Archive — Month: June 2020


Published: June 22nd, 2020

PD INFO: Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series (TALES) – Using YouTube for Student Engagement – in Any Setting, June 25

Special Education Directors,     Please join us for the next episode of the Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series, or TALES, on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., “Using YouTube for Student Engagement – in Any Setting” with Paul West. Whether your district or charter school is planning to re-open with a brick-and-mortar, online, or hybrid model, teachers will need be more [Read more…]

Published: June 15th, 2020

INTERNAL PD INFO: 2020 IDEA Conference Moves to Virtual Format

Special Education Stakeholders,  Due to the inability to ensure the safety of participants relative to COVID-19 and the variability of school re-entry plans, ADE/ESS has made the decision to cancel the in-person IDEA Conference in August 2020. The plan for this year was to provide a joint conference, combining the best professional development and spirit of [Read more…]

Published: June 9th, 2020

INTERNAL PD OPPORTUNITY: Dive Deep into AZ Math Standards for Special Education Teachers, June and July 2020

Special Education Directors, Please see the available professional development opportunities below. Dive Deep into AZ Math Standards for Special Education Teachers We know that, as special education teachers, you are typically working across multiple grade levels and with students who have various strengths, and we are here to support you in making it all work! [Read more…]

Published: June 9th, 2020

DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT: NEW INTEGRITY RULE: Integrity Rule -40077

DATA MANAGEMENT ALERT NEW INTEGRITY RULE: Integrity Rule -40077 Effective Fiscal Year 2021, a new field will be required in AzEDS for SPED Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) records:  Resident School ID.  Student Information Systems (SIS) should be updated by your vendor to allow this new field according to the FY21 AzEDS API. Integrity rule -40077 [Read more…]

Published: June 8th, 2020

PD INFO: Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series (TALES) – Transition Planning for Students with Complex Support Needs, June 11

Special Education Directors, Please join us for the next episode of the Thursday Afternoon LEarning Series, or TALES,  on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 2:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m., when our ESS Secondary Transition Team presents, “Transition Planning for Students with Complex Support Needs.” We will explore unique opportunities to think outside the box when it [Read more…]

Published: June 5th, 2020

ASSESSMENT INFO: Federal Assessment Waiver for Science Grade 8 – Public Comment Notice June 4-19, 2020

Special Education Directors, Please see this important Notice of Public Comment from ADE Assessment: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLIC NOTICE AND COMMENT PERIOD WAIVER REQUEST PURSUANT TO 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4) June 4, 2020 As part of waiver requirements, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is posting an opportunity for public comment regarding the ADE seeking [Read more…]