Experienced Special Education Directors' Institute and Community of Practice in 2017-2018
Dear Directors of Special Education:
Save the Dates for the Special Education Institute for Experienced Directors and the Community of Practice for 2017-2018.
WestEd, through a contract from MA Department of Secondary and Elementary Education, is again offering its annual, year-long Institute for directors of special education who are currently employed in a central office position in MA public school district, vocational school or charter school, with 5 or more years of special education administrative experience. Topics of critical interest to special education administrators will be addressed and may include leadership and systems change; data collection and analysis; program evaluation; stakeholder engagement; conflict management; cultural responsiveness; laws and regulations; and additional special topics depending on the interests of participants.
Applications are available from Cheryl LaFrance, Acceptances will be decided by the DESE and participants will be notified of acceptance to the Institute at the end of May, and thereafter on a space available basis. The dates of the Institute are: July 25-26, 2017, August 15-16, 2017, October 18, 2017, February 6, 2018, and April 17-18, 2018.
We are looking forward to meeting many of you and providing you the opportunity to engage together, learn from each other and the Institute faculty, and develop new collegial connections.
Susan Villani, Ed. D., Co-Director
Senior Program Associate
WestEd's Learning Innovations