The most practical, family and practitioner-driven special education conference in the central Pennsylvania region! This year's conference builds on a tradition of providing information on the most current educational strategies to support children, youth, adults, and families with exceptionalities and the professionals
who work with them.  

In an effort to meet more of the wide range of training needs indicated on the Jones Center Summer Institute 2012 Evaluation forms, we
are trying a new format for the 2013 Institute, so DATES include July 10, 11,12 (Wed, Thurs, & Fri) as well as July 15 & 16 (Mon & Tues).  Some days will be full day sessions, and others half day sessions, on the topics of Bullying Prevention, Transition to Adult Life, Gifted Education, Technology (iPad, Assistive Tech, SmartBoard, Microsoft Office Data Collection), and Toy Literacy.  The schedule below lists session dates and topics, as well as Act 48 and Paraeducator Credit hours and registration fees.

CLICK here to download the 2013 Printable schedule


CLICK here to download the 2013 REGISTRATION FORM


CONFERENCE DETAILS


The Institute is scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, July 10, 11 and 12, 2013 and Monday and Tuesday, July 15 and 16, 2013 at the Bloomsburg (PA) Area High School with some sessions at Bloomsburg University. Practical and expert-led presentations will include keynote speakers and numerous 75 minute sessions.

Date

Wed-July 10

Thurs-July 11

Friday-July 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mon-July 15

Tues-July 16

Tues-July 16

LOCATION

BHS

BLOOMSBURG
UNIVERSITY

BHS

BHS

BHS

BHS

BLOOMSBURG UNIV

Session Length

1/2 day (3 credit hours)

2 HOURS
EVENING Only

No fee for this session
Download flyer here

Centenial Hall Room  239

Full day (6 credit hours)

Full day (6 credit hours)

Full day (6 credit hours) 
Switch sessions after lunch

Full day (6 credit hours) 
Switch sessions after lunch

1/2 day (3 credit hours)
Afternoon only

Presenter Ann Katona-Linn,
Bloomsburg University,  Adjunct Faculty, Exceptionalities Programs
Dr. Joanne Cashman
IDEA Partnership Program Director
Dr. Ricki Boyle CSIU, Director of Special Education and Early Childhood

Anthony Serafini, CSIU, Training and Consultation  Staff, Transition

Laurie Jones, CSIU, Assistive Technology Assistant and Kristin James, Training and Consultation  Staff,  Assistive Technology Phil Burrell, Bloomsburg Area School District, Faculty, and Donna Christensen, Bloomsburg Area School District, Special Education Director Mary Katherine Duncan, Bloomsburg University, Faculty, Psychology

8-8:30

REGISTRATION
$15 for ½ day

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REGISTRATION
$25 for full day

REGISTRATION
$25 for full day

REGISTRATION (30 spots)
$25 for full day

REGISTRATION (30 spots)
$25 for full day

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8:30
  to
11:30

Bullying
Prevention
for Paraeducators and Parents

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Gifted Boot Camp

Transition
to
Adult Life

Technology:
iPad and
Assistive
Tech

Technology:
Smart Board
and Microsoft Office Data
Collection

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11:30 to
 1:00

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LUNCH
on your own

LUNCH
on your own

LUNCH
on your own

LUNCH
on your own

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12:30

REGISTRATION $15 for ½ day

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REGISTRATION
$15 for ½ day

1:00
  to
4:00

Bullying Prevention
for Teachers &
Administrators

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Gifted Boot Camp
(continued)

Transition
to
Adult Life
(continued)

Technology:
iPad and
Assistive
Tech

Technology:
Smart Board
and Microsoft Office Data
Collection

Toy Literacy
Through the BU Toy Library

7:00
  to
9:00

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Transition: Cradle to College and Career

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The Jones Center is a nonprofit organization established by the family of Bill and Joan Jones in association with Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Exceptionality Programs.

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is committed to affirmative action by way of providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation,disability or veteran status.