Special Education Leadership

Special Education Leadership Academy Schedule and Presenters

  • June 12th, 2018
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ACT 48 Credit Hours

Monday, July 16, 2018 Blueprint for Success

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Keynote: Refining Your Superpower

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
An Update on Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Leading by Convening: The Human Side of Practice Change

Tuesday Morning, July 17, 2018 Digging Deep for a Solid Foundation

8:15 am – 10:00 am
UDL, Cyber and Beyond
Transition to College for Students with Autism: The Role of the School System
Getting to the Roots of 1306

10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Exploring without leaving the Chair: A Mindful Education (repeated at 1:15 p.m.)
Achieving Equitable Disciplinary Practices through Culturally Responsive PBIS
Digging Deeper into the Changing Landscape of Secondary Transition
Implementing an MTSS Approach for Therapy Services and Behavioral Health

Tuesday Afternoon, July 17, 2018 Building Blocks for Success

1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Exploring without leaving the Chair: A Mindful Education (2nd session)
Case Law: What Would You Do? (repeated at 3:00 p.m.)
How to Plan to Increase Graduation Rates and Decrease Dropout Rates in Pennsylvania

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Case Law: What Would You Do? (2nd session)
Building Blocks for MAXimum Success

Wednesday Morning, July 18, 2018 Raising the Ceiling

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Special Education: Expanding Information, Establishing Support

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The IDEA SPP – A Framework for Improving Compliance and Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
The Statewide Family Network: A Resource for Administrators
Statewide Assessment and Accountability 101: Understanding PASA Requirements and Procedures
Lesson in the Law: Top 10 Section 504 Myths

10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Take Control of What’s in Your Control (Novice session)
Hot Topics: What is Happening in the Field (Veteran session)

Wednesday Afternoon, July 18, 2018 Opening the Door for All Students

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

What Can Be Difficult About Working in a Charter School?
Rebuilding the IEP Team After Conflict: Using Restorative Practices to Reset Team Dynamics

1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How to be a Special Education PRO (Proactive, Responsive and Organized)

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Role of the LEA in School Improvement
Using Case Study to Guide Professional Development for Accountability and Consistency in Practice

Thursday Morning, July 19, 2018 Finishing Touches

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Special Ed. Caselaw Year-in-Review: Tips, Tools, and Takeaways

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Closing Keynote

Tell Me Again…WINTK

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