EDspaces 2022 EDsession Program & Schedule


Success Through Inclusion: Maximizing In-District Special Education Program Potential

  • Description: Research shows that when you outplace a student, they often don't return to their school. Additionally, the cost for outplacement services is up to six times more than keeping in-district. This session will focus on strategies that can reduce the number of outplacement students, ultimately sparking the conversation about creating diverse learning environments that strengthen pedagogies, enhance student engagement and support faculty and staff. This session will review how planning and facility design responds to the principles of trauma-informed care to create a system of spaces that provides opportunities for students of all abilities – physical, social/emotional and academic.
  • Date:Wednesday, November 2
  • Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time
  • Location:EDspaces Classroom B115
  • Track:Pedagogy/Student Outcomes
  • Audience:Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions
  • Learning Objective 1:Consider instructional options in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE); to enhance accessibility, safety and inclusivity for all learners.
  • Learning Objective 2:Identify drivers and structure needed for evolving Special Education programs in order to receive the greatest student benefit.
  • Learning Objective 3:Review the six principles of trauma-informed care and identify the design drivers that emerge from them.
  • Learning Objective 4:Understand strategies for design, furniture and layout/adjacencies that support Special Education and students of all abilities – physical, social/emotional, academic.
Amy Christmas
The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.
Amy Samuelson
The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.
Amanda Hastings Shea
The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.