This seminar is designed for principals, superintendents, administrators, special education directors, social workers, psychologists, teachers, guidance counselors, case managers, school board members, attorneys and others involved in the legal aspects of schools.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, has the objective of drastically reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which will require modifications to fundamental educational policies and decisions. This one-day seminar will provide participants with a greater understanding of the programs and changes included in the Act. Discussions will focus on the Act’s key provisions, including the terms that focus on accountability, create increased flexibility and local control, expand parental options and provide supplemental services, and emphasize quality teaching methods.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Break 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
I. No Child Left Behind – The Overview
A. Background: Elementary And Secondary Education Act
B. Objectives: Accountability, Increased Flexibility And Local Control, More Options For Parents And A Focus On Quality Teaching Methods
C. General Overview
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
II. Supplemental Services And Disadvantaged Children
A. Providing Assistance For Reading, Math And Language Arts
B. Availability Of State Approved Service Provider List
C. Defining “In Need Of Improvement”
E. Notification And Public Requirement
F. Funding Issues
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
III. Reading First
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
IV. Enhancing Teacher Quality
B. Recruiting And Retaining Quality Teachers
C. The Teacher Quality Program
D. Enhancing Local Input And Flexibility
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
V. The National Assessment Of Educational Progress
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Increasing English Proficiency
A. Assisting Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students – Using Proven
B. Testing Requirements
C. Notification Requirements