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Special Services Workshops

ODSS Best Practices Conference 

Special education is a complex and difficult area, with frequent changes in information, materials and interpretation. Learn about these issues at the ODSS Best Practices Conference. 

October 28-29, 2024 
Moore/Norman Technology Center
13301 S Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK

2024-25 New & Early Career Special Education Directors

The Oklahoma Directors of Special Services (ODSS) is changing and expanding our first-year directors’ meeting schedule of prior years.  For 2024-25, the meetings will be open to any Oklahoma public school special education director or assistant director, whether they’re new, early career, or experienced.  The purpose of these sessions is to help prepare you to perform the duties typically assigned to a special education director or other special education administrator.  There is no charge to attend. 

Registration is live for ODSS’ in-person “boot camp” for new and early-career special education directors and assistant directors on Tuesday, July 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Yukon High School.  Of course, experienced directors are also welcome to attend.  The event is free, and ODSS will provide breakfast and lunch.

Registration link:  You’ll need to enter your name, school district and email address.



ODSS will hold virtual meetings from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on the following dates (July 24 is a Wednesday; all other dates are Tuesdays):

o   July 24
o   August 13 & 27
o   September 10 & 24
o   October 8 & 22
o   November 12
o   December 10
o   January 14
o   February 11
o   March 11
o   April 8
o   May 13
Please contact ODSS Executive Director Andrea Kunkel at with your name, position and email to be added to the 2024-25 New & Early Career Directors group.