Wksp A: Special Education Leadership and Raising the MTSS Tide

Date:

June 12, 2018

Cost:

Members: $100.0 / Non-Members: $120.00

Note: The above costs reflect Early Bird Registrations. An additional $15.00 will be added to registrations made up to 10 days prior to the event.

Location:

Crowne Plaza Lansing West Hotel
925 S. Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917

Time:

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Contact:

517-321-7100

Details:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -- 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Special Education Leadership and Raising the MTSS Tide

Presenter:  Mark Shinn

 

Goal & Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify gaps in current special education practices;
  2. Provide solutions to those gaps; and
  3. Link the solutions to special education gaps to gains in MTSS implementation quality. 

Participants will identify:

  1. Gaps in their current special education identification practices, especially for specific learning disabilities and secondary students as well as solutions.
  2. Gaps in their current special education IEP goal writing and progress monitoring practices as well as solutions.
  3. Gaps in their current special education reading intervention practices as well as solutions.
  4. How reducing these special education gaps increase MTSS implementation and fidelity for all students.

 

About the Presenter

Mark R. Shinn, Ph.D. is Professor and Coordinator of the School Psychology at National Louis University (NLU) in Chicago. Prior to joining NLU in 2003, he was Professor of School Psychology and Special Education at the University of Oregon (1984-2003).  Dr. Shinn is a nationally recognized consultant to schools and state departments of education across the country on implementation of MTSS /RTI. He began working in the first urban school district sites (St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools) that evolved into an RTI model in the early 1980s and has worked with schools and state departments of education in more than 40 states.  

Dr. Shinn's areas of specific expertise are scientifically based basic skills progress monitoring and screening when applied in a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RtI). He has edited 2 books on Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), with a third co-authored book expected in  2018. He also has co-edited (with Hill M. Walker) 3 editions of NASP’s Interventions Book (1991; 2002; 2010) and published almost 100 journal articles and book chapters on basic skills progress monitoring and screening.  For 4 years, he was 1 of 6 members of the USDE/OSEP National Center for Student Progress Monitoring Technical Review panel for judging whether progress monitoring tests met professional standards. In his career, he has been the principal or co-principal investigator on more than $4 million in federal personnel preparation and research grants. In addition, he has contributed to the software development of aimsweb, DIBELS, and the progress monitoring components of Jamestown Reading Navigator and Vmath.