Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 12 May 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Northwest College, Powell WY
    • 23

    Regional Transition Information and Networking Session

    May 12, 2016

    Northwest College
    23 W. Sixth Street, Bldg. 1, Yellowstone Conference Room #103
    Powell, Wyoming 82435

    The Wyoming Department of Education and Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, invite you to the first Regional Transition Information and Networking Session at Northwest College in Powell, WY.

    We invite local school districts and community agencies in Big Horn, Hot Springs, Park and Washakie counties to hear about new legislation affecting Wyoming youth, learn about services available for youth in school and as they transition into postsecondary life, and create partnerships by networking with agencies. Learn more about Indicator 13, specifically measureable post secondary goals, and the differences between IDEA and the ADA.


    8:30 - 8:40 am: Opening, Greeting, logistics

    8:40 - 9:10 am: Overview WIOA & IDEA- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, participants will have the opportunity to get an understanding of the new law and how this impacts the Division of Vocational rehabilitation and collaborative efforts with the Department of Education and other agencies providing services to youth.

    9:10 - 10:15 am:

       -Success Speaker- Cathy Kunkel- Retired Special Educator from Big Horn

       -School District #3, Greybull, Wyo.

       -Terri Dawson- Director of Parents Helping Parents, Buffalo, Wyo.

    10:15 - 10:30 am: Break

    10:30 - 12:00 pm: Panel Discussion/Q&A - Panel members will share information about the agency/organization that they work for and how the agency/organization provides services to youth, they will also be prepared to share how their program works with local school districts.

       -DVR - Schuyler Hinckley

       -NWC/TRIO - Kim Fletcher & Terri Meyer

       -Job Corps - Christa Stream

       -WSIL - Stephen Juergens

       -PIC - Terri Dawson

       -DFS - Bob James

       -WIOA - Youth - DWS Staff

       -Boys’ School - Steve Wake

       -Employment First - Shaye Moon

    12:00 - 1:00 pm: Lunch

    1:00 - 2:00 pm: Measureable Postsecondary Goals-Participants will have the opportunity to discuss measurable postsecondary goals and review examples of compliant and noncompliant goals.

    2:00 - 2:45 pm: IDEA and ADA discussion with Ginny Chidsey via WebEx or Google Hangout. Participants will learn about the differences between the IDEA, ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended.

    2:45 - 3:00 pm: Break

    3:00 - 3:45 pm: Brainstorming/Resource Discussion will break into small groups to exchange information about resources/tools/strategies that you are using to improve transition outcomes. You will also discuss challenges/supports you need in order to continue to improve transition outcomes.

    3:45 - 4:15 pm: General Group Sharing & Discussion

    4:15 - 4:30 pm: Wrap Up/Eval/how to get your CEs from PTSB

    • 13 May 2016
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Holiday Inn, Riverton, WY
    • 73

    Wyoming Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

    District Coaching Opportunities

    Networking Session

    May 13, 2016

    Riverton, Wyoming

    8:30 to 11:30 Holiday Inn Meeting Room


       · Tessie Rose Bailey, PhD Senior Technical Assistant Provider, American Institutes for Research

       · Bart Lyman, Uinta County School District #1, MTSS District Implementation Coach

       · Jennifer Hiler, Wyoming Department of Education, SPDG Program Director

    Target audience:  School districts and individuals interested in building the capacity of a district MTSS coach


       Þ Increase awareness of MTSS in Wyoming

       Þ Demonstrate the importance of MTSS for Wyoming Students

       Þ Increase awareness of MTSS coaching opportunities in Wyoming

       Þ Identify potential coaching participants

       Þ Disseminate MTSS District Coaching Application

    Registration:  http://wde.memberlodge.com/event-2189237

    For more information, please contact Jennifer Hiler 307-777-2925 or jennifer.hiler@wyo.gov

    • 08 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Casper

    The Wyoming Department of Education is hosting a two day workshop on the nuts and bolts of conducting a FVA / LMA.  This training is being coordinated by WDE’s Vision Outreach Service, and the Deaf Blind Project.  It is designed for Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments and Orientation and Mobility Specialists.

    It is extremely important for students with low vision to have access to the most appropriate materials, curriculum and technology.  In order to determine what students who have visual impairments can and cannot see, as well as, how they use their vision, the functional vision evaluation is critical.  Once this information is at our fingertips, the LMA will provide a framework for determining the appropriate literacy media. 

    • 28 Jun 2016
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Pronghorn Conference Center

    The WDE and Deaf-Blind Project will host a three day Summer Institute June 28-30, 2016 “Opening the World of Literacy for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.” The workshop will be held at the Pronghorn Conference Center in Lander, WY. A block of rooms have been reserved.

    This professional development opportunity will focus on the communication needs of students with significant cognitive disabilities and how to link effective literacy strategies for this population.  

    Participants will be encouraged to bring their team with them to develop co-teaching methods and strategies to improve outcomes for these students. Educators will come away with lesson plan perspectives and ideas, available on-line modules and a better understanding of instructional shifts.

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