UP Special Ed Conference 2010

Pre-UP Special Ed Conference

Course Number: ED 989-91(12709)           Credits:  .5
Course Instructor(s):  L. Peterson

Brief Description: This course will target special and general education teachers and support staff to train them in the classroom utilization of assessment, intervention, and designs for learning. Participants will choose one of the three major components of this course that will be addressed over the day:  1) Response to Intervention, 2) Personal Curriculum, or 3) Curriculum for Cognitively Impaired Students.   Each of these strands will focus on the integration and implementation of the state special education rules in accordance with the No Child Left Behind and IDEA 2004. Completion of this course will result in increased awareness and opportunities for classroom implementation.

Course Dates:  Thursday, February 25, 2010
Times:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location(s):  NMU University Center

To register: email nohman@nmu.edu or call Nancy Ohman 906-227-2300

UP Special Ed Conference

Course Number: ED 989-92 (12710)          Credits:  .5
Course Instructor(s):  L. Peterson

Brief Description: This course will target special and general education teachers, administrators, and support staff to find understanding and strategies; and to rethink what they see when faced with challenging young people. More importantly, it provides tools they need to incorporate the Michigan Department of Special Education and Office of Early Intervention Services’ guidance on the education of special education students. Participants will choose three components, of the ten options, of this course that will be addressed over the day.  Some of these components include:  1) Standards Based IEPs, 2) Differentiation of Instruction, 3) the New Definition/Eligibility Criteria of Learning Disabilities, 4) MEAP/Mi-Access, 5) Continuous Improvement Monitoring, and (6) Extended School Year. Each of these strands will focus on the integration and implementation of the state special education rules in accordance with the No Child Left Behind and IDEA 2004. Completion of this course will result in increased awareness and opportunities for classroom implementation.

Course Dates:  Friday, February 26, 2010
Times:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location(s):  NMU University Center

To register: email nohman@nmu.edu or call Nancy Ohman 906-227-2300


Other course of interest

Decoding and Encoding: Multi-Sensory Approach for Teaching Reading and Spelling

Course Number:  ED 989-97 (12867)     Credits:  2
Course Instructor(s):    D. Asano

Brief Description: This course will consist of 54 hours of theory, instruction, observation, practice, and evaluation designed to prepare elementary teachers to present student-centered reading and spelling instruction that incorporates an Orton-Gillingham based approach. An understanding of the phases of language and literacy development along with various categories of reading difficulties is an important component. This course is designed to provide teachers with a thorough understanding of the English language including its history, phonemes, graphemes, morphemes, syllable types, and spelling patterns. Also included is an in-depth exploration of non-phonetic words and methods for teaching them to students. Emphasis is on the appropriate evaluation of student strengths and needs and on the efficient and accurate implementation of visual, auditory, and blending components that represent a systematic and explicit approach to reading and spelling instruction. Multiple texts, professional article, and instructional manipulatives form the basis of course materials.

Participants will be assigned readings from the following:

Michigan Dyslexia Institute Manual
Language Tool Kit
Recipe for Reading
Sequential Phonics

Course Dates: TBD
Times:   8 days :   8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Marquette Alger RESA

To register: email nohman@nmu.edu or call Nancy Ohman 906-227-2300

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