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Friday, August 19, 2011

ESU 4 Special Education - August 2011

ESU 4 Special Education

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The mission of ESU 4 is to improve student learning through a commitment to communication, accountability and leadership.
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ESU 4 Special Education is changing it's blog! 
Updates, special education staff development opportunities and Q&A will be posted on this site!

December 8, 2011
Special Education File Review Webinar: Getting our Files in Shape! 
December 8th Webinar
If you need the handouts to this email, contact Ellen.

November 1, 2011 - Matt McNiff
Top 5 Strategies for Supporting Behavior
Top 5 Strategies for Supporting Behavior - Webinar link
If you need the handouts to this email, contact Ellen.

Winter/Spring Special Education Training Opportunities:

Ø  Special Education Law Webinar SeriesCo-hosted by ESU 4 and ESU 6. All webinars will begin at 3:30 and conclude by 4:45 p.m. Register via the ESU 4 Registration website. Dates and Topics:
§  January 25 – Year in Review (Nancy Meyer)
§  February 8 – Safeguards in Special Education (Ellen
§  February 29 – Predetermination (Nancy)
§  March 28 – Documentation X3! (Ellen
§  April 4 – Extra-curricular activities and the IEP (Nancy)
§  May 9 – Discipline/Restraint and Seclusion (Ellen)
Ø  Early Childhood Cadre Webinar – Friday, February 10th. Time of webinar TBA. Topic: The Transition Relay Model: Preparing Preschoolers for Kindergarten Transitions.
Ø  ASD Cadre (Structured Teaching – Day 3) – Friday, February 10th, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Ø  ESU 4 Special Education Update – Monday, February 20, 2012 @ ESU 4 Learning Center, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Agenda will include Updates in special ed, Writing an appropriate IEP (including the PLEP, goals, and objectives/benchmarks), Hosting a productive IEP meeting, and more! Registration will be on the ESU 4 registration website. Information will be sent out in the newsletter and via email.
Ø  CPI Training @ ESU 4, February 28 – 29th, 2012. Registration via ESU 4 website.
Ø  Eastern Nebraska Transition Conference – Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ SECC - 84th & O Campus, Lincoln. This conference is intended for students with disabilities who are planning to go on to college and post-secondary training. There will be two strands. Juniors and Seniors with disabilities only. Registration is due from the schools to ESU 4 by January 6th; I have to submit our registrations to LPS by Friday, January 13th
Ø  ESU 4-5-6 Behavior Series featuring Dr. Kaye Otten – Thursday, March 29, 2012, @ Sheridan Lutheran Church, Lincoln. Registration is available on ESU 4 Registration Website. There will be a follow-up webinar to support the Q&A from this workshop featuring Matt McNiff, ESU 5. 
Ø  Annual ASD Conference, April 12-13, 2012 in Lincoln @ the Cornhusker. 
Ø  CPI Re-Certification training @ ESU 4 – April 23rd. Registration via ESU 4 website. 
Ø  ESU 4-5-6 Behavior Institute, featuring Karen Haase, Matt McNiff, and Jolene Palmer; July 30-31, 2012 @ Sheridan Lutheran Church, Lincoln.   

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