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Participate in a Transition Assessment and Goal Generator Study!

The University of Oklahoma is creating a research-based transition assessment and needs your help!  The end result of this assessment will generate individualized annual transition goals educators may use for each student’s IEP. We need your help to complete the development of the TAGG for national use.
You will:

  • Receive a 15 minute online training session about the assessment and study
  • Complete a TAGG and demographic sheet for as many of your students as possible
  • Assist parents and students to sign consent forms and complete appropriate versions of the TAGG and AIR
  • Provide input for the development of the new transition assessment
  • Obtain necessary information for the completion of your students’ individualized transition plans

Compensation for Teachers
We know your time and effort is valuable. Educators who participate in this study will receive monetary compensation.

Monetary Compensation for Students and Parents or Guardians
Students and family will each receive a gift card for completion of the TAGG materials.

Participation Is Simple! For more information and to participate, go to: http://ed.ou.edu/taggstudy

Download the Flier Here: TAGGflier

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Students Get Involved! — National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NCHCY)

From the NCHCY Website: “There’s a very simple and common sense reason why IDEA 2004 requires that students with disabilities be invited to attend every IEP meeting where postsecondary transition goals will be considered: It’s their lives.

And those lives are changing. Adulthood is approaching, and with it will come a world of responsibilities and choices. Who’s the primary stakeholder in that life ahead? The student. Who better to choose the path ahead, the job or the next schooling, than the student? Who better to ponder what career, what leisure pasttimes, what community participation?  Student involvement in planning ahead makes all the sense in the world.

This resource page will connect you and yours with resources you can use to involve students with disabilities in planning their own transitions into adulthood…”

Read More at NCHCY… Students Get Involved! — National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.

Events

CEC Webinar Series: Secondary Transition for Students With EBD

This 3-part series will provide special education teachers, administrators, and transition specialists with information and practice tools to improve the transition from secondary schools for students with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD). The emphasis will be on effective planning and assessments, including the development of transition plans, and on developing and implementing transition programs, with a description of a proven model, RENEW. Participate in this series to learn how to improve the transition programming at your school and to better meet the needs of these students.

Dates:

Planning for Transition of Youth with EBD & Using Age-Appropriate Assessments: Thursday, Jan. 24, 4-5 p.m. ET.

IEP Development and Coordination with Transition Plans for Youth with EBD: Thursday, Feb. 14, 4-5 p.m. ET.

Developing and Implementing Effective Transition Programs for Youth with EBD: Thursday, Feb. 21, 4-5 p.m. ET.

Register Now and Save!

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An unusual, but interesting and free skills assessment: Smarterer

From the Website:

“People are rapidly accumulating a new set of digital and technical skills that make them valuable and effective in today’s workforce, yet no one is measuring or validating these skills. As consumers we need an easy way to enhance our reputation collateral. As employers, we hire based on work history and personality metrics, but are missing the key criteria that prove people’s ability to use the tools needed to be successful.

We created Smarterer to provide people a simple, fun, and authentic way to show what they know. Smarterer is a platform designed to score individuals on any and every digital, social, and technical skill under the sun. Using crowdsourced test design and a scoring mechanism similar to the one developed to rank chess masters, in just 10 questions and 60 seconds we can give you a valid score.”

via About Smarterer – Smarterer.