Adverse Situations

This page provides links to ongoing collections of resources during adverse situations that warrant virtual/alternative instruction and delivery of Transition services. Please bookmark the links below and check them often as they are continually updated.

Spring 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic has most school systems closed and students engaging in virtual instruction.

Utah Education Network (UEN)

National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Educating All Learners Alliance

Parent Resources

  • Utah Parent CenterResources for parents during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Parent Center HubMultilingual resources on COVID-19 that you could share with the families you help. Connects you, colleagues, and families

Transition Coalitiontransitioncoalition.org

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard.

Visit the College, careers, and more course for:

  • College admissions
  • Careers
  • Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Growth mindset

Youthhood.org  is a curriculum-based tool helping young adults plan for life after high school.

Comes with a curriculum guide.

Online activities include:

  • Write in their Private Journal
  • Test their knowledge in their Activities Folder
  • Set goals in their Life Map
  • Reflect on content in their Class Notebook

Texas OnCourse guides educators, students, and their families through the entire process of planning for what happens after high school.

  • Middle School Curriculum Guide
    • lesson plans for college and career readiness and investigating careers
    • Free download with registration
  • MiddleGalaxy
    • Space-themed game helping middle school students learn about options in high school and beyond. 

Teacher created resources  – sites that have teacher created examples. 

Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy Resources

ME! Curriculum – Lessons for teaching self-awareness and self-advocacy

Whose Future is it Anyway? helps prepare students for their IEP meetings and gain self-determination skills through six sections that contain 36 lesson sessions.

This lesson package comes with a Coach’s Guide (PDF) that outlines the lessons, how to teach them, the roles of the students and teachers, as well as expected outcomes.

http://www.ou.edu/education/centers-and-partnerships/zarrow/transition-education-materials/whos-future-is-it-anyway 

https://www.imdetermined.org/The I’m Determined project, a state-directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger.

  • Videos
  • Assessments
  • Tools
  • Parent resources 

Online College and Career Exploration Resources

Employment/Job/Career Exploration Resources

 Casey Life Skills- EDUCATION JOB SEEKING SKILLS AND JOB MAINTENANCE SKILLS

VirtualJobshadow.com 

(In Utah, contact Lavinia Gripentrog lavinia.gripentrog@schools.utah.gov  for access to teacher accounts) 

Virtual Job Shadow.com is a comprehensive online video-based career exploration and planning platform, through the Utah State Board of Education Special Ed Services, for you and the students that you service. 

Resources from Other States 

(Note that some items are state specific and may not apply to Utah.)

Arizona: Virtual Resource Hub

Florida: Helpful Online Transition-Related Resources

Nebraska: Pre-ETS Virtual Resources

South Carolina: Virtual Transition Learning Resources

Other