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General Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, July 26
 

8:30am

8:40am

National Perspective
Speakers
avatar for Michael Yudin

Michael Yudin

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education under the Obama Administration.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 8:40am - 9:00am
Pacific Ballroom

9:00am

California Perspective & MTSS
Speakers
avatar for Susan Hukkanen

Susan Hukkanen

Assistant Superintendent, Butte County Office of Education
Susan Hukkanen is currently the Assistant Superintendent, Butte County Office of Education, Educational Support Services. In addition, Susan is a member of the Executive and Statewide team for the CA Scale-Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) initiative. The BCOE team is in partnership... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Amy McCart

Dr. Amy McCart

Co-Director, SWIFT Education Center, University Kansas
Dr. McCart, Associate Research Professor and Co-Director of SWIFT Education Center at The University of Kansas serves as Co-Principal Investigator for Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation Center, a national technical assistance program for inclusive school reform. She... Read More →
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Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education



Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am
Pacific Ballroom

9:20am

Universal Design for Learning: Why? What? How?
Speakers
avatar for Katie Novak

Katie Novak

Assistant Superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District​, Massachusetts
Internationally renowned education consultant, author on the subject of Universal Design for Learning and an assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts



Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:20am - 9:50am
Pacific Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch & TED Talk Panel
Join us for an hour of energetic and compelling talks from educational experts who have personally and professionally embraced the conference theme  - "ALL MEANS ALL".   

Panelist will highlight the critical need to address the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students and discuss how they must all come together to support the whole child.  

Speakers
avatar for matt coleman

matt coleman

Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Matt Coleman, DEd, has worked at every level of the secondary education system, from educational assistant to assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent in Springfield Public Schools, he led and supported high school reform efforts that increased cohort graduation rates... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Gelman

Carmen Gelman

Director, EPIC School Partnerships, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Carmen lived in Mexico for eight years before returning to the United States as an ELL student at the age of nine, giving her a unique understanding of what it feels like to be thrown into a system that did not really know how to support her needs. As a teenager she was an at-risk... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Lynne Lane

Kathleen Lynne Lane

Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Lane served as a classroom teacher of general and special education students for five years and a Program Specialists for two years... Read More →
avatar for Katie Novak

Katie Novak

Assistant Superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District​, Massachusetts
Internationally renowned education consultant, author on the subject of Universal Design for Learning and an assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts


Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Pacific Ballroom
 
Thursday, July 27
 

12:00pm

Lunch
Speakers
avatar for Michael McSheehan

Michael McSheehan

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Education Center
Michael McSheehan serves as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance for the SWIFT Center.  He has been affiliated with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire since 1993. Prior to working with the SWIFT Center, Michael led a variety of state and federally funded... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Pacific Ballroom

2:30pm

Closing General Session
Thursday July 27, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pacific Ballroom