SPecial EDition

December 2015 (Volume 5 Number 2)

SPecial EDition is a quarterly newsletter produced by the Springtown ISD Special Education Department.
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IDEAs That Work

As part of its celebrations of the 40th Anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) at the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new website entitled:

IDEAs that Work:
Preparing Children and Youth with Disabilities for Success


As school systems work to implement rigorous academic standards and prepare diverse learners for success beyond graduation, we are proud to announce this additional support for teachers and families of students with disabilities and struggling learners. The IDEAs that Work website is designed to connect teachers and families with resources to assist them in supporting the academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of students as they become college and career ready.

Targeting the 2% Survey

Targeting the 2 Percent (T2%) is a program that aims to improve the instruction, content knowledge, and academic achievement of Texas students transitioning from assessments based on modified standards to the general state assessment, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®).

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) are conducting a survey to learn more about teachers’ perspectives on the literacy development of all learners and preferences for professional development. The information gathered will guide development of training modules and classroom resources designed to assist teachers in the transition from state assessments based on modified standards to the general state assessment, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®).

Educators who work with students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to complete the short survey at www.survey.utexas.edu/tea.

ChalkTalk: Strategies to Improve Challenging Behaviors

ChalkTalk is a professional development series of video interviews of experts on learning and behavioral challenges.

This video discuss transition from high school to post secondary/adulthood settings. .

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PLAAFP & Goal Small Group Review

Wednesday, Jan. 13th 2016 at 8am to Thursday, Jan. 14th 2016 at 4pm

301 E 5th St

Springtown, TX

This is a follow up to the PLAAFP & goal training conducted last October. Participants will bring a PLAAFP and aligned goal to review in a small group collaborative setting. Outlook calendar appointments have been sent to participants indicating date/time to attend.

Progress Reporting Information

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