Past Events: 2008 Events

December 10, 2008 Evaluators’ Call
Cheryl Lange, Minnesota’s SPDG Evaluator, facilitated a conversation focused on operationalizing SPDG Measure 4.1 — Scale-up scientifically based or evidence-based practices. Notes, Compiled Feedback Summary

December 8, 2008 Low Incidence Affinity Group Call
Guest Presenter Dr. Kathleen Huebner, Salus University, provided information about the Low Incidence Doctoral Preparation Programs offered by The National Center for Leadership in Visual Impairment (NCLVI), a Collaborative Agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Link to NCLVI: (http://www.salus.edu/nclvi/index.htm). Notes.

October 28, 2008 Evaluators’ Call
Judy Schrag, SPDG Evaluator, facilitated a conversation focused on SPDG Measure 2.2 — Sustained Practices. Sustained Practices Feedback Summary and Notes.

October 16, 2008 Directors’ Webinar
Implementing RTI in Secondary Schools
presented by Don Deshler, Ph.D., University of Kansas.
• Slide Presentation: DeshlerRTIHighSchoolv3.pdf
• Due to Adobe Connect technical issues an archive recording of this session is not available for viewing.

September 22, 2008 SPDG Low Incidence Affinity Group Call
For the debut of the SPDG Low Incidence Affinity Group, three states discussed their current LI initiatives, the challenges encountered when implementing their activities, and the strategies used to overcome obstacles. Jennifer Doolittle, OSEP Project Officer for Kansas SPDG facilitated the conversation. Notes.

September 18, 2008 Directors’ Webinar
The Prevention and Identification of Math Disability Using RTI
presented by Lynn Fuchs, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Dr. Fuchs’ presentation focused on how math content looks within an RTI framework.
• PowerPoint Slides: FuchsMathUsingRTISep08.ppt

September 16, 2008 Evaluators’ Planning Call
Notes from a discussion between OSEP Project Officers and Facilitators to plan the fall ‘08 and winter ’09 Evaluators’ Calls focused on operationalizing the performance measures. Notes.

June 5, 2008 Evaluators’ Planning Call
Reviewed of SIG Day Agenda during OSEP Project Officers’ Conference and brainstormed topics for future teleconferences and webinars. notes

May 27, 2008 Directors’ Planning Call
Reviewed of SIG Day Agenda during OSEP Project Officers’ Conference and brainstormed topics for future teleconferences and webinars. notes

March 4, 2008 Evaluators Call
“Writing a Final Report with a Focus on Outcomes”. Facilitated by Arlene Russell, Nevada SIG Evaluator, Technical Assistance and Consulting Services, University of Oregon. Notes, Mapping Proposed/Actual Outcomes Document

February 25, 2008 Directors Webinar
“Maryland’s Online IEP Tool Demonstration”. Presenters: Dianne Tracey, Program Manager, Maryland Online IEP, Johns Hopkins University, Sharon West, Maryland SPDG Project Director; Tamara Otto, Maryland SPDG Evaluator, Johns Hopkins University; and Karen Clark Salinas, Johns Hopkins University.

January 28, 2008 Directors Call
“Brainstorm Session: Managing SIG/SPDG initiatives with reduced funds”. Facilitated by Larry Wexler. Notes and audio are not available for this call. For inquiries about FY2008 funding contact Larry Wexler at (202)-245-7571.

January 22, 2008 Directors Call
“The New York Higher Education Support Center for Systems Change”. Presentation by Peter L. Kozik and Gerald M. Mager, School of Education, Syracuse University; and Matt Giugno, New York State Education Department, VESID. PowerPoint, audio.mp3