Archive — Month: April 2020


Published: April 28th, 2020

COVID-19 INFO: Special Education Check-In Meeting – Thursday, April 30

Special Education Directors, Please join ADE/ESS for our weekly Special Education COVID-19 Check In on Thursday, April 30, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is the sixth in a series of weekly “check-ins” ESS has planned during school closure, or as long as they are needed. This week’s webinar will include information about Compensatory [Read more…]

Published: April 26th, 2020

PD INFO: Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series (TALES) – Thriving During Remote Learning: Engaged and Motivated, April 30

Special Education Directors, Are your staff and families experiencing challenges with student engagement and motivation during remote learning? If so, please join us for our next episode of the Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series, or TALES, on Thursday, April 30 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. We welcome Dr. Laura Riffel, a national and international presenter, also known as the [Read more…]

Published: April 22nd, 2020

Secondary Transition Best Practice Implementation Project

The Best Practice Implementation Project is a quantitative method of reviewing transition plans from PEAs to provide feedback on the implementation of best practices.  Plans are reviewed using a 20-point rubric that was designed by ADE/ESS Secondary Transition Specialists with support from the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT). Redacted IEPs (all personally identifiable [Read more…]

Published: April 21st, 2020

PD INFO: Assistive Technology Virtual Meetup Hour on Fridays – First One is April 24

Special Education Directors, The ADE/ESS Assistive Technology (AT) team is pleased to offer a weekly Virtual Meetup hour every Friday. ADE/ESS AT Specialists Mitch Galbraith, OTR, Margaret Egan, PT, and ADE Assistive Technology Short Term Loan Library coordinator, Mike Buckley, are here to support your needs and answer your questions with the first virtual meetup scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Mitch, Margaret, and Mike will answer your assistive technology questions (but not IT questions!). Participants will type/dictate their questions into the Chat Box (please [Read more…]

Published: April 21st, 2020

COVID-19 INFO: Special Education Check-In Meeting – Thursday, April 23

Special Education Directors, Please join ADE/ESS for our weekly Special Education COVID-19 Check In on Thursday, April 23, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is the fifth in a series of weekly “check-ins” ESS has planned during school closure, or as long as they are needed. This week’s webinar will include information about collaborating [Read more…]

Published: April 20th, 2020

PD INFO: Enhanced ESS COVID-19 Webpage Resource: “Distance Learning and Special Education”

Special Education Directors, Last week during the ESS Special Education Check-in, ESS mentioned an enhanced resource developed to help special education teachers as they provide ongoing learning opportunities for students with disabilities. “Distance Learning and Special Education” is intended to help to all special education teachers, with an additional focus on supporting students with significant needs. [Read more…]

Published: April 20th, 2020

PD INFO: Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series (TALES) – GreAT Stuff: Easy and Effective Tools to Use with Students Right Now, Aprl 23

Special Education Directors, This week, ESS launched a new series of professional development learning opportunities called TALES-  “Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series.” We hope you were able to join us for How to Support Your Students’ Self-Efficacy in the Home Learning Environment. Our next episode is scheduled for Thursday, April 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 [Read more…]

Published: April 16th, 2020

PD OPPORTUNITY: Office Hours for Special Education Teachers

Special Education Directors, The ADE/ESS Professional Learning Team is pleased to announce additional office hours opportunities for special education teachers! These weekly virtual meetups, focused on specific content areas, are a chance for special education teachers across Arizona to connect with each other, collaborate and learn from one another, and also to celebrate and share [Read more…]

Published: April 13th, 2020

INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Math Office Hours for Special Education Teachers

Special Education Directors, The ADE Math Team has had an excellent turnout for math office hours during the past two weeks, and we have enjoyed working with hundreds of general education and special education teachers and leaders from across the state! We are excited to announce that we are now offering an additional session specifically [Read more…]

Published: April 11th, 2020

PD INFO: Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series (TALES) – How to Support Your Students’ Self-Efficacy in the Home Learning Environment, April 16

Special Education Directors, ADE/ESS is pleased to offer “Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series,” – or TALES – which are professional development learning opportunities that will be provided each Thursday afternoon following the Special Education Director Check-In meetings. These trainings may be self-contained or they could be a high-level overview that introduces a topic that will be covered in more [Read more…]