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OSDE - SES Thursday February 14, 2019

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:55pm
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Special Education Services
Secondary Transition Professional Development

Additional seats have been added to the event. Please register below if you are interested in attending.

Secondary Transition Professional Development - March 12

OKCEC 2019 Conference

The OKCEC Conference is upon us again. We have the wonderful Dr. Rosemarie Allen as the keynote speaker. Click below to see more information. Also OKCEC is calling for poster presentations! Although the deadline to submit has passed, we are still accepting them in order to offer interested students and professionals the opportunity to present their posters at a state conference. 

Click here for OKCEC Conference Flyer

Click here for Call for Poster Flyer

Click here for At A Glance

Trauma Informed Schools

Trauma-informed schools understand the educational impacts of trauma, and are safe, supportive environments, where students form positive connections with adults and peers and learn to regulate their emotions. This flyer will help give you a better understanding of what steps you can take to recognize the signs of trauma and react accordingly in an efficient and positive manner.

Click here for document

Mathematics Professional Development Webinar

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) professional development team will be providing four interactive webinars this spring to assist teachers with providing instruction to students that is aligned to the DLM Essential Elements in English language arts and mathematics. Each 45-minute webinar will begin with a 15-minute overview of the content followed by a 30-minute live question and answer session. Additionally, each webinar will be recorded and posted online for those who are unable to attend a live session. All webinars are free to attend and will be accessible via Skype for Business or telephone.

The second webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m. (Central) and will cover topics in mathematics. We encourage you to distribute the attached flyer to teachers and other staff that may be interested in attending the webinar. This information is also available on the Professional Development tab of the DLM website.

For our full professional development site, visit www.dlmpd.com.

Click here for flyer

Best regards,

DLM Staff

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

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 Tuesday February 12, 2019

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:26pm
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Special Education Services
IEP Goals and Progress Monitoring Trainings

Measurable goals that are directly linked to educational needs are an essential factor in developing effective Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students. This professional development will provide guidance in developing meaningful goals that can be monitored regularly to determine if progress is being made or if revisions are needed to a student’s educational programming. We will also introduce the Goals Progress Monitoring Wizard that will be available in the OK EdPlan System in fall 2019. Register below

Tuesday, February 26, Durant (KTC Durant Campus)

Secondary Transition Professional Development

Additional seats have been added to the event. Please register below if you are interested in attending.

Secondary Transition Professional Development - March 12

Save the Date!

The first week of April, the OSDE-SES Data Team will again travel around the state to provide in-person training for the End of Year Data Collection process. Several updates will be shared this year, so we recommend all districts participate in the in-person training or a summary webinar that will be announced in March. Registration for the in-person training will open before the end of February. In each location except Woodward, we will have separate morning and afternoon sessions as in the past. Only a morning session will be held in Woodward. We look forward to seeing you there!

In-person Training Schedule:

April 1: Oklahoma City, Metro Tech

April 2: Sapulpa, Central Tech

April 3:  McAlester, Kiamichi Tech

April 4: Lawton, Cameron University

April 5: Woodward, High Plains tech

OKCEC 2019 Conference

The OKCEC Conference is upon us again. Click below to see more information. Also OKCEC is calling for poster presentations! Although the deadline to submit has passed, we are still accepting them in order to offer interested students and professionals the opportunity to present their posters at a state conference. 

Click here for OKCEC Conference Flyer

Click here for Call for Poster Flyer

Click here for At A Glance

Mathematics Professional Development Webinar

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) professional development team will be providing four interactive webinars this spring to assist teachers with providing instruction to students that is aligned to the DLM Essential Elements in English language arts and mathematics. Each 45-minute webinar will begin with a 15-minute overview of the content followed by a 30-minute live question and answer session. Additionally, each webinar will be recorded and posted online for those who are unable to attend a live session. All webinars are free to attend and will be accessible via Skype for Business or telephone.

The second webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m. (Central) and will cover topics in mathematics. We encourage you to distribute the attached flyer to teachers and other staff that may be interested in attending the webinar. This information is also available on the Professional Development tab of the DLM website.

For our full professional development site, visit www.dlmpd.com.

Click here for flyer

Best regards,

DLM Staff

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

OTISS Leadership Academy 2019

Join us February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-3:30pm for the 2019 OTISS Leadership Academy at Winter Institute! District leadership statewide, including superintendents, district administration, principals, and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. Topics will include leadership and system change, equity, and collaborative leadership.

For questions, contact Bethan Langlois at 405-522-8352 or bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-leadership-academy-winter-2019-tickets-54645865254

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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SERC Scoop Quarterly eNews

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 11:51am
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Special Education Services

From Special Education Resolution Center                      View this email in your browser

SERCFebruary 2019 Edition Online Now!

Topics Covered

  • What is SERC?
  • 40th Annual Report to Congress on the IDEA 2018
  • OSERS Framework to Approaching Special Education
  • Self-Care Strategies for Families with Children with Disabilities.
  • SMART IEP Goals are Measurable!
  • Rita Pierson - Inspirational and Wise Educator

The Special Education Resolution Center of OSU (SERC) has been collaborating with the Oklahoma State Department of Education for over 10 years to help families and school district resolve conflicts at the earliest stage possible. SERC provides services for children from birth to 3 in SoonerStart and for students 3 through 21 in public schools.

