Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Employment for Individuals with Disabilities with Criminal Records
April 16, 2007
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (Eastern)
This Worksupport.com Webcast will discuss barriers to employment for individuals with disabilities who have criminal records, and supportive interventions that have worked for job placement, development, and retention for such individuals. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
Disability Studies in Education Conference: Disability Studies and Inclusive Education: Implications for Practice?
April 7, 2007 - April 9, 2007
Disability Studies in Education (DSE) is a special interest group of the American Educational Research Association. The annual DSE conference attracts researchers, professors, teachers, and other individuals who actively seek to change traditional theory and practice around disability within the fields of education and rehabilitation services.
The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Project SEARCH Program—An Innovative Employment Program
March 20, 2007
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Ten years ago, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center partnered with Great Oaks Institute of Technology to create an on-site business-based yearlong transition program for young adults age 19+. The program includes 3-4 internships at the organization, employability curriculum taught on and off the job, and on-site staff, including special education instructors and job coaches. Project SEARCH has since grown to include other business settings and has expanded throughout Ohio and across the country. This Webcast from Worksupport.com will share why the project is so successful and if it could work in your community. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
District and School-Based Professional Development Approaches for Content Area Literacy Improvement
March 14, 2007
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
During this interactive presentation from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative, Diane Waff of the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd and Cathleen Kral, Instructional Leader for Literacy with Boston Public Schools, will describe school and district professional development initiatives that help teachers acquire the knowledge and skills needed to become teachers of other teachers. They will also describe features of effective literacy coaching in a culturally diverse high school and in a large urban school district.
23rd Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disabilities
March 12, 2007 - March 13, 2007
The Pacific Rim Conference is one of the top-rated international educational offerings for persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, service providers, policymakers, and professionals in the various disciplines in the diverse field of disabilities. Pac Rim provides opportunities to learn from one another; share resources and ideas that support quality of life, community inclusion, and self-determination for all persons with disabilities and their families; and help shape our world community.
The Fourth International Conference on Positive Behavior Support: The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values, and Vision
March 8, 2007 - March 10, 2007
This conference, presented by the Association for Positive Behavior Support, will provide families, professionals, support providers, researchers, and school personnel with innovative positive behavior support (PBS) skills and the latest research findings on a variety of topics related to PBS, including school-wide applications, early intervention, autism, family, and individual supports for adults with disabilities.
Stand Up for Public Education: The National Conference on Education
March 1, 2007 - March 4, 2007
New Orleans, LA
Speakers at this conference will include Sandra Day O’Conner, John P. Kotter, Terrence E. Deal, David Berliner, and Chris Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness. Program sessions to be offered fall under the following topics: Instruction, Assessment, and Data Management; Leadership; Policy and Politics; Public Engagement; and Systems Thinking.
Transition from School to Careers for Youth with Disabilities
February 27, 2007
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (Eastern)
All young adults need to transition to postsecondary or vocational training or graduate with a job. This Webcast from Worksupport.com will explore the value-added roles that providers can play in the transition from school to careers, including information on networking with business, taking an active role with high schools, completing benefits planning, and continuing education. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
Forum 2007—Vision for a New Economy: Workforce Leadership Matters!
February 24, 2007 - February 27, 2007
Workforce investment leaders and business executives are encouraged to attend this forum, sponsored by the National Association of Workforce Boards. The forum will focus in part on the impact that “regionalism” will continue to exert on the new economy and on the workforce development system, and the critical role that workforce leadership will continue to play in this process. The goal of the forum is to create a peer-to-peer learning environment where workforce leaders can openly exchange knowledge, ideas, and solutions on how their communities can turn today’s workforce challenges into long-term opportunities.
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February 14, 2007
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
Some school funding dollars carry restrictions on their use while others may be used for many purposes. Planning how to spend each of these dollars to maximize the impact on student achievement and meet the goals and objectives of No Child Left Behind is critical, and can only be achieved when resources are used strategically to support fundamental changes in educational practice over time, changes that address specific identified needs at the school or district level. This session from Wested’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative will provide information on funding opportunities and demonstrate how to align resources to school improvement needs. Participation is free, but registration is required.
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