Upcoming Conferences and Webinars

Check back often for a list of upcoming conferences and webinars, both live and virtual!

Upcoming Conferences

Check and Connect Mentor Training
Check & Connect Mentor Training is a 2-day in-depth, competency-based training designed to provide Check & Connect mentors with the information, competencies and skills needed to be an effective Check & Connect mentor at their local site. Travel assistance and continuing education units are available.
Note: For those needing overnight accommodations (50+ miles to venue) hotel payment will be provided by SPDG. Additional travel reimbursement can be arranged via district reimbursement.
Contact Peg Sullivan, Director at msulliva@fgcu.edu for more information.
Dates: December 1-2, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Placid, FL
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Adminstrators Management Meeting (AMM)
AMM is designed for administrators of district exceptional student education (ESE) and student services programs, representatives of college and university training programs, discretionary projects personnel and state agency programs. AMM will feature a Department of Education/BESE update, keynote speakers, topical and concurrent sessions and district size-alike discussions on relevant issues.
Dates: December 14-16, 2021
Location: Caribe Royale Resort, Orlando FL
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Upcoming Webinars

Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Virtual Professional Learning Opportunity: the FRAMing Routine
Let’s face it, many students take disorganized notes and cannot possibly use their notes to master critical content! Regardless of literacy level, the SIM FRAMing Routine helps students organize, think, talk and write about a key topic and related essential information. This Zoom webinar hosted by SIM will be an afternoon of interactive professional learning that can immediately be used to help ALL of your students remember, organize and see relationships among pieces of critical course content. Note: Registration is limited. Training link and materials will be sent out to registrants prior to the event.
Deadline to register is Friday, November 12, 2021
Date/Time: December 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
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PACER Florida Center for Students with Unique Disabilities (FCSUA): Eligibility for Opportunity: How students enter Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs
This presentation focuses on navigating the eligibility, admissions, and common approaches for student enrollment. Participants will be able to differentiate between entitlement- and eligibility-based programs, explain both Think College and Florida legislation guidance regarding eligibility, and identify strategies to determine student eligibility and admissions into FPCTPs. Factors for new programs to consider as they design eligibility requirements will also be discussed.
Date/Time: December 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
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PACER: Working Towards Positive Educational Outcomes: Mental Health and Special Education
This workshop hosted by PACER will provide parents and others with information to help prepare for a positive IEP team approach to supporting a child’s mental health needs in school and during distance learning.
Date/Time: December 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
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PACER: Navigating the Ins and Outs of Community Resources
This workshop hosted by PACER is for families of transition-age youth and young adults will provide information on the Disability Hub, a free statewide resource network that helps you solve problems, navigate the system, and plan for your future.
Date/Time: December 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
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PACER: The ABCs of the IEP: Making the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Work for Your Child
This workshop hosted by PACER will help parents understand how to use the Individualized Education Program (IEP) to benefit their child. Participants will learn how each required part of the IEP can be developed to meet their child’s needs and how to participate effectively in the annual IEP meeting.
Date/Time: December 16, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
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PACER: Effective Communication with the IEP Team
This webinar hosted by PACER will provide tips to parents on becoming more comfortable speaking up to share ideas, ask questions and voice concerns or objections to what the school is proposing and overall, building more effective communication skills with your child’s IEP team.
Date/Time: January 10, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
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PACER: Special Education: What Do I Need to Know
This webinar hosted by PACER will help parents gain an understanding of special education, how to resolve disagreements and discover their role in the process.
Date/Time: January 11, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
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Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH) - Accessibility and Assistive Technology TA Live Webinar Archives
This webpage is from the Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (RMTC-D/HH) and links to their monthly technical assistance live (TALive!) webinars related to accessibility and assistive technology.