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OSDE - SES May 13, 2021 - External

Thu, 05/13/2021 - 5:00pm
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AnnouncementsSurvey for the Second Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate in Schools

Survey for the Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate in Schools: Phase Two

In our continued efforts to develop well-informed recommendations to address the social-emotional and behavioral needs present in Oklahoma Schools, the Oklahoma State Department of Education is initiating our second Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate in Schools. Aligning with our existing vision and mission, we are once again reaching out to potential stakeholders across the state to participate.

We would greatly appreciate your taking a few minutes to complete this survey regarding the types of behavioral and mental health concerns present in our schools, as well as your input related to the underlying causes of these critical issues.

Survey!

Thank you in advance for your time and participation!

Summit Vision-An Oklahoma where all students can learn in a positive, supportive, and safe environment.

Summit Mission- To positively impact the climate and culture of Oklahoma Schools by developing well informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports, based on input from stakeholders as well as objective sources of data, designed to address the social-emotional and behavioral needs present in Oklahoma Schools.  

School Based Health Services – Medicaid Administrative Claiming

OSDE has some exciting news to share regarding expanding Medicaid in our School Based Health Services program.

If your district is or is considering participating in the fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid program that reimburses some of the costs expended to support health services (such as Speech, Occupational, and Physical therapy in the student’s IEP) your district is also eligible to receive reimbursement for Medicaid Administrative Claim (MAC) activities. These MAC activities may include health related outreach, coordination, referrals, and training functions that support health-related services provided to your students. Effective October 2021 school districts may be reimbursed additional federal dollars for these MAC activities that your staff are already performing in schools.

Public Consulting Group (PCG) and OSDE are hosting three (3) upcoming MAC information sessions that will go over some general topics. We encourage your participation and questions during these information sessions regarding this new opportunity.

 For general information about FFS or MAC, see flyer here.                                                     To register for one of the information sessions please click here

If you have any questions, please email okmac@pcgus.com or jrobison@pcgus.com.

It's easier than ever to apply for DRS Services!
VRA

Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Trainings/WebinarsSummer Boot Camp: Pathway to Licensure
Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students Deadline for Application and Registration is May 14, 2021.

Session One:  June 14-July 19, 2021

  • EDSP 5413: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDSP 5013: Special Educational Methods and Programs

Session Two: July 12-August 5, 2021

  •  EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment

 

To view our flyer, click here. Our registration and application can be found at OU Admissions.
Pre-Employment Transition Services: Transition Tuesdays

NCDET is offering free webinars each Tuesday in the month of May. These will be offered live from 11:30am - 1:00pm and the recorded version will be offered from 6:00pm - 7:30pm the same day in the evening. See flyer for more details! 

Register Here!

PCG's Project Success Virtual Event: June 8th and 9th

PCG’s Project Success is offering a free summer institute on inclusive practices for students with disabilities. Please join us June 8 (for educators) and June 9 (for administrators) to learn more about the impact of inclusive practices.

See attached flyer for more information and registration information by clicking here

2021 DRS STEM Camp! STEM The 2021 DRS Distance STEM Camp is a nocost, three-day online camp.

This is an online, project-based camp open to all Oklahoma students with disabilities anywhere in the state, ages 14-19 (i.e., on an IEP, 504 Plan, or other documented physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities). Parents, guardians, and siblings are encouraged to support this learning experience by helping if needed or wanted.

2021 STEM Camp Dates

For more information and to view the flyer, click here

VIBE 2021 VIBE When: June 21 - June 25 & July 26 - July 30 Where: In-Person Training at Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB)

The Transitional VIBE Program provides assessment and career/higher education exploration. This two-week program is designed to prepare the individual for higher education, competitive workforce and independent living to the best of their ability. 

Independent Living Skills
Communication Skills
Team Building
Travel/Transportation
Career and Job Exploration
Interviews
Technology
Resume Skills
Exploration of College/Career Tech/Workforce

For more information and registration, please see flyer here.

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES May 11, 2021 - Internal

Tue, 05/11/2021 - 5:00pm
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announceEducational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 

Educational Interpreter Registry - Oklahoma State Department of Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the state education agency of the State of Oklahoma who determines the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of Oklahoma.

Survey for the Second Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate in Schools

Survey for the Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate in Schools: Phase Two

In our continued efforts to develop well-informed recommendations to address the social-emotional and behavioral needs present in Oklahoma Schools, the Oklahoma State Department of Education is initiating our second Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate in Schools. Aligning with our existing vision and mission, we are once again reaching out to potential stakeholders across the state to participate.

We would greatly appreciate your taking a few minutes to complete this survey regarding the types of behavioral and mental health concerns present in our schools, as well as your input related to the underlying causes of these critical issues.

Survey!

Thank you in advance for your time and participation!

Summit Vision-An Oklahoma where all students can learn in a positive, supportive, and safe environment.

Summit Mission- To positively impact the climate and culture of Oklahoma Schools by developing well informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports, based on input from stakeholders as well as objective sources of data, designed to address the social-emotional and behavioral needs present in Oklahoma Schools.  In our continued efforts to develop well-informed recommendations to address the social-emotional and behavioral needs present in Oklahoma Schools, the Oklahoma State Department of Education is initiating our second Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate in Schools. Aligning with our existing vision and mission, we are once again reaching out to potential stakeholders across the state to participate. We would greatly appreciate your taking a few minutes to complete this survey regarding the types of behavioral and mental health concerns present in our schools, as well as your input related to the underlying causes of these critical issues.

Sneak Peek of the New Goals and Objectives Page in EDPlan

​EDPlan Sneak Peeks continue with a 1-hour Sneak Peek of the New Goals and Objectives page.  Come take a look at the new goals and objectives page at one of our 3 sneak peeks.  

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like.  See the attached schedule to register for a session, here.

New: Compensatory Services Due to COVID-10 Pandemic

Compensatory Services due to COVID-19 can be thought of as "recovery services". These are services that are determined necessary due to how the pandemic has impacted the student's services and skill progression due to school closures, quarantine, virtual learning, and distance learning.  To view the guidance, here

Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook

The OSDE recognizes there are areas in the new Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook that differ from the information in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook. The Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook was developed by a committee of school-based professionals to assist multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents to address student needs related to the referral, evaluation, identification, and provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. It provides information on the regulatory requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and best practices. The information provided in this handbook should be used in conjunction with existing state policies and federal laws and is not intended to replace any existing regulation or policy. At this time, multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents can utilize the guidance in the Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook or the guidance in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook as long as the initial evaluation and reevaluation procedures utilized meet the requirements under the IDEA and Oklahoma policies. 

UPDATE! SIS-Wave-EDPlan Data Integration Guidance

OSDE-SES now anticipates integration will be fully implemented by May 3, though this is subject to change. Please review the updated guidance document for changes (highlighted on pages 2, 4, 5 & 21).

If you were not able to participate in one of the informational webinars, you may watch it here. Please direct questions to the SPED Data Team.

End of Year Training Assistance

“Open door” sessions for individual, specialized assistance will be held online again this year on May 12th and May 19th, mornings only. These are “come and go” events. We will have breakout rooms for questions about specific records, while general information can be reviewed in the main room. You will not sign up for a specific time, but will be assisted in the order you join the session. 

Please register via the links in the attachment.                                                                            If you were not able to participate in the webinars, one was recorded and posted. The attachment has the link.

financeSpecial Education Project 617, COVID Assist

Project 617 COVID Assist was created to assist districts with the recovery of the COVID19 Pandemic for Special Education.  Districts were allotted an allocation in fiscal year 2020.  Due to these funds being awarded in June 2020, districts were allowed to carryover funds into fiscal year 2021.  However, these funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2021 and will not carryover into fiscal year 2022.

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

FY2022 LEA Agreement

The FY2022 LEA Agreement is now available online. The due date is prior to July 1st.

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the LEA Agreement through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022.
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your LEA Agreement.

 Districts must complete their FY2022 Assurances prior to completing their FY22 LEA Agreement. If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

trainingsDeaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

For more information and dates click here. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to attend. 

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Professional DevelopmentParaprofessional Training - Part I and II in Oklahoma City Para

The Oklahoma State Department of Education – Special Education Services Division in collaboration with Dr. Kaylin Coody will be hosting paraprofessional training at two different locations: Glenpool and Oklahoma City. Topics of discussion include: Behavior Strategies, Progress Monitoring, Data Collection, and Classroom Behavior Management for Paraprofessionals. The training, in addition to online work, will provide the required hours of SDE curriculum necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.

The training is divided into two parts – Part I and Part II. Participants will need to register for a location of their choice and complete both Part I and Part II at that location. If participants do not complete both sessions at the location of their choice, they will not receive credit for the required hours necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.

The training is free of charge if participants attend both sessions. If attendees do not participate in both training sessions, the district will be responsible for the cost associated with the participant(s).

Registration is required as enrollment will be limited due to COVID-19, as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

                ♦To register for the Oklahoma City training, click here.                                                              ♦To register for the Glenpool training, click here.

Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson!

other newsSignature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES May 6, 2021 - External

Thu, 05/06/2021 - 5:00pm
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AnnouncementsSneak Peak of the New Goals and Objectives Page in EDPlan

​EDPlan Sneak Peeks continue with a 1-hour Sneak Peek of the New Goals and Objectives page.  Come take a look at the new goals and objectives page at one of our 3 sneak peeks.  

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like.  See the attached schedule to register for a session, here

It's easier than ever to apply for DRS Services!
VRA

Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Referral Form for the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a service targeting children and youth who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  The child does not have to be completely deaf and completely blind to qualify – they must have a loss in vision and a loss in hearing.  The project services are free.  Below is detailed information about our services.  If you are serving a child or if you are aware of a child with losses in vision and hearing, please refer them to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project.  

Why is it important to refer children to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project

  • Early identification is crucial for later success. 
  • Children with losses in vision and in hearing have unique characteristics that require special strategies and techniques.  
  • This project is the only entity devoted to serving children with deaf-blindness. 
  • Maintain statewide census of children with deaf-blindness to improve services.  
  • See attached Letter from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education 

Here’s what the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Project can offer you at no cost:  

  • Information individualized for the child 
  • 1:1 support from project staff and families 
  • State and National resources 
  • Visits to the child’s home or school  
  • Notifications of free professional development opportunities 

How to refer:   

  • Share the project brochure with the family.  
  • Complete the referral form OR call the project to complete by phone. 
  • Have parents/family member sign the release of information. 
  • Mail or email the form to the project.

To complete referral form, click here

Contact information

 email: okdeafblind@ou.edu 

        telephone: (405)-325-0441  

Trainings/WebinarsSpecial Education Leadership Webinar Series When: May 11, 2021 - 3:00-5:00PM CST

Discussing topics such as organizational leadership, strategic analysis, and goal setting, this multi-session webinar series will provide special education directors and other district program staff the opportunity to seek out what it means to be a part of an organization. Questions such as “what currently is”, in an organization, and also, “what currently could/should be” for it to achieve its mission will be the center point of discussion. Participants will come away from the sessions with the knowledge and understanding to help fulfill their goal of providing quality education to all students. 

For more information about the webinar series, view the flyer here.  

To register for the first session on May 11, 2021, click here.

Pre-Employment Transition Services: Transition Tuesdays

NCDET is offering free webinars each Tuesday in the month of May. These will be offered live from 11:30am - 1:00pm and the recorded version will be offered from 6:00pm - 7:30pm the same day in the evening. See flyer for more details! 

Register Here!

PCG's Project Success Virtual Event: June 8th and 9th

PCG’s Project Success is offering a free summer institute on inclusive practices for students with disabilities. Please join us June 8 (for educators) and June 9 (for administrators) to learn more about the impact of inclusive practices.

See attached flyer for more information and registration information by clicking here

2021 DRS STEM Camp! STEM The 2021 DRS Distance STEM Camp is a nocost, three-day online camp.

This is an online, project-based camp open to all Oklahoma students with disabilities anywhere in the state, ages 14-19 (i.e., on an IEP, 504 Plan, or other documented physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities). Parents, guardians, and siblings are encouraged to support this learning experience by helping if needed or wanted.

2021 STEM Camp Dates

For more information and to view the flyer, click here

Summer Boot Camp: Pathway to Licensure
Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students Deadline for Application and Registration is May 14, 2021.

Session One:  June 14-July 19, 2021

  • EDSP 5413: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDSP 5013: Special Educational Methods and Programs

Session Two: July 12-August 5, 2021

  •  EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment

 

To view our flyer, click here. Our registration and application can be found at OU Admissions.
VIBE 2021 VIBE When: June 21 - June 25 & July 26 - July 30 Where: In-Person Training at Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB)

The Transitional VIBE Program provides assessment and career/higher education exploration. This two-week program is designed to prepare the individual for higher education, competitive workforce and independent living to the best of their ability. 

Independent Living Skills
Communication Skills
Team Building
Travel/Transportation
Career and Job Exploration
Interviews
Technology
Resume Skills
Exploration of College/Career Tech/Workforce

For more information and registration, please see flyer here.

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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Stay up to date with important deadlines, special education information, announcements, trainings and more!

