Presentation on theme: "Illinois Transition Planning Institute Facilitator Prep. Webinar Preparing for Your Role as a Team Facilitator: Part I April Mustian, Illinois State University;"— Presentation transcript:
Illinois Transition Planning Institute Facilitator Prep. Webinar Preparing for Your Role as a Team Facilitator: Part I April Mustian, Illinois State University; Catherine Fowler, National Secondary Transition TA Center (NSTTAC) Sue Walter, Illinois State Board of Education The webinar will begin shortly!
Illinois Transition Planning Institute Facilitator Prep. Webinar Preparing for Your Role as a Team Facilitator: Part I April Mustian, Illinois State University; Catherine Fowler, National Secondary Transition TA Center (NSTTAC) Sue Walter, Illinois State Board of Education
Purpose of Today To clarify the purpose of the Transition Institute To help prepare for your role as team facilitators
Thank you! You are some of the most important players in the Institute (no pressure!)
Illinois Transition Planning Institute Purpose Improve student outcomes!
Process Improve student outcomes by improving what we do! Illinois Transition Planning Institute
Purpose of the Institute Increase participants knowledge of selected topics Student-Focused Planning IEP Development Student Participation Planning Strategies Assess progress on implementing these practices Determine strengths and needs Develop plans to address identified needs
Institute format Hybrid Institute/Conference model Combines elements of a conference with elements of an institute Illinois Transition Planning Institute
Student-Focused Planning Student Development Interagency Collaboration Program Structures Family Involvement Taxonomy for Transition Programming
IEP Development Student Participation Planning Strategies STUDENT-FOCUSED PLANNING PROGRAM STRUCTURES Program Philosophy Program Policy Strategic Planning Program Evaluation Resource Allocation Human Resource Development STUDENT DEVELOPMENT Life Skills Instruction Employment Skills Instruction Career & Vocational Curricula Structured Work Experience Assessment Support Services FAMILY INVOLVEMENT Family Training Family Involvement Family Empowerment Collaborative Framework Collaborative Service Delivery INTERAGENCY COLLABORATION
Student-focused Planning IEP development Options identified for each outcome or goal Responsibility of participants or agencies specified Goals are measurable Student Participation Planning team inlcudes student, family members, and school and participating agency personnel
Student-focused Planning Planning Strategies Self-determination facilitated within the planning process Planning decisions driven by student and family For more on Student-focused Planning, see Toolkit pg. 5
Keynotes Breakout sessions Content resources Strengthen Transition- Focused Education Team planning sessions Illinois Transition Planning Institute
Team Planning Tool Provides a context for team discussions Assists teams to leave with concrete ideas 3 parts Current Implementation Strengths and Needs Goals and Plans
TPSA Transition Practices Self-Assessment (TPSA) document Districts assess current practices in the 5 Taxonomy for Transition Programming areas Focus for this institute will be on the student- focused planning data from the TPSA The TPSA assessment questions for student- focused planning are centered around Indicator-13
A Tool to Facilitate Planning Current activities Needs assessment A plan What are we doing now? What do we need to do? What will we do? How will we measure our progress? Focus Questions
4 Team Sessions Assigned tasks for each session Review agenda Select expert resources Discuss content (with expert resources) Identify content session assignments Work through tool – using quality indicators
Team Meetings Schedule Tuesday, September 28 11:00 AM – 12:40 PM (includes lunch, getting started) 3:00 PM– 5:00 PM (working hard) Wednesday, September 29 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM (re-group/re-focus time) 10:45 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch, finish line)
Facilitator Materials Institute packets and facilitator folders Team meeting agendas Jump drives/ planning tool Your flip charts and markers Content resources and request/ schedule forms Record for identifying what worked and what didnt
Facilitator Roles Facilitate team organization (space, materials, etc.) Keep time Provide structure for discussion Observe and advocate for progress and process Prepare content resource requests Keep content resources moving Help ID what worked and what didnt
Facilitator Roles Foster discussion of current activities, needs, and plans Ensure participation of all team members Recognize different levels of knowledge Help problem solve Identify and help overcome roadblocks Lead group to complete planning tool
Key Facilitation Skills – Think Ahead The facilitator manual, especially 2 Opening a Session 3 Leading Group Discussion 5 Using Flip Charts 6 How to Help a Group Consensus 7 Managing Conflict 9 Evaluating Work Session
Facilitating Multiple Teams Work with one team individually while the content resource meets with another Or share expert resources if team needs are similar Combine like tasks to include all teams: Introductions Ground rules Content session report outs Be flexible! Manage your time among all teams!