2013 Educator Conference
November 5th, 2013
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Mall of America – Nickelodeon Universe Greatroom
Registration fee $50 per person
Registration includes workshop fee, continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.
Also included is a certificate of attendance.
Register online by visiting http://weblink.donorperfect.com/edconference
We welcome Patti McVay, Director of Education, Linda Crnic Institute for DS, Anna & John J Sie Center for DS, Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Joe Timmons, research coordinator at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota to our 2013 Educator Conference.
“Curriculum, Visuals, Behavior – Are You Sure This Child Can Be Included?”
Presented by Patti McVay, Med, Director of Education, Linda Crnic Institute for DS, Anna & John J Sie Center for DS, Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
This session will examine key ways for students to become true participating members of their general education classroom. Participants will learn how to make modifications and accommodations that can benefit multiple students in the classroom. As well as look at how visuals support success and learn another process and perspective to ensure behavior is not a barrier for inclusion. This session will include parent perspectives and time to develop plans to support your child or student using inclusive best practices.
“Developing Social Skills; Providing Support for Engagement in School”
Presented by Joe Timmons
In school and other social settings, parents, teachers, and other caregivers look for creative ways to build social/emotional skills in children. The development of social skills and emotional well being contributes to a sense of belonging and can help students feel more engaged at school–this is especially important in students with developmental disabilities. This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to learn more about supporting social skills development. The building of executive function skills (such as organization, monitoring, and initiation) will also be addressed.
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