The next CTIC meeting will be September 13th, 2016 at 10am at Moorhead High School.
Date | time 5/3/2016 10:00 AM | Meeting called to order by CTIC In Attendance Lisa Jorissen, Steven Kadrie, Angie Dannewitz-Johnson, Melanie Eidsmoe, Jessa Thompson, Brandon Yoney Expo Items Parent Information Some activities will need waivers signed by parents. Teachers will need to get registration info to go home with kids Each school will be […]
The Minnesota Student Expo will be held at M State on October 18th, 2016.
Date | time 2/9/2016 10:00 AM | Meeting called to order by Brandon Yoney In Attendance Brandon Yoney, Steve Kadrie, Donna Atherton, Lisa Jorissen, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Bill Smith, Melanie Eidsmoe, Jessica Mickelson Approval of Minutes N/A Expo Update • Brandon reported that the students indicated interest in nursing, IT, automotive, dental and culinary sessions. • […]
Community Transition Interagency Committee
Date | time 1/12/2016 10:00 AM | Meeting called to order by Brandon Yoney
Donna Atherton, Steve Kadrie, Becca Schaffer, Angie Dannewitz-Johnson, Brandon Yoney, Jessica Mickelson, Ladonna Korstad
Andy from MState
- Create approx. 6 sessions that appeal to the majority of interested students
- i.e. Life Skills lab, financial aid process, finances/budgeting, Job CORE Tenant
Ed.,Vet Tech, Early Child Care, MAT bus
- Do some presentation-type sessions with interaction and some hands-on to keep kids focused
- i.e. Life Skills lab, financial aid process, finances/budgeting, Job CORE Tenant
- auto service/diesel
- health professional, i.e. dental hygiene
- liberal arts/general ed/business/sales & marketing
- If there is a specialty degree that has a common interest, they may be able to arrange for a teacher to come from another campus.
- Will be open for the 2016 fall semester and would recommend that students interested in diesel/auto programs attend a session in the new center.
- The Spartan Center offers:
- 3 tutors + 5-12 peer tutors
- Director of Disability Service
- responsible for keeping documentation of individual student needs
- all available by walk-in, no appointments needed
- Catered by Subway, Papa John’s or Sysco through MSUM
- Conference space would be used
Expo TO DO’s:
Date: Late October – 1 day
Audience: Offer to Clay county students only, grades 9-12+
Attendance: Plan for about 150 students to attend
Survey: Brandon will prepare a survey for teachers to give to students to get a feel for what sessions would be most popular. If all sessions can’t be provided, give the teachers resources on where the students can get more information on their area of interest.
Will meet again with Andy after the next CTIC meeting.
Will start a couple small fundraisers to bolster funds for lunch and door prizes and will be finalizing ideas at the February meeting.
2/9/2016 10:00 AM, Moorhead High School
CTIC Meeting Minutes
Date | time 12/8/2015 10:00 AM | Meeting called to order by Brandon Yoney
• Brandon Yoney, Steve Kadrie, Ladonna, Donna Atherton, Lindsay Flahave, Kaitlyn Dotson, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Schaffer, Melanie Eidsmoe, Jessica Mickelson
Approval of Minutes
• Brandon contacted representatives from both M-State and MSUM. Both schools would be able to support the Expo and have space available.
• Kyle, with M-State, indicated that he would be able to provide classroom instruction from teachers and their students to focus on topics selected by the Expo sub- committee.
– Options would be culinary, mechanics, campus tour, dental care, etc.
– M-State does not have dining services so lunch would need to be catered in.
– Committee discussed potential space limitations as sessions would be held in a classroom and thought looking at only including juniors and seniors may be an option.
• MHS will set up an online registration for students interesting in attending the Expo. This will also allow for meal selection.
Expo Sub-Committee Update
• Donna Atherton & Rebecca Schaffer elected to be on the Expo Sub-Committee.
Fundraising Sub-Committee Update
• Brandon will invite Kyle from M-State to the next CTIC Committee meeting to discuss options with the group. If January 12th doesn’t work for Kyle we will need to reschedule the meeting.
• January 12th at 10am at Moorhead High School
Date | time 11/10/2015 3:30 PM | Meeting called to order by Angie Dannewitz-Johnson
Brandon Yoney Bill Smith Jessica Mickleson Jessa Thompson
Steve Kadrie Lindsay Flahave Jennifer Fitzpatrick Angie Dannewitz-Johnson Kaitlyn Dotson Melanie Eidsmoe
Approval of Minutes
Member roles were determined/verified as the following:
Chair – Brandon Secretary – Angie
Vice Chair – Melanie Treasurer – Bill
Roles are voluntary with at least 1 year of required time within that position. Members may step down from current role after required time has been fulfilled.
Recommendation to change time of meeting was heard from Brandon. It was determined that going forward, CTIC will meet at 10:00am on the second Tuesday of each month. Brandon will secure a space for the meeting to be held at the Moorhead High School before the next meeting.
