Research Round Tables will allow maximum interaction between participants, while allowing presenters opportunities to present research findings. These will be a cross between a poster session and a round table discussion. Three presenters will share the time slot. Each will create a poster that can be displayed and prepare a 10-minute presentation to accompany the poster. After the three presentations, the audience will be free to engage in discussion with the presenters.
Discussion Groups will allow groups of individuals to develop courses, plan research, etc. and will consist of a moderator and a group of individuals interested in developing or engaging in a joint project.
Panels/Mini-Symposia and Presentation will be 30-minute presentations on a single topic by an individual or 30- minute panel and presentation discussions or mini-symposia followed by 15 minutes devoted to participant discussion of the presentation.
Poster Sessions will enable presenter(s) to display curriculum materials, CD-Rom, or other multimedia used in teacher preparation, alternative assessment strategies, etc. All poster sessions will be held during breakfast so participants may view and discuss displays while they eat.
Two of our members died this past year and we would like to remember and honor them at the Conference.
Ray Elliot, Chair of the Special Education Department at the University of Alabama, passed away at the beginning of May. Ray had been a member of ACE-DHH and had presented at most of our conferences. Sympathy is extended to his family and colleagues.
Sister Mary Delaney, Director of Canisius College s Teacher Preparation Program, passed away in August. She was an active member, past president, and will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends.