TED Tips: Revised Texas Transition and Employment Guide

The Texas Transition and Employment Guide is an online resource. Legislative changes, as well as input from parents, students, and stakeholders will be added as they become available. This online guide will continually be updated. The July 2018 version is now available on the Transition in Texas website: www.transitionintexas.org

This would be an excellent time for districts and charter schools to check their information on the Legal Framework website:

  • Is the correct person listed as the TED (Transition and Employment Services Designee)? If not, who should be listed?
  • Is there a link to the district/charter website where the link to the Texas Transition and Employment Guide page is posted?
  • Do you need to delete any links to previous versions of the Guide (PDFs)?

For questions about transition planning requirements, including TED information on the Legal Framework website, contact Elizabeth.Danner@esc13.txed.net

TED Tips: New Online Courses at Transition in Texas

New online courses are available on the Transition in Texas website. These courses are available to the public at no cost.

Course titles:

  • Texas Transition Online (3 hours CPE)
  • Texas Special Education Graduation Options Online (2 hours CPE)
  • Texas Transition and Employment Guide Online (1 hour CPE)

Please note that taking these courses will meet the “minimum training guidelines” for TEDs (Transition & Employment Services Designees). At this point TEA has not clarified expectations, such as timeline or documentation of course completion, beyond what is required by TEC §29.011 (b):

(b) The commissioner shall require each school district or shared services arrangement to designate at least one employee to serve as the district’s or shared services arrangement’s designee on transition and employment services for students enrolled in special education programs under this subchapter. The commissioner shall develop minimum training guidelines for a district’s or shared services arrangement’s designee…..

Course registration is simple, but will require accessing the ESC Region 11 course catalog and Canvas portal. See below for options.

 Option 1

Go to www.transitionintexas.org

Click the course announcement image (Learn More)

 

Option 2

Go to www.esc11.net

Click Professional Learning

Click Browse Catalog

Click Online and Webinar

Courses are listed alphabetically

 

Once you have completed and passed the courses, you will receive a link in 7 to 10 days to complete a brief survey in order to access your certificate of completion.

 

For more information about training related to transition planning, please contact Elizabeth.Danner@esc13.txed.net