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 Special Education Summer Institutes

Institute Name                            Dates           Location    Page

Combined Summer Institute with a       JULY 13-16, 2009   YAKIMA       1
Focus on Educating:
Autism, Blind/Visually Impaired,
Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind,
Multiple Disabilities

Wa State School for the Blind          JULY 26-31, 2009   VANCOUVER    5
Institute for Educators

Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI): JULY 20-24, 2009   LYNNWOOD     8
Talking to Children and Youth in Crisis

Effective Interventions for Children   AUGUST 3-7, 2009   RENTON       9
and Youth with Challenging

Special Education Administrators       AUGUST 3-4, 2009   SEATAC       10
   Optional: Early Childhood Day       AUGUST 5, 2009     SEATAC       10

                         Available on-line
April 2009

Dear Colleagues:

In keeping with a tradition of quality training opportunities, the Special Education Section of
the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is pleased to announce another summer of
training and endorsement opportunities for educational personnel and the families of students
who are enrolled in special education.

The state of Washington has a well-deserved reputation for being innovative in the field
of special education. This is largely due to high quality personnel and personnel trainings
available in our state. We sincerely hope that you will take advantage of the opportunities
created through this series of summer institutes to join with us in a positive shaping of special
education in our state.

Thank you very much for the continuing efforts you display on behalf of students with
disabilities each and every day. We hope these offerings will allow you the opportunity to
increase your knowledge, enhance your skills, and reinforce your commitment to quality
programs and services for all students.


Douglas H. Gill, Ed.D., Director
Special Education

Lou Colwell, Ed.D., Program Supervisor
  COMBINED SUMMER INSTITUTE                             WITH A    FOCUS       ON    EDUCATING:
         Autism, Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf/Hard of Hearing,
                    Deaf-Blind, Multiple Disabilities

                                 “ACCESSING      THE    CURRICULUM”
                                         JULY 13-16, 2009 2009
                                  Yakima Convention Center, Yakima WA

The 2009 Combined Summer Institute will focus on using the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines
for improving access to the curriculum for students with disabilities. Presentations address: How do we
intentionally and systematically design curriculum from the beginning to address individual differences?
Is it possible to adapt the general education curriculum to meet the needs of students with multiple
disabilities? How do we measure whether the curriculum is effective? How do we incorporate the
three primary principles of a universally designed curriculum – the “what”; the “how”; and the “why” of
learning? (See www.cast.org for the UDL Guidelines.)

The three and a half day conference will begin on Monday afternoon and continue daily through
Thursday. Sessions will focus on how to implement effective curriculum and instructional strategies
for all of the diverse learners in our special education programs. Practical applications, assistive
technology, new curriculum ideas in content areas, effective communication and language strategies
will be developed for working with children who are autistic, blind/visually impaired, deaf/hard of
hearing, deaf-blind and/or multiply disabled.

                              The Assistive Technology Strand

The Assistive Technology Strand, facilitated by the Special Education Technology Center, will present
on technology tools and strategies for accessing curriculum for both cognitively and physically
challenged students. In addition, software for early literacy and communication will be explored. This
strand will include opportunities for hands-on training at the on-site computer lab.

Barbaralyn Harden, M.S., C.C.C.-SLP will present three courses addressing the following topics:
Access to the general education curriculum for students with severely cognitive disability; Using
assistive technology in the preschool environment; and Literacy supports for non-verbal students.

Karen Sheehan of Attainment Co. will be presenting on curriculum for math and science that provides
built-in differentiated lesson plans. She will also present on providing access to curriculum through the
GoTalk, an easy-to-use augmentative communication device.

Brenda DelMonte, MS, C.C.C and Kristin Leslie, MAT, OTR/L will present on low tech strategies to
promote successful transition throughout the school day. In addition, Ms. Leslie with Julie MacDonald,
OTR/L will present a class focusing on adaptations for physical access to curriculum materials and

Hands-on computer-based software training will include: Clicker 5 presented by Brenda DelMonte
and Kristin Leslie; Boardmaker presented by Brenda DelMonte; Overlay Maker presented by Jerry
Connolly; Pix Writer and Picture It presented by Kristin Leslie; and Classroom Suite version 4 presented
by Suzanne Feit of IntelliTools.

