The goal of Office of Special Education 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.
SPDG National Meeting information and agenda
October 17th and 18th
New Recorded Webinars!
Dr. Carol Trivette shares learning strategies to better engage and motivate adults with Reflections on How to Enhance: Learning: HPL II http://www.signetwork.org/event_calendar/events/1526
Dr. Tanya B. Ihlo describes Differentiating Supports for a Wide Range of Systems & Instructional Coaches. She shares how coaches can match strategies to educator need and evaluate the impact of the strategy: http://coe-signet.uoregon.edu:9002/Recordings/2019/09-09-2019_Coaching_CoP.mp4
Alabama SPDG Documentary Film
Beautiful Rainbow is a program of Gadsden City Schools, Gadsden, Alabama, supported by the Alabama State Personnel Development Grant. The program uses the operation of a farm-to-table café and a garden to teach students with significant disabilities and autism spectrum disorder the skills they need to work independently in the community. Students learn organic gardening, sophisticated food preparation and customer relations. This program has had a high level of success, with most graduates achieving gainful employment. A documentary film about the program was recently selected for viewing at five film festivals.
The Systems Alignment Learning Collaborative: Virtual Learning Event In particular, Kansas describes how their SSIP evaluation is derived from the SPDG evaluation principles.
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