Student-Centered Transitions Network

Transition Updates

January 2021
Early Childhood Transitions Resource from the SCTN
The SCTN's new resource, Supporting Early Childhood Transitions Quick Reference Guide, is now available. This guide provides tips and strategies to assist educators with supporting children and families during early childhood transitions.

This guide includes tips for educators on how to:
  • establish a supportive early childhood environment;
  • promote communication and collaborative relationships;
  • develop a cohesive transition plan; and
  • build self-determination skills
Webinar Series from Dr. Michael Wehmeyer
Dr. Michael Wehmeyer from the University of Kansas recorded webinars on several different topics related to transition and self-determination for the SCTN. We encourage you to watch and share the great information from this national expert with your staff.

Click on the links below to access each webinar presented by Dr. Wehmeyer:
Transition News You Can Use
New Pre-ETS Online Course from TransitionTN
New Resources from the Center on Transition Innovations
The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center on Transition Innovations has created a video and fact sheet that focuses on the six major differences between high school and college.

To check out these new resources, click on each link below:
College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Resources
Each month, Texas OnCourse hosts a free webinar for all Texas educators. Their Spring 2021 webinars address many elements of CCMR.

Click on the titles below to register for the following upcoming webinars:
  • February: Understanding Statewide Programs of Study- Learn valuable updates to TEA’s programs of study to best support students in the areas of coherent course sequences, industry-based certifications, and work-based learning to ensure that students are prepared for in-demand, high-skill, and high-wage careers in Texas.
  • March: Enhance Your Advising Practice for Military-Bound Students-This webinar will cover the features and benefits of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), career exploration and military career opportunities, and ways to help students and their families navigate the military opportunities available after high school.

Industry-Based Certification Fact Sheets
Did you know that TEA has over 200 one-page fact sheets for each of the industry-based certifications available on their Career and Technical Education (CTE) webpage?

Each fact sheet includes:
  • industry-based certification description;
  • certifying entity and contact information; and
  • exam information that includes price, study materials and resources, and candidate requirements (where applicable)