12th Annual Educators Forum
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA
Thank you to all that joined us on November 15, 2016 for the 12th Annual Educators Forum - Supporting Students in 21st Century Schools -- Problem Solving the Roadblocks to Inclusive Education.
375 educators, administrators, parents and students came together on the campus of Holy Cross College to discuss and learn about innovations and insights into making schools more accepting and inclusive for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This year's forum was designed to provide teachers and administrators with practical workshops to help them create inclusive climates in school - our theme was "Supporting Students in 21st Century Schools - Problem Solving the Roadblocks to Inclusive Education".
Special thanks to Thomas Hehir, Ed.D., of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education for his thoughtful and challenging keynote address, Natalie Lyons & Ashley Senosk of Northbridge High for their touching and inspirational Self Advocate Keynote, as well as to all our incredible presenters (who prepared informative presentations and some who traveled from quite a distance), to our exhibitors and to all the committed educators who attended and the school systems who supported them.
We were thrilled that teachers were able to take back to their classrooms a wealth of information, making schools better equipped to serve all their students and overcome roadblocks to creating an inclusive education?.
In the spirit of collaboration and inclusion, we value various districts coming together to learn, build capacity and ultimately enhance and improve the educational experiences of all students!