate development of these essential skills.

Posted in Transition Trainings |
Published: November 9th, 2017

IEP – ECAP Crosswalk

Audience: School Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Educators and General Educators, School Counselors, Parents, Youth, Young Adults
Length: 2.0 to 2.5 hours (minimum)
Format: In Person
Cost: Free
Request Training: Transition Training Request Form

In this session, the presenters will discuss Arizona student plans for success, special education transition planning, and high school Education Career Action Plans (ECAPs). The requirements for the transition planning process established by IDEA will be reviewed and a crosswalk for comparing these plans with the four ECAP attributes required by Arizona State Board Rule will be provided. Additionally, the presenters will describe how Arizona educators can assist students in their career and educational readiness requirements by using the online planning resource, Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS).

Posted in Transition Trainings |
Published: November 9th, 2017

Tying It Together

Audience: School Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Educators and General Educators, CTE Educators, School Counselors
Length: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Format: In Person
Cost: Free
Request Training: Transition Training Request Form

Participants in this session will discuss how to best utilize the attributes of the ECAP process; CTE Programs of Study; and the transition planning process within the IEP for students receiving special education services, so that ALL students are prepared for career, college, and life. How are these Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) the same or different depending on your student population? We will discuss and learn together.

Posted in Transition Trainings |
Published: November 9th, 2017

Using AzCIS in Your Classrooms for CCR

Audience: School Administrators, Special Education Directors, Special Educators and General Educators, CTE Educators, School Counselors, Support Staff
Length: 2 to 3 hours – Please see ADE Events Calendar for scheduled training and registration
Format: In Person in Computer Lab
Cost: Free

How are you preparing your students for careers, college, and life? How does personalizing education prepare Arizona students? We will briefly discuss the Arizona Education Career Action Plan (ECAP) process for high school students, which guide students into post-high school options and the world of work. We will review the online Arizona Career Information System (AzCIS) career and education planning tool available to all Arizona educators and how it can be used within the classroom.

Posted in Transition Trainings |