Doing More with Less Using Technology to Support

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Doing More with Less: Using Technology to Support Transition Services 16 th International DCDT

Doing More with Less: Using Technology to Support Transition Services 16 th International DCDT Conference October 14, 2011

Presented by Mary Podmostko, Assistant Director, Project 10 Patrick Mulvihill, Regional Transition Representative University

Presented by Mary Podmostko, Assistant Director, Project 10 Patrick Mulvihill, Regional Transition Representative University of South Florida St. Petersburg 529 1 st Street South, SVB 108 St. Petersburg, FL 33701 p (727) 873 -4661 f (727) 873 -4660 2

Objectives • Describe/Demonstrate technology solutions for providing quality professional development and technical assistance in

Objectives • Describe/Demonstrate technology solutions for providing quality professional development and technical assistance in Florida • Assist in identifying solutions that may work in other states or districts 3

Project 10 Mission • To assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building

Project 10 Mission • To assist Florida school districts and relevant stakeholders in building capacity to provide secondary transition services to students with disabilities in order to improve their academic success and post-school outcomes. 4

Four Major Initiatives Ø Capacity Building Ø Interagency Collaboration Ø Transition Legislation & Policy

Four Major Initiatives Ø Capacity Building Ø Interagency Collaboration Ø Transition Legislation & Policy Ø Student Development & Outcomes 5

Capacity Building Ø Needs Assessment of Districts § Strategic Targeting of Priority Needs §

Capacity Building Ø Needs Assessment of Districts § Strategic Targeting of Priority Needs § Prioritizing Targeted Districts § Training, Technical Assistance & Resources § Preferred Method of Delivery § Seek to Address Challenges Ø District Mentoring Network 6

Interagency Collaboration Ø Provide Support to State Secondary Transition Interagency Committee (SSTIC): input from

Interagency Collaboration Ø Provide Support to State Secondary Transition Interagency Committee (SSTIC): input from stakeholders Ø Collaborate in Related State Activities § Health Care Transition Task Force § Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury Transition Committee § Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, Inc. § Governor’s Commission on Disabilities Ø Support District Level Interagency Councils 7

Interagency Partners Ø Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Ø Family Network on Disabilities (FND) Ø

Interagency Partners Ø Florida Developmental Disabilities Council Ø Family Network on Disabilities (FND) Ø Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Ø Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Ø Multiagency Network for Students with Emotional/Behavior Disorders (SEDNET) Ø Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) Ø Florida Consortium on Postsecondary Education and Intellectual Disabilities 8

Transition Legislation & Policy ØTimely information when educators need it and can access it

Transition Legislation & Policy ØTimely information when educators need it and can access it ØSPP/Transition Indicators guidance on website ØFlorida SB 4 page on website Ø“Transition Wheel” 9

Student Development & Outcomes Ø Product Review, Revision & Updating Ø Pilot activities using

Student Development & Outcomes Ø Product Review, Revision & Updating Ø Pilot activities using best practices Ø Regional meetings Ø School-Based Enterprises Ø Programs for students 18 and older on age-appropriate campuses 10

Regional Transition Representatives: n Yellow: Lori Garcia (1) n Orange: Patrick Mulvihill (2) n

Regional Transition Representatives: n Yellow: Lori Garcia (1) n Orange: Patrick Mulvihill (2) n Green: Heather Mack (3) n Blue: Federico Valadez (4) n. Pink: Lisa Friedman-Chavez (5) 11

Regional Perspective • • 5 Regional Representatives 11 – 18 school districts per RTR

Regional Perspective • • 5 Regional Representatives 11 – 18 school districts per RTR Initial needs assessment Adobe Connect Sessions – Secondary Transition Compliance – Transition Assessment – Summary of Performance – Self-determination 12

Regional Perspective, continued • Meeting Wizard • Skype Staff Conferences • Teleconferences with multiple

Regional Perspective, continued • Meeting Wizard • Skype Staff Conferences • Teleconferences with multiple districts regarding indicators 1, 2, 13, 14 • Regional Conferences 13

Statewide Perspective • • • Project 10 Website Publications On-line Training Modules Conference Presentations

Statewide Perspective • • • Project 10 Website Publications On-line Training Modules Conference Presentations Skype Teleconferences Going Green 14

Do you have technology solutions to share? 15

Do you have technology solutions to share? 15

Contact Information • Patrick Mulvihill Region 2 Transition Representative Northeast Florida pmulvihill@mail. usf. edu

Contact Information • Patrick Mulvihill Region 2 Transition Representative Northeast Florida [email protected] usf. edu • Mary Podmostko Assistant Director, Project 10 [email protected] usf. edu 16