This one-hour workshop empowers Special Education teachers to foster supportive attention to disability and to support integration of disability history across the K-12 academic curriculum, by providing basic historical knowledge, free curriculum materials, and strategies for collaboration with elementary teachers and Social Studies and English Language Arts teachers across grades.
This workshop will present the long arc of disability history from early in American history through the Disability Rights Movement of the 1970s and 1980s. Participants will learn tools and strategies to provide students with the tools to self-determine their identity as persons with disabilities and to embrace an empowering model of disability. Participants will also explore means to address disability in separate and integrated classrooms, and will access curriculum and resources to help integrate disability history across the curriculum.
October 18, 2023 - 4:00-5:00pm Eastern Time
January 30, 2024 - 5:00-6:00pm Eastern Time
Contact Rich Cairn rcairn @ collaborative.org to schedule a presentation of the workshop for your conference or professional development program.
Thanks to the project advisory committee of Special Education professionals for their guidance in planning this workshop.
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