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janette-klingler Registration is now open for the annual ODE/COSA Fall Conference for Special Education Administrators, to be held in Eugene at the Hilton Hotel October 4-5.  This conference will address the needs of administrators who work with students with disabilities.

Keynote speaker Janette Klingner, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before earning her doctorate in reading and learning disabilities from the University of Miami, she was a bilingual special education teacher for ten years in San Jose and Santa Cruz, California, and in Miami, Florida. Currently, she is a co-Principal Investigator for The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), a Technical Assistance Center funded to address the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education, and a co-Principal Investigator for The Influence of Collaborative Professional Development Groups and Coaching on the Literacy Instruction of Upper Elementary Special Education Teachers Project.

In 2004 she was honored with AERA’s Early Career Award for outstanding research. Research foci include reading comprehension strategy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students, the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education, and enhancing the sustainability of evidence-based practices through professional development.

To date, she has authored or co-authored 64 journal articles and book chapters and co-authored or co-edited 9 books. Books published in 2007 include Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Difficulties, written with Sharon Vaughn and Alison Boardman and published by Guilford; Methods for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners, written with John Hoover, Leonard Baca, and James Patton, published by Merrill/Prentice Hall; Validated Reading Practices for Three Tiers of Intervention, co-edited with Diane Haager and Sharon Vaughn, published by Brookes; and Case Studies in the Social Construction of Disability: Minority Students in Special Education, co-authored with Beth Harry and Elizabeth Cramer, published by Teachers College Press. She is past Co-Editor of the Review of Educational Research, an Associate Editor for the Journal of Learning Disabilities, and on the editorial boards of eight additional journals.

Other keynote speakers at the Fall Conference include Dr. Jamal Abedi, Professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Davis; Dr. Thomas Parrish,  Managing Director in the Education Program in the Palo Alto office of the American Institutes for Research (AIR); and Arizona State University Vice President Dr. Eugene Garcia.

For more information, contact Sue Roessler.

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