AAC, Literacy & the SLP

#AACES2024 Conference Session

Pivotal Practices for
High-Quality Inclusion

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This session will discuss how to develop high-quality inclusion by creating and planning an environment that promotes all dimensions of belonging (Dr. Erik Carter), embedding meaningful opportunities to build and create friendships, as well as pulling from various social-emotional frameworks that support developing a universal, supportive classroom environment. We have had the opportunity to utilize research and put into practice the information shared and have found that it has transformed our classroom inclusion practices.


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  • Natural & engaging webinar
  • Full year of on-demand access
  • CMH/PDH Certificate 
  • Online classroom community 
  • Links to resources

Build inclusive classrooms

Learn how a foundation of belonging, a mindset of potential, and a culture of accessibility contribute to inclusive early learning spaces.
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Help all students thrive

Gain strategies to not only promote presence, but also participation, regardless of student  strengths, needs, or differences. 
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What You'll Learn

 As a result of attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Discuss three inspirational inclusion strategies that promote belonging and learn how to support young children to use those strategies too.
2. Describe three ways to utilize assistive technology to create a universally accessible environment that allows all students to thrive within academic and social opportunities.
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Continuing Education Credit

This course offers eligible students a total of
1 certification maintenance hour (CMH)

Learn more about CMH/PDH  (versus CEU's or continuing education units) on your course syllabus and on our CEU Page.  All learners are encouraged to confirm that this course meets the requirements of their licensing board before purchasing.  
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Meet YOUR instructors

 Megan Cartwright, MEd, ECSE 

Megan Cartwright, MEd, ECSE, is the Director of Education and Inclusion at The Rise School of Denver, an inclusive, non-profit child care center. When she was a classroom lead teacher, Megan led her team to achieve fidelity on the LEAP Model of Inclusion and Pyramid Model in one year. She now leads Rise’s efforts to scale the LEAP and Pyramid Models program-wide and provides technical assistance to local schools on their inclusive and social, emotional, and behavioral practices. Megan recently completed Colorado’s Pyramid Facilitator Certification program to provide coaching on Pyramid practices, support Program-Wide Leadership Teams, and to build the Pyramid network in the state. Megan lives with her husband and has two young boys (ages 7 and 4 years).
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Megan Gallagher, Med, ECSE

Megan Gallagher, Med, ECSE, is the Executive Director of The Rise School of Denver, an inclusive, non-profit child care center. Megan has been a dedicated and engrained part of the Rise family since 2015. She has held positions as a Lead Teacher, Master Teacher, Co-Assistant Director, Interim Co-Executive Director and most recently served as a part of the Administration team with a wide range of responsibilities in all aspects of the school’s operations. Megan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences, a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a license as an Early Childhood Special Education Specialist. Megan lives with her husband and has three young children (a 4 year old and twin 2 year olds).
Patrick Jones - Course author
Patrick Jones - Course author
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