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July 31 through August 2, 2018

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Illinois

Documents & Links for Reference:


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Preconference Sessions 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Please join staff from the Illinois State Board of Education and other guests as they provide updates on a variety of topics including the following:


Wednesday, august 1, 2018

8:45 – 10:15 A.M.

Keynote

Session #1 
  • Post Keynote Breakout: Following the S.A.M.E. Pathway to Excellent Schools
    • Dr. John W. Hodge

Session #2

Session #3 

Session #4 
  • What and How of Accessing Assistive Technology PDF Document
    • Erin Saxton, Principal Consultant, ISBE
    • Mark McCabe, Director of K-12 AT & AAC Assessments at IATP
    • Greg Grill, Sr. Director at UCP Seguin/ATEN
    • Jenn Skalitzky, Assistive Tech and Webinar Facilitator at UCP Seguin/Infinitec

Session #5 

Session #6 

Session #7

Session #8

Session #9 

Session #10 
  • Making All Students College and Career Ready through 21st Century Literacy Skills

Session #11

Session #12
  • Supports from IL-EMPOWERPDF Document
    • Jason Helfer, Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, ISBE
    • Allison Sherman, Executive Director of IL-EMPOWER, ISBE

Session #13 

Session #14 
  • I-Star IEP Program PDF Document
    • Harrisburg Project
    • Erin Saxton and Connie Heinz, Principal Consultants, ISBE

Session #15 
  • Making All Students College and Career Ready through 21st Century Literacy Skills (Repeat of Session #10)

Session #16

Session #17 

Session #18 

Session #19 
  • Supporting New Special Education Administrators
    • Members of the SELA Board

Session #20 

Thursday​, August 2, 2018

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
  • "From Disability to Possibility: Achieving an Inclusive Life"
  • Speaker:
    • Patrick Schwarz, Ph.D.

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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