2010 Trainings

Special Education Hearing Officer and Mediator Training

March 22 - 25, 2010

Instruction: Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay Street, Room 11, Oakland, CA
Hotel: Executive Inn and Suites, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

The Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers, on behalf of the California Office of Administrative Hearings, will conduct a four-day training for mediators and special education hearing officers in Oakland, California. The training will address ethical issues in mediation, implications of bi-polar for special education, importance of RTI for special education; inclusion and peer-review research; efficient case management and transition. Attendance is available only to persons who currently serve as special education hearing officers, or to state-level hearing system administrative personnel not involved in representation of state or local level education agencies.

9th National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers

July 13 - 16, 2010

Location: Seattle University School of Law
Hotel: Silver Cloud Broadway, 1100 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Topics presented at this training included "Juvenile Bipolar Disorder and Educational Implications," "Informed Consent and Meaningful Participation under IDEA," "Why RTI is Important for Special Education," "Inclusion and Peer Reviewed Research," and "Managing Cases for More Efficient Hearings." The program and speakers, as well as a copy of the materials as distributed,  are located here.