Thank you for attending the Seattle conference. Additional conference handouts will be posted this week on the "Handouts-Seattle" page. Your username and password will still work for two more weeks.
Certificates of course completion will be emailed (or mailed if requested) in the next 7-10 days. Seattle Conference March 5, 6, 7, 2014 Download Conference Program Below
San Francisco Conference May 7, 8, 9, 2014 Download Conference Program Below
ADDED Discounted Hotel Rooms Seattle Conference-The discounted hotel rooms at the Grand Hyatt Seattle for the March 5-7 conference are sold out. We have added a discounted room block at the Hyatt at Olive 8, located across the street from the Grand Hyatt Seattle (where the conference will take place). The rooms at the Hyatt Olive 8 are $179 per night plus tax. Their phone number is (206)-695-1234, website address is: www.olive8.hyatt.com. To register for a room online, go to the reservation website at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SpecialEducation2014
San Francisco Conference-Holiday Inn Golden Gateway-San Francisco. All the discounted rooms at $199 per night are booked. A second block of discounted rooms for $249 +tax per night have been added. Call the hotel directly and indicate you are with the 2014 Special Education Conference. Rooms are available from May 4-May 11th.
Inclusion, Collaboration and Differentiated Learning
Strategies for Teaching ALL Children Including Students with Multiple Challenges and Gifted Learners Downtown Seattle, Washington Grand Hyatt Hotel and Conference Center 721 Pine Street-Seattle, WA
Twenty-One, Full Day Courses Offered on a Variety of Special Education and General Education Topics
March 5, 6 & 7, 2014
Grand Hyatt Hotel & Conference Center
Registration Fee: One Day $199 Two Days $375 Three Days $465 Group Discounts Available ($25 off each registration for groups of 5 or more)
To register online, click on the registration page on the left.
Course #8 English Language Learners is Full
Course #13 Reading & Writing is a Language Process is FULL
Course#16 Learning with APPtitude is FULL
Course #21-School-to-Work is FULL
Concurrent Full-Day Courses and Course Faculty:
Day One: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - (8:00am-4:00pm)
Course #1 - The Highly Engaged Classroom: Practical Strategies for Improving Student Motivation and AchievementBy Richard Cash, EdD, nRich Educational Consulting, Inc.
Course #2 - Strategic Instruction That Supports Comprehension For Struggling ReadersBy Dixie D. Massey, PhD, University of Washington
Course #3 - Move: A Gross Motor Curriculum for Working with Children with Motor Delays/DisabilitiesBy Julie Sues-Delaney, LPT, Mobility Opportunities Via Education (MOVE)
Course #4 - Laying a Foundation for Academic, Social and Emotional Competence: Social, Family & Classroom Predictors of Executive FunctioningBy Liliana J. Lengua, PhD, University of Washington
Course #5 - WRITE ON RIGHT NOW: Emergent Writing – Apps Included!By Caroline Musselwhite, EdD, CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology/Literacy Consultant
Course #6 - Bullying, Revenge, & Belonging: Practical Approaches and ChallengesBy Karin S. Frey, PhD, University of Washington
Course #7 - Providing High Quality Education to Diverse Learners: Building a Discourse around Diversity By Cassandra A. Martin, PhD, University of Washington
Day Two: Thursday, March 6, 2014- (8:00am-4:00pm)
Course #8 - English Language Learners: Seven Steps for Separating Differences and DisabilityBy Catherine Collier, PhD, Crosscultural Developmental Education Services This course is FULL
Course #9 - Standards-Based Strategies for Elementary and Middle School Students Struggling with MathBy John P. Woodward, PhD, University of Puget Sound
Course #10 - Self-Regulation: The Foundation for Learning AutonomyBy Richard Cash, EdD, nRich Educational Consulting, Inc.
