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2018 Special Education Collaborative Support Conference

2018 Collaborative Conference Participant Folder 

Please join us on December 13-14, 2018 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells for the Collaborative Special Education Support Conference: “Empowering Educators to Reach Students with IEPs: Access & Achievement”! We welcome any person who teaches or supports students with IEPs with a focus on those that mentor, coach, and provide professional learning to educators at a school, district, CESA, institution of higher education, family support, or affiliated organization. This year’s conference features three keynotes:

Dipesh Navsaria: a pediatrician with graduate degrees in public health, children’s librarianship, physician assistant studies, and medicine, bringing a unique combination of interests and experience together.
Keith Jones: the founder, president, and CEO of SoulTouchin’ Experiences, bringing a lived experience perspective to the issues of access, inclusion, and empowerment as a person with a disability.
Edgewood College Cutting Edge Program Panel: a panel of students to talk about the program, which provides students with intellectual or more significant neurological disabilities the opportunity to attend a traditional college campus and classes with additional supports.

In addition, there will also be a variety of sectional strands featuring current practices in the field of education including:
Legal Updates
Time with DPI Consultants
College and Career Ready IEPs
Supporting Social, Emotional, and Mental Health as a Foundation for Learning
Literacy Supports for Students with IEPs
Student, Teacher, and Peer Relationships
Family and Community Engagement
Inclusive Strategies
Coaching, Facilitating, and Adult Professional Learning

Please take a look at the Schedule at a Glance and Conference Brochure if you are interested learning more about presenters or session topics.

Registration for this event is closed.

2017 Special Education Collaborative Support Conference (Formerly Collaborative PST Meeting)

The 2017 Collaborative Special Education Support and Leadership Conference - “Empowering Educators to Reach Students with IEPs: Access & Achievement” will be December 5-6, 2017, at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. We welcome any person who teaches or supports students with IEPs including those that teach and supervise educators at a school, district, CESA, institution of higher education or education- affiliated organization.

Fall Meeting for WI Department of Public Instruction and Community of Practice on Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities: Beyond Access: Meaningful Inclusion in Curriculum, Career and Community.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
UW-Oshkosh, Reeve Memorial Union
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
UW-La Crosse, Student Union

Stakeholder Forums to Support Students with IEPs

The DPI is hosting a series of statewide conversations to discuss the needs of students with IEPs that have social-emotional, sensory, and self-regulation needs. These forums are open to anyone who supports these students.

  • October 12, 2017, UW-Waukesha, Commons C101
  • October 13, 2017, UW-Oshkosh, Reeve Memorial Union 202
  • October 27, 2017, UW-Eau Claire, Centennial Hall 2920
  • November 1, 2017, UW-Stevens Point, Dreyfus University Center 230B-D Laird

Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Workers - Collaborating with Schools

Consultants from the SSPW, Title 1, and Special Education Team are partnering with the Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System (UW-Madison School of Social Work) to provide child welfare and juvenile justice workers with a training opportunity to support collaboration with schools. Learning objectives include understanding the laws and policies schools must follow, recognizing the framework of support in schools, policies and procedures related to special education and information sharing between systems, and strategies to support family and student engagement in the student’s education.

Training dates are:
  • January 9, 2018: Madison
  • April 10, 2018: Appleton
  • May 15, 2018: Eau Claire

The North West Speech and Language Pathology Conference

This conference will focus on the revised CCR IEP forms and the new five step process to writing IEPs explicitly through the lens of speech and language. Communication is woven throughout the forms and the process. Participants will learn and be able to apply all the aspects of speech and language to the five step process to write effective, efficient and compliant IEPs.

Spring 2017 ID PST Meeting

The spring 2017 ID PST Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 26 2017, at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. This year Kay Guberud, the literacy consultant on the Special Education team, and Laura Adams a literacy consultant on the Literacy and Mathematics team will be working with us to improve the Baseline Checklists for ELA. The objectives for our meeting are to restructure the Baseline Checklists and improve understanding of the ELA Essential Elements. We will also provide DPI updates. There is no cost for attending this meeting. If you have a topic of interest you would like to hear more about, please e-mail me at Spring 2017 ID PST registration information.

Vision Program Support Teacher Meetings

WCBVI Outreach Department sponsors professional development through Vision Program Support Teacher meetings. Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility Specialists fill this role in their CESAs or districts. These meetings allow time for vision professionals to share trainings from our field, to network, and to learn about DPI initiatives that help us contribute more effectively to IEP discussions and student outcomes. Please send your TVIs and O&Ms to our fall and spring one-day Program Support Teacher meetings. Your vision professionals can sign up for the spring 2016 meetings through our WCBVI website.

2016 Collaborative Program Support Teacher (PST) & Leadership Conference

December 5-6, 2016 - Holiday Inn Convention Center, Stevens Point, WI

Conference Materials