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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.
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Wednesday, November 30 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Using Writing to Create Equity and Encourage Creativity in the Classroom LIMITED

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Creative writing allows expression that is too often forgotten about in classrooms where expectations are set by rigorous standards. Writing lessons can be a way that you create an environment where students are actively engaged and excited about the work they produce while still meeting the Common Core Standards. When it comes to instructing writing in an inclusive classroom it is important that students are able to have an outlet where they can be imaginative and create pieces that allow an opportunity for expression. This presentation will allow participants a chance to hear from two former teachers who implemented inclusive literacy practices into their own classrooms. Participants will be able to walk away with resources and strategies that will allow them to individualize creative writing lessons to fit the strengths and needs of all learners. Additionally, participants will be able to discuss the ideas of differentiation in creative writing lessons and how that can lead to instructional practices that foster equity in the classroom.

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Katie McCabe

Doctoral Candidate, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Katie McCabe is a doctoral candidate in special education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a former rural special educator, Katie’s work puts emphasis on supporting teachers to implement inclusive practices in rural areas for students with the most significant support... Read More →

Wednesday November 30, 2016 4:30pm - 6:30pm CST
Grand F 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103