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PLEASE NOTE:  Cancellations must be emailed to [email protected] no later than Friday, January 28, 2022 in order for a refund (less 25% administrative cost) to be issued.  Cancellation requests received after January 28, 2022, will not be honored.

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Sessions will be recorded and links to recorded sessions will be made available to all who register.  These links will be "live" for two weeks following the Winter Workshop.







Day 1  -  Wednesday, February 9, 2021  - 10:00am - 3:30pm CST

Presenters: Sponsor Showcases 

10:00am - 11:00am

  • Need Help with Assessments?  Remote Evaluation to the Rescue! Presented by Presence Learning:  

    With the global pandemic and widespread school closures, remote evaluation has drawn a lot of attention as an alternative solution for providing students with necessary services despite being out of school. Even though tele-assessment is not a new modality (it’s been around since 2009), it has been a lifeline recently for many districts for managing their ever-increasing caseloads of evaluations. In this session you will learn how schools are tackling their backlogs & utilizing best practices for remote evaluations as well as the research on tele-assessment. All attendees will receive the Remote Evaluations: A Practical Guide ebook.

  • A Simple Way to Teach Life Skills, Presented by the Conover Company:  Many students graduate from high school and enter into the real world without all of the skills they need to be successful. This is a problem that needs to be fixed, but it's not easy for teachers to find time in their already busy schedules to teach life skills. Join us to learn how Conover Online can help you solve this problem by allowing you to assess and teach life skills through an online platform, whether you're in-person or virtual. We do this by leveraging technology so that you don't have add any more tasks or learning a new platform onto your schedule. After 3 steps, simply login and start using!
  • Enhancing Learning through Accessible Media, Presented by the Described and Captioned Media Program:  Research has shown that the use of multimedia is beneficial to all students. However, it is not always easy to find educational media with high quality captions and description. The Described and Captioned Media Program is a federally funded program, which provides accessible educational media and much more. Learn about this free resource. We’ll discuss how captioned and described media can enhance learning and the classroom experience in both face-to-face and virtual settings.
  • Motivate Students and Improve Their Well-being with CASE-endorsed SEL, Presented by Positive Action:  Building intrinsic motivation and preparing students for uncertain and challenging times is key to their being successful and reaching their full potential, regardless of societal, cognitive or economic barriers. As academic instruction models continue to shift between classroom-based, home-based, or blended, students’ intrinsic motivation to learn becomes the most important component of their success. Educators at all levels can build motivation and prepare students for uncertainty by integrating social and emotional learning into every classroom using a systematic, curricular approach. Positive Action—evidence-based and CASE-endorsed since 2011—is that approach and as research demonstrates, it works! Positive Action improves pro-social behavior, mental health (depression and anxiety), physical health and academics, and reduces bullying, violence, substance use and other problem behaviors, thus creating an environment where all students can thrive and reach their full potential. Participants will consider these and other improved student and school-wide outcomes supporting integrated SEL.


11:30am - 12:30pm

  • Meeting the Emotional Needs of Our Students during COVID and Beyond, Presented by eLuma Therapy:   As U.S. K-12 schools and districts mobilized to provide special education services over the past year, one thing is for sure; the pandemic has left its mark. How we approach teaching the whole child has changed forever, and it is crucial to evolve and adapt if we are going to continue to prioritize our students' overall well-being. 

    Looking at the specifics, COVID-19 marked a significant shift in the delivery of therapy and special education from in-person to online, with nearly nine out of ten schools using online therapy and SPED services now compared to one in three schools pre-pandemic. The RAND corporation reports that about two in ten school districts plan to maintain virtual services as part of their district portfolio even when COVID restrictions are eventually lifted because of the increasing student and family preference for remote services. The need for remote therapy is not going anywhere, but sometimes we may get distracted from our goal when we worry about all of the "technology newness." Our guiding question isn’t, “What will happen in education?” Rather, our guiding question is, “How do we evolve our special education services to meet individual students' needs?” 

    Face-to-face and online solutions need to support each other.  

    This presentation will discuss solutions that complement in-person services and online therapy to create personalized experiences that prioritize the needs of the whole student. We will also discuss topics such as:

    • The eventual integration of other technologies like AI, VR, and others to support a shortage of service providers and to drive student engagement to optimize learning.
    • The integration of synchronous and asynchronous exercises into the normal instruction process can accommodate larger groups more effectively. 
    • Service-learning strategies that leverage both technology (scalability) and community (sustainability)
    • What we've seen, and the implications for the future of online therapy.
  • Maintaining the Integrity of the IEP, and the Impact of COVID-19, Presented by Athlos:  COVID-19 was one of the most stressful times in education history, predominantly so for special education students and teachers. Providing critical IEP services during a global shutdown proved challenging, if not, at times, impossible. And now, as schools across the nation work toward correcting the tremendous learning loss that resulted, documenting learning gains and ensuring the integrity of the IEP is as paramount as ever. Tune in with us for a panel style session highlighting district special education administrators from around the country who are tackling these challenges head on with creative solutions, strategies and tools.
  • STAR Autism Support: Developing a Districtwide Autism Program, Presented by STAR Autism:  In this session, the presenter will provide a quick overview of the essential elements needed to provide effective and sustainable evidence-based programs and strategies for students with ASD across the age range. Come learn about how several state and local agencies developed a model to serve students and support staff.


1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Presentation by Hughes Technology (information coming soon!)
  • TeachTown Overview - Presented by TeachTown: TeachTown offers a variety of core curriculum and intervention packages for students with moderate to severe disabilities, across domains such as academic skills, functional living, transition & vocational, and social skills. 
  • Paraeducators in Inclusive Schools: The Role of Leadership, Presented by Stetson & Associates:  The role of paraeducators in supporting inclusive practices has expanded significantly during the past decade. In fact, the number of paraeducators in US schools today actually exceeds the number of teachers by over 50,000. The rationale for this statistic must be explored and questioned.

    This session will focus on the role of school leadership in ensuring that paraeducators are utilized appropriately, prepared for their instructional and behavioral support responsibilities, and properly directed and supervised. How do school leaders make certain that paraeducator support is determined on the basis of student needs and not on the variety of forces that press for one-on-one assignment of paraeducator personnel, regardless of actual need? Finally, what is the teacher’s role in delegation and supervision of paraeducator time and responsibilities? This session will address these critical questions with practical answers and resources for school leaders.


2:30pm - 3:30pm

  • Addressing the Behavior Spike with Trauma-Informed Leadership, Presented by 321 Insight: We are seeing a massive spike in behavior, anxiety, depression as people try to navigate the expectations of returning to school. The impacts of the past 18+ months of a global pandemic, stressful societal conditions, increased reliance on technology and screens, and the loss of routines has resulted in stress and dysregulation amongst staff and students alike. Successfully navigating this requires a deliberate plan. District and school leaders need to understand why it’s happening and what to do about it.

    In this webinar, district and school leaders will learn how to plan for a district or school-wide trauma-informed approach, including:

    • Developing a trauma-informed mindset amongst all staff
    • Creating a trauma-informed approach to discipline
    • Using trauma-informed behavior intervention strategies
    • Managing the stress of staff shortages
    • Focusing on an intentional rebuilding of school culture 
  • Music S.P.E.A.K.S.: Exploring the Use of Music Therapy in Special Education to Support, Educate, Amplify, Kick-start, and Soothe, Presented by American Music Therapy Association and Certification Board for Music Therapists:  This presentation will explore how music therapy in special education can support learning, provide prompts for task completion, educate learners, amplify voices, kick-start ideas and progress, and soothe challenging behaviors. Music S.P.E.A.K.S.!



Day 2  -  Thursday, February 10, 2021  -  9:30am - 4:00pm CST

Presenter:  Dr. Adam Sáenz

Beyond the Pandemic:  Adult SEL as a Roadmap to Wholeness 


9:30am - 10:45am  -  The Power of a Teacher 

11:00am - 12:30pm  -  Loving Myself Well (Wholistic Self-Care)

1:00pm - 2:15pm  -  Understanding Stress through the Lens of a Hero's Journey

2:30pm - 4:00pm  -  Relationship-Based Behavioral De-escalation

Special Message from Dr. Adam Saenz


2022 CASE Winter Workshop attendees will be provided 24/7 access to the Applied EQ Group's Virtual Learning Library for one year. This Library is an asynchronous learning opportunity for educators to earn professional development credits at their own pace. These one-hour courses include self-testing for enhanced rigor, and the participant will receive a certificate of completion to document their participation. All courses were recorded in the Applied EQ Group studio using HD cameras, professional lighting and professional audio. (an access code will be provided to workshop attendees) 

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Day 3  -  Friday, February 11, 2021  -  9:30am - 4:00pm CST

Presenter:  Miriam Kurtzig Freedman, JD, MA 


9:30am - 11:00am CST  -  Build TRUST - Small Step, Big Impact!  


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                                                                                                                       Sponsored by:  



Presenters:  Erin Maguire, Myrna Mandlawitz, & Dr. Kevin Rubenstein

11:30am - 1:30pm CST  -  FAPE, Endrew F., Compensatory Services and the Impact of

COVID-19:  Navigating the Law and Guidance



                               Erin Maguire                                              Myrna Mandlawitz                                          Dr. Kevin Rubenstein
                           CASE, President                                       CASE Policy Consultant                           CASE Policy & Legislation Chair


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