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Yes We Can! An Unprecedented Opportunity to Improve Special Education Outcomes

St. Louis, Missouri | October 24–25, 2022
$689.00
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State adoption of more rigorous academic standards underscores the sense of urgency for schools to determine how to ensure all students learn at the highest levels—including English learners, children with special needs, children from poverty, and children facing trauma. During this hands-on training designed for school or districtwide teams, general and special educators will discover how to utilize PLC best practices to develop collaborative partnerships and identify high-leverage structures and strategies that will level the playing field, accelerate learning, and support success for all students.

  • Learn strategies for building a school culture that believes all students can succeed.
  • Examine collaborative structures to support high levels of learning.
  • Explore the essential elements of a guaranteed and viable curriculum.
  • Understand how to design what a balanced and coherent system of assessment looks like.
  • Discover a protocol for unpacking and prioritizing units at the team level, including scaffolding instruction.
  • Know what it means to design standards-aligned instruction with a focus on tailoring learning based on data.
  • Realize the connections among response to intervention (RTI), professional learning communities (PLCs), and special education and how they all work together in a continuum of service.
  • Identify individualized education program (IEP) goals specific to student areas of deficit and aligned to priority standards.
  • Recognize what is important in developing systems for efficiently and formatively monitoring student progress toward learning goals.
  • Develop a plan for site-based next steps.

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Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

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Monday, October 24th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Tuesday, October 25th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Presentation

11:30–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Presentation

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information: Complimentary

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.


Primary Hotel

Sheraton Westport Plaza Tower Hotel

900 W Port Plaza Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
888.627.7064

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $145 per night
Deadline: October 2, 2022, or until group rate is sold out
Online reservations

“Loved all of the content. I wish this presentation was three days instead of two days.”

Leslie Moore-Miller, teacher, Hot Springs Junior Academy, Arkansas

“The presenter was great! She explains things so that any audience can understand.”

Ann Romo-Huerta, Wegienka Elementary School, Michigan

“Love how our students are not just ours but everyone's and the point made that we are to prepare them for the world beyond school. . . . Am planning to take the rubric method talked about here and utilize it with my students and number them so when I am collaborating with my peers they won't know exactly who we are talking about.”

Amanda Phillips, teacher, Northwest Correctional Complex, Tennessee

“The conversations focused with our team regarding use of data, effective methods of reteach, and how to drive the formation of positive culture to push ALL students to learn.”

Sarah Peterson, principal/assistant, Washoe County School District, Nevada

Venue

Sheraton Westport Plaza Tower Hotel

900 W Port Plaza Drive

St. Louis, Missouri


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.


Additional Information

Included with your registration

Yes We Can!

Yes We Can!

Utilizing PLC practices, general and special educators must develop collaborative partnerships to close the achievement gap and maximize learning for all.