Preschool Special Education Webinar Recordings

  • icon Early On and Preschool Special Education Update from August 20, 2020
  • This is the Early On and Preschool Special Education update from August 20, 2020. Updates from MDE are provided on:

    • Ongoing calls with Early On® and Preschool Special Education,
    • The New Build Up Michigan Campaign,
    • The Preschool Development Grant – Birth to Five and work in the field,
    • Guidance, Waivers and Reā€Opening Plans,
    • Moving Forward with Evaluations and Transition,
    • OSEP Determinations,
    • Updates on SPP/APR Information.
  • icon Early On and Preschool Special Education Update from September 10, 2020
  • This is the Early On and Preschool Special Education update from September 10, 2020. Updates from MDE are provided on:

    • Early On® Program Year 2020-21 Guidance,
    • Preschool Special Education Updates,
    • General Updates.
  • icon Early On and Preschool Special Education Update from September 24, 2020
  • This video includes an overview of the GEER funding for Early On, Early On updates, Preschool Special Education updates, Preschool Development Grant and other updates.

  • icon Preschool Special Education Updates April 16, 2020 Recording
  • This video presents as or 04-10-2020 the most recent guidance from Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education regarding provision of special education supports in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal guidance is also reviewed and state as well as national web resources are shared.

  • icon Preschool Special Education Updates April 24, 2020 Recording
  • In this video specific attention is given to Child Find and remote evaluation for preschool-age children. Debbie Cate from EOTTA shares the latest information on this process as provided by Kathy Hebbeler from SRI International. This video is the second in a series, of providing preschool special education in Michigan during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • icon Preschool Special Education Updates June 11, 2020 Recording
  • This video is the seventh in a series of presentations regarding provision of special education supports in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This video focuses on the national conversations and focus, Child Find/Build Up Michigan information moving forward, guidance for ECSE/619 regarding R340.1754 and 1755, guidance for Early On regarding R340.1862 and district conversations about next steps.

  • icon Preschool Special Education Updates June 25, 2020 Recording
  • This video is the eighth in a series of presentations regarding provision of special education supports in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This video focuses on the national conversations and focus, Child Find/Build Up Michigan curriculum, latest and upcoming guidance memos from MDE, MI Safe Start and Schools, DPPD and Instructional hours, and an update on substitute Senate bill 873. 

  • icon Preschool Special Education Updates May 01, 2020 Recording
  • This video is the third in a series about providing Early Childhood Special Education supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Content includes clarification and resources for collecting Child Outcomes data. Also, state directors, Teri Chapman, Noel Kelty and Richard Lower from the Michigan Department of Education take part in the video. Teri Chapman and her staff from the Office of Special Education provide information on the guidance document that her office released on April 10.

  • icon Preschool Special Education Updates May 08, 2020 Recording
  • This video is the fourth in a series about providing Early Childhood Special Education supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Report to Congress by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is presented in light of the waiver for Transition from Part C to B. Also, Michigan's Executive Order 2020-65 is reviewed in which early childhood services are included. The guidance and direction surrounding this order is discussed for Early On, GSRP, Head Start and other early childhood programs. Transfer of Placement and the latest information on Child Outcomes is reviewed.

  • icon Preschool Special Education Updates May 15, 2020 Recording
  • This video is the fifth in a series about providing Early Childhood Special Education supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. The IDEA waiver for Transition from Part C to Part B is discussed with details given on current standing and practice requirements for the field of early childhood. Other topics include guidance on teacher evaluations and a resource from ECTA for remote evaluation. The difference between Compensatory Education and Extended School Year (ESY) services is also highlighted in the context of restarting face-to-face learning.

  • icon Preschool Special Education Updates May 28, 2020 Recording
  • This video is the sixth in a series of presentations regarding provision of special education supports in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This video focuses on the MDE guidance, flexibilities and waivers surrounding teacher certification and professional development due to the pandemic. Also Gina Garner from the MDE presents information regarding the changes and implementation timelines for the new teacher certification strands. Particular attention is afforded the B-K certification which will replace the current ZS certification.