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Equity, Opportunity and Inclusion: 2007 TASH International Conference
Conference
December 6, 2007 - December 8, 2007
Seattle, WA
For over 30 years, the TASH conference has been the largest and most progressive conference in the nation focused on strategies for achieving equity, opportunities, and inclusion for people with disabilities. Attendees of TASH 2007 will renew their sense of community, re-ignite their passion for TASH's mission, learn practical information for immediate use, access the newest research findings and innovations, and get involved in current national issues and policy debates.

Ideas in Action: Baldwin Academy
Web-based Event
December 5, 2007
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
Baldwin Academy is an elementary school in La Puente, California with a high poverty, high minority student population that performs well above its peers. In this interactive presentation from WestEd’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative, school and district leaders interested in honing their instructional programs will learn from principal Bonnie Wilson about successful strategies at Baldwin. Topics will include Baldwin’s focus on shared decision-making and collaboration, providing professional learning opportunities, conducting ongoing analysis of data, and creating a culture of high expectations and extensive family involvement. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology
Web-based Event
December 4, 2007
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Central)
This Webinar from Don Johnston, Inc. and the Center for Implementing Technology in Education will share a successful model for implementing differentiated instruction with technology and provide a toolkit of resources, strategies, and practice guides to help participants differentiate planning, instruction, management, and student assessment. Presenters will include Judy Zorfass, Associate Center Director, Education Development Center, Inc.; and Jenna Wasson, Research Analyst, Center for Applied Special Technology. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Building Effective Youth Councils – How and Why To Do It
Web-based Event
December 3, 2007
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM   (Eastern)
This Forum for Youth Investment Webinar will offer an opportunity to hear from both youth and policymakers about the great work being done by youth councils (youth-led bodies that advise state and local policymakers) and the Forum for Youth Investment’s keys for effective youth councils, as outlined in its recent paper, “Building Effective Youth Councils.” Participation is free, but registration is required.

7th Annual Inclusive Schools Week
Observance
December 3, 2007 - December 7, 2007
No Location Specified
Inclusive Schools Week celebrates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to all students, including students with disabilities and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and provides an opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else must be done to ensure that schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children and youth. The theme of this year's observance, “Lessons from the World: Including All Children,” provides an opportunity to focus on both accomplishments and challenges associated with changing attitudes, practices, and policies toward better educational outcomes for students around the world.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology
Web-based Event
November 29, 2007
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM   (Central)
This Webinar from Don Johnston, Inc. and the Center for Implementing Technology in Education will share a successful model for implementing differentiated instruction with technology and provide a toolkit of resources, strategies, and practice guides to help participants differentiate planning, instruction, management, and student assessment. Presenters will include Judy Zorfass, Associate Center Director, Education Development Center, Inc.; and Jenna Wasson, Research Analyst, Center for Applied Special Technology. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Achieving Shared Goals Through Systematic Integration of Education and Mental Health
Teleconference Call
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
Web-based Event
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
Teleconference Call
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
Conference
November 6, 2007 - November 9, 2007
Boulder, CO
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.

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