News and Updates
Special Education New Director Academy, Summer 2013
The Office of Special Education will again be hosting a New Director of Special Education Academy July 24, 25, and 26, 2013, in Jefferson City. The academy will focus on core activities new directors must complete during their initial months of employment.
2nd Annual Missouri Dropout Summit
This summit will host a variety of presenters from across Missouri and the nation who will share their expertise in model dropout prevention programs. It will also feature students sharing their experiences with dropout prevention programs.
Transition Institute 2013 Registration
Registration is now open for the DESE Transition Institute to be held June 17-19, 2013, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, Missouri. The theme for this year's institute is GREAT EXPECTATIONS: It's All About Employment. The presentations during this year's institute will be focused on school, community, and business-based employment.
Blind Task Force Vacancies
We are seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Blind Task Force. We currently have vacancies for:
* Parents of blind or visually impaired students attending public school in Missouri (2)
* Public School Special Education Administrator (1)
* Student Representative (2)
Webinars/Special Education/Universal Design for Learning
This webinar, presented by Dr. Nancy Aguinaga, Assistant Professor at Southeast Missouri State University, will introduce the concept and principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).