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Staff Development Workshop Feb. 17, 2012 *Annotated from Region 4
WHAT CANDY DID YOU GET? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKING TOGETHER Goose Creek CISD
AGENDA Why Here???? Why Now???? Perkins and IDEA What the CTE and Special Education teachers hear Meeting the needs The ARD Committee Transition assessments Accommodations and modifications Resources
Why Here???? Why Now???? PERFORMANCE :SPED STUDENTS WHO HAD CTE PEIMS CODES OF 2 & 3 DID NOT MEET STATE STANDARDS ON TAKS AND PERFORMED AT A LOWER OVERALL RATE THAN SPED STUDENTS IN GENERAL ACCESS: VERY FEW SPED STUDENTS (67 district- wide) HAVE A 4 YEAR PLAN WITH A COHERENT SEQUENCE OF CTE COURSES
BOARD GOAL 1: Closing the Achievement Gap BOARD GOAL 2: Enhance Career Pathways CTE DIP GOAL 2c: Improve Collaboration between CTE & SPED PBMAS CIP: Ensure Implementation of Non- Negotiables through Training on Strategies for Special Populations
What does SPED need to know about Carl D. Perkins? Carl D. Perkins Act 2006 (up in 2013 for changes) Academic/CTE Integration Link to Postsecondary CTE All Aspects for an industry Expand the use of technology Provide Professional Development Evaluate Perkins-funded Programs Expand Quality CTE Programs Sufficient Size, Scope, and Quality Activities for Special Populations
What does SPED need to know about CTE? Career and Technical Education Achieve Texas – 16 clusters New CTE TEKS 2010 Project Share -- Educators version of Facebook Region IV will train for free See resource page
What does CTE need to know about IDEA 2004? IDEA 2004 Federal law for special education aligned w/NCLB Emphasis on strengths and data Post Secondary Education Addresses transition Services must be in place by age 16 (14 in Texas) Appropriate measurable postsecondary based on appropriate transition assessments, related to education/training, employment and independent living if appropriate Annual goals to support attainment of postsecondary goals Coordinated set of activities Courses to support postsecondary goals
Training Video - Laws Length 8 min Overview of SPED and CTE Overview of SPED and CTE
What the CTE teacher hears? CTE courses must be challenging and rigorous Opportunity for certifications Articulated and Dual Credit courses Offer coherent sequence of courses (Pathways) Participate in the ARD committee process CTE courses must prepare students for high-wage, high- skill, or high demand careers CTE courses should integrate academic and TAKS/STAAR objectives because student success in these areas is one way CTE is evaluated Career and Technical Student Organizations
What the CTE teacher hears from Business and Industry? Meet the needs of business and industry Build partnerships Prepare students for post-secondary or the world of work Student certifications Work-based learning opportunities
What the Special Education Teacher Hears Students must be given a free and appropriate public education Education must occur in the least restrictive environment Special Education students are expected to be college and career ready as is every other student CTE courses can provide that training CTE teachers must attend an ARD committee meeting where CTE class is considered Needs of the student must be determined first and then placement (general education, resource, CTE, etc.) must be determined At ARD committee meetings, modifications/accommodations must be addressed Modifications and accommodations individualize instruction and enable students with disabilities to be successful in CTE classes
Training Video 3 min The ARD committee The ARD committee
ARD Committee Process and the CTE Teacher Scheduling Tips (big picture) Competency Sheets (small picture… individual classes) When attending the ARD, be prepared to discuss modifications and/or accommodations that will work for your curriculum and your classroom environment. When the student is not your student, then serve as Career Advisor, using “Tips” & “Competencies” to help student/parent understand realistic role of career preparation and need for CTE classes when student is not University-bound Remember, CTE is very different from the traditional lecture and textbook based classroom Students may need accommodations and modifications that are unique to that student
Training Video Accommodations and Modifications Length 9 min Accommodations and Modifications Accommodations and Modifications
Accommodations Change the size or length of an assignment Give students more time to process content, respond to questions, or turn in assignments Change seating Change text format (Braille, highlighted text, taped text, use of text reading equipment, etc.) Provide note taking assistance Change the way the student is assessed (i.e. oral vs. written)
Modifications Modify the amount of TEKS the student is responsible for learning i.e. a student in cosmetology will only have to learn what is required to pass the certification test Provide an alternate curriculum i.e. a student in cosmetology will only have to learn how to shampoo hair
Which candy did you get? What is the standard? Do you have an accommodation? Do you have a modification?
Meeting the Needs Accommodations/Modifications Using grouping, peer tutors, cooperative learning Communicate with stakeholders In class support (teacher or para-educator) - Document - Actively participate in ARD Committee Process CTE description/skills requirement --- Career Assessments Participate in non-traditional CTE class ---Plan coherent sequences Certifications -- Tech Prep and Industry Standards High-wage, high-skill, or high demand careers Integrate academic and TAKS skills Clear expectation --- Varied Instruction --- Different Learning Styles Career and Technical Student Organizations Review local job market --- Integrate soft skills Partner with community work force
On-line Resources Provides free online tutorials that deal with CTE and Special Populations (SpEd and ELLs) Provides career assessments, college and scholarship information, and resume tools Global online learning community for educators and students that allows collaboration and sharing of resources using a Facebook type interface.
COMPLETE SURVEY TO GET CREDIT You will be ed a survey soon You must complete the survey in order to get credit for attending this session