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Principles of Teaching for Everyday Life: A Three Part Series on Competency Development
Human beings have vastly more growth potential than is realized by most people, and this is especially true for people with disabilities. We’re all hard-wired to contribute – seeing purpose in our efforts and doing things for others. All too often people with disabilities are denied the powerful and innate joy of contributing to others, finding themselves continually on the receiving end of assistance. In authentically supporting people to a more meaningful life, we have an obligation to help people develop relevant skills and abilities that will serve as a pathway to valued social roles and access to the good things of life. Knowing what to do and having ways to contribute is what makes valued social roles authentic. This three part series will focus on why developing competencies is so important, strategies for developing our own teaching competencies, and an opportunity to put the learning into practice.
Join the Keystone Institute as we welcome Milton Tyree to lead us through this learning series. Milton Tyree has 40 years of experience in the design, development, and provision of supports and services centered on people with disabilities having access to valued aspects of everyday life. A particular area of interest has been the ongoing struggle around people with disabilities having good employment. His work for the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute focuses on supported employment leadership development. Milt also consults with congregational members and clergy about benefits of inclusive faith communities.
October 13 2021 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT
October 14 2021 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT
October 27 2021 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT
(including some independent experiential work in between sessions)