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Occupational Therapy (OT)


What is an Occupational Therapist (OT)?

Training Opportunities

Strategies to Write Informational Text (Online Course)

Strategies to Write Informational Text for Secondary Students is an 8-week self-paced course with 11 modules that provide resources to support the writing process. It follows the book by Jill Jackson, How to Teach Students to Write Informational Text. You will not need the book to complete the course.

Learn more about this opportunity on the Strategies to Write Informational Text CDE professional development page.

Course Start/End Dates:  September 30 -November 25, 2019

Strategies to Write Informational Text Flyer (PDF)

Register for the online course (redirected to a SuveyMonkey webpage).

This course will also be offered Spring 2020.


The Colorado Department of Education Occupational Therapy listserv supports school-based OTs: 1) by providing information and news regarding the profession; 2) by announcing professional development and training opportunities; and, 3) by posting school-based job openings. There are no advertisements from vendors or contract-based companies. This service is also chat-free. Join today by contacting Jayne Dougherty at



Occupational Therapy Advisory Council

The Exceptional Student Services consultant for OT along with regional OT representatives who comprise the Occupational Therapy Advisory Council, meet throughout the year to inform the Colorado Department of Education on statewide OT professional learning and technical assistance needs and assist in the development of guidance materials to support the profession.


For more information, please contact:

Jayne Dougherty, Principal Consultant OT/PT/APE
Email Jayne Dougherty
Phone: (303) 866-6668

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