The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), Special Education Services (SES) has been awarded a five-year, U.S. Department of Education, $5.8 million federal grant. The 2011 Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant (OK SPDG II), which will run from November 2011 until October 2016, is to assist the OSDE in reforming and improving systems for professional development in order to improve results for children with disabilities.
Major Areas of OK SPDG II:
The OK SPDG II will focus on improving academic and social outcomes for students with disabilities through:
Providing professional development and support to teachers and schools to implement Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support (OTISS), which is Oklahoma's blended model of academic and behavioral intervention systems, including effective Early Literacy and Common Core State Standards instruction, and
Providing training to parents to increase their knowledge of OTISS.
Goals and Activities of OK SPDG II:
Goal I: Improve academic and social outcomes for students with disabilities through supporting schools to adopt and implement multi-tiered systems of academic and behavioral support.
Goal 2: Improve academic and social outcomes for students with disabilities through increasing parent awareness and knowledge of multi-tiered systems of academic and behavioral support
OSDE staff members involved in the OK SPDG II include: Karie Crews-St.Yves, Tiered Intervention Specialist, Christa Knight, SPDG Project Director, and La'Donna Shirley, Administrative Assistant. For more information about the OK SPDG II, please contact La'Donna Shirley by telephone at (405) 522-1461. Ms. Shirley will be able to direct you to the person with whom you should speak.