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Toppenish Middle School: Inclusive education for everyone and how we make it happen through teaming, collaboration and ownership of all students - Shared screen with speaker view
Kristy Barnes
20:02
I think since it's a webinar, you don't have the options
Sandra Birley
20:03
Sounds good and thank you
Baljinder Sohal
20:24
oh perfect. Thank you
Kari Eherenfieldt-Stewart
23:26
Successful Planning time together
Victoria Buss
23:28
How to fit it into the busy day
Jami Pottratz
23:47
I am hoping to learn how Toppenish has implemented team teaching.
Cassie Martin
34:13
Nice job Kelsey!
Kelsey Cleveland
34:29
Thank you! Section one down!
Cassie Martin
45:03
You are doing great Sandie. You are a superwoman!
Andrea Hurson
46:35
Really strong union that will back resistant teachers.
Kristy Barnes
46:46
Teachers are scared of having all students in classroom.
Andrea Staton
47:00
Working around flexibility with using SpEd teachers to work with more than just SpEd when doing push in services.
Dianna Jolley
47:07
I see a divide in our school from gen ed and sped in our school.
Petsy Larsen
47:35
Admin at my school seems to think that sped teachers need to co teach but it is impossible physical wise to co teach across 5 teams of 10 teachers.
Kari Stewart - Clovis Pt.
48:02
Things that have happened in the past create reluctance
Dianna Jolley
48:10
our contract says teachers are to modify and adress accommodations but it is difficult to get the collaboration and that we need to work together to support "our" students.
Petsy Larsen
50:53
reluctant gen ed teachers who are not trained with PD.
Victoria Buss
51:43
What were the resources that helped the transition within the classroom?
Cassie Martin
52:58
Sandie - way to make it all work. Amazing :)
Petsy Larsen
53:45
Admin is pushing sped teachers to get PD but not the gen ed teachers - how do we fix that?
Jessica van Son
55:51
How do we get gen ed staff to not look at sped teachers as just glorified paras in the classroom? Release the locus of control?
Brenda Edwards
56:20
Jessica, I will share what I do in a little bit!
Jessica van Son
56:42
Some gen ed staff will refuse to have any type of SpEd support in their classrooms (i.e. paras or SpEd teachers). How do we work around this?
Andrea Hurson
57:01
Google doc: not a problem with all the info you put in there and Hippa/ferpa laws??
Megan Sommarstrom
01:00:20
Andrea, the google drive info that is shared amongst the teachers is all about classroom materials. Any student data is only shared through Skyward, meaning teachers can only see it when they have the student in class.
Megan Sommarstrom
01:00:51
Andrea, the google drive info that is shared amongst the teachers is all about classroom materials. Any student data is only shared through Skyward, meaning teachers can only see it when they have the student in class.
Andrea Hurson
01:01:26
Thanks Megan.
Cassie Martin
01:01:44
30 minutes in team, keep up the awesome work!
Sandra Birley
01:02:25
We can start picking up the pace on the next slides
Cassie Martin
01:06:30
We have examples on our website of some of the lessons and curriculum supports on our website under Toppenish MS in their artifacts folder
Dianna Jolley
01:11:37
Are the Inclusion specialists also CM?
Cassie Martin
01:13:49
Inclusion specialist is Case Manager at TMS, correct?
Kelsey Cleveland
01:14:04
Yes
Cassie Martin
01:14:45
Hi Dianna, Inclusion specialists are the case managers.
Cassie Martin
01:15:43
This is so fantastic Brenda!
Sandra Birley
01:17:39
Cassie how much time?
Cassie Martin
01:18:44
Probably about 20 minutes and that leaves 10 minutes for Q and A (given that we are able to address many of the questions ongoing in this format)
Dianna Jolley
01:19:00
some teachers are "protective" of their curriculum and won't share with us to review and support the accommodations and modifications
Jessica van Son
01:21:06
Thank you Kelsey. SpEd staff now have a SpEd PLC and are no longer part of the ELA/Math PLCs. I think it is critical that we are part of the gen ed PLCs but it was district decision. Will work on SpEd being part of more PLCs and its importantance.
Jessica van Son
01:21:14
importance
Dianna Jolley
01:24:25
In HS do you have all students taking Alg, geometry etc with these same kinds of supports insteadnof a resource math classes?
Jessica van Son
01:25:56
How big is your MS? How many SpEd teachers?
Sandra Birley
01:28:42
TMS has 4 teachers. 2 inclusion specialists
Kelsey Cleveland
01:29:16
We have 900 students and 4 SPED teachers, two are our inclusion specialists.
Brenda Edwards
01:29:27
Teri, I meet during the PLC times, which are at different times. For example, 6th grade math Thursdays at 9am (2nd period), 8th grade math 7th period Tuesdays, 6th grade science 2:30pm Tuesdays...etc. Outside of those times is when I do pop-ins and create materials.
