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Interveners and Qualified Personnel
Posted by Kristi Probst , 6 Mo. Ago
Welcome to November and the first Interveners and Qualified Personnel (IQP) November News! Over the past four months, the IQP team has been busy. Here are some updates:OHOA:
Currently there are 19 states with active cohorts using OHOA modules: AZ, CA, CT, MA, ME, MO, MS, ND, NH, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, VA, VT, WA
- OHOA Modules are being edited for better accessibility
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development:
We are working with San Diego State University to develop a university credit structure that can be used nationally to fulfill CEUs for teachers and related service providers
Modules are being aligned with professional competencies for various disciplines including teachers, SLPs, and interpreters
The Intervener Pilot Project is well underway with all three cohorts working diligently
As part of the pilot, participating states meet monthly for peer-to-peer TA, problem solving, and discussions surrounding issues associated with the pilot. The October meeting, held on October 27, was especially enlightening as we had Susan Patten and Nikki Holmstead from the Utah project join and share their experiences with virtual coaching. Future meetings will cover a variety of topics (e.g., improving candidate growth, providing TA to districts/schools/teams, and systems change). We would like to include presentations from state projects surrounding these ideas. If you are interested in presenting at a meeting, please contact Kristi Probst at Kristi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Three interveners have successfully completed the National Intervener Certification E-portfolio (NICE) and are now nationally certified interveners
You can see the story of the first nationally certified intervener, Kira, here: https://nationaldb.org/forum/thread/9/987/first-intervener-certified-through-nice
We will be posting a story of the second and third nationally certified interveners soon, so be on the lookout for that!
National Intervener Association (NIA)
To become a member, contact Linda Alsop at email@example.com
Advocacy for the Intervener Role
We have been interviewing states who have had success in their advocacy efforts - we will post those stories soon!