Special Education Services Update

November 2013

Technology Upgrades - All Programs (including Project Choice and Day Treatment Programs)

  • Common Classroom for each building
  • All certified staff received and are using iPads
  • Whiteboards or Smart Boards installed in every classroom including Project Choice
  • Projectors all installed - classrooms waiting for cables, etc.
  • Left to complete: Apple TV installation, wireless in Project Choice Sites
  • Goal: Have all four iPad carts to the buildings and operational by December break
  • Technology Committees in each building are planning PD
  • Outstanding services and assistance from TMS Staff - all positive feedback regarding technology roll-out

Projects in Discussion and/or Development Stage

  • Positive Behavior Support and Intervention (PBIS) Transportation
  • Positive Behavior Support and Intervention (PBIS) Early Childhood
  • Evidenced Based Transition Practices - http://www.nsttac.org/
  • Common Core State Standards - PD for Special Education Teachers in conjunction with Education and Learning
  • Evaluations and Growth Models
  • Web Page Development Team
  • Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) http://dynamiclearningmaps.org
  • Accessibility for students with disabilities with online assssments
  • Transition Fair
  • START Grant
  • Consistent Staff Electronic Communication
  • Michigan Family Voices sponsoring How to Better Understand Your Rights will take place on November 18, 2013 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Genesee ISD, Davis Education Center, Conference Room ABCD, 2413 West Maple Ave., Flint, MI 48507 [Registration Information]

Genesee County Association of Special Education Administrators (GCASEA)

  • Evaluation results from Fall Conference - extremely positive
  • Protocols from Nancy Coleflesh - development and function of committees
  • Thrun Law Update
  • MDE Fall Forum
  • EdPlan - EasyFax, 504, IFSP (0-3)

Robotics at EKLC (Junior Lego League)

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 9am

1493 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

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Goat Rodeo

The term 'goat rodeo' refers to a chaotic event where many things must go right for the situation to work, a reference to the unusual and challenging aspects of blending classical and bluegrass music. Yo-Yo Ma described a goat rodeo, saying, "If there were forks in the road and each time there was a fork, the right decision was made, then you get to a goat rodeo."

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