Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Talk on Inclusion in Special Education

Creating & Maintaining Inclusive Schools 

Dr. Julie Causton, a Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University will be a speaking at:
January 4, 7:00-8:30 PM.
Northshore Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
18125 92nd Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011

This event is Free. 

This dynamic presentation is for all parents and educators (classroom teachers, special education teachers, interventionists, related services personnel, psychologists, administrators etc.) who provide educational services and are interested in creating and maintaining authentically inclusive schools in which all students are valued and have access to meaningful education in the general education setting.

Participants will learn from real-life examples and evidenced- based best practices to understand how to more effectively support students academically, behaviorally, and socially within the context of inclusive settings and school communities.

Dr. Causton has spent the past 20 years studying best practices for inclusive education and as a former elementary, middle, and high school special education teacher herself, she knows firsthand how inclusion leads to better outcomes for students. Dr. Causton will discuss many strategies related to changing mindsets about students with disabilities, increasing expectations and student engagement, and maximizing learning for all students.
Also on the subject of Special Education, the state of Texas has rethought its no-bid, let's give away kids' data Special Education contract.  From the Herald Democrat:

The Texas Education Agency is ending a no-bid special education data mining contract after fielding criticism for weeks about its decision to bypass a competitive bidding process, according to an agency release.

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath ordered an immediate end to the $4.4 million no-bid contract with Georgia-based company SPEDx to help overhaul its special education practices by analyzing thousands of personal records of students with disabilities. Special education advocates this month asked the agency to temporarily pause the contract to review it more thoroughly, and at least one school district has pulled out of the agreement with the company.


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Sue Adelman said...

Just found out about this! How can we make sure it is well attended? Here is a link to the program in NY: http://taishoffcenter.syr.edu/inclusiveu/

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