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OSDE - SES Thursday April 18, 2019

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 3:08pm
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Special Education Services
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Nationwide Survey

Alexandra Da Fonte, a faculty member in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University is working on a project related to the preparation of special education teachers. The project is titled: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Survey for Special Education Teacher. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the content knowledge and skills of pre- and in-service teachers on augmentative and alternative communication to successfully implement these strategies in the classroom setting. The goal is to gather as much information as possible from current special education teachers to enhance the preparation of future special education teachers.

They have asked our office (OSDE-SES) to forward this survey to special education teachers across the state. Special education teachers who complete this survey can choose to enter a drawing to win one of several Amazon gift cards. Thank you in advance for your help and support.

The link for the survey is 
https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=7NWT7MCLPH

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

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AR-DADD Puberty and Beyond Training

Puberty is a challenging time for all youth but can present even more challenges for young people who have developmental disabilities, including autism and intellectual disabilities. It is important that ALL adolescents learn about their developing bodies and emerging sexuality. The training will offer parents factual information about developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for teaching the social skills, self awareness, and safety skills necessary to their children.

Click here to see flyer

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Every Moment Counts Conference

Consider how interdisciplinary team members can work together to promote positive mental health and prevent mental health challenges throughout the day in diverse school settings. Learn how to implement Every Moment Counts model programs and embedded strategies focusing on participation in the classroom, cafeteria, recess, and extracurricular after school activities. We promise an informative one and a half day conference that will provide you with practical strategies for promoting participation and positive mental health in the children and youth that you serve.

Click here for flyer

End of Year Training Webinars: Open for Registration

If you did not have the opportunity to attend the in-person end of year data training sessions, be sure to register for the webinars. Please see the attached flyer for information about the webinar schedule and the registration links.

Click here for flyer

April EdPlan Trainings with OSDE

The WebEx will cover common questions from the districts including enrolling and accessing students from the WAVE to EdPlan,  Progress Reports,  Calendars, Transfers, Error Messages, and questions you may want addressed. This document covers FAQ that are in our WebEx and is open to all EdPlan users.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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 April 16, 2019

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 2:44pm
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Special Education Services
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Nationwide Survey

Alexandra Da Fonte, a faculty member in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University is working on a project related to the preparation of special education teachers. The project is titled: Augmentative and Alternative Communication Survey for Special Education Teacher. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the content knowledge and skills of pre- and in-service teachers on augmentative and alternative communication to successfully implement these strategies in the classroom setting. The goal is to gather as much information as possible from current special education teachers to enhance the preparation of future special education teachers.

They have asked our office (OSDE-SES) to forward this survey to special education teachers across the state. Special education teachers who complete this survey can choose to enter a drawing to win one of several Amazon gift cards. Thank you in advance for your help and support.

The link for the survey is 
https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=7NWT7MCLPH

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

OSPA Save the Datepic
Every Moment Counts Conference

Consider how interdisciplinary team members can work together to promote positive mental health and prevent mental health challenges throughout the day in diverse school settings. Learn how to implement Every Moment Counts model programs and embedded strategies focusing on participation in the classroom, cafeteria, recess, and extracurricular after school activities. We promise an informative one and a half day conference that will provide you with practical strategies for promoting participation and positive mental health in the children and youth that you serve.

Click here for flyer

End of Year Training Webinars: Open for Registration

If you did not have the opportunity to attend the in-person end of year data training sessions, be sure to register for the webinars. Please see the attached flyer for information about the webinar schedule and the registration links.

Click here for flyer

April EdPlan Trainings with OSDE

The WebEx will cover common questions from the districts including enrolling and accessing students from the WAVE to EdPlan,  Progress Reports,  Calendars, Transfers, Error Messages, and questions you may want addressed. This document covers FAQ that are in our WebEx and is open to all EdPlan users.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Thursday April 11, 2019

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 4:13pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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. 

Please copy this information to access the webinar on April 15:

https://taese.adobeconnect.com/okta/    

888-387-8686, Participant Code 7757975

Click here to register for April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

End of Year Training Clarification and Updates

Please open the attached notice for training clarifications on discipline and home school exits, along with additional registration information for the EOY training webinars and “open door” opportunities.

Click here for document

April EdPlan Trainings with OSDE

The WebEx will cover common questions from the districts including enrolling and accessing students from the WAVE to EdPlan,  Progress Reports,  Calendars, Transfers, Error Messages, and questions you may want addressed. This document covers FAQ that are in our WebEx and is open to all EdPlan users.