Jo Anne Pool Blades, Program Manager
Special Education Resolution Center (SERC)
Oklahoma State University Sponsored Program
9726 E. 42nd Street, Suite 203 | Tulsa, OK 74146
Phone: 918.270.1849
Email: jo.pool@okstate.edu

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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 Friday February 8, 2019

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 3:42pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma LEA Director Webinar Series

This webinar series will provide opportunities throughout the school year for new special education directors and other district program staff to receive helpful information on various topics of importance regarding rules and regulations with the IDEA. Click below to register. 

Click here to register for Feb 11 webinar Effective Policies and Procedures

Please copy this information to access the webinar on February 11:

 https://taese.adobeconnect.com/okta/

888-387-8686, Participant Code 4274201

It will also be sent to the email you registered with by end of business day Friday, February 8th, 2019

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

OSDE - SES Tuesday February 7, 2019

Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:40pm
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Special Education Services
IEP Goals and Progress Monitoring Trainings

Measurable goals that are directly linked to educational needs are an essential factor in developing effective Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students. This professional development will provide guidance in developing meaningful goals that can be monitored regularly to determine if progress is being made or if revisions are needed to a student’s educational programming. We will also introduce the Goals Progress Monitoring Wizard that will be available in the OK EdPlan System in fall 2019. Register below

Tuesday, February 26, Durant (KTC Durant Campus)

Secondary Transition Professional Development

Additional seats have been added to the event. Please register below if you are interested in attending.

Secondary Transition Professional Development - March 12

Save the Date!

The first week of April, the OSDE-SES Data Team will again travel around the state to provide in-person training for the End of Year Data Collection process. Several updates will be shared this year, so we recommend all districts participate in the in-person training or a summary webinar that will be announced in March. Registration for the in-person training will open before the end of February. In each location except Woodward, we will have separate morning and afternoon sessions as in the past. Only a morning session will be held in Woodward. We look forward to seeing you there!

In-person Training Schedule:

April 1: Oklahoma City, Metro Tech

April 2: Sapulpa, Central Tech

April 3:  McAlester, Kiamichi Tech

April 4: Lawton, Cameron University

April 5: Woodward, High Plains tech

Mathematics Professional Development Webinar

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) professional development team will be providing four interactive webinars this spring to assist teachers with providing instruction to students that is aligned to the DLM Essential Elements in English language arts and mathematics. Each 45-minute webinar will begin with a 15-minute overview of the content followed by a 30-minute live question and answer session. Additionally, each webinar will be recorded and posted online for those who are unable to attend a live session. All webinars are free to attend and will be accessible via Skype for Business or telephone.

The second webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m. (Central) and will cover topics in mathematics. We encourage you to distribute the attached flyer to teachers and other staff that may be interested in attending the webinar. This information is also available on the Professional Development tab of the DLM website.

For our full professional development site, visit www.dlmpd.com.

Click here for flyer

Best regards,

DLM Staff

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

OAAP Update

This OAAP Update will cover:

  • Required Training
  • Instructional Video Showcase
  • Closure of the Instructionally Embedded Assessment Window
  • View Student Username and Password

Click here for document

Related Services Newsletter

Click here for the February Related Services Newsletter

Monitoring Self-Assessments

Districts that have been identified as Differentiated Monitoring Results (DMR) for Levels 2 and 3 are required to complete self-assessments with a team, due by March 1, 2019.  The self-assessments are located here - https://sde.ok.gov/compliance under "Monitoring Self Assessments.  If you have questions, please contact Felica Denton at 405-522-9562 or Cheryl Revolinski at 405-522-5761

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us February 12, 2019 for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-district-kickoff-cohort-2-tickets-54143869772

OTISS Leadership Academy 2019

Join us February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-3:30pm for the 2019 OTISS Leadership Academy at Winter Institute! District leadership statewide, including superintendents, district administration, principals, and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. Topics will include leadership and system change, equity, and collaborative leadership.

For questions, contact Bethan Langlois at 405-522-8352 or bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-leadership-academy-winter-2019-tickets-54645865254

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

OSDE - SES Tuesday February 5, 2019

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:17pm
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Special Education Services
IEP Goals and Progress Monitoring Trainings

Measurable goals that are directly linked to educational needs are an essential factor in developing effective Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students. This professional development will provide guidance in developing meaningful goals that can be monitored regularly to determine if progress is being made or if revisions are needed to a student’s educational programming. We will also introduce the Goals Progress Monitoring Wizard that will be available in the OK EdPlan System in fall 2019. Register below

Tuesday, February 26, Durant (KTC Durant Campus)

Save the Date!

The first week of April, the OSDE-SES Data Team will again travel around the state to provide in-person training for the End of Year Data Collection process. Several updates will be shared this year, so we recommend all districts participate in the in-person training or a summary webinar that will be announced in March. Registration for the in-person training will open before the end of February. In each location except Woodward, we will have separate morning and afternoon sessions as in the past. Only a morning session will be held in Woodward. We look forward to seeing you there!

