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Training Courses and Materials

We’ve developed several training courses for our New Hampshire project schools. Some were two-hour workshops or facilitated webinars; others were presentations.  Wherever possible we have included how-to-use instructions and a PowerPoint with presenter notes.

Training about engaging families

Two workshops to help build strong school and family connections:

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Promoting and Sustaining Family School Partnerships

Strong school, family, and community connections result in higher student achievement. This module provides information about sustaining family engagement practices initiated under Next Steps NH. Learn the different roles parents play and how your school’s continuing development of both parent and school capacity results in positive outcomes for all.

Two-hour workshop, introductory level, designed for administrators and key project staff.

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes (37 slides)PowerPoint slides handoutMapping activity sheetDual capacity-building graphicDual capacity-building worksheetAction plan templateSustainability resourcesWorkshops brochureRecording of webinar

Updated 2/16/16

family gathering

Engaging Students and Families in Transition Assessment and Student-Led IEP Process: Tips, Strategies and Tools

Get started on practices that improve student-focused planning, student development and family involvement, as identified in the Transition-Focused Education Framework.

Two hour workshop, intermediate or “application” level, for school personnel; most beneficial when viewed as a school or department-wide team. Course three of the series.

Prerequisites: Foundational knowledge of transition assessment and self-determination

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes (53 slides), PowerPoint slides handoutNo more mumbo jumboAction planning worksheetTransition assessment quick strategiesStudent-led IEP quick strategiesTransition planning worksheetSample transition IEP agendaNSNH PALS checklistRecording of webinar

Updated 1/29/16

Workshops for parents

Three workshops designed especially for parents:

several students walking on sidewalk talking to each other

 Planning for Life After High School

What is transition planning? When and how does it happen? Understand the formal IEP pieces that document the transition plan.

Two hour workshop, introductory level, designed for parents

Please feel free to review the PDF of the PowerPoint presentation (41 slides)

Updated December 2015

students camping at night

Learning Outside the Classroom

Explore the key features of high quality Extended Learning Opportunies (ELOs) and the role of students, families, educators and community partners in developing and implementing ELOs. Learn about planning the four aspects of ELOs including taking into consideration any special education concerns, and how you as a parent can be involved.

Two hour workshop, introductory level, designed for parents

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint presentation (29 slides), Slides handoutEditable ELO brochure, ELO design template

Updated 1/29/16

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Listening to Your Child’s Voice While Building Independence

This parent workshop provides information about the importance of listening to your child’s voice when discussing the future, what to consider before your child becomes a legal adult, and how to start building independence during the high school years. Interactive session includes insights, personal stories and reflections of parents of students who have recently left high school.

Two hour workshop, introductory level, designed for parents

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes (13 slides), Powerpoint slides handout, Terms and acronyms handout

Updated 3/22/16

Training on extended learning opportunities

Three courses that cover different aspects of Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs):

students camping at night

Learning Outside the Classroom

Explore the key features of high quality Extended Learning Opportunies (ELOs) and the role of students, families, educators and community partners in developing and implementing ELOs. Learn about planning the four aspects of ELOs including taking into consideration any special education concerns, and how you as a parent can be involved.

Two hour workshop, introductory level, designed for parents

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint presentation (29 slides), Slides handoutEditable ELO brochure, ELO design template

Updated 1/29/16

vines climbing a brick wall

 Creating Alternative Pathways for Students to Achieve Academic Credit Inside and Outside of School

Day 1: Learn how to develop high quality ELOs. Understand definitions, roles of students, families, educators and community partners.

Day 2: Learn critical components of a successful ELO program, develop strategies to develop and infrastructure to support ELOs in your school, examine policies and procedures that support ELOs.

Two-day workshop, introductory level, designed for school personnel

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Day 1 materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes slides 1-13Powerpoint slides 14-15, PowerPoint slides 16-17PowerPoint slides 18-22PowerPoint slides 23-48, Slides handout, Agenda day 1, Pre-test, Components of ELOsELO worksheetELO exampleSOAR worksheetELO resourcesPost-test

Day 2 materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes slides 1-14Powerpoint slides 15-47, Slides handout, Agenda day 2Pre-testActivity Sheet 1Activity Sheet 2Post-test

Updated 7/8/16

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Developing and Sustaining ELO Programs

Learn the components necessary to sustain an ELO program. Includes examples of ELOs for students with disabilities and students at risk, and resources for staff and community partners.

Two-hour workshop, introductory level, designed for administrators and key project staff.

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes pt 1 (19 slides)PowerPoint with presenter notes pt 2 (17 slides)PowerPoint slides handoutPretestAgendaActivities worksheetELO exampleELO fidelity toolImplementation stages management templateELO sustainability resourcesPost-test and evaluationwebinar recording

Updated 3/8/16

Transition planning workshop series

A three workshops series about different aspects of effective transition planning:

bookshelf of assessment books

Transition Assessment: Knowing the Options and How to Use Them

Learn the definition of transition assessment, explore a variety of transition assessments and their uses. Also includes a brief introduction to Next Steps NH recommended standards of practice with students and families for transition assessment.