The current budget is recorded as $5,005.68 as reported by Bill. Last year’s Expo costs were estimated to be around $1,700.00 out of CTIC funds and could easily be recouped with small fundraisers throughout the year. Options for additional grant dollars were discussed if needed to continue providing an Expo in future years such as Dakota Medical Foundation. No formal grant documents were located by Melanie, Bill or Brandon. Jessa also reported that the domain cost for the website will be increasing to $10.95/mo. starting in December. The committee members agreed to this cost increase.
Brandon presented a suggestion for change in format of the Expo.
- Breakout sessions would focus on skill-based presentations.
- Home (basic home maintenance)
- Auto (how to change a tire, check tire pressure etc)
- Community (how to ride the bus received positive feedback from last year)
- Possible split of days to include ND day and MN day.Jessica suggested the committee break into two groups; one to focus on the Expo and a second to focus on fundraising ideas. The committee members agreed and divided into the following groups:
Each sub-committee will report progress each month and via e-mail as needed between meetings.
12/8/2015 10:00 AM, Moorhead High School; Room TBD
Meeting adjourned at 4:15pm.
CTIC meets on September 8th at 3:30p in the Moorhead High School.
The next meeting will be on November 10th, at 3:30p.
CTIC will not be meeting again until September 8th, 2015. See you then!
This year’s expo will be on October 20th and 21st, held at MSUM. The theme this year is “Dream, Believe, Achieve”. There will be several fun and educational break out sessions throughout the day.
Attendees: Allison Smith (CCRI), Jessa Thompson (CCRI), Lisa Jorissen (ALP), Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Connections), Donna Atherton (ARC), Bill Smith (Access), and Judy Wollin (MHS)
The meeting started by Jessa giving an update on the CTIC website. Jessa explained she had posted a volunteer request through First Link but had not heard a response. She was going to post on dragon jobs on the MSUM website, but never posted because wanted to post mission statement and was not sure what it was. Jessa decided to look up information on how to create a website and started to make one on her own. She said she was willing to pay for the first month as it was just to get it started, but if CTIC would like to continue using the website, it would cost $9 per month or $108 per year. There is also an additional yearly hosting fee of $15. Jessa showed the website at http://ctic-mn.org. The group agreed to continue using this website. Jessa stated the website had not been submitted to google yet and cannot be searched but she had located instructions on how to do it for free. (Note: It now can be searched for in google). Jessa asked for ideas on things to include in the navigation bar and pictures. If anyone has anything they would like to see included in the website, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allison said the flyers were sent out for people to nominate for the ESTR and Support Staff award. Nominations are due by April 18th. Flyers were also sent out for the Gala event. Food has been picked out for the event. Next step is to start working on getting baskets for the silent auction.
Student Expo update
Judy reviewed the tentative schedule the subcommittee has been discussing. They would like to do 4 breakout sessions. Each session would be 35-40 minutes long. There will also be an opening and closing of some kind. The plan is to have lunch served in 3 shifts. They are just starting to contact people about leading a session or having a vendor booth. If anyone has suggestions on topics let Judy know.
The next CTIC meeting is May13th at 3:30pm at the Moorhead High School.
ESTR Award and Support Professional Award: Request for nominations
Here is your opportunity to recognize a coworker or colleague for their work in the field of transition. Please take time to think about someone you know who has been instrumental in ensuring youth with Individual Education Plans are equipped to successfully transition from high school to adulthood.
In addition this year we will be accepting nominations for the 1st annual Support Professional Award. This is your opportunity to recognize a direct support professional, paraprofessional or other support professionals who have shown outstanding service to people with disabilities.
The committee will be accepting the first seven nominations sent in. These individuals will all be honored on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at the ESTR Award Banquet and Transition Gala. The winner of the ESTR Award will be announced that evening. This really is a very special event – one they will never forget. The event is being held this year at the Doublewood Inn. There will be a dinner, program, and silent auction. Complementary tickets are given to the award nominee and a guest to attend.
In your letter of nomination please include
1) Examples of how the nominee has enhanced the “quality of life” of persons with disabilities, or
2) Examples of how the nominee has worked toward “systems change” in serving transition age youth with disabilities, or
3) Examples of how the nominee has gone above and beyond to provide quality services, or
4) Description of how the nominee has supported persons with disabilities in their successful transition from student life to adult life.
Must be received by
April 18, 2014
E-mail your nominations to Melanie King:
After submitting a nomination, be sure you receive a response from Melanie, within one business day, to assure your nomination was received.
CTIC Meeting Agenda
Donna Atherton, Allison Smith, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Judy Wollin, Kristi Aldana, Melanie King, and Jessa Thompson
2. CTIC Website: Ricki T. paid a webmaster to register a domain and build website but nobody ever told him what to build. This was never renewed so it no longer exists.
Jessa reviewed options of how to get help to get help with building a website. There is a group of students from MSUM. The instructor’s name is Jody Mattern. The group is called flypaper projects. They take on new projects every semester. You could contact her for next year. The cost is $150.
