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TeleSPED - Special Education Development

TeleSPED - Special Education Development

The TeleSPED ECHO is a partnership of CCOSA, OSU Center for Health Sciences Project ECHO and OSU-Tulsa. This ECHO is uniquely designed to provide an appropriate and accessible means of support and professional development for Oklahoma administrators, educators, related service providers, as well as students that share educational responsibilities for students with disabilities.


Schedule -

TeleSPED is on summer break till September 13, 2021
2nd & 4th Mondays from 12-1pm, cst. Register to receive the meeting details and zoom link. A one-time registration is required.





  • Studies indicate that 95% of students with disabilities are educated in general education classrooms for at least some portion of their school day and that 57% receive instruction and support in the general education classroom for most of the school day
  • Oklahoma has over 510 school districts, with at least 55% being considered “rural”, and it is imperative that educational leaders promote practices to support the professional development of Oklahoma educators.
  • A recent Schools and Staffing Survey indicated that nearly two-thirds of the public school teachers surveyed reported that they had not received professional development during the previous year focused on how to teach students with disabilities. 


Topics -

  • Collaborate and resolve complex issues and questions regarding rural and non-rural Oklahoma schools and students with disabilities

  • Intervention and Evaluation

  • Making IDEA Eligibility Decisions

  • IEP Development

  • Parents as Partners in IDEA Processes

  • Using Special Education Dispute Resolution Options

  • Addressing Behavior Issues from Child Find to IEP Implementation


Team -

Kim Castaldi, Ph.D
Director of Accountability
Sapulpa Public Schools


Teresa Golden
Director of Special Services
Kingston Public Schools


Jill Henderson
Canute Public Schools


Jacqueline Johns, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Collinsville Public Schools


Andrea Kunkel
General Counsel
Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration
Executive Director
Oklahoma Directors of Special Services


Erika Olinger, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA
Crisis Team School Psychologist, OSDE


Don Raleigh, Ph.D.
Pryor Public Schools


Jessica L. Tucker
Clinical Coordinator
OSU Project ECHO


Submit a Case

To present a case at an upcoming TeleSPED ECHO, email to request an ECHO ID number. You will receive an ID and the case presentation form.

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