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View sign-up instructions here.

Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

Categories: specialed
Sneak Peek of the New Goals and Objectives Page in EDPlan

​EDPlan Sneak Peeks continue with a 1-hour Sneak Peek of the New Goals and Objectives page.  Come take a look at the new goals and objectives page at one of our 3 sneak peeks.  

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like.  See the attached schedule to register for a session, here.

New: Compensatory Services Due to COVID-10 Pandemic

Compensatory Services due to COVID-19 can be thought of as "recovery services". These are services that are determined necessary due to how the pandemic has impacted the student's services and skill progression due to school closures, quarantine, virtual learning, and distance learning.  To view the guidance, here

Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook

The OSDE recognizes there are areas in the new Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook that differ from the information in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook. The Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook was developed by a committee of school-based professionals to assist multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents to address student needs related to the referral, evaluation, identification, and provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. It provides information on the regulatory requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and best practices. The information provided in this handbook should be used in conjunction with existing state policies and federal laws and is not intended to replace any existing regulation or policy. At this time, multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents can utilize the guidance in the Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook or the guidance in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook as long as the initial evaluation and reevaluation procedures utilized meet the requirements under the IDEA and Oklahoma policies. 

UPDATE! SIS-Wave-EDPlan Data Integration Guidance

OSDE-SES now anticipates integration will be fully implemented by May 3, though this is subject to change. Please review the updated guidance document for changes (highlighted on pages 2, 4, 5 & 21).

If you were not able to participate in one of the informational webinars, you may watch it here. Please direct questions to the SPED Data Team.

End of Year Training Assistance

“Open door” sessions for individual, specialized assistance will be held online again this year on May 12th and May 19th, mornings only. These are “come and go” events. We will have breakout rooms for questions about specific records, while general information can be reviewed in the main room. You will not sign up for a specific time, but will be assisted in the order you join the session. 

Please register via the links in the attachment.                                                                            If you were not able to participate in the webinars, one was recorded and posted. The attachment has the link.

2020-2021 Testing Window Information The 2021 OAAP Spring Window opened on March 8, 2021, and will remain open until May 7, 2021.

In light of the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Assessments has provided flexibility in when districts may administer state assessments.  For the spring 2021 assessment window, districts may administer assessments during the evening and on Saturdays. The Office of Assessments will provide support to districts Monday-Thursday 8 am - 8 pm and Friday-Saturday 8 am - 4 pm throughout the testing window.

Oklahoma has 10 testing days left before the DLM testing window closes on May 7, 2021. There are 173 schools still completing tests as of April 27, 2021.

Testing Chart

Reminder:  As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education granted a waiver to Oklahoma to forego federally required state tests in grades 3-8 and high school for the 2019-2020 school year. The approval of this waiver provides an exemption to the assessment graduation requirements put forth in 70 O.S. § 1210.508 for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year who did not have the opportunity to take required assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Contacting the DLM Service Desk

Do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a student via email or chat. This is a federal violation for the family Education Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA). PII includes a combination of information that could be used to identify a student, such as a student’s name or Student Sate Identifier. Oklahoma will only use the STN of a student.

Do send:

  • Your contact information (email address and name)
  • The state and District in which your school is located.
  • Error Messages including the testlet number if applicable to the problem
  • The Service Desk tick number when following up on a previously submitted issue.

Security Reminder

  • When contacting the DLM Service Desk with a concern about a testlet, the testlet ID is all that is needed.
  • Per the security agreement, testing materials must be kept secure.                                           -no screenshots/photos of testlets                                                                                           -no sharing/emailing of TIPS
Live Chat Support for Kite Educator Portal is Now Available chat

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

Complete the following steps to live chat with a DLM Service Desk agent.

  1. Select the Live Chat link in the lower left corner of the homepage in Educator Portal.
  2. Enter contact information including name, email address, and state as well as a summary of assistance needed.
  3. Select the Start Chat button at the bottom of the form to open the chat window.

The next available agent will review the information provided and respond. Please do not send any Personally Identifying Information (PII) in the chat.

Transcripts of Live Chat sessions are not provided.

DLM Service Desk Live Chat Hours 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday
financeSpecial Education Project 617, COVID Assist

Project 617 COVID Assist was created to assist districts with the recovery of the COVID19 Pandemic for Special Education.  Districts were allotted an allocation in fiscal year 2020.  Due to these funds being awarded in June 2020, districts were allowed to carryover funds into fiscal year 2021.  However, these funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2021 and will not carryover into fiscal year 2022.

LEA Agreement Amendment

Districts must review their MOE tab in their LEA Agreement to verify their submitted data matches their OCAS data for FY19 and FY20. If assistance is needed, please contact your finance specialist.

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

FY2022 LEA Agreement

The FY2022 LEA Agreement is now available online. The due date is prior to July 1st.

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the LEA Agreement through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022.
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your LEA Agreement.

 Districts must complete their FY2022 Assurances prior to completing their FY22 LEA Agreement. If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

trainingsDeaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

For more information and dates click here. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to attend. 

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Work Experience/Accommodations Panel for Individuals who are Deaf/Heard of Hearing DHHTC When: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CST, May 6th  Where: Online via Zoom 
If you teach or work with Deaf/Hard of Hearing 10th-grade through 12th-grade students in Oklahoma, we would like to invite you and your class to a panel discussion with Deaf/Hard of Hearing professionals in Oklahoma. They will be sharing with us the types of accommodations available in the workplace and various work experiences they have had.
Register for the meeting here! For more information and to see the flyer, click here
Special Education Leadership Webinar Series When: May 11, 2021 - 3:00-5:00PM CST

Discussing topics such as organizational leadership, strategic analysis, and goal setting, this multi-session webinar series will provide special education directors and other district program staff the opportunity to seek out what it means to be a part of an organization. Questions such as “what currently is”, in an organization, and also, “what currently could/should be” for it to achieve its mission will be the center point of discussion. Participants will come away from the sessions with the knowledge and understanding to help fulfill their goal of providing quality education to all students. 

For more information about the webinar series, view the flyer here.                                    To register for the first session on May 11, 2021, click here.

Professional DevelopmentParaprofessional Training - Part I and II in Oklahoma City Para

The Oklahoma State Department of Education – Special Education Services Division in collaboration with Dr. Kaylin Coody will be hosting paraprofessional training at two different locations: Glenpool and Oklahoma City. Topics of discussion include: Behavior Strategies, Progress Monitoring, Data Collection, and Classroom Behavior Management for Paraprofessionals. The training, in addition to online work, will provide the required hours of SDE curriculum necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.

The training is divided into two parts – Part I and Part II. Participants will need to register for a location of their choice and complete both Part I and Part II at that location. If participants do not complete both sessions at the location of their choice, they will not receive credit for the required hours necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.

The training is free of charge if participants attend both sessions. If attendees do not participate in both training sessions, the district will be responsible for the cost associated with the participant(s).

Registration is required as enrollment will be limited due to COVID-19, as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

                ♦To register for the Oklahoma City training, click here.                                                              ♦To register for the Glenpool training, click here.

Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson!

other newsSignature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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Oklahoma ABLE Tech May 2021 Edition

Tue, 05/04/2021 - 8:00am
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2020 National Rankings

Oklahoma ABLE Tech is proud to report these national rankings for FFY20 as compared to other Assistive Technology (A.T.) Act Programs.

TrophyState-Level A.T. Act Programs 
  • Device Demonstration: #1 out of 55 programs participating with a total of 6,105
  • Device Short-Term Loan: #2 out of 55 programs with a total of 2,605
  • Financial Loans: #1 out of 30 programs participating with a total of 338
  • Device Exchange: #1 out of 25 programs participating with a total of 11,899
  • Device Reuse: #15 out of 53 programs participating with a total of 1,375 
State Leadership A.T. Act Programs
  • Training: #8 out of 56 programs participating with a total of 3,200 
  • Information and Assistance: #4 out of 56 programs participating with a total of 11,308
SoonerStart & ABLE Tech Collaboration: SoonerStart Tulsa County Success Story

Meet Gus, who is a bright, outgoing two-year-old boy from Tulsa. He and his SoonerStart provider is this quarter's feature story. They took advantage of a Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) application on an iPad provided through ABLE Tech’s Device Demonstration Program.

Read more about Gus's success on the newsletter webpage.

Additional Topics Device Demonstration Program Success Story

Evan is a 5-year-old from Cleveland County who receives speech therapy services through Moore Autism Center, one of ABLE Tech’s assistive technology (A.T.) demonstration partners. He was introduced to an iPad with the communication app, Proloquo2Go. After trialing three other speech-generating devices without a successful outcome, Proloquo2Go was a win! See story on ABLE Tech's May Newsletter webpage.

Device
Device LoanDevice Loan Device Feature

The Allora 2 is elegantly designed for face-to-face communication. The detachable display/speaker can be worn around the neck on a lanyard, or given to someone to read the message, placed in the middle of the table for a meeting or at the restaurant, or you can attach it to the back of the car headrest for the back seat passenger to read.

The speech output uses a high-quality intelligible Realspeak speech synthesizer and dual forward-facing stereo speakers for maximum volume.  Check out the Allora 2 in ABLE Tech's inventory webpage.

Reutilization Program News

Oklahomans are on the move thanks to ABLE Tech’s Device Reutilization Program. Following some generous donations, Oklahoma ABLE Tech’s Device Reutilization Program has been able to retrieve, refurbish, repair, and reassign gently-used mobility equipment to individuals across the state. See story on ABLE Tech's May Newsletter webpage.

Reutilization
FinancialFinancial Loan Success Story

Patricia of Antlers lives in an area outside of public transportation and, due to a physical disability, is unable to independently transfer from her wheelchair to a seat in a vehicle. A wheelchair-accessible vehicle loan allowed her to continue with everyday activities. See story on ABLE Tech's May Newsletter webpage.

Information and Communication Technology (I.C.T.) Accessibility Update

A little over one year ago, just before the pandemic arrived in Oklahoma, the Office of Management and Enterprise Services updated the state's technology accessibility standards. The new standards went into effect on March 1, 2020. About two weeks later, attention moved to focus on making programs and interactions available online. See story on ABLE Tech's May Newsletter webpage.

Able
Oklahoma ABLE Tech Oklahoma State University 1514 W. Hall of Fame Stillwater, OK 74078 Phone: 800.257.1705 Email: abletech@okstate.edu

Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES April 29, 2021 - External

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 5:00pm
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AnnouncementsSneak Peak of the New Goals and Objectives Page in EDPlan

​EDPlan Sneak Peeks continue with a 1-hour Sneak Peek of the New Goals and Objectives page.  Come take a look at the new goals and objectives page at one of our 3 sneak peeks.  

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like.  See the attached schedule to register for a session, here

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Golf Tournament
Golf

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf supports students, schools, and families from across the state who are deaf or hard of hearing. Last year the school served almost 400 students from 119 school districts in 55 counties. The school also provides community outreach by way of trainings and ASL classes. Please consider supporting the OSD Foundation by registering a team for the annual golf tournament or sponsoring a hole. The Oklahoma School for the Deaf provides consultations for deaf students and IEPs, training and workshops on deafness and hearing loss, American Sign Language, interpreting, working with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing, as well as services that are provided to adults with a hearing loss.  If your school or organization is interested in finding out more, have questions about the foundation or how OSD might serve you, please contact Traci Prince!

 View our sponsor letter by clicking here!  View our flyer by clicking here!
It's easier than ever to apply for DRS Services! VRA

Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Referral Form for the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a service targeting children and youth who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  The child does not have to be completely deaf and completely blind to qualify – they must have a loss in vision and a loss in hearing.  The project services are free.  Below is detailed information about our services.  If you are serving a child or if you are aware of a child with losses in vision and hearing, please refer them to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project.  

Why is it important to refer children to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project

  • Early identification is crucial for later success. 
  • Children with losses in vision and in hearing have unique characteristics that require special strategies and techniques.  
  • This project is the only entity devoted to serving children with deaf-blindness. 
  • Maintain statewide census of children with deaf-blindness to improve services.  
  • See attached Letter from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education 

Here’s what the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Project can offer you at no cost:  

  • Information individualized for the child 
  • 1:1 support from project staff and families 
  • State and National resources 
  • Visits to the child’s home or school  
  • Notifications of free professional development opportunities 

How to refer:   

  • Share the project brochure with the family.  
  • Complete the referral form OR call the project to complete by phone. 
  • Have parents/family member sign the release of information. 
  • Mail or email the form to the project.

To complete referral form, click here

Contact information

 email: okdeafblind@ou.edu 

        telephone: (405)-325-0441  

Trainings/WebinarsPre-Employment Transition Services: Transition Tuesdays

NCDET is offering free webinars each Tuesday in the month of May. These will be offered live from 11:30am - 1:00pm and the recorded version will be offered from 6:00pm - 7:30pm the same day in the evening. See flyer for more details! 

Register Here!

2021 DRS STEM Camp! STEM The 2021 DRS Distance STEM Camp is a nocost, three-day online camp.

This is an online, project-based camp open to all Oklahoma students with disabilities anywhere in the state, ages 14-19 (i.e., on an IEP, 504 Plan, or other documented physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities). Parents, guardians, and siblings are encouraged to support this learning experience by helping if needed or wanted.

