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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.


  • 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. 


TeleSPED is on the 2nd & 4th Mondays from 12pm-1pm.  A one-time registration is required. 

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  • 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

Kim Castaldi
Director of Accountability
Sapulpa Public Schools

Teresa Golden
Director of Special Services
Kingston Public Schools

Ed Harris, Ph.D.
Professor and Williams Chair of Educational Leadership
Administrator for the Brock International Prize in Education
Oklahoma State University

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
Assistant Director of Special Services
Putnam City Public Schools

Don Raleigh, Ph.D.
Pryor Public Schools

Jessica L. Tucker
Clinical Coordinator
OSU Project ECHO