Bridge to the Future II – Post Conference Roundup

You probably were not able to go to every session, keynote, or presentation that you wanted to during the Bridge to the Future II conference in San Diego last week. It was great getting some heat and sun compared to Wisconsin (it was a high of 3 degrees that day). [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:24-05:00February 23rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Bridge to the Future II – Post Conference Roundup

New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential

Beginning with the 2013-2014 school year and thereafter, students with disabilities will be able to earn a New York State (NYS) Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) commencement credential. The CDOS commencement credential will replace the Individualized Education Program (IEP) diploma and will recognize each student’s preparation and skills for [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:25-05:00December 31st, 2013|Education|Comments Off on New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential

Stop Working Harder & Start Working Smarter

If there were a smarter way to do something would you do it? Let’s take the invention of cars for example. Someone thought, “Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to walk everywhere?” We could travel longer distances in a shorter time period. Great solution, right? I think people [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:28-05:00November 20th, 2012|Education|Comments Off on Stop Working Harder & Start Working Smarter

Some Assembly Required: Transition Assessments & the Status Quo

There are two critical resources that we all have: 1) time, and 2) money.  For the vast majority of us, these two are linked.  We go to our jobs every day and trade our time for money so we can buy the things we need. In education, the formula is [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:28-05:00November 6th, 2012|Education|Comments Off on Some Assembly Required: Transition Assessments & the Status Quo

Don’t Think Band-Aid, Think big Picture

It’s been said that the first step in solving a problem is recognizing that there’s a problem. One of the biggest problems I hear from school districts all over the country is that they don’t have enough time to properly administer, score, interpret, and catalog assessment results that are required [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:28-05:00October 15th, 2012|Education|Comments Off on Don’t Think Band-Aid, Think big Picture

Data Collection – The Key to Effective Progress Monitoring

To try and sum up a special education instructor's job using the word "teacher" is like using the word "leader" to describe the job of the president of the United States. Although teaching may be the main task within their day-to-day routine, the truth is, there's so much more that [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:30-05:00June 12th, 2012|Education|Comments Off on Data Collection – The Key to Effective Progress Monitoring

No Money, Yes Problems

Anyone who's in sales is all too familiar with the word 'no.' Now, more than ever merchants are hearing it from the schools. All you have to do is Google ‘school budget cuts’ and the first few pages are littered with articles written within the last few days about schools [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:30-05:00May 29th, 2012|Education|Comments Off on No Money, Yes Problems

“Free” Is Not Exactly Free

"You get what you pay for." That's a sentiment often expressed when we purchase something cheap and it turns out, there's a reason it was so cheap. The product either fails to do what it's suposed to or it breaks after one use. We all know this, yet we still [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:30-05:00May 21st, 2012|Education|Comments Off on “Free” Is Not Exactly Free

5 Benefits of Web-Based Transition Assessment Systems

Technology and education go hand-in-hand. The right tools can make all the difference in a learner's success. The growing trend in web-based technology within the realm of education makes perfect sense. Online availability allows learners to access their tools anytime, anywhere. And that's huge because let's face it, learning shouldn't [...]

By |2017-04-30T16:18:30-05:00May 10th, 2012|Education|Comments Off on 5 Benefits of Web-Based Transition Assessment Systems

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