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WEBINAR - Disproportionality in Intellectual Disability

Research to Practice: Addressing Disproportionality in Special Education

Interactive Online Webinar Series

These webinars will focus on schools and research that are making a difference in Wisconsin by highlighting strengths and success stories of those addressing racial disproportionality. The series is designed to create a collaborative learning environment that highlights current practices and innovative strategies for addressing racialized achievement gaps and promotes equity for every student.

Each month's topic of conversation will be facilitated by staff from the DPI, RtI Center, or WSPEI. Each webinar is from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm on the dates specified below. 

Webinar topics will include:

  • Overview of Disproportionality | August 13, 2015
  • Understanding Disproportionality Data | September 10, 2015
  • Disproportionality in Specific Learning Disabilities | October 8, 2015
  • Engaging Families of African American Learners | November 12, 2015
  • Engaging Families of Hispanic/Latino Learners | December 10, 2015
  • Disproportionality in Emotional Behavioral Disorders | January 14, 2016
  • Focus on Discipline: Reducing Disproportionality | February 11, 2016
  • Disproportionality in Intellectual Disability | March 10, 2016
  • Disproportionality in Speech or Language Impairment | April 14, 2016
  • Culturally Responsive Practices in Assessment | May 12, 2016
  • Research to Practice (Wrap-Up with Resources) | June 9, 2016

Webinars will address SPP indicators 4B, 9, & 10 and InTasc Teacher Standards 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, & 8. Participants will be able to link this content and participation directly to personal SLOs and/or the school-level SLO's.

**There is NO cost to participate in these webinars.**  REGISTER NOW >>

For registration or logistics questions, contact Bethany Dahlberg at (715) 986-2020, ext. 2126 or

Participant Outcomes

  • Increased capacity of district personnel to examine practices for identifying students.
  • Increased capacity of district personnel to examine practices for engaging families.
  • Increased opportunities to collaborate and learn with DPI consultants and other LEAs district personnel.

Target Audience

This professional development opportunity is targeted to:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Student Service Personnel
  • District Administrators/Principals
  • Interventionists

University Credit

Two (2) Graduate Credits are available through Viterbo University at a rate of $590. Certificates of completion will be provided at the end of each webinar.


For program or content inquiries, contact: 
Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or