DATE & TIME TYPE LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

June 13, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Cross-Agency Coordinated Assessment for Secondary Transition Students/Youth Webinar Series - Session #3

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Session # 3 – Engaging students/youth and families in the assessment process: case studies, strategies and resources.

Ensuring that students/youth and families have an understanding and are actively engaged in the assessment process is a critical aspect of a coordinated assessment process. This session will present information from the Youth and Family Supplement Sections of the Cross-Agency Coordinated Assessment Guide. This webinar will also explore the assessment case studies, informational links and sample instruments included in the Cross-Agency Coordinated Assessment Guide.

May 16, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Cross-Agency Coordinated Assessment for Secondary Transition Students/Youth Webinar Series - Session #2

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Session # 2 – Assessment planning practices and coordination with cross-agency partners

In this webinar we will build upon the information presented in session # 1 of this series and continue our discussion regarding strategies to operationalize a coordinated assessment process. Included in this session will be a discussion regarding the various types of assessment, how to request and share information, and considerations for interpreting and utilizing data.

May 07, 2019 to May 09, 2019

In-Person Training

Charlotte, NC

Save the Date - 13th Annual NTACT Capacity Building Institute

NTACT's annual Capacity Building Institute will be in Charlotte - May 7 - 9, 2019. Plans are underway and registration and a draft agenda will be available in the new year. Prepare to participate in the best CBI ever! 

Register here.

 

A room rate has been negotiated at the Hilton Charlotte University Place (the location for the CBI) of $159/night plus 15.25% taxes and fees, under "NTACT". Please make your hotel reservation by April 14, 2019 to access this rate.  You may use this direct link for the NTACT room block:  http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CLTHUHF-NTACT-20190505/index.jhtml

If you would like information on an alternative hotel, please email us ntactmail@uncc.edu.

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April 11, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Cross-Agency Coordinated Assessment for Secondary Transition Students/Youth Webinar Series - Session #1

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Session # 1 - Assessment definitions, requirements and operationalization, as authorized by IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by WIOA.

Assessment is the ongoing collaborative process of collecting information about a student’s interests, preferences and needs as they relate to the current and future demands of working, education, living, personal and social environments. In this webinar we will examine the definitions and requirements related to assessment as authorized by IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by WIOA and will begin discussing effective strategies to operationalize a coordinated assessment process.

March 14, 2019

3:00 PM ET

Webinar

Webinar

NTACT Tool Release Alert: Transition Gradebook is Released

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In this webinar, Dr. Matthew Klare will introduce the Transition Gradebook, a school-level tool for recording individual students’ transition-related activities, including the required pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS), and various risk and protective factors associated with dropout, graduation and positive postschool outcomes. 

The Transition Gradebook is a locally served database application that records transition-related activities from five major areas from NTACT’s Predictors of Postschool Success—specifically, Career Awareness, Work Experience, Inclusion, Student Supports, and Collaboration. It also tracks whether a student has received instruction in self-determination, social skills, life skills, and/or transportation skills. Finally, the tool records some of the risk and protective factors associated with school completion: specifically in the areas of attendance, behavior and course performance, as well as other factors that impact school engagement and postschool outcomes. 

The Gradebook generates individual student reports that can be used to support student-focused planning in IEP and transition-team meetings, career-counseling sessions and parent conferences. It can generate a report for a single period of time (quarter, trimester, semester, or year) or operate across multiple periods of time to show growth. It also generates various summary reports of risk factors and provision of services that administrators can use in analyzing trends related to graduation and dropout in their schools, planning for program development, and in demonstrating compliance with WIOA requirements for delivery of Pre-ETS services. 

The tool runs in a Linux environment on a school’s web server, or may be hosted at a cloud-based server. Installation is performed from a Cloud-based service called GitHub. For more information, go to https://www.transitionta.org/gradebook

Transition Gradebook walkthrough Video (mp4)

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February 21, 2019 to March 07, 2019

Online Live

Webinar

Webinar

CIRCLES: Interagency Collaboration "LIVE"

Sponsored by NTACT, Nellie Aspel, NC, Jennifer Williams, Fran Ennis, and Crissie Parks, AR will provide information about implementation of CIRCLES (Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students) in their own region/school district. You will learn about the program, how to get started, as well as sustainability.

LIVE EVENT:  February 21, 2019
ONLINE CHAT:  February 21, 2018-March 7, 2019 HAPPENING NOW!

Recording now available!

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February 14, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Using Post-School Outcome (PSO) and Career & Technical Education (CTE) Data to Address Student Outcomes

Presenters will share their successes in working across state agencies to improve outcomes for youth with disabilities accessing CTE in Oregon. The team will share examples from the field, process, data, lessons learned, and suggestions for implementation.

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January 17, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Cultivate the Connection, The Alignment Between Accommodations & Employability: Arizona Highlights CTE and ESS connections for Improved Post-Secondary Outcomes

The newly signed law, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, Perkins V, calls for an increased effort to close the performance gap with special populations. Using ideas that were once done in a silo, Arizona is now reaching out to its stakeholders and coming up with innovate ways to include all Arizona students in CTE by increasing awareness of how accommodations in IEP’s today affect employability for tomorrow.
 
Arizona will highlight the Statewide CTE Strategic Planning process which has included stakeholder and special education input. The statewide Technical Skills Assessment, it’s data and new universal accommodation guidance written in collaboration with Special Education input. The formation of high-skill and in-demand occupational programs which gives more options for all students to concentrate in a specific CTE area. Lastly, collaborative efforts between CTE and ESS included State Conference presentations and PD options for CTE and Special Education directors and their teachers to learn about each other, and how we each participate in the transition planning process to increase engagement in post-school outcomes.

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December 13, 2018

1:30 PM

Webinar

Webinar

Culturally Responsive Practices for Youth and Young Adults with and At Risk for Disabilities

Culturally responsive practices is of paramount importance given the marked demographics shifts in the U.S. population. In order to continue to meet the evolving needs of all students and clients- especially culturally and linguistically diverse youth and young adults with and at risk for disabilities; a greater understanding of equity and inclusion in education is warranted. This session is designed to center the importance of culture in the application of pedagogical and behavioral interventions. We intend to demonstrate how culturally responsive practices  can be used to build positive-student teacher and VR counselor relationships; enhance teacher/counselor-parent collaboration and communication, and foster an inclusive and caring learning environment with high expectations with the goal of positively improving educational and employment outcomes.
 
Presenters:
Dr. Bettie Ray Butler & Doctoral Fellow Sonja Gadd both from the
Urban Education Collaborative & NTACT at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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November 15, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - EST

Webinar

Webinar

Family Engagement Strategies for Educators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Human Service, and Health Agencies Staff

Families and caregivers are crucial partners in assisting youth in transitioning from high school to adult life.  This session will present information from an education, vocational rehabilitation, human services and health lens regarding effective practices and resources to enhance family and caregiver engagement in the transition process.  Presenters will include national experts in family engagement and transition planning.

 

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