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2019 Annual Special Education Administrators Conference

MO-CASE is pleased to offer at least two conferences each year.  The Annual Fall Special Education Administrators Conference is held annually in September. This year's conference will be held on September 22-24, 2019 at                      Tan-Tar-A/Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach, MO.  

HOTEL INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS

Make your room reservation directly with Tan-Tar-A Resort by calling 1-800-826-8272 or via the Tan-Tar-A website at www.tan-tar-a.com. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special conference rate of $112 per night for single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy.

You must identify yourself as a MO-CASE Special Education Administrators’ Conference attendee in order to receive this special rate. If registering online, the special code is CASE.

Reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of Thursday, August 29, 2019 in order to receive the special room rate. More rooms are available in the Main Resort.

Tan-Tar-A is committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible. Wireless Internet will be available FREE to all attendees.


Please click here to access the conference registration brochure.


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2020 Annual Spring Law Conference

MO-CASE and Thomeczek & Brink, LLC will hold their Annual Spring Law  Conference/Distinguished Speaker's Series

on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO.


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4th Annual Collaborative Conference 2020

MO-CASE is partnered with MASP, MO-CEC and the Thompson Center for our 4th  Annual Spring Collaborative Conference on Evidence Based and High Leverage Practices. This conference will be held on March 4-5, 2020 at the Holiday Inn, Columbia MO! If you register for both the Spring Law and the Spring Collaborative Conferences, you will receive a $50 discount!  See the resources tab  for 2019 conference handouts.

Registrations are accepted on-line only!


Upcoming events

    • Saturday, June 08, 2019
    • Saturday, July 31, 2021
    Register

    MO-CASE
    Administrator Mentoring Program (AMP)
    For New Special Education Directors

    MO-CASE seeks to continuously increase and improve services to its members and supporters.  The MO-CASE Board especially understands the challenges of new special education administrators as they assume important leadership responsibilities within their school districts.  In accordance with this effort and understanding, MO-CASE partnered with DESE in August of 2009 to manage the AMP program for new special education directors.

    Beginning September 1, 2009, new special education administrators seeking a mentor will register for the AMP Program through MO-CASE. 

    Once registered, MO-CASE will then pair the new special education administrator with a veteran special education administrator as a mentor.  (Note: If the new administrator wishes to request a specific mentor, s/he should specify their information in the section provided on the registration form. MO-CASE will make every effort to place the mentee with their preferred mentor.)

    It is the new special education administrator’s responsibility to obtain the school district’s superintendent’s approval before the mentoring program can begin.   Ten (10) hours of contact per year is required between the mentor and the new special education administrator, for a two (2) year period. A log of such time must be completed and turned in to MO-CASE for the mentor to receive the stipend. This contact time must be completed by April 30 of both years.

    The new special education administrator should log all contact hours with their mentor in support of certification renewal.  Mentor/mentee roundtables will be provided at the Special Education Administrators Conference in September and the MO-CASE Spring Law Conference. These sessions will focus on timely issues and leadership and should be attended by mentor and mentee.  DESE will provide program support as needed and be provided with mentoring data.


    Successful special education administrators in various regions will be asked to serve as mentors.


    Cost to the mentee’s school district for new special education administrators to enroll in the AMP program is $350 per year, for a total of $700. Upon receipt and approval of the initial AMP registration form, the mentee’s district will be invoiced for the cost of both years ($700) of the AMP.


    If you have any questions regarding the Mentoring Program, please visit our website at http://www.mo-case.org/AMP. Copies of all program documents, forms and instructions will be listed on the website as well. You may also contact our office at 573/644-7804 or by emailing debbi.magnifico@mo-case.org.



    • Sunday, September 22, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • TanTarA Resort
    Register

    2019 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 register and submit payment before Friday, August 23, 2019.  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.


    EXHIBIT BOOTH RATE:  Exhibit booths are $330 for non profit organizations and $550 for profit organizations. 

    SPONSOR RATE: 

    PLATINUM Sponsor- Non Profit Orgnaization $5,000 (free exhibitor booth)

    PLATINUM Sponsor - Profit Organization $5,000 (free exhibitor booth)

    DIAMOND Sponsor - Non Profit Organization $4,165 (50% off exhibitor booth)

    DIAMOND Sponsor - Profit Organization $4,275 (50% off exhibitor booth)

    GOLD Sponsor - Non Profit Organization $3,165 (50% off exhibitor booth)

    GOLD Sponsor - Profit Organization $3,275 (50% off exhibitor booth)

    SILVER Sponsor - Non Profit Organization $2,47.50 (25% off exhibitor booth)

    SILVER Sponsor - Profit Organization $2,412.50 (25% off exhibitor booth)

    BRONZE Sponsor - Non Profit Organization $1,330.00

    BRONZE Sponsor - Profit Organization $1,500.00


      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 22, 2019

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

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


    Monday, September 23, 2019
                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!

    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.   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 $112 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 24, 2018.

    SPONSOR SHOWCASE & RECEPTION: MO-CASE sponsors  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!


    HOTEL INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS

    Make your room reservation directly with Tan-Tar-A Resort by calling 1-800-826-8272 or via the Tan-Tar-A website at www.tan-tar-a.com. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special conference rate of $112 per night for single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy.

    You must identify yourself as a MO-CASE Special Education Administrators’ Conference attendee in order to receive this special rate. If registering online, the special code is CASE.

    Reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of Thursday, August 22, 2019 in order to receive the special room rate. More rooms are available in the Main Resort.

    Tan-Tar-A is committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible. Wireless Internet will be available FREE to all attendees.



