Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Foreign Language and Disability TeleTraining
November 5, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
Participants in this TeleTraining will learn the tools for creating inclusive foreign language classrooms and overseas study programs. Foreign language professors will share adaptive technologies, teaching methodologies, and theoretical overviews that address the broad spectrum of language learners with and without disabilities. Sponsored by the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Teaching Digital Natives: Technology Tools for the Classroom
November 1, 2007 - November 30, 2007
No Location Specified
Although awareness of the expanded possibilities that technology tools offer for individualization of learning, personal planning, and academic collaboration is growing, making technology an integral part of school systems has been slow to happen. Join the Family Center on Technology & Disability’s month-long online discussion of high-tech tools in the classroom, including benefits and barriers, claims and costs. The discussion will be moderated by AT experts Kirk Behnke and Scott Marfilius, who will share their insights on emerging technology tools, such as handheld computers, wireless Internet access, wikis, blogs, and virtual reality.
Leadership for Change: A Nation Without Dropouts
October 31, 2007 - November 4, 2007
One of the most daunting challenges facing our nation’s public education system is the high school dropout rate. Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, will host this conference specifically for those engaged in youth development, education reform, and community-strengthening efforts. At the conference, experts from both inside and out of the CIS network will share ideas, celebrate successes, and find new inspiration. The conference will include content specifically designed to help practitioners and leaders from the youth development sector increase the effectiveness of their work with youth.
Engaging and Serving People of Color with Disabilities: Becoming Culturally Competent
October 30, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Central)
This event is part of a 5-week October 2007 Webinar series offered by TASH. In this session, directors of organizations providing direct services to individuals of color with disabilities will describe experiences of cultural dissonance on the part of both families and staff and how they affect relationships and service outcome. Approaches to becoming culturally competent will be described, and information on resources and technical assistance will be provided. Presenters will include Scott Shepard, Executive Director, Avenues Support Living Services; and Tawara Goode, Director, National Center for Cultural Competency, Georgetown University. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
NIMAS: Implementation Issues and Solutions
October 30, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central)
This Webinar, offered by The Center for Implementing Technology in Education and Don Johnston, Inc., will be presented by Chuck Hitchcock, Chief Officer of Policy & Technology, Center for Applied Special Technology and Ruth Ziolkowski, President of Don Johnston, Inc. It will examine how the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) affects educators and school districts. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Response of National Disability Organizations to Engagement of Families of Color
October 23, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Central)
This event is part of a 5-week October 2007 Webinar series offered by TASH. This session will examine the potential of various strategies to impact organizational culture and to increase participation by families of color. The contributions, challenges, and roles of the University Centers to strengthen ID/DD systems to respond to communities of color will also be discussed. Presenters will include: Barb Trader, Executive Director, TASH; David Tolleson, National Down Syndrome Congress; Sue Swenson, The ARC of the U.S.; and Royal Walker, Esq., President, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
DCDT 2007: Building Castles...Building Dreams...The Magic of Transition!
October 18, 2007 - October 20, 2007
This conference, the annual conference of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT), will provide participants the opportunity to learn about the latest in effective transition practices, policy issues, and research. Strand topics will include: self-determination and student involvement; community partnerships; family partnerships; postsecondary education services; personnel prep/professional development; student diversity and multicultural approaches; program evaluation models and data-based decision-making; aligning transition-focused education, standards, and school reform; legislation and policy; employment-focused education and business strategies; transition approaches for specific disability groups; staff requirements in the new economy; and assessment.
Closing the Gap: Assistive Technology Resources for Children and Adults with Special Needs
October 18, 2007 - October 20, 2007
This conference will cover topics related to technology as it is applied to people of all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. People with disabilities, special educators, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, service/care providers, personnel managers, government officials, and hardware/software developers will share their experiences and insights.
School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Support -- Planning for Systems Change
October 11, 2007 - October 12, 2007
This two-day forum for state, district, and regional Leadership Teams adopting and implementing school-wide Positive Behavior Support (SW PBS) will include examples, processes, and new findings related to SW PBS. Sessions are designed for all implementation levels, including Teams that are early in the process of SWPBS implementation, Teams moving toward larger scale implementation, and Teams focused on advanced issues such as evaluation, tertiary/secondary content, and coordination of coaching cadres. Sponsored by the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with support from the Illinois PBIS Network.
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October 9, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
The Walgreen Company has launched an effort to create a workplace where at least one-third of the workforce is people with disabilities in highly competitive jobs, integrated into the workplace, earning the same pay, and held to the same standards. In this JAN Webcast, Walgreens’ success story will be presented by Deb Russell, who oversees Walgreens’ commitment to hiring people with disabilities in their distribution centers. The first of these centers opened in January. This presentation will explain the plans and early outcomes of this effort, including lessons learned. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
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