The session focused on the importance of:
- removing physical and instructional barriers so students can demonstrate skills and knowledge
- engaging students in goal setting, problem-solving and understanding their learning strengths and needs in order to advocate for themselves.
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Kim Korotkov has been a learning specialist for Education Support Services at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for the past 8 years. With over 15 years of experience as a classroom and resource teacher at the middle and high school level, she is passionate about ensuring the needs of all students are met within an inclusive education environment. Kim is currently completing her PhD, exploring interrelated factors in healthy and inclusive high schools.
In 1991, at the age of 15, Kevin was in a bicycle accident and suffered a spinal cord injury leading to paralysis from the chest down. Through perseverance and determination, as well as community and family support, Kevin graduated from Horton District High School in 1995 and continued his post-secondary education at St. Mary’s University. These days, he’s a Coordinator of Disability Services, helping to provide supports and services to students with disabilities attending post-secondary.