9-10-19 Great Instruction, Great Achievement with John O’Connor- No Fee

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Come hear tried and true initiatives for closing the achievement gaps within special education.  This session will provide administrators with information they need to develop effective programs.  Topics reviewed include research-based practices in reading instruction, mathematics , and behavior. In addition to that, he will address co-teaching models, sharing data and strategic planning.  John O’Connor has led school improvement initiatives at the state and local level during his 28 years in public education.  He started his career as a special education teacher serving students with orthopedic impairments and then held a variety of administrative positions. For nine years while working at  the Georgia Department of Education, he led state-wide initiatives to improve the achievement of students with disabilities.  He has also served in local districts as an Assistant Director for Special Education, Executive Director for Special Services, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and Director for Interventions. John has written four books, including his most recent Great Instruction Great Achievement for Students with Disabilities: A Road Map for Special Education Administrators.  He has also co-written a textbook chapter, a  desk guide and numerous articles.  At his core, John is a teacher.


Location: Lexington Convention Center