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Show Me the Data – Data Visualization and Presentation Webinar Series Part 1

Start: October 21, 2015 - 3:00PM
End: October 21, 2015 - 4:00PM
Location: Webinar
On Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00 pm Eastern, join IDEA Data Center (IDC) for the first of a two-part webinar series geared to helping participants improve their data visualization and presentation efforts. In this first session, participants will be introduced to the basics of data design and color usage. The focus will be on creating clean, contemporary versions of basic everyday charts and graphics. Participants will be given step-by-step instructions on how to approach visualization from data tables through publication and presentation.

Session Information: Show Me the Data – Data Visualization and Presentation Webinar Series Part 2

Start: October 29, 2015 - 3:00PM
End: October 29, 2015 - 4:00PM
Location: Webinar
On Thursday, October 29 at 3:00 pm Eastern, join IDEA Data Center (IDC) for the second in a two-part webinar series geared to helping participants improve their data visualization and presentation efforts. In this second session, participants will be introduced to some new chart variations and strategies for visualizing and presenting data. These new chart variations, such as diverging bar charts, dot plots, and slopegraphs, allow for the additional flexibility in creating, crafting, and communicating the right message. The session will close with a discussion of some web-based tools that could be helpful in designing visuals for web-based communication.

Supporting Employment Partnerships

Start: May 9, 2016 - 3:00PM
End: May 9, 2016 - 4:00PM
Location: Webinar
Every college campus has a different feel and a different culture – and this is the same for post secondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities in these college settings.  So how do you systematically improve employment outcomes across very different environments? In upstate New York, The University of Rochester – lead by Martha Mock at the Institute of Innovative Transition - collaborates with four very different TPSID initiatives across the region: a small private Christian college, a large urban University, a city community college and a small rural college. Each campus offers its unique opportunities and challenges, so they worked with Amy Dwyre D’Agati from TransCen, Inc. to work with each campus individually to customize the problem-solving and action plans to help improve employment outcomes. This webinar gives an overview of the various strategies used based on each college's specific needs to help them remove barriers and use the opportunities each campus offered to their benefit.

Importance of Multidisciplinary Leadership Teams for Dual Enrollment Partnerships

Start: May 18, 2016 - 3:00PM
End: May 18, 2016 - 4:00PM
Location: Webinar
The importance of an advisory team to oversee inclusive postsecondary education initiatives cannot be underestimated. Teams that meet regularly and include representation from the college, sending schools, adult agencies, community providers, students and families, are able to more effectively facilitate access to postsecondary education, address potential problems, and establish agreements regarding policies and practices that initiatives that do not establish leadership teams. This webinar will outline the function of multidisciplinary leadership teams for dual enrollment partnerships and provide examples of several team outcomes that helped to sustain and grow these initiatives.

Growth Mindset and Belonging Research

Start: June 9, 2016 - 2:00PM
End: June 9, 2016 - 3:00PM
Location: Webinar
This webinar will highlight insights from mindset research on educational practices that support a growth mindset - the belief that abilities can grow with effort, learning from mistakes, and using good strategies. Students with a growth mindset typically do better academically over time because they are more resilient in the face of setbacks, more willing to be challenged, and respond more positively to critical feedback. It will also touch on belonging research which can be especially helpful for enhancing students’ resilience during the transition from high school to college. Participants will be introduced to the Mindset Kit - a free, online resource for educators on how to bring growth mindset practices to their students along with recommendations on how to implement growth mindset professional development. Register here.

Developing Inclusive Residential Services

Start: June 9, 2016 - 3:00PM
End: June 9, 2016 - 4:00PM
Location: Webinar
This session will provide applicable strategies for setting up inclusive campus residential options including developing, negotiating, and maintaining campus partnerships, determining and facilitating residential support needs, and implementing specific proactive safety/emergency procedures that you might encounter with facilitating residential college programs.

ESSA Learning for Action Webinar Series

Start: July 5, 2016 - 3:00PM
End: July 5, 2016 - 4:00PM
Location: Webinar
Implementation of the nation's most important K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is underway and it's vital that implementation drives toward educational equity.
The U.S. Department of Education has begun its process of issuing regulations that guide states' development of ESSA plans. The first proposed federal rule, on accountability, was released in May and there is an important opportunity for education advocates to weigh in.
Join The Leadership Conference Education Fund for the second in our “ESSA Learning for Action Webinar Series” on Tuesday, July 5 at 3:00 p.m. ET. We will provide an overview of the U.S. Department of Education’s rulemaking process, a breakdown of what’s in the proposed rule, and share ways that you can be involved to ensure the final rule is strong and protects the interests of all children.

2016 Project Directors' Conference

Start: August 1, 2016 - 8:30AM
End: August 3, 2016 - 12:00PM
Location: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
More information about the 2016 Conference will be coming soon.

Integrating Labor Market Information and Engaging Employers to Hire Minors:

Start: October 4, 2016 - 2:00PM
End: October 4, 2016 - 3:00PM
Location: Webinar
Pennsylvania’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (PA OVR) initiated two job-driven projects as part of the Job-Driven VR Technical Assistance Center (JD-VRTAC). For the first project, the results of a preliminary staff survey informed a training curriculum on how to integrate labor market information (LMI) into the VR process. For the second project, the results of a business roundtable helped shape a training curriculum informed a training curriculum on engaging businesses to hire minors.

Creating Working Relationships for Parents, Schools, and VR: Two Grassroots Examples

Start: October 13, 2016 - 3:00PM
End: October 13, 2016 - 4:00PM
Location: Webinar
Parent center staff, educators, VR counselors, Program developers, families, and students are invited to learn how to create meaningful working relationships with grassroots partners. Learn from parent centers how they have reached diverse communities and creative working relationships with families, VR, youth, and other professionals to improve the lives of youth with disabilities.

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