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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. 1980’s National study of high school programs, 1985-88

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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

first a little background

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

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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

comprehensive approach step 1 needs assessment
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

step 2 prioritize and training ta
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
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Noninstructor-led Online

Professional Development

Transition Coalition

Online Modules

Online Resources

Searchable Databases

Models of Success

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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

online module framework
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

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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

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

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online course elements
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

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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
step 4 follow up support and technical assistance
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
current future evaluation efforts personnel preparation

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
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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