NCC Supports NCSER’s Summer Training Institute

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NCC was pleased to provide administrative and logistical support to the National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) Institute of Education Sciences’ (IES) Summer Research Training Institute on Single-Case Intervention Research Design and Analysis, held June 24th to 28th at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Two of NCC’s Conference and Peer Review Management (CPRM) associates were on-site at the Summer Institute working directly with NCSER staff to support the event’s 34 participants and seven instructors.  We were responsible for coordinating the participant application process; making travel arrangements; technology and audiovisual support; preparation of meeting materials including agendas, programs, name tags, and signage among other vital tasks.

The objective of the Summer Institute is to “increase the national capacity of education researchers to conduct methodologically rigorous single-case intervention studies.”  The course sessions gave education researchers comprehensive training in the skills required to plan, design, implement, analyze, and interpret single-case intervention studies.  Similar summer training was held by NCSER the previous two years, also at the University of Wisconsin.

NCSER, a division of the Department of Education (ED), sponsors research that increases knowledge and understanding of children with disabilities to improve their education and development.  NCC began supporting NCSER in the fall of 2012, launching our five-year contract with the respected organization, to provide administrative and logistical support for numerous meetings and conferences each year.  Furthermore, NCC has generated verbatim transcripts of record for various NCSER functions.

We are proud to serve a critical organization like NCSER, ensuring a seamless and productive week for all instructors and attendees of the Summer Institute.  We look forward to supporting next year’s training, as well as a creating a better experience for NCSER and its meeting participants for future events.