                                           Autism Strand
Ronda Schelvan and Kristi Sakai will co-present “We’re on the Same Team” which addresses the key
components of effective communication between home and school; the importance of relationships
and ways to stay connected. Kristi will be presenting on finding solutions for common family obstacles,
parenting/teaching tools across settings, and teaching self-management strategies. Together Kristi and
Ronda will present on teaching the Hidden Curriculum of Sexuality: Where to start? How to teach it?
What to teach? Ronda will be presenting on classroom strategies, understanding behavior, ways to
prevent meltdowns and transition planning. She will also address the case manager/special educator
role for ensuring understanding of the needs for students with ASD who are in general education
classes the majority of their time and ways team members can collaborate.

Gretchen Schmidt-Mertes and Glenna Clouse will co-present all week “Social Thinking all over School!”
Students with ADHD, High Functioning Autism, Aspergers, or students with similar challenges but
no specific diagnosis are in our general education classes, special education classes, and even in
our gifted and honors programs. Together Glenna and Gretchen will offer a full week of intertwining
sessions designed for all educators working with students with social and behavioral challenges.
Strategies and interventions will be shared that can be used in all school settings: buses, lunchrooms,
playground, the classroom, and even during homework times. These Social Thinking Strategies,
based on the work of Michelle Garcia Winner, will help students both understand and change behavior.
These and other “quick and powerful” strategies used to help students succeed both behaviorally and
academically, and can help create a school wide climate of learning for all students.

                                Blind/Visually Impaired Strand
Dr. Karen Blankenship, Vanderbilt University will be providing a two-day interactive workshop to
practice effective instructional practices for students who are blind or visually impaired in the Core
and Expanded Core Curriculum. Participants will be asked to apply the strategies to actual students
on their caseload. Staff working with students who are blind/VI and have other disabilities will want
to attend sessions given by Dr. Tanni Anthony, Colorado State Coordinator for Blind/VI and Deaf-
Blindness, on environmental adaptations and learning. Monday afternoon will offer three hands-on
sessions on use of assistive technology for children who are blind/VI and multiply disabled with
Kelly Kerr and Robin Taylor. Other sessions of interest in the area of Blind/VI are: Overview of the
Universal Design for Learning Guidelines; a panel discussion on Cortical Vision Impairment; how
to use peer tutors to affect the progress of students with multiple disabilities; and positive behavior
programming process for students with multiple disabilities, including visual impairment.

                                Educational Interpreter Strand
During the 2008 school year, approximately 20 interpreters took the Educational Interpreter
Performance Assessment (EIPA). This assessment looks at 48 different items and provides feedback
on the educational interpreter’s areas of strength as well as areas of recommended professional
development. Many of the people who took the test have sent in their results (anonymously) and
several skilled interpreter trainers are providing training in areas identified as requiring professional

Sessions for educational interpreters will be: Bruce Riley and Alex Young who will teach expressive
fingerspelling, which will cover five basic techniques to improve fingerspelling skills; the semantics of
ASL fingerspelling and its cultural context; and a session learning to utilize language and cultural skills
to increase the visual accessibility of instruction. Marie Rendon will teach receptive fingerspelling
skills. Additionally, Dave Morrison and Brenda Aron will be teaching workshops focusing on: nuances
and meanings of non-manual grammatical markers in ASL; ASL to English skills focusing on synonym

choice, vocal intonation, and phrasing in order to keep message meaning equal; English to ASL,
focusing on sign and expansion choice as well as in chunking information. There will be many
opportunities to practice in each session.

                                  Teacher of the Deaf Strand
Dr. Cheryl Johnson from Colorado will be presenting a very interesting and informative group of
workshops on her idea of a “Deaf Educator’s Toolkit.” Her toolkit includes everything we face as
deaf educators: Response to Intervention (RTI), Auditory Performance Scales, assessments for IEP
development, Communication Plans, classroom acoustics, functional hearing evaluations, checklists for
mainstreaming readiness, as well as practices in literacy, math, and science.

There will be sessions on interactive writing by Dr. Janet Finke, which provide direct and explicit
instruction in word analysis, how written text works, and the connection between what we write and
read. In addition, there will be sessions providing strategies for making the most of writers’ workshops
through mini-lessons, writing conferences and using authors of children’s books as mentors for writing.

A third area of focus, taught by Judy Backlund and Sue Connolly will address accessing academic
language. Participants will be provided a framework for teaching literacy within content subjects as
well as a way to support mainstream teachers who work with students in content areas. Strategies
will focus on supporting students in comprehending the content material, monitoring their thinking,
and demonstrating their knowledge in a variety of ways. Cathy Corrado will teach on a current writing
strategy using the student’s writer’s notebook as a resource book.

                                  Multiple Disabilities Strand
                                    (Including Deaf-Blind)
How do students with multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness access the curriculum? What must
be considered, planned for, and implemented so that the students can engage meaningfully in their
learning program? How do you provide quality services with limited resources? Looking for devices
that will assist the students with completing tasks and/or communicating, even those who might not
use their vision or hearing well? How do I take advantage of the senses that are working best for this
student when there is no vision or hearing?

Learn how to develop and implement meaningful and functional learning for this diverse group of
students, including Literacy activities. Find out what environmental modifications and adaptations will
enhance your students” learning and decrease their frustration. Discover the secret weapon within
positive behavior programming for students with multiple disabilities. Learn how to develop and
implement activities that students with multiple disabilities can do on their own.

Dr. Tanni Anthony, a well known practitioner with students who are visually impaired and have multiple
disabilities including deaf-blindness, will be presenting on environmental adaptations and learning. Dr.
Flint Simonsen, well known in the field of positive behavior programming from Eastern Washington
University, will present on the secret weapon inside the positive behavior programming process for
students with multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness.

In addition, a variety of presenters and panels of current practitioners will share their ideas on
meaningful learning activities, scheduling that works for everyone, Cortical Vision Impairment and the
student with multiple disabilities, developing tactile skills with students that may lead to tactile sign
language, how peer tutors can actually affect the progress of the students, how to get passive students
to become active learners, and more.

Who Should Attend?
This Institute is intended for general and special educators, parents/family members, educational sign
language interpreters, para-educators, nurses, school psychologists, counselors, SLPs, OTs, PTs, other
related service providers, administrators, early childhood educators, and related staff in public and pri-
vate facilities serving children ages three through twenty-one years.

This Institute will be held at the Yakima Convention Center. The site is accessible to participants with
disabilities and an interpreter or other accommodations are available upon request if made by June 5,
2009. Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. When making your reserva-
tions, please refer to the Combined Summer Institute website: www.ncesd.org/csi.

Make your reservations early.

Howard Johnson Plaza            (509) 452-6511
Red Lion Yakima Center          (509) 248-5900
Oxford Inn & Suites             (800) 521-3050
Fairfield Inn & Suites           (509) 452-3100

Fees/Registration Information
Online registrations will open April 15, 2009 at http://www.ncesd.org/csi. Payment must be made
by purchase order, electronic check, or credit card at time of registration. Please have form of payment
information available prior to registration. Deadline to register is July 1, 2009.

If you have any questions, please call Jackie Messer at North Central ESD 171, at 509-665-2630
between 7 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Combined Summer Institute July 13-16                                $250
Parent /Family Registration July 13-16 **                           $150

** Parent Scholarships are available for conference fees only. Contact Jackie Messer at
509.665.2630 or jackiem@ncesd.org for application information.

Clock Hours/Credits
Clock hours (CECH) will be available online at the conclusion of the conference. Paraeducator credits
(Bates Technical College) and Seattle Pacific University credit will be available at the Institute.

Withdrawal Policy
Refund requests, less a $20 handling fee, will be accepted through July 6, 2009; no refunds will be
made after this date. To receive a refund, cancellation requests must be received in writing at the North
Central ESD 171 office. Please send cancellation notice via mail, fax, or email to: NCESD, attn: Jackie
Messer, PO Box 1847, Wenatchee, WA 98807; fax (509) 662-9027; or jackiem@ncesd.org
Substitutions must be prearranged by calling Jackie Messer at 509.665.2630.

Sponsored By
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, North Central ESD 171, Washington Sensory Disabilities
Services, the Autism Outreach Project, Northwest ESD 189, and the Special Education Technology
Center at Central Washington University.

              Washington State School for the Blind
                Summer Institute for Educators
                                           JULY 26-31, 2009

The purpose of this Institute is to provide public school personnel who are, or will be, working with
a blind or visually impaired (BVI) child in their local school, with foundational knowledge, skills and
experiences that will allow the participant to understand the impact of vision loss on learning. At
the end of this unique, fun and fascinating Institute, participants realize that, under the direction of a
Teacher of the Visually Impaired, they have the ability and confidence to provide appropriate instruction,
assessment, strategies and interventions that will allow the VI/Blind student to thrive, blossom, achieve
and succeed.

These are some of the topics that will be addressed:
        Travel Skills – Orientation and Mobility
        The Eye & Vision Disorders
        Vision Loss & Learning
        Adapting Environments & Materials
        Assistive Technology
        Physical Education
        Social Skills & Vision Loss
        Daily Living and Self-help Skills
        Your Role in the Classroom
        Braille and other Literacy Media
        Low Vision Aids

Special Notes
 ●     On Wednesday, July 29th, classes are over at noon to allow participants an afternoon and
       evening to explore this beautiful area of Washington on their own. Shopping and dining in
       Portland, a trip to the Oregon coast or a trip to the Mt. St. Helens Visitor’s Center have all been
       popular activities.
 ●     Experience a night out for dinner at a local restaurant while under the sleep shade!
 ●     Meet and listen to panels of VI/blind students and adults talk about their experiences in both
       public and residential schools.

This institute is limited to fifty participants. There will be seven core staff and several guest presenters.
All instructors are highly experienced and educated in the field of visual impairment and blindness.
Each day starts as a large group with breakfast and some group instruction. Instruction includes some
lecture but we believe that learning is best supported for participants by having as many hands-on,
experiental learning opportunities as possible. Throughout the week we will also break into smaller
groups so that your learning can be personalized to meet the needs of your particular student(s).

Lodging is included in the registration fee. Participants stay in the modern, air-conditioned cottages on
campus that WSSB students reside in during the school year. Each cottage has a full kitchen, private
bedrooms, community bathroom and living room. Men and women will have separate residences.

$350. In addition to five days of instruction, this fee also includes lodging, a great daily breakfast,
snacks and a barbeque.

Fifteen (15) $150 scholarships will be awarded, thanks to a generous grant from The Gibney Family
Foundation. To apply, please fill out requested information on the Summer Institute registration form.

Clock Hours/Credit
This Institute is available for three credits or thirty-three clock hours from Seattle Pacific University.
Cost for clock hours ($45) and credits ($129) are additional.

Who should attend
Any person who works with visually impaired or blind children in public school and has had
limited experience or education in the field of blindness. Typically participants include: teachers
(classroom and special education), paraprofessionals, OT, PT and speech and language specialists,
administrators, school psychologists and other related service personnel.

Contact Information
Call Dee Amundsen at 360-696-6321 X124 or email dee.amundsen@wssb.wa.gov if you have


                                         Registration Form
                                WA STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND, VANCOUVER WA
                                             JULY 26-31, 2009
                                    WASHINGTON STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
                                      SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATORS
                         Registration fee: $350 (includes lodging and daily breakfast)
                                  Make checks/purchase orders payable to:
                                    WSSB Summer Institute for Educators




Home Phone:                                            Cell:


School District:                                       Your role:

Considering the needs of the visually impaired child you are serving, please indicate which break-out
strand you would be interested in attending:

    Birth – 5 years old
    Middle School/High School
    Multiple Disabilities

Method of payment:           Check       Purchase order -- Number:

