Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6–8 PM
The Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program is hosting a training of interest to volunteer guardians ad litem.
Join us on Wednesday, October 2 and Thursday, October 3, 2013 for Educational Advocacy Certification Course.
Presented by Child Advocacy Coordinator II Kimberly Nester and Volunteer Trainer Christine Gornik, the two-day classroom program will provide expanded training in the following.
- Individual education plans and what they mean
- Exceptional student education, 504 eligibility requirements and the 504 plans
- Response to intervention: what is it and what role can you play?
- Testing requirements: national, state and local
- How to access services mandated by the interagency agreement (e.g., transportation)
- Graduation requirements
- Student promotion and retention policies
- School district policies for absences
- Interpreting school report cards
- Free and reduced lunch eligibility
- Local policy on bullying prevention
- Accessible services for LGBT students in middle and high school
Self-Study Reading Assignments
It is recommended that you complete the self-study reading assignments prior to the two-day classroom sessions. The reading is not a prerequisite; however information in the self-study materials will be used during the classroom sessions, so it will help to be familiar with it.
Educational Advocacy Certification Program — Need to Know includes all of the necessary self-study reading materials in a single download. You can also use the Educational Advocacy Certification Program Self-Study Reading Assignments document for guidance.
- Document Library
- Educational Advocacy Certification Program — Need to Know
- Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Education Advocacy Guidelines
- Educational Advocacy Action Step Checklist
- Leon County Schools Surrogate Parents and Educational Surrogates
- Educational Advocacy Certification Program Self-Study Reading Assignments
- Multi-Tiered System of Supports Implementation Components
- A Parent's Introduction to Exceptional Student Education in Florida
- Transition Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities
- Getting Ready for Your Child's Individual Educational Plan Meeting
- Individual Educational Plan Meeting Checklist
- American College Testing
- Preliminary Scholastic Ability Test and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
- Scholastic Ability Test Reasoning Test
- Basic Abilities Test
- Florida Statewide Assessment Program 2013–2014 Schedule
- Guide to Accommodations for Computer-Based Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, FCAT 2.0 and End-of-Course Assessments
- Guide to Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test and FCAT 2.0 Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
- Graduation Requirements for Students Entering Grade Nine in the 2013–2014 School Year
- Graduation Requirements for Florida's Statewide Assessments
- Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Families
- Promotion and Retention Policy
- Attendance and Enrollment
- Pupil Progress Report Card Sample: Primary K–1st Grade
- Pupil Progress Report Card Sample: 2nd–5th Grade
- Pupil Progress Report Card Sample: 6th–8th Grade
- Pupil Progress Report Card Sample: 9th–12th Grade
- Florida Department of Education Model Policy Against Bullying and Harassment
- Leon County Schools Multi-Child Application for Meal Benefits
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender Youth
- McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act At a Glance
The final component for certification is a two-hour educational surrogate course. If you have not already completed this class, contact Chris Heron with Leon County Schools at (850) 487-7135 or heroncleonschools.net for more information.
The training is free. Participants may receive four (4) hours of continuing education credit for the classroom sessions; four (4) hours of credit for the self-study reading assignments; and two (2) hours of credit for the seperate educational surrogate course. Remember, you can report your hours online quickly and easily.
Download the official flyer and register with the event contact below.
We hope to see you there!
Second Judicial Circuit Guardian ad Litem Program
Educational Advocacy Certification Course
Leon County Court Annex
1920 Thomasville Road, Suite 208, Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM and
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
- RSVP and Event Contact
UPDATE 2013-09-20: added the consolidated "Educational Advocacy Certification Program — Need to Know" document