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2019 State Superintendent's Conference on Special Education & Pupil Services Leadership Issues from November 14 - 15, 2019

35th Annual Conference, November 14 - 15th, 2019
Conference Materials
 

The 35th Annual State Superintendent's Leadership Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership Issues will be held November 14-15, 2019 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge at the Wilderness in the Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Presentations will include information about current issues and changes in state and federal policy related to meeting the needs of students with disabilities and students facing other challenges to success in school.

DPI Informational Slides

Presentation Materials 

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