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Summer Conference 2019

We are excited for this years summer conference for special educators.

Please see the attached details about each of the breakout sessions:
For a one page brief overview you can use this flier:

This years summer conference will be held August 5th at Elk Ridge Middle School 
Please sign up for the summer conference on JPLS
The course is:
101190
The section ID is:
115680

Registration/Breakfast 7:45-8:15

Introduction and Keynote 8:15- 10:30

Sarah Pinkelman Auditorium

Breakout Session 1             from 10:40-11:55

Title Presenter(s) Room Materials
Sarah Pinkelman (Administrative Strand)
Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say: Number Talks to Elicit Student Thinking Malia Hite, Ed D
Difficult Situations: Do’s and Don’ts for Staying Calm, Keeping the Peace, Following the Law Melisa Genaux
The Many Paths to Higher Education Richard Gonzalez, MBA
Higher Order Thinking Strategies for Students with severe Disabilities Jen Birrell, Jen Jarrard, Ami Shah, Ed.D
JSD UATT Basics: Referrals, Evaluations, AT Considerations, and Common Equipment Mark Gardner
Dynamic Assessment & Language Intervention for DLL – Evidence Based Assessment & Intervention Approaches Douglas B. Petersen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Student Learning McKinley Withers, Sharon Steadman, Holly Todd, Gayle Threet, Kevin Mossel, Alyssa Topham
It Takes Two To Talk - Preschool Focus Kimber Neddo
Lunch 11:55-1:00 Cafeteria
Breakout Session 2       1:00-2:15
Title Presenter Room Materials
Special Education Law Basics and Avoiding Litigation Joan Andrews
Productive Struggle for All: Supported Struggle for Mathematical Understanding Malia Hite, Ed.D.
Training Para-Educators: Going from 0 to 60 Christian Sabey, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Behavior Boot Camp: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Schools Keith Radley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP
Core Boards/CoughDrop Amelia
Tools and Strategies for a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom and School McKinley Withers, Sharon Steadman, Holly Todd, Gayle Threet, Kevin Mossel,     Alyssa Topham
Supporting the Development of Phonological Awareness: What, Why, and How Cindy Jones Ph.D., Nanette Watson Media Center
Language Arts Section – Secondary Brooke Anderson
Mindfulness for Young Children and for You – Preschool Focus  Brenda Straley
Snack Break Provided from JEA 2:15-2:30
Breakout Session 3          2:30- 3:45
Title Presenter Room Materials
Special Ed. JSD – Administrator Session Kim Lloyd
Data-Based Decisions: How to engage in this equitable practice Malia Hite, Ed.D.
Special Education Law Basics and Avoiding Litigation Joan Andrews
Difficult Situations – Do’s and Don’ts for Staying Calm, Keeping the Peace, Following the Law Melisa Genaux
FBAs and BIPs: Beyond completing the form Christian Sabey, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Evidence-based Strategies for Improving Social and Behavioral Outcomes for Students  with ADS Keith Radley Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP
End the RTI Guessing Game: What Works for ELs and Why Krista Mecham
How Teachers can use Text Structure to Improve Student Comprehension and Writing Cindy Jones Ph.D., Georgia Bunnell, Janet Breitenstein Media center
Reading Readiness Strategies that Work – Preschool Focus Michelle Lovell