2021 STEM Camp Dates

For more information and to view the flyer, click here

Summer Boot Camp: Pathway to Licensure
Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students Deadline for Application and Registration is May 14, 2021.

Session One:  June 14-July 19, 2021

  • EDSP 5413: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDSP 5013: Special Educational Methods and Programs

Session Two: July 12-August 5, 2021

  •  EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment

 

To view our flyer, click here. Our registration and application can be found at OU Admissions.
VIBE 2021 VIBE When: June 21 - June 25 & July 26 - July 30 Where: In-Person Training at Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB)

The Transitional VIBE Program provides assessment and career/higher education exploration. This two-week program is designed to prepare the individual for higher education, competitive workforce and independent living to the best of their ability. 

Independent Living Skills
Communication Skills
Team Building
Travel/Transportation
Career and Job Exploration
Interviews
Technology
Resume Skills
Exploration of College/Career Tech/Workforce

For more information and registration, please see flyer here.

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-2380
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OSDE - SES April 27, 2021 - Internal

Tue, 04/27/2021 - 5:00pm
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announceEducational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 

Educational Interpreter Registry - Oklahoma State Department of Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the state education agency of the State of Oklahoma who determines the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of Oklahoma.

SNEAK PEEK to see EDPlan’s New Look

PCG is excited to share the new enhanced version of EDPlan.  The new EDPlan has a modern look while incorporating suggestions made by district users.

Changes include a more user-friendly 504 Process that feels more like the IEP Process. 

The IEP Process has an updated Goals and Objectives page that helps the user write and monitor measurable goals and objectives as well as an updated Current Assessments page that reduces scrolling. The Accommodations page includes the ability to apply accommodations to multiple activities and subjects.

The Evaluation Process also has an updated Evaluations page to reduce scrolling and provide an easier process to enter evaluation information.

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like. See the attached schedule to register for a session.

New: Compensatory Services Due to COVID-10 Pandemic

Compensatory Services due to COVID-19 can be thought of as "recovery services". These are services that are determined necessary due to how the pandemic has impacted the student's services and skill progression due to school closures, quarantine, virtual learning, and distance learning.  To view the guidance, here

Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook

The OSDE recognizes there are areas in the new Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook that differ from the information in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook. The Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook was developed by a committee of school-based professionals to assist multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents to address student needs related to the referral, evaluation, identification, and provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. It provides information on the regulatory requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and best practices. The information provided in this handbook should be used in conjunction with existing state policies and federal laws and is not intended to replace any existing regulation or policy. At this time, multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents can utilize the guidance in the Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook or the guidance in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook as long as the initial evaluation and reevaluation procedures utilized meet the requirements under the IDEA and Oklahoma policies. 

UPDATE! SIS-Wave-EDPlan Data Integration Guidance

OSDE-SES now anticipates integration will be fully implemented by May 3, though this is subject to change. Please review the updated guidance document for changes (highlighted on pages 2, 4, 5 & 21).

If you were not able to participate in one of the informational webinars, you may watch it here. Please direct questions to the SPED Data Team.

End of Year Training Assistance

“Open door” sessions for individual, specialized assistance will be held online again this year on May 12th and May 19th, mornings only. These are “come and go” events. We will have breakout rooms for questions about specific records, while general information can be reviewed in the main room. You will not sign up for a specific time, but will be assisted in the order you join the session. 

Please register via the links in the attachment.                                                                            If you were not able to participate in the webinars, one was recorded and posted. The attachment has the link.

2020-2021 Testing Window Information The 2021 OAAP Spring Window opened on March 8, 2021, and will remain open until May 7, 2021.

In light of the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Assessments has provided flexibility in when districts may administer state assessments.  For the spring 2021 assessment window, districts may administer assessments during the evening and on Saturdays. The Office of Assessments will provide support to districts Monday-Thursday 8 am - 8 pm and Friday-Saturday 8 am - 4 pm throughout the testing window.

Oklahoma has 10 testing days left before the DLM testing window closes on May 7, 2021. There are 173 schools still completing tests as of April 27, 2021.

Testing Chart

Reminder:  As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education granted a waiver to Oklahoma to forego federally required state tests in grades 3-8 and high school for the 2019-2020 school year. The approval of this waiver provides an exemption to the assessment graduation requirements put forth in 70 O.S. § 1210.508 for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year who did not have the opportunity to take required assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Contacting the DLM Service Desk

Do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a student via email or chat. This is a federal violation for the family Education Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA). PII includes a combination of information that could be used to identify a student, such as a student’s name or Student Sate Identifier. Oklahoma will only use the STN of a student.

Do send:

  • Your contact information (email address and name)
  • The state and District in which your school is located.
  • Error Messages including the testlet number if applicable to the problem
  • The Service Desk tick number when following up on a previously submitted issue.

Security Reminder

  • When contacting the DLM Service Desk with a concern about a testlet, the testlet ID is all that is needed.
  • Per the security agreement, testing materials must be kept secure.                                           -no screenshots/photos of testlets                                                                                           -no sharing/emailing of TIPS
Live Chat Support for Kite Educator Portal is Now Available chat

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

Complete the following steps to live chat with a DLM Service Desk agent.

  1. Select the Live Chat link in the lower left corner of the homepage in Educator Portal.
  2. Enter contact information including name, email address, and state as well as a summary of assistance needed.
  3. Select the Start Chat button at the bottom of the form to open the chat window.

The next available agent will review the information provided and respond. Please do not send any Personally Identifying Information (PII) in the chat.

Transcripts of Live Chat sessions are not provided.

DLM Service Desk Live Chat Hours 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday
financeSpecial Education Project 617, COVID Assist

Project 617 COVID Assist was created to assist districts with the recovery of the COVID19 Pandemic for Special Education.  Districts were allotted an allocation in fiscal year 2020.  Due to these funds being awarded in June 2020, districts were allowed to carryover funds into fiscal year 2021.  However, these funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2021 and will not carryover into fiscal year 2022.

LEA Agreement Amendment

Districts must review their MOE tab in their LEA Agreement to verify their submitted data matches their OCAS data for FY19 and FY20. If assistance is needed, please contact your finance specialist.

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

trainingsDeaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

For more information and dates click here. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to attend. 

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Special Education Leadership Webinar Series When: May 11, 2021 - 3:00-5:00PM CST

Discussing topics such as organizational leadership, strategic analysis, and goal setting, this multi-session webinar series will provide special education directors and other district program staff the opportunity to seek out what it means to be a part of an organization. Questions such as “what currently is”, in an organization, and also, “what currently could/should be” for it to achieve its mission will be the center point of discussion. Participants will come away from the sessions with the knowledge and understanding to help fulfill their goal of providing quality education to all students. 

For more information about the webinar series, view the flyer here.                                    To register for the first session on May 11, 2021, click here.

Professional DevelopmentParaprofessional Training - Part I and II in Oklahoma City Para

The Oklahoma State Department of Education – Special Education Services Division in collaboration with Dr. Kaylin Coody will be hosting paraprofessional training at two different locations: Glenpool and Oklahoma City. Topics of discussion include: Behavior Strategies, Progress Monitoring, Data Collection, and Classroom Behavior Management for Paraprofessionals. The training, in addition to online work, will provide the required hours of SDE curriculum necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.

The training is divided into two parts – Part I and Part II. Participants will need to register for a location of their choice and complete both Part I and Part II at that location. If participants do not complete both sessions at the location of their choice, they will not receive credit for the required hours necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.

The training is free of charge if participants attend both sessions. If attendees do not participate in both training sessions, the district will be responsible for the cost associated with the participant(s).

Registration is required as enrollment will be limited due to COVID-19, as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

                ♦To register for the Oklahoma City training, click here.                                                              ♦To register for the Glenpool training, click here.

Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson!

other newsSignature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES April 22, 2021 - External

Thu, 04/22/2021 - 5:00pm
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AnnouncementsSNEAK PEEK to see EDPlan’s New Look

PCG is excited to share the new enhanced version of EDPlan.  The new EDPlan has a modern look while incorporating suggestions made by district users.

Changes include a more user-friendly 504 Process that feels more like the IEP Process. 

The IEP Process has an updated Goals and Objectives page that helps the user write and monitor measurable goals and objectives as well as an updated Current Assessments page that reduces scrolling. The Accommodations page includes the ability to apply accommodations to multiple activities and subjects.

The Evaluation Process also has an updated Evaluations page to reduce scrolling and provide an easier process to enter evaluation information.

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like. See the attached schedule to register for a session.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Golf Tournament
Golf

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf supports students, schools, and families from across the state who are deaf or hard of hearing. Last year the school served almost 400 students from 119 school districts in 55 counties. The school also provides community outreach by way of trainings and ASL classes. Please consider supporting the OSD Foundation by registering a team for the annual golf tournament or sponsoring a hole. The Oklahoma School for the Deaf provides consultations for deaf students and IEPs, training and workshops on deafness and hearing loss, American Sign Language, interpreting, working with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing, as well as services that are provided to adults with a hearing loss.  If your school or organization is interested in finding out more, have questions about the foundation or how OSD might serve you, please contact Traci Prince!

 View our sponsor letter by clicking here!  View our flyer by clicking here!
It's easier than ever to apply for DRS Services! VRA

Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Referral Form for the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a service targeting children and youth who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  The child does not have to be completely deaf and completely blind to qualify – they must have a loss in vision and a loss in hearing.  The project services are free.  Below is detailed information about our services.  If you are serving a child or if you are aware of a child with losses in vision and hearing, please refer them to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project.  

Why is it important to refer children to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project

  • Early identification is crucial for later success. 
  • Children with losses in vision and in hearing have unique characteristics that require special strategies and techniques.  
  • This project is the only entity devoted to serving children with deaf-blindness. 
  • Maintain statewide census of children with deaf-blindness to improve services.  
  • See attached Letter from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education 

Here’s what the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Project can offer you at no cost:  

  • Information individualized for the child 
  • 1:1 support from project staff and families 
  • State and National resources 
  • Visits to the child’s home or school  
  • Notifications of free professional development opportunities 

How to refer:   

  • Share the project brochure with the family.  
  • Complete the referral form OR call the project to complete by phone. 
  • Have parents/family member sign the release of information. 
  • Mail or email the form to the project.

To complete referral form, click here

Contact information

 email: okdeafblind@ou.edu 

        telephone: (405)-325-0441  

Trainings/WebinarsPre-Employment Transition Services: Transition Tuesdays

NCDET is offering free webinars each Tuesday in the month of May. These will be offered live from 11:30am - 1:00pm and the recorded version will be offered from 6:00pm - 7:30pm the same day in the evening. See flyer for more details! 

Register Here!

2021 DRS STEM Camp! STEM The 2021 DRS Distance STEM Camp is a nocost, three-day online camp.

This is an online, project-based camp open to all Oklahoma students with disabilities anywhere in the state, ages 14-19 (i.e., on an IEP, 504 Plan, or other documented physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities). Parents, guardians, and siblings are encouraged to support this learning experience by helping if needed or wanted.

2021 STEM Camp Dates

For more information and to view the flyer, click here

Summer Boot Camp: Pathway to Licensure
Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students Deadline for Application and Registration is May 14, 2021.

Session One:  June 14-July 19, 2021

  • EDSP 5413: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDSP 5013: Special Educational Methods and Programs

Session Two: July 12-August 5, 2021

  •  EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment

 

To view our flyer, click here. Our registration and application can be found at OU Admissions.
VIBE 2021 VIBE When: June 21 - June 25 & July 26 - July 30 Where: In-Person Training at Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB)

The Transitional VIBE Program provides assessment and career/higher education exploration. This two-week program is designed to prepare the individual for higher education, competitive workforce and independent living to the best of their ability. 

Independent Living Skills
Communication Skills
Team Building
Travel/Transportation
Career and Job Exploration
Interviews
Technology
Resume Skills
Exploration of College/Career Tech/Workforce

For more information and registration, please see flyer here.

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES April 20, 2021 - Internal

Tue, 04/20/2021 - 5:00pm
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announceEducational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 

Educational Interpreter Registry - Oklahoma State Department of Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the state education agency of the State of Oklahoma who determines the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of Oklahoma.

SNEAK PEEK to see EDPlan’s New Look

PCG is excited to share the new enhanced version of EDPlan.  The new EDPlan has a modern look while incorporating suggestions made by district users.

Changes include a more user-friendly 504 Process that feels more like the IEP Process. 

The IEP Process has an updated Goals and Objectives page that helps the user write and monitor measurable goals and objectives as well as an updated Current Assessments page that reduces scrolling. The Accommodations page includes the ability to apply accommodations to multiple activities and subjects.

The Evaluation Process also has an updated Evaluations page to reduce scrolling and provide an easier process to enter evaluation information.

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like. See the attached schedule to register for a session.