Click here for document

LEA Agreement Amendment

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts extended to April 15, 2019.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Tuesday April 9, 2019

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 3:39pm
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Special Education Services
IEP Goals and Progress Monitoring Training- WEBINAR

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. 

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

           2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  (Repeated Session)

Register for the morning session here:

https://oksdeevents.webex.com/oksdeevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e71b576df75ddb7607a73c0f183277df5

 

 Register for the afternoon session here:

https://oksdeevents.webex.com/oksdeevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3f8470795c6455b8acd149bccf2849bf

 

For additional information, please contact Christa Knight, Assistant Executive Director, Office of Special Education Services, at 405-521-4869, or via email at Christa.Knight@sde.ok.gov.

Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

End of Year Training Clarification and Updates

Please open the attached notice for training clarifications on discipline and home school exits, along with additional registration information for the EOY training webinars and “open door” opportunities.

Click here for document

Oklahoma Transition Council Webinar Series

Join us for a free webinar focusing on providing practical and useful tips to increase student involvement in the IEP and Transition Process.

This Webinar addresses: What happens when students with intellectual or developmental disabilities are able to fulfill their dream of attending college? What components does a comprehensive college program have? How do the components integrate with existing university processes? Most importantly, how do these programs create the connections needed for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities to chart a path to employment of choice and a better life?

Click here for document regarding third webinar

Click here to register

OAAP Update

This OAAP Update will cover:

  • Required Training
  • Administration Times for the DLM Spring Assessments
  • Taking a Break During the Assessment

Click here for document

April EdPlan Trainings with OSDE

The WebEx will cover common questions from the districts including enrolling and accessing students from the WAVE to EdPlan,  Progress Reports,  Calendars, Transfers, Error Messages, and questions you may want addressed. This document covers FAQ that are in our WebEx and is open to all EdPlan users.

Click here for document

LEA Agreement Amendment

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts extended to April 15, 2019.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Thursday April 4, 2019

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 3:40pm
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Special Education Services
IEP Goals and Progress Monitoring Training- WEBINAR

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. 

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

           2:30 PM - 4:00 PM  (Repeated Session)

Register for the morning session here:

https://oksdeevents.webex.com/oksdeevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e71b576df75ddb7607a73c0f183277df5

 

 Register for the afternoon session here:

https://oksdeevents.webex.com/oksdeevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3f8470795c6455b8acd149bccf2849bf

 

For additional information, please contact Christa Knight, Assistant Executive Director, Office of Special Education Services, at 405-521-4869, or via email at Christa.Knight@sde.ok.gov.

Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

Pepper Modules

Access to free online professional development is available for all users with an OK EdPlan account. From the Main Menu of EdPlan upon initial login, select the word “Pepper” from the far right green main menu bar. Choose “Courses” and select “Oklahoma SPED Courses.”

Courses Offered by OSDE include:

  • IDEA Essentials (OKSE110)
  • FERPA and Confidentiality (OKSE114)
  • Evaluation and Eligibility (OKSE111)
  • Discipline and Manifestation Determination (OKSE115)
  • Least Restrictive Environment (OKSE113)
  • Early Intervention Services (OKSE112)
  • Accommodations (OKSE117)
  • Behavior at a Glance (OKSE120)
  • Individualized Education Program (OKSE116)
  • Secondary Transition (OKSE121)
  • Surrogate Parent Training (OKSE123)
  • Specially Designed Instruction (OKSE124)
  • Access to OAAP modules are available under “My Resources” from the Pepper main menu page.

New Courses in Pepper beginning April 1, 2019

  • ABLE Tech
    • Assistive Technology and the Law (OKAT1)
    • Introduction to Assistive Technology (OKAT2)
    • What is QIAT? (OKAT3)
    • Assistive Technology Consideration (OKAT4)
    • Assistive Technology Assessment (OKAT5)
    • AT and the IEP (OKAT6)
  • Interagency Collaboration During the Transition Process (OKST1)
  • Transition Assessments Mild/Moderate Disabilities (OKST2)
  • Criteria for Alternate Assessment Participation (OKSE119)
Oklahoma Transition Council Webinar Series

Join us for a free webinar focusing on providing practical and useful tips to increase student involvement in the IEP and Transition Process.

Click here for document about second webinar

Click here for document regarding third webinar

Charting the Life Course Conference

Charting the Life Course is a framework that was developed to help individuals with disabilities and families at any age or stage of life think about what they need to know, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.  Individuals and families may focus on their current situation and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to start thinking about what they can do or learn now that will help build an inclusive productive life in the future.  Participants will leave the workshop with tools to make appropriate plans for each child for the future.

