Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
National ADA Symposium
May 12, 2008 - May 14, 2008
St. Louis, MO
Hosted by the Network of DBTAC-ADA Centers, the ADA Symposium brings together representatives from key federal agencies involved in implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Access Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to provide comprehensive training and updates. Breakout sessions in the following tracks will be offered: employment, architecture, state and local governments, and community issues. Early-bird registration deadline: April 15, 2008.
IES Research Training Institute: Single-Case Design
April 15, 2008 - April 16, 2008
The National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education will sponsor this Training Institute to increase the capacity of researchers to conduct rigorous special education research using single-case methodologies that incorporate quantitative analyses. Application deadline: February 22, 2008.
Pac Rim Conference on Disabilities
April 14, 2008 - April 15, 2008
The Transition to Adulthood strand at the Pac Rim conference will feature breakout sessions with a broad range of speakers, as well as a roundtable session and poster presentations. The featured speaker for this strand is Hewitt B. “Rusty” Clark from the Florida Mental Health Institute and developer of the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) system, which helps young people transition into employment, postsecondary education, safe living situations, and community life. For further information about the Transition to Adulthood strand at Pac Rim, contact David Leake at firstname.lastname@example.org or Teresa Whelley at email@example.com.
The Key Three Routine: Comprehension Strategy Instruction
April 9, 2008
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
In this live event from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative, Joan Sedita, founding partner of Keys to Literacy, will review the research on effective comprehension instruction and introduce participants to a model for embedding comprehension strategy instruction into content classroom instruction. This webinar will be particularly useful for classroom teachers, administrators, and literacy specialists working with grades 4-12. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference
March 10, 2008 - March 15, 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Persons with disabilities and their family members; special education teachers; university professors and researchers; occupational and physical therapists; alternative and augmentative communication clinicians; manufacturers, distributors, and developers; community agency personnel; policymakers; private and public rehabilitation service providers; rehabilitation engineers; assistive technology practitioners and suppliers; speech and language clinicians; and human resource specialists should attend this conference, which is presented by California State University-Northridge’s Center on Disabilities. Speakers will include Jim Fruchterman and Ray Kurzweil.
NCES Winter Forum and 21st Annual Management Information Systems Conference
February 25, 2008 - February 29, 2008
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will sponsor a 2-day meeting of the membership of the National Forum on Education Statistics on February 25-26, to be immediately followed by the 21st Annual Management Information Systems (MIS) Conference. The MIS Conference provides concentrated information about best practices, innovative ideas, current issues, and practical how-to advice about MIS for K-12 education. It brings together people who work with information collection, management, transmittal, and reporting in school districts and state education agencies. This year, the MIS Conference will offer more than 80 presentations, demonstrations, and workshops conducted by practitioners from K-12 information systems.
Disability Law & Policy, Present & Future
December 18, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
Reviewing previous research efforts, this teleconference will set out a blueprint for the role of research, policy, and law in advancing the civic, economic, and social participation of persons with disabilities in a global society. It will review past public policy efforts and research findings regarding workers with disabilities and discuss current and future research initiatives on the cutting edge of promoting successful employment outcomes for people with disabilities. It will present promising research methodologies in multidisciplinary-field disability and employment research. Finally, it will put forth challenges and opportunities for research, policy, and legal initiatives, setting the agenda for the next quarter century. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
Research and Dissemination in Indian Country: Indianonish, Email, and Other Surprises
December 14, 2007
No Location Specified
This Webcast from the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research in collaboration with the Independent Living Research Utilization program will describe false assumptions and cultural differences that prevent effective research and dissemination on Indian reservations, discuss modifications to typical research designs to effectively work on Indian reservations, and summarize the research by Spirit Lake Consulting on how individuals with disabilities and their families obtain information. Presented by Dr. AnnMaria De Mars and Dr. Erich Longie of Spirit Lake Consulting. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Understanding Section 508 and Web Site Accessibility
December 11, 2007
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
In this Webconference, Jeff Coburn, Web Specialist at the Institute for Community Inclusion, will introduce Web site accessibility for individuals with little experience with Web technology and Web developers in the national service field. He will cover Section 508, Web site standards, and universal access. He will also describe practical guidelines and tests. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions. Participation is free, but registration is required: RSVP by noon EST on Friday, December 7 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info: Name, Organization, Email, and Phone, and indicate if you require CART to participate.
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December 5, 2007
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Baldwin Academy is an elementary school in La Puente, California with a high poverty, high minority student population that performs well above its peers. In this interactive presentation from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative, school and district leaders interested in honing their instructional programs will learn from principal Bonnie Wilson about successful strategies at Baldwin. Topics will include Baldwin’s focus on shared decision-making and collaboration, providing professional learning opportunities, conducting ongoing analysis of data, and creating a culture of high expectations and extensive family involvement. Participation is free, but registration is required.
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