New: Compensatory Services Due to COVID-10 Pandemic

Compensatory Services due to COVID-19 can be thought of as "recovery services". These are services that are determined necessary due to how the pandemic has impacted the student's services and skill progression due to school closures, quarantine, virtual learning, and distance learning.  To view the guidance, here

Secondary Special Education Literacy Survey - University of Nebraska - Lincoln survey

We are conducting a survey about how special educators teach reading and writing skills to high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). If you are a secondary special educator who teaches students with IDD (e.g., intellectual disability, Down syndrome, Autism), we would love to learn more about how you provide literacy instructions to your students.  The survey will take approximately 30 minutes and will be completely anonymous. You will not be asked to enter any personal information. By completing the survey, you can fill out a secondary survey that will place you in a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card. That survey will ask you for your name and email address, but those responses will be kept separate from the anonymous responses collected for the survey.  

If you are willing to participate, please click this link to complete the survey! Please take this survey only once and do not post it to social media without our consent. 

If you experience any problems, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the two project personnel: 

Resources for Implementing the Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities

Please click here to view the recently updated 2021 ICAP FAQ for the IEP.

Visit the OK Edge  to access additional resources for Implementing Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities:

  • ICAP Best Practices for Implementing ICAP for Student with Disabilities
  • ICAP IEP Comparison Document
  • Internships FAQ
Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook

The OSDE recognizes there are areas in the new Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook that differ from the information in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook. The Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook was developed by a committee of school-based professionals to assist multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents to address student needs related to the referral, evaluation, identification, and provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. It provides information on the regulatory requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and best practices. The information provided in this handbook should be used in conjunction with existing state policies and federal laws and is not intended to replace any existing regulation or policy. At this time, multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents can utilize the guidance in the Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook or the guidance in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook as long as the initial evaluation and reevaluation procedures utilized meet the requirements under the IDEA and Oklahoma policies. 

SIS-Wave-EDPlan Data Integration Guidance

OSDE-SES continues to work with its partners to fully integrate local student information into EDPlan. Contractors now anticipate it will be fully implemented around May 1st, though this is subject to change. In the meantime, we have created a guidance document to help districts prepare for the changes.

If you were not able to participate in one of the informational webinars, you may watch it here. Please direct questions to the SPED Data Team.

2020-2021 Testing Window Information The 2021 OAAP Spring Window opened on March 8, 2021, and will remain open until May 7, 2021.

In light of the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Assessments has provided flexibility in when districts may administer state assessments.  For the spring 2021 assessment window, districts may administer assessments during the evening and on Saturdays. The Office of Assessments will provide support to districts Monday-Thursday 8 am-8 pm and Friday-Saturday 8 am-4 pm throughout the testing window.

The chart below provides a visual for the assessments that are required at each grade level.

Testing Chart

Reminder:  As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education granted a waiver to Oklahoma to forego federally required state tests in grades 3-8 and high school for the 2019-2020 school year. The approval of this waiver provides an exemption to the assessment graduation requirements put forth in 70 O.S. § 1210.508 for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year who did not have the opportunity to take required assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Contacting the DLM Service Desk

Do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a student via email or chat. This is a federal violation for the family Education Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA). PII includes a combination of information that could be used to identify a student, such as a student’s name or Student State Identifier. Oklahoma will only use the STN of a student.

Do send:

  • Your contact information (email address and name)
  • The state and District in which your school is located.
  • Error Messages including the testlet number if applicable to the problem
  • The Service Desk ticket number when following up on a previously submitted issue.
Live Chat Support for Kite Educator Portal is Now Available chat

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

Complete the following steps to live chat with a DLM Service Desk agent.

1.     Select the Live Chat link in the lower left corner of the homepage in Educator Portal.

2.     Enter contact information including name, email address, and state as well as a summary of assistance needed.

3.     Select the Start Chat button at the bottom of the form to open the chat window.

The next available agent will review the information provided and respond. Please do not send any Personally Identifying Information (PII) in the chat.

Transcripts of Live Chat sessions are not provided.

DLM Service Desk Live Chat Hours 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday

NOTE: Currently, when Live Chat is accessed outside of operating hours, the Live Chat window is empty. However, later this year, hours of operation will be displayed when users access the Live Chat outside of operating hours.

financeSpecial Education Project 617, COVID Assist

Project 617 COVID Assist was created to assist districts with the recovery of the COVID19 Pandemic for Special Education.  Districts were allotted an allocation in fiscal year 2020.  Due to these funds being awarded in June 2020, districts were allowed to carryover funds into fiscal year 2021.  However, these funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2021 and will not carryover into fiscal year 2022.

LEA Agreement Amendment

Districts must review their MOE tab in their LEA Agreement to verify their submitted data matches their OCAS data for FY19 and FY20. If assistance is needed, please contact your finance specialist.

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

trainingsCommunity Connections Webinar Series Featured Organization: Centers for Independent Living
When: Wednesday, April 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm  Presenting: Dr. Phillip Lewis, Chairperson for the Oklahoma Statewide Independent Living Council - Centers for Independent Living

OSDE-SES is partnering with community organizations for a new webinar series entitled "Community Connections." Sessions are intended for special education professionals and related service providers. The Centers for Independent Living will be joining in for the webinar. 

To register for the webinar, click here.                                                                                          For additional information about the webinar, view the event flyer here. 

Deaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

For more information and dates click here. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to attend. 

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Special Education Leadership Webinar Series When: May 11, 2021 - 3:00-5:00PM CST

Discussing topics such as organizational leadership, strategic analysis, and goal setting, this multi-session webinar series will provide special education directors and other district program staff the opportunity to seek out what it means to be a part of an organization. Questions such as “what currently is”, in an organization, and also, “what currently could/should be” for it to achieve its mission will be the center point of discussion. Participants will come away from the sessions with the knowledge and understanding to help fulfill their goal of providing quality education to all students.

For more information about the webinar series, view the flyer here.                                    To register for the first session on May 11, 2021, click here.

New LEA Directors Webinar Series

This webinar series provides opportunities throughout the school year for new special education directors and other district program staff to receive information on important topics to help new directors understand the federal and state context of various requirements under the IDEA. The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) will provide a federal perspective and discusses the connection between the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the state, while the OSDE will provide a state perspective and discuss the connection between the state and school districts. 

All webinars will be recorded and will be from 3:00-4:30 PM CT on the scheduled date.  The recordings of the webinars can be located here.                                                                    To learn more about the webinar series, view the event flyer here. 

May 11, 2021: Leadership and Management 

To register for Leadership and Management, click here.

Professional DevelopmentSpecial Education Paraprofessionals and the Educator Credentialing System

Paraprofessional credentials have been added to OECS. District Superintendent and District Human Resources roles in OECS will now be able to recommend paraprofessional candidates for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Paraprofessional credentials. Districts can start the recommendation process by clicking on the "Manage Your Paraprofessional Recommendations". Once the educator is recommended the educator will be able to apply online using their recommendation tile.

Paraprofessional Training - Part I and II in Oklahoma City Para

The Oklahoma State Department of Education – Special Education Services Division in collaboration with Dr. Kaylin Coody will be hosting paraprofessional training at two different locations: Glenpool and Oklahoma City. Topics of discussion include: Behavior Strategies, Progress Monitoring, Data Collection, and Classroom Behavior Management for Paraprofessionals. The training, in addition to online work, will provide the required hours of SDE curriculum necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.

The training is divided into two parts – Part I and Part II. Participants will need to register for a location of their choice and complete both Part I and Part II at that location. If participants do not complete both sessions at the location of their choice, they will not receive credit for the required hours necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.

The training is free of charge if participants attend both sessions. If attendees do not participate in both training sessions, the district will be responsible for the cost associated with the participant(s).

Registration is required as enrollment will be limited due to COVID-19, as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants will be required to wear a mask.

                ♦To register for the Oklahoma City training, click here.                                                              ♦To register for the Glenpool training, click here.

Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson!

other newsSignature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES April 15, 2021 - External

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 5:00pm
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AnnouncementsSNEAK PEEK to see EDPlan’s New Look

PCG is excited to share the new enhanced version of EDPlan.  The new EDPlan has a modern look while incorporating suggestions made by district users.

Changes include a more user-friendly 504 Process that feels more like the IEP Process. 

The IEP Process has an updated Goals and Objectives page that helps the user write and monitor measurable goals and objectives as well as an updated Current Assessments page that reduces scrolling. The Accommodations page includes the ability to apply accommodations to multiple activities and subjects.

The Evaluation Process also has an updated Evaluations page to reduce scrolling and provide an easier process to enter evaluation information.

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like. See the attached schedule to register for a session.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Golf Tournament
Golf

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf supports students, schools, and families from across the state who are deaf or hard of hearing. Last year the school served almost 400 students from 119 school districts in 55 counties. The school also provides community outreach by way of trainings and ASL classes. Please consider supporting the OSD Foundation by registering a team for the annual golf tournament or sponsoring a hole. The Oklahoma School for the Deaf provides consultations for deaf students and IEPs, training and workshops on deafness and hearing loss, American Sign Language, interpreting, working with children who are Deaf or hard of hearing, as well as services that are provided to adults with a hearing loss.  If your school or organization is interested in finding out more, have questions about the foundation or how OSD might serve you, please contact Traci Prince!

 View our sponsor letter by clicking here!  View our flyer by clicking here!
Referral Form for the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a service targeting children and youth who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  The child does not have to be completely deaf and completely blind to qualify – they must have a loss in vision and a loss in hearing.  The project services are free.  Below is detailed information about our services.  If you are serving a child or if you are aware of a child with losses in vision and hearing, please refer them to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project.  

Why is it important to refer children to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project

  • Early identification is crucial for later success. 
  • Children with losses in vision and in hearing have unique characteristics that require special strategies and techniques.  
  • This project is the only entity devoted to serving children with deaf-blindness. 
  • Maintain statewide census of children with deaf-blindness to improve services.  
  • See attached Letter from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education 

Here’s what the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Project can offer you at no cost:  

  • Information individualized for the child 
  • 1:1 support from project staff and families 
  • State and National resources 
  • Visits to the child’s home or school  
  • Notifications of free professional development opportunities 

How to refer:   

  • Share the project brochure with the family.  
  • Complete the referral form OR call the project to complete by phone. 
  • Have parents/family member sign the release of information. 
  • Mail or email the form to the project.

To complete referral form, click here

Contact information

 email: okdeafblind@ou.edu 

        telephone: (405)-325-0441  

It's easier than ever to apply for DRS Services! VRA

Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Tourette Association of America - Oklahoma Chapter Scholarship

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Tourette Association of America offers a scholarship to seniors in high school who are diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome or with a tic disorder. Interested individuals should go to the Oklahoma Chapter website for application information. Scholarship guidelines and forms to be completed are located in the Post Secondary Scholarship listing under the  “Services” heading. The chapter’s web address is tsa-ok.org

If you have questions please e-mail Mimi Ward  with ‘TAA-OK Scholarship’ on the subject line.

Trainings/WebinarsOklahoma EHDI Presents: The CARE Project Show and Tell: A Virtual Parent Learning Experience                                          Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM CST

OFN is partnering with OSDH Newborn Hearing Screening and the Care Project in North Carolina for a virtual family event for Oklahoma families who have children with hearing loss.  This event is FREE and will be held on Saturday, April 17th

Registration link: The Care Project - Oklahoma                                                                  View flyer and more information, here.

The information is attached to share with any families you currently serve or have served in the past who have children with hearing loss.  It will be a great day of connecting, sharing our stories/experiences, tons of resources and ending the day with a SHOW AND TELL with any kiddos who want to show off any skills, talents, pets, or whatever.  All communication choices will be respected and welcomed with any accommodations needed.

BEST Camp 2021 Best SUMMER
BEST = Building Employment Skills for Today

BEST provides opportunities to prepare students with disabilities, both DRS clients and potentially eligible students, ages 16-21, for real life jobs, careers and situations. Engaging youth in job search activities, work readiness, access to employment and vocational opportunities, making networking/social connections and pre-employment transition skills (Pre-ETS).

Participants must submit an application by April 21st. See flyer for more information. 
Pre-Employment Transition Services: Transition Tuesdays

NCDET is offering free webinars each Tuesday in the month of May. These will be offered live from 11:30 am-1:00pm and the recorded version will be offered from 6:00 to 7:30 the same day in the evening.

Register Here!                                                                                                                                See flyer for more details! 

2021 DRS STEM Camp! STEM The 2021 DRS Distance STEM Camp is a nocost, three-day online camp.

This is an online, project-based camp open to all Oklahoma students with disabilities anywhere in the state, ages 14-19 (i.e., on an IEP, 504 Plan, or other documented physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities). Parents, guardians, and siblings are encouraged to support this learning experience by helping if needed or wanted.

2021 STEM Camp Dates

For more information and to view the flyer, click here

Summer Boot Camp: Pathway to Licensure
Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students Deadline for Application and Registration is May 14, 2021.

Session One:  June 14-July 19, 2021

  • EDSP 5413: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDSP 5013: Special Educational Methods and Programs

Session Two: July 12-August 5, 2021

  •  EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment

 

To view our flyer, click here. Our registration and application can be found at OU Admissions.
VIBE 2021 VIBE When: June 21 - June 25 & July 26 - July 30 Where: In-Person Training at Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB)

The Transitional VIBE Program provides assessment and career/higher education exploration. This two-week program is designed to prepare the individual for higher education, competitive workforce and independent living to the best of their ability. 

