As we prepare for a new school year, we want everyone to know that we have added new items under most of the tabs. The first ones we want to highlight are two newly added student interviews that can be found under the Teachers tab. Then click on the Transition Planning Forms, and go to the Transition Interview Tab. This is where a variety of student interviews can be found.
Recently added was the Independent Living Skills Assessment. This form comes from the Department of Human Services in Washingston state, and students are rated as basic, intermediate, advanced, or exceptional. This assessment can help pinpoint skills that may still need to be worked on because having a basic knowledge in each area is important for long term success. It will also help you decide which independent living skills are already strengths for the student.
Also added was the Student Interview – in depth. This is a great interview to use with your students since it digs a little deeper. It is from Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV in Grove City, Pennsylvania. If you have done basic student interviews in the past, this could help you discover some additional information for your juniors and seniors.
If you have ever taken any of the KU Strategies trainings, then you know how user-friendly these are with your students! Just wanted to share that there is a new one-day training on “self-advocacy” and “possible selves” coming soon on September 30th. Please see the flyer below for more specific details, as well, as, how to sign up so you can attend. These are both important skills that students need to transition smoothly and fits well into 21st century skills! Sign up today!
September 22-24, 2015
Marriott Coralville Hotel and Conference Center, Coralville, IA
The Iowa Transition Conference will be held on September 22-24, 2015 at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, Iowa.
The Iowa Transition Pre-Conference sessions will be focused on strategies for educators and AEA’s. It will be held on September 22, 2015 at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, Iowa. The cost will be $65.00 for the half day and includes an afternoon snack. No lunch will be provided.
The Iowa Transition Conference will be held on September 23-24, 2015 at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, Iowa. Participants have the opportunity to attend sessions on transition planning, assessment and services appropriate for parents, students, educators, AEA and agencies living, learning and working with students with disabilities. The conference will also offer an Exhibit Hall to learn more about transition services and products and offer networking opportunities. Costs: Wednesday is a full day for $100.00 and includes breakfast and lunch; Thursday is a half day for $65.00 and includes breakfast with a keynote in the late morning before conference closing. No lunch will be provided.
For more information or to register, please click: Iowa Transition Conference 2015
This is a great opportunity for educators and parents to keep up with the latest transition topics, so log on and sign up today!