Special Education News  

October 18, 2011
We are in full swing preparing outstanding workshops for new and veteran special education teachers and want to be sure to highlight what is available for you. Workshop registration is available at https://odie.esu10.org.

Student Record System (SRS) New User Training, August 24, 2011   9:00 a.m. - Noon
This workshop is for any special education staff new to the Nebraska SRS. SRS is the online system where the majority of Nebraska schools complete and store their special education paperwork. If you have not worked in this system, this ½ day training will be very helpful in getting you started. No need to bring a laptop, as computers will be provided for you.

SRS Update Training, August 24, 2011  1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
This afternoon session is for teachers familiar with the SRS system to learn more about updates and new features that are available for users. Our trainer will be from the SRS help desk and will also be asking for information on what they can do to make the system work better for you. Computers will be available for your use during the workshop.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Facilitation Training and ILCD Update Meeting
Oct 3, 2011   9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

We are very excited to offer this IEP Facilitation Training to help you run IEP meetings more effectively and increase participation in the meetings so the case manager is not the only one talking. This is sure to be a training that will improve your practices in IEP meetings. We will also discuss updates to the Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD) process, provide information for each school on where they are in the process, and share information from Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) on compliance monitoring changes. Each district should attempt to have AT LEAST one member of their ILCD team attend this training.

If we can be of service in trainings, answer questions, or support staff in the field of special education please contact us. If we know what your needs are, we will strive to meet them.

Writen By: Jean Anderson, Special Education Coordinator