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Planting the Seeds of Inclusion Conference

Bringing together educators, therapists, parents and other professionals who support the growth and learning of all children — birth to age 22 — in inclusive settings.

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.

Highlights from the March 1, 2014 Conference 

The 2014 "Planting the Seeds of Inclusion" conference included award presentations and a keynote address by Stuart Stotts titled "Everybody Started Out Small: How Music Encourages Learning, Connection, and Joy In Young Children." You can watch both below. 

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Keynote Speaker: Stuart Stotts  


In the keynote session, author, musician, and storyteller Stuart Stotts shared songs and stories that provide hands-on approaches to improve our time with kids. Stuart will focused on singing for joy, learning, and connection, on approaches to teach kindness explicitly, and on the power of our voices when we speak out for children. 

Stotts is an author, storyteller, educator, and songwriter. He’s sung with and performed for kids and families in schools, libraries, and community settings around the world since 1984. Stotts is a Kennedy Center teaching artist and a frequent presenter at educational events, keynoting conferences and leading workshops for early childhood and elementary school teachers, librarians, and social service professionals around the country. He emphasizes the importance of story, relationship, brain-based research, and on-going learning in striving for improvement and success.

Breakout Sessions

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

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