Online Education Programming and Students with Disabilities   NOV 7, 2018

$75.00 each

Wednesday, November 7, 2018    $75 per person

Online Education Programming and Students with Disabilities: Legal, Ethical, Curricular, and Pedagogical Considerations and Best Practices       

1:00 – 3:45 pm (includes break)      Marriott at Key Center, Cleveland, Ohio   

This seminar is a pre-conference for the ELA Annual Conference but may be attended separately from the full conference!                 

This panel session analyzes the various legal, curricular, and pedagogical considerations that ought to be contemplated by program designers for serving students with disabilities in two contexts: 1) online curriculum utilized in brick and mortar schools; and 2) fully virtual schools (charter, traditional public, and private).


  • Azure Angelov, Ph.D. Independent Consultant.   (Former: University of Indianapolis, Associate Professor & Institutional Review Board Chair 2006-2017) Twitter: @adsangelov
  • James Betley, J.D., Executive Director, Indiana Charter School Board.  Twitter: @etonblue
  • Michelle Gough, J.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Assessment Officer, Project Lead The Way. Twitter:  @MichelleRGough
  • Kristen Moorehead, J.D. Assistant General Counsel, Project Lead The Way.  


About our presenters:

Following many years of experience serving as General Counsel to multiple state education agencies and teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses on American Public School Law,Dr. Michelle Gough possesses a uniquely authoritative understanding of federal, state, and local education laws and regulations. As lead counsel to various agencies – including the Indiana Charter School Board, Indiana State Board of Education, and Indiana Department of Education – she regularly provided guidance in the areas of special education, assessment, equity, and school quality.

At Project Lead The Way as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Assessment Officer, Michelle is responsible for the organization's legal affairs, as well as the development and administration of PLTW assessments, ensuring that they are not only valid, but provide tremendous value to students, teachers, and institutions of higher learning.

James Betley serves as the Executive Director for the Indiana Charter School Board.  Prior to joining the ICSB, Mr. Betley served as the Deputy Director of Education Policy for Governor Mike Pence and Technical Advisor to the State Board of Education and as the General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Indiana State Board of Education.  Prior to joining state government, he spent almost six years as an attorney at Ice Miller, LLP in Indianapolis where he focused on tax-exempt and governmental clients including school corporations, colleges and universities, and charter organizers, authorizers, and management companies.

Dr. Azure D.S. Angelovis the senior director at Goodwill Education Initiatives and an affiliated associate professor at University of Indianapolis. She created ExceptionalEd (ExEd) which provides special education support through research and evaluation, differentiated program design and development services for educational programs and schools, and high quality special education talent development for educators.  ExEd serves schools, teachers, and school leaders.

In 2016 Dr. Angelov assisted with a new partnership between  University of Indianapolis and Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana to facilitate community-based educationalinitiatives via the operation of charter schools.
Kristen Moorehead is the Assistant General Counsel at Project Lead the Way.