Educators, advocates, and families are concerned about inclusive schooling as we start a year with many challenges. We are faced with the juxtaposition of struggling to figure out how to "do inclusion" and realizing that both staff and students have never needed it more. Due to both COVID-19 and the isolation associated with it, belonging and connection will undoubtedly need to be a primary focus of the school year. In fact, this crisis may be the perfect time to “lean in” and create new opportunities for all learners.
In this session, Dr. Kluth will discuss both the current state and the possible near future of inclusive education. She will explore how to move inclusive practices and ideology forward in this climate and present themes and strategies that might be helpful in doing so. Topics that will be addressed include understanding inclusion as a process (vs. as a place), planning creatively, and focusing on self-determination as a goal.
Drop-in session, no prior registration required.