Coffee With Exceptional Friends, Week 1: Part 1 - District Special Education Directors

In Part 1 of our first week of “Coffee with Exceptional Friends” we are chatting with four District Special Education Directors from around the state. Our conversation is about their experiences the past six weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic; how they are supporting the teachers, support staff, etc. at their schools; and lastly, what might be some positives outcomes of this experience.

Join us for our series of “Coffee with Exceptional Friends” where we’re getting inside perspectives on these trying COVID-19 times in education. We’ll be having coffee chats with professionals in education to get their views on anything from self-care to maintaining effective contact with students and families. Tune in week-to-week to catch these conversations!

Coffee With Exceptional Friends, Week 1: Part 2 - BHSSC DD Division Administrators

In Part 2 of our first week of “Coffee with Exceptional Friends” we are chatting with BHSSC’s own Shirley Halverson, Director of Developmental Disabilities Programs and Ronda Feterl, Assistant Director of Developmental Disabilities Programs. Our conversation is about their experiences the past six weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic; how they are supporting the agency staff, caregivers, teachers, support staff, parents, etc. at home and within their organization, and, lastly, what might be some positives outcomes of this experience.

Join us for our series of “Coffee with Exceptional Friends” where we’re getting inside perspectives on these trying COVID-19 times in education. We’ll be having coffee chats with professionals in education to get their views on anything from self-care to maintaining effective contact with students and families. Tune in week-to-week to catch these conversations!

Coffee With Exceptional Friends, Week 2: Let's Stay Connected!

Join us for Week 2 of Coffee with Exceptional Friends!

Staying connected during these new times in education may bring on new challenges. We’ll talk with some Special Education teachers across the state on how they’ve been staying connected with families and teachers. We’ll also learn about what they’ve learned during these past months and how they’re going to continue them into next school year.

Coffee With Exceptional Friends, Week 3: School Counselors

Join us for Week 3 of Coffee with Exceptional Friends!

During difficult times such as these, it is critical to take the time to take care of yourself as well as those around you. This week on Coffee with Exceptional Friends, we will be talking with a few school counselors to ask how they feel their students and families have been handling these trying times, as well as how they’ve been taking care of themselves. 

Coffee With Exceptional Friends, Week 4: Using Technology to Connect with Students

Join us for Week 4 of Coffee with Exceptional Friends!

Connect with some related service providers across the state and learn how they’ve incorporated technology into their daily sessions with students. They’ll share various strategies they’ve used that have been successful for them.

Coffee With Exceptional Friends, Week 5: Building Admin

Join us for Week 5 of Coffee with Exceptional Friends!

This week we talk with building administrators to get their perspective on supporting their staff through this pandemic, how their experience as an administrator through a pandemic has evolved over the last several weeks, and what positives they see coming from this time.