DATE & TIME TYPE LOCATION EVENT DESCRIPTION

May 07, 2019 to May 09, 2019

In-Person Training

Charlotte, NC

Save the Date - 13th Annual NTACT Capacity Building Institute

NTACT's annual Capacity Building Institute will be in Charlotte - May 7 - 9, 2019. Plans are underway and registration and a draft agenda will be available in the new year. Prepare to participate in the best CBI ever! 

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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

February 14, 2019

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

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

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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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December 13, 2018

1:30 PM

Webinar

Webinar

Culturally Responsive Practices for Youth and Young Adults with and At Risk for Disabilities

Culturally responsive practices is of paramount importance given the marked demographics shifts in the U.S. population. In order to continue to meet the evolving needs of all students and clients- especially culturally and linguistically diverse youth and young adults with and at risk for disabilities; a greater understanding of equity and inclusion in education is warranted. This session is designed to center the importance of culture in the application of pedagogical and behavioral interventions. We intend to demonstrate how culturally responsive practices  can be used to build positive-student teacher and VR counselor relationships; enhance teacher/counselor-parent collaboration and communication, and foster an inclusive and caring learning environment with high expectations with the goal of positively improving educational and employment outcomes.
 
Presenters:
Dr. Bettie Ray Butler & Doctoral Fellow Sonja Gadd both from the
Urban Education Collaborative & NTACT at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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November 15, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - EST

Webinar

Webinar

Family Engagement Strategies for Educators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, Human Service, and Health Agencies Staff

Families and caregivers are crucial partners in assisting youth in transitioning from high school to adult life.  This session will present information from an education, vocational rehabilitation, human services and health lens regarding effective practices and resources to enhance family and caregiver engagement in the transition process.  Presenters will include national experts in family engagement and transition planning.

 

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October 24, 2018

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

In-Person Training

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

NTACT Mid-Year Cadre Meeting for State Teams

NTACT's meeting began with an overview of the national transition landscape. The PowerPoint that guided that portion of the day is posted here. NTACT's next face-to-face meeting the CBI will be May 7 - 9, 2019 in Charlotte, NC.

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October 22, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Webinar

October 2018 – National Secondary Transition COP Meeting

At this month’s meeting in addition to NCOP updates,  information was presented by the Florida COP team including:

  • Florida’s Project 10 - update/highlights
  • CTE and Special Education collaborations
  • Pre-ETS implementation
  • Cross-agency collaboration(s)

October 18, 2018

3:00 PM, EST

Webinar

Webinar

Resources for Special Educators and VR Counselors in Service Provision for Youth and Young Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

This webinar will focus on what educators, transition teachers and VR counselors need to know in order to serve youth with TBI. Basic information about TBI, 504s, and IDEA, and its application to providing transition services to youth with TBI.
Session Outcomes: 
Increase knowledge of general TBI information. 
Increased awareness of TBI and students unique needs. 
Increased knowledge of other national laws as they relate to TBI. 
Increased understanding of quality transition planning practices and service delivery for students with TBI.
Knowledge of available resources for working with students with TBI.
 

Presenter: Dr. Melissa McCart
Melissa McCart works at the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training at the University of Oregon and the Director of the Oregon TBI Teams. She has been a special education teacher, school administrator and has taught, 
published, and studied in the delivery of services to students with TBI for 8 years.

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October 04, 2018

3:00 PM ET

Webinar

Webinar

Ask the Expert: Academic Strategies for Youth with ASD

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Sponsored by NTACT, Dr. Kara Hume, Advance Research Scientist at UNC, detailed academic strategies to use with students on the autism spectrum that can be used across different academic content areas - and continued the discussion online for 2 weeks. Access the recording here.