Questions about the conference?

Contact Stacey Skoning at skonings@uwosh.edu

Conference Registration

Online registration is now closed. Registration is available at the door on Saturday, March 7.

Professional educators - $75

Students, individuals with disabilities, caregivers and UW Oshkosh Cooperating teachers - $45

 
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UW Oshkosh Planting the Seeds of Inclusion 2015 Conference: March 7, 2015

Every March, the departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy and Language, Special Education and Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services host the Planting the Seeds of Inclusion conference to help support inclusive education.

 

2015 Planting the Seeds of Inclusion Conference
Saturday, March 7, 2015
8 a.m.–3:45 p.m.
Sage Hall, UW Oshkosh Campus

Who should attend the Seeds of Inclusion Conference?

Educators, therapists, parents and other professionals who support the growth and learning of all children — birth to age 22 — in inclusive settings are invited to attend. Caregivers are also invited to attend the FREE resource fair on Saturday, March 7 in the Sage Hall lobby. View lodging information and directions.

Conference Registration*

Online registration is now closed. Registration is available at the door on Saturday, March 7.
Professional educators - $75
Students, individuals with disabilities, caregivers and UW Oshkosh Cooperating teachers - $45

 

*Please note, there will be no refunds.

 

2015 Planting the Seeds of Inclusion Conference Schedule

Friday, March 6
Time Event

6:30–8:30 p.m.

State Budget Trainings for Disability Advocates* 

*Attendees do not need to register for the conference to attend this session

 
Saturday, March 7
Time Event

7:30–8 a.m.

Registration

8–8:30 a.m.

Welcome and Awards Presentation

8:30–10 a.m.

 Keynote Address: Janice Fialka

10–10:15 a.m.

Resource Fair and Exhibit Hall Opens/Late Registrations

10:15–11:15 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

11:15–11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Pick-up Lunches

Noon–1:15 p.m.

Keynote Address: Micah Fialka-Feldman

1:15–1:30 p.m.

Break

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45–3:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

 

Keynote Presentations

8:30–10 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Janice Fialka

Dance of Partnership: Why do my feet hurt? Strengthening the parent-professional Partnership

This keynote presentation is designed to assist attendees to better understand the challenges of forming and maintaining partnerships between parents who have children with special needs and professionals who work with families. Drawing from both her social work and her parenting experiences, Janice explores the unique dimensions which complicate this working relationship from both the parent and the professional perspectives.

Some of the questions she explores are: Can there truly be a partnership? What does each partner bring to the relationship? What strengths? What constraints? What strategies promote the partnership?

 

Learning Objectives of the Keynote Training 

  • Enhance insight and understanding of the unique dimensions which complicate the forming of partnerships.
  • Identify practical strategies which promote the partnership, including positive communication skills.
  • Renew a personal commitment to forming partnerships.

Read Janice's bio.

 

Noon–1:15 p.m. Keynote Presentation: Micah Fialka-Feldman

Through the Same Door: What it takes to live an Inclusive Life

Micah will present about his inclusive life from elementary, middle, high school, college, describing what supports, attitudes, and values were important to creating a fully inclusive, life.  

Participants will witness how Micah's journey empowers us to reexamine what we believe is possible.  

Read Micah's bio.

 

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will provide practical information and training for educators, students, parents, caregivers and others who support the growth and learning of children from birth to age 22. 

View the breakout session schedule here.

Free Resource Fair

Open to the public regardless of participation in the conference, the resource fair is intended as a one-stop resource for those who have or work with children who require special education services.

Exhibitor registration is now closed.

Awards 

Each year, we honor individuals and/or teacher teams who excel at advocating for and implementing inclusive practices in education.

Nominations are now closed.

 

Conference-related courses

One-credit graduate courses may be offered in conjunction with conference. Registration and payment will be at the registration table at the conference. View more details on the graduate-level courses.

 

Questions? 

Contact Stacey Skoning at skonings@uwosh.edu.

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