Special Education and Transitions Trainings
The education field has a great need for high quality professional development for educators and related service providers in the field of special education. The Research Institute is proud to offer evidence-based training for teachers, administrators and other agency partners. Full day sessions will include the presentation of the material and hands-on learning activity sessions which can be adapted to fit the needs of the audience. Trainers encourage break-out sections for diverse audiences and follow-up sessions for sustainable learning.
Jackie Burr is a Special Education Secondary Transition Specialist. She has over 40 years of experience in education, including State level special education monitoring, professional development, special education administration and special/general education teaching.
Jackie brings many years of secondary transition experience to the professional development sessions to prepare districts, agencies, students and professionals for the successful transition of students from education to successful outcomes with the most appropriate diploma option.
Her prior working experience includes working at the Oregon Department of Education as the Secondary Transition Specialist and the West Virginia Department of Education as a Special Education Specialist. Jackie holds two Master of Education degrees from West Virginia University.
Currently, Jackie teaches Special Education 646: Law and Special Education at Western Oregon University. She also works for the National Post-School Outcomes Center -- University of Oregon where she is focused on helping states to track the education, training, employment and independent living of students who have transitioned to the next step in life.
New Teacher Training
Do you have special education teachers starting their first year of teaching? Are they in need of information about how to get started? How to prepare for IEP meetings? How to analyze and collect data for each section of the IEP? How to handle difficult procedural questions?
Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Need help writing post secondary
goals based on age appropriate assessment that you have already completed? Do
you know when to ask another agency to get involved? Want to get transition
students involved in the IEP process of deciding what they want to do when they
get out of school?
The Transition Plan: Eight components to Planning for a Future
Need help writing post-secondary goals based on age appropriate assessment that you have already completed? Do you know when to ask another agency to get involved? Want to get transition students involved in the IEP process of deciding what they want to do when they get out of school?
Are families actively participating in the IEP process? Are IEP teams able to function in an open manner to make the best student decisions possible?
Do you know how to analyze your Post Secondary Outcome Data? Do you know how to use those results for program improvement?
Do you have questions about the Oregon Diploma for students with disabilities? Modified Diploma? Extended Diploma? Alternative Certificate? How do the Essential Skills Rules apply to other diploma options?
Specific Topics Related to My Situation
Do you have specific problems brewing in your district that need to be addresses before they get out of hand? General Education and Special Education teachers disagreeing on services to be provided? Other agencies refusing to come to IEP meetings? Lack of resources in your community for students with disabilities? Bring your issues to us and let us help you solve the problems.
For workshop information contact:
Pattie Johnson -- 503-838-8779