Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
7th Annual Inclusive Schools Week
December 3, 2007 - December 7, 2007
No Location Specified
Inclusive Schools Week celebrates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to all students, including students with disabilities and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and provides an opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else must be done to ensure that schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children and youth. The theme of this year's observance, “Lessons from the World: Including All Children,” provides an opportunity to focus on both accomplishments and challenges associated with changing attitudes, practices, and policies toward better educational outcomes for students around the world.
Differentiating Instruction with Technology
November 29, 2007
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Central)
This Webinar from Don Johnston, Inc. and the Center for Implementing Technology in Education will share a successful model for implementing differentiated instruction with technology and provide a toolkit of resources, strategies, and practice guides to help participants differentiate planning, instruction, management, and student assessment. Presenters will include Judy Zorfass, Associate Center Director, Education Development Center, Inc.; and Jenna Wasson, Research Analyst, Center for Applied Special Technology. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Achieving Shared Goals Through Systematic Integration of Education and Mental Health
November 15, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern)
This teleconference will explore the evidence base for school mental health services and the differences between programs and systemic change in the school arena. It will also address how youth-guided policies and services contribute to the overall integration of school and mental health. Presented by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Making Standards-based Lessons Understandable for English Learners: The SIOP Model
November 8, 2007
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
In this interactive online presentation from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative, Jana Echevarria, Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach, will present the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model of instruction, which provides a research-based approach for making standards-based lessons understandable for English learners. With an emphasis on engaging learners and providing opportunities for students to use academic English in meaningful ways, SIOP offers a framework for organizing lessons. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Partnership for Youth Transition Overview and Lessons Learned
November 7, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern)
In 2002, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education awarded $2.5 million annually for each of four years to five communities/counties across the nation to develop the Partnership for Youth Transition (PYT) initiative. The sites were to develop, implement, stabilize, and document models of comprehensive transition systems to improve outcomes for young adults ages 14-25 with Serious Emotional Disturbance/Serious Mental Illness as they enter adulthood. This teleconference will highlight the development, implementation, and preliminary evaluation of the systems developed by the PYT sites. Participation is free.
10th Annual Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web, and Technology Conference for Education, Businesses, and Web and Media Designers
November 6, 2007 - November 9, 2007
The annual Accessing Higher Ground conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of assistive technology in the university and college setting for people with sensory, physical, and learning disabilities. Other topics include legal and policy issues, including ADA and Section 508 compliance, and making campus media and information resources—including Web pages and library resources—accessible. Sponsored by Disability Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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.
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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.
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