Transition 2018: Changing the Outcomes
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Kendel St. John
This five-week interactive course includes a variety of class activities to examine the strategies and use of evidence-based transition practices for transition planning to promote positive student outcomes, increase knowledge of transition assessments, and explore options to prepare students for postsecondary education and or training, competitive employment and living, and participating in communities.
This course is targeted for middle and high school special educators in Virginia who are interested in learning more about transition for youth with disabilities. Registration is open to the first 100 teachers who enroll.
This course is graded on a pass/fail basis and the only final grades available are P (pass) or F (fail). If the course is passed, you will receive a Certificate of Completion with 45 points that can be used for recertification if approved by your building administrator.
You are expected to complete the entire course in order to receive a certificate. The school district will be responsible for designating the actual number of points that a teacher can earn for participating in this online course.
Transition: Past and Present
Lesson 2: Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment: Let the data do the talking
Lesson 3: Competitive Employment: Preparing a 21st century workforce
Lesson 4: Postsecondary Education and Training: Opening doors to opportunities
Lesson 5: Living and Participating in Communities: Planning for the future
Pace of the Course:
This is an online course offered through VCU's Center on Transition Innovations. Please note that this is NOT a self-paced course. You will have assignments and due dates that must be adhered to. The course consists of 5 lessons. You will work your way through one lesson at a time completing course activities which include:
- Video presentations
- Interactive learning activities
- Group discussion boards facilitated by a professional in transition
Participants are to complete all course activities which include narrated lectures and videos, readings, discussion boards, learning activities, and assignments.