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State at act program directors national meeting may 2013

State AT Act Program DirectorsNational MeetingMay 2013


Wy at resources collaborations

WY AT ResourcesCollaborations

Wyoming Department of Education

University of North Dakota at Casper College


Wy at resources collaborations with wyoming department of education

WY AT ResourcesCollaborations withWyoming Department of Education

Accessible Instructional Materials

Increasing Awareness

Building Capacity

Student Transitions


Wyoming aim
Wyoming AIM

Timeline of activities

  • 2007 Initial contract from WDE, Ongoing

  • CAST-AIM Consortium

  • Training/Technical Assistance

  • Conversion of Materials


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Wyoming AIM

Member AIM Consortium

  • Develop data management tracking system

  • Modify state/LEA systems

  • Support students transitioning to community colleges

  • 2012 Professional development to LEAs – online training modules

  • TA to LEAs for identifying students

  • Increase awareness about AT Act Program, WATR

  • Increase use of WY Clearinghouse for AIM


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Wyoming AIM

Total AIM Funding: $1,013,776

  • WDE @ $730,602

  • Cast-AIM Consortium @ $166,666

  • Training/TA/Fee for Service @ $116,508


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Wyoming AIM

Products and Trainings

  • Memorandum Series: Principals, Special Education Directors, Curriculum Directors

  • Training Series/Regional Workshops

  • WY Procedures for Providing AIM

  • A Guide for Decision-Making Teams


Assistive technology collaborations with the wyoming department of education

Assistive Technology Collaborations with the Wyoming Department of Education

Accessible Instructional Materials

Increasing Awareness

Building Capacity

Student Transitions


Wyoming at resources
Wyoming AT Resources

  • Need

    • Increase use of AT by students with disabilities

      • Some: 100% of students with disabilities can benefit from the use of AT

      • WATR: 40% of students with disabilities as goal

      • Track academic outcomes that may be associated with increased rates of AT use



Building capacity for at
Building Capacity for AT

  • Growth is just beginning

  • WIND proposal to WDE:

    • Intensive AT Institute for Educators

      • 2 weeks in Laramie x 2 times per year

      • Training by nationally recognized experts in the field

      • Significant cost

    • WDE requested “part of the institute @ less cost”


Building capacity for at in wy
Building Capacity for AT in WY

  • Growth just beginning

  • Need

    • Build awareness about AT throughout the state

    • Train selected educators/leaders

  • Approaches

    • 2011-2012 WATR AT Demo Days

    • 2012-2013 Professional Learning Community in AT


2011 2012 watr demo days
2011-2012 WATR Demo Days

  • Increase AT awareness

  • WY community events

  • Target: educators, students, families, community members

  • See and use devices

  • Meet with credentialed AT professionals


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2011-2012 WATR Demo Days

2011-12 WATR Demo Days

  • 11 Demo Days Events

  • All regions of the state

    • Casper, Rural communities, WRIR

  • 401 attendees

    • 58% professionals;

    • 25% individuals/family members

    • 75% responded to survey

  • 75% response rate to survey

    • 97% ‘very satisfied’ or ‘satisfied’

    • 87% increased awareness

    • 93% will use info they learned

    • 100% received info they wanted


Wy professional learning community in assistive technology
WY Professional Learning Community in Assistive Technology


Wy 2012 plc at
WY 2012 PLC - AT

8 members selected:

  • Interested

  • Achievements

  • Leadership potential

  • AT experience

  • Enthusiastic


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WY 2012 PLC - AT

Provided:

  • Stipend

  • Training

  • Resources

  • Built “community”

  • Ongoing activities

  • Expectations


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WY 2012 PLC - AT

Expectations:

  • Personal action plans

    • Trainings

    • Technical assistance

    • Policies and procedures

    • Collaborative processes

  • Input to WDE

    • Continuation

    • Data collection, reporting

  • Listserv

  • Monthly contact logs


State at act program directors national meeting may 2013

What we are trying to teach them is not the 70,000 things related to AT but how to think about and assess the need and value of AT. Gayl Bowser, Trainer


2012 plc at
2012 PLC - AT

Members Report

  • Overwhelmed during training, but that was okay

  • PLC was the best training I have ever been to

  • Listserv has been so beneficial; before PLC, I had no clue whom to ask AT questions

  • Finding someone who is in the same boat as me trying to create an AT process in a very remote district

  • Students have improved outcomes from simple AT interventions


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2012 PLC - AT

WDE contracted for 2nd year activities

  • Build larger community

  • 2013 cohort

    • 12 members selected

    • Similar first year training, resources

  • 2012 cohort

    • All members returning

    • Advanced training

    • Help train 2013 cohort

    • Present about AT, Education Leadership Symposium, Summer



Wy at resources collaborations with the wyoming department of education

WY AT ResourcesCollaborations with the Wyoming Department of Education

Accessible Instructional Materials

Increasing Awareness

Building Capacity

Student Transitions


Improving student transitions
Improving Student Transitions

  • Need

    • WDE data indicates need for improved transitions for students receiving special education, services:

      • Early childhood

      • Secondary

      • Out of and back to least restrictive environments

    • AT within all three transition communities



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Improving Student Transitions

  • Approach

    • Based upon success of community-building with PLC

    • Develop 3 communities of practice to identify improved practices for student transitions


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CoP-T

  • Members selected

  • Phone meetings

  • In-person meetings

    Early Childhood


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CoP-T

Social, Emotional, Behavioral Health

Secondary


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CoP-T

  • All 3 communities

    • Building community

    • Engaged

    • Identifying issues

    • Identifying best-practices

  • Ideas to WDE June, August

  • Guidance to WDE December


Future collaborations with wyoming department of education
Future Collaborations with Wyoming Department of Education

  • AIM Contract

  • District request to fund local Demo Days

  • Potential continuation of PLC

    • Consideration through school districts

  • Potential continuation of CoP, 2014

    • Proposal submitted


Wy at resources collaboration with und casper college

WY AT Resources Collaboration with UND/Casper College

Occupational Therapy MOT, OTA


Wy at resources collaboration
WY AT Resources Collaboration

  • University of North Dakota at Casper College

    • Occupational Therapy Programs of Study

      • MOT

      • OTA

    • Faculty

    • Student Organization


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WY AT Resources Collaboration

  • WATR provides

    • Device loans for 6 weeks x 4 themes per year

    • Training about devices

    • Technical assistance as needed

    • Contract funding


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WY AT Resources Collaboration

  • Win/Win

    • Serve a high population area without travel

    • Students leave program with AT experience

    • Ongoing student interest, work


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WY AT ResourcesCollaborations

Wyoming Department of Education

University of North Dakota at Casper College