It’s that time of the year, folks! Time to vote for your favorite professionals to present at next spring’s SXSWedu conference in our hometown of Austin, TX! We know it seems far away but they (and we) plan early. We’ve submitted a proposal for a panel discussion titled: We Need to Talk: Building Inclusive Communities, in which we will:
- Unpack the idea of inclusion, weigh the effects and outcomes, retrace the history, and honor diverse definitions existing for many groups of people.
- Explore how inclusion, access, and social justice connect, and discuss how inclusion can empower and lead to better outcomes for all students.
- Define inclusive practices from varying perspectives and share ideas for best practices when building inclusive communities for all learners.
This time we’ve brought together a power-packed team of educators, including representatives from BridgingApps, Understood.org, AbleGamers, and the incredibly inclusive Community Roots Charter School in Brooklyn, NY. We can’t wait to hear what they have to say on this topic.
It takes only a moment to complete the sign-in process and then you can search for the title of our session (We Need to Talk: Building Inclusive Communities) or the name of our company (Teaching2gether, of course) and then VOTE FOR US! Then sign up for SXSWedu 2016 and we will see you there!