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Office of Special Education: Vision Statements. Parent Advisory Council – Specialized Services November 05, 2012 Gina Ross - Elementary Megan McCullough - Secondary. Mission Statement.

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office of special education vision statements

Office of Special Education:Vision Statements

Parent Advisory Council – Specialized Services

November 05, 2012

Gina Ross - Elementary

Megan McCullough - Secondary

mission statement
Mission Statement
  • The Office of Special Education is committed to providing the necessary support and resources to all students, school staff, parents, and the community to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to graduate from high school with a viable plan for future success.
core values
Core Values
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Customer Service
  • Innovation
  • Equity
office of special education vision 1
Office of Special Education Vision #1
  • Improve compliance and content quality of all special education documents
benchmarks for vision 1
Benchmarks for Vision #1
  • Develop and provide staff with a clear description of case manager roles and responsibilities
  • Develop, implement, and oversee a protocol to monitor case manager and school psychologist timelines
    • Monthly Logs
  • Develop, implement, and oversee use of document completion checklists
benchmarks for vision 1 cont
Benchmarks for Vision #1Cont.
  • Provide ongoing professional development on IEP and NOREP guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with the Administrative Council to include special education documents compliance and quality content as part of the evaluation process
office of special education vision 2
Office of Special Education Vision #2
  • Increase student achievement for students with disabilities by developing a systematic approach to Assessment, Intervention & Progress Monitoring
benchmarks for vision 2
Benchmarks for Vision #2
  • Provide professional development and oversight for alternative assessments specific to different supports types at various levels
  • Provide professional development on standards-aligned instruction by working collaboratively with administrative teams
benchmarks for vision 2 cont
Benchmarks for Vision #2 Cont.
  • Oversee implementation of research-based reading and math programs
  • Develop and implement a clear system for progress monitoring that drives instruction
  • Increase student access to the general education environment/curriculum
office of special education vision 3
Office of Special Education Vision #3
  • Improve Engagement of parents of students with specialized needs
benchmarks for vision 3
Benchmarks for Vision #3
  • Re-establish parent group with consistent meeting schedule
  • Provide ongoing training to parents around specific topics
  • Develop focus groups around specific special education initiatives
  • Use focus group members to lead trainings to broader parent and community groups
office of special education vision 4
Office of Special Education Vision #4
  • Work with the Elementary and Middle School Teams to develop viable Emotional Support Programs
benchmarks for vision 4
Benchmarks for Vision #4
  • Create a planning committee at each level
  • Continued research of components of successful Emotional Support Programs
  • Develop and provide a document describing a continuum of services for Emotional Support
  • Work with Administrative Teams to implement the continuum of services
conclusion
Conclusion

“Unless you know where you are going then you will not know how to get there.”

― Stephen Richards

potential training topics
Potential Training Topics
  • Executive Functioning
  • Behavioral Health and the Impact on Education
  • Social Skills
  • Sensory Integration
  • Understanding the IEP Process
  • Common Core
  • Medical Assistance in 2012
potential training topics identified by pac
Potential Training Topics – Identified by PAC
  • Building an effective Multi-disciplinary team
  • Transition
    • Post-Secondary
    • Early Intervention
  • Special Education and College
  • How to talk to your child about your disability
potential training topics identified by pac cont
Potential Training Topics – Identified by PAC Cont.
  • Understanding the Curriculum
  • Testing
    • PSSA, Keystones
    • Understanding psychoeducational evaluations
potential focus groups
Potential Focus Groups
  • Post-secondary Transition
  • Early Intervention Transition
  • Technology and Website
  • Delivery model of Learning Support
potential focus groups identified by pac
Potential Focus Groups – Identified by PAC
  • ESY
  • Assistive Technology
  • Improving School Life for students with Disabilities