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Optional Convention Workshops


OPTIONAL CONVENTION WORKSHOPS
Baltimore Convention Center

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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WORKSHOP 01 – Developing Legally Defensible IEPs
Julie Weatherly, Resolutions in Special Education, Inc., Mobile, AL

WORKSHOP 02 – Invigorative Instruction to Engage and Advance Young Learners with Significant Disabilities
Padmaja Sarathy, Infinite Possibilities, Missouri City, TX

WORKSHOP 03 – Effective Paraeducator Utilization: Challenges and Solutions for Teachers and Administrators
Ritu Chopra, The PAR²A Center, University of Colorado Denver

WORKSHOP 04 – Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Support: Developing Protocols and Implementation Plans
Jessica Sprick, Safe & Civil Schools, Eugene, OR
Tricia Berg, Safe & Civil Schools, Eugene, OR

WORKSHOP 05 – The Early Writing Project: Evidence-based Assessment and Intervention for Struggling Writers
Erica Lembke, University of Missouri, Columbia
Kristen McMaster, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

WORKSHOP 06 – CEC Preparation Program Report Developer Workshop
Joni Baldwin, University of Dayton, OH

WORKSHOP 07 – CEC Preparation Program Report Reviewer Workshop
Christy Hooser, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WORKSHOP 08 – Specially Designed Instruction in Co-Teaching: Past the Basics and Into the Specifics
Marilyn Friend, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

WORKSHOP 09 – Diving DEEPER: Application of Collaboration HLPs for Preservice Teachers
Robin Drogan, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Brooke Lylo, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Stephanie Gardner, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

WORKSHOP 10 – Meeting Your Students’ Executive Function Needs: Strategies for Grades P-5
Roberta Strosnider, Towson University, MD and Institute for Success, Naples, FL
Valerie Sharpe, Institute for Executive Functioning

WORKSHOP 11 – Developing Legally Compliant Functional Behavior Assessments
Paula Chan, Cleveland State University, OH
Sonja De Boer, Independent Contractor
David Bateman, Shippensburg University, PA

WORKSHOP 12 – Make an Investment in Teacher Quality and Success: Learn to Implement Explicit Instruction With Fidelity
Michael Kennedy, University of Virginia

WORKSHOP 13 – What’s Happening in Washington, DC and How You Can Become an Influencer
Kuna Tavalin, CEC Senior Policy Advisor, Arlington, VA
Laura Kaloi, CEC Senior Policy Advisor, Arlington, VA


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2021
1:00 – 4:00 PM

WORKSHOP 14 – Specially Designed Instruction In Co-Teaching: Practical Examples Across Subjects, Domains, and Grades
Marilyn Friend, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

WORKSHOP 15 – Moving Beyond ‘Yes,’ ‘Good Job,’ and The Affirmative Head Nod: Providing Authentic and Specific Feedback on Student Academic and Behavior Performance
Michael Kennedy, University of Virginia

WORKSHOP 16: Effective Leadership for the Implementation of Evidence-based Schoolwide Literacy Instruction
Lauren Artzi, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC
Jennifer Pierce, American Institutes for Research (AIR)

WORKSHOP 17 – Building Communities of Practice: Strengthening Induction Programs to Support the Needs of New Special Education Teachers
Clara Hauth, Marymount University, Arlington, VA
Catherine Creighton Thompson, Marymount University

WORKSHOP 18 – Using Behavioral Interventions to Build Relationships with Students with Challenging Behavior
Lauren Collins, San Diego State University, CA
Timothy Landrum, University of Louisville, KY

WORKSHOP 19 – Meeting Your Students’ Executive Function Needs: Strategies for Grades 6-12
Roberta Strosnider, Towson University, MD and Institute for Success, Naples, FL
Valerie Sharpe, Institute for Executive Functioning


SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

WORKSHOP 20 – Universal Design Features for Increased Access of All Learners
Kelly Grillo, Flagler County Schools, FL
Daniel McNulty, PATINS, Indianapolis, IN

Workshop 21: Word Problems? No Problem! Effective Problem-Solving Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties
Katherine A. Berry, The University of Texas at Austin
Sarah Powell, The University of Texas at Austin

WORKSHOP 22 – Building School Capacity to Work with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
Devario Hawkins, District of Columbia Public Schools
Trent McLaurin, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

WORKSHOP 23 – Dyslexia and The Science of Reading: What Every Educator Needs to Know
Deborah Lynam, AIM Institute for Learning and Research