on Behavior Issues for School Leaders
October 9 - 10, 2014
KU Edwards Campus Conference Center
Overland Park, Kansas
Keynote Presentation by Dr. Richard Van Acker
and Dr. Jerry D. Weast
to Coach Teachers to Improve Classroom Management
Acker, Ed.D., Former
Professor of Special Education University of Illinois
Bigger than That: A District Leader's Perspective on
Jerry D. Weast, Ed.D., Founder and CEO
Partnership for Deliberate Excellence, LLC.
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.,
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,
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
February 26, 27, 28
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
Kansas City, Missouri
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