12th Annual Cross-Disability Best Practices Educational Inclusion Conference
"Inclusion: It's About Humanity"
12th annual All Born (in) Conference – Sat, March 18, 2017
Holiday Inn Portland Airport – 8439 Ne Columbia Boulevard, Portland
Elizabeth Stein: Educator, UDL Instructional Coach, Author
Lunch Keynote: How Universal Design for Learning is Like a Trip to the Beach with 30 Friends and Family
Elizabeth Stein’s career spans early intervention, grades K-12, and undergraduate and graduate level courses. She is a CAST cadre member and a contributing writer to Education Week. She is the author of the books Comprehension Lessons for RTI: Grades 3-5: Assessments, Intervention Lessons, and Management Tips to Help You Reach and Teach Tier 2 and Elevating Co-Teaching through UDL, and the popular blog Two Teachers in the Room. Elizabeth earned National Board Certification in Literacy and is a doctoral student at Molloy College Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities program.
Ms. Stein is also presenting two workshops in sessions 1 & 3:
1a. Expand Your Repertoire of Instructional Strategies; Tools and Techniques to Turn Differences into Assets in the Busy Classroom
3d. Each Voice Matters; Elevating Student Narrative
Lunch Keynote & Special Policy Panel
Rebecca Cokley: Executive Director, National Council on Disability
Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize; Policy Process and Change, Values Driven Leadership, and Advocacy that Promotes Inclusion and Success for All Students
Rebecca Cokley came to National Council on Disability after serving four years in the Obama Administration. As Director of Priority Placement for Public Engagement in the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, she was responsible for outreach to diversity and minority organizations to recruit qualified individuals for the Obama Administration. She also served in policy roles at the Department of Health and Human Services, and in the Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.
Panelists include Stephanie Smith Lee: Senior Policy Advisor, National Down Syndrome Congress; Keith Jones: Community Leader and Advocate; Bob Joondeph: Executive Director, Disability Rights Oregon; and others.
Ms. Cokley is also presenting two workshops in sessions 1 & 3:
1h. Lead On! Youth Working Together to Create Positive Change
3c. We are All Born In; Collaborating to Support Inclusion and Equity
Special Presentations & Remarks
Spotlight welcome address by our Premier sponsor Portland Public Schools.
Social Justice Youth Group presentation: “Our Education, Our Future; Inclusion is About Humanity” at the end of the conference.
Closing remarks from Steven Holland- President, and Angela Jarvis-Holland- Executive Director, NWDSA/ABI
2017 Conference Sponsors
Inspiring the courage to reach and teach all of our children; Best practices to support equity and success.
The annual All Born (in) Conference is an exciting day for parents, caregivers, and professionals working to end segregation in neighborhood schools and the community. It’s a day of celebrating community and learning how to use Universal Design for Learning and Best Practices to reach and teach every child. Share, learn and make connections so that we can all go forth to open the eyes of the wider community to the fact that our children are all born “in”.
All teachers, all students, all born (in)
What is All Born (In)?
All Born (In) is a movement in pursuit of an inclusive civil society. A sister project of the NWDSA, ABI seeks to end segregation and promote true choice and the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in our schools and communities. The ABI Conference was founded by the NWDSA in 2006 in partnership with Portland State University’s joint certification program and the Center on Inclusive Education. It has grown to be a cornerstone resource in the Northwest region, engaging many innovative parents, professionals, and community partners to embrace the gifts of every learner. Conference directors Angela Jarvis-Holland and Angela Frome lead a steering committee of dedicated parents and professionals to plan and execute the annual Conference.
Questions? Contact Angela Frome (503) 238-0522.
“Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to enjoy the opportunity to live independently, enjoy self-determination, make choices, contribute to society, and experience full integration and inclusion in the economic, political, social, cultural, and educational mainstream of American society.” Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.