Featured Speakers

Friday's Keynote Speaker:

Shelley Moore

Originally from Edmonton, and now based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, speaker and storyteller and has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research has been featured at national and international conferences and her presentations are constructed based on contexts of schools and communities and integrate theory and effective practices of inclusion, special education, curriculum and teacher professional development. Her first book entitled, “One Without the Other” was released in July 2016 to follow up her TEDx talk hosted in Langley in January 2016. Shelley completed an undergraduate degree in Special Education at the University of Alberta, her masters at Simon Fraser University, and is currently a SSHRC funded PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. She is also the recent recipient of the Engagement award, a national competition highlighting SSHRC funded research through story.

Topic: Inclusive Education: Who, What, Where, When, Why?!

Shelley will deconstruct what inclusive education means in today’s classrooms and communities. We will also discuss common misunderstandings and myths of inclusion, and leave with ideas and possibilities of inclusive learning communities and all who benefit.