Idaho Special Education Manual Comment Period

A final comment period on the proposed Idaho Special Education Manual is open through October 15, 2014.  Learn more

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Executive Function to Interventions - Webinar Series - Oct/Nov 2014

Three-part webinar series starts October 28, 2014. Learn More

New Special Education Teacher Training

Fall 2014 dates and training materials can be found on the new teacher community.

Fall Course Registration Deadline Extended

Need PD credits?  Registration closes October 17, 2014. Learn more

PBIS Training Materials

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports 2014-2015 training materials now available on the PBIS community



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The Idaho Training Clearinghouse (ITC), funded by the Idaho State Department of Education-Special Education, is designed to link school professionals and parents with special education training opportunities and resources across the state.

Find the following on the ITC:

  • Calendar:  Search for regional trainings across multiple special education categories
  • Register:  Locate and register for regional trainings and online webinars
  • Resources:  Find links to state and national special education resources
  • Communities:  Get the information you need on numerous special education topics including frequently asked questions, online trainings, documents for download, and resources links
  • Webinars:  Search for upcoming and past webinars across various special education content areas
  • For Credit:  Find professional development (inservice credit) offerings

Educator Professional Development News

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Twitter Chat: Writing IEP Goals Aligned to Common Core State Standards

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We're looking for solid tips for special educators who are working to write standards-based individualized education programs that connect to common-core standards in reading and math.

Watchdog Agency Suggests Improvements for Due Process Procedures

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's report notes that many due process hearings take longer than 45 days to resolve, because of extensions granted by hearing officers.

Steps Weighed on Method for Flagging Bias in Spec. Ed. - Education Week

Monday, September 29, 2014

Federal officials face a split among advocates and educators on whether to set a bright line for states in deciding if minorities are overidentified for special education services.

Alabama District Protests 'Misinformation' in Rape-Bait Case

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A 2010 attack on a middle school student is back in the news after the U.S. Justice Department filed a brief in support of her family's lawsuit against school administrators.

Coddling Children Prevents Failures—and Successes

Monday, September 22, 2014


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