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Gary Brucker, Program Director for Courage for Youth Association and Lauri Swann Hunt, founder of Ollibean, are guests at our roundtable this week. The topic we are discussing is the notion that inclusion is more than a program and is based on attitudes and belief systems. In addition, it is important that schools must foster these attitudes through emotional and relational development in students. This is a discussion you won't want to miss!
Confused about inclusion? Listen to The Inclusive Class Podcast this week and learn what parents need to know about inclusive education. You will understand what inclusion is, how schools become inclusive, options for inclusion, and how to work with staff to create a more inclusive environment for your child. Lauri Swann Hunt from the site, Ollibean and Amanda Morin, author of The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education will be at our roundtable this week.
The Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (“Institute”) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that, through educational programs, research and publications, will address the lack of diversity and inclusion that continues to challenge the legal profession and undermine its credibility within the justice system.
Floyd Holloway is Counsel in the Corporate Law Department. His responsibilities include monitoring and advocacy in legislative and regulatory matters in New York State. Floyd manages the Corporate Law Department’s Legislative Services Unit, which, among other things, provides support to the Enterprise, including the network of state counsel responsible for legislative and regulatory affairs. Floyd is a past chairman of the New York Insurance Association (NYIA). He also sits on the Executive Board for the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY). Floyd is an active member of the American Bar Association, serving as vice-chair on the Corporate Counsel, Government Law, Law in Public Service and Technology Committees.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Floyd received his B.A. degree in political theory and American government from Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C., and his law degree (J.D.) from the Georgetown University Law Center.
The CEO of Me, Inc. must find a way to capture the insights and visions of people who reflect the growing diversity of their business partners that span the globe. They must learn to harness the collective ideas of their diverse & inclusive global network to drive business success and secure long-term revenue stream.
1. We are faced with great uncertainty from a variety of forces, both economic and natural
2. We are faced with convergence of technology and new thought processes being brought to the workforce by the younger Gen Y who want to participate, not just execute
3. We are faced with the need to continually innovate and use all of our assets to keep up with domestic and global competition
4. We are faced with radical demographics changes, both in the U.S. and globally, that affect our competitiveness and our markets.
* Engelmeier, Shirley, Inclusion: The New Competitive Business Advantage, Minneapolis:InclusionINC Media, 2012
For the first episode of Illinois TASH: Inclusion for All, we are talking with Dr. William Blackwell, Assistant Professor at Lewis University’s College of Education about inclusive education in Illinois, his upcoming presentation at the National TASH Conference entitled “Teaching Inclusion with Literature: When Teachers and Their Students Linger in Text” and his relationship with Illinois TASH.
William Blackwell has published articles and presented on topics that focus on the impact of federal education policies on children with disabilities and their families, charter school services for children with disabilities and special education advocacy and conflict resolution.
Learn more about Dr. Blackwell's research in the articles below:
Blackwell, W., & Rossetti, Z. (2014). The development of individualized education programs: Where have we been and where should we go now? SAGE Open, 4(2), 1-15. doi: 10.1177/2158244014530411.
Blackwell, W. (2013). An era of charter school expansion: An examination of special education in Massachusetts’ charter schools. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 24(2), 75-87. DOI: 10.1177/1044207312455061.
Joseph Santana is Chairman of the Institute for Corporate Productivity’s Chief Diversity Officer Board, President of Joseph Santana, LLC and a member of the Insight Into Diversity Editorial Board. Joe is the former diversity officer and architect of Siemens D&I efforts in its 65,000 employee USA operations. A sought-after speaker and media commentator, Joe has been quoted in numerous magazines and books, including Thomas Friedman’s 2005 bestseller, The World is Flat. Joe has received a number of prestigious awards, including a listing among the “Most Important Hispanics in Technology, Government and Business” by Career Communications Group, Inc. in 2010 and again in 2011, as well as a place on Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2011 list of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics. Engage with Joe on Twitter @joesannyc.
Why include students with special needs in the classroom? What is the benefit? Won't it be a distraction? These questions and more will be answered and discussed on this episode of The Inclusive Class Podcast. This week's roundtable guests include Lauri Swann Hunt (Ollibean) and Amanda Morin (The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education).
WHY ARE BLACK PEOPLE CONTINUING TO FINANCE OUR OWN OPPESSION? DOES HARD WORK GET YOU WERE YOU NEED TO GO IN LIFE? ARE BLACK PEOPLE MAKING PROGRESS IN AMERICA? CAN ANYBODY MAKE IT IN AMERICA ? ARE BLACK PEOPLE STILL USEFUL ? WHAT STEPS MUST WE TAKE TO STOP FUNDING OUR DEMISE?
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Megan Mackey, EdD, will be our guest on this episode of The Inclusive Class.
Megan Mackey teaches courses at the undergraduate level at the University of Hartford. In addition to several other areas of interest, she has examined the inclusion of students with disabilities in middle school classrooms. Megan will talk to us about what works at the middle school level and ways to support students with special needs.
For more information, go to www.theinclusiveclass.com.
It seems that law firms have more questions than answers when it comes to diversity and inclusion issues these days. What is your firm’s diversity strategy and why should you have one? How do you create and maintain interest? Has your initiative stalled? What are the best practices? Tune into this important podcast and get proven tactics that you can put to work in your firm.
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