Supporting Special Education Leaders In an Ever Evolving Educational Environment
The Bureau of Special Education, in being respectful and responsive to the current demands placed on Connecticut’s Special Education Leaders, has adjusted the typical format of the Back to School Event.
Keynote Presentation – Thursday, October 8, 2020
Let's Make Lemonade! Progress in the Times of COVID-19
Presenter: Dr. Frances Stetson
It is a long held belief that when truly difficult times arrive, it offers savvy leaders the opportunity to reconsider – reimagine – and revitalize our processes and results. This is particularly true as we all face COVID-19 and its challenges for special educators. There truly are opportunities to rethink our delivery and we will look back on this time as one of personal and professional trials and undiscovered gifts! Leadership in 2020! As Winston Churchill said, "Never let a good crisis go to waste!"
Welcome from Dr. Miguel Cardona, Commissioner of Education
Bureau of Special Education Update from Bryan Klimkiewicz, Special Education Division Director
Additional recorded sessions:
Secondary Transition Updates: Alycia Trakas
Download Presentation Powerpoint (PDF)
This October: Live Webinars on IDEA Part B Sec. 611/619 & MOE
Additional recorded sessions will be available soon:
- SPP/APR: Jim Moriarty and Diane Murphy
- Special Education Data Training for New Administrators (Series): Diane Murphy and Laura Guerrera
Part III – Special Education Leader Topic Discussions – November 2020
Regional ConnCASE panel discussions based upon a special education topic identified by participants. Sessions will focus on successes and challenges experienced during the first two months of the school year (shared resources and best practices strategies). These sessions will be facilitated by SERC and supported by the BSE. Stephen Proffitt is in the process of scheduling these sessions with the Regional Directors.