ConnCASE October 2021 Virtual Leadership Conference

Join ConnCASE for it's Annual October 2021 Virtual Leadership Conference!

October 14 – 15, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Virtual


ConnCASE October 2021 Virtual Leadership Conference

REGISTER NOW!

Thursday, October 14 - Friday, October 15, 2021

Registration Information:

Overview: This conference has been designed to provide participants with the most up to date information on Special Education. It will serve as the first Leadership Forum.

Audience: District teams of central office and building administrators, other educators, and support services professionals are encouraged to attend.

Registration Fees

*ALL FEES NEED TO BE PAID IN FULL IN ORDER TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE*

$150/Member

$175/Non Member

Payment: Credit Cards will only be an accepted form of payment.

Refunds: Will not be accepted.

Contact Information: Please contact Allyson J. Deckman at info@conncase.org.

____________________________________________________________________________________

AGENDA

Thursday, October 14, 2021

9:00am Welcome & Introductions - Kathie Gabrielson, ConnCASE President

9:15am Morning Keynote - Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry , The Reading League

10:30am BREAK

10:45am Morning Keynote (contd) Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry , The Reading League

12:00pm LUNCH

1:00pm Afternoon Keynote - Michael Edgar Myers, Teaching Artist

3:00pm Adjourn

Friday, October 15, 2021

9:00am Welcome & Introductions - Kathie Gabrielson, ConnCASE President & Bryan Klimkiewicz, SDE

9:15am Panel Discussion - Panel Perspective on Special Education and COVID Related Items - Attorney Julie Weatherly; Attorney Andy Feinstein; Yvette Goorevitch, ConnCASE Liaison with CEC/CASE and Natalie Jones, SDE.

10:45am BREAK

11:00am Panel Discussion (contd)

12:30pm Adjourn

____________________________________________________________________________________

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Morning Keynote: Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry , The Reading League

Dr. Heidi Beverine-Curry is a co-founder and Vice President of Professional Development for The Reading League, where she designs, supervises, and delivers educator learning opportunities. Before working for The Reading League full-time, Heidi spent 21 years working in public schools where she made use of her certifications in Elementary Education, K-12 Special Education, and K-12 Reading Education. When Heidi began her doctoral coursework in Reading Education in 2006, she became a champion for evidence-aligned literacy instruction, and has led a number of successful reform efforts. Heidi was an adjunct professor at Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego, where she specialized in teaching clinical reading intervention coursework.

Where Do Special Education and The Science of Reading Intersect?

Session Description:

In this session, registrants will receive a brief overview of the last half century of scientific findings about reading instruction and the implications for special education. They will be introduced to three “anchors” to help guide decision-making around assessment choice, data analysis, goal-setting, and instructional planning. In light of the recent pandemic-related loss of instructional opportunities for students, a particular discussion focus will be on the three-pointed “north star” educators can follow to help students make the most gains in foundational word reading.

 

Afternoon Keynote: Michael Edgar Myers, Teaching Artist

Michael Edgar Myers is an actor, playwright and stage director based in Chicago. He has combined these rules under the umbrella, “Teaching Artist” through which he displays his passion for demonstrating the benefits of humor and improvisation to improve health, manage conflict, build collaborative teams and improve interpersonal communication.

While his acting career has included appearances in film, television and commercials, Michael has concentrated on live performance on stage, particularly among educators. For three decades he toured with the improvisation ensemble Wavelength Teacher Comedy, and presented before approximately 2000 educational organizations in the U.S. and overseas.

When not with Wavelength, Michael’s face is recognizable in numerous commercials and print ads. His voice can be heard narrating audiobooks on Audible, and performing on the radio drama series, “Unshackled!” He is also a blogger on cultural affairs, memoirs and humor.

Michael is an active member of the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH), and teaches financial literacy for new graduates, growing families and freelancers. He has been a Certified Laughter Leader, newspaper sports writer, restaurant dish washer, and box office ticket taker...careers which have shaped his current presentations.

Michael resides in Elk Grove Village, IL, a suburb of Chicago, with his wife, Vikki, with whom he co-founded Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries; their daughter, Camille, a recent college graduate now navigating the adulting workforce in the mental health field; with a diva dog, a temperamental cat, and assorted wolf-yotes visiting in the back yard.

Stimulus for your Professional Development: The 'Sense' of Humor

Bringing Joy and Fun to the Workplace

____________________________________________________________________________________

Friday, October 15, 2021

Panel Discussion

Panel Perspective on Special Education and COVID Related Items

Attorney Julie Weatherly

Attorney Andy Feinstein

Yvette Goorevitch, ConnCASE Liaison with CEC/CASE

Natalie Jones, SDE


ConnCASE
701 Hebron Avenue, 3rd Floor
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Email Us

Tel. 860.548.1747
Fax. 860.541.6484

Member Login Forget Your Password?