Register for the 2019 Summer Institute!


Project SUCCESS invites you to attend the 2019 Summer Institute for Indiana administrators!


Register HERE to attend one of the following regional sessions: 

  • June 18 - Purdue Northwest (Hammond)
  • June 19 - Huntington University (Huntington)
  • June 20 - Vincennes University (Vincennes)
  • June 25 - IU Southeast (New Albany)
  • June 26 - Forest Manor (Indianapolis) 

Join us this summer for a no-cost, three-hour session highlighting best practices for improving outcomes for students with significant disabilities.* This year’s summer institute has been designed specifically for principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, new teacher coaches, and other administrators who work in a supportive or advisory role to teachers of students with significant disabilities.  


Topics to be addressed:

  • Implementing standards-based instruction for students with significant disabilities
  • Collaborating through shared responsibility of general educators and special educators to meet ESSA requirements
  • Providing effective feedback to special educators
  • Unpacking alternate standards (Content Connectors) for accessibility
  • Implementing Certificate of Completion
  • Increasing opportunities for students with significant disabilities   

Download this flyer to share with colleagues. Please contact Mary Baker-Boudissa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

*Research shows that students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, benefit from inclusion and participation in the general education curriculum. Project SUCCESS supports teachers in finding ways to make grade-level content accessible for students with significant disabilities, and we know that general education colleagues play a critical role in this process as content experts. The summer institute will give you the information you need to enhance your support of the collaboration between special educators and general educators to improve outcomes for all students.

Office of Special Education Short Shares-Year 2 (2017-2018)

Welcome back to school! We hope you have had a wonderful start to the 2017-2018 school year! The IDOE Office of Special Education introduced the second year of their Short Shares, which will be entitled 'Short Share TIPS'. Take 5 minutes to watch the first TIP today!

Short Share TIPS-Year 2 Introduction

Short Share TIPS-Implicit Bias

Short Share TIPS-UDL Lesson Plan

Short Share TIPS-Classroom Level Data

Short Share-ESSA Reflections with Dr. Moore

Short Share TIPS-Universal Design for Learning

Short Share TIPS-Goal Development Checklist


Select here to view all Short Shares, TIPS and Coffee Talks



Watch Project SUCCESS Webinar Series 1 and earn a PGP

Watch our Project SUCCESS Webinar Series 1 and complete the survey to earn a professional growth point. Upon completion of the survey, you will receive a PGP via your email.

A Guide to Content Connectors-Webinar

Lesson Plan Development-Webinar

Curriculum Resources-Webinar

Unpacking Content Connectors-Webinar

Survey for Professional Growth Points

Watch the IDOE's Short Shares and Earn a PGP

Indiana Department of Education: Office of Special Education Website

Equity and Access equals outcome


If you have not yet viewed the IDOE Office of Special Education Short Shares, you need to!  This series of short, informative videos offers valuable insight and you can now earn a professional growth point when you document your viewing using this form.  



IDOE Coffee Talks

2017-2018 Coffee Talks

Coffee Talk #1:Certificate of Completion Coffee Talk

The Office of Special Education is excited to bring you a new Coffee Talk video series. These videos will keep you up-to-date on important happenings and changes that are going on in the world of special education in Indiana. Although similar to the Short Share videos, these important “talks” will run a little longer and contain more detailed information that we hope you will find both useful and informative. Please click here to view the Coffee Talk. 

Want more information on the Certificate of Completion? Check out the Certificate of Completion Resources.

 Coffee Talk #2: Accommodations: Daily Classroom vs. Statewide Standardized Testing

Watch the Coffee Talk on Accommodations

The Office of Special Education has released its second video in the new Coffee Talk series. These videos are little bit longer than the Short Shares but go more in depth into a variety of topics. The latest video discusses accommodations during the school year vs. annual standardized statewide assessments. The panel consists of Karen Stein from the IDOE Office of Student Assessment, Daniel McNulty, the Director of the PATINS Project, and Joy Zabala from the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning. This video is a complement to a Spread the Word that was released in the2016-17 school year. 

 Coffee Talk #3: Goals

Watch the Coffee Talk on Goals

The Office of Special Education is happy to release another video in the Coffee Talk series. In partnership with our Indiana IEP Resource Center, Project SUCCESS, and the Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center, the latest video discusses the key components of a measurable annual goal and how it aligns to grade-level standards with a focus on skills. We hope you enjoy it!



Spread the Word-Communication

Spread the Word-Communication

Please take a moment to read the Communication-Spread the Word from September 2017. One of the goals in Indiana is that each and every student should be able to communicate. This document was created in collaboration with the Communication Community of Practice and various Indiana Resource Network (IRN) resource centers. It includes important information to support educators who work with students with No Mode of Communication (NMC).



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