Join Us Online to Ask Questions, Learn About Best Practices and Policy Changes

OEO hosts lunchtime webinars called “Ask an Ombuds” and also webinars designed to help families, schools, and community professionals stay up to date on best practices and recent education policy changes. Please see below for recordings of previous webinars, or visit the OEO YouTube Channel.

Ask an Ombuds: Grab lunch and a question!

Ask an Ombuds webinars are held the second Tuesday of the month, from 12-1 p.m. These webinars are also held in Spanish/español.  Click the link to see upcoming dates and to register:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/4404e3074a4d94bbc5b9141539e44ee6

Email your questions in advance to oeoinfo@gov.wa.gov Attn: Ask an Ombuds. An Education Ombuds will answer your questions as time allows.

Watch Previous Ask an Ombuds Webinar Videos and View PowerPoints (Listed from Current to Older):

Location in Hour: Minute: Second and Topic

Ask an Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar 12/12/2017 in Spanish/en español  PowerPoint

  • 0:00:42  ¿Que es OEO?
  • 0:04:50  ¿Cómo se puede determinar si un alumno del idioma ingles tiene una discapacidad?
  • 0:29:05  ¿Cuando un estudiante está suspendido por menos que 10 días escolares, debe recibir sus tareas durante la suspensión?
  • 0:36:27  ¿Cómo es que las escuelas públicas pueden o no pueden reconocer las fiestas de varias religiones?
  • 0:45:10  ¿Hay oportunidades para participar en el proceso legislativo?

Ask an Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar 11/14/17    PowerPoint

  • 0:01:55   How should equity teams define their focus?
  • 0:10:15    Understanding Eligibility Categories for IEPs
  • 0:20:54   What is “Twice Exceptional”
  • 0:28:53   Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB): What can students do?
  • 0:38:10   What is being done to address the shortage of Speech Language Pathologists (SPLs) in Washington State?
  • 0:42:00   Native American Heritage Month
  • 0:46:51    How to work with school on recording antecedents in student discipline records?

Ask an Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar 10/10/17  PowerPoint

  • 0:01:53    Truancy law changes, again
  • 0:06:37    OSPI proposed school discipline rules
  • 0:11:32      Ideas for promoting Disability History Month
  • 0:25:00    Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB) or Section 504 Complaints and Investigations
  • 0:41:29      Assistive Technology (AT): What is it? When is it appropriate to use?
  • 0:53:10     Student files: Who is responsible for maintaining documents?
  • 0:57:35     Foster Youth: How districts are implementing ESSA
  • 1:00:03     Kinship Care

Pregúntele a un Mediador -Ask an Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar in Spanish 09/12/17  PowerPoint

  • 0:01:15    ¿Que es OEO?
  • 0:04:50   ¿Como hacer una transferencia?
  • 0:29:18     ¿Como obtener interpretación adecuada y traducciones cuando los necesito?
  • 0:51:45     ¿Que podemos hacer para que el estudiante pueda ir a la escuela por todo el día?

Ask an Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar 08/08/17  PowerPoint

  • 0:03:39  Forums on Dyspraxia
  • 0:10:00  Student with IEP not making progress on goals, student not recommended for summer school
  • 0:22:18  Dyspraxia Resources
  • 0:25:13  The process in “Due Process” hearings; where can parents get help with “Due Process” hearings?
  • 0:40:31  Can home-schooled students access special education and general education services?
  • 0:48:10  Can students enrolled in private schools access services through the public schools?

Ask an Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar 06/13/17   PowerPoint   Additional Resources and Citations

Location in Hour: Minute: Second and Topic

  • 0:01:10  Introduction to OEO
  • 0:03:00  Educational Services during Suspension or Expulsion
  • 0:09:18  Extended School Year (ESY)
  • 0:12:46  Consensus in IEP Decision-Making
  • 0:16:57  Dispute Resolution Options
  • 0:29:57  Special Education and Alternative Learning Environments (ALEs)
  • 0:36:20  Changing placement and siblings in different schools
  • 0:44:00  Alternative Learning Environments (ALEs) and Equity Access Issues
  • 0:51:07  Appropriate Services in Special Education
  • 0:53:15  Inclusion and Equity
  • 0:59:47  Resources and Citations

Preguntele a un mediador / Ask an Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar 05/09/2017  PowerPoint

Para ver temas especificas, en hora, minuto, segundo:

  • Que es OEO 0:00:30
  • Interpretación de documentos 0:01:42
  • Acoso y discriminación 0:14:35
  • Asistente uno a uno 0:21:30
  • Creditos de una escuela internaciónal 0:31:00
  • Apoyo para aprender inglés 0:36:18
  • Que servicios ofrece OEO 0:44:36
  • Derechos de estudiantes con discapacidades de participar en actividades de la escuela 0:46:00
  • Estudiantes que están en casa por culpa del acoso, como regresan a la escuela 0:51:50

Ask an Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar 04/11/2017  PowerPoint

Location in Hour: Minute: Second and Topic

  • 0:00:00 Start
  • 0:03:25 Parent Access to classroom
  • 0:14:40 Calls to pick up student early
  • 0:25:45 Denying full-day program due to transportation issues
  • 0:29:20 Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB)
  • 0:46:38 ABA therapy
  • 0:51:55 General education teachers attending IEP meetings
  • 0:55:00 IEP deadlines and scheduling difficulties
  • 0:58:53 Aide in private school

Ask An Ombuds Lunchtime Webinar 03/14/2017 PowerPoint


Content-Specific Webinars

OEO offers a regular line-up of webinars focused on best practices and policy issues in our work. Previous webinar videos and PowerPoints are included: