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TCASE Administrator members can attend two live webinars complimentary, as a membership benefit. Other TCASE members can register to attend the live or on-demand webinars for $45, or $75 for non-members.
To verify your membership category, login to your profile at www.tcase.org or email Vicki, vicki@tcase.org.
Free webinar registration should not be shared with non-members outside of your district.

Did I Really Say That?

Media Survival Skills

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12 PM CST

In this introduction to media survival skills, participants will gain an understanding of what to do when the media calls in both a crisis and a non-crisis situation. A basic media survival kit that includes important weapons against being misquoted will provide participants with a higher level of confidence when confronted by the media.

Cathy Giardina
Cathy has 40+ years in education, 20 years in public education with teaching experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. She spent 13 years at the district level as an administrator for a large mid-urban school district. As Director of Community-School Relations, she was responsible for the district's Public Information Office, Parent Involvement and Partners in Education programs. Her district and staff were the recipients of numerous state and national awards including the Crystal Commendation from the Texas School Public Relations Association.

For the past twelve years Cathy has served as an educational consultant for Stetson and Associates, a national and international educational consulting firm focused on educational excellence and systems change. She has provided training to administrators and teachers throughout the country. She actively contributes to the Inclusive Schools Network website writing responses to inquiries as well as parent blogs.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love PWN

Legal Requirements Surrounding Prior Written Notice
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 12 pm CST

In this session, the legal requirements surrounding Prior Written Notice (PWN) will be identified, with emphasis on a practical approach to preparing this critically important document. Participants will learn why PWN is legally significant and will distinguish PWN from meeting invitations, deliberations, and other documentation. When implemented in your district, outcomes may include improved decision-making, less contentious ARD committee meetings, more defensible documentation, and a general sense of euphoria.

Elvin Houston
Elvin W. Houston advises school personnel in all aspects of special education law. He represents school districts in ARD committee meetings, Due Process Hearings before the Texas Education Agency, and in connection with matters before the Office of Civil Rights. He is a member of the National School Boards Association's Council of School Attorneys, the Texas Association of School Boards' Council of School Attorneys, and the School Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.

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Highlights of the 85th Legislative Session

What Just Happened?
Thursday, June 1, 2017, 12 pm CST

The 85th Texas Legislative Session is over and many bills were passed impacting education and special education. This webinar will review key bills that passed and how they may impact special education leaders.

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