K-12 Special Education Teachers

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm CDT

This session focuses on instructional strategies (e.g., acoustic highlighting) teachers and paraprofessionals can use in the classroom to make it more accessible for students with hearing loss. We look at the educational environment and how to make our classrooms acoustically appropriate for all students. In addition, we will discuss how best to work with the educational team including the interpreter, itinerant teacher, and speech-language pathologist.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

One of the primary roles of special education teachers is helping regular educators make accommodations and modifications so that students with special needs can function in the least restrictive environment. Though most special educators seamlessly accommodate, modify, and adapt, it is difficult for many regular teachers to get a handle on what these terms mean and how to implement them. Participants will learn step-by-step how to modify and adapt instructional content for the struggling learner.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am CDT

Students with ACEs, Adverse Childhood Experiences, are inherently going to display their thorns throughout their school day. Their behavior many times is an outward expression of internal turmoil. This session is designed to help stakeholders identify and eliminate what we view as thorns and instead focus on the rose possessed by students of adverse experiences. We must cultivate our strategies as administrators, teachers, and counselors to minimize the impact of behaviors while supporting students.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am CDT

The morning keynote focuses on brain activity research while reading takes place.

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm CDT

Afternoon keynote focuses on the importance of student reading and the long-term results of engaging intellectual experiences that can occur in the classroom.

**Media links from presentation available under "Related Materials" tab.**

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm CDT

Conference opening Keynote Address by Dr. Zalman Usiskin.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:45am CDT

The session outlines practices to identify characteristics of dyslexia using various sources of student information. This is followed by a practical discussion of instructional methods appropriate for students with characteristics of dyslexia. The session ends by reviewing common accommodations provided to aid students with dyslexia to demonstrate their potential in the classroom.

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am CDT

Rose Murray goes through the pros and cons of different ELL testing materials through different entites.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

In Part 1 of the ELL District Collaborative: SPED Procedures for ELL Students we learn how to identify a potential ELL student that is a SPED student as well, the support and resources that WIDA offers, and other FAQs regarding the subject. All this with a small group discussion following the presentation.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm CDT

A whole group discussion on the topic with an emphasis on the following two questions:
1. Skills that students need to exit ELL and ways to document how they are progressing
2. Kinds of tests for students to determine if a student has special needs or if there is an English language barrier

Monday, November 25, 2013 - 9:24am CST

Presented by Erin Phillips and Heather Knox of Hobgood Elemetary School in the Murfreesboro City School district, this workshop introduces participants to the Content Area Cycle method of teaching, with a special emphasis on ELL students. After explaining the cycle, the presenters use a unit on plants to demonstrate the cycle with the participants playing the role of students.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 9:59am CST

Erin Phillips and Heather Knox demonstrate two classroom activities that can be used with the Area Content Cycle.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:45pm to 2:15pm CDT

Explore the Creative Process in relation to STEM education and provide hands on training in arts integration.

Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

Inclusion is more than physical presence in the classroom and is nothing more than good teaching for all students. Students learn when they actively participate in the academic lessons and interact with others. This presentation will provide specific strategies to create a meaningful and inclusive learning environment. The core business of educating students with disabilities in general education classrooms is for teachers to become designers of learning for meaningful student engagement.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am CDT

As we all work to make education meaningful and relevant to all learners, we must not forget the "Underdog." Tedx Talk speaker, Dr. Ryan Jackson, shares his experiences as a teacher, assistant principal, and now lead principal as he reveals strategies for guiding the Underdog.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am CDT

Dr. Marcia Henry continues from her earlier lecture building from the history and diving into vocabulary research. Giving examples of student work and root word concepts that make language hard, Dr. Henry gets back to basics by exaimining the Anglo-Saxon, Latin and Greek foundational root words and the prefixes and suffixes established in our vocabulary and how we build words together with meaning.

Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 8:45am to 10:45am CDT

This session describes the important contributions of play and physical activity with respect to diverse populations, including: special needs, SES, and gender. A panel of experts provides content with respect to play, physical activity and balanced playgrounds.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm CDT

Dr. Carreker guides teachers through common spelling errors and how recognizing the reasoning behind these errors can help guide corrective instruction. Dr. Carreker gives common examples of mixed up phonemics.

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

Participants will learn proven strategies for matching instructional approaches to the readiness, interests and talents of all students. These approaches include problem-based learning, providing "scaffolds" for lesson content, and analyzing the procedures used in learning and the products of learning. Participants will watch short video clips of Tennessee teachers who are successfully practicing these differentiated instructional strategies in their classrooms after attending a TNDOE-sponsored differentiated instruction camp at MTSU.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:15am to 11:30am CST

Student Discipline Institute 2017: Best Practices Panel

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