Course #11 - Practical Classroom Strategies for Students with Behavioral DisordersBy Gregory J. Benner, PhD, Center for Strong Schools, University of Washington-Tacoma
Course # 12- Communication All Day Long: Communication Circles, Topic Setting and MORE!By Caroline Musselwhite, EdD, CCC-SLP, Assistive Technology/Literacy Consultant
Course #13 - Reading and Writing is a Language Learning ProcessBy Bonnie Robb, MEd, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR This course is FULL
Course #14 - Recent Progress in Understanding and Treating Stuttering: New Research Insights and Contemporary Treatment StrategiesBy Ludo Max, PhD, CCC-SLP and Marty Nevdahl, MS, CCC-SLP, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Day Three: Friday, March 7, 2014- (8:00am-4:00pm)
Course # 15 - Differentiated Instruction and Brain-Compatible Learning in the Era of Common Core State StandardsBy Richard Cash, EdD, nRich Educational Consulting, Inc.
Course # 16- Learning with APPtitude: iPads as Part of a Universal Design for Learning ToolkitBy Alexandra Dunn, MS, SLP, Founder of “Inclusioneers”, Upper Canada District School Board This course is FULL
Course # 17 - Solutions for Teaching the Struggling Learner: How Teachers Can Utilize Brain Based Strategies To Improve Attention, Processing, Memory and Executive FunctionBy Cindy Lehman, M.Ed, Lehman Learning Solutions
Course # 18- Central Auditory Processing Disorder and ADHD: Evidence-based Treatment and Management Strategies for Therapists and Classroom TeachersBy Gail D. Chermak, PhD, Department Chair, Washington State University
Course #19 - Challenging ALL Students: Strategies to Meet the Diverse Needs of All Learners Including Gifted StudentsBy Nancy Hertzog, PhD, University of Washington
Course #20 - Social Skills Training for Teaching Replacement Behaviors: Remediating Acquisition Deficits in at-risk Students and Students with Emotional and Behavioral DisordersBy Clayton R. Cook, PhD, University of Washington
Course # 21 - School-to-Work Program for Transition Students: Developing Regional Partnerships Between Adult Service Agencies and School Districts to Improve Job Placement OutcomesBy Richard Wilson, MPA, Jennifer Given-Helms, MEd, Karen Shu Minutoli, EdD, and Richard Haines, MEd This course is FULL
2014 General Conference Schedule- Seven concurrent courses will take place in separate classrooms, each day. Courses are limited in size. Indicate your selections on the registration form. See detailed course information below.
7:00 - 8:00 Sign-in at general registration desk – Coffee & tea served
CE and college credit registration booths open for registration
8:00 Concurrent courses begin
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Concurrent courses continue
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch – On Your Own
1:00 - 2:30 Concurrent courses continue
2:30 - 2:45 Afternoon Break
2:45 - 4:00 Concurrent courses continue
4:00 Complete and turn in your evaluation form. (Note: This is a general course schedule; 15 minute morning and afternoon break times may vary. See individual course schedules.) Certificates of Course Completion will be emailed to you after the conference.
LOCATION: Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle-a short walk from the city's most distinguished boutiques, restaurants, and major department stores. Hotel room amenities include views of Puget Sound, Lake Union, and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, high-speed internet, T-Mobile HotSpot, and a 3,800 square foot health club with sauna, steam room, whirlpool, massage spa services, and strength training and cardiovascular equipment.
The hotel conference area has 25,000 square feet of technologically advanced classroom space with high-resolution, rear-projector displays.
Nearby points of interest include: Seattle Aquarium/Seattle Waterfront, Museum of Flight, Experience Music Project, Pioneer Square Historic District, Seattle Art Museum, Pike Place Public Market, Monorail to the Seattle Center and Space Needle, Key Arena, Safeco Field, Woodland Park Zoo, and much more.
There are many transportation options if traveling by air. The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 14 miles from the Grand Hyatt Hotel.
Transportation to Grand Hyatt Seattle:
Getting to the Grand Hyatt is now easier and greener than ever with the new Seattle Link Light rail train. The train will take you directly from SEA TAC airport to the Westlake Light Rail station, a block from the Grand Hyatt. Best of all, the cost is only $2.75 each way. For more information, click here.
FROM SEA-TAC AIRPORT Downtown Airporter: Departs from Level 3 of Parking Garage, Island 2. Cost: One-way - $19 1st rider, $8 each additional rider Save $5 on roundtrip, kids 17 and under ride free, one for each adult Make a Reservation for Pick-up/Drop-off