Behavior and Discipline Initiative

The Co-operative is thrilled to announce a new initiative geared toward helping member LEAs work with their students who have the most challenging behaviors. Our Behavior and Discipline Initiative includes training and tools that will increase member knowledge and capacity to serve their students. Events include: The Intersection of Discipline & Special Education – a […]

Wilson Language Training

Our August Wilson Training filled up fast and starts this week! The trainings have been so succesful, we hope to offer them again in the Spring. More details will be available in our newsletter later in the school year.

ABA Certificate Program Info Session

Ivymount & GMU Partnership for Certificate Program in ABA Info Session: January 18 at 4:30 The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Certificate Program provides professional training for those responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring behavioral treatment programs for individuals with disabilities. It is also appropriate for those who wish to apply behavior analysis in their work, […]

Co-operative Member Meeting

The Co-operative hosted the second member meeting of the 2010-11 school year on November 18th at DC Bilingual PCS. The meeting topic was the Self-Assessment required of all schools not being monitored by OSSE this year. Members discussed the Self-Assessment process and shared suggestions for making the best use of the tool to improve compliance. Thanks to all […]

Legal Issues Seminar for Members

On Thursday October 28th, the Co-operative hosted a seminar on special education legal issues.  The presenter, Tiffany Winters is an attorney with a firm that works at both a local and national level prepping SEAs for visits from the Feds.  Co-operative members can visit our Compliance section to download Ms. Winters’ presentation.

2010 Jumpstart Conference Session Descriptions

KEYNOTE Explicit Instruction:  Making a Difference Every Day with Every Child Dr. Anita Archer Systematic, relentless, and engaging instruction is critical to reaching students, especially those most at risk.  With a focus on the identified critical content within a lesson, complex ideas and skills can be chunked into smaller, easier-to-digest units that can be taught […]

Special Education Grants 101

Special Education Grants 101 April 8, 2010 from 2:30-3:30pm  The Co-operative requested and OSSE has agreed to offer this session for non-financial charter staff.  In most charters, the Part B application is a team effort.  We believe it is important for program staff to have at least a basic understanding of how the federal grant […]