The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence is pleased to be collaborating with Dr. Samantha Alperin and Dr. Wendy Ashcroft of Christian Brothers University to learn about Special Education: Understanding Needs and Resources.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Presbyterian Day School
Hussey Commons in the Early Childhood Building
Cost: $50 (lunch included)
Limited Seating - Register SOON!
|8:00 - 8:30||Coffee|
|8:30 - 9:15||Characteristics and Needs of Students Who Need Special Education|
|9:15 - 10:00||Six Major Principles of The Individuals with Disabilities, Education Improvement Act|
|10:00 - 10:15||Break|
|10:15 - 11:30||Strategies for Working With Students With Special Needs|
|11:30 - 12:00||Video “I Can’t Do This, But I Can Do That”|
|12:00 - 12:45||Lunch (provided)|
|12:45 - 2:00||Family Perspectives, Understanding Evaluations and Participating in IEP’s, Community Resources|
Samantha Alperin, EdD, is Associate Professor of Education and Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Education Programs at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, Tennessee. She teaches both Intro to Education at the undergraduate level, Intro to Exceptional Learners & Family and Community Consultation at the undergraduate and graduate levels at CBU.
Dr. Alperin earned her EdD from University of Memphis in Curriculum and Instruction in 2004. She taught for Shelby County Schools in preschool special education and resource until 2000.
She has 2 children, Parker, 15, a 10th grader at CBHS and Leeya, 12, a 7th grader at Bornblum Solomon Schechter School and has been married to Lon Alperin for 21 years.
Wendy Ashcroft, EdD, is the director of field experience at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, Tennessee. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate education courses and she coordinates practicum and student teaching experiences for developing teachers. In addition, she initiated and is continuously developing a special education degree and teaching licensure at CBU and is a doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst (BCBA- D).
Dr. Ashcroft earned a BA in psychology at Rhodes College and both an MEd and EdD in special education at the University of Memphis. For 11 years, she was a public school classroom teacher for students with autism, intellectual, physical, and multiple disabilities. For 21 years, she was a special education administrator at both the building and central office levels. She is known widely for her leadership of Project REACH, a Shelby County Schools program that provides support and training for school personnel and parents interested in children with autism. She is also an active leader of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
Dr. Ashcroft is co-author of the books Success Strategies for Teaching Kids with Autism and Social Skills Games and Activities for Kids with Autism, published by Prufrock, Inc., and two laminated guides, Autism: Strategies from A to Z (elementary and middle school editions), published by NPR, Inc./Dude Publishing.