The Centre for Inclusive Education
will hold its annual International Inclusive Education Conference 2019 entitled Social Emotional Learning
on 5-6 October 2019 in Pomorie town, Festa Via Pontica Hotel, with the support of America for Bulgaria Foundation
and VELUX Foundations
For the seventh time, the forum will gather specialists, experts and practitioners from all spheres of inclusive education, who will share ideas and exchange experience applicable to their fellow professionals.
For the first time, though, we are meeting at the seaside to work together for two days.
This year’s conference will focus on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) as a systemic approach to the development of student social emotional skills. While entirely focused on the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) component, we tend to neglect the SEL component which makes it possible to utilize our accumulated knowledge. The event will highlight the attempt to find a meeting point between academic and social skills, which is an ongoing process of research of children’s needs at every stage of child development.
Apart from presenting relevant international experience on the topic, the Conference will offer opportunities for discussions, parallel workshops, experience sharing and networking among the participants. The event’s two-day format will enable us to apply social-emotional learning on the spot and experiment with our own improved skills and adaptability to environments.
The agenda is designed in a way allowing enough time for both formal and informal learning and sharing, so that all participants are able to take away something useful which may be applied later in their everyday work.
Dates: 5 – 6 October, 2019
Venue: Pomorie, Festa Via Pontica Hotel
Early registration fee /by 19.08.2019/ - BGN 64
Late registration fee /after 19.08.2019/ - BGN 80
Accommodation at Festa Via Pontica:
Single room – BGN 100 per night /HB/
Single bed in a double room – BGN 68 per night /HB/
International Inclusive Education Conference 2019
Social Emotional Learning
Friday, October 4
14:00 – 19:00 Check-in in the hotel and registration for the Conference
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner
Saturday, October 5
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:20 Opening addresses by official guests
09:20 – 10:00 Inclusive education, social emotional learning and Generation Z – what on earth are we talking about?
– Iva Boneva, Phd, Executive Director of the Association for Shared Learning ELA
10:00 - 10:50 Social inclusion as a form of community organization
– Saltanat Murzalinova-Yakovleva, Head of the Center for Social Inclusive Programs, Almaty, Kazakhstan
10:50 – 11:20 Coffee break
11:20 – 12:10 Effective Inclusive Schools: The Importance of Social Emotional Learning
- Lauren Katzman, Executive Director, Urban Special Education Leadership Collective, U.S.
12:10 – 12:40 Life lessons we learn in school
: a tour of the poster gallery of conference participants
12:40 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00 School Makes Sense, if it is One School for All – presentation and panel discussion by Liliya Arakchieva and Tsvetan Kadiev, Association or Shared Learning ELA
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:30 Case solving
: case solving in small group discussions facilitated by representatives of the Professional Community for Inclusive Education.
17:30 – 19:00 Free time
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner at the hotel restaurant
20:30 – 22:30 A night of wine, music and poetry
Sunday 6 October 2019
09:30 – 10:30 How the mind and the heart can be educated by the school?
– Marina Clarkson, psychologist, trainer and teacher
10:30 – 11:00 Relationships and interconnections in school
: video and discussion moderated by Ekaterina Rousseva, Association for Shared Learning ELA
11:00 – 12:00 Parallel workshops
Workshop 1: Differentiated instruction: the shortest route to inclusion in the classroom
– Dimitar Lazarov, Association for Shared Learning ELA
Workshop 2: Four leadership frameworks to help school principals
– Iva Boneva, PhD, Association for Shared Learning ELA
Workshop 3: Global civil education as a way of social emotional learning
– Lilia Krasteva-Peeva, Association for Shared Learning ELA
Workshop 4: Fostering belonging through integrated social, emotional, and academic learning in school
- Colin Gasamis, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, U.S.
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch and departure
Please send your registration and hotel accommodation requests at https://events.cmebg.com/годишна-конференция-за-приобщаващо-образование/178/
Festa Via Pontica Hotel
Address: 2 Chaika Street, Pomorie
GPS coordinates: 42.564376, 27.60109
If you travel by car:
At the first roundabout in Pomorie /route Burgas – Pomorie/ take the second exit, continue straight for 50 meters and you will find the hotel on your right.
On an inter-city coach service or a public transport bus, after the first roundabout in Pomorie /route Burgas – Pomorie/, get off at the Sunset Resort bus stop. Walk back along Knyaz Boris Ist Street and after 20 meters turn left onto Chaika Street. After 50 meters, on your right, you will find the hotel.