Anyone who represents school districts or children and their parents, or are interested in the growing area of school law, should attend this seminar about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001.
- An analysis of No Child Left Behind
- Implications of NCLB for administrators, teachers and parents
- The IDEA Improvement Act of 2004
- Implications of IDEA 2004 for administrators, teachers and parents
- Meeting the requirements of NCLB and IDEA 2004
- The attendee will be able to discuss the developmental history of NCLB.
- The attendee will be able to identify implications of NCLB for administrators and educators.
- The attendee will be able to review the IDEA Improvement Act of 2004.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. The Developmental History Of NCLB
A. Federal Involvement In Education: From Assistance To Accountability
B. NCLB: A Reaction To What?
C. Is NCLB Here To Stay?
D. The Purpose Of NCLB
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
II. Analysis Of NCLB
A. The Major Principles Of NCLB
1. Accountability For Results
2. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
3. Scientifically-Based Research
4. Highly Qualified Teachers And Paraprofessionals
B. Impact Of The NCLB On Schools
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
III. Implications Of NCLB For Administrators And Educators
A. Immediate Impact
B. Areas Of Greatest Challenge
C. Meeting The Challenge Of NCLB
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
IV. The IDEA Improvement Act Of 2004
A. The Major Principles Of The IDEA Improvement Act
B. Major Changes In IDEA 2004
C. The Effect Of IDEA 2004 On Special And General Education
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
V. Analysis Of The Major Changes In IDEA
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VI. Meeting The Requirements Of NCLB And IDEA
A. Adequate Yearly Progress
B. Developing IEPs
C. Collecting Data On Student Progress
D. Teacher Qualifications