           Please answer the following questions if you would like to apply for a scholarship:

Are you using personal funds to pay for this program?                        Yes                 No
Is your school district paying for you to attend this program?               Yes                 No
Do you receive professional development funds?                               Yes                 No
Are you being reimbursed for per diem?                                       Yes                 No
Will you be using a combination of personal funds and
         school district money for this program?                             Yes                 No
Are you receiving additional money from any other source to
         pay for this program?                                               Yes                 No
         If yes, please explain:

                  Institute Limited to 50 Participants * Registration Deadline July 17th, 2009

Mail registration form and payment to:
Washington State School for the Blind
attn: Dee Amundsen
2214 East 13th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98661
For more information call Dee Amundsen at: 360-696-6321 X124            email: dee.amundsen@wssb.
   Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI): Talking to
    Children and Youth in Crisis Summer Institute
                                             JULY 20-24, 2009

This intensive summer institute will emphasize the importance of deeply and actively listening to each
student’s story to identify the “real” concerns and needs of the child before applying the dynamic and
comprehensive therapeutic strategies taught and modeled in class. Trainers provide ongoing support to
participants as they connect “new learnings” with their personal or professional world and actively use
these skills given real-life crisis scenarios. In addition, daily reading assignments and optional student
study sessions support concepts presented throughout the training. Dr. Frank Feeser, author of the Life
Space Crisis Intervention book, will be our special guest.

The Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI): Talking to Children and Youth in Crisis Summer Institute will
be held at the Edmonds School District, 20420 68th Avenue West, Lynnwood, July 20-24, 2009, from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Training materials will be provided daily and are included in the fee. Fee also
includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments, plus a parking permit.

Advanced registration and payment are required. Please return registration form and fees to WAREA.
Registration fee is $575, includes materials ($130 value). Phone registrations are not accepted.

Clock Hours/Credit
Three credit hours or thirty-five clock hours will be available for purchase through Seattle Pacific
University for an additional cost.

Space is limited. Please register early.

              Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI): Talking to Children and Youth in Crisis
                                   Summer Institute Registration Form

Name                                                  School or Agency
Summer Mailing Address
Daytime Phone                                           Evening Phone
Please indicate any special needs you may have:
Fee Enclosed:                                         Check No.
Return this registration form and appropriate fee to:

WAREA, PO BOX 37, Lynnwood, WA 98046-0037
(206) 230-5292
(425) 482-2392 (fax)
Email: info@warea.org Website: www.warea.org

Withdrawal policy: No refunds will be made to individuals withdrawing after June 20, 2009. Refunds
before June 20 will be charged a $25 processing fee.

                                   This form may be duplicated as needed.

Effective Interventions for Children and Youth with
    Challenging Behaviors (Core Re-Education
             Principles and Practices)
                                         AUGUST 3-7 2009

This summer institute provides in depth training in the critical elements needed to work successfully
with emotionally/behaviorally disabled children and youth. It provides service providers (educators,
mental health professionals, para-educators, and administrators) with the skills and knowledge
necessary to implement effective interventions for troubled children and youth. Topics include:
Understanding and Disrupting the Conflict Cycle, Developing Effective Instructional Programs,
Implementing Classroom Meetings and Building Group Cohesion, Using Experimental Education
Effectively, and Structuring for Success. Participants will experience the strategies throughout the
institute as well as explore ways to implement the content in their own settings.

This summer institute will be held at the Puget Sound ESD, 800 Oakesdale Avenue SW, Renton,
August 3-7, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Training materials will be provided daily and are included in the fee.
Fee also includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

Advance registration and payment are required. Please return registration form and fees to WAREA.
Registration fee is $525. Phone registrations are not accepted.

Clock Hours/Credit
Three credit hours or 35 clock hours will be available for purchase through Seattle Pacific University
for an additional cost.

