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2017 SSTAGE Fall Conference



2017 SSTAGE Fall Conference

Two One-Day workshops on September 14, ans September 15, 2017

DuBose Porter Center

Oconee Fall Line Technical College

560 Pinehill Road Dublin, GA 31021

Two days - Fee: $240.00 for current SSTAGE members;  $290.00 for non-members

One Day - Fee: $140.00 for current SSTAGE members;  $190.00 for non-members

Retirees, full-time students and out-of-state registrants contact Wallace Blackstock

G-CASE and  CASE/CEC memberships are available as an additional purchase

GAEL memberships are available as an additional purchase

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Enhancing Equity in School Discipline: Practical Strategies and Tools

Kent McIntosh, Ph.D., teaches and conducts research in the areas of positive behavior support, school systems change, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions in schools. He is Director of Educational and Community Supports, a research unit in the College of Education.

Day One Description:

Racial and ethnic disproportionality in school discipline is a pressing challenge across the country. Given the well-documented negative effects of exclusionary discipline on a range of student outcomes, educators must address this issue. But the question remains: how can we best intervene? The existing research is clear that that no single strategy will be sufficient to produce substantive and sustainable change.

This full-day session will focus on a multiple component approach emphasizing five inter-related areas to reduce disproportionality through school-wide and classroom strategies. Participants will leave with new skills and action plans for their schools to enhance equity.



Increasing the Achievement of Students with Disabilities

John O'Connor has led state and district-wide school improvement initiatives during his 27 years in public education.  He taught students with orthopedic impairments at the elementary and middle school levels.  He has also served in several administrative positions: Education Program Manager with the Georgia Department of Education and Assistant Director for Special Education, Executive Director for Special Services, and Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in local districts.  John currently serves the Henry County School System as the Director for Interventions and Assessment.


Day Two Session Description

Your Superintendent calls you into his/her office and states, "Our outcomes are clear.  We have to drastically increase the achievement of students with disabilities.  What should we do?"  Now is your moment to make a big difference for your district and to impact so many students!  Are you ready for that conversation?  Do you have an answer?  Do you have a plan?

During this training, John O'Connor will equip you for the challenge.  Through engaging activities, he will share specific instructional and programmatic steps that will increase the achievement of students with disabilities in your school and across your district.  This training activity will be helpful for Principals, Assistant Principals, Special Education Administrators, Curriculum and Instruction Administrators and Teachers.

Refund Policy for this event

To cancel participation for an event, SSTAGE must receive written notice (email wblackstock@sstage.org) seven calendar days prior to the scheduled workshop/conference.  An administrative fee of $25.00 will be charged for cancellations.Requests for a refund must be received in writing at least seven  calendar days prior to the start of the conference and must be addressed to wblackstock@sstage.org . 

SSTAGE encourages participants to find a substitute. Replacements will be welcome and there will be no charge to transfer a registration to a colleague for the event.  Advance notice of replacements is preferred.If an individual registers and does not attend the event, he/she will be marked as a "no show" and the full conference fees shall apply. Registrants are responsible for payment. Refunds will not be made for “no shows.”

Refunds and reimbursements will not be transferable to other workshops or conferences. SSTAGE is not responsible for United States Postal Service mail or electronic mail failures.

Please email pmyers@gael.org with any registration problems.

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