Session Focus Strands

The Courage to Risk Conference Sessions have been grouped into four focused strands. One session from each strand will be available during each breakout period. See the focus strands and the sessions identified for each strand below. 

Inclusion & Instruction Sessions

  • Including ALL Students in Their Own IEP Meetings  - Jessica Peacock (10:10 - 11:00 AM)

  • Using UDL as a Framework for Inclusive Reading Comprehension Instruction for Students with IDD - Laura K. Anderson (11:10 - 12:00 PM)

  • Toby Breakout Session (1:10 - 2:00 PM)

  • Beginning Communicators: Assessment and Strategies to Facilitate Communication - Diane Carroll, Ph.D. and Dr. Robin Brewer (2:10 - 3:00 PM)

 
 
 

Social Emotional Learning Sessions

  • Understanding and Reaching the Wounded Student - Dr. Joe Hendershott (10:10 - 11:00 AM)

  • Barbara Coloroso Breakout Session​ (11:10 - 12:00 PM)

  • Trauma Informed Practices - Bill Brown, MSW (1:10 - 2:00 PM) 

  • Emotional Literacy: Acknowledging Feelings and Fear Everywhere - Caron A. Westland, Ph.D. (2:10 - 3:00 PM)

 

Resilience and Brain Development Sessions

  • Building Practitioner Resilience in the time of COVID 19 - Dr. Dorothy L. Shapland (10:10 -11:00 AM)

  • “You’ve Got the Power!” Teaching Students Brain Physiology​ - Meagan Ackerman (11:10 - 12:00 PM)

  • Exploring Brain Development, Executive Function and Emotional Regulation - Heather Hotchkiss (1:10 - 2:00 PM)

  • Resilience Can Be Taught: 10 Strategies Proven to Motivate Any Student - Christian Moore (2:10 - 3:00 PM)

 

Learners & Learning Sessions

  • My Students are on IEPs; They Can’t be Gifted! - Dr. Cynthia Rundquist, Colleen Anthony, Sarina Compoz, and Jessica Howard (10:10 - 11:00 AM) 

  • Using Technology Tools to Implement HLPs​ - Dr. Tara Mason (11:10 - 12:00 PM)

  • Mathematical Identities: Honoring Development, Navigating Differences, Structuring Delivery - Mindy Adair, Ph.D. (1:10 - 2:00 PM)

  • Courtney Berry, EdD and Jeanne Bonds, EdS – Not This, But That – Meeting Needs of All Learners (2:10 - 3:00 PM)