CASE Mentor Learning Team Meeting (SEL)

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
The registration period has closed for this event.

3:45 PM-4:45 PM

Registration open through 10/26/2021 5:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

Learning team meetings provide staff an opportunity to collaborate and engage in professional learning to improve their practice in ways that lead to improved student achievement.

Goals of the meetings:
* Focus on improving student learning and outcomes
* Using data to inform our work
* Sharing what we learn
* Bringing ideas that align with school and district priorities


Barbara Layer is a Consultant and member of the Instructional Support Team at CASE. She holds a BA in regular and special education from Northern Illinois University, an MA in technology from National Louis University, and studied Educational Leadership at Roosevelt University. She began teaching in the south suburbs as a special education teacher for students with physical impairments before working for SASED North as an orthopedic itinerant teacher. Barb retired in 2016 after working for CASE for 26 years as an orthopedic itinerant teacher and as an administrator the last two years at Glenwood Academy. For the past 14 years she has taught at Roosevelt University as a professor in the area of Special Education. As a special education teacher, her focus has always been on helping students develop their talents to become as independent as possible, encouraging her students to plan for post high school opportunities including college and career as appropriate.

Tricia Sharkey is the Assistive Technology Consultant for CASE. She has been an AT consultant for CASE for the past 9 years and is currently RESNA Certified. Tricia is a speech language pathologist by trade. She has worked in both the public school setting and in private practice. As an AT consultant, Tricia often finds herself in conversations with professionals regarding different ways that educators can differentiate for students with differing needs. With many universally available options, teachers have so many tools to differentiate for their students to be successful.

Continuing Education Credits

Professional Development Credit: Hours - 0.5



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.

D15 Marquardt Administration Center

1860 Glen Ellyn Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

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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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