Tool Time Tuesdays every Tuesday at noon!
TOOL TIME TUESDAY TOPICS / May 2021
5/4 – State Performance Plan (SPP) Meetings with Special Guest – Lauren Holahan
The NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Exceptional Children’s Division is responsible for developing the State Performance Plan (SPP) which includes strategies to improve and measure outcomes for students with disabilities. Just as parents are a critical part of the IEP team in developing their child’s IEP, parents are needed on this team to develop the State Performance Plan (SPP). This plan will be submitted to the US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs for review. Join Lauren Holahan, SSIP, Medicaid, and School Mental Health Coordinator at the NC Department of Public Instruction as she shares with us upcoming opportunities for stakeholder involvement.
5/11 – Self-Care with Laura Weber
In the time of COVID, self-care becomes even more important. This Tool Time will discuss several easy and free methods of stress reduction and self-care.
5/18 – Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Functioning Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence with Christy Moore
ECAC’s “Talk Tools: Questions to Use in Conversations about Your Child” is an excellent advocacy tool. This resource includes questions that are often used by ECAC staff when talking with families and professionals. They provide effective ways to request clarification in any situation. We use them in conversations about behaviors, accommodations, modifications, support strategies, classroom situations, teaching methods, or a child’s response to any of these. Asking for more information is also a great way to help you maintain focus.