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NEW! Participate in 2 teleconference calls to prepare for the 2005 Summit

Prior to the 2005 Summit, each state/territory wishing to attend will:

1. Convene a Leadership Team and Designate a Team Leader

Each state/territory will convene an interagency team based on the priority issues that states would like to address at the 2005 Summit. The State Director of Special Education, or an individual appointed by this person, will serve as the Team Leader. The Team Leader will be responsible for:

  • Convening their State Leadership Team for the 2005 Summit
  • Registering individual members of the team using the mailed registration form or via the online registration system
  • Coordinating the completion and submission of the Pre-Summit Assessment (see below)
  • Serving as the liaison with NCSET staff in preparing for and following-up from the 2005 Summit

2. Complete the Pre-Summit Assessment

State teams need to complete the National Standards and Quality Indicators for Secondary Education and Transition Self-Assessment tool, a tool developed by the National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition. This Pre-Summit Assessment requests preliminary information about the evidence, importance, and priority for improvement of national standards in their state/territory, as well as priority issues states/territories would like to focus on during the 2005 Summit.

Team Leaders are encouraged to bring together team members to complete the pre-Summit assessment. See more information about and download the National Standards and Quality Indicators for Transition Self-Assessment Tool.

Completed Pre-Summit Assessments are due to NCSET by April 1, 2005.

3. Review Related Resources

4. Participate in 2 Teleconference Calls to Prepare for the 2005 Summit

The preparation of your State Interagency Transition Team for the upcoming National Leadership Summit is an important step for team leaders and members to be ready to participate in the Summit, have a valuable Summit experience, and ensure follow-through after the Summit in your own state.

Dr. Robert Stodden, Dr. Garnett Smith, and others
University of Hawaii at Manoa/National Center on Secondary Education and Transition

Teleconference #1

Wednesday, April 20
1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time
(8:00 a.m. Hawaii, 11:00 Pacific, noon Mountain, 2:00 p.m. Eastern)
This teleconference will focus upon reasons for your team attending the Summit, team membership to benefi t from the Summit, and teaming principles to following ensuring your team a quality experience at the Summit. Dr. Stodden and Dr. Smith will discuss steps used to formulate an interagency transition team, typical team membership, characteristics of an effective team, and typical issues addressed by teams. Dr. Stodden will also discuss the use of the NCSET Essential Tool on Interagency Transition Team Development and Facilitation when preparing for the Summit.

Follow-up to this call: View the Cross-Training Framework to Focus State Interagency Transition Teams as well as instructions from Dr. Garnett J. Smith on how to use this framework to prepare your State Team.

Teleconference #2

Wednesday, May 11
1:00-2:00 p.m. Central Time
(8:00 a.m. Hawaii, 11:00 Pacific, noon Mountain, 2:00 p.m. Eastern)
This teleconference will focus upon the structure and the content of the Summit, discussing ways for team leaders to prepare their members to get the most from their experience.

How to Participate
Dialing in: Dial 1-800-582-9029, PIN # *8012244* a few minutes before the call begins. During the call, if using speakerphone, please press the mute button when listening to limit static noise on the call.

Please RSVP
If you plan to participate in either of these calls, please RSVP to Laurie Grant, 612-624-5659 or gran0073@umn.edu.

What to Expect
The first 30-45 minutes of the call will consist of the speakers’ presentation. Participants will then be given the opportunity to ask questions.

State Planning Worksheets (all PDF files)
Worksheet 1: Identifying Priority Issues and Goals/Outcomes for Improving Results
Worksheet 2: Identifying Action Steps and Technical Assistance Needs
Worksheet 3: State Strategic Action Plan to Improve Results
Worksheet 4: Next Steps
Worksheet 5: Summary of Priority Issues



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For more information, please contact the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) at ncset@umn.edu or 612-624-5659.

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