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Your one-stop connection to resources about the Office of Special Education Program State Personnel Development Grants!

The goal of Office of Special Eduation Program's (OSEP) funding program is to assist state education agencies and their partners to reform early intervention, educational, and transitional services systems to improve results for children with disabilities. To achieve this goal, the State Personnel Development Grants (SPDGs) may be used to improve systems of professional development, technical assistance and/or dissemination of knowledge about best practices.

Upcoming Events:


New SPDG Staff Orientation Resources

SPDG National Meeting - October 2014

We will be hosting the 4th Annual SPDG National Meeting on October 9th and 10th. Additional details will be posted as soon as possible.

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Topics and Schedule of Events
In August, Signetwork and OSEP staff will begin scheduling the next round of PLC events. Click here to learn more about the PLCs topics to be covered in 2013-2014 and the dates for the recurring webinars.
2014 SPDG Program Area Meeting at the OSEP Project Directors' Meeting

The 2014 OSEP Project Directors' Conference is scheduled July 21-23, 2014 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Information for the 2014 conference will be posted at American Institute of Research's conference website.  Our SPDG Program Area Meeting occurs the afternoon of the first day of the conference. A planning committee made up of SPDG Coordinators, Directors, and Evaluators will meet in early 2014 to plan the agenda content and process for our time together. 

To view the  2013 SPDG Program Area Meeting presenter files, handouts, and tools go to: 2013 SPDG Program Area Meeting, and click here to view other OSEP Project Directors' Conference agenda resource.

325T Grants

To view the list of 325T grants go to: http://ncipp.education.ufl.edu/325T.php

Program Measure Directors' Webinar Series

Program Measures Webinar #1: Measure 1-Evidence-based Professional Development (10/18/2011)

Program Measures Webinar #2: Measure 2-Improving Implementation (11/3/2011)

Program Measures Webinar #3: Measure 3 & 4-Ongoing Technical Assistance and Teacher Retention (1/5/2012)

Recent Program Measures Guidance Webinar http://signetwork.org/event_calendar/events/1210 (3/27/2014)

Professional Development Directors' Webinar Series (offered in 2011)

Models of and Evaluating Professional Development
Date: January 12, 2011
Presenters: Jennifer Coffey, Ph.D., OSEP Project Officer; Julie Morrison, Ph.D., Ohio SPDG Evaluator, University of Cincinnati; Cheryl “Li” Walter, Ph.D., and Alan Wood, California SPDG Evaluators, CALSTAT

SPDG Regional Meetings – Evidence-Based Professional Development with a Focus on the Implementation Competency Drivers
Dates: February 3-4, 8-9, 15-16, 2011
Speakers: Michelle Duda, SISEP, Melissa VanDyke, SISEP and Chris Borgmeier, Oregon PBIS Leadership Network

Innovation Fluency
Date: March 24, 2011
Speaker: Karen Blase, SISEP

Professional Development for Administrators
Date: April 19, 2011
Speakers: Cynthia Mruczek, Interim Assistant Director of LeadScape, Equity Alliance at ASU; Rich Barbacane, Nat’l Association of Elementary School Principals; and Steve Goodman, Ph.D., MiBLSi

Innovative Uses of Technology to Deliver Professional Development
Date: May 18, 2011
Speaker: Chris Dede, Ph.D., Learning Technologies, Harvard

Why Use Comparison Groups in Evaluation?
Date: June 14, 2011
Description of strategies and methodologies for comparing SPDG and non-SPDG schools, students with disabilities and students without disabilities, as well as pre- and post-SPDG implementation outcomes.
Speakers: Amy Gaumer Erickson, Evaluator Missouri and Kansas SPDG; Pattie Noonan, Missouri SPDG; and Pat Gonzalez, OSEP


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