The Transition Passport in Unique Learning System® is a key component for data collection. It is available at the Middle School, High School and Transition grade bands.
The Transition Passport Binder becomes a personal collection of supporting transition information that is essential for young adults to move into an effective system of transition planning. The Transition Binder will travel with the student from the middle school to transition grade band and then exit their educational program with them.
The Transition Passport Toolbox contains evaluation forms and guides/lifelines that may be placed in the individual student's Transition Passport Binder. Information on how to create the Transition Passport Binder can be found in the Transition Passport Toolbox.
The Transition Passport worksheets and activities are to be printed and stored in a 3-ring binder for each student. The Transition Toolbox also contains page dividers for the binder and summary forms when recording evaluations, surveys, and other processes.
The binder has four sections:
Teachers will select evaluations, guides, and lifelines from the Transition Passport Toolbox that are appropriate for an individual and/or the situations that occur in the classroom or community, in a vocational setting or in the process of daily living tasks. Some students may benefit from just a few guides/lifelines in their Transition Passport Binder while others may benefit from almost all documents.
The Transition Passport Binder is a four-part resource for team members. The sections include Vocational, Daily Living, Personal Life and Community. Each month, lessons are presented throughout the Monthly Instructional Topics that may be completed and saved within the Transition Passport Binder. In addition, lessons will also reference tools in the Transition Passport Toolbox that may be appropriate for extending learning and life skills. This growing collection of tools creates a valuable resource for each individual and his/her team as they plan for future educational, vocational and adult living outcomes. Lessons within the Monthly Instructional Topics that are suggested for placement into the Transition Passport will be designated in the lesson plans. They will be shown as:
Evaluation information is collected from reviews of job training, volunteer activities, job tours, interview processes, as well as student interest surveys. These evaluations are useful in presenting the student in vocational rehab or future employment opportunities. Some forms are intended for teachers to complete. Other forms require student input.
Many young adults require supports throughout their lives to maximize a level of independence. Lifelines are support materials that are taught in the educational setting, yet should follow the individual after school years. These individual lifelines, as well as guides for life scenarios, are located in the Transition Passport Toolbox.
Many of the documents in the Transition Passport Toolbox are created in a PDF fillable form format. This format allows teachers to type information directly into the form and save for further use.
When opening a PDF document, a message will appear at the top of the page indicating this is a fillable form. Save the document with a new name that has the team student in it.
Locate sections of the form that can be complete with text entry or checkboxes.