Badar/Kauffman Special Education Conference

Campus Wide

Kent State will host the first annual Badar/Kauffman Conference on Contemporary Issues in Special Education on April 13 and 14 in The Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on the Kent Campus from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The conference focuses on current conceptual and practical issues related to meeting diverse student needs through multitiered systems of support (MTSS) and special education. Attendees will gain unique knowledge and guidance from leading scholars and school-based practitioners in the areas of special education and MTSS.

Location and Time

Thursday, April 13 
  • 5-5:30 p.m. Registration
  • The Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
  • 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, April 14
  • Ballroom Balcony, Kent Student Center
  • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Speakers

The keynote speaker on Thursday, April 13 will be James M. Kauffman, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia. James Kauffman is internationally regarded as one of the most influential leaders and scholars in the modern era of special education. There will also be an interactive panel discussion of research and practice leaders in special education and MTSS. The event will take place from 5 – 8:30 p.m. in The Center for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement on the Kent Campus.

Kathleen Lynn Lane, Ph.D. BCBA-D, Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas will be the keynote speaker on Friday, April 14. Lane is a leader in MTSS-related research and regularly works with schools nationwide to provide comprehensive integrated tiered models of support. Workshop sessions will follow, covering a variety of topics related to special education and MTSS. The Friday activities will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Ballroom Balcony in the Kent Student Center.

Cost

The Badar/Kauffman Conference on Contemporary Issues in Special Education is designed for students, faculty and professionals who are interested in learning from internationally renowned luminaries in special education and related fields. The conference fee is $75 for non-students and $25 for students.

Scholarships

A limited number of registration scholarships are available to students. If interested please contact Dr. Sonya Wisdom at swisdom@kent.edu by March 24th.

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