2013 Fall KASP Convention
KASP is 50 years old this year and we are going to celebrate at our 2013 Fall KASP convention. The convention will be at the Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35, 549 S. Rock Road in Wichita, October 17th and 18th. This year’s theme is Past, Present, and Future: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to Children. Most of the day Thursday the 17th will be breakout sessions. This year’s featured speaker will be Dr. Steven Feifer. He will spend the day Friday, the 18th, talking about neuropsychology of math and social/emotional issues.
Hotel reservations should be made by contacting:Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35 549 S. Rock Rd. Wichita, Kansas 67207 Phone: (316-686-7131) Fax: ( 316-686-0018)
Please mention that you are with KASP when reserving your room. Room rate is $83.00 plus taxes. Blocked rooms are available on a first-come-first-served basis. These rooms will be released October 2, 2013 so reserve early. Districts choosing to use a P.O. must contact the hotel to set it up.
2013 KASP Fall Convention Featured Speakers
Steven G. Feifer, D. Ed., NCSP, ABSNP is a nationally renowned speaker and author in the field of learning disabilities, and has authored six books on learning and emotional disorders in children. He has 19 years of experience as a school psychologist, and is currently on faculty at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. He is also a clinical supervisor in the ABSNP school neuropsychology training program, and maintains a part-time private practice at the Monocacy Neurodevelopmental Center in Frederick, MD. Dr. Feifer was voted the Maryland School Psychologist of the Year in 2008, and awarded the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year. In 2011, he was honored as the distinguished alumni scholar of the year by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania College of Education.
Debra Connor, M.S. has been a professional educator for 40 years; first as a middle school teacher and then as a local and national level adult educator at two not-for-profit youth serving organizations. She was also manager of education and development for 5000 employees in 23 departments of the City of Kansas City, Missouri. She received several regional and national awards for programs she created for public employees, including the Human Resources Management Academy.
Deb has a BS in Curriculum and Development/Secondary English & Journalism from the University of Kansas and M.S. in Adult Education from the UMKC. She has been an active member of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), serving on the board of the Kansas City chapter for 10 years and as board president in 2006. Now retired, Deb volunteers for the GLSEN Greater Kansas City as a facilitator, speaker and new trainer mentor and also trains new trainers for the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri.
Tentative Convention Schedule
(Full Program will be Posted Once Finalized)
8:00- 8:30 Registration
8:30- 8:50 Opening remarks: Lisa Morch
Happy Birthday KASP! Video: A look at where we have been
School Psychology Evaluation Protocol
8:50-10:30 “Healthy Climates for LGBT Students Make Healthy Schools for ALL Students”
Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educators Network
10:30-11:00 Break/KASP Villages
11:00-11:30 Regional Meetings
3:00-4:30 Sessions (see schedule below for options)
5:00-11:00 Party Bus to Old Towne
8:30-8:35 Opening Remarks: Lisa Morch
8:35-11:45 Workshop: “The Neuropsychology of Math”
Steven G. Feifer, D. Ed., NCSP, ABSNP
George Washington University
11:45-1:00 Lunch on own
1:00-3:30 Workshop continued: “The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disturbance”
Steven G. Feifer, D. Ed., NCSP, ABSNP
Thursday Breakout Session Chart
|South Ballroom||Center Ballroom||North Ballroom||Pecan/Maple||Oak/Walnut||Birch|
|10:30-11:00||Break/ KASP Village|
|11:00-11:30||Student Meeting||Central Region Meeting||Northeast Region Meeting||Southeast Region Meeting||Western Region Meeting|
|1:15-2:45||” PSW: Report Writing and Feedback” Joseph Claeys||“A Legal View of Special Education” Mark Ward||“Despite what Negative Reviews Claim, Cogmed Working Memory Training Matters for Schools & Here’s why” Charles Shinaver||“Evaluations for Spanish Speaking Student” Kathy Reyes||“Bullying’s Dramatic Impact On Learning And What To Do About It” Doug Maraffa|
|3:00-4:30||“Suicide Prevention 101 For Those Concerned About School-Aged Youth” Jane Faubion & Marcia Epstein||” PSW: Report Writing and Feedback” Joseph Claeys||“Programming for the Unique Needs of Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing” Kucinski & Macy||Despite what Negative Reviews Claim, Cogmed Working Memory Training Matters for Schools & Here’s why Charles Shinaver||“Evaluations for Spanish Speaking Students” Kathy Reyes||“Bullying’s Dramatic Impact On Learning And What To Do About It” Doug Maraffa|
|5:00- 11:00||Party Bus Loop from Hotel to Old Towne|