Independent Living Skills
Communication Skills
Team Building
Travel/Transportation
Career and Job Exploration
Interviews
Technology
Resume Skills
Exploration of College/Career Tech/Workforce

For more information and registration, please see flyer here.

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES April 13, 2021 - Internal

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 5:00pm
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announceEducational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 

Educational Interpreter Registry - Oklahoma State Department of Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the state education agency of the State of Oklahoma who determines the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of Oklahoma.

SNEAK PEEK to see EDPlan’s New Look

PCG is excited to share the new enhanced version of EDPlan.  The new EDPlan has a modern look while incorporating suggestions made by district users.

Changes include a more user-friendly 504 Process that feels more like the IEP Process. 

The IEP Process has an updated Goals and Objectives page that helps the user write and monitor measurable goals and objectives as well as an updated Current Assessments page that reduces scrolling. The Accommodations page includes the ability to apply accommodations to multiple activities and subjects.

The Evaluation Process also has an updated Evaluations page to reduce scrolling and provide an easier process to enter evaluation information.

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like. See the attached schedule to register for a session.

New: Compensatory Services Due to COVID-10 Pandemic

Compensatory Services due to COVID-19 can be thought of as "recovery services". These are services that are determined necessary due to how the pandemic has impacted the student's services and skill progression due to school closures, quarantine, virtual learning, and distance learning.  To view the guidance, here

Secondary Special Education Literacy Survey - University of Nebraska - Lincoln survey

We are conducting a survey about how special educators teach reading and writing skills to high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). If you are a secondary special educator who teaches students with IDD (e.g., intellectual disability, Down syndrome, Autism), we would love to learn more about how you provide literacy instructions to your students.  The survey will take approximately 30 minutes and will be completely anonymous. You will not be asked to enter any personal information. By completing the survey, you can fill out a secondary survey that will place you in a raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card. That survey will ask you for your name and email address, but those responses will be kept separate from the anonymous responses collected for the survey.  

If you are willing to participate, please click this link to complete the survey! Please take this survey only once and do not post it to social media without our consent. 

If you experience any problems, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the two project personnel: 

Resources for Implementing the Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities

Please click here to view the recently updated 2021 ICAP FAQ for the IEP.

Visit the OK Edge  to access additional resources for Implementing Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities:

  • ICAP Best Practices for Implementing ICAP for Student with Disabilities
  • ICAP IEP Comparison Document
  • Internships FAQ
Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook

The OSDE recognizes there are areas in the new Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook that differ from the information in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook. The Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook was developed by a committee of school-based professionals to assist multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents to address student needs related to the referral, evaluation, identification, and provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. It provides information on the regulatory requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and best practices. The information provided in this handbook should be used in conjunction with existing state policies and federal laws and is not intended to replace any existing regulation or policy. At this time, multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents can utilize the guidance in the Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook or the guidance in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook as long as the initial evaluation and reevaluation procedures utilized meet the requirements under the IDEA and Oklahoma policies. 

SIS-Wave-EDPlan Data Integration Guidance

OSDE-SES continues to work with its partners to fully integrate local student information into EDPlan. Contractors now anticipate it will be fully implemented around May 1st, though this is subject to change. In the meantime, we have created a guidance document to help districts prepare for the changes.

If you were not able to participate in one of the informational webinars, you may watch it here. Please direct questions to the SPED Data Team.

2020-2021 Testing Window Information The 2021 OAAP Spring Window opened on March 8, 2021, and will remain open until May 7, 2021.

In light of the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Assessments has provided flexibility in when districts may administer state assessments.  For the spring 2021 assessment window, districts may administer assessments during the evening and on Saturdays. The Office of Assessments will provide support to districts Monday-Thursday 8 am-8 pm and Friday-Saturday 8 am-4 pm throughout the testing window.

The chart below provides a visual for the assessments that are required at each grade level.

Testing Chart

Reminder:  As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education granted a waiver to Oklahoma to forego federally required state tests in grades 3-8 and high school for the 2019-2020 school year. The approval of this waiver provides an exemption to the assessment graduation requirements put forth in 70 O.S. § 1210.508 for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year who did not have the opportunity to take required assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Contacting the DLM Service Desk

Do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a student via email or chat. This is a federal violation for the family Education Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA). PII includes a combination of information that could be used to identify a student, such as a student’s name or Student State Identifier. Oklahoma will only use the STN of a student.

Do send:

  • Your contact information (email address and name)
  • The state and District in which your school is located.
  • Error Messages including the testlet number if applicable to the problem
  • The Service Desk ticket number when following up on a previously submitted issue.
Live Chat Support for Kite Educator Portal is Now Available chat

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

Complete the following steps to live chat with a DLM Service Desk agent.

1.     Select the Live Chat link in the lower left corner of the homepage in Educator Portal.

2.     Enter contact information including name, email address, and state as well as a summary of assistance needed.

3.     Select the Start Chat button at the bottom of the form to open the chat window.

The next available agent will review the information provided and respond. Please do not send any Personally Identifying Information (PII) in the chat.

Transcripts of Live Chat sessions are not provided.

DLM Service Desk Live Chat Hours 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday

NOTE: Currently, when Live Chat is accessed outside of operating hours, the Live Chat window is empty. However, later this year, hours of operation will be displayed when users access the Live Chat outside of operating hours.

financeSpecial Education Project 617, COVID Assist

Project 617 COVID Assist was created to assist districts with the recovery of the COVID19 Pandemic for Special Education.  Districts were allotted an allocation in fiscal year 2020.  Due to these funds being awarded in June 2020, districts were allowed to carryover funds into fiscal year 2021.  However, these funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2021 and will not carryover into fiscal year 2022.

Allocation Adjustment Release Memo

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that your IDEA Part B Allocation Adjustment has now been uploaded in the Grant Management System (GMS). Districts must complete a budget amendment in order to view and budget those funds. To view the memorandum, please click here. 

LEA Agreement Amendment

Districts must review their MOE tab in their LEA Agreement to verify their submitted data matches their OCAS data for FY19 and FY20. If assistance is needed, please contact your finance specialist.

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

trainingsCommunity Connections Webinar Series Featured Organization: Centers for Independent Living
When: Wednesday, April 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm  Presenting: Dr. Phillip Lewis, Chairperson for the Oklahoma Statewide Independent Living Council - Centers for Independent Living

OSDE-SES is partnering with community organizations for a new webinar series entitled "Community Connections." Sessions are intended for special education professionals and related service providers. The Centers for Independent Living will be joining in for the webinar. 

To register for the webinar, click here.                                                                                          For additional information about the webinar, view the event flyer here. 

Deaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

For more information and dates click here. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to attend. 

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Special Education Leadership Webinar Series Begins May 11, 2021 - 3:00-5:00PM CST

This multi-session leadership webinar will be experiential in nature. As a leader, you will be invited into a context where you will analyze, or tease apart your SEP system…peeling its layers back one at a time, and with the intent of knowing how to organize it differently to achieve the learning result for your SWDs you have aspired to but have never been able to achieve. Do not miss this opportunity, to engage in this extended, and meaningful work.

For information and registration, view the webinar flyer here.

New LEA Directors Webinar Series

This webinar series provides opportunities throughout the school year for new special education directors and other district program staff to receive information on important topics to help new directors understand the federal and state context of various requirements under the IDEA. The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) will provide a federal perspective and discusses the connection between the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the state, while the OSDE will provide a state perspective and discuss the connection between the state and school districts. 

All webinars will be recorded and will be from 3:00-4:30 PM CT on the scheduled date.  The recordings of the webinars can be located here.                                                                    To learn more about the webinar series, view the event flyer here. 

May 11, 2021: Leadership and Management 

To register for Leadership and Management, click here.

Paraprofessional Training - Part I and II in Oklahoma City Para

The Oklahoma State Department of Education - Special Education Services Division in collaboration with Dr. Kaylin Coody will be hosting a paraprofessional training in Oklahoma City. Topics of discussion include: Behavior Strategies, Progress Monitoring, Data Collection, and Classroom Behavior Management for Paraprofessionals. The training, in addition to online work, will provide the required hours of SDE curriculum necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate. 

The training is divided into two sessions – Part I and Part II. Part I will be on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 and Part II on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Both sessions will be held at Francis Tuttle – Rockwell Campus. If participants do not complete both sessions, they will not receive credit for the required hours necessary for the OSDE Paraprofessional Certificate.  

The training is free of charge if participants attend both sessions. If attendees do not participate in both training sessions, the district will be responsible for the cost associated with the participant(s).  

Registration is required and can be found here. Enrollment is limited due to COVID-19, as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants will be required to wear a mask.  

Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson

Professional DevelopmentSpecial Education Paraprofessionals and the Educator Credentialing System

Paraprofessional credentials have been added to OECS. District Superintendent and District Human Resources roles in OECS will now be able to recommend paraprofessional candidates for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Paraprofessional credentials. Districts can start the recommendation process by clicking on the "Manage Your Paraprofessional Recommendations". Once the educator is recommended the educator will be able to apply online using their recommendation tile.

other newsSignature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
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OSDE - SES April 8, 2021 - External

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 5:00pm
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AnnouncementsSNEAK PEEK to see EDPlan’s New Look

PCG is excited to share the new enhanced version of EDPlan.  The new EDPlan has a modern look while incorporating suggestions made by district users.

Changes include a more user-friendly 504 Process that feels more like the IEP Process. 

The IEP Process has an updated Goals and Objectives page that helps the user write and monitor measurable goals and objectives as well as an updated Current Assessments page that reduces scrolling. The Accommodations page includes the ability to apply accommodations to multiple activities and subjects.

The Evaluation Process also has an updated Evaluations page to reduce scrolling and provide an easier process to enter evaluation information.

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like. See the attached schedule to register for a session.

It's easier than ever to apply for DRS Services!
VRA

Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Referral Form for the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a service targeting children and youth who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  The child does not have to be completely deaf and completely blind to qualify – they must have a loss in vision and a loss in hearing.  The project services are free.  Below is detailed information about our services.  If you are serving a child or if you are aware of a child with losses in vision and hearing, please refer them to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project.  

Why is it important to refer children to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project

  • Early identification is crucial for later success. 
  • Children with losses in vision and in hearing have unique characteristics that require special strategies and techniques.  
  • This project is the only entity devoted to serving children with deaf-blindness. 
  • Maintain statewide census of children with deaf-blindness to improve services.  
  • See attached Letter from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education 

Here’s what the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Project can offer you at no cost:  

  • Information individualized for the child 
  • 1:1 support from project staff and families 
  • State and National resources 
  • Visits to the child’s home or school  
  • Notifications of free professional development opportunities 

How to refer:   

  • Share the project brochure with the family.  
  • Complete the referral form OR call the project to complete by phone. 
  • Have parents/family member sign the release of information. 
  • Mail or email the form to the project.

To complete referral form, click here

Contact information

 email: okdeafblind@ou.edu 

        telephone: (405)-325-0441  

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Golf Tournament Golf

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf supports students, schools, and families from across the state who are deaf or hard of hearing. Last year the school served almost 400 students from 119 school districts in 55 counties. The school also provides community outreach by way of trainings and ASL classes. Please consider supporting the OSD Foundation by registering a team for the annual golf tournament or sponsoring a hole. 

 View our sponsor letter by clicking here!  View our flyer by clicking here!

 

Contact Traci Prince at OSD at tprince@okdrs.gov if you have any questions about the foundation or how OSD might serve you!

Tourette Association of America - Oklahoma Chapter Scholarship

The Oklahoma Chapter of the Tourette Association of America offers a scholarship to seniors in high school who are diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome or with a tic disorder. Interested individuals should go to the Oklahoma Chapter website for application information. Scholarship guidelines and forms to be completed are located in the Post Secondary Scholarship listing under the  “Services” heading. The chapter’s web address is tsa-ok.org

If you have questions please e-mail Mimi Ward  with ‘TAA-OK Scholarship’ on the subject line.

Trainings/WebinarsOklahoma EHDI Presents: The CARE Project Show and Tell: A Virtual Parent Learning Experience                                          Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM CST

OFN is partnering with OSDH Newborn Hearing Screening and the Care Project in North Carolina for a virtual family event for Oklahoma families who have children with hearing loss.  This event is FREE and will be held on Saturday, April 17th

Registration link: The Care Project - Oklahoma                                                                  View flyer and more information, here.

The information is attached to share with any families you currently serve or have served in the past who have children with hearing loss.  It will be a great day of connecting, sharing our stories/experiences, tons of resources and ending the day with a SHOW AND TELL with any kiddos who want to show off any skills, talents, pets, or whatever.  All communication choices will be respected and welcomed with any accommodations needed.

BEST Camp 2021 Best SUMMER
BEST = Building Employment Skills for Today

BEST provides opportunities to prepare students with disabilities, both DRS clients and potentially eligible students, ages 16-21, for real life jobs, careers and situations. Engaging youth in job search activities, work readiness, access to employment and vocational opportunities, making networking/social connections and pre-employment transition skills (Pre-ETS).

