Testing and Teacher Effectiveness Timeline

IU/PaTTAN Transition Conference Call Notes:

PaTTAN will be launching a new website that will replace the Secondary Transition Folders that you have been mailing to students. This information will be shared at the PDE conference that is being held in March. All of the hardcopy and CD materials will be housed on the new website for parents to access. A letter will be mailed to each LEA that can be shared with parents regarding how to request hardcopies of the materials for those that do not have means to access this information electronically.

Sheree's tidbit: Consider hosting a Transition Night for those parents of students that will be or are 14 years of age to access the website in you school computer lab. This would be a great activity to get parents thinking about the transition process and to connect with the point person for transition in you perspective locations.

There will be a webinar on April 17th (time to be determined) on how to navigate the website. STAY TUNED!!!

Pa POS - Indicator 14 Timelines: All LEAs should begin the survey process by March 15th.

Post Survey Districts: William Penn, Springfield, Southeast Delco

Exit Survey Districts: Upper Darby, Haverford, Radnor

Powerpoint in case you missed the training session:

Community of Practice Session: Resources that were shared during the presentation that may assist in Transition. The focus of this training session was on the knowledge and application of the UDL principals.
Allows the user to generate their own compic strips. This might be another way for students to express their interests for their post school goals.
Goal Setting Worksheet
Vocab Ahead goes beyond a single text definition to increase depth of word knowledge by also supplying visual representations, models of pronounciation, and examples that show how the wird is used in real context. (SAT vocbulary words)

From Ed Lafferty: What You Can Do Online Factsheet How to Create an Account Factsheet

It is also for people who need a benefit verification letter. Benefit Verification Factsheet

Legal: Guardenship and Power of Attorney

Pennsylvania Career Guide 2013 -
This site is designed to help you teach 6-12 graders how to manage money wisely. The need for such practical instruction is a serious one. Both test scores and the current money management behavior of young people indicate that they lack basic money management skills they need to learn as they grow up.
For the first time in this country there is a generation of youth with special health care needs, chronic health conditions and disabilities who have survived beyond their diagnosis / prognosis. For success in the classroom, in the community and on the job, young people with special health care needs must optimize their health potential. This requires an understanding of their health needs and involvement in their health care decision making. Access to quality care as youth become adults will require transition from child centered to an adult oriented systems of care.

In response to these issues the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s Division of Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs (MCHB/DSCSHN) has funded the development and demonstration of model Healthy & Ready to Work (HRTW) state programs focused on of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

Upcoming Trainings:

PaTTAN Sponsored -
NOTE CHANGE - PYLN Regional Training Session
NEW Date - 4/15/2013
Time: 9:00-1:30

3/14/2013 10-12:00 PaPOS Cohort 1: Interpreting the Data Webinar
3/20/2013 9-11:00 & 2-3:30 Community of Practice Hot Topics: Accommodations & UDL Part 2 (administrators/teachers)
3/22/2013 10-11:00 & 1-2:00 Community of Practice Hot Topics: Accommodations & UDL Part 2 (students/parents)


Runners, Walkers, Strollers, Families and pets all welcome
sponsored by Psi Chi of WCU

The Discovery process guides transition-aged youth, their families, and their
care providers to obtaining sustainable employment for people with significant
disabilities. It focuses on matching an individual's strengths, interests, and
accommodations with an employer.

Teens can explore the vocational, social and educational possibilities
toward greater independent living. Affiliation and support from Temple
University, Bucks County Community College, Montgomery County
Community College, NOVA, local employers and more.