Short course on creating access to the geosciences for students with disabilities to be held at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC.


Course #508. Instructional Approaches to Access, Accommodation, and Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the Geosciences.
Sat., 3 Nov., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Room 501. UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 East 9th Street.  Map & Directions

Cost:  US$35; includes lunch. Participants will be reimbursed for the expense of the short course registration after attending. Limit: 50. CEU: 0.8.

Cosponsors: National Science Foundation; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; The International Advisory for Geoscience Diversity.

Instructors:  Christopher Atchison, Georgia State University; Brett Gilley, University of British Columbia; Gina Ceylan, University of Missouri.

Participants of this short course will learn the principles of universal design and apply these principles to their own lessons, labs, and field trips in order to accommodate students with a variety of physical disabilities.  The presentation of this course will include student instructors who will discuss first-hand perspectives of negotiating the rigor of a geoscience curriculum while managing their disabilities.  Key topics will include: accommodation in the geosciences; the physical barriers to access and inclusion; and the personal, psychological and social challenges that students may face away from the classroom. Participants will be reimbursed for the expense of the short course registration after attending.

K12 teachers are encouraged to register and attend this workshop!

Registration:  http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2012/reg.htm

Early registration closes October 1.  Registration fees increase after this date and are not reimbursable.