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With support from OSPI, this academy has been developed to support those who have administrative responsibilities to special education. Session modules, noted below, are designed to support leaders with relevant and timely topics presented by local experts and practitioners.

2023–24 SESSION MODULES 

• Non-public Agency (NPA’s)
NPA and Students with Complex Needs
• Bargaining
• Transition
• Strength-based IEP’s
• R and I, Intensive Support Needs (TIES)
• SLD Update
• Conflict Engagement and Repairing Harm

2023–24 SCHEDULE

Sessions will be held via Zoom, 8:30–10 a.m. on the following dates: 

October 12, 2023
Guiding Slides
Laura Matson Slides
OSPI Slides


November 9, 2023
Guiding Slides
Nonpublic Agencies Slides
Recording


December  7, 2023
Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior: Building Capacity with Basic FBA to BIP
Guiding Slides
Chris Borgmeier—Basic FBA Slides
Recording


January 4, 2024
Updates for 2028
Guiding Slides
Stephanie King, Susan Ruby, and Bill Rasplica—Getting Ready for 2028
Erica Lembke, et al—WA AIMS Project
Recording


February 1, 2024
Legal Updates
Guiding Slides
Pacifica Law Group Carlos Chavez—Special Education: Hot Topics
Recording


March 7, 2024
Exploring Our Relationship to Conflict with Greg Abell
Guiding Slides
Greg Abell—Exploring Our Relationship to Conflict
Recording


April 25, 2024
Cheney's Journey to an Inclusive Preschool Model
Toppenish—Addressing District-Wide Behavioral Needs through Training and Collaboration
Guiding Slides
Toppenish Slides
Cheney Slides


Ma 30, 2024
Post School Data-Review and Action Planning
Getting Ready for 2028—TAP Review Opportunity
Guiding Slides
CCTS/OSPI Slides

Washington AIMS PDF
Recording

2023–24 REGISTRATION

Registration is complimentary and includes 12 Washington State Approved Clock Hours.

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Soon after registering (within 24 hours), you will receive your Zoom confirmation with your personal link to join the session. Please click the link in the confirmation to save the meetings to your calendar. 

Access is limited to one person/device per email so please do not share your link. 

2022–23 SCHEDULE

Sessions will be held via Zoom, 8:30–10 a.m. on the following dates: 

October 6 | 8:30–10 a.m.

Session Resources
Pasco SD High School and Beyond: Plans and Graduation Pathways
OSPI: Partnering for Transition & High School and Beyond Planning
Guiding Slides
Recording


November 3 | 8:30–10 a.m.
Zoom

Session Resources
Slides
Recording


December  1 | 8:30–10 a.m.
Zoom

Session Resources
Guiding Slides
Slides–RJ Morton
Slides–John Sanders
Link: District Capacity Assessment
Link: Hexagon Tool
Link: Stakeholder Engagement Guidance
Link: Stakeholder Engagement Handout
Recording


January 5 | 8:30–10 a.m.
Zoom

Session Resources

Guiding Slides
Special Education Funding, Implications, and Cross Divisional Collaboration
Recording


February 2 | 8:30–10 a.m.
Zoom

Session Resources
Guiding Slides
Dyslexia in WA
Recording


March 2 | 8:30–10 a.m. 
Zoom

Session Resources
Guiding Slides
Centering Equity and Disrupting Disproportionality
Recording


May 4 | 8:30–10 a.m. 
Zoom

Session Resources
Guiding Slides
Response to Intervention for Specific Learning Disabilities Eligibility
Intervention Mapping Table
Recording


June 6 | 8:30–10 a.m. 
Zoom

Session Resources
Guiding Slides
Pacifica Law Group Special Education Update
Recording

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QUESTIONS

Contact  Ryan Hickerson with registration questions.
Contact Mike Nelson at with general academy questions.