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Teaching Research Institute

Special Education and Transition Workshops and Training

The education field has a great need for high quality professional development for educators and related service providers in the field of special education. The Teaching Research Institute is proud to offer evidence-based training for teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and other agency partners. Full day sessions will include the presentation of the material and hands-on learning activity sessions which can be adapted to fit the needs of the audience. Trainers encourage break-out sections for diverse audiences.

Jackie Burr picture Jackie Burr

Jackie Burr is a Special Education Secondary Transition Specialist. She has over 40 years of experience in education, including State level special education monitoring, professional development, special education administration and special/general education teaching.


Jackie brings many years of secondary transition experience to the professional development sessions to prepare districts, agencies, students and professionals for the successful transition of students from education to successful outcomes with the most appropriate diploma option.


Her prior working experience includes working at the Oregon Department of Education as the Secondary Transition Specialist and the West Virginia Department of Education as a Special Education Specialist. Jackie holds two Master of Education degrees from West Virginia University.




Workshop Information Contact Pattie Johnson | 503-838-8779

New Teacher Training

New Teacher Starter Kit Series

Do you have special education teachers starting their first year of teaching? Are they in need of information about how to get started? How to prepare for IEP meetings? How to analyze and collect data for each section of the IEP? How to handle difficult procedural questions?

Paraeducator Supervision/Training Series

Paraeducators Supervision and Training

Have you developed all of the skills needed for supervising the paraeducators that are assigned to you to assure student success? Are you in need of training components for Paraeducators?

Individual Education Plans (IEPs)

Developing IEPs

Need help writing post secondary goals based on age appropriate assessment that you have already completed? Do you know when to ask another agency to get involved? Want to get transition students involved in the IEP process of deciding what they want to do when they get out of school?


Working with Families

Are families actively participating in the IEP process? Are IEP teams able to function in an open manner to make the best student decisions possible?

Transition Topics

How Quality IEPs Lead to Successful Post Secondary Outcomes

Do you know how to analyze your Post Secondary Outcome Data? Do you know how to use those results for program improvement?


Navigating the Oregon Diploma Options

Do you have questions about the Oregon Diploma for students with disabilities? Modified Diploma? Extended Diploma? Alternative Certificate? How do the Essential Skills Rules apply to other diploma options?


IEP Development for the Transition Age Student

Need help writing post secondary goals based on age appropriate assessment that you have already completed? Do you know when to ask another agency to get involved? Is it hard to get your transition students involved in the IEP process of deciding what they want to do when they get out of school?

Contact

Teaching Research Institute (503)838-8391 | or e-mail: triweb@wou.edu

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