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Thursday, March 28 • 10:30am - 4:30pm
We Want In: Embracing Inclusion in Our Policies and Practices

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Traditionally, students with disabilities have been relegated to more rote learning experiences. This is in large part due to adult biases on what students with disabilities can learn and do.  Nevertheless, our students with disabilities will enter the same economy and society as their peers and that economy and society demands them to demonstrate deeper learning. Research shows that—with the right accommodations—this group can engage in the same learning as their peers without disabilities.  Furthermore, the great majority of students with disabilities spend the great majority of their time in general education classrooms.  Leaving students with disabilities out of the deeper learning conversation is thus as practically infeasible as it is morally unjust. Our session will identify concrete actions educators, administrators, and local policymakers can take to ensure deeper learning is implemented with equity and inclusion at the fore.  Over the course of the last year, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has embarked on a bold project to identify ways students with disabilities can be fully engaged in deeper learning experiences. Because this engagement requires significant changes in norms and practices, we initially focused on charter schools that were experimenting in engaging their students with disabilities in deeper learning.   We are now exploring what the implications of our recommendations are in traditional, non-charter public schools. Specifically, our goal for attendees is to understand practices that facilitate inclusive deeper learning experiences; know what policies and structures enable and inhibit these practices; and what actions they, their administrators, and their school boards must take to make the practices more likely. 


Ace Parsi

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Thursday March 28, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm

Attendees (24)