Conferences


MO-CASE is pleased to offer at least two conferences each year.  The Annual Fall Special Education Administrators Conference is held annually in September at Tan Tar A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.  The 40th Annual Conference will be held on September 24-26, 2017!  You will not want to miss this! Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Randy Sprick!


In addition to the Fall Conference, MO-CASE and Thomeczek & Brink, LLC held their Annual Spring Law Conference on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at TanTarA Resort. 


MO-CASE is partnered with MASP, MO-CEC and the Thompson Center this past spring for the 1st Annual Spring Collaborative Conference on Evidence Based Practices. Save the date for March 1-2, 2018! If you register for both the Spring Law and the Spring Collaborative Conferences, you will receive a $50 discount! 

 


Upcoming events

    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Monday, September 24, 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • TanTarA Resort
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    2018 Fall Conference

    Exhibit Space and Sponsor Information

      

    Approximately 1,000 Special Education Directors, Process Coordinators, Superintendents, Principals, Psych Examiners and Agency Personnel from around the state attend the annual conference of the Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education.  If you would like to exhibit, please return the application form with payment before Friday, August 24, 2018.  In order to provide the exhibitors with maximum exposure, the association has made the following arrangements:

    • The exhibit area will be in Windgate Hall on Sunday and Monday. 
    • The majority of scheduled breakfasts, lunches, and snacks will be served in the exhibit area.
    • Conference attendees will receive Exhibitor Cards.  You will be asked to stamp your spot on each card an attendee brings you.  These will in turn be used for door prizes.

    RIGHTS OR REFUSAL OF EXHIBITOR:  MO-CASE reserves the right to refuse to rent exhibit space to any person or entity whose product or services is not consistent with MO-CASE’s mission and/or is deemed to be contrary to the best interests of MO-CASE members and/or public education.  MO-CASE reserves the right to accept only exhibitors of its choosing.


    DISAVOWAL OF ENDORSEMENT:  MO-CASE’s acceptance of an exhibitor or sponsors is not, and should not be construed as, an endorsement by MO-CASE.


    RATE:  Exhibit booths are $550 for profit organizations and $330 for Non-Profit Organizations.  Application and a check payable to MO-CASE must be received online or postmarked on or before August 24, 2018.  Each 8’ x 10’ booth contains one 6’ x 30” table, two chairs, one wastebasket and one 9” x 44” identification sign.  Electrical outlets, AV, additional tables and chairs are available from Tan-Tar-A.  Click here for Tan-Tar-A's Exhibitor Order Form..


    Free Wireless Internet is available during the conference in the Exhibit Hall.


    HOURS:  The exhibit hall will be open during the hours listed. 


    Sunday, September 23, 2018

                Exhibit Setup:  8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. *  

                Exhibits Open:  12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


    Monday, September 24, 2018
                Exhibits Open:  7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *

                Exhibit Tear Down – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


    *NOTE: The conference’s registration desk for attendees will be located at the back of the exhibit hall again this year. Make sure to have your booth set up by 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Registration opens at 12:00 p.m.!


    We will provide snacks for our attendees on Monday from 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall.


    Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the door prize drawing.  Please indicate to MO-CASE staff when you register if you are donating a door prize.  The drawing will take place at the Sponsor Showcase on Monday evening.


    Exhibit Booth space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, as complete applications and payments are received.  A confirmation e-mail with information regarding how to register booth personnel, shipping information, electricity, and internet; and reserve hotel rooms will be sent after Exhibit Space Application & Contract is received and processed.


    EXHIBIT HALL & BOOTH LAYOUT MAP: Click here for a map of the exhibit hall!


    Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the door prize drawing.  Please indicate to MO-CASE staff when you register if you are donating a door prize.  The drawing will take place at the Sponsor Showcase on Monday evening.


    Exhibit Booth space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, as complete applications and payments are received.  A confirmation e-mail with information regarding how to register booth personnel, shipping information, electricity, and internet; and reserve hotel rooms will be sent after Exhibit Space Application & Contract is received and processed.


    SHIPPING:  Tan-Tar-A will assess handling and storage fees for any freight shipped directly to the hotel.  Tan-Tar-A recommends that exhibitors who need to ship freight to or from the resort contact the firm of Page and Brown.  Click here for a copy of the shipping form.


    SPACE ASSIGNMENT:  Sponsors receive preferential space assignment.  Other assignments will be on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date applications are received in the MO-CASE office.  For information about becoming a MO-CASE Sponsor, please see enclosed information or call Sara Clime, Conference Planner at (573) 644-7804.  Every effort will be made to not place competing companies next to each other.


