February 19-21

Hilton Garden Inn

Missoula, Montana

A professional development opportunity for general and special educators, early childhood providers, speech language pathologists, psychologists, specialists, administrators, parents, and others concerned with topics and issues in the field of special education.


Keith Orchard
Keith OrchardConsultant, Education Hall
The Power of Healthy Relationships to Influence even the Toughest Kids
Dysregulation, Dissociation, Discombobulation – understanding brain science and how it affects kids from hard places
Charles Appelstein
Charles AppelsteinAppelstein Training Resources
No Such Thing as a Bad Kid- Understanding and Responding to Kids with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges using a Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Approach
Shawna Heiser
Shawna HeiserSpecial Learning 1-On-1
Trauma Informed Behavioral and Emotional Care Strategies for Classroom Teachers
Kevin Honeycutt
Kevin HoneycuttTechnology
Hooking Learners with Digital Tools
Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips
Jeff Crews & Dean PhillipsBeyond the Chalk
Expand your Technology Skills
Every Student is Unique: Using Digital tools to Meet Their Needs
Doing More with School and Student Information
Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (or Today!
Susan Hentz
Susan HentzSusan Hentz & Associates
Co-Teaching and the Highly Engaged Inclusive Classroom
Megan Gross
Megan GrossSpark Teaching Group
The Heart of Inclusion:
Paraprofessionals & Teamwork &
Success in General Education
Philip Schweigert
Philip Schweigert
Tangible Symbols
Sponsored by Montana Deaf-Blind Project
Megan Morris
Megan MorrisKaleva Law Firm
Addressing Student Behavior and its Legal Implications-
Elizabeth (Bea) Kaleva
Elizabeth (Bea) KalevaKaleva Law Firm
Hot Topics in Special Education and Section 504: How to Avoid Litigation
Countdown to Conference

Dates to Remember

Registration opens November 13
Early Bird registration deadline is December 18

Lodging:  Reserve your room at the Colonial by December 18 and be entered in a drawing for a upgrade to a suite!
Lodging blocks closes on January 24

Questions? Contact Nancy Marks or Deb Reed, Conference Coordinators , [email protected]  or 406-241-9522

Testimonials from last year’s participants

Ann Garfinkle is amazing! Great to get methods that are immediately applicable!

“The technology sessions were very interesting and applicable. The discussions pertaining to why alternative education matters in a special education setting were extremely enlightening.”

“Thank you to the organizers. I enjoyed the conference and the focus was absolutely clear, Montana is strong on educating and supporting our students. ”

“Good presenters. I learned a lot about transition – an area I was weak in.”

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