Inclusion Series-Part 1April 24th, 2015 at 8:00am

Two-Part Inclusion Series

Part 1 - The "WHY" of Inclusion Featuring Dr. Patrick Schwarz

Creating Classroom Communities Where All Belong

In this workshop, definitions and rationales for inclusive education will be examined, focusing on the belief that everyone belongs everywhere with everyone else in our schools and community.  In addition, components of inclusion will be outlined, and types of classroom supports with many ideas will be discussed.  Research studies about why inclusive education is essential will be examined to strengthen its' importance as the best learning and teaching approach.  Promising practices in a bag of tricks such as co-planning, co-teaching and creative instructional delivery will be introduced. Further planning processes will be illustrated with discussions around how we meet IEP goals and curricular learning targets at the same time for all diverse learners. Definitions of instructional strategies such as differentiation, universal design and student accommodations will be outlined and discussed. Applications will assist participants to consider the individuals they represent in order to enhance and improve their educational status.  Be prepared for a very meaningful, engaging and fun day that will prepare participants for further quality educational delivery.


8:00 am –8:45 am              Registration

8:45 am – 10:00 am           Presentation part

10:00 am – 10:15 am         Break

10:15 am – 11:30 am         Presentation part 2

11:30 am – 12:30 pm         Lunch provided

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm           Presentation part 3

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm             Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm             Presentation part 4


About Patrick: Dr. Patrick Schwarz is a dynamic and engaging professor, author, motivational speaker and leader in Education (Inclusive Education, Special Education, General Education, Educational Leadership) and Human Services. He is a professor at National-Louis University, Chicago. Patrick’s company is Creative Culture Consulting LLC. He is the author of From Disability to Possibility, You’re Welcome (with Paula Kluth), Just Give Him the Whale (with Paula Kluth) and Pedro’s Whale (with Paula Kluth). His new book is From Possibility to Success.

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