Thursday, October 17, 2013

Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda + Behavioral Intervention Plans - Announcements & Current Issues (CA Dept of Education)

Behavioral Intervention Plans - Announcements & Current Issues (CA Dept of Education):

Behavioral Intervention Plans

Current law, guidance, and resources for addressing the needs of students requiring behavioral support.


Background
Assembly Bill 86 (AB 86), the Education Omnibus Trailer Bill, Chapter 48, Statutes of 2013, repealed regulations and added state statute that addressed positive behavioral intervention plans. According to the Senate floor analysis, the intent of these changes is to modify “the Behavioral Intervention Plan mandate to align it more closely with federal law and reduce unnecessary costs, while maintaining important protections for students with disabilities.”
In accordance with Assembly Bill 110, California’s 2013–2014 budget bill, the California Department of Education (CDE) is required to provide oversight of, and technical assistance and monitoring to, local educational agencies regarding changes to the requirements related to the identification and provision of behavioral intervention services included in AB 86.
This Web page provides all pertinent information related to the relevant law changes as well as information disseminated at the BIP Stakeholder Workgroup meetings.
2013-14 Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group Meeting Dates
  • October 21, 2013
  • November 25, 2013
  • December 16, 2013
  • January 21, 2014
  • February 18, 2014
  • March 18, 2014
  • April 22, 2014
  • May 20, 2014
  • June 17, 2014
Behavioral Intervention Plans Meeting Webcast
Live and recent Webcasts of the Behavioral Intervention Stakeholder Work Group meeting.

Guidance from the California Department of Education
Changes to State Requirements for Behavioral Intervention Plans (Posted 17-Oct-2013)
September 5, 2013, letter to Special Education Local Plan Area Directors, Special Education Administrators of County Offices of Education, Nonpublic School Administrators, and State Diagnostic Center Directors





Agenda October 30 and 31, 2013

Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) meeting agenda.

Advisory Commission on Special Education Members
  • Diane Fazzi, Chair
  • Gina Plate, Vice Chair
  • Feda Almaliti
    Maureen Burness
    Morena de Grimaldi
    Kristi Hagans
    Somer Harding
    Sara Jocham
    Betty Karnette
    Nancy Portillo
    Naomi Rainey
    Terrylene Sacchetti
    Mariano Sanz
    Barbara Schulman
Student Members
  • Hyla Rachwal
  • Timothy Higgins
Legislative Members
  • Carol Liu, Senate
  • Joan Buchanan, Assembly
State Board of Education
  • Carl Cohn, Liaison
State Special Schools
  • Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division
    California Department of Education
Executive Secretary
  • Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division
    California Department of Education
Agenda Times Are Approximate and Are Provided for Convenience Only
All items may be re-ordered to be heard on any day of the noticed meeting. The order of business may be changed without notice.
Advisory Commission on Special Education
Schedule of MeetingLocation
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Thursday, October 31, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time ±
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
916-445-4602
Please see the detailed agenda for more information about the items to be considered and acted upon. The public is welcome.
Guidelines for Public Input Sessions
The Commission welcomes public involvement. Opportunities for public comment are provided at every Commission meeting.
Reasonable Accommodation for Any Individual With a Disability
Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), may request assistance by contacting the Special Education Division, 1430 N Street, Suite 2401, Sacramento, CA, 95814; telephone, 916-445-4602; fax, 916-327-3706.

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
NOTE: Items not heard or completed on October 30, 2013, may be carried over to October 31, 2013.
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Call to Order - Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
  • Operations and Planning
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Item 1–Common Core State Standards and Assessment Update: Report and discussion on Common Core State Standards and assessment update for students with disabilities presented by Kristen Brown, Education Programs Consultant, Policy and Program Services Unit, Special Education Division, California Department of Education (CDE); and Diane Hernandez, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, CDE.
Type of Action: Action, Information
11:30 a.m. – noon
Item 2–Title 5 Proposed Regulations: Report on proposed Title 5 regulations, presented by Meredith Cathcart, Education Administrator I, and Allison Smith, Special Education Consultant, Special Education Division, CDE. Proposed Title 5 regulations are available for viewing on the State Board of Education Web page as of October 25, 2013.
Type of Action: Action, Information
LUNCH
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Item 3–ACSE Strategic Plan Update: The ACSE has drafted a strategic action plan for the 2013–2014 fiscal year. The content in this plan will represent the central work of the ACSE, and the ACSE will organize and carry out this work via three content committees. Initially, these committees will meet to develop key outcomes, strategies, timelines, and ways of allocating work expectations. The ACSE will also determine how to implement its additional ongoing responsibilities in relationship to this plan and work structure.
October ACSE strategic plan activities will continue in the following areas:
  • Review, revise, and refine the draft action planning document.
  • Reconfirm the following ACSE content areas: (1) Common Core Standards; (2) Quality Services; and (3) Transition.
  • Content committees will refine action steps, timelines, responsible parties, and ways of assessing progress beyond meeting-to-meeting updates.
  • Develop a process to “report out” to the full Commission.
  • Determine structure for additional responsibilities such as policy and legislation work.
Type of Action: Action, Information
2:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Item 4–ACSE Strategic Plan Committee Work: Content committees will convene to implement action-planning documents.
Type of Action: Action, Information
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Item 5–Completion of any ACSE Unfinished Business of the Day
Adjournment of day's session.

