Day 1: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Day 2: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Day 3: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Presenter: Dr. Paula Kluth is a consultant, author, advocate, and independent scholar who works with teachers and families to create more responsive and engaging experiences for all learners.
Intended Audience: It is strongly recommended that schools/districts attend in teams with ideally an administrator or coach from your district or school. The material is geared toward elementary and middle school educators and administrators. Others are absolutely welcome to participate, but these individuals should keep in mind that most of the examples that will be provided will feature students in K-8 settings.
Do I have to attend all 3 sessions? It is also strongly recommended that the same team attend each training because information in Session 2 will build on the information in Session 1, etc.
Activity Description: Come and learn about high-quality inclusive education today. In this three-day training, best practices and related research will be shared alongside useful resources and easy-to implement classroom ideas. These sessions are intended to provide support to professionals who will, in turn, be able to educate both students with disabilities and their teachers. This workshop provides the foundation for those that follow. Topics include foundations of inclusive schools, best practices, inclusive schooling models, etc. SESSIONS 2 & 3 key strategies Over these two sessions, participants will learn strategies that are critical to the success of learners with disabilities (e.g. active learning, video modeling/visuals, use of communication supports, “radical” role sharing & paraprofessional collaboration)
Learning Objectives: Participants will learn about 1)students with unique learning profiles (e.g., autism, Down syndrome) and the most effective supports for meeting the needs of these learners. 2) tips on how to share this information with colleagues and other stakeholders.
During this three session series participants will:
- Study disability from “the inside out”; understand experiences of people with identified needs
- Study best practices and ideology of inclusive schooling
- Be introduced to 5-7 key supports to use in the classroom and to share with others
- Learn how to support colleagues in learning new skills & changing practices
PD Credit Hours: 5.0 per session
Registration: 8:30 am to 9:00 am
Session: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm; Lunch: (One hour - on your own.)
Any person with with a licence through Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is required to enter their Illinois Educator Identification Number (IEIN) when registering for this class. You can find your number by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS)