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2012 Abstracts: Kansas

Grant/Contract #    H323A120021
Program Name      State Personnel Development Grants Program
Competition           State Personnel Development Grants
Title                        Kansas State Personnel Development Grant
ProjectDirector(s)   Haag, Kerry
Email                      khaag@ksde.org

Purpose: The goal of this project is to facilitate effective learning support for students with disabilities by implementing statewide, evidence-based mentoring for early career special education teachers, effective co-teaching methods across districts, and expanded behavior support within multi-tier systems of support.

Method: Activities of this project include: (a) supporting and sustaining professional development and coaching, with continuous feedback and improved implementation of competency, capacity, and leadership components; (b) creating self-correcting feedback loops used to continually improve the goal activities; (c) integrating effective processes for the identification of students' behavior support needs and the implementation of evidence-based behavior support strategies; (d) recruiting, mentoring and supporting visually impaired and deaf teachers; and (e) providing online mentoring to all early career special education teachers.