Our fifth AIES on Inclusive Classroom Profile was held virtually, drawing close to 760 participants. Ms Juliet Tanuwira, Assistant Manager, AWWA Inclusion Inc facilitated today’s session with keynote speakers Dr. Elena P. Soukakou and Dr. Lim Chih Ing.
In light of COVID-19, our fourth AIES on An Environment to Encourage Engagement in Early Education was held virtually, drawing close to 800 participants. This online session was fronted by Dr. R.A. (“Robin”) Mcwilliam, professor of Early Childhood Special Education at The University of Alabama. Ms Cami Stevenson, an administrator in the Multnomah Early Childhood Program in Portland, Oregon, USA was also a keynote speaker for this webinar. The session was facilitated by Mr Manoj Pathnapuram, Deputy Director, Allied Health Professional Group (Operations) & Youth Disability at AWWA.
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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.