Advisory Commission on Special Education
Agenda, Thursday, October 31, 2013, 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Room 1101
Sacramento, California
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
  • Call to Order - Roll Call
  • Salute to the Flag
  • Communications and Announcements
  • Review of Agenda
8:40 – 9:30 a.m.
Item 6–Strategic Plan Unfinished Business: Continue any unfinished ACSE Strategic Plan activities from Item 2.
Type of Action: Action, Information
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Item 7–Legislative Report: Legislative report and discussion on Special Education and related bills presented by Jennifer Moreno, Legislative Representative, Legislative Affairs Office, Government Affairs Division, CDE.
Type of Action: Action, Information
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Item 8–Legislative Members and Liaison Reports: Reports from Joan Buchanan, Assembly Member and Chair, Committee on Education; Carol Liu, Senate Member and Chair, Committee on Education; Carl Cohn, Member, State Board of Education (SBE) and SBE liaison to the ACSE.
Type of Action: Action, Information
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Item 9–Public Comment: Input is invited from the public and organizational representatives.
*Time will be allocated to distance participant Parent Training Institutes to present issues of importance to parents.
Type of Action: Action, Information
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Item 10–2013 Annual Performance Report (APR): Discussion and Executive Summary report on the 2013 Annual Performance Report (APR) developed by the Special Education Division, CDE, designed to disseminate educational data and improve the quality of education for all students, with an emphasis on students with disabilities. APR presented by Shiyloh Duncan-Becerril, Education and Research Consultant, Special Education Division, CDE.
Type of Action: Action, Information
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Item 11–Secondary Transition: Discussion and report on secondary transition mandates and best practices document titled Transition Planning: The Basics; developed by the California Transition Alliance; presented by Jill Larson, Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division, CDE.
Type of Action: Action, Information
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Item 12–Commissioner Liaison Activities and Representation Structure: Discuss process for Commissioner reports related to content area activities, liaison work, and representation of ACSE outside of Commission meetings.
Type of Action: Action, Information
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Item 13–State Special Schools Director Report: Scott Kerby, Director, State Special Schools and Services Division, CDE.
Type of Action: Action, Information
1:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Item 14–Special Education Division Director Report: Fred Balcom, Director, Special Education Division, CDE.
Type of Action: Action, Information
1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Item 15–Future Agenda Building: Commissioners are invited to submit recommendations for future meeting agenda items directly to the Vice Chair on or before December 1, 2013.
Type of Action: Action, Information
Adjournment of day's session.
Adjournment of meeting.
Related Content
  • ACSE Meeting Webcast - Live and recent Webcasts of the California Advisory Commission for Special Education (ACSE) Meeting.

1ST ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STEM SYMPOSIUM 2013

HOME   1ST ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STEM SYMPOSIUM 2013

Invest in California STEM Education: 

Innovate, Integrate, and Inspire!

November 18-19, 2013 – Register Online Now!!
STEM California
Held at the Sacramento Convention Center
The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in cooperation with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, is proud to bring you the 2013 California STEM Symposium on November 18 and 19, 2013, at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Advancing STEM education in California is critically necessary to ensure that current and future generations of California students are provided the engaging academic rigor that will enable them to compete in, and be a productive contributor to, a dynamic 21st century economy.  With the implementation of Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards, now is the time to help schools develop robust and coordinated STEM programs that are relevant and engaging to all students.
This Symposium will bring together 2000 teachers, administrators, students, higher education representatives, program providers, philanthropic representatives and industry representatives to engage them in STEM education by providing strategies and resources for program implementation. The Symposium will have a special focus on increasing and supporting the participation of women and girls—as well as other underrepresented groups—in STEM fields. It will also highlight leaders in classroom innovation from across the state and attract student teams to showcase critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork.
Key Note Speakers and Special Guests
Highlights of the Symposium’s Presentations and Activities:
  • Curriculum and Instruction:
    • Model Programs Share Their Stories and Strategies:
      • STEM Schools
      • STEM Programs
      • STEM Out-of-School Time Programs
      • STEM for all Grades
      • STEM Organizations
      • Students and Teachers demonstrate STEM projects and products
  • Professional Learning:
    • Education Organizations share Professional Learning Strategies for Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards
    • STEM Curriculum and Professional Learning Providers inform us about their products and services
  • Partnerships:
    • Business and Industry share STEM employment projections and STEM youth opportunities.
    • Postsecondary Institutions share information about STEM degree and certificate programs.
  • Resources:
    • Schools and Organizations share Funding and Sustainability Strategies.
    • Business and Industry Representatives share ways they can partner with STEM programs
Due to the overwhelming response to our call for proposals, the window for submitting presentation proposals has been closed.
If you have any questions, please contact Karen Shores at kshores@cde.ca.gov.
We still have room for Vendors. Please see the links below:

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