TIMS Presents at the Capacity Building Institute
Post School Outcomes: What Can we Learn from Trend Data was presented by TRI's Pattie Johnson and Charlotte Y. Alverson (National Post-School Outcomes) at the Seventh Annual Capacity Building Institute, Charlotte, North Carolina, May 6-9, 2013.
The presentation focused on (1) looking at the interview data to see if the responses represent the state population of special education students who left secondary services the previous year; (2) the trends for the change in outcome data over the three years; (4) the differences by subgroups to help explore what was contributing to the outcomes; and (5) the preparation necessary to identify and share the results with appropriate audiences within the state.
Center on Inclusion to Present at DEC
Two TRI presentation proposals have been accepted by the Council of Exceptional Children's Division of Early Childhood (DEC) for inclusion in the October 2013 national conference. "National Standards for Infants and Toddlers who are Low Birth Weight" will be presented by Dr. Patti Blasco (Center on Educator Preparation and Effectiveness) and "Good, Better, Best: Professional Development Resources that Support Young Learners" will be presented by Dr. Blasco and Tom Udell (Coordinator, Center on Inclusion).
COI Webinar on Early Childhood Inclusion
Gary Glasenapp and Melissa Gritz from the Center on Inclusion gave an online presentation for program administrators, EI/ECSE staff, Head Start Disability staff, inclusion specialists, community child care and education staff and parents. Topics covered in the April 10th webinar included research supporting early childhood inclusion, the benefits of inclusion, a conceptual framework for serving children with disabilities in community based early childhood settings, merging DAP and ECSE practices to support children with disabilities and concepts that make inclusion work.
View presentation. on Adobe Connect.
Education Evaluation Center Director, Dr. Ken Kosko, presents on the impact of learning disorders and the work of the EEC.
Students Involved with Their Environment (SITE)
Middle and high-school students in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are participating in environmental education service learning projects in their communities this year with help from funding (up to $5,000) from Project SITE. The project is funded through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is managed by The Teaching Research Institute
Each of the SITE projects must meet standards for effective environmental education and service learning. In addition, each project has incorporated plans for sharing their learning and results with their local communities and with fellow sub-grant recipients. "It's gratifying to see how engaged these students and their teachers are in planning and implementing projects that help their local communities while they learn through their environmental stewardship," said Project SITE Coordinator, Dr. Bonnie Morihara.