Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Achieving Shared Goals Through Systematic Integration of Education and Mental Health
November 15, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern)
This teleconference will explore the evidence base for school mental health services and the differences between programs and systemic change in the school arena. It will also address how youth-guided policies and services contribute to the overall integration of school and mental health. Presented by the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Making Standards-based Lessons Understandable for English Learners: The SIOP Model
November 8, 2007
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
In this interactive online presentation from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative, Jana Echevarria, Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach, will present the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model of instruction, which provides a research-based approach for making standards-based lessons understandable for English learners. With an emphasis on engaging learners and providing opportunities for students to use academic English in meaningful ways, SIOP offers a framework for organizing lessons. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Partnership for Youth Transition Overview and Lessons Learned
November 7, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern)
In 2002, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education awarded $2.5 million annually for each of four years to five communities/counties across the nation to develop the Partnership for Youth Transition (PYT) initiative. The sites were to develop, implement, stabilize, and document models of comprehensive transition systems to improve outcomes for young adults ages 14-25 with Serious Emotional Disturbance/Serious Mental Illness as they enter adulthood. This teleconference will highlight the development, implementation, and preliminary evaluation of the systems developed by the PYT sites. Participation is free.
10th Annual Accessing Higher Ground: Accessible Media, Web, and Technology Conference for Education, Businesses, and Web and Media Designers
November 6, 2007 - November 9, 2007
The annual Accessing Higher Ground conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of assistive technology in the university and college setting for people with sensory, physical, and learning disabilities. Other topics include legal and policy issues, including ADA and Section 508 compliance, and making campus media and information resources—including Web pages and library resources—accessible. Sponsored by Disability Services at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Foreign Language and Disability TeleTraining
November 5, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
Participants in this TeleTraining will learn the tools for creating inclusive foreign language classrooms and overseas study programs. Foreign language professors will share adaptive technologies, teaching methodologies, and theoretical overviews that address the broad spectrum of language learners with and without disabilities. Sponsored by the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Teaching Digital Natives: Technology Tools for the Classroom
November 1, 2007 - November 30, 2007
No Location Specified
Although awareness of the expanded possibilities that technology tools offer for individualization of learning, personal planning, and academic collaboration is growing, making technology an integral part of school systems has been slow to happen. Join the Family Center on Technology & Disability’s month-long online discussion of high-tech tools in the classroom, including benefits and barriers, claims and costs. The discussion will be moderated by AT experts Kirk Behnke and Scott Marfilius, who will share their insights on emerging technology tools, such as handheld computers, wireless Internet access, wikis, blogs, and virtual reality.
Leadership for Change: A Nation Without Dropouts
October 31, 2007 - November 4, 2007
One of the most daunting challenges facing our nation’s public education system is the high school dropout rate. Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, will host this conference specifically for those engaged in youth development, education reform, and community-strengthening efforts. At the conference, experts from both inside and out of the CIS network will share ideas, celebrate successes, and find new inspiration. The conference will include content specifically designed to help practitioners and leaders from the youth development sector increase the effectiveness of their work with youth.
NIMAS: Implementation Issues and Solutions
October 30, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Central)
This Webinar, offered by The Center for Implementing Technology in Education and Don Johnston, Inc., will be presented by Chuck Hitchcock, Chief Officer of Policy & Technology, Center for Applied Special Technology and Ruth Ziolkowski, President of Don Johnston, Inc. It will examine how the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) affects educators and school districts. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Engaging and Serving People of Color with Disabilities: Becoming Culturally Competent
October 30, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Central)
This event is part of a 5-week October 2007 Webinar series offered by TASH. In this session, directors of organizations providing direct services to individuals of color with disabilities will describe experiences of cultural dissonance on the part of both families and staff and how they affect relationships and service outcome. Approaches to becoming culturally competent will be described, and information on resources and technical assistance will be provided. Presenters will include Scott Shepard, Executive Director, Avenues Support Living Services; and Tawara Goode, Director, National Center for Cultural Competency, Georgetown University. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
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October 23, 2007
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Central)
This event is part of a 5-week October 2007 Webinar series offered by TASH. This session will examine the potential of various strategies to impact organizational culture and to increase participation by families of color. The contributions, challenges, and roles of the University Centers to strengthen ID/DD systems to respond to communities of color will also be discussed. Presenters will include: Barb Trader, Executive Director, TASH; David Tolleson, National Down Syndrome Congress; Sue Swenson, The ARC of the U.S.; and Royal Walker, Esq., President, University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.
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