Click here for document

April EdPlan Trainings with OSDE

The WebEx will cover common questions from the districts including enrolling and accessing students from the WAVE to EdPlan,  Progress Reports,  Calendars, Transfers, Error Messages, and questions you may want addressed. This document covers FAQ that are in our WebEx and is open to all EdPlan users.

Click here for document

LEA Agreement Amendment

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts extended to April 15, 2019.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

Oklahoma ABLE Tech Webinar Update

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 3:37pm
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Special Education Services
abletech
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Webinar: Accommodations and AT for Dyslexia

Date: April 17, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Presented by: Tiffany Jenkins, CALT

With appropriate intervention, students with dyslexia may be able to improve their reading skills. In the meantime, Assistive Technology can help these children to keep up with grade-level content and succeed in school. 

Correction link below

Additional Webinar Information

Linda Jaco, Oklahoma ABLE Tech Director

Kimberly Berry, Assistive Technology Teacher

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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) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Tuesday April 2, 2019

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 5:05pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

Pepper Modules

Access to free online professional development is available for all users with an OK EdPlan account. From the Main Menu of EdPlan upon initial login, select the word “Pepper” from the far right green main menu bar. Choose “Courses” and select “Oklahoma SPED Courses.”

Courses Offered by OSDE include:

  • IDEA Essentials (OKSE110)
  • FERPA and Confidentiality (OKSE114)
  • Evaluation and Eligibility (OKSE111)
  • Discipline and Manifestation Determination (OKSE115)
  • Least Restrictive Environment (OKSE113)
  • Early Intervention Services (OKSE112)
  • Accommodations (OKSE117)
  • Behavior at a Glance (OKSE120)
  • Individualized Education Program (OKSE116)
  • Secondary Transition (OKSE121)
  • Surrogate Parent Training (OKSE123)
  • Specially Designed Instruction (OKSE124)
  • Access to OAAP modules are available under “My Resources” from the Pepper main menu page.

New Courses in Pepper beginning April 1, 2019

  • ABLE Tech
    • Assistive Technology and the Law (OKAT1)
    • Introduction to Assistive Technology (OKAT2)
    • What is QIAT? (OKAT3)
    • Assistive Technology Consideration (OKAT4)
    • Assistive Technology Assessment (OKAT5)
    • AT and the IEP (OKAT6)
  • Interagency Collaboration During the Transition Process (OKST1)
  • Transition Assessments Mild/Moderate Disabilities (OKST2)
  • Criteria for Alternate Assessment Participation (OKSE119)
Oklahoma Transition Council Webinar Series

Join us for a free webinar focusing on providing practical and useful tips to increase student involvement in the IEP and Transition Process.

Click here for document about second webinar

Click here for document regarding third webinar

Charting the Life Course Conference

Charting the Life Course is a framework that was developed to help individuals with disabilities and families at any age or stage of life think about what they need to know, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.  Individuals and families may focus on their current situation and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to start thinking about what they can do or learn now that will help build an inclusive productive life in the future.  Participants will leave the workshop with tools to make appropriate plans for each child for the future.

Click here for document

April EdPlan Trainings with OSDE

The WebEx will cover common questions from the districts including enrolling and accessing students from the WAVE to EdPlan,  Progress Reports,  Calendars, Transfers, Error Messages, and questions you may want addressed. This document covers FAQ that are in our WebEx and is open to all EdPlan users.

Click here for document

LEA Agreement Amendment

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts extended to April 15, 2019.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

Oklahoma ABLE Tech April 2019 Edition

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 3:44pm
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Special Education Services
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Perspective Workshop - May 18, 2019

Learn how to appropriately consider, assess, and provide AAC in the ABLE Tech professional development, AAC: An Ethical Perspective Workshop. Providing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can present unique challenges. Register today!

This event will take place at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma.

SPEAKERS

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Allyson Robinson, ABLE Tech Assistant Director 

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Sandra Wright-Hackler, ABLE Tech Program Manager for State Leadership

Additional ACC Workshop Information

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AT Team Training Pays Off

The 2018-2019 Team Training Workshops just wrapped up, but plans for next year are in development. Watch your email for updates and check back to the AT Support Team Workshops webpage for the latest information.

Educators who attended ABLE Tech AT Support Team Training learned valuable skills to help provide tools that support students with disabilities, and sometimes, they leave with AT devices in hand.

Additional Training Information 

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Webinar: Accommodations and AT for Dyslexia

Date: April 17, 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Presented by: Tiffany Jenkins, CALT

With appropriate intervention, students with dyslexia may be able to improve their reading skills. In the meantime, Assistive Technology can help these children to keep up with grade-level content and succeed in school. 

