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What would Columbus say...
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For some of you, Monday October 14 is a day off: Columbus Day. What do you think Columbus would say about the way things have changed here on the continent? One of the only dates I had to learn in school was 1492. Even though I was a History major, I had professors who believed — actually pretty progressively when you think of the time frame — it was more important to know where and how to find dates and time periods than to memorize dates. I am teaching a graduate course for one of our colleges this quarter: Curriculum for a Changing World and basically we have to remember we are teaching our students to be prepared for jobs that don't even exist yet! Stop and think about the students who are freshmen in college this year. They started kindergarten in 2000 — Do you remember what it was like in the year 2000? While most of us had a cell phone, the iPhone didn't hit the market until 2007 the same year Kindles were first marketed — two years before the Nook in 2009. They began their school career just 3 years after Amazon.com went public. What were you doing in the year 2000? Did you have any idea what those kindergarteners would need? Do we have any idea what the kindergarteners of 2013 will need when they finish high school in 2026?

We have an obligation to ALL of our students to prepare them to be lifelong learners — to prepare them in 13 years to be able to adjust and thrive for 70+ additional years! Who cares what Columbus would think about the changes today — what do we think about the changes today? Are we staying informed? Are we keeping up in changing times? The CASE 3rd Annual Hybrid Conference will be held Feb. 24-26. You can participate by attending on site at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Fla., or you can host a virtual site. Last year we had 46 virtual sites in 23 states. We hope to have over 100 virtual sites this year. Click here for a flyer. Make plans now to register to be a site. Invite different target groups (Principals, parents, teachers, special education personnel, etc) for the different days. CASE will provide support for you by sending you a flyer you can edit to put in your information as well as hints on how to maximize the virtual experience. Watch for more details and registration over the next few weeks. But remember, to prepare our students for the future, we must stay ahead of the present!

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Braga2014 Conference
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The Council for Exceptional Children, as a Cooperating Sponsor of the Braga2014 Conference, Embracing Inclusive Approaches for Children and Youth with Special Education Needs, cordially invites you to submit a presentation proposal by Oct. 31.

Braga2014, to be held July 14-17 in Braga, Portugal, is being organized by the Division of International Special Education and Services, a special interest division of CEC, and the University of Minho. It will focus on four topic areas in special education:
  • Research
  • Practice
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • The Arts
Session presentations occur Monday-Thursday of conference week and are selected from this Call for Proposals. Translation to Portuguese and Spanish will be available in all keynote addresses and selected sessions. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Oct. 31.

Read submission guidelines and submit your proposal online today!
www.dises-cec.org/Braga.html
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Let CASE post your job positions
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CASE will be glad to post job positions each week — Please send to Luann Purcell, executive director by Tuesday of each week for posting the next week. It should be about a paragraph in length, but you can attach a PDF document that interested persons can then click through to for more information or you can provide a URL link for the same purpose. Please indicate at what date the post should be pulled not to exceed six weeks.
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    Positions
    South Central Community Services Inc.
    Under the direct supervision of the Day Treatment Site Supervisor, the Teacher adopts the major responsibility for the academic learning, social and emotional growth of students. This includes the use of teaching techniques and tools which stimulate an interest in learning and covering the basic academic

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    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Education Division, Office of VSA and Accessibility, seeks a special education professional to be a catalyst for improving arts education for students with disabilities and students in special education. The person in this position will be expected to have and maintain an expertise and in-depth knowledge of education and special education policy and practice; the field of disability; and arts education, special education, inclusion, differentiated learning and universal design for learning. They will be responsible for executing VSA's 2014 Intersections: Arts and Special Education conference.

    For more information, as well as instructions on how to apply please go to: http://www.kennedy-center.org/jobs/. The position opened on September 14, 2013 and will remain open until filled.


