DR/NCII Webinars on Writing Instruction: Oct 11 and Oct 26, 2017
DR is partnering with the National Center on Intensive Instruction on two webinars (October 2017) focused on improving student writing. Please share with interested colleagues and students, and sign up to participate.
It's Time to Vote! CEC Elections for Board of Directors Closes Oct 16, 2017
Don't miss your opportunity to cast a vote for candidates of your choice to serve on the CEC Board of Directors. Leadership of CEC is important, and you have a voice. Voting closes at 3 pm EST on October 16, 2017. View candidate bios and voting procedures here.
DR Invites Nominations for 2018 Research Awards
DR invites nominations, including self-nominations, for its 2018 Research Awards Program. Please note that the deadline for nominations has been moved up this year to September 15, 2017. Nominations are invited for the following awards:
1. Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullen Distinguished Researcher Award
2. Distinguished Early Career Research Award
3. Early Career Publication Award
4. Student Research Awards
DR Invites Nominations for the 2018 Doctoral Student Seminars in Special Education
DR’s Doctoral Student Seminars in Special Education Research is an online seminar and discussion series designed to foster connections among doctoral students at different universities and to contribute to raising the standard of research. See the program description and nomination instructions/forms.
DR/JSE Podcast: Commentary on Zirkel: Judicial Rulings Specific to FBAs or BIPs Under IDEA and Corollary State Laws - An Update
DR and JSE have teamed up to produce occasional podcasts on issues of current interest in the education of children and youth with disabilities. From the April 2017 JSE issue, listen to Rob Horner and Mitch Yell discuss their commentary on this recent article by Perry Zirkel.
New Procedures for Online Access to The Journal of Special Education
Sage Publications publishes and manages The Journal of Special Education (JSED) for the Hammill Institute, and has recently moved to a new online platform and created a new URL for JSED. DR members who have accessed or would like to access the JSED online journal will need the new online activation instructions.
**Instructions for DR members who have previously activated an account for online access
** Instructions for DR members who have not previously activated an account for online access
Initiative on Scientific Publishing
Dr. Brian Cook, former DR President and University of Hawaii researcher, describes and encourages serious consideration of an approach for changing how research is conducted and reported: an initiative for journal editors to encourage, if not require, that researchers adhere to practices that promote transparency, openness, and replication. Read about the Center for Open Science’s Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines to “translate scientific norms and values into concrete actions and change the current incentive structures to drive researchers’ behavior toward more openness.” (2016)