8:00am | Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30am | Welcome from NJCIE, Keynote
9:15am | Plenary Session
10:45am | Breakout Workshops
12:15pm | Lunch / Exhibitor Exposition
1:15pm | Breakout Workshops
2:45pm | Breakout Workshops
The ORIGINAL comprehensive New Jersey conference focused solely on inclusive education shares with attendees: the benefits, process, standards and goals to support student growth and the meaningful education of ALL children; applicable training and information based on practical experiences in how to make multi-ability classrooms work for ALL!
**Reduced rate options for: 1.) Parents of child(ren) with disabilities; 2.) Self Advocates; 3.) Currently enrolled College and Graduate students
Dr. Friend is a uniquely qualified instructor who has spent her career as a general education teacher, special education teacher and staff developer preparing educators to work in inclusive schools. She is Professor Emeritus of Education in the Department of Specialized Education Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is Past President of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.
She has consulted with school professionals nationally and internationally (more than 3000 presentations and projects in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia) as they collaborate to educate their students, assisting them to form productive and efficient work teams, to learn the best ways to manage awkward or adversarial conversations, and to communicate effectively with parents.
Her particular areas of interest include skills for collaboration, co-teaching, inclusive school practices, team building, shared problem solving, interpersonal communication, conflict and controversy, and home-school communication. She is the author or co-author of three widely used college textbooks on special education: a variety of co- teaching materials for teachers and administrators; more than 50 articles about collaboration, inclusive practices, and co-teaching; and a highly popular video series on co-teaching and other inclusive practices.
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