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1 39 th Annual Conference November 9 th 12 th Downtown Hilton Hotel Lexington, Kentucky

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3 2 nd Floor Meeting Rooms Lobby Level Restaurants and Magnolia Meeting Room 369 West Vine Street Lexington, KY Phone (859) Fax (859)

4 Wednesday, November, 9 th At A Glance Event Time Room Event Committee Meeting 9:00 AM 9:50 AM Bluegrass Room CEC Program Developer Workshop 9:00 AM 3:50 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom C CEC Program Reviewer Workshop 9:00 AM 3:50 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom D TED Executive Board Meeting 11:30 AM 2:50 PM Bluegrass Room TED Conference Registration 3:00 PM 6:30 PM Main Foyer 2 nd Floor Open Keynote Session: Ted Hasselbring 5:00 PM 5:50 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A/B Opening Reception 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom C/D Wednesday

5 TED 2016 Conference Meetings Lexington, Kentucky Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 TIME EVENT ROOM 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Executive Committee Meeting 9:00 AM-3:50 PM CEC Program Developer Workshop Bluegrass Room Grand Kentucky Ballroom C 9:00 AM-3:50 PM CEC Program Reviewer Workshop Grand Kentucky Ballroom D 11:30 AM 2:50 PM Executive Board Meeting Bluegrass Room 3:00-4:50 PM Executive Committee Meeting Bluegrass Room 5:00-5:50 p.m. Keynote Ted Hasselbring Grand Kentucky Ballroom A/B 6:00-7:30 PM Opening Reception Grand Kentucky Ballroom C/D Wednesday

6 Opening 2016 TED Keynote Session Wednesday, November 9 th 5:00 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A & B Ted Hasselbring A Retrospective Look at how Technology has Shaped Teacher Eduction Technology has been an important part of teacher education, within and outside of special education, for over four decades. In this presentation. Dr. Hasselbring will review important milestones and significant technological advances that have helped to shape teacher education right up to today. From Phil Cartwright s Care project to Lisa Dieker s TeachLivE, this session will bring to light the important contribution of technology for teacher education in the field of special education. About Ted: Over the past thirty years, Dr. Ted S. Hasselbring has conducted research on the use of technology for enhancing learning in students with mild disabilities and those who are at-risk of school failure. Dr. Hasselbring began his career in higher education in 1977 as an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University. Prior to joining the faculty of NCSU he was a special education teacher in New York. In 1982, Dr. Hasselbring joined the faculty of Peabody College of Vanderbilt University where for eighteen years he served as the Co-Director of the Learning Technology Center and conducted research on using technology for providing instruction in reading and mathematics. This research resulted in several widely used computer-intervention programs for struggling learners, these include READ 180, FASTT Math, and Simon SIO. In 2000, Dr. Hasselbring left Vanderbilt and joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky as the William T. Brian Professor and Endowed Chair in Special Education Technology. While at Kentucky he also served as the Executive Director of the National Assistive Technology Research Institute. In 2006, Dr. Hasselbring returned to Vanderbilt to resume his research and development activities in computer intervention. Wednesday

7 Thursday, November 10th At A Glance Event Time Room Continental Breakfast 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 2 nd Floor Walkway TED Conference Registration 7:00 AM 6:30 PM Main Foyer 2 nd Floor Start Your Engines 7:00 AM 7:50 PM Bluegrass I TED/HECSE Meeting 7:30 AM 8:50 AM Grand Kentucky Ballroom C Morning Keynote Session: William 9:00 AM 9:50 AM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A & B Heward Holding a TED Conference 10:00 AM 10:50 AM Suite 517 Diversity Caucus Meeting 11:00 AM 11:50 AM Bluegrass 2 Afternoon Break 1:45 PM 3:00 PM 2 nd Floor Walkway Afternoon Keynote Session : Lisa Deiker 2:00 PM 2:50 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A & B TED Business Meeting 5:00 PM 5:50 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A & B President s Reception 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom C & D Thursday

8 TED 2016 Conference Lexington, Kentucky Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 TIME EVENT ROOM 7:00-7:50 AM Start your engines (get Bluegrass I involved in the conference) 7:30-8:50 AM TED/HECSE Meeting Grand Kentucky Ballroom C 8:00-8:50 AM Communications/Technology Committee Suite 517 9:00-9:50AM Keynote William Heward Grand Kentucky Ballroom A/B 10:00-10:50 AM Holding a TED Conference Suite :00 AM-12:00 PM CEC Workshop Suite :00-11:50 AM Publications Committee Suite :00-11:50 AM Diversity Caucus Board Meeting Bluegrass 2 11:00-11:50 AM Kaleidoscope Board Grand Kentucky Ballroom B 12:00-12:50 PM Early Career Faculty SIG Grand Kentucky Ballroom C 12:00-12:50 PM Budget and Finance Committee Suite 517 1:00-1:50 PM State Subdivisions Magnolia 1:00-1:50 PM Diversity Caucus Business Meeting Grand Kentucky Ballroom C 1:00-1:50 PM TESE Editorial Board Bluegrass I 1:00-1:50 PM Get More Involved in TED Suite 517 2:00-2:50 PM Keynote Lisa Dieker Grand Kentucky Ballroom A/B 3:00-3:50 PM Paraeducator SIG Suite 517 3:00-3:50 PM Early Childhood Faculty SIG Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Thursday

9 4:00-4:50 PM Membership Committee Suite 517 5:00-5:50 PM TED Business meeting Grand Kentucky Ballroom A/B 6:00-7:30 PM President s Reception Grand Kentucky Ballroom Thursday

10 Morning 2016 TED Keynote Session Thursday, November 10 th 9:00 AM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A & B Bill Heward YOU CAN T RACE STUCK IN NEUTRAL: OBSTACLES AND STRATEGIES FOR GETTING SPECIAL EDUCATION IN GEAR Teaching students with disabilities is a race against the clock. If not taught more in less time, they fall farther behind their peers without disabilities each year. While special education can rightfully be proud of many accomplishments, students with disabilities continue to struggle in school and in life. This presentation will identify several ideological beliefs and faulty notions about teaching and learning that neutralize the potential effectiveness of special education, propose reasons for the persistence of those beliefs and the misguided practices they promote, and suggest several strategies special educators can implement to improve outcomes for their students. About Bill: William L. Heward, Ed.D., BCBA-D, is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University where he helped trained special education teachers for 30 years. Bill has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Portugal, a Visiting Scholar at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, a Visiting Professor of Psychology at Keio University in Tokyo and the University of São Paulo, and has given lectures and workshops in 21 other countries. He has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters and nine books. His texts Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education (11th ed., 2017, with Sheila Alber-Morgan and Moira Konrad) and Applied Behavior Analysis (2nd ed., 2007, co-authored with John Cooper and Tim Heron) have been translated into several foreign languages. Awards recognizing Dr. Heward s contributions to education and behavior analysis include the Fred S. Keller Behavioral Education Award from the American Psychological Association's Division 25 and the Ellen P. Reese Award for Communication of Behavioral Concepts from the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. A Past President and Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Bill s research interests include "low-tech" methods for increasing the effectiveness of group instruction in inclusive classrooms and adaptations of curriculum and instruction that promote the generalization and maintenance of newly learned knowledge and skills. Thursday

11 Afternoon 2016 TED Keynote Session Thursday, November 10 th 2:00 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A & B Lisa Dieker Racing to the Year 2081 in Teacher Preparation: A New Breed of Learning and Learners A new breed of learners are emerging being given names such as multi-media, multi-taskers, generation Y (or why?), generation Z, millennials, or even screenagers. For this future generation of learners and those entrusted to teach them how are we preparing our teachers for the future of technology that will impact their everyday life and future jobs? How do we prepare teachers who consider what we see as innovative as simply stuff? This presentation will provide a glimpse into the future use of evolving technologies for student learning and teacher preparation. The session will emphasize specifically the need to produce a new breed of teachers to produce new learners with a more individualized, personalized, and interdisciplinary approach in the use of technology as a tool not a solution. Come prepared to ponder what thoroughbred we want to be producing in the future in teacher education and special education. About Lisa: Dr. Lisa Dieker is a Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair at the University of Central Florida. She received her undergraduate and master's degree from Eastern Illinois University and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Her primary area of research focuses on collaboration between general and special education with a specific interest in the unique opportunities that exist in for students in urban and rural settings. She also has a passion for how technology and simulators, TeachLivE, can be used to impact teacher preparation and student learning. Thursday

12 Thursday, November 10 8:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Strengthening University Public School Partnerships Through Shared Experiences: One University s Example Presenter: Mary Ann Prater Abstract: An Associates Program was established 20 years ago at our university to bring school and university personnel together to participate in shared cohorted learning experiences. Through this experience, trusting relationships are built. Session attendees will learn the elements of the program, experience an Associates activity, and engage in dialogue about their involvement in partnerships. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Implementing Diversity Dialogue Activities in Our Institutions in Higher Education Courses Presenter: Mandy E. Lusk Abstract: An unfortunate, yet persistent, truth in U.S. public schools is the large achievement gap existing between children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their Caucasian, middle-class counterparts. This presentation will provide teacher educators with weekly activities to implement in their courses related to effectively training teachers to be culturally competent. Topic Area: Diversity Location: Triple Crown III Educator Suggested Medicinal Interventions: Knowing Our Role as Teacher Educators Presenters: R. Allan Allday, Mark Samudre, Emily Sartini Abstract: This session presents results of a survey of educator s responses to challenging behavior. With behavior held constant, results showed that over 50% of the educators suggested a medicinal intervention for a hypothetical student with challenging behavior, with exceptionality label significantly affecting the results. Implications of educators suggesting this type of intervention will be discussed. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Examining Typing Fluency and its Implications for Writing Instruction in the Digital Age Presenters: Andrew Hashey, Lauren Foxworth Abstract: Given that difficulties with handwriting have been shown to impede writing outcomes for students with disabilities, it stands to reason that difficulties with typing fluency may impede technology-based composition outcomes. A study was designed to explore typing fluency across disability status and English Thursday

13 Language Learner (ELL) status; results and implications will be highlighted. Topic Area: Technology Internships in Leadership and Policy for Doctoral Students Location: Crimson Clover Presenters: Claire Donehower, Jennifer Holbrook, Matthew Taylor, Wilfred Wienke Abstract: This session describes the partnerships between a large southeastern university and national educational organizations and agencies in Washington, D.C. Summer policy internships in leadership and advocacy enable highly qualified doctoral scholars to learn the critical knowledge and skills necessary for leadership in the field of special education at state and national levels. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Saddlebred Effects of prompting with wearable technology to increase targeted teaching behaviors of a special education preservice teacher Presenter: Andrew Markelz Abstract: The present study utilizes wearable technology (i.e., Apple Watch) to prompt a special education preservice teacher to increase behavior-specific praise, classroom monitoring, and student engagement. A multiple-baseline design allows for functional relation analysis between prompts and teaching behavior increases. Ease and usefulness of receiving prompts through wearable technology is assessed. Location: Blackberry Lilly Addressing the Severe and Persistent Learning Needs of Students with EBD/LD through Teacher Preparation Presenters: Joseph Morgan, Nancy Brown, Jack Watts Abstract: To support the severe and persistent needs of students with EBD and LD, it is imperative that special education teachers have knowledge and skills of evidence-based practices and intensive interventions. This session will describe program that incorporates problem-based learning to prepare teachers in the development and implementation of these interventions. Location: Lilly of the Valley Creating Space for Professional Dispositions Training within a Special Education Teacher Preparation Program Presenters: Maria Ruiz, Donna Wadsworth Abstract: Presenters will describe a Teacher Dispositions workshop created in response to disposition challenges observed within a special education teacher preparation program. Teacher candidates responses to this initiative will be shared. Participants will be asked to complete activities from the workshop and provide feedback and suggestions for improving future trainings. Location: Bluegrass I Thursday

14 An Unholy Alliance: One University s Effort to Fully Embrace edtpa Presenters: Sara Beth Hitt, Tina Hudson, Min Kim Abstract: Currently 626 teacher prep programs, across 47 states (AACTE, 2015), require teacher candidates complete and pass the edtpa, a performance-based assessment of teacher candidate quality and effectiveness, in order to receive licensure. Since its inception, special education teacher candidates have consistently scored lower overall than all other comparable disciplines. Location: Triple Crown I Reading fluency intervention selection: Teacher judgment and experimental analysis Presenter: Dana Wagner Abstract: This session will provide information about teachers' judgments in reading fluency intervention selection and effectiveness for students who are struggling readers. Presenters will describe the results of research showing little agreement between teachers' judgments and experimental analysis data. Possible explanations will be considered, and implications for future research will be discussed. Location: Bluegrass 2 When Parents of Students with Disabilities Are Also Educators In the Same School District: A Heuristic Case Study Presenter: Keri Haley Abstract: This presentation will highlight research on the experiences and barriers of parents of students with disabilities who are also educators. Findings indicate these parents who advocate in their dual-role experience many of the same challenges faced by other parents reported within the literature, while also jeopardizing their job security. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Triple Crown II on-profit and University Partnerships: Impact on Teacher Candidates and Urban Youth Presenters: Christina Bartholomew, Michelle Duffy Abstract: The integration of graduate curricula and service learning experiences can support teacher candidates in working with diverse students while benefitting non-profits working in at-risk communities. Presentation highlights a partnership between a special education department and a non-profit serving at-risk youth. The impact on student reading and teacher candidates reflections are discussed. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Suite 313 Thursday

15 8:00 AM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation How Mentors Benefit from Guiding Pre-service Candidates in Long-term Placements Presenter: Mark Butler Abstract: Much of the research in the area of mentoring pre-service candidates focuses on the impact of mentoring on the candidate. This paper addresses the impact on the mentor by sharing insights from conducting interviews with 12 mentors in long-term mentorships during Spring We examine the impact of mentoring for teachers serving in the mentor role by utilizing qualitative methodology. 10:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Evaluating the Effectiveness of Remote Teacher Observation Presenters: Melinda Ault, Amy Spriggs, Margaret Bausch, Ginevra Courtade Abstract: Presenters will share the results of an evaluation of remote observation cameras used to observe teacher candidates in remote locations. A comparison of face-to-face and distance observation will be discussed in which observers inter-observer agreement and candidates perceptions of the effectiveness of both modes of observation were assessed. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Paper Preparing Special Educators to Co-Teach Time for a New Chapter Presenters: Marilyn Friend, Tammy Barron Abstract: Co-teaching has emerged as a common strategy for meeting the dual goals of LRE and meaningful curriculum access for students with disabilities. However, the practice too often lags behind the concept. This session will focus on five key topics not commonly addressed--faculty members should address in order to ensure candidates can maximize the potential of co-teaching. Time for a new chapter! Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Biasing Effects of Labels on Educator Perception of Challenging Behavior Presenters: R. Allan Allday, Mark Samudre Abstract: This session disseminates data from a survey of educators related to perception of challenging behavior. With challenging behavior remaining constant, data analyses revealed significant differences in ratings Thursday

16 based on exceptionality label and perceived socioeconomic status. Discussion of results will include reasons for these biases and the role of teacher education in reduction of labeling bias. Location: Bluegrass I What They Know, What They Need: Interdisciplinary Preparation to Serve Students with Severe Disabilities Presenters: Phyllis Robertson Abstract: This session describes an interdisciplinary model to prepare special educators alongside those with whom they routinely collaborate (e.g., general educators, counselors, administrators) to provide services for students with severe disabilities. Needs assessment data gathered to facilitate model development, program overview, and evaluation data gathered to date will be shared. Location: Suite 313 The Impact of Power Poses on Preservice Teacher Performance in Simulated Job Interviews Presenters: Kelly Kearney, Charles Dukes, Brianna Joseph Abstract: This study examined the impact of preparatory power poses on preservice teacher performance in a simulated job interview. Participants participated in a mock professional development session and were then interviewed. Participants were randomly assigned to the control group or experimental group. Results and implications for research and practice are discussed. Location: Kincaid High-school special education teachers perceptions about the factors that influence their decision to use community-based instruction to teach students with severe disabilities. Presenters: Shari Hopkins, Stacy Dymond Abstract: The use of CBI for students with severe disabilities is a well-established method for teaching skills in the natural environment. This qualitative study interviewed 13 special education teachers about how they choose the skills they teach in the community and the factors that influence their decision to use CBI to teach students who have severe disabilities. Location: Bluegrass 2 Improving Expository Reading Comprehension of Students with Disabilities using RACE! and Smartpens Presenters: Timothy Zgliczynski Abstract: RACE! (Read, Ask questions, Claim, Evidence) is a Common Core aligned intervention capable of closing performance gaps in students with disabilities. RACE! includes multiple components from past research and its use of smartpens serves as a motivational tool for reluctant readers. Recent research results and applications will Thursday

17 be discussed. Location: Blackberry Lilly Listen to Us! The Voice of Students with ID/DD in Post Secondary Programming Presenters: Kathryn Doyle, Samantha Marita Abstract: Young adults with ID often face a complex web of systems with competing beliefs regarding successful outcomes, yet lack the opportunity to be involved in the development of programs that serve them. We conducted a GLA, a participatory method that allows researchers to work with stakeholders to generate improvement ideas. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of Preparedness and Implications for Professional Development and Teacher Preparation Presenters: Cyndi Caniglia Abstract: Shifts in service delivery models and expectations of special education teachers have necessitated a reevaluation of roles and requisite skills and knowledge. Special education teachers shared perceptions of preparedness to fulfill their role, needed support, and suggestions for professional development. Implications for professional development and teacher preparation will be discussed. Location: Triple Crown I To Puberty and Beyond: Sexuality Education for ALL Students Presenters: Victoria Slocum, Ruth M. Eyres, Elizabeth A. Harkins Monaco Abstract: Parents and educators often face challenge with teaching sexuality related content knowledge to their students, specifically students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This lecture session will include the history, organizational policies, genetic influences, legal ramifications, best practices, and perceptions of people with IDD and their caregivers regarding sex education. Location: Triple Crown II Opportunties to Respond and Students with Disabilities: Implications for a Univerally Designed Classroom Presenters: Sara Hooks Abstract: This presentation reports findings of a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature related to students' opportunities to respond (OTR) in early childhood education settings. Specific findings for students with disabilities are examined. Strategies to increase pre- and in-service teachers' rate of OTR during instruction using principles of Universal Design for Learning are discussed. Thursday

18 Location: Lilly of the Valley Overview of Inclusive College Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Presenters: Ashley Johnson, Sarah Watt Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of inclusive college experiences for students with intellectual disabilities. A qualitative comparison of the types of programs and the inclusive nature of the postsecondary experiences will be discussed. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Saddlebred 10:00 AM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation Supporting Novice Special Education Teachers via E-mentoring Presenters: Lisa Burke, Linda Dauksas Abstract: This presentation examines using e-mentoring to support novice special educators. Alumni of a teacher preparation program were partnered with recent program graduates to engage in an e-mentoring relationship. The perceived benefits of an e-mentoring relationship were examined as well as participants decisions for continued employment in their current teaching positions. SSEPC Symposium Part 1 (total 2 hour time slot): Teacher Training for Digital Natives: Training Preservice Teachers to Teach Kids Who Think Differently Abstract: Professors constantly revise curriculum to meet needs of pre-service special educators. Although technology is ubiquitous in K-12 schools, new teachers may lack knowledge of how to select, model, and implement technology in their classrooms. This SSEPC Symposium reviews technology that is currently utilized in schools and prevents a framework for teachers to use when making technology choices. Topic Area: Technology Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C 10:00 AM / Conversation Sessions The TED Research Committee Presents: The 2016 Research Roundtables Presenters: Michael Kennedy, Maya Israel Abstract: The research committee is pleased to sponsor the Research Roundtable Session. Assistant Professors and Doctoral Students who applied to participate will be paired with leaders in the field to receive feedback on Thursday

19 their research questions and plans. TED attendees who did not apply to participate may still attend this session, but should not expect opportunity to interact with the Mentors. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B Navigating the Trenches: Opportunities & Obstacles in EBD Research Presenters: Andrew Hashey Abstract: Classrooms serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) can resemble "the trenches" (Fitzpatrick & Knolwton, 2009) as they pose considerable challenges to practitioners and researchers alike. Given the unique nature of these classroom environments, this session will shine a light on the challenges and the opportunities confronting researchers in the field of EBD research. Applying Language and Social Learning Theories to Direct Instruction Presenters: Claudia Rodas, Anthony Osborn, Susan Stoddard Abstract: Students with learning disabilities need explicit instruction in context before they can apply content related through guided and independent practice. We'll review language acquisition/social learning theories within the context of the direct instruction model. Participants will leave with specific tools to apply in their own classrooms to promote language development. Topic Area: Diversity Location: Triple Crown III Research Lessons and Mock IEP Meetings: A Reflection on the Use of TLE TeachLivE in Special Education Teacher Preparation Courses Presenters: Tara Kaczorowski Abstract: In this session, the presenter will describe and show examples of two different ways special education teacher candidates have used TLE TeachLivE to practice skills learned in teacher preparation courses: reflective research lessons and Mock IEP Meetings. Student reactions, student learning, technology implementation, and future directions of these activities will be discussed. Topic Area: Technology Gaps in Special Education Teacher Perception: Implications for Preparing Teachers for Rural Special Education Classrooms Presenters: Peggy Yates Abstract: Through an interactive presentation, participants will engage an in-depth overview of the research findings regarding indispensable experiences for preparing teachers for rural special education classrooms. Implications of the gaps in perceptions will be discussed. Suggestions of how the Adult Learning Theory, Andragogy, can guide the indispensable experiences to impact learning will be examined. Thursday

20 Where Are All the Black Male Special Education Teachers? Presenters: LaRon Scott Abstract: Recruiting and retaining Black male special education teachers are a critical issue for teacher preparation programs and K-12 schools. The literature about this topic is almost non-existent; though crucial in order to meet challenges of teacher shortages and outcomes for Black students. This session will share findings for recruiting and retaining Black male special education teachers. Topic Area: Diversity Intentional Pairing of Cooperating Professionals and Teacher Candidates to Enrich Clinical Practice Presenters: Laurie Andrews Abstract: Pairing special education teacher candidates with highly effective cooperating teachers is a critical element in preparing future educators for the demands of the profession. How can programs maximize the power and impact of the student teaching experience? This session will allow participants to examine and discuss strategies to make the most of the candidate-cooperating teacher relationship. Topic Area: Partnerships Training Administrators Regarding Special Education Presenters: David Bateman Abstract: Many principals, superintendents, and school board members do not know about special education, This session will clarify topics they need to know and discuss the role higher education can play as a part of preservice instruction. Topic Area: Policies and Practices 11:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions When Course Content Becomes a Lived Experience Presenters: Tammy Abernathy Abstract: Teacher educators have years of experience teaching introductory courses and using simulations to describe characteristics of students with disabilities. The purpose of this presentation is to share the results of an analytic autoethnography describing the lessons learned when course activities are suddenly lived experiences and how it alters professional practice. Location: Blackberry Lilly Thursday

21 Professional Development on High Leverage Practices for Cooperating Teachers: Methods and Materials Presenters: Maryann Dudzinski Abstract: Educator preparation programs are now addressing high leverage practices (HLPs) in coursework and field experiences to promote generalization of skills. In-service teachers who supervise field experiences need professional development to model HLPs and evaluate teacher candidate use of the practices. This session provides strategies and materials for use in professional development on HLPs. Location: Triple Crown I Identification of Critical Behavior Management Strategies for Preservice Teachers Presenters: Anne Butler, Lisa Monda-Amaya Abstract: This session will present data on teacher reflection and interviews with 5 general educators who had difficulty with the management of students with challenging behavior in their classrooms. Presenters will share information about behavior management strategies that teachers identified as critical for their practice and what strategies are currently being provided to preservice teachers. Location: Lilly of the Valley Exploring Edthena: A new tool for online program video recording needs Presenters: Gwen Jones, Julie Reneau Abstract: This session features the use of the Edthena video platform in a fully online graduate program. Unique elements of the Edthena video platform will be presented using examples of student videos and instructor projects. Student and faculty feedback about the use of Edthena will be explored. Time for questions from attendees is planned. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Teacher Sorting Among Elementary Special Educators in Neighborhood and Exclusionary School Settings Presenters: Loretta Mason-Williams, Liz Bettini, Joseph C. Gagnon Abstract: To effectively teach students with disabilities in exclusionary settings, special educators must possess sophisticated skills. Yet, we found special educators in exclusionary elementary schools (i.e., public and private special education schools) are substantially less qualified, in terms of their preparation, certification, and experience, than special educators in neighborhood schools. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Thursday

22 Trends in Teacher and Paraprofessional Employment Presenters: Paul Sindelar, Michael S. Rosenberg Abstract: Paraprofessionals typically provide direct service to students, often as one-on-one supports in inclusive placements. This model has raised concern about overreliance on paraprofessionals and its impact on SET employment. We studied SET and paraprofessional employment after 2000 to assess the possibility that paraprofessionals are hired in lieu of teachers. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Women in Higher Education: Racing Toward Equity and Excellence in Leadership Presenters: Amy C. Stevens, Bethany McConnell, Suzanne Martin Abstract: The complexities facing women in higher education leadership positions has been explored for decades and is critical to the conversation concerning gender equality. For women in academia, the struggle for equality continues as does the proverbial glass ceiling. Let s explore gender differences in leadership style and communication and how they impact progress toward equity for women leaders. Topic Area: Diversity Location: Triple Crown III Observation Tools for Special Education Classrooms: A Review of the Literature Presenters: Wendy Rodgers, Hannah Mathews, Kate Peeples, Michael Kennedy, John Romig Abstract: Classroom observations provide valuable information regarding the components of effective instruction and are widely used in research and teacher evaluations. This presentation reviews the literature on observation tools used with special educators. We examine their components and validity and address how each responds to problems inherent in using observation tools with special educators. Location: Triple Crown II Walking the Walk: Collaboration and Co-Teaching in Teacher Preparation Presenters: Lysandra Cook, Jamie Simpson-Steele Abstract: Results from a mixed method case study examining co-teaching within a merged undergraduate Elementary and Special Education Program is presented. Integrated courses were co-taught by pairs of faculty from Elementary and Special Education Departments to a cohort of 24 teacher candidates. Implications for program development, training and support are presented. Location: Kincaid A collaborative approach to undergraduate program redesign Presenters: Wendy Fuchs Thursday

23 Abstract: This session will describe the collaborative process used to redesign an undergraduate special education program to meet new licensure requirements through use of stakeholder surveys, advisory council meetings, and a program self-assessment of the cohesiveness, rigor, and connection between research and practice. Location: Suite 313 Implementing RTI in urban settings: Lessons learned from on-site professional development projects Presenters: Dia Jackson Abstract: RTI is a school-wide systematic approach to identifying students at risk and preventing further academic failure. When providing on-site professional development to teachers in RTI in urban settings complex challenges often arise. Lessons learned from two years of on-site professional development to elementary teachers in three urban districts will be discussed. Location: Bluegrass I 11:00 AM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation Publishing in Teacher Education: Words of Wisdom from Four Journal Editors Presenters: Sarah Nagro, Belva Collins, Laurie debettencourt, Michael Kennedy, Kristin Sayeski, Stacey Hardin Abstract: This interactive presentation, sponsored by the Early Career SIG, will focus on strategies for publishing in teacher education. A panel of prominent journal editors will provide advice and answer questions about determining appropriate outlets for disseminating work, navigating the peer review process, and promoting a research agenda in teacher education. Topic Area: Other Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B SSEPC Symposium Part 2: Teacher Training for Digital Natives: Training Preservice Teachers to Teach Kids Who Think Differently Presenters: Ruby Owiny, Amy Stevens, Debi Gartland, Dennis Cavitt, Jennifer Lesh, Kelly Burlison Abstract: Professors constantly revise curriculum to meet needs of pre-service special educators. Although technology is ubiquitous in K-12 schools, new teachers may lack knowledge of how to select, model, and implement technology in their classrooms. This SSEPC Symposium reviews technology that is currently utilized in schools and prevents a framework for teachers to use when making technology choices. Topic Area: Technology Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C Thursday

24 Teacher as Change Agent: Considering Instructional Practice to Prevent Student Failure Presenters: Terrance Scott, Regina Hirn, Robert Pennington, Ginevra Courtade, Amy Lingo Abstract: In this session, the presenters will discuss findings from studies focused on instructional behaviors that are known to provide the best probability of student success within the curriculum. Data for each study described was culled from a database comprising more than 7,000 unique teacher student observations in public school classrooms. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A 11:00 AM / Conversation Sessions A Tiered Observation Tool for Use with Preservice Teachers Presenters: Kimberly Johnson-Harris, Dana Wagner, Kyena Cornelius Abstract: Preservice teachers benefit from feedback on discrete pedagogical skills and opportunities to reflect on their teaching. An observation tool that facilitates this feedback is lacking in the field of special education. This conversation session will engage teacher educators in a discussion about observation tools used during preservice teachers field experiences. Racing to Meet the Needs of All Students in the University Classroom Presenters: Darcie Peterson Abstract: Young adults with disabilities want what their typically developing peers want, a chance to explore their careers, live independently, and be included in their community. This conversation will focus on strategies that make the post-secondary classroom community accessible to all students including students with disabilities. Topic Area: Technology Student on Teacher Threats and Assaults in Special Education: Addressing a Critical Need Presenters: Thomas Williams, Bonnie Billingsley, Amanda Banks Abstract: Threats and physical attacks reported by special education and general education teachers were examined. Special education teachers reported being physically attacked and threatened significantly more than general education teachers. Our discussion concerns how to address this topic without contributing to biases towards students with disabilities and implications for teacher preparation. Access Surf: Developing pre-service teacher candidates inclusive dispositions through service learning Presenters: Gloria Niles Thursday

25 Abstract: Teacher candidates (TC) often lack confidence in their ability to serve students with disabilities. This uncertainty can be attributed to lack of knowledge and experience with individuals with disabilities (IWD). This case study explores how a community-based service learning project provided opportunities for TC to develop inclusive dispositions by interacting with IWD through ocean activities. 12:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions Overview: The CEEDAR Center s technical assistance (TA) to states Presenters: Mary Brownell Abstract: The CEEDAR Center was funded in 2013 by the Office of Special Education Programs to provide TA to states. Presenters will provide a center overview and lessons learned in assisting states to improve their professional learning systems through certification/licensure revision, teacher and leader preparation reform, and preparation program evaluation refinement. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A Designing and Exploiting Multipurpose, Dynamic Learning Spaces Presenters: Shannon Haley-Mize Abstract: This session will review the process impact of creating state-of-the-art studio learning spaces designed to shift the culture of teaching and learning from traditional, expert-led activities to collaborative and dynamic co- created experiences. These spaces exemplify design that is student-centered, aesthetically welcoming, technology-rich, and that capitalizes on the social aspect of learning. Location: Triple Crown I Using CEC s Standards for Evidence-Based Practices to Evaluate Response Cards Presenters: Ruby Owiny, Amy Spriggs, Jeremy Mills, Emily Sartini Abstract: This session will review an evaluation of response cards using CEC s Standards for Evidence-Based Practices (EBP). Implications for training pre-service teachers to use EBPs, with an emphasis on response cards, will be discussed. Participants will have an opportunity to use response cards throughout the session as a demonstration. Location: Blackberry Lilly An Exploration Of Peer Social Dynamics As Setting Events For The Bullying Involvement Of Students With High Incidence Disabilities Thursday

26 Presenters: Michele Moohr Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify differences in peer social processes of students with disabilities involved in bullying that may act as setting events for bullying interactions. Results indicated significant heterogeneity within groups of SWD identified as bullies, victims, and bully-victims. Findings will be discussed in terms of both theoretical and practical implications. Location: Triple Crown II Meeting Expectations: Teacher Characteristics Sought by Public School Superintendents Presenters: Sherry Stultz Abstract: This presentation will discuss the results of a study that examined the characteristics of teacher applicants that are sought by public school systems in Kentucky. The results will be of interest to job applicants, school system leaders, and the colleges that are preparing pre-service teachers to enter the workforce. Location: Lilly of the Valley What Do We Know about Teacher Competencies and Practices Related to Social and Emotional Learning? Presenters: Shireen Pavri Abstract: Despite widespread consensus about its importance in schools, beginning and experienced teachers report insufficient preparation in social and emotional learning (SEL). This presentation discusses the research on teachers SEL competencies, their awareness and use of SEL practices. Strategies to facilitate SEL in special education teacher preparation programs will be shared. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian An Approach to Standards Based Grading in Teacher Preparation Courses Presenters: Barbara Serianni, Kelly Brooksher Abstract: We are challenged to model P-12 best practices in our classrooms. In this session, participants will hear how one program approached competency or objective based grading by separating teacher candidate behaviors from objective performance measures in a higher ed course. Should we not be the first to recognize that competency and behavior cannot not be averaged to generate a meaningful grade? Location: Kincaid Enhancing Distance Learning Through Universal Design Presenters: Deb Castiglione, Connie Baird Abstract: Given the diversity in education, it is critical that educators are prepared to assist the majority of students in overcoming barriers and performing at a higher level of success. Following the principles of Universal Design for Learning not only addresses the needs of students with disabilities, but can meet the needs of the majority of the student body, fostering greater success and retention. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Saddlebred Thursday

27 Design Deeply Engaging Digital Content using Universal Design for Learning Concepts Presenters: Kimberly Coy Abstract: With a variety of learners entering post secondary settings, the challenge of capturing the talents of this group is often a struggle. This is of particular importance as colleges and universities prepare teachers using online and digital environments. This presentation uses UDL to create digital environments that support all learners. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Embedding High Leverage & Evidence-Based Practices in Clinically Rich Experiences Presenters: Lawrence Maheady Abstract: This session describes how high leverage and/or evidence-based practices can be taught and practiced in the context of two developmentally sequenced, clinical experiences, describes implementation strategies and challenges, and provides evidence of program impact on pre-service teacher and student outcomes. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Barriers to Teacher Preparation for Online Learning Presenters: Mary Frances Rice, Darrell Mellard, Richard Carter Abstract: This presentation describes research on teacher preparation for online learning with students with disabilities in teacher education programs across the United States. Data obtained from focus groups was analyzed to reveal needs and offer suggestions for moving the preparation of online teachers forward. We focus particular attention on the ways in which teacher educators can be supposed in finding and using promising program models in their instruction, discussing the legalities of online learning for service delivery, and building positive relationships with online schools as research sites and for practicum experiences. Topic Area: Preparation, Certification, and Induction Location: Bluegrass I 12:00 PM / Conversation Sessions Brain-Based Teaching for Maximizing the Potential of Students with Learning Disabilities Presenters: Darlene Fewster Abstract: Researchers from the diverse but interconnected fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education have contributed to the emerging science of learning, expanding our understanding of how the brain learns and how educators can teach students with learning disabilities to make the most of their lifelong capacity for learning. Participants will learn how to create a brain-friendly classroom. Topic Area: Accountability Thursday

28 Partnerships in Caribbean Countries: Bringing Special Education Training to Developing Countries - Sustaining the Conversation Presenters: Jennifer Lesh, Amy Stevens Abstract: Caribbean countries are seeking to develop special education programs to increase literacy within their nation. To teach internationally faculty need cross cultural competence and ability to work within culturally situated special education programs. This continues the conversation examining international experiences facilitating teacher preparation programs in Caribbean countries. Topic Area: Partnerships Front Runner Mathematics Interventions to Close the Achievement Gap for Students with Disabilities Presenters: Vicki Oleson Abstract: This session features relevant research, multimedia examples, and interactive conversation on five front-runner evidence-based instructional practices that bridge the mathematics achievement gap for students with disabilities and other struggling in mathematics. Discussion on professional development (PD) considerations in these practices for special and general educators is also highlighted. Teamwork Enhances Application Meaningfully (TEAM): A Targeted Field Experience for preservice teachers Presenters: Kyena Cornelius, Dana Wagner Abstract: Preparation programs are encouraged to create meaningful field experiences for pre-service teachers. Project Teamwork Enhances Application Meaningfully (TEAM) is such a field experience. One university teams students to provide interventions for reading and mathematics in a partner school. Pre-service teachers are concurrently enrolled in collaboration, reading methods, and math methods courses. Using Disability-Based Curriculum to Develop Equity Focused Advocates Presenters: Christa Bialka Abstract: The presenter will equip teachers and teacher educators with strategies for implementing as well as instructing others on how to implement disability-based curriculum in K-12 classrooms. These strategies are based on the findings of a year-long qualitative study that examined the experiences of and resources used by 10 teachers across a variety Diversity of grade levels and disciplines. Topic Area: Diversity Thursday

29 1:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions Teacher Supports in Rural Areas: Virtual PLCs, Bug-in-the-Ear Coaching, and Face-to-Face Professional Development. Presenters: Ginevra Courtade, Robert Pennington, Amy Lingo Abstract: Supporting rural teachers of students low incidence disabilities across a rural state is a challenge that requires special attention. This session will provide information about three types of delivery support: virtual PLCs, Bug-in-the-Ear coaching, and Face-to-Face Professional Development. Location: Lilly of the Valley An Effective Training Package for Teaching Practitioners to Develop Educationally Meaningful and Legally Sound IEPs Presenters: Christine Christle, Mitchell Yell, Ashley Holt Abstract: There is a gap between recommended practice on how to develop an IEP and how IEPs are actually developed in practice, indicating a need for quality training. The purpose of this presentation is to share an effective training package with teacher educators on how to prepare teachers and administrators to develop educationally meaningful and legally correct IEPs. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Saddlebred Teacher Diversity and in the Special Education Workforce: Analyses from the Schools and Staffing Surveys Presenters: Bonnie Billingsley, Thomas Williams, Elizabeth Bettini Abstract: We provide a national picture of special education teacher (SET) diversity using national data from the Schools and Staffing Surveys. We describe the extent of diversity in the SET population, the entry paths and preparation of diverse teachers, and the distribution of these teachers across different types of schools. Topic Area: Diversity Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Preparing Special Educators to Fully Inform Parents about the Processes and Expectations of RTI Presenters: Tina Hudson, Robert G. McKenzie Abstract: This session will address the importance of training pre-service teachers to inform parents about RTIbased assessment of LD. A synthesis of research will examine issues in assessment and placement processes, timelines, and parental communication. Attendees will be enabled to identify essential RTI information that should be provided by schools districts Location: Kincaid Thursday

30 WWF + Big Ideas: Research-Teacher Collaboration with Graphic Organizers to Improve Written Expression Presenters: Sara Flanagan Abstract: While the studies in this presentation focused on two groups of students, research suggests that graphic organizers, including WWF + Big Ideas, are effective with students with a range of abilities in written expression and grade levels. Location: Blackberry Lilly The Impact of Using a Critical Friends Group (CFGs) on Pre-Service Teachers FBA/BIP Development Presenters: Jennifer Walker, Marcia Rock Abstract: To better meet the needs of students who require intensive behavioral supports, all educators should receive training in developing FBA/BIPs.Yet, many pre-service teachers receive inadequate FBA/BIP training. In this session, we describe the results of a study investigating how Critical Friends Groups (CFGs) impacted pre-service teachers FBA/BIP development. Location: Bluegrass 2 Personnel Preparation Grants as a Mechanism for Coupling: An Analysis of the 325T Grant Components Presenters: Daisy Pua, David Peyton, Emily Crews, Tiffany Fisher, Alexandria Harvey Abstract: The session will address how carefully crafted design language of 325T Request for Applications (RFAs) is able to scale robust, collaborative program reform in Colleges of Education. Mixed methods were used to investigate how language was operationalized by grantees measured through surveys and interviews of best practices (Sobel et al., 2015) outlined in RFAs. Location: Triple Crown II Get Ready World Here I Come - Using Blended Learning and Project-Based Learning to Equip students With the Necessary Skills to be Successful Adults. Presenters: Nicolette Paplaczyk, Rory Conran Abstract: This session demonstrates how the use of technology as an instructional tool supports a personcentered learning approach that empowers young people to achieve education, career and personal goals. Real life examples with show that the use of blended learning, person-centered learning and project-based learning promotes critical thinking skills resulting in positive life outcomes. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover A District-University Partnership: Pathways to Increasing Diversity in an Urban Setting Presenters: Roxanne Hudson, Selma Powell Thursday

31 Abstract: This session will describe the IA to Cert Partnership between the University of Washington and Seattle Public Schools. Details will focus on the work to design the program, the funding model, collaborative courses, extensive embedded fieldwork, and other essential elements of the two-year program. Topic Area: Diversity Location: Triple Crown III Here s a Device, There s a Device, and Here s Our Advice! Presenters: Channon Horn, Melinda Ault Abstract: The presenters will review the effectiveness of response cards as a research-based practice that increases on-task behavior, active responding, and skill acquisition. A variety of forms of response cards will be reviewed including the use of mobile devices. The presenters will share the results of a study using tablet devices as response cards in an inclusive classroom. Topic Area: Technology Location: Triple Crown I 1:00 PM / Conversation Sessions Every Student Succeeds Act: Implications for Students with Disabilities Presenters: Delar Kour Singh Abstract: This presentation focuses on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). It discusses the implications of the ESSA for students with Disabilities Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian 3:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions Preparing Teachers in Core Content Expertise to Support Students with Moderate/ Severe Disabilities Presenters: Ginevra Courtade, Robert Pennington Abstract: Recent shifts in expectations for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability (MSD) have resulted in an increased emphasis on the instruction of academic content to this unique population. This presentation will describe an OSEP funded undergraduate program designed to prepare teachers with expertise to help students succeed in content areas. Location: Bluegrass I Setting the Stage to PREVENT Bullying: A Strategy for Teachers Presenters: Michele Moohr Abstract: Teacher involvement is one of the most significant factors in ending peer bullying. Teachers, however, Thursday

