TED pre-conference on-line discussion

The Teacher Education Division of Council for Exceptional Children is fortunate to have Dr. Ann Turnbull and Dr. Mitchell Yell accept our invitation as the Keynote Speakers for the 2015 TED Conference. It is an honor to have such accomplished speakers provide insight into issues particularly relevant to our organization. They have graciously agreed to share their knowledge before the conference in an online discussion group. Participants will benefit from opportunities to exchange ideas, connect with colleagues, and broaden their knowledge on specialized topics that are the area of expertise of these two distinguished researchers. Please click here to learn more about this enhanced interaction with Dr. Ann Turnbull and Dr. Mitchel Yell before the conference. You can view the webpage at this address, however, we need the participants to use the following links to register so please do not put it in your announcements.

To register for the live online discussion group with Dr. Ann Turnbull, please go to this site for registration .

To register for the live online discussion group with Dr. Mitchell Yell, please go to this site for registration.

Goals:

  • Unique access to conference
  • To enhance the conference experience by providing an extended and enhanced/enriched interaction with Keynote Speakers
  • Interaction with leading and seminal researchers in the field focused around key articles and video presentations from the Keynote Speakers
  • Synchronous (scheduled virtual online discussion) and asynchronous (e.g. blog, video/Zaption) opportunities for interaction
  • Aligns with mission and vision of TED, including promotion of research-based practices, provision of professional development, and outreach for member engagement

Objectives:

  • Participants become familiar with the contributions of the Keynote Speaker(s) in special education teacher education
  • Participants will interact with peers and leaders in the field of special education teacher preparation.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to enhance the TED-CEC conference experience

DISES conference at University of Minho

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The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) and the University of Minho will convene an international conference in Braga, Portugal, from 14-17 July 2014. The conference will take as its theme “Embracing Inclusive Approaches” and will feature Arlene S. Kanter of Syracuse University and Luis de Miranda Correia, of the Instituto Português de Dislexia e outras Necessidades Especiais (Portuguese Institute of Dyslexia and other Special Needs) and the Associação Portuguesa para as Necessidades Especiais (Portuguese Association for Special Needs). Learn more by visiting the section of the DISES Web site devoted to the conference.

IASE call for proposals

The International Association of Special Education, in collaboration with the University of Lower Silesia, issued a call for proposals for its 14th biennial conference. Under the title “New Dimensions toward Education, Advocacy, and Collaboration for Individuals with Special Needs,” the conference will convene in Wroclaw, Poland, 21-25 June 2015. The accompanying PDF provides additional information about the conference and submitting proposals for presentations.

Webinar on Evidence-Based Practices

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Webinar: Everything You Wanted to Know About Evidence-Based Practices (and Shouldn’t be Afraid to Ask)

On 8 March 2011, CEC and the Division for Research are co-hosting a webinar on evidence-based practices that DR has developed as a service to its members and to other university faculty and their graduate students. The webinar, presented by Bryan Cook, the new chair of CEC’s Committee on Evidence-Based Practices, explores what evidence-based practice means for researchers, teacher educators, practitioners and administrators, and how evidence-based practices differ from other practices that claim to be research-based. As with CEC/DR’s previous webinars, one registration can be used for a group, as long as the group is using one computer. All you need is an internet connection, a speaker phone, and a computer projector, and your entire group can participate in the webinar. After the webinar is over, you will receive your own copy of the webinar file, which you can keep to re-show to classes or other groups at your convenience. With the CEC member discount, each webinar registration costs only $89.00.

Click here to register online at the CEC web site.

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Shining Stars conference in Virginia Beach

A coalition of groups concerned with early childhood education will hold its seventh annual conference in mid-July of 2010. Shining Stars: Charting the Future for Today’s Children will be held at the Cavalier Inn in Virginia Beach (VA, US). Click on the upcoming image to download a brochure or go to the Shining Stars conference website for more information.

LDA conference stipends available

The Learning Disabilities Association International (LDA) encourages young professionals committed to quality teaching in the Learning Disabilities field to apply for stipends to attend the LDA conference.

Four TEACHER EDUCATOR STIPENDS will be available for the 2010 International Learning Disabilities Association Conference, February 17-20, 2010, at Baltimore’s (MD, US) Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Two-person teams must come from the same institution and include one faculty member who trains teachers to work with children with LD and one who teaches general education courses taken by those teachers. The selected teams must attend all four days of the Conference and can be reimbursed for airfare, lodging, meal, and parking expenses up to $1,000 per team. Registration and Banquet fees are waived.
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Fall Learning Disabilities conference

The Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children will hold its annual conference in October of 2009 in Coronado (CA, US) near San Diego. There’s an all-star lineup of presenters who don’t just spray and pray; they conduct 3-hour workshops so that participants know how to implement practices in clinical and school settings.

Learn more: Click here.

Verano en Mexico

Verano en México 2009

Study abroad in the beautiful city of Guanajuato! On-site cultural and educational experiences and instruction will take place at the University of the Americas in Mexico City, the Universidad de Guanajuato, the Academia Falcon and in public school settings in Guanajuato, México. As part of the program, you will spend the first five days in Mexico City visiting such sites as the world-renowned National Museum of Anthropology, the pyramids at Teotíhuacan, the Frida Kahlo Museuem, the Ballet Folklórico, and the world famous Diego Rivera murals in the National Palace and the Secretary of Education. Participants also meet with educational officials from the Secretary of Education in Mexico City.  In Guanajuato, students are placed in regular and special education settings 20 hrs per week for four weeks in public schools. Coursework is provided by faculty from Chile, México, Perú, and the U.S.  This is an enriching educational experience that will provide an opportunity to reflect on your own cultural identity and professional practice. See the Verano en México brochure .

