2017 NTACT Capacity Building Institute Registration - May 16-18, 2017

2017 Capacity Building Institute: Improving Postsecondary Outcomes for All Students with Disabilities

The Capacity Building Institute is sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition. The Institute will begin at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 16th and end at 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

PURPOSE OF CAPACITY BUILDING INSTITUTE

Interdisciplinary state teams (state education agency, state vocational rehabilitation agency, parent centers, state departments of disability or mental health or juvenile justice, university personnel, employers, local educators and service providers, youth, families) of 4 – 10 people will gain knowledge and skills – specific to program structures for implementing effective practices and building capacity through data based decision making, developing quality professional development, policy analysis, and technical assistance systems. Team members will participate in facilitated state team planning to target improved transition services, high school completion rates, and improved postsecondary outcomes of youth with disabilities.

INSTITUTE OBJECTIVES

a) Gain content knowledge for enhancing effective secondary transition programs including evidence-based intervention and implementation strategies to improve students’ postsecondary outcomes (college and career) (e.g., work experiences, program evaluation), b) Increase knowledge and application of strategies for data collection, reporting, and use across IDEA, RSA, and other data sources; c) Participate in a continuous improvement model to build capacity of systems that prepare students for success in college and careers; and d) Gain knowledge and information from State team colleagues, national technical assistance and dissemination centers and organizations to support states’ capacity building related to improved student outcomes.

INSTITUTE CONTENT & STRUCTURE

The Institute will provide (a) alternating content around common areas of need identified through analyses of state plans developed and updated during previous (2007 – 2016) Institutes, SPP/APR data, RSA data, and requests for technical assistance from NTACT, partner centers, and related professional organizations, and feedback from OSERS; (b) neutrally facilitated planning time for interdisciplinary State teams; and (c)  opportunities for cross State sharing.

An draft agenda is available at www.transitionta.org under Events.  Registration for the CBI is free.

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