The Engagement Videos that were presented at the Summer 2012 Focus Schools Institute are listed below. Click on the link to view the particular Area of Engagement presentation to be viewed.
Data- Roles and Responsibilities: http://www.pioneerresa.org/glrsweb/Data.html
Academic Engagement: http://www.pioneerresa.org/glrsweb/index.html
Please find the Focus Schools Institute-Catch the "Waives" Implementation Manual in pdf format. Electronic Documents for entering information are attached as separate documents.
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Focus Schools Institute-Catch the "Waive"-Mind the Gap
A Collaboration between School Improvement, Special Education Services and Supports, and English Learners
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Georgia's GraduateFIRST program has redefined the state's approach to raising graduation rates for students with disabilities with dramatic results-an increase of 37 percent in four years.
Click on the attachment below to access the Student Performance and Achievement (SPA) Prority Team Spotlight Brief which is intended to provide State Education Agency (SEA) and Local Education Agency (LEA) educators with a brief overview of the key components of graduateFIRST, a Georgia program targeting issues impacting school completion for students with disabilitites.
Webinar participants will hear how schools have redesigned programs, adopted new practices, and implemented research-based strategies to become highly successful in preventing students with disabilities from dropping out of school.
Click on the attachments to access the Webinar flyer, the presentation powerpoint and accompanying handouts.
Attachments are provided for Best Practice Forum (Feb. 2012) PowerPoint presentations and accompanying handouts.
The PowerPoint presentations and handouts for The 2011 Fall GraduateFIRST Institute are listed below. You can also find these as well as additional forms, including the Facilitator Guides for the DVD Training Series, on the website.
As an ASPIRE consultant, Colleen Lambert, encourages students to take a more active role in their Individual Education Program (IEP). Through the collaboration between the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Developmental Disabilities Council, school personnel and families are working together to build self advocacy skills in students with disabilities.
Catherine Fowler, Project Coordinator, National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) reflects on Georgia's positive efforts at achieving better post secondary outcomes through creating a system of interagency collaboration and implementing evidence based practices.
Ms. Wausheka McClary, the Parent Mentor for Elbert County School District, discusses her role in building relationships with parents and emphasizing the importance of graduation.