• Icehouse MPLS (map)
  • 2528 Nicollet Avenue
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55404
  • United States

EDTalks: Understanding the Experiences of Students with Unique Needs

$5 at the door

5:30pm doors/6pm program begins


Join us for an engaging evening as we explore the unique needs and strengths of two student populations - students with disabilities and homeless and highly mobile students. Our presenters will discuss the specific challenges faced by these students, how we can leverage their strengths, and share how schools, classrooms and communities can better support them.

Presentations by: 
Bryan Boyce, founder and Executive Director of Cow Tipping Press on "A Three Hour Drive: Disability as Diversity" with special guest Shinoa Makinen, Cow Tipping Author

Dr. Ann Masten, Professor of Child Development at the University of Minnesota on "Ordinary Magic: Resilience in Students Experiencing Homelessness"

Our emcee will be Adia Morris. 

Tickets are $5 in advance and at the door (based on availability, cash only.) Doors open at 5:30 PM, program starts at 6:00 PM. Light appetizers are included with your ticket and are served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

EDTalks is presented by AchieveMpls and Citizens League in partnership with Indigo Education and Pollen. It is generously sponsored by grants fromThe Bush Foundation and the Verne C Johnson Family Foundation.