Schools 2012 Serves Up Tech Tips, Midwestern Hospitality ASHA Schools 2012 will welcome school-based professionals and assistants to the sunny shores of Lake Michigan to learn practical, hands-on information to help their students and districts. Opening this year’s conference, scheduled for July 27–29 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be Jennifer Abrams, an international educational and communications consultant for public ... ASHA News
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Schools 2012 Serves Up Tech Tips, Midwestern Hospitality
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ASHA News   |   April 01, 2012
Schools 2012 Serves Up Tech Tips, Midwestern Hospitality
The ASHA Leader, April 2012, Vol. 17, 9. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.17042012.9
The ASHA Leader, April 2012, Vol. 17, 9. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.17042012.9
ASHA Schools 2012 will welcome school-based professionals and assistants to the sunny shores of Lake Michigan to learn practical, hands-on information to help their students and districts.
Opening this year’s conference, scheduled for July 27–29 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will be Jennifer Abrams, an international educational and communications consultant for public and private schools, hospitals, universities, and non-profits. Abrams trains teachers and administrators on successful instructional practices, new employee support, supervision and evaluation, generational savvy, and effective collaboration skills. She has presented at annual conferences such as Learning Forward, the New Teacher Center Annual Symposium, and the Teachers’ and Principals’ Centers for International School Leadership. Her publications include Having Hard Conversations, published by Corwin Press in 2009; the chapter “Habits of Mind for the School Savvy Leader” in Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success, by Art Costa and Bena Kallick; and contributions to Mentors in the Making: Developing New Leaders for New Teachers, published by Teachers College Press.
Other presenters include Judith Maginnis Kuster speaking about Web resources for school-based SLPs; Pam Wiley addressing social skills for students with autism spectrum disorders; Laura Justice discussing emerging literacy; Mike Campbell reviewing the ins and outs of telepractice in schools; and Sam Sennott covering the latest apps to help school-based SLPs deliver effective services and streamline their heavy workloads. The conference will emphasize use of technology in the classroom, and will feature a technology session in almost every time slot.
Outside of sessions, attendees can browse exhibits, participate in roundtable discussions, and speak with members of ASHA’s Board of Directors during the Member Forum. Beyond the Milwaukee Conference Center, attendees can explore the reinvigorated city of Milwaukee by strolling the Milwaukee River Walk. Once known only as a powerhouse for beer brewing and manufacturing, Milwaukee has, over the past few decades, reinvented itself as a tourist-friendly city that is home to quaint neighborhoods and a high-profile restaurant scene.
Registration is now open. The early-bird deadine is June 4; regular registration closes July 14.
For more information visit ASHA’s School’s webpage.
Lakeside Soiree for ASHFoundation

Schools Conference participants can attend a fundraising event at the Milwaukee Art Museum, an architectural landmark overlooking Lake Michigan. Sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation on Friday, July 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the event supports ASHFoundation research grants and scholarships.

The event, which includes light fare, will take place in the Quadracci Pavilion, a sculptural, postmodern addition designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Highlights of the building are the cathedral-like space of Windhover Hall, with a vaulted 90-foot-high glass ceiling; the Burke Brise Soleil, a moveable sunscreen with a 217-foot wingspan that unfolds and folds twice daily; and the Reiman Bridge, a pedestrian suspension bridge that connects the museum to the city.

Following the reception, participants can venture out to sample nearby restaurants, brewhouses, or the weekend’s German Fest.

Because of the museum’s proximity to the convention center (about 1.2 miles), participants can walk, trolley ($1 round trip), or take a cab to the event. Advance-purchase tickets (nonrefundable) are $45; on-site admission (subject to availability) is $55. Tickets may be purchased on the conference registration form or by calling 800-498-2071.

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