Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Monthly Calls

Monthly TA Calls

We invite you to join us for our monthly TA call, Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM.  We will conclude our series of related topics on supporting students with IEPs in core instruction. Tiah Frazier, State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Director, will explain how dyslexia intervention and core literacy instruction fit under the RTI umbrella.

PowerPoint Presentation

May Video Recording

Monthly TA calls are recorded and archived on the ADE Special Education Unit website on the Monthly Call page. The Monthly Call tab is found under Related Links on the lower right side of the homepage or may be reached by clicking here.

As a reminder, we will be using ZOOM for the calls and participants will be able to see and hear the presenters but will not be able to be heard or seen on the webcam.  Pre-submitted questions will be answered during the call, so if you would like to submit questions for the May call or submit ideas for future topics, please provide that information to us by clicking here.

Call Details:
May 30, 2019
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Monthly Call Join Link -
You may also join by phone 415-762-9988 (US Toll) or 646-568-7788 (US Toll)
Webinar ID: 587361035

If you are new to ZOOM please login a few minutes early.

Your feedback is valuable to us, and we hope these calls will provide an avenue for better communication. We look forward to our April monthly call, and receiving your input about possible topics for future calls!


Previous Calls:

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Topics: Sandy Shepard, the ADE Lead Regional R.I.S.E Specialist, will provide information on core literacy instruction.
April Video Recording


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Topics: Vicki King, Dyslexia Specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education will explain components of dyslexia intervention
March Video Recording


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Topics: Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS) application process and associated deadlines
February PowerPoint Presentation
February Video Recording


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Topics: Catastrophic Occurrences Funding

January PowerPoint Presentation
January Video Recording


Thursday, November 29, 2018

Topics: Catastrophic Occurrences Funding

November PowerPoint Presentation
November Video Recording


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Topics: Debbie Young from ADE Assessment shares accommodations for statewide assessments, General Updates

October PowerPoint Presentation
October Video Recording

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Topics: Assistive Technology Loan Programs, 2018 LEA Annual Determinations, General Updates

August PowerPoint Presentation
August Video Recording

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Topics: Student Success Plans, Catastrophic Funding, and development of alternate standards for courses that are currently required for graduation
May Monthly Call PowerPoint Presentation
Video Part 1: Student Success Plans
Video Part 2: Alternate Pathway to Graduation
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Topics: Compliance Matrix

April Monthly Call PowerPoint Presentation
April Video Recording

Thursday, March 29, 2018
Topics: Title VI-B Application

March Monthly Call PowerPoint Presentation
Excess Cost Worksheet
Excess Cost PowerPoint Presentation
March Video Recording

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Topics: Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS)
PowerPoint Presentation
February Video Recording
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Topics: Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI)
Google Presentation
January Video Recording

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Topics: Catastrophic Reimbursement

PowerPoint Presentation
November Video Recording
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Topics: Status update on the consideration of offering an Alternate Diploma option for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities along with information from the Dispute Resolution and Assessment sections.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Topics: Updates on Finance, Dispute Resolution, and Assessment; Professional Training modules; frequently asked questions about Dyslexia and students with IEPs.
Google Presentation

September Video Recording

Friday, August 31, 2017
Topics: Restructuring of ARMITS, training opportunities, and new monitoring activies for 2017-2018
Google Presentation
August Video Recording
Friday, April 14, 2017
Topics: Student GPS
April Call Documents:
Google Presentation
April Video Recording
Friday, March 10, 2017
Topics: June 1, 2017 Annual Application for Title VI-B funds
March Video Recording
March Call Documents:
Click here for the Google Presentation
Friday, February 10, 2017
Topics: Special Education Paperwork Guidance Document
February Video Recording
February Call Documents:
Click here for the Google Presentation
Friday, January 13, 2017 
Topics: Students with Traumatic Brain Injury, Curriculum and Assessment Update, Diploma Options for students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Special Education Website changes, and General Information and Reminders
January Video Recording
January Call Documents:
Students with Traumatic Brain Injury - Aleecia Starkey
January 2017 Presentation
Friday, December 9, 2016 
Topics: Catastrophic Reimbursement 
December Video Recording
December Call Documents:
2016-17 Catastrophic Occurrence Funding Guide
Friday, November 11, 2016 
The monthly conference call scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2016, has been cancelled. We will re-schedule the call for a later date and, as always, we appreciate your active participation. If you have questions that you would like addressed on the next monthly call or would like to submit ideas for future topics, please provide that information to us by filling Monthly Calls Questionnaire/Ideas Form
Friday, October 14, 2016 
Topics: Special Education Updates and Evidence Based Practices 
October Video Recording
October Call Documents:
Classroom Management Strategies
High Leverage Practices for Special Education Teachers
High Leverage Practices Guide
Friday, August 05, 2016 
Topics: Paperwork Reduction, highlighting the new forms to be piloted. 
August Video Recording
August Presentation 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016 
The monthly conference call scheduled for this Friday, June 10, has been cancelled
Friday, May 13, 2016 
Topics: PepNet, LRE Calculation, Paperwork Reduction and Special Education Updates.
May Video Recording
Friday, April 8, 2016 
Topic: Statewide Field Test for Title VI-B Annual Application
April Video Recording
April Presentation 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016 
Topics: Statewide Field Test for Fiscal State Application for Title VI-B, RTI Resources, and Disproportionality
March Video Recording
March Presentation 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016 
Topics: SEU Partnership with School Improvement, Paperwork Reduction Update, Dispute Resolution Update, Fiscal Update (Statewide Field Test),Curriculum and Assessment Update (Unified English Braille Transition, Dyslexia Update), State Program Development (Paraprofessional Module Update).
February Video Recording
February Presentation 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016 
Topics: Updated Alternate Assessment Guidance.
January Video Recording
Alternate Assessment Presentation 2016
Guidance for IEP Teams on Alternate Assessment
AEM Update
Friday, December 11, 2015
Topics: Catastrophic Submission and Fiscal Monitoring Risk Assessment.
December Video Recording
PowerPoint Presentation
November 13, 2015 Call
Topics: Paper reduction survey, IDEA Part B fiscal accountability procedures, and a review of the tiered monitoring system.
November Video Recording
PowerPoint Presentation
October 26, 2015 Call
Topics: ADE’s procedure for responding to parent calls, and communication techniques to support productive conversations in IEP meetings
October Video Recording
PowerPoint Presentation

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