Metro Speech-Language Symposium
Pre-Conference February 7, 2014
Pre-Conference Registration is open now!
February 7th and 8th, 2012
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows
10345 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, Colorado 80124
Toll Free: 1-800-686-2767 or 303-925-0004
The Metro S-L Committee is please to announce Kim Murza as our 2014 Pre-Conference Keynote! She will be presenting on the Common Core State Standards! This is a hot topic in Colorado and across the nation. Dr Murza will teach us how they relate to the Colorado Academic Standards and how to incorporate the Common Core State Standards and the Colorado Academic Standards into our work, goals, and IEPs.
Kim Murza, Ph.D, CCC-SLP, received her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida, where she specialized in language and literacy with a focus on autism spectrum disorder. She is currently an assistant professor in the department of Audiology and Speech- Language Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Murza has worked privately and in the public school system as a speech-language pathologist with children and adolescents in pre-school through high school. She is currently the University of Northern Colorado Scottish Rite Program Director and a member of the Colorado Department of Education Speech-Language Advisory Council. Dr. Murza has participated in numerous research projects, co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations, and professional development workshops. She has been an invited author and presenter for several topics including adolescent language and literacy and the Common Core State Standards. Her main research area is pragmatic language intervention and vocational support for individuals with high-functioning forms of autism spectrum disorder. Additional research interests include systematic review and meta-analysis, strategic learning, workforce literacy, inference generation, disciplinary literacy, and the delivery of high-quality professional development.
8:00-9:00: Common Core State Standards: Rationale
9:00-9:45: How do I think about the standards?
10:00-11:30: Using the concept of cognitive and linguistic underpinnings to design CCSS-aligned objectives
11:30-12:30: Working lunch Discipline Specific Literacy
12:30-1:00: Backward Design & Assessment
1:00-2:45: Tiered approach to designing objectives and interventions
3:00-4:00: Constructive Collaboration