Week of November 23-27th

We cannot say it enough . . .

YOU are incredible. Your hard work is seen and felt by so many. Thank you for being the educator that you are. Your students and families need you and appreciate you. We do too.

We know that this week looks and feels different than it has in the past. Please take care of yourself. We look forward to seeing you next week!

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Procedural Guidance Academy | December 9th. | 2:00-4:00

We are so excited to bring back our Procedural Guidance Academy! PGA!

Join us on December 9th to center in a dynamic presentation and discussion of establishing and creating through-lines in our IEP process, as well as using the powerful strategies of forward and backwards planning to stay organized in our IEP and IDEA timelines.

We will stay centered in how each component of Procedural Guidance was established and maintained to honor our students and families rights and access to education. Come learn with us!

Required: This training is required for all staff who are new to West Linn-Wilsonville.

Invited: You are all invited! We welcome all of our experienced colleagues to join us in being refreshed, getting grounded and sharing in this discussion.

Please sign up on the Student Services Calendar to attend and get the zoom link.

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Workshop Wednesday

December 2 | Transition Training This will be a follow-up session from our recent phenomenal training with Kris Rita.

December 9 | Procedural Guidance Academy We will be focusing on organization and IEP through lines.

December 16 | OSHA Training for Safe Personal Care Activities During a Pandemic

OSHA Training for Safe Personal Care Activities During a Pandemic

If you are a staff member who may providing personal care for a student when we return to hybrid instruction, please attend one of these mandatory trainings.

December 11th 1:00-2:00

December 16th 2:00-3:00

December 16th 3:00-4:00

Kindergarten Transition!

Can you believe that we are already starting to plan for Kindergarten Transition!?

If you are a learning specialist who may be supporting incoming kindergarteners, please hold April 19th - May 7th for IEPs.

Please know that you will not need ALL of these days for supporting incoming kindergarteners and their IEP meetings. As we know more about which schools will be on which days we will share with individual schools. We just want you to know that these meetings will be held between April 19th and May 7th.

We will also be holding an Parent Night to support families and begin partnering with them on February 1st from 6:00-7:00.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities at Columbia Regional Program

The following ASD training events are currently open for registration:

Supporting Parents of Children with ASD During Distance Learning (Part Six)
Topic: Going Beneath the Surface - Understanding How Your Child with ASD Thinks and Experiences the World Differently
December 3, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Supporting Students with ASD: A Four-Part Training Series for Paraeducators
December 7 - December 9 - December 14 - December 16
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Girls with ASD: Understanding the Differences in Evaluation and Intervention
December 16, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Supporting Parents of Children with ASD During Distance Learning (Part Seven)

Topic: Puberty, Adolescence, and ASD

December 17, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Running Online Social Skills Groups for Learners with ASD
January 13, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Power of Peers to Create Social Success for Young Children with ASD During Distance Learning
January 27, 2021

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

For more information and to register, click links above or visit:

Click the link below to view additional events for the 2020-21 school year. The calendar of events will be updated throughout the year.

Training and Events for 2020-2021

Participants with a disability who need accommodations or a language interpreter in order to participate in these events should contact Darthea Park at