Info to help and motivate today’s educational leaders!

Wednesday Morning

  • Every Student is Unique: Using Digital Tools To Meet Their Needs- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • Hot Topics in Special Education-Jen Cline & OPI Special Ed Division(Spec Ed Directors: See Friday Session)
  • The Power of Healthy Relationships to Influence even the Toughest Kids- Keith Orchard, Education Hall
  • An Ecological Approach to Bridging the Word Gap– Dr. Allison Wilson UM
  • Legislative Advocacy for Educators– Kirk Miller, SAM

Wednesday Afternoon:

  • Dysregulation, Dissociation, Discombobulation – understanding brain science and how it affects kids from hard places– Keith Orchard, Education Hall
  • Questions?? We Have Answers!! – OPI Special Education Jen Cline and OPI Special Ed Division
  • An Exceptionalities Lens for Gifted Education Advocacy– Jeb Puryear, UM

Thursday

  • Hooking Learners with Digital Tools– Kevin Honeycutt, ESSDACK
  • Legal Issues with Section 504 and IDEA- Elizabeth Kaleva, Kaleva Law Offices
  • Addressing Student Behavior and its Legal Implications-Megan Morris, Kaleva Law Offices

Friday Morning

  • MCASE Roundtable Discussion for Special Education Administrators: Changes in Montana Special Education-Jen Cline , OPI and    MCASE
  • Collaboration in Behavior Intervention Teams: Being passionate together-what’s best for the child– Cheryl Young-Pelton, MSU-B
  • Trauma Informed Behavioral and Emotional Care Strategies for Classroom Teachers– Shawna Heiser, Special Learning 1-ON-1
  • Collaboration in Behavior Intervention Teams: Being passionate together-what’s best for the child- Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton, MSU-B
  • Social Emotional Programming: How to implement SEL successfully in your school – Dr. Norah Barney, EdD, Anaconda School District

Be sure to sign the attendance sheet and pick up a certificate at the session.

WORKSHOPS ON:

Thanks to the Montana Preschool Development Grant for partnering to offer this strand.

* Early Childhood Project credit pending for these workshops.  Be sure to sign the attendance sheet and pick up a certificate at the session.

Wednesday Morning

  • *Hot Topics in Special Education for Educators – Jen Cline and OPI Special Ed Division
  • An Ecological Approach to Bridging the Word Gap– Dr. Allison Wilson UM
  • Every Student is Unique: Using Digital Tools To Meet Their Needs- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • The Power of Healthy Relationships to Influence even the Toughest Kids– Keith Orchard, Education Hall

Wednesday Afternoon

  • *Questions?? We Have Answers!! – OPI Special Education Jen Cline and OPI Special Ed Division
  • Dysregulation, Dissociation, Discombobulation – understanding brain science and how it affects kids from hard places- Keith Orchard, Education Hall
  • Using Tech to Shape a Brighter Future: Tools for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities- Michelle Allen, MonTECH
  • Shaping your Classroom Activities for All Types of Movers and Learners– Tanya Call & Julynn Wilderson, Cohesion Dance Project

Wednesday Poster Session- not available for Early Childhood Credit as they are less than 2 hours

  • Montana Schools Have a New Criteria for Autism- Doug Doty, OPI
  • Physical Activity Opportunities Leads to Social Inclusion for Individuals with Disabilities– Carrielynn O’Reilly, Columbia Falls School District
  • Use Traditional Work-Flow with a Digital Twist– Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk

Thursday 

  •  *No Such Thing As a Bad Kid – Charles Applestein, Applestein Training Resources
  • *Understanding and Nurturing the Communicative Competence of Learners with Significant Disabilities- Philip Schweigert, Retired- University of NM

Friday Morning

  • *Trauma Informed Behavioral and Emotional Care Strategies for Classroom Teachers- Shawna Heiser, Special Learning 1-ON-1
  • *Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (or Today!)- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • *A Data-driven Strategy for Implementing Behavior Plans for Young Children with Intensive Behavioral Needs – Dr Ann Garfinkle, Garfinkle Consulting

Great Technology  Workshops!

Check these out!

Wednesday morning

  •  Every Student is Unique: Using Digital Tools To Meet Their Needs- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk

Wednesday Afternoon

  •  Doing More with School and Student Information- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • Using Tech to Shape a Brighter Future: Tools for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities- Michelle Allen, MonTECH
  • Questions?? We Have Answers!! – OPI Special Education -Jen Cline and OPI Special Ed Division

Wednesday Poster Session

  •  Use Traditional Work-Flow with a Digital Twist- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk

Thursday All Day

  •  Hooking Learners with Digital Tools (Part 1 & 2): Kevin Honeycutt

Friday Morning

  • Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (or Today!)– Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • Physical Activity Opportunities Leads to Social Inclusion for Individuals with Disabilities- Carrielynn O’Reilly, Columbia Falls School District

Secondary Transition

Looking for information on Secondary Transition?