Additional Webinar Information

picAT for Seating, Positioning, & Mobility

Seating, Positioning, and Mobility Assistive Technology (AT) is important for people with disabilities who need assistance to achieve and/or maintain a position which enables them to participate in daily activities. AT can reduce or eliminate the need for a person with a mobility impairment to have human assistance with daily tasks.   Additional AT Information

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picMiddle School/Junior High Years

Accomplishing certain tasks throughout a child’s school years will make moving into and out of each stage smoother, and help to ensure the student will have the best possible outcomes. That’s why planning for Transition is an important aspect of the Individual Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities.  Additional Resources and Information

Linda Jaco, Oklahoma ABLE Tech Director

Kimberly Berry, Assistive Technology Teacher

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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) 522-2380
SDESpecialEducation@sde.ok.gov

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Thursday March 28, 2019

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 5:09pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is planning a summit on behavior and climate in schools. The primary goal of this summit is to develop well-informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports based on input from stakeholders and objective sources of data. The recommendations will address the social/emotional and behavioral needs of Oklahoma schools.

Stakeholder input will be key in identifying participants and gathering crucial data and resources.

Please complete the survey regarding behavior and climate in Oklahoma schools below.

Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The survey will be available through March 29.

Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

Pepper Modules

Access to free online professional development is available for all users with an OK EdPlan account. From the Main Menu of EdPlan upon initial login, select the word “Pepper” from the far right green main menu bar. Choose “Courses” and select “Oklahoma SPED Courses.”

Courses Offered by OSDE include:

  • IDEA Essentials (OKSE110)
  • FERPA and Confidentiality (OKSE114)
  • Evaluation and Eligibility (OKSE111)
  • Discipline and Manifestation Determination (OKSE115)
  • Least Restrictive Environment (OKSE113)
  • Early Intervention Services (OKSE112)
  • Accommodations (OKSE117)
  • Behavior at a Glance (OKSE120)
  • Individualized Education Program (OKSE116)
  • Secondary Transition (OKSE121)
  • Surrogate Parent Training (OKSE123)
  • Specially Designed Instruction (OKSE124)
  • Access to OAAP modules are available under “My Resources” from the Pepper main menu page.

New Courses in Pepper beginning April 1, 2019

  • ABLE Tech
    • Assistive Technology and the Law (OKAT1)
    • Introduction to Assistive Technology (OKAT2)
    • What is QIAT? (OKAT3)
    • Assistive Technology Consideration (OKAT4)
    • Assistive Technology Assessment (OKAT5)
    • AT and the IEP (OKAT6)
  • Interagency Collaboration During the Transition Process (OKST1)
  • Transition Assessments Mild/Moderate Disabilities (OKST2)
  • Criteria for Alternate Assessment Participation (OKSE119)
WOW Summercamp

We are extending the deadline to March 31st for WOW applications.  Please share with anyone and everyone.  This is a weeklong camping and work experience, for 16-21 year olds, who will be returning to high school next year.

Click here for application

Click here for flyer

Oklahoma Transition Council Webinar Series

Join us for a free webinar focusing on providing practical and useful tips to increase student involvement in the IEP and Transition Process.

Click here for document about second webinar

Click here for document regarding third webinar

Charting the Life Course Conference

Charting the Life Course is a framework that was developed to help individuals with disabilities and families at any age or stage of life think about what they need to know, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.  Individuals and families may focus on their current situation and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to start thinking about what they can do or learn now that will help build an inclusive productive life in the future.  Participants will leave the workshop with tools to make appropriate plans for each child for the future.

Click here for document

FAQ'S

The WebEx will cover common questions from the districts including enrolling and accessing students from the WAVE to EdPlan,  Progress Reports,  Calendars, Transfers, Error Messages, and questions you may want addressed. This document covers FAQ that are in our WebEx and is open to all EdPlan users.

Click here for document

LEA Agreement Amendment

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts extended to April 15, 2019.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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 March 26, 2019

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 4:15pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is planning a summit on behavior and climate in schools. The primary goal of this summit is to develop well-informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports based on input from stakeholders and objective sources of data. The recommendations will address the social/emotional and behavioral needs of Oklahoma schools.

Stakeholder input will be key in identifying participants and gathering crucial data and resources.

Please complete the survey regarding behavior and climate in Oklahoma schools below.

Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The survey will be available through March 29.

Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

Pepper Modules

Access to free online professional development is available for all users with an OK EdPlan account. From the Main Menu of EdPlan upon initial login, select the word “Pepper” from the far right green main menu bar. Choose “Courses” and select “Oklahoma SPED Courses.”

Courses Offered by OSDE include:

  • IDEA Essentials (OKSE110)
  • FERPA and Confidentiality (OKSE114)
  • Evaluation and Eligibility (OKSE111)
  • Discipline and Manifestation Determination (OKSE115)
  • Least Restrictive Environment (OKSE113)
  • Early Intervention Services (OKSE112)
  • Accommodations (OKSE117)
  • Behavior at a Glance (OKSE120)
  • Individualized Education Program (OKSE116)
  • Secondary Transition (OKSE121)
  • Surrogate Parent Training (OKSE123)
  • Specially Designed Instruction (OKSE124)
  • Access to OAAP modules are available under “My Resources” from the Pepper main menu page.

New Courses in Pepper beginning April 1, 2019

  • ABLE Tech
    • Assistive Technology and the Law (OKAT1)
    • Introduction to Assistive Technology (OKAT2)
    • What is QIAT? (OKAT3)
    • Assistive Technology Consideration (OKAT4)
    • Assistive Technology Assessment (OKAT5)
    • AT and the IEP (OKAT6)
  • Interagency Collaboration During the Transition Process (OKST1)
  • Transition Assessments Mild/Moderate Disabilities (OKST2)
  • Criteria for Alternate Assessment Participation (OKSE119)
WOW Summercamp

We are extending the deadline to March 31st for WOW applications.  Please share with anyone and everyone.  This is a weeklong camping and work experience, for 16-21 year olds, who will be returning to high school next year.

Click here for application

Click here for flyer

Oklahoma Transition Council Webinar Series

Join us for a free webinar focusing on providing practical and useful tips to increase student involvement in the IEP and Transition Process.

Click here for document about second webinar

Click here for document regarding third webinar

Last Call to sign up for in-person end-of-year Training

The end of year data collection training schedule has been finalized to prepare districts for the July 1 data submission. The attached training notice lists all training dates and registration links. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here for notice

OAAP Update

This OAAP Update will cover:

  • Required Training
  • Retrieving the DLM TIP Sheets
  • DLM Troubleshooting Tips

Click here for document

LEA Agreement Amendment

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts extended to April 15, 2019.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Thursday March 21, 2019

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 2:35pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is planning a summit on behavior and climate in schools. The primary goal of this summit is to develop well-informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports based on input from stakeholders and objective sources of data. The recommendations will address the social/emotional and behavioral needs of Oklahoma schools.

Stakeholder input will be key in identifying participants and gathering crucial data and resources.

Please complete the survey regarding behavior and climate in Oklahoma schools below.

Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The survey will be available through March 22.

Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

Charting the Life Course Conference

Charting the Life Course is a framework that was developed to help individuals with disabilities and families at any age or stage of life think about what they need to know, identify how to find or develop supports, and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live.  Individuals and families may focus on their current situation and stage of life but may also find it helpful to look ahead to start thinking about what they can do or learn now that will help build an inclusive productive life in the future.  Participants will leave the workshop with tools to make appropriate plans for each child for the future.

Click here for document

WOW Summercamp

We are extending the deadline to March 31st for WOW applications.  Please share with anyone and everyone.  This is a weeklong camping and work experience, for 16-21 year olds, who will be returning to high school next year.

Click here for application

Click here for flyer

Oklahoma Transition Council Webinar Series

Join us for a free webinar focusing on providing practical and useful tips to increase student involvement in the IEP and Transition Process.

Click here for document about second webinar

Click here for document regarding third webinar

Professional Development - DLM Science Education

Oklahoma has partnered with the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas to develop and evaluate a new professional development (PD) system to help teachers provide effective science instruction to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The 5E Model Professional Development in Science Education for Special Educators (5E-SESE) system integrates best practices from science education and universal design for learning in an online PD system.  

Please refer to the attachments for signing up and more information.

Click here for recruitment letter

Click here for phase 1 recruitment

Click here for school district letter template

LEA Agreement Amendment

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts extended to April 15, 2019.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Tuesday March 19, 2019

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:41pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is planning a summit on behavior and climate in schools. The primary goal of this summit is to develop well-informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports based on input from stakeholders and objective sources of data. The recommendations will address the social/emotional and behavioral needs of Oklahoma schools.

Stakeholder input will be key in identifying participants and gathering crucial data and resources.

Please complete the survey regarding behavior and climate in Oklahoma schools below.

Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The survey will be available through March 22.

Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

Updates to EdPlan Reports

Several reports have been added or updated in the Advanced Reporting tool in EdPlan.

  • All End of Year folder reports have been updated to reflect the current school year. Please reference these as you begin to prepare your data for end of year submission.
  • One new “End of Year” report has been created to reflect the 45-day timeline eligibility compliance, called the “Eligibility Timeline Report v 1.0.” This report is based on your current school calendar as entered into EdPlan. The report shows the number of days between parent consent and eligibility, but not a reason for delay. We are working to add this feature. You should use this report to check that all students’ eligibilities are completed timely. We will be using this report in part to verify your End of Year submissions on the District Summary Data Page.
  • A new “Shortened Week Length Report” has been added in the Focus Group Data Validation folder for districts to review. This report lists all students whose IEPs reflect a shortened instructional week. Please check that this report accurately reflects your students known to have a shortened instructional week and the reasons for the reduction.
WOW Summercamp

We are extending the deadline to March 31st for WOW applications.  Please share with anyone and everyone.  This is a weeklong camping and work experience, for 16-21 year olds, who will be returning to high school next year.

Click here for application

Click here for flyer

Oklahoma Transition Council Webinar Series

Join us for a free webinar focusing on providing practical and useful tips to increase student involvement in the IEP and Transition Process.

Click here for document about second webinar

Click here for document regarding third webinar

Professional Development - DLM Science Education

Oklahoma has partnered with the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas to develop and evaluate a new professional development (PD) system to help teachers provide effective science instruction to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The 5E Model Professional Development in Science Education for Special Educators (5E-SESE) system integrates best practices from science education and universal design for learning in an online PD system.  

Please refer to the attachments for signing up and more information.

Click here for recruitment letter

Click here for phase 1 recruitment

Click here for school district letter template

LEA Agreement Amendment

LEA Agreement Amendment for all Districts extended to April 15, 2019.

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Thursday March 14, 2019

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 1:18pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is planning a summit on behavior and climate in schools. The primary goal of this summit is to develop well-informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports based on input from stakeholders and objective sources of data. The recommendations will address the social/emotional and behavioral needs of Oklahoma schools.

Stakeholder input will be key in identifying participants and gathering crucial data and resources.

Please complete the survey regarding behavior and climate in Oklahoma schools below.

Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The survey will be available through March 22.

Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

Summer Career Academy

The Summer Career Academy is offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services for students with hearing loss interested in obtaining employment. Early applications are encouraged as enrollment is limited to ensure maximum personal attention. The deadline for application is April 19, 2019, but applications will be accepted until all slots are filled. Please return completed applications to Sandy Keesee 8740 E 11th St, Ste F, Tulsa, OK 74112 or skeesee@okdrs.gov

Click here for flyer

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

Updates to EdPlan Reports

Several reports have been added or updated in the Advanced Reporting tool in EdPlan.

  • All End of Year folder reports have been updated to reflect the current school year. Please reference these as you begin to prepare your data for end of year submission.
  • One new “End of Year” report has been created to reflect the 45-day timeline eligibility compliance, called the “Eligibility Timeline Report v 1.0.” This report is based on your current school calendar as entered into EdPlan. The report shows the number of days between parent consent and eligibility, but not a reason for delay. We are working to add this feature. You should use this report to check that all students’ eligibilities are completed timely. We will be using this report in part to verify your End of Year submissions on the District Summary Data Page.
  • A new “Shortened Week Length Report” has been added in the Focus Group Data Validation folder for districts to review. This report lists all students whose IEPs reflect a shortened instructional week. Please check that this report accurately reflects your students known to have a shortened instructional week and the reasons for the reduction.
WOW Summercamp

We are extending the deadline to March 31st for WOW applications.  Please share with anyone and everyone.  This is a weeklong camping and work experience, for 16-21 year olds, who will be returning to high school next year.

Click here for application

Click here for flyer

Summer Boot Camp

Non-Traditional Route to Special Education Certification

May 26-July 29, 2019

Tulsa Area

Application Deadline:   May 4, 2019

Refer to https://sde.ok.gov/non-traditional-route-special-education-teacher-certification for requirements/qualifications.

Professional Development - DLM Science Education

Oklahoma has partnered with the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas to develop and evaluate a new professional development (PD) system to help teachers provide effective science instruction to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The 5E Model Professional Development in Science Education for Special Educators (5E-SESE) system integrates best practices from science education and universal design for learning in an online PD system.  

Please refer to the attachments for signing up and more information.