32 are often unaware of, underestimate, or feel ill equipped to identify and intervene with bullying relationships in their classrooms. This strategy was conceptualized to help teachers recognize patterns of bullying and victimization and strategically intervene to PREVENT them from occurring. Location: Blackberry Lilly Implementing a University-based Alternative Route to Licensure Program: Lessons Learned Presenters: Joseph Morgan, Nancy Brown, Lindsay Diamond Abstract: The proliferation of Alternative Route to Licensure (ARL) programs in special education continues in the face of a critical shortage of licensed, qualified special education teachers. This session will discuss the design of a university-based ARL program in special education and data on candidate effectiveness upon completion of the program. Location: Lilly of the Valley Perceptions of Elementary Education Teachers Implementation of Inclusion for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities Presenters: Jeongae Kang Abstract: Extensive research suggests that students with low incidence disabilities benefit from being included in general education classrooms, yet these students continue to be educated in the most restrictive settings. This study reports the experiences of six elementary education teachers efforts to include students with low incidence disabilities in their classrooms. Location: Kincaid Using Content Acquisition Podcasts to Improve Pre-service Teachers' Knowledge and Application of Self-Regulated Strategy Development Presenters: John Romig, Todd Sundeen, Cathy Thomas, Shannon Haley-Mize, Kate Peeples Abstract: This presentation describes a study validating the use of Content Acquisition Podcasts for improving pre- service teachers' knowledge and acquisition of Self-regulated Strategy Development. A total of 205 students from 4 universities participated. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three groups. Results indicated that participants in the CAP group learned and implemented SRSD components. Location: Bluegrass 2 Parents of Children with Disabilities Informing Faculty About Preparing Early Childhood Educators Presenters: Vivian Correa Abstract: This session will describe the results of a study that examined parents perspectives on the content and skills needed in preparing future early childhood educators for working with young children with disabilities. Quantitative survey data and qualitative focus group interview data will be presented with implications for Thursday

33 teacher education. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Triple Crown I Increasing Student Engagement Through OTR Presenters: Todd Whitney Abstract: The evidence for providing sufficient opportunities for students to respond (OTR) has been established in terms of student engagement and academic achievement. This presentation will discuss the research behind providing sufficient OTR, examine the rate of OTR teachers are providing in schools, and provide strategies for increasing OTR during classroom instruction. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Examining Conflict: A 10-Year Longitudinal Study of Due Process Hearings Presenters: William Blackwell Abstract: This session will present findings and implications from a study of over 250 special education due process hearings held within the past ten years. The information presented will include an in-depth discussion of the issues frequently addressed in due process hearings, including evaluation procedures, IEP development, placement, and transition services. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Saddlebred Transition to Independent Living Literature: Progress and Challenges Presenters: Irina Cain Abstract: This presentation reviews the literature on transition to independent living to identify factors and effective practices that enhance postsecondary independent living outcomes for students with disabilities. Additionally, it identifies gaps in the literature and proposes a conceptual framework that can be used for future research Location: Triple Crown II Leveraging a relationship-focused coaching approach to mitigate effects of cultural mismatch Presenters: Elizabeth Cutrer Abstract: The purpose of this embedded multi case study was to explore and describe the interactive processes between coaches and teachers within a tier 2 literacy intervention called the Targeted Reading Intervention. Of particular interest was how teachers acted out initial resistance to how coaches responded in the context of a hard coaching model within rural low-wealth school settings. Topic Area: Diversity Location: Triple Crown III Thursday

34 3:00 PM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation Federal Funding Opportunities for Preparation for Careers in Special Education Presenters: Dr. Bonnie Jones Absract: The U. S. Department of Education (ED) offers several funding opportunities of interest to faculty. During this session, Dr. Bonnie Jones, Senior Program Specialist, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will present trends on scholar enrollment in programs funded by OSEP, ED s forecast of funding opportunities, current funding opportunities for preparing personnel, and the application process. Time will be included during the session for questions and answers from participants. Topic Area: Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C 4:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions PALS FOR ELLS: FRIEND OR FOE? EFFECTS OF PEER-ASSISTED LEARNING STRATEGIES ON READING SKILLS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS WITH AND WITHOUT DISABILITIES Presenters: Gliset Colon Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of two modified peer-assisted learning strategies on specific reading skills of elementary English language learners with and without disabilities. The current study employed a pretest/posttest control group quasi-experimental design and an exploratory case study analysis to examine the efficacy of the PALS components for ELLs. Location: Triple Crown II Early Childhood Education: Teaching Rules, Creating Environments, Supporting Diverse Learners Presenters: Naomi Tyler Abstract: This session is designed for those interested in resources about early childhood education. During the session, we will focus on interactive online Modules related to creating and maintaining effective early childhood learning environments, teaching and supporting young dual-language learners, and developing and teaching appropriate behavior rules for early childhood classrooms. Location: Blackberry Lilly Thursday

35 Do Instructional Games Improve Learner Outcomes in an Undergraduate Class? Presenters: Patricia Lynch, Sandy Smith Abstract: An instructional game was developed for a survey special education class. Instructors wanted to determine if playing the game impacted student performance on scenario based exams. This session will describe how game effectiveness was measured and provide implications for using games as a strategy for improving critical thinking skills. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Tightening the toolkit: Focusing reform on high leverage practices (HLP) Presenters: James Mcleskey Abstract: Presenters will provide a description of the HLPs co-created by CEEDAR and CEC and provide examples of state and university efforts. Participants will engage in discussion about how to use HLPs to create alignment across teacher and leader preparation in their programs. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A Math is not a Universal Language: Examining Cultural Diversity in Mathematics for Teacher Educators Presenters: Todd Sundeen Abstract: Diverse students with disabilities often find mathematics frustrating and difficult. During this interactive session, participants will examine examples of how mathematics is not a universal language and how to support struggling learners. Participants will be able to describe approaches for designing instruction to support diverse student populations including students with disabilities. Location: Bluegrass I Crafting an Integrated Year Long Dual Certification Internship: Outcomes and Benefits Presenters: Colby Kervick Abstract: This paper examines findings from a qualitative research pilot study that evaluated an integrated yearlong internship for dual certification candidates in an urban school. The presentation will: a.) explore key features of the model; b.) outline findings that suggest the model yields positive outcomes for pre-service teacher candidates and schools; and c.) offer direction for future research Location: Kincaid Self-Determination and Sexual Health Education Presenters: Anna Treacy Abstract: The purpose of this session is to provide teacher educators a guiding framework to encourage preservice teachers to utilize self-determination skills and apply these skills when helping students with disabilities develop a positive relationship with their sexuality. The framework enhances teachers ability to effectively help Thursday

36 their students with disabilities improve their sexual health. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Research to Practice: Creating Lesson Plans Presenters: Amy Spriggs, Margaret Bausch, Melissa Bell, Jacqueline Horsman, Brittany Williamson Abstract: It is difficult for pre-service and in-service teachers to remain current on research-based practices. In this session, presenters will guide participants through a template designed to connect research to practice. Participants will discuss ways to increase the use of research to guide lesson planning when teaching methods courses. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D From TeachLivE to the Classroom: Building Preservice Special Educators Proficiency with Essential Teaching Skills Presenters: Melanie Dawson Abstract: Researchers investigated the effectiveness of TeachLivE on preservice special educators delivery of error correction, specific praise, and praise around in virtual and real classroom settings. Overall, the four participants demonstrated and maintained proficiency in both environments. Implications of interleaved practice and alignment between virtual and real teaching scenarios are discussed. Location: Bluegrass 2 National Urban Special Education Leadership Initiative: Bringing Diversity to Leadership Presenters: Suzanne Martin, Jillian Gourwitz, Dena Slanda Abstract: School administrators in urban settings must be prepared to implement policies and practices that are inclusive, evidence-based, and meet the needs of increasingly diverse populations of students. Administrators who resemble the diversity of the student populations they serve are critical for fostering safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environments. Topic Area: Diversity Location: Triple Crown III Taxonomy of Lesson Plan Preparation (TLPP): Critical thinking asked of all learners Presenters: J. Dusteen Knotts Abstract: The Taxonomy of Lesson Plan Preparation (TLPP) incorporates the six levels of Bloom s Taxonomy (Bloom et al., 1956) by defining each cognitive level for lesson planning. Each defined area is then aligned with lesson activities, presentation formats, student grouping, question answer relationships, assessment formats, and scoring methods for assessments. Location: Saddlebred Thursday

37 Excellence in Teacher Preparation: Promises and Challenges of the Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education Presenters: Janie Hodge, Pamela Stecker Abstract: This presentation describes the process of development, approval, and implementation of a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Special Education. Presenters and participants discuss program development, components, successes, challenges, and lessons learned from the first-year cohort. Location: Lilly of the Valley Can You Hear Me Now? Perceptions of Identity in Students with Hearing Loss Presenters: Megan Reister Abstract: Discussion of the results of a qualitative study of interviews conducted with students with hearing loss and their caregivers/parents will enable participants to describe three features of identity in students with hearing loss who communicate through spoken language and listening who are taught in general education settings. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Triple Crown I 4:00 PM / Conversation Sessions Concept Mapping as a Research Tool to Evaluate Teacher Candidates Conceptual Understanding of Special Education Presenters: Sarah Howorth, Sharon L. Raimondi, Ph. D. Abstract: The conceptual understanding of special education held by general educator teacher and special education teacher candidates was measured using concept maps. This study compared not only knowledge, but also differences between this mandated course taught on line, face to face and in a hybrid format. Results and implications for teacher preparation will be shared. Topic Area: Partnerships Comprehensive Professional Learning Networks to Support Professional Development Activity Presenters: Susanne James, Frank Dykes Abstract: This interactive conversation session will allow participants an opportunity to network with others from the field of teacher preparation with like teaching and research interests. Participants will become part of a professional learning network that focuses on continuous learning through research collaborations and studying pedagogical techniques and best practices. Thursday

38 Virtual Field Trips: Perceptions and Tips from Teacher Candidates Presenters: Kathryn Servilio Abstract: Strategies for creating and implementing Virtual Field Trips (VFTs) will be the focus of this presentation. Current literature on the impacts of VFTs will be reviewed. Discussion of practical tips to help preservice and practicing teachers create and implement VFTs will be the final portion of this session. Topic Area: Technology Universities Policy and Practice for the Treatment of Transgender Students and Faculty Presenters: James Ingram Abstract: With the topic of transgender bathroom usage currently in the news and the conflict that has risen between states and the federal guidelines, the subject of transgender students and university policy and practice is worthy of discussion. This session will provide a forum for university faculty to discuss their experiences and opinions on this topic. Topic Area: Diversity Thursday

39 Friday, November 11th At A Glance Event Time Room Continental Breakfast 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 2 nd Floor Walkway TED Conference Registration 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Main Foyer 2 nd Floor TED Executive Board Meeting 7:00 AM 7:50 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom C Morning Keynote Session: Jane West 9:00 AM 9:50 AM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A & B SSEPC Auction 10:00 AM 1:50 PM 2 nd Floor Hallway Kaleidoscope 1:00 PM 4:50 PM Magnolia Afternoon Break 1:45 PM 3:00 PM 2 nd Floor Walkway Diversity Caucus Symposium 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom C SSEPC NASIM Dil Reception 5:00 PM 6:50 PM Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Friday

40 TED 2016 Conference Meetings FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 TIME EVENT ROOM 7:00-7:50 AM Executive Board Grand Kentucky Ballroom C c9:00-9:50 AM Keynote - West Grand Kentucky Ballroom A/B 10:00-10:50 AM Professional Development Kincaid Committee 10:00-1:50 SSEPC Auction 2 nd Floor Hallway 11:00-11:50 AM SSEPC Past Presidents Grand Kentucky Ballroom D 12:00-12:50 PM SSEPC Executive Board Grand Kentucky Ballroom D 1:00-1:50 PM Knowledge and Skills Grand Kentucky Ballroom B Committee 1:00-1:50 PM SSEPC General Membership Bluegrass 1 1:00-4:50 PM Kaleidoscope Magnolia 5:00-6:50 PM SSEPC Nasim Dil Reception Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Friday

41 Morning 2016 TED Keynote Session Friday, November 11 th 9:00 AM Grand Kentucky Ballroom A & B Jane West Translating our Race to Excellence into Advocacy for Education Policy that Serves ALL Students The historic election of November 8 will have significant implications for education policy and how we structure our advocacy work. This session will provide a primer on possible policy activity before the end of 2016 and a preview of what and who is in the works for the 115th Congress and the Clinton or Trump Administration. It will offer practical recommendations for flexing your advocacy muscles and sharing the excellence of your work in a way that will be compelling for policy makers. About Jane: A former teacher and education administrator, Dr. Jane West is visiting professor at the University of Maryland and policy advisor to several national education organizations, including the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education ( the National Network of State Teacher of the Year ( the Higher Education Consortium for Special Education ( and the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children ( For 8 years she led AACTE s advocacy and policy work as Senior Vice President. In the mid 1980 s she worked as senior education advisor on the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where she led the national effort to craft multiple federal education statutes. Focusing on bringing the voice of expert education practitioners into the national policy dialogue, West supports professionals teacher educators, expert teachers, researchers, principals, doctoral students and others in engaging in the policy making process by honing their message, supporting it with evidence, engaging at the right time during the process and building effective political alliances. With a focus on teaching quality, West has led the effort to build an influential100 organization coalition the Coalition for Teaching Quality ( to advocate for a professional continuum for teaching and education leadership with a focus on a diverse workforce and bringing the most accomplished educators to the students with greatest need. She has organized multiple briefings for policy makers and routinely consults with elected officials to develop education policy which will serve the highest need students. West contributed to multiple legislative provisions in the new federal education law the Every Student Succeeds Act which promote teacher leadership and comprehensive educator preparation as strategies to address critical teacher shortages, teacher recruitment and teacher retention challenges, particularly for diverse student populations and high need schools. Her scholarship focuses on analyzing education policy and effective strategies for professionals to ensure that their expert practice and scholarship influence national education policy. As co editor of a recent special issue of Teacher Education for Special Education, she has articulated a powerful analysis of effective advocacy for educators ( Her extensive publications and national keynote lectures bring education policy to life for teachers and researchers alike. West has served on the faculties of the University of San Francisco, Johns Hopkins University and Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been a special education teacher and administrator and edited two books about the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law she participated in crafting. West holds a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, an MA from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Maryland. Friday

42 Special Session on Diversity at TED Conference 2016 As schools around our nation continue to grow culturally and linguistically diverse and the teaching population demographic characteristics remain relatively unchanged, it becomes more evident for educators to understand the ways in which diversity influence the learning environment. The literature has demonstrated evidence of adverse educational outcomes for many children from diverse backgrounds and their disproportionate placement in special education programs (Albrecht, Skiba, Losen, Chung, & Middelberg, 2012). Therefore, for this special session related to diversity at the Teacher Education Division conference in 2016, various presenters discuss the impact on culturally responsiveness in our work with practicing, pre-service, and teacher educators in special education. The presenters will organize their sessions in the following manner: (a) define and discuss a specific category of diversity; (b) discuss strategies for teacher educators to use in their coursework related to this specific category of diversity; and (c) facilitate a mini-workshop piece related to practically applying practices related to this specific category of diversity. In conclusion, each presenter will provide the audience with a practical toolkit of strategies that they can use in their coursework in preparing teacher candidates to work with Proposed Format of Sessions: The format of the session will be centers where the participants will cycle through each of the group presentations. The following two scholars will present on preparing our teacher candidates in the areas of race and gender. Michael D. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at SUNY-- New Paltz. Tristan L. Glenn is an Assistant Professor at Department of Inclusive Education in the Kennesaw State University. The following two scholars will present on preparing our teacher candidates in the areas of various ability levels and socio economic status. Calli Chiu is an Assistant Professor in Department of Special Education at California State University at Bakersfield. The following scholar will present on preparing our teacher candidates in the areas of LBGTQQ. Jennifer Christensen is an Associate Professor in School of Clinical Educator Preparation at Eastern Kentucky University.

43 Friday, November 11 8:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions IRIS Modules are In the Running! Presenters: Colleen Wilkinson, Kevin Miller Abstract: Professors from diverse IHEs investigated use of IRIS STAR Legacy modules with various instructional methods in special education courses. Shares data comparing in-class versus replacement for class module use. Offers recommendations for use of modules based on candidate knowledge gains represented by pre/post instruction concept maps, assignments, and survey responses. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Professional Development Needs of Special Educators to Implement State Standards for Students with Disabilities Presenters: Elizabeth Cramer, Cynthia Pellegrini Lafont, Princess Briggs, Kristina Taylor, Belinda Baptiste Abstract: A lack of research and teacher training exists on effective implementation of state standards, particularly for students with disabilities. Researchers in one large urban school district conducted a series of focus groups with special educators to identify perceptions of these standards and training needs to implement the standards effectively. Implications for teacher preparation are discussed. Topic Area: Accountability Location: Triple Crown III The prevalence of neuromyths in the US educational system Presenters: Wilhelmina van Dijk, Holly Lane Abstract: This study presents the results of a comprehensive survey that aimed to examine the prevalence of neuromyths in the US educational system. We will discuss the most common neuromyths and their implications for teacher education. Location: Triple Crown II Developing Superteachers: Combining SPED/ELED in the Clinical Setting Presenters: Susan Keesey, Pamela Jukes Abstract: This session highlights a clinical model for SPED/ELED dual certification developed from partnerships within the university and community. It is designed to prepare teacher candidates to meet the diverse needs of all learners while supporting community partners by improving K-5 learning outcomes. Discussion of triumphs and challenges along with variations of the model will be explored. Friday

44 Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred Building Capacity for Objective Peer Observation Data and Self-Reflection: Pilot Study Insights on Peer Coaching with Early Childhood Educators Presenters: Nicole Edwards Abstract: Peer coaching may be used to improve early childhood teachers classroom practices. Results from a peer coaching pilot project in a childcare center will be shared. Participating teachers received feedback from an administrator, director-selected colleague, and self-selected colleague. Implications of peer coaching and reflective inquiry with teacher educators are discussed. Location: Lilly of the Valley A Three-tiered Teacher Coaching Model using Bug-In-Ear to Promote Student On-task Behaviors in the General Education Setting Presenters: Tosha Owens, Ya-yu Lo Abstract: This study examines the effectiveness of a training and coaching package, including providing immediate in vivo feedback to general education teachers on the facilitation of a self-monitoring strategy implemented as an intervention to improve the on-task behaviors of students identified with EBD or who have persist behavioral challenges in the general education classroom. Location: Blackberry Lilly Predictors for Transition to Independent Living Presenters: Irina Cain, Colleen Thoma, Chin-Chih Chen Abstract: This study identifies effective ways families and schools can support transition to independent living for youth with disabilities. We have developed a model for understanding the role of different factors and their effect on postsecondary living status by using nationally representative data from the NLTS2. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Voices From The Field Presenters: Jennifer Webb, Gary Jacobs Abstract: Effectiveness of the edtpa is a looming question as some states are mandating passage of the assessment for licensure. This session will share data from teacher candidates who submitted an edtpa in the spring of 2014 and then began teaching as intervention specialists that fall. Classroom preparation as well as resident educator programs in diverse states will be included in the presentation. Location: Triple Crown I Friday

45 Teacher Inquiry as a Vehicle for Graduate Study and Professional Development Presenters: Michelle Parker-Katz Abstract: Teachers professionalism can be further developed by providing opportunities for teachers to investigate questions and issues that matter most in their work settings. I explore the range of questions current special educators investigate in a graduate level teacher inquiry course, and the range of findings that affect their practices. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C 8:00 AM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation Lessons Learned and Challenges to Face: Practice-based professional development for SRSD Presenters: Karen R Harris, Debra McKeown, Erin FitzPatrick, Julie Owens Abstract: This panel brings together four current studies (experimental, quasi-experimental, and qualitative) of practice-based professional development for special and general education teachers for self-regulated strategy development for differing writing tasks. Presenters focus on teacher and student outcomes and bring together challenges faced, lessons learned, and directions for future research. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D 8:00 AM / Conversation Sessions Making it Work - Redefining Core Principles of MTSS (Screening, Progress Monitoring, and Strong Core with Tiered Support) for High School Contexts Presenter: Suzanne Robinson Abstract: The purpose of this conversation is to explore how core principles of MTSS should be defined for secondary school contexts. How might critical attributes of core curriculum and discipline specific instructional support be defined and operationalized adhering to inclusive education principles? How is it personalized for specific learners? Creating a Brain-Friendly Environment for Students with Learning Disabilities Presenter: Darlene Fewster Abstract: Setting up a successful classroom requires creating an environment where all students learn and thrive. The educational community is beginning to recognize the importance of applying cognitive and neuroscience research and theory in the learning process. As we gain a better understanding of the learning process, we can make more informed decisions about how to structure teaching and learning. Friday

46 Topic Area: Accountability Seven Strategies to Improve College Transition Planning for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Presenter: Jerald Liss Abstract: Seven strategies to improve college transition planning for students with intellectual disabilities (ID) will be presented: 1) Identify postsecondary programs for students with ID, 2) Provide comprehensive transition planning, 3) Communicate with families, 4) Teach about technology, 5) Know the laws, 6) Utilize resources, and 7) Use evidence-based practices. Infusing Transformative Practices in Preservice Teaching Presenters: Lisa Finnegan Abstract: The researcher will share with participants a small scale study implemented with students taking an instructional strategies course and behavior and classroom management course aligned with their practicum. The study focused on infusing classroom-tested practices that foster student success Through The Eyes of Pre-Service Special Education Student Teachers: Preparation Before and After Student Teaching Presenters: Debra Lockwood Abstract: Undergraduate special education student teachers often have sixteen week clinical student teaching experiences. These pre-service student teachers come from diverse teaching backgrounds. During their student teaching experience they are exposed to a wide variety of economic and social diversity. They also usually work with diverse general and special education students. Web Conferencing: Leading an Online Learning Experience for Adjunct Instructors Presenters: Gail Kirby, Mary Jane Pearson Abstract: As higher education moves to distance education programs, the concern becomes to find ways for remote faculty to be connected to training and best practices that assure an exceptional student experience. This session will focus on expected practices: value-added responses, best practices in leadership and teaching, use of the iterative process, and providing feedback. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Friday

