The 2017 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 dynamite Keynote Speaker, Randy Sprick. Directly following Dr. Sprick, 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.
Strands include: Dyslexia in schools, Transition, Multi-Tiered System of Supports, Law, Instructional Strategies, Behavior/Mental Health, ECSE, and Autism.
Monday, September 25, 2017
Safe & Civil Schools senior author and lead trainer Dr. Randy Sprick is an educational consultant and trainer based in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 30,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada.
Randy completed his doctorate degree at the University of Oregon in 1979 and began developing programs that would translate the massive volume of research on effective discipline and behavioral interventions into practical strategies that educators could easily adopt. Randy quickly built his reputation as an expert in proactive classroom management through his dynamic professional development, his consultation with schools, and his writings. Teachers, administrators, and school staff gravitated toward his work when they found they could successfully implement these strategies and change the climate of their schools and classrooms. Randy was one of the first educational leaders in the country to demonstrate and articulate the effectiveness of an instructional model of discipline, with the emphasis on the design of antecedent events and structuring the school and classroom environments for success.
As the primary author for the Safe & Civil Schools series, Randy has produced numerous articles, books, and multimedia programs that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management, including CHAMPS, Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, and the Teacher's Encyclopedia of Behavior Management. Most recently, he revised Foundations, in which school administrators and leadership teams are encouraged to systematically follow procedures to improve school climate, discipline, teacher satisfaction, and the level of student engagement across the school. His publications are available through Pacific Northwest Publishing (https://pacificnwpublish.com/categories/Products-by-series.../Safe-%26-Civil-Schools/).
In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing, advocating, and proliferating Positive Behavior Support in schools.
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