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Dr. Frances Stetson, PresenceLearning Webinar Presenter

Data confirms what all special educators experience. Our vision of inclusion has not been achieved, particularly for children of color. What can we do to reduce instances of inappropriate identification of minority students for special education services? How can we learn to use a cultural lens to examine our current attitudes and practices for our at-risk students? What new approaches will open doors for them to succeed? Join your colleagues as one of nation's leading consultants on inclusionary practices presents the major themes, provides strategies and practical tools, and addresses tough questions from a nationwide audience about the underlying causes of racial and ethnic disproportionality in special education.

Presenter: Dr. Frances Stetson

Dr. Frances Stetson is President of Stetson & Associates, Inc., an educational consulting firm specializing in supporting systems change in schools – with a focus on inclusive practices, closing the achievement gap, differentiated instruction and quality standards for instruction and leadership particularly for struggling learners. She is also the Executive Director and sponsor for the Inclusive Schools Network and website that offer free resources, blogs, and articles on emerging topics in education. Previously, she worked for the Texas Education Agency addressing the needs of students with cognitive challenges; conducted research and national training and technical assistance for the US Department of Education on least restrictive environment/inclusion; and Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the education service center in Houston. After forming Stetson and Associates, Dr. Stetson and her staff have supported thousands of school districts in implementing quality education services across the US.

Learning Outcomes
After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe culturally responsive and inclusive schools in the context of federal policies and the law.
  • Summarize the three key components of change required for schools to become culturally responsive and inclusive.
  • Analyze their current situation by using practical tools that reveal cultural bias and opportunities for leadership and system change.
Inclusion is for Every Learner — Or is it?

Financial Disclosure:
Frances Stetson, Ph.D. receives a salary from Stetson & Associates, Inc., where she is president.

Nonfinancial:
Frances Stetson, Ph.D. is the Executive Director and sponsor for the Inclusive Schools Network.

Additional Information:
This event is free of charge. For accommodations or modifications please email SPEDforum@presencelearning.com.

Time-ordered Agenda (90 minutes) *All times Eastern time
1:00 - 1:15pm  Welcome; intro of key concepts; legislative perspective
1:15 - 1:30pm  How educators can change awareness and attitudes about cultural bias
1:30 - 1:50pm  How to create a culturally responsive and inclusive classroom
1:50 - 2:00pm  Requirements of leaders for culturally responsive schools: strategies and systemic change
2:00 - 2:25pm  Audience Q&A
2:25 - 2:30pm  Wrap up and Additional Resources

Continuing Education Requirements
For professional development credit eligibility, the following requirements must be met:
    • Attend this live event for the entire (90 minute) duration.
    • Submit the post-webinar quiz with a passing score of 80% or higher.
    • Complete a post-webinar feedback survey.

ASHA: This webinar is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
NASP: This webinar is offered for 1.50 hours of NASP CPD credit (Content areas: Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability, Preventative and Responsive Services, Diversity in Development and Learning, Research and Program Evaluation).