Click here for recruitment letter

Click here for phase 1 recruitment

Click here for school district letter template

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Tuesday March 12, 2019

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 3:23pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is planning a summit on behavior and climate in schools. The primary goal of this summit is to develop well-informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports based on input from stakeholders and objective sources of data. The recommendations will address the social/emotional and behavioral needs of Oklahoma schools.

Stakeholder input will be key in identifying participants and gathering crucial data and resources.

Please complete the survey regarding behavior and climate in Oklahoma schools below.

Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The survey will be available through March 22.

Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant

The Oklahoma School Climate Transformation Grant, also referred to as OK Transform, is now accepting applicationsTwenty-five schools across Oklahoma will be selected to receive Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) implementation support, training and technical assistance.

Selected schools and districts will receive support and information regarding how to transform school climate by building local capacity through the implementation of a sustained, school-wide PBIS framework. In addition, schools/districts in counties with the highest opioid usage per population will receive addiction prevention training on opioid use.

Benefits of Participation

Schools and districts participating in the School Climate Transformation Grant project will receive training, professional development and technical assistance in regard to the following:

  • System-wide implementation of a Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional learning, trauma-informed practices, suicide prevention, bullying prevention, mental health awareness and opioid training
  • Coaching support in regard to team collaboration and data-based decision making
  • Guided support for implementation of evidence-based interventions and practices
  • Access to e-learning opportunities through online platforms
  • Improved academic achievement in reading and math
  • Improved attendance rates

Download the application here.

Applications are due April 12.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Suddath, School Climate Transformation Project Director, at elizabeth.suddath@sde.ok.gov or (405) 521-2106.

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 April 15 webinar Leadership and Management

End Of Year Training Schedule

The end of year data collection training schedule has been finalized to prepare districts for the July 1 data submission. The attached training notice lists all training dates and registration links. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here for notice

WOW Summercamp

We are extending the deadline to March 31st for WOW applications.  Please share with anyone and everyone.  This is a weeklong camping and work experience, for 16-21 year olds, who will be returning to high school next year.

Click here for application

Click here for flyer

Summer Boot Camp

Non-Traditional Route to Special Education Certification

May 26-July 29, 2019

Tulsa Area

Application Deadline:   May 4, 2019

Refer to https://sde.ok.gov/non-traditional-route-special-education-teacher-certification for requirements/qualifications.

Professional Development - DLM Science Education

Oklahoma has partnered with the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas to develop and evaluate a new professional development (PD) system to help teachers provide effective science instruction to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The 5E Model Professional Development in Science Education for Special Educators (5E-SESE) system integrates best practices from science education and universal design for learning in an online PD system.  

Please refer to the attachments for signing up and more information.

Click here for recruitment letter

Click here for phase 1 recruitment

Click here for school district letter template

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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 Friday March 8, 2019

Fri, 03/08/2019 - 2:31pm
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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 March 11 webinar Dispute Resolution

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

Dial in audio: 888-387-8686, Participant Code 7757975#

Webinar link: https://taese.adobeconnect.com/okta/

It will also be sent to the email you registered with by end of business day Friday, March 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

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OSDE - SES Thursday March 7, 2019

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 2:50pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is planning a summit on behavior and climate in schools. The primary goal of this summit is to develop well-informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports based on input from stakeholders and objective sources of data. The recommendations will address the social/emotional and behavioral needs of Oklahoma schools.

Stakeholder input will be key in identifying participants and gathering crucial data and resources.

Please complete the survey regarding behavior and climate in Oklahoma schools below.

Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The survey will be available through March 22.

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

Summer Boot Camp

Non-Traditional Route to Special Education Certification

May 26-July 29, 2019

Tulsa Area

Application Deadline:   May 4, 2019

Refer to https://sde.ok.gov/non-traditional-route-special-education-teacher-certification for requirements/qualifications.

Professional Development - DLM Science Education

Oklahoma has partnered with the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas to develop and evaluate a new professional development (PD) system to help teachers provide effective science instruction to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The 5E Model Professional Development in Science Education for Special Educators (5E-SESE) system integrates best practices from science education and universal design for learning in an online PD system.  

Please refer to the attachments for signing up and more information.

Click here for recruitment letter

Click here for phase 1 recruitment

Click here for school district letter template

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Tuesday March 5, 2019

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 3:28pm
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Special Education Services
Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is planning a summit on behavior and climate in schools. The primary goal of this summit is to develop well-informed recommendations for legislative, pre-service and in-service supports based on input from stakeholders and objective sources of data. The recommendations will address the social/emotional and behavioral needs of Oklahoma schools.

