NCWD/Youth is proud to provide webinars that are accessible to people with and without disabilities on a variety of topics. If there is a topic that your agency/organization would like to see a webinar on please contact us.
Using Individualized Learning Plans to Increase College & Career Readiness of All Students
This webinar presents the findings from NCWD/Youth's longitudinal research project to determine whether and how Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) could be considered as a promising strategy for developing college and career readiness. Presenters also recommend actions for educational leaders at the state and local levels interested in successful transitions of youth from adolescence to adulthood and share lessons on implementing ILPs statewide for all students.
The Use of Individualized Learning Plans to Help Students to be College and Career Ready
NCWD/Youth co-hosted a webinar on the use of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) with the The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF) and the College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at the American Institutes for Research. This webinar provided an overview of NCWD/Youth’s research findings and lessons from South Carolina’s and Colorado’s experiences implementing and scaling up the use of ILPs. The presenters included: Dr. Joe Harris, Director, College and Career Readiness and Success Center; Dr. Scott Solberg, Associate Dean for Research, Boston University and NCWD/Youth Principal Investigator on ILPs; Mindy Larson, NCWD/Youth Project Manager, Center for Workforce Development at the Institute for Educational Leadership; Misti Ruthven, Postsecondary Education and Success Manager, Colorado Department of Education; and Dr. Sabrina Moore, Director, Student Intervention Services, South Carolina Department of Education.
Resources for Youth Service Professionals with NSTTAC and NCWD/Youth
NCWD/Youth's Patricia Gill presents about resources available for Youth Service Professionals for the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) Youth to Work Coalition Webinar. The purpose of the Youth to Work Coalition is to provide resources that link employers and schools to create work-based learning experiences (WBLE) for students with disabilities.
"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities. Created for youth development professionals as an introduction to workplace interpersonal and professional skills, the curriculum is targeted for youth ages 14 to 21 in both in-school and out-of-school environments. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.
This webinar gave youth service professionals the opportunity to learn about and apply strategies for communicating and building relationships with employers who may be interested in hiring young people. Participants explored how to find out what they need to know about employers and their needs; how to share information about the goals and needs of youth with potential employers; and how to do effective follow-up with employers and preparation with youth.
To be successful in work and careers, youth must have experiences and opportunities that allow them to discover their strengths, skills, aptitudes, and interests in supportive, structured environments. A large part of this includes ongoing informal and formal assessment activities that give shape to self-discovery and an understanding of the world of work. This section will give participants an appreciation of the role of assessment and tools with which to provide direction for individuals being served through the workforce development system.
The Nature of Effective Individualized Learning Plans and Their Promise in Supporting College and Career Readiness
This webinar describes the nature of individualized learning plans (ILPs), highlights promising ILP implementation practices, identifies how ILPs serve as a bridge in supporting both college and career readiness outcomes, and describes empirical research results related to these efforts.Presenter Scott Solberg, Ph. D. with the Center on Education and Work (CEW) at University of Wisconsin – Madison, a NCWD/Youth partner, shares findings from an on-going national study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).The live webinar was held on May 12, 2011.
Writing Outcome Based Business Plans
This webinar, for our Youth Development and Leadership Consortium, is on how to brainstorm, create, and deliver a business plan and how to start up a business owned by a person with a disability. Our speaker was Carmen Jones from the Solutions Marketing Group.
- Creating Business Plans (PowerPoint)
Making Connections with Organizations Outside of the Disability Community
This webinar, for our Youth Development and Leadership Consortium, is on the importance of making connections with organizations outside of the disability community and why it is so important to do so. Our speakers were Sarah Pearson from the Coalition for Community Schools at the Institute for Educational Leadership.
- Sarah Pearson's Presentation (PowerPoint)
Serving Youth with Mental Health Needs
This webinar was created for the National Council on Independent Living’s Leadership Learning Community through the National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth on ways that Centers for Independent Living can provide additional supports and maximize their resources for youth with mental health needs.
- Serving Youth with Mental Health Needs (PowerPoint)
Florida Partners In Transition Webinars
Florida Partners In Transition Discovery Webinar No. 2
Discovery: Finding the Direction to Facilitate Successful Employment Part 2 (PDF) (This webinar delves into Remarkable and Intentional Moments of Discovery.)
- Handouts (PDF)
Florida Partners In Transition Dropout Prevention Webinar No. 2
Florida Partners In Transition Guardianship Alternativess Webinar
Florida Partners In Transition Engagement Webinar
Florida Partners In Transition Discovery Webinar No. 1
Florida Partners In Transition Dropout Prevention Webinar No. 1
Florida Partners In Transition T.A.S.H. Webinar No. 4
- Navigating the Community for Youth with Significant Disabilities (PDF)
Florida Partners In Transition T.A.S.H. Webinar No. 3
- Work-Based Learning Experiences and Employment Supports for Youth with Significant Disabilities (PDF)
Florida Partners In Transition T.A.S.H. Webinar No. 2
- Educational Supports and Person Centered Planning for Youth with Significant Disabilities (PDF)
Florida Partners In Transition T.A.S.H. Webinar No. 1
- Transition 101: Issues related to Transition for Students with Significant Disabilities (PDF)
To learn the latest details about NCWD/Youth resources and tools and to discuss news, events, issues and policies central to preparing youth for transition to adulthood.