Parent Leadership Hub Weekly E-Newsletter for January 12, 2012
This week's update is provided by WSPEI and WI FACETS to share statewide information regarding parent leadership and family involvement. Please visit the Parent Leadership Hub web page of the SPDG website at http://www.wispdg.org/pl.html for the current and archived weekly updates and to find information on these topics:
- WSPEI website: http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/parent.html
- WIFACETS website: http://www.wifacets.org
- Resources- Product Order Form, and Educational Materials for Parents
- Calendar of Events
- Multi-Media Resources- Workshops Online, Video Series, and Webcasts
The Parent Leadership Hub supports parents/family members, educators and other community partners to build capacity regarding meaningful family involvement. The Hub serves three primary purposes:
- To support parents of children with disabilities between birth and 26 years of age to participate as partners in the professional development activities of each of the other Statewide Initiatives as they design, deliver and support professional development experiences; and
- To facilitate opportunities for parents/family members to build leadership skills; and
- To provide Content Focused technical assistance concerning family involvement.
Please, direct any questions to the PL Hub Co-Facilitators:
Mary Skadahl, WSPEI Statewide Project Director at 715-829-8932 or email@example.com
Emilie Braunel, WI FACETS SPDG Coordinator at 715-561-2559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submitting contributions to each week's issue is Tuesday noon. For time sensitive training advertisements, the information should be sent a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date; ideally a month ahead of time. Material appropriate for the weekly newsletter include web links to sources of family involvement/parent leadership resources and advertisements for statewide trainings for parents, youth or parent/educator audiences (we don't post research articles, reports or news opinion articles). Your submittal may not be in the final copy if it was in a previous weekly email, the event date has passed or the web link doesn't work. Please, send submittals to email@example.com .
NOTE: Note: If you would like to receive our weekly Parent Leadership Hub e-Newsletter, please contact one of the PL Hub Co-Facilitators:
Emilie Braunel, WI FACETS SPDG Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Skadahl, WSPEI Statewide Project Director at email@example.com
Parent/Personnel Development Opportunities
Engaging Families in Partnership with Schools
WHEN: January 26, 2012 (Registration Deadline January 19th or until workshop is full)
TIME: 9:00 – 3:30pm (sign-in – 8:30am)
WHERE: CESA #2, 1221 Innovation Drive, Whitewater, WI 53190
WHAT: The parent is the primary stakeholder in each child's success in school. Research suggests that engaging families in their children's education is ties to:
This interactive workshop will help participants increase their awareness of and strategies for effective partnership practices. Two models serve as the foundation for this workshop: Joyce Epstein's Six Components of Successful School, Family, and Community Partnerships and the Strengthening Families Strategies to promote family resilience.
- Improved school-readiness
- Higher student achievement
- Better social skills and behavior
- Increased likelihood of high school graduation
- Overall cost savings to the school (estimated at $1000 per student)
The final activity includes specifying next steps for establishing or improving relationships in your setting. We hope to have both parents and teachers attend this valuable workshop.
REGISTER: To register go to http://www.myquickreg.com
COST: There is no cost but registration is required.
WEBINAR – Addressing Personnel Needs in Adapted Physical Education
WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:00pm
WHAT: The Personnel Improvement Center starts the new year with a FREE webinar that addresses personnel needs in the field of adapted physical education (APE). Renowned faculty in the field of APE teacher preparation will talk about why APE teachers are needed, how they are prepared, what roles they play in adding to students success, and what solutions there are to reducing personnel shortages in this field.
Join the event on January 27, 2012 using the weblink and phone number below: https://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/pic / 1-888-447-7153 passcode: 692934
John D. Wiley Seminar Series: "Bridging the Divide: Moving Evidence-based Autism Interventions into the Community"
WHEN: February 3, 2012 from noon to 1:15pm
WHAT: The number of evidence –based behavioral interventions for children with autism has increased dramatically over the last few decades. Community practice has lagged far behind, however, instruction and support for children with autism in most schools does not mirror the evidence base and generally has been found ineffective in promoting student outcomes.
This presentation will discuss the methods and results, challenges and opportunities of partnering with school districts to conduct this type of work, and conceptual models from the field of implementation science that can guide efforts to increase the use of evidence-based practice in community settings.
REGISTRATION and INFO: Contact Teresa Palumbo at 608-263-5837 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information or to answer any questions you might have.
