2013 State Superintendent's Conference on Special Education & Pupil Services Leadership Issues

29th Annual Conference, November 19-20, 2013

Conference Materials

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
10:15 am Sectionals 1:00 pm Sectionals 2:45 pm Sectionals
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:00 am Sectionals

11:15 am Sectionals

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

 

Keynote Presentation - Lessons Learned in Dropout Prevention/Intervention: Creating a Seamless System Across the “Essential Six”

            Sandra Covington Smith, PhD

  Handout: Lessons Learned in Dropout Prevention/Intervention

10:15 am Sectionals

Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Culturally Responsive Practices within a Multi-Level System of Supports: Reaching ALL Students

            Andreal Davis and Dana McConnell

Handout: Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Culturally Responsive Practices within a Multi-Level System of Supports: Reaching ALL Students

Mental Health Services for Wisconsin Youth

            Joyce Allen, Bureau Director and Rebecca Wigg-Ninham

            Handout: Mental Health Services for Wisconsin Youth

Sherlock Holmes Meets Dr. Seuss: Using Data to Tell Stories and Using Stories to Understand Data

            Kenneth Donahue

            Handout:  Sherlock Holmes Meets Dr. Seuss

Structuring Individualized Education Program (IEP) Teams to Effectively Address Behavior Through Functional Behavior Assessment

            Teri Dary and Daniel Parker

Handout:  Structuring IEP Teams to Effectively Address Behavior Through Functional Behavior Assessment

Handout:  Scaffolding Behavior for Student Success: Moving Beyond Seclusion and Restraint

Handout:  Getting Started: Ten Things You Can Do Today To Address Behavior Concerns in Your Classroom

Restorative Practices in High School: Circle Conferencing

            Lonna Stoltzfus and Students from LaFollette High School

            Panel discussion. There will not be handouts.

From A to Z: Effective Tools in Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities

            Sandra Covington Smith, PhD

            Handouts not received.

Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Update

            Kathryn Bush, Kathy Laffin, and Paula Volpiansky

            Handout:  Specific Learning Disabilities Criteria Update

  Handout:  What Districts Must Have in Place to Implement the SLD Insufficient Progress Criterion

            Handout:  Summary of Sample Special Education Forms: Revisions/New

            Handout:  New SLD Eligibility Forms:  ER- 2A

            Handout:  New SLD Eligibility Forms:  ER- 2B

            Handout:  New SLD Eligibility Forms:  ER -2C

            Handout:  Guidance and Instructions for Completing the New SLD Sample Forms

1:00 pm Sectionals

The Special Education Mediation and Individualized Education Program (IEP) Facilitation Options: How Parents and Schools Resolve Disputes

            Nissan Bar-Lev, Jane Burns, and Jan Serak

            Handout:  WSEMS and Dispute Resolution Options

Wisconsin Legal Updates

            Janet Jenkins, Paul Sherman, and Patricia Williams

            Handout: Legal Updates

Trauma Sensitive Principles and Practices in Kenosha Unified Schools

            Pamela Black, Susan Valeri, and Brian Wolf, PhD

            Handouts not received.

Reducing the Use of Exclusionary Discipline

            Beth Herman-Ukasick, Steve High, Shawn Kane, and Quiana Polk

            Handout:  Minority Youth Programs - School District of Janesville

  Handout:  Reducing Out of School Suspensions at Northwestern High School

Student Records: What Are the Responsibilities of School Districts?

            Nic Dibble

            Handout:  Categories of Pupil Records

            Handout:  Student Records: What are the Responsibility of School Districts

            Handout:  Subpoenas and Court Orders Related to Student Records

Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Update

            Kathryn Bush, Kathy Laffin, and Paula Volpiansky

            Handout:  Specific Learning Disabilities Criteria Update

  Handout:  What Districts Must Have in Place to Implement the SLD Insufficient Progress Criterion

            Handout:  Summary of Sample Special Education Forms: Revisions/New

            Handout:  New SLD Eligibility Forms:  ER- 2A

            Handout:  New SLD Eligibility Forms:  ER- 2B

            Handout:  New SLD Eligibility Forms:  ER -2C

            Handout:  Guidance and Instructions for Completing the New SLD Sample Forms

2:45 pm Sectionals

Use of Consent within a Response to Intervention (RtI) System

            Kathryn Bush

            Handout:  Use of Consent within a Response to Intervention (RtI) System

            Handout:  Use of Notification and Consent within an RtI System

Wisconsin Legal Updates

            Janet Jenkins, Paul Sherman, and Patricia Williams

  Handout: Legal Updates.