    BOOTH PERSONNEL:  Exhibitor personnel should staff the booth during the time that the Exhibit Hall is open to attendees.  Each exhibitor will be provided with (2) Conference Badges that will admit personnel to all conference activities and sessions.  Additional badges may be obtained at a cost of $100 per person.


    ACCOMODATIONS:  Room rates are $109 plus tax per night.  If you wish, you may check in to Tan-Tar-A at the same special MO-CASE conference rate.  Tan-Tar-A will release the MO-CASE room block on Thursday, August 23, 2018.


    SPONSORSHIP: MO-CASE offers many ways for your sponsorship of this conference.  Click here to see sponsorship level opportunities!  Don’t miss a great way to reach out to all conference attendees!


    SPONSOR SHOWCASE & RECEPTION: MO-CASE sponsors (see sponsor levels listed below) have the opportunity to “showcase” their products and services to our attendees on Monday afternoon. Participating sponsors will provide informal 15 minute presentations, allowing attendees an opportunity to rotate through the Showcase and talk with several of the Sponsors. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. Prizes will be drawn from the names of those in attendance. Last year’s prizes included $100 bills!


    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • TanTarA Resort
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    The 2018 Special Education Administrators’ Conference will again open on Sunday afternoon with a Law Seminar beginning at 2:00 p.m.  Selected attorneys will present on legal issues and practical strategies for responding to legal challenges. These sessions were developed as part of the survey results we obtained.

    Following the Sunday Law Seminar, an Awards Banquet and Dinner will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. where all award winners and Charles Cummings Scholarship recipients will be honored.  

     

    Monday morning’s General Session will begin with updates from DESE. Directly following the updates will be dynamite Keynote Speaker, John Antonetti. The General Session will conclude at 11:30 a.m. The afternoon will allow attendees opportunity to select from many quality breakout sessions. The program provided for you features invited speakers and panel members from local school districts, DESE, colleges and universities and private practitioners.


    We will reconvene Tuesday morning from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. for breakfast and Feature Presenter, Richard VanAcker.


    Breakout strands include:  Dyslexia in schools, Transition, Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Law, Instructional Strategies, Behavior/Mental Health, ECSE, and Autism.


    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    John Antonetti


    John Antonetti is a learner. He has had the great fortune to visit classrooms throughout North America in an effort to answer the question “What truly engages learners?” From thousands of students in pre-K through Graduate School, John has learned the three facets of powerful learning tasks—intellectual, academic, and emotional engagement.


    John Antonetti is a teacher. He has taught A.P Chemistry and Kindergarten and most grades in between in his home state of Arkansas. Once described by Larry Lezotte as a “teacher’s teacher,” Mr. Antonetti works with schools across the country and Canada on student engagement, writing, rigor and relevance, and high–yield best practices. As the former Director of Curriculum in the Sheridan School District in Arkansas, he took what he learned in his home district and developed strategies and protocols that work across all school types. He has partnered with five school districts that were awarded the nationally–recognized Broad Prize for Urban Education. While hands-on work in schools is his passion, John is also a highly–sought keynote speaker. His humor and parables are recognized by teachers, administrators, and parents as relevant examples of the power of teachers.


    Antonetti is the author of the book, Writing as a Measure and Model of Thinking which utilizes the engagement cube and practical tools to increase student thinking in all subject areas. With his late business partner and friend, Jim Garver, John co–authored the ASCD best-seller 17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t be Wrong: Strategies that Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost Achievement.


    John is currently working with colleagues on a book about the power of technology to engage learners.


    Whether he’s on the Kinder carpet or in front of 4000 teachers at an international conference, Antonetti continues to learn.



    ~and~



    FEATURE PRESENTER

    Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Richard VanAcker


    Dr. Richard Van Acker is an Emeritus Professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)   Dr. Van Acker began his career in education as a high school math and science teacher.  His ability to work effectively with troubled youth resulted in his becoming a teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disorders.  He also worked as a child care worker in a residential care center for children and youth with emotional disorders.  Since earning his doctorate, Rick has been engaged in teacher education at the UIC.  His research explores the development of antisocial behavior in children – attempting to identify effective prevention and intervention strategies.  Rick has served as president of the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (a Division of the Council for Exceptional Children).  He currently is a member of both the advisory committee  and the professional development committee of the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavioral Disorders.  Rick’s research has been published in over 100 professional journal articles, book chapters, monographs and books.  His latest book is titled ‘Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Emotional Disorder: School-Based Practice (Guilford Press).



    Click here for additional conference information 

    and a PDF copy of the registration form!



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