Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities
May 4, 2009 - May 5, 2009
Beginning annually in 1985, the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities provides international educational offerings for and from persons with disabilities, family members, researchers, service providers, policymakers, community leaders, advocates, and nationally recognized professionals in the various disciplines in the diverse field of disabilities.
International Conference on Self-Determination
May 3, 2009 - May 5, 2009
The Center for Self-Determination will hold the 2nd Annual International Conference on Self-Determination in Winston-Salem NC, May 3-5, 2009. More information, and registration are at the website.
Accessing the World through International Exchange
May 1, 2009
New York, NY
People in the U.S. disability community are invited for this one-day seminar and luncheon in New York City for a discussion of the “Who, What, Where and Why” of international exchange, including overseas cultural, educational, professional and volunteer programs, for U.S. students, teachers, professionals and others with disabilities. It is co-sponsored by Mobility International USA, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and the Institute of International Education. Registration Deadline: April 17, 2009.
After Graduation: Creating Opportunities for Employment, Education, and Community and Family Involvement
April 28, 2009
The Fifth Annual Chronic Illness and Postsecondary Educational Symposium, sponsored by DePaul University's Chronic Illness Initiative and held in Chicago, IL, will offer workshops and presentations on understanding the career aspirations and concerns of students with chronic illness. Available in pdf (1 page, 351 KB).
Getting Creative: Developing Hands-on Literacy Materials for Students with Severe Disabilities
April 21, 2009
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Mountain)
“Getting Creative: Developing Hands-on Literacy Materials for Students with Severe Disabilities,” will be presented by MaryAnn Demchak, Ph.D., of the University of Nevada-Reno. The webinars are sponsored by the Idaho Project for Children and Youth with Deaf-Blindness, Center on Disabilities and Human Development, University of Idaho-Boise and the Idaho State Department of Education, Special Education Section.
Making Progress on Essential Standards and Assessment Reforms
April 21, 2009
No Location Specified
As part of a series of WestEd-sponsored webinars related to education goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of the WestEd/CRESST Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center, will describe innovative state-level strategies to define, develop, and benchmark (nationally and internationally) rigorous college/career-ready core standards. These strategies include considerations for English learners, students with disabilities, and low-performing students.
Positive Behavior Support Webinar Series
April 15, 2009 - May 20, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
Topics and speakers include: Introduction to Positive Behavior Support (Sharon Lohrmann), School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (Rob Horner), Key Elements of Functional Behavioral Assessments (Rob O'Neill), Designing Antecedent Support Strategies (Marti Snell), Selecting and Teaching Alternatives to Problem Behavior (Dan Crimmins), Using Social Praise and Reinforcement Strategies Effectively and Respectfully (Rose Iovannone). Participants can take individual sessions (April 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20) or sign up for the whole series. For more info visit the website or contact: Karen Buford at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 202-540-9014.
Ready by 21 Webinar: Using a Results Framework for Child & Youth Outcomes
April 7, 2009
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Considering the heightened focus on data-driven decision making, this latest webinar in the Ready by 21 Webinar Series will explore the latest developments in tracking youth indicators and outcomes, will look at best practice examples from states, and highlight new and proven ways to develop a balanced range of both positive and negative youth indicators.
Council for Exceptional Children’s 2009 Convention and Expo
April 1, 2009 - April 4, 2009
CEC’s 2009 Convention and Expo will discuss the latest issues in special and gifted education, share teaching strategies, and explore the latest special education legislation and trends and in new products and services in the exhibit hall, for those working with children with exceptionalities and their families.
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April 1, 2009 - May 20, 2009
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern)
The National Youth leadership Council is sponsoring a series of webinars on service learning (each offered with two sessions, 12:00-1:00 and 4:00-5:00 pm, Eastern). The April 1 webinar, “NYLC Service Learning Then and Now,” is on the integral role of service learning in education history and development and on examples of successful curricular and co-curricular programs. The April 22 webinar, “Service Learning Research,” is on research into the latest trends in service learning and how to translate research into policies and practices. The May 20 webinar, “Service Learning Curriculum in Practice,” is on the NYLC Generator School Network, a community of schools committed to best practices in service learning. More information is on the website, under “Upcoming Events.”
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