Early Childhood Education Conference

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37th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference

University of Wisconsin-Stout

April 24-25, 2015

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Keynote: Because We Can Change the World: Why Inclusive Education Is Critical for All Of Us

Dr. Mara Sapon-Shevin
Professor Inclusive Education, Syracuse University

Mara Sapon-Shevin is Professor of Inclusive Education at Syracuse University where she prepares teachers to be inclusive teachers and works to support inclusion in schools. She coordinates a project called Creating Safe and Peaceful Schools that works to prevent bullying in schools and establish loving caring school communities.  Mara has worked on inclusion issues internationally, including in Australia, New Zealand, England, Spain, Malta, Finland, South Africa and Chile. She recently returned from spending two months in Chile working on an anti-bullying curriculum and field-testing it in schools.


Her books include Widening the Circle: The Power of Inclusive Schools, Because We Can Change the World: Practical Strategies for Creating Cooperative, Inclusive Classrooms; and the just published (with Diana Lawrence-Brown) book Condition Critical: Key Principles for Equitable and Inclusive Education. 

Sponsored by the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stout

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Keynote: Involving Every Child Through Fun with Music & Movement

Full of musical movement, the Teddy Bear Band will share powerful songs that motivate positive behaviors helping every child know they're appreciated for who they are and encouraging them to participate in constructive ways.

  • Winner of Minnesota Parent Magazine's Family Favorites Award
  • Recipient of the Minnesota Music Award from the Minnesota Music Academy
  • Honored by the State of Minnesota for supporting the early childhood education
  • Mom's Choice Award

Contact Information

Professional Education Programs
and Services

221 10th Avenue East, Suite 140
Menomonie, WI 54751

Email:   profed@uwstout.edu
Phone: 715.232.2793
Fax:   715.232.3385