Announcements

April 4, 2024

April showers bring May End of Year Reporting! Here are the top 4 things you need to know this month about AEDY:



March 5, 2024

March is here like a lion but with Spring break in sight! Here are the top 3 things you need to know this month about AEDY:





4. Coming Up

(Community of Practice | March 21, 10am) This year, our AEDY communities of practice will feature successful strategies shared by AEDY programs. Each session features a different program and strategy. Click here for more information and to register!

❗❗ (End of Year Reporting Webinar | May 7, 10am) The end of the school year is right around the corner! Be sure to register for this webinar to walk through the AEDY end of year reporting requirements for Sending LEAs and In-House Programs. Click here to register!

(PaTTAN LEEI Team | Strategies for Defusing and Preventing Challenging Behavior | March 20, 9am) This training aims to provide in-the-moment regulation activities an educator can utilize when a student's behavior escalates, as well as long term strategies an educator can use to increase the odds of helping students maintain a regulated state. Participants will learn the phases of escalation, identify behaviors associated with each phase, and incorporate associated strategies designed to defuse behavior into an individualized plan. Participants will also learn strategies to encourage appropriate behavior to prevent challenging behaviors. Click here for more information and to register!

(BSE | Step by Step Guide to Implementing Positive Behavior Support Plans | March 20, 6pm) This session will present an analysis of positive behavior support plans that includes the critical components to consider when writing the plan. Behavior plans should consist of antecedent interventions to reduce motivation to engage in the problem behavior, a socially appropriate alternative behavior that will be taught to replace the problem behavior, and strategies for how staff will prevent the problem behavior from contacting reinforcement when it does occur. Practical interventions for teaching appropriate communication and paring instruction with improving conditions will be discussed. A focus on identifying the function, or functions, of problem behavior and then designing a plan that includes instructional goals to teach appropriate replacement behavior will be emphasized. Opportunities to discuss teaching protocols and classroom systems will also be provided. Click here for more information and to register!


For a full calendar of events relevant to the AEDY field, check out the AEDY Calendar available here. 

February 5, 2024

Now that your second semester is in full swing, here is your February update from the PaTTAN AEDY Team! These are the top 3 things you need to know this month:






For a full calendar of events relevant to the AEDY field, check out the AEDY Calendar available here. 

January 4, 2024

🎊Happy New Year and welcome back! We hope your holiday break was restful and restorative. For your New Years Update from the PaTTAN AEDY Team, here are the top 3 things you need to know this month:




October 16, 2023

Good morning! For your October Update from the PaTTAN AEDY Team, here are the top 3 things you need to know this month:




August 19, 2023

Below are 4 important reminders/updates and upcoming training opportunities. Please reach out to your AEDY point of contact or aedy@pattan.net with any questions you may have!


Students must receive a Formal Periodic Review every 45 days or fewer while seated in AEDY, including students who have been expelled. Leader Services calculates the 45 day period while students are in placement - upload the FPR document every 45 days and click “Determine next 45 day review date” to show the next deadline for this meeting. Find more instructions with screenshots here on our website.


The template for the Formal Periodic Review was updated in May, 2023 and can be found here for your use (available as Word and Google Docs). Some adjustments include space for more clarity in interventions, academic credit tracking, and additional structure for transition/exit planning. 


A new feature for students whose grade level has changed since their placement was started, Sending LEAs can now adjust current grade levels for students at any time. Instructions are available here on the website.


Highlights of upcoming opportunities are listed below with registration links! You can see more available trainings and flyers to share on the AEDY Calendar found here. 


Community of Practice | First Meeting Sept. 21, 10am

This year, our AEDY communities of practice will feature promising practices shared by AEDY programs. Each session features a different program and strategy. Click here for more information and to register!


⭐Live Webinar - AEDY Referrals Training | Sept. 26, 10am

Start the year off right with a full review of the AEDY Referrals system in Leader Services/IMS! This is a *live* and *open* virtual session that will not be recorded, so be sure to share with all new and returning staff who have access to the referrals system!

Click here to register!


Live Webinar - Planning for Success: Efficient and Effective Behavioral Screening and Intervention | Sept. 27, 10am

Presented by: Dr. Katherine Parker, Assistant Professor at The Citadel

September 27, 2023 at 10am

Click here for more information and to register!

 

Live Webinar - EL-ILLP Training & Support | Oct. 6, 9:30am

Do you have questions about how to use the English Learner Individual Language Learner Plan (EL-ILLP)? Come and ask the expert! Dr. Sylvia Martinez will be responding to questions from the field during this LIVE session that will not be recorded. 

🎉 Welcome back to the 23-24 School Year!  🎉

Sending LEA Applications and In House Applications

If you have not submitted your application please do so. Sending LEAs will not be able to refer and AEDY Programs will not be able to seat students without an approved application. **Students who are already seated must return to their LEA without approved applications**


New AEDY Sites

We want to welcome our new AEDY sites that were approved this summer:


Upcoming Trainings

(Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit)

August 16-17th at PaTTAN Harrisburg (In-Person)

Day 1- Prevention Before the Crisis

Day 2- Begin with Co-Regulation in Mind


(Planning for Success: Efficient and Effective Behavioral Screening and Intervention)

Presented by: Dr. Katherine Parker, Assistant Professor at The Citadel

September 27, 2023 at 10am

Click here for more information and to register!


(Community of Practice) This year, our AEDY communities of practice will feature successful strategies shared by AEDY programs. Each session features a different program and strategy. Click here for more information and to register!


(Promising Practices) Fill out the form found here to share a promising practice currently in use in your AEDY program and the chance to be featured in an upcoming Popup Practice! The Promising Practice can be new or something you have done for a long time - it just needs to be something that's going well! You can also choose to complete the form to nominate a practice from one of your colleagues.


New to AEDY?

Our team has constructed a page of training resources related to AEDY from both the sending LEA perspective as well as the program perspective. Click here for AEDY Essentials

June 28, 2023

(Updated Formal Periodic Review Template) The template for the Formal Periodic Review has been updated! The revised template now comes in two versions, MS Word and Google Docs, and includes additional fields to support your AEDY Program’s work. A special thanks to those who provided feedback during the revision process! The revised templates and annotated edition can be found here as well as on the homepage.


(Popup Practices Season 2) Season 2 of our Popup Practices series began with a surprise early release of ChatGPT in the Classroom in June! The season will continue after the summer break. All episodes of Popup Practices can be found here on our website.


(Promising Practices) Does your AEDY Program have a Promising Practice to share? Several Popup Practices this year will feature real practices from real programs - fill out this form (also linked on the home page) for a chance to have your practice shared!


(Community of Practice) Registration for the fall sessions of Community of Practice is now open! Each session will feature an AEDY program sharing how they have implemented an effective practice in their program. Dates, times, registration, and more information can be found here on our website.


(Cyclical Monitoring Module) The AEDY Cyclical Monitoring Module is now live! This module, previously hosted in Schoology, can be accessed by anyone at any time. For programs and sending LEAs being monitored, your team should aim to complete the module and fill out the form at the end two months prior to your week of monitoring.


(2023-24 Cyclical Monitoring) Monitoring notice letters for the 2023-24 school year have been issued to all programs and sending LEAs involved. The monitoring letter includes contact information for the chair of the monitoring - the chair can be contacted at any time with questions or for additional information.


(Private Programs Reminder) All Private AEDY Providers should be reminded to update their staffing lists and training dates within the current application. This section of the application is always open and can be updated at any time. There is no need to resubmit the application, just be sure to save the changes! Instructions on editing the staffing can be found here.


(EOY Reporting) End of year reporting is DUE June 30, 2023 (required for all Sending LEAs, including In-House AEDY Programs). Please follow the instructions found here on our website to submit your EOY report.


(Applications) Sending LEA and In-House AEDY Program Applications will EXPIRE on June 30, 2023. AEDY Programs will not be able to operate and Sending LEAs will not be able to refer students until an approved application is in place for the 2023-2025 cycle. See the Applications page for support.