47 10:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Impact on Student Learning: Consideration of Multiple Measures Across Multiple Settings to Improve Practice Presenters: Alice Graham, Gia Renaud, Kathryn Rok, Martha M. Rose Abstract: In this session participants will be actively engaged reviewing multiple measures being used to assess impact on student learning in teacher training programs preparing teachers in elementary, secondary and special education. Pros, cons and next steps around these measures will be a focus in this session. Topic Area: Accountability Location: Triple Crown III Educator preparation policy as a lever for improving teacher and leader preparation: Keeping promises in Tennessee Presenters: Erica McCray, Kim Paulsen, Meg Kamman Abstract: Presenters will describe how one state revised policy to align with its statewide implementation of Response to Instruction and Intervention. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how Tennessee revised standards to ensure alignment and coherence in the preparation of general and special educators and school leaders. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Crimson Clover Becoming an Advocate Using Your Story to Make a Difference Presenter: Jennifer Holbrook Jane West Spark Award Winner Abstract: No matter who you are, where you re from, or what you do, you can be an advocate for students with disabilities, their families, and the teachers and professionals who support them. Learn ways to become involved from the local to the national level in policy. Discover ways to use your personal history in special education to make a difference. An Analysis of Teacher Sorting in Secondary Special Education and Alternative Schools Presenters: Loretta Mason-Williams, Joseph Gagnon Abstract: This study provided nationally representative data on the qualifications of secondary content and special education teachers in special education and alternative school settings, as compared to teachers in regular schools. Results highlight the inadequate number of secondary teachers, both in content areas and in special education, who held a degree and/or certification in special education. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Supporting the Development of Quality Educators Through Early Field Experiences Presenters: Lance Neeper Abstract: This session will focus on the results of a five-year study that investigated the impact of an early field experience on first-year preservice teachers. A service-learning model was used to identify common challenges and areas of support need among preservice teachers to better prepare them for the demands of the profession. A framework was developed to promote professional dispositions. Friday

48 Location: Bluegrass 2 Be is a Verb: Creating Change in Teacher Education through PeaceJam Presenters: Shannon Haley-Mize Abstract: This session describes The Inclusive PeaceJam project which represents a collaborative effort within a teacher education program to build the multifaceted skill set necessary for peace building in preservice educators and middle school students by strengthening the service-learning component of a special education course. Location: Bluegrass I Teaching Students with EBD in Self-Contained Classrooms and Alternative Settings: New Directions for Teacher Education Presenters: Heidi Cornell Abstract: This presentation shares findings from a comprehensive literature review that examined research conducted in self-contained and/or alternative settings for students with EBD. Findings are used to support recommendations and to initiate a discussion related to the new directions needed for effectively training teachers to work in these intensive settings. Location: Triple Crown II Special Education Generalist: Expert on the Team or Island in the Ocean? Presenters: Audrey Bartholomew Abstract: Due to the constraints of job options (e.g., location) for some professionals searching for a special education faculty position, a generalist in a general education teacher preparation program may be an option. This presentation will explore the experiences of a special education generalist including the pros and cons and how best to situate yourself as a candidate in this type of job search. Location: Triple Crown Working Together: What Pre-service Teachers Can Learn from Parents Presenters: Brooke Lylo, Robin Drogan Abstract: Communication between parents and teachers requires an openness to diverse perspectives. This presentation covers the benefits and logistics of a family panel presentation to increase pre-service teachers' exposure to a variety of perspectives. The identification of panelists, selection of topics, and survey results from pre-service teachers will be discussed. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred Friday

49 Teaching/learning within circles of co-practice: Mentors, student teachers, and university coaches addressing ableism Presenters: Jennifer Buss Abstract: Four circles of co-practice (general education and special education mentor, student teacher, and university coach) explored how to teach K-16 students about ableist frames/stereotypes. Findings suggested participants and students learned to disrupt mistaken ideas about people with disabilities. These structured conversations exemplify one way to mentor and promote agency, circle by circle. Location: Lilly of the Valley The Importance of Teaching Emotional Regulation to Students with Disabilities Presenters: Lori Jackson, Steven Peck Abstract: Schools are seeing a growing population of students with significant behavioral needs. Whole class programs supporting social emotional development are not supporting this population. Research shows compelling evidence that deficit areas in the brain are a cause of dysregulation found in ADHD, ASD and EBD. Promising new methods teaching emotional regulation will be introduced and explored. Location: Blackberry Lilly Developing a Research Agenda in Special Education Teacher Education Presenters: Lawrence Maheady Abstract: This session offers professional reflections on three decades of applied educational research in P-12 schools, suggests possible topics and directions for future research, and provides some humble insights and advice about how to proceed professionally. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D 10:00 AM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation ifather Presenters: Dr. Bernard Jones, Bryon Towner Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to describe the development, current initiatives, and research conducted through ifather. IFather is a collaborative program between West Virginia University and Head Start that supports fathers of children in grades pre-k through 1st grade in understanding the importance of their role in the development of their child s educational, physical and social life. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C Friday

50 10:00 AM / Conversation Sessions Preparing preservice special education candidates to be reflective practitioners Presenters: Laurie debettencourt, Sarah Nagro Abstract: As teacher educators we are required to illustrate how we train our candidates to be reflective databased decision makers. How can we collect data on our candidates to illustrate competency in reflection and in making data-based decisions. Data are reviewed and suggestions for how to directly instruct and collect data are shared. Wearables - Tools for Special Education Presenters: Cindy Anderson, Kevin Anderson Abstract: Wearables present great potential for students with disabilities. Devices like the MUSE headband, Oculus Rift, or smartphone offer possibilities that include changing emotions, increasing classroom engagement, and using augmented reality apps and phones to define an object, a kind of picture wikipedia. This presentation will share how the presenters introduced wearables in a technology class. Topic Area: Technology Building Blocks and Barriers to Recruitment and Retention of Minority Special Education Urban School Leaders Presenters: Annamaria Jerome-Raja Abstract: This session will allow teacher educators to (a) identify supports needed to effectively recruit minority special education scholars/ teachers, (b) discuss the facilitators and barriers to recruitment and retention of special education scholars/teachers, and (c) describe potential strategies for retaining emerging special education scholars/teachers. Topic Area: Diversity Teacher Education Candidates use of Data Driven Math Instruction in an Elementary School Service Learning Project Presenters: Catherine Frank Lawless Abstract: This presentation will be about a service learning partnership between a mid-western university and a diverse urban elementary school in which senior special education teacher candidates will partner with third graders to teach math computations. The candidates will determine baseline data, set goals, use data driven instruction and monitor student progress towards those goals. Topic Area: Partnerships Friday

51 Why I Make the Decisions I Do: A Discussion on Ethical Decision-Making Presenters: Shirley Dawson, Melina Alexander Abstract: The complexity of education creates environments where making ethical decisions is not clear or easy. All states have adopted behavior codes public educators must accept. Mandatory acceptance of state legal codes does not necessarily resonant with educators, as evidenced by frequency and varying severity of violations recorded in all education levels. What individual factors influence ethics? Helping New Administrative faculty make the transition from teaching to administrative responsiblilties. Presenters: June Robinson Abstract: This session is open to all TED members. Discussion can include how to support new administrative faculty who are underrepresented at universities (African-American, Latino, LGBTQ). Topic Area: Policies and Practices Infusing edtpa Portfolio Skills into Special Education Preservice Coursework Activities: Examples & Discussion Presenters: Adrienne Stuckey, James Schwab Abstract: Multiple elements required by all edtpa handbooks may require short, frequent teaching. One approach is to edit existing smaller coursework activities to infuse these concepts and skills throughout the semester. Two examples will be provided, and participants will discuss similar small edits that can be made in their courses. Topic Area: Accountability 11:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Preparing Responsive Teachers for Children Age Birth through Kindergarten Presenters: Cynthia Vail, Rebecca Lieberman-Betz, Laura McCorkle Abstract: This presentation will describe the implementation of an OSEP funded personnel preparation project. This program is designed to prepare early education and care providers to work with families and children age Birth through Kindergarten with or without special needs. Outcome data from both undergraduate and graduate students participating in this program will be provided. Location: Lilly of the Valley Friday

52 Extracurricular School Clubs and Students with Severe Disabilities: Perceptions, Participation, and Purpose Implications for Teacher Preparation Presenters: Alicia Pence, Stacy Dymond Abstract: This session will review findings from an in-depth multiple-case study that investigated the involvement of secondary students with severe disabilities in inclusive extracurricular school clubs. Implications for teacher preparation will also be a focal point of this presentation and audience participation will be encouraged. Location: Blackberry Lilly Practice-Based Approaches to Improving Teacher Education Presenters: Mary Brownell, Casey Hord, Cara Richards-Tutor, Brian Barber, Amber Benedict Abstract: We will describe components of a practice-based approach to teacher education that can prepare general and special education teachers for multi-tiered instruction. Faculty involved with the CEEDAR Center will describe key practice opportunities they developed to ensure that their candidates can provide effective multitiered instruction in behavior, literacy, and mathematics. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B What Makes an Effective Teacher for Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities? Beginning Teachers Perspectives Presenters: Kristin Lyon, Allison Kroesch Abstract: Results of a qualitative study will be discussed. Beginning special education teachers who taught students with significant intellectual disabilities were interviewed. Questions investigated their perspectives on what makes an effective teacher and the experiences that led to them feeling effective or ineffective. Implications for teacher preparation and future research will be discussed. Location: Triple Crown I Effects of a Ten-Minute Online Weekly Coaching Package on Co-Teaching Practices Presenters: Jennifer Holbrook Abstract: According to the 37th Annual Report to Congress, over 90% of students with disabilities (SWD) are educated for at least a part of their school day in a general education classroom (Department of Education, 2015). This multiple baseline across participants study evaluated the effect of an online weekly coaching program for coteachers on their co-teaching practices. Location: Bluegrass 2 Decision-Making for One-of-a-Kind: Dilemmas of Beginning Special Educators Presenters: J. Edward Carter Abstract: Ten beginning special education teachers from ten multi-cultural school districts participated in a two- Friday

53 year participatory action research project to define decision-making processes. Content maps, group interviews and individual interviews indicate participants roles and decision-making are one-of-a-kind in their respective schools. Implications for special educator preparation are discussed. Location: Triple Crown II Effects Of Peer-Mediated Instruction On Mathematical Problem Solving For Students With Moderate/Severe Intellectual Disability Presenters: Luann Ley Davis Abstract: This session will present the results of a study that investigated the effects of peer-mediated instruction on mathematical word problem solving for middle school students with moderate/severe ID. This study also sought to determine if peer-tutees could generalize their mathematical skills to unfamiliar peers, as well as collected pre/post tutor and tutees social attitudes and perceptions data. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred Understanding the Role of EdTPA in Supporting Reflection for Teacher Candidates Presenters: Hannah Mathews Abstract: This mixed methods study draws on survey and interview data to investigate the extent to which edtpa promotes reflection, and how that reflection is conceptualized across stakeholders within a university setting. We also discuss the ways in which conceptions of reflection from teacher candidates in special education are similar to and different from those of candidates in general education. Topic Area: Accountability Location: Triple Crown III Incorporating Disposition Training in Programming for Teacher Candidates Presenters: J. Dusteen Knotts, Christina Noel, Susan Keesey Abstract: Think of the best teacher you ever had. Now list his/her attributes and you likely just defined dispositions! Teacher education programs are required to assess dispositions but we need to do more than simple measurement. Learn about one approach to increase awareness and promote self-development of dispositions in teacher candidates. Location: Bluegrass I From Discussion Don ts to Quality Discussion Posts Using Writing Strategies in the University Setting. Presenters: Kristina Bielskus-Barone, Katie Miller Abstract: The use of asynchronous and synchronous learning environments continue to create opportunities for college students to utilize writing for communication and learning. This presentation highlights a proposed study which examines the use of Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) instruction on university students discussion posts in a general education technology course. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Friday

54 Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap with Practice-Based Evid Presenters: Lawrence Maheady Abstract: Practice-based evidence refers to data collected to assess effects of evidence-based practices in authentic settings. This session describes a University-based research sequence used to (a) prepare teachers to implement practices with empirical support with fidelity and (b) conduct rigorous single case studies that collect practice-based evidence to support their instruction. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C 11:00 AM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation TED/TAM Technology Strand: Assistive Technology in Teacher Preparation Presenters: Margaret Bausch, Anna Evmenova, Marci Kinas Jerome Abstract: Assistive technology (AT) included in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act since 1990 supports students with disabilities. Yet, research repeatedly suggests an underutilization of AT in schools. In this invited panel, the presenters will report current and future focus of AT in teacher preparation as well discuss challenges and solutions for integrating AT in schools. Topic Area: Technology Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A 11:00 AM / Conversation Sessions The Emerging Face of the Teacher Educator: Building Connections Among Non-Tenure Track Faculty Presenters: Andrea Capizzi Abstract: Non-tenure track faculty (NTTF) numbers have progressively increased in the U.S. and they now make up the majority of faculty in higher education (NCES, 2013) with Education having one of the highest percentages (National Survey of Postsecondary Faculty, 2004). This session will focus on roles, responsibilities and needs of NTTF and developing connections for future conversations Topic Area: Policies and Practices Conversations with Experts: An Online Intervention Presenters: Christine J. Anderson, Laura Kieran Abstract: In an effort to engage students in a community of inquiry while maintaining UDL principles, an introductory online graduate course in special education introduced two types of guest expert discussions. Friday

55 Guest experts were invited based on a specific area of expertise in the area of special education. Results will be presented. Topic Area: Technology Work Place Literacy Readiness: Understanding Where We Are and Where We Need To Go Presenters: Jennnifer Urbach Abstract: This session examines transition specialists perceptions of their students employment related literacy needs and the resources used to address these needs. A survey of one state s transition specialists will be analyzed and the implications of this study will be discussed. The presentation will appeal to researchers interested in improving the workplace literacy skills of secondary students. Science Inclusive Classrooms: How can Teachers Enhance Learning Presenters: Allison McGrath Abstract: Middle school students with LD and science teachers were observed and interviewed to document learning through inquiry-based instruction. Results revealed the difficulty students face understanding science process knowledge, challenges with engagement in science curriculum and teacher/student strategies that impact learning. Implications for inclusive classroom teacher preparation are discussed. Go-Co!: Co-Advising Advice for Dual Certification Programs Presenters: Elizabeth Harkins Abstract: Presenters will discuss strategies used to effectively collaborate with faculty in dual certification teaching programs. Also discussed will be identification of appropriate strengths and challenges of a co-advising approach, and effective models of co-advising. The audience will learn about ways to appropriately identify and implement co-advising opportunities in teacher preparation programs. Topic Area: Partnerships Transition Resources for Administrators: Evidence Based Practices, Indicators of Post-school Success, and Strategic Planning tools to enhance instruction Presenters: Misty Terrell, Kelly Clark Abstract: The National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) has disseminated resources and guidance on transition to assist states and locals with needs assessment and program planning. This presentation will focus on teaching participants to use NTACT's resources on evidence based practices for transition including sample lesson plans and strategies practitioners can implement in schools. Friday

56 Topic Area: Policies and Practices 11:00 AM / Interactive Paper Using Video-Based Observation and Dialogue to Enhance Pre-Service Candidate Supervision Presenters: Brooke Blanks, Debora Bays Wilbon Abstract: Our faculty use video-based online observation platform to focus pre-service teacher candidates on high-impact practices including: explicit instruction, student engagement, and classroom management. Presenters will share lessons learned and samples of video-based observation tools and student assignments. Topic Area: Technology Understanding Collaboration Between Preservice General and Special Educators through the Lens of Interprofessional Education in Healthcare Professions Presenters: Cynthia Griffin, Judith Winn Abstract: Because ideological differences in teacher preparation between general and special education continue to present barriers to effective collaboration, and reformers have called for new and different conceptual frameworks for collaboration, we look outside of education to the healthcare field for insights into bridging the divide between general and special education teacher preparation. Topic Area: Partnerships Written Expression for "Our" Students and "Their" Students Presenters: LuAnn Jordan, Tara Galloway, Christopher O'Brien Abstract: From small assignments to long-term projects, students struggle with organization, idea generation, and writing conventions. Teacher preparation is tasked to address writing difficulties that our students experience, while placing interventions in their hands to address the writing difficulties that their students experience. Here are ideas that can help. Institutionalizing Research in a Special Education Undergraduate Program Presenters: Kymberly Harris, Kathleen Tootle Abstract: The university faculty have embedded a research experience within the undergraduate preparation program to address the various state initiatives This addition to the program of study was a four year process that has produced preservice teachers who are ready to address data collection and analysis, creation of researchbased interventions and communicate more clearly with parents and community. Changing Ideas about Collaboration: Special Ed and General Ed Candidates Learning Together Presenters: Margaret Weiss, Anthony Pellegrino Friday

57 Abstract: We describe candidate outcomes from a collaboration course taught with general and special educators together and with special educators only. Candidates in both groups constructed pre- and post-course concept maps about collaboration. We conducted quantitative and qualitative analyses of maps. We discuss findings and use of concept mapping in research. Mathematics Pedagogical Knowledge of Teachers who Provide Mathematics Instruction to Students with Disabilities Presenters: Tricia K. Strickland Abstract: To determine the level of preparedness of teachers who teach mathematics to student with disabilities, the Special Education Mathematics Assessment (SEMA) was administered to teachers in one Mid-Atlantic state. The SEMA surveyed the mathematics pedagogical knowledge, as well as knowledge of special education researchbased instructional practices for teaching mathematics. Location: Kincaid Navigating the First Year: Trials and Tribulations of an OSEP Personnel Prep Grant Presenters: Kathleen Randolph, Cynthia L. Wilson Abstract: This session will highlight the ups and downs of Project Intensive Intervention, an OSEP grant geared towards preparing high-quality teachers to meet the needs of students with ASD who have persistent/ severe needs. Unique components of the program include 3 pathways to endorsement, seminars emphasizing cultural/linguistic diversity, field experiences, faculty mentors, and an induction program. The Relationship between Extracurricular STEM Activities and Performance on the Florida Science Assessment Presenters: Karin Fisher, Matthew Marino Abstract: Students with disabilities struggle in science. Participation in informal science activities has shown to positively influence participants' attitudes about science. As a result, the researcher examined the relationship between extracurricular STEM activities offered in a district and students with disabilities performance on a standardized assessment. Experiences in Developing a Teacher Education Recruitment Plan Presenters: Alice Kaye Emery, Hazel Jones Abstract: This presentation focuses on issues related to declining enrollment in teacher education programs and Friday

58 recruitment of students, particularly minority students. Challenges and possible solutions, including recruitment strategies, identified by a workgroup formed as part of a Florida Department of Education/Florida Teacher Education Division Summer Institute will be shared. Procedures to Enhance Behavioral Observation Skills of Preservice Teachers using a Mixed Reality Classroom Presenters: Shannon Budin, Krista Vince-Garland Abstract: Preservice teachers must be comfortable and fluent in their ability to identify and evaluate challenging behaviors in the classroom. We will describe a process for using a mixed-reality classroom, TeachLivE, to improve their ability to operationally defining target behaviors, select appropriate data collection instruments, and calculate IOA. Perception survey data will be shared. Topic Area: Technology Engaging and collaborating with school and community resources Presenters: Virginia Kennedy Abstract: Beginning teachers enter a community of educators in their first teaching position. Special educators in particular enter intertwined and overlapping communities include fellow teachers, specialists and resources from the school s local area. This presentation describes a student teaching project based on principles of community engagement that promotes teaming and collaboration. Topic Area: Partnerships Cultivating Partnerships for Professional Development in Schools Presenters: Brianna Joseph, Kathleen Randolph, Cynthia Wilson Abstract: This session will highlight a professional development experience created for two different schools by a university professor and 2 doctoral students. The first school was a large, high-need elementary school, and second was a large charter school. Each school had different needs, and we will discuss how we attempted to address them. Topic Area: Partnerships Retweet: A follow up on using twitter in an online course Presenters: Tracy McKinney, Selma Powel Abstract: Currently, online courses are offered through most universities. Students and instructors enjoy the flexibility of this class mode. However, interactions that foster connectedness are a deficiency in online courses (Munoz et al., 2014). The use of twitter could help address this critique. This presentation will demonstrate how to successfully incorporate twitter in logical and meaningful ways. Friday

59 Topic Area: Technology Recruiting and Providing Professional Development for Early Intervention Providers: Insights from Special Instructor and Service Coordinator Data in One State Presenters: Nicole Edwards Abstract: The success of Early Intervention (Part C, IDEA) for infants and toddlers with special needs is influenced by the quality of service providers. Little is known, however, about providers characteristics or training. We analyzed 425 trainee reports from one state s Part C program. Findings and implications for teacher educators are discussed. Early Childhood Searchable Database (The ACCEPT Project) Presenters: Reem Muharib Abstract: This interactive paper session will provide conference attendees with an overview of a U.S. Department of Education funded collaboration project between four North Carolina community colleges and a higher education institution. Of particular interest to attendees will be a virtual database of early childhood special education resources that includes evidence-based practices. 12:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions Preparing Secondary General and Special Educators Together: A Model for Inclusive Schooling Presenters: Suzanne Robinson, Joan Nicoll-Senft, Laura Jacobson, Molly Siuty Abstract: This presentation focuses on teacher education program reform that simultaneously enhances the ability of new secondary educators to better serve ALL students and new special educators to better support core instruction and aligned supported learning. A university, partnering with the CEEDAR Center, shares their reform efforts. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B Intensify & Individualize! Data-Based Intervention for Today's Students Presenters: Naomi Tyler Abstract: In this session, staff from the IRIS Center will guide participants through our new online resources about data-based individualization (DBI). Learn more about how to teach cognitive processing strategies, monitoring student progress, making data-based instructional decisions, and much more! An emphasis will be placed on diverse learners, especially those with learning difficulties. Friday

