Lauren Blaszak & Monica G. Osgood
An introduction of participants to the philosophy, program components, sample schedules, best practice guidelines, principles and strategies of school models that maximize the potential of all students. In this plenary session emphasis will be placed on presumed competence and the importance of relationships and “experience” in the classroom. Affective and emotionally meaningful learning will be demonstrated through video examples from both public and private schools.
Participants will be able to:
Describe a philosophy that supports comprehensive and progressive school programs for students with diverse needs
List the components of a 21st century school for students with diverse needs
Identify best practices, principles and strategies for maximizing progress in students with diverse needs
Describe how emotionally meaningful, experience-based lessons support comprehension and retention of skills
Describe how an interdisciplinary approach to intervention meets the unique needs of individual students