State SELPA Video Productions

 

In the 2021-22 school year, the SELPA Administrators of California and the Coalition for Adequate Funding of Special Education collaborated with Ghysels Group to produce two videos and several podcasts.  At the same time, the SELPA System Improvement Leads collaborated with the SELPA Administrators of California to produce a video that elaborates on the core functions of special education local plan areas and how they work to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.  Click on the thumbnails below to access each of our closed captioned videos.
 

Image of the thumbnail for the video for the SELPA Students video in Vimeo with the image of a student speaking.SELPA Students

Release Date:  February 24, 2022
Details:  This video highlights some of the work of Special Education Local Plan Areas, or SELPAs, do across Northern, Central, and Southern California to create inclusive and supportive educational environments for students with disabilities. This installment features several powerful student stories, and is told in their words and the words of their parents and staff who assist them in achieving success.
Credits:  Directed by David Benson; Produced by Maurice Ghysels; Executive Producers - Rob Kirk, Aaron Benton, Patty Metheny, and Anjanette Pelletier  
 

Thumbnail of a parent speaking that is the cover for the SELPA Parents videoSELPA Parents

Release Date:  March 29, 2022
Details: Understand the value of SELPA through the journeys of six amazing parents from across various regions of California who have directly benefited from SELPA leadership in the design of programs and services for their children, and SELPA advocacy for students with disabilities.
Credits:  Directed by David Benson; Produced by Maurice Ghysels; Executive Producers - Rob Kirk, Aaron Benton, Patty Metheny, and Anjanette Pelletier  


Thumbnail of a SELPA Administrator speaking in a conference room with text, "SELPA Administrators are Connectors"SELPA Overview

Release Date:  June, 2022
Details:  Special education local plan areas provide access to regionalized programs and services but also work to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities across California.  In this brief video, the work of SELPAs is framed through their work as facilitators, capacity builders, and connectors.
Producers:  SELPA System Improvement Leads (El Dorado County SELPA, Riverside County SELPA, and West San Gabriel County SELPA)