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Matt 2726A Workshop for ESC Staff Participating in the DDCAL Pilot

October 13, 2017

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired 

James C. Durkel Conference Center

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This event is the kick-off training for Education Service Center Staff participating in the DDCAL Pilot.  Your district teams do not need to attend.  This day will be devoted to filling you in on the details of the pilot, learn about the resources and supports available to you and the district teams, and provide an opportunity for you to meet with Outreach Programs staff who will work with you this year.

To get you out of Austin ahead of the traffic we will have a working luncheon.  Your registration fee will cover the cost of the meal.  Be sure to update your account profile if you have special dietary needs; we will do our best to accommodate them.  If you have dietary needs that require specific foods for medical reasons, please bring these with you as we cannot guarantee our food would meet your needs.

If you can please bring with you the following paperwork from your district team:

  • Student Profile
  • DDCAL Agreement
  • Team Member List
  • Any pertinent school records for your student(s) or notes that you might wish to share during planning
  • Signed media release forms for team members and your student


Here is our tentative agenda:

9:00-9:45 AM

Welcome and Introductions

Sara Kitchen


9:45-10:00 AM

Update on LID Active Learning Conference


Kate Hurst


10:00-10:30 AM

Updates from the ESC Leads on teams and assignment of Outreach contacts

Scott Baltisberger


10:30-10:45 AM


10:45-11:00 AM

Research plans and information

Holly Cooper


11:00 - 11:30 AM

Introduction to the website - Activity

Matt Schultz


11:30-12:00 PM

Networking lunch

12:00-12:45 PM

Online module and discussion about flipped learning

  • Active Learning Principles
  • Used for independent study and for face-to-face trainings

Kate Hurst


12:45-1:00 PM



1:00-2:00 PM

2016-17 Leads Meet – What happens this year?

  • Update Functional Scheme
  • Complete additional Functional Scheme on new student
  • Support team 
  • Training in your region
  • Meeting with Outreach Staff

Matt Schultz & Sara Kitchen


2017-18 Leads Meet – Expectations for year 1 of pilot experience and what you need to plan for

  • Selecting your team and student
  • Paperwork including agreement, student profile, student consultation request
  • Video samples of child playing alone and with an adult
  • Complete initial Functional Scheme assessment 
  • Determine what equipment and/or materials for purchase
  • Meeting with Outreach Staff

Kate Hurst & Holly Cooper


2:00-2:15 PM


2:15-3:00 PM

Planning next steps with your Outreach Consultant

  • Leads may stay and meet or set time to do this with their Outreach Consultant via phone or video conferencing



Continuing Education Credits:

All CEU credits have been approved by both ACVREP and SBEC.  CEUs available: 6  - No partial credit will be given.

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