Check out what the Idaho CEC and it’s subdivisions are up to this spring. This newsletter also features Fall Conference information and registration.
Idaho CEC 2014 Annual Conference
October 1st – 4th, 2014
“A Commitment to keeping our focus on ALL Students during these times of change and school reform. Come open your new gifts with us!”
- Change Always Comes Bearing Gifts”-Price Pritchett
The Idaho Division for Learning Disabilities is planning a 6 session strand focused on learning disabilities.
The Idaho Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities is also in the middle of designing a strand focused around Autism.
Stay tuned for speaker topics and specifics as things move forward.
We will all miss beautiful Sun Valley. The good news is that the conference is much more affordable for members with it being in Boise. The host hotel Red Lion Downtowner is offering rooms at $89, for conference attendees. What a deal. I suggest you book rooms early as last year the host hotel ran out of rooms in the early Spring.
Is Special Education Special Anymore? : The New Role in Special Education in this era of disruptive school reform
From PL 94-142 to NCLB to the latest reauthorization of IDEA in 2004, the nation has set its commitment to students with disabilities. Really? Are IEPs used to guide the development of lesson plans? Are special educators the reading experts they must be in our schools? Is special education at the RTI table, helping each school district build its Multi Tier System of Supports? Is special education becoming a victim of of its separate mandate? What is the role of special education in this world of disruption, tightening budgets, ever increasing lawsuits, lack of commitment to evidence based practice? We can react or we can work together to invent a better future for students with special needs. It is our choice.
For more information on Steven check out the NCLD website http://www.ncld.org/about-us/board-of-directors/stevan-kukic-phd
Thank you for attending the 2013 Idaho Partnership Conference. Idaho CEC hopes that you enjoyed the conference this year. Some presenters will be updating materials on the conference website. Please follow the link below to view conference materials.