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CEC 2014 Annual Convention And Expo
 
Philadelphia, PA
4/9/2014 - 4/12/2014

 

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014Collapse
 
Registration fee covers the Opening General Session (5:00-6:30 p.m.) and President's Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall (6:30-8:00 p.m.) on Wednesday, April 9, and sessions on Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12, 2014

4/9/2014 - 4/12/2014
9:00 AM
Workshop 1: Colleague-to-Colleague Helping: Beyond the Quick Fix Leader: Stuart Gerber, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven Colleagues typically turn to one another for help in working with students who have special needs. However, informal support for evryday work problems is often given on the run with hit-or-miss, quick fix advice. Learn how to replace the quick fix with a fast, systematic, and empowering process that utilizes procedures from teaching, counseling and consulting.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP 10A: Program Developer Workshop: How to Prepare the Program Recognition Reports The CEC Program Developer Workshop assists individuals in the development of CEC Preparation Program Recognition Reports. Participants will interact with colleagues and the consultants and learn the components of a performance-based teacher preparation program. All participants completing the workshop will receive What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics Standards and Guidelines and the CEC Program Developer Resource manual. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: o Understand the CEC program recognition report process and cycle. o Discuss the essential elements of a program report. o Develop program performance-based assessments. o Align program assessments with major elements of the CEC Content Standards. o Collect and analyze program data on their candidates. o Use data to analyze current program strengths and weaknesses. o Present aggregated data. o Develop the program report. o Identify exemplars of program recognition report components, and tips for high quality program recognition reports. o Identify resources for further support in developing a program report.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP 10B: Program Reviewer Workshop: How to Review CEC Program Recognition Reports (No cost for approved applicants for Program Reviewer Workshop) Leader: Christy Hooser, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston The CEC Preparation Program Review Report Reviewer Workshop is designed to assist individuals preparing to become a CEC Preparation Program Reviewer. Participants learn to review CEC Preparation Program Recognition Reports on the preparation of special education professionals and to prepare CEC Program Review Reports. Principles for and examples of performance-based program review, strategies for efficiently reviewing reports, and examples and strategies for successfully writing the sections of the CEC Program Recognition Review will be presented and discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues and the consultant. All participants completing the workshop will receive What Every Special Educator Must Know: Ethics Standards and Guidelines and the CEC Program Developer Resource manual. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: œExplain the steps and components in reviewing a CEC Preparation Program Recognition Report. œAssure program assessments align with the major elements of the CEC Content Standards as informed by the appropriate specialty set(s). œReview special education preparation programs for CEC recognition. œDetermine if the program data demonstrates candidate mastery and if the data informs program improvement. œDescribe how to obtain further support in developing a CEC Program Review Report. Who Should Attend? Special education college higher education personnel preparing to become a CEC Program Reviewer. You must be prior approved to become a program reviewer. Please complete the CEC Program Reviewer application and submit it, along with your vita, to prostandards@cec.sped.org prior to the workshop. You will be notified when your application is approved.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 11: (1/2 Day) 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Exceeding the Standard: A Practical Guide to Developing and Implementing IEP Goals Aligned with the Common Core Leader: Jessica Yates, Regional School Unit #13, Rockland, Maine Looking through the lens of a special educator and a district level administrator, the presenter will delve into the process of writing IEP goals aligned with grade level Common Core State Standards as a means to ensure all students achieve college and career readiness. You will explore both the rationale for writing aligned IEP goals and details about the functionality of these efforts at the local level. In addition, you will receive an introduction to goal construction techniques, familiarize yourself with provided tools, and engage in supported practice writing grade-level aligned goals.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 12: (1/2 Day) 9:00 a.m.- Noon LEADING THE CO-TEACHING DANCE: STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING TEAM OUTCOMES (materials fee added) Leaders: Lisa Dieker, University of Central Florida, Orlando; Wendy Murawski, California State University, Northridge When observing co-teaching for feedback and evaluation purposes, administrators, co-teaching teams, and school leaders need to know what they are looking, listening, and asking for. The presenters will clarify the approaches to coinstruction and help identify potential problem areas, as well as discuss how to work with conflict situations. Each participant will receive a copy of the best-selling CEC publication Leading the Co-Teaching Dance.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 13: LIFE CENTERED EDUCATION • CEC’S NEWLY REVISED LIFE SKILLS CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT WEB PORTAL (9:00 a.m. • noon, materials fee added) Leader: Kathleen McLane, Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, Va. Attend this workshop and learn about the processes and procedures for implementing the assessment and instructional components of the Life Centered Education curriculum, a comprehensive and effective classroom, home, and community-based curriculum designed to prepare students to function independently and productively.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 15 (1/2 day)-WHAT EVERY EDUCATOR NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE COMING CHANGES TO SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICY (9:00 a.m. • noon) Leaders: Deborah Ziegler and Kim Hymes, Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, Va. In this wide ranging presentation, CEC’s Policy and Advocacy team will analyze education policies currently under discussion in Washington, D.C., review the recent changes to education policy supported by the Administration and Congress and examine their impact on children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. The team will also review the status of the federal education budget and how it affects state and local programs. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences with new and pending federal policies.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP 17: RIGHT RESPONSE © Elements Certification Workshop (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) ** Leader: Steven Seiller, RIGHT RESPONSE ©, Woodinville, WA De-escalate anyone, anywhere, anytime after attending this one-day workshop with the skills to manage yourself in any crisis situation and universal principles which apply to any age person, any type of issue, and any setting. Harness the power of paralanguage in any situation. Prevent future problems with Postvention Learning. Keep safe with self-protection skills that don't rely on sheer strength and don't hurt the other person. See the full agenda at RightResponse.org/go/CEC2014 Learn the Cycle of Crisis Understanding and Response that you can use to de-escalate anyone, anywhere, anytime. Learn the Stress Cycle and what you need to avoid to be successful in de-escalation. Learn how hindsight improves foresight and how postvention prevents problems. Learn how to move yourself out of danger because it is easier to move yourself than the other person. Receive a 2-year certificate from this widely accepted crisis intervention training program. Who Should Attend? Early Childhood Interventionists, Special and General Educators, University Faculty, Administrators

