Italian methods of education have led the way in child-centered education which takes into account the child’s unique ideas, preferences, learning styles, characteristics, motivations, and interests. Italy was also the first country to adopt a single-track educational system focused on the full participation of all students irrespective of disability. Last year, Comites SF partnered with Early Days Autism Center to bring together a full day conference focused broadly on inclusion, early education and the young student with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This year the Every Child Conference’s theme is ENGAGE and will concentrate on Italian education methods, inclusive practice, and social and emotional development.
The aim is to promote educational attainment and social inclusion of every single student through the core principles of inclusion: social interaction and social participation. Click here for further details.
8:30 – 9:30 Registration with Coffee & Pastries
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome from the Consulate of San Francisco
9:45 – 10:00 Welcome from Francesca Morabito (Comites) and Irene Russo (EDAC, University of Salerno)
10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to Every Child 2018 – Dr. Cynthia Zierhut (EDAC)
10:15 – 10:30 Parents Experience by Katie and Zack Reyes
First Session: Research
10:30 – 11:00 Keynote Speaker Jessica Feary (La Trobe University, Melbourne)
11:00 – 11:15 *Coffee Break
11:15 – 11:45 Keynote Speaker Prof. Mauro Cozzolino (University of Salerno)
11:45 – 12:15 Dr. Emanuela Zappala’ (University of Salerno)
12:15 – 1:45 *Lunch Break – Social Networking
Second Session: Education
1:45 – 2:15 Keynote Speaker Holly Wade (Cabrillo Unified School District)
2:15 – 2:45 Carmen Gamper (New Learning Culture)
2:45 – 3:00 *Coffee Break
3:00 – 3:30 Daniel Rechtschaffen (Mindful Education)
3:30 – 4:00 Doug Lerch (Seeds Of Awareness)
4:00 – 4:15 Closing – Dr. Cynthia Zierhut (EDAC)
4:15 – 5:00 Large Group activity
5:00 – 5:30 Break
5:30 – 7:30 Social Event – Movie Screening
* Coffee Breaks and Lunch are offered
Click here to read bio and abstract of our speakers.
Tickets available on Eventbrite
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