Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 Institute will be held virtually on July 25 and 26, 2023. 

Registration will open after April 1. 

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Tuesday, July 25 and Wednesday, July 26, 2023

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“I have been impressed with every aspect of the program and highly recommend this program for all educators and parents of children with special needs.”​

“I look forward to the conference every year because I always leave with ideas that I can implement immediately.” ​

“This Institute has helped me become a more effective teacher by using the tools I learn here.”

Tuesday Keynote Speaker

“Universal Design Daily”

Paula Kluth with red shirt

Dr. Paula Kluth

Tuesday Keynote

Presenter

Dr. PAULA KLUTH is a consultant, author, advocate, independent scholar, and former K-12 special educator who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities and to create more responsive and engaging schooling experiences for all learners. Most recently, Paula’s work has centered on helping teachers and administrators educate all students in their schools and classrooms. This keynote, “Universal Design Daily” centers on the role of “teaching up” and presuming both competence and complexity. She will explore the need to focus on student strengths, passions, and interests. Paula will also talk about the need to design lessons that are responsive and dynamic. This presentation will provide both points of reflection, practical strategies and will feature ideas to help all teachers better respond to the diversity that exists in their classrooms every single day.  Paula’s follow-up forum, “UDL Hacks: Ideas for K-12+ Classrooms,” is for any educator who wants ideas for integrating the principles of UDL into daily lessons and learning spaces immediately. Some of these high-impact ideas take no time at all and others require only minutes to implement. More information on Paula can be found on her website: https://inclusionrules.com/.

Wednesday Keynote Speakers

Cross out the Dis and Embrace the Ability

Sydney Badeau with red shirt and smile

Sydney
Badeau

Wednesday Keynote

Co-Presenter

Ashly Mathy with red suit jacket

Ashly
Mathy

Wednesday Keynote

Co-Presenter

Julie Burish with red shirt

Julie
Burish

Wednesday Keynote

Co-Presenter

Marion Holmberg with glasses

Marion
Holmberg

Wednesday Keynote

Co-Presenter

SYDNEY BADEAU, ASHLY MATHY, JULIE BURISH & MARION HOLMBERG will provide their lived experiences and insights on Inclusive education and community Inclusion.  Sydney and Ashley are young adult self-advocates & community activists who are Wisconsin leaders in self-determination and disability advocacy.  Likewise, Julie Burish and Marion Holmberg are both Wisconsin parents of children who have a disability and many abilities. Julie & Marion have been advocating & collaborating with local and state-wide stakeholders for equitable public education and inclusive community practices for their children & others.  This Keynote, “Cross out the Dis and Embrace the Ability” will feature a panel presentation in which these four panelists will share their personal experiences with Inclusive Education, Community Inclusion, Advocacy & Activism. 

Don't miss it! July 25 to 26, 2023 is the 30th Annual State-Wide Institute on Best Practices in Inclusive Education