The Ultimate Bargain: Free Inclusion Resources That Are Also Really Good

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2018

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Come discover rich resources that can help professionals and families to support the full participation of each young child. We'll explore high quality, no-cost resources that include activities, evidence-sources, videos, websites, listservs, modules, and landing pads.  Handouts will include diverse examples that can be helpful in many settings and applications. This session will feature an engaging combination of presentation and demonstrations of both what's available and how to use it.

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1

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10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
6

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2

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The Supreme Court’s Bold Agenda for Children with Disabilities: The Cutting-Edge Endrew F. Case

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2018

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Rud Turnbull will summarize the recent unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to hold schools to a higher standard for educating children and youth, birth to 21. This standard requires schools to provide an appropriately ambitious and individualized program with challenging objectives to each student with a disability and to ensure that children make appropriate progress consistent with their potential for growth. Rud will explain the Court's expectations for the delivery of services and provide guidance on advocacy strategies to ensure that the "law on the books" is, indeed, "law on the streets." 

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1

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2

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Dialogic Reading: A Foundational Practice for Educators and Parents to Enhance Language

Conference Year: 

2018

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Research demonstrates that dialogic reading enhances language development substantially more than traditional storybook reading, including the language of children with disabilities and English Language Learners. Come learn the intentional Dialogic Reading PEER and CROWD strategies to incorporate this foundational practice in your classroom or home on a daily basis.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Topic: 

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

2
3

DEC Recommended Practices: 

5

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Promoting the development of young children through effective embedded intervention practices

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2018

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States are struggling to demonstrate inclusion in the least restrictive environment according to the data they must submit to the federal government each year.  Hear how one state’s disaggregated data points to the need for itinerant teachers and speech language pathologists to provide the majority of their services in the regular early childhood class.  A panel of teachers and related service providers will address questions about the challenges they faced, and share some ways they overcame those challenges to provide the evidence-based service delivery model of embedded intervention.   Time for interaction and discussion will be provided.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

2
4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

5
7

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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Autism, Our Journey Together, A Message of Hope

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2018

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DJ and I share our story from DJ’s diagnosis to the present. We present our different perspectives of Autism. DJ speaks about what it is like to have Autism and I about being an Autism mom. We call it “Our Journey” because we continue to “Navigate” Autism daily. No two days are the same, but we travel them together.

By sharing our story, we hope to raise Autism Awareness and Acceptance. Also let people know that those with Autism can do great and amazing things and give hope and encouragement to all who attend our session.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

4

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Lead by Example: Reflecting on Individual Leadership in EI/ECSE

Conference Year: 

2018

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“LEAD (noun): the initiative in an action; an example for others to follow”  In this session participants will explore this definition of leadership and an existing framework for leadership development with direct application to EI/ECSE. What does it mean to lead in our everyday activities as professionals?  Through a series of reflective activities participants will assess their strengths and areas for growth, set immediate leadership goals, and identify leadership action steps within the context of their daily work.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

3

Target Audience: 

1
2
3

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1

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2

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Universal Design & Assistive Technology for Learning in Preschool Classrooms

Conference Year: 

2018

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Universal Design for Learning is an evidence-based practice that promotes inclusive early childhood education programs. UDL supports access through the removal of physical and structural barriers (UD) and the provision of multiple and varied formats for instruction and learning (UDL). Early childhood educators who employ UDL in the design of their learning environments and curricula are able to meet the needs of a broad range of young children, as well as the unique needs of individual children. Some children need additional specific assistive technologies (AT) incorporated into their learning environment.  This facilitated discussion will provide an overview of UDL principles in preschool learning environments, will help participants identify when AT is needed and what solutions may be available, as well as, engage participants in application of UDL and AT in simulation activities. Participants will receive information and resources and will be encouraged to actively participate in discussion.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

4

Target Audience: 

1
2
3
4

DEC Recommended Practices: 

3
5
6

Repeat from last year?: 

2

Handouts: 

The Dollars and Cents of Inclusion: Funding Strategies to Create Inclusive Classroom

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2018

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This session will highlight finance strategies that may be used to create inclusive early childhood environments. National resources and a state story of how funding mechanisms have supported inclusion will be featured. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss challenges, share successes and preview strategies and tools that may be used to support the financing of inclusive programs. Intentional collaboration and braided funding with early childhood partners can create high-quality programs that support inclusive opportunities.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

1
3
4
7

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2

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Evidence-Based Practices that Support Inclusion for Children with Autism

Conference Year: 

2018

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More children with ASD are being served in early childhood classrooms today.  Teachers and child care providers need to understand how the characteristics of these learners with ASD might impact and be addressed by inclusive learning settings. Importantly, evidence-based practices have been shown to support inclusive education. One evidence-based practice, peer-mediated instruction and intervention, will be described and resources will be provided.  Finally, the free, online resource of Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) will be shared.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

4

Target Audience: 

1
2
4
5

DEC Recommended Practices: 

5
6

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2

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Embedding Ongoing Assessment Strategies in Inclusive Classrooms to Inform Instruction

Conference Year: 

2018

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This session will engage participants in a series of activities designed to facilitate the use of ongoing assessment to inform instruction in inclusive settings.  The session will begin with an overview of Embedded Instruction -  an instructional strategy that embeds instruction into ongoing activities, routines and transitions in inclusive preschool settings.  Participants will learn how to identify functional and proximal individual learning targets that relate to IEP goals, early learning foundations and curriculum and how to use an activity matrix to embed intervention into activities across the day.  Participants will learn how to establish a system of ongoing assessment that is embedded in typical activities, routines and transitions, and how to analyze assessment results on an ongoing basis to inform instruction for children with and without disabilities.

Type: 

1

Room: 

10

Age Group: 

2

Target Audience: 

6

DEC Recommended Practices: 

2

Repeat from last year?: 

2

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