    Council for Exceptional Children
    The Council for Exceptional Children invites applications for the editor of its peer reviewed, practitioner-oriented journal, TEACHING Exceptional Children. Applications from co-editors also will be accepted. Designed for special education professionals, TEC links research and practice, showing the application of research to special education classroom and administrative activities and decisions.

    To receive application instructions: Send an email to teceditorapplications@cec.sped.org. Please include your full name, current position and preferred phone number.


    Corning-Painted Post Area School District
    Position description: Supervises and coordinates programs that serve children with special needs; including special education, tutorial and enrichment programs. Coordinates the district health services and student screening programs. Implements the district guidance plan. Shares supervision with building administrators of district special education teachers, speech therapists, school-nurse teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists and teachers in the enrichment programs.

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    C8 Sciences, one of the fastest-growing brain research companies in the world, is seeking an inside sales consultant to help implement our researched based programs into the education and healthcare markets. This position has six-figure earnings potential, full benefit package, extensive training program and great working culture for the right candidate.

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    Assistant Director of Special Education for Logansport Area Joint Special Services Cooperative, Logansport, Indiana
    The LAJSSC Assistant Director works closely with the Director in the overall operation of the cooperative. Specific duties will include oversight of the school psychologists, OT & PT staff, and programs for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Visually Impaired. A minimum of five years of experience in the field of special education and current Director of Special Education license preferred. The Assistant Director position currently is a 220 day contract. Please go to http://www.lcsc.k12.in.us and click Employment under Quick Links to make application. A letter of interest may also be emailed to Thomas Adams, Director at adamtc@lcsc.k12.in.us.


    The Mico University College Child Assessment and Research in Education Centre, established since 1981 to meet the needs of children requiring special education in Jamaica and the English speaking Caribbean seeks School Psychologist, and Special Educators at the graduate or doctoral level. Candidates must be able to diagnose and apply prescriptive remediation for children with learning disabilities and behavioral disorders, should have strong leadership skills with the ability to organize, train and develop and guide a clinical team. Strong research and analytical skills are also required.

    For further information you may email us at childassessmentpersonnel@cwjamaica.com.


    The Association of University Centers on Disabilities, a national not-for-profit organization, seeks an executive director to lead and guide activities that fulfill its mission to advance policies and practices that improve the health, education, social and economic well-being of people with developmental and other disabilities, their families and their communities by supporting its members in research, education, health and service activities. AUCD is governed by a 19-member Board of Directors that includes professionals, individuals with disabilities and family members. It has an annual budget of approximately $5 million and employs a staff of 21. For additional detailed information, click here and visit www.aucd.org.


    Berkshire Hills Music Academy, a private post-secondary residential school for young adults with a love of music who have learning, cognitive or developmental disabilities, is seeking a new executive director. Located in South Hadley, Mass., the academy uses a strength-based, music-infused curriculum to promote gains in self-efficacy as well as to cultivate performing arts abilities. www.berkshirehills.org.

    The executive director will lead the school, oversee staff and programs, and be responsible for fiscal health and fundraising. Requires experience working with individuals with disabilities, management and fundraising experience.

    For more details, click here. Send cover, resume and salary history to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, segmont@egmontassociates.com.





    CEC Policy Insider


    CEC president attends legislative event to support education funding
    CEC Policy Insider
    CEC President Christy Chambers is no stranger to advocacy having spent her entire career working on behalf of children and youth with disabilities. But her visit to Washington, D.C., brought out another passion: advocating with the Committee for Education Funding for increasing federal funding for our nation's education programs.
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    Will the shutdown ever end? Tell us: How is it impacting you, students, schools?
    CEC Policy Insider
    While the American public may be divided along party lines, there is something that unifies our country: general disapproval of Congress. According to one poll, 85 percent of Americans are not pleased with Congress' performance. In fact, the same poll shows that American’s questioned think more highly of the DMV, IRS and cockroaches than Congress.
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    CEC supports US Department of Education phase out of '2 percent' assessment; cites newly developed assessments, commitment from 42 states to end of AA-MAS
    CEC Policy Insider
    CEC issued a formal response supporting the U.S. Department of Education's proposal to rescind the 2007 regulation which established the Alternate Assessment based on Modified Achievement Standards, known as the "2 percent" assessment. The department's proposal to phase-out the AA-MAS is timed to coincide with the implementation of newly created assessments — which are designed to accommodate a broad range of learners — in nearly every state throughout the country.
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    Dyslexia is more common than you think
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    PARCC releases new sample items
    PARCC
    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a 19-state consortium working together to create next generation assessments, additional sample items for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics.

