January 2023 Meeting Summary

The DC Secondary Transition Community of Practice kicked off 2023 with opportunities to build relationships with each other, to cultivate a shared understanding of our community of practice, and to identify topics for the upcoming meetings. Thank you to everyone who participated with such high engagement and thoughtfulness!

Next Steps:

  • 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, February 17th from 10:00-11:30am. We will be focused on business engagement with Work-Based Learning Opportunities, 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:

  • Quality Trust- Family Ties Virtual Meeting [January 30th]
  • Project CREATE Spring Classes Open House [February 1st]
  • OSSE Dual Enrollment Consortium Summer 2023 Application Deadline [February 10th]
  • BroadFutures 2023 Internship Program Information Session [February 15th]
  • OSSE Scholarship Application Deadline for the American University Community of Scholars Pre-College Program [April 1st]

Professional Opportunities:

  • Special Education Cooperative’s DC3C Stakeholders Feedback Session [January 31st]
  • Council for Exceptional Children Conference includes secondary transition sessions [March 1-4, prices increase after January 31st]
  • National Summit for Educational Equity National Conference [April 17-20, prices increase after February 13th]

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).

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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