AWWA Inclusion Experts Series (AIES)- 3 October 2020
Join us for the fourth AIES on An environment to encourage engagement in early education, happening on 3 October 2020, from 10am to 1230pm! This free online session will be fronted by Dr. R.A. (“Robin”) Mcwilliam, professor of Early Childhood Special Education at The University of Alabama, where he founded and directs the Evidence-based International Early Intervention Office (EIEIO), in the Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities. Ms Cami Stevenson, an administrator in the Multnomah Early Childhood Program, an early intervention program for children from birth to five years of age, in Portland, Oregon, USA will also be a keynote speaker for this webinar.
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With its third run, AIES has reached out to over 1,500 participants in total. This session on Inclusive Values in Education was facilitated by keynote speaker, Ms Serena Hemmings, Executive Headteacher of Platanos Trust’s Castle Hill Academy in the United Kingdom. Ms Rahayu Mahzam, Member of Parliament was the Guest of Honour for the event.
The second AIES saw over 400 attendees from the social service and education sector. Keynote speaker Dr Amelia Roberts, Deputy Director, UCL Centre for Inclusive Education shared on the topic of Supporting learning through the ages: how do we meet the needs of different children in the same classroom? Mr Eugene Leong, Chief Executive Officer of Early Childhood Development Agency was the Guest of Honour for the event.
To kick start large-scale advocacy efforts within the social service sector, AWWA held the inaugural AIES. Titled Engaging Neurodiverse Learners, the session was fronted by world-renowned occupational therapist, Ms Kim Barthel, and was attended by over 600 people. A panel discussion that comprised Kim Barthel, Dr. Joanna Tay-Lim, Lecturer, Early Childhood and Special Needs Education, National Institute of Education, and Ms Serene Peh, Director, Building Planning and Universa Design Department, building and Construction Authority concluded the session. Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary (SPS), Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) was the Guest of Honour for the event.