60 Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C Teacher and Student Outcomes of ipad Accessibility Training in a 1:1 Classroom Presenters: Cathy Thomas, Mary Decker Abstract: This session presents teacher and student outcomes from a middle school science classroom with a 1:1 ipad initiative. Researchers and state assistive technology personnel provided training in assistive/accessibility features/apps. Universal Design for Learning guided instructional delivery. Findings revealed positive attitudes and increased integration of assistive/accessibility features. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Teachers ARE Supervisors of Paraeducators: Implications for Teacher Preparation Programs Presenters: Ritu Chopra Abstract: Increased employment of paraeducators has brought the issue of their effective supervision to the forefront. Teachers often report that they lack skills to provide guidance, feedback and on-the-job training to paraeducators. Research-based supervisory functions, interactive tools, and examples of delivering supervision content to pre-service and in-service teachers will be shared. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Lessons from the Jail: Managing Problematic Student Behavior with the Fabulous Five Presenters: Christine Duff Abstract: This presentation will include; powerpoint slides comprised of diverse individuals (teachers, students, etc) and language that is sensitive and non-judgmental to gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability. Slides will include font large enough to accommodate sight impairment and colorblindness, and video clips will be respectful of sound or other sensory sensitivities. Location: Lilly of the Valley Top Ten Essential Components of an Intern Program: Feedback from Interns in their first two years of Teaching Presenters: Chris Hagie Abstract: First and second year special education teachers in a teacher preparation intern program responded to a survey about surprises and challenges experienced, and the optimal support for success on the job. The focus of this session will be results of the survey and the essential components of an intern program. Location: Triple Crown I Project TOP: A Validity and Feasibility Study Examining Teacher Candidates Practice Opportunities Friday

61 Presenters: Amber Benedict, Meg Kamman, Mary Brownell Abstract: This study examines Project TOP (Teacher candidates Opportunities to Practice), a web-based log designed to enhance teacher educators capacity to evaluate the effectiveness of candidates practice opportunities during field experiences. Researchers will report findings of a validity and feasibility study exploring TOP s ability to capture candidates opportunities to practice. Location: Bluegrass I Social Media and Educators: Implications for Preservice and Inservice Teachers Presenters: Sara Flanagan Abstract: This topic is applicable to preservice teacher, regardless of gender, ethnicity, SES, age or other factors, as social media is part of every facet of society. The survey also represents a range of experiences as it could completed any certified school personnel, including, but not limited to, special education teachers, general education teachers, and administrators. Location: Triple Crown II Designing Teacher Training Opportunities to Promote Generalization of Implementation Across Students and Instructional Targets Presenters: Matthew Brock Abstract: In this single-case design study, I tested the degree to which video modeling enabled a teacher to acquire and generalize implementation of simultaneous prompting and constant time delay across five instructional targets and three students with severe disabilities. Video modeling efficiently promoted accurate teacher implementation, and all students made progress on individualized goals. Location: Blackberry Lilly Training Preservice Teachers to Promote Behavioral Interventions Across School, Home, and Community Settings Presenters: Donald Stenhoff Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to describe a Behavioral Skills Training methodology for which to prepare preservice teachers to train school and home care providers to support students. The presenter will discuss the necessity of preparing preservice teachers to partner with care providers. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred Preparing Elementary and Secondary Teachers to teach in Inclusive Classrooms with Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Presenters: Selma Powell, Elizabeth West Abstract: Novice teachers rank management issues among their biggest challenges (Evertson & Weinstein, 2006); Friday

62 management problems contribute to teacher burnout (Wubbels, 2011). This proposal presents a conceptual framework and related tools used to integrate concerns about both control and community in practice for a culturally responsive classroom management course in teacher ed programs and a PD context. Location: Bluegrass 2 Cognitive Enhancement Therapy for Secondary School Students with Emotional Disorders Presenters: James Dunne, Stacy Martz Abstract: Teachers find it difficult to teach social skills to students with emotional disorders. The literature suggests approaches with limited utility. This paper reviews the impact of Cognitive Enhancement Therapy (CET) for secondary school students with emotional disorders, and concludes that CET provided skill practice and a social cognitive curriculum that enhanced such students social competence. Topic Area: Accountability Location: Triple Crown III 12:00 PM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation TED/TAM Technology Strand: Emerging Technology Trends in Education Presenters: Eleazar Vasquez, Matthew Marino, James Basham, James Gardner, Lisa Dieker Abstract: Presenters will provide background on the potential of games for learners with disabilities, demonstrate some promising games, and present data on student learning in STEM content through games. Implications and considerations for integrating games in the learning environment will be discussed. Topic Area: Technology Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A 12:00 PM / Conversation Sessions Preparing future teachers of students with mild moderate disabilities for secondary education settings Presenters: Melina Alexander, Dan Pyle Abstract: Special education teachers in secondary settings may be asked to take on a variety of responsibilities including providing primary instruction, co-teaching, and providing collaborative consultation. This conversation will include how to integrate content methods with inclusion strategies and co-teaching methods in secondary special education math methods and ELA methods courses. Friday

63 Cross-Program Courses: Identifying, Planning, and Creating Opportunities for Applied Assignments Presenters: Alexandra Da Fonte, Andrea Capizzi Abstract: Training pre-service special education teachers in states where there is categorical licensure can present both benefits and challenges. The collaboration efforts across-program areas to identify and design applied assignments that meet CEC core and specialty set standards, and are meaningful and appropriate in the various field experiences will be presented. Topic Area: Partnerships The Evolution of a Student Teacher: Examining Changes in the Instructional Decision Making of One Student Teacher Presenters: Jennnifer Urbach Abstract: This study looks at the instructional decision making of one student teacher. This qualitative study highlights the factors that impact her decision making and captures the evolution of her Pedagogical Content Knowledge (Shulman, 1987). The study describes the impact of Pedagogical Content Knowledge on the decisions that we make when planning and implementing lessons. Preservice Educators Strategically Racing to Professional Excellence: Embracing Diversity First Hand Presenters: Joyce Brandes, David Brunow, Mohammed Almutairi Abstract: Quantitative and qualitative data was collected to determine the impact of curriculum coupled with strategic intergroup contact volunteer experiences relevant to general and special preservice educators attitudes and impact in teaching individuals with disabilities. Results of this investigation, along with criteria used to design the survey and experiences, will be shared with the audience. Topic Area: Diversity Engaging Teacher Candidates with IDEA Through Reacting to the Past Pedagogy Presenters: Laura Kieran, Christine Anderson Abstract: Using the Reacting to the Past pedagogy the researchers engaged preservice teachers in research, debates, and critical analysis of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As a result, the researchers found an increase in students' engagement and vocabulary use during class discussions and improved understanding of the components of IDEA in relation to their future roles in the classroom. Long-term ELLs: Special Challenges Facing Secondary Teachers Presenters: Gail Kirby Friday

64 Abstract: Long-term ELLs pose unique challenges in secondary education. This presentation will highlight effective prevention and approaches for teachers to take to assist students in overcoming these challenges. Topic Area: Diversity Apps in the Classroom: Tips and Resources for Evaluating Apps for Teacher Use Presenters: Wendy Harriott, Carol McArthur, KC Servilio Abstract: Strategies for using evaluation tools for ipad Apps to enhance instruction will be the focus of this presentation. Current literature on ipad use will be reviewed. Practical tips to help preservice and practicing teachers in the schools choose appropriate apps for students with and without disabilities will be shared. Topic Area: Technology Lessons Learned from Infusing Technology in a Primary/Junior Language Course Presenters: Dane Marco Di Cesare Abstract: Incorporating technology in higher education classrooms can provide a meaningful context to model technologically-enhanced, effective instructional practices. This can lead to successful integration of technology into pre-service teachers future practice. Authentic experiences from a Primary/Junior level Language course will be used to foster this discussion. Topic Area: Technology 12:00 PM / Interactive Paper Using Visual Supports to Teach Science Inquiry and Discourse to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Presenters: Juliet Hart Barnett, Daisy Pau Abstract: Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are increasingly included in general education and are expected to access core content such as science. However, abstract scientific concepts are challenging for ASD students. Further, evidence on teaching academics to students with disabilities is limited. We describe how visual supports can be used to teach science inquiry/discourse to ASD students. Turning teachers into researchers in their classrooms Presenters: Dusty Columbia Embury, Laura Clarke Abstract: Action research is often called the teacher's research and often feels like a "common sense" approach to solving problems, but not all pre-service teachers begin careers knowing how to use this methodology to improve their own practice. This session will offer a rationale for teaching pre-service teachers the skills and action research methodology as a tool for professional improvement. Friday

65 The evolution of a teacher preparation program Presenters: DaShaunda Patterson, Siri Olson Abstract: Teacher preparation programs continue to evolve to reflect current philosophies on the approach to developing qualified teachers. Elements vary from lengths of programs to paths to certification. This presentation will highlight the elements of a teacher residency program, specifically cross career learning communities, that have been effective in preparing new teachers in shortage areas. Collaborative Shared Field Placements: Maximizing Teacher Candidate Learning and Mentor Teacher Support Presenters: Andrea Capizzi, Alexandra Da Fonte Abstract: Field placements are vital for pre-service teacher training. These experiences allow applying collegeclassroom learning in real-world settings. This session presents an approach to field experiences that maximizes utilization of sites with the same mentor teacher and at the same time teach pre-service teachers communication, collaboration, and other core training skills. Topic Area: Partnerships Beyond the Disability of the Week: Semester-Long Case Studies Presenters: Cynthia Watkins, Georgia Kerns Abstract: Semester-long case studies provide students with realistic situations to consider important issues while building content knowledge through problem-solving. This presentation provides an overview of semester long case study method, issues/advantages encountered. We have expanded cases to include related service providers, mental health issues and team approaches. Student feedback will be shared. Executive Function Skills Consideration When Planning Instruction Presenters: Roberta Strosnider, Debi Gartland Abstract: This presentation focuses on the importance of teacher attention to consideration of P - 12 students' executive function skills as they plan instruction. Emphasis in the presentation includes steps to equip teacher candidates with basic skills to provide this instruction. A direct connection between executive function consideration and universal design for learning (UDL) is included. Friday

66 Feedback to Special Education Teacher Candidates: Please Tell Me More! Presenters: Martha Elford, Margaret Williamson, Heather Haynes Smith Abstract: This presentation will describe the current research on feedback in higher education and establish a theoretical framework for effective feedback practices for those who prepare special education teacher candidates. In addition, issues related to giving feedback are considered. A Model of Interdisciplinary Training for Rehabilitation Counselors and Special Educators Presenters: Peggy Shippen, Steve Crites Abstract: This presentation is intended to address the specific personnel preparation needs of Rehabilitation Counselors as related service providers and special education collaborators in serving individuals with disabilities during the transition and emerging adulthood stage of development. A model of coursework leading a master's degree will be provided. Topic Area: Partnerships Student Engagement in Special Education Teacher Preparation Programs Presenters: LaRon Scott Abstract: Enrollment in online courses has increased over the years. Student engagement is a key factor to ensure students successful completion. Given the importance of student engagement in online programs, the purpose of this study was to assess graduate students perception of engagement in a newly minted online special education program. Topic Area: Technology Bringing Special Education Candidates into the Co-teaching Relationship: Growing a New Special Education Program from the Seeds of Collaboration Presenters: Jody Siker Abstract: Co-teaching is one promising way to differentiate instruction to reach the broad range of learners. This session describes a new special education preparation program that integrates coursework and fieldwork with an existing general education program. Practices are innovative, focused on co-teaching, and designed to meet the needs of all stakeholders. Keeping "Track" of Algebra Progress: An Online Professional Development System for Teachers Presenters: Pamela Stecker Friday

67 Abstract: Effective, accessible professional development with sustained support is critical for facilitating teachers acquisition of evidence-based practices. Results from a pilot study are reported that incorporated online professional development in algebra progress monitoring for 29 special and general education teachers. Change in knowledge and their satisfaction with the online system are shared. Topic Area: Technology Preparing urban preservice special education teachers for collaboration with parents using mixed reality simulations Presenters: Kristin Murphy Abstract: Mixed-reality environments can serve as an intermediary step that allows teacher preparation candidates to practice their newly learned skills with student and parent avatars. The purpose of this presentation is to showcase our experiences using mixed reality simulations as practice for preservice teachers to have meetings with parents of students with disabilities. Topic Area: Technology 12:00 PM / Pecha Kucha No Candidate Left Behind: Learning from a Successful EdTPA Presenters: Srimani Chakravarthi Abstract: This session provides an overview of what went into achieving a 100% success rate on the EdTPA at one campus. While the state mandate for this assessment started this past year, preparation of candidates at this campus, including local evaluation and changes to preparation and mentoring, was implemented for four prior years. Changes based on current data from external scoring are also discussed. Location: Kincaid Six Reasons to Include Stress Management in Teacher Preparation Programs Presenters: Brandis Ansley, David Houchins Abstract: The purpose of this session is to make the case for including stress management in teacher preparation programs. Though special education teachers receive formal training in pedagogy, legal issues, and paperwork, many are not prepared to cope with the stress that results from multiple demands of their jobs. Location: Kincaid Video Supervision for Education Specialist Teacher Preparation: Strategies and Lessons Learned Presenters: Joanne Van Boxtel Friday

68 Abstract: This session will highlight findings and artifacts from a video supervision research project designed to transform the student teaching experience of Education Specialist candidates through a collaborative, asynchronous platform called Edthena. Participant data will be presented along with the systematic approach taken by the presenter to scale the model. Location: Kincaid Truths: Then and Now (A reflective View of my Changing Adherence to Long-Standing Values) Presenters: Ernie Pancsofar Abstract: Follow the journey of a college instructor's changing truths to the values that form the foundation of his practice. Self-reflection is a hall-mark of good teaching and the presenter mirrors this practice as a resource for each course in which he is the facilitator of of new knowledge for his students. Sample excerpts from his current update are shared. Location: Kincaid Care and Handling of Adjunct Faculty: Setting Adjuncts up for Success Presenters: Elizabeth Potts, Lori Howard Abstract: Though adjuncts in special education are often current or former educators, there are many differences between teaching k-12 and teaching preservice teachers. This presentation will provide tips for training adjunct faculty to be effective with preservice teachers, and will also provide lists of important information to include in adjunct faculty orientation to help them feel connected and valued. Location: Kincaid 1:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions Multiple Perspectives of Mentoring from a Distance Presenters: Melinda Ault, Margaret Bausch, Amy Spriggs, Kaitlin Smith, Hannah Von Schlutter, Lora Barnett Abstract: The presenters will share the results of a mentoring project by describing the procedures used to pair master-level teachers with novice teachers who are separated geographically. The perspectives of the university faculty, master teachers, and novice teachers will be presented. Results of the mentoring effectiveness and an evaluation of the technology used to connect the mentors will be shared. Location: Crimson Clover Students Perceptions of Factors that Facilitated or Delayed their Completion of a Doctoral Program in Special Education Friday

69 Presenters: Maria Isolina Ruiz, Linda Flynn-Wilson Abstract: The presenters will share findings from a study examining the perceptions of 115 doctoral students and recent graduates regarding factors that influenced their ability to complete a doctoral program in the field of special education. Implications for candidates and faculty, including recommendations for supporting doctoral students, will be discussed. Location: Bluegrass 2 Preparing Teachers to Co-Teach: Reviewing Current Findings Presenters: Lisa Simpson, Andrea Golloher, Jody Siker, Melissa Becchina Abstract: As students with disabilities are increasingly serviced in inclusive settings all teachers must be prepared to collaborate and co-teach. Findings from current studies on teacher preparation practices establishing an evidence base for collaboration and co-teaching are presented. Implications and future directions for coursework and field experiences supporting collaborative practices are discussed. Location: Blackberry Lilly Transforming Assessment of Clinical Practice Presenters: Laurie Andrews, Suzanne Lee Abstract: Opportunities and obstacles arose in our special education preparation program s transition from a competency-based clinical practice assessment system to a Danielson Framework-based system required by our campus. The change process and resulting trade-offs will be shared, with discussion encouraged by audience members who have had or may be contemplating similar shifts in assessment practices. Location: Triple Crown II DEC, CEC, NAEYC Standards Alignment: A Resource for Higher Education Faculty Presenters: Vicki Stayton, Mary Beth Bruder, Hazel Jones, Sandra Robbins, Cynthia Vail Abstract: A collaborative initiative to align CEC, DEC, NAEYC standards for IHE development of blended curricula and documents for accreditation review and accompanying resources are highlighted. Objectives are: (a) discuss history and rationale for standards alignment, (b) discuss the alignment process, (3) identify alignment resources, (d) brainstorm alignment uses and dissemination strategies. Location: Triple Crown I Administrative factors that affect collaboration programs in elementary schools Presenters: Jane Leatherman Abstract: This qualitative research examined the factors that affect collaboration practices of two elementary schools. The interviews revealed that the administrators hold the power to implement the school-wide collaboration including coordinating schedules, supporting teacher generated agendas for the meetings, and arranging for professional development and resources to support collaboration. Friday

70 Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Arabian Sound Off, 1-2, Sound Off, 3-4: Successes of an edtpa Boot Camp for Special Education Teacher Candidates Presenters: Kelly Brooksher, Barbara Serianni Abstract: As more and more states adopt edtpa for licensure in teaching, it is crucial that teacher candidates are prepared for the portfolio assessment. This session will elaborate on one special education department s approach to preparation for edtpa and success in the special education classroom. Topic Area: Accountability Location: Triple Crown III The Differentiated Flip Presenters: Diane Carroll, Robin Brewer Abstract: Research has determined that differentiate instruction is one way to meet the needs of diverse learners, however, creating differentiated lessons that provide motivation, engagement, and appropriate levels of challenge takes consideration and planning. Participants will have hands-on application of instructional practices such as flipping the classroom, and strategies for differentiation. Location: Bluegrass I 1:00 PM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation TED/TAM Technology Strand: Use of Technology in Teacher Preparation Presenters: Michael Kennedy, Ted Hasselbring, Maya Israel, Sarah Nagro Abstract: Technology integration has been widely investigated during the past several decades as teacher education programs have struggled to implement and model best teaching technology integration practices in the preparation of pre-service teachers. This invited panel will discuss innovative methods to incorporate technology in teacher preparation programs. Topic Area: Technology Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Dual credential preparation: California State University-Long Beach s (CSULB) vision for equity and excellence in education Presenters: Paul Sindelar, Cara Richards-Tutor, Shireen Pavri Abstract: CSULB created a dual credentialing program to align with California s vision of all educators demonstrating a common foundation to meet the needs of all students. Participants will learn about the development and implementation of the new program and collaboration with partnering schools in clinical Friday

71 practice. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Lilly of the Valley Cultivating Special Educators to Serve Students with Disabilities in High Poverty Schools Presenters: Elizabeth Bettini, Bonnie Billingsley, Mildred Boveda, Thomas O. Williams Abstract: Cultivating special educators who can effectively serve students with disabilities from historically marginalized backgrounds in high-poverty schools is a thorny problem, located at the intersection of (dis)ability, race, and class. The panel discusses recent research investigating current challenges and opportunities for cultivating special educators in high-poverty schools. Topic Area: Diversity Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C The Nexus of Special Education Policy, Practice & Scholarship: A Call to Action Presenters: Katharine Shepherd, Jane West, Cynthia Wilson, Marcia Rock, Laurie debettencourt, Jeff Anderson Abstract: The 2015 passage of ESSA and the 40th anniversary of IDEA set the stage for a contemporary discourse around effective preparation of special educators who will foster excellence among students with disabilities. We highlight key issues in policy and practice, and a call to action for advocacy and policy engagement. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B Feasibility of Evidence-Based Practices in Schools: Issues, Stories, and Recommendations for Teachers and Researchers Conducting Applied Research Presenters: Collin Shepley, Sally Shepley, Justin Lane Abstract: Public school teachers are mandated by federal law to use research and evidence-based practices with students; however, a gap between research and practice exists in the field. In this presentation we will discuss the importance of ecological validity (i.e., the feasibility of implementing a practice under real world conditions) in research and practice as a means to bridge the gap. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A 1:00 PM / Pecha Kutcha Teaching pre-service teachers to teach with technology? There's an app for that! Presenters: Dusty Columbia Embury, Laura Clarke Friday

