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CEC 2015 Convention & Expo
 
San Diego, CA
4/8/2015 - 4/11/2015

 

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Wednesday, 08 April 2015Collapse
 
9:00 AM

4/8/2015 9:00 AM - 4/11/2015 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

4/8/2015 9:00 AM - 4/11/2015 3:15 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #10--Six Successful Strategies for Teaching CCSS to Students With Moderate to Severe Disabilities Leaders: Ginevra Courtade, University of Louisville, KY; Bree Jimenez, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Learn how to apply universal design of learning for all students, involve students in their own learning, use assistive technology and peer supports, translate research to practice, and teach to generalization. You'll come away better able to teach to measurable, standards-based objectives that are meaningful for students with moderate and severe disabilities.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #11--Using Technology for Executive Function Training for All Students Leaders: Roberta Strosnider and Valerie Sharpe, Towson University, MD All students can benefit from instruction in executive functioning from an early age. This workshop focuses on teaching executive function skills using technology in a universal design for learning environment. You will learn how to develop students' executive function skills using technology, integrating this training into lesson plans incorporating universal design principles.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #12--Behavior Support: Constructing a Schoolwide Climate of Responsibility and Motivation Leader: Randall Sprick, Safe & Civil Schools, Eugene, OR, Eugene, OR, This workshop offers a wealth of practical examples of successful behavior support procedures that reduce misbehavior while increasing student motivation and responsibility. You'll learn strategies for teaching responsible behavior in all school settings, as well as increasing the degree of consistency and positive intervention of all staff, and promoting districtwide sustainability.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP#16--What Every Educator Needs to Know About Coming Changes to Special Education Policy Leader: Deborah Ziegler, Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA In this wide-ranging presentation, CEC's Policy and Advocacy Director will analyze education policies currently under discussion in Washington, DC, 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.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP#17--Using Data-Driven Methods to Build Positive Behavior Support Plans Leader: John Caliso, Franklin Lakes Board of Education, Franklin Lakes, NJ For students who present educational or behavioral challenges, data from direct student observations can indicate the magnitude of support needed and increase pro-work behavior. The Student Inventory for Behavior Support (SIBS) offers a model to assess student readiness for the classroom and inform the development of IEPs, 504 plans, and RTI approaches for improved student outcomes.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #01--Co-Teaching: Beyond the Basics for Improved Student Outcomes Leaders: Marilyn Friend, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Lynne Cook, California State University, Dominguez Hills Take your co-teaching beyond the basics with evidence-based practices that contribute to co-teaching effectiveness and improved student outcomes. You'll learn about gathering and using data for instructional decision making, embedding specially designed instruction in co-taught classes, matching co-teaching approaches to student needs, improving planning and scheduling, and writing contemporary IEP goals for co-teaching.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #02--Closing the Arithmetic-to-Algebra Gap for Students With Disabilities Leader: Paul Riccomini, Pennsylvania State University, University Park This workshop provides guidance for educators and administrators on how best to teach students with disabilities and disadvantaged students who have traditionally struggled in mathematics. You'll review core principles of effective math programs, with emphasis on curricula and instructional supports that can accelerate learning and narrow the arithmetic-to-algebra achievement gap.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #03--Life Centered Education (LCE) Transition Curriculum: From Concept to Real-World Applications Leader: Ruth Mikulski, Berkshire Hills Music Academy Discover CEC's Life Centered Education (LCE) curriculum as a robust framework for comprehensive transition planning. Learn about the functionality of the LCE web portal and how to implement the curriculum's assessment and instructional components. Come prepared to discuss your school's situation and take away a plan to integrate LCE into your existing transition planning efforts.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #04--Developing Legally Defensible IEPs: What LEA Representatives Need to Know Leader: Julie Weatherly, Resolutions in Special Education, Inc., Mobile, AL This workshop provides information that LEA Representatives need to facilitate IEP meetings to ensure compliance with IDEA's requirements, while reducing the potential for legal disputes. Practical IEP legal 'do's and don'ts' based on real-life scenarios will be examined in detail to help you avoid common procedural and substantive errors in IEP development.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
Workshop#5--Explicit Instruction: Key to Prevention and Intervention Wednesday, April 8, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Anita L. Archer, PHD Learn how major findings from the past thirty years of research on explicit instruction can be translated into daily practice for both prevention of academic challenges and intervention. Scientifically-based practices for designing lessons, delivering instruction, and providing appropriate practice will be discussed, directly modeled, and practiced. Classroom videos will illustrate the major points.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #06--Culturally Responsive Teaching: What Does It Look Like? Leaders: Cathy Kea, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro; Stanley Trent, University of Virginia; Diane Rodriguez, Fordham University, New York, NY; Jose Luis Alvarado, California State University Monterey Bay, CA This workshop models culturally responsive teaching practices in the P-12 classroom. Specific attention is given to culturally responsive instruction, using parents to inform instruction and respectful disciplinary practices. Contextual factors such as teacher beliefs, implicit bias, and stereotype threat are also be explored.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP#7--Preparing Students With Disabilities to Succeed in College Leader: Elizabeth Hamblet, Columbia University, New York, NY With some basic knowledge and strategies, students with disabilities can successfully transition to college. This workshop provides critical information on what students need to know, including differences in the laws that apply to postsecondary education, the services, supports, and accommodations that will (and will not) be available, and skills that contribute to college success.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #08A--Program Developer Workshop: How to Prepare the Program Recognition Report Leader: Joni Baldwin, University of Dayton, OH In this interactive workshop, you'll learn the components of CEC Preparation Program Recognition Reports. All participants will receive CEC program developer resources. You'll come away better prepared to develop program performance-based assessments, align them with the CEC Content Standards, and prepare the final program report.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #08B--Program Reviewer Workshop: How to Review CEC Program Recognition Reports Leader: Christy Hooser, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, Note: This workshop is offered at no cost for approved applicants. Learn to review CEC Preparation Program Recognition Reports and to prepare CEC Program Review Reports. Principles for and examples of performance-based program review, and strategies for reviewing reports and for successfully writing the sections of the CEC Program Recognition Review will be discussed.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #09--Effective Supervision of Paraeducators: Why, What, and How Leaders: Ritu Chopra, University of Colorado, The PAR²A Center, Denver, CO; Caron Westland, University of Colorado Denver Increased employment of paraeducators has brought the issue of their effective supervision to the forefront, with implications for both teacher preparation and in-service professional development programs. In this workshop you'll learn about research-based supervisory functions, interactive tools, and methods for delivering supervision content to preservice and inservice special and general education teachers.

