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Supporting Adolescent English Language learners through Response to Intervention
Web-based Event
May 27, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   (Eastern)
Latino schooling in the U.S. has long been characterized by high dropout rates and low college completion rates. Both problems have moderated over time, but a persistent educational attainment gap remains for English language learners (ELLs). Mid-City High School is a culturally and linguistically diverse school in a working class neighborhood. Frustrated by the students’ lack of progress and the high dropout rates among youth with and without disabilities, the staff established a plan for improving instruction for their ELLs, its centerpiece a Response to Intervention (RTI) model. As part of this effort, they are targeting ELLs’ vocabulary development and reading comprehension. In this seminar, Dr. Janette Klingner will discuss challenges faced by the staff at Mid-City High School and ways they addressed these challenges.

Virginia’s NEXT STEPS Transition Program for Families, Youth, and Professionals: Universal Design for Learning – a Pathway for Lifelong Learning
Web-based Event
May 17, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
May 17, 2010, 2:00-3:00 PM, Eastern Time (Webinar) The PEATC NEXT STEPS transition-training program offers free webinars to help families, youth with disabilities, and professionals develop effective partnerships while learning to tap into valuable community resources. With knowledge and partnership development skills, youth with disabilities and their families have an opportunity to plan a future of their own design. May 17, 2010, is “Universal Design for Learning – a Pathway for Lifelong Learning.”

RTI and Special Education: Putting It All Together
Web-based Event
May 13, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
Registration for Education Week’s free webinar on “RTI and Special Education: Putting It All Together” is now open. Response to intervention (RTI) and special education are typically separate programs in schools, yet they are closely linked, both in methodology and practice. This webinar will explore what schools can do to better coordinate and integrate the two. It will also focus on the potential roles of special education teachers in an RTI framework, how student data can be integrated and leveraged across intervention areas, the potential relationship between individualized education plans and RTI, and how special education classifications are best made under RTI. The webinar will also be available “on demand" anytime 24 hours after the event.

Keep It Real! Youth Leadership Development in Centers For Independent Living
Training
May 12, 2010 - May 14, 2010
Atlanta, GA
Presented by the Centers for Independent Living (IL), this training will be led by young leaders in the IL Movement who are experts at organizing their communities for change. Participants will gain tools for building successful youth leadership development programs, as trainers present initiatives from across the nation, best practices in the field, and strategies for recruiting youth and fostering meaningful involvement using the IL philosophy.

Whose Life Is It? Supporting Self-Determination and Transition of Youth with Disabilities Aging-Out of the Child Welfare System
Web-based Event
May 11, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   (Pacific)
The presentation will share research findings on the efficacy of “My Life,” an intervention designed to enhance the self-determination and adult outcomes of young people in foster care and special education. The presentation will also focus on the transition experiences of foster youth with disabilities and review information about current services for supporting their transition, such as Chafee and the Independent Living Program.

Virginia’s NEXT STEPS Transition Program for Families, Youth, and Professionals: The New Ticket To Work Program – What’s in it for Young People
Web-based Event
May 3, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The PEATC NEXT STEPS transition-training program offers free webinars to help families, youth with disabilities, and professionals develop effective partnerships while learning to tap into valuable community resources. With knowledge and partnership development skills, youth with disabilities and their families have an opportunity to plan a future of their own design. May 3, 2010, is “The New Ticket To Work Program – What’s in it for Young People.”

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability
Conference
April 27, 2010 - April 28, 2010
Columbus, OH
Sponsored by Ohio State University and held at the Columbus Campus, the Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability conference is intended to serve as a catalyst for positive change and a beginning point for collaborations with partners in education, business, public and social service. Each year a series of workshops provides a forum for individuals and organizations to expand their knowledge and perspectives, and an opportunity to increase community resources through collaboration. The workshops bring a diverse audience together to discuss the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences.

Council for Exceptional Children 2010 Convention and Expo
Conference
April 21, 2010 - April 24, 2010
Nashville, TN
The Council for Exceptional Children Convention and Expo is the largest professional development event dedicated to special and gifted education. It will be held in Nashville, TN, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. Advance registration rates will be available until April 2, 2010.

Wraparound Practice
Web-based Event
April 20, 2010
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM   (Pacific)
This webinar in the National Wraparound Webinar Series will discuss details on implementing a team-based wraparound model in individual communities, and options for training, coaching, and supervising core staff.

Parents as Essential Partners in Transition
Web-based Event
April 19, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
Parents are looking for options for their young adult children with high support needs as they transition from high school to life. As partners with adult service providers, parents can be the catalyst to ensure successful employment outcomes, but parents need help from service providers. Ann Turnbull from The Beach Center in Kansas University understands the struggles parents of young adults with high support needs face in staring down convention and identifying alternative employment paths. Prevailing myths about the role parents play in supporting adult children’s work opportunities are explored.

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