Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Seattle Academy A Big Success

Pike Place Market in Seattle
Pike Place Market in Seattle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last week was the annual Seattle U. Academy for IDEA hearing officers and administrative law judges. It was especially good this year. All those special ed hearing officers in one place is always good- a chance to compare notes, think about what works and get some validation. It is nice to see old friends and make some new ones.  

My panel on decision writing led things off.  It easily filled three hours and it went very well. The participants were very involved and they gave helpful input.  Two colleagues offered sample decisions for discussion.  It was one of those sessions where we all learned from each other.  It was a decision-writing clinic. Great session.

Other highlights included learning about behavior in children from Jerry Sattler and getting a copy of his authoritative treatise on the subject.  Also an interesting session on neuroscience and decision making biases finished off the training. 

Thanks again to those who made this training a success.

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