Initiatives Archive

Community of Practice-Transition (CoP-T)

Community of Practice-Transition (CoP-T) is a project designed to improve the transition outcomes for students with disabilities.  Three small communities have been convened to address improving the transitions of students a) from early childhood programs to the school districts; b) from secondary schools to post-secondary education, employment and community living; and c) with social and emotional needs to and from behavioral interventions.  Learn more about CoP-T.

Resources developed by the CoP-Ts:

Family Engagement Project

The Family Engagement Project provides both universal and targeted support to Wyoming school districts and child development centers around implementation of family engagement practices and activities. The intent of the project is to increase knowledge around family-school-community partnerships and their impact on student outcomes, and to support Wyoming schools and centers as they further their work building meaningful relationships with families and communities.

MTSS Project Demonstration Site: UCSD #1

Uinta County School District #1 is implementing an MTSS system that proactively identifies students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitors student progress, provides varying levels of support based on student need, and adjusts the intensity and nature of those interventions based on a student’s responsiveness.  Learn more about the MTSS Project Demonstration Site.

Professional Learning Community in Assistive Technology (PLC in AT)

The Wyoming Professional Learning Community in Assistive Technology (WY PLC in AT) was a group of 21 educators whose mission was to further the use and understanding of assistive technology in Wyoming schools.  This community participated in on-going training and facilitated opportunities to train others through webinars, symposiums, and one-on-one professional teaching opportunities.

Wyoming Statewide MTSS-PLC

The Wyoming Department of Education, Special Programs Division is providing districts the opportunity to be part of a state-wide Multi-Tier System of Support Professional Learning Community (MTSS-PLC). Learn more about the Wyoming Statewide MTSS-PLC.

Wyoming System of Instructional Support (WySIS)

Wyoming System of Instructional Support (WySIS) trainings promoted a tiered approach to academics and behavioral instruction.  WySIS taught schools and districts how to implement systems change with a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework to meet the academic and behavioral needs of all students in general education as well as special education.  The system was based on the concept that everyone in education is responsible for student learning.  Educational gain is not dependent on programs, placements, disability labels, or risk factors, but on targeted instruction and thoughtful planning of districts and staff.  Intervening services are grounded within general education and are not solely a special education initiative.