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Friday, December 4 • 10:20am - 11:10am
Culturally responsive strategies for engagement of students with severe cognitive disabilities. FILLING

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Engagement plays a critical role in learning and future outcomes for students with and without disabilities. The underachievement of students from diverse cultural populations has been connected to their poor engagement in learning. In general and special education settings, there is an increase of number of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This presentation will provide practitioners with an understanding of broadly conceptualized engagement and culturally responsive pedagogies at the in-service and pre-service teaching level. Teachers of students with disabilities, as progressive leaders need to be prepared to design instruction that promotes engagement of students from diverse backgrounds. . OBJECTIVES: At the end of this session, participants will: a) List strategies for engaging instruction for students with severe cognitive disabilities from diverse backgrounds b) Have an understanding of broadly conceptualized engagement that includes not only behavioral, but also cognitive and emotional components c) Be able to discuss implications of students? cultural and linguistic diversity on engaging in instruction

Speakers
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Aleksandra Hollingshead

Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Idaho
Dr. Aleksandra Hollingshead is an associate professor of special education at the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID. She was born and raised in Poland and moved to the United States in 2003. Upon earning a Master degree in special education, Dr. Hollingshead worked as a special education... Read More →


Friday December 4, 2015 10:20am - 11:10am PST
Hawthorne 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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