72 Abstract: In this interactive presentation we ll share our experiences using/requiring technology in every class, the results (expected and unexpected), and how our pre-service teachers began using technology. We will address finding apps, considerations when selecting apps, and a top ten list of apps to use in the University and p-12 classrooms. Topic Area: Technology Location: Kincaid Incorporating Web-based IEP Software Programs into Pre-service Educator Preparation Presenters: Sarah Vess Abstract: Details of how a web-based IEP software program has been successfully incorporated into a policies and procedures course for pre-service educators will be shared. Feedback from current students and recent graduates regarding the value-added benefits utilizing the program has realized during student teaching, the hiring process, and easing the learning curve once on the job will be discussed. Location: Kincaid Pecha Kucha: Multimedia alternative to term papers for digital natives Presenters: Gloria Niles Abstract: Participants will learn the background and parameters of a Pecha Kucha style for presentations. This knowledge will then be applied to understand how the Pecha Kucha format can be used to scaffold researchled projects in undergraduate coursework. Participants will be provided with sample planning templates and rubrics that are used to formatively and summatively assess an undergrad term project. Topic Area: Technology Location: Kincaid The Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Reading Intervention Instruction Through Content Acquisition Podcast Development: A Case Study Presenters: Heather Wizikowski Abstract: This presentation will explore a case study which developed, implemented, and assessed the effectiveness of Content Acquisition Podcasts (CAPs) in the education specialist reading intervention course. Current work includes the identification of core ideas, the development of CAPs, and pre-and posttest data collection as well as a discussion of student surveys on perceived effectiveness. Topic Area: Technology Location: Kincaid 2:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions Engaging the Online Learner: Using Internet Technology as a Means for Generating Student Interest and Success in Online Courses Friday

73 Presenters: Karee Orellana, Gina Grogan Abstract: In an effort to prevent online courses from becoming stale, faculty must continually seek new ways of engaging the online learner. This presentation will provide the audience with innovative tools for sparking the interest of the online learner. Specifically, internet technologies will be shared including web-based syllabi, web page assignments, interactive image and videos, and more. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Aligning with CEC Standards and University Outcomes: A Teacher Training Program Curriculum Redesign Process Presenters: Patricia Lynch Abstract: This presentation will describe how one teacher training program went through a curriculum alignment process aligning the program with national, state, and University standards. This process also resulted in products that inform students about the program and facilitate institutional program assessment. Location: Lilly of the Valley Using Video and a Danielson-Aligned Reflective Protocol to Prepare Teacher Candidates for Clinical Practice and edtpa Presenters: Nancy Vitalone-Raccaro, Mary Erin (Mollie) Sheppard Abstract: This is a presentation of a project to improve teacher candidates ability to reflect upon their practice. Participants will learn about the reflective protocol, review candidate work, and discuss implementation. Topic Area: Accountability Location: Triple Crown III Using Visual Aids, Color, and Mnemonic Devices to Teach Science, Social Studies, Language Arts and Math to Students with Disabilities Presenters: Pam Epler Abstract: This session is relative to all educators of diverse groups because these technique can be used in many schools to assist learning disabled and at-risk students to academically gain the content needed to assist students in achieving academic success. Location: Bluegrass 2 Learning is for everyone? Presenters: Donna Wadsworth, Maria Ruiz, Haik Duffy Abstract: Presenters will provide an overview of the developmental journey (including bumps in the road, detours, and eventually cleared pathways) in creating a collaborative inclusive program for students with intellectual Friday

74 disabilities at a Research 2 Institution of Higher Education. Needs assessment, community support, program logistics, challenges and successes will be discussed. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred FACES: A Parent-Training Program to Increase Advocacy and Empowerment Among African American Parents of Children with Autism Presenters: Jamie Pearson Abstract: The purpose of this mixed methods study was to develop and measure the effectiveness of the FACES (Fostering Advocacy, Communication, Empowerment, and Supports) program for African American parents of children with autism. This study employed pre-and post-intervention focus groups and a randomized control trial. Preliminary findings and implications will be discussed. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A Examining the Long-Term Impact of a Special Education Residency Program on Teacher Recruitment, Preparation, Retention and Student Outcomes in Urban Schools Presenters: Nancy Burstein, Anne Wilcoxen Abstract: In this session we will report findings from a follow up study designed to evaluate the long-term impact of a special education residency program on teacher recruitment, preparation, retention, and student outcomes in an urban school district. We will describe the residency program, present the design and research methods of the study, and discuss preliminary findings and evaluation challenges. Location: Blackberry Lilly Beginning Teacher Candidates Understanding of Autism Presenters: William Blackwell Abstract: This session presents findings from a study designed to determine what pre-service teachers knew about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in order to design more effective preparation courses. The presenters will share findings, the survey instrument utilized, and discuss implications for teacher education and course design. Location: Triple Crown I Using Data to Mentor Special Education Teacher Candidates Presenters: Selma Powell, Ariane Gauvreau Abstract: Coaching and feedback are essential parts of any special education teacher ed program. However, finding and using effective coaching tools can be a challenge. In this presentation, we will share strategies, forms, and data collection systems for coaching and providing feedback to pre-service teachers. Location: Bluegrass I Developing Preservice Teachers Parent-Teacher Conferencing Skills Using Virtual Conferences Friday

75 Presenters: Colleen Wood-Fields Abstract: This presentation examines the effects of a virtual, simulated parent-teacher conference intervention on the development of essential conferencing skills by pre-service Early Childhood Provider candidates. Candidate self-assessments and instructor feedback indicated improvement in several conferencing skills. Implications for teacher preparation and future research will be discussed. Location: Triple Crown II 2:00 PM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation Walking the walk: Collaboration across special, general, and leadership education at Georgia State University Presenters: Meg Kamman, DaShaunda Patterson, Carla Tanguay, Sheryl Moss, Erica McCray Abstract: Collaboration across special and general education is often talked about, but CEEDAR has been intentional to include educational leadership faculty since school leaders are essential to inclusion. This session will feature faculty from Georgia State University sharing their approach to collaboration across with support from their deans. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Arabian The Global Impact of International Collaboration on Evidence-Based Practices Presenters: Belva Collins, Elif Tekin-Iftar, Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Seray Olcay-Gul Abstract: This presentation will discuss how international collaboration among researchers contributes to developing evidence-based practices and disseminating knowledge in special education. The presenters will discuss a collaboration between researchers in Turkey and the United States and the outcomes of that relationship. Topic Area: Technology Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom C A Rational Alternative to Value-Added Models for Teacher Preparation Programs Presenters: Michael Brady, Katie Miler, Jazarae McCormick Abstract: This session summarizes a rational alternative to Value-Added Models (VAM) based on high-stakes student assessments. VAMs are used in spite of growing evidence of inadequate reliability and validity. The results Friday

76 of three studies using a curriculum-based VAM to evaluate candidates in a teacher preparation program demonstrated that candidates increased on two measures of K-12 student leaning gains. Topic Area: Accountability Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D From Exploration to Implementation of a Comprehensive System of Personnel Development Presenters: Mary Beth Bruder, Vicki Stayton Abstract: This session provides an overview of the TA provided by the Early Childhood Personnel Center, an OSEP funded center, funded to assist state leaders to facilitate the design and implementation of an early childhood comprehensive and integrated system of professional development. Nine states have participated in the TA process, and information about the outcomes for each state will be described. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B 2:00 PM / Pecha Kutcha Tervetuloa: Ideas for Welcoming Finnish Educational Policy and Practices Presenters: Srimani Chakravarthi Abstract: This session compares the Finnish education to the one in the U.S. The presenter was on a two week educational faculty exchange program in Northeast Finland. This is a first hand account of the school system, practices for supporting students with special needs, policy and practices In Finland and the teacher education system for training candidates for teaching individuals with special needs. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Kincaid Teaching teachers to teach using the Information Processing Model (IPM): Ten tips to turning theory into practice Presenters: Becky Knickelbein Abstract: This presentation will demonstrate the use of ten specific teaching tips informed by the Information Processing Model (IPM). Recognition of these logical tenets provides novice and seasoned teachers a clear process for planning their teaching that is useful in all content areas with diverse learners, and the ability to make informed changes in their methods as needed. Location: Kincaid Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings Presenters: Jennifer Ottley, Christan Coogle Abstract: This session reflects research that has included teachers from diverse races, ethnicities, abilities, and Friday

77 ages. Additionally, it has included teachers who work in various geographic areas, including rural, small town, urban, and suburban areas. We will be sure to represent all views in presenting our findings. Location: Kincaid The GAP and P-TATER: sowing seeds for future appreciation of educational research. Presenters: Dawn Hamlin, Dee Berlinghoff, Abstract: The long, seemingly ever-present research-to- practice gap has dogged Special Education for decades (Carnine, 1997; Cook & Cook, 2013: Greenwood, 2001). This conversation looks at pre-service candidate data from three teacher preparation programs and their attitudes and perceived competence with educational research using the P-TATER scale (Gonyea, Hamlin, Parnett, Richards, & Karas, 2013). Location: Kincaid 3:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions Pairing Oculus Rift 3D Viewers with Leap Motion Sensors for Virtual Reality Simulations in Teacher Preparation Presenters: Bernard Jones, Barbara Ludlow, Melissa Hartley Abstract: Undergraduate preservice students role-played transition planning activities in a virtual reality simulation using Oculus Rift 3D Viewers and Leap Motion sensors within the Second Life online virtual world. Presenters will describe the project, share faculty and student perceptions of the immersive experience, and discuss future plans for using this technology. Topic Area: Technology Location: Triple Crown III Use of VR to Prepare Teachers For Elementary and High School Inclusive Classroom: A TeachLivE Demonstration Presenters: Taylor Bousfield, Angelica Fulchini Abstract: Pre- and in- service teachers need additional experience with teaching students with disabilities. Students with disabilities who are included in general education classrooms for more than 80% of the day have increased. TeachLivE, a mixed-reality, avatar-based simulator environment attempts to alleviate this problem. Participants will interact with TeachLivE s newest avatars LIVE! Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Leaders for all learners: Reforming educational leadership preparation in Oregon Presenters: James McLeskey, Marc Shelton, Elizabeth Kozleski Abstract: Leaders are critical to ensuring students with disabilities have effective teachers. This session will Friday

78 provide a description of how Oregon is reforming educational leadership programs to include preparation proactively addressing the needs of students with disabilities and other learners who struggle. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A Expanding the walls of the classroom: Exploring Differences from South Carolina to South Africa through partnerships Presenters: Jamia Thomas-Richmond, John Delport Abstract: Through study abroad experiences, pre-service educators can begin to understand the cultural views of others. A group of education majors engaged in an experiential study abroad program in South Africa. This presentation describes the development of the study abroad program, shares student outcomes, and identifies lessons learned by the study abroad facilitators. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Arabian Developing the Attitude of Teaching All Students in Teacher Education Presenters: Dennis Cavitt Abstract: Teacher attitudes are vital to the success of students in included classrooms. Understanding how teacher preparation programs support the development of the appropriate attitudes, knowledge and skills to effectively implement the strategies necessary to instruct all children to be successful is the focus of this longitudinal study. Location: Lilly of the Valley Improving Teacher Preparation for Inclusive Education: Standards Matter Presenters: Keri DeSutter Abstract: This presentation will highlight the significance of teacher preparation standards addressed during preservice preparation. Recommendations provided by novice elementary teachers regarding improvements for enhanced preparation for inclusive education will also be shared. The presentation offers an opportunity to advance understanding of teacher preparation related to inclusive education. Location: Triple Crown I Disciplinary Literacy and Special Education: Co-Teaching to Prepare General Educators Presenters: Leigh-Ann Brown, Anne Slonaker Friday

79 Abstract: Rather than choosing an all or nothing approach to education, this session highlights the importance of co-teaching in higher education to ensure that future secondary educators embrace disciplinary literacy teaching and are comfortable employing strategies necessary for all students success in their classroom. Location: Triple Crown II A Quantitative Instructional Study: How to Test Instructional Practices with Scientific Integrity Presenters: Sherry Stultz Abstract: The conceptual framework of the presentation is for participants to view an experimental study, analyze the findings, and review the steps required to complete a future experimental study. Participants will then have a model by which to test their current classroom practices for efficacy in learning outcomes. Location: Bluegrass 2 Increasing Teacher Candidate s Use of Opportunities to Respond using Performance Feedback Presenters: Kristin Sayeski, Bethany Hamilton-Jones Abstract: We examined the role of distributed practice and performance feedback on teacher candidates understanding of opportunities to respond (OTR) and capacity to implement specific OTR techniques. Findings demonstrated a significant effect on candidate knowledge and skill. During this session, we will share study materials that can be used to support candidates capacity to deliver effective OTRs Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Supporting ELLs with Learning Disabilities in the Content Areas Presenters: Rhonda Miller Abstract: The challenges of teaching children with learning disabilities (LD) such as difficulties with languagebased activities, memory and metacognition, are further complicated by the additional challenges of limited English proficiency. This session discusses and models evidence-based practices that contextualize instruction and support ELLs with LD in the content areas. Location: Blackberry Lilly Teaching Teachers to Teach Literacy Based Behavioral Interventions: The Effects of Flipped Instruction on Professional Development Presenters: Kristina Bielskus-Barone, Kalynn Hall Abstract: While shown as an effective classroom practice, little research exits on the use of flipped instruction for teacher training. This study investigates the efficacy of flipped instruction, pairing a multimedia presentation with hands-on training, to teach educators of students with moderate to severe developmental disabilities an evidence- based intervention. Friday

80 Location: Bluegrass I Teach Candidate Outcomes of a Clinically Rich Early Field Experience Presenters: David Hoppey, Ashley White, Joy Broughton Abstract: This research explored the experiences of teacher candidates in a clinically rich school-university partnership. Specifically, this partnership integrates coursework within an early field experience to develop the knowledge and skills needed to successfully implement Response to Intervention (RtI). Benefits, challenges, and implications for teacher education will be shared. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred 3:00 PM / Multiple Papers/Panels Presentation TED/TAM Technology Strand: Distance Learning and Teacher Preparation Presenters: Ginevra Courtade, Sean Smith, Melinda Ault, Abstract: Institutes of education are offering distance education courses at an annually increasing rate. This invited panel will discuss the state of distance learning at multiple levels K-12, and post-secondary. Topic Area: Technology Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B 3:00 PM / Pecha Kutcha The Art of Collaboration: Lessons from Families with Children with Disabilities Presenters: Colby Kervick, Katharine Shepherd Abstract: It is recognized in the field of special education that a collaborative teaming approach is an effective way to foster parent participation. Yet families often report feeling their participation is limited or undervalued. This presentation examines collaboration through the perspective of parents of children with disabilities and offers insights into the value and dimensions of parent expertise. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Kincaid Putting Families Back into Focus: Parental Involvement in the Special Education Process Presenters: Theresa Garfield, Lydia Gerzel-Short Abstract: This pecha kutcha will be the impetus for exploration into how current policy and practices are Friday

81 impacting family involvement in the special education process. Family perspectives in special education, accessibility to the special education process for diverse families, and strategies for increasing family involvement will be explored. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Kincaid Parents, Teachers, and Relationships in the Early Years: What do the parents have to say? Presenters: Sara Luke Abstract: This session will present findings from a qualitative dissertation study that informs the field of special education regarding the relationship between parents and teachers by shining a light on some of the voices of parents of young children with disabilities from various backgrounds and cultures in this field. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Kincaid 4:00 PM / Single Paper Sessions Teaching Pre-Service Special Education Teachers Classroom Management Skills through a Site-based Course Presenters: Jeremy Lynch Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how twenty pre-service teachers were provided with instruction implementing positive behavior support strategies through a site-based course in a rural high needs elementary school. The presenters will discuss how the course was structured and how the course topics/activities were incorporated into fifteen K 4 fully included elementary classrooms. Location: Lilly of the Valley Preparing Doctoral Students for a Successful Job Search: Crossing the Finish Line Presenters: Shanon Taylor, Joseph Morgan, Nicole Casillas Abstract: Doctoral students spend years honing their skills in research, teaching, and service, but as advisors, how well do we prepare them for the difficult task of the academic job search? Having completed searches for open positions at two institutions, presenters will share information about where advisors can provide mentoring to students during three critical points of the interview process. Location: Triple Crown I Maximizing Mentorship Opportunities Within and Beyond TED Presenters: Brittany Hott, Jennifer Walker, Wendy Murawski Friday

82 Abstract: This interactive session will share mentor and mentee experiences of TED members who have developed successful partnerships. Practical tips for networking, establishing effective partnerships, and worklife balance while navigating an academic career are shared, as well as concrete examples of mentoring opportunities. Great session for new and veteran TED members! Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Arabian A Status Report on Special Education Teacher Licensure in the U. S. Presenters: Paul Sindelar, Jonté Myers, Tiffany Fisher Abstract: In response to requests from CEEDAR states, we updated and supplemented information on special education licensure reported by Geiger et al. (2003). We analyzed the information to ascertain whether trends have been sustained and to identify new trends, among them increased reliance on endorsements. We also add to Geiger et al. s initial analysis a consideration of licensure tiers. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B Using Multimedia-Based Instruction to Improve Teacher Knowledge about Evidence-Based Practices for Reading Comprehension Presenters: Michael Kennedy, Wendy Rodgers, John Romig Abstract: This session presents the results of an experimental study that examined three ways of delivering instruction on reading comprehension strategies to preservice teachers. Results show that a multimedia condition with embedded modeling videos led to greater growth in knowledge and application when compared to a lecture and a second multimedia condition. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Tell Me Your Story: Enhancing Partnerships with Families of Exceptional Children Presenters: Leigh-Ann Brown Abstract: During in-depth interviews, families descriptions of their interactions revealed an identity that encompasses more than disability. Therefore, I suggest the use of narrative to counter social attempts to pathologize disability's influence on family life, create meaningful goals for children with complex needs, and enhance the partnerships between families and teachers. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred Using Technology-based Simulations to Prepare Teacher Candidates for Parental Collaboration Presenters: Amy Accardo, Joy Xin Abstract: To enhance skills working with parents and families, TeachLivE was integrated into an undergraduate course for teacher candidates to practice collaboration with a simulated parent during a 504 Friday

83 plan conference. Compared to a control group, teacher candidates significantly improved their reflection in: facilitating a conference, communicating professionally, and making instructional decisions. Topic Area: Technology Location: Triple Crown III Reinventing the Universally Designed Classroom- Technology with a Purpose Presenters: Timothy Zgliczynski Abstract: This presentation will showcase a redesigned fourth grade inclusion classroom designed in alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles. Nearly $15,000 in furniture and technology created a UDL classroom unlike any other. Instructional implications and integration of evidence-based practices will be discussed. Hand-on demonstrations will be available. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Creating Trauma-Informed Educators for Students with Disabilities Presenters: Mora Pressley, David Houchins Abstract: This presentation will summarize preliminary results of a qualitative interview study asking special education teachers to discuss experiences in providing trauma-informed supports in the classroom. Presenters will highlight these findings and discuss strategies for providing trauma-informed supports to youth with disabilities. Location: Triple Crown II Efficacy of Video Modeling to Promote Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities Presenters: Matthew Brock Abstract: I will share findings from a single-case design study testing the efficacy of video modeling to train four elementary teachers to implement evidence-based instructional strategies for students with severe disabilities. I will focus on key findings, including the critical importance of not only training teachers adhere to a procedure, but also to make adjustments based on student performance. Location: Bluegrass I Using UDL Integration to Increase Collaboration in Teacher Education to Improve Outcomes for Diverse Learners Presenters: Stacie Whinnery, Jennifer Mesa, Keri Haley, Keith Whinnery Abstract: A curriculum enhancement process for strengthening faculty collaboration in a teacher education program including challenges, solutions, lessons learned, and program impact will be presented. Tools for systematically integrating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into preservice special and general education courses, related research, and examples of course enhancements will be described. Friday

84 Location: Blackberry Lilly An Investigation of the Impact of Assistive Technology Course Content on Teacher Candidates' Learning Presenters: Jane Leatherman, Jeong-Il Cho Abstract: The project investigated the impact of course content on teacher candidates knowledge and attitudes toward various assistive technology (AT) devices in a special education course. Results indicated that participants gained fundamental knowledge of AT devices, were willing to utilize AT devices in their classrooms, and requested further training in AT. Location: Bluegrass 2 4:00 PM / Pecha Kucha Building a Methods Course that Prepares Teacher Candidates for the Classroom Presenters: Dawn Patterson, S. Christy Hicks Abstract: In this session, participants will learn about the efforts of two presenters who collaborate to ensure rigor in a senior level special education methods course. The presenters will share details and data about the results of their efforts. Location: Kincaid Engaging Pre-Service Special Education Teachers in Global Projects Presenters: Clara Hauth Abstract: As a global community, special education teachers develop skills that reach students from diverse backgrounds in the US and abroad. Critical to that development is culturally responsive teaching to support students with exceptionalities. Join in on the discussion from research to practice regarding pre-service teacher experiences with service learning in Panama and Costa Rica. Location: Kincaid Engaging Preservice, Teachers, & Researchers on Recommendations to Enhance Instructional Practices for English Learners in Special Education Presenters: Andrea Prola, Norma Lopez Reyna Abstract: The purpose for a presentation addressing how special education teachers can be prepared to Friday

85 instruct English Learners (ELs) with special needs is essential. A literature review of previous studies has revealed how preservice and current teachers can enhance culturally responsive teaching strategies which are necessary when meeting the needs of diverse learners. Location: Kincaid How Positionally and Conceptualization Influence Teacher Training Roles in edtpa Support: Supporting the Trainer Support the Candidate Presenters: Jocelyn Walsh Abstract: This particular paper centers around diverse learners, specifically those with low-incidence disabilities, and the teacher candidates working with them. Individuals with low-incidence disabilities present with unique needs in areas of communication, gross and fine motor skills, cognitive and executive function skills, socialemotional skills, etc., making up only 1% of the students we serve. Location: Kincaid Friday