Two hour workshop, introductory level, for school personnel, course one of the series

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes (50 slides)PowerPoint slides handoutPre-assessmentTransition assessment mapping and action planningJamerreo transition planning worksheetSample transition proceduresSample instruments, Recording of webinar

Updated 2/7/17

students from diverse backrounds

Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities

Learn the definition of self determination, its components, ways to assess it, approaches to promoting it, research-based self determination curricula, evidence-based practices, and other resources.

Two hour workshop, introductory level, for school personnel, course two of the series

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes slides 1-22, Slides 23-51PowerPoint slides handoutSelf-determination mapping and action planning toolAIR Self-Determination ScaleStrafford Learning Center (SLC) transition planning worksheetParent Information Center (PIC) workshops brochureRecording of webinar

Updated 2/8/17

family gathering

Engaging Students and Families in Transition Assessment and Student-Led IEP Process: Tips, Strategies and Tools

Get started on practices that improve student-focused planning, student development and family involvement, as identified in the Transition-Focused Education Framework.

Two hour workshop, intermediate or “application” level, for school personnel; most beneficial when viewed as a school or department-wide team. Course three of the series.

Prerequisites: Foundational knowledge of transition assessment and self-determination

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes (53 slides), PowerPoint slides handoutNo more mumbo jumboAction planning worksheetTransition assessment quick strategiesStudent-led IEP quick strategiesTransition planning worksheetSample transition IEP agendaNSNH PALS checklist, Recording of webinar

updated 1/26/16

Workshops to help sustain your Next Steps progress

A four workshop series to help Next Steps NH schools continue their transition program improvement work after project ends:

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Essentials of Full Implementation I and II

Provides specifics about school program structures needed to sustain practices begun under Next Steps NH. Part I focuses on infrastructure and use of transition-related data. Part II focuses on personnel and support systems.

Two two-hour workshops, introductory level, designed for administrators and key project staff.

Instructions for using or delivering the two workshops.

Part I materials:  PowerPoint with presenter notes (32 slides), PowerPoint slides handoutActivity sheetTFEF program structuresPart 1 and Part 2 sustainability resources 2016webinar recording

Part II materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes first part (16 slides), PowerPoint with presenter notes second part (22 slides)PowerPoint slides handout, Activity worksheetPIC workshopsNH Transition COP Fact, 2016 NH Transition State COP & summit planning mtg dateNSNH PALS checklist-1Implementation stages managementPart 1 and Part 2 sustainability resources 2016webinar recording

Updated 2/8/16

bulletin board covered with flyers

Promoting and Sustaining Family School Partnerships

Strong school, family, and community connections result in higher student achievement. This module provides information about sustaining family engagement practices initiated under Next Steps NH. Learn the different roles parents play and how your school’s continuing development of both parent and school capacity results in positive outcomes for all.

Two-hour workshop, introductory level, designed for administrators and key project staff.

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: Powerpoint with presenter notes (37 slides)PPT slides handout, Mapping activity sheetSustainability resourcesDual Capacity-Building worksheetDual Capacity-Building graphicAction plan template, Workshops brochure, webinar recording

Updated 2/16/16

bike tires in a row

Developing and Sustaining ELO Programs

Learn the components necessary to sustain an ELO program. Includes examples of ELOs for students with disabilities and students at risk, and resources for staff and community partners.

Two-hour workshop, introductory level, designed for administrators and key project staff.

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes pt 1 (19 slides)PowerPoint with presenter notes pt 2 (17 slides)PowerPoint slides handoutPretestAgendaActivities worksheetELO exampleELO fidelity toolImplementation stages management templateELO sustainability resourcesPost-test and evaluationwebinar recording

Updated 3/8/16

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 Sustaining RENEW Implementation

This module was developed for NH Next Steps Cohort 1 schools to examine their practices, infrastructure and implementation of RENEW within their schools in order to ensure sustainability as they prepared to scale up RENEW.

Two-hour workshop, advanced beginner level for administrators and key project staff, designed to be delivered by a certified RENEW trainer.

Instructions for using or delivering the training

Materials: PowerPoint with presenter notes first part (30 slides)PowerPoint with presenter notes second part (21 slides), PowerPoint slides handout, Goals and Objectives WorksheetRENEW Implementation Checklist, recording of webinar

Updated 2/12/16

Other resources

Next Steps event calendar

Transition IEP Requirements: Training and Reference Tool is a multimedia training and reference tool about the transition IEP process. It covers what must be part of the process and what must be written into the IEP itself.

Family Involvement Tools developed by Next Steps NH

Program Structures Tools developed by Next Steps NH

Use the Toolkit for Interagency Collaboration to help build connections between agencies, families, businesses, and organizations. You can also use it as a planning tool with a student in concert with person-centered planning. The toolkit has examples, articles, templates, and checklists.

We highlight a video on the home page each month. Explore the Video of the Month Archive.

“Made in NH” videos and webinars from other organizations in New Hampshire

Options for using the courses

  1. Learn for yourself. Start by printing the handouts. Then download and view the PowerPoint, reading the presenter notes under each slide as you go. Some courses include a video recording of the webinar.
  2. Deliver the course as designed. Use the detailed presenter notes to prepare.
  3. Use a chunk. Pick out the pieces your audience needs or that fit into your available time.
  4. Modify the course to better meet your needs. Use our materials as reference and source materials for your own workshop. Please cite the original work in your customized materials.