Special Services

January 4, 2016

~ Happy New Year 2016! ~

Get gritty! Reach your goals for the New Year.

What sets some students or workers apart from the others? Believe it or not, in most cases, it isn't skills, talents, or IQ. It's grit! Watch the video below to learn about grit.
The key to success Grit! with Angela Lee Duckworth Tedx 2013 814 590 9559

Peer Review Friday, Jan 8th Group #1

Tisha Goodwin, Alyssa Oldham, Delann, Larson, Maureen Drenker, Judy Woodward

Tech Day

Friday, Jan. 15th, 8am

Minico Senior High School

Dan Dyer is coming from Idaho Assistive Technology to teach a couple of classes plus Terry Fennell will be doing a class on graphing interventions.


Assistive Technology and Mathematics
Learn how to use tools to obtain equal access to math curriculum for your students. The session will explore assistive technology solutions to support your students in mathematics through the use of software, low-tech manipulatives and hand-held smart-technology like iPads.



Level the playing field for struggling readers with Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials

Do your students need textbooks and other instructional materials provided in adjustable reading levels, digital text, or audio formats? Let’s explore some assistive technology and strategies you can use to help your students access and comprehend text. The session will cover visually changing text, adapting readability, and customizing instructional materials for students with lower and higher needs using easily available, free, and low cost tools.


All District employees are invited including para professionals.

Happy Belated Birthday to Judy Woodward - Dec 28th, Kate Hicks - Jan 1st, and upcoming birthday JaeLee Crane Jan 7th.

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ISU is providing 2 special education courses this semester at Minico High School. These may be of interest to current Special Education teachers or paraprofessionals working towards teacher certification.

SPED 4446 - Secondary Special Education


Teaching methodology focusing on needs of secondary and adult special education students. Topics include functional academics, transition, independent living, social skills, professional-technical training, employment options, and accessing community resources. PREREQ: Admission to Teacher Education Program. S
3.000 Credit hours

Mondays from 4:00 - 6:50


SPED 5524 - Assessment Procedures in Special Education

Introductory study of diagnostic assessment techniques and the writing of individual educational, behavioral prescriptions, and instructional objectives which are required to provide interventions suitable for remediating the learning programs in basic school curricula. PREREQ: SPED 3330 and SPED 4441 or permission of instructor.
3.000 Credit hours

Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:50

AIMSWEB RESOURCES

Below is a list of Aimsweb resources that might be helpful to you who are new to Aimsweb. Just click on the links.

RCBM Report

Aimsweb Defaults

RCBM/MAZE Progress Monitoring Set-Up

PM and Rtl manual

RCBM Scoring Guide

Search Reults for youtube

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Congress recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Click on the link below for the summary.

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New Special Education Teacher Training

“Launching the IEP”


Training Description Participants will review the importance of assessment to inform measurable goals and objectives. In addition, new teachers will explore and practice a variety of evidence-based practices that can be used to provide effective instruction to their students.


Participants need to come to the training with a group/class of students that they teach in mind, and a current Eligibility and IEP of a student who participates in that group. These documents will guide participants as they explore implementing evidence-based practices within their own environment.


Participants should also bring the Special Education Manual and Special Education Toolbox that they received at the first Training.


Regional Training Dates

Moscow January 12, 2016

Twin Falls January 12, 2016

Coeur d’Alene January 14, 2016

Idaho Falls January 14, 2016

Boise January 22, 2016

Nampa January 27, 2016


Registration has started. Register now to secure you

Sent on behalf of Dr. Charlie Silva

Directors,

The next face-to-face training for new special education teachers will be offered in January. Teachers will need to register for the training on the Idaho Training Clearinghouse. Please forward the following links to your new special education teachers so they are able to complete the registration process:

Twin Falls: http://www.idahotc.com/calendar/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1037/itemid/404/d/20160112
Idaho Falls: http://www.idahotc.com/calendar/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1037/itemid/405/d/20160114
Boise: http://www.idahotc.com/calendar/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1037/itemid/407/d/20160122
Nampa: http://www.idahotc.com/calendar/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1037/itemid/406/d/20160127


Moscow: http://idahotc.com/calendar/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1037/itemid/408/d/20160112
CDA: http://idahotc.com/calendar/ctl/viewdetail/mid/1037/itemid/409/d/20160114

EVENT INFORMATION

Start Time: 8:30 a.m.

End Time: 4:30 p.m.

Date/Time Comments: Registration/Check in begins at 8:00 a.m.

TRAINING

Who Should Attend?

This training is intended for first year special education teachers.

Description of Training:

Participants will review the importance of assessment to inform measurable goals and objectives. In addition, new teachers will explore and practice a variety of evidence-based practices that can be used to provide effective instruction to their students.

Participants need to come to the training with a group/class of students that they teach in mind, and a current Eligibility and IEP of a student who participates in that group. These documents will guide participants as they explore implementing evidence-based practices within their own environment.

Participants should also bring their Special Education Toolbox that they received at the first Training.

Lunch will be provided.

Cost: N/A

For questions contact:

Cathy Thornton
Associate Director of Idaho Special Education Support & Technical Assistance (SESTA) Operations
Boise State University
Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies
Yanke Research Park, 220 E Parkcenter Blvd, MS1740
Boise, Idaho 83706
O: 208-426-4853
catherinethornton@boisestate.edu

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Love and Logic in February

Minidoka County School District

Cindy Shipp, Facilitator

Presents

Parenting the Love and Logic Way™

Topics include:

¨ The Two Rules of Love and Logic®

¨ Delayed or "Anticipatory" Consequences

¨ Using empathy and Love and Logic one-liners to neutralize arguing

¨ How to get more information about Love and Logic


This parenting program is designed to give you

practical skills that can be used immediately!

Dates: Tuesdays for 6 weeks, Starting February 2, 2016

Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Location: District Service Center 310 10th St, Rupert, ID 83350

Cost: $15.00 per person / $20.00 per couple

Childcare will be available

Please contact Laura Koyle to sign up at 436-6059


We will be sending out a flyer to all families with students in the district.