                Effectively Serving Children with Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
                                Summer Institute Registration Form
Name                                            School or Agency
Summer Mailing Address
Daytime Phone                                   Evening Phone
Please indicate any special needs you may have:

Fee Enclosed:                                         Check No.
Return this registration form and appropriate fee to:
WAREA, PO BOX 37, Lynnwood, WA 98046-0037
(206) 230-5292
(425) 482-2392 (fax)
Email: info@warea.org Website: www.warea.org

Withdrawal policy: No refunds will be made to individuals withdrawing after July 10, 2009. Refunds
before July 10 will be charged a $25 processing fee.

                                This form may be duplicated as needed.

       Special Education Administrators Workshop
                                           AUGUST 3-5, 2009
                                    DOUBLETREE HOTEL, SEATTLE AIRPORT

This workshop provides a variety of keynote speakers and concurrent and clinic sessions. Features
include updates on IDEIA, safety net, monitoring, curriculum and instruction, and many more topics
of interest to new and veteran administrators. Presentations will cover the federal, state and local
perspectives. Time for networking and sharing of ideas will make this institute a valuable opportunity for
all attendees.

Workshop strands include: Instructional Best Practices, New Directors/Coordinators Support,
Management Strategies, Legal, and Financial Guidelines.

An optional third day (August 5) has been added to the conference again in response to districts’
questions as to the implementation of RCW 28A.155.065, the mandate that all districts serve birth-to-
three children by the 2009-2010 school year. The day will focus on districts’ responsibilities concerning
Child Find, delivery of services, fiscal responsibility, transition, and monitoring by Part C. Districts are
encouraged to invite early intervention staff or community birth-to-three providers. Time for participants
to share ideas & strategies and networking will be provided. The session will begin at 8:30 a.m. and
end at 3:30 p.m. A continental breakfast will be available at 8:00 a.m.

The Special Education Administrators Workshop will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport.
For room reservations, contact the DoubleTree Hotel at 206-246-8600 and ask for the OSPI/WASA
special education conference room block. Rooms are $158 plus tax for singles and $168 for doubles.
Hotel parking cost $10.00 for overnight and $8 daily self park. Valet parking available for $15.00 per

Fees/Registration Information
The registration fee is $150 prior to July 24 and $175 after July 24. The registration fee will include
materials, continental breakfasts, two lunches and refreshment breaks. Clock hours are included in the
registration fee.

Optional day:

The registration fee for June 5, 2009 will be $75 per person prior to July 24 and $90 after July 24. The
fee includes materials, a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

This conference is intended for special and general education administrators, principals, coordinators,
superintendents, and specialists. Register early.

Registration Information
Registration information will be available by the end of April.

                Special Education Administrators Workshop Registration Form
                                     AUGUST 3-5, 2009
                                   DOUBLETREE HOTEL, SEATTLE AIRPORT

  Mr.      Mrs.     Ms.      Ph.D.      Ed.D.

Name                                                Title
Daytime Phone (      )                              Summer Phone (       )
School or Agency                                    Email
FAX (     )

Indicate any special needs you may have:

Please include the appropriate fee--see fee schedule below:
Check No.                                          P.O. No.
Credit Card #                                       Exp. Date
    Vegetarian meal requested

Fees are:
OSPI/WASA Administrators Workshop August 3-4, 2009:         $150 prior to July 24/$175 after July 24
Optional Early Childhood Day August 5, 2009:                $75 prior to July 24/$90 after July 24

OSPI Administrators Conference (August 3 and 4)                 Yes      No
Optional Early Childhood Day (August 5)                         Yes      No
Total Fee Enclosed:

Early Childhood Day
For planning purposes please indicate the level of expertise in providing B-3 Services:
    New (Have not or only recently initiated services and need technical assistance)
    Intermediate (Have initiated services, and have lots of questions)
    Season (Have provided services for a number of years and curious on how to enhance current

Return this registration form and appropriate fee to Julie Clifford, WASA, 825 Fifth Avenue SE,
Olympia, WA 98501, (800) 859-9272, fax (360) 352-6873.

Cancellation policy: There will be a $25 charge for cancellations. No-shows will be charged the full
registration fee.

                                This form may be duplicated as needed.

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