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State Superintendent's Conference on Special Education & Pupil Services Leadership

2019 Conference Materials

 

Sectional Handouts from the 35th Annual State Superintendent's Leadership Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership Issues on November 14-15, 2019. 

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Keynote Presentation – Get Unstuck: Move Your Cultural Responsiveness from Stagnation to Implementation to Realization

Presenter: Sharroky Hollie, PhD

Handout: Get Unstuck: Move Your Cultural Responsiveness from Stagnation to Implementation to Realization

 

10:30 am Sectionals

 

Maximize Your School Psychologist

Presenters: Kathryn Bush and Tim Peerenboom, DPI

Handout: Maximizing Your School Psychologist

Equity-Based Decision Making

Presenters: Ananda Mirilli and Chrissy Thuli, DPI

 

Due Process 101 & Panel Discussion

Presenters: Patricia Engel, Attorney, Schott, Bublitz & Engel JoAnn Hart, Attorney, Boardman Clark Sally Pederson, Administrative Law Judge, Department of Administration Division of Hearings and Appeals Christina Spector, School Administration Consultant, WI Dept. of Public Instruction

Handout: Due Process Hearings & Panel Discussion Slides

Engaging Students and Families in the Transition Process

Presenters: Jenny Jacobs, Transition Improvement Grant and Alicia Reinhard, DPI

Handout: Engaging Students and Families in the Transition Process

Making Complex Placement Determinations

Presenter: Paul Sherman, DPI

Handout: Making Complex Placement Determinations

Culturally Responsive Leadership (CLR) Workshop

Presenter: Sharroky Hollie, PhD, The Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

Handout: No Handouts Provided.

 

Lunch

DPI Updates 

Julia Hartwig and Susan Piazza

1:30 pm Sectionals

 

New Teacher Evaluation Tools for Occupational Therapists (OTs), Physical Therapists (PTs), and Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs)

Presenter: Andrea Bertone & Laura Ruckert, DPI, and Stacy Wickershiem, Appleton Area School District

Handout: New Evaluation Tools for OTs/PTs/SLPs

Culturally Responsive Problem Solving for Increased Equity

Presenters: Heidi Erstad and Heidi Laabs, Wisconsin RtI Center

Handout: Culturally Responsive Problem Solving for Increase Equity Slides

Wisconsin Legal Update

Presenters: Paul Sherman and Patricia Williams, DPI

Handout: Wisconsin Legal Updates

Psychiatric Hospital to School Transitions

Presenters: Sinem Bertling, Beloit School District

Handout: Psychiatric Hospital to School Transitions Slides

Supporting Students in Out-of-Home Care with Special Education Services

Presenters: Nico Mittnacht and Kyle Peaden, DPI

 

Advancing Compassion Resilience in School Staff and Leadership

Presenter: Sue McKenzie Dicks, Rogers Behavioral Health

Handout: Advancing Adult Compassion Resilience

 

3:15 pm Sectionals

 

Meeting Health Needs While on Field Trips

Presenters: Louise Wilson, DPI

Handout: Meeting the Health Needs of Students While on Field Trips

Evolving Together Towards Equity - Journeying from Parent Involvement to Asset-Based Family Engagement

Presenters: Rita Fuller and Chrissy Thuli, DPI

 

Wisconsin Legal Update

Presenters: Paul Sherman and Patricia Williams, DPI

Handout: Wisconsin Legal Updates

Leveraging Local Continuous Improvement Efforts to Accelerate Improvement for Students with Individualized Education Programs

Presenters: Jessica Moe, DPI

Handout: Leveraging Local Continuous Improvement Efforts to Accelerate Improvement for Students with IEPs Slides (updated)

All Things Alternate

Presenters: Iris Jacobson and Michael Peacy, DPI

Handouts: All Things Alternate Slides

Expulsion Procedures

Presenters: Julie Incitti, DPI

Handout: Expulsion Procedure Slides

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Keynote Presentation – Current Topics and Challenges in Special Education Law

Presenter: Jose Martín, Attorney, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP

Handout: 2019 Caselaw Update: SLD vs. Dyslexia, Money Damages, OCR Shift, §504 or IDEA?, Students with Anxiety, One MDR Case

 

10:15 am Sectionals

 

Sharing Information: Teaming for School Safety and Mental Health

Presenters: Julie Incitti, DPI

Handout: Sharing Information: Teaming for School Safety and Mental Health

Comprehensive Special Education Evaluation: A Renewed Focus on Student Needs

Presenter: Andrea Bertone, Iris Jacobson and Paula Volpiansky, DPI

Handout: Focus on Comprehensive Special Education Evaluation - Google Drive Folder

Focus on Comprehensive Evaluation Evaluation

Measuring Social and Emotional Learning: Considerations, Limitations, and Best Practice

Presenters: Gregg Curtis and Beth Herman, DPI

Handout: Assessing Social and Emotional Learning: Considerations, Limitations and Best Practice - Google Slides

High-Quality Instruction in Early Childhood: What It Looks Like and How You Can Support It

Presenters: Michelle Ogorek, Statewide Early Childhood Coordinator

 

When Instructional Materials Are Disabling: Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Support for Print Disability

Presenters: Jayne Bischoff, DPI and Julie Preman, WI Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) Center

Handout: No Handouts Provided. 

Does Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Truly Apply Equally in All Contexts?

Presenter: Jose Martín, Attorney, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP

Handout: Modern Issues in LRE: Does the Mandate Really Apply Equally in All Contexts?

 

11:30 am Sectionals

 

Wisconsin's Focus on Equity to Improve Student Outcomes

Presenters: Kathy Ryder, Wisconsin RtI Center

Handout: Wisconsin’s Focus on Equity to Improve Student Outcomes

Monitoring Individualized Education Program (IEP) Goal Progress: Digging Deeper-Level 1

Presenters: Tim Peerenboom and Paula Volpiansky, DPI

 

Teaming Up: Collaborating to Support English Learners with Disabilities

Presenters: Audrey Lesondak, DPI

Handout: Teaming Up: Collaborating to Support ELs with Disabilities Slides 

Sneak Peek: Update to Functional Behavioral Assessment Guidance

Presenters: Katie Berg, Supporting Neurodiverse Students Statewide Coordinator and Jess Nichols, Early Childhood Equitable MLSS Statewide Coordinator

Handout: No Handouts Provided.

Connecting Indicator 8 Family Engagement Survey to the PCSA Process

Presenters: Patty Hovel, Director of Special Education, School District of Waukesha and Cheri Sylla, WSPEI Family Engagement Coordinator

 

Understanding Section 504 by Comparison and Contrast to Special Education

Presenter: Jose Martín, Attorney, Richards Lindsay & Martín, LLP