Supervisors of Low Incidence Programs (SLIP) (CoP) / April 2018
Type: Open Committee
Focus Areas: Program Evaluation, Skilled Staff, Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
Upcoming dates or events to share with general membership
Dates To Remember:
1. March 15 Site Visit – 5 attended & great networking opportunity
2. Next SLIP Meeting – June 12, 2018
3. MAASE Summer Institute – Aug. 12-15, 2018 (Register & Hotel Reservations open)
4. Program Evaluation Due – June 30, 2018
5. School Improvement Plans Due – September 1, 2018 (Sooner for some districts)
6. 2019 SLIP Winter Conference – January 17-18, 2019
1. Site Visits – Discussed continuation & group would like to see them continue. Dates will be scheduled now for members to put on their calendars as soon as possible. Woodsedge & Heartwood are both willing to host.
2. 2019 SLIP Winter Conference – Planning underway for next year & attempting to get it ready earlier.
a. Committee – Joanne Thorsen, Mary Bradley, Jennifer Rogers, Susan Reynolds & Tina Lawson
b. Dates scheduled would be best on a Thursday/Friday for travel and the best month to schedule.
c. Theme – General, not specific to open up topics related to center-based programs. This may help with presenters. Check on key note.
d. Survey – A brief 3-5 question survey will be sent out to the membership for feedback on information for next year.
3. Summer Institute Presenters – Discussion on topics of interest for the SLIP group. Service Delivery Models, Need/Level Based programming, and Student Growth for Evaluations.
4. Seclusion & Restraint – Discussed different responses to situations – face masks for spitting; Football pads for staff; staff movement due to severe injuries; home-based services (Little guidance available, must be justified, based on student need, consider hours as this is not homebound services) Police involvement discussed.
5. Ideas on “contingent separation rooms in your schools.” –Criteria on the decision for this plan documented and action plan to return to the classroom. Is it therapeutic? Is the parent involved? Is decision-making process documented? Is it a proactive measure to reduce/prevent severe behavior?
Use of Google/Legal Update?
Student Growth data/assessments (connect to data) – Discussion on how different districts are looking at data to determine rating level for evaluations.
6. Work Group Project – Discussed the development of IRIP’s and math curriculum/assessments
7. Roundtable – Quicksand modules for Homeless Liaison’s discussed and amount of time to complete, which has been overwhelming. Anyone know of Robocall for Easy IEP? If you do, please share with Brooke McIsaac.