Each of these topics can be taught in an hour or be a full day, interactive training and everything in between.
This session is the heart and soul of my professional developments offered. This session on inclusion focuses on how to start creating an inclusive community on your campus. I will give you information on inclusion, materials to help educators run ability awareness activities or buddy class, and create a jumping point for your campus to start building an inclusive community.
Mainstreaming and Reverse Mainstreaming
Mainstreaming is when a student with a disability joins a general education classroom for a certain amount of time. Reverse mainstreaming is when a student from a general education classroom joins their peers in the special education classroom for a certain amount of time. This is a positive experience for all students and this PD will explain why and how you can make this happen.
Ability awareness activities are for students in the general education setting. This can be for primary or secondary school-aged students. This PD will give you multiple activities to implement on your site, what to expect after the activities have been implemented, and the materials for the activities. This PD will focus ONLY on Ability Awareness activities.
Buddy class is a curriculum I created to make a consistent time for mainstreaming/reverse mainstreaming to happen. This PD will teach you how to start Buddy Class, give you the curriculum (targeted for primary school), and discussing communication between peers.