American Institutes for Research Experts to Present at the 2011 OSEP Project Directors’ Conference

Washington, D.C. – Researchers for the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present on a variety of education issues during the 2011 Office of Special Education Programs’ (OSEP) Project Directors’ Conference, which is being held July 18-20, 2011 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The OSEP Project Directors' Conference will address current issues, news and research and their implications for improving results for children with disabilities, and will provide an opportunity for OSEP-funded projects, project directors, and staff to network and share information. OSEP, a program within the U.S. Department of Education, helps improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

AIR presentations and poster sessions include:

Tuesday, July 19

Things I Wish I Had Known in Graduate School
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Madison A

AIR Presenter: Muna Shami, National Center on Response to Intervention at AIR

Response to Intervention: Varieties and Nuances of RtI Implementation
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Delaware A & B
AIR Presenter:
Kathryn Klingler Tackett, National Center on Response to Intervention at AIR

Wednesday, July 20

Discussion Session 10: Exploring a Construct for Collaboration to Support, Scale Up, and Sustain RtI and Systemic Reform
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Salon II & III

AIR Facilitator: Darren Woodruff, National Center on Response to Intervention at AIR

PowerUp WHAT WORKS: Improving Instruction and Learning for Students With Disabilities Through the Power of Technology
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Delaware B

AIR Presenter: Tracy Gray, Center for Technology Implementation at AIR

National Center on Response to Intervention’s Online Data Collection System: Collecting RtI Implementation Data to Inform Practice
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m., Delaware B

AIR Presenters: Louis Danielson and Susan Caceres, National Center on Response to Intervention at AIR

Further details about the conference are available at

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education, and workforce productivity. For more information, visit


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