Making a Difference
September 29, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Registration: 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
DoubleTree Orlando East
12125 High Tech Ave.
The Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools provides unique programs to our schools, students and families. As the McKay Scholarship Program has matured, The Coalition has responded to our members’ desires to have a presentations addressing the unique needs of a McKay Scholarship participating school.
Join us in Orlando in September to learn and share the innovations and programs that make a difference in our students’ lives.
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7:30-8:00 Registration and Visit with Vendors
8:00-8:30 Welcome by President Steve Hicks
Special Recognition for our Networking Sponsor: Extensys
8:30 – 9:45 Breakout Session I
Spreading the Word about the McKay Scholarship and our Schools
Robyn A. Rennick, MS, Dyslexia Research Institute (Waterford A)
School Safety and Security: No Longer a Luxury, It’s a Necessity
James Howard , Tampa Bay Security Allies (Waterford C/D)
Building Social Bridges in Middle and High School
Carol T. Miller, Social Skills Curriculum (Waterford B)
Using Technology to Open Doors to Self-Determination Skills
Kathy Powell and Tosha Littles, Parent Support Network (Avalon)
9:45 – 10:15 Coffee Break and Exhibitor Visit
Thanks to our Coffee Break Sponsor: AAA Scholarship Foundation
10:15 – 11:15 Breakout Session II
Navigating Leadership in Special Needs Schools (Waterford A)
Patricia Myers and Sarah Donovan
The First Hope of The First Academy
Everyday Arts for Special Education (Waterford C/D)
North Florida School of Special Education
Changes in the Gardiner’s Scholarship-Questions About the McKay Scholarship
Laura Mazyck (Avalon)
Florida Department of Education
Assessing Our Teachers – A Positive Experience for All (Waterford B)
Dr. LeDale Southerland
Trinity Christian Academy
11:20 – 11:40 and 11:40 – 12:00 Round Table Discussions
ALL SPEAKERS will have a Round Table for two, 20-minute sessions. This is a time when participants may discuss your session further or those who did not get to hear you may gather information.
Patti Frobel: AAA Scholarship Foundation
Liz Cherry: Cherry & Company
Bryan Taber: Extensys, Inc.
Jimminda Thompson: Florida Virtual School
Paul Soost: Step Up for Students
Gary Falcon: Twine
James Howard: Tampa Bay Security Allies
Carol Miller: Social Skills Curriculum
Kathy Powell & Tosha Littles: Parent Support Network
Patricia Myers: The First Hope of The First Academy
Amanda Robison: North Florida School of Special Education
Laura Mazyck: Florida Department of Education
Dr. LeDale Southerland: Trinity Christian Academy
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
Thanks to our Lunch Sponsor: Twine
1:00 – 1:20 The Natural Landscape of Choice
Adam Peshek, Foundation for Excellence in Education
1:45 – 2:00 McKay Scholarship and Gardiner Update, Laura Mazyck, FLDOE
2:00 – 2:30 The Coalition of McKay Scholarship Schools, President Steve Hicks
For more information, contact Robyn A. Rennick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DoubleTree Orlando – East
12125 High Tech Ave.
$119 per night