Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Adapting a K-12 Reading Model for Middle and Secondary Schools
September 21, 2006
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
This free, interactive online event from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative will present findings from a study of the secondary component of the Alabama Reading Initiative, a statewide K-12 effort to improve the teaching of reading through intense professional development and in-school coaching. The study describes how secondary educators adapted the professional development model to meet their needs and overcame challenges to implementation at the district and state levels. Participants will explore strategies for sustaining district and state focus on improving teaching and learning in secondary schools through creation of similar professional development efforts.
Capacity Building to Enhance State Performance on Indicator 13
September 20, 2006
This forum, which is being held in conjunction with the National Accountability Conference on Special Education and Early Intervention, will make the connection for states regarding data collection and programming for Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14. Presented by the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center in partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities, the National Post-School Outcomes Center, and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
Persistently Safe Schools 2006: The National Conference of the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence
September 19, 2006 - September 21, 2006
The National Conference of the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence at the George Washington University (HFI) convenes violence prevention practitioners dedicated to creating and providing safer environments for youth. The conference reflects HFI’s mission: to research, develop, and make publicly available strategies for reducing violence and promoting civility in schools and communities. Conference topics will include alternative education, bullying, gangs, gender-related violence and issues, mental health and violence, model interventions, risk and protective factors, and school security. School- and community-based teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, and resource officers; social workers; mental health experts; researchers; and policymakers are encouraged to attend.
National Accountability Conference on Special Education and Early Intervention
September 18, 2006 - September 19, 2006
This conference, formerly known as the National Monitoring Conference, will share information about effective practices and address state agency challenges in monitoring and ensuring accountability of local programs providing services under Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Leadership personnel involved with state Part B and Part C agency programs, monitoring contracting and other program/agency collaborators, technical assistance providers, parents, and other stakeholders interested in the accountability and monitoring of state and local IDEA services are encouraged to attend.
Empowering Employers to Build an Inclusive Workforce
September 18, 2006 - September 19, 2006
Participants in this conference, sponsored by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), will acquire knowledge and skills to accommodate employees with disabilities, comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and develop innovative employment practices. JAN staff and other experts will answer questions such as: How do employers recruit, hire, retain, promote, and accommodate employees with disabilities? What strategies have employers implemented to facilitate successful and cost-effective accommodations? What do laws such as the ADA say about employing individuals with disabilities?
Improving Access to the General Curriculum for All Students through Collaborative Teaching
September 14, 2006
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
Dr. Amy Klekotka and Dr. Stacia Rush, technical assistance liaisons with the Access Center, will present this free Access Center Webinar. See the Access Center’s Web site for participation instructions.
Self-Employment in Customized Employment Sites
September 14, 2006
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern)
This Web conference from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability/Adult will focus on how two projects implemented self-employment in their communities with a variety “owners” and businesses. Presenters will share strategies and issues that emerged during the process of planning new businesses and assisting their owners. They will also discuss the role of discovery and employment planning in developing the potential business concept, and the role of families or community supports for self-employment. Participation is free, but registration is required; to register, e-mail your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Customized Employment.”
Accepting the Challenge: Keeping to the Fidelity of Self-Determination Across the Lifespan
September 13, 2006
This workshop will feature Thomas Nerney with the Center for Self-Determination; Laurie Powers with the Portland State University Regional Research Institute; and Elias Cohen, J.D., an attorney for individuals with disabilities, consultant on self-determination for older adults, Former Pennsylvania Commissioner of Aging, Former Pennsylvania Commissioner of Family Services, and Former Indiana Assistant Commissioner of Mental Health. Participation is free, but registration is required. To register, email email@example.com.
Aspire, Achieve, Empower: First National Conference on Mentoring Youth with Disabilities
September 13, 2006 - September 15, 2006
This conference, presented by Partners for Youth with Disabilities and other state and national organizations, will focus on best practices in mentoring youth with disabilities. Topics to be covered include: historical perspectives on mentoring; research findings; effective one-to-one, group, and online mentoring models; evaluating mentoring programs; recruiting, screening, and training mentors; how mentoring can impact health, education, and employment goals for youth; how to start and operate a mentoring program; and how to include youth with disabilities in existing mentoring projects.
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September 13, 2006 - September 16, 2006
St. Louis, MO
The Growing Pains conference presents innovative ideas on how youth can deal with life’s ever-changing situations. It is sponsored by “daniel,” an organization which works to help professionals, clients, and organizations establish and maintain effective Independent Living Programs. Presenters will include leaders and experts in the field of independent living. Youth service professionals and independent living professionals are encouraged to attend, as are youth ages 15+ who are currently in care, who will have their own concurrent national youth conference comprised of special sessions dedicated to their needs.
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