DATE & TIME TYPE LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

December 03, 2019 to December 04, 2019

8:30 - 4:30 December 3, 8:30 - 12:00 December 4

In-Person Training

TBD/ Anaheim, CA

NTACT CTE Perkins V Plan Collaboration Summit

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Purpose

NTACT-hosted, CTE Perkins V Plan Collaboration Summit will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary teams comprised of state and local partners work collectively to operationalize Perkins V plans for access, equity, and inclusiveness for students with disabilities.

Intended Participants

  • State-level agency personnel focused on secondary transition-age students (14-21 or older) in Career and Technical Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Special Education
  • Other state agencies that support programming for transition age students (e.g., Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities)
  • Local Education Agency representative(s) to support planning for implementing the Perkins V plans

Outcomes

Participants will work in state and local cross-disciplinary teams of special education, vocational rehabilitation, and career and technical education to develop a Perkins V implementation plan that:

  • ensures students with disabilities have access to and can persist in CTE programs and curriculum;
  • fosters collaboration across building-level and agency partners;
  • outlines strategies for data sharing and data use; and
  • supports teachers and school professionals in providing students with disabilities’ high quality, differentiated instruction for 21st century employability skills.

Registrants can stay at the Sheraton (where the NTACT CTE Summit will be taking place) or any of the other ACTE designated hotels... https://www.careertechvision.com/hotels.cfm

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October 23, 2019

8:00 - 5:00

In-Person Training

Westin/ Seattle

Midyear Cadre - Improving Outcomes for Students with Complex Support Needs

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Prework:

State teams review/update their team plan and highlight any goals/activities that specifically target students with complex support needs – prior the Oct. 23rd meeting with members of their state team

Why does NTACT host a mid-year meeting with State teams and who should attend?

This year the Mid-Year Cadre Meeting is intended to provide interdisciplinary teams with an opportunity to (a) consider progress on their capacity building or technical assistance plans to improve student outcomes in their state, (b) increase their knowledge of effective resources, practices, and activities that support successful post-secondary outcomes for students with complex support needs (c) connect with peers from other states.

While team configuration at the Cadre Meeting is often smaller than the Capacity Building Institute, team members may include representatives from state or local special education, state or local career and technical education, state or local vocational rehabilitation, state or state or local secondary education, institutes of higher education (personnel preparation faculty or disability services or program personnel), parent training and information centers, youth organizations, state or local developmental disability or mental health…any organization or individual serving as a stakeholder in the State’s improvement activities regarding outcomes for students and youth with disabilities. 

Interdisciplinary state teams will:

  1. Increase knowledge regarding how IDEA, WIOA, and the CMS-HCBS Final Rule can impact the planning and support of students with complex needs
  2. Increase knowledge of effective cross-system resources, strategies and activities for students with complex support needs to achieve  successful post-secondary outcomes
  3. Address state planning strategies to include and/or enhance successful post-secondary outcomes for students with complex support needs
  4. Share progress and challenges with TA providers and state colleagues on capacity building plans to improve outcomes for students with disabilities

Hotel reservations can be made under the DCDT room block here

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July 18, 2019

3:00 PM ET

Webinar

Webinar

Overview of Labor Laws and Employment Related Issues

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During this webinar, targeted for professionals who are involved with obtaining and providing work experiences for youth and young adults with disabilities, information will be presented on the Fair Labor Standards Act and how these laws apply to youth with disabilities. Participants will learn how federal and state laws affect work experiences for transition age youth aged 14-21.

June 20, 2019

3:00 PM ET

Webinar

Webinar

Everyone Can Work! Paid Work Experiences for Students with Disabilities

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Work can be an invaluable experience in a high school student’s life; it not only means being able to earn money, but it also promotes a sense of accomplishment while simultaneously fostering autonomy and developing several skills that will be useful after graduation. In this session national and state presenters will provide outcome data and share information and resources related to effective programs, projects, and activities that engaged students in paid work experiences.

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April 18, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

"Ask the Experts" - Unique Transition Issues for Youth with TBI"

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Sponsored by NTACT, Janet Williams, founder and president of Minds Matter, LLC and communityworks inc, will share her experience educating and supporting children with traumatic brain injury and families of those affected by TBI.

