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Special Education

The Secondary Transition Capacity-Building Conference

Agenda:

  • 7:30 a.m. - Registration (Concession breakfast items and lunch tickets can be purchased from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.)
  • 8:15 a.m. - Welcome and opening remarks
    • Dr. Mitchell Chester, Massachusetts Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • 8:35 a.m. - Introduction of the new secondary transition visual model
    • Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education
  • 9:00 a.m. - Keynote
    • Dr. Michael Wehmeyer, Professor of Special Education, University of Kansas; Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; and Associate Director, Beach Center on Disability
  • 10:00 a.m. - Break
  • 10:10 a.m. - Secondary Transition in Massachusetts
    • Amanda Green, Educational Specialist, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    • Ellen Honeyman, Education Consultant & Retired Director of Special Education
  • 10:55 a.m. - Keynote
    • Dr. Thomas Hehir, Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences, Harvard University
  • 11:55 a.m. - Team Working Lunch, using district/school needs assessment and conference planning tool
  • 12:40 p.m. - Best Practice presentations in each of five strands:
    1. Self Determination: Dr. Scott Solberg, Associate Dean of Research, Boston University
    2. Transition Assessment: Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
    3. Postsecondary Education & Training: Dr. Joseph Madaus, Director of the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability and Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut
    4. Career Development: Keith Westrich, Director of College and Career Readiness, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
    5. Family Engagement/Community Collaborations: Terri McLaughlin and Margaret O'Hare, Federation for Children with Special Needs
  • 1:35 p.m. - Team Time - Strategic Planning
  • 2:05 p.m. - Effective Practices Presentation: Massachusetts district and school professionals share what works
  • 3:00 p.m. - Effective Practices Presentation: Massachusetts district and school professionals share what works
  • 3:55 p.m. - Team Time - Strategic Planning, with Grants Announcement & Attendance Certificates


Last Updated: February 6, 2013
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