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February 2023 Meeting Summary

The DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice provided interactive opportunities to build engagement and relationships, to build a common 

understanding of Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLEs), to learn from the field, and to launch the WBLE Peer Solution Circle. Thank you to everyone who participated with such high engagement and thoughtfulness!

Next Steps:


  • Join the Work-Based Learning Experiences (WBLE) Peer Solution Circle: Fill out this quick Needs Assessment to indicate your interest in joining and to help us plan its launch!
  • Review and add to our CoP Announcements and Resources Padlet with upcoming events, resources you have found helpful related to secondary transition, or list topics you would like to know more about or can help others with addressing.
  • Connect with us! Schedule a 15–20-minute informational interview so that we can learn more about how this CoP can best meet the needs of our youth and our members or email to share your ideas for a potential meeting topic. Contact Julie Holt at julie.holt@schooltalkdc.org.
  • Mark your Calendar: Our next meeting will be Friday, March 17th from 10:00-11:30 am. We will be focused on Improving Transition Assessment and Planning Processes, and we look forward to seeing you there. Register here if you have not already done so.

Meeting Resources:


Community Announcement Highlights

Visit our Announcements and Resources Padlet for more information about the announcements below. 


Youth and Family-Focused Opportunities:

  • 10th Annual Ivymount Resource Fair [March 19th]
  • Joan Karasik Resource Fair for Teens and Adults with Disabilities [March 26th]
  • OSSE Dual Enrollment Consortium Spring 2023 Application Deadline [April 7th]


Professional Opportunities:

  • Brunch N’ Tour Professionals Open House [March 6th]
  • 10th Annual Ivymount Resource Fair [March 19th]
  • National Summit for Educational Equity [April 17-20th]

DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice Website


Access Community of Practice updates and past meeting materials here. 

Questions or Suggestions?


Please contact Julie Holt (julie.holt@schooltalkdc.org) or Chelsea Kovacs (chelsea.kovacs@schooltalkdc.org).

Mission Statement


The DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice supports DC youth with disabilities as they transition into a self-directed life. We are a city-wide, cross section of stakeholders who come together to strengthen our individual and collective ability for action.

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