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OSEP Leadership Mega Conference

August 4, 2010

Recruiting and Retaining Personnel from Cradle to Career


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Maryland State Department of EducationDivision of Special Education/Early Intervention ServicesMs. Kalisha Miller, Section Chief, Student Achievement and Professional DevelopmentBranch andMr. James Hargest, Part B Consultant, Maryland Colleges and Universities


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Session Outcomes:

Develop awareness of innovative strategies to attract and recruit people for careers in special education, early intervention services, and related services as a first or second career.

Learn how states are partnering with IHEs and LEAs to improve retention of special education teachers and related service providers

Identify barriers and challenges to retaining effective personnel


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OUTCOME 1Develop awareness of innovative strategies to attract and recruit people for careers in special education, early intervention services, and related services as a first or second career.


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OUTCOME 1Six (6) MSDE Initiatives to Attract and RecruitSpecial Educators1. MAAPP2. New Program Development3. PRAXIS Training4. IHE Performance Assessments5. Online Courses in Special Education6. Supersite Online Certification Decision-Making


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  • MAAPP

  • Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program Supported by MSIG I –III (Part D)

    Supported by the Maryland State Improvement Grant

    By 2012 MAAPP program will have provided over 600 dual certified special educators.


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New Special Education IHE Program Development Through Part B Grants

  • Towson University ES Program (Dual Certification;

    Elementary and Special Education)

  • Towson University Early Childhood (Dual Certification; Early Childhood and Special Education)

  • Hood College Dual Certification; Elementary and Special Education

  • Mt. St. Mary’s College; Dual Certification; Elementary and Special Education

  • Frostburg State University ; Dual Certification - Secondary Education and Special Education

  • Towson University Autism Graduate

    Program


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Praxis Training Programs GrantsPart B Through Maryland IHEs

Through Part B Discretionary funds, several IHEs have developed and implemented PRAXIS training programs;

Towson University

Towson University – Shady Grove

Hood College

College of Notre Dame of MD

Bowie State University

Goucher College


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IHE Performance Assessments Grants

Performance Assessments: A Resource for Special Education Teacher Educators in Maryland (Sept. 2003)

http://perfstds.msde.state.md.us/Downloads/PDF/PerfAssessments.pdf

Performance Assessments: A Resource for Elementary General Education Teacher Educators in Maryland (2010)

Performance Assessments: A Resource for Secondary General Education Teacher Educators in Maryland (2010)


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ONLINE SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSES Grants(MSDE in Cooperation with Goucher College)

Foundations of Special Education

Assessment in Special Education I

Assessment in Special Education II

Instructional Strategies – Mild to Moderate

Instructional Strategies – Severe to Profound

Co-Teaching Strategies for All Teachers


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MARYLAND LEARNING LINKS Grants

ONLINE CERTIFICATION DECISION-MAKING


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OUTCOME 2 GrantsLearn how states are partnering with IHEs and LEAs to improve retention of special education teachers and related service providers


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OUTCOME 2 GrantsSix (6) MSDE/IHE Initiatives to Retain Special Educators1. Joint Professional Development Activities2. Stages of Professional Development3. New Teacher Mentoring (Mentoring Institute)4. IHE Information Sharing Sessions5. IHE Tutorial Programs6. IHE Co-Teaching Opportunities


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PARTNERSHIPS WITH MARYLAND INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION Grants

IHEs are invited to State sponsored professional development activities:

2009-2010 examples

Co-Teaching Network Training

Differentiation of Instruction

Conference

Statewide Leadership Conference

Statewide Conference on UDL

IDEA Implementation Update Workshops

Functional Behavioral Assessment and

Behavioral Intervention Plan Workshop


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The Stages of Professional Development: A Resource for GrantsAll Teachers Responsible for the Achievement of Students with Disabilities (2010)

Purpose and Features

Helps teachers determine which stage best describes their level of professional development in meeting the needs of students with disabilities

Based on Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards

Spans a career

Not meant to be evaluative, but to be used

for teacher self-reflection.


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Career Professional Development Cycle Using GrantsStages of Professional Development

Teachers self assess their progress toward standards-based competencies

Teachers analyze results and identify standards and indicators to determine a focus for professional development planning

Teachers monitor their own progress and update their Professional Development Plan


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The Stages of Professional Development: A Resource for GrantsAll Teachers Responsible for the Achievement of Students with Disabilities

Available on the MSDE website:

www.marylandpublicschools.org/.../23702/stages_of_professional_development.pdf - 2010-04-19 - Text Version


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NEW SPECIAL EDUCATOR MENTORING Grants

MSDE conducts a Mentoring Institute to train mentors working with new special educators

IHEs conduct new teacher mentoring programs through Part B funds


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IHEs Conducting Mentoring Programs Include: Grants

  • Towson University

  • Bowie State University

  • Goucher College

  • Unversity of Maryland Eastern Shore


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IHE INFORMATION SHARING SESSIONS Grants

  • The 14 IHEs with graduate and undergraduate special education programs are invited to MSDE/MSIG III sponsored meetings. Four meetings are held a year

  • Topics including MSDE, DSE/EIS initiatives, certification changes, and innovative programs among IHEs.


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IHE Tutorial Programs Grants

As part of the undergraduate and graduate programs several colleges and universities have developed tutorial programs that support improved SWD performance on statewide testing as part of the IHE instructional program with Part B discretionary funds.

Frostburg State University

Coppin State University


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Co-Teaching IHE Grants Grants

Several Maryland Colleges and Universities have decided to teach undergraduate courses using a co-teaching model. In this manner, they can model co-teaching options to pre-service teachers. Part B discretionary funds have been utilized to support this activity.

University of Maryland – Eastern Shore

Towson University

Hood College


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OUTCOME 3 GrantsIdentify barriers and challenges to retaining effective personnel


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BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES Grants

  • Recruiting, training, and retaining highly qualified dual certified

  • educators

  • Lack of sufficient supports for induction and mentoring programs at the local School district level

  • Ensuring access to the general education curriculum

  • Attaining AMO targets in high need schools

  • Serving preschool children in settings with typical peers

  • Obtaining qualified dually certified secondary content educators

  • for rural and urban areas


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MARYLAND LEARNING LINKS Grants(2012)Maryland State Department of EducationDivision of Special Education/Early Intervention Servicesin cooperation withJohns Hopkins University/ Center for Technology in EducationFunded by the Maryland State Improvement Grant III


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The GrantsNewestGateway to Special Education Resources and Information for Educators and Families in Maryland

An Introduction Presented By:

Dr. Carol Ann Heath

Assistant State Superintendent

Maryland State Department of Education

Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services

The presentation was produced by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, April 2010.


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Maryland State Department of Education GrantsDivision of Special Education/Early Intervention ServicesDr Carol Ann Heath, Assistant State SuperintendentMs. Sharon A. West, Branch Chief, Student Achievement and Professional Development