12:15pm–3:30pm, Sat May 8, 2021
O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Hawai'i, Continental US
SPEDucator Connection: Final Event of the SPEDucator Project for 2020-2021
Come connect with new people, hear about topics from the perspectives of current special education teachers, and be inspired!
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 12:15pm-3:30pm HST
Location: Zoom (link will be shared with those who RSVP)
*Event is hosted by the SPEDucator Project, a collaboration project between the Hawaiʻi DOE and UH Mānoa’s College of Education, Department of Special Education.
12:15pm Choose Love Conference Pau Hana Collaboration
In collaboration with the Choose Love Conference the same morning, hosted by Kanoelani Elementary, we will be hosting a talk-story session with the special education teachers who had been selected for this inaugural project. The SPEDucators will be sharing how the SPEDucator Project provided community and social-emotional support throughout the past school year.
1:00pm Special Topics in Special Education
We will host four breakout rooms, where our SPEDucators will lead presentations on these 4 topics:
- Case Management and IEPs
- Collaboration: Working with EAs, RBTS, co-teachers, parents, and more
- Inclusive Practices & Teaching Strategies
- About SPED: Law and Policies
Select the presentation you are most interested in learning more about!
2:00pm Innovative Ideas & Passion Projects
Four of our SPEDucators will share about innovative projects they have been implementing to support students with disabilities.
3:00pm SPEDucator Unconference Session
An “unconference” is an opportunity to meet new people and engage around topics of your own interests. There are no formal presentations, leaders, or expectations. It’s just a nice space to bring people together and speak about topics in special education. Topics will be selected by participants – you can enter yours in the form when you RSVP.
Win: 5 lucky participants will win a swag bundle (t-shirt, drawstring backpack, notebook) from the new “Someone Special for Students” campaign!