In-person Training Schedule:

April 1: Oklahoma City, Metro Tech

April 2: Sapulpa, Central Tech

April 3:  McAlester, Kiamichi Tech

April 4: Lawton, Cameron University

April 5: Woodward, High Plains tech

Mathematics Professional Development Webinar

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) professional development team will be providing four interactive webinars this spring to assist teachers with providing instruction to students that is aligned to the DLM Essential Elements in English language arts and mathematics. Each 45-minute webinar will begin with a 15-minute overview of the content followed by a 30-minute live question and answer session. Additionally, each webinar will be recorded and posted online for those who are unable to attend a live session. All webinars are free to attend and will be accessible via Skype for Business or telephone.

The second webinar will be held on Tuesday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m. (Central) and will cover topics in mathematics. We encourage you to distribute the attached flyer to teachers and other staff that may be interested in attending the webinar. This information is also available on the Professional Development tab of the DLM website.

For our full professional development site, visit www.dlmpd.com.

Click here for flyer

Best regards,

DLM Staff

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

OAAP Update

This OAAP Update will cover:

  • Required Training
  • Instructional Video Showcase
  • Closure of the Instructionally Embedded Assessment Window
  • View Student Username and Password

Click here for document

Related Services Newsletter

Click here for the February Related Services Newsletter

Monitoring Self-Assessments

Districts that have been identified as Differentiated Monitoring Results (DMR) for Levels 2 and 3 are required to complete self-assessments with a team, due by March 1, 2019.  The self-assessments are located here - https://sde.ok.gov/compliance under "Monitoring Self Assessments.  If you have questions, please contact Felica Denton at 405-522-9562 or Cheryl Revolinski at 405-522-5761

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us February 12, 2019 for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-district-kickoff-cohort-2-tickets-54143869772

OTISS Leadership Academy 2019

Join us February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-3:30pm for the 2019 OTISS Leadership Academy at Winter Institute! District leadership statewide, including superintendents, district administration, principals, and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. Topics will include leadership and system change, equity, and collaborative leadership.

For questions, contact Bethan Langlois at 405-522-8352 or bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-leadership-academy-winter-2019-tickets-54645865254

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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Oklahoma ABLE Tech February 2019 Edition

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:49am
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Special Education Services
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AT Support Team Training: Device Trials

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ABLE Tech’s Spring AT Support Team Workshops are underway, and participants are encouraged to trial devices with students in between the training sessions. Educators who attended the Jan. 17th session in Lawton were trained in the process of Consideration of AT, which is required for each student on an IEP.

The upcoming Feb. 14th session, AT Assessment Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices, will give the participants experience in using recommended forms as they assess students’ AT needs.

The third session, to be held March 14th, will cover AT in the IEP and Implementation. The workshops also give educators the chance to create their own inexpensive AT with several Make ‘n Take activities.

These workshops are FREE to Oklahoma educators and related service providers, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for OTs, PTs, and SLPs. The three-workshop series is meant to be attended in order, and each participant is required to register for each session individually. Click here to visit AT Support Team Workshops Webpage.

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Webinar: ABLE Tech Financial Loan Program
Date:
 March 20, 12-12:45 p.m.
Presented by: Shelley Gladden, ABLE Tech Loan Coordinator
Join the Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/954823782

ABLE Tech's financial loan program helps individuals purchase assistive technology. Shelley Gladden will explain how ABLE Tech partners with the Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) and BancFirst of Stillwater provide financing options with low interest and flexible repayment terms.

You may send your questions ahead to Kimberly.Berry@okstate.edu and we’ll try to answer them during the webinar. Certificates of Participation will be provided, and the webinar will be archived for later viewing.

Please share the link with families of your students! Visit our Webinars and Videos webpage to see this year's schedule and links to archived webinars.

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Hearing AT can be helpful anywhere that effective communication is needed. Listening needs vary with the level of hearing loss, the type, and quality of a student’s hearing aids or cochlear implants, and the situation. This particular category of AT may also support students with Autism, ADHD, or auditory processing disorder. 

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Phonak Roger Inspiro Microphone

Are you looking for other types of assistive technology?  Visit ABLE Tech AT Discovery to learn more.

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Students with disabilities need to develop skills for Self Determination in order to make their way through school years and beyond. Taking care of their assistive technology (AT) devices is an important component of Self-Determination. The Student Information Guide for Self Determination and Assistive Technology Management is a set of forms developed by Canfield, T. & Reed, P. (2001) in collaboration with the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative.

The forms are designed to guide IEP teams through the process of assessing a student’s AT device specific skills and AT management skills. Some examples of AT device specific skills are the ability to set up the AT hardware or software and request new features. AT management skills include being able to recognize when the AT is malfunctioning and troubleshoot simple problems. The forms also include an AT emergency plan with places to note basic maintenance requirements, who to contact for repairs, how the individual can accomplish tasks if a device is out of service, and where to get loaner equipment (i.e. ABLE Tech Device Loan Program).

Additional information about AT in Transition is included in the AT Technical Assistance Document for IDEA Part B. Learn more about Secondary Transition requirements at https://sde.ok.gov/secondary-transition.

Need funding to assist in the purchase of assistive devices? Oklahoma ABLE Tech offers a comprehensive online guide for Oklahoma Funding for AT. Additionally, ABLE Tech, in partnership with Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) and BancFirst of Stillwater, offers Financial Loans to purchase assistive technology. Several programs of funding are available, all with LOW interest rate and flexible repayment terms, as well as special qualification opportunities for applicants who might not qualify for a traditional bank loan. For questions on the Financial Loan opportunities, call Shelley Gladden for more information at 800-257-1705.

