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We’re shining light on special education’s most important issues.

Watch the event live or watch the recordings later.

HOT TOPICS

  • Social-emotional learning
  • Teacher & staffing shortages
  • Trauma-informed care

COVID

  • Ensuring FAPE
  • Emerging legal issues
  • Recent court rulings

VIRTUAL LEARNING

  • Optimizing virtual education
  • Delivering online assessments
  • Providing related services online

Hear from some of special education’s most influential thought leaders.

Laurie VanderPloeg

Laurie VanderPloeg

OSEP Updates

This presentation will provide critical updates from the OSEP offices that should offer insight and clarity to educators trying to navigate through unprecedented challenges and difficult times.

 Dr. Eric Rossen

Dr. Eric Rossen

Applying a Trauma-Informed Approach to the IEP Process

This presentation will provide educators working with students with disabilities with strategies on how to apply trauma-informed approaches to the entire IEP development process, including evaluation team meetings, engaging caregivers, report writing, and the development of IEP present levels and goals.

Mindy Hintze

Mindy Hintze

Going Virtual: Strategies for Change Management

This session will break down how to tackle organizational change into effective, actionable tasks to help you manage the future with confidence.

 Phyllis Wolfram

Phyllis Wolfram

The Spirit of Special Education is Alive & Well

Despite the many challenges special educators face, there’s plenty of reason to believe that our best is yet to come. Come hear from one of Special Education’s most esteemed leaders why we should all be hopeful for the future.

 Jeremy Glauser

Jeremy Glauser

Beyond COVID-19: The Future of Virtual Education

With the spread of COVID-19, educators throughout the US were forced to shift to new modes of instruction. Even though many have struggled to adapt, it is becoming increasingly clear that K-12 education will never be the same. So come join eLuma Founder/CEO to discuss the role that virtual education will play in the future.

Dr. Perry Zirkel

Dr. Perry Zirkel

COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities: A Current Legal Overview

In this compelling session, Perry Zirkel, one of the nation’s foremost special education legal experts will provide a snapshot of the legal issues and decisions under the pandemic for students with disabilities. This is one that shouldn’t be missed.

Dr. Ellen R. Cohn

Dr. Ellen R. Cohn

Surviving Abrupt Conversions to Distance Education and Telerehabilitation in a COVID World

In this presentation, Ellen R. Cohn, one of the nation’s leading experts on telerehabilitation will share some key operational principles to survive and thrive in our new “remote” reality.

Dr.  Jane West

Dr. Jane West

The Ongoing Shortage of Special Educators: Challenges and Opportunities

This presentation will consider the parameters of the shortage, consequences of the shortage, policies which contribute to and seek to remedy the shortage and promising strategies for solutions.

 Dr. Sheldon Berman

Dr. Sheldon Berman

Effective Implementation of SEL

This session will focus on key strategies for implementing social-emotional learning so that it can be sustained over time. We will focus on such areas as policy, professional development, and practice and how to build a strong connection between social-emotional learning, culturally responsive instruction and equity.

 Dr. Kelly Grillo

Dr. Kelly Grillo

“PIVOT! Providing Instruction Virtually or Telephonically; What you need to know.”

In this session, the 2020 CEC Teacher of the Year will unpack many conversations at the classroom level from a national perspective, examine how educators moved from the theory of teaching virtually to deploying a strategy, identify where best practices met success, analyze common pitfalls, and conclude with practical strategies for the future.

Come join us as we move special education forward.

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