STEP Webinars

Thu 5/10/2018

STEP Lunchtime Leaders Webinar: Intellectually Gifted Students

Location: On-line
Time(s): 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET
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Join us for a webinar on Thursday,May 10, 2018. 

Title: 

Intellectually Gifted Students

Time:

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ET

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm CT

Description:

“Intellectually Gifted” means a child whose intellectual abilities, creativity, and potential for achievement are so outstanding that the child’s needs exceed differentiated general education programming, adversely affects educational performance, and requires specifically designed instruction or support services. Children from all populations (e.g., all cultural, racial, and ethnic groups, English Learners, all economic strata, twice exceptional, etc.) can be found to possess these abilities. 

Presenter:

Nancy E. Williams, Ed.S., NBCT, Gifted Education Specialist, Tennessee Department of Education, Division of Special Populations and Student Support



Tue 5/15/2018

Lunchtime Leaders Webinar: Early Childhoon Inclusion

Location: On-line
Time(s): 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Calendar: STEP Webinars

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. 

Title: 

Early Childhood Inclusion

Time:

  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CT

Description:

TBA

Presenters:

Colleen VanDyke, IDEA 619 preschool consultant, Tennessee Department of Education, Special Populations and Student Support

Karen Harrison, Executive Director, STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents), Tennessee's Parent & Youth Training and Information Center 

Registration will open soon - please check back



Thu 6/7/2018

STEP Lunchtime Leaders Webinar: “TN Council on Developmental Disabilities – What Families Should Know”

Location: On-line
Time(s): 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM ET
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Join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 7, 2018. 

Title: 

“TN Council on Developmental Disabilities – What Families Should Know”

Time:

12:30 pm -   1:30 pm ET

11:30 pm - 12:30 pm CT

Description:

The Council on Developmental Disabilities is a leader in improving policies and practices that affect the lives of Tennesseans with developmental disabilities. The Council works with offices of state government, private entities, policymakers and the public to promote best practices in the field of disability services. The 21-member Council, comprised of private citizens, guides the work of the Council. Join Council Executive Director, Wanda Willis, and Council Communications Director, Emma Shouse Garton, to learn about the TN Council, their role in Tennessee, and key Council initiatives. The Council will highlight two national best practice projects they are working on: Supported Decision Making and the Supporting Families national initiative (also known as the LifeCourse Framework & LifeCourse Tools).

Presenters:

Wanda Willis, Executive Director, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities - Ms. Willis began her career in 1971 as a special education teacher. She held several positions in Tennessee’s developmental disability agency, including Director of Planning and has served as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities for a number of years. Ms. Willis has a Master's Degree in Special Education from the University of South Carolina.

Emma Shouse Garton, Communications Director, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities - Emma has been with the Council since 2011. She has a younger brother with autism and helps lead the TN Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) statewidesibling support network. Emma serves as the Council’s lead staff for the TNSupporting Families initiative. She graduated from Belmont University with degrees in social work and sociology.



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