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The Core of the Work: Ensuring Students with Disabilities Grow, Learn, and Succeed

Next Date: 
Repeats every day until Sat May 02 2015 .
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm


Location: 
801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
Building: 
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Details: 

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is pleased to announce its inaugural statewide special education conference. This free conference and community event is available to all educators, administrators, related service providers, parents and families who serve and care for students with disabilities in the District of Columbia.


What: DC’s Inaugural State Conference on Best Practices in Special Education

Who: DC educators, administrators, related service providers, parents and families

When: May 1 & 2, 2015

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center 

Why: The purpose of this conference is to provide high quality professional development sessions in the field of special education, focused on best practices in the following strands:

  • Early Childhood
  • Secondary Transition
  • Instruction and the Common Core
  • Positive Behavior Supports
  • Related Service Delivery
  • Parent/Family Engagement

This conference will include both local and national practitioners who have demonstrated success in implementing various interventions and strategies.  Don’t miss this opportunity for professional growth that will help you improve outcomes for students in the District.

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Logistics

Professional Learning Units will be available for District Educators, and child care will be available for parents. 

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Call for Proposals

Conference Theme

The Core of the Work: Ensuring Students with Disabilities Grow, Learn, and Succeed

Conference Description

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) Division of Specialized Education (DSE) is pleased to host its first state-wide conference on special education.  The purpose of this conference is to provide teachers, related service providers, administrators, and families with the opportunity to attend high quality sessions in the field of special education.  Participants will be able to attend robust sessions in the following strands: (a) Early Childhood; (b) Secondary Transition; (c) Instruction; (d) Positive Behavior Supports; (e) Related Services Engagement; and (f) Parent/Family Engagement.  Local and national presenters will provide participants with the latest initiatives in the field including research- and evidence-based practices to enhance professional and personal growth that will improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

Call for Proposal

To be considered, completed proposals must be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST), Friday, December 12, 2014. Evaluation of proposals will begin December 15, 2014 and selected presenters will be notified no later than January 16, 2015.  The State Conference Committee will review proposals. Sessions that include evidence- and/or research-based practices, emerging ideas, creative trend research, and strategic solutions to current issues that have potential high yields in results will be given preference. Proposals should encourage active learning and audience engagement, leaving time for discussion and interaction.

Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please apply below:

Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
OSSE Training & Technical Assistance
Phone: 
(202) 724-7779