Featured Session: “Discover the Learner through The Power of Story”
Story is where we came from and where we’re going. It is in the story that we make meaning of our lives. Our story is what defines us, sets us apart and allows us to connect and build relationships with each other and to be known. Story is powerful! The question is: In what ways can we empower our learners to share their story of who they are, how they learn and what they aspire to be? Join me in this session to discover the learner through the power of story.
Workshop Session – “Discover the Learner Using the UDL Lens”
When each learner can understand and advocate for who they are and how they learn, barriers to learning can be removed and engagement and motivation can result. But where do you begin? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and personalized learning can be the perfect match to have every learner realize agency and take ownership to learning. UDL leverages the latest research from the neurosciences in order to create more inclusive learning experiences, but how can we use UDL to empower every learner with the tools and skills to become independent self-directed learners with agency, learners who are future ready for college, career and life? In this interactive 2-part session, participants will step into a learner’s shoes and apply the UDL Lens of Access, Engage and ExpressTM in a practical 3-Step “Discover the Learner” ProcessTM to understand the value of knowing learners’ strengths, challenges and aspirations as a foundation for acquiring the lifelong skills of agency and self-advocacy.