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  1. Exploring New Territories FDLRS Institute 2008 Daytona Beach

  2. History – Statute • (f)  Provide for the dissemination and diffusion of significant information and promising practices derived from educational research, demonstration, and other projects. • (g)  Assist in the delivery, modification, and integration of instructional technology, including microcomputer applications and adaptive and assistive devices, appropriate to the unique needs of exceptional students.

  3. IDEA 2004 • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) • Protect the rights of children with disabilities and their parents • Assist States, localities, educational service agencies, and Federal agencies • Assess and ensure the effectiveness of efforts to education children with disabilities

  4. IDEA 2004 • Professional Development & Training • Technology in the IEP Process • Technology to Enhance Learning • Assistive Technology • Universal Design for Learning • Accessible Instructional Materials / NIMAS • Accommodations

  5. State Performance Plan 05-10 • 1 – Percent of youth with IEPs graduating from high school with a regular diploma. • 2 – Percent of youth with IEPs dropping out of high school. • 3 – Participation and performance of children with disabilities on statewide assessments. • 5 – Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21.

  6. Scaling Up • The process of reaching larger numbers, having a larger impact, creating sustainable change • State Level – guidance, policy, vision • Project Activities – organizational in nature • Local Activities – implementation

  7. Effective Change is Paradoxical • Top-Down and Bottom-Up • Easy and Powerful • Self-Organized and Tightly Managed Heather George, Mary Little, George Batsche

  8. Methods of Systems Change • “Entrepreneurial” systems change • Site specific • Driven by core of “visionary” people • Change process driven by local strengths, weaknesses and opportunities • Motivated internally • “Sustainable” systems change • Site generic • Externally motivated • Driven by policy • Guided by “blueprints” Heather George, Mary Little, George Batsche

  9. Scaling Up • The process of reaching larger numbers, having a larger impact, creating sustainable change • State Level – guidance, policy, vision • Project Activities – organizational in nature • Local Activities – implementation

  10. Example – Reading

  11. BEESS Supported Statewide Technology Network • Florida Instructional Materials Center for the Visually Impaired (FIMC-VI) • Suzanne Dalton, sdalton@fimcvi.org, 800 282 9193 • Resource Materials & Technology Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH) • Shelley Ardis, ardiss@fsdb.k12.fl.us, 904 827 2666 • Technology State Loan Library (TSLL) • Mark Cerasale, mark_cerasale@scps.k12.fl.us, 407 320-2385

  12. BEESS Supported Statewide Technology Network • FDLRS Technology Coordinating Unit (FDLRS/TECH) • David Davis, david@fdlrstech.com, 850 638 6131, ext 2242 • FDLRS Regional Technology Specialists • Regional Assistive Technology Specialists • FDLRS Associate Center Technology Specialists

  13. BEESS Technology Services Serving Florida’s Schools & Students

  14. RtI • Problem Solving/Response to Intervention (PS/RtI) http://floridarti.usf.edu • Positive Behavior Support (PBS) http://flpbs.fmhi.usf.edu • Teaching Learning Connections (RtI-TLC) http://rtitlc.ucf.edu

  15. Different Directions

  16. Exploring New Territories FDLRS Institute 2008 Daytona Beach