Participants must submit an application by April 21st. See flyer for more information. 
Pre-Employment Transition Services: Transition Tuesdays

NCDET is offering free webinars each Tuesday in the month of May. These will be offered live from 11:30 am-1:00pm and the recorded version will be offered from 6:00 to 7:30 the same day in the evening.

Register Here!                                                                                                                                See flyer for more details! 

2021 DRS STEM Camp! STEM The 2021 DRS Distance STEM Camp is a nocost, three-day online camp.

This is an online, project-based camp open to all Oklahoma students with disabilities anywhere in the state, ages 14-19 (i.e., on an IEP, 504 Plan, or other documented physical, mental, or cognitive disabilities). Parents, guardians, and siblings are encouraged to support this learning experience by helping if needed or wanted.

2021 STEM Camp Dates

For more information and to view the flyer, click here

Summer Boot Camp: Pathway to Licensure
Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students Deadline for Application and Registration is May 14, 2021.

Session One:  June 14-July 19, 2021

  • EDSP 5413: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDSP 5013: Special Educational Methods and Programs

Session Two: July 12-August 5, 2021

  •  EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment

 

To view our flyer, click here. Our registration and application can be found at OU Admissions.
VIBE 2021 VIBE When:June 21 to June 25 and July 26 to July 30 Where: In-Person Training at Oklahoma School for the Blind (OSB)

The Transitional VIBE Program provides assessment and career/higher education exploration. This two-week program is designed to prepare the individual for higher education, competitive workforce and independent living to the best of their ability. 

• Independent Living Skills
• Communication Skills
• Team Building
• Travel/transportation
• Career and Job Exploration
• Interviews
• Technology
• Resume Skills
• Exploration of College/Career Tech/Workforce

For more information and registration, please see flyer here.

financeSpecial Education Project 617, COVID Assist

Project 617 COVID Assist was created to assist districts with the recovery of the COVID19 Pandemic for Special Education.  Districts were allotted an allocation in fiscal year 2020.  Due to these funds being awarded in June 2020, districts were allowed to carryover funds into fiscal year 2021.  However, these funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2021 and will not carryover into fiscal year 2022.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
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OSDE - SES April 6, 2021 - Internal

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 5:55pm
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Educational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 

Educational Interpreter Registry - Oklahoma State Department of Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the state education agency of the State of Oklahoma who determines the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of Oklahoma.

SNEAK PEEK to see EDPlan’s New Look

PCG is excited to share the new enhanced version of EDPlan.  The new EDPlan has a modern look while incorporating suggestions made by district users.

Changes include a more user-friendly 504 Process that feels more like the IEP Process. 

The IEP Process has an updated Goals and Objectives page that helps the user write and monitor measurable goals and objectives as well as an updated Current Assessments page that reduces scrolling. The Accommodations page includes the ability to apply accommodations to multiple activities and subjects.

The Evaluation Process also has an updated Evaluations page to reduce scrolling and provide an easier process to enter evaluation information.

We look forward to sharing a peek of what the new EDPlan will look like. See the attached schedule to register for a session.

New: Compensatory Services Due to COVID-10 Pandemic

Compensatory Services due to COVID-19 can be thought of as "recovery services". These are services that are determined necessary due to how the pandemic has impacted the student's services and skill progression due to school closures, quarantine, virtual learning, and distance learning.  To view the guidance, here

Resources for Implementing the Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities

Please click here to view the recently updated 2021 ICAP FAQ for the IEP.

Visit the OK Edge  to access additional resources for Implementing Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities:

  • ICAP Best Practices for Implementing ICAP for Student with Disabilities
  • ICAP IEP Comparison Document
  • Internships FAQ
Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook

The OSDE recognizes there are areas in the new Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook that differ from the information in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook. The Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook was developed by a committee of school-based professionals to assist multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents to address student needs related to the referral, evaluation, identification, and provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities. It provides information on the regulatory requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and best practices. The information provided in this handbook should be used in conjunction with existing state policies and federal laws and is not intended to replace any existing regulation or policy. At this time, multidisciplinary teams of educators and parents can utilize the guidance in the Evaluation and Eligibility Handbook or the guidance in the Oklahoma Special Education Handbook as long as the initial evaluation and reevaluation procedures utilized meet the requirements under the IDEA and Oklahoma policies. 

2020-2021 Testing Window Information The 2021 OAAP Spring Window opened on March 8, 2021, and will remain open until May 7, 2021.

In light of the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Assessments has provided flexibility in when districts may administer state assessments.  For the spring 2021 assessment window, districts may administer assessments during the evening and on Saturdays. The Office of Assessments will provide support to districts Monday-Thursday 8 am-8 pm and Friday-Saturday 8 am-4 pm throughout the testing window.

The chart below provides a visual for the assessments that are required at each grade level.

Testing Chart

Reminder:  As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education granted a waiver to Oklahoma to forego federally required state tests in grades 3-8 and high school for the 2019-2020 school year. The approval of this waiver provides an exemption to the assessment graduation requirements put forth in 70 O.S. § 1210.508 for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year who did not have the opportunity to take required assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Contacting the DLM Service Desk

Do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a student via email or chat. This is a federal violation for the family Education Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA). PII includes a combination of information that could be used to identify a student, such as a student’s name or Student State Identifier. Oklahoma will only use the STN of a student.

Do send:

  • Your contact information (email address and name)
  • The state and District in which your school is located.
  • Error Messages including the testlet number if applicable to the problem
  • The Service Desk ticket number when following up on a previously submitted issue.
Live Chat Support for Kite Educator Portal is Now Available chat

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

Complete the following steps to live chat with a DLM Service Desk agent.

1.     Select the Live Chat link in the lower left corner of the homepage in Educator Portal.

2.     Enter contact information including name, email address, and state as well as a summary of assistance needed.

3.     Select the Start Chat button at the bottom of the form to open the chat window.

The next available agent will review the information provided and respond. Please do not send any Personally Identifying Information (PII) in the chat.

Transcripts of Live Chat sessions are not provided.

DLM Service Desk Live Chat Hours 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday

NOTE: Currently, when Live Chat is accessed outside of operating hours, the Live Chat window is empty. However, later this year, hours of operation will be displayed when users access the Live Chat outside of operating hours.

finance
Allocation Adjustment Release Memo

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that your IDEA Part B Allocation Adjustment has now been uploaded in the Grant Management System (GMS). Districts must complete a budget amendment in order to view and budget those funds. To view the memorandum, please click here. 

LEA Agreement Amendment

Districts must review their MOE tab in their LEA Agreement to verify their submitted data matches their OCAS data for FY19 and FY20. If assistance is needed, please contact your finance specialist.

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

trainings
End of Year Data Collection Training

Please plan to attend this meeting on April 12, 2021. The times and registration links are available in this attachment.

*Note that end of year data will be collected on July 1 for all districts. Districts are expected to have all data prepared or submitted by this date to be considered timely. Certification will occur the two weeks that follow.

Informational Webinar: Post High School Outcomes Survey (Indicator 14) Indicator 14: Post High School Outcomes Survey Informational Meeting When: Apr 12, 2021 02:00 PM CT

Annually, the Oklahoma State Department of Education Special Education Services surveys students a year after they exit high school. Students’ responses help us understand the post-secondary education and employment experiences of youth with disabilities.

Please join us for a webinar on April 12, 2021 to learn more about an opportunity to improve the data collection: we are looking for districts interested in partnering with us to collect information from their own former students. There are many benefits to conducting your own surveys, and for most districts, the time commitment is minimal.

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

New LEA Directors Webinar Series

This webinar series provides opportunities throughout the school year for new special education directors and other district program staff to receive information on important topics to help new directors understand the federal and state context of various requirements under the IDEA. The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) will provide a federal perspective and discusses the connection between the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the state, while the OSDE will provide a state perspective and discuss the connection between the state and school districts. 

All webinars will be recorded and will be from 3:00-4:30 PM CT on the scheduled date.  The recordings of the webinars can be located here.                                                                    To learn more about the webinar series, view the event flyer here.

April 13, 2021: SPP/APR 

 To register for SPP/APR, click here.                                                                                             To join the webinar, please click here.

 

May 11, 2021: Leadership and Management 

To register for Leadership and Management, click here.

Community Connections Webinar Series Featured Organization: Centers for Independent Living
When: Wednesday, April 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm 

OSDE-SES is partnering with community organizations for a new webinar series entitled "Community Connections." Sessions are intended for special education professionals and related service providers. The Centers for Independent Living will be joining in for the webinar. 

To register for the webinar, click here.                                                                                          For additional information about the webinar, view the event flyer here. 

SIS-Wave-EDPlan Data Integration Guidance

OSDE-SES continues to work with its partners to fully integrate local student information into EDPlan. Contractors now anticipate it will be fully implemented around May 1st, though this is subject to change. In the meantime, we have created a guidance document to help districts prepare for the changes.

If you were not able to participate in one of the informational webinars, you may watch it here. Please direct questions to the SPED Data Team.

Special Education Services and Management Training Special Education Services and Management Training Presented By: Dr. Kaylin Coody When: Wednesday, May 5, 2021                  from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Where: Brackeen Seminar Center, ICTC  Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

UPDATE: We have added additional seats to this training. If you are interested in attending, registration information can be found here.

Dr. Kaylin Coody in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education - Special Education Services Division will be hosting a SPED Services and Management Training in Muskogee on Wednesday, May 5. Topics of discussion include learning strategies, legal overview of Special Education, review of Special Education procedures, accommodations and classroom behavior management. The training is appropriate for novice teachers and paraprofessionals.

Due to COVID-19, enrollment is limited as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants are required to wear a mask.

 Registration information can be found here.                                                                 Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson

Deaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

For more information and dates click here. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to attend. 

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Special Education Leadership Webinar Series Begins May 11, 2021 - 3:00-5:00 CST

This multi-session leadership webinar will be experiential in nature. As a leader, you will be invited into a context where you will analyze, or tease apart your SEP system…peeling its layers back one at a time, and with the intent of knowing how to organize it differently to achieve the learning result for your SWDs you have aspired to but have never been able to achieve. Do not miss this opportunity, to engage in this extended, and meaningful work.

For information and registration, view the webinar flyer here.

Professional Development
Special Education Paraprofessionals and the Educator Credentialing System

Paraprofessional credentials have been added to OECS. District Superintendent and District Human Resources roles in OECS will now be able to recommend paraprofessional candidates for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Paraprofessional credentials. Districts can start the recommendation process by clicking on the "Manage Your Paraprofessional Recommendations". Once the educator is recommended the educator will be able to apply online using their recommendation tile.

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Signature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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Oklahoma ABLE Tech April 2021 Edition

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 8:00am
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Autism Awareness Month The 14th Annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2021.    

In Oklahoma, ABLE Tech will #LightItUpBlue at the 5th Annual Autism Advocacy Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol!

Join us and register for this virtual event on April 6th from 9 am – 12 pm. Find out more about this national campaign on ABLE Tech's April Newsletter webpage.

April Featured Assistive Technology: Seating, Mobility, and Positioning April

Check out ABLE Tech’s A.T. Feature for the month of April. Every month we create a new website banner coordinating the monthly health observation calendar and include A.T. devices for early childhood, education, employment, and community living. Borrow from the ABLE Tech inventory today! 

Additional Topics

A.T. Student Success Story
Bayleigh is a student in Woodward Public Schools. Over the years Bayleigh has struggled to see print, hindering her ability to read regular books like many of her peers. ABLE Tech partners with several organizations across the state, including NewView Oklahoma, to expand services to help Oklahomans make informed decisions about needed assistive technology (A.T.). See story on ABLE Tech's April Newsletter webpage.

A.T. Funding Workshop
This half-day virtual workshop is designed for Oklahoma public school administrators, special educators, and related service providers who help students with disabilities. Participants will learn about resources and grant-writing tips for securing funding for needed A.T. for students. A.T. Funding Workshop Registration webpage

ABLE Tech’s Device Reutilization Program
If you, or those you serve, are in need of gently-used D.M.E., especially those items mentioned above, visit ABLE Tech’s Device Reutilization Program website to request the items as a long-term loan (for as long as the item is needed/viable).

TechAccess Oklahoma 2021 Conference
Oklahoma ABLE Tech proudly presents TechAccess Oklahoma, 2021! This is Oklahoma’s premier technology accessibility conference. The event is virtual on Zoom beginning April 20 end ending on April 22, 2021. Find details and registration at the TechAccess Oklahoma website.

Spring Professional Development A.T. Workshops
ABLE Tech has wrapped up Spring 2021 A.T. Support Team Workshops with great success. The 3-part series offered for educators, related service providers, and administrators focused on all aspects of considering, gathering information, trialing A.T. devices, and implementing A.T. into the I.E.P.

  

Linda Jaco, Oklahoma ABLE Tech Director          Shelley Gladden, Program Manager

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Oklahoma ABLE Tech Oklahoma State University 1514 W. Hall of Fame Stillwater, OK 74078 Phone: 800.257.1705 Email: abletech@okstate.edu

Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES April 1, 2021 - External

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 5:00pm
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AnnouncementsEDPlan is getting a facelift!

