Special Education Law Symposium
The Symposium will be offered on a non-credit basis, for Lehigh University graduate credit, Pennsylvania ACT 48 credit as well as Pennsylvania CLE hours. The Special Education Law Symposium will be held June 23-28 in Bethlehem, PA.
Please see the linked flyer for more information!
36th Annual Special Education Administrators' Conference
The 36th Annual SPED Administrators' Conference will be held September 22-24, 2013 at Tan-Tar-A Resort at Lake Ozark, MO.
Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Brian McNulty. Dr. Brian McNulty is Vice President, Leadership Development for The Leadership and Learning Center.
Dr. McNulty brings 30 years of experience as a nationally recognized educator in leadership development to his current position at the Leadership and Learning Center. Prior to this he served as the Vice President for Field Services at the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). Before coming to McREL, he was an Assistant Superintendent for Adams County School District 14, and the Assistant Commissioner of Education, for the Colorado Department of Education.
Dr. McNulty's work and writing have been featured in books, scholarly journals and periodicals throughout the world. An author of more than 40 publications, Dr. McNulty’s most recent books include, Leaders Make It Happen with Laura Besser (an AASA member book) and School Leadership that Works: from Research to Results, an ASCD best selling publication co-authored with Robert Marzano and Tim Waters.
Although Dr. McNulty is well known as a both a researcher and a keynote speaker, his primary work has focused on long-term intensive partnerships with schools, districts, state education agencies and educational service agencies in applying the current research to field based problems. His recent research has focused on developing continuous improvement frameworks based on data and inquiry.
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Missouri Youth Leadership Forum
The Governor's Council on Disability is now accepting applications for the Missouri Youth Leadership Forum July 21-24, 2013, at the University of Missouri-Columbia. This is a great opportunity for high school students with disabilities age 16 to 21 to learn about leadership skills and career development strategies and hear from outstanding mentors and speakers sharing their experiences with school and careers. The youth delegates make new friends from all over the state. The Forum is at no cost to participants.
For more information and the application, go to http://disability.mo.gov/gcd/ylf.htm. Deadline is April 1, 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact the Governor's Council on Disability at 800-877-8249.
IDEA, Part C State Plan - MO-CASE Response
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2013 Spring Law Conference
2013 Spring Law Conference
The 2013 Spring Law Conference was held on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Lodge of Four Season in Lake Ozarks, MO. Our distinguished speaker this year was Miriam Kurtzig Freedman. Miriam is an attorney, author and nationally known speaker on legal issues in special education. We would like to thank all of those that attended this conference. We look forward to seeing you again in the fall!
2012 Winter Institute
"Strategies for the Most Challenging Students: It Takes a TEAM!"
The 2012 Winter Institute was held in Kansas City on December 6-7, 2012. Thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kaye Otten, for a successful conference!
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