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Projectevolve: expanding and validating options for learning through variations in education

Project EVOLVE: News & Updates

A presentation by Michael F. Giangreco, "Research on Alternatives to Overreliance on Paraprofessionals" was given at the annual Council for Exceptional convention in Boston, MA on April 3, 2008.. A pdf of the presentation slides are available here. (Posted March 30, 2008)

A presentation at the US Department of Education's OSEP Project Director's Meeting on July 16, 2007 by Michael F. Giangreco (that was part of a larger panel on OSEP-funded paraprofessional grants), features data from Project EVOLVE. A pdf of the presentation slides are available here. (Posted November 6, 2007)

A presentation by Michael F. Giangreco, "Research on Alternatives to Overreliance on Paraprofessionals in Inclusive Schools" features preliminary data from Project EVOLVE will be presented at the TASH Conference in Baltimore, MD on November 10, 2006. A pdf of the presentation slides are available here. (Posted November 6, 2006)

A presentation by Michael Giangreco titled, "Collaborative Leadership to Address the Paraprofessional Dilemma in an Inclusive School" is scheduled for Council for Exceptional Children conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 7, 2006. A pdf of the session presentation and a bibliography are available for download here (updated with minor corrections on May 12, 2006): session presentation - bibliography. (posted April 3, 2006)

Pat Troxell honored as one of Vermont’s Outstanding TeachersPat Troxell, a member of Williston School District’s EVOLVE steering committee, has been selected to represent Chittenden South Supervisory Union at the 25th Annual Vermont Outstanding Teachers Recognition Day on October 19, 2005 at the University of Vermont campus. Pat is a special education case manager for students in grades 5-8 at Williston Central School in the Chittenden South Supervisory Union, which is comprised of 5 member towns. Carter Smith, Williston’s Director of Student Services, writes: “Pat has been advocating for students with special needs at Williston Central School for 16 years. She is a working model for respect, understanding, sensitivity and appreciation for the rights of students and families in need. She is often the first person considered when a teacher mentor is needed. No challenge is too large or too complicated for Pat, as she is known to dive right in to sticky issues and get resolution. She enjoys her work and others enjoy being around her. She is a gift to the profession.” (posted October 18, 2005)

Two of the required courses, EDU 1820 (The Paraeducator in the Classroom, 2 credits) and EDU-1010 (Supporting Students with Challenging Behaviors, 1 credit) are based on materials developed by faculty from the University of Vermont's Center on Disability and Community Inclusion through a previous U.S. Department of Education (OSEP) grant. Through a collaboration among UVM, CCV, and the Vermont State Colleges these materials are being used in Vermont beyond that grant funded period and are being distributed by the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion as well as the National Clearing House of Rehabilitation Training Materials. Click here for link. (posted November 4, 2003)

Kevin Foley of The University of Vermont's on-line newspaper, The View, recently wrote an article about Project EVOLVE. Click here to read it. (posted September 11, 2003)

Project EVOLVE seeks examples of alternative strategies to support service delivery alternatives in general education classrooms. Click here for more information (posted July 30, 2002)

Project EVOLVE is seeking six Vermont schools to serve as model-demo sites. Click here for more information. (posted July 30, 2002)

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