New Assessments; Implications for Students with Disabilities

            Troy Couillard

            Handout:  New Assessments in Wisconsin

Family Engagement, RtI, PBIS, and Indicator 3

            Panel of six

Handout:  Family Guide to Response to Intervention

Handout:  What is Response to Intervention? Parent/Guardian Information Brochure

Handout:  Serving on Groups That Make Decisions:  A Guide for Families

Handout:  Family Engagement Pilot Agreement

Handout:  Family Engagement Action Plan

Handout:  Family Engagement Checklist: Follow-up Guiding Questions Document

Handout:  Family Engagement Survey for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Response to Intervention (RtI)

Handout:  Family/Parents Engagement Items in RtI Behavior and Academic Assessments

Handout:  Family Engagement Checklist

Handout:  Parent Teacher Conference (PTC) Survey with Parents

Handout:  Family/Parents Engagement Items in RtI Behavior and Academic Assessments

Handout:  How to Help Your Kids Succeed in School: Tips and Activities for Parents of Preschool to Grade 5 Kids

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 1 Communication Integrity Checklist

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 1 Communication Participant Handouts

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 2 IEP Practices Integrity Checklist

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 2 IEP Practices Participant Handouts

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 4 Behavior Strategies Integrity Checklist

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 4 Behavior Strategies Participant Handouts

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 5 Reading Strategies Integrity Checklists

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 5 Reading Strategies Participant Handouts

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 6 Math Strategies Integrity Checklists

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 6 Math Strategies Participant Handouts

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 7 Homework Strategies Participant Handouts

Handout:  NCSEAM Module 7 Homework Strategies Integrity Checklist

Freshmen Transition Experience

            Shelly Learned

            For more information go to www.boomerangproject.com.

Transition Improvement Grant (TIG)

            Wendi Dawson and Mary Kampa

  Handout:  Creating a Transition Improvement Plan (TIP) Using the Predictors of Post School Success

 

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

 

Keynote Presentation - 2012-13 Special Education Law Year in Review

            Jose Martín, JD

            Handout:  Review of Selected Current Issues in Special Education Law

10:00 am Sectionals

Current Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

            Dr. Clarence Chou and Dr. Jennifer Saul

            Handout:  Selected Changes to DSM-5 in the Pediatric Population

            Handout:  Schools, Learning, and Young Brains

Tools to Create and Sustain Safe & Successful Schools

            Tracy Herlitzke, Jackie Schoening, and Carol Zabel

Handout:  WI Safe and Healthy Schools Center Training and Technical Assistance Center

Handout:  Wisconsin Safe & Healthy Schools Center Resources for Special Education and Pupil Service Professionals

            Handout:  Alcohol and Other Drug Warning Signs

Response to Intervention (RtI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Working Together to Engage All Learners

            Dana McConnell and Jolene Troia

            Handout:  RtI and UDL Working Together to Engage All Learners

            Handout:  Universal design for Learning Guidelines

Academic and Career Planning: Navigation to Help Students Recognize, Explore, Plan, and Drive

            Gregg Curtis, Aundrea Kerkenbush, and Suzan Van Beaver

            Handout:  Academic and Career Planning for College and Career-Ready Graduates

Student Discipline Under the IDEA: A Review of the Role of FBAs and BIPs, and a Simplified Approach to Understanding the Fundamental Rules

            Jose Martín, JD                     

            Handout:  Student Discipline Under the IDEA

Using Data WISEly

            Judy Sargent

            Handout:  Using Data WISEly

11:15 am Sectionals

Wisconsin's Dropout Early Warning System (DEWS)

             Jared Knowles and Doug White

            Handout:  DPI Dropout Early Warning System Action Guide

            Handout:  DPI Dropout Early Warning System Checklist

            Handout:  DPI Dropout Early Warning System Fact Sheet

Steps and Strategies for Developing a School and Community Bullying Prevention Program that Works

            Bridget Clementi and Richard O. Schafer, PhD

            Handout:  Developing an Effective School and Community Bullying Prevention Program

Meeting Children’s Sensory Needs to Reduce Problem Behavior – Using Your Sensory Tool Kit

            Rachel Deterding and Kate Dvorak

            Handout:  Addressing Behavior Issues from a Sensory Point of View

            Handout:  Quick Fixes to Undesirable Behavior Related to Sensory Integration

            Handout:  Scenario Activities

OSEP's Results Driven Accountability –An Overview and Considerations for Stakeholders

            Arlene Russell

            Handouts not received.

Student Discipline Under the IDEA: A Review of the Role of FBAs and BIPs, and a Simplified Approach to Understanding the Fundamental Rules

            Jose Martín, JD

            Handout:  Student Discipline Under the IDEA

Updates on the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment

            Daryl Mellard

            Handout:  Updates on the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment

 

 

For questions about this information, contact Sherri Honaker (608) 267-2063