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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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Thursday January 31, 2019

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 1:57pm
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Special Education Services
IEP Goals and Progress Monitoring Trainings

Measurable goals that are directly linked to educational needs are an essential factor in developing effective Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students. This professional development will provide guidance in developing meaningful goals that can be monitored regularly to determine if progress is being made or if revisions are needed to a student’s educational programming. We will also introduce the Goals Progress Monitoring Wizard that will be available in the OK EdPlan System in fall 2019. Register below

Tuesday, February 26, Durant (KTC Durant Campus)

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

Monitoring Self-Assessments

Districts that have been identified as Differentiated Monitoring Results (DMR) for Levels 2 and 3 are required to complete self-assessments with a team.  The tools to assist your team in completing the self-assessments have been uploaded on the SDE website located under the <school age Part B/Compliance/Monitoring Self-Assessments> tab.   The self-assessments are due by March 1, 2019.  Should you have questions, please contact Felica Denton at 405-522-9562 or Cheryl Revolinski at 405-522-5761

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. 

Click here for child census letter

Click here for referral form

Thank you for your assistance. 

Contact information:  okdeafblind@ou.edu

                                             405-325-0441

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us February 12, 2019 for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-district-kickoff-cohort-2-tickets-54143869772

OTISS Leadership Academy 2019

Join us February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-3:30pm for the 2019 OTISS Leadership Academy at Winter Institute! District leadership statewide, including superintendents, district administration, principals, and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. Topics will include leadership and system change, equity, and collaborative leadership.

For questions, contact Bethan Langlois at 405-522-8352 or bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-leadership-academy-winter-2019-tickets-54645865254

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

OSDE - SES Tuesday January 29, 2019

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 2:12pm
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Special Education Services
IEP Goals and Progress Monitoring Trainings

Measurable goals that are directly linked to educational needs are an essential factor in developing effective Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students. This professional development will provide guidance in developing meaningful goals that can be monitored regularly to determine if progress is being made or if revisions are needed to a student’s educational programming. We will also introduce the Goals Progress Monitoring Wizard that will be available in the OK EdPlan System in fall 2019. Register below

Wednesday, February 27, Durant (KTC Durant Campus)

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us February 12, 2019 for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-district-kickoff-cohort-2-tickets-54143869772

OTISS Leadership Academy 2019

Join us February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-3:30pm for the 2019 OTISS Leadership Academy at Winter Institute! District leadership statewide, including superintendents, district administration, principals, and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. Topics will include leadership and system change, equity, and collaborative leadership.

For questions, contact Bethan Langlois at 405-522-8352 or bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-leadership-academy-winter-2019-tickets-54645865254

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

OSDE - SES Thursday January 24, 2019

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 4:39pm
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Special Education Services
LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us February 12, 2019 for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-district-kickoff-cohort-2-tickets-54143869772

OTISS Leadership Academy 2019

Join us February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-3:30pm for the 2019 OTISS Leadership Academy at Winter Institute! District leadership statewide, including superintendents, district administration, principals, and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. Topics will include leadership and system change, equity, and collaborative leadership.

For questions, contact Bethan Langlois at 405-522-8352 or bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-leadership-academy-winter-2019-tickets-54645865254

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 Tuesday January 22, 2019

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 3:57pm
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Special Education Services
LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

(DLM) Professional Development

The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) professional development team will be providing four interactive webinars this spring to assist teachers with providing instruction to students that is aligned to the DLM Essential Elements in English language arts and mathematics. Each 45-minute webinar will begin with a 15-minute overview of the content followed by a 30-minute live question and answer session. Additionally, each webinar will be recorded and posted online for those who are unable to attend a live session. All webinars are free to attend and will be accessible via Skype for Business or telephone.

The first webinar will be held on Wednesday, January 23 at 3:30 p.m. (Central) and will cover topics in English language arts. We encourage you to distribute the attached flyer to teachers and other staff that may be interested in attending the webinar. This information is also available on the Professional Development tab of the DLM website.

For our full professional development site, visit www.dlmpd.com.

Click here for flyer

Best regards,

DLM Staff

Non-Traditional Route to Special Education Certification

Have you thought about teaching students with special needs? HB1233 is designed to address this concern by providing a method for individuals to obtain a special education teacher certification.

The State Board of Education will issue a one-year provisional certificate to teach in the area of mild-moderate or severe-profound disabilities grades PK-12. The teacher may renew the certificate two more times if the individual has completed at least six credit hours in a non-traditional route to certification program or toward a master’s degree in special education.

OSDE Boot Camp Candidates

Note: Once you have a Boot Camp Letter of Completion, complete the Provisional Certificate Application to receive your Provisional Certificate.

