Education - general · inclusion · Presuming Competence · Workshops

Supreme Court Renders Decision in Special Education Case

The current eight-member Supreme Court has handed down a unanimous decision in the case of Endrew F. v Douglas County (Colorado) School District.  The decision vacated the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling.  The Tenth Circuit had decided in favor of the school district,  ruling that “the child received some educational benefit while in the District’s… Continue reading Supreme Court Renders Decision in Special Education Case

Autism · inclusion · Presuming Competence

The Power of Stories to Share Hope

On March 1, 2017, I saw a whole lot of awesome. My daughter, Amelia, was invited to attend a private “Launch Party” for a brand new booklet, published by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s (CCHMC) Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP).  The booklet is titled “Sharing Hope: The Stories of our Patients and Families”,… Continue reading The Power of Stories to Share Hope

oetc · OETC 2017

2017 Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC)

The 2017 Ohio Educational Technology Conference was held February 14-16, 2017, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  Thousands of educators from Ohio and beyond gather each year to learn more about technology and the role it plays in supporting educational opportunities for all students. The Greater Columbus Convention Center is undergoing some renovation, so there… Continue reading 2017 Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC)

Autism · Presuming Competence

US Supreme Court hears special education case

On Wednesday, January 10, 2017, the US Supreme Court took up the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County (Colorado) School District. At issue in the case is, “What level of service satisfies IDEA, other education law, and legal precedent?” A text transcript of the arguments put before the court is available from the website of… Continue reading US Supreme Court hears special education case

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UDL and the “Hidden Curriculum”

In the 1992 film “A Few Good Men,” prosecutor Capt. Jack Ross (Kevin Bacon) questions Cpl. Barnes (Noah Wyle) about the term “Code Red”.  The term cannot be found in the “Marine Outline for Recruit Training” or the Standard Operating Procedure Manual for Rifle Security Company, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Captain Ross suggests that if the… Continue reading UDL and the “Hidden Curriculum”

ECET2 · Education - general · Workshops

ECET2 is Still Amazing

This year was my 3rd straight year attending the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative regional convening of Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teachers and Teaching (ECET2).  I have been honored to be invited to present breakout sessions at each of the events. This year’s convening was once again held at the beautiful Salt Fork State Park Lodge, near… Continue reading ECET2 is Still Amazing