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Mini-Conference: Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? & You’re Going to Love This Kid!

March 18, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
NYC Charter School Center - Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604, New York, NY 10006

Presented by Paula Kluth

Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?  This presentation is not only filled with ideas for teaching diverse learners, but is also focused on change itself and, more specifically, on how those concerned about inclusion can create change even when they are not in positions of power. The activities, examples, and illustrations in this workshop are designed to help participants refine their vision and their skills when it comes to inclusion. The ideas are no or low cost and many can be achieved by any number of stakeholders—including students and families. Come and learn tried and true techniques as well as some out-of-the box solutions such as involving traditional and social media, “shrinking” the change, phoning for help, advertising, and writing your way to progress.

You’re Going to Love This Kid!  In this interactive session, participants will learn practical ways of supporting students with autism spectrum labels & other disabilities within a general education classroom. Topics addressed include defining (and redefining) autism, listening to the voices of those with autism, differentiating instruction, creating more active and responsive lessons, making the classroom comfortable, and providing opportunities for communication and social skill development. The session will focus on the importance of pushing beyond access and participation and asking schools to challenge students and to understand each learner as complex and capable.

This full-day mini-conference includes two sessions but counts as one mini-conference seat total. Attendees must attend the full-day.

Suggested Audience: Gen Ed Teachers/Special Ed Teachers, Deans/Coaches, Administrators/School Leaders, Related Service Providers, Counselors

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