Sunday, July 31, 2016

Free Webinar: Strategies You Can Use to Teach and Include Students with Disabilities in Your Classroom

Renay H. Marquez, Shelley Moore, Beth Foraker, and Antonia Hirson come together to provide strategies and solutions for including students with disabilites in the general education classroom. 

Renay H. Marquez is a paraeducator with 12 years of 
inclusive classroom experience with students with mild to severe disabilities. She is also owner of ParaEducate, a company who develops and provides resources for training educators to effectively support and include kids with disabilities in inclusive K-12 schools. Renay has authored ParaEducate, a training guide for paraeducators and several supports for curriculum for students with disabilities including The Bard In Stick FiguresFinding It In the World: World Geography, and Just the Words: Science.

Social Media/Contact Info:
Twitter: @paraeducate

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, Shelley Moore consults and is a sought out speaker, locally, provincially and beyond.Her presentations include school, district and provincial professional development days throughout Canada, as well as various leading conferences throughout North America, including Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), International Reading Association (IRA), and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Her interactive presentations are constructed based on contexts of specific schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and professional development. She completed in undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a PhD student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She has recently released her first book entitled, “One Without the Other: Stories of Unity though Diversity and Inclusion."

Social Media/Contact Info:
Twitter: @tweetsomemoore

Beth Foraker has taught in California public elementary schools for thirteen years, including students in the typical classroom with autism, Down Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, sensory integration disorder (before it had a name), students who were medically fragile or who had complicated medical needs. She currently works at UC Davis in the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential/Masters Program. She is a mom to four kids, including a son named Patrick who is a junior in high school and has Down Syndrome. He is fully included as well. Her non-profit, The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion, is dedicated to helping Catholic schools become inclusive.

Social Media/Contact Info:
Facebook Page: The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion
Instagram: inclusionchick
Twitter: @inclusionchick

Antonia Hirson is former paraeducator and special education teacher, currently working for Yolo County, in Northern California.  She holds a Masters degree in Child Development from UC Davis, and is the mother of two young children.  From 2011-2012, while at home with her first child, Antonia edited SPEDblog, a resource for people interested in Special Education and disability issues.

Social Media/Contact Info:

Twitter: @antoniahirson

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