• 2013 GraduateFIRST Project


    GraduateFIRST, a nationally recognized initiative that utilizes a data-driven intervention framework to successfully address increasing the graduation rate and decreasing the dropout rate for students with disabilities, will continue in Georgia's new SPDG..


  • Early Intervention Autism Initiative Announced


    The GaDOE has partnered with the Emory Autism Center to implement the Early Intervention Autism initiative that focuses on improving social communication and conventional inclusive classroom skills in young children with autism spectrum disorders.


  • GLRS Coordinates ASPIRE Minigrants


    The State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) is offering mini grants to five GLRS Centers to implement ASPIRE in targeted school districts for the 2013-2014 school year. A list of the participating districts will be announced soon.


Coaching Training Videos

Coaching Training Videos is a nine (9) part series presented by Cynde Snider, Georgia DOE Professional Learning Specialist. All nine parts together take less than two hours. It is advantageous to use Parts 1-3 together, Parts 4-5 together, Parts 6-7 together and Parts 8-9 together.

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New Resource Available: Circles of Adults Focusing on Education(C.A.F.E.) Dialogue Implementation Guide

A C.A.F.E. (Circle of Adults Focusing on Education), is a collaborative stakeholder team, at the local school and/or school district level, created to address an identified need.

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ASPIRE Innovative Practices Forum- Perry

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 09:00

Registration is open for the ASPIRE Innovative Practices Forum that will be held at the Houston County Board of Education Office in Perry, GA on March 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Staff from participating ASPIRE schools as well as staff from schools implementing other student-led IEP initiatives are invited to participate in this forum.  Topics adddressed will include district-wide Implementation, using technology in ASPIRE, and alternative methods for student participation in the IEP.

 

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ASPIRE Innovative Practices Forum- Atlanta

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 09:00

Registration is open for the ASPIRE Innovative Practices Forum that will be held at the Georgia Department of Education in Atlanta on February 28, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Staff from participating ASPIRE schools as well as staff from schools implementing other student-led IEP initiatives are invited to participate in this forum.  Topics adddressed will include district-wide Implementation, using technology in ASPIRE, and alternative methods for student participation in the IEP.

 

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New Resource Available: GaDOE's Self-Determination Manual

The Georgia Department of Education Self-Determination Manual has been added to the Resource Section of this website.  The manual contains valuable information about the importance of self-determination skills and includes strategies to assist educators and families in building  self-determination skills in students from early childhood through high school.  Included in the manual is a teacher's guide for promoting self-determination skills and increasing student participation in the IEP process.

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