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This year’s theme, “Celebrating 40 Years of Progressive Leadership,” acknowledges TASH’s 40 years of generating change within the disability community and anticipates a brighter, more inclusive future for people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Each year, the TASH Conference impacts the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world.

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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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Sharon L. Leonard

Educational Consultant, PaTTAN
Effective instruction and achievement aligned to grade level standards for students with the most complex needs, preferably in a general education setting
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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 very next day.
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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 to students with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jenny is a former school-wide PBIS facilitator and classroom teacher of students with autism and... Read More →
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Fred Spooner

Professor, UNC Charlotte
Fred Spooner (Ph.D., University of Florida) is a Professor in the Department of Special Education, and Child Development and Principal Investigator on a Personnel Preparation Project involving distance delivery technologies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Co-Principal Investigator on a U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Project to teach students with moderate/severe intellectual disability... 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 settings. She is particularly interested in group instructional arrangements and technology delivered-instruction.

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