Special Education Administrators' Fall Conference Scheduled
Posted: September 02, 2004
The West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Education annual Special Education Administrators’ Fall Conference has been scheduled for September 20 – 22, 2004 at the Embassy Suite Hotels and Conference Center.
The theme of this conference, “Changing Times, Changing Needs: Strategies for Improving Results,” will provide school leaders access to researched based curriculums through presentations on raising student achievement. County special education directors, Title I directors, test coordinators, superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, higher education, state agency personnel and parents are invited to participate. You can download the Registration Form here.
Conference Keynote Speakers
The Conference agenda features four (4) general sessions followed by a comprehensive mix of concurrent sessions that highlight successful strategies being implemented by districts across the state. The general sessions are:
- Monday, September 20, first general session, is Dr. Kevin McGrew, an educational psychologist from St. Cloud, Minnesota. He is the Director of the Institute for Applied Psychometrics who will address the relevance of cognitive ability information in the formation of appropriate academic expectations for students with cognitive disabilities.
- Monday, September 20, second general session, is Mr. Chauncey Veatch, National Teacher of the Year 2002 who will deliver a wonderful message which addresses access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities.
- Tuesday, September 21, third general session, is Dr. Robin Fogarty, know as the “teacher’s teacher”, who will provide participants with practical in strategies that transfer directly to the classroom.
- Wednesday, September 22, fourth general session, is Dr. Troy R. Justesen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), who will provide a Washington update on the status of IDEA reauthorization and No Child Left Behind legislation.