OSEP Project Directors Conference/Iris Centers RTI Module on Reading
- We received this information and wanted to pass it along.The OSEP meeting includes some useful topics for parents, including the future of special education, partnering with parents to improve special education, and addressing low-incidence disabilities. Take a look at the agenda for the meeting at this link: http://www.osep-meeting.org/2006conf/agenda.asp .The OSEP meeting sets the tone for the rollout of the IDEA regulations and also strongly influences state priorities, so being aware of the direction OSEP is taking is very helpful for families and students.And, of course, RTI is the newest trend in the LD/reading area, so if you have a student with reading/learning challenges, keeping on top of the RTI process is critical.
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OSEP Project Directors Conference
The U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) hosted the 2006 Project Directors Conference on July 31-August 2, 2006, in Washington, DC, for Personnel Preparation (including Leadership) Project Directors, State Improvement and State Personnel Development Grant Project Directors, Research and Innovation Project Directors, Technical Assistance and Dissemination Project Directors, Technology and Media Project Directors, and CSPD Coordinators. You can find complete information from the conference here, including the agenda, handouts and PowerPoint's, and the list of poster sessions.
Iris Centers RTI Module on Reading
The Iris Center recently released its third in a series of new modules on Response to Intervention (RTI). While the first two modules focused on 1) an overview of RTI, and 2) assessment, this third module focuses on reading instruction. In this module you will learn important aspects of quality reading instruction, including the five key components, and have access to scripts and movie clips that show reading instruction techniques in action. Consideration for English Language Learners is also included. Learn more about the reading module and other resources the Iris Center has to offer by visiting their website at http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu.
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