Special Education Experts from the American Institutes for Research to Present at 2017 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Conference

Washington, D.C. – Special education experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will present at the 2017 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) annual convention and expo, being held April 19-22 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA.

The CEC is the largest professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities, with more than 27,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over 50 countries. The annual conference provides members with networking opportunities and sessions on the latest evidence-based practices, technology, products and resources.

Featured presentations by AIR staff include:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2:15 – 3:15 PM EDT

  • Session ID 21: Building Bridges and Breaking Down Silos: Leveraging Assistive and Instructional Technologies (Presentation with Q&A)

Room 308
AIR Session Leader: Alise Crossland

3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT

  • Session ID 47: How Can We Ensure RTI Works? Lessons Learned From Research and Recommendations for Practice (Presentation with Q&A)

Room 111
AIR Session Leader: Jennifer Pierce
AIR Co-Presenter: Dia Jackson

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9:45 – 10:30 AM EDT

  • Session ID 95: A Meta-Analysis of Single-Case Reading Interventions for Students with and At-Risk for EBD (Poster Session)

Room Poster 3, Ballroom A
AIR Co-Presenter: Kathleen Pfannenstiel

9:45 – 10:45 AM EDT

  • Session ID 86: Strand B, Session 1: When Do We Get to Later? The Critical Role of Leadership Expanding Multi-Tiered Systems to Include Intensive Intervention (Presentation with Q&A)

Room 109
AIR Co-Presenter: Sarah Arden

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

  • Session ID 140: Strand B, Session 2: Sustaining Implementation of Effective Coaching: Resources and Reflections (Panel)

Room 109
AIR Session Leader: Jennifer Pierce
AIR Co-Presenter: Kathleen Pfannenstiel

1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

  • Session ID 194: Professional Development Resources for Evidence-Based Practices in Reading and Math (Demonstration)

Room 302
AIR Session Leader: Lauren Artzi
AIR Co-Presenters: Lynn Holdheide, Judith Littman & Kathleen Pfannenstiel

  • Session ID 196: Strand B, Session 3: Data Analysis Strategies for Using General Outcome Measures to Evaluate Program Impact (Presentation with Q&A)

Room 109
AIR Session Leader: Louis Danielson
AIR Co-Presenters: Tessie Bailey & Kristin Ruedel

3:30 – 4:15 PM EDT

  • Session ID 334: Taking the Lead: Developing Capacity for Effective Implementation that Promotes School Change (Poster Session)

Room Poster 2, Ballroom A
AIR Paper Authors: Jennifer Pierce & Sarah V. Arden
AIR Presenters: Nick Croninger, Danielle Shaw & Matt Weingarten

3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT

  • Session ID 297: Considering the Role of Evidence in Educating Students with Disabilities (Presentation with Q&A)

Room 202
AIR Session Leader: Jill Pentimonti
AIR Co-Presenters: Lauren Artzi, Zachary Weingarten, Julia Casasanto-Ferro & Melodee Walker

  • Session ID 302: Hot Topics in MTSS: Current Research to Address Some of the Big Questions Impacting Implementation (Panel)

Room 208
AIR Session Leader: Amy Peterson
AIR Co-Presenters: Tessie Bailey, Allison Gandhi & Dia Jackson

Friday, April 21, 2017

9:45 – 11:45 AM EDT

  • Session ID 356: TED Showcase: Practice-Based Teacher Preparation: Using Research and Partnerships to Prepare More Effective Teachers (Panel)

Room 309
AIR Co-Presenter: Lynn Holdheide

1:30 -2:15 PM EDT

  • Session ID 528: Tools for Choosing Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Access to the General Education Curriculum (Poster Session)

Room Poster 5, Ballroom A
AIR Session Leader: Danielle Shaw
AIR Co-Presenter: Kathryn Balestreri

1:30 – 2:30 PM EDT

  • Session ID 473: Can We Bridge the Implementation Gap? Educator Preparation for Real World Contexts (Panel)

Room 309
AIR Session Leader: Abigail Foley
AIR Co-Presenter: Lynn Holdheide

2:45 – 3:45 PM EDT

  • Session ID 533: Accessibility and Accommodations: Addressing Challenges With Technology-Based State Assessments (Presentation with Q&A)

Room 300
AIR Session Leader: Kristin Ruedel

  • Session ID 538: Difficulty with Math Now Indicates Difficulty with Math Later (Presentation with Q&A)

Room 202
AIR Session Leader: Gena Nelson

  • Session ID 547: Implementing Intensive Intervention: Lessons Learned From Five Years of Technical Assistance (Panel)

Room 208
AIR Session Leader: Allison Gandhi
AIR Co-Presenter: Laura Kuchle

  • Session ID 548: Implementing With the End in Mind: Outcomes-Oriented State and Local Partnerships (Panel)

Room 111
AIR Session Leader: Teri Marx
AIR Co-Presenter: Louis Danielson

4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

  • Session ID 602: Operationalizing High Leverage Practices and Evidence-Based Practices in Reading Across MTSS (Presentation with Q&A)

Room 310
AIR Session Leader: Dia Jackson

Learn more about the conference at http://www.cecconvention.org/.

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 www.air.org.