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Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders Spacer P.O. Box 1683, Manhattan, KS  66505, 785-539-5252
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Conference on Behavior Issues for School Leaders

October 9 - 10, 2014
KU Edwards Campus Conference Center
Overland Park, Kansas

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Keynote Presentation by Dr. Richard Van Acker and Dr. Jerry D. Weast

Richard Van Acker, Ed.D.How to Coach Teachers to Improve Classroom Management
Richard Van Acker, Ed.D.,
Former Professor of Special Education University of Illinois at Chicago

Jerry D. Weast, Ed.D.
It's Bigger than That: A District Leader's Perspective on Inclusion
Jerry D. Weast, Ed.D., Founder and CEO Partnership for Deliberate Excellence, LLC.


  Legal Strand

Behavior Intervention Plans: A Legal Analysis of Issues. Susan Larson Etscheidt, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education at the University of Northern Iowa and served as an administrative law judge for special education appeals in Iowa from 1991 to 2010.

What Color is Your Discipline? Cynthia Lutz Kelly, Esq., Topeka Public School, House Counsel and Linda J. Geier, School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Coordinator, Tulsa Public Schools

The Legal Consequences of Clicking “Send”. Karen Haase, Esq., Harding & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O., Lincoln, NE

Understanding the Legal Implications for Students with Disabilities Related to Bullying and Harassment. Michael G. Norris, Esq., Norris & Keplinger LLC, Kansas City, MO area and Erin Dugan, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent, Olathe Public Schools, KS

A sample of the additional conference keynote, workshop and repeated sessions

Workshop: Empowering Teachers to Prevent and Manage Problem Behavior: Putting Theory into Practice. Phillip Nordness, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Nebraska at Omaha and John Cannon, Principal, USD 405, Lyons, Kansas

Workshop: Forty Intervention Strategies for Building Student Engagement to Reduce Disciplinary Exclusion and Dropout. Reece Peterson, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Workshop: Putting the Pieces Together: Promoting Academic, Behavior, and Social Success for Students with Autism. Shari Hardinger, M.S. Ed., MSSL, Autism Behavior Specialist, Shawnee Mission Kansas School District

The Effect of Disability, Race, and SES on the Length of Time until Suspension, and What To Do About It. Mickey Losinski, Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Integrating Reading, Math, Behavior and Social Domains to Achieve Positive Student Outcomes. Linda Wilkerson, M.S. Ed. Tertiary Behavior Support Coordinator TASN & Kelcey Schmitz, M.S. Ed., Behavior Specialist, TASN, Lawrence, KS.

Obesity and Asthma and Headaches, Oh My!” Physical Health Problems of Youth with Behavioral and Emotional Difficulties. Tori Van Dyk, M.A., Doctoral Candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Join us for these sessions and many more this fall at this special conference tailored especially to the needs of building leaders and their Teams: general education leadership and those in special education will both benefit from this conference.

Save the Date for the 2015 Symposium

February 26, 27, 28
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri

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