Monthly Calls

Monthly TA Calls

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We invite you to join us for our monthly LEA call, Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. The November call will include the following topics:

Communicating Through Conflict
High-Cost Occurrence

Monthly TA calls are recorded and archived on the Office of Special Education 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 call or submit ideas for future topics, please provide that information to us by clicking here.

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Call Details:

November 17, 2022

3:00 – 4:00 PM

Monthly Call Join Link:
Passcode: 602837

You may also join by Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646-568-7788 (US Toll)

Webinar ID: 94443029951

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 monthly call and receiving your input about possible topics for future calls!

Previous Calls:

Thursday October 27, 2022

We invite you to join us for our monthly LEA call, Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  4:00 p.m.  The October call will include the following topics:

  • Supporting Families and School Districts
  • Private School Proportionate Share

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Thursday August 25, 2022

Topics: We invite you to join us for our monthly LEA call, Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The August call will include the following topics:

  • Alt English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA)
  • Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) scoring
  • Communicating Interagency Relationships and Collaborative Linkages for Exceptional Students (CIRCLES) 
  • Special Education Monitoring and Management System (SMMS)
  • Preliminary budget / Maintenance of Effort (MOE)Presentation Slide 

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Thursday May 26, 2022

Topics: We invite you to join us for our monthly LEA call, Thursday, May 26, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The May call will include the following topics:

  • Vicki King, Dyslexia Specialist will provide information about Dyslexia Intervention, including students with IEP
  • Christi Dixon, Educational Services for Visual Impairment (ESVI) State Coordinator will highlight student achievements, Cane Quest, TVI awards and media highlights
  • Crystal Bethea, State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Director, will be highlighting new partner districts support with HLPs, UDL, and RTI

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Topics: We invite you to join us for our monthly LEA call, Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The April call will include the following topics: Annual Results Driven Accountability (RDA) Determinations, Final Allocations and Excess Cost, and College Bound Arkansas.

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Topics: The March call will include the following topics: June 1 Budget Application and Private School Proportionate Share.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

Topics: State’s VI-B application and input on distribution of funds, changes to the local Annual Performance Report (APR), and additional technical assistance and support for students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

High Cost Occurrence and Private School Proportionate Share (PSPS) Survey.

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(Please review slide 9 as it has been updated since the monthly TA call to provide the following clarification:
-Self-contained LRE placement is not a requirement to make a HCO claim.
-ONLY the costs related to Special Education Teacher costs in the Instructional Costs section will be removed from the claim if the two-prong test is not met. All other portions of the claim will continue through the review process. ) - Josh Hart, Program Manager

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Topics: IEP Facilitation, Mediation, and Arkansas Transition Services: Tools to Transition.

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
Topics: Allyn Lowery, from El Dorado School District will be spotlighting how they use assistive technology.  Chris Carter, Kelsey Elam, and Angela Vann, from Magnolia School District will be spotlighting their successes with co-teaching and transition.  Katie Martin and Sarah Cotton from Stuttgart School District will highlight the work they have accomplished with behavior and the BX3 Project.  We know teachers across the state have great stories to tell and we are glad that these districts will be sharing theirs.


Thursday, April 29, 2021
Topics: Annual Performance Report (APR) Determinations, State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) Updates, and ongoing statewide implementation efforts for the Strategic Instructional Model to support High Leverage Practice #14 – Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategies to Support Learning and Independence.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

Topics: State’s VI-B Application and Input on Distribution of Funds; Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CEIS); Comprehensive Coordinated Early Intervening Services (CCEIS); and Early Childhood to Kindergarten Transition.


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Topics: Behavior tips to support virtual learning, FBA modules, and strategies that can be implemented quickly to improve student engagement and success.


Thursday, November 19, 2020
Topics: High Cost Occurrence, Facilitated IEPs and Mediation Process. 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Topics: Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM), The Role of School Psychology Specialists, and High Leverage Practices (HLP).

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Topics: Sonja Wright-McMurray, Associate Director for Accountability, Career Readiness, and Technical Programs and Sarah Shamburger, Program Coordinator for Accountability and Funding, Division of Career and Technical Education (CTE), will provide information on CTE-Perkins Accountability and TRIAND and eSchool coding issues for students with disabilities. Suzie Baker, Director of Easterseals Arkansas Outreach Program and Technology Services, will be discussing two capacity building projects that Easterseals is involved in that support LEAs. The call will include Special Education updates as well.

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