Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Changing Tides: Innovations in Wraparound
February 16, 2010 - February 18, 2010
Cocoa Beach, FL
Changing Tides: Innovations in Wraparound, a national conference sponsored by Brevard Family Partnership and others will discuss how child welfare and system of care agents can engage in system transformation through the implementation of wraparound values and principles of practice. The conference will disseminate and share information on the use of wraparound practices and models existing within child welfare and systems of care environments nationally; mobilize, inspire, and lead organizations to family-centered engagement modalities, as a catalyst for system transformation, by challenging personal assumptions and values in way that strengthen capacity and commitment to families; and create a forum for the exchange of information among individuals, groups, and institutions, and across professional disciplines.
Informed Consent and Meaningful Participation under Idea
February 9, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
IDEA has included since its initial passage the right of informed consent. This presentation examines the origin, meaning and application of this right, as well as the use of the right of consent in evaluations, reevaluations, IEP development, placement and access, with suggestions for managing these issues and obtaining access to all relevant information for a parent’s right of decision making. This webinar will be presented by Jon Zimring, Esq., and sponsored by the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).
Youth Development and Outcomes 2010
February 8, 2010 - February 10, 2010
The Youth Development and Outcomes conference will focus on how to address the needs of today’s youth to inspire success in the 21st Century and on youth development initiatives in social media, entrepreneurship, and leadership to promote positive outcomes, as well as how to leverage funding and resources to sustain youth services programs. Other topics will include implementing strategies to win grants and comply with federal financial standards for reporting and implementation, developing performance measures aligned with a program’s mission and developing performance measures that increase an organization’s results.
Least Restrictive Environment: The Intersection of Research and Law
February 3, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
The Council of Parent Attorney and Advocates (COPPAA) is sponsoring this webinar about how IDEA 2004 requires the use of “peer reviewed research to the extent practicable.” This session provides an overview of the requirements of IDEA for peer reviewed research and the most recent qualitative and quantitative research on inclusive educational practices for students with disabilities; as well as an overview of recent case law on least restrictive environment (LRE) and the intersection of research and the courts.
Hawthorne Math and Science Academy: Creating a Community of Learners
January 27, 2010
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
Hawthorne Math and Science Academy in Los Angeles County, California, serves a high-poverty, high-minority student population that performs well above its peers and has received a “similar schools ranking” of 10 (on a 10-point scale) on the California Academic Performance Index (API) for the past four years. While roughly 40% of Hispanic high school students scored proficient or above in English language arts and math statewide, well over 80% of Hispanic high school students at Hawthorne scored proficient or above. Hawthorne is a small school, which fosters academic excellence, trust, safety, empowerment, and high expectations. In this webinar, Principal Joaquin Hernández will share how maintaining high expectations, enforcing rules consistently, and creating buy-in from and communication among students, teachers, and parents have helped the school achieve these results.
How to Be Sure All Your Youth Can Make It: The Guideposts
January 27, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
The Guideposts are a framework for the successful transition of all youth to adulthood and a productive, independent, self-sufficient life. What does a youth with a disability need to “make it”? The complex needs of today’s youth cannot be met by any one professional, school district, government program, or private organization acting alone. This webinar will describe how the Guideposts for Success, developed by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, can be used to help youth service professionals navigate this complicated work, including the added supports that may be needed for youth with disabilities.
Quality Counts 2010: The New Surge Toward Common Standards
January 19, 2010
2:00 AM - 3:00 AM (Eastern)
Quality Counts 2010, hosted by edweek.org, explores the national debate over common academic standards. The report’s authors will discuss what they discovered through their research and reporting, as well as the EPE Research Center’s annual updates in four key areas of education policy and performance. The presenters are Christopher B. Swanson, vice president of research and development, Editorial Projects in Education; Amy M. Hightower, Quality Counts project director, EPE Research Center director; and Mark W. Bomster, assistant managing editor, Education Week.
The Ready by 21 Tool Kit: Tools for Building Better Partnerships and Designing Bolder Strategies
December 17, 2009
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
This webinar will deal with: how to ask and find the answers to the more complex questions about who and where children are; how well they are doing; what they are participating in; and how these critical supports are being viewed and supported. The broad range of tools and services offered by the Ready by 21 Partnership to help leaders collect, analyze and use information will also be covered.
On the Job, Now What? Supporting Youth to Succeed
December 9, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
This webinar from TransCen Inc focuses on knowing the best ways to support youth in the workplace. It will present a six-step method to provide effective supports that lead to effective work performance, as well as how to combine workplace supports with suitable accommodations. Takeaways include tools for ensuring support on the job and for evaluating and improving the work experience.
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December 8, 2009
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
This free webinar, part of a series of WestEd-sponsored webinars from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp website on the education goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will present new information about a previously overlooked student population group: those who drop out but subsequently re-enroll. A better understanding of their challenges, demographics, re-enrollment histories, and outcomes can provide educators and policymakers with critical information to shape dropout prevention and intervention practices and policies. Presenters include BethAnn Berliner and Vanessa Barrat, Senior Research Associates at the Regional Educational Laboratory West at WestEd, and Paul Shirk, Assistant Superintendent of Research and Technology, San Bernardino City Unified School District, California.
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