ERIC Number: ED485218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Planning for Terrific Transitions: A Guide for Transition-to-School Teams. Trainer's Guide
Hale, Denise; Brown, Glyn; Amwake, Lynn
SERVE Regional Educational Laboratory for the Southeast
This training is designed to help learners improve their transition processes through more effective planning, implementation, and evaluation. By the end of training, participants should be able to: (1) form a comprehensive transition team; (2) initiate a needs assessment process; and (3) explain how to conduct a focus group; (4) initiate a transition plan; (5) explain their role in transition implementation; and (6) plan for the evaluation of their transition goals and strategies. For much of this training, participants work as teams, bringing their own transition issues and needs to the training. The work in class will center on a five-step transition improvement process that teams will use to begin improving their own transition systems. The process takes into account the unique challenges of collaborating with a diverse set of team members, including early childhood staff, elementary staff, and parents. Back on the job, teams will "pick up" where this training leaves off, continuing their transitions improvement work and completing each step in the process. There are five modules, or "sessions," included in this training. Each session provides information gleaned from the transitions literature, opportunities for discussion, and practice exercises to help participants improve their transition programs on the job. By the end of training, participants will have several working documents to take back to the job for completion.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, NC.