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  1. Using Online Training & Resources for Statewide Professional Development Mary E. Morningstar, Ph.D. NSTTAC National Summit May 2-4, 2007 mmorningstar@ku.edu www.transitioncoalition.org

  2. 1980’s • National study of high school programs, 1985-88 • 1985 Department of Defense Dependents’ Schools Summer Institute on career/ vocational • Summer transition workshops late 1980s • Secondary Special Education/ Transition personnel preparation grant, 1989-91 • 1990’s • Kansas Systems Change Project - Statewide Transition Training 1993-1998 • Kansas Transition Network –contract with KSDE 1998-2000 • KU Secondary/Transition Personnel Preparation Program 1994-1999 • KU Secondary/Transition Outreach project 1997-2000. • 2000-2004 • Interprofessional/Transition Personnel Preparation, 2000-03 • National Transition Outreach Project (National Transition Coalition), 2001-2004 • National Online Specialization in Transition Project, 2001-2004 • 2004 - Present • KU TransCert: Online Transition Graduate Certificate Program 2004-2008 • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Online Professional Development for Transition 2004-2007 • KU Secondary Transition Leadership Program 2005-2009 Late 1960’s Department of Special Education commitment to secondary special education and career development starts in late 1960s • 1970’s • Federal grant for secondary teacher education personnel preparation model, 1972-76 • Federal RETOOL project for higher education faculty on career education for students with disabilities, 1975-79 First, a little background…. Late 1960’s 2000-2004 1990’s 2004-? 1970’s 1980’s

  3. Quality Indicators of Exemplary Transition Programs Needs Assessment Online and Face-to-Face Training, Action Planning & Ongoing Technical Assistance Action Planning & Goal Setting Online Community of Practice; Follow-up Support and Technical Assistance Improved Practices & Impact

  4. Transition Planning Family Involvement Student Involvement Curriculum & Instruction Access to General Curriculum Interagency Collaboration Transition Assessment Comprehensive Approach: Step 1- Needs Assessment Quality Indicators of Exemplary Transition Programs Needs Assessment 7 Domains & 40 Items

  5. QI Results

  6. Step 2: Prioritize and Training & TA Online and Face-to-Face Training, Action Planning & Ongoing Technical Assistance • Non-instructor lead online training & resources • Instructor lead online training • Face-to-face training and action planning • Online communities of practice

  7. Noninstructor-led Online Professional Development Transition Coalition Online Modules Online Resources Searchable Databases Models of Success

  8. Currently Available Working with Families Transition Assessment: The Big Picture Best Practices in Transition and IDEA 2004 Cultural Diversity and Transition Students with ED/BD and Employment Online Design Phase • Aligning Transition IEPs with Standards • Self-Determination & Student Involvement in Transition • Students with Significant Disabilities & Positive Behavioral Support * Adapted Modules that are State-specific

  9. Online Module Framework • Learning Objectives • Case-Based Examples & Activities • Conceptual Models/Unifying Frameworks • Important Point • Now It’s Your Turn • More Information & My Library • Interactivity: Click & Compare; True/False; Games; Audio/video • Session Summary General Content • Pre/Post Test • Learning activities • Reflective questions • Impact on teaching • Barriers to implementation • Reflection of general learning content User Portfolio

  10. Instructor-led Online Professional Development Professional Development Graduate Coursework KU TransCert Online Program • Continuing Education • Overview of Transition • Transition Assessment • Family and Student Involvement • Interagency Collaboration • Employment KU-SET Doctoral Program • States & Districts • QI State Assess • Online & F-t-F training • Action plans • COPs KU Transition Summer Institute

  11. KU TransCert Program • Research from the field • Aligned with CEC competencies • Translated from courses • User-validated • Addressing critical needs . . .

  12. Course Content Readings (Print & Online) Online Lecture Threaded Discussion Media Videoclips on CD-ROM Audioclips streamed Case-based Projects Additional Resources Websites PDF’s & print materials Online Infrastructure Courseware: BlackBoard & Moodle Technical Support Discussion board Bb online support Orientation Materials CD-ROM Print Online Online Gradebook Digital Dropbox Email Online Course Elements Go to SPED 859

  13. 4 week short courses • Weekly Readings & Online Modules • Threaded Discussion • Activities and videos • Projects • Topics • Introduction to Transition Education & Services • Family and Student Involvement • Transition Assessment • Vocational Training & Employment • Interagency Collaboration

  14. Step 3: Action Planning & Goal Setting

  15. Step 4: Follow-up Support and Technical Assistance Online Community of Practice; Follow-up Support and Technical Assistance • Communities of Practice • IDEAs Partnership • District-supported online COP • Transition Coalition developed • Telephone calls • Video conferencing • On site & Events • Work with administrative team

  16. Increased Transition Knowledge Participant satisfaction Improved Transition Planning • Competency Surveys • PBA • QI Program Evaluation • Goal Attainment Scaling • Focus groups • Content Analysis of Discussions Increased communication & linkages Attention to teaching transition content Current & Future Evaluation Efforts: Personnel Preparation

  17. Quality Indicators of Exemplary Transition Programs Needs Assessment Online and Face-to-Face Training, Action Planning & Ongoing Technical Assistance Action Planning & Goal Setting Online Community of Practice; Follow-up Support and Technical Assistance Improved Practices & Impact