Schedule

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Final Schedule
Sunday, October 22
11 AM-12:00 PM   Registration and Exhibits 
12:00-1:15
Session 1
“Self-Esteem for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues”
FEATURED SPEAKER:
Jenn Osen-Foss, Understood.org

“Financial Strategies for Families with a Person with  Special Needs”
Jeffrey Raun, Vice-President,
Connect the Dots 4 Life
“Building Resiliency – Connections Matter”
Liz Cox
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
1:15-1:30  Exhibits & Poster Session
1:30-2:45
Session 2
“Autism Spectrum Disorders: Treatment Success in the Academic Setting”
 Amy Eaton, NWAEA, and Julie Elbert, LISW, Catholic Charities, Sioux City
“What Does Mindfulness  Have to  Do with Learning Disabilities?”
Jill Leet-Otley, Ph.D., Assistant  Professor of Education, Luther College; Education majors Carley   Sullivan, McKenzie Carney, and Megan Oliver
“Mental Health With Essential Oils” 
Brittany Busch, Sioux City
“Effective Collaboration Between Parent and Teacher” 
Bill Stockton, Preston, MN
2:45-3:00  Exhibits & Poster Session
Session 3
3:00-4:15              
“Sharing Love and Learning” 
Steve & Debbie Loger
Loger Comfort Dogs
“What Does Mindfulness  Have to Do with Learning Disabilities?”
Jill Leet-Otley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, Luther College; Education majors Carley Sullivan, McKenzie Carney, and Megan Oliver
“Self-Esteem for Kids with Learning and Attention Issues”
FEATURED SPEAKER:
Jenn Osen-Foss
Understood.org
“Effective Collaboration Between Parent and Teacher” 
Bill Stockton, Preston, MN
4:15-5:00   Social Hour with Cash Bar
5:00-6:30  Dinner and Awards
6:45-7:45   Entertainment by Joey I.L.O.
“Laughter is the Best Medicine”    JoeyILOComedy.com

 

Monday, October 23
7:00-8:00 AM   Registration and Exhibits
8:00-9:15 AM
KEYNOTE:  “Mental Health in the Classroom:  What to Know, What to Do, and What Not to Do!”
Connie Parr, Learning Disabilities Association of America Past President
  9:15-9:30   Exhibits & Silent Auction (bidding closes at 10:45)
9:30-10:45
Session 1
“Homework: The Struggle Is Real”
Jessica Gordon, Understood.org
“How Can We PROPeL Schools Forward in Their Efforts to Improve Literacy Outcomes for Students with LD?”
Sandy Schmitz, Iowa Center for Reading Research, University of Iowa
“Just Breathe: Cultivating Mindfulness in Young People”
Dr. Ryan Allen & Dr. Meghan Nelson,
Lumin Therapy, LLC, Sioux City
 
10:45-12:00  Lunch, Raffle Drawings, & Exhibits
12:00-1:15
Session 2 
“Exploring the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Upon Student Learning”
Flora M. Lee, LMSW, Special Education Strategist, Northwest AEA
“How Can We PROPeL Schools Forward in Their Efforts to Improve Literacy Outcomes for Students with LD?”
Sandy Schmitz, Iowa Center for Reading Research, University of Iowa
 
“Using the Body to Heal the Body: Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery”
Dr. Ryan Allen & Dr. Meghan Nelson,
Lumin Therapy, LLC, Sioux City
 
1:15-1:30   Exhibits
1:30-2:45
Session 3
“Exploring the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Upon Student Learning”
Flora M. Lee, LMSW, Special Education Strategist, Northwest AEA
“ESSA-Every Student Succeeds Act”
David Tilly, Ph.D, Deputy Director & Administrator, Division of Learning and Results, Iowa Department of Education 
“Utilizing Peer Mentors (High School) to Prevent Bullying and Gender Violence”
Alan Heisterkamp, Ed.D., Director:  Center for Violence Prevention,
University of Northern Iowa
 
2:45-4:00
Session 4
“Co-Teaching:  Testimonial from SPED and Gen Ed Teachers”
Kayla Fay & Mary Jo Coleman, Hinton Middle School
“ESSA-Every Student Succeeds Act”
David Tilly, Ph.D, Deputy Director & Administrator, Division of Learning and Results, Iowa Department of Education 
“Utilizing Peer Mentors (High School) to Prevent Bullying and Gender Violence”
Alan Heisterkamp, Ed.D., Director:
Center for Violence Prevention,
University of Northern Iowa