2014 Conference Theme - Catalyst for Change
2014 Conference Times - Noon on Tuesday. October 14, through Noon, Thursday, October 16, 2014
2014 Conference Fee - $100 (A purchase order number is required when paying by purchase order)
You are invited to register for Ohio’s 2014 Special Education Leadership Conference. The theme of this year’s Conference is Catalyst for Change.
Registration for the Conference opens at 11 AM on Tuesday, October 14, and Tuesday’s sessions are from 1 - 5:00 PM. The Conference fee is $100 for all or any of the days of the Conference. A purchase order number is needed when registering with a PO. Registration is not complete until payment is received.
Dr. Sue Zake, Director of the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC), will open the Conference at 1:00 PM on Tuesday October 14, 2014 and will provide OEC updates and share other information pertinent to Ohio’s children with disabilities. Dr. Zake will also present the 2014 Kathe Shelby Leadership Award to the selected recipient.
Phillip Moses, Associate Director of The National Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) and Floyd Witherspoon, Associate Dean for Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs and Professor, Capital University Law School will follow with a “kick-off” session for Dispute Resolution, one of the themes of the Conference. The title is The Evolving Landscape of Dispute Resolution in Special Education.
On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Dr. Richard Ross, Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education (ODE), has been invited to welcome and address Conference attendees. Phyllis Hunter, international educational consultant and author, will deliver the keynote. Her most recent book is It’s Not Complicated! What I Know for Sure About Helping our Students of Color Become Successful Readers.
Over the next day and a half attendees have a choice of three different Master Sessions; 20 sessions (some repeated) by ODE/OEC staff members & invited presenters; 39 Breakout Sessions (some repeated); 3 Poster Sessions, and 3 Roundtable Discussions on PR-01, Guidance, and SSIP. Organization meetings will begin at 5:00 PM on Wednesday.
Master Session presenters include Phyllis Hunter; Dr. Mark Shinn whose areas of specific expertise are scientifically based basic skills progress monitoring and screening, particularly when applied in a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RtI) will present Where’s the Math in RtI? and Dr. Eric Hartwig who will present on The Transformation Leader: What It Takes to Prepare Your Staff for Change.
On Thursday, October 16th, sessions begin at 9:00 AM following a continental breakfast. There is a choice of two new ODE/OEC sessions, a session on The Developing Brain - New Perspectives from the World of Brain Sciences by Dr. Timothy Callahan, eight ODE/OEC sessions that were also presented on Wednesday, and nine other Breakout sessions. The closing general session on Thursday will feature Bernadette Laughlin, Due Process Coordinator, Office for Exceptional Children, who will present on Resolving Disputes During the Resolution Period. This presentation will focus on resolving disputes during the resolution period including the use of mediation and facilitation to assist parents and districts in building a communication bridge.
Ashland University is offering one credit hour for the Conference. A representative from Ashland will be at the Conference to provide information and to register and accept payment from those interested in the credit.
Those willing to volunteer at the Conference are eligible for
Complete and submit this volunteer form as soon as possible and by September 19, 2014 at the latest.
Conference participants typically include Special Education Directors, Supervisors, Coordinators, other administrative professionals, Special Education instructional personnel, general education teachers, parents, and representatives from organizations.
Both commercial and non-profit exhibitors and some of ODE’s Funded Projects will showcase their latest products and services. Select vendors will conduct hands-on sessions giving participants opportunities to learn more about their research and services.
Ohio's Annual Special Education Leadership Conference provides high quality professional development offered by the Office for Exceptional Children. Special educators and others have the opportunity to share their expertise with others, network with colleagues, and learn new strategies to improve their efforts to be catalysts for change as they support children with disabilities.
From Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00 PM through Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 PM
Greater Columbus Convention Center400 North High StreetColumbus, Ohio 43215614-827-2661
Ohio's Office for Exceptional Children
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