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    How peanuts became Public Health Enemy No. 1
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    Researchers aren't sure why, but over the past several years, the number of children reported to have allergies has doubled, to 5 percent of children in the United States. Yet at the same time, in schools and elsewhere, allergies have drawn what some see as an oversized amount of attention.

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    Accessibility requires personnel training
    District Administration Magazine
    Districts need to train teachers and paraprofessionals on assisting students with disabilities without injuring themselves or the student. Part of that training must include being aware of every students' specific needs, says Kathy Espinoza, assistant vice president, ergonomics and safety for Keenan, an insurance brokerage firm. Espinoza trains teachers and school staff to properly lift students with mobility impairments. "Students may have brittle bones or attempt to go limp when being lifted," she says. "These are things to be aware of and prepare for."
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    Lack of empathy keeps victims of bullying from getting help they need
    The Tennessean
    Bullying prevention and intervention efforts will be recognized across the United States this October. Activities and events will focus on helping young people, their families and schools. Even our workplaces will address the issue of bullying and harassment. Practitioners, researchers and leaders in the field of education, psychology and social work continue to search for answers to this perplexing issue.
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    Dyslexia is more common than you think
    Health
    Dyslexia is not a disease; it’s a neurological disorder, often hereditary and a condition that you are born with. People with dyslexia are not stupid or lazy. Most have average or above-average intelligence, and they work very hard to overcome their learning problems. It interferes with the acquisition and processing of language. There are differences in how people think. Non-dyslexics have verbal thoughts, which are thinking in words and has a linear process that occurs with a speed of about 150 words per minute. Dyslexics have non-verbal thoughts, which are thinking in pictures, where the picture grows as the thought process adds more concepts. Therefore, it’s much faster, possibly a thousand times faster.
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    Transition program for students with disabilities victim of shutdown
    Education Week
    There's been little impact so far from the government shutdown on K-12 schools around the country, but a handful of public and private school students in the Washington area are an unfortunate exception. These students, about 40 in all, are part of a national program called Project SEARCH, which helps prepare students with disabilities for the workforce. The program, which is operated by a non-profit organization in Cincinnati, helps students and young adults with disabilities gain career experience and workplace skills through a blend of classroom instruction and on-the-job training. The interns, who are typically in their final year of eligibility for special education services, spend a year at a range of job sites, including hospitals, banks and universities.
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    Mixed reviews to Common Core highlight of Education Nation town hall
    The Hechinger Report
    Students and teachers at the annual Education Nation town hall on Sunday expressed mixed reactions to the Common Core, mirroring divisions in the wider national conversation about new standards in math and English adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. "I see students rolling their eyes," said Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC host and moderator of the Student Town Hall, after College Board president David Coleman — who was deeply involved in writing the standards — promoted their value before several hundred students.
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    What the shutdown means for disability services
    Disability Scoop
    As the first U.S. government shutdown in more than 17 years takes hold, some programs benefiting people with disabilities will continue with business as usual while others grind to a halt. The shutdown, which began Oct. 1, comes after Congress failed to reach a deal to fund the federal government for the new fiscal year starting in October. Under a shutdown, some services considered "essential" will continue operating while many other government activities will come to a standstill as 800,000 federal workers are sent home until a new budget takes effect.
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    New laws on testing for Dyslexia launch, without clear rules
    Press of Atlantic City
    New laws to get more help for children with reading disabilities have taken effect, but parents may see few changes in their child's school this year. School district officials are waiting for the New Jersey Department of Education to provide regulations and guidelines for how to implement the new laws. A bill that would require all children be tested for potential reading disorders did not pass the Assembly and is being revised.
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    Maine data on student restraint, seclusion to help guide policies
    Portland Press Herald
    Maine schools reported that more than 850 students were physically restrained and hundreds were placed in seclusion in the last year, according to the first statewide data on the sometimes controversial methods that schools use to handle out-of-control students. The information, by the state Department of Education, is part of a years-long effort to more closely define what constitutes restraint and seclusion, describe when a teacher is allowed to restrain a student, and spell out mandatory reporting to parents, local school officials and the state.
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    Recession continues for classrooms as school funding lags
    Bloomberg
    As she hands out student papers to juniors in her English class at Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, teacher Jessica West tells them she needs their help grading. She has 216 students this year, up from 150 in past years. One class has 39. "I just realized, time-wise, I can't do it on my own," she said. Tulsa's public-school class sizes have swollen after state education cuts that linger amid the economic recovery. Oklahoma is one of 34 states spending less per pupil in kindergarten through 12th grade this year than six years ago, when adjusted for inflation, the Washington-based Center on Budget & Policy Priorities said in a report. Oklahoma's 23 percent reduction was deepest, followed by Alabama, Arizona and Kansas.
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    In the News


