Special Education Services


Annual Special Education Directors' Conference 2016


August 3 through 5, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Illinois

(Updated 7/21/16)

" " Conference 2016 Presentations


Wednesday, August 3, 2016


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

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:

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Welcome
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Ballroom

Dr. Kate Anderson Foley, Assistant Superintendent - ISBE
Dr. Elizabeth Purvis, Secretary of Education- Office of the Governor


Keynote Speaker
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Ballroom

Dr. Robert Brooks


Thursday, August 4, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


Session #1
Plaza I

  • State Assessment Updates: PARCC

Session #2
Plaza H


Session #3
Plaza G

  • Behavioral Health Supports in School Communities

Session #4 (This information will be repeated in Session #16)
Plaza F


Session #5
Plaza C & D

  • Can we Take Care of Students if We Don’t Take Care of Ourselves?

Session #6
Plaza A & B


Thursday, August 6, 2015
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Session #7
Plaza I


Session #8
Plaza H

  • Legal Issues Facing Administrators: Then, Now and What’s Ahead

Session #9
Plaza G

  • The Illinois Statewide Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP)

Session #10 (This information will be repeated in Session #22)
Plaza F

  • I-Star IEP Component

Session #11
Plaza C & D


Session #12
Plaza A & B


Thursday, August 6, 2015
1:35 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.


Session #13
Plaza I


Session #14
Plaza H

  • Legislative Updates

Session #15
Plaza G


Session #16 (This session is a repeat of Session #4)
Plaza F


Session #17
Plaza C & D

  • Changes to the Timely and Meaningful IDEA Reporting Requirement and Proportionate Share Refresher

Session #18
Plaza A & B

  • Developing Linguistically and Culturally Appropriate IEPs for English Learners with Disabilities

Thursday, August 6, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Session #19
Plaza I

  • Understanding Student Growth

Sessions #20
Plaza H

  • The Intersection of P.A. 99-0456 and Students with Disabilities

Session #21
Plaza G


Session #22 (This information is a repeat of Session #10)
Plaza F

  • I-Star IEP Component

Session #23
Plaza C & D

  • Technology Resources for Special Education

Session #24
Plaza A & B


Friday, August 5, 2016


General Session
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Ballroom


Keynote Speaker – Murray Banks


Legal Session
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ballroom


Featured Speaker – Deusdedi Merced


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