BLUEPRINT FOR IMPROVING INSTRUCTION, ACCESSIBILITY, AND OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS Registration

Third in A Series of California Common Core State Standards Symposia

The Special Education Division (SED) of the California Department of Education (CDE) will be broadcasting the BLUEPRINT FOR IMPROVING INSTRUCTION, ACCESSIBILITY, AND OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS symposium in person and live on February 17, 2015. Please register below to either attend the symposium in person or to receive a link to watch the live broadcast of the symposium. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation notice. Symposium materials will be posted on the bottom of this page prior to the symposium date. If you are registering for the live broadcast, a link will be given to you. Please note that all the sessions will be recorded and archived on the CDE web site.

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All the sessions will be recorded and archived on the California Department of Education Special Education web site. This training is provided by the California Department of Education, Special Education Division.

BLUEPRINT FOR IMPROVING INSTRUCTION, ACCESSIBILITY, AND OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS

Third in a Series of California Common Core State Standards Symposia

Agenda February 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street (Entrance 13th and K Street, 2nd Floor, Room 202-204)
Sacramento, CA 95814

All sessions will start promptly at the designated time. Each session will be filmed lived and video archived.
There is limited seating at 150 for the in-person meeting. We encourage group meetings to watch the symposium live and engage in the training sessions.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome
Dr. Fred Balcom, Director of Special Education, California Department of Education

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

Laying the Foundation: College, Career and Civic Life Readiness for ALL Students in an Aligned System of Supports
Developing and implementing an aligned system of supports takes time and thoughtful consideration. The result of considering all educational environments and stakeholders when decision-making and allocating resources positively impacts outcomes for ALL students.

  • Overview and Components
    • Kevin Schaefer, Assistant Director of Special Programs, WestEd
  • District-level Panel Discussion: Question and Answer
    • Kimberly Salomonson, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Sanger Unified School District
    • Kip Meyer, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services, Lake Elsinore Unified School District

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Building A Supportive Infrastructure: Access to Instruction and Curriculum Utilizing the Universal Design for Learning Principles
Providing comprehensive professional development opportunities and fidelity measures focusing on the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lesson planning framework allows for increased access to high quality first instruction

  • Overview and Examples: Principles and Guidelines of UDL

  • Definition of “Curriculum”: Goals, Assessment, Methods, and Materials

  • A Focus on the Implicit Expectations of the California Common Core State Standards

    • Kevin Schaefer, Assistant Director of Special Programs, WestEd

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Creating a Collaborative Educational Community: Supports in General and Special Education Classrooms, a Teacher Panel Discussion
A supportive environment that honors student individualization, strengths, interests, and preferences, is founded in trust, and allows for maximum access to the general education curriculum, thus improving college, career, and civic life outcomes.

  • General and Special Educator Panel Discussion: Question and Answer

    • Facilitator: Dr. Steven Winlock, Advisory Commission on Special Education Commisioner/Sacramento County Office of Education Leadership Academy

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Designing to Scale…UP: Planning for Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations with Technology Beyond Students with Disabilities
Supports and accommodations in the age of technology are only as good as the degree and fidelity that technology is embedded into instructional practices. Alignment with instructional practices and implementation of a clear professional development and communication plan is essential.

  • Overview: Assistive Technology Support for the Student with an individualized education plan instructional practices

  • Understanding Allowable Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations: ISAAP Tool is a resource to assist in access in equity in instruction for all students

    • Dr. Jill King, Administrator IV, Support Coordinator, SELPA at Placer County Office of Education
    • Kevin Schaefer, Assistant Director of Special Programs, WestEd

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