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  • 25 Nov 2019 9:43 AM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    Legislative Opportunity: Learn, Network, Collaborate, Advocate.

    Blueprint to Ending Poverty

    Friday, December 06, 2019    12:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    Hamline University Anderson Center  774 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104, USA

    In 2009, Minnesota Legislature Commission to End Poverty created a report with a pathway to end poverty in Minnesota by 2020.

    What has worked? What hasn't? What do we need to do next?

    We will examine poverty from the perspective of courts, nonprofit organizations, corrections, and personal experience. CEU’s available. For more information and to register click here

    Speakers:

    Jim Scheibel

    Former St. Paul Mayor and Professor at Hamline University

    Catherine Johnson

    Director of Hennepin County Dept. of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

    Andrew Gordon

    Associate Director of The Legal Rights Center

    Julia Dinsmore

    Personal Experience

    Representative Carlos Mariani

    Minnesota Representative for District 65B

    Senator John Marty

    Minnesota State Senator representing District 66

    Senator Jim Abeler

    Minnesota State Senator representing District 35

    Legislative Co-Chairs: Sally Baas and Marilyn Leifgren


  • 11 Nov 2019 2:00 PM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    UW-River Falls 

    On November 15th, 2019, from 1:00 to 4:00, Katie Maki, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program at the University of Florida will present Specific Learning Disabilities: Attempting to Implement Meaningful Practices for a Problematic ConstructAn optional lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 is also available for attendees at no charge. The session and the lunch will be held at the UW-River Falls Hudson Center (2501 Hanley Road, Hudson, WI 54016) in Room 200B.

    See the link below for additional session details and to reserve your seat. 

    Registration for UW-RF Professional Development Session


  • 25 Oct 2019 7:43 AM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    Warp Speed 11.21.19 Final.pdf

    Date: November 21, 2019

    Time: 6:00—8:00 p.m.

    Location: Plymouth Middle School Cafeteria 10011 36th Ave N Plymouth, MN 55441

    Cost: FREE

    To Register by Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/warp-speed-parenting-andworking-with-teens-in-a-digital-age-hazelden-betty-fordfoundation-tickets-78194328341

    Questions or to RSVP by phone: 763-504-4981

    Please be aware this event will be video recorded for use by an outside documentary specialist; all participants will be asked to sign a media release. 

  • 23 Sep 2019 2:31 PM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    WSPA Fall Conference 2019
    Oct. 24-25
    Metropolis Resort & Conference Center
    Eau Claire, WI
    Register online at: https://wspa18.wildapricot.org/event-3481477

  • 12 Sep 2019 10:18 AM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    FREC-2016-Hands

    Overcoming Racism 2019: Dismantling White Supremacy - Its Power, Structures and Culture November 15-16, 2019 at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. Register now!

    'Like' us on Facebook to be part of our ongoing conversation.

    Scroll down for details & other upcoming opportunities - including one tonight!

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    Andre1

    Overcoming Racism Conference registration is OPEN and Early Bird pricing ends September 24 - just 12 more days! This conference fills fast, so don't procrastinate.

    Check the registration page for registration cost and information to collect if you are registering a group.

    Indigenous/native persons attend do not need to pay to attend (though we do ask that you register) and student ticket cost is low. Volunteers are assigned duties for 3-4 hours and attend for free. Those options are on the registration form.

    If you will need a scholarship, click here to apply right away! You will need to have your scholarship approved before you register.

    Registration is linked from the conference registration page or go directly to https://overcomingracism2019.eventbrite.com

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    FREC 2019 OCR Flyer

    Click to view conference flyer

    Keynote speakers & performers for the 2019 Overcoming Racism conference: Joe Feagin & Winona LaDuke and Exposed Brick Theatre

    On Friday we will hear from & interact with:

    Winona LaDuke, Environmentalist, Political Activist, Founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, Founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. She has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues.

    Joe Feagin, Ella C. McFadden and Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M University, does major research on systemic racism, classism, and sexism issues. He has published 70 scholarly books in these research areas, including The White Racial Frame

    Saturday morning's plenary will be an adapted version of "American as Curry Pie" presented by Aamera Siddiqui of Exposed Brick Theatre who will also facilitate dialogue about the performance experience.


  • 4 Sep 2019 11:11 AM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    NDASP IS PARTNERING WITH NDCEC ON OCTOBER 3RD AND 4TH, 2019
    AT THE HOLIDAY INN IN FARGO!!

    "A DAY AT THE SPA" --FEATURING A SCREENING OF "INTELLIGENT LIVES" AND SPEAKERS DR. SAM ORTIZ (X-BASS), NICKOLAS GAINS (INTERSECTIONS OF TRAUMA AND HEALING), MATT STEINBORN (EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT TO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST) AND DEBBY MOEN/BARB SANDSTROM (FINDING YOUR CENTER)!!!