LIVE EVENT:  April 18, 2019
ONLINE CHAT:  April 18, 2019-May 2, 2019

March 28, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

"Ask the Experts" - Local Innovation and Collaboration across CTE-Special Education and VR

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Sponsored by NTACT, join a team working in Nevada towards local CTE collaboration. You will hear C.J Fields and Jennifer Kane (state Education Programs Professionals) along with their teammates David Palmer (teacher Dayton HS) and Janice John (NV state Rehabilitation Services) as they discuss what they have implemented locally for improving student achievement and educator effectiveness.

LIVE EVENT:  March 28, 2019
ONLINE CHAT:  March 28, 2019-April 11, 2019 

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NTACT-NV Local CTE

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What do you want to know more about local CTE innovation and collaboration?

March 14, 2019

3:00 PM ET

Webinar

Webinar

NTACT Tool Release Alert: Transition Gradebook is Released

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In this webinar, Dr. Matthew Klare will introduce the Transition Gradebook, a school-level tool for recording individual students’ transition-related activities, including the required pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS), and various risk and protective factors associated with dropout, graduation and positive postschool outcomes. 

The Transition Gradebook is a locally served database application that records transition-related activities from five major areas from NTACT’s Predictors of Postschool Success—specifically, Career Awareness, Work Experience, Inclusion, Student Supports, and Collaboration. It also tracks whether a student has received instruction in self-determination, social skills, life skills, and/or transportation skills. Finally, the tool records some of the risk and protective factors associated with school completion: specifically in the areas of attendance, behavior and course performance, as well as other factors that impact school engagement and postschool outcomes. 

The Gradebook generates individual student reports that can be used to support student-focused planning in IEP and transition-team meetings, career-counseling sessions and parent conferences. It can generate a report for a single period of time (quarter, trimester, semester, or year) or operate across multiple periods of time to show growth. It also generates various summary reports of risk factors and provision of services that administrators can use in analyzing trends related to graduation and dropout in their schools, planning for program development, and in demonstrating compliance with WIOA requirements for delivery of Pre-ETS services. 

The tool runs in a Linux environment on a school’s web server, or may be hosted at a cloud-based server. Installation is performed from a Cloud-based service called GitHub. For more information, go to https://www.transitionta.org/gradebook

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February 21, 2019 to March 07, 2019

Online Live

Webinar

Webinar

"Ask the Experts" - CIRCLES: Interagency Collaboration "LIVE"

Sponsored by NTACT, Nellie Aspel, NC, Jennifer Williams, Fran Ennis, and Crissie Parks, AR will provide information about implementation of CIRCLES (Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students) in their own region/school district. You will learn about the program, how to get started, as well as sustainability.

LIVE EVENT:  February 21, 2019
ONLINE CHAT:  February 21, 2018-March 7, 2019 HAPPENING NOW!

Recording now available!

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February 14, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Using Post-School Outcome (PSO) and Career & Technical Education (CTE) Data to Address Student Outcomes

Presenters will share their successes in working across state agencies to improve outcomes for youth with disabilities accessing CTE in Oregon. The team will share examples from the field, process, data, lessons learned, and suggestions for implementation.

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January 17, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Cultivate the Connection, The Alignment Between Accommodations & Employability: Arizona Highlights CTE and ESS connections for Improved Post-Secondary Outcomes

The newly signed law, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, Perkins V, calls for an increased effort to close the performance gap with special populations. Using ideas that were once done in a silo, Arizona is now reaching out to its stakeholders and coming up with innovate ways to include all Arizona students in CTE by increasing awareness of how accommodations in IEP’s today affect employability for tomorrow.
 
Arizona will highlight the Statewide CTE Strategic Planning process which has included stakeholder and special education input. The statewide Technical Skills Assessment, it’s data and new universal accommodation guidance written in collaboration with Special Education input. The formation of high-skill and in-demand occupational programs which gives more options for all students to concentrate in a specific CTE area. Lastly, collaborative efforts between CTE and ESS included State Conference presentations and PD options for CTE and Special Education directors and their teachers to learn about each other, and how we each participate in the transition planning process to increase engagement in post-school outcomes.

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