Transition Plus April 15

I am different but not less---Dr. Temple Grandin

A friendly reminder: If you have information that needs to go out to the whole staff, and it can wait until Monday, submit it to be included in the MMM. We are trying to cut down on all staff emails.

Pennies for Patients


TPlus raised $109.76 + 10 Canadian cents for pennies for patients!


Way to go!

Licensed Interview & Select Positions are posted 4/19/19.


Here is the calendar.


These are the tentative dates for postings:

4/3/19 - TOSA/DPF postings

May – Professional postings (internal)

5/6/19 – ESP postings

June – AFSCME postings

June – Professional postings (external)

Instructional Leadership Team

Greetings! ILT is working on updating the SIP and could use your assistance in gathering information relating to caseloads. Case managers, please complete the survey that is connected to your Team.


Team 1

Team 2

Team 3


This week ILT discussed updated SIP data and planning for next school year. We also looked at the Family Involvement Plan for next school and how to incorporate celebrating our students and families on CBI afternoons. The ILT team has begun to look at the schedule for next school year. If you have ideas or thoughts either respond to the various surveys or speak with an ILT member.

The Career Expo: Autism at Work event, being hosted by Minneapolis College’s Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), Career Services, TRIO Student Support Services and TRIO Educational Opportunity Center, is an event to celebrate individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that are successfully living, going to school, and working within our communities.


Event: Career Expo: Autism at Work

Date: Saturday, April 27th 2019

Time: 10am – 2pm

Location: Minneapolis College (1st Floor Technical Building)

Cost: FREE – lunch and parking are provided as well


Minneapolis College Autism at Work Career Expo Website

Minneapolis College Autism at Work Career Expo Attendee Registration Link

Save the date!


TPlus Talent Show will be on

Friday, April 26th at 1:30pm in the TPlus Cafeteria.

Resource Fair


  • Talk to your students about this fair.
  • Every time you talk to/email a parent, mention this fair.
  • Hang flyers in your rooms and hallways


Transition Plus is hosting a huge resource fair on April 25th for students and their families to get connected with EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, and INDEPENDENT LIVING RESOURCES in our community. This fair would be beneficial to our transition age students and their families, high school students with disabilities, and Adult Education students.


The fair is free to attend

A light dinner will be served.

What: Resource Fair
Where: Transition Plus Services, 2015 E. Lake St., MPLS 55407
When: April 25th, 5:30-7:30pm

Questions can be directed to Colleen Knuth: colleen.knuth@mpls.k12.mn.us 612-668-4103

Professional Development


If you are in need of Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Training for licensure, please see below for offerings in the next few months. Sign up on e-Compass. Using the course and section codes.


Course 91661 Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Section 114617 Wednesday, April 24th 4:10-5:10 pm Davis Center N5-083


Course 90271 Early Warning Signs/Mental Health Course

Section 114618 Wed, April 24th 3:00-4:00 pm Davis Center N5-083

A Few CBI Reminders


CBI modules are designed to do two things:


1. Augment student learning by giving them hands-on practical experience with what is being taught in the classroom


2. Give students time to achieve IEP goals that are unattainable in a classroom


Teachers are expected to (and have been!) facilitate 2 out of 3 modules each semester for a total of 4 modules each year. Teachers can facilitate more if there is need or interest.


Case managers assign students according to goals. This can be a discussion between case managers and students. Students will stay with their module for 5 weeks.


Module facilitators communicate with case managers to question a student assignment, or to request students for their module.


Facilitators can signify pre-requisites, limits, or intentions on their module themselves or have Colleen write them. One way to catch the students your module is designed for is to write a strong description of the module to guide people as they are signing up.


All Modules and descriptions should be given to Colleen two weeks before the Module starts. April 22 is the next deadline.

Staffing News

Friday was Chris Stewart's last day at T Plus. We will miss him.

Upcoming at TPlus


Monday -------- 8:30-9:30 Non Tenured Licensed Staff Mtg- Jake's room

Tuesday -------- Team 2/3 Meeting (Team 1 invited if they want)- Brad's room

Wednesday----

Thursday-------- Team 1 Meeting- Jake's room

Friday ------------ 8:30-9:30 PSWE

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