I had to share these great snaps of my final day of training with Education Service Center Region 20 in San Antonio, Texas.
I was able to work with Jenice Dames (early childhood educator extraordinaire) to coach teachers in growing their inclusive preschool models.
Here is a snap of me with Jenice. Can you guess what we are thinking about here?
And here is a shot of some of the wonderful…
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Another not-to-be-missed speaker at the Illinois Includes Conference is Dr. Patrick Schwarz.
When it comes to Patrick Schwarz, I almost have no words (and that is saying a lot for someone like me who seemingly never stops talking). He is an amazing presenter with equal parts heart, soul, and energy. Let’s just say that if you have never seen Patrick speak you are in for a treat and a half. People describe him as dynamic, energizing, and motivational. I see him as all of these things and so much more.
Patrick has been my boss, my friend, my neighbor, my co-worker, my co-presenter, and even my co-author. In this short clip, you can see him chatting about our book, Pedro’s Whale. You can tell from this video just how student-centered he is (one of the things I love most about him):
Patrick is present two sessions on May 9th. He will discuss…
We are so thrilled to have Dr. Bill Henderson coming to the Illinois Includes conference.
To say that Henderson is an inclusive schooling pioneer is an understatement. When he was a teacher in his early twenties, he was told by doctors that he would be blind in a matter of years. He was urged to get out of the field of education. Not only did Henderson ignore that advice, he pursued advanced…
For the next few days I am going to be profiling a few of the amazing speakers that will be presenting at Illinois Includes in Oakbrook, IL this May 9th & 10th.
I am part of a group of advocates who have been trying to bring a regional inclusion conference to Illinois for years. We cannot believe it is finally happening and that we have secured such wonderful talent and energy for the two-day event
The first speaker I am highlighting is the incomparable, Norman Kunc.
If you don’t know about Norman Kunc, you…