Thursday, June 29, 2023

Day 3 Kick-off

8-8:30 a.m. (On-Demand)

Dr. Cinda Johnson (she/her), CCTS
Elaine Marcinek (she/her), CCTS
Julia Shoots (she/her), CCTS
Alexandra Toney (she/her), OSPI

Kick off the start of your day with Dr. Cinda Johnson from CCTS and Alexandra Toney from OSPI. They’re joined by members of the CCTS team who share some logistical reminders, an overview of today’s sessions, and a question to consider throughout the day.

Data Drives Thinking – Thinking Drives Success

9-9:50 a.m. (Live)

Sam Blazina (she/her), ESD 105
Nora Sehnert (she/her), Yakima Nation Tribal School

There will be specific focus on post-school outcome data and how it informs agency and community partnerships. Session participants will be invited to share if and how they use data to address challenges impacting their leavers and brainstorm best practices for overcoming said challenges.

Participants will:

  • Gain a different perspective regarding the use of data.
  • Learn proactive approaches to engage their students, leading to successful graduation pathways.
  • Understand the role of data as it informs decisions and effective programming.

Washington Transition Program: Results and Lessons Learned from a DVR Funded Model Demonstration Project

10-10:50 a.m. (On-Demand)

Dr. Lauren Bruno (she/her), Washington State University
Dr. Marcus Poppen (he/his), Washington State University
Dr. Anya Sheftel (she/her), Washington State University
Dr. Holly Whittenburg (she/her), Washington State University

Coordination between schools and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) have been shown to support positive post-secondary outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities. In this session, we will present the results and lessons learned from the first year of the Washington Transition Program (WTP), a Washington DVR Funded Model Demonstration Project. Participants will also learn about the core features of WTP and potential strategies to improve school and DVR collaboration in their own areas.

Participants will:

  • Understand the importance of School and Vocational Rehabilitation Collaboration.
  • Learn about key features of the Washington Transition Program.
  • Understand the impact of WTP on participants’ knowledge and practices related to the availability, accessibility, and coordination of pre-employment transition services.
  • Recognize potential strategies to improve school and DVR collaboration in their own areas.