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Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

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Friday, June 14 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Where in the MTSS is Special Education?

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Did you know that special education students are general education students first and always?  Or that specially designed instruction (SDI) can be provided by multiple people?  This interactive session will explore the fundamental principles of specially designed instruction in an MTSS framework.  Participants will learn about Iowa’s Framework for Specially Designed Instruction and its application to literacy for preschool - sixth grade learners in special education.

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Barb Pline

Special Education Consultant, Keystone AEA
Barb Pline has been a Special Education Consultant for Keystone AEA for 13 years. Prior to that, Barb taught special education at the K-5 level. She has experience with special education law, Literacy instruction, co-teaching assistive technology, and has both professional training... Read More →

Amy Pope

Special Education Consultant, Keystone AEA
Amy has been a Special Education Consultant for Keystone AEA for 5 years. Prior to that, Amy taught Kindergarten and Special Education for grades K,1,5,6. She has experience with co-teaching, significant disabilities, paraprofessionals, and preschool. Amy is married with three ch... Read More →

Barb Guy

Director of Special Education, Iowa Department of Education
Barbara Guy is the Director of Special Education at the Iowa Department of Education and serves as the Principle Investigator for Iowa’s State Personnel Development Grant which funded the development of the SDI literacy work. In these roles she has worked with regional and local... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm CDT
  Subgroups, PK-6
  • Conference Type General Session