    REGISTER HERE: http://www.ndasp.org/convention-and-conferences.html

  • 4 Sep 2019 10:58 AM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    BICA Training - Special Education Law - Section 504 Workshop

    This training will be available in person and/or live on line.

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights act that prohibits discrimination against students on the basis of their disability.  Section 504 protects all students with disabilities; those covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and those who are not in special education.  Section 504, like the IDEA, requires that educators deliver a free appropriate public education (FAPE), which is often accomplished by having school-based teams develop Section 504 plans to deliver a FAPE.  The purpose of this presentation is to explain the requirements of Section 504 and describe how the law affects issues such as discipline and bullying.

    Participants will learn:

    ·         Overview of Section 504 and FAPE

    ·         Requirements of Section 504

    ·         How the law affects issues such as discipline and bullying

    Faculty:  Mitchell Yell, Ph.D. - Univ. of South Carolina, Fred and Francis Palmetto Chair in Teacher Education, Special Education

     

    DATE Wednesday, Sept. 11

    TIME   1:00 pm -4:00 pm

    LOCATION     Little Canada, MN

    COST  $40 (by Sept. 6) + Webinar Option*

                $45 (after Sept. 6)

     

    REGISTRATION         Online Registration

    https://www.behavioralinstitute.org/training--section-504-workshop.html

    or call 651-484-5510

     

    Please share with friends and colleagues who may be interested.

    Thank you.

     

    Sheldon Braaten, Ph.D.

    Executive Director

    Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents

    203 Little Canada Road E. Suite 200

    Little Canada, MN 55117

    Ph 651-484-5510

    Fax 651-483-3879

    Cell 651-335-8002

    www.behavioralinstitute.org


  • 13 May 2019 10:46 AM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    PREPaRE School Safety and Crisis Response (2nd Edition) workshops will again be offered this summer in Hudson, WI (2501 Hanley Road, Hudson, WI 54016). Seats still available. Drs. Todd Savage and Scott Woitaszewski will present both of the options below:

    • PREPaRE Workshop 1 (School crisis prevention and preparedness) will be held on Tuesday, June 25 (8:00 to 4:00) in Hudson (6.5 hours of NASP approved CPD hours). 

    • PREPaRE Workshop 2 (School crisis intervention and recovery) is two additional full days and will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 & 27, 2019 (8:00 to 4:00, both days), also in Hudson (13.0 hours of NASP approved CPD hours). 

    School-based mental health professionals, school administrators, teachers, school nurses, and school resources officers may all benefit from these workshops. Graduate students in school psychology and related fields are welcome to attend as well. Attendees do not need to complete Workshop 1 to attend Workshop 2 (may attend either one alone or both). For more information and to register, see the link below. Space is limited, so please register as soon as you know you want to attend. 

    REGISTER HERE:  https://www.uwrf.edu/CSP/PREPaREWorkshop.cfm

    LOCATION INFORMATIONhttps://www.uwrf.edu/HudsonCenter/Index.cfm

  • 1 Apr 2019 11:58 AM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    BICA Training:  Website

    Endrew F. V. Douglas County School District (2017): What The Ruling Means For IEP Teams

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s special education ruling in the 2017 case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, is having important effects on special education, including the development of students’ individualized education programs (IEP). In this presentation, Dr. Yell will first summarize the Endrew case and how it effects the primary obligation of special education teachers and administrators, which is to confer a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Next, Dr. Yell will examine how IEP teams can develop educationally meaningful and legally sound IEPs that meet the Endrew standard. Finally, Dr. Yell will address the special case of developing behavioral IEPs.

    When: Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 (1:00-4:00 pm)

    Where: Little Canada, MN

    Cost: 

    $40 (by April 13)

    $45 (after April 13)

    Registration:

    Online Registration

    or call 651-484-5510


  • 21 Sep 2018 3:15 PM | Quinn Meyer (Administrator)

    2018 Overcoming Racism Conference

    Friday, November 2, 8 – 4:30 and Saturday, November 3, 9-3:45, 2018

    Location: Metropolitan State University, St. Paul
    Presented by the Facilitating Racial Equity Collaborative (FREC)

    This year’s conference theme is a Call for Resilience, Resistance, and Hope: “Overcoming Racism In Spite of …”

    In spite of broken treaties, in spite of redlining, in spite of Rondo, in spite of Philando Castille and Jamar Clark, in spite of anti-immigration laws, in spite of voter suppression efforts, in spite of the school-to-prison pipeline, in spite of rising Islamophobia, in spite of the Dakota Access Pipeline and Enbridge Line 3 …


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