Journeys Toward Inclusion Conference

Academia Cotopaxi invites you to a two-day professional learning conference providing knowledge and strategies for educators who work with students with special needs.  Event includes a series of workshops as well as a unique one-day session with international special education consultant, Kristen Pelletier, entitled: “Personalization for Inclusion - This Time, It’s Personal.”




Academia Cotopaxi (Auditorium and Meeting Rooms)
De Las Higuerillas y Alondras, Esquina

Target Group

Educators, Parents and Administrators involved in promoting inclusive environments in the education sector.

Friday, November 17th      1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

1 - 2 p.m.
Stories of Possibilities - Opening session 

2 - 4 p.m.  
Workshops - Inclusive experiences and tools for educators
On Friday afternoon, participants will select two workshops to attend based on their interest.  All workshops will include information and tools to support inclusive experiences for students with a variety of learning needs and styles.

Saturday, November 18th   8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Personalization for Inclusion - This Time, It’s Personal

8:30 to 9 a.m.
“Sweet Morning Charities” Coffee shop will be open for all participants.  Experience this coffee shop run by Academia Cotopaxi’s students in our “life-skills” class.   Cost of items vary.  

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
In this interactive session we will explore what is meant by personalization of learning, its  relationship to differentiation and our own identities as teachers in an inclusive classroom. Participants will process principles, and practice practical strategies to take away and use in an inclusive classroom so that all children can access the curriculum and thrive.



RSVP Deadline November 10, 2017


Cost: USD 90 per person

(includes coffee breaks and lunch on Saturday - Sweet Morning Charities not included)

For more information on this workshop please contact
For more information on payment options please contact Alejandra Simons:
If you would like to register a group, please contact: Melanie James:
If you require a hotel during your stay, we have negotiated a special rate for you at Hotel Quito. Please contact: Daniela Salazar: 


Academia Cotopaxi, IMAGINE and The One Institute Teachers RSVP Deadline November 10, 2017


For more information on this workshop, please contact Melanie James: