Communities of Practice for Related Services

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the Regional Educational Service Centers (RESC) are in the process of planning a series of Communities of Practice (CoP) designed to engage practitioners in meaningful discussions and activities that will broaden our capacity to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. The currently formed CoP’s are in the areas of Assistive Technology, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, School Psychology, and Speech & Language Pathology. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Related Services Communities of Practice

 

SAVE THE DATE: Paraeducator Symposium November 16, 2017!

The Second Annual Paraeducator Development and Leadership Symposium supporting social and emotional learning will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. For detailed information related to this important event, please view this symposium announcement: Paraeducator Symposium 17-18 Announcement.

SAVE THE DATE for Putting Research-to-Practice in Teacher Preparation: a CEEDAR Conference on September 29, 2017

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center at the University of Florida and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the U.S. Department of Education, the Connecticut State Department of Education presents this conference as a culminating, scale-up event.  Join us in showcasing the notable work done in Connecticut focused on training pre-service candidates in evidence-based practices to support students with disabilities, struggling learners and English learners.

The Department is pleased to present two renown keynote speakers: Dr. Deborah Ball and Dr. Kenneth Zeichner. In addition to encouraging conference attendance, faculty and candidates from all institutions are encouraged to propose presentations or poster sessions in alignment with conference themes. The RFP for presentations or poster session proposals is attached and due by April 3, 2017.  Registration information will be made available at the end of April 2017.

CEEDAR Conference Flyer

CEEDAR Conference Presentation and Poster Session Proposal Form

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities and Conferences

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) in partnership with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) is offering four professional learning opportunities related to Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)/Dyslexia. In addition to these important SLD/Dyslexia learning opportunities, the CSDE/SERC partnership has planned an exciting Transition to Careers conference.

Please review the links below to learn more!

SLD-Dyslexia Professional Learning Opportunities 2015-16

CT Forum on Promising Practices in SLD- Dyslexia

Transition to Careers Conference

SAVE the DATE for Back to School Meeting!

Please plan to join us on September 17, 2014, for the 11th Annual Connecticut State Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education Back to School Meeting.

For details and registration information, please view the meeting flyer below.

BSE 2014 Back to School Meeting Registration Information

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Please review the bulleted items below related to the timely and accurate submission of specific State data collections.

  • ED166 – Discipline – Accurate Due Date: August 20, 2014
  • Due Process Resolution Meetings – Timely/Accurate Due Date: August 9, 2014
  • Restraint and Seclusion – Timely Due Date: July 20, 2014
  • Restraint and Seclusion – Accurate Due Date: August 31, 2014
  • Evaluation Timelines – Timely Due Date: August 15, 2014
  • Exiters PSIS/SEDAC – Timely Due Date: September 15, 2014
  • Exiters PSIS/SEDAC – Accurate Due Date: September 30, 2014

To review a copy of the 2014-15 Timely and Accurate Calendar, please click on the link below:

2014-15 Timely and Accurate Calendar