Contact Information:

Teacher Certification: (405)521-3337

Special Education: (405)521-3351

Email: SpecEdBootCamp@sde.ok.gov

This process is designed for candidates who meet the following criteria:
  • Have earned any four-year degree from an Institution of Higher Education holding Regional Accreditation
  • Have a Grade Point Average of 2.75 or higher from a previous degree program
  • Have a recommendation from a representative at a school district or Institution of Higher Education
  • Pass a National Background Check
  • Commit to complete a Master’s Degree or Certification in Special Education

Candidates who meet the above criteria and are interested in obtaining a non-traditional special education certification may submit an application to the State Department of Education. Candidates must then complete a 150-hour program that includes 120 hours of special education training known as “Boot Camp” and 30 hours of field experience. Candidates must pass all 3 certification exams (OPTE, OGET and OSAT) before applying for a standard teaching certificate in special education.

OSDE Boot Camp Dates
  • April 6-June 8, 2019- Oklahoma State Department of Education Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
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. 

Click here for child census letter

Click here for referral form

Thank you for your assistance. 

Contact information:  okdeafblind@ou.edu

                                             405-325-0441

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us February 12, 2019 for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-district-kickoff-cohort-2-tickets-54143869772

OTISS Leadership Academy 2019

Join us February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-3:30pm for the 2019 OTISS Leadership Academy at Winter Institute! District leadership statewide, including superintendents, district administration, principals, and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. Topics will include leadership and system change, equity, and collaborative leadership.

For questions, contact Bethan Langlois at 405-522-8352 or bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-leadership-academy-winter-2019-tickets-54645865254

OAAP Update January 22, 2019

This update will cover:

  • Required Training
  • Instructional Video Showcase
  • U.S. History Field Test

Click here to see document

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 Thursday January 17, 2019

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 2:05pm
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Special Education Services
LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts

Click here to see memorandum

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us February 12, 2019 for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-district-kickoff-cohort-2-tickets-54143869772

OTISS Leadership Academy 2019

Join us February 13, 2019 from 8:00am-3:30pm for the 2019 OTISS Leadership Academy at Winter Institute! District leadership statewide, including superintendents, district administration, principals, and assistant principals are encouraged to attend. Topics will include leadership and system change, equity, and collaborative leadership.

For questions, contact Bethan Langlois at 405-522-8352 or bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-leadership-academy-winter-2019-tickets-54645865254

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 Tuesday January 15, 2019

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:31pm
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Special Education Services
Nonstandard Accommodation Applications Due

Requests must be submitted no later than February 1, 2019, by 11:59pm. Responses will be provided in the Nonstandard Accommodation Application on a case-by-case basis around March 15, 2019. Please see the instruction manual for the SSO Nonstandard Accommodation Manual found here. All requests, including documentation, must be uploaded through the SSO Nonstandard Accommodation Application.
**ELA Test Read Aloud Accommodation Requests**
Please submit all documentation as outlined in the OSTP ELA/Reading Test Read-Aloud Protocol in a combined PDF file (30 MB Max): All pages of the IEP/504, Evaluation Reports/MEEGS, PAR Administration Results (or AEM Navigator, as appropriate), OSTP ELA/Reading Test Read-Aloud Nonstandard Accommodation Protocol. Files must be named as follows: "Last name, First Name, MI NS1". Name and STN must match WAVE entry; otherwise, file review will be delayed or rejected.
Please access the NonStandard Accommodation SDE page for the most updated forms and nonstandard accommodation procedures.
       • Prior year forms will not be accepted

Chronic Absenteeism and Students with Disabilities

New information is available on the Chronic Absenteeism indicator in the new Oklahoma accountability system specific to students with disabilities. To see the FAQs, click here

IEP Webinar Series

Several recorded webinars are available from OSDE as a resource. The topics are below.

Early Childhood Transition December 12, 2018
Secondary Transition November 28, 2018
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)/Services November 7, 2018
Writing Goals October 10, 2018
Special Needs/Special Factors September 26, 2018
Present Levels of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance September 12, 2018
How to Write an Effective and Compliant IEP; August 29, 2018

Secondary Transition PROFESSIONAL Development Opportunity

OSDE Office of Special Education Services will offer a transition training specifically for students with significant cognitive and support needs provided by the OU Zarrow Center. This training is designed for middle school and high school special education teachers who work with students with severe/profound disabilities.

Click here for more information

Youth Leadership Forum (YLF)

The Developmental Disabilities Council (DDCO) is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Oklahoma Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) June 11 - 15, 2019 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) in Chickasha, Oklahoma. The YLF is a unique leadership program for high school students with and without disabilities.

Click here for the application

Click here for the brochure

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 Thursday January 10, 2019

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 4:43pm
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Special Education Services
Special Educator Opening

The Oklahoma State Department of Health now has an opening for an Special Educator. It serves Greer, Harmon, Jackson, and Tillman county.

Click here for more information.

OK EdPlan System - Attention District Administrators

The OK EdPlan System will be unavailable due to required maintenance starting at 5:00 PM CST on Friday, January 11, and lasting up to 24 hours. Please advise your staff that the system will not be accessible during that time frame. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.

Click here to register

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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Oklahoma ABLE Tech January 2019 Edition

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:17pm
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Special Education Services
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Lawton Spring AT Workshops Nearly Full!

This popular AT Assessment Training Series provides a balance of theory and hands-on practice, followed up with support for participants conducting AT assessments for students. If your district is considering sending a team, don’t delay!

