Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Educational speaker to explore themes of diversity and inclusion at Prince Rupert session Thursday

The Multi-purpose room at Charles Hays Secondary will be the venue Thursday night for an evening of discussion on inclusive education with an award winning author and educational speaker, as the School District's Parent Advisory Council brings Shelly Moore to Prince Rupert.

The Two hour session is set for Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM and if some of her past work is an indication, the theme of how educators can approach inclusiveness in the classroom should make for a good portion of her two hours in Prince Rupert.

Currently working on her Graduate studies at UBC, much of her studies to this point in her research have been directed towards the transformation of inclusive education for students with significant intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Secondary Schools.

It's a theme that has evolved as part of her public appearances, as well as from her most recent book, One Without the Other: Stories of Unity Through Diversity and Inclusion, which takes the reader through the changing landscape of inclusive education.

Many of her thoughts on the topic come from Ms. Moore's classroom experiences, which explores the roles of both classroom educators and special education teachers and makes for an advocacy towards the inclusion of all children into the educational experience.

A sample of some of her work in the past can be found from a pair of YouTube presentations, the first a look at a TED talk that Ms. Moore gave in Langley earlier this year, while a second explores her views on transforming inclusive education.

Childcare services are being offered for those that attend the Thursday evening event, with door prizes to be awarded as well as part of the program.

You can learn more about Ms. Moore's work in education from her online gateway blog called blogsomemoore, which provides a glimpse into her experiences and where she hopes to take her approach to education.

 More items of note from School District 52 can be found on our archive page here.

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