Special Education Summit Set for April 27
MCPS parents, staff and community members are invited to the sixth annual Special Education Summit, Leading the Way Today, Partnering for a Better Tomorrow. The summit will take place from 8:15 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg.
The keynote speaker is Lisa Dieker, Ph.D., Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair, University of Central Florida, College of Community Innovation and Education. Dieker holds a Ph.D. in special education and curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on collaboration between general and special education with a specific interest in the opportunities that exist for students with disabilities in STEM areas. She also has a passion for how technology and simulators can be used to impact teacher preparation and student learning.
The event is free and open to parents/guardians, educators and community partners. Childcare, a light breakfast and interpretation services are provided.