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Friday, September 8 • 8:00am - 9:15am
TED TALK: The Influence of the Student Panel

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Special Services at Sweetwater Union High School District offers student and parent outreach meetings regarding topics such as self-advocacy, communication, conflict resolution, and decision-making as students develop independence and gain a sense of agency. The most well-attended and successful meetings include a student panel with firsthand experience in a specific topic, such as employment or college. In addition, parent panels have provided guidance to others going through challenging phases with their own students. Participants will see a video, hear a panel, and receive specific steps on how to incorporate peer panels as an effective outreach to build relationships with their surrounding community and to influence positive change.

Audience: High School Administrators, District Office Leaders

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Michelle Sturm-Gonzalez

District Program Manager, Sweetwater Union HSD
Michelle Sturm-Gonzalez is a special education program manager at Sweetwater Union High School District. She is passionate about transitioning young adults with disabilities into the workplace with independence and soft skills development. She lives in San Ysidro with her husband... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:15am PDT
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