Next Steps at the State of the Art Conference on PSE

By: Courtney Taylor

Next Steps at Vanderbilt director Tammy Day presented at the State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities held November 20-21, 2014. Day presented specifically on the Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute and was then joined by leadership from all four of Tennessee’s postsecondary education programs for a joint panel presentation on the collaboration of the Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

The conference occurs annually and is a gathering of professionals and interested parties to discuss the current state of research and practice in the field of postsecondary education. Below, is a listing of the presentations offered by Day and PSE Alliance members.

Recruitment, Capacity Building, and Improved Programming through Summer Residential Opportunities

Presenter: Tammy Day (Next Steps at Vanderbilt)

People are best able to understand a task, a situation, and an opportunity through prior learning and experiences. This premise is why a week-long summer residential experience is a perfect way for youth to determine if a college experience might be right for them. They get to actually see themselves on campus.

Sustaining Success: Two Statewide Models for Capacity Building and System Change

Presenters: Tom Beeson (FUTURE Program at University of Tennessee), Tammy Day (Next Steps at Vanderbilt), Mallory Whitmore and Misty Vetter Parsley (IDEAL at David Lipscomb), Maurice Williams and Chrisann Schiro-Geist (TigerLIFE at University of Memphis)

Creating Engaging and Effective Lessons to Build Employment-Related Skills

Presenters: Misty Vetter Parsley and Mallory Whitmore (IDEAL at David Lipscomb)

Students with disabilities often need assistance with employment-related skills like interaction, communication, and technology. This session explored engaging lessons for teaching these skills in an effective manner using well established lesson planning techniques such as a set, formative assessment, and closure.

For more on the State of the Art Conference, visit the conference website.

Last Updated: 11/21/2014 2:22:49 PM

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