Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Celebrating 23 Years of the ADA

Friday July 26th marks the 23rd anniversary of the ADA!  The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.  ADA is an important civil rights law that promotes equality for individuals with disabilities.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Universal Design for Learning

I found a really neat universal design for learning wheel.  It is a virtual on-line wheel that can help educators in designing flexible lessons and reducing barriers to learning.

If you are more of a hands on kind of person, I also found a printable Universal Design for Learning wheel.

Both wheels have great information on how to meet the needs of all learners!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Resources For After A Natural Disaster

After A Natural Disaster
Resources for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Helpful websites
Helpful iphone APPs
  •        TBI Resources – Free
  •        mTBI Pocket Guide – Free
Helpful Websites

Helpful iphone APPS
  •         PTSD Coach – Free
  •        PTSD Eraser - Free

Friday, May 10, 2013

DRS Summer Transition Training

The Oklahoma Department of
Rehabilitation Services
Summer Transition Training
OKC:  July 25 (9-4 pm)-26 (9-Noon)
Location to be determined
Tulsa:  August 5 (9-4 pm)-6 (9-Noon)
Location to be determined
Lawton:  August 7 (9-4 pm)-8 (9-Noon)
Location to be determined

This free training will primarily be for DRS staff; however, the first day in each location we are inviting our school partners to join us and help brainstorm ways to improve services and partnerships.
Day 1 in each location (teachers and DRS) will cover such topics as School Work Study contracts and implementation, Work Adjustment Training contract options, working with families, and Benefits Planning for Youth with Disabilities.
Day 2 in each location (DRS staff only) will cover Vocational Evaluations, Case Management for Transition, and other discussion items.
E-mail Kim Osmani at kosmani@okdrs.gov or call 405-343-8071 to find out more.  Registration will be conducted online as soon as details are worked out.

All school staff attending Day 1 at each location will be eligible to win a copy of the Brigance Transition Skills Activities Kit (a transition curriculum worth $350).

We encourage our school partners to attend so we can work together to improve how we team to serve our youth.