AT training is FREE to Oklahoma educators and related service providers, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for OTs, PTs, and SLPs. This three-workshop series is meant to be attended in order, and each participant is required to register for each session individually.
Learn more training details and registration

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- 2019 SPRING TRAINING -
AT Assessment Part 1– Consideration
January 17, 2019
Lawton, Oklahoma
Description: Participants will learn the process for Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT) for all students with disabilities, including legal requirements related to AT Consideration, and hands-on learning to help educators discover potential solutions available to help meet students’ IEP goals.

AT Assessment Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices
February 14, 2019
Lawton, Oklahoma
Description: Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting an Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment, and the procedure for borrowing AT to trial with students. Educators will try their hand at making low-tech AT to help students with classroom tasks.

AT Assessment Part 3 – AT in the IEP and Implementation
March 14, 2019
Lawton, Oklahoma
Description: Participants will learn how to write AT in the IEP, summarize the Implementation process, compare and contrast AT across disabilities, and identify funding resources for the acquisition of devices. Afternoon breakout sessions will offer educators opportunities to explore devices in the categories of their choosing.

Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the Statewide Assistive Technology Act Program whose mission is serving Oklahomans with disabilities. ABLE Tech offers educational resources and training programs to Pre-K through 12th-grade educators and related service providers through a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education. To learn more visit OKABLETech.org

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You never know when an individual may need to read your documents with assistive technology (AT) such as a screen reader or an electronic braille device. That’s why it’s important to make all your documents accessible from the start. Luckily, Microsoft Word includes easy-to-use tools to increase access and readability for all!

Join us for an informative webinar with Lyssa Prince, ABLE Tech Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility Coordinator. Lyssa will show you how small changes can make big differences in your Word Docs. No registration is necessary!

Webinar: 6 Tips for Accessibility in Microsoft Word
Presented by: Lyssa Prince, ABLE Tech ICT Accessibility Coordinator.
Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/636159130

You may send your questions ahead to Kimberly.Berry@okstate.edu and we’ll try to answer them during the webinar. Certificates of Participation will be provided, and the webinar will be archived for later viewing.

Please share the link with families of your students! Visit our Webinars and Videos webpage to see this year's schedule and links to archived webinars.

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ABLE Tech AT Discovery highlights a variety of tools to assist individuals with disabilities in the areas of Computer Access; Daily Living; Environmental Adaptations and Controls; Hearing; Learning, Cognition, and Development; Recreation; Seating, Positioning and Mobility; Speech Communications; Vehicle Modifications; and Vision. Each page includes explanations of available resources, tips, financial information, fact sheets, videos, and links to devices available for short-term loan from ABLE Tech.

Students may struggle with reading for a variety of reasons; some have visual impairments, physical limitations, or learning disabilities which prevent them from accessing standard text. In these cases, a combination of Accessible Educational Materials and assistive technology (AT) can improve reading comprehension.

A reading pen, such as the C-Pen Reader, may help students with learning disabilities to increase reading autonomy, fluency, and comprehension. Book reading apps, such as Voice Dream Reader, read text aloud, and allow users to customize the visual display to meet their needs. Low-tech AT such as page turners and page fluffers help students with deficits in fine-motor skills read more independently. Click here for downloadable Make 'n Take projects.

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C-Pen Reader

Voice Dream Reader App

Page Turner

Visit AT Discovery for Reading to find more tools available for short-term loan from ABLE Tech. ABLE Tech device loans are provided for up to six weeks at no cost for the following purposes: (1) to assist in decision-making; (2) to serve as a loaner while the consumer is waiting for device repair or funding; (3) to provide an accommodation on a short-term basis; or (4) for professional development.
Click here to read about the ABLE Tech Short-Term Device Loan Program.

picVocational Rehabilitation Toolkit

The spring semester has begun, and that means graduation is around the corner. Decisions made by and for your students now will have far-reaching effects. The Vocational Rehabilitation Toolkit for Youth with Supplemental Security Income can help your students and their families to understand the impact of earnings on Disability benefits so they can make informed decisions to support their life goals.

The Vocational Rehabilitation Youth Technical Assistance Center (YTAC) developed the toolkit, which includes information essential to assist you in supporting youth who receive disability benefits in navigating a path toward successful employment. Get the tool at www.ssiyouthtoolkit.org

Need funding to assist in the purchase of assistive devices? Oklahoma ABLE Tech offers a comprehensive online guide for Oklahoma Funding for AT. Additionally, ABLE Tech, in partnership with Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) and BancFirst of Stillwater, offers Financial Loans to purchase assistive technology. Several programs of funding are available, all with LOW interest rate and flexible repayment terms, as well as special qualification opportunities for applicants who might not qualify for a traditional bank loan. For questions on the Financial Loan opportunities, call Shelley Gladden for more information at 800-257-1705.