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 2: Evidence-Based Early Identification and Intervetion Practices for Infants and Toddlers withASD and Their Families Leader: Samuel L. Odom, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is currently being diagnosed at very young ages, reaching well into infancy. In this workshop, you will learn about early identification and assessment practices, an approach to assessing the quality of early intervention programs, intervention practices that have evidence of efficacy (evidence-based practices or EBPs) and a process for linking IFSP outcomes and benchmarks to specific EBPs. Presenters will also discuss evidence-based comprehensive treatment models that have produced very positive outcomes for infant/toddlers with ASD and their families.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 3: EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES FOR VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Leader: Renee Greenfield, University of Hartford, Conn. It is essential that both monolingual and multilingual elementary students with language or learning disabilities receive evidence-based vocabulary instruction. In this workshop, you will examine explicit teaching methods and strategies and explore ways to integrate these strategies into practice. Workshop participants will work together to create contextappropriate strategy instruction plans.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 4: HAVING HARD CONVERSATIONS Leader: Jennifer Abrams, Palo Alto, Calif. As educators at all levels, we sometimes find ourselves in situations where difficult topics must be addressed. This interactive workshop addresses a wide range of situations and concerns, including communications with supervisors, peers, and parents. Learn how to speak with clarity and courage to directly address difficult situations within your schools or organizations, no matter what your role.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 5: iMAKE-AND-TAKE: CREATE YOUR OWN ACCESSIBLE CONTENT Leader: Alexandra Dunn, Upper Canada District School Board, Ottawa, Ont. Why wait for developers to design content to meet student goals? Armed with a class profile and student objectives, join our imagination stations and learn how you and your students can design your own accessible digital materials. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or share with neighbors as we explore how Apple accessibility and creativity apps can support universal design for learning principles • multiple means of representation, expression and engagement • so that ALL students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 can achieve academic and social participation.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 6: MULTI-TIERED INSTRUCTION, SUPPORT AND ASSESSMENT FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS: MAKING APPROPRIATE DECISIONS Leaders: Julie Esparza Brown, Portland State University, Ore.; Claudia Rinaldi, Education Development Center, Newton, Mass. Given the varying backgrounds and diversity of English learner students, schools are challenged to provide appropriate and effective instruction that leads to grade level achievement. You will learn about progress monitoring tools that are effective with ELs, a unique framework for enhancing interventions, as well as a framework for least biased Tier 3 assessment.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP 7: UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM THROUGH ART (Materials fee added) Leader: Beverly Levett Gerber, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven Presenters: Juliann B. Dorff, Kent State University, Ohio; Susan D. Loesl, Milwaukee Public Schools, Wis.; Lynne Horoschak, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, Pa. The visual language is Temple Grandin’s primary language. Grandin, a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism, states, “Many students with autism think in visual pictures and learn visually.” In fact, many on the spectrum have excelled in art, their visual language. This interactive workshop demonstrates how classroom teachers can encourage self-expression and communication through art. Understanding Students With Autism Through Art chapter authors share their teaching stories and art approaches, slides of student artwork, and hands-on art lessons and activities for students on the autism spectrum.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 8: SCHOOLWIDE AND CLASSROOM PROCEDURES FOR INCREASING STUDENT MOTIVATION AND REDUCING APATHY (EXHIBITOR WORKSHOP) Leader: Randy Sprick, Teaching Strategies, Eugene, Ore. “This student is just not motivated!” This workshop will examine motivation from an “expectancy times value” framework and will include specific strategies for teachers, administrators, and supervisors to use to increase students’ expectancy of success and for increasing students’ value of being successful—the two variables that can be manipulated to increase motivation. Learn successful techniques and strategies that can make a difference in student motivation and achievement. Participants will leave with behavior-intervention plans for improving the motivation of one or more students.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop 9: PARAEDUCATOR EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING, SUPERVISION AND EVALUATION: LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES Leader: Kent Gerlach, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash. This workshop will address some of the current legal and ethical issues involving employment, training, supervision and evaluation of paraeducators. Topics will focus on clarifying the appropriate role of paraeducators and the need for state and local policy regarding their role in instruction.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 9. Single Day only

