Upcoming Directors Webinar

A special education directors webinar on summer workgroup updates is scheduled for August 12, 2015.  More information is found on the directors topic home page.

Fall Credit Offerings

Online professional development credit courses will be offered again in the fall. Registration expected to open late August.  Watch the For Credit page for updates.

Masters in Teaching at BSU
Interested in a Master's degree in special education or early childhood intervention?  Check out the Master in Teaching program at Boise State University.
District Coaching Summer Institute

Deepen your coaching knowledge by attending this three day training in August. Details are on our calendar.

RTI Modules 1-5 Available

RTI Modules 1-5 are now available on the RTI Trainings & Webinars page. Credit is available.

Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with ASD - Webinar Series

Now archived on ITC Webinars page 



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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
  • 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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Autism Treatment Should Include All Needed Therapies, Says Ed. Dept.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

School districts must evaluate children with autism to see if they need speech and language, occupational, or other therapies, in addition to behavior-focused treatments.

Providers of Special Education, Dropout Prevention Services Merge

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Catapult Learning, which offers professional development and remediation services, merged with Specialized Education Services Inc., which operates alternative school programs.

Increased Autism Prevalence: Untangling the Causes

Monday, July 27, 2015

A study links increased autism rates and a decrease in the number of children categorized as intellectually disabled, but that only tells part of the story.

Education Department Celebrates ADA's 25th Anniversary

Friday, July 24, 2015

The country has made major strides in including children and youth in school activities because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but education officials say work remains.

White House Honors Students Who Have 'Beaten the Odds'

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Several students with disabilities were among those visiting the White House as part of the "Beating the Odds Summit," a project of Michelle Obama's initiative advocating for college attendance.


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