2018 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.
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Wednesday, November 28 • 8:20am - 12:20pm
TASH Doctoral Students and Early Career Faculty Workshop Full

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This Wednesday session is meant for you! Come learn about important topics for doctoral students and early career faculty! During this session, nationally-recognized faculty will share their strategies for beginning a successful career as a faculty member in special education. Topics addressed during this session include establishing a professional identity, establishing a research agenda, and implementing high-quality teacher preparation programs.

8:20-8:50 AM
Establishing a Professional Identity - Andrea Ruppar

8:50-9:50 AM
Grants and External Funding - Mary E. Morningstar
Teacher Preparation - Stacy Dymond, Donna Lehr

9:50- 10:50 AM
Developing and Sustaining a Research Agenda - Vicki Knight, Fred Spooner

10:50-11:50 AM
Service and Professional Development - Jacki Anderson, April Regester, Amy Toson
Publishing - Marty Agran, Susan Copeland, Stacy Dymond, Donna Lehr, Fred Spooner

11:50 AM -12:20 PM
Promotion and Tenure - Martin Agran, Fred Spooner

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Amy Toson

Assistant Professor, Cardinal Stritch University
I have been working with districts and schools, both nationally and internationally, for well over 15 years in the area of inclusive education capacity building and systems change. I began her career as a K-12 inclusive education teacher and moved into the role of consultant working... Read More →
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Alison Zagona

Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

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Martin Agran

Professor, University of Wyoming
Dr. Martin Agran is a nationally recognized researcher in the area of special education. He is an Emeritus professor and former department head in the Department of Special Education at the University of Wyoming. Additionally, he served as a professor in the Special Education Departments... Read More →

Susan Copeland

Professor, University of New Mexico
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Stacy Dymond

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Stacy Dymond is professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on curriculum issues related to educating secondary and transition-age students with severe intellectual disabilities in inclusive school and community settings... Read More →

Vicki Knight

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
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Donna Lehr

Associate Professor, Boston University
I'm long-time TASH member who has focused my efforts on the education of students with complex health care needs and inclusion of students with severe disabilities in general education.
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Mary Morningstar

Professor, Portland State University
Dr. Mary E. Morningstar is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Portland State University and Director of the Transition Coalition, which offers online, hybrid and in-person professional development and resources for secondary special educators and transition... Read More →
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April Regester

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis
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Andrea Ruppar

University of Wisconsin-Madison
I'm an Associate Professor of Special Education at University of Wisconsin-Madison. I study educational decision making for students with extensive support needs.
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Fred Spooner

Professor, UNC Charlotte
Fred Spooner is Professor of Special Education at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Spooner has researched and written about instructional strategies for students with severe disabilities since the 1980s. Recently, he has focused on alternate assessment and linking both assessment and instruction... Read More →

Wednesday November 28, 2018 8:20am - 12:20pm PST
Belmont - Second Floor 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201