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The 16th annual OSPI/WASA Special Education Workshop offers invited outstanding keynote speakers and a wide range of valuable breakout sessions for new to experienced administrators who have direct or indirect responsibility supporting special education programs.

Special Education Workshop Program (click to view)


FEATURED SPEAKERS

Betsy Beaumon, Vice President and General Manager, Benetech Literacy Program
Will the Current Tech Revolution Usher in a Golden Age for Special Education?

Tom Bellamy, Professor of Education and Director of the Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal, University of Washington Bothell
The Leadership Factor in Special Education

Ken Kanikeberg, Chief of Staff, OSPI
Update: Legislative Action Impacting Our Special Needs Programs

Randy Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction, OSPI
Agency Update


CONCURRENT SESSIONS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
CONCURRENT SESSION I: 9:45–10:45 A.M.
Betsy Beaumon Keynote Follow-Up
Successfully Navigating the Complexity of Special Education Fiscal Budgeting
Post-school Survey Data (Indicator 14)
Embedded Professional Development: A District’s Proactive Model with A Contracting Agency
Safety Net: A Year in Review
 
CONCURRENT SESSION II: 11 A.M.–NOON
The Teacher/Principal Evaluation and Special Education
Speech and Language Services: Implementing a Caseload Reduction Model and Moving to A Work Load Model
Measurable Annual Goals, Compliance Considerations
Understanding the Significance of the Federal IDEA Grant Application
Distance Mentorship Meets Job-Embedded Professional Development
 
CONCURRENT SESSION III: 1:30–2:30 P.M.
Where Does This Data Come From?
Washington State Regulatory Changes to WAC 392-172A
Progress Monitoring and Data-based Decisions for Promoting Student Growth
The CCSS, Statewide Assessment and Students with Disabilities: A Shared Journey
Meet the Special Education Ombudsman
 
CONCURRENT SESSION IV: 2:45–3:45 P.M.
Building System Capacity and Maximizing Human Capital
Complaint and Due Process Decisions: Year in Review
Audits
Aim Line to General Education: A Vision in Yelm
Meet the Special Education Ombudsman (repeat)
 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

CONCURRENT SESSION V: 9:45–10:45 A.M.
State Needs Projects
Complaint and Due Process Decisions: Year in Review (repeat)
Alternate Assessment: 2013 and Beyond
WISM in Review: Two-Year Pilot Results
Graduation Requirements and Procedures for Students with Disabilities
 
CONCURRENT SESSION VI: 11 A.M.–NOON
Reducing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion: Perspectives and Reflections
Section 504 Part I: Understanding Section 504, Step-by-Step
Reaching Agreement in The Context of Enduring Conflict
Early Support for Infants and Toddlers—Early Intervention Update
Special Education Accountability
 
CONCURRENT SESSION VII: 12:15–1:15 P.M.
Reducing the Use of Restraint and Seclusion: Perspectives and Reflections (repeat)
Section 504 Part II: Avoiding the Top Section 504 Pitfalls
Effective Partnerships: A Systems Approach to Deaf Education— Coming Soon to A District Near You
Smooth And Effective Early Childhood Transitions
Results Drive Accountability (RDA): What is the latest information available and how it may impact state’s and district’s accountability systems in implementing IDEA 2004.

NEW DIRECTOR PRECONFERENCE

The New Director preconference is intended to give the incoming special education director, whether you have never been a special education director before or you are new to Washington State, what you need to know to be successful in the first few months on the job. Special Education personnel from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, along with veteran local district directors, will provide you with the basics of special education funding streams, what data points you must track for district reporting, how to locate a multitude of resources for you and your staff, and acquaint you with your regional special education director for on-going regional support and information.

July 31  
1-1:10 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
1:10-1:50 p.m. Special Education: The Big Picture and Funding 101
1:50-2:30 p.m. Obtaining and Maintaining Special Education Funding
2:45-3:15 p.m. Reporting Requirements 101
3:15-3:45 p.m. Survival Skills and Quick Tips
3:45-4 p.m. Introduction of ESD Special Education Directors
4-5 p.m. Ask the Experts
5-6 p.m. Networking Social

  


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 31  
New Director Preconference  
12 p.m. Registration
1 p.m. Program
4 p.m. Ask the Experts
5–6 p.m. Social and Networking
   
Thursday, August 1  
7:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Speaker-Randy Dorn
Keynote–Betsy Beaumon
9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12 p.m. Lunch Speaker-Ken Kanikeberg
1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
4 p.m. Networking Social
   
Friday, August 2  
7:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Keynote–Tom Bellamy
9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
1:30 p.m. Dine-and-Dash Buffet Lunch

 


ACCOMMODATIONS AND PARKING

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza | Tacoma, WA 98402 | 888.862.3255

For reservations, www.hotelmuranotacoma.com Discounted room rates are available until July 8, 2013. WASA room block is $150/single per night. 

Parking

Discounted self-parking is $5 per day for overnight guests. Please select the OSPI/WASA option on the parking pay box to receive the special discounted conference parking rate. 

Drive-in parking $15 with unlimited in/out privileges.  All rates subject to change without notice. Complimentary daytime parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Station, with complimentary access to the Tacoma Light Link Rail to the corner of Commerce and 15th Street.

UPDATE

Hotel Murano is fully booked. You might consider the nearby Marriott Courtyard Tacoma Downtown | 1515 Commerce Street · Tacoma, Washington 98402 

 


REGISTRATION

Workshop Fees: By July 19 After July 19
Attendee $150 $175
New Director Preconference Free Free

Cancellations: A $50 administrative fee applies for cancellations received after July 19.
No Show= No Refund

New Directors Preconference is full.

*Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available.

 

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Registration Form (pdf)

Questions? Contact Anne Morris 360.489.3640 or amorris@wasa-oly.org.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
To arrange accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact Jamie Chylinski at 800.859.9272, TTY 360.586.0126, or by email, jchylinski@wasa-oly.org within 3 business days of this event - July 26.

Please note that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not require OSPI to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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