Hope you all had a great long weekend. For this short week, we have 3 resources to share. The first is another one to build our multiagency planning skills. The last two are good resources for teachers to use in the classroom for instruction, Age Appropriate Transition Assessments (AATA), and transition goals and activities.
Transition Guide for Teachers Collaborating with Vocational Rehabilitation
Taxonomy Connection- Interagency Collaboration- Collaborative Service Delivery
Another resource to support Multi-Agency Planning. This is another resource to help team partners understand each other's roles and collaborate to improve outcomes for students. This guide gives multiple topics for consideration such as; when VR counselors can meet with students during the school day, how to collaborate with information to impact the IEP, and so much more. The margins also have guiding questions for partners to frame their work or begin discussions with other agencies. There are even questions that discuss what data should be collected and when.
Taxonomy Connection- Student Development- Life, Social, and Emotional Skills- Self-Determination Skills Development
This is a great resource to help teach students self-determination skills. Students make their way through this in order to build a transition portfolio as they explore, identify, and plan their desired post-school goals. The portfolio is separated into 5 units. Each unit has multiple lessons. Lessons have a lesson guide and PowerPoint presentation for the teacher and at least one assessment and/or activity. The assessments/activities are great examples of how you can use this year's transition activities as AATA for next year’s transition plan.
Writing Transition Goals and Activities
Taxonomy Connection- Student-Focused Planning- IEP Development- Goals and Objectives Specified
A simple but useful resource. Sometimes we write so many goals and activities that we get into a rut and have a hard time coming up with unique statements. This resource starts with some helpful hints when writing transition plans and even gives some questions teachers can ask to collect AATA data or expand on a student’s answers. At the end of the document, there are objectives that can help form transition activities. They are separated into multiple categories as well to help teachers find what they are looking for easily.