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“Back to the Future” of Special Education:
Individualizing Education through Data-Based Programming

Thursday, September 29, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011

This invitational Summit on School-Based Problem Solving revolved around lectures by Douglas Fuchs and Lynn Fuchs (Vanderbilt University). University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor Stan Deno reflected upon the first day’s deliberations as springboard to the second day discussions.

Four work groups discussed research critical to four aspects of individualizing education through data-based programming: Measurement, Instruction, Problem-Solving, and Professional Preparation and Development.

Ted Christ and Kristen McMaster, Co-Directors of the University of Minnesota Research Institute for Problem-Solving (RIPS), were conference hosts.

Smart RTI: A Next-Generation Approach to Multi-Level Prevention -- Dr. Doug Fuchs, Vanderbilt University

Presented on September 29, 2011

Watch video in Flash format Part 1 Running time: 61 minutes

Watch video in Flash format Part 2 Running time: 23 minutes

Download video in QuickTime format Part 1 524.9MB

Download video in QuickTime format Part 2 244.2MB

Enhancing Data Use, Instructional Planning, and Student Learning within Data-Based Programming: Some Lessons Learned - Dr. Lynn Fuchs, Vanderbilt University

Presented on September 29, 2011

Watch video in Flash format Part 1 Running time: 61 minutes

Watch video in Flash format Part 2 Running time: 41 minutes

Download video in QuickTime format Part 1 562.1MB

Download video in QuickTime format Part 2 235.1MB

Work Groups

Four work groups discussed the keynote addresses and the participants’ own research as they identified issues, priorities and needs for research on school-based problem-solving in one area: measurement, instruction, problem-solving or professional preparation & development.

Each group was charged to define goals for research related to the group’s focus. The intention was to identify research that would significantly improve the process of individualizing education through data-based programming. The research goals discussed related to the past, present and future of measurement, instruction, problem-solving or professional preparation & development, including:

To see work group participants and summary notes, click measurement, instruction, problem-solving or professional preparation & development

The Measurement work group included:

Download Measurement Work Group notes [PDF]

The Instruction work group included:

Download Instruction Work Group notes [PDF]

The Problem-Solving work group included:

Download Problem-Solving Work Group notes [PowerPoint]

The Professional Preparation & Development work group included:

Professional Preparation and Development Group Notes [PDF]


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