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Trauma-Informed Care with Transition-Age Youth

Description Over 2/3 of young people have experienced at least one traumatic event by age 16. Based on these statistics, every classroom has students who have undergone trauma. Research shows chronic trauma affects students’ school performance, attendance, and behavior. The Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support invites you to explore the pervasiveness of trauma including… Continue Reading

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Student Records, Confidentiality, and Data Privacy: What Illinois Educators Need to Know AA#3661

Region 1 SELA representative: Christi Flores– October 24, 2019 8:30am – 3:30pm Chicago Southwest Marriott 1200 Burr Ridge Parkway Burr Ridge, IL 60527 Breakfast and Lunch are included in the $100.00 registration fee. Description The purpose of the Administrator Academy is to provide vital information to special education administrators and staff about the myriad… Continue Reading

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Transitions Academy FY 20

  Description  The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the IET/ICAPS models, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study. … Continue Reading

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Special Education Law Update

Region 5 SELA representative: Quennetta Chambers- August 30, 2019 9:00am – 3:00pm Doubletree Hotel Collinsville/St. Louis 100 East Port Plaza Drive Collinsville, IL 62234 Important Information This is a free event Individual on-line registration is required CPDU’s are available Breakfast and Lunch will be provided Registration closes August 28, 2019 Space is Limited Description… Continue Reading

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ESLTP Spring Meeting

The following resources were provided to Early School Leaver Transitions Program Administrators in the ESLTP Spring meeting for 2019. Archived Resources ESLTP FY19 Spring Meeting Agenda Event Slideshow More information and resources can be found at the following website –

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Preparing Students with ASD for College and Career

As the number of students Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) continues to rise, many students with ASD are now graduating from high school with the goal of entering postsecondary education and the workforce. Unfortunately, research indicates that most graduates with autism will have “a difficult time following high school for almost any outcome you… Continue Reading

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New (or Almost New) Special Education Administrator’s Roundtable

Region 6 SELA representative: Jill Keller-Weems – August 23, 2019 9:00am – 12:00pm Bennie’s Italian Foods 309 N. Market Street Marion, IL 62959 Lunch is included in the $20.00 registration fee. Tentative Agenda Description During this Roundtable, new administrators will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with veteran administrators regarding the new IDEA… Continue Reading

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Technical Math Webinar – Findings and Request for Technical Assistance

The Illinois Community College Board has contracted with Northern Illinois University to conduct research on technical math and provide technical assistance on effective practices. A sample of Illinois community colleges were interviewed in 2018 to learn about their technical math offerings, successes, and challenges. In an upcoming webinar, Kathleen Almy, Director for Transitional Math, will… Continue Reading

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Eliminating Barriers Through Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Research shows that when teaching is responsive to diverse cultural norms of behavior and communication in the classroom, students have increased interest, motivation, persistence, and achievement. Responsive teaching is when educators relate content and instructional strategies to the cultural backgrounds of their students. Through a process of examination, reflection, and action, NAPE’s Eliminating Barriers through… Continue Reading

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English Learners in Special Education and other Legal Updates:  What’s New and Noteworthy in Special Education for 2019

Description You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! This workshop, presented by Brandon K. Wright of Miller, Tracy, Braun, Funk & Miller, Ltd., is specially designed for administrators, teachers, and other special education professionals who want a deeper dive into the emerging trends in special education law, specifically covering English Learners in special education, Section 504,… Continue Reading

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