Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Americaís Promise Alliance Regional Forum
July 31, 2007 - August 1, 2007
Americaís Promise: The Alliance for Youth is hosting this forum to strengthen cross-sector collaboration on behalf of youth. It will share best practices by business, government, policymakers, educators, and youth and civic leaders; show community leaders how to implement successful strategies; encourage greater collaboration within communities; and allow participants to network with other leaders from all sectors who work to help youth thrive. Representatives from government, business, education, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations are encourage to attend, as are youth themselves.
2007 Collaborative Conference on Autism with Low Incidence Disabilities
July 30, 2007 - August 1, 2007
This conference will address the complex needs of learners with autism and sensory impairments. Sessions will provide an overview of co-occurring disabilities, definitions, and characteristics as well as assessments and evaluation processes and evidence-based practices. In addition, a team-based comprehensive planning process to support students across settings will be presented.
Eighth National Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities Conference: Gateway to Employment: Partnerships for Success
July 30, 2007 - August 1, 2007
COSDís Annual National Conference is the only conference that brings together professionals from higher education and major national employers for the purpose of learning and sharing best practices to help college students with disabilities attain the career of their choice.
Crosswalks National Institute: Infusing Cultural, Linguistic, and Ability Diversity in Preservice Education
July 25, 2007 - July 28, 2007
The Crosswalks National Institute will provide the latest information on field experiences, coursework, and programs that prepare personnel to work with culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse children and their families. Among the topics to be discussed are how to prepare your students to support young English language learners; collaborate with culturally and linguistically diverse family and community partners as part of coursework and practica; use instructional dilemmas to explore issues of culture; and use state and national standards as a framework for increasing the emphasis on diversity.
NCES Summer Forum and Data Conference: STATS-DC 2007
July 25, 2007 - July 27, 2007
The National Center for Education Statistics Data Conference is an opportunity for networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. It will provide information about changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data, and developments in electronic data standards for schools, school districts, and states. There will be training sessions for CCD Fiscal and Nonfiscal Data Coordinators, presentations on NCESís survey and assessment programs, and overviews of developing statewide longitudinal data systems. Registration deadline: July 6, 2007.
Standards-Based Instruction: Is It Possible for Students with Disabilities?
July 18, 2007
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
In this interactive event from WestEdís SchoolsMovingUp initiative, participants will learn how special educators can support and implement standards-focused instruction based on appropriately written standards-based IEPs. Participants will hear about the California Department of Educationís revised Standards-Based IEP Web Module, which provides educators and parents with information and practical applications for standards-aligned IEP goals that support grade-level-standard skills attainment for students with disabilities. Participants will also learn how teachers can make standards-aligned instruction that is linked to standards-based IEP goals common practice. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Workforce Innovations 2007: Beyond Boundaries
July 17, 2007 - July 19, 2007
Kansas City, MO
Workforce, business, economic development, and education leaders are invited to attend this yearís Workforce Innovations conference, which will explore how regional partners can collaborate and innovate to break down historical, geographical, political, and financial boundaries to create a competitive workforce. Conference features will include sessions on youth development and apprenticeship programs; information and speakers of interest to employers and HR professionals; a focus on rural economies, and on talent development partnerships with colleges and universities; and discussions of current legislative, policy, and regulatory issues. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Laborís Employment and Training Administration and the American Society for Training & Development.
Building and Leading a Data-Driven School Improvement Process at Your School: A Summer Institute for School Leaders
July 17, 2007 - July 19, 2007
Principals and teacher leaders who want to learn how to design and run a data-driven school improvement plan and process are encouraged to attend this Summer Institute. Participants will learn 1) how to use data to build better school improvement plans, and 2) how to convert their plans into daily, weekly, and monthly actions. Each day of the Institute, participants will engage in a hands-on workshop to apply their learning.
2007 National Conference on Volunteering and Service
July 16, 2007 - July 18, 2007
This conference will offer several sessions regarding people with disabilities and service: Collaborating for Success: The Key to Inclusion (presenter: Paula Sotnik), Project Impact: Engaging Youth with Disabilities in Volunteering and Service (presenter: Paul Martell), and Broadening Your Volunteer Pool: Finding and Including People with Disabilities in Your Organization (presenters: Chet Cooper, Judi Pennella, and Susan Desmond).
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July 11, 2007 - July 14, 2007
This Autism Society of America conference will bring together experts from various disciplines with the creative ideas and energy to address the diverse challenges individuals with autism and their families face. Its goal is to provide attendees the opportunity to learn from innovators and access critical information to improve their lives and those of the people they love, treat, and inspire.
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