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Wednesday, December 2 • 8:20am - 2:10pm
Common Core and Assessment, Building Capacity for Inclusion LIMITED

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Tentative Agenda (Please come back soon for more information)

  • 8:20- 8:30 Welcome Introductions

  • 8:30- 9:20 AM- Meaningful Involvement in the Core Curriculum: All really means all! Kathy Gee.

  • 9:20- 10:10 AM Pathways to Academic and Physical Inclusion through Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies. Caryn Allison.

  • 10:10-11:00 AM Teaching Meaningful Mathematics while Still Aligning to the Common Core State Standards. Julie Thompson.

  • 11:00-11:30- Break

  • 11:30-12:20 Keys for Positive Behavior Supports, Inclusive Education with Parent, Teacher, Administrator Tools. Patti McVay.

  • 12:20-1:10 Promoting Access to Common Core Mathematics in Inclusive Settings. Jenny Root, Fred Spooner.

  • 1:10-2:00 Progressive Leadership: Moving Students Forward with Instruction and Assessment Aligned for ALL. Sharon Leonard.

  • 2:00-2:10 Q&A 

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Kathy Gee

Professor, California State University, Sacramento
inclusive education, meaningful access to core curriculum; augmentative communication; PBIS; elementary and secondary education; resaerch
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Sharon L. Leonard

Educational Consultant, PaTTAN
Sharon L Leonard is an Educational Consultant at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network in Harrisburg, working with Pennsylvania’s Alternate Assessment and Pennsylvania’s Inclusive Practices initiative in addition to leading development of resources and modules... Read More →
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Patti McVay

Down Syndrome Unites - Championing All Disabilities
Our team - parent, general education teacher, administrator - will be sharing keys for positive behavior supports with a student centered perspective, proven to help teams focus on a student's voice instead of labels and terminology. Come and join us for tools that you can use the... Read More →
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Jenny Root

University of North Carolina Charlottev
Jenny Root is the Snyder Fellow and a doctoral candidate in special education at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her research uses applied behavior analysis to evaluate the effects of technology-aided instruction and learning strategies to provide general curriculum access... Read More →
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Fred Spooner

Professor, UNC Charlotte
Fred Spooner is Professor of Special Education at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Spooner has researched and written about instructional strategies for students with severe disabilities since the 1980s. Recently, he has focused on alternate assessment and linking both assessment and instruction... Read More →
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Julie Thompson

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Texas A&M University
Julie L. Thompson, PhD, BCBA, is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. Julie’s research examines explicit instruction procedures to teach academic skills to ethnically and linguistically diverse minimally vocal-verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in public school... Read More →

Wednesday December 2, 2015 8:20am - 2:10pm PST
Mt Hood 1414 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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