William Littlejohn Professional Development Award - Due March 15, 2020

To:       Freshman, sophomore or junior from the Department of Teaching and Learning or Applied Clinical and Educational Sciences
From:   Dr. Carol Wetherell, Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Special Education
Date:    March 3, 2020
RE:       Announcement of the William Littlejohn Professional Development Award

The William Littlejohn Professional Development Award in Special Education is available to one Bayh College of Education undergraduate who is an active member of the Student Council for Exceptional Children or who has demonstrated an interest in special education. This award reflects Dr. Littlejohn’s commitment to ongoing professional development and growth as well as his long history of services to the Council of Exceptional Children, a national professional association in the field of special education. 

The award provides $250 to support attendance at a national or state conference/workshop related to the field of special education.  Preferably, the conference would be sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) or the Indiana CEC chapter.  Funds may be used for registration, travel expenses, and/or lodging. 

Recipient will demonstrate strong scholarship with a GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrate a record of service to the fields of education and special education, and demonstrate potential for contribution to the field of special education. 

Application is due by March 15, 2020, and should be emailed to Carol.Wetherell@indstate.edu. The application is located under the Student Services heading on the right side.

Award recipient will be notified in April and recognized at the College of Education Honor Day on April 27, 2020.  Funds may be used July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021.




Blumberg Center at the 2019 CEC Convention and Expo



Blumberg Center’s Deaf-Blind Services and the PASS project were one of over 150 exhibitors at the 2019 Council for Exceptional Children Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.  “To promote our Visual Impairment Licensure program convention attendees were provided an opportunity to experience what it might be like to have a visual impairment by wearing simulation goggles and playing basketball.  We had several individuals tell us how much they enjoyed our interactive booth”  reported Dr. Carol Wetherell, Center Director. 


Members of ISU Delta Gamma sorority partner with Blumberg Center to make tactile books for Indiana Visual Impairment Preschool. 

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Office of Special Education Short Shares

Short Share 1- Conceptual Framework

Short Share 2- Equity & Access

Short Share 3- Equity & Access Continued

Short Share 4- Universal Design for Learning

Short Share 5- Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

 Short Share 6- Curriculum (Introduction)

Short Share 7- Curriculum & Content Connectors

Short Share 8- Collaboration

Short Share 9- Instruction

Short Share 10- Assessment

Short Share 11- 2016-2017 Summary

Short Share 12- Welcome Back August 2018

 Implicit Bias

ESSA Reflections with Dr. Moore

T.I.P.S.- Universal Design for Learning Lesson Planning

T.I.P.S. - Classroom Level Data

T.I.P.S. - Goals Development Checklist



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