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Special Education New Directors' Academy

July 24–26, 2011

The Academy will present basic information in the areas of special education data collection and analysis, compliance requirements, funds management and effective instructional practices. The information provided can be used by directors of special education in the management of special education processes to promote improved outcomes for students with disabilities.


Academy Participant Information Academy Registration


Audience/Training Level

This year, the Office of Special Education is inviting "new" Directors, as well as inviting back Directors who attended last year’s academy. “New” is defined as a first year (2012–2013) special education administrator or one with less than two (2) years' special education administration experience in any district. Process Coordinators may also attend the institute provided they serve as the only special education administrator in their district and they meet the definition of “new.”

Fees and Expenses

There is no registration fee to attend the Academy. Districts will be responsible for all expenses incurred including all meals, lodging, mileage, parking and any miscellaneous costs.


All expenses related to lodging will be incurred by the district. Academy participants are required to make their own hotel reservations. Please make reservations as soon as you have received approval to attend.

For your convenience, a listing of local hotels is below. (Please note rooms have not been blocked off at any of these suggested locations, therefore availability cannot be guaranteed.)


Best Western Plus Capitol Inn
1937 Christy Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

(573) 635-4175

Days Inn

2100 Jefferson St,

Jefferson City, MO  65109


Double Tree/Jefferson City
422 Monroe St.

Jefferson City, MO
(573) 636-5101

Econo Lodge

1926 Jefferson St

Jefferson City, MO  65109


Fairfield Inn

3621 West Truman Blvd.

Jefferson City, MO 65109

(573) 761-0400

Holiday Inn Express

1716 Jefferson St

Jefferson City, MO  65109


Hotel DeVille/Baymont Inn and Suites
319 West Miller St.

Jefferson City, MO
(573) 636-5231

Toll Free in MO: (800) 392-3366

Motel 6

1624 Jefferson St

Jefferson City, MO  65109


Truman Hotel and Conference Center

1510 Jefferson St.

Jefferson City, MO 65109

(573) 635-7171


(Lots Available: 7, 9, 10, 12, 13A, 13, 14, 16, 18, 24)

Meals and Refreshments

Lunch will be provided for all participants on July 24 and 25. Coffee, soda, tea, and water will also be provided. All other expenses for meals not provided by the Department will be incurred by the district sending the academy participant.

Conference Materials

Please provide your own three-inch, three-ring binder. All materials will be three-hole punched for your convenience.


Dress that the academy will be business casual.

Registering on

To register, please select the appropriate link (1st Year or 2nd Year returning Director) below. You will need to indicate the district (district code, contact, address) with which you will be employed during the 2012–2013 school year.

During the registration process, please make sure that you provide the Department with a valid email address and cell phone number so that we may send you confirmation and additional information (maps, parking, etc.) prior to training. Please note that multiple registrants cannot register with the same email addresses. Each registrant must have their own email address and set up their own account and password.


Registration on MyLearningPlan

Registration on MyLearningPlan



All approved participants will receive an approval confirmation email prior to the first day of training (July 24 at 8:00 a.m.). All participants must sign in at the registration desk where they will receive their packet for the academy. If your name does not appear on the sign-in sheet, you will not be able to receive training materials, meal and seating accommodations, or a certificate of completion.

Please note walk-ins will not be accommodated.

If circumstances prevent you from attending, please contact Beth Bashore, Effective Practices supervisor, at (573) 751-0601 or via email at no later than July 1, 2012 to ensure that others on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend.

MyLearningPlan FAQs

How do I register for a workshop?

Click the appropriate Catalog link above and browse the course listings for a suitable course. Click the course title and follow the on-screen prompts.

How do I cancel or drop a previous registration?

As the registrant for this activity, you will need to drop your registration on MyLearningPlan.  DESE staff will not be able to assist you. 
To cancel a registration, you must:

  1. Log in to your account. 
  2. Click the title of the course/workshop you registered for.
  3. Click DROP and then accept the confirmation message.

I forgot my information. How can I retrieve it?

Your login name is the email address you used when you first registered.  You can retrieve the password automatically by visiting MyLearningPlan's Retrieve Password page.