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  • Advanced training opportunities | SpedPro | Page 3

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  • Journalism connecting to special education | SpedPro
    2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Journalism connecting to special education The Journalism Center on Children and Families of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism University of Maryland announced the recipients of the 2013 Casey Medals which celebrate the past year s best reporting on children youths and families in the US Although not all of these awards represent children and youths with disabilities enough do that I consider it worth reporting here on Spedpro Those stories among these that I have read capture concepts emotions and current issues in exemplary ways One might not agree with the perspective represented in each and all of them but they are compelling pieces of journalism I ve selected snippets describing a few that connect to special education here However go to the site and review the list to find others that are quite compelling Never Let Go Tampa Bay Times Kelley Benham and Mike Wilson ed When their daughter was born prematurely weighing only one pound four ounces journalist Kelley Benham and her husband confronted the scary and controversial questions about the medical ethical and economic costs of saving her life Rapid advances in science and technology are redefining viability The series transported readers into the NICU the incubator into the body of a fragile newborn and into the hearts and minds of parents balancing hope and vulnerability Judges called it a masterfully written relevant and boundary breaking work Punishing Numbers The Center for Public Integrity Susan Ferriss and David Donald Police within the Los Angeles Unified School District have been issuing about 10 000 court citations a year to students a move that some say criminalizes youth of color Court appearances for truancy and other minor offenses disrupt a child s education and pose a financial burden on working parents As a result of this investigation the U S Department of Education s civil rights division began monitoring the district s practices The L A School board passed a School Climate Bill of Rights that limits school police involvement in matters of discipline a similar bill is before

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  • Kauffman’s ‘Science’ book recognized | SpedPro
    November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 May 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Kauffman s Science book recognized Toward a Science of Education The Battle Between Rogue and Real Science by James M Kauffman was named the winner in the Education Academics section of 2011 International Book Awards IBA JPX Media Group announced the winners and finalists of the IBA on 11 May 2011 in Los Angeles CA US In his summary of his book Professor Kauffman wrote I summarize how science works why it offers hope to educators how science has been neglected and abused in education and what I think science now tells us and doesn t tell us about several issues in education In describing science I necessarily describe pseudoscience or rogue science as well Education and disciplines related to it especially psychology have too often and for far too long been characterized by rogue science rather than the real thing It s disheartening to face up to the fact that education and psychology haven t usually been scientific As educational researcher David Berliner says a science of education although possible may well be the hardest science of all Those of us who believe that science is the best hope for education mustn t be discouraged or intimidated by the naysayers and the difficulty of the task We know that the insistence and persistence of many will be required Consequently I haven t written a book for educators only but for a more general audience as

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  • recognition | SpedPro
    2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Tag recognition Kauffman s Science book recognized Toward a Science of Education The Battle Between Rogue and Real Science by James M Kauffman was named the winner in the Education Academics section of 2011 International Book Awards IBA JPX Media Group announced the winners and finalists of the IBA on 11 May 2011 in Los Angeles CA US In his summary of his book Professor Kauffman wrote Continue reading Kauffman s Science book recognized Posted on 13 May 2011 13 May 2011 Author John Lloyd Categories Awards Bookshelf News The Press Tags Awards News policy recognition Research Big Sprout show in NYC For those who can make it I recommend attending the main Sprout Film Festival 30 April through 2 May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City This is the parent festival for the touring versions one of which has stopped in my neighborhood a couple of times Well worth the time See http www sproutfilmfestival org Posted on 26 April 2010 Author John Lloyd Categories News The Press Tags disability families recognition Costs benefits of special education Over on Squidalicious a guest post by Lea Cuniberti Duran about Special Needs Children and Public Education appears under the title We Are Not Sparta The Real Justified Costs of Educating Kids With Special Needs Ms Cuniberti Duran recounts the argument that schools are hamstrung by the costs of providing special education services I have attended many school district budget meetings in which officials blurted to their audience We cannot pay for XYZ because of our financial responsibility toward children with special needs to educate one special needs student can cost the district 100 000 a year I also hear about how the district has an unfunded mandate to educate children with special needs and how this results into an encroachment to the general fund She then proceeds to

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  • IRA reading grants | SpedPro
    2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org IRA reading grants The International Reading Association IRA published descriptions of its grant awards I ve reproduced the descriptions here See the end of the entry for links to the relevant parts of IRA s Web site The Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award is a US 1 000 annual award to those who have completed their dissertations on reading and literacy between May 15 2007 and May 14 2008 Studies using any research approach e g ethnographic experimental historical survey are encouraged Each study will be assessed in light of its approach the scholarly qualification of its reports and its significant contributions to knowledge within the reading literacy field Hurry submission deadline is October 1 2008 The following grant programs applicants can complete and submit their proposals electronically via IRA s new online application system Deadline for submission is January 15 2009 The Elva Knight Research Grant is a grant program of up to US 10 000 for research in reading and literacy Projects should be completed within 2 years Studies may be carried out using any research method or approach as long as the focus of the project is on research in reading or literacy Activities such as developing new programs or instructional materials are not eligible for funding except to the extent that these activities are necessary procedures for the conduct of the research The Helen M Robinson Grant is a US 1 000 annual grant to support doctoral students at the early stages of their dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy The Jeanne S Chall Research Fellowship is a US 6 000 grant to encourage and support reading research by doctoral students The special emphasis is to support research efforts in the following areas beginning reading theory research and practice that improves the effectiveness of learning to read readability methods of predicting the difficulty of texts reading difficulty diagnosis treatment and prevention stages of reading development the relation

