Date: October 14-15, 2019
Location: Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Monday, October 14, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Welcome and IntroductionsSuites C/D/E/F
9:15 am - 10:15 am
Keynote Speaker - Shelley MooreSuites C/D/E/F
10:15 am - 10:25 am
Q & A with Shelley MooreSuites C/D/E/F
10:35 am - 12:00 pm
Breakout session with Shelley MooreSuites C/D/E/F
12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
12:20 pm - 12:55 pm
DPI Updates Suites C/D/E/F
1:05 pm - 2:20 pm
2:20 pm - 2:35 pm
2:35 pm - 3:50 pm
Dr. Ruth Nyland and Paula JohnsonBanyan
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
8:00 am - 9:05 am
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Comprehensive Special Education Evaluation: A Renewed Focus on Student Needs DPI PresentersDPISuite B
This interactive workshop will support learning at all levels of experience and will be facilitated by several consultants from DPI who will provide small group discussion and support individualized interactive discussion and reflections on IEP development for both new and veteran educators.
IDEA has long required every sped evaluation to be comprehensive and outlines procedural and substantive requirements for IEP teams to follow. A comprehensive eval provides the foundation for developing an IEP that promotes student access, engagement and progress in general ed curriculum, instruction and environments. This workshop will provide an update on new resources developed by WI DPI that outline a framework for a comprehensive sped eval and resources to support the eval process. This workshop also allows time for educators to share ideas on assessment tips and strategies that lead to an understanding of the whole student so that an eval will identify a student's strengths and needs across six major domains that include social and emotional, health/physical, independence, cognitive, academic, and communication.
9:10 am - 10:10 am
The Power of the PITCrew Movement Tasha Schuh - Keynote BreakoutCypress
This session will be interactive, powerful and attendees will not want to miss it! Tasha will share about her passion of reaching children and youth with a message of resiliency and hope, how it applies to each staff member, and how they can implement mental health awareness and suicide prevention within their school. There will also be a time of Q & A at the end.
10:20 am - 11:25 am
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Power of PATH Keynote - Tasha SchuhSuites C/D/E/F
The race of life can often be riddled with obstacles challenges and difficulties. As a quadriplegic Tasha knows this firsthand. The experience she shares in this message will encourage you to keep pressing forward, to cross the finish line with each one of your goals, and to have hope for the future. Now is the time to do an assessment of your own life and recognize that you can live it to the fullest, as well as determine to overcome any circumstances or difficulty that you may encounter in your race. In this message listeners will take away:
- The importance of teamwork and surrounding yourself with the right people.
- Defining purpose and meeting your goals.
- Identifying PATH - Purpose, Attitude, Team, and Hope - in your own life.
- Knowing what true success is and crossing your finish lines to live a fulfilling life.
1:05 pm - 2:05 pm
1:05 pm - 2:10 pm
1:05 pm - 3:30 pm
WI-DPI Introduction to the College and Career Ready IEP Framework:Improving Outcomes for Students 3-21Cypress
This beginner level interactive workshop will be facilitated by several DPI consultants from DPI who will provide small group discussions and support individualized interactive discussion and reflections on IEP development.
College and Career Ready (CCR)IEPs, is the WI DPI framework for IEP development for students aged 3-21. This workshop provides an overview of the CCR IEP Five Beliefs and CCR IEP Five Step Process to support IEP teams in the development of IEPs that improve a student's access, engagement, and progress in age/grade level standards, curriculum, instruction, and environments.
The focus of this workshop will be on the application of Steps 1, 2 and 3 of the five step process (Understand student Achievement, Identify Effects of Disabibilty and Disability-Related Needs and Develop IEP goals). The workshop will also focus on how a well-developed IEP is a critical component in meeting the IDEA requirement to provide each student eligible for special education to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of a student's IEP to use as a reference or have access online during the workshop. (Please be reminded of FERPA protections)