How is PROGRESS Center supporting local educators and leaders in developing and implementing high-quality educational programs for students with disabilities? This infographic provides a snapshot of Year 1 (November 2019 – November 2020) activities and demonstrates the impact and reach of the Center’s efforts during that period.
The PROGRESS Center invites district and school educators and leaders to join one of three repeating virtual events that will explore how we can promote progress for students with disabilities by shifting the focus from compliance alone (e.g., Were timelines met? Was the parent given their procedural safeguards?) to developing and implementing high-quality educational programming that will move students and schools along the "path to progress."
The October PROGRESS Newsletter was recently released. This newsletter includes information about new PROGRESS Center IEP Tip Sheets, Stories from the Classroom Videos, and access to the recent Tips for Facilitating Virtual IEP Meetings webinar. It also includes resources from our partners at the TIES Center and CADRE as well as OSEP.
In this series of videos, hear from educators as they share strategies, tips, and stories from their experiences as special educators and how they have worked to promote progress for students with disabilities.
In this video, Stacy Hirt a 20-year veteran special educator shares tips for longevity in the field of special education. She highlights the importance of being clear, concise, and consistent, using documented data, being one step ahead of technology, remembering your personal and professional why, and remembering to laugh and embrace change.
In this video, Cheney Jackson a special educator from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, describe how she works with her students by focusing on their assets. You will see how she includes her students in examining their data and setting ambitious goals.
While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) allowed IEP teams to use “alternative means of meeting participation, such as video conferences and conference calls” (34 CFR §300.328) prior to COVID-19, the current context means that virtual meetings are a necessity for many IEP teams. In this webinar, Dr. Tessie Bailey (PROGRESS Center Director), Emily Surapaneni (Process Coordinator for Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, MO), and Dr.
This tip sheet provides information about dates, frequency, location, and duration of services. It includes a brief summary of federal regulations, tips for implementation, and additional resources. Check with your state for additional requirements.
This tip sheet provides information about participating in assessment and accommodations for assessments. It includes a brief summary of federal regulations, tips for implementation, and additional resources. Check with your state for additional requirements.
This tip sheet discusses measuring progress toward annual goals. It provides a brief summary of federal regulations, tips for implementation, and additional resources. Check with your state for additional requirements.