Leslie Bechtel Van Orman
The Wyoming Special Education Programs Division provides leadership, support, and regulatory guidance to Wyoming educators, parents, and students with disabilities. Our goal is to improve educational and functional outcomes for Wyoming students by providing high quality professional development, technical assistance, data facilitation, and IDEA monitoring services for districts, schools, and families.
Web-based Academic Vision for Excellence Seminars
WAVES is a series of 1-to-3-hour live presentations delivered virtually by locally- and nationally recognized experts on a variety of topics important to all Wyoming educators. Administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and parents can receive ongoing professional development free of charge by attending the live sessions or by viewing the recorded sessions. PTSB and STARS credit will be offered for live and recorded sessions. Winter/spring WAVES sessions will resume in January 2022.
Special Education Paraprofessional Training Series
This series focuses on professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality; behavior management strategies; high-leverage practices to support students; and effective teacher-para collaboration strategies.
- Day 1 Part 1: https://youtu.be/eThBwcXCgOs
- Day 1 Part 2: https://youtu.be/fLuwoYUfcLU
- Day 2 Part 1: https://youtu.be/LpYc9lrkRyM
- Day 2 Part 2: https://youtu.be/jwJILheq1bU
The Project WIN website is a clearinghouse of the Wyoming Department of Education, Division of Special Education Programs that provides information about special education resources, evidence-based instructional practices, professional development and events to educators, families and other agencies. The website is funded by a State Personnel Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).