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Session Number:
B16
Time:
10:30am - 12:00pm
Room Number:
L1050
Speaker:
Mandy Chudobiak and Melissa Campbell
Session Host:
Shelley Townsend

Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV I, DIV II, DIV III, DIV IV,
Title:
Flexible Seating in a Sensory Classroom
Topic:
Explore various choices for the busy bodies in your classroom! Discussion topics will include fidgets, lighting, and sensory tools to help students succeed in inclusive classrooms.
Summary:
We will discuss various tools and strategies for meeting the needs of all students, focusing on flexible seating and various sensory needs. Specific strategies will include wiggle pads, stools, rocking chairs, standing desks, lap desks, pillows, etc. We will have several items on hand to allow attendees to have a “hands on” experience. Research says that students can retain, recall, and apply knowledge better when they are active. We have applied these ideas in our classrooms to prevent a sedentary lifestyle, and we are excited to share our personal experiences, struggles, and successes in our own classrooms. The presentation will give attendees ideas and tools to implement in their own schools, starting with a list of simple and attainable items to put to work in the classroom. We will address concerns and possible roadblocks, while providing strategies and solutions. We have seen these tools at work in our classrooms, and we are excited to share our findings and help other teachers find success. We are passionate about making inclusive classrooms work for everybody!
Biography:
Mandy and Melissa teach blended grade 2/3 classes. Mandy teaches French Immersion at Nicholas Sheran in Lethbridge, and Melissa teaches in Taber. Both are in their fifth year of teaching.
 

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