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Steps for Implementing a State-Level Professional Development Plan for Secondary Transition:
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals (2018)
  • Valerie L. Mazzotti, University of Oregon
  • Dawn A. Rowe, University of Oregon
  • Monica Simonsen, University of Kansas
  • Bonnie Boaz, Arkansas Transition Services
  • Cynthia VanAvery, Northern Rhode Island Collaborative
Abstract
To scale up and sustain the use of evidence-based practices, it is imperative that state education agencies systematically implement professional development that represents best practice. By delivering quality professional development to local districts, it is more likely that transition personnel will implement transition programs and practices with fidelity to sustain implementation over time. To do this, it is important for state education agencies to develop a state-level stakeholder team to determine professional development needs across districts and develop a plan to systematically deliver professional development. This article describes seven steps for using data-based decision-making to develop and implement quality professional development at the local level to ensure districts across a state effectively and sustainably implement secondary transition evidence-based practices.
Keywords
  • high school education,
  • interagency collaboration,
  • secondary transition,
  • professional development,
  • personnel preparation
Publication Date
February 1, 2018
DOI
10.1177/2165143417741478
Citation Information
Valerie L. Mazzotti, Dawn A. Rowe, Monica Simonsen, Bonnie Boaz, et al.. "Steps for Implementing a State-Level Professional Development Plan for Secondary Transition:" Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals Vol. 41 Iss. 1 (2018) p. 56 - 62 ISSN: 2165-1434
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dawn-rowe/3/