    • Sunday, September 22, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • TanTarA Resort
    Register

    42nd Annual MO-CASE Special Education Administrators' Conference

    September 22-24, 2019

    Tan-Tar-A/Margaritaville Lake Resort  -  Osage Beach MO




    The 2019 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.  

    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 dynamite Keynote Speaker, John O'Connor.  Directly following the General Session,  DESE will address multiple important topics. 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.


    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    John O'Connor


    John O'Connor has led school improvement initiatives at the state and local level during his 28 years in public education.  He started his career as a special education teacher serving students with orthopedic impariments in elementary and middle schools.  Since that time, he has held a variety of administrative positions.  For nine years while working at the Georgia Department of Education, he led state-wide initiatives to improve the achievement of students with disabilities.  He has also served in local districts as an Assistant Director for Special Education, Executive Director for Special Services, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and Director for Interventions.  John has written four books, including his most recent, Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students with Disabilities:  a Road Map for Special Education Administrators.  He has also co-written a textbook chapter, a desk guide and numerous articles.


    -AND-

    FEATURED SPEAKER

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Anastasia (Stacy) Kalamaros Skalski, Ph.D.

    Anastasia (Stacy) Kalamaros Skalski, Ph.D. is the Director of Professional Policy and Practice for the National Association of School Psychologists. In this capacity, she works collaboratively with national and state leaders, education and mental health professionals, and public officials to advocate for the alignment of research, policy, and practice at the state and federal level.  Her primary focus is on promoting high quality educational practices and student services, and comprehensive coordinated school-based mental health services.  Dr. Skalski has over 25 years of professional experience in the field of school psychology having previously served as the Coordinator of Mental Health Services for the Douglas County Schools (CO), as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, and as a school psychologist practitioner for the Douglas County and Cherry Creek Schools (CO).


    HOTEL INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS

    Make your room reservation directly with Tan-Tar-A Resort by calling 1-800-826-8272 or via the Tan-Tar-A website at www.tan-tar-a.com. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special conference rate of $112 per night for single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy.

    You must identify yourself as a MO-CASE Special Education Administrators’ Conference attendee in order to receive this special rate. If registering online, the special code is CASE.

    Reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of Thursday, August 22, 2019 in order to receive the special room rate. More rooms are available in the Main Resort.

    Tan-Tar-A is committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible. Wireless Internet will be available FREE to all attendees.

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    All Cancellations and refunds will be processed after the conference.  Full refunds, less a $25.00 processing fee per registration will be made if written requests are received no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.

    No-shows will not be refunded.

    Substitutions are permitted and should be submitted by email to the Conference Planner at

    debbi.magnifico@mo-case.org.











    • Sunday, September 22, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • TanTarA Resort
    Register

    42nd Annual MO-CASE Special Education Administrators' Conference

    September 22-24, 2019

    Tan-Tar-A/Margaritaville Lake Resort  -  Osage Beach MO

    PLEASE NOTE!  YOU MAY ONLY CHOOSE THE MEMBER RATE IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF CEC AND CASE!   You will be contacted for your CEC ID#.  If you do not have one, your registration will be changed to reflect the $465 rate.  

    The 2019 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.  

    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 dynamite Keynote Speaker, John O'Connor.  Directly following the General Session,  DESE will address multiple important topics. 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.

    KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    Monday, September 23, 2019

    John O'Connor

    John O'Connor has led school improvement initiatives at the state and local level during his 28 years in public education.  He started his career as a special education teacher serving students with orthopedic impariments in elementary and middle schools.  Since that time, he has held a variety of administrative positions.  For nine years while working at the Georgia Department of Education, he led state-wide initiatives to improve the achievement of students with disabilities.  He has also served in local districts as an Assistant Director for Special Education, Executive Director for Special Services, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and Director for Interventions.  John has written four books, including his most recent, Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students with Disabilities:  a Road Map for Special Education Administrators.  He has also co-written a textbook chapter, a desk guide and numerous articles.


    -AND-

    FEATURED SPEAKER

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    Anastasia (Stacy) Kalamaros Skalski, Ph.D.

    Anastasia (Stacy) Kalamaros Skalski, Ph.D. is the Director of Professional Policy and Practice for the National Association of School Psychologists. In this capacity, she works collaboratively with national and state leaders, education and mental health professionals, and public officials to advocate for the alignment of research, policy, and practice at the state and federal level.  Her primary focus is on promoting high quality educational practices and student services, and comprehensive coordinated school-based mental health services.  Dr. Skalski has over 25 years of professional experience in the field of school psychology having previously served as the Coordinator of Mental Health Services for the Douglas County Schools (CO), as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Colorado-Denver, and as a school psychologist practitioner for the Douglas County and Cherry Creek Schools (CO).


    HOTEL INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS

    Make your room reservation directly with Tan-Tar-A Resort by calling 1-800-826-8272 or via the Tan-Tar-A website at www.tan-tar-a.com. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special conference rate of $112 per night for single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy.

    You must identify yourself as a MO-CASE Special Education Administrators’ Conference attendee in order to receive this special rate. If registering online, the special code is CASE.

    Reservations must be made on or before the cut-off date of Thursday, August 22, 2019 in order to receive the special room rate. More rooms are available in the Main Resort.

    Tan-Tar-A is committed to making your stay as comfortable as possible. Wireless Internet will be available FREE to all attendees.

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    All Cancellations and refunds will be processed after the conference.  Full refunds, less a $25.00 processing fee per registration will be made if written requests are received no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019. Cancellations received after this date will not be refunded.

    No-shows will not be refunded.

    Substitutions are permitted and should be submitted by email to the Conference Planner at

    debbi.magnifico@mo-case.org.








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