SPED SPEAK

October 2014 Issue

Runs Batted In

It is time to report student progress for the 1st quarter of the year! Remember to utilize the FILED copy for entering progress reports. Follow the steps below to insure that progress is entered in the FILED IEP copy, opposed to in the live IEP packet.


1. Log into SEAS. (www.seasweb.net/ksdesoto)

2. On the left side, select "Filed/Archived Documents."

3. Type the student's last name in the "Last Name" text box.

4. Click the "Search" button.

5.Click on the student's name.

6. Click "Search."

7. Select the student's FILED copy of the IEP. This can be seen on the right side under "Record Status."

8. Select the student's goal(s) where you are entering student progress.

9. Complete the progress report for the appropriate quarter.

10. Click "Save" after each report is complete.


*If you are entering reports for multiple students, after completing your first student's progress report, you can then select "Home", then "Filed/Archived Documents", then "Change Student." Repeat the process above, beginning at step 3.

Leveling the Field

Remember to utilize the text box in the "Location" section of the Supplemental Aids and Services Page. Although it appears your choices for "location" are limited to the drop down menu, text can be entered to accurately describe the educational setting where accommodations/modifications/supports for school personnel will be implemented.


See the screen shot below for an example.

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In The Bullpen

Medicaid:


  • Alex (not Gordon) checks every 4-6 weeks and alerts the case manager of newly eligible students.
  • It is the case manager’s responsibility to inform the related service providers.
  • Check the student’s IEP to determine what related services a student receives.


Moving forward, please begin obtaining signatures on the "Parent Consent for Medicaid" form at your IEP meetings. Be sure to obtain parents' initials at the bottom of the form indicating you have given them the "Notification for Accessing Public Benefits or Insurance." This form is found in SEAS under "Forms."

Home Run

AT NEWS: New Wording in AT Considerations Section of SEAS:


The question is worded differently this year. It is asking “Do they have needs?” So the answer is:

“ Yes” if we have data that supports specific needs (already established) and

“No” if we:

A) Do not think there are any needs OR

B) We are unsure if they have needs and we plan to do some trials with tools and collect date to determine if it is needed- we would explain that in the text box, as we always have in the past.

7th Inning Stretch

Friday, October 17th-District Professional Development


7:30-9:30 a.m. Secondary Special Education Teachers report to DHS

8:00-10:00 a.m. Elementary Special Education Teachers report to DHS

8:00-10:00 a.m. Para-Professionals report to the Theater/Auditorium at DHS


By Invitation Only (already sent):

8-4 p.m. CPI Training at the District Service Center

8:30-11:30 a.m. Infinitec Training at the Administrative Office

Line Drive

Infinitec Webinars in October:


Project-Based Mobile Learning: Crafting Questions That Drive Projects (Archived) by Tony Vincent, Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist & National Presenter

October 14th - 3:30-4:30 - Click Here to Register


Our Digital Journals: Getting Students to Blog by Shelly Terrell,

Teacher, Instructional Designer, & Author

October 16th - 3:30-4:30 - Click Here to Register


Environmental Communication Teaching: Implementation for Symbolic AAC Students in the Classroom by Kelly Fonner, Assistive Technology Specialist & National Presenter

October 21st - 3:30-5:00 - Click Here to Register


Resources for All Learners: A Guided Tour of myinfinitec.org by Jenn Skalitzky, AT Facilitator, Infinitec

October 22nd -11:30-12:30 - Click Here to Register

October 22nd -3:30-4:30 - Click Here to Register

Teachtown Basics***Group Buy*** by Bridget Anderson, Education Consultant, ERA - Educational Research Associates, LLC

October 23rd - 3:30-4:30 - Click Here to Register


Handwriting Research: Implications for Struggling Writers by Dr. Denise DeCoste, Assistive Technology Specialist & National Presenter

October 28th - 3:30-5:00 - Click Here to Register


Steps to Providing AT Supports by Gayl Bowser, Assistive Technology Specialist and National Speaker

October 29th - 3:30-5:00 - Click Here to Register

The Dug Out

October 16th- End of First Quarter

October 17th- District Professional Development

October 20th- 1/2 Building Professional Development & 1/2 Work Day

October 21st- Start of Second Quarter