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2018 Annual State Conference

Black Canyon Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ

March 2, 2018

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Thank You to all Presenters, Attendees and Award Winners in 2017 

Take a look at what you missed in 2017!
Hope to see you in 2018 or at one of our many Events throughout the year! 

Dr. George Batsche is currently Professor and Director of the Institute for School Reform and Coordinator of Graduate Programs in School Psychology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He is Director of the Florida Statewide Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention and the Florida Statewide Problem-Solving/RtI Technology/UDL project. Dr. Batsche co-directs the Florida Multi-tiered System of Supports statewide project which was instrumental in supporting the implementation of the new Florida Standards with a particular focus on the integration of academics and behavior (student engagement). The majority of his work has focused on systemic district and statewide school reform and improvement initiatives with an emphasis on improving the performance of students with disabilities and at-risk populations.

Denise Lowell-Britt is known in Arizona for her expertise and practical approach to the legal issues that school administrators face every day. She provides daily advice and assistance to school districts and other public educational institutions. Ms. Lowell-Britt advises and represents clients in matters that include special education; Section 504 and ADA issues; student disciplinary hearings; student records; and other issues. Denise will provide an update on AZ issues in special education.

2017 Breakout Sessions

10:30-11:45  --> Click link for session description and presentation material when available.

Room

Title

Presenter

Sonoran Ballroom

The Year in Review: An Arizona Perspective

Denise Lowell Britt, Esq.

Arizona Room

Now That We Have Broken Down The Tiers, How do We Integrate Them For Student Success in Tier 1??

George Batsche

Boulder Room


Helping Schools Become More Trauma Sensitive with PBIS

Debi Neat

Coyote Room

Using Postsecondary Accommodations to Increase Inclusion of Students with Disabilities

Ana Núñez & Andi Asel

Desert Sky Room

How To Implement a Celebrating Differences Week

Wendi Socha

Echo Canyon

Reading Your Students: Are You addressing the Learning Styles In Your Classroom?

Jennifer Castillo

Flagstone Room

Documentation: Requirements and Best Practices

Shelby Exposito

Gold Dust Room

Making Literacy Instruction Accessible for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Jennifer Perry

 

11:45-1:00 - Awards Luncheon!

1:00-2:30 

Room

Title

Presenter

Sonoran Ballroom

Piecing Together the Puzzle: Improving Services for Students with Disabilities and Reducing Risk for the District

Cathleen M. Dooley, Esq. & Kimberly R. Davis, Esq.

Arizona Room

Determining if Schools or Programs are “Healthy” to Support Student Growth and Success:  Using Data-Based Decision Making to Evaluate Student Growth

George Batsche

Boulder Room

The State Monitoring System: Where We Were and Where We Are Going

Angela Odom & Jeff Morton

Coyote Room

The 9-grid: A tool for UDL

Kim M. Rogers


Desert Sky Room


Developing a Growth Mindset-Decreasing Struggling Readers in Your District

Donna O'Connor, Cindy Dewar, Lindsay Massey, Tammara Bourdo

Echo Canyon

If you Give a Resource Teacher an iPad

Tracey Antista

Flagstone Room

Due Process from the Judge's Perspective

Eric A. Bryant

Gold Dust Room

Improving Digital Access Through Accessible Digital Citizenship: A Pilot Study

Kim Fisher

Horseshoe

Inclusive Practices: Community of Practice Update

Lisa Kunz

Joshua Tree

What is the Legislature Up To?

Susie Cannata

Michael Remus

 

2:45-4:00

Room

Title

Presenter

Sonoran Ballroom

Tips from the Trenches: Avoiding and Handling Complaints from the Office of Civil Rights

Heather Pearson, Esq.

Arizona Room

Revamping RTI To Make A Difference

James Scott

Boulder Room


It’s Not Working: A New Look at Classroom Management

Jennifer Castillo

Coyote Room

If you Give a Struggling Reader an iPad

Tracey Antista K-6

Desert Sky Room

The Parent Resource Fair: Reaching and Educating Parents (for free)

Dr. Todd Liolios

Echo Canyon

Take That Assistive Technology For A Test Drive

Bruce Kennedy

Janet Fukuda

Flagstone Room

Understanding the Post School Outcomes (PSO) Survey: Data Collection, Analysis and Use

Jay Johnson

Gold Dust Room

Learn How to Setup and Use an iPad as a Tool to Assist Struggling K-12 Readers and Writers

Kevin Reeves

Horseshoe

Inclusion Relationships: Collaboration in the Individualized Education Plan Process

Dr. Cindy K. Guillaume

Joshua Tree

What is the Legislature Up To?

Susie Cannata

Michael Remus

 

4:15-5:30 - Annual Board Meeting - All members welcome!

 

2017 Registration 

Conference rate before February 3, 2017:

  • CEC or CASE Member - $99.
  • Non­-Member - $119.
  • Register a TEAM of 3 people at the same time - $99. each
  • Full-Time Student - $69.

Conference rate after February 3, 2017:

  • CEC or CASE Member - $119.
  • Non­-Member Rate - $139.
  • Registration a TEAM of 3 people at the same time - $119.
  • Full-Time Student - $89.

 

Other Details

  • The Awards Luncheon will recognize both CEC and CASE awardees and “I CAN DO IT” student award winners! 
  • AZCEC and AZCASE will be holding their annual meeting and election of officers at 4:15 PM. Please plan to stay for this meeting 

Vendor Information

We have new and exciting opportunities for business and organizations to showcase their products services to our members and educational decision makers. Vendor tables available, sponsor a child/student award, or receive recognition as a meal or event sponsor. Download the registration application form for fee and sponsorship information - click here

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