EDUO 9994: Collaboration and Advocacy in the Inclusive Classroom

Classroom Management
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    Focus on factors, which promote and strategies that lead to effective communication and collaboration with parents, support agencies, businesses, and other school and community personnel. The importance of fostering respectful and beneficial relationships among families and professionals in order to advocate for and support the l earning of all students is stressed. Topics include: communicating effectively, collaboration strategies, effects of culture and poverty, IEP meetings, problem solving, advocacy strategies and conflict resolution. Ethical and legal practices for confidential and responsible communication are included.

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    Instructor

    Dr. Shawn Watters

    B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, Kent State University; M. Ed. Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood, Kent State University; Ed. D. Educational Leadership with a cognate in Special Education and Early Childhood Teacher Preparation, Ashland University

    P-12 Schools, 9 years

    Self-contained special education; Higher Education, 20 years

    Early Childhood Teacher Preparation, undergraduate and graduate coursework

    Special Education Teacher Preparation, undergraduate and graduate coursework

    School Counseling, graduate coursework

    Dr. Watters' professional mission is to "Inspire lifelong learning in others with trust, integrity and joy." 

    Dr. Watters’ personal interests include her family, traveling, reading, cycle class, and supporting others’ growth and aspirations