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NASSP’s 91st Annual Conference and Exposition: Advocate, Lead, Achieve
Conference
February 23, 2007 - February 25, 2007
Las Vegas, NV
The 2007 National Association of Secondary School Principals conference will provide attendees—including middle level and high school principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders—the opportunity to improve and meld their advocacy and leadership skills with the end of raising student achievement.

Accessing Alliances: Disability Studies Across the Curriculum
Symposium
February 22, 2007 - February 23, 2007
Washington, DC
In recent years, Disability Studies has increasingly influenced scholarship across the university, particularly in the humanities and social sciences. Displacing a singular medical model for understanding disability, Disability Studies attends to the multiple ways that bodies, abilities, and disabilities have been represented culturally. This symposium will generate ongoing conversations about how to build Disability Studies alliances between Disability Studies faculty, professionals in disability support services, and students. Sponsored by The George Washington University and the Association on Higher Education And Disability.

Getting Kids in Sync: A Sensory Processing Approach to Challenges Associated with Autism, ADHD, Learning, and Behavior Disorders
Seminar
February 20, 2007
Chicago, IL
This seminar will teach participants the basics of sensory processing and ready-to-use strategies to support learning, attention, social and emotional relationships, and behavior in children with autism, ADHD, and learning and behavior disorders. Parents, therapists, and other professionals are invited to attend. Sponsored by SensoryTools.net.

19th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM: Tools, Techniques, and Strategies That Encourage Students to Graduate
Forum
February 18, 2007 - February 21, 2007
Myrtle Beach, SC
Educators at all levels are invited to attend the 19th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network. Attendees will learn about proven programs supported by evidence-based research in the areas of workforce preparation, literacy (helping struggling readers), attendance/truancy, teen pregnancy prevention, after-school programs, students with disabilities, resiliency, and service learning. The FORUM is designed to enhance the leadership skills of all adults who are working to strengthen interventions among schools, communities, and families, especially those in at-risk situations.

OSEP Regulations Implementation Meeting
Meeting
February 15, 2007 - February 16, 2007
Kansas City, MO
This OSEP Regulations Implementation Meeting is for Part B state directors and state staff, PTI and CPRC staff, TA&D Network directors and staff, and SPP Steering Committee members in Regions 3 (AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, OK, PR, TX, USVI) and 4 (IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, MO, OH, PA, WI). The meeting is designed to support states in their implementation of the Part B Final Regulations. Topics for each meeting will include discipline; IEPs, IEP Meetings, evaluations, and re-evaluations; private school children; Highly Qualified Teachers; procedural safeguards (due process procedures, procedural safeguards notice); monitoring and monitoring activities (technical assistance and enforcement); National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS); and Response to Intervention for the identification of specific learning disabilities, early intervening services.

2007 Conference on Inclusive Education: Create an Educational Masterpiece
Conference
February 15, 2007 - February 17, 2007
Denver, CO
Professionals who are committed to educational excellence for all students, who want to learn about successful alternatives to separate classrooms for students with disabilities, and who are looking for more strategies for supporting inclusion are encouraged to attend this conference, sponsored by PEAK Parent Center.

Resource Allocation to Support Student Achievement
Web-based Event
February 14, 2007
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM   (Pacific)
Some school funding dollars carry restrictions on their use while others may be used for many purposes. Planning how to spend each of these dollars to maximize the impact on student achievement and meet the goals and objectives of No Child Left Behind is critical, and can only be achieved when resources are used strategically to support fundamental changes in educational practice over time, changes that address specific identified needs at the school or district level. This session from Wested’s SchoolsMovingUp initiative will provide information on funding opportunities and demonstrate how to align resources to school improvement needs. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Learning Disabilities Association 44th Annual International Conference
Conference
February 14, 2007 - February 17, 2007
Pittsburgh, PA
Adults with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), parents of children with LD and ADHD, special education and general education teachers, principals, administrators, counselors, social workers, researchers, medical and mental health professionals, education policy advocates, and college student support personnel are invited to attend the 44th Annual Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Participants will learn about the latest LD research, learn effective teaching techniques and strategies, hear from leading experts in the LD field, learn about critical policy issues, and more.

The Big Four: A Framework for Improving Instruction that Leads to School Completion
Teleconference Call
February 13, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   (Eastern)
This presentation from the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities will describe a framework, The Big Four, which professional developers, coaches, and other educators can use as a starting point for improving instruction. The Big Four Framework of (a) Classroom Management, (b) Content Knowledge, (c) Direct Instruction, and (d) Formative Assessment provides a simple yet sophisticated way of analyzing critical variables in teaching and identifying next steps for improving teaching practices. Registration is required and a registration fee does apply.

OSEP Regulations Implementation Meeting
Meeting
February 12, 2007 - February 13, 2007
Los Angeles, CA
This OSEP Regulations Implementation Meeting is for Part B state directors and state staff, PTI and CPRC staff, TA&D Network directors and staff, and SPP Steering Committee members in Regions 5 (AZ, CO, BIA, KS, MT, NE, NM, ND, SD, UT, WY) and 6 (AK, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, WA, AS, GU, CNMI, FSM, RMI, Palau). The meeting is designed to support states in their implementation of the Part B Final Regulations. Topics for each meeting will include discipline; IEPs, IEP Meetings, evaluations, and re-evaluations; private school children; Highly Qualified Teachers; procedural safeguards (due process procedures, procedural safeguards notice); monitoring and monitoring activities (technical assistance and enforcement); National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS); and Response to Intervention for the identification of specific learning disabilities, early intervening services.

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