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Special Populations/Special Needs

Katlyn Hudgins

Career Development Coordinator - Special Populations

English Language Learners

Resources for CTE Disability Specialists, Counselors, Teachers & Instructors

  • ESSP Mission: Provide and enhance the learning of all students that attend Career and Technology Education including those students from special populations.
  • ESSP Purpose:
    -   Updating ESSP members on trends, plans, and policies, and current
         happenings of the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology
    -   Enhancing the professional attitudes and competencies of the membership
    -   Promoting interagency collaboration

Nontraditional Posters

Ordering Details: Call 405-743-5533 or email the Printing Plant Manager for any of your printing questions and needs.

Resources for Students

Do you realize that you already have great job skills?  

 Skill Building Flyer

The things you like about yourself, the things you do all the time -- these are the basics of great job skills. 

Whether you’re writing a resume or preparing for a job interview, this list can help! Be sure to think of examples from your own life that you are willing to share. For example, “I am determined and goal-oriented; I have started my own lawn care business, created business cards and promoted my business on various social media outlets.

Resources for Parents

Grant Resources

Each and every year billions of dollars are awarded to schools, teachers and organizations!!!

New Carl Perkins Innovation Supplemental Grants - Things to know:

  • All grants will be on a two-year award cycle to match the Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment timeline.  To be eligible for awards recipients will be required to complete and submit their Comprehensive Local Needs Assessment.
  • Grant recipients will have to show progress towards goal completion by the end of the first year of funding to receive 2nd year funding.  These Benchmarks will be developed in collaboration with the Program area innovative grant leads and the recipients.
  • There will be 6 Innovation Grant initiatives that all eligible recipients can apply for:
  1. Career Development and Programs of Study
  2. Career Pathways, Workforce and Industry Partnerships
  3. Supporting CTE Special Populations
  4. High Growth and Emerging Technologies
  5. Innovation in Career Exploration
  6. Innovative Strategies to Recruit and Retain CTE Instructors

Professional Development

CareerTech Master Educator has many courses related to accessibility and disabilities, including:

- Accessibility for Web Design
- Accessible Video: Caption, Search and
     Compliance Strategies
- Acrobat DC: Creating Accessible
     PDFs (2015)
- Advanced Accessible PDFs (2019)
- Advanced Accessible PDFs (2020)
- Android App Development: Accessibility
- Creating Accessible Documents in
     Microsoft Office
- Creating Accessible PDFs
- Disability Basics for CareerTech

- Dyslexia Awareness
- EPUB Accessibility Using InDesign
- FERPA – Family Educational Rights
     & Privacy Act
- Increasing Accessibility & Fostering
     Inclusive Classrooms with Microsoft
- iOS App Development: Accessibility
- Supporting Students with Mental Illness
- Teaching Techniques: Making
     Accessible Learning
- Using Accessibility to Improve SEO
- WordPress: Accessibility

To request a login, please email James Gordon.

Last Modified on Dec 04, 2023
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