Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Coalition of Essential Schools Fall Forum 2005: Reclaiming the Freedom to Learn
November 3, 2005 - November 5, 2005
The focus of this year’s Fall Forum is creating schools that equip all students with the knowledge and skills to make the most of their lives and get a fair start on a promising future. Fall Forum is an event of the Coalition of Essential Schools, whose mission is to create and sustain equitable, intellectually vibrant, personalized schools, and to make such schools the norm of American public education.
Ignite Business to See Ability: U.S. Business Leadership Network Annual Conference
November 1, 2005 - November 3, 2005
Sponsored by the U.S. BLN, this conference gathers BLN chapters and employers from across the U.S. to network, provide education, and exchange resources related to the employment of people with disabilities and marketing to customers with disabilities. Attendees typically include employers whose corporate policies include workers and customers with disabilities and those that want a good resource for starting to develop best disability practices.
First National Symposium on IEP Facilitation
October 28, 2005 - October 29, 2005
The Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), serving as the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, will host The First National Symposium on IEP Facilitation. Symposium invitees include state dispute resolution coordinators, directors of special education, dispute resolution practitioners, parent advocates, attorneys, educators, service providers, parents, and others interested in creating effective agreements that benefit educational and early intervention programs for infants, children, and youth with disabilities.
Reshaping the Social Compact: Independent Sector 2005 Annual Conference
October 23, 2005 - October 25, 2005
This conference provides an opportunity for participants to join 1,000 CEOs and senior-level executives of America’s foundations, corporations, and national, regional, and local nonprofit organizations in focusing on the social compact, particularly the charitable community’s role in its definition and fulfillment. Conference theme tracks will include: Engaging the Community, Shaping Public Sector Responsibilities, and Embracing Ethics and Excellence.
Positive Behavior Supports Implementation Forum
October 20, 2005 - October 21, 2005
The National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports will host the School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Implementing at Scale State/District Leadership Team Forum for state/district leadership teams who are developing and implementing school-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) efforts. Teams will learn how to evaluate, revise, and/or develop their SW-PBS action plan, including strengths of their current action plan; additions to and deletions from their current action plan; and new strategies to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and relevance of their action planning.
Ready to Learn: Helping Students Survive and Thrive
October 15, 2005 - October 19, 2005
Santa Clara, CA
This conference, sponsored by the Education Alliance and the National Dropout Prevention Network, focuses on Comprehensive Student Support: the combination of academic rigor and relevant curriculum with interventions that build relationships with students. Comprehensive Student Support has been proven to produce improved yearly progress (AYP) in all subgroups.
3rd Annual ADHD Conference – Making the Most of Life
October 8, 2005 - October 9, 2005
Over 30 presenters, including national authorities, physicians, psychologists, therapists, coaches, professional organizers, and other ADHD specialists will be featured at this conference. Adults and children with ADHD, parents and other family members, physicians, therapists, teachers, and coaches are invited to attend. Sponsored by ADD Resources.
Raising the Roof: Higher Visions for Research in Urban Schools and Communities
September 22, 2005 - September 24, 2005
This conference, hosted by Linking Academic Scholars to Educational Resources (LASER) and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, will feature a workshop on culturally responsive teaching, research marketplace, youth cultural night dinner and dance, community town hall meeting, and parent empowerment luncheon in addition to a variety of presentations on culturally responsive research to reverse school and community trends and outcomes.
Many Voices, One Vision: Alliance for Full Participation Summit 2005
September 22, 2005 - September 23, 2005
The Alliance for Full Participation will host the 2005 Summit: Many Voices, One Vision in Washington DC to bring together those committed to making the promises inherent in the Developmental Disabilities Act for Americans a reality. Over twelve hundred individuals are expected to attend to help craft a new strategic policy and social agenda in support of full participation, and to carry that agenda forward in their communities following the Summit. Self-advocates, family members, and direct support professionals are encouraged to apply for a stipend to offset the registration fee and other attendance costs. Deadline for stipend application is July 15; a link to the stipend application form is available in the left-hand column of the Web site.
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September 20, 2005
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central)
The U.S. Department of Education offers a monthly satellite television series focusing on NCLB. September’s show will explore how U.S. high schools need to change to meet the demands of the 21st century; the impact NCLB has had on younger students and how the Act can be expanded to high schools; high school strategies which are positively affecting the achievement gap; effective models of high school reform; and what parents should be doing to help their middle school- and high school-aged children succeed in the new school year. To participate, locate a facility with satellite downlink capabilities, call your local cable access station or school board channel and give them the satellite coordinates, or visit the site’s Registration Gateway for local viewing options. Registration is required.
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