Improving Systems, Practices and Outcomes

COS Process Professional Development

Provided here is a collection of national resources to support COS training and technical assistance. The resources are displayed in a sequence and designed to be embedded in various types of professional learning opportunities, such as webinars and face-to-face trainings.

PDF: COS Process Professional Development: Guidance for Preparing and Implementing Effective Training and TA contains all the information you will need to understand the sequence and suggestions for identifying an appropriate starting point in your professional development context.

Build Knowledge of the COS Process

  • Practitioners gain an understanding of essential COS concepts.
    • COS Process Online Module: Online module providing key information about the COS process and the practices that contribute to consistent, meaningful COS decision making.
  • Practitioners gain understanding of unique features of the COS in their state.

Develop COS Process Skills

Assess COS Process Competence

  • Practitioners demonstrate understanding of the essential concepts and skills needed to participate in the COS process.

Encourage Continuous Improvement on the COS Process

  • IDEAs that Work: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education

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Project Officer: Julia Martin Eile     © 2012-2019 ECTA Center

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