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Facilitating IEP Meetings

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Facilitation is the process in which an individual assists an IEP team with communication and problem-solving strategies so the IEP team can develop a child-focused educational program while maintaining positive working relationships.  Administrators will walk away with an understanding of the facilitator role, stages of facilitation, crucial communication and listening skills, and strategies and techniques to facilitate an IEP meeting successfully. 

Special Education Foundations

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This training will provide an overview of the Individuals Disability Education Act (IDEA), child find, evaluation, eligibility, and IEP implementation.

The IEP Page-by-Page: Goal Development

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires each IEP to include a statement of measurable annual goals designed to meet the child's disability-related needs.  Participants will learn/expand their ability to develop skills in developing goals that are meaningful, measurable, and designed to support progress toward mastery of skills in identified deficit areas.

Service Tracker for Itinerant Special Education Staff

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This training will focus on how to use Service Tracking in SEIS to its full potential.  With the new legal requirements around Service Tracking, it’s more important than ever to know the ends and outs of the program.  The Data Analyst will review how to pull various reports, bulk delivery, and troubleshoot common errors. 

The IEP Page-by-Page: Offer of FAPE (Services)

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This training will cover how to properly document the services and supports as a part of the offer of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), also known as prescribed services.  The California Department of Education has termed “Prescribed Services” consisting of two main parts: 1) the Supports section, which documents Program Accommodations/Program Modifications/Other Supports for School Personnel, or Student, or on behalf of Student; and 2) the Services section, which documents one or more services that the district has offered to provide the Student.  

SEIS Learning Lab-Drop In

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Special Education Information System (SEIS) is the system used by Tuolumne County SELPA. All California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) special education reportable data and IEP information is stored centrally in the SEIS system. This introductory SEIS course is aimed at new teachers or teachers new to the SEIS platform. This virtual training provides an overview of the SEIS Dashboard and step-by-step instructions on navigating the most commonly used student IEP pages and forms, including creating a student change request.

Red Flags

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This training will assist administrators in identifying red flags that indicate potential issues with a student’s program and services.  Participants will learn how to anticipate parent requests for services, aide support, and other common requests and what actionable steps districts should take when these warning signs are presented.

Systematic Prompting

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Participants will understand the progression of prompts from the least intrusive to the most intrusive and individualize them to the student’s needs.

Private School Processes and Guidelines

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Participants will learn the definition of a private school student, according to the IDEA, and understand the responsibilities of students with disabilities not enrolled in publicly funded schools.

The IEP Page-by-Page: Offer of FAPE (Ed Setting)

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The Educational Setting section first and foremost documents a student's recommended placement and considers where the IEP goals and services can best be delivered. This training will cover documenting the placement, percentage in/out of general education and related statements, promotion criteria, and transition activities. Participants will learn/expand their ability to develop legally defensible statements and transition activities.

Disability Awareness

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In this training, participants will learn the 13 special education eligibility categories and how to support students with special needs in the least restrictive environment.  Information on effective teaching strategies for each area of eligibility will be explored.

The IEP Page-by-Page: Individual Transition Plans

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When an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) is included in an IEP, it largely drives the rest of the IEP.  This training will prepare attendees to develop legally compliant and student-centered ITPs.  Examples and suggestions for developing legally defensible ITPs will be provided.