Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Learning Disabilities Association 44th Annual International Conference
February 14, 2007 - February 17, 2007
Adults with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), parents of children with LD and ADHD, special education and general education teachers, principals, administrators, counselors, social workers, researchers, medical and mental health professionals, education policy advocates, and college student support personnel are invited to attend the 44th Annual Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Participants will learn about the latest LD research, learn effective teaching techniques and strategies, hear from leading experts in the LD field, learn about critical policy issues, and more.
The Big Four: A Framework for Improving Instruction that Leads to School Completion
February 13, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern)
This presentation from the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities will describe a framework, The Big Four, which professional developers, coaches, and other educators can use as a starting point for improving instruction. The Big Four Framework of (a) Classroom Management, (b) Content Knowledge, (c) Direct Instruction, and (d) Formative Assessment provides a simple yet sophisticated way of analyzing critical variables in teaching and identifying next steps for improving teaching practices. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
Leadership for Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education: The Second Annual National Forum on Disproportionality
February 7, 2007 - February 9, 2007
At the Second Annual National Forum on Disproportionality, presented by the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), educators, policymakers, advocacy groups, parents, and community members will gather to explore how educational systems can assure equity in educational outcomes for all students through school improvement, leadership, family and community partnerships, policy, and teaching. The Forum will share current research, best practices, and tools for transforming educational systems. Early bird registration ends December 15, 2006.
10th International Conference on Cognitive Disabilities/Mental Retardation, Autism, and Other Developmental Disabilities: Research to Practice
January 31, 2007 - February 2, 2007
This conference, presented by the Division on Developmental Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children, will include presentations by key experts in the field as well as self-advocates with disabilities. Topical areas will include assistive technology, Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), evidence-based practices in cognitive disabilities, multiple disabilities, transition, self-determination, and paraprofessionals.
Response to Intervention (RtI) and the Connections to Neurodevelopment
January 23, 2007
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
This interactive presentation from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp Initiative will showcase the connections between response to intervention (RtI) and neurodevelopment by highlighting several programs and their potential impact on student learning. Each program discussed will be viewed through a neurodevelopmental lens. The event will also highlight how RtI is being used in several states and how each of the highlighted programs complement a neurodevelopmental understanding of learning variation among struggling learners. Participation is free, but registration is required.
On the Road to Agreement - IDEA ‘04 & More: The Fourth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education
December 7, 2006 - December 9, 2006
Participants in this symposium, presented by CADRE: The National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, will learn about the implementation of the dispute resolution provisions of IDEA 2004, including innovative practices; learn how to improve practices across the expanding dispute resolution continuum; acquire advanced conflict management skills and knowledge critical to the effective resolution of special education disputes; improve their understanding of the effective management and coordination of dispute resolution systems and programs; learn about current research in the field of special education dispute resolution; and connect with other state and local dispute resolution coordinators, practitioners, educators, and families.
Using Formative Assessments to Improve the Achievement of All Students: Key Policy Questions and Practical Decisions (Parts I and II)
December 6, 2006 - December 13, 2006
No Location Specified
In this two-part interactive presentation, Robert Anderson, Senior Assessment Specialist at WestEd, will help participants gain a greater understanding of formative assessment—currently seen as a key component of district and school program improvement efforts—as a powerful tool in the efforts to overcome achievement gaps and to ensure educational equity. Participants are encouraged but not required to join both sessions. Participation is free, but registration is required; signing up will automatically register you for both sessions.
Youth Service Institute: Building the Movement
December 5, 2006 - December 7, 2006
New Orleans, LA
This institute, presented by Youth Service America and funded by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, will focus on expanding the impact of the youth service movement in communities, schools, corporations, and governments and is designed to strengthen existing programs while providing innovative ways to engage youth as community assets. Participants will gain tools and strategies to expand their organizations’ impacts through workshops that illustrate the strength and power of the youth service movement. Registration deadline: November 16, 2006.
National Inclusive Schools Week
December 4, 2006 - December 8, 2006
No Location Specified
The 6th Annual National Inclusive Schools Week, sponsored by the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative and the Education Development Center, Inc., will be celebrated in classrooms, schools, and communities throughout the country. The Week recognizes the nation’s progress in and promotes action toward increasing the capacity of schools and communities to provide a quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, especially students with disabilities. The goal of the Week is to help schools and communities across the nation make sustainable changes in the system to better support the principles of inclusive education.
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November 2, 2006 - November 3, 2006
There is a great need on the part of youth and young adults with chronic illness and/or disability, their families, and their healthcare providers to improve the transition from pediatric to adult-based medical services. At this conference, presented by the Baylor College of Medicine, leading experts in the field will discuss the current state of transition from pediatric to adult-based care, highlighting barriers and proposing solutions to providing this care.
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