With the ever-changing nature of technology, how do we ensure the tools we use with students comply with Connecticut’s data privacy laws? Schools and families should be aware that regardless of privacy requirements, deciding what technology meets the unique needs of a student with an individualized education program (IEP) or 504 plan should lie with the planning and placement team (PPT) or 504 team, NOT with technology directors enforcing privacy laws.
A change to the state’s laws through Public Act 18-125 allows school districts to apply a narrow exception to privacy requirements for students with (IEPs) and 504 plans. This half-day information session will provide guidance to districts on this exception and how to meet reporting obligations on the software or apps used for students with IEPs and 504s.
Register for the event at https://ctserc.org/events for the following dates:
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Please see the attached flyer regarding the 2019-2020 CSDE and SERC Professional Learning Opportunities for Secondary Transition. For complete event details or to register, visit https://ctserc.org/events. Content questions can be directed to Missy Wrigley, SERC Consultant, at (860) 632-1485 ext. 397 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration questions can be directed to Lauren Johns, SERC Project Specialist, at (860) 632-1485 ext. 256 or email@example.com.
2019-2020 CSDE and SERC Professional Learning Opportunities for Secondary Transition
The International Dyslexia Association Connecticut Presents an October 25, 2019, Conference: Structured Literacy – Closing the Reading Gap. For more details and registration information please see: The International Dyslexia Association Connecticut Conference Flyer
The Connecticut State Department of Education, in collaboration with SERC, is sponsoring a training series featured structured literacy approaches in each of the RESC areas throughout the state during the 2019-2020 school year. These research-based approaches are designed to work with students with SLD/Dyslexia and other decoding challenges.
For additional information related to locations, dates and times for these sessions, and registration information, please see the attached two flyers: CSDE-SERC 2019-2020 Structured Literacy Program Training Series Calendar At-A-Glance and CSDE sponsored LiPS Course at LEARN.
For all those who would like an opportunity to review the materials and presentations available from our September 18th Annual Back to School Meeting, you may view them at https://ctserc.org/component/k2/item/440-16th-annual-back-to-school-meeting.
Have a GREAT school year!
The Connecticut State Department of Education and the RESC Alliance are offering professional development opportunities related to the role of the paraeducator for children with IEPs in early childhood settings. These sessions are approaching quickly and are based in each of the RESCs.
Please review the link below for important details and registration information.
The Role of the Paraeducator in High-Quality Early Childhood Settings That Serve Children with IEPs
The Connecticut State Department of Education and the RESC Alliance are offering three Early Childhood Special Education professional development opportunities in October 2019.
Please review the links below for important details and registration information.
October 8, 2019: Establishing and Maintaining Meaningful Inclusive Learning Environments in Preschool
October 16, 2019: Related Services as Part of a Preschool Inclusive Classroom Approach Symposium
October 18, 2019 and January 29, 2020: Increasing Capacity in Community-Based Preschools for Children with Special Needs
The Connecticut Association of School Psychologists (CASP) presents their 2019 Fall Conference on Advanced Threat Assessment featuring Dr. Melissa Reeves! For more details and registration information please visit https://caspweb.wildapricot.org/event-3558994.
Conference flyer: CASP 2019 Fall Conference Flyer
These PD opportunities will be geared specifically towards the needs of school-based teams regarding fidelity in assistive technology (AT) supports and will provide new information about best practice for these services. We will also cover the latest trends in AT and how they can be implemented throughout classrooms as well as during important transitional stages. This includes a wide variety of AT supports (iOS, Chromebook, etc.). Spend the day with AT Specialists from NEAT and discuss your students’ needs.
- The content will be the same at each session. You can travel to any one of those 6.
- Bring a team of people.
Dates and Locations:
- October 3, 2019 in Hartford, CT
- October 9, 2019 in Hebron, CT
- October 10, 2019 in Vernon, CT
- October 21, 2019 in Waterbury, CT
- October 22, 2019 in Bridgeport, CT
- October 31, 2019 in Meriden, CT
Pick one and register here: https://assistivetechnology.oakhillct.org/neat-events/
The Connecticut State Department of Education, together with the RESC Alliance, has developed regional presentations on The Role of the Paraeducator in High Quality Early Childhood Settings That Serve Children with IEPs.
These sessions are coming up quickly! To obtain dates, times and registration information, please see the informational flyer at https://files.constantcontact.com/d47803f1601/e03bd60b-d3f5-441d-a1b8-ceef9d9c2255.pdf.