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Regional Service Network

The mission of the Wisconsin RSN is to improve the quality of educational services to students with disabilities. The RSN has identified communication, staff development, and leadership as strategies for accomplishing the mission. The RSN also provides technical assistance to local special education leadership personnel by phone calls, district visits, information dissemination, discussions at CESA/RSN meetings, referral to information sources, and research on specific local issues/concerns as requested.


 
Consultation Services  
  
 Directors of Special
 Education
 


 Early Childhood

 Low Incidence
 Services
 

 WSPEI - Parent Resources 

 RSN - Regional Service
 Network


 SBS - School Based
 Services


 SEIMC - Special Education
  Instructional Media Center


 WPDS - WI Personnel

 Development System


RSN is guided by a set of actions reflecting both administrative and professional development activities. The State Performance Plan-20 indicators (SPP) influence the RSN responsibilities at both the state and local levels. Through the RSN project, professional development opportunities are coordinated and provided throughout the year, which are aimed at meeting the needs of all educators who serve students with disabilities. These professional development opportunities offer a wide range of special education issues and instructional innovations. The offerings are selected in response to state initiatives and input received from CESA #11 area school districts.

Activities of the RSN Project include:

  • 2013-14 RSN Grant Goal 1- Advancing Educational Achievement: Improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities by coordinating technical assistance and support to high-need LEAs through collaboration with discretionary grant staff.
  • 2013-14 RSN Grant Goal 2 - Communication and Leadership: Building Special Education leadership capacity to ensure that Special Education Directors in LEAs have the knowledge and skills to ensure compliance.
  • 2013-14 RSN Grant Goal 3 - Professional Development and Conference Attendance: Improving your knowledge, capacity, and skills as an RSN Director to support goals 1 and 2.
  • Five Regional Service Network Meetings build around pertinent topics in special education or pupil services
  • Participation in the Regional Service Network Grant activities that support DPI initiatives
  • Resource and technical assistance, including the 20 Indicators and the Self Assessment Process
  • Network of ongoing communication and information between the Department of Public Instruction, CESA #11 and local districts through weekly email updates
  • WI RSN minutes
  • Professional collaborative activities and workshops
  • Program assistance in planning, coordination and implementation of Special Education and related services
  • CESA #11 RSN website
  • Consultation in the area of special education administration
  • Support and consultation for new Directors of Special Education/Pupil Services
  • Current IEE List