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM
WORKSHOP #13--Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence Leaders: Kelly Whalon, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Juliet Hart Barnett, Arizona State University, Tempe Learn to enhance the social competence of students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Evidence-based instructional strategies for students with varying skill levels in pre-K through high school will be shared, along with sample activities and supplemental materials for social skill development in areas including play, peer networking, and leisure

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM
WORKSHOP #14--Seven Issues Administrators Must Understand About Special Education Leader: David Bateman, Shippensburg University, PA, Shippensburg, PA, This workshop gives a focused, practical overview of seven key issues related to students with disabilities: the rise in emotional and behavioral disorders, disproportionality, discipline, least restrictive environment, identifying students eligible for 'other health impaired' services, serving students with 504 plans, and teacher/administrator accountability. The emphasis is on helping administrators mitigate problems and enhance achievement for all students.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, 09 April 2015Collapse
 
8:00 AM
11:30 AM
LUNCH EXPRESS With So Many Sessions, Who Has Time For Lunch? Not to worry! CEC has arranged for a LUNCH EXPRESS option in the Expo Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hungry CEC2015 attendees may choose from a Deli Sandwich or Gourmet Salad, along with a piece of fruit and bottled water. We’ll have a number of LUNCH EXPRESS stations set up for quick and easy access so you can grab your grub and enjoy your lunch while you explore the Expo Hall or get to your next session. If, you need a break, tables will be available. And, how’s this for flexibility: If you’re not feeling like a sandwich or a salad on any given day, you can redeem your daily ticket for items (up to $14.50 in value) at the Café in the Expo Hall. Pre-register now for Thursday, Friday and Saturday—tickets for LUNCH EXPRESS will not be available onsite. Lunch Express option is available at the time of registration.

11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, 10 April 2015Collapse
 
8:00 AM
11:30 AM
LUNCH EXPRESS With So Many Sessions, Who Has Time For Lunch? Not to worry! CEC has arranged for a LUNCH EXPRESS option in the Expo Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hungry CEC2015 attendees may choose from a Deli Sandwich or Gourmet Salad, along with a piece of fruit and bottled water. We’ll have a number of LUNCH EXPRESS stations set up for quick and easy access so you can grab your grub and enjoy your lunch while you explore the Expo Hall or get to your next session. If, you need a break, tables will be available. And, how’s this for flexibility: If you’re not feeling like a sandwich or a salad on any given day, you can redeem your daily ticket for items (up to $14.50 in value) at the Café in the Expo Hall. Pre-register now for Thursday, Friday and Saturday—tickets for LUNCH EXPRESS will not be available onsite. Lunch Express option is available at the time of registration.

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, 11 April 2015Collapse
 
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #15--Seven Issues Administrators Must Understand About Special Education Leader: David Bateman, Shippensburg University, PA, Shippensburg, PA, This workshop gives a focused, practical overview of seven key issues related to students with disabilities: the rise in emotional and behavioral disorders, disproportionality, discipline, least restrictive environment, identifying students eligible for 'other health impaired' services, serving students with 504 plans, and teacher/administrator accountability. The emphasis is on helping administrators mitigate problems and enhance achievement for all students.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM
WORKSHOP #18--One Breath at a Time: Social-Emotional Learning and Yoga in the Inclusive Classroom Leader: Carla Tantillo, Mindful Practices, Oak Park, IL Learn to use social-emotional learning (SEL) tools and yoga to create calmer and more inclusive classrooms and help exceptional children cool down, make more positive behavioral choices, and focus on learning. This workshop is ideal for educators as well as parents and families of children with disabilities.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM
LUNCH EXPRESS With So Many Sessions, Who Has Time For Lunch? Not to worry! CEC has arranged for a LUNCH EXPRESS option in the Expo Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hungry CEC2015 attendees may choose from a Deli Sandwich or Gourmet Salad, along with a piece of fruit and bottled water. We’ll have a number of LUNCH EXPRESS stations set up for quick and easy access so you can grab your grub and enjoy your lunch while you explore the Expo Hall or get to your next session. If, you need a break, tables will be available. And, how’s this for flexibility: If you’re not feeling like a sandwich or a salad on any given day, you can redeem your daily ticket for items (up to $14.50 in value) at the Café in the Expo Hall. Pre-register now for Thursday, Friday and Saturday—tickets for LUNCH EXPRESS will not be available onsite. Lunch Express option is available at the time of registration.

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM