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)
Registration ends October 3, 2014 - After that, register at the conference for $175 payable by check or credit card only
You are invited to register for Ohio’s 2014 Special Education Leadership Conference. The theme of this year’s Conference is Catalyst for Change. (For questions, contact Carol Daniels - firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-292-7510)
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) will present The Evolving Landscape of Dispute Resolution in Special Education and Floyd Witherspoon, Associate Dean for Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs and Professor, Capital University Law School will present Developing A Collaborative Approach to Resolving Disputes Between Parents & Schools Districts: The Neutral's Role in Building Bridges.
On Wednesday, October 15, 2014, Dr. Richard Ross, Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education (ODE), will welcome and address Conference attendees. Phyllis C. Hunter, international educational consultant and author, will deliver the keynote - Reading is the New Civil Right.
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 C. Hunter who will present It's Not Complicated! What I know about Helping All Students Become Successful Readers; Dr. Mark Shinn who 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 From Accommodations to Accessibility presented by Andrew Hinkle, Educational Consultant, Office for Exceptional Children; Amy Szymanski, Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research; Jan Rogers, Program Director, Assistive Technology Center, OCALI; Nicole Morris, NIMAS Coordinator, Center for the Instructional Supports & Accessible Materials (CISAM); Michael Roush, Technology Coordinator, School Improvement Consultant, SST 14; Karen Koehler, Science Teacher, Ohio State School for the Blind.
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.
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.
From Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00 PM through Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 PM
Greater Columbus Convention Center400 North High StreetColumbus, Ohio 43215
Ohio's Office for Exceptional Children
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