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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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Secondary Transitions

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UW ECHO in Secondary Transitions provides ongoing support for educators and state and local agencies working with students transitioning from the K-12 education systems into postsecondary education, employment and community living settings. 

Network participants could include school administrators, transition coordinators, general and special education teachers, paraeducators, case managers, school counselors, school psychologists, state agency staff, and special education service providers including OTs, PTs, SLPs, etc.


UW ECHO in Secondary Transitions is a collaboration with the
Wyoming Department of Education, Wyoming Department of Corrections,
and the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.


Sessions are on Tuesdays, bi-weekly,
2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. MT
via Zoom video conferencing technology.

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LEARNING TOPICS - SPRING 2019

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions.*
Registrants will receive session handouts and materials prior to the scheduled meeting time.

January 15

Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Post-Secondary Education, Part 1:
Differences Between High School and Post-Secondary Educational Accommodations at the University of Wyoming

This session will seek to cover the differences in laws, student and parent rights and responsibilities, and overview of resources available to students with disabilities at the University of Wyoming.

Presenter:
Amanda O'Brien, M.S. and Molli Rosenbaum
University of Wyoming Disability Support Services (UDSS)

January 29

Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Post-Secondary Education, Part 2:
Differences Between High School and Post-Secondary Educational Accommodations at the University of Wyoming, continued

This session will seek to expand on the objectives from the January 15th presentation: difference in laws, student and parent rights and responsibilities, and resources available to students with disabilities at the University of Wyoming.

Presenter:
Amanda O'Brien, M.S. and Molli Rosenbaum
University of Wyoming Disability Support Services (UDSS)

*Session Registration*

February 12

Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Post-Secondary Education, Part 3

We will review and discuss available services and resources for post-secondary education.

*Session Registration*

February 26

Work Place Readiness, Part 1
Explore Work

This session will focus on creating a personal employment plan.

Presenter:
Christine Johnson, M.A., C.R.C
Senior Research Associate, The George Washington University 

*Session Registration*

March 26

Work Place Readiness, Part 2

This session will focus on workplace accommodations to support students' independence in the workplace.

Presenter:
Melanie Whetzel
Lead Consultant, Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

*Session Registration*

April 9

Instruction and Self-Advocacy, Part 1

We will discuss the benefits of student-led IEPs.

Presenter:
TBA

*Session Registration*

April 23

Instruction and Self-Advocacy, Part 2

This session will discuss imbedding soft skills into the high school curriculum so students are work ready upon graduation.

Presenter:
Jennifer Wilson
Sublette County School District #1

*Session Registration*

May 7

Instruction and Self-Advocacy, Part 3

The session will explore summer opportunities for students as they consider options; employment, post-secondary, and independent living.

Presenters:
Ann Armel & Jessica McComb, MSW
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

*Session Registration*

 

learning topics - fall 2018

September 25

Developing Wyoming's Largest Untapped Talent: Transition Youth

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) establishes Vocational
Rehabilitation (VR) as the primary agency for preparing youth in educational settings
with disabilities for employment. Jessica Rasmussen and Ann Armel are the VR Transition Consultants for the state of Wyoming. They work to establish and advance transition
services through improving relationships, communication, and collaboration with
school districts, community agencies and employers.

Presenters:
Jessica Rasmussen, MSW
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

October 9

Job Exploration Counseling, Part 1
Virtual Job Shadow

Explore hundreds of engaging day-in-the-life job shadowing videos of real people in real
jobs with Virtualjobshadow.com's interactive career exploration tools.

Presenter:
Amanda McCann
Virtualjobshadow.com

October 23

Job Exploration Counseling, Part 2
In Demand Occupations

This session will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of in-demand skills and careers in Wyoming, and how work-based learning can help students gain these high demand skills and prepare them for the workforce.

Presenter:
Lauren Easom, M.Ed.
CTE Education Consultant, Wyoming Department of Education

November 6

Job Exploration Counseling, Part 3
Community Needs

During this session participants will be able to discuss any needs or expectations they have for the remainder of the academic year. We will talk about earning CRC/CCRC credits and continue our discussion about using Virutualjobshadow.com for your students.

Presenter:
Wendy Warren
Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND)

November 20

Work-Based Learning Experiences, Part 1
Pathways: A Comprehensive Summer Youth Employment Program

We will discuss the implementation and outcomes of the Pathways summer youth program in Fremont County, which includes multiple State, Federal, and Tribal agencies and employees.

Presenter:
Callie Davis, M.A.
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

December 4

Work-Based Learning Experiences, Part 2
Laramie High School Student to Employment Program (STEP)

The Laramie High School Student to Employment Program (STEP) offers students at Laramie High School the opportunity to learn vocational skills and then apply them as they work a job in the community during class time.

Presenters:
Amelia Kelso, B.S./M.A., Owner, Zenith Business Services
Ginger Hicks, M.A., Special Education Teacher, Albany County School District #1

December 18

Work-Based Learning Experiences, Part 3
Workplace Readiness Training

Presenter:
Ann Armel & Jessica McComb, MSW
Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

 

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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2977

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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