Here’s the line up:

Wednesday morning

  •   Hot Topics in Special Education for Educators – Jen Cline and OPI Special Ed Division

Wednesday Afternoon

  • Questions?? We Have Answers!! – OPI Special Education Jen Cline and OPI Special Ed Division
  • Using Tech to Shape a Brighter Future: Tools for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities- Michelle Allen, MonTECH

Wednesday Poster Session

  •  Transition, K-12- Jill Myhre, Baker Public Schools
  • Physical Activity Opportunities Leads to Social Inclusion for Individuals with Disabilities- Carrielynn O’Reilly, Columbia Falls School District

Thursday  

  •  Hooking Learners with Digital Tools : Kevin Honeycutt
  • The Heart of Inclusion (Part 1): Paraprofessionals & Teamwork- Megan Gross, SPARK Teaching Group
  • The Heart of Inclusion (Part 2): Success in General Education– Megan Gross, SPARK Teaching Group

Friday Morning

  • MCASE Roundtable Discussion for Special Education Administrators: Changes in Montana Special Education– Jen Cline and OPI Special Ed Division
  • Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (or Today!)- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk

Looking for good information to work with student behavior?

Check out these options:

Wednesday Morning:

  •  The Power of Healthy Relationships to Influence even the Toughest Kids– Keith Orchard, Education Hall
  • The Power of Healthy Relationships to Influence even the Toughest Kids– Keith Orchard, Education Hall
  • Neurodiversity and Applied Behavioral Analysis Institute, Thomas Manthey, Montana Center for Inclusive Education – MSU-B & Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton, MSU-B
  • The Conflict Cycle and Managing Surface Behaviors– Brian Ernest, MSU-Billings
  • Restorative Practices: How to Provide Social-Emotional Supports for the Success of Every Student- Sara Cole, Kalispell Public Schools

Wednesday Afternoon:

  •  Dysregulation, Dissociation, Discombobulation – understanding brain science and how it affects kids from hard places- Keith Orchard, Education Hall
  • Questions?? We Have Answers!! – OPI Special Education Jenifer Cline and OPI Special Ed Division
  • Social Proverbs: In the moment strategies for coaching behavior- Jennifer Schoffer Closson, UM

Wednesday afternoon Poster Session

  • Promoting Everyday Learning Opportunities Through Community Level Intervention- Dr. Allison Wilson, UM

Thursday Morning

  • Hot Topics in Special Education and Section 504: How to Avoid Litigation – Elizabeth Kaleva, Kaleva Law Offices  
  • No Such Thing As a Bad Kid (Part 1) Charles Applestein, Applestein Training Resources 

Thursday Afternoon

  • Addressing Student Behavior and its Legal Implications-Megan Morris, Kaleva Law Offices
  • No Such Thing As a Bad Kid (Part 2) Charles Applestein, Applestein Training Resources

Friday  Morning

  • Trauma Informed Behavioral and Emotional Care Strategies for Classroom Teachers- Shawna Heiser, Special Learning 1-ON-1
  • ACEs and the Importance of Self-Care- Tina Eblen, ChildWise
  • A Data-driven Strategy for Implementing Behavior Plans for Young Children with Intensive Behavioral Needs – Dr. Ann Garfinkle
  • Not Another Tantrum: The value and use of replacement behaviors for future success of students- Jennifer Schoffer Closson & Kathleen Cotter, UM
  • Collaboration in Behavior Intervention Teams: Being passionate together-what’s best for the child- Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton, MSU-B
  • Social Emotional Programming: How to implement SEL successfully in your school. – Dr. Norah Barney, EdD, Anaconda School District

Instructional Strategies- Helping all Students Achieve!

