We hope you had time to relax, reconnect, and rejuvenate over the holidays.
First and foremost, the team at CCTS thanks you for your part in the transition to creatively provide students with instruction, guidance, and experiences during this unusual time of COVID-19. As we move into the new year, we are excited about publishing the latest post-school outcome data, offering professional development experiences, and supporting you in the field.
As always, please connect with us to answer any questions and provide resources. We truly appreciate the difference you're making!
Best wishes for a safe and happy new year,
The CCTS team
New year, new look!
The CCTS team is thrilled to start the new year with a fresh new logo. The updated circular icon is representative of a spotlight on a bar chart, highlighting that data are central to all that we do. The red color connects us with Seattle University’s branding. Expect the new logo to start appearing on our web and social media platforms in the weeks ahead.
2018-19 Post-School Outcome Data Coming Soon
- By January 20, all district, ESD, and Washington state post-school outcome data reports and presentations will be available for viewing and download.
- To access district and ESD data:
- You must have an active user account in the TSF2, CCTS’s secure online data collection platform.
- If you do not have an account, contact your district’s data manager or email CCTS@seattleu.edu.
- To access state data, visit the Post-School Outcomes page on the CCTS website
Transition Foundations: Synchronous Online Training
CCTS trainings are live-captioned and ASL-interpreted.
Student-Led IEPs, Parts 1 & 2
January 19 & 20, 3-5 p.m. PST
- This synchronous two-part training condenses CCTS’s self-paced Student-Led IEP modules into two 2-hour sessions. These webinars are designed for participants to explore the benefits of student-led IEPs.
- Part 1: Discuss student engagement levels, describe steps for developing student self-determination, and identify supporting instructional materials that can integrate with existing curriculum.
- Part 2: Identify IEP participation formats that increase self-advocacy and self-determination.
Writing Effective Transition Plans, Parts 1 & 2
March 23-24, 2021; 3-5 p.m. PDT
- This synchronous two-part training condenses CCTS’s self-paced Writing Effective Transition Plans modules into two 2-hour sessions. These webinars are designed to help participants identify the essential components of transition planning.
- Part 1: Explore and identify online assessments and related resources to support student-centered transition development.
- Part 2: Identify transition practices to build meaningful transition plans while maximizing student participation.
Transition Foundations: Asynchronous Online Training
Transition training materials are available in self-paced, online formats. Each training includes a workbook and a series of PowerPoint modules that can be reviewed individually or with a group (recommended).
- Writing Effective Transition Plans (11 modules)
- Student-Led IEPs (7 modules)
- Developing Job Shadow Experiences (7 modules)
T-Folio is a free, online transition portfolio tool developed by CCTS. It is designed for youth with disabilities in Washington state and the school/agency personnel who support them.
CCTS is presenting free T-Folio workshops in each ESD to encourage collaboration and co-instruction with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) staff. Sponsored by DVR, these workshops include an overview of the components of the T-Folio and suggestions around facilitation.
DVR counselors and transition consultants for each ESD will be in attendance. Join us for this opportunity to build and enhance connections that support students’ transition from high school to the adult world.
To register, visit the CCTS/DVR Collaboration page on the CCTS website.
IPP Third Thursdays
- Part of the Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) Third Thursdays are informal conversations to share your strategies and learn from the best practices of other educators.
- Teams of special education and CTE instructors are encouraged to attend together.
Increasing Access to CTE Classes
January 21, 2021; 3-4 p.m. PST
As we look to increase access to CTE courses, examining potential barriers to access can be an effective strategy. What barriers may prevent students from accessing classes that can be eliminated?
Co-teaching with CTE
February 18, 2021; 3-4 p.m. PST
One of the most common strategies for inclusion is co-teaching, in academic and CTE classrooms. What does co-teaching look like in CTE classrooms? What practices support its effectiveness? What pitfalls should be avoided?
March 18, 2021; 3-4 p.m. PDT
Quality collaboration improves student outcomes and improves educators. What strategies do you find effective for collaboration? How does your team find time for quality collaboration?
CCTS Transition Network
- CCTS invites all Washington educators, administrators, and agency representatives to join us on Basecamp, an online communication platform.
- Join the CCTS Transition Network on Basecamp to share your thoughts, questions, ideas, and recommendations related to transition.