2021 CASE DuPage Institute Day

Friday, February 26, 2021
The registration period has closed for this event.

8:00 AM-1:00 PM

 

   *Zoom waiting rooms will open at 7:30 a.m. 

 

 


Register

Registration open through 2/25/2021 7:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

 

For late registrations, call the CASE office: 630-537-0242


Details
CASE County Institute will take place via Zoom Meeting or Webinar. Participants should review the list of offerings and choose the offering that best meets their needs on the registration form. See below for the list of offerings.

Additional information will be emailed to participants the Wednesday prior to the event.

Events

Please choose from one of the following topics:

  1. 'All Students Must Thrive: Critical Wellness to Support All Students' with Tyrone Howard

  2. 'House Calls' with Tammie Henry and Pandora Taylor

 

 

Event A: “All Students Must Thrive: Critical Wellness to Support All Students”

 

Presenter: Tyrone Howard

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:0 p.m.

 

Target Audience: All General Education Staff, Special Education Staff, Related Services, Administrators, and Para-Professionals

 

Description: A number of students continue to face numerous obstacles in their quest to be successful in schools. In an effort to move away from deficit-based accounts of student experiences and outcomes, this session will operate from an asset-based approach about how educators can support students holistically.

 

The session will focus on critical wellness wherein educators can understand the impact that racism, poverty, trauma, and other social realities have on students which influences their experiences in schools. The session will offer strategies, recommendations, and resources that school personnel can utilize to help support student wellness and academic outcomes.

 

Speaker Bio: Professor Tyrone C. Howard is a Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at UCLA. He is also the Director and Founder of the Black Male Institute at UCLA.

 

His bestsellers include Race, Culture, and the Achievement Gap, Black Male(d): Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males, and All Students Must Thrive –Transforming Schools to Combat Toxic Stressors and Cultivate critical wellness. Dr. Howard is considered one of the foremost experts on race, equity, access and education and the recipient of multiple teaching and research honors.

 

 

Event B: “House Calls”

 

Presenters: Tammie Henry and Pandora Taylor

 

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Target Audience: All General Education Staff, Special Education Staff, Related Services, Administrators, and Para-Professionals

 

Description: Have you experienced recurring symptoms of the “virtual virus”? We once talked about symptoms of the common cold. Now we talk more about zoom fatigue, conflict on calls, stress over meetings, and anxiety caused by living in a virtual world.

 

What is your “bedside” manner? Do you want to: stick your head in the sand ignoring issues; agree in the moment just to get off the phone; suck it up in the moment but explode later; yell, shut down, or turn off your camera.

 

All of these can create disengagement with yourself and others. Instead of taking two aspirins and calling us in the morning, join us for a fast-paced fun time exploring ways to navigate stress and get better at staying connected to yourself and others.

 

 

Speaker Bios:

Tammie Henry is the owner and manager of Deep Roots Consulting, an organizational and educational consulting firm specializing in building capacity of systems, implementation of evidenced based practices, and supporting collaborative groups.

 

Tammie draws from her 30 years of experiences in the education field as she provides consultation, professional learning uniquely designed to support client needs, and follow-up coaching and technical assistance to increase the likelihood of implementation and client success.

 

Tammie is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she received a BA in elementary and special education. After graduation, she taught special education at Mt. Vernon Township High School. During that time, she supported students with mild to severe disabilities to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to fully integrate into the school and community.

 

Tammie completed her post graduate work at Eastern Illinois University. She earned a Master of Science in Education and a Specialist in Education degree in Educational Administration. She utilized her advanced degrees as a building principal and district superintendent.

 

Tammie's passion for supporting the needs of all learners, and organizational systems lead to her tenure at state level agencies. She was the director of Project CHOICES, the Least Restrictive Environment initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education, and a Focus Area Coordinator for the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative. While in these positions, Tammie honed her skills in developing system capacity and professional learning. She was instrumental in the development of Illinois' statewide multi-tier system of support.

 

Tammie is a certified training associate for Adaptive Schools. She is an accomplished facilitator, presenter, coach, and consultant specializing in supporting individuals and groups in becoming collaborative, efficacious, and self-directed. In addition, she assists organizations as they engage in complex system change.

 

Pandora Taylor created and founded Coaching H.O.P.E. to support educational and non-educational entities to reach greater levels of success by building sufficiency of the system to create change, develop more effective collaboration, and acquire additional skills as collaborators, inquirers, and leaders. She is devoted to district and organizational capacity building so ALL students may be educated together.

 

Pandora holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She taught special education at Meridian Elementary School. During that time she co-taught Kindergarten through 6th grade and was a consulting teacher for the JAMP Special Education Cooperative. She was a consultant/coach and assistant director of Project CHOICES, the Least Restrictive Environment initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education.

 

Pandora has extensive experience and knowledge co-teaching; adapting curriculum for students with and without disabilities; and supporting adults as they support diverse learners in general education classrooms. She is a catalyst for building partnerships with administrators, educators, families, and youth to create a more inclusive educational system.

 

Pandora is a certified national trainer for Adaptive Schools. She is an accomplished facilitator, presenter, coach, and consultant. She has over 25 years experience nationally and locally supporting individuals and groups in becoming more collaborative, efficacious, self-directed, and engage in complex system change.

 

Pandora completed the BayNVC (non-violent communication) North American Leadership Program. She uses this concrete method for conflict resolution with groups and individuals.

 

Pandora draws from her years of experiences in the education field as she provides consultation, professional learning uniquely designed to support identified needs, coaching, and technical assistance to increase the likelihood of implementation and success.


Location
Online






About Us

The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE) is a joint agreement between Marquardt School District 15, Queen Bee School District 16, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Lombard Elementary School District 44, Glenbard Township High School District 87, Community Consolidated School District 89 and Community Consolidated School District 93 in DuPage County. CASE provides varied supports so that each member district can offer a complete range of services to students with special needs between the ages of 3 and 22 years.


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Continuing Education Credits
Professional Development Credit: Hours - 5

Fees

Free of charge for CASE member districts and staff (Districts 15, 16, 41, 44, 87, 89, 93).
$100 for the training for all other registrants. Materials are included unless otherwise noted.