PCG has been hard at work to update OK EDPlan.  The new OK EDPlan introduces a more intuitive experience.  Along with a new modern look, district users’ suggestions have been incorporated to streamline some of the pain points in EDPlan.  PCG is excited to share the new enhanced version of EDPlan.  Be looking for announcements regarding “Sneak Peeks” on the ListServ and on the OK EDPlan main menu banner.

It's easier than ever to apply for DRS Services!
VRA

Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Referral Form for the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a service targeting children and youth who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  The child does not have to be completely deaf and completely blind to qualify – they must have a loss in vision and a loss in hearing.  The project services are free.  Below is detailed information about our services.  If you are serving a child or if you are aware of a child with losses in vision and hearing, please refer them to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project.  

Why is it important to refer children to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project

  • Early identification is crucial for later success. 
  • Children with losses in vision and in hearing have unique characteristics that require special strategies and techniques.  
  • This project is the only entity devoted to serving children with deaf-blindness. 
  • Maintain statewide census of children with deaf-blindness to improve services.  
  • See attached Letter from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education 

Here’s what the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Project can offer you at no cost:  

  • Information individualized for the child 
  • 1:1 support from project staff and families 
  • State and National resources 
  • Visits to the child’s home or school  
  • Notifications of free professional development opportunities 

How to refer:   

  • Share the project brochure with the family.  
  • Complete the referral form OR call the project to complete by phone. 
  • Have parents/family member sign the release of information. 
  • Mail or email the form to the project.

To complete referral form, click here

Contact information

 email: okdeafblind@ou.edu 

        telephone: (405)-325-0441  

Oklahoma School for the Deaf Golf Tournament Golf

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf supports students, schools, and families from across the state who are deaf or hard of hearing. Last year the school served almost 400 students from 119 school districts in 55 counties. The school also provides community outreach by way of trainings and ASL classes. Please consider supporting the OSD Foundation by registering a team for the annual golf tournament or sponsoring a hole. 

 View our sponsor letter by clicking here!  View our flyer by clicking here!

 

Contact Traci Prince at OSD at tprince@okdrs.gov if you have any questions about the foundation or how OSD might serve you!

Trainings/WebinarsSpecial Education Services and Management Training IconPresentedBy: Dr. Kaylin Coody When: Wednesday, May 5, 2021                  from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Where: Brackeen Seminar Center, ICTC  Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

Dr. Kaylin Coody in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education - Special Education Services Division will be hosting a SPED Services and Management Training in Muskogee on Wednesday, May 5. Topics of discussion include learning strategies, legal overview of Special Education, review of Special Education procedures, accommodations and classroom behavior management. The training is appropriate for novice teachers and paraprofessionals.

Due to COVID-19, enrollment is limited as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants are required to wear a mask.

 Registration information can be found here.                                                                 Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson

Summer Boot Camp: Pathway to Licensure
Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students Deadline for Application and Registration is May 14, 2021.

Session One:  June 14-July 19, 2021

  • EDSP 5413: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDSP 5013: Special Educational Methods and Programs

Session Two: July 12-August 5, 2021

  •  EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment

 

To view our flyer, click here. Our registration and application can be found at OU Admissions.
American Sign Language (ASL) Courses hosted by the Oklahoma School for the Deaf

As a statewide resource center, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf offers 8-week ASL courses online at no charge.  Participants will learn American Sign Language from Deaf, ASL fluent instructors and will participate in the courses via online learning modules and live interaction. Participants may request a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

For more information on the courses and how to register, click here

National Federation of the Blind - Distance Learning Resources National Federal of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is committed to ensuring quality education for blind students, and to providing activities and lessons that are fun and educational for blind children and their families. When virtual education is necessary or encouraged, we want blind students to be able to continue learning alongside their sighted peers. 

To view activities, lessons, and resources, click here.

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES March 30, 2021 - Internal

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 5:00pm
District-Level OAAP Participation Expected to Exceed 1.0 percent

Required: If your district is anticipating more than 1.0 percent of your testing population will participate in the OAAP/DLM testing in the 2021 spring operational window, the survey: “2021 Justification for Exceeding 1.0 Percent OAAP Participation” must be completed online by February 5, 2021. If your district is not expecting to exceed the cap, no action is required. 

The survey is designed to be completed by someone at the administrative level with special education and state testing knowledge. It may be completed by either the District Testing Coordinator, Special Education Director, or someone in a similar position. A link to the survey, a pdf template version of the survey, and resources for completing the online survey are posted to https://sde.ok.gov/assessment under the heading “Justification for Exceeding 1.0 Percent OAAP Participation.”

2020-2021 Testing Window Information The 2021 OAAP Spring Window opened on March 8, 2021, and will remain open until May 7, 2021.

In light of the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Assessments has provided flexibility in when districts may administer state assessments.  For the spring 2021 assessment window, districts may administer assessments during the evening and on Saturdays. The Office of Assessments will provide support to districts Monday-Thursday 8 am - 8 pm and Friday-Saturday 8 am - 4 pm throughout the testing window.

The chart below provides a visual for the assessments that are required at each grade level.

Testing Chart

Reminder:  As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education granted a waiver to Oklahoma to forego federally required state tests in grades 3-8 and high school for the 2019-2020 school year. The approval of this waiver provides an exemption to the assessment graduation requirements put forth in 70 O.S. § 1210.508 for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year who did not have the opportunity to take required assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Contacting the DL Service Desk

Do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a student via email or chat. This is a federal violation for the family Education Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA). PII includes a combination of information that could be used to identify a student, such as a student’s name or Student Sate Identifier. Oklahoma will only use the STN of a student.

Do send:

Live Chat Support for Kite Educator Portal is Now Available chat

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

Complete the following steps to live chat with a DLM Service Desk agent.

1.     Select the Live Chat link in the lower left corner of the homepage in Educator Portal.

2.     Enter contact information including name, email address, and state as well as a summary of assistance needed.

3.     Select the Start Chat button at the bottom of the form to open the chat window.

The next available agent will review the information provided and respond. Please do not send any Personally Identifying Information (PII) in the chat.

Transcripts of Live Chat sessions are not provided.

DLM Service Desk Live Chat Hours 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday

NOTE: Currently, when Live Chat is accessed outside of operating hours, the Live Chat window is empty. However, later this year, hours of operation will be displayed when users access the Live Chat outside of operating hours.

Resources for Implementing the Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities

Please click here to view the recently updated 2021 ICAP FAQ for the IEP.

Visit the OK Edge  to access additional resources for Implementing Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities:

financeAllocation Adjustment Release Memo

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that your IDEA Part B Allocation Adjustment has now been uploaded in the Grant Management System (GMS). Districts must complete a budget amendment in order to view and budget those funds. To view the memorandum, please click here

LEA Agreement Amendment

Districts must review their MOE tab in their LEA Agreement to verify their submitted data matches their OCAS data for FY19 and FY20. If assistance is needed, please contact your finance specialist.

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

trainingsEnd of Year Data Collection Training

The first EOY seminar is tomorrow, March 31. New guidance has been added to the seminar. Please plan to attend this meeting or the next on April 12. The times and registration links are available in this attachment.

*Note that end of year data will be collected on July 1 for all districts. Districts are expected to have all data prepared or submitted by this date to be considered timely. Certification will occur the two weeks that follow.

Informational Webinar: Post High School Outcomes Survey (Indicator 14) Indicator 14: Post High School Outcomes Survey Informational Meeting When: Apr 12, 2021 02:00 PM CT

Annually, the Oklahoma State Department of Education Special Education Services surveys students a year after they exit high school. Students’ responses help us understand the post-secondary education and employment experiences of youth with disabilities.

Please join us for a webinar on April 12, 2021 to learn more about an opportunity to improve the data collection: we are looking for districts interested in partnering with us to collect information from their own former students. There are many benefits to conducting your own surveys, and for most districts, the time commitment is minimal.

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

New LEA Directors Webinar Series

This webinar series provides opportunities throughout the school year for new special education directors and other district program staff to receive information on important topics to help new directors understand the federal and state context of various requirements under the IDEA. The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education (TAESE) will provide a federal perspective and discusses the connection between the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the state, while the OSDE will provide a state perspective and discuss the connection between the state and school districts. 

All webinars will be recorded and will be from 3:00-4:30 PM CT on the scheduled date.  The recordings of the webinars can be located here

To learn more about the webinar series, view the event flyer here.

April 13, 2021: SPP/APR 

To register for SPP/APR, click here.

 

May 11, 2021: Leadership and Management 

To register for Leadership and Management, click here.

Community Connections Webinar Series Featured Organization: Centers for Independent Living
When: Wednesday, April 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm 

OSDE-SES is partnering with community organizations for a new webinar series entitled "Community Connections." Sessions are intended for special education professionals and related service providers. The Centers for Independent Living will be joining in for the webinar. 

To register for the webinar, click here.                                                                                              For additional information about the webinar, view the event flyer here

SIS-Wave-EDPlan Data Integration Guidance

OSDE-SES continues to work with its partners to fully integrate local student information into EDPlan. Contractors now anticipate it will be fully implemented around May 1st, though this is subject to change. In the meantime, we have created a guidance document to help districts prepare for the changes.

If you were not able to participate in one of the informational webinars, you may watch it here. Please direct questions to the SPED Data Team.

Special Education Services and Management Training Special Education Services and Management Training Presented By: Dr. Kaylin Coody When: Wednesday, May 5, 2021                  from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Where: Brackeen Seminar Center, ICTC  Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

Dr. Kaylin Coody in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education - Special Education Services Division will be hosting a SPED Services and Management Training in Muskogee on Wednesday, May 5. Topics of discussion include learning strategies, legal overview of Special Education, review of Special Education procedures, accommodations and classroom behavior management. The training is appropriate for novice teachers and paraprofessionals.

Due to COVID-19, enrollment is limited as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants are required to wear a mask.

 Registration information can be found here.                                                                 Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson

Deaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

For more information and dates click here. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to attend. 

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Professional DevelopmentSpecial Education Paraprofessionals and the Educator Credentialing System

Paraprofessional credentials have been added to OECS. District Superintendent and District Human Resources roles in OECS will now be able to recommend paraprofessional candidates for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Paraprofessional credentials. Districts can start the recommendation process by clicking on the "Manage Your Paraprofessional Recommendations". Once the educator is recommended the educator will be able to apply online using their recommendation tile.

other newsSignature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES March 25, 2021 - External

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 5:00pm
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Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Referral Form for the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a service targeting children and youth who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  The child does not have to be completely deaf and completely blind to qualify – they must have a loss in vision and a loss in hearing.  The project services are free.  Below is detailed information about our services.  If you are serving a child or if you are aware of a child with losses in vision and hearing, please refer them to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project.  

Why is it important to refer children to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project

Here’s what the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Project can offer you at no cost:  

How to refer:   

To complete referral form, click here

Contact information

 email: okdeafblind@ou.edu 

        telephone: (405)-325-0441  

Trainings/WebinarsSpecial Education Services and Management Training IconPresentedBy: Dr. Kaylin Coody When: Wednesday, May 5, 2021                  from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Where: Brackeen Seminar Center, ICTC  Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

Dr. Kaylin Coody in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Education - Special Education Services Division will be hosting a SPED Services and Management Training in Muskogee on Wednesday, May 5. Topics of discussion include learning strategies, legal overview of Special Education, review of Special Education procedures, accommodations and classroom behavior management. The training is appropriate for novice teachers and paraprofessionals.

Due to COVID-19, enrollment is limited as we will be implementing and following CDC and State guidelines. All participants are required to wear a mask.

 Registration information can be found here.                                                                 Questions about the training can be directed to Abby Johnson

Summer Boot Camp: Pathway to Licensure
Non-Degree-Seeking Graduate Students Deadline for Application and Registration is May 14, 2021.

 

Session One:  June 14-July 19, 2021

  • EDSP 5413: Teaching Students with Exceptionalities
  • EDSP 5013: Special Educational Methods and Programs

Session Two: July 12-August 5, 2021

  •  EDSP 5183: Advanced Assessment

 

To view our flyer, click here. Our registration and application can be found at OU Admissions.
American Sign Language (ASL) Courses hosted by the Oklahoma School for the Deaf

As a statewide resource center, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf offers 8-week ASL courses online at no charge.  Participants will learn American Sign Language from Deaf, ASL fluent instructors and will participate in the courses via online learning modules and live interaction. Participants may request a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

For more information on the courses and how to register, click here

National Federation of the Blind - Distance Learning Resources National Federal of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is committed to ensuring quality education for blind students, and to providing activities and lessons that are fun and educational for blind children and their families. When virtual education is necessary or encouraged, we want blind students to be able to continue learning alongside their sighted peers. 

To view activities, lessons, and resources, click here.

financeLEA Agreement Amendment

Districts must review their MOE tab in their LEA Agreement to verify their submitted data matches their OCAS data for FY19 and FY20. If assistance is needed, please contact your finance specialist.

