Building Equity in the Classroom Through Language and Culture
Sharon L Schuett, President
Funtastic Learning Toys
Funtastic Learning Toys will be providing products discussed in a lecture and workshop for “Building Equity in the Classroom Through Language and Culture”.
Product information, review, and demonstration available at our booth for conference attendees not attending lecture or workshop.
Savannah Blair, R.B.T.
- 10 years experience supporting families with Autistic members.
- 2 years experience as Registered Behavioral Technician in Applied Behavioral Analysis
- Owner of Autism Adventures of Texas LLC
Danielle Corbie-Archey, MEd
Presenter at national and international conferences on a variety of topics:
- Universal Learning Design for Early Childhood Classrooms
- Intersectionality of Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention (RTI)
- Curriculum Equity for All Students
- Trauma Informed Discipline Practices for Students with Special Needs
University of Houston, Main Campus
April 30th, 2022
8:30am – 4:00pm
Throughout the last two decades, national and state student achievement reports indicate African American and Latinx students are not achieving academic success at the same rate as their peers. This trend seems to be largely due to the idea that students are not fully engaged in the learning process. Such disengagement is reflected in their achievement scores. This workshop examines equitable practices using language and culture to improve equity, engagement and student achievement.
Focusing on the importance of culturally responsive instruction and services, this presentation will address the concepts of language, culture and engagement when working with under-represented students with disabilities. Identifying barriers and how to combat them will be covered, as well as intervention strategies that integrate cultural values, beliefs, and practices.
To improve the services provided to under-served populations, we will address language as a social status, cultural beliefs regarding disability and family responsibility, culturally competent rapport building, and developing multicultural competencies in teachers.
Featured Products from Funtastic Learning Toys at the Conference
Limited First Edition Marvelous Moosey Adventure Bundle
Moosey was created with blue hooves. He is unique. His wise friend, Winston the owl, teaches Moosey that Unique is Marvelous.
This is the story of Marvelous Moosey’s decision to leave the forest and search the world for other moose who are unique just like him. It’s a story and reminder that kindness, patience, and a cheery attitude will help you live your life and chase your dreams
Come along and create your own family adventures by adopting a Marvelous Moosey and taking him with you wherever you go, in your own community and around the world.
Some of the Products being Demonstrated
- In Store ItemStd Flat RateCreating Social and Emotional Learning Environments$29.99
- In Store ItemHeavy Wt.Touch & Match Board$24.99
- In Store ItemHeavy Wt.Social Skills Board Game$42.99
- On BackorderIn Store ItemStd Flat RateConversation Cubes, 6 Per Set$13.99
- In Store ItemStd Flat RateCritical Thinking Skills, Following Directions Activity Book$8.99
- In Store ItemHvy & OvrsizedHow Am I Feeling Hand Puppet Set, Caucasian, Pack of 5$36.95
- In Store ItemHvy & OvrsizedAfrican American Family Puppets, Set of 4$39.95
- In Store ItemHeavy Wt.Foot Roller$19.99
- In Store ItemHeavy Wt.Social Skills File Folder Game$24.99
Savannah Blair and Autism Adventures of Texas, LLC
“My name is Savannah Blair and I am the owner of Autism Adventures of Texas LLC. I started this business to help families in the Autism Community feel more comfortable attending events and being apart of a community. I have had 10 years of personal experience in the Autism Community because of my brother, and 2 years of professional experience as an RBT (Registered Behavioral Technician in the field of ABA). Autism Adventures of Texas LLC specializes in creating welcoming and comfortable environments for every family of the Autism Community. We focus on building special moments with our loved ones as we help them experience the world in a positive setting. This company allows families to gather and create relationships with one another, and connect with resources within their community.”
Danielle Corbie-Archey, MEd
Ms. Archey and has more than 20 years in education, ranging from instruction to program supervision. Her main focus has always been solution-based assistance for special populations. Danielle has expertise in developing and implementing individualized education plans, equity curriculum planning, in addition to, culturally responsive curriculum development. She has presented at national and international conferences on a variety of topics, such as, Universal Learning Design for Early Childhood Classrooms, the Intersectionality of Differentiated Instruction and Response to Intervention (RTI), Curriculum Equity for All Students, and Trauma Informed Discipline Practices for Students with Special Needs.
She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Communication at the University of Texas in Arlington. She earned her Masters of Education with an emphasis in special-education at University of Southern Mississippi. She is currently an ABD Doctoral Candidate, at Texas Southern University in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in special education, equity and culturally responsive pedagogy.
She holds two Texas Lifetime teaching certifications in Special-Education K-12, and English as a Second Language (ESL), she also holds an Educational Diagnostician certification and successfully completed her principal certification exam in 2013.
Danielle Corbie-Archey is a dynamic speaker who keeps her audience engaged. This native New Yorker has the passion and zeal to ignite educators during professional developments.