The leadership forums are designed for ConnCase and district special education administrators to build their knowledge around specific Bureau of Special Education (BSE) topics and legal issues to support their roles on behalf of serving students with disabilities and their families.
December Leadership Forum: Wednesday, December 19
Presenters: Nitza Diaz and Paquita Jarman-Smith, SERC Consultants
Topics include: Strengthening family engagement practices to support students with disabilities, with a focus on linguistically, culturally, and racially diverse families, same-sex marriages, etc.
December Leadership Forum for New Directors: Friday, December 14
Presenter: Thomas Boudreau, CSDE Consultant, Sarah Jones & Amanda Pickett, SERC Consultants
This full day Leadership forum is for new Directors only (1-3 years in the position)
Notes for this forum:
* IDEA Part B 611/619 Grant and MOE Calculator, A Review of the model Special Education Procedures and Practices Manual, Strategies to Support Students with Mental Health and Social Emotional and Behavioral Challenges, Round Table Discussion and Q/A with Special Education Directors
February Leadership Forum--Diversity Differences/Cultural and Linguistic Considerations in Disability Evaluations: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Presenter: Catherine Crowley, Professor of Practice at Columbia University
The topic of the February forum is "Diversity Differences/Cultural and Linguistic Considerations in Disability Evaluations."