Lehi, UT, November 25, 2020 — (EINPresswire.com) — eLuma Online Therapy is excited to announce that Laurie VanderPloeg, the Director for the Office of Special Education Programs at the US Department of Education, will be joining as a speaker at eLuma’s 1st Annual eLumaNation Virtual Summit on December 4, 2020.
In her presentation, VanderPloeg will provide critical updates from the OSEP offices that should offer insight and clarity to educators trying to navigate through unprecedented challenges and difficult times.
eLuma’s founder and CEO Jeremy Glauser said, “we are passionate about making special education better and want to facilitate conversations that enable solutions. It’s been a tough year for everyone, but we want to finish it in the most positive way. With eLumaNation, we wanted to bring some of the brightest and most inspiring leaders together to shine light on some of the most troubling issues. Anyone who participates in this year’s event should walk away with a lot of valuable knowledge and some much-needed hope.”
“Having someone of Laurie VanderPloeg’s rank and credibility join us is exciting and tells us that we’re on the right track to staging an impactful event,” Glauser added.
The eLumaNation Virtual Summit was created to focus on many of special education’s most important issues and this year will focus on a wide range of topics including COVID-19, virtual learning, teacher shortages, social-emotional learning, trauma-informed care, FAPE, and much more. In addition to the OSEP Director, the conference will feature several noteworthy speakers including:
Special education legal expert – Perry Zirkel
Federal Education Policy Consultant – Dr. Jane West
Executive Director of CASE – Phyllis Wolfram
International Journal of Telerehabilitation Editor – Ellen Cohn
Nationally Certified School Psychologist – Dr. Eric Rossen
2020 Teacher of the Year – Dr. Kelly Grillo
Superintendent of Schools – Dr. Sheldon Berman