Wednesday Morning

  • Every Student is Unique: Using Digital Tools To Meet Their Needs- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • Co-Teaching and the Highly Engaged Inclusive Classroom- Susan Hentz, Susan Hentz & Associates (repeated in afternoon session)
  • An Ecological Approach to Bridging the Word Gap- Dr. Allison Wilson UM
  • Using Tech to Shape a Brighter Future: Tools for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities- Michelle Allen, MonTECH

Wednesday Afternoon

  • Doing More with School and Student Information- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • Co-Teaching and the Highly Engaged Inclusive Classroom- Susan Hentz, Susan Hentz & Associates (repeat of morning session
  • Diagnosing Decoding Issues in Students of All Ages- Nick Goodman, Really Great Reading
  • An Exceptionalities Lens for Gifted Education Advocacy- Jeb Puryear, UM

Wednesday Poster Session

  • Promoting Everyday Learning Opportunities Through Community Level Intervention– Dr. Allison Wilson, UM

Thursday 

  • Hooking Learners with Digital Tools (Part 1 & Part 2: Kevin Honeycutt 
  • The Heart of Inclusion (Part 1 & 2): Paraprofessionals & Teamwork– Megan Gross, SPARK Teaching Group
  • Understanding and Nurturing the Communicative Competence of Learners with Significant Disabilities-(Part 1 & 2) – Philip Scweigert, Retired- University of NM

Friday Morning

  •  Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (or Today!)– Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • Using Data to Intensify Literacy Instruction for Non-Responders– Genevieve Thomas, Flathead Special Education Cooperative
  • Math Throughout the Day: Creating a Passion for Math at school and at home!- Stephanie Lester, SL, Lester Educational Consulting & Denielle Miller, Side by Side Educational Consulting

Looking for ways to support students with disabilities?

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Wednesday Morning

  •  Every Student is Unique: Using Digital Tools To Meet Their Needs- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • Co-Teaching and the Highly Engaged Inclusive Classroom- Susan Hentz, Susan Hentz & Associates (repeated in afternoon session)
  • The Power of Healthy Relationships to Influence even the Toughest Kids– Keith Orchard, Education Hall
  • Neurodiversity and Applied Behavioral Analysis Institute, Thomas Manthey, Montana Center for Inclusive Education – MSU-B & Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton, MSU-B
  • An Ecological Approach to Bridging the Word Gap- Dr. Allison Wilson UM
  • Using Tech to Shape a Brighter Future: Tools for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities- Michelle Allen, MonTECH

Wednesday Afternoon

  • Doing More with School and Student Information- Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
  • Co-Teaching and the Highly Engaged Inclusive Classroom- Susan Hentz, Susan Hentz & Associates (repeat of morning session
  • Diagnosing Decoding Issues in Students of All Ages- Nick Goodman, Really Great Reading
  • Dysregulation, Dissociation, Discombobulation – understanding brain science and how it affects kids from hard places- Keith Orchard, Education Hall
  • Questions?? We Have Answers!! – OPI Special Education Jenifer Cline and OPI Special Ed Division
  • Social Proverbs: In the moment strategies for coaching behavior- Jennifer Schoffer Closson, UM

Thursday All Day

  •  Hooking Learners with Digital Tools (Part 1 & Part 2: Kevin Honeycutt
  • The Heart of Inclusion (Part 1 & 2): Paraprofessionals & Teamwork– Megan Gross, SPARK Teaching Group
  • Understanding and Nurturing the Communicative Competence of Learners with Significant Disabilities-(Part 1 & 2) – Philip Scweigert, Retired- University of NM
  • Legal Issues with Section 504 and IDEA- Elizabeth Kaleva, Kaleva Law Offices
  • Addressing Student Behavior and its Legal Implications-Megan Morris, Kaleva Law Offices

Friday Morning

    • Tools You Can Use Tomorrow! (or Today!)– Jeff Crews & Dean Phillips, Beyond the Chalk
    • Using Data to Intensify Literacy Instruction for Non-Responders– Genevieve Thomas, Flathead Special Education Cooperative
    • Math Throughout the Day: Creating a Passion for Math at school and at home!- Stephanie Lester, SL, Lester Educational Consulting & Denielle Miller, Side by Side Educational Consulting
  • Trauma Informed Behavioral and Emotional Care Strategies for Classroom Teachers- Shawna Heiser, Special Learning 1-ON-1
  • ACEs and the Importance of Self-Care- Tina Eblen, ChildWise
  • A Data-driven Strategy for Implementing Behavior Plans for Young Children with Intensive Behavioral Needs – Dr. Ann Garfinkle
  • Not Another Tantrum: The value and use of replacement behaviors for future success of students- Jennifer Schoffer Closson & Kathleen Cotter, UM
  • Collaboration in Behavior Intervention Teams: Being passionate together-what’s best for the child- Dr. Cheryl Young-Pelton, MSU-B
  • Social Emotional Programming: How to implement SEL successfully in your school. – Dr. Norah Barney, EdD, Anaconda School District
  • MCASE Roundtable Discussion for Special Education Administrators: Changes in Montana Special Education-Jen Cline , OPI and    MCASE