Interdisciplinary state team members will gain knowledge and skills to implement effective practices in Student Focused Planning, Student Development (academic, employment, and life skills), Interagency Collaboration, Family Engagement, and Program Structures. Teams will build capacity to improve practices and programs in their states through data based decision making, planning and providing quality professional development, conducting policy analysis, and using effective technical assistance systems. Team members will participate in facilitated state team planning to target improved transition services, high school completion and dropout prevention strategies, and postsecondary outcomes for youth with disabilities.
This year, NTACT is hosting aspects of the institute virtually, between May 26 and the end of June, with a culminating activity mid-August. The capacity building model has always been to provide: a) evidence-based content and strategies around targeted areas of secondary transition planning and capacity building, b)networking and extended learning opportunities for participants to discuss and hear what their peers across the country have been working on, and c) dedicated and facilitated space for state team planning for interdisciplinary teams from states to assess their current strengths and needs in order to build annual goals around those needs. For the 2020 Capacity Building Virtual Institute (CBVI), we are maintaining those three components with adaptations.
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