Effective IEP's for Real People
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 from 9:00am to 3:00pm (8:30 registration)
WHERE: CESA #2, 1221 Innovation Drive, Whitewater, WI
WHAT: IEP Basics: How to energize the process to create a functional IEP document presentation followed by a roundtable discussion covering:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Special Educators, parents, administrators, guidance counselors, transition coordinators, related service providers (NOTE: stipends may be available for parents to attend. Contact Deb Hall for more information: email@example.com or 608-215-0401.
- Parent Involvement in IEP process
- Post Secondary Transitions
- Common Core State Standards
- Response to Instruction
- Specific Learning Disability rule
REGISTRATION: Go to http://www.myquickreg.com to register. Contact Tracy Elger at firstname.lastname@example.org for workshop content questions or Sharon Anderson at email@example.com for registration questions.
There is no cost for this workshop but registration is required.
Call for Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE) Training Proposals for 2012-2013.
WSPEI (Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator Initiative) is seeking proposals from school districts, communities, parent groups or agencies that would like to host a Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE) training for 2012-2013. Youth in Partnership with Parents for Empowerment (YiPPE) is the only known program in the country to simultaneously train youth with disabilities, ages 15-20, in transition along with their parents. Up to 25 youth and their parents attend 5 weekend sessions throughout a school year to learn about effective self-advocacy, communication strategies, futures planning and available resources for students in transition.
Submit Proposal by Feb. 28, 2012 to:
Attn: Martha DeYoung
PO Box 564
Portage, WI 53901
Call for Parents in Partnership (PIP) Training Proposals 2012-2013
WSPEI (Wisconsin Statewide Parent Education Initiative) is seeking proposals from school districts, communities, parent groups or agencies that would like to host a Parents in Partnership (PIP) training for 2012-2013.
Parents in Partnership trainings are at no cost to parents or groups. The trainings are consistent with the Wisconsin Personnel Development Model and are designed to address Indicators 8, 13 and 14 of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) six year state performance plan for improving outcomes of children with disabilities in Wisconsin.
Submit Proposal by Feb. 28, 2012 to:
Attn: Martha DeYoung
PO Box 564
Portage, WI 53901
ALAS Support Groups
WHAT: The Latino Alliance Applying Solutions A.L.A.S.'s mission is to promote the independence of persons with disabilities by providing information and support to them, their families, and their service providers in the areas related to but not limited to education and health.
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2012
TOPIC: Down Syndrome Support Group and ALAS Support Group
TIME: 11:00am – 1:30pm
LOCATION: ALAS Office 1615 S 22nd Street, Milwaukee, WI
REGISTER: Please call the ALAS Office at 414-643-0022 to register!
(Please note that the Down Syndrome Support Group and the ALAS Support Group will be meeting on Saturday, January 21, 2012 during the same time period)
Family Involvement Resources
Success for Kids with Hearing Loss
At this website you can find links to various articles and publications regarding this important issue. Visit it at: http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/resources-for-professionals
This site is dedicated to the support of the hard working individuals who are key players in the lives of children with autism. Visit the site at: http://www.practicalautismresources.com
Tracing Needs Available Online
Tracing Needs is published semi-annually by Great Rivers 2-1-1 as a tool to assist human service community planners, elected officials, and other interested people in tracking new resources and perhaps responding to unmet needs. Go to: http://www.greatrivers211.org/upload/docs/GR211/
Family Voices Newsletter
The Family Voices Winter Newsletter is now available online at http://www.fvofwi.org/pubs_nl.html
The CADRE Caucus
The CADRE Caucus periodically updates you on new features and resources found at the CADRE web-site and in the world of special education conflict resolution. CADRE encourages you to inform us of resources that may be helpful to those interested in mediation and special education conflict resolution. Visit us at: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/cadreconf2011resources.cfm
Also available through the CADRE Website is the Procedural Safeguards Notice Video series. This six part video series from the Pennsylvania Office for Dispute Resolution provides a basic understanding and responds to FAQs about Pennsylvania's Procedural Safeguards Notice. To view these videos go to: http://odr-pa.org/procedural-safeguard-notice-videos
What is social thinking? Interesting articles and a newsletter explore this concept. View this article at http://www.socialthinking.com/what-is-social-thinking
Transition from Part C to B (from Birth to Three to Early Childhood)
If you have a child who is transitioning from birth to three into the services provided by your local school district, you will find the power point within this website very useful.