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DD conference in Portugal

Developmental Disorders: From Childhood to Adulthood

March 25-28, 2009

Cascais – Portugal

Child Development Centre

For more information go to: www.cadin.net

Contact: congressos _at _ cadin.net

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Submit your abstract Until January 31st

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Abstracts submitted until November, 30th will be evaluated before the end of the year.

Disability rights treaty

The International Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is holding a program and live Webcast entitled, “The New International Disability Rights Treaty And Why the Disability Community Should Care” on Wednesday, 17 September, from 2:00-3:15. The event, which is co-sponsored by Easter Seals, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, features presentations by Katherine Guernsey (attorney and adjunct professor, American University), Alison Hillman de Velásquez (director of Americas Programs, Mental Disability Rights International), and Elisabeth Doyle (health and disability practice at Powers, Pyles, Sutter, and Verville).

To register for the event, click here. Folks who can make it to the Easter Seals offices in Washington (DC, US) should contact Jennifer Dexter at (jdexter_at_easterseals.com) about reserving a seat. For more information, contact David Hutt of the National Disabilities Rights Network at david.hutt_at_ndrn.org.

To learn more about the CCD, click here.

Child and Adolescent Conference

International Child & Adolescent Conference XIV
November 6-8, 2008
Minneapolis, MN

Session Proposals Invited-Deadline extended to September 15

Colleagues and Friends:

The Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents and co-sponsors, the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), are pleased to present the biennial International Child and Adolescent Conference XIV on November 6-8, 2008 at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport-Mall of America Hotel. The conference theme is zxcvDecoding RTI-PBS-EBD to Improve Learning and Social Outcomes for Students.

This event will feature keynote addresses, in-depth workshops and topical strands. The conference is a transdisciplinary forum for individuals from education, mental health, juvenile justice and related fields to share information on effective interventions and programs for challenging children and youth.

Proposal deadline has been extended to September 15, 2008.

We are seeking proposals for a wide variety of presentations surrounding this theme from practitioners, administrators, researchers, trainers, advocates, parents, students and others who work in or with education, mental health, juvenile justice or related fields. You are invited to submit a proposal and participate in the program. Topical strands include: .Assessment/RTI * Autism Spectrum. Behavioral/Clinical Interventions * Coaching/mentoring/professional training * Community/Interagency Services * Curriculum and Instruction – Academic * Curriculum and Instruction – Social Development * Diversity and Culture * Families * Gender-specific Interventions * Hospital/Residential Services * Inclusion Services in General Education * Juvenile Justice/Secure Settings * Law/Policy/Research * Mental Health. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) * Transition

  • All proposals must be submitted on line at our website, www.behavioralinstitute.org
  • Click the conference logo on the home page and complete the requested information. Please note:
  • All presenters and co-presenters must register for the conference. BICA is unable to offer either an honorarium or a waiver of registration fees to program presenters. Presenters will be eligible for discounted registration rates. Your proposal is an acknowledgement of this requirement.
  • Acceptance of a proposal does not imply approval or support by BICA, its employees or Board of Directors or co-sponsoring organizations.

See the website for additional information about registration, lodging, program and exhibiting opportunities.

International Child and Adolescent Conference

International Child & Adolescent Conference Opportunities
November 6-8, 2008
Minneapolis, MN

Breakout Session Proposals & Scholarship Applications Invited
Colleagues and Friends:

The Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents and co-sponsors, the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), are pleased to present the biennial International Child and Adolescent Conference XIV on November 6-8, 2008 at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport-Mall of America Hotel.
The conference, began in 1982, is a transdisciplinary forum for individuals from education, mental health, juvenile justice and related fields along with families to share information on effective interventions and programs for troubled youth.

The theme for the 2008 conference is Decoding RTI-PBS-EBD to Improve Learning and Social Outcomes for Students. This event will feature keynote addresses, in-depth workshops and topical strands. This year’s event will highlight literacy and social competency. We are seeking proposals for a wide variety of presentations surrounding this theme from practitioners, administrators, researchers, trainers, advocates, parents, students and others who work in or with education, mental health, juvenile justice or related fields. You are invited to submit a proposal and participate in the program. All proposals must be submitted on line at our website, www.behavioralinstitute.org . Click the conference logo on the home page, then the call for proposals link and complete the requested information. The deadline is July 15, 2008. Note: all program participants are required to register for the conference. The registration form and featured speakers will be posted soon.

The Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents is also pleased to announce the call for applicants for the Institute’s biennial Tara Reilly Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is offered to encourage and assist an individual pursuing a career serving troubled youth. The applicant must have junior/senior or graduate student standing and must be enrolled in an accredited program for the 2008-09 school year in one of the following areas: a) special education; b) juvenile justice; c) mental health; or d) a related field with the intent to work with children and youth with behavioral challenges. The intent of the scholarship program is to encourage and assist persons choosing a career in direct service rather than administration or higher education. Additional information and application are on line at www.behavioralinstitue.org. The deadline is July 15, 2008.