Resources for New Transition Teachers

Those of you who visit regularly know that the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center (INSTRC) website contains an ever-growing number of resources compiled just for Indiana transition educators. There are several ways to find what you need on the site. You can use the Resource Search on either the home page or from the drop-down menu under Transition Resources. On the Search page you can hone in on topics or filter by format.

If you’re a new teacher or new to transition, we’ve collected some resources for you. (We’re all about making your life easier!) From the home page, use the drop-down menu beneath the Collected Resources tab.  Select “Professionals New to Transition.”  There you’ll find ten resources, including a checklist for compliant Transition IEPs, examples of Transition IEPs for various students, fact sheets for working with VR, and the presentation “New to Transition: An Introduction to Transition Planning.”  (Note that the INSTRC team is hard at work adding new resources and updating others.  We’ll keep you posted.)

Here’s the direct link to the “Professionals New to Transition” collection:


Project SUCCESS, in partnership with IDOE, is leading the review, revision, and development of alternate academic standards (Content Connectors) and we are seeking a diverse group of stakeholders from across the state to support this work. This process is important to ensure all students, including those with significant disabilities, have access to grade level standards aligned to Indiana Academic Standards.

The first session will be held in Indianapolis on March 12. If you are interested in participating on March 12 or at future sessions, please complete the Indiana Content Connectors application by March 1.