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April
2009
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FREE NLTS2 Training
GW Transition Program
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DCDT 2007-2008 OFFICERS & REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Sherrilyn Fisher
PRESIDENT

Dale Matusevich
PRESIDENT-ELECT

Dalun Zhang
VICE PRESIDENT

Colleen Thoma
PAST PRESIDENT

Elizabeth Evans Getzel
SECRETARY

Darlene Unger
TREASURER

Mary Morningstar
NORTHWEST

Lori Peterson
Jamie Van Dycke
SOUTHWEST

Peg Lamb
NORTHEAST

Kathe Wittig
SOUTHEAST

Stacie Dojonovic
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FREE NLTS2 Training Opportunity
nlts2 LogoNLTS2 Database Training Seminar - Travel, Lodging, & Tuition at NO COST to Attendees

The application deadline is May 28, 2009.

Don't Miss This Opportunity!

A 3-day seminar on the use of the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2) database for education research and policy analysis will be held July 14-16, 2009 in Washington D.C. This seminar is open to advanced graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities, and to researchers, practitioners, and policy analysts from research, education, and human services agencies and organizations.

For anyone interested in using these data, this training is not to be missed. Attendees will have the opportunity to work directly with the researchers who developed the data collection instruments and database. Future seminars on this topic have not been announced, and we cannot assume that there will be additional opportunities to receive this training.

There is no fee to attend this training seminar. Transportation, hotel accommodations, and training materials will be provided at no cost to the participants. Participants will be responsible for their meals and incidental expenses.

Participants must have knowledge and experience in either SPSS or SAS programming. The application deadline is May 28, 2009.

Click the blue link for more information about the NLTS2 database training seminar.

PLEASE POST THIS INFORMATION AND PASS IT ON TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN THIS OPPORTUNITY.

Information Contact
Chonita Milner-Vaughn
Optimal Solutions Group, LLC
Telephone: 301-306-1170
E-mail: cmilner-vaughn@optimalsolutionsgroup.com

For more information about NLTS2 and NLTS2 data, see http://www.nlts2.org

NLTS2 is administered by the National Center for Special Education Research within the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
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Transition
Special Education Certificate Program


The George Washington University is pleased to announce that the Graduate Transition Special Education Certificate Distance Education Program is now recruiting a cohort to begin in Summer '09.  Now in our third your of delivering quality on-line instruction on comprehensive transition best practices and services, the program responds to the IDEA amendments of 2004 (P.L. 108-446) that mandate transition services which include ongoing assessment, curriculum planning, and collaboration with stakeholders. In addition, this program meets the CEC Advanced Knowledge and Skills Base for Transition Specialists (2003) which are recognized by most states.


Courses are designed for: graduate students enrolled in special education and related programs (e.g., school counseling, rehabilitation counseling); professionals to include transition specialists and secondary special educators employed by school districts seeking to advance their knowledge of transition planning; professionals working in vocational rehabilitation settings and youth development and services; related service personnel; and advocates and parents.

TSE Certificate Program candidates may be eligible to receive financial support under the Federal TEACH Program if they meet specific conditions.  These conditions include that they are enrolled in a training program to become a "highly-qualified" teacher and agrees to teach in high need fields in low-income areas (for four years within 8 years of program completion).  Special education is one of the statutorily mandated fields for the Federal TEACH Grant program.

If you are interested in applying to the Transition Special Education Distance Education Certificate Program, contact Dr. Michael Ward at mjward@gwu.edu

Applications for this cohort will be reviewed until July 1st.

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Announcing TransCen's new webinar series
 - The Way to Work

You're invited to attend the TransCen webinar series designed especially for busy transition professionals and youth employment service providers. From the convenience of your computer, learn proven strategies and useful skills for helping every youth, regardless of disability, prepare for and succeed in the workplace.

Based on the strategies detailed in the new book by Richard Luecking, Ed.D., "The way to work: how to facilitate work experiences for youth in transition", TransCen presenters will share their hands-on experience assisting individuals with disabilities to achieve employment.

For more information, please visit TransCen's Website.


DCDT values every member and is continually trying to determine additional activities and resources that can benefit our membership. Please let us know if you have suggestions for activities, publications, or member support strategies by emailing us at dcdtmembership@yahoo.com. 

 
Warm Regards,

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Meg Grigal, Marketing Chair
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