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Inclusion Speaker Seminar

  • Fox Valley Tech 1825 North Bluemound Drive Appleton, WI, 54914 United States (map)

Please join us! DSAW Fox Cities is sponsoring two amazing opportunities to learn about inclusion. 

Friday evening, January 25th for parents and Saturday, January 26th for both educators and parents.

GO HERE to REGISTER: dsawfoxcities.org/inclusion

Located at Fox Valley Tech – use entrance 16 off the North parking lot. Seminars will be held in room A170 (campus map available: www.fvtc.edu/appleton)

Friday, 6:00pm-8:00pm – an inclusion seminar for parents/guardians Achieving Inclusion: What Every Parent Should Know When Advocating for their Student

What do you do when your school isn’t offering an inclusive placement? All students can be educated within the context of the general education setting with appropriate supports. This interactive session will provide strategies to parents and educators who wish to have students educated in the general education classroom, but have had limited success or are just beginning this journey. Our goal is to share specific strategies for working collaboratively with a school team to make inclusive education a reality.

Saturday, 8:00am-3:00pm (lunch on your own, 11:30-12:30) Creating Successful Inclusion for All: Accommodations and Modifications that Work! What Every Parent and Educator Should Know Students with disabilities can thrive in general education classrooms when curriculum is designed to allow access for all. During this interactive session, the speaker will both demonstrate strategies and teach participants to construct materials that can support students with disabilities to actively participate in the inclusive classroom.

** A Certificate of completion will be available for professionals **

Learning Objectives:

• Learn the roles of accommodations and modifications and the difference between them • Understand the various accommodations and modifications strategies and tools that can assist teachers and parents

• Learn how Universal Design for Learning can be a foundation for designing curriculum that is meaningful and accessible

About the Speaker:

Christi Kasa, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor for the Department of Teaching and Learning and the Director of the Office of Inclusive Services in the College of Education at the University of Colorado. Her teaching, research, and consulting are guided by her passion to create successful inclusive schools for all students. Christi teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes focusing on differentiated instruction, best practice for inclusive schooling, and communication strategies for people with autism. Christi began her career teaching in the public schools of California as a general education teacher and special education teacher. Christi’s published works have appeared in The Journal of the Association for People with Severe Handicaps, The International Journal for Inclusive Education, and the American Education Research Journal.

Earlier Event: January 25
Southeastern Family Movie Night
Later Event: January 26
Inclusion Speaker Seminar