86 Saturday, November 12th At A Glance Event Time Room Continental Breakfast 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 2 nd Floor Walkway TED Conference Registration 7:00 AM 9:00 PM Main Foyer 2 nd Floor Conference Advisory 12:00 PM 12:50 PM Presidential Suite 529 Saturday

87 TED 2016 Conference Lexington, Kentucky Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12 TIME EVENT ROOM 10:00-11:50 Presidential Line Presidential Suite :00-12:50 PM Conference Advisory Presidential Suite 529 Saturday

88 Saturday, November 12, :00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Walking the walk: Collaboration across special, general, and leadership education at Georgia State University Presenters: Meg Kamman Abstract: Collaboration across special and general education is often talked about, but CEEDAR has been intentional to include educational leadership faculty since school leaders are essential to inclusion. This session will feature faculty from Georgia State University sharing their approach to collaboration across with support from their deans. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Arabian The Effects of Lighting on Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Presenters: Alexandria Kappel Abstract: Students with autism may be highly sensitive to fluorescent lights leading to symptoms including headaches, eyestrain, or repetitive behavior. This study analyzes behaviors of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in an after school program both before and after fluorescent lighting is removed and replaced with LED bulbs. The Autism Behavior Checklist is used to monitor students' behavior. Location: Bluegrass 2 Online Module + ecoaching: Effects on Comprehension Instruction for Students with Significant Intellectual Disability Presenters: Aftynne Cheek, Marcia Rock Abstract: Comprehension is a vital part of learning to read; however, research on comprehension instruction for students with SID is limited. Attendees will learn the results of a single-subject study that involved an online module plus ecoaching, and how findings can be used to transform comprehension instruction for students with SID. Location: Triple Crown II Putting the Teaching Back into Online Teaching Presenters: Keri DeSutter, Shirley Johnson Abstract: This presentation will explore the use of innovative instructional strategies in an online format. Saturday

89 Presenters will share their experiences transforming their online classes to incorporate methods of instruction that are known to be effective in face-to-face settings. Presenters will highlight assignments that build students' collaboration, critical thinking, technology and reflection skills. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Linking Preparation and Practice through Professional Involvement for Pre-service Teachers Presenters: Shirley Dawson, Jack Mayhew, Natalie Williams Abstract: The purpose of this session is to present the results from an ongoing investigation exploring the relationship between involvement in a CEC student chapter for preservice teachers and their transition into roles as new special education teachers. New and pre-service teachers will share experiences attending national conferences and developing as professionals. Location: Triple Crown III The Impact on the Perception of Pre-Service Teachers to Co-Teaching from Being a Learner in Co- Taught College Courses Presenters: Eunjoo Kim, Sharon Pratt Abstract: This presentation will address a continuous college co-teaching implementation between special education faculty and literacy faculty and its impact on pre-service teachers perception to co-teaching after they experienced co-teaching as learners. The presentation will discuss the results of pre and post survey about perception to co-teaching and multiple types of qualitative data. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred Racing to Dual-Certification Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Excellence Presenters: Debi Gartland, Roberta Strosnider Abstract: This session will describe teaching modules developed for special education teacher candidates to make their transition to teaching more seamless by providing them with necessary knowledge and skills about education reform initiatives to empower them to narrow the achievement gap. Modules include such timely topics as Next Generation Science Standards, teacher evaluation, and new assessments. Location: Bluegrass I Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Practice Presenters: Matthew Taylor, Jennifer Holbrook, Rebecca Hines, Maria Reyes Abstract: There is an identifiable need to prepare future teachers and service providers to work cooperatively with diverse populations of students, especially those with disabilities. To successfully reach students with intellectual disabilities (amongst others), interdisciplinary communication and planning between school personnel, outside services, and families is necessary. Saturday

90 Location: Lilly of the Valley Supporting co-teachers: What do they need and how can we give it to them? Presenters: Andrea Golloher, Lisa Simpson Abstract: Teachers cite a need for support when establishing co-teaching relationships. Administrators express a desire to provide such support, but are sometimes unsuccessful at meeting teachers needs. This session reviews the results of focus groups to help pinpoint the types of support teachers desire and how administrators may be able to meet those needs when establishing co-teaching programs. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Kincaid Using Lesson Study to Improve Preservice Teachers Capacity for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Significant Disabilities Presenters: Carly Roberts, Amber Benedict, Jocelyn Walsh Abstract: This presentation will present findings from a qualitative research study that evaluated the effects of a collaborative planning and teaching process, known as lesson study, on preservice special education teachers ability to design and implement quality, evidence-based instruction for students with significant disabilities. Location: Blackberry Lilly 8:00 AM / Conversation Sessions Preparing Special Education Teachers to Educate Homeless Children Presenters: Delar Singh Abstract: This presentation focuses on the education of children who are homeless. It offers evidence based practices that special education teachers can implement to educate these children. Moving the Dialogue on Parent s Levels of Concern Regarding their children s use of Assistive Technology in Preschool. Presenters: Deborah Tamakloe Abstract: Presenter will share results of a qualitative study exploring parent s levels of concern about their children with disabilities use of assistive technology in a preschool classroom. Findings will be presented along with implications for parents and the classroom teacher. Topic Area: Partnerships Saturday

91 Teacher professional development for writing instruction: What do we know and where should we go? Presenters: Erin FitzPatrick Abstract: This presentation summarizes the existing literature on professional development for teachers of writing including qualitative studies, syntheses of related studies, mixed methods studies, quasi-experimental studies, and true experiments. Future directions for the field are outlined, including the use of more scientifically valid research design that would allow for causal conclusions. Strategies and Instruction to Develop Culturally Responsive Preservice Teachers Presenters: Susan Keesey Abstract: Teacher education programs must evolve to meet the demands of the increasingly diverse landscape by preparing preservice teachers ready to meet the needs of all students. This discussion looks at what's working to develop candidates with knowledge of their own culture and the ability to use their students' culture to maximize learning outcomes. Come and share your ideas and learn from others! Topic Area: Diversity Rethinking Special Education Teacher Evaluation Presenters: Reina Guartico Abstract: The perceptions of special education teachers on the design and implementation of the teacher evaluation process is presented. Twenty-eight special education teachers of students with moderate to severe disabilities in self-contained classrooms were interviewed to determine whether current teacher evaluation practices are relevant to the demands and challenges of teaching in special education. Topic Area: Accountability Nearpod, Kahoot, Plickers, & More: Using Tech to Engage Pre-Service Teachers in Learning Presenters: Laura Clarke, Dusty Columbia Embury Abstract: As teacher preparation programs seek to empower pre-service teachers to use technology in their teaching, we also need to model effective use of technology in our own instruction. In this session, we will review the latest technologies that can be used in university and P-12 classrooms to encourage student interactions and provide needed formative and summative data to guide instruction. Saturday

92 Topic Area: Technology 8:00 AM / Interactive Paper Fidelity of Augmented Reality Based Video Modeling Instruction by Special Education Teacher Candidates Presenters: Sarah Howorth Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine the fidelity of use of the application Aurasma by special education teacher candidates as a video-based instructional support for students with high incidence learning disabilities in their clinical placements, and the effects of of Aurasma as a tool to provide instructional supports to elementary school students with high incidence disabilities. Topic Area: Technology Use of a Narrative Prompt to Introduce Special Education Budgetary Concepts in College Classes Presenters: Margaret Werts Abstract: We used a narrative to elicit attitudes of preservice teacher candidates toward the funding services for a student with exceptional needs versus the provision of like services for a other students. Teacher candidates were asked if the requests are too much for the parents to ask of the school. Effects of Rubric Revision and Rater Calibration on Inter-rater Reliability Presenters: Lisa Pufpaff, Maria Sciuchetti, Nina Yssel Abstract: Dramatic improvement in inter-rater reliability (IRR) resulted from a multi-year project to improve a rubric that measures candidate performance by unpacking the rubric, clarifying candidate performance expectations, and training raters. The process and results will be demonstrated as well as barriers and pitfalls. Implications of poor IRR will be discussed. Topic Area: Accountability Supporting gender and sexual diversity through inclusive sexual education for students with IDD Presenters: Elizabeth Harkins, Gloria Niles Abstract: Inclusive health education teaches not only the basics of puberty, but also instills in youth with intellectual disabilities that they have the right to define their gender and sexual identity. Furthermore, a formal education helps people examine contributory factors of gender and sexual diversity (GSD), germane to self- awareness and selfidentity. Saturday

93 Topic Area: Diversity Obtaining CAEP CEC SPA Program Accreditation at the Undergraduate Level: A Review of Process Presenters: Karen Voytecki, Melissa Hudson Abstract: A university team shares their collaborative process of obtaining Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) program accreditation at the undergraduate level. Benefits, CEC Initial Preparation Standards, and replicable structure put in place to obtain accreditation will be shared. Preparing Teacher Candidates to Use Standards-Based Math Games for Inclusive Interventions Presenters: Michelle Novelli Abstract: Often, preservice teachers instruct small groups before attempting a full-class lesson. Small group instruction in the form of interactive games will facilitate the learning process by helping young teachers use data, create flexible groups, and provide engaging, effective, inclusive interventions while documenting student progress. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Project Bridges: Special Educator Preparation in Intensive Interventions Presenters: Mary Little, Cynthia Pearl, Dena Slanda Abstract: Teachers must be prepared to identify, implement, and evaluate evidence-based intervention practices in increasingly diverse classrooms. This session highlights a federally-funded personnel preparation project designed to recruit, prepare, and retain a diverse cadre of Graduate level special education teachers to provide interventions for students who exhibit persistent and severe disabilities. Providing Opportunities to Respond: Do We Practice What We Preach? Presenters: Todd Whitney, Justin Cooper, Amy Lingo Abstract: Although providing sufficient OTR is supported by research, the question remains whether or not teachers are incorporating this effective practice in their classroom instruction. This presentation will discuss results from a study that analyzed observations of teacher behaviors in the general education classroom during reading and mathematics instruction across elementary, middle, and high school. Saturday

94 Honoring Native Roots: Online Resources for Learning about Native Americans Presenters: Kevin Anderson, Cindy Anderson Abstract: Teachers are often stumped as to the best resources that present information about Native Americans from a non-hollywood perspective. This poster session is directed at finding those online resources that can help in the study of Native diversity by providing factual information about the people who lived in North American before the incursion of the Europeans or Spaniards. Topic Area: Technology 9:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Providing Feedback to Pre-Service Teachers with Fidelity: Support and Training from Mentors Presenters: Alexandra Da Fonte, Kimberly Paulsen, Andrea Capizzi, Karen Blankenship Abstract: CAEP suggests that preparation programs need to determine a valid and reliable means to evaluate preservice teacher performance. This session will share the process of developing pre-service teachers observational feedback forms across four program areas with mentor teachers to ensure reliable, valid, and effective feedback for our pre-service teacher candidates. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B Accountability through Transparency: A collaborative approach Presenters: Evelyn Barese Abstract: Teacher candidates and their educators must adopt a transparent and collaborative process that will facilitate accountability by both parties. Access to ongoing and current feedback can facilitate candidates cultural competency, collaborative skills and accountability when conducting a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and behavior intervention plan (BIP) as a key assessment. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Arabian Instructional Practices in Secondary Co-Taught Classes: How Specialized Are They? Presenters: Wendy Rodgers, Margaret Weiss Abstract: As more students with disabilities are included in general classes, increased demand is often met through co-teaching in which the goal is for teachers to provide general curriculum access and specialized instruction. We present results of an observational study of secondary co-teachers methods of meeting this goal and implications for teacher education/ professional development for co-teachers. Saturday

95 Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Kincaid School and University Response-to-Intervention Partnership: A Win-Win. Presenters: Cat Wailehua, Lysandra Cook Abstract: This study examined the effects of a partnership between a teacher preparation program and partner schools to provide reading intervention for first grade students at-risk for reading failure. Results indicate significant improvement for first grade students provided intervention during a university sponsored field experience. School and university Implications are discussed. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom A What are You Playing At? Game Play and Storytelling in the Development of Inclusive Practice Presenters: Victoria Russell Abstract: Learn how game-based learning and the element of storytelling/narrative are being used to support inclusive practices among pre-service secondary general education teachers in a non-field based introductory course. Course design, including activities and assessments, will be shared as well as how problem-oriented gamebased learning has influenced student knowledge and skills. Location: Bluegrass 2 Developing an Authentic Behavior Plan: Factors Influencing Satisfaction Ratings among Teacher Candidates and Cooperating Teachers in an Assigned Field Placement Presenters: Nicole Edwards Abstract: To support students with prolonged behavior concerns, we tracked variables associated with satisfaction ratings among Cooperating Teachers in placements and university students enrolled in a Positive Behavior Support course when developing a Functional Behavior Plan on a selected child. Results showing variables that correlated with satisfaction ratings and implications will be discussed. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom D Implementation of an Inclusive Teacher Education Program: Celebrating Success and Avoiding Pitfalls Presenters: Roberta Wiener, Leslie Soodak Abstract: Preparing teachers for inclusive settings requires teacher education to transcend disciplinary boundaries in program structure and offerings. A case study of the development and implementation of a merged curriculum for adolescent educators in general and special education will be used to identify factors leading to positive outcomes and unexpected challenges. Location: Triple Crown II Using Social Media to Integrate Technology into Teacher Preparation Saturday

96 Presenters: Barbara Serianni, Kelly Brooksher Abstract: This session explores the use of Facebook to host online discussions in lieu of traditional discussion boards in learning management systems. Data on frequency, quantity, and quality of online posts will be discussed, along with student perceptions of the experience. Session participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences and discuss alternatives for online discussions. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover GPA Matters: The relationship between student engagement, professional dispositions and academic achievement. Presenters: Elizabeth Finnegan Abstract: As standards for certification become more demanding, it is important to address the academic needs of all candidates, including those from minorities and with disabilities. Results of an exploratory study focusing on providing support to candidates who struggle academically will be presented. Factors related to student engagement and parallels in candidate dispositions will be discussed. Location: Lilly of the Valley 9:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Promoting Novice Special Education Teacher Tetention: A University Gommitment Presenters: Sheila Conway Abstract: Teacher preparation programs have potential to play an important role beyond the initial preparation by sustaining special education teachers in the field after graduation. This presentation will detail a university-based model of induction support to promote retention and effectiveness of their special education alumni during their first years in the career. Location: Triple Crown I 9:00 AM / Interactive Paper What is a Teacher to do? An Analysis of the Characteristics of and Strategies for Students with EBD in Introduction to Special Education Textbooks Presenters: Stacy Weiss, Chan Evans Abstract: Novice and experienced teachers frequently express concern about meeting the needs of students with behavioral or mental health concerns. This presentation will share the results of the content analysis of the chapters on students with EBD from 17 special education textbooks and summarize the characteristics and strategies discussed for internalizing and externalizing behavioral difficulties. Saturday

97 Increasing the Mathematical Problem Solving Skills of Rural At-risk Learners through Self-regulation Presenters: Jeremy Lynch Abstract: The unique needs of exceptional learners in rural high needs areas remains a critical issue in the field of special education, especially regarding mathematics instruction that aligns with the expectations in general education classrooms. This presentation will discuss the finding of a multiple-baseline study of 7 1st grade students identified as at risk for mathematical learning disabilities. Content Area Teachers' Implementation of Scaffolded Instruction Presenters: Dee Berlinghoff, Dawn Hamlin Abstract: Research has shown once teacher candidates become practicing teachers, they do not implement evidence-based practices for students with disabilities in their classrooms. The purpose of this study was to survey former teacher candidates who are now content area teachers about their practices in scaffolding lessons for students with disabilities. Impact of International Student Teaching in Special Education Classrooms: A Transformational Experience Presenters: Monica Lambert Abstract: This presentation will highlight how one institution provides its teacher candidates with a well-rounded education through an international opportunity during a five-week International Student Teaching experience. Data from weekly reflection blogs, exit survey and first year follow up interviews on the impact and influence in their classrooms will be shared. Best Practice or most Practiced? Pre-service teachers observations of classroom/behavior management strategies. Presenters: Maria Sciuchetti, Lisa Pufpaff, Nina Yssel Abstract: This session presents findings related to pre-service teachers observations of classroom and/or behavior management (C/BM) practices and the alignment of those observed practices with the current research on effective C/BM practices. Implications for and challenges faced by teacher preparation programs will be discussed. Limitations and areas for future research will be presented. A Change of Perspective: How Students with ASD Impacted Their Peers Presenters: Gina Grogan, Karee Orellana Abstract: Although created to assist students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in higher education, one program finds that others are benefiting as well. Using student mentors and tutors, the program opens the door to Saturday

98 engagement and learning outside of the classroom and the acceptance of diverse populations that the real-world demands. In this session, data will be presented to support these findings. Prader-Willi Syndrome: Obesity is not Parents' Fault Presenters: Eunjoo Kim Abstract: This presentation will introduce Prader-Willi Syndrome which is not widely known due to its low incidences. Particularly, this presentation will focus on common characteristics of PWS which can be misunderstood by school professionals including obesity issue, the most common characteristic of this syndrome and how these misunderstandings negatively influence teacher-parent partnership. Topic Area: Partnerships Community Engagement: A University Boys and Girls Club Partnership to Ameliorate Summer Reading Loss Presenters: Sherry Bell Abstract: Seeking increased community engagement, educator preparation programs are expanding partnerships beyond LEAs to maximize learning opportunities for teacher candidates and K-12 learners alike. Key elements and effectiveness data from one such partnership, between a University preparing special educators and school psychologists and area Boys and Girls Clubs, are the focus of this presentation. Topic Area: Partnerships Community Engagement: A University Boys and Girls Club Partnership to Ameliorate Summer Reading Loss Presenters: Sherry Bell Abstract: Seeking increased community engagement, educator preparation programs are expanding partnerships beyond LEAs to maximize learning opportunities for teacher candidates and K-12 learners alike. Key elements and effectiveness data from one such partnership, between a University preparing special educators and school psychologists and area Boys and Girls Clubs, are the focus of this presentation. Topic Area: Partnerships Finding the Finish Line: Assessing Program Outcomes with First-year Teacher Evaluation Data Presenters: Timothy Frey, Denee Wehrs Abstract: Our small undergraduate preparation program is working to find the finish line of assessment for graduates. A pilot project using teacher evaluation data from graduates will be shared. We will discuss how this Saturday

99 data compares with other commonly used sources of data including standardized test scores. Opportunities for discussion of use of early career teacher evaluation data will be included. Topic Area: Accountability Effects of Content Acquisition Podcasts to Develop Preservice Teachers' Content Knowledge in Mathematics Strategies for Teaching Children with Disabilities Presenters: Katherine Green, Adrienne Stuckey, Jessica Bucholz, Laura Smith Abstract: This interactive paper will share the results of a technology-enhanced instructional strategy to develop undergraduate special education majors' content knowledge in math strategies for teaching students with disabilities: student created content acquisition podcasts. Presenters will discuss lessons learned from the project, including teaching students how to create their own podcasts. Topic Area: Technology Active Integration of Standards and Professional Organizations into Coursework Presenters: Marci Glessner, Deanne Borgeson, Keri DeSutter Abstract: Strategies to integrate CEC and CAEP standards into coursework will be shared. Our goal is for students to become savvy users of the CEC website and ready access to professional practices in the field. By connecting with others and completing assignments that intertwine research, standards, and practice all students will understand collegiality, pedagogy and professionalism. Let s get Real: Perceptions of Presence and Measures of Social Validity within TeachLivE Simulation Sessions Presenters: Heather Walker, Sharon Raimondi stract: As part of a Technology Grant, over 260 respondents from six campuses completed a Presence Questionnaire. This questionnaire asked participants to rate their opinions regarding the simulated environment, ease of use, teaching experience and use of technology. Perceptions of avatar stereotypes with regard to ethnicity and potential related participant behaviors will be discussed. Topic Area: Technology 10:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Teacher Readiness for Integrating Technology into the Writing Classroom Presenters: Kelley Regan, Anna Evmenova, Donna Sacco, Soo Ahn, Jessica Schwartzer Saturday

100 Abstract: Fifty teachers were interviewed to gain a detailed understanding of how writing instruction for students with disabilities is delivered across content areas, how technology is used to support writing instruction, and why it may or may not be used in specific contextual classrooms situations. Examples from teachers will be illustrated via videos of teachers integrating technology in varied ways. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B Keeping up with Millennials: Three R s for Closing the Generational Teaching Gap Presenters: Rebecca Cook, Melissa Jones-Bromenshenkel, Shawn Huisinga, Frank Mullins Abstract: This session will include three main areas to consider when planning instruction for Millennials in higher education. Developing relationships, providing relevant information and activities, and using research-based strategies will be discussed and specific activities and assignments will be shared by the presenters. Location: Bluegrass I Distance Education: Understanding Student Engagement and Instructor Responsibilities Presenters: Sarah Nagro Abstract: This qualitative study investigated how special education graduate students engaged in distance education courses as well as explored instructor responsibilities and time commitments. Data from tracking statistics, s, discussion posts, questionnaires, and time logs will be shared to discuss implications for the knowledge base of teaching and learning online. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover The Kids First Afterschool Program: A university/community partnership that serves to prepare preservice teachers at an after-school program in a low-income housing project Presenters: James Kirk, Meghan Sinning Abstract: We will be discussing the university/community partnership, which resulted in the creation and implementation of an afterschool program located in a low-income housing development. The Kids First Center serves children in grades K-12 and has evolved as a unique collaboration between the university and the local Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Arabian Practicing What We Preach: Using Universal Design in Teacher Preparation Presenters: Carol Willard, Amanda Fenlon Abstract: This presentation will highlight current research in the effectiveness of using universally designed instructional strategies in higher education. Participants will learn about strategies that incorporate principles of UD into teacher preparation coursework. These strategies have the potential to optimize instruction and promote Saturday