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  • DR student research award | SpedPro
    2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org DR student research award Call for Nominations 2009 Student Research Award Division for Research Council for Exceptional Children The Division for Research seeks nominations for the 2009 Student Research Award This award recognizes high quality research across multiple research methodologies conducted by students in the course of their undergraduate or graduate special education training program The Division will award up to three such awards annually with one award presented in each of up to three areas of research designs or methodologies qualitative single subject and quantitative No award will be given in any research methodology area if an exemplary high quality research study is not submitted thus there may be fewer than three awards presented in any given year Nominations are sought across all areas of special education services and are due by October 15 2008 Criteria The nominated student must be the sole or first author of the nominated manuscript and the research study must represent the student s intellectual work The nominated research study must have been conceptualized and conducted while the first author was a student The nominated study must not be in press at the time of submission nor have been published prior to submission for the award The nominated manuscript must not exceed 45 double spaced pages not including tables and references Manuscripts should be formatted according to APA 5 0 guidelines Independent of the methodological area in which the manuscript is submitted research studies nominated must adhere to standards for high quality research advocated for in the field of special education and by the Division for Research Detailed quality indicators of high quality research in each of the identified methodological areas e g quantitative qualitative single subject can be found in the Winter 2005 special issue of Exceptional Children Volume 71 2 edited by Odom et al Applicants are referred to this issue for guidance Please note that the quantitative category for this award includes group experimental and quasi experimental designs Gerston et al 2005 and correlational designs Thompson Diamond McWilliam Snyder Snyder 2005 Nomination Process Nominations may be self nominations or nominations from another person such as an academic advisor or professional colleague Include a brief cover letter no more than one page single spaced that identifies the title of the manuscript

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  • students | SpedPro
    2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Tag students DR student research award Call for Nominations 2009 Student Research Award Division for Research Council for Exceptional Children The Division for Research seeks nominations for the 2009 Student Research Award This award recognizes high quality research across multiple research methodologies conducted by students in the course of their undergraduate or graduate special education training program The Division will award up to three such awards annually with one award presented in each of up to three areas of research designs or methodologies qualitative single subject and quantitative No award will be given in any research methodology area if an exemplary high quality research study is not submitted thus there may be fewer than three awards presented in any given year Nominations are sought across all areas of special education services and are due by October 15 2008 Criteria The nominated student must be the sole or first author of the nominated manuscript and the research study must represent the student s intellectual work The nominated research study must have been conceptualized and conducted while the first author was a student The nominated study must not be in press at the time of submission nor have been published prior to submission for the award The nominated manuscript must not exceed 45 double spaced pages not including tables and references Manuscripts should be formatted according to APA 5 0 guidelines Independent of the methodological area in which the manuscript is submitted research studies nominated must adhere to standards for high quality research advocated for in the field of special education and by the Division for Research Detailed quality indicators of high quality research in each of the identified methodological areas e g quantitative qualitative single subject can be found in the Winter 2005 special issue of Exceptional Children Volume 71 2 edited by Odom et al Applicants are referred to this issue for guidance Please note that the quantitative category for this award includes group experimental and quasi experimental designs Gerston et al 2005 and correlational designs Thompson Diamond McWilliam Snyder Snyder

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  • DR early career research award | SpedPro
    2012 September 2012 August 2012 May 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 July 2006 June 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 Latest from Teach Effectively Accommodations that don t ECF Misdirected Teacher Training has Crippled Education Reform Does monitoring progress help Latest from EBD Blog Summary of workshop on measuring SED in children Matt Brodhead on halting the spread of FC Facilitated Communication and its tentacles examined Latest from B Mod Info Let s tootle FA of BP for LD Talking about Behavior Latest from LD Blog Study seeks people with LD Thompson Road by Scott Wyatt Mistaking dyslexia Meta Register Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org DR early career research award Call for Nominations 2009 Distinguished Early Career Research Award Division for Research Council for Exceptional Children In recognition of the critical role of research to both current practice in and the future of the field of Special Education the Division for Research seeks nominations for the Distinguished Early Career Research Award This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding scientific contributions in special education in basic and or applied research within the first 10 years following receipt of the doctoral degree Nominations are sought across all areas of Special Education as well as all forms of research methodology For the award to be presented at the 2009 CEC Annual Convention nominations of individuals who received their doctoral degrees in 1999 or later are sought The award co sponsored by the Donald D Hammill Foundation includes 1000 presented at the 2009 DR reception at the CEC Annual Convention and an invited presentation at CEC the following year Previous recipients of this award include Michael Wehmeyer Ron Nelson Patricia Mathes Rollanda O Connor Batya Elbaum Terrance Scott Kathleen Lane Frank Symons Bryan Cook and Michael Coyne Further information on previous recipients can be found at http www cecdr org To submit a nomination for this award self nominations are welcome email a copy of each of the following or mail 5 COLLATED SETS of email submissions preferred A letter of nomination NO LONGER THAN 3 pages addressing each of the following as appropriate the general theme s of the nominee s research important theoretical contributions attributable

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