Project 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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OSDE - SES March 23, 2021 - Internal

Tue, 03/23/2021 - 5:00pm
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Educational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 

Educational Interpreter Registry - Oklahoma State Department of Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the state education agency of the State of Oklahoma who determines the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of Oklahoma.

District-Level OAAP Participation Expected to Exceed 1.0 percent

Required: If your district is anticipating more than 1.0 percent of your testing population will participate in the OAAP/DLM testing in the 2021 spring operational window, the survey: “2021 Justification for Exceeding 1.0 Percent OAAP Participation” must be completed online by February 5, 2021. If your district is not expecting to exceed the cap, no action is required. 

The survey is designed to be completed by someone at the administrative level with special education and state testing knowledge. It may be completed by either the District Testing Coordinator, Special Education Director, or someone in a similar position. A link to the survey, a pdf template version of the survey, and resources for completing the online survey are posted to https://sde.ok.gov/assessment under the heading “Justification for Exceeding 1.0 Percent OAAP Participation.”

2020-2021 Testing Window Information The 2021 OAAP Spring Window opened on March 8, 2021, and will remain open until May 7, 2021.

In light of the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of Assessments has provided flexibility in when districts may administer state assessments.  For the spring 2021 assessment window, districts may administer assessments during the evening and on Saturdays. The Office of Assessments will provide support to districts Monday-Thursday 8 am - 8 pm and Friday-Saturday 8 am - 4 pm throughout the testing window.

The chart below provides a visual for the assessments that are required at each grade level.

Testing Chart

Reminder:  As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education granted a waiver to Oklahoma to forego federally required state tests in grades 3-8 and high school for the 2019-2020 school year. The approval of this waiver provides an exemption to the assessment graduation requirements put forth in 70 O.S. § 1210.508 for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year who did not have the opportunity to take required assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Contacting the DL Service Desk

Do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a student via email or chat. This is a federal violation for the family Education Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA). PII includes a combination of information that could be used to identify a student, such as a student’s name or Student Sate Identifier. Oklahoma will only use the STN of a student.

Do send:

Live Chat Support for Kite Educator Portal is Now Available chat

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

Complete the following steps to live chat with a DLM Service Desk agent.

1.     Select the Live Chat link in the lower left corner of the homepage in Educator Portal.

2.     Enter contact information including name, email address, and state as well as a summary of assistance needed.

3.     Select the Start Chat button at the bottom of the form to open the chat window.

The next available agent will review the information provided and respond. Please do not send any Personally Identifying Information (PII) in the chat.

Transcripts of Live Chat sessions are not provided.

DLM Service Desk Live Chat Hours 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday

NOTE: Currently, when Live Chat is accessed outside of operating hours, the Live Chat window is empty. However, later this year, hours of operation will be displayed when users access the Live Chat outside of operating hours.

Resources for Implementing the Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities

Please click here to view the recently updated 2021 ICAP FAQ for the IEP.

Visit the OK Edge  to access additional resources for Implementing Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities:

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

Allocation Adjustment Release Memo

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that your IDEA Part B Allocation Adjustment has now been uploaded in the Grant Management System (GMS). Districts must complete a budget amendment in order to view and budget those funds. To view the memorandum, please click here

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

trainingsEnd of Year Data Collection Training

The End of Year Data Collection Training will be held virtually again this spring. The dates, times and registration links are available in this attachment.

Note that end of year data will be collected on July 1 for all districts. Districts are expected to have all data prepared or submitted by this date to be considered timely. Certification will occur the two weeks that follow.

Informational Webinar: Post High School Outcomes Survey (Indicator 14) Indicator 14: Post High School Outcomes Survey Informational Meeting When: Apr 12, 2021 02:00 PM CT

Annually, the Oklahoma State Department of Education Special Education Services surveys students a year after they exit high school. Students’ responses help us understand the post-secondary education and employment experiences of youth with disabilities.

Please join us for a webinar on April 12, 2021 to learn more about an opportunity to improve the data collection: we are looking for districts interested in partnering with us to collect information from their own former students. There are many benefits to conducting your own surveys, and for most districts, the time commitment is minimal.

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Community Connections Webinar Series Featured Organization: Centers for Independent Living
When: Wednesday, April 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm 

OSDE-SES is partnering with community organizations for a new webinar series entitled "Community Connections." Sessions are intended for special education professionals and related service providers. The Centers for Independent Living will be joining in for the webinar. 

To register for the webinar, click here.                                                                                              For additional information about the webinar, view the event flyer here

Deaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

For more information and dates click here. Please register by clicking on the date you would like to attend. 

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Professional DevelopmentFree Secondary Transition Professional Development Opportunities for 2021

The OSDE-SES has scheduled high quality online Secondary Transition Professional Development Opportunities on the following transition topics: Student Involvement in the IEP and Transition 101 for IEP Stakeholders. The trainings will be provided by the OU Zarrow Center. 

Coming Up Next: Transition 101 for IEP Stakeholders                                            When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 8:30am-3:30pm                                  Register for meeting by clicking here

Please see flyer for dates, registration, and more information.

Project 613 funds may be used for substitutes with prior approval.

other newsSignature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES March 18, 2021 - External

Thu, 03/18/2021 - 5:00pm
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Clients and families can now complete a 2-page application for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) to make it easier for the application process to begin!! 

Then, an initial interview will be conducted with the client and family to get more information and complete the full application process with support from the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Click here to access the application.

Referral Form for the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a service targeting children and youth who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  The child does not have to be completely deaf and completely blind to qualify – they must have a loss in vision and a loss in hearing.  The project services are free.  Below is detailed information about our services.  If you are serving a child or if you are aware of a child with losses in vision and hearing, please refer them to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project.  

Why is it important to refer children to the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind TA Project

Here’s what the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Project can offer you at no cost:  

How to refer:   

To complete referral form, click here

Contact information

 email: okdeafblind@ou.edu 

        telephone: (405)-325-0441  

Trainings/WebinarsAmerican Sign Language (ASL) Courses hosted by the Oklahoma School for the Deaf

As a statewide resource center, the Oklahoma School for the Deaf offers 8-week ASL courses online at no charge.  Participants will learn American Sign Language from Deaf, ASL fluent instructors and will participate in the courses via online learning modules and live interaction. Participants may request a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

For more information on the courses and how to register, click here

National Federation of the Blind - Distance Learning Resources National Federal of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind is committed to ensuring quality education for blind students, and to providing activities and lessons that are fun and educational for blind children and their families. When virtual education is necessary or encouraged, we want blind students to be able to continue learning alongside their sighted peers. 

To view activities, lessons, and resources, click here.

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Nathan Goad at Nathan.Goad@SDE.OK.Gov

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Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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Caseload Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education Special Education Services (OSDE-SES) has determined a need to revise the Caseload policy currently in effect to better address the needs of students and teachers. To do this, we must have stakeholder input and involvement. This is a reference to the current caseload policy, not the calculation within EdPlan reporting. To view current policy, click here.  

The survey link is provided here

Educational Interpreter Registry

If your district employs educational interpreters, please verify that they are on the OSDE Educational Interpreter Registry.  All interpreters in an educational setting are required to be on the registry and are required to obtain yearly CEUs. 

Educational Interpreter Registry - Oklahoma State Department of Education

The Oklahoma State Department of Education is the state education agency of the State of Oklahoma who determines the policies and directing the administration and supervision of the public school system of Oklahoma.

District-Level OAAP Participation Expected to Exceed 1.0 percent

Required: If your district is anticipating more than 1.0 percent of your testing population will participate in the OAAP/DLM testing in the 2021 spring operational window, the survey: “2021 Justification for Exceeding 1.0 Percent OAAP Participation” must be completed online by February 5, 2021. If your district is not expecting to exceed the cap, no action is required. 

The survey is designed to be completed by someone at the administrative level with special education and state testing knowledge. It may be completed by either the District Testing Coordinator, Special Education Director, or someone in a similar position. A link to the survey, a pdf template version of the survey, and resources for completing the online survey are posted to https://sde.ok.gov/assessment under the heading “Justification for Exceeding 1.0 Percent OAAP Participation.”

2020-2021 Testing Window Information The 2021 OAAP Spring Window opened on March 8, 2021, and will remain open until May 7, 2021.

In light of the safety concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State Department of has provided flexibility in when districts may administer state assessments.  For the spring 2021 assessment window, districts may administer assessments during the evening and on Saturdays. The Office of Assessments will provide support to districts Monday-Thursday 8 am - 8 pm and Friday-Saturday 8 am - 4 pm throughout the testing window.

The chart below provides a visual for the assessments that are required at each grade level.

Testing Chart

Reminder:  As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education granted a waiver to Oklahoma to forego federally required state tests in grades 3-8 and high school for the 2019-2020 school year. The approval of this waiver provides an exemption to the assessment graduation requirements put forth in 70 O.S. § 1210.508 for students graduating in the 2020-2021 school year who did not have the opportunity to take required assessments in spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Contacting the DL Service Desk

Do not send any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for a student via email or chat. This is a federal violation for the family Education Rights and Privacy ACT (FERPA). PII includes a combination of information that could be used to identify a student, such as a student’s name or Student Sate Identifier. Oklahoma will only use the STN of a student.

Do send:

Live Chat Support for Kite Educator Portal is Now Available chat

Live Chat support with the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Service Desk is now available in Kite® Educator Portal. The Live Chat method of asking questions is supported by the same skilled Service Desk staff who answer phone calls and emails.

Complete the following steps to live chat with a DLM Service Desk agent.

1.     Select the Live Chat link in the lower left corner of the homepage in Educator Portal.

2.     Enter contact information including name, email address, and state as well as a summary of assistance needed.

3.     Select the Start Chat button at the bottom of the form to open the chat window.

The next available agent will review the information provided and respond. Please do not send any Personally Identifying Information (PII) in the chat.

Transcripts of Live Chat sessions are not provided.

DLM Service Desk Live Chat Hours 7 a.m.–5 p.m. (Central) Monday–Friday

NOTE: Currently, when Live Chat is accessed outside of operating hours, the Live Chat window is empty. However, later this year, hours of operation will be displayed when users access the Live Chat outside of operating hours.

Resources for Implementing the Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities

Please click here to view the recently updated 2021 ICAP FAQ for the IEP.

Visit the OK Edge  to access additional resources for Implementing Individual Career Academic Planning (ICAP) for Students with Disabilities:

financeProject 613 UPDATE

OSDE sponsored events, professional development, and conferences are beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Additionally, Project 613 does not have a deadline to submit an application. Districts can submit an application at any time. Please Note: All upcoming activities and events are subject to being rescheduled, canceled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv.  

To view our updated Project 613 information, please click here.

Allocation Adjustment Release Memo

The purpose of this memorandum is to inform you that your IDEA Part B Allocation Adjustment has now been uploaded in the Grant Management System (GMS). Districts must complete a budget amendment in order to view and budget those funds. To view the memorandum, please click here

FY2022 Assurances

The FY2022 Assurances are now available! 

Follow these steps: 

  1. You can access the Assurances through your Single Sign On.
  2. Click on the Grants Management/Expenditure Reporting.  
  3. Once on the GMS Access Select page, you will need to change the Select Fiscal Year to 2022
  4. Lastly, proceed to create your Assurances.  

*If assistance is needed please contact your finance specialist.

trainingsEnd of Year Data Collection Training

The End of Year Data Collection Training will be held virtually again this spring. The dates, times and registration links are available in this attachment.

Note that end of year data will be collected on July 1 for all districts. Districts are expected to have all data prepared or submitted by this date to be considered timely. Certification will occur the two weeks that follow.

Community Connections Webinar Series Featured Organization: Centers for Independent Living
When: Wednesday, April 21st from 3:30-4:30 pm 

OSDE-SES is partnering with community organizations for a new webinar series entitled "Community Connections." Sessions are intended for special education professionals and related service providers. The Centers for Independent Living will be joining in for the webinar. 

To register for the webinar, click here.                                                                                              For additional information about the webinar, view the event flyer here

Deaf-Blindness and the Role of the Intervener

The Oklahoma Department of Education – Special Education Services and the Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project invite you to attend Deaf-blindness and the Role of the Intervener to learn about the impact interveners have on children and youth with losses in vision and losses in hearing. 

Please register by clicking here

After registering, a confirmation email will be sent. 

Professional DevelopmentFree Secondary Transition Professional Development Opportunities for 2021

The OSDE-SES has scheduled high quality online Secondary Transition Professional Development Opportunities on the following transition topics: Student Involvement in the IEP and Transition 101 for IEP Stakeholders. The trainings will be provided by the OU Zarrow Center. 

Please see flyer for dates, registration, and more information.

Project 613 funds may be used for substitutes with prior approval.

other newsSignature Series | 2020-2021 Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the first Special Education Services Signature Series!  Sig Series

This Signature Series addressed trauma, problematic behaviors, student motivation, and problem-solving. Through case studies, humorous stories, and examples of everyday challenging situations, we discovered nationally recognized educational leaders' strategies and interventions to help all students, especially students with disabilities.  Please pay it forward! 

Special Education Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 412
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73105
P: (405) 521-3351     F: (405) 522-3503
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

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