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Office of Special Education

Monthly Webinar Archive
Presenter:  Heidi Atkins Lieberman

Upcoming DESE Webinars | Recorded DESE Webinars
(including Special Education webinars)


  • November 10 , 2010
New federal legislation "Rosa's law", highly qualified teacher requirement/special education teachers, MAP-A Science update, and Missouri's new Comprehensive Data System
  • October 7 , 2010
Nonpublic school/private school students, timely and accurate data submissions, National Drop-Put Prevention Center participation, and Regional Professional Development Centers.
  • September 2, 2010

Update on the possible legislative change in ECSE, Consultation with nonpublic/private schools, "compliance" things to do this time of year, MAP-A/MAP eligibility and accommodations, transfer

procedures, speech implementer model, and an assortment of other items

  • May 6, 2010
Legislation, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) - possible legislative change next year, Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs), and Special Education School Improvement grants
  • April 1, 2010

* Video is missing first 10 minutes. (Summary of missing 10 minutes.) state regulation changes, parent revocation of consent, pending OSEP policy letter, and ARRA reporting reminder

    Q & A
  • March 4, 2010

Update on Three-Tiered Models (School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports-SW PBS, Missouri Integrated Model-MIM, and Professional Learning Communities-PLC), Reevaluations (use of existing data form verses use of the Triennial waiver form), ARRA money for Career Ladder, and use of IDEA proportionate share monies.

  • February 4, 2010
RTTT update, State-wide Electronic IEP System update, MAP-A eligibility, and DMH participation at transition meetings
  • January 2010
NOTE: The January webinar was cancelled due to the huge number of school closings for inclement weather.
  • December 3, 2009
Capital Outlay Approval, Project ACCESS Survey, Race To The Top, State Regulations, and State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR).
  • November 5 , 2009

*Due to technical difficulties, no video is available.

State-wide Electronic IEP System update, state budget/travel issues, State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report, local determinations/change in criteria, and State Plan revisions

  • October 8 , 2009
New legislation (children in foster care, seclusion and restraint, etc); transportation issues involving children in foster care; diagnosis verses identification; use of one category for identification; and, OSEP verification visit to Missouri.
  • May 6, 2009
*Due to technical difficulties, no video is available.  For a written transcript of the first part of the webinar, please
click here.
  • April 1, 2009

Three-tiered model updates (MIM, SW-PBS, PLC, RtI), budget update, and stimulus monies.

  • March 4, 2009
Diagnosis verses identification and update on electronic IEP system.
  • February 4, 2009

End of Course Exams (EOC) update, state budget issues, summary of performance, new Director Institute, State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR), and MAP/MAP-A window extension for some.

  • January 7, 2009

Update on the state’s Commission on Autism; update on the State-Wide IEP System exploration committee work; issues pending with OSEP; and, NAIS study being conducted by Westat

  • December 3, 2008
NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress aka "Nations Report Card"), sign language interpreter certification, and State Performance Plan (SPP)/Annual Performance Report (APR).
  • November 5, 2008

Co-Teaching, Three-Tiered Models of Intervention update (including School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports), and identification (verses diagnosis) of students under IDEA.

Due to technical difficulties, there is a 15 second break in the video towards the beginning, video will resume after the break.

  • October 8, 2008

Update on the Missouri Integrated Model (MIM), Speech Language Pathologist shortages, "Monitoring" IEPs, State-wide IEP system*, and National Center on Response to Intervention.

*SELs Messages related to 10/8/08 Webinar:

(10/09/08) Statewide Electronic IEP System Exploration

(10/24/08) MAP-A eligibility

The 5/9/08 webinar was the last of this school year.  Webinars will resume October 2008.
  • May 9, 2008

Updates on three-tiered models of intervention, low incidence disabilities (Deaf/HOH, Autism, and Blind/VI), eligibility criteria for MD (Multiple Disabilities category), use of webinar technology, legislation, and issues pending with OSEP.

  • April 2, 2008

General Ability Index (GAI) and pending legislation.

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  • March 5, 2008

Response to Intervention (RtI), discipline, IMACS, and educational surrogates.

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  • February 6, 2008

State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR), Missouri Integrated Model and Response to Intervention, and a follow-up discussion on the use of the General Ability Index (GAI).

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  • January 4, 2008

VR eligibility, NIMAS/NIMAC, preschool relationship to the "private school" issue, caseloads, child complaints, and transition liaisons.

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  • December 5, 2007

Discipline, implementation of new sound system disorder state criteria, conditions upon receiving FAPE, and written notice triggers.

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  • November 6, 2007

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS), identification (verses diagnosis) under IDEA, pending issue involving use of speech implementers, and identification of casemanager for children served outside of district.

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  • October 3, 2007

MAP, MAP-A, New 2% Modified Assessment Option under NCLB, and Parent Observations under FERPA and HIPPA

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(You may skip the first 9 minutes).