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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 Tuesday January 8, 2019

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 1:23pm
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Special Education Services
OK EdPlan System - Attention District Administrators

The OK EdPlan System will be unavailable due to required maintenance starting at 5:00 PM CST on Friday, January 11, and lasting up to 24 hours. Please advise your staff that the system will not be accessible during that time frame. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

OAAP Update - January 8, 2019

OAPP Update January 8, 2019.pdf

OTISS District Kick-Off Cohort 2

Join us for an informational kickoff event for Cohort 2 of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant's (SPDG) OTISS Project. Every district statewide is invited to attend to learn about the opportunity to implement the OTISS framework throughout the district to improve academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. Interested districts should plan to send one or two district-level or central office leaders (i.e. Superintendent, Curriculum Director, etc.). Project staff will provide information on resources available to chosen districts and the application process. For additional information, visit the website www.otiss.net or contact Bethan Langlois at bethan.langlois@sde.ok.gov or 405-522-8352.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/otiss-district-kickoff-cohort-2-tickets-54143869772

 

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 Tuesday December 18, 2018

Tue, 12/18/2018 - 3:06pm
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Special Education Services
Professional Development

The Oklahoma State Department of Education Office of Special Education Services is offering Secondary Transition Planning Professional Development provided by the OU Zarrow Center. This training is designed for middle school and high school special education teachers who work with students with mild/moderate disabilities.

Click here for registration form

School Based Medicaid

School Based Medicaid Services Participation Agreement is now available through the Grants Management System. All districts choosing to use this agreement may begin completing their online application. Follow these steps for application completion.

1. Go to “GMS Access / Select” and scroll to available applications under IDEA.
2. Click “Create” on the line for “School Based Health Part”. Once you have created the application it will appear under your applications.
3. Please agree to all assurances, upload the signature page, and submit.

Note: On the signature page please make sure you include a signature, printed name, printed title, and date of board approval

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 Thursday December 13, 2018

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 4:04pm
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Special Education Services
REMINDER: Excess Cost and Special Education Maintenance of Effort

Districts should review their Excess Cost and Special Education Maintenance of Effort reports through the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System for any needed corrections prior to December 15. Districts will not be allowed to make corrections after December 15. Any district not meeting Excess Cost or Special Education Maintenance of Effort could be required to return funds. Contact your Oklahoma Cost Accounting or Special Education Specialist for assistance.

School Based Medicaid

School Based Medicaid Services Participation Agreement is now available through the Grants Management System. All districts choosing to use this agreement may begin completing their online application. Follow these steps for application completion.

1. Go to “GMS Access / Select” and scroll to available applications under IDEA.
2. Click “Create” on the line for “School Based Health Part”. Once you have created the application it will appear under your applications.
3. Please agree to all assurances, upload the signature page, and submit.

Note: On the signature page please make sure you include a signature, printed name, printed title, and date of board approval

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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Oklahoma ABLE Tech December 2018 Edition

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:42pm
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Special Education Services
ABLE TechDecember 2018 Edition Now!
SupportAT Support Team Training: Register Now for Lawton Workshops

Approximately 120 educators from 40 school districts participated in ABLE Tech’s fall AT Support Team Workshops in Owasso. Seats are filling fast for the repeat sessions scheduled in Lawton during the spring semester.

Comments from the Fall AT Assessment Workshops

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 “Our district will implement each part of this training over the next year or so. Our team members will be the ones that create the procedures and explain the worksheets to the rest of our district. AT will be a step in the IEP process.”

“I will be creating mini-binders with the flowchart and forms and will begin to ensure that at least my caseload is handled in a systematic, documented manner. The longer-term goal is to move outward from myself and create this as part of our SPED culture in my district. A lot of these activities are going on, but it is more informal and often no documentation accompanies them.”

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 “My student loves using the visual schedule (created in a Make n’ Take activity) when he completes the task and can move over to the “done” column. He also loves to work toward using “duo” as a reinforcement tool for good behavior using the token chart.”

Your district can benefit from AT Support Team Workshops too! AT training is provided at no cost to Oklahoma educators and related service providers. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for OTs, PTs, and SLPs. See the workshop descriptions below and click here for training details and registration links.

- 2019 SPRING TRAINING -
AT Assessment Part 1– Consideration
January 17, 2019
Lawton, Oklahoma
Description: Participants will learn the process for Consideration of Assistive Technology (AT) for all students with disabilities, including legal requirements related to AT Consideration, and hands-on learning to help educators discover potential solutions available to help meet students’ IEP goals.

AT Assessment Part 2 – Gathering Information and Trialing Devices
February 14, 2019
Lawton, Oklahoma
Description: Participants will learn the steps involved in conducting an Assistive Technology (AT) Assessment, and the procedure for borrowing AT to trial with students. Educators will try their hand at making low-tech AT to help students with classroom tasks.

AT Assessment Part 3 – AT in the IEP and Implementation
March 14, 2019
Lawton, Oklahoma
Description: Participants will learn how to write AT in the IEP, summarize the Implementation process, compare and contrast AT across disabilities, and identify funding resources for the acquisition of devices. Afternoon breakout sessions will offer educators opportunities to explore devices in the categories of their choosing.
Oklahoma ABLE Tech is the Statewide Assistive Technology Act Program whose mission is serving Oklahomans with disabilities. ABLE Tech offers educational resources and training programs to Pre-K through 12th-grade educators and related service providers through a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Education. To learn more visit OKABLETech.org

Upcoming Webinar: SoonerCare iPads for Speech
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Join us for a webinar on December 5 from 12:00-12:45 to learn about ABLE Tech’s SoonerCare iPad Vending Program. ABLE Tech collaborates with the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) as a durable medical equipment (DME) provider for vending of iPads, apps, and durable cases as speech-generating devices (SGD) to eligible members. Sandra Wright-Hackler, ABLE Tech Program Manager, will explain which apps are approved as speech generating devices, and share her insights on writing successful applications.