Stakeholder input will be key in identifying participants and gathering crucial data and resources.

Please complete the survey regarding behavior and climate in Oklahoma schools below.

Oklahoma Summit on Behavior and Climate Survey

The survey will be available through March 22.

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

Summer Boot Camp

Non-Traditional Route to Special Education Certification

May 26-July 29, 2019

Tulsa Area

Application Deadline:   May 4, 2019

Refer to https://sde.ok.gov/non-traditional-route-special-education-teacher-certification for requirements/qualifications.

Professional Development - DLM Science Education

Oklahoma has partnered with the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas to develop and evaluate a new professional development (PD) system to help teachers provide effective science instruction to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The 5E Model Professional Development in Science Education for Special Educators (5E-SESE) system integrates best practices from science education and universal design for learning in an online PD system.  

Please refer to the attachments for signing up and more information.

Click here for recruitment letter

Click here for phase 1 recruitment

Click here for school district letter template

Oklahoma Transition Council Webinar Series

This webinar discusses the Why, Who, What, Where and How's of developing transition programs. Join us March 6, 2019 - 9:30-10:30 am

Click here for more information

OAAP Update

This OAAP Udate will cover:

  • Required Training
  • Instructional Video Showcase
  • Retrieving the DLM TIP Sheets
  • Retrieving Braille Ready Files (BRFs)

Click here for document

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

FY2020 Assurances

FY2020 Assurances are now available on GMS

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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Oklahoma ABLE Tech March 2019 Edition

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 2:05pm
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Special Education Services
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AT Support Team Training: Notes & Quotes

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Two of ABLE Tech’s three Spring AT Support Team Workshops are in the can, and participants are reporting success using low-tech AT with their students!

The final session, to be held in Lawton March 14th, will cover AT in the IEP and Implementation. AT trainings are provided at no cost to Oklahoma educators and related service providers, in addition to Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered for OTs, PTs, and SLPs. 

LEARN MORE 

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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
LEARN MORE

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Assistive Technology for Vision is technology that helps people see better, or better comprehend what they cannot see. Vision AT includes devices and software to magnify printed materials, provide auditory support, and support braille reading. LEARN MORE ​

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Accomplishing certain tasks throughout a child’s school years will make moving into and out of each stage smoother, and help to ensure the student will have the best possible outcomes. That’s why planning for Transition is an important aspect of the Individual Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities.  LEARN MORE 

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If you have students who need textbooks and other curricular materials in specialized formats, now is the time to submit orders for next fall. Liberty Braille is accepting braille and large print requests for the 2018-19 school year. 
LEARN MORE 

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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 February 28, 2019

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 4:12pm
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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

Summer Boot Camp

Non-Traditional Route to Special Education Certification

May 26-July 29, 2019

Tulsa Area

Application Deadline:   May 4, 2019

Refer to https://sde.ok.gov/non-traditional-route-special-education-teacher-certification for requirements/qualifications.

Professional Development - DLM Science Education

Oklahoma has partnered with the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas to develop and evaluate a new professional development (PD) system to help teachers provide effective science instruction to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The 5E Model Professional Development in Science Education for Special Educators (5E-SESE) system integrates best practices from science education and universal design for learning in an online PD system.  

Please refer to the attachments for signing up and more information.

Click here for recruitment letter

Click here for phase 1 recruitment

Click here for school district letter template

End Of Year Training Schedule

The end of year data collection training schedule has been finalized to prepare districts for the July 1 data submission. The attached training notice lists all training dates and registration links. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here for notice

FY19 IDEA Part B Re-Allocation

Click here to see document

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

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

Categories: specialed

OSDE - SES Tuesday February 26, 2019

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 4:59pm
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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

Summer Boot Camp

Non-Traditional Route to Special Education Certification

May 26-July 29, 2019

Tulsa Area

Application Deadline:   May 4, 2019

Refer to https://sde.ok.gov/non-traditional-route-special-education-teacher-certification for requirements/qualifications.

Professional Development - DLM Science Education

Oklahoma has partnered with the Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas to develop and evaluate a new professional development (PD) system to help teachers provide effective science instruction to students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The 5E Model Professional Development in Science Education for Special Educators (5E-SESE) system integrates best practices from science education and universal design for learning in an online PD system.  

Please refer to the attachments for signing up and more information.

Click here for recruitment letter

Click here for phase 1 recruitment

Click here for school district letter template

End Of Year Training Schedule

The end of year data collection training schedule has been finalized to prepare districts for the July 1 data submission. The attached training notice lists all training dates and registration links. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Click here for notice

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

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

Categories: specialed

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