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Friday, June 10, 2011

Special Education - June 10, 2011

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June 10, 2011
"Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try." -- Yoda, 'Star Wars' Character
Staff Development...
 - Writing Measurable Goals... WEBINAR Series Recordings are all posted on the "ILCD" page of the Special Education Website/blog. 

ASD/Transition Cadre Meeting - Monday, June 13, 2011
ESU 4 Learning Center
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
How to Facilitate a Productive Meeting
What to Say and How to Say It
It's all about the Relationships! 
Presenters: Ellen Stokebrand, ESU 4
Melissa Trautman, SE-ASD Coordinator 
Aimee Daily, ESU 4
Sign up via the ESU 4 Registration Website! Look for "ASD Cadre Meeting."
Questions? Contact Ellen (

 QOE (Quality Observation and Evaluation...  
**Observation (Evaluation) Schedules... All observations that were scheduled have been completed! You should have received your 1 page comments concerning the observation event. Remember to schedule your end of the year/summative conversation! Dates are posted below...

I will need the following forms and documentation from the following people.
     Self Evaluation (originally due 9/10)  - Kathy Novak
     Goals and Individual Development Plan (originally due 9/10) - Kathy Novak
     Lesson Reflection (originally due 11/19/10) - Kathy Novak, Joel Halpine

Lesson Reflection #2... due by FRIDAY, April 15th. 
End of the Year Self Evaluation... due at our "End of the Year" Conversation. 

Available Dates/Times for the Conversation
***(subject to change at district request)***
NOTE: We will need an hour for each conversation. Please plan accordingly
 These people need to schedule their summative conversations with me... 
Joel Halpine, Kathy Novak, Rose Petersen, Lori Harring 
Please contact me to schedule our conversation. I think it's totally worth it. It is one of my favorite activities each year. Thanks! -Ellen

  • August 11th OR August 12th - CPI Refresher Training (You must sign up for one day OR the other... this is a one day event.)
  • August 16th - ESU 4 Health Day @ the Learning Center
  • August 17th - ESU 4 - ALL STAFF REPORT @ NCECBVI
  • August 18th - Early Childhood Cadre Meeting for all providers serving infants, toddlers and preschoolers @ ESU 4 Office. To register, log on to the ESU 4 Registration website.
End of the Year Assignments and Inventory... I would like to have all speech tests and psych tests returned to the ESU at the conclusion of the school year, for the purposes of inventory and preparing orders for the next school year. I realize that some of the speech tests will be needed throughout the summer; with your help, we will work quickly to get the inventory complete.

What does it mean to be a leader at ESU 4? (Activity: Define "Leadership" in 10 words or less.)
  • It means... "Guiding and empowering with respect, understand and integrity."
  • It means... "Building and empowering relationships through trust, respect and knowledge."

According to the New York Times, there is no scientific research that proves that life is serious.
So... Lighten up!!! 

When is it a great day to be a Husker fan????
The correct answer is... ALWAYS!!!

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