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- Transition IEP Training
- Transition IEP Open Office Hours
- The Transition Miniseries
- Transition Talk at High Noon
- Additional IEP Resources
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Transition can be a tricky business. Every student is different. Rules and regulations change. Documentation demands your attention.
Individualizing a Transition IEP takes time and know-how. Indiana's middle and high school teachers understand that it's an ongoing process involving a magic mix of coaching, evaluation, mentoring, skills development, and collaboration. That's the fine art of creating a smooth transition to life beyond high school to employment, community participation, further education and/or training, and independent living with appropriate supports.
Key to making the magic all work, however, is understanding the components of a good transition and how to build on those individual pieces every year so that teachers, students, and case conference teams construct a compliant and quality Transition IEP.
The Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center is here to help.
INSTRC hosts Comprehensive Transition Open Office Hours every Thursday, from 2:30–4:30 p.m., Eastern Time
Stop by to chat with subject matter experts in private breakout rooms.
Our team will be standing by to help you with these and many other transition-related matters of interest. Feel free to drop in with your question or just listen in to learn what your colleagues are asking.
You do not need to pre-register. Follow the Zoom link below to attend on Thursdays.
New in 2024
We are proud to present a comprehensive webinar series to empower secondary special education teachers and administrators with the tools to create and continually improve Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and Transition Portfolios.
Please join us for an immersive learning experience that will not only guide transition-age students toward competitive, integrated employment, higher education, and independent living opportunities, but also foster their overall growth and integration within the community.
February 20, 2024, 11–1 pm EST and 6–8 pm EST
Geared for a national audience, this webinar will show you how students can use positive personal introductions as a vehicle for the attainment of CIE and a means to facilitate community belonging and reach personal goals.
Cost: $35 per session.
February 21, 2024, 11–1 pm EST and 6–8 pm EST
Cost: $35 per session
Real-world conversations by transition professionals for transition professionals.
Recent talks about key transition topics include:
May 4 Annual Goals: Behavior with Cathlene Hardy Hansen, Mike Nevins, and Mary Pearson from the Center on Community Living and Careers.
June 1 Annual Goals: Speech with Cathlene Hardy Hansen, Mike Nevins, and Mary Pearson from the Center on Community Living and Careers.
July 6 Annual Goals: Social/Communication with Cathlene Hardy Hansen, Mike Nevins, and Mary Pearson from the Center on Community Living and Careers.
The 13-course miniseries is free online training from INSTRC. Each course (they’re brief!) is designed to help you become more familiar with the components of the cyclical planning process and support you as you create quality Transition IEPs with your students.
Courses in the Transition Miniseries are:
You can complete the entire series or individual courses. The miniseries is designed both for teachers new to the field and for teachers and administrators who just want a refresher. Upon completing courses, you can receive contact hours used toward Professional Growth Points, up to a total of 21 contact hours for completing the entire miniseries.
The Transition Miniseries is provided online through IU Expand. The IU Expand link to the Transition Miniseries will give you information on how to create an IU Guest Account and enroll.
Find more Transition IEP resources by clicking on the "Transition IEP" filter box on the left side of the Resource Search page.
Need accommodations? Contact us at INSTRC@indiana.edu at least three weeks before your Transition Talk or Open Office Hours. Let us know what accommodations you’ll need and for which dates you’ll need them.