MART - Making the Mindset Shift

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Manitoba Association of Resource Teachers (MART)

Conference Title: Making the Mindset Shift—Five Game-Changing Principles of Practice Educators Need to Know

Location:Virtual on Zoom

Date: October 22nd, 2021 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Schedule of Event

Start 9:00 am
AGM 10:00 am
Coffee 10:15 am
Reconvene 10:30 am
Lunch 12:00 pm
Reconvene 1:00 pm
Coffee 2:00 pm
Reconvene 2:15 pm
End 3:00 pm

Session Description
Making the Mindset Shift—Five Game-Changing Principles of Practice Educators Need to Know

As educators, we have inherited an education system that was not built for the diverse students with autism we find in our classrooms and schools today. Deficit understandings of autism that focus on ‘fixing’ student behaviour persist in teacher training despite broader shifts in education toward strengths-based and inclusive approaches. Making the Mindset Shift takes you on an inspirational journey that provides you with new understandings of autism and practical tools to support students with autism and their families. Using short films from the Re-Storying Autism storytelling project and activities, the workshop invites you to recall some of the deeper reasons you went into education and acquaints you with insights from people with autism and their supporters. Through this work together, we will learn about neurodiversity—a new view of autism—and its five game changing principles of practice, such as presuming competence, every teacher needs to know.

Presenter: Dr. Patty Douglas
Dr. Patty Douglas is an international speaker on disability and inclusion who brings new views of autism and ways of working with students to classroom teachers and school system leaders. She is a former special education teacher, mother of a son who attracted the label of autism and associate professor at Brandon University. Patty is passionate about inclusive education and inspiring educators to value—even desire—the difference of disability in schools. Patty has published widely on autism and disability and is currently working on two books— Disability Studies in Education: Critical Conversations and Autism: Ethical Disruptions and Care Pedagogies with UBC Press.

Suitable for: K - 12

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Platform: Zoom


Registration Fees
Conference Fee .............................................$50
Membership Fee: ............................................$0 for 2021
Student Fee: ..................................................$50


There will be no refunds issued after October 1, 2021.

If you need more information about the conference, please contact Lisa Clark, MTS PD Day Chair at udilayok@mymts.net.
If you need more information about the registration, please contact Jennifer Young, Registrar/President at jeyoung@pembinatrails.ca.