Effective Instructional and Assessment Practices for Inclusive Education

Wednesday, July 19, 2017; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. ‚óŹ Molloy College, Rockville Centre Campus

Lead Presenter:
Dr. Lisa Dieker

Conference Description:
This session will provide teachers (general and special educators alike) with instructional and assessment strategies to implement teaching to the highest standards in inclusive settings while meeting the needs of students with disabilities. The workshop will focus on practical ideas to address the standards through collaborative teaching, universal design for learning, interdisciplinary collaboration and the use of technology to ensure the success of students with disabilities. (5 CTLEs Offered!)

This engaging session will include:
·Useful strategies to successfully support students with disabilities in general education classrooms

·Practical techniques for establishing partnerships between general and special educators

·User friendly resource materials for immediate use in your school and classroom related to student learning and assessment

·Real world, relevant and practical ideas, and videotaped examples of inclusive and co-taught settings, including tools for
collaboration, assessment and universal design principals.

Specific tools across the content will be discussed as well the role of the special educator not only in using these tools but teaching students to self-advocate for their technological needs for success in reaching the highest standards possible.

Please note that this conference is also part of a larger 4-day summer institute on, "Differentiated Instructional and Assessment Strategies for Diverse Learners " Click here for further information). There is also a one-day conference on Thursday, July 20th on, "Inclusive Teacher Evaluation: Collaboration & Application" with Dr. Ayanna Cooper as the lead presenter Click here for further information.

Intended Audience:
K-12 teachers and administrators.

Speaker Bio: 

Lisa Dieker, PhD, is a Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair at the University of Central Florida in the College of Education and Human Performance. She received her undergraduate and master's degrees from Eastern Illinois University and her PhD from the University of Illinois. She coordinates the doctoral program in special education and is Director of the Lockheed Martin Mathematics and Science Academy. The Academy encompasses two programs, the K-8 teacher leadership program as well as a Transition to Mathematic and Science Teaching (TMAST) program, both focusing on teacher preparation in mathematics and science education. Dieker also has been the coordinator of the PhD program in special education for the past twelve years, graduating over 70 scholars. 

Dieker has a passion for how technology and specifically virtual environments can be used to impact teacher preparation. She was instrumental in bringing together the Colleges of Computer Science and the College of Education to develop TLE TeachLivETM. She recently led a convening funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a 3-year research agenda on the use of virtual environments in teacher education and three year national study showing the positive impact of TeachLivE on the practice of mathematics and science teachers and the students they serve, including students with disabilities. Dieker continues to lead numerous research projects focused on systemic change of school districts across the country related to inclusive practices, co-teaching and STEM education.

She currently serves on numerous editorial review boards and was the associate editor for Teaching Exceptional Children and co-editor of the Journal of International Special Needs Education. She has been awarded the Council for Exceptional Education Teacher Education Division National Service Award and Outstanding Journal Publication Award for 2015; the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Children Advocacy Network Advocate of the Year Award; the UCF Graduate Student Mentor of the Year Award; and University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University Outstanding Alumni of the Year Awards. 

Over the course of her career, Dieker has received over $15 million in grant funding in and has published 6 books and 2 DVDs on her work in teacher education along with over 50 chapters and journal articles and provided over 200 workshops and 50 Keynote addresses.  She recently was one of six panel members to present at the 40th Anniversary of IDEA for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services White House Event. For National Professional Resources, she is author of the books, Demystifying Secondary Inclusion: Powerful Schoolwide & Classroom Strategies and Co-Teaching Lesson Plan Book. She is also the featured presenter in two professional development videos, 7 Effective Strategies for Secondary Inclusion and Winning Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms. She co-authored the NPR, Inc. laminated reference guide, Co-Teaching in Secondary Schools: 7 Steps to Success.

Text:
Your tuition also includes a complimentary copy of the text: "Demystifying Secondary Inclusion:Powerful Schoolwide and Classroom Strategies (2nd ed.)" by Dr. Dieker. The text will be handed out at check-in.

Location:
The conference will be given in the Larini Room (Room 290A- second floor) in the Public Square Building on the Rockville Centre campus of Molloy College located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

CTLE Credit
This conference is approved for 5 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Click here for further information on the new CTLE requirements.

Conference Tuition Rates:
Regular Registration, until June 23: $150
Late Registration, after June 23: $175
Molloy Full-Time Students (provide copy of student ID at check-in): $50
Non-Molloy Full-Time Students (provide copy of student ID at check-in): $75
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge
Molloy Alumni: 25% discount

Tuition includes the text, "Demystifying Secondary Inclusion:Powerful Schoolwide and Classroom Strategies (2nd ed.)",  a continental breakfast and lunch.

There is also a one-day conference on Thursday, July 20th on, "Inclusive Teacher Evaluation: Collaboration & Application" with Dr. Ayanna Cooper as the lead presenter Click here for further information. You may also enroll in both conferences on July 19 & 20, at the discounted rate of $275.

Please note that this conference is also part of a larger 4-day summer institute on, "Differentiated Instructional and Assessment Strategies for Diverse Learners" (Click here for further information).You also have the option to register for four days for 3 graduate credits for $900 (Click here to register for all 4 days) or on a non-credit basis for $495 for 2 in-service credits (click here to register for all 4 days, non-credit). To receive graduate credit, you must attend the institute each day, do work outside the classroom and complete a project that is due within two weeks of the last session. In-service credit is based upon attendance alone.

Registration:
Please note that completing the information for this conference through a program such as My Learning Plan Inc. is mainly for you to receive permission to take this conference from your district. Once you receive permission to take the conference from your district you will still need to register for the conference. There is no connection between My Learning Plan Inc. and your official registration for this conference.

Click here to register online. Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail.

You have the option to register for four days of the institute (July 17-20) for 3 graduate credits for $900 (Click here to register) or on a non-credit basis for $495 for 2 in-service credits for all four days (click here to register). If you do not wish to enroll in all four days, you may enroll on Thursday and Friday, July 19 & 20) for $275.   To receive graduate credit, you must attend the institute each day, do work outside the classroom and complete a project that is due within two weeks of the last session. In-service credit is based upon attendance alone.

Please also note: if your district will be paying for you to attend the conference, we know that it can take some time before your district might issue a check. Therefore, it would be advisable for you to send in your registration first, even though the check from the district might not have been processed yet, to avoid being closed-out of the conference or to take advantage of the early registration discount. If multiple registrations from the same district will be paid through a purchase order, all the registrations should be sent at the same time.

Confirmation of your registration and travel directions will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of the conference. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the conference at no charge. 

Conference Details 
The most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on this conference webpage. We will also email out the conference information if you are on our mailing list.  Join our mailing list online  or contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services by email: cthomas@molloy.edu or by phone: 516.323.3554.