Program: Pre-ETS TAC
Audience: The session is relevant for special and general educators, career and technical educators, and vocational rehabilitation staff.
Students with disabilities require many skills for post-school success, including academic knowledge, technical expertise, and a set of general, cross-cutting abilities called employability skills. The U.S. Department of Education, through an initiative of the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, developed the Employability Skills Framework in an effort to clearly identify the general skills necessary for success in the labor market at all employment levels and in all sectors.
This interactive session will:
*Introduce participants to the Employability Skills Framework and explains why it is important for students with disabilities.
*Connect employability skill preparation to transition plans and lesson planning.
*Provide tools and strategies to select appropriate assessments and prioritize employability skills at the employer, district, and individual teacher levels.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey is a Senior Technical Assistance Consultant at American Institutes for Research. Her primary responsibilities include developing high quality technical assistance resources and providing technical assistance to states, districts, and institutions of higher education in the areas of MTSS/RTI, special education services and law, secondary and transition services, and implementation of evidence based practices. She provides content expertise and consultation for several national technical assistance centers, including the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center; College and Career Readiness and Success Center; National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI); and Center for Response to Intervention (CRTI). She completed her PhD at the University of Utah in special education curriculum and assessment and post-doctoral work in RTI/MTSS and transition services at Lehigh University's Center for Promoting Research to Practice.