101 learning for all students, as well as model the use of UD. Location: Bluegrass 2 Researching Universal Design for Learning in Teacher Education, What s Currently Happening? Presenters: Elizabeth Hartmann, Kimberly Coy Abstract: Faculty in higher education are a vital part of shaping the educational outcomes of novice teachers. With Universal Design for Learning now part of ESSA, research on how teacher candidates enact UDL during and after their programs is vital. This session explores ongoing UDL research at two different teaching institutions. Location: Blackberry Lilly Teacher Readiness for Integrating Technology into the Writing Classroom Presenters: Kelley Regan, Anna Evmenova, Donna Sacco, Soo Ahn, Jessica Schwartzer Abstract: Fifty teachers were interviewed to gain a detailed understanding of how writing instruction for students with disabilities is delivered across content areas, how technology is used to support writing instruction, and why it may or may not be used in specific contextual classrooms situations. Examples from teachers will be illustrated via videos of teachers integrating technology in varied ways. Location: Grand Kentucky Ballroom B Keeping up with Millennials: Three R s for Closing the Generational Teaching Gap Presenters: Rebecca Cook, Melissa Jones-Bromenshenkel, Shawn Huisinga, Frank Mullins Abstract: This session will include three main areas to consider when planning instruction for Millennials in higher education. Developing relationships, providing relevant information and activities, and using research-based strategies will be discussed and specific activities and assignments will be shared by the presenters. Location: Bluegrass I Distance Education: Understanding Student Engagement and Instructor Responsibilities Presenters: Sarah Nagro Abstract: This qualitative study investigated how special education graduate students engaged in distance education courses as well as explored instructor responsibilities and time commitments. Data from tracking statistics, s, discussion posts, questionnaires, and time logs will be shared to discuss implications for the knowledge base of teaching and learning online. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover The Kids First Afterschool Program: A university/community partnership that serves to prepare preservice teachers at an after-school program in a low-income housing project Saturday

102 Presenters: James Kirk, Meghan Sinning Abstract: We will be discussing the university/community partnership, which resulted in the creation and implementation of an afterschool program located in a low-income housing development. The Kids First Center serves children in grades K-12 and has evolved as a unique collaboration between the university and the local Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA). Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Arabian Practicing What We Preach: Using Universal Design in Teacher Preparation Presenters: Carol Willard, Amanda Fenlon Abstract: This presentation will highlight current research in the effectiveness of using universally designed instructional strategies in higher education. Participants will learn about strategies that incorporate principles of UD into teacher preparation coursework. These strategies have the potential to optimize instruction and promote learning for all students, as well as model the use of UD. Location: Bluegrass 2 Developing Interdisciplinary Teacher Preparation Programs: Effectively Instructing Teacher Candidates to Educate Diverse Population Presenters: Kate Zimmer Abstract: Concerns about U.S. underperformance in STEM fields emphasize the need to invest in preparing and recruiting high-quality STEM teachers and broadening participation in STEM fields by underrepresented groups. This session highlights a unique partnership with general education faculty to prepare STEM teachers to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Location: Triple Crown I Making Daily Progress Monitoring Manageable with a Progress Monitoring Lesson Plan Template Presenters: Kimberly Johnson-Harris, Kyena Cornelius Abstract: Special education teachers struggle to consistently collect progress-monitoring data on daily lessons and IEP goals. This can result in difficulty making instructional decisions and non-compliance with federal mandates. This presentation will provide participants with a lesson plan template that includes progressmonitoring components to make collecting data on student progress manageable. Location: Lilly of the Valley Special Education Teachers Providing Training to Paraeducators Presenters: Natalie Andzik Saturday

103 Abstract: We will present a contrived, single-case research study that systematically used pyramidal training methods and behavior skills training to teach pre-service, special education teachers to effectively train paraeducators. Researchers will discuss the importance of training teachers how to train their staff. Location: Triple Crown II Supporting Early Career Rural Special Educators to Implement Rigorous Standards and Inclusion Presenters: Adrienne Stuckey Abstract: Inclusive and special education faculty from a rural comprehensive university will report on mentorship partnerships developed to support early career special educators to implement increased inclusion of students with disabilities. Faculty have mentored early career special education teachers through their induction into the first three years of teaching. Location: Triple Crown III 10:00 AM / Conversation Sessions Preparing Special Education Teacher Candidates to Use Data to Differentiate Instruction Presenters: Kelly Heckaman Abstract: This session will focus on strategies used in teacher preparation programs to facilitate teacher candidates ability to implement differentiated instruction. Emphasis will be on assessing knowledge of students strengths/areas in need of improvement, and analysis of student preferences and student performance data to plan differentiation of content, process, product, or learning environment. Enhancing Instruction and Learning in an Introduction to Special Education Course through Self-Study Research Presenters: Rebecca Shankland, Susan Pogoloff, Rose Matuszny Abstract: Findings from self-study research to improve teaching practices in an Introduction to Special Education/Diversity course will be presented. Students weekly feedback and written responses to prompts were analyzed to identify trends. We share response trends and how students responses helped faculty adjust teaching practices while increasing student engagement and learning. Examining the Effectiveness of Dual Certified Teachers: What Makes Them Unique? Saturday

104 Presenters: Kelly Anderson, Jane Diane Smith Abstract: This session will initiate discussion on research practices examining dual certified teachers in terms of quality and effectiveness. Results from interviews examining their implementation of evidence-based practices in general and special education settings, and data reported by employers (principals) will be shared to initiate dialog about future research possibilities. Student Teacher to Classroom Teacher: Hacks for First Year Teachers Presenters: Lori Howard, Elizabeth Potts Abstract: New teachers have to balance their ideal instruction with the realities of teaching. This is a full-time job with new teaching responsibilities while learning the work environment. Graduate must transition from students to employees/teachers. How can teacher educators better prepare them for these challenges? How do we assist the transition from best practice to real world teaching? Mind the gap: Risk management and clinical teacher exchanges abroad. Presenters: Elodie Jones Abstract: This round table focuses on establishing a clinical exchange abroad for undergraduate teacher candidates. The risk management portion of the international exchange has opened up new conversations regarding student safety abroad, international background checks, travel of students in host country, faculty onsite support and staffing needs for planning and execution at both institutions. Topic Area: Partnerships 10:00 AM / Interactive Paper Online Research + Panel Discussions + Video = Student Understanding of Current Research Presenters: Teresa Gardner Abstract: Panel discussion by groups of students is proposed as a means for encouraging and assessing student understanding of research literature in education. During panel discussion preparation, students develop skill in working with other students, strengthen understanding of their research, assume ownership of their education, and take responsibility for their own active learning. CAPs for teachers and CAPs for students: Using technology to link the classrooms Saturday

105 Presenters: Anya Evmenova, Margaret Weiss Abstract: We describe a two-part study: (1) online instruction in EBPs for vocabulary using Content Acquisition Podcasts for teachers (CAPs-T) and creating CAPs for students (CAPs-S) and (2) teacher use of CAPs-S in their classrooms. Data on teachers performance with CAPs-T and student performance on vocabulary will be presented. Topic Area: Technology I Don t Even What Multicultural Education Means! The Implications of Learning Diversity Standards for Teacher Educators Presenters: Mandy E. Lusk Abstract: With the increasing number of CLD students with disabilities in classrooms, universities need to have teacher educators in special education knowledgeable about multicultural education and effectively prepare their teacher candidates. The purpose of this presentation is inform teacher educators in working with teacher candidates on educating CLD students with disabilities. Topic Area: Diversity The Effects of Self-Assessment and Self-Efficacy in a Field Experience. Presenters: Nina Yssel, Lisa Pufpaff, Maria Sciuchetti Abstract: If preservice teachers were to design a rubric to assess their own teaching performance in a practicum, how would the results of their self-assessment compare to their evaluations by the instructor and the cooperating teachers using the same rubric? In addition to these questions, our study also addressed the role of self-efficacy in effective self-assessment? Effects of Individualized Clinical Coaching on Teachers Implementation Fidelity in a Simulated Environment Presenters: Abdullah Alshehri Abstract: Despite the availability of EBPs for students with ASD, they are not being satisfactorily implemented. Coaching is an EBPs to prepare teachers. Using clinical individualized coaching in a simulated environment can provide a vital option to train teachers on implementing EBPs. The presentation will show the efficacy and efficiency of individualized clinical coaching in a simulated classroom. Topic Area: Technology Examining Secondary Special Education Teachers Literacy Preparation Presenters: Turkey Alzahrani Abstract: This session presents results from a survey study conducted with 577 secondary special education teachers regarding pre and inservice preparation in reading. Findings suggest special education teacher preparation Saturday

106 in reading is not emphasized at the secondary level. Implications for future research and practice to improve secondary special education teacher preparation in reading are provided. Teaching IEP development to pre-service teachers - Real World Scenarios and One State's Resources Presenters: Laura Clarke, Dusty Columbia Embury Abstract: Participants will use case studies developed from recent evaluations, examplars, assignments, rubrics, and teaching materials that can be modified for individual use. Case studies include students across IDEA categories, including diverse social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, dual diagnoses, EL, gifted, and transition plans for students on traditional and alternate assessment tracks. Topic Area: Partnerships Professional Collaboration Experiences Provided for Teacher Candidates: Perceptions of Novice Teachers Presenters: Shantel Farnan Abstract: There are disconnections between what's needed as a successful teacher and the lack of authentic experiences in courses. This study outlines a university s approach to accrediation competencies and preparing educators with a focus on collaboration. It investigated perceptions of novice teachers regarding ways collaboration impacted their teaching experiences and their comfort with collaboration. Topic Area: Partnerships Accelerating Student Achievement Through Data-Based Individualization: Critical Components of Teacher Education Preparation Presenters: Pamela Stecker, Janie Hodge, Michelle Popham, Jill Shelnut Abstract: This presentation describes integrated components of an undergraduate teacher preparation program in mild disabilities with an emphasis on explicit instructional practices and data-based decision making. Presenters illustrate how teacher candidates are able to use data-based individualization to enhance student academic achievement, and they describe candidates performance and self-efficacy. Topic Area: Accountability May I Pet your dog? Service Dogs versus Therapy Dogs Presenters: Anne Papalia Abstract: The answer to the question May I pet your dog? depends on the role and function of the dog in question. Distinctions in the role, training and certification requirements, and legal access afforded to service and therapy dogs will be presented. Additionally, etiquette for interacting with service and therapy dogs will be discussed. Saturday

107 Topic Area: Policies and Practices 11:00 AM / Single Paper Sessions Contextual Variables in Implementing Technology-Based Instruction for Students with Disabilities in an Alternative Education Setting Presenters: Brandis Ansley, Mora Pressley, David Houchins Abstract: This presentation describes implications for improving technology-based instruction for students with disabilities in a therapeutic alternative education setting, based on experiences from two studies of students progress in a math and reading online computer program. Topic Area: Technology Location: Crimson Clover Navigating the Labyrinth: Partnering to Transition Students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD) into the World of Higher Education Presenters: Joann Migyanka, Becky Knickelbein, Anthony Grande Abstract: Students with HFASD experience unique challenges transitioning to higher education. This session describes partnerships including a state department of education and system of higher education, high school transition teams, and the university community. The resulting program will be shared, highlighting the importance of collaboration to provide comprehensive support for students. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Bluegrass I Goals, Roles, Communication, and Time: Collaboration Among Facutly in Teacher Preparation Programs Presenters: Elizabeth Harkins, Bethany McConnell Abstract: Collaboration is increasingly used in education; general and special education teachers work closely together to teach students in inclusive classrooms. Presenters will discuss strategies used to effectively collaborate among faculty in teacher preparation programs. Focus will be on establishing cohesive partnerships through the planning and implementation of co-teaching practices. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Saddlebred I was great! : Teacher candidates learning to evaluate their own performance. Presenters: Kathleen McKinnon, Mary Catherine Scheeler Abstract: Teacher candidates describe their own performance as great the supervisor will have specific data Saturday

108 that may or may not concur with student analysis. We will present how current content and practices may be used differently so teacher candidates are more prepared for the expectations of self -evaluations that are associated with many of the large scale teacher evaluation systems like EDTPA Location: Triple Crown III (Re)Constituting Teacher Identity for Inclusion: Implications for Inclusive Teacher Preparation Presenters: Molly Siuty Abstract: This session reviews the extant literature around teacher identity development for increased inclusivity and equity for students with disabilities. The presenter will draw on sociocultural theory to explore the mutual constitution between teacher identity and context. Implications for the design and implementation of inclusive teacher education will be shared. Location: Triple Crown I Modeling Inclusive Instruction: Research, Barriers, and Strategies Presenters: Eric Moore, Joe Runnels Abstract: This presentation will utilize the framework of Universal Design for Learning, providing multiple means of representation (e.g. visual, verbal exchange), engagement (opportunity to respond, applicability), and action/expression (participation in discussion, documenting planned use). Discussion of how modeling can be useful for preparing teachers to work with diverse populations will be the focus. Location: Triple Crown II Preservice Special Education Teachers' Perceptions of What Influences Their Appropriation of University Coursework, Knowledge, and Skills during the Clinical Teaching Internship Experience Presenters: Christine McElwee, Kelley Regan Abstract: This presentation provides the results of a qualitative study investigating the link between acquired knowledge of special education pedagogical skillsets from university coursework and the appropriation of these skillsets during the clinical internship field experiences. Key contextual and relationship influences within the internship experience will be described. Location: Bluegrass 2 Change Begins in Our Classrooms: A Direction for Preparing Future Co-Teachers Presenters: Robert McKenzie, Kera Ackerman Abstract: Because co-teaching has become a prominent role for many special educators, it is essential that preservice training programs synthesize the research literature on co-teaching to best prepare future teachers. This session will engage participants in discussion of co-teaching research, how practices impact students, and how preservice training may be enhanced. Saturday

109 Location: Blackberry Lilly Didactic Instruction and Performance Feedback: How Should We Be Training Our Paraeducators? Presenters: Emily Sobeck, Rachel Robertson, Jesse Smith Abstract: Paraeducators encompass a variety of individuals and are not limited to specific genders, languages, educational levels, or ethnicities. They work in diverse settings and support a range of students with varying disabilities. The implications from this study are applicable to teachers who works with paraeducators, paraeducators, and special education administrators from any educational setting. Location: Lilly of the Valley Building the Policies and Supports for Interagency Collaboration in Schools to Enhance Student and Family Wellbeing Presenters: Jeffrey Anderson Abstract: This presentation discusses opportunities for implementing models of interagency collaboration in schools that have been created by the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act. The emerging evidence base for engaging families when developing effective partnerships between schools and community social service agencies, that serve students with disabilities, will be described. Topic Area: Partnerships Location: Arabian 11:00 AM / Conversation Sessions Comparison of Presentation Methods: Teacher-Facilitated and Computer-Assisted Instruction Presenters: Margaret Werts Abstract: We compared teacher-directed to computer-assisted simultaneous prompting. Instruction in the computer-assisted condition used Quizlet software whereas traditional materials were used in the teacherfacilitated condition. Both presentation methods were effective; however, the teacher presentation method resulted learning in fewer overall sessions and with fewer minutes and seconds of instruction. Using Panopto and Zoom Videoconferencing to Enhance a Special Education Practicum Course Presenters: Jerald Liss Saturday

110 Abstract: Supervision is an essential component of teacher preparation in online special education programs. A practicum course requires practicum students to deliver classroom lessons. This includes developing, implementing and analyzing lesson plans. The presenter will demonstrate how practicum students analyzed lessons using Panopto for lesson capture and Zoom videoconferencing for discussion. Education Reform at the University Level: Supporting Accreditation using CEEDAR's NIC for program assessment and improvement. Presenters: Toni Franklin, Gregory Blalock, Meg Kamman Abstract: A University s partnership with the CEEDAR Center, a national technical assistance project, can greatly assist with the accreditation process. CEEDAR s tools can support a University s effort in continuous improvement by engaging faculty in a targeted, systematic process for reviewing and aligning curricula to address evidencebased practices across multiple programs. Topic Area: Accountability Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Presenters: Lynne Ryan, Jane Callahan Abstract: How are we preparing our teacher candidates to understand the cultural influences on children s behavior in the classroom? Join the conversation to review the research and to discuss successes and challenges in preparing teacher candidates who demonstrate culturally responsive classroom management practices. Evidence-Based Notetaking for Adolescent Learners Presenters: Douglas Dexter, Courtney Dexter Abstract: Sixty-two seventh grade students in inclusion social studies/science classrooms were taught to take notes from textbooks using a graphic note taking strategy or guided notes. Multiple measures were used to evaluate intervention effects. The graphic note taking strategy increased recall, maintenance, and far-transfer for all students. Results will be shared. Beyond Reading About : Engaging Teacher Candidates in Meaningful Parent-Teacher Communication, Collaboration and Involvement Opportunities Presenters: Nicole Edwards Abstract: Although family partnership is central to inclusiveness, many teacher candidates graduate without competencies in family connections or a strength-based ecological perspective. We engaged Special Education and Early Childhood candidates in authentic experiences to promote parent-teacher communication, collaboration, and involvement. Implications for Teacher Educators will be discussed. Saturday

111 Topic Area: Partnerships Using Discourse Analysis to Operationally Define Various Forms of High School Teacher-Student Verbal Interactions Presenters: Adrienne Stuckey Abstract: Results of a discourse analysis of teacher-student interactions in high school inclusive classrooms will be presented. Form, organization, and patterns of classroom talk will be presented with attention to reciprocity and behavioral reinforcement. Preliminary operational definitions of interaction types will be presented. Implications for future empirical studies will be discussed. Challenging Diversity In Practice: The Question of Difference Presenters: Elaine Correa, Colleen Wilkinson Abstract: The recognition and politics of being different as understood from multiple perspectives is relevant to any discussion of diversity especially in terms of who benefits from diversity initiatives in practice. Stereotypical representations within learning, are examined in this presentation using case studies, activities and teaching strategies. Interactive participation will be required. Topic Area: Diversity 11:00 AM / Interactive Paper Investigating Teacher Questioning Practices and Student Responses in Inclusive Elementary Mathematics Classrooms Presenters: Cynthia Griffin Abstract: This study was designed to explore and quantify teacher questions and the responses of students with LD during Tier 1 instruction in general education mathematics classrooms. Results suggest a need for teachers use of higher-order questioning during mathematics discussions and for teacher professional development. Comprehension Instruction for Students with Significant Intellectual Disability: A Literature Review Presenters: Aftynne Cheek Abstract: Comprehension is a vital part of learning to read and the ability to read impacts academic achievement; however, there is limited research on comprehension instruction for students with significant intellectual disability. Attendees will learn the results of a literature review, including key features of comprehension instruction for students with SID. Saturday

112 Procedural Facilitation in Writing Presenters: Soo Ahn Abstract: Procedural facilitation will can be used to support writing of not only students with disabilities, but also, as research suggests, with ESOL students. Procedural facilitation has been found effective across students of diverse backgrounds. Comparing College Teaching Methods on Undergraduates Fidelity with Evidence-Based Practices Presenters: Natalie Andzik Abstract: Presenters share their recent research regarding the efficacy of Behavioral Skills Training (BST) in the context of a special education/aba program. Most college classes are didactic in nature and findings from our study offer an alternative to these typical, didactic styles. BST and teacher/staff-training strategies have been well studied, yet current practice is not reflective of these findings. Coaching Head Start Teachers in the Implementation of Teaching Pyramid Model Practices Presenters: Reem Muharib, Vivian I Correa, Cynthia Baughan Abstract: This presentation reports on a study that examined the effects of coaching and performance feedback with three Head Start teachers on the use of Teaching Pyramid Model practices. Discussion will include selection of target teacher practices, coaching and feedback procedures, intervention results, and implications for practice and future research. Teacher Educators Collaborating to Create a Dual-Certification Program in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Presenters: Jennifer Ottley, Christan Coogle Abstract: This session reflects an example of partnerships among groups with differing perspectives. Our team includes ethnic minorities, faculty across 3 disciplines, an infant/toddler teacher, and a program director. We express differing perspectives and we openly communicate to come to an agreement as such, we are aptly suitable Saturday

113 for address diversity in the field of special education. Topic Area: Partnerships The Effects of Coaching and Electronic Performance Feedback on Teachers' Use of Behavior-Specific Praise and Opportunities to Respond Presenters: Jennifer McKenzie Abstract: A single-subject multiple baseline design across four teacher-student dyads was used to investigate possible functional relationships between the independent variable of coaching and electronic performance feedback and dependent variables of teacher behaviors (BSP, general praise, OTR, reprimand) and student disruptive behavior. Implications for future research are discussed. Topic Area: Policies and Practices Saturday

114 Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children The Executive Board of the Teacher Education Division of The Council for Exceptional Children invites you to submit proposals for the 40 th Annual TED Conference November 6-10, 2017 Marriott Savannah Riverfront Savannah, GA

115 TED 2017 Savannah, GA Topic Strands Accountability Diversity Partnerships Preparation,Certification, Induction Policies and Practices Research and Inquiry Technology photos courtesy Contact TED 2017 Conference Co-Chairs: Dee Berlinghoff Dawn Hamlin Compiled and Designed by Megan Hess

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