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UW Project ECHO

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2506

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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 held Tuesdays, Biweekly from 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
via Zoom video conferencing technology.


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Learning Topics - SPRING 2018

Session information subject to change, please check back regularly.

*Registration encouraged but not required to attend sessions*

January 9

Community Needs

Presenter:
TBA

January 23

Student Self-Advocacy: How and When to Disclose Your Disability

Presenter:
Jennifer Thomas

February 6

Facilitating Career Development through Individualized Learning Plans

Presenter:
Mindy Larson, Deputy Director,
Workforce Development at the Institute for Educational Leadership

February 20

Student Self-Advocacy: Asking for Accommodations in the Workplace

Presenter:
Jana Burke, Mariposa Professional Services

March 6

Soft Skills

Presenter:
Jessica Queener

March 20

Predictors of Post School Success

Presenter:
Valerie Mazzotti

April 3

WIOA and Work Based Learning Experiences

Presenter:
Ronica Marble

Session Registration*

April 17

Project Reach - ACSD #1

Presenter:
Mary Hixson

Session Registration*

May 1

Guardianship – Options at Age 18

Presenter:
Dottie Millar

Session Registration*


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Learning Topics - Fall 2017

September 19

Indicator 13 - Review of Data and Areas of Need - Part 1
Session is designed to take learners through the most essential elements related to meeting Special Education IEP compliance for IDEA transition elements or otherwise measured by Indicator 13 requirements. This session will focus on definitions of the elements as well as practical examples and non-examples of both compliance as well as legally defensible methods
of developing compliant and effective transition focused IEPs.

Presenters:
Kelly Zink, Education Consultant, WDE
Jon Paul Burden, Director, Weld County School District, CO

October 3

Indicator 13 - Review of Data and Areas of Need - Part 2
Session is designed to take learners through the most essential elements related to meeting Special Education IEP compliance for IDEA transition elements or otherwise measured by Indicator 13 requirements. This session will focus on definitions of the elements as well as practical examples and non-examples of both compliance as well as legally defensible methods
of developing compliant and effective transition focused IEPs.

Presenters:
Kelly Zink, Education Consultant, WDE
Jon Paul Burden, Director, Weld County School District, CO

October 17

EnvisionIT; Leveraging Information Technology (IT) Literacy
for Secondary Transition Assessment and Planning

In this presentation, participants will be introduced to the online EnvisionIT (EIT) curriculum.
EIT is an evidence-based, standards-aligned intervention that teaches ELA, technology,
and financial literacy skills in the context of college and career readiness
to students in grades 8-12.

Presenter:
Margo Izzo, Ohio State University

October 31

VocFit: Customized Employment Supports to Optimize
Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment and Outcomes

VocFit.com is a novel decision support system that informs
the shared decision-making process central to customized employment.

Presenter:
Andy Persch, Ohio State University

November 14

Wyoming Department of Education and
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Partnership

Session will discuss the partnership between WDE and DVR so that schools have
a better understanding of services offered by these State agencies.

Presenters:
Ann Armel, DVR
Kelly Zink, WDE

November 28

Wyoming Resources - Part 1
Participants will learn about Wyoming resources available in the state to
support students transitioning from the K-12 education system to
post-secondary, employment or independent living.

Presenter:
Coming Soon

December 12

Wyoming Resources - Part 2
Participants will learn about waiver services available in the state to
support students transitioning from the K-12 education system to
post-secondary, employment or independent living.

Presenter:
Coming Soon

December 26

No Session

January 9

How and When to Disclose a Disability

Presenter:
Jana Burke


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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2506

Email: projectecho@uwyo.edu

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