Exceptional Student Education Events

These events are sponsored by the Department of Exceptional Student Education. Events are listed chronologically and are coded to indicate the various purposes and intended audience. Registration information is provided within each entry. These events do fill, so registration is required.

Event Types
HOOT Colloquia
HOOT Colloquia are sponsored by the ESE’s Honors-In-The-Major program, Honoring Outstanding Owl Students (HOOT), presenting programming related to disability studies, and/or the education of individuals with disabilities.
Audience: College of Education students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals.
RER
RER events or research studies are designed to fulfill the Research Experience Requirement (RER) in some ESE courses.
Audience: Students enrolled in EEX 4070 or EEX 2091.
Doctoral Student Research
Doctoral Student Research events are presented by ESE Doctoral Students in partial fulfillment of requirements for EEX 7918, Pre-Candidacy Research in Special Education. These students will present research conducted prior to dissertation under the guidance of department faculty.
Audience: College of Education students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals.
Invited Speakers
These events are presented by invited speakers on behalf of ESE. Speakers will present information related to disability studies, the education of individuals with disabilities, etc.
Audience: College of Education students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals.
Title/When Presenter Abstract Audience
Fall 2020 All events will be conducted virtually, via Zoom Videoconferencing
Virtual education for students with cognitive disabilities
Friday, September 18
6:30-8 pm
Charles Dukes, Ed.D., Ph.D. HOOT & RER Event
The presentation will highlight the features of effective virtual educational experiences for students with significant cognitive disabilities. View event flyer and registration information here.
This session is intended for COE students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals. This event also satisfies Research Experience Requirement for EEX 2091 or EEX 4070.
Teachers of color: Characteristics and trends in attrition and retention from a large urban school district in Florida from 2009 to 2019
Friday, September 25
2-3:30 pm
Kerry Wittel, M.S., Ed. Doctoral Student Research
Ms. Wittel will discuss her research on the attrition and retention of teachers of color in a large urban school district.
View event flyer and registration information here.
This two-presentation session is intended for COE students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals. Ms. Wittel will present from 2-245pm.
Growing older with autism: The lived experiences of aging adults with Autism
Friday, September 25
2-3:30 pm
Jacqueline Wood, M.Ed. Doctoral Student Research
Ms. Wood will discuss her research on the lived experiences of older individuals with ASD. View event flyer and registration information here.
This two-presentation session is intended for COE students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals. Ms. Wood will present from 245-330pm.
Last Backpack Generation... Who are also diverse learners
Friday, October 2
11 am – 12:15 pm
Zachary Walker, Ph.D. Invited Speaker
Dr. Walker will discuss his work examining modern learners whose lives have been transformed through technology and what this means for schooling and teacher education. View event flyer and registration information here.
Event is for ESE Doctoral Students and interested ESE faculty only.
Working Internationally in Special Education
Friday, October 2
1-2 pm
Zachary Walker, Ph.D. Invited Speaker
Dr. Walker will host this Q & A session about his professional experiences and working in the field of special education personnel preparation outside the United States. Event is for ESE PhD doctoral students.
This session is intended for ESE Doctoral Students and interested ESE faculty.
The victimization of individuals with ASD: Bullying in the school setting
Friday, October 16
6:30-8 pm
Susanne Lauder, M.S. Ed., & Jacqueline Wood. M.Ed. HOOT & RER Event
The presenters will describe strategies for preventing, recognizing, and addressing instances of bullying students with ASD may experience in schools. View event flyer and registration information here.
This session is intended for COE students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals. This event also satisfies Research Experience Requirement for EEX 2091 or EEX 4070.
Identifying and implementing AAC support needs for children with disabilities
Friday, October 23
2-3:30 pm
Hannah Kammet, M.S., CCC-SLP Doctoral Student Research
Ms. Kammet will discuss her research on the implementation of a professional development session intended to teach pre-services teachers basic knowledge and skills in Augmentative and Alternative Communication systems.
View event flyer and registration information here.
This two-presentation session is intended for COE students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals. Ms. Kammet will present from 2-245pm.
Educator perceptions that lead to suspension and expulsion of young children from early childhood education programs
Friday, October 23
2-3:30 pm
Jennifer Amador, M.Ed. Doctoral Student Research
Ms. Amador will discuss her research on early childhood educators’ perceptions of policies and practices related to the suspension and expulsion of young children. View event flyer and registration information here.
This two-presentation session is intended for COE students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals. Ms. Amador will present from 245-330pm.
Implementing interventions in real-world settings: Where do we go from here?
Friday, November 6
11-12:15pm
Brian Boyd, Ph.D. Invited Speaker
The standard in applied science and community-based research is to implement interventions in real world contexts such as homes or schools. Yet, we continue to face many hurdles in our efforts to bridge research and practice. Using the Advancing Social-communication and Play (ASAP) intervention as a case study example, this talk will address the current state of behavioral intervention research for children with autism spectrum disorder as well as barriers and potential solutions to moving behavioral intervention research forward. View event flyer and registration information here
This session is intended for COE doctoral students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals.
Moving from evidence to implementation: Understanding the role of implementation science
Friday, November 6
1-2pm
Brian Boyd, Ph.D. Invited Speaker
Implementation science is focused on the use of systematic methods to facilitate the adoption, uptake and sustainment of evidence-based innovations. This presentation will provide an overview of implementation science, relevant conceptual frameworks, stages of implementation, and application to autism intervention research. Event is for ESE Doctoral Students and interested ESE faculty only.
This session is intended for ESE Doctoral Students and interested ESE faculty.
Examining the Impact of Virtual Instruction Using Procedural Facilitators on the Opinion Writing of Elementary School- age Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Friday, Nov. 13
2-3pm
Susanna Launder, M.S. Ed. Doctoral Student Research
Ms. Launder will discuss her research on the implementation of virtual instruction designed to teach a planning strategy for writing to elementary school students with autism.
View event flyer and registration information here.
This session is intended for COE students, faculty, staff, and interested individuals. Ms. Launder will present her research, then host a brief Q&A.