    5 things adults need to know about cyberbullying
    Psychology Today
    According to a recent study by the Cyberbullying Research Center, approximately 20 percent of kids aged 11-18 say they have been victims of online aggression. In a world of catastrophized headlines and sensational sound bites, these numbers don't actually sound so bad, but take the time talk to any school-aged technology-user and you will no doubt gather that the danger posed by cyberbullying is not in the breadth of its perpetrators and victims, but rather in the depth of damage that online aggression can cause. Just what is it that makes cyberbullying so bad?
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    How to become a super-learner with standard apps
    Psychology Today
    It's that time of year when many students start to worry about how they're doing in their classes. Commonly, students approach instructors with similar complaints: They're spending a lot of time studying and don't understand why that isn't leading to good test performance. As instructors, my colleagues and I often hear things like, "I re-read my notes several times," or "I looked at the material and felt like I understood it when I was looking at it, so I don't understand why I did so badly on the test." Usually, it's not that students aren’t spending time studying. Rather, it's that they're simply not doing the right things with their time.
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    Deciding who sees students' data
    The New York Times
    When Cynthia Stevenson, the superintendent of Jefferson County, Colo., public schools, heard about a data repository called inBloom, she thought it sounded like a technological fix for one of her bigger headaches. Over the years, the Jeffco school system, as it is known, which lies west of Denver, had invested in a couple of dozen student data systems, many of which were incompatible. In fact, there were so many information systems — for things like contact information, grades and disciplinary data, test scores and curriculum planning for the district's 86,000 students — that teachers had taken to scribbling the various passwords on sticky notes and posting them, insecurely, around classrooms and teachers' rooms.
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    Does class size matter?
    Education Week (commentary)
    Elementary school principal Peter DeWitt writes: "This is not meant to be political ... Nor is it meant to make absolute generalizations ... Some teachers do really well with large class sizes....but don't do well with small ones. This happens because they can draw in a large group of students and create an intimate setting much like a great speaker can draw in a large audience. Other teachers have the complete opposite talent. They do a spectacular job with a small class size because they need to make personal connections with every child in their class."
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    Report: Common math standards 'lower the bar'
    Education Week
    A new paper argues that the common standards in math do not demand a level of skill that is sufficient for selective colleges, or for students planning careers in math or science. In a white paper released today, the Boston-based Pioneer Institute, one of the most vocal critics of the Common Core, seeks to back up its argument with comments made by one of the math standards' lead writers, Jason Zimba.
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