Announcements
Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with ASD - Webinar Series

Upcoming three part webinar series
(for free or for credit):

January 28, 2015:
Linking Cognition and Literacy
February 4, 2015:
Assessment for Instruction
February 11, 2015:
Designing Literacy Instruction

Time for all sessions:
3:00-5:00 Pacific 
4:00-6:00 Mountain
Full Description

 
Secondary Special Education National College and Career Readiness Institute

Materials from the above Institute, held in Boise, Idaho, on November 17-18, 2014, are posted to the Secondary Transition Trainings page.

 
New Special Education Teacher Training

Fall 2014 dates and training materials can be found on the new teacher community.

 
PBIS Training Materials

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports 2014-2015 training materials now available on the PBIS community

 

Welcome

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The Idaho Training Clearinghouse (ITC), funded by the Idaho State Department of Education-Special Education, is designed to link school professionals and parents with special education training opportunities and resources across the state.

Find the following on the ITC:

  • Calendar:  Search for regional trainings across multiple special education categories
  • Register:  Locate and register for regional trainings and online webinars
  • Resources:  Find links to state and national special education resources
  • Communities:  Get the information you need on numerous special education topics including frequently asked questions, online trainings, documents for download, and resources links
  • Webinars:  Search for upcoming and past webinars across various special education content areas
  • For Credit:  Find professional development (inservice credit) offerings

Educator Professional Development News

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Spanish Speakers Demand Translation for Special Education Meetings

Friday, January 30, 2015

Two disability advocacy organizations filed a Justice Department complaint on the parents' behalf, saying that seven central Ohio school districts were failing to translate documents or provide interpreters.

Free Online Course for Teachers, Coaches to Focus on 'Learning Differences'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The "massive open online course," or MOOC, was created through a partnership with North Carolina State University in Raleigh and the Geneva-based Oak Foundation.

Idaho's new schools superintendent seeks $87M budget boost - Education Week

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mississippi Lawmakers Tackle Special Education Woes Through Competing Bills

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.

Supporters of IDEA 'Full-Funding' Try Again With New Bill

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers introduce a bill that would dramatically increase the federal price tag for special education.

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