Cassie Martin
01:29:31
20 minutes all. Great work. There is never enough time to cover all the great work :)
Kelsey Cleveland
01:30:00
Teri: each grade level content has a their own prep period, so Brenda is able to work with them throughout the day and other PLC's meet before school as well.
Sandra Birley
01:31:11
In HS do you have all students taking Alg, geometry etc with these same kinds of supports insteadnof a resource math classes?- Answer: At the high school they do but we offer a pre algebra class for all kids in grade 9 if they need it
Kelsey Cleveland
01:31:22
Megan: we started the essential standards work at the beginning of last year during our PD days prior to school starting. We also are in the middle of the process where each content team has 7 hours to work on their essential standards and now an additional day to update their scope and sequence and unit planning with the emphasis on essential standards.
Brenda Edwards
01:31:29
Andrea, speech was still pull-out.
Brenda Edwards
01:31:50
...at the MS.
Kelsey Cleveland
01:32:02
Brenda and Sandie, I think your comments are only going to the panelists and not the attendees.
Sandra Birley
01:32:11
How can a few specialists attend that many PLCs? Or was that not an issue? Did you attend PLCs for electives too?
- Electives have their lessons in google classroom and seek out 1:1 assistance from inclusion specialists when needed
Cassie Martin
01:33:12
Yes, resources will be on our website in Toppenish’s artifacts folder
Brenda Edwards
01:33:38
Andrea, speech was still pull-out....at the MS.
RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero
01:33:48
Thanks for all the great questions. If you could send your questions To: "all panelists and attendees" others will be able to see your questions as well.
Sandra Birley
01:34:14
Start with why that is important. Teachers can be really fearful of being judged or criticized so the relationship has to be there before the ask
Deborah Sekreta
01:34:33
Did your team use the Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements for Mathematics document to guide your essential standards work?
Brenda Edwards
01:36:39
Since I didn't teach classes (except a 30-minute advisory class), my day was structured around attending PLCs (1-3 per day some days, other days none), popping into classrooms with high populations of students of disabilities/getting staff feedback, meeting with staff during preps once a week, and making materials. Writing IEPs was a small portion on some days (not all). I had plenty of time during the day to do this, but I did have training up front on using screenshot extensions with Google Slides for accommodations and modifications, which helps a lot.
Kelsey Cleveland
01:37:13
Deborah: we utilized the Simplified Response to Intervention from Solution Tree as our guide and template for Essential Standards
Cassie Martin
01:37:16
Nice work team. 12 minutes
Jill Cano
01:38:27
Megan - did you say that the student profiles you create are in Skyward?
Kelsey Cleveland
01:38:55
There was a "gaps" question I wanted to answer live at some point. We changed that for this school year with our Learning Support teacher
Megan Sommarstrom
01:39:00
Jill, yes, both an IEP summary and the inclusion summary are uploaded to Skyward
Sandra Birley
01:39:42
In response to your question about refusal we talked to the teachers around students basic human and civil rights. They have the right to be in general education classes like all other students, with supports that are needed. For some of our teachers that were resistant, we started small and easy practices to get buy in and trust. It was surprising when they experience small success how much more willing they are to try more and how they start using the supports for all kids or other struggling students.
Brenda Edwards
01:39:54
I also popped into elective classes if students were struggling there. The MS grade-level counselor (6, 7, 8--3 total) printed grades for students with disabilities and delivered reports to me and the other sped teachers every other week. This was a system in place when I began teaching at TMS last year.
Sandra Birley
01:42:03
We switched the mindset, title, and job responsibilities of our “resource” teachers into inclusion specialist where the majority of time was direct instruction to now the majority of time is spent making materials for the general education teachers to implement during general ed for specially designed instruction
Sandra Birley
01:42:36
Cassie what does our time look like?
Cassie Martin
01:43:18
5 minutes! I just gave a time check a few minutes ago, we might need to move through a little quicker, but keep the integrity, people are still listening and engaged
Sandra Birley
01:43:47
Lets skip question 3
Cassie Martin
01:44:18
Sounds good
Sandra Birley
01:48:11
Sorry TMS team for cutting you off.
Kelsey Cleveland
01:48:31
Understand! We have a lot of information.
Deborah Sekreta
01:49:25
Resources for identifying essential standards for mathematics at the varying levels of modifications.
Andrea Hurson
01:49:34
While some people like baby steps, I think TMS is more of a jump in with both feet (even though it has taken 7 years to get where you are). Very inspiring!
Teresa Scott
01:49:47
open communication, time, and more time
Andrea Hurson
01:50:17
Thanks for the School Psych participating. Very helpful.
RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero
01:51:39
pollev.com/uwharingcenter
Cassie Martin
01:52:03
PollEv.com/uwharingcenter
RinaMarie Leon-Guerrero
01:54:40
Toppenish, what I caught was amazing. I am looking forward to watching your recording!
Cassie Martin
01:55:24
Excellent, excellent job Toppenish! How is everyone feeling?