Enhancing the Credibility of Special Education Leaders through Micro-credentialing
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Friday, December 4, 12:45–1:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
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Introducing Future Educators to Emerging Technologies Through Inquiry
Dr. Paul Miller
Learn about the Maryland State Department Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services' efforts to establish a statewide micro-credential program to recognize and distinguish its IEP chairs.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Principals/head teachers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Subject area:||Special education|
|ISTE Standards:||For Education Leaders:
|Additional detail:||Session recorded for video-on-demand|
Throughout the session, participants will learn about the Maryland State Department Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services' efforts to establish a statewide micro-credential program to recognize and distinguish IEP Chairs by providing them with key competencies intended to build their credibility as a leader in Special Education. Information shared through a series of interactive activities will explore the work of National and State experts who led a series of Statewide task-forces to (1) identify and develop IEP Chair competencies, (2) design a combination of related work experience to demonstrate proficiency, (3) create reusable learning objects and assessments, (4) implement a competency-based learning system, and (5) evaluate its impact on Maryland's Special Education community.
Through a series of 10-15 interactive activities, participants will explore the work of National and State experts who led a series of Statewide task-forces to (1) identify and develop IEP Chair competencies, (2) design a combination of related work experience to demonstrate proficiency, (3) create reusable learning objects and assessments, (4) implement a competency-based learning system, and (5) evaluate its impact on Maryland's Special Education community. Each activity will be supported by a cooperative learning approach title Student-Teams Achievement-Division (see Slavin, 1997) to facilitate engagement through purposeful conversations and meaningful collaboration that can be applied within the participants personal context.
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Dr. Paul Miller brings 18 years’ experience in STEM instruction; K-12 curriculum development; instructional design and teaching methodologies; project evaluation; inclusive professional learning; instructional technology integration; instructional systems development; program implementation fidelity and evaluation; and over $34 million in federal and state grant facilitation and management. Dr. Miller has developed and piloted web-based professional development systems, developed training workshops for teachers and administrators, and managed teams to develop K-12 mathematics and early childhood program materials used in the USA, Canada, as UK. Dr. Miller holds an EdD with a focus on Instructional Design for Teaching and Learning from Johns Hopkins Univrrsity.