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1:00 PM
SIX SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS) TO STUDENTS WITH MODERATE TO SEVERE DISABILITIES (1:00 • 4:00 p.m., materials fee added) Leader: Ginevra Courtade, University of Louisville, Ky. Presenters: Bree Jimenez, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Diane Browder, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Learn six instructional strategies to generate ideas for creating access to the CCSS and teaching to measurable, standards-based objectives that are relevant and meaningful for students with moderate and severe disabilities. Strategies include: Applying universal design for learning for ALL students; involving students in their own learning; using assistive technology; using systematic instruction; embedding instruction, inquiry science, and graphic organizers; and teaching to generalization.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM
Workshop 16--BEHAVIOR READINESS FOR THE GENERAL EDUCATION SETTING: THE STUDENT INVENTORY FOR BEHAVIOR SUPPORT (SIBS) HELPS MAKE THE DECISION (1:00 • 4:00 p.m., Exhibitor Workshop) Leader: John Caliso, Winsor Learning, St. Paul, Minn. Fifty-six percent of special education students now spend at least 80% of their in time in general education classes. Learn how you can determine their level of behavior readiness, and decide which interventions will help them succeed.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, 10 April 2014Collapse
 
7:30 AM
Site Visit 3A: AIM Academy 1200 River Road Conshohocken, PA 19428 Departs: 7:30 a.m. Returns: 11:00 a.m. Actual Program: 8:30-10:00 a.m. Tour Capacity: 20 Focus: Learning Disabilities; Research Description: The mission of the AIM Academy is to provide extraordinary educational opportunities to children with language-based learning differences and also to develop a center for educational excellence and professional development. When you visit our Academy, you will discover how it is changing the educational landscape of the Philadelphia region for children with learning differences and will also learn about the exciting opportunities for educators to access the latest research-based curriculum, technology, and training. Website: www.aimpa.org

7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM
Single Day Convention Registration - Thursday, April 10

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM
Site Visit 5: HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy 4400 Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19104 Departs: 9:00 a.m. Returns: Noon Actual Program: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Tour Capacity: 25 Focus: Students With Cerebral Palsy Description: HMS is located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia and serves school-age children and young adults through age 21 who have severe and multiple disabilities usually as a result of cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological impairment. Renowned for its success in empowering students, HMS's day and residential programs maximize achievement and promote independence. Every child flourishes in our nurturing, respectful environment. Website: http://hmsschool.com/

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, 11 April 2014Collapse
 
8:00 AM
Single Day Convention Registration - Friday, April 11

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday, 12 April 2014Collapse
 
8:00 AM
Single Day Convention Registration - Saturday, April 12

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM