Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
February 23, 2015 - May 21, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Think College has upcoming three webinars on topics related to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities. “Participatory Action Research,” February 23, 2015, will discuss how college students with intellectual disabilities are conducting research into their experiences in college using Participatory Action Research strategies. In “Inclusive Campus Communities,” March 24, 2015, TPSID staff and Think College staff engaged in a dialogue related to how to create inclusive campus communities will discuss promising practices that support inclusion. In “Vocational rehabilitation Partnerships that Support College for Students with Intellectual Disabilities,” May 21, 2015, TPSID projects that have developed innovative agreements with Vocational Rehabilitation in their respective states will share details of those agreements and discuss how Vocational Rehabilitation helps support postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.
National Mentoring Summit
January 28, 2015 - January 30, 2015
The 2015 National Mentoring Summit will bring together practitioners, researchers, corporate partners, government and civic leaders, national youth-serving organizations and the network of affiliate Mentoring Partnerships to explore and advance mentoring’s positive impact on individuals and communities. Deadline for Early Bird registration: October 3, 2014.
DCDT 2014: Transition Rocks
November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014
“DCDT 2014: Transition Rocks,” sponsored by the Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), will focus on transition-related strands, including transition assessment, cultural diversity, postsecondary education and employment, family involvement, and community partnerships. The International DCDT Conference brings together secondary transition stakeholders from across the country to network and focus on research-based strategies to support youth with disabilities as they transition from school into post-school life. Deadline for Early Bird registration: October 6, 2014.
Leaders for Life: No Limits – No Boundaries
November 6, 2014 - November 8, 2014
The Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) 2014 conference, “Transition Rocks,” will be held November 6-7, 2014, in Cleveland, OH. The conference’s transition related strands will include transition assessment, cultural diversity, postsecondary education and employment, family involvement, community partnerships, and others. The DCDT webpage includes information about the conference, pre-and-post conference activities, and how to register for the conference.
National Dropout Prevention Network Conference
November 2, 2014 - November 5, 2014
The 26th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, “On Track for success: Each Student College and Career Ready,” will be held November 2-5, 2014, in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference is designed to enhance the leadership skills of adults seeking to strengthen interventions among school, community, and families especially those in at-risk situations. The conference program will focus on alternative pathways; college and career pathways; common core and the student at-risk; curriculum and instruction; data assessment and continuous improvement; leadership, policy, and governance; literacy; new literacy: media and technology; school climate; student, family, and community engagement; and student support services and interventions.
Disabled and Proud Conference 2014: Dare to Dream
October 18, 2014 - October 19, 2014
Disabled and Proud is a national conference for current and future college students with disabilities – the next generation of leaders on campus and beyond. The conference provides opportunities for students to connect, educate, and motivate each other to pursue their academic and social goals with intention and direction; and encouragement to attendees to build more inclusive environments in their schools and on their campuses.
2014 Southwest Conference on Disability
October 7, 2014 - October 14, 2014
The 2014 Southwest Conference on Disability, to be held in Albuquerque, October 7-10, 2014, will feature the themes of: “Disability, Diversity and Social Justice: Looking to the Future Through a Common Lens,” “Life After a Brain Injury: Pathways to Increasing Quality of Life,” and “Increasing the Quality of Life of Youth in Transition: Breaking Down Barriers.”
Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training
August 14, 2014 - August 15, 2014
St. Paul, MN
Check & Connect (C&C), an evidence-based student engagement and dropout prevention intervention implemented in schools and community youth agencies nationally in the U.S. and abroad, helps schools, districts, and community agencies reduce truancy, dropout rates, and/or behavior referrals among K-12 students. C&C is easily integrated into existing universal interventions, such as PBIS and Early Warning Systems. This 2-day training for education administrators, lead staff, site coordinators, and mentors will provide skills and knowledge in how to start implementing C&C. Participants will gain an overview of C&C and its background; information on how to prepare their site to implement C&C; and the information, competencies, and skills needed to be an effective C&C mentor. Registration deadline: July 25, 2014.
Community Works Institute’s Summer Institutes For Educators
July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Community Works Institute (CWI) will hold the second of two 2014 Summer Institutes on Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, the CWI-West Summer Institute, in Los Angeles, CA, July 28-August 1, 2014. Early-bird registration is available through February 28, 2014. CWI’s Summer Institutes are professional gatherings that focus on curriculum design and planning, using field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability. Educators attending can learn concrete ways to engage K-16 students in academically-based service that contributes to sustainable communities.
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July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Community Works Institute (CWI) will hold the first of two 2014 Summer Institutes on Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, the CWI-East Summer Institute, in Shelburne, VT, July 14-18, 2014. Early-bird registration is available through February 28, 2014. CWI’s Summer Institutes are professional gatherings that focus on curriculum design and planning, using field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability. Educators attending can learn concrete ways to engage K-16 students in academically-based service that contributes to sustainable communities.
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