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Special Education

Spring 2014 Secondary Transition Trainings Application Now Open

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) announces two Spring 2014 trainings in Secondary Transition

  • Topic: Student Self Determination
  • Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel, Marlborough, MA
  • Description: This interactive training will be led by Dr. Stelios Gragoudas from the Institute for Community Inclusion, as well as by student and adult self advocates. Participants will have the opportunity to raise questions and share effective practices.

  • Topic: Transition Assessment
  • Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, Sturbridge, MA
  • Description: Presenters from the Institute for Community Inclusion and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission will provide essential transition assessment information in this interactive training. Participants will have the opportunity to raise problems of practice and share successes.

Applying to Attend:

Individual administrators or practitioners representing districts, collaboratives, vocational-technical schools, and approved private special education schools (i.e., "districts") are invited to apply to attend.

To ensure broadest possible representation, only one individual from each district may apply to attend. Individuals may attend either one or both trainings. Total enrollment for each training will be capped at 120.

If interest exceeds capacity for each training, enrollment will be prioritized in this order:

  • first priority to districts that applied to attend ESE's April 2013 Secondary Transition Capacity-Building Conference but were not accepted
  • second priority to districts that did not apply to attend ESE's April 2013 Secondary Transition Capacity-Building Conference
  • third priority to districts that attended ESE's April 2013 Secondary Transition Capacity-Building Conference

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 28, 2014

Participants will be notified of enrollment by Friday, April 4, 2014

Apply to attend the Student Self Determination training: http://www.doe.mass.edu/conference/?ConferenceID=1805

Apply to attend the Transition Assessment training: http://www.doe.mass.edu/conference/?ConferenceID=1808



Last Updated: February 7, 2014
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