Dear Colleagues:

I hope this note finds you and your loved ones happy and healthy during this crazy time we call the year 2020.

You may have already received an invitation from Catapult Learning to attend the VIRTUAL Equitable Services Institute October 6, 7, and 8, 2020.  I am writing to encourage you to register if you have not already done so.

Let me tell you a little bit about the Virtual Equitable Services Institute—VESI2020.  Each day’s session will be 90 minutes in length.  Day 1, October 6, will focus on the CARES Act.  Day 2, October 7, will cover IDEA.  Finally, Day 3, October 8, will tackle ESSA.  Each day will feature an opening presentation by me and a very knowledgeable colleague, followed either by a panel presentation of experts in the field or an activity for all participants.  These presentations seek to provide information and strategies beyond the basics.

To support you with this abbreviated VESI2020 format, I will have webinars recorded and available through my website in each of the three topic areas in case you are new to your position or would like a refresher before delving deeper into each topic.  Additionally, I have updated the ESSA Toolkit and the ESSA Consultation Guidebook, and written an IDEA Toolkit and Field Guide for Obtaining IDEA Services.  All of these publications will be available to order from my website prior to VESI2020.

This is a unique (and free!) opportunity to get in the game as far as equitable services across all three major programs.  I hope you’ll join me and my colleagues!  The registration link is below.  I’m looking forward to your participation!

Registration link:

All the best,


Michelle L. Doyle

Michelle Doyle Educational Consulting