ERIC Number: ED408811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Office of Special Education Programs. Proceedings of the Annual Technical Assistance and Dissemination Conference (7th, Washington, D.C., March 3-5, 1997).
Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the interaction that occurred during the Seventh Annual Technical Assistance and Dissemination Conference. The purpose of the conference was to provide participants with an opportunity to: (1) increase knowledge in various topical areas related to technical assistance and dissemination (TA&D); (2) exchange information, problem-solve, and pursue collaborative activities with other TA&D colleagues; and (3) become familiar with the resources/services/expertise of other U.S. Department of Education TA&D projects. The report begins with a section summarizing workgroup sessions that focused on: (1) collaborative and innovative uses of technologies for TA&D work; (2) evaluating the impacts of TA&D activities in relation to new performance standards; (3) designing a broader collaborative national TA&D network; (4) responding to TA&D needs in autism and diverse therapy options; and (5) applying research to practice to improve TA&D efforts. The next section includes summations of the plenary sessions and sketches of the concurrent sessions, which were designed to build skills or increase participants' knowledge bases. The third section summarizes discussions in the focus group sessions. Appendices include a conference agenda and a participant list. (CR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Resource Center for Special Education, Lexington, KY.; National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Authoring Institution: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.