Pre/Post Conference Events

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Beyond Ratification The 2016 Forum seeks to engage participants in a meaningful discussion on key areas that support and facilitate the realization of fundamental human rights for the hundreds of millions of persons with disabilities.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
This workshop examines the development and use of educational accommodations in inclusion settings as extensions of good teaching, employment, and community practice. Examples may include a student with special needs in a regular education choral class who is unable to stand still and sing can be afforded another way of meaningfully participating in the choir performance. Or the employee asking for written instructions for completing a task potentially benefits co-workers as documentation is created for references by others to.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The word Understanding describes in a very physical way how we have to stand right under what we have learned. Learning and knowledge has to become a physical experience. We also explore through movement the roles of Leadership and of the Follower. Without a follower one can not be a leader. When we want to be leaders we also need to be able to follow. We need to know what following feels like.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a set of principles for curriculum development designed to facilitate opportunities for all learners. Over the past twenty to thirty years UDL has evolved from being a little known research concept to becoming a standard for inclusion of all learners in diverse educational settings. This multimodal workshop is designed to provide a background of UDL, explanations of what UDL is and how it can be used in multiple venues and why it is so important to students—and teachers.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
This interactive multimedia presentation combines theory, rationale, and practical strategies to explore the use of hip-hop culture as an instructional tool to support student engagement and achievement across content areas. All work is grounded in an empowerment-based model of positive youth development that connects youth with communities. By analyzing the role of music in people's lives, we build upon research evidence to reintroduce hip-hop culture as a critical tool for growth in families, education, and community.
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hosted by Phillip Drummond / DJ Coop De Ville

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