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Educational Leadership Symposium Announced

April 13, 2015

Symposium Speaker Lee Ann JungThe Educational Leadership Department in the School of Education has announced that they will conduct a second annual symposium entitled "Standards-Based Grading in Special Education."  The symposium will feature Dr. Lee Ann Jung, an Associate Professor and Director of International School Partnerships for the College of Education at the University of Kentucky.

The symposium will be held Wednesday, June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center located downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. The move to standards-based grading poses real challenges as we implement this practice with learners of diverse abilities. In this session, participants will learn about an inclusive grading and intervention-planning model for grading and reporting achievement of exceptional learners. Dr. Jung will demonstrate that this model is fair, meaningful, and legally defensible.

Dr. Jung has worked in the field of special education since 1994 in the roles of teacher, administrator, researcher and consultant. Lee Ann's areas of scholarship include standards-based assessment, family support, IEP/IFSP development, and intervention planning. Two of Lee Ann's books were finalists for the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers, and one was nominated for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's Book of the Year. Lee Ann has served as associate editor for Young Exceptional Children (YEC), guest editor and editorial board member of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and is currently an editorial board member for YEC and Journal of Early Intervention.

The cost of this symposium is $150 and is non-refundable. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and a book co-authored by the speaker. The registration deadline is June 10, 2015. Follow this link to register:  http://tinyurl.com/k4kke9n