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Join WestEd at the Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference, February 23-March 1, in Anchorage, Alaska

Join staff from WestEd’s Center for Prevention & Early Intervention at the 2019 Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference, February 23 through March 1, at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska.

For 20 years, the Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference has provided professional development to special educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, and families that is aligned with the unique characteristics of Alaska.

See WestEd’s schedule of presentations below.

Monday, February 25

Session: Universal Design and Technology: Redefining Access to Create New Opportunities
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Presenter: Debra Herburger

Session: English Learners with Disabilities: Challenges and Strategies for All Educators
Time: 1:15-4:30pm
Presenter: Debra Herburger

Tuesday, February 26

Session: Leveraging Federal Funds for Student Success
Time: 10:30– 11:15am
Presenters: Tye Ripma, Sara Doutre

Session: Where is Special Education in Your Multi-Tiered System of Support?
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Presenter: Debra Herburger

Session: Don’t Overlook Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Special Education Transition Planning
Time: 2:45-3:30pm
Presenter: Sara Doutre

Session: Top Ten IEP Meeting Pitfalls to Avoid
Time: 3:45-4:30pm
Presenters: Sara Doutre, Tye Ripma

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February 23–March 1st, 2019


Hilton Anchorage Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska


Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference


Early Childhood Professionals, Administrators, Policymakers, Researchers, Teacher Educators, Teachers