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November 13, 2015
February 24, 2016

2015-2016 New Special Education Directors/Coordinators Seminar Series

This new seminar series is dedicated to supporting new Directors/Coordinator during their first, second and/or third year of serving their school district as Special Education Directors. 

Meetings will coordinate with the OACOA Seminar Series: September 25, January 30 and April 22 for the job-alike portion of the agenda. These meetings will focus on current concerns from the field and areas that need clarifying.  Special Education focused seminars are being planned for November 13 and February 24.  Seminars will be held at the Red Lion in Salem. 

The facilitator for the New SPED Director/Coordinator group is Linda Warberg, retired SPED Director of 30+ years and current SPED Department Chair for George Fox University.  She will organize our events and connect new Directors/Coordinators with specialists in the field for further support. 

"Surviving Your First Year"

  • How to Organize Processes and Procedures
  • Working with Building Staff and Administration
  • Dealing with Difficult Parents
  • Understanding Your Budget
  • Completing Staff Evaluations
  • Understanding the New IEP Format and Content
  • Understanding Compliance Reports
  • Learning the File Review process (SPRI)
  • Identifying Professional Development for staff
  • Having Clarity On Inclusion/Pull-Out Models and Specially Designed Instruction 

Session Materials: 

IEP Session Materials:

Effective IEP Meeting Checklists

Related Materials:

February 24, 2016 Materials:


Red Lion Hotel
3301 Market Street NE
Salem, Oregon 97301
(503) 370-7888


February Agenda:

8:30-9:00 - Registration

9:00-9:15 - Welcome

9:15-10:15 - Morning Sessions

10:15-10:30 - Break

10:30-11:30 - Morning Sessions Repeat

11:30-12:30 - Lunch, Networking

12:30-1:30 - Afternoon Session

1:40-1:50 - Break

1:50-2:50 - Afternoon Session

2:50-3:00 - Closing


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