REGIONAL SPECIAL EDUCATION NETWORK (RSN)
EARLY LEARNING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & IMPLEMENTATION GRANT
POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS & SERVICES (PBIS)
PUPIL SERVICES MEMBERSHIP
WISCONSIN TRANSITION IMPROVEMENT GRANT (TIG)
WISCONSIN STATEWIDE PARENT EDUCATOR INITIATIVE (WSPEI)
The objective of the Regional Special Education Network is to support Wisconsin local educational agencies (LEAs) in advancing the academic achievement and social/emotional competencies of students with disabilities by providing coordinated technical assistance that promotes continuous systems improvement, fosters collaboration, and develops educational leadership capacity. for assistance with the RSN, please contact Rachel Kaderabek.
The purpose of the grant is to provide technical assistance at no cost to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and community partners to support positive outcomes for preschoolers with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in Wisconsin. The grant provides training and technical assistance to support preschoolers with IEPs.
Hearing loss has grave implications for the educational process and success of the individual child and for the educational system. Audiology services for the support of children with hearing loss were mandated in public schools as early as 1975. Although clinical diagnostic audiology services are essential in schools, it is clear that educational audiology services also involve planning and delivery of (re)habilitation services following diagnosis. Unique to educational audiology are skills such as analyzing instructional listening dynamics and recommending modifications for the school environment or programs. School personnel and parents are assisted to help make instruction accessible to students with hearing loss for their academic and social success. The services of the educational audiologist are numerous and may vary considerably depending on the needs of the student. For assistance with Educational Audiology, please contact Joanne Metzen.
The CESA 7 SW-PBIS team supports schools in the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and School Wide Information System (SWIS) through training, coaching, and networking opportunities. PBIS is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. As a Response to Intervention (RtI) model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to educate all students effectively. For assistance with PBIS, please contact Rachel Kaderabek.
The Pupil Services Membership activities and technical support are designed to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. These activities and technical supports will improve school district compliance with IDEA requirements and are designed to close the achievement gap and graduation gap that exists between regular education students and those with disabilities. For assistance, please contact Joanne Metzen.
The Transition Improvement Grant (TIG) is designed to strengthen and accelerate the transition process in our Wisconsin schools to improve the quality of postsecondary transition plans, increase high school graduation rates, encourage outside agency connections and develop strong career, college, and community readiness among students with IEPs. The TIG facilitates these improvements through intensive coaching relationships and continuous improvement planning with federally identified school districts.
To learn more about TIG’s support to Wisconsin school districts, watch this brief video. Inquiries on TIG’s services and support can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For assistance with TIG please contact Jenny Jacobs.
Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative (WSPEI) is funded through federal IDEA dollars that help families and educators build positive working relationships that lead to shared decision-making and increased outcomes for students with IEPs and whose success and opportunities have been historically predicted by race, ability, language, or economic status. Through developed structures and coaching, WSPEI CESA Coordinators support district teams in implementing strategies that can become systemic, integrated, and sustained so that educators can build the necessary relationships to work collaboratively to create a welcoming, respectful, and supportive culture within the school.
WSPEI Vision: Each and every family and school community will have the beliefs, capabilities, connections, and confidence to communicate effectively, meaningfully engage, and partner to improve systems that ensure student success in all aspects of their lives.
WSPEI Mission: Develop Strong Relationships - Build Effective Partnerships
For assistance with WSPEI, please contact Sara Nerenhausen.