No registration is necessary. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/794855687

You may send your questions ahead to Kimberly.Berry@okstate.edu and we’ll try to answer them during the webinar. Certificates of Participation will be provided, and the webinar will be archived for later viewing.

Please share the link with families of your students! Visit our Webinars and Videos webpage to see this year's schedule and links to archived webinars.

DiscoveryAT Discovery: AT for Daily Living

ABLE Tech AT Discovery highlights a variety of tools to assist individuals with disabilities in the areas of Computer Access; Daily Living; Environmental Adaptations and Controls; Hearing; Learning, Cognition, and Development; Recreation; Seating, Positioning and Mobility; Speech Communications; Vehicle Modifications; and Vision. Each page includes explanations of available resources, tips, financial information, fact sheets, videos, and links to devices available for short-term loan from ABLE Tech.

AT for Daily Living includes tools to help an individual with a disability to complete everyday activities such as dressing, grooming, bathing, eating, hygiene, and meal preparation. Such tools are appropriate for anyone who is not able to complete daily living tasks for themselves at the same level as their peers. Daily living tasks may take place in various places throughout the day. including the classroom, cafeteria, restrooms, and in the student’s home.

Adapted tools can reduce or eliminate the need for human assistance with many tasks, increasing independence, and self-efficacy, which can carry over into other aspects of the individual's life.

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Little-Spill Drinking Cup

Ubend-It Bendable Fork

Adapted Cutting Board

For more tool suggestions visit AT Discovery for Daily Living.

deviceiEAT Feeding Robot

ABLE Tech recently added a robotic feeding tool to the Device Demonstration and Loan Program. The iEAT Feeding Robot is designed for people with limited or no arm, hand and/or finger function. The iEAT Feeding Robot has an automatic and semi-automatic mode. When the iEAT Feeding Robot is set to automatic mode the user can eat his/her meal without having to use their hand(s) or fingers(s). When set to semi-automatic mode the user can control and operate the iEAT Feeding Robot themselves.

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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price: $5999
Purchased from: Assistive Innovations

Click to see the iEAT Feeding Robot in ABLE Tech Device Loan Inventory.

ABLE Tech device loans are provided for up to six weeks at no cost for the following purposes: (1) to assist in decision-making; (2) to serve as a loaner while the consumer is waiting for device repair or funding; (3) to provide an accommodation on a short-term basis; or (4) for professional development.

Visit okabletech.org weekly to see the featured device in the homepage carousel and Click here to read about the ABLE Tech Short-Term Device Loan Program.

TransitionTransition Spotlight: Role of a Job Coach

Job Coaches are an integral part of a Transition Team, helping to prepare a student with a disability to learn the skills necessary in order to be a productive worker. Also called Employment Training Specialists, Job Coaches can provide much-needed guidance and support to students as they prepare for employment after high school.

Amber McConnell from the OU Zarrow Center interviewed Norman Public Schools Transition Specialist Marcie Stickney about the role of a Job Coach. See YouTube video interview with Marcie Stickney.

This video is one of a series of interviews focusing on Oklahoma Resources for Transition-aged students. Visit the Oklahoma Transition Resources YouTube Playlist.

Learn more about employment training at the National Center for Disability Education & Training at the University of Oklahoma.

Need funding to assist in the purchase of assistive devices? Oklahoma ABLE Tech offers a comprehensive online guide for Oklahoma Funding for AT. Additionally, ABLE Tech, in partnership with Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation (OkAT) and BancFirst of Stillwater, offers Financial Loans to purchase assistive technology. Several programs of funding are available, all with LOW interest rate and flexible repayment terms, as well as special qualification opportunities for applicants who might not qualify for a traditional bank loan. For questions on the Financial Loan opportunities, call Shelley Gladden for more information at 800-257-1705.

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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 Tuesday December 11, 2018

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 3:56pm
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Special Education Services
REMINDER: Excess Cost and Special Education Maintenance of Effort

Districts should review their Excess Cost and Special Education Maintenance of Effort reports through the Oklahoma Cost Accounting System for any needed corrections prior to December 15. Districts will not be allowed to make corrections after December 15. Any district not meeting Excess Cost or Special Education Maintenance of Effort could be required to return funds. Contact your Oklahoma Cost Accounting or Special Education Specialist for assistance.

DLM Instructionally Embedded Assessments

DLM instructionally embedded (IE) assessments are computer-delivered alternate assessments that are intended to be integrated with classroom instruction throughout the year. IE assessments are testlets very much like those used for summative DLM assessments. IE assessments provide flexibility in the selection and delivery of testlets so that educators can customize the assessment experience for each student. Teachers can use results from IE assessments to inform instructional decisions. Please see this flyer for more information

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School Based Medicaid

School Based Medicaid Services Participation Agreement is now available through the Grants Management System. All districts choosing to use this agreement may begin completing their online application. Follow these steps for application completion.

1. Go to “GMS Access / Select” and scroll to available applications under IDEA.
2. Click “Create” on the line for “School Based Health Part”. Once you have created the application it will appear under your applications.
3. Please agree to all assurances, upload the signature page, and submit.

Note: On the signature page please make sure you include a signature, printed name, printed title, and date of board approval

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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