Training by Request

The training presentations listed below are available to school district personnel and instructional staff upon request. Please contact the Regional Transition Representative (RTR) for your region to schedule training. RTR contact information is available by clicking on your county or region on the Florida map found on our Districts by Region page.

Presentations may be tailored to district needs and available time. Most presentations can be adjusted to fit in a 1 to 3-hour time frame. The Project 10 Overview is shorter, as noted below. Average times are listed in parentheses.

Most training is offered at the school district level. However, RTRs may also provide regional train-the-trainer sessions for the Standing Up for Me curriculum which focuses on building district capacity to teach student self-determination and participation in the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) process. Train-the-trainer sessions are also available for the Transition Basics: A Guide for Families training. In addition, RTRs schedule Regional Institutes in the winter months where speakers and planning activities address topical issues related to one or more of the four IDEA transition indicators.

Project 10 Training List with RTR Contact Information (available for download)

Project 10 Helpful Online Transition Related Resources (pdf)

Training List 

An Introduction to Successful Grant Writing
Discusses questions related to program and grant planning, grant proposal basics, winning proposals, and grant-writing tips and resources. This training also provides a handout. (2-3 hours)

Building Work Skills for Employment Success: Strategies and Resources
Reviews state and national employment initiatives and transition services, identifies work skills and attitudes as well as gaps in today’s workforce and provides resources for teaching working skills. (60-75 minutes)

Community-Based Instruction (CBI)
Provides information about CBI and clarifies the differences between CBI and field trips as well as CBI and community-based vocational education (CBVE). The presentation includes instructions for beginning a new CBI program. (2 hours)

Developing Quality Transition Individual Educational Plans (QTIEP)
The purpose of this training is to help participants learn how to develop individual educational plans (IEPs) that address the educational needs of students transitioning from high school to postsecondary education, training and employment. The training will also will illustrate IEP compliance with federal and state legislation using a sample IEP for a secondary student. (2-3 hours)

Discovery Process for Students in Transition, Part 1: Overview of the Discovery Process in Florida
As the first part in a three-part training on the Discovery Process for potential Discovery Team Facilitators, this training provides an overview of the history and benefits of the Discovery Process, in addition to resource identification for implementation. (2-3 hours)

Discovery Process for Students in Transition, Part 2: Developing Florida Discovery Student Profiles, Representational Portfolios, and Visual Résumés
As the second part in a three-part training on the Discovery Process for potential Discovery Team Facilitators, this training provides information on interviews and observations as well as the Student Discovery Profile, representational portfolios and visual résumés. (2-3 hours)

The Florida Summary of Performance: Requirements and Suggested Practice 
Walks participants through the components of the Florida SOP with examples and discusses additional considerations such as students with special diplomas and resources. (2-3 hours)

Getting to Know Project 10’s Family Guide to Secondary Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities
This training is intended to show participants how to effectively use the Family Guide to benefit students who are within the age range of 14 to 22. The training includes website orientations, exploration of the toolkit that accompanies the guide, a review of the components that define the Transition Individual Educational Plan (TIEP) and suggested strategies that can be used to support students navigate their transition paths through high school and into post-school activities.

Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements change from time to time based on legislation. Each year, the Florida Department of Education publishes a flyer that describes the high school graduation requirements for students entering grade nine. This training was adapted from an online professional development course developed in partnership with the Project 10: Transition Education Network, the Florida Department of Education, and The Personnel Development Support Project at the Florida Center for Interactive Media. This training will focus on topics related to graduation requirements including college and career readiness skills; graduation rates for Florida’s students with Disabilities; Florida high school completion options, including those restricted to students with disabilities; and the necessary criteria for students with disabilities to defer receipt of the standard diploma. (2-3 hours)

Impact of House Bill 173 (2021) on Transition Planning 
This training provides an in-depth look at how HB 173 (2021) amends section 1003.5716, Florida Statutes and paves the way for secondary transition planning to begin earlier. These updates will be reviewed step-by-step and examined through three lenses: new content, new timelines for existing content, and implied timeliness. As the legistlative requirements are examined, the steps needed to fulfill those requirements will be addressed.

It’s T.I.M.E. for Dynamic Dropout Prevention: Scaling Up Student Engagement and School Climate for Student Success 
Reviews federal uniform graduation and dropout rate calculations, explain strategies to increase student engagement that result in decreased dropout rates (e.g., early warning systems [EWS]) and describe dropout withdrawal codes including helpful hints on locating and re-engaging students who have dropped out. The training also includes a Student Engagement Best Practice Checklist which will assist districts to identify student engagement strategies to implement. (2-3 hours)

Job Development
This training is intended to familiarize exceptional student education teachers and transition staff with the basics of evidence-based strategies for job development for students with disabilities. This training expands on the current online module. (2 hours)

Project 10 Overview 
Reviews Project 10 resources, strategies, and initiatives including capacity building, interagency collaboration, transition legislation and policy development, and student development and outcomes. (30-45 minutes; 45-60 minutes with website tour)

School-Based Enterprise Development: Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating
Provides supporting research and describes a process with brainstorming activities for planning and implementing a School-Based Enterprise. (2-3 hours)

Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy
This training has been updated to describe the essential nature of self-determination skills for all students and assist teachers to understand the importance of their role in teaching students self-determination and self-advocacy skills.Methods to integrate self-determination instruction into a variety of educational settings will also be discussed.(1 to 1 1/2 hours)

Standing Up For Me
The Standing Up For Me curriculum was developed in Florida and designed to advance the self-determination and self-advocacy skills of youth in Exceptional Student Education (ESE).The 2012 version of this curriculum covers the primary, intermediate, middle and high school grades and includes classroom materials, activities, and evaluations. (4-6 hours)

The Future Starts Now: Preparing for Secondary Transition in Middle School
Do you envision middle school as a launching point for secondary transition and adult life? Participants in this training will learn about activities and strategies that support students to transition from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school. This training will help participants to understand the importance of keeping the students' long-term needs in mind during the middle school years.

Transition Basics: Information for Families and Others Who Support Students with Disabilities
Reviews research on the importance of family involvement, transition services, individual educational plan (IEP) components, self-advocacy and self-determination, responsibilities of schools, families and students, and resources supporting family involvement in transition planning. The goal of this training is to help families of students with disabilities and others who support students with disabilities understand the secondary transition process and how best to participate in student post-school success.

Transition Individual Educational Plan (TIEP) Compliance Self-Assessment Training
This training is based on the T16 Protocol and the Florida Indicator 13 Checklist C. Participants will be lead through a careful examination of the compliance requirements. Guiding questions and activities will assist participants to use the T16 Protocol and the Florida Indicator 13 Checklist to accurately assess for compliant TIEPs.

Using School-level Data to Increase Graduation Success of Students with Disabilities: An Early Warning System (EWS)
Details how schools and districts can use early warning system (EWS) data to promote timely graduation and post-school success. This training will include information on how to access and utilize data to impact graduation rates at the school level and interventions to help students graduate. In addition, effective practices implemented in other districts across the state will be shared. (2-3 hours)

Using Transition Assessment Data to Write Measurable Postsecondary Goals
Discusses the legal requirements for transition assessment, a transition assessment framework, and how assessment results are used to develop postsecondary goals, transition services, and related curriculum. (2-3 hours)