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Addressing the Needs of Juvenile Status Offenders and Their Families
Videoconference
January 18, 2007
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
Policymakers, judges, attorneys, law enforcement, juvenile justice, child welfare, social services, and other youth serving agencies are invited to participate in this videoconference, sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and others. It aims to raise awareness of juvenile status offenders and the risks they face in becoming more deeply involved in serious risk behavior, offending, and the juvenile justice system; and to highlight promising legislative reforms, policies, programs, and practices across the country for intervening with status offenders and their families, reducing further offending. Participation is free but registration is required.

2007 Effective Strategies Institute: Planting Seeds of Promise: Reaching, Teaching, and Engaging
Institute
January 16, 2007 - January 19, 2007
Clearwater, FL
The 2007 Effective Strategies Institute will feature nationally known keynote speakers, professional educators, and presentations on a variety of strategies that work with high school students who are at risk of dropping out. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, the Florida Department of Education, Florida’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the Florida Association of Alternative School Educators, and Communities In Schools of Florida.

Online and On Time: Supporting Technology Implementation for All Students
Web-based Event
January 9, 2007
No Location Specified
Participants in this Webinar from the Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) and Don Johnston, Inc. will be introduced to CITEd’s interactive Web tools that offer guidance to educators on effective technology implementation. CITEd offers just-in-time resources and tools to support instruction for diverse learners and facilitate communities of practice, and provides research on technology-supported instruction with an emphasis on students with special needs. Participation is free, but registration is required.

What Every School Principal Needs to Know About Special Education
Web-based Event
December 13, 2006
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
School principals at all levels play an important role in the effectiveness of the planning and implementation of educational programs for children with disabilities. Indeed, a principal’s knowledge of, and involvement in, the process can make all the difference to a program’s success. Participants in this Council for Exceptional Children Web seminar will learn to fill in knowledge not available in pre-service programs, translate legalese into useful tools, and identify those areas in which principals have been the most vulnerable. Principals are especially invited to participate. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

On the Road to Agreement - IDEA ‘04 & More: The Fourth National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education
Symposium
December 7, 2006 - December 9, 2006
Washington, DC
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)
Web-based Event
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
Institute
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
Observance
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.

People on the Move: Using All Transportation Options (ADA and Beyond…)
Training
November 30, 2006 - April 26, 2007
No Location Specified
People on the Move is a two-day “train the trainer” initiative to increase accessible transportation in local communities. Travel trainers, transportation providers, ADA transportation coordinators, eligibility determination professionals, teachers and teaching assistants, transition facilitators, rehabilitation counselors, and human service agency staff are encouraged to attend. The training is free, but participation is on a first come, first-served basis, and an application with a refundable deposit is required. Sponsored by Easter Seals Project Action.
March 19-20, 2007: Austin, TX (Application deadline: February 6, 2007)
April 25-26, 2007: Anchorage, AK (Application deadline: March 2, 2007)

Keeping Committed Special Education Teachers: What Local Leaders Can Do
Web-based Event
November 28, 2006
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
This Council for Exceptional Children Web seminar will review what is known about special education teacher attrition and explore its implications for school leaders and policymakers. It will also consider new challenges that may impact future attrition rates, and pose questions for future research. Participants in this seminar will learn to identify the role that attrition plays in the special education teacher shortage, identify factors which contribute to teacher attrition in special education, and suggest policy and practical implications for improving teacher retention in special education. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

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