Subject: October 3, 2007, 11:45 a.m., Monthly
Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner
Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education, Special Education
Date: September 27, 2007
On Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at 11:45 a.m. I hope you will join me for the
first monthly webstream. This will be a way for me to communicate directly
with you. My intent is to use approximately 15 minutes to share information
with you and then open up the question feature so you can type your
questions on-line. I will select questions to answer on-line, and other
questions will be answered on our web site subsequent to the webstream. We
will end at 12:45 p.m. unless discussion on the questions is exhausted
before then. I encourage you to submit questions beginning immediately to
the following e-mail address:
Please ensure your questions are not specific individual children questions,
but rather are more systemic in nature.
To participate in the webstream, you will want to first visit the test site,
to ensure you can access the real thing on your system. You may need to work
with your computer technology staff on issues related to filters, firewalls,
or bandwith. The test site is at:
(NOTE: if the test URL listed above gets broken, please delete any extra
spaces/line breaks to reconnect the URL address. The URL should end with
.htm. If any of these last three letters are missing from the URL, it will
To participate in the actual webstream, you will want to go to the following
http://desemo.acrobat.com/r52326721/. You will need to enter as a guest
by typing in your first and last name and selecting "Enter Room."
Please understand this is the very first time we are attempting something
like this; we ask your patience. If you experience problems viewing the
video of me, hearing the audio, or experience long delays in speech or
frozen frames, you may want to sign off and instead view the archived
version on our web site subsequent to the scheduled webstream.
The topic for the first webstream is: MAP, MAP-A, the new 2% modified
assessment option under NCLB, and parent observations under FERPA and HIPAA.
I welcome your ideas for future topics. Please e-mail those ideas to the
webstream e-mail address listed above.