Practitioners who understand the basics of transition planning have increased abilities to develop quality postsecondary goals, provide individualized transition services, and maintain overall Indicator 13 compliance. Over the course of three full-day sessions, participants will receive an introduction to transition domains, best practices, the Taxonomy for Transition Programming, and the learn about the importance of instilling self-determination within students throughout the transition planning process. Additionally, participants will apply their transition planning skills through developing action plans and providing evidence of improved transition planning practices in their relevant positions.
Session 1: How to Meet Transition Mandates with Effective Practices
The first session of this series will offer participants an overview of the status of transition planning locally and nationally. Trainers will highlight how research and evidenced-based practices can be applied to improve student outcomes.
Sessions 2 & 3: Writing Transition Goals Linked to Assessment
These sessions will focus on the nuts and bolts of transition planning and incorporating age-appropriate assessments and assessment practices. Facilitators will guide participants through an interactive training on how to create aligned postsecondary and annual goals that are (a) individualized, (b) based on age-appropriate assessments, and (c) legally compliant. Participants will also learn how to select appropriate transition services, activities, and courses of study that will result on improved outcomes for youth. Additionally, this session includes a panel of educators who will discuss successful transition program implementation.
Presenter(s): Dr. Juliana Taymans, Dr. Pamela Leconte, Ms. Emily Lehman
Date(s): January 17, 22, & 31, 2014*
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 810 First Street, NE, 3rd Floor Grand Hall
*Participants must attend all 3 sessions.