The School District of Elmbrook, Wisconsin, hosted their 5th Annual Innovation Summit conference focused on Inclusive Practices. The iSummit 19 event was facilitated by Dr. Tanya Fredrich and Julie Causton, who were joined by the stars of the movie, Wretches and Jabberers, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette.
The conference in Brookfield, Wisconsin was attended by 600 educators who were learning about inclusive practices from two women who easily lit the stage with powerful information.
Larry and I had the honor of showing our movie and doing a presentation with excellent questions and answers afterwards. The day was awesome, with the learning about presuming competence and inclusion from the personal experiences of Larry and me.
Here are some of the responses from educators at the conference:
"I thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I have learned so much, but now have a new passion to learn more especially about how I can help my students best communicate their thoughts and desires."
"Dear Larry & Tracy,
As educators it was inspiring and poignant and it will help us all reflect on our practice to ensure that we plan meaningfully for all students. We will work hard to presume competence."