Other suggestions of places to contact for help with the website were Volunteer Centers at the colleges, and First Link. It was also suggested to contact IT departments and instructors at the schools to see if students could do it as a project.
a. Date changed to May 30th due to Fargo Marathon
The nomination request letter will be attached to the meeting minutes when they are sent out. Please disperse the nomination request letter to anyone in your agency so nominations can be submitted.
4. Student Expo update: Dates are October 20-21, 2014
They met and talked about how they wanted to structure the expo. They talked about having agency booths and using breakout time to be able to go look at the booths. If your agency would like to be part of the booths, contact Judy Wollin.
Talked about having 2 lunch times.
They are still looking for a theme, so if anyone has suggestions let them know.
Talked about charging $2 a student to attend
There was a discussion on having a “keynote” or not. Debated whether it makes a difference for attendance or not?
Next meeting is April 8th at 3:30pm at the Moorhead High School
CTIC Meeting Minutes
a. Present: Brandon Yoney (MHS), Jennifer Fitzpatrick (Connections), Donna Atherton (ARC West Central), LaDonna Korstad (Freedom), Greg Kaiser (Rural MN), Norma Altmann (Lake Agassiz), Bill Smith (Access), Jessa Thompson (CCRI), and Melanie King (CCRI)
2. Confirm email addresses
a. LaDonna will e-mail Melanie as for some reason information is not going to her.
b.The team agreed to get rid of email@example.com as nobody knew who this was.
c. The rest of the e-mail list should be correct since it was reviewed prior.
3. Create Subcommittees:
- Melanie, Allison, Jessa, and LaDonna agreed to take on this group. LaDonna said we should meet soon since it is around the corner. LaDonna was going to go through paperwork that Bill brought and then scan to Melanie for review. From there a meeting will be scheduled.
b. Student Expo
- Brandon agreed to be the lead on the expo. Nobody else volunteered to be on the committee with him. LaDonna said she would help the day of with sign in or whatever is needed. Brandon asked if people could e-mail him with interest he would appreciate it.
4. Finalize award categories for Gala.
a. Melanie mentioned the Family category that Sue Severson had suggested. It was decided this could be incorporated still with the DSP, Paraprofessional award that was agreed upon prior. The Gala committee would type up the nomination basis for this and send out.
a. The team then went over the results of the survey’s that were sent to parents. Moorhead received about 10% back (which was about 30) and Norma brought several as well. The results were that people wanted info on post 2nd education, financial, vocational services/employment, and residential. How people would like to receive this information is from flyers/papers, website and no one wanted to receive phone calls. The best way to give information was on-line or in the evenings. Norma had a few people who said they wanted more information on attending.
b. The team then brainstormed ideas on how to get information out. Brandon suggested setting up a booth or something during teacher/parent conferences. The team agreed though that booths aren’t always good attendance because most of the parents who would want this info don’t come to parent/teacher conferences due to already going to ISP and other meetings for the school. Or parents are just wanting to come in and out quickly and don’t tend to take the time to stop at a booth.
c. There was then a discussion on a website. LaDonna said she thinks there is already one out there. When googled though by Brandon the only thing was that we were using part of another site run by Carolyn Sternad through Clay County Collaborative. LaDonna said she thought there was something else out there and that an old committee member Dave Pompe from CCRI may have more information. Melanie said she would ask Dave. The team then discussed options of using a host to create the website. LaDonna said she has some knowledge in how to create. The team agreed though the big thing would be to maintain the website and who was going to do this? Melanie suggested finding a volunteer from MSUM or NDSU who could possibly develop the website and from there the CTIC group would have to work on maintaining it. Melanie will look into this further and bring back to the team.
6. Getting Parents to CTIC
a. The team then discussed ways to get parents to attend the CTIC meetings. Bill said if we really wanted to consider having a parent attend we would need to probably change the time of our meeting as most parents work during the day so evenings would be best. The team agreed.
b. Greg said he works with 3 other CTIC agencies and they don’t have parent attendance either so it’s not like we’re in this boat alone. He mentioned that Fergus Falls has a successful Round Robin event to provide parents with more information. The team said we do have something similar that the county puts on called “Speed Date Your County”.
c. Greg also mentioned that Bemidji does a parent training day however he doesn’t think they have a huge turnout for this either.
d. Greg mentioned that the Expo our group puts on seems to be very successful and well attended from what he’s seen from other events.
e. Norma suggested to get parents to come to the Expo could do booths just for them and have some sort of a stamp on a passport with what booths they attended or not. Greg said he did see that at last year’s expo there were a few parents. He suggested writing a letter to parents specifically inviting them to this event. Norma said it would be interesting if could somehow track if the Expo was giving parents/students more information that is useful for them transitioning into the community. The team agreed besides having every agency ask it would be difficult to track